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Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by Up the Junction » Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:52 pm

Another one bites the dust at Vicarage Road. Ranieri's reign lasted for little more than three months.

Hence the new manager's first Premier League game will be against - West Ham Utd.

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by Puff Daddy » Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:56 pm

Don't know why Watford turned to him in the first place. That must be done in the EPL now
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Post by psychoscoredthelot » Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:56 pm

watford love a sacking dont they

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by sendô » Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:59 pm

An absolute bonkers club. This isn't the first time they've had more than 2 managers in a single season.

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Post by Rozzop » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:05 pm

The last time they kept a clean sheet in the Premier league was soon to be six managers ago.

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by Mullhull » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:05 pm

What do they expect a new coach to come in and do?

Turn them around? No chance, they're going down. I think Newcastle will pip Norwich.

Nailed on Burnley, Watford and Norwich for the drop.

Why Norwich sacked their manager is beyond me, he could have kept them bouncing up and down the leagues no problem.

Burnley won't fire Dyche surely...

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by Het-Field » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:06 pm

I just think Watford aren't invited to the party. A bit like Bournemouth, Norwich, Fulham etc, I cant help but expect them to yo-yo a bit, as they are good enough to be promoted, but not good enough to stay up.

Its getting and harder to cling onto the PL, especially clubs like us and Southampton have been secure for over a decade, Leicester are actually winning prizes, Wolves, Villa and Newcastle (TBD in fairness) have the financial muscle not to go down, and that doesnt even mention the 'Big Six', and the likes of Everton. It can be forgotten that the likes of Palace have been like an immovable rock in the PL since 2013, and that Brentford have (at least in the immediate term) not looked out of place.

Taking it all into account, if you are in any way haphazard, or unprepared for the PL, you're a sitting duck for relegation, and Watford fit that bill entirely.

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by bonzosbeard » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:09 pm

We're on our 17th manager. We were on our 5th when I started watching in 1978.

5 between 1895 and 1989.

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Post by hammers92 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:17 pm

I really like Ranieri as a person, but surely it’s time to go retire to a nice beach, have a few glasses of wine and just relax now?

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by Rust » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:17 pm

Het-Field wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:06 pm
I just think Watford aren't invited to the party. A bit like Bournemouth, Norwich, Fulham etc, I cant help but expect them to yo-yo a bit, as they are good enough to be promoted, but not good enough to stay up.

Its getting and harder to cling onto the PL, especially clubs like us and Southampton have been secure for over a decade, Leicester are actually winning prizes, Wolves, Villa and Newcastle (TBD in fairness) have the financial muscle not to go down, and that doesnt even mention the 'Big Six', and the likes of Everton. It can be forgotten that the likes of Palace have been like an immovable rock in the PL since 2013, and that Brentford have (at least in the immediate term) not looked out of place.

Taking it all into account, if you are in any way haphazard, or unprepared for the PL, you're a sitting duck for relegation, and Watford fit that bill entirely.
Very true. These clubs are in an awkward spot. Too good for the Championship, not good enough for the PL.

There's an argument for it to reduce to 18 teams, which would make pretty much the 13 you mentioned secure indefinitely. Owners won't risk being relegated.

Why did Ranieri even take it on? Just leave the Premier League alone dude. You've completed it.

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Post by 61dicksey » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:18 pm

Not in the least surprised given the bonkers owners.

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by prophet:marginal » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:19 pm

Sums up to a tee the utter absurdity of modern day Watford FC that I am not even slightly surprised by this.

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by S-H » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:22 pm

Jim convinced me to put my mortgage on this.

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by Ironing Board » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:31 pm

Het-Field wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:06 pm
It can be forgotten that the likes of Palace have been like an immovable rock in the PL since 2013
Think they'll be moving soon enough now Roy has gone. Viera is likely to have a second year slump.

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by Ironing Board » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:32 pm

Rust wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:17 pm
Very true. These clubs are in an awkward spot. Too good for the Championship, not good enough for the PL.

There's an argument for it to reduce to 18 teams, which would make pretty much the 13 you mentioned secure indefinitely. Owners won't risk being relegated.

Why did Ranieri even take it on? Just leave the Premier League alone dude. You've completed it.
Why not extend it to the original size and spread the wealth a bit?

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by Doc H Ball » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:32 pm

Rozzop wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:05 pm
The last time they kept a clean sheet in the Premier league was soon to be six managers ago.
Is that true? 😀

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by Paolopaul » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:32 pm

Up the Junction wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:52 pm
Another one bites the dust at Vicarage Road. Ranieri's reign lasted for little more than three months.

Hence the new manager's first Premier League game will be against - West Ham Utd.
Watford have a rearranged game against Burnley before coming to us, so at least we’ll have a bit of a clue what the new manager plans to do.

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by Doc H Ball » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:35 pm

Ironing Board wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:31 pm
Think they'll be moving soon enough now Roy has gone. Viera is likely to have a second year slump.
You do like to dig the competition out. Getting jittery?

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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by WestHamLyallStyle » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:38 pm

They’ve had 20 managers since 2008 if you include caretaker bosses. I’m lost for words.

Unrealistic expectations from owners.
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Re: Ranieri sacked [non WHU]

Post by Het-Field » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:39 pm

Ironing Board wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:31 pm
Think they'll be moving soon enough now Roy has gone. Viera is likely to have a second year slump.
I’m not sure there is a reason to expect that. He has signed well, and has managed the massive slate of players that were rolling off their contracts at the end of last term. I think it depends on further strengthening and purchases. They must also feel more relaxed about Zaha’s situation.

In fact, as things stand, it is likely we will see Watford and Norwich go down, and potentially Bournemouth, Fulham and WBA come up, and money would be on all three to go back down.

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