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DOF's not required

Can anyone spot what these clubs have in common?

City
Liverpool
Leicester
Arsenal
Chelsea
PSG
Real
Dortmund
Atletico Madrid

That's right. They all have managers who set their own tactics / style of play and dont need a DOF to do it.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Big McTominay (U22257)
posted 48 minutes ago
Do we really need a person to remind the board, the manager and the players that United like to play exciting, attacking football?

Do we really need someone to tell us what Managers are suitable for the club ?

Do we really need another scout?
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On the first two points, very obviously

It’s clearly the absolute biggest issue with the club at present.

Not a clue what scouting has to do with it. They’re completely different roles.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
If this was on the $pud board it'd be easy....
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Like the way the Chelsea trolls have suddenly sprung up, following couple of win

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by Big McTominay (U22257)
posted 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
Do we really need a person to remind the board, the manager and the players that United like to play exciting, attacking football?

Do we really need someone to tell us what Managers are suitable for the club ?

Do we really need another scout?
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Seriously though. You didn't answer my earlier question.

Why do you think all these big clubs bother having sporting directors if they essentially dont really do very much.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by morespurs (U15748)

posted 1 hour, 11 minutes ago

comment by Sheriff JW Pepper (U1007)
posted 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
If this was on the $pud board it'd be easy....
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Like the way the Chelsea trolls have suddenly sprung up, following couple of win
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Pipe down

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by -bloodred- (U1222)
posted 40 minutes ago
comment by Big McTominay (U22257)
posted 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
Do we really need a person to remind the board, the manager and the players that United like to play exciting, attacking football?

Do we really need someone to tell us what Managers are suitable for the club ?

Do we really need another scout?
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Seriously though. You didn't answer my earlier question.

Why do you think all these big clubs bother having sporting directors if they essentially dont really do very much.
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Good question. Maybe someone should raise the question as to the pros and cons of a DoF.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by -bloodred- (U1222)
posted 1 hour, 49 minutes ago
comment by Big McTominay (U22257)
posted 2 hours, 5 minutes ago
Do we really need a person to remind the board, the manager and the players that United like to play exciting, attacking football?

Do we really need someone to tell us what Managers are suitable for the club ?

Do we really need another scout?
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Seriously though. You didn't answer my earlier question.

Why do you think all these big clubs bother having sporting directors if they essentially dont really do very much.
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Lots of them do admin stuff. Our fans are talking about identifying and signing players and dictating tactics and systems

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

DOFs do admin stuff??!!

comment by IAmMe (U18491)

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

A 'director of football' may well not be necessary - it is just a label anyway .......


..... but footballing direction really is a necessity.

Otherwise you end up with a set of clueless, directionless, ineffective tw@ts pretending to be a team

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by -bloodred- (U1222)
posted 8 minutes ago
DOFs do admin stuff??!!
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Yes. Some look after travel, facilities, medical teams.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

comment by IAmMe (U18491)
posted 8 minutes ago
A 'director of football' may well not be necessary - it is just a label anyway .......


..... but footballing direction really is a necessity.

Otherwise you end up with a set of clueless, directionless, ineffective tw@ts pretending to be a team
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You can have the right football 'direction' and still sign wronguns. DOfs are only human. It's an opinion end of the day.

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