Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

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Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by claretcarrot93 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:07 am

He has just said on twitter that it was a joke of an appointment and anybody else they would have stopped up.

Maybe that will put to bed the great uptheclarets myth that we were going down no matter what.

Good job it worked out well with the next two appointment's especially the latter.

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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:15 am

If Robbie says we will win the Champions League in 2 years time will that be gospel too ?
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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by MACCA » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:19 am

Just the jilted lover feeling Coyle haters that dont put the blame at the board/Laws door for that relegation.

Bad appointment, lack of investment , cheap options taken.

Thankfully we learned our lesson on the 3rd promotion, and the only risks we took, was with the midfield cover.

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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by martin_p » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:24 am

We had a significantly better side in 2014/15 which still went down. That team wasn’t good enough to stay up unfortunately and it was too far away from good enough for throwing lots of money at it to make much of a difference.
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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by Lord Beamish » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:26 am

Just like OJ was guilty AND the LA Police were corrupt, Laws was a terrible appointment AND we’d have gone down anyway.

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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by SalisburyClaret » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:27 am

Laws signed Dean Marney - he is therefore exempt from any criticism in my book
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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by Burnley1989 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:28 am

From what I was told Blake was one of a few players who behaved very unprofessional towards Laws. I don’t like my boss but he’s the manager so you just get on with it.
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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by Rileybobs » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:32 am

As much as I loved Robbie Blake, as a player it wasn’t his job to judge whether a managerial appointment was the right one. Maybe it was this attitude of Blake’s and some of the other senior players that also contributed to our relegation.
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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by IanMcL » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:35 am

What's the issue with your boss then 1989?

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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by Claretforever » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:43 am

That side should have stayed up regardless of appointment. They downed tools!

We had 20 points at the half way stage, something we’d be glad of right now, and to only get 10 points, 3 of which came v Spurs in the final game when already relegated, was shocking.

Our players weren’t good enough for the Premier League as some of our batterings show, especially away from home, but the team could have kept us up.

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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by ElectroClaret » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:43 am

"....anybody else and they would have stopped up." is a ludicrous thing to say.
Suppose the "anybody else" had been worse than BL? (Unlikely, but certainly not impossible.) What RBs coming out with here is just an opinion.
Admittedly, its a more informed opinion than most, but an opinion nontheless.

its not chiseled in stone.

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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:47 am

Lord Beamish wrote:Just like OJ was guilty AND the LA Police were corrupt, Laws was a terrible appointment AND we’d have gone down anyway.
OJ was never found criminally guilty (that time)

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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:47 am

We weren’t that far away from staying up, a half decent appointment may well have done it.

The attitude of the players was a disgrace though.

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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by Lord Beamish » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:00 am

CharlieinNewMexico wrote:OJ was never found criminally guilty (that time)
He was still guilty. He did murder his ex-wife and her new partner.

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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:06 am

Was found not guilty. Actually.

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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by Devils_Advocate » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:13 am

We had some good professionals in that team who dont just change overnight plus I though there was a real fight and siege mentality the first 3 or 4 games under Laws. Unfortunately Laws was just completely out of his depth in the Premier League.

I would say in terms of management appointments from Ternant onward he is the only mistake the board have ever made which is a measure of their massive success but boy was he a big mistake.

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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by Lord Beamish » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:15 am

CharlieinNewMexico wrote:Was found not guilty. Actually.
But he was still guilty of murder. That’s why he had to pay loads of money in the civil action against him. He was only found not guilty at trial because the LA Police were lying bunglers.

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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by CharlieinNewMexico » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:23 am

He wasn't found guilty of murder. He was only found guilty of owning (and failing to protect) people that were on his premises , and therefore, was sued up the backside. That's a civil liability, not a criminal one.

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Re: Robbie Blake on Brian Laws appointmemt

Post by Lord Beamish » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:25 am

CharlieinNewMexico wrote:He wasn't found guilty of murder. He was only found guilty of owning (and failing to protect) people that were on his premises , and therefore, was sued up the backside. That's a civil liability, not a criminal one.
Call it what you want. He murdered his estranged wife and her lover. He’s guilty. If it makes you feel better, I’ll put the word in inverted commas; “guilty”. Better?

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