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The business of football - what do you want to know?

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Beamrider, Dec 5, 2019.

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  1. Beamrider

    Beamrider SCM Follower Member

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    No, that was Fabio da Silva. Or so Rafael says...
     
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    Mojo Very Active Member

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    Who did you work for and what did you do?
     
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    bluebell Very Active Member

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    What is the day-today function of the manager beyond the onfield stuff? Can't remember where I saw it, I read Klopp does work from 8 in the morning to 8 at night on non-match days. What does he do in those hours, if indeed he works 12 hour days?
     
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    Beamrider SCM Follower Member

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    You'd probably know as much as I do about this. A manager would be mostly focused on the football side of things, but that's quite a wide remit and the best managers will be meticulous in their preparation. At a bigger club, away from training he'd be managing a large backroom staff and planning ahead for upcoming games (tactics, injury availability etc), but a lot of the detailed work (e.g. technical analysis of the opposition) will be done for him. At a smaller club the manager will have to do more of that himself.

    Only thing I could really comment on is non-football stuff (like sponsor appearances and stuff like that) where the manager will be rolled out to impress people or do adverts and the like, but that probably wouldn't do more than a few hours per week. Most of a manager's time, especially in the Premier League, will be football related and dealing with the media. Basically, the more money keeps coming from TV, the more demands there are on a manager's time (so lots of pre / post match interviews, not just on the day of the match but in the build-up too). You can probably see that in the TV coverage where they now have better access to put together build-up programmes.
     
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    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    Why is the raaaaatings so inconsistent? They are amusing and all that but they seem to be based on feelings rather than facts and still they use facts all the time to justify the feelings. This is the real question for å fan.
     
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    bluebell Very Active Member

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    So club forced Klopp to give time to a Youtuber with 100K followers? Not once but twice

     
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    gene hughes Part of the Furniture Member

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    I’ve one for you Breamrider - is football institutionally racist?
     
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    Beamrider SCM Follower Member

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    In my experience, no. I think that's largely a product of having a relatively young average age workforce, not just in the playing staff but throughout the clubs. For the most part, younger people just don't do prejudice (or at least try not to). I've seen more evidence of racism in other industries I've worked in. It's just accentuated in football because of the media focus and because fans can often be dicks in a way that staff and players won't be.
    On the other hand, I saw lots of evidence of sexism. I'd say it's easier for a person of colour to make a career for themselves in football than for a woman.
     
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    bluebell Very Active Member

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    Whats the most retarded thing you've seen a football player do? And what was his name?
     
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    Holle Porn Quality Control Inspector Member

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    Do you also think Aidy is an arsehole?

    And if you are Aidy could you please top yourself?
     
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    Bradley Well-Known Member

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    How do they go about sacking managers?

    Face to face? Letter?

    Ever turn nasty, tears wailing gnashing of teeth?
     
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    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    I love ITK gossip more than most, I really do.

    Even if it is some LARPing weirdo lurker with an HND in accountancy who works for Marine on a voluntary basis. Or you.

    But can you be specific about some of the things you have observed that is 'close to the mark' and/ or 'way off'?
     
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    gene hughes Part of the Furniture Member

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    What happened to Gary Megson?
     
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    Beamrider SCM Follower Member

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    No names, but a couple of stories. These are both low-level stuff as most of the good stuff tends to get leaked anyway (probably by team mates).
    A player, trying to look cool on a hot day in training, picked up a water bottle and sprayed himself top to toe in some sort of red-coloured Lucozade.
    Another story I heard was about a promising youth player, on a decent contract, but with a serious attitude problem. Got called in for a serious chat with the club and told them he didn't really care as he could give up football and go to work at the factory with his mates from school. He seriously believed they were on the same money as him.
    Sorry it's not much, as I say, all the really good stuff is out there already.
     
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    Are you Gary Megson?
     
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    Yes he is.
    I am pleased to confirm I am not Aidy, nor am I related to Aidy, nor have I ever met Aidy (beginning to sound like most of Prince Andrew's mates). I if was Aidy, I would definitely top myself as you suggest.
     
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    Beamrider SCM Follower Member

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    I can't really. Not being evasive honest, it's just been a while so I don't really remember specifics, sorry. It was probably stuff around how fair play works and things like that. I'll chip in going forward when I see stuff. With the footy being so good recently, other than the Nike deal (which if rumours are true, is very different from anything I ever saw) nobody's really been talking about the sort of stuff I would comment on.
     
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    Beamrider SCM Follower Member

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    Is this 20 questions?
     
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    No, I suppose it's not.

    Sorry, Gary.. I mean Beamrider.
     
  20. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    How big is the club legal team or is it outsourced?

    Do they get second opinions on contractual stuff?
     
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