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Lou Macari Interview

Postby mywhufc on Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:48 pm

hope this is Ok on here.
I joined the Moore than just a podcast team this season and have been given the enjoyable task of interviewing as many Ex west ham people as i can,
At the weekend i spent an hour talking to Lou Macari and the interview in full can be heard here.
https://www.acast.com/moorethanjustapod ... arispecial
personally i thought Lou came across well, he polarised opinion during his time and many an Ex hammer of that time love telling the stories how they felt about him so i was pleased to get Lou to give his side.
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Re: Lou Macari Interview

Postby GreenIron on Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:02 pm

I remember him being apppointed and thinking, "What? Really? Who thought he'd be a good manager?".
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Re: Lou Macari Interview

Postby Number9 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:17 pm

GreenIron wrote:I remember him being apppointed and thinking, "What? Really? Who thought he'd be a good manager?".


Did really well at Swindon & I just happened to be at Upton Park as he walked through the gates to be announced as our next manager. If I remember right he travelled to Upton park on the underground which greatly amused the press.

Bit of a "curates egg" ie not all bad.
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Re: Lou Macari Interview

Postby ereford ammer on Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:42 pm

We have had far worse managers than Lou..
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Re: Lou Macari Interview

Postby Rio on Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:50 pm

ereford ammer wrote:We have had far worse managers than Lou..


Say what you like about him, you can’t fault any of his transfers.

Though had this forum been around at the time we could have
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Re: Lou Macari Interview

Postby Kialos on Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:20 am

I'll definitely be giving it a listen.

Ex Hammers magazine had a really long interview with him several years ago and I remember thinking then how well he came across. It touched on several aspects of his life including the tragedy of his son taking his own life and of course the betting scandal. I admire people like him,no BS just an honest bloke who does not shy away from his own failings.
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Re: Lou Macari Interview

Postby Jedi Al Khalaas on Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:47 am

Say it aint true, Lou
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Re: Lou Macari Interview

Postby Clucking Bell on Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:48 pm

His two biggest problems were, 1) he was replacing John Lyall and,2) he wasn't Billy Bonds.
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Re: Lou Macari Interview

Postby chigwells finest on Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:54 pm

Say what you like about him, you can’t fault any of his transfers.

Though had this forum been around at the time we could have[/quote]


had this forum been around in 74/75 , the bobby moore ' legs have gone ' thread would've been going well :-)
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Re: Lou Macari Interview

Postby e-20 on Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:42 pm

chigwells finest wrote:had this forum been around in 74/75 , the bobby moore ' legs have gone ' thread would've been going well :-)


Or what about the "Geoff Hurst ok he scored that WC final hatrick but was he all that". Or "Bloody Peters, he is so far ahead of his time he just doesn't fit into our system, just get rid". Or almost a bolt on would have been "Sissons just proves our academy is useless close it down now". And my favorite "Redknapp that useless ginger Wa-ker, mark my words he will never be heard of again once Johnny Ayris Is given a decent run"
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Re: Lou Macari Interview

Postby smuts on Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:59 pm

Went to nearly every home game when Lou was manager....I thought he did a pretty good job in difficult circumstances with some players taking offence to perhaps they ought to get a bit fitter and stop pissing it up so much and he bought some cracking players who all came good in the end with very little money.

Someone slagged off Jimmy the Tree on here recently but he still had a scoring record of nearly 1 in 2 for us.
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Re: Lou Macari Interview

Postby Pop Robson on Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:34 pm

Clucking Bell wrote:His two biggest problems were, 1) he was replacing John Lyall and,2) he wasn't Billy Bonds.


Bog Wall at work "Macari Out Bonzo In" written by me,
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Re: Lou Macari Interview

Postby Adam 'The Smudge' on Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:22 pm

ereford ammer wrote:We have had far worse managers than Lou..


Rio wrote:Say what you like about him, you can’t fault any of his transfers.

Though had this forum been around at the time we could have

Mad dog.......... :thup:
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Re: Lou Macari Interview

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:49 pm

Rio wrote:Say what you like about him, you can’t fault any of his transfers.


Was going say that his signings were top notch.

Ludek Miklosko
Trevor Morley
Martin Allen
Ian Bishop

Other worthy mentions:

Colin Foster
Jimmy Qunin
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