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BUCKLEY is the NEW MANAGER !!!!

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Re: BUCKLEY is the NEW MANAGER !!!!

Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:39 pm

Dave Gittins wrote:
Exile wrote:Half the squad in that weren't even players! Funny as, that.

Not so sure about that:

Mower, Summerfield, Prrece (RIP), O'Kelly, Shakespeare, Caswell, Sinnott, Brazier

Then of course Pendrey and Buckley as management team


I thought the photo was done in a hurry and they had to put shirts on the groundstaff and whoever walked past to fill out the numbers....

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Re: BUCKLEY is the NEW MANAGER !!!!

Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:40 pm

Interesting observation that a lot of Buckley's best team went into management / coaching.

Shakespeare, O'Kelly, Preece (RIP), Sinnott, Summerfield

Don't think I could name another Walsall squad that did that.

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Re: BUCKLEY is the NEW MANAGER !!!!

Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:40 pm

Don't forget, Buckley knows all about working on a shoestring budget. He worked for Ken Wheldon after all

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Re: BUCKLEY is the NEW MANAGER !!!!

Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:42 pm

Dave Gittins wrote:Promotion from division 4 having led the league for most of the season


I had forgotten that promotion. :oops:

So that makes Buckley's achievements with small clubs:
Four promotions,
Three Wembley appearances,
One League Cup semi final
No relegations.

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Re: BUCKLEY is the NEW MANAGER !!!!

Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:43 pm

Bernie wrote:
Dave Gittins wrote:Promotion from division 4 having led the league for most of the season


I had forgotten that promotion. :oops:

So that makes Buckley's achievements with small clubs:
Four promotions,
Three Wembley appearances,
One League Cup semi final
No relegations.


Useless, just as Sheff says. :wink:

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:47 pm

To pick up on one point that says Buckley will only get a contract till the end of the season, if we do appoint him, then I hope it is at least an 18 month deal.

I am not a fan of short term contracts at all, as if players don't get on with that manager, then they know they've only got a short while to last before the manager goes, a la Kevan Broadhurst. To me, a 4/5/6 month appointment shows that you've not got total faith in that manager or that he is just an interim manager, either of those do not give good signals to players.

If its The Buck, then give him 18 months at least. Make the players know that he is here to stay and that they have to play for him.

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:52 pm

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Jorge14 wrote:Saddlers.co.uk says we are appointing a 'management team'. I think Buckley is coming as a joint or assistant manager to a younger man.

That's the bit that I'm excited about. Buckley is a credible if unspectacular choice, but I'm really keen to find out who the man alongside him will be.


Is it Dean Keates as Player Manager, Tone?

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:57 pm

Exile wrote:
Bernie wrote:
Dave Gittins wrote:Promotion from division 4 having led the league for most of the season


I had forgotten that promotion. :oops:

So that makes Buckley's achievements with small clubs:
Four promotions,
Three Wembley appearances,
One League Cup semi final
No relegations.


Useless, just as Sheff says. :wink:


Read my post STUPID instead of jumping in as usual.
We really do take the biscuit, got a problem with me or something?
I said Buckley was useless the last time he was at Walsall, can you not be bothered to read that!!!!!!

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:59 pm

Maybe all the people who dont want to see his legacy revisited will get there wish and he'll just be assistant.

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:00 pm

SheffieldSaddler wrote:
Exile wrote:
Bernie wrote:
Dave Gittins wrote:Promotion from division 4 having led the league for most of the season


I had forgotten that promotion. :oops:

So that makes Buckley's achievements with small clubs:
Four promotions,
Three Wembley appearances,
One League Cup semi final
No relegations.


Useless, just as Sheff says. :wink:


Read my post STUPID instead of jumping in as usual.
We really do take the biscuit, got a problem with me or something?
I said Buckley was useless the last time he was at Walsall, can you not be bothered to read that!!!!!!


IF I SHOUT REALLY LOUD PEOPLE WILL THINK I'M ALWAYS RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:01 pm

FACT

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:04 pm

SheffieldSaddler wrote:
Exile wrote:
Bernie wrote:
Dave Gittins wrote:Promotion from division 4 having led the league for most of the season


I had forgotten that promotion. :oops:

So that makes Buckley's achievements with small clubs:
Four promotions,
Three Wembley appearances,
One League Cup semi final
No relegations.


Useless, just as Sheff says. :wink:


Read my post STUPID instead of jumping in as usual.
We really do take the biscuit, got a problem with me or something?
I said Buckley was useless the last time he was at Walsall, can you not be bothered to read that!!!!!!


Yes. You are right and i unreservedly apologise.

Promotion from the basement, and finishes of 6th 11th and 6th with stuff all money was useless. A league cup semifinal and the fifth round of the FA cup was useless. The team played like automotons and certainly had no passion. What an awful, awful manager, so much worse than everyone else since he left.

Not as good as Colin Lee though - I'll grant you that. :wink:

luv yow really xx

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Re: BUCKLEY is the NEW MANAGER !!!!

Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:06 pm

5Live reckon is't Chris Hutchings and Martin O'Connor.

:?

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Re: BUCKLEY is the NEW MANAGER !!!!

Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:07 pm

Exile wrote:
SheffieldSaddler wrote:
Exile wrote:
Bernie wrote:
Dave Gittins wrote:Promotion from division 4 having led the league for most of the season


I had forgotten that promotion. :oops:

So that makes Buckley's achievements with small clubs:
Four promotions,
Three Wembley appearances,
One League Cup semi final
No relegations.


