The ‘all New’ Duxbury Out Thread

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Burnsy, May 5, 2022.

  1. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    Fair. I’m not giving them credit per se, just saying that being there to give fans a platform to (justifiably) boo them is a less constructive act than working on the next appointment if that was what they were doing (it probably wasn’t).
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  2. HELGO

    HELGO Reservist

    Why bother finalising anything, they are going to **** it up anyway.
  3. HELGO

    HELGO Reservist

    Clever move by the Pozzos knowing there would be discontent in last night’s crowd aimed at Duxbury and Hodgson. They must have thought let’s dampen down this discontent by announcing a new Coach on the day of the game, throw them of course by distracting them.
    Either very good planning or a lucky coincidence. Seemed to work as the crowd were in a good mood for a change.
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  4. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It was definitely planned. Duxbury's programme notes referred to appointing a new head coach and they're printed a couple of days at least in advance.
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  5. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Clever? Or Cynical?

    Everyone is entitled to act/behave/support as they want. But the concern for me is that our owner and his disciples know how easily swayed the majority of our fans are - and that they can be pointed in another direction when the heat gets turned up on them.

    For me, and I accept its not for everyone, and I know it wasn’t going to happen because of how apathetic our fanbase is at games - but last night should have been hostile and nothing less.
  6. I’m hearing Gino has been tapping up a number of potential new CEOs this week behind their club owners backs. They have been told not to tell their club owner. Hot favourite is the FGR CEO who apparently has a fairly loosely worded contract.
  7. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    I’ve heard he’s been after the ex CEOs of Enron, Woolworths and Blockbuster Video to provide an upgrade on Dux.
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  8. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    He might stick with the theme of home-grown talent and get that P&O Ferries guy in.
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  9. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Hopefully he’ll make our entire squad redundant.
  10. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Time for Gerald Ratner's triumphant return
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  11. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    If he said our product was crap then nobody would have an issue with it.
  12. RoyalPip

    RoyalPip Academy Graduate

    Duxbury will be gone, be interesting to see who replaces him.
  13. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    What’s this based on?
  14. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Hope ?
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  15. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    I'm sorry but if Duxbury and Giaretta were at another club and had underperformed like this then they'd be out the door. They'll both be here next season though.
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  16. Halfwayline

    Halfwayline Reservist

    have said this a number of times…it just says to me that every thing that happens in the club is run by Gino. Dux is employed as a patsy to take the flak of those decisions
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  17. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    An interesting quote on TalkSport. They didn’t elaborate but said the cameras were trained on the Director’s box and they expected changes in the hierarchy would be made.
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  18. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    It would be a start.
    No time like the present.
  19. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Who was that from ?

    Would they really be in the know .
  20. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    The recent Athletic article said all footballing decisions are made by Gino. Anybody who thinks otherwise is just in denial.
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  21. Pukey

    Pukey Academy Graduate

    Amongst all the noise and discontent, just a polite reminder that we are still paying Danny Rose's wages and shall continue to do so next season as well.
  22. RoyalPip

    RoyalPip Academy Graduate

    Someone I spoke to has dealings with the club, something he said. Not ITK BTW.
  23. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Are we not still paying some of Gray's as well? Or is that finished?
  24. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I think that finishes at the end of June
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  25. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    Stating that point of fact at this delicate stage must warrant a lifetime ban, surely? There are posters on here who do not need more stress loaded upon them.
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  26. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team


    What are we thinking?

    A fresh statement from Gino/Duxbury?
    A rehashed ‘lessons learned’ statement?
    Or stony silence?
  27. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    If there's nothing by midday tomorrow then it's going to be silence. The fan committee will get all the waffle while us plebs get nothing. I think I'm OK with that.
  28. WatfordÉire

    WatfordÉire Squad Player

    They've had weeks to create a few drafts, so I'm expecting some James Joyce-eque levels of literary exploration in new 'responsibility absconding' and 'buck passing' methods.
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  29. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    In a bizarre way, the appointment of Hodgson worked out well for them. He's taken all the flak and turned into the focus of fans' rage.
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  30. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Silence I reckon in a “we know best” way.
  31. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    This is what I think too.

    I think by appointing Edwards, and saying he started when the final whistle went yesterday, that they will feel no other statement is necessary.

    There’s been a couple of ‘you deserve more’ posts on Twitter with photos (Ucko hilariously cropped out in one) and I expect that will be it.
  32. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    More likely a rendition of Rolls Royce "Love Don't Live Here Anymore".
  33. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    And it has worked incredibly well in fairness, he's played it brilliantly.
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  34. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    I think they realised about 10 games ago that keeping Hodgson in place as a pantomime villain/shield was the best strategy until the end of the season at least

    Pozzo of years past would have fired him and gambled on a 4th manager
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  35. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    (Not the fat bloke Watford pay to not play for them.)
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