Useless, just as Sheff says. :wink:


Read my post STUPID instead of jumping in as usual.
We really do take the biscuit, got a problem with me or something?
I said Buckley was useless the last time he was at Walsall, can you not be bothered to read that!!!!!!


Yes. You are right and i unreservedly apologise.

Promotion from the basement, and finishes of 6th 11th and 6th with stuff all money was useless. A league cup semifinal and the fifth round of the FA cup was useless. The team played like automotons and certainly had no passion. What an awful, awful manager, so much worse than everyone else since he left.

Not as good as Colin Lee though - I'll grant you that. :wink:

luv yow really xx


It was beautiful while it lasted, but I must regretfully part company with Sheff here.

Walsall under Buckley was an utter joy to behold. Nothing can ever take that away.

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:07 pm

Yer, Five Live say Hutchings

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:11 pm

WFC_Rob wrote:5Live reckon is't Chris Hutchings and Martin O'Connor.

:?


Yeah I heard that too, although it was from another room, so wasn't quite sure I heard it entirely right after all the certainty on here of it being Buckley.

Not sure what to make of that possible duo to be honest, or the possibility of Buckley again. :?

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:12 pm

Hutchings and O'Connor, just heard that on 5 live too, they sounded pretty certain. Where has Buck disappeared to?

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:12 pm

Please not Hutchings

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:13 pm

i hope its not hutchings.

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:13 pm

Fray Bentos is God! wrote:
SheffieldSaddler wrote:
Exile wrote:
Bernie wrote:
Dave Gittins wrote:Promotion from division 4 having led the league for most of the season


I had forgotten that promotion. :oops:

So that makes Buckley's achievements with small clubs:
Four promotions,
Three Wembley appearances,
One League Cup semi final
No relegations.


Useless, just as Sheff says. :wink:


Read my post STUPID instead of jumping in as usual.
We really do take the biscuit, got a problem with me or something?
I said Buckley was useless the last time he was at Walsall, can you not be bothered to read that!!!!!!


IF I SHOUT REALLY LOUD PEOPLE WILL THINK I'M ALWAYS RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well with total top chaps like you on the board.
I NEED TO SHOUT.

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:13 pm

belgiansaddler wrote:Hutchings and O'Connor, just heard that on 5 live too, they sounded pretty certain. Where has Buck disappeared to?


The same place as the profits from selling Fellows Park?

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:14 pm

Sheffy, baby. Surely that's against the AUP.

FACT. ISH.

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:15 pm

Sheff

Dummy

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Rearrange the above words.

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Re: BUCKLEY is the NEW MANAGER !!!!

Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:16 pm

Well said mr bentos

Sheff is a twonk

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If yam gonna "mod" my language, at least have the decency to NOT alter the context.

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Re: BUCKLEY is the NEW MANAGER !!!!

Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:31 pm

Magic Man Fan wrote:
matty-the-saddler wrote:he will make players play for shirts and he will bring in some good experienced players


It's very difficult for managers to get the modern day lazy player to play for any shirt. Good experience players? What with?

Good luck the Buck. Yow'll need it.


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and he was good for us

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:33 pm

geoffwhiting wrote:
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geoffwhiting wrote:I have the same information as Doffer, Schofield's contract terminated, Buckley at The Banks's all day, press conference at 10am tomorrow.

My source has always proved totally reliable so far.

Looks reasonably conclusive, or why would Buckley have been there so long and a press conference announced?


what do you think of it Geoff, if it is Alan Buckley?? Obviously we are all going to welcome him with open arms but they say you should never go back in football and his record over the past few years has been appalling. Lets not let our love for the great one distract us away from his poor record recently.


Well it's mixed feelings for me mate to be honest, I really don't know what to expect now.

There's no doubt Buckley has been one of my Saddlers' heroes as a player, and as a manager we played some of the best and most pleasing football I have ever seen from any Walsall side, so on the one hand I can hardly say anything against him, but on the other hand it's been a long long time since those days.

What I do know for sure is that there is a chance I'll come back under Buckley, but there was NO chance if it had been Schofield or Atkins. Now the test is how much JB allows him to spend on team strengthening, and who knows I may be coming back to see how we do.

All I've ever wanted is ambition, effort and commitment from top to bottom of the club. Success is nice, but has never been crucial to me as long as we have those qualities evident throughout the club.

If it works out, I look forward to resuming my friendship with my beloved Chicken Balti Pies. :D


GEOFF be there on Saturday. I will pay for you to get in and then you won't have to go back on your pledge not to give Bonsor money until he shows proven ambition.

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Re: BUCKLEY is the NEW MANAGER !!!!

Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:33 pm

Good luck the Hutch. You'll definetly need it!

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:38 pm

belgiansaddler wrote:Hutchings and O'Connor, just heard that on 5 live too, they sounded pretty certain. Where has Buck disappeared to?


May be it's
Alan Buckley as Director of Football (and Paul Taylor's been given the boot)
Chris Hutchins 1st team coach
Martin O'Connor Assistant and Youth team coach

JB's forward thinking approach or else he's agreed to sell the club and the new owner is dictating what's going to happen.

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:41 pm

How many Managers do we ever have T Shirts made up for? Check out the link
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