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New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby the pink palermo on Tue May 15, 2018 10:00 am

As is now looking increasingly likely the run rate of 46 points a season from David Moyes doesn't appear to be enough to keep him in the Managers hot seat next season.

That, despite being a net seller of "talent" in his only transfer window here .

IMO the Chairman setting the bar quite high for the Manager relative to what he himself is prepared to fund.

So what should the new Manager, Sullivan's 5th appointment, be expected to achieve ?

Three targets please .

My three

1. A semi final in the FA cup : a stretch target because it depends upon who you draw

2. A top half finish with a minimum of 55 points ( Burnley got 54).

3.A positive goal difference
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Tue May 15, 2018 10:04 am

Sullivans three.

1) a profit in the transfer windows

2) pick the team i tell him too

3) make my jack captain
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby Knighter10WHU on Tue May 15, 2018 10:05 am

1 - Get to at least the semi final in at least one of the FA/League cups.

2 - Finish in the top half of the Premier League.

3 - Sell Kouyate for as much money as possible and replace with someone who can actually play football and be the defensive midifelder we desperately need.
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby James P on Tue May 15, 2018 10:05 am

1. Never lower than 14th in the league once the table has settled down. Let’s say after six games.

2. Progress as far in the cups as the draws allow us.

3. No team who finished 7th or lower this season allowed to put four goals past us in a single game.
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby Burnley Hammer on Tue May 15, 2018 10:09 am

I want us to be difficult to beat and I don't want any other team to ever look forward to playing us.
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby DasNutNock on Tue May 15, 2018 10:16 am

- 17th
- Out of the cups nice and early
- Trim the wage bill
- Sell our most profitable players
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby JustJoe85 on Tue May 15, 2018 10:18 am

James P wrote:1. Never lower than 14th in the league once the table has settled down. Let’s say after six games.

2. Progress as far in the cups as the draws allow us.

3. No team who finished 7th or lower this season allowed to put four goals past us in a single game.


Completely agree with these 3. I'd even add to them saying:

1- resulting in top 10 finish

2- Whilst giving them a real go regardless of the opposition

3- Nothing to add here
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby HoppyHammer on Tue May 15, 2018 10:19 am

DasNutNock wrote:- 17th
- Out of the cups nice and early
- Trim the wage bill
- Sell our most profitable players



Your wrong 16th we are going to next level remember :D :lol:
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby chigwells finest on Tue May 15, 2018 10:22 am

Burnley Hammer wrote:I want us to be difficult to beat and I don't want any other team to ever look forward to playing us.



this and only this , the number of times we've turned over and had our tummies tickled this season has been a disgrace
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby Hammersfaniow on Tue May 15, 2018 10:38 am

1. Top half finish. Setting a points target is completely unrealistic
2. Cup Competitions to warrant respect and progress as we realistically can
3. Development of youth talent within first team
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Tue May 15, 2018 10:55 am

1. Being able to coach/organise a team so that we have a an effective balance between attack and defence whilst deploying a back 4 (I appreciate this does depend on transfers)

2. Being comfortably enconsed in the non-relegation, non top 6 area of the table all season (think Leicester) whilst playing a balanced style of football with the intention to win (not to not lose) in most games

3. Giving the cups a proper go (obviously dependant to a certain extent on point 2)

4) demonstrating coaching ability / tactical acumen that delivers an evident improvement to both the team and individuals over the course of the season (an ezample is what Benitez has managed to achieve with players like Diame)
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby e17 on Tue May 15, 2018 10:55 am

1 - Get us to 37 points and premiership safety
2 - Sell Arnie at a profit and in a way that makes him look like the bad guy
3 - Get the cups out of the way as quickly as possible

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I'm a realist
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby BondsoBob on Tue May 15, 2018 11:09 am

Get players in that actually want to play for the club.
Have pride in the club.
No capitulation in any games. Cup or league.
Very simple and achievable targets IMO.
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby Aloysius on Tue May 15, 2018 11:16 am

Off the back of 2 terrible seasons I only have one ambition for us next year and that is not to be involved in a relegation fight
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby sendô on Tue May 15, 2018 11:18 am

1. Solid defensively.
2. Combative in midfield.
3. Threatening in attack.

Get the basics right before we start with the silly, meaningless targets.
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby kayahammer on Tue May 15, 2018 11:21 am

Win the treble.

I'm no maths teacher, but I think that's three.
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby Hockley Hammer on Tue May 15, 2018 11:25 am

1) To actually be prepared for the start of the season.

2) To be looking upwards in the table not over our shoulder

3) To get players and put a team together that do all the basics right.

When we got the basics right in games we actually looked a decent team.

However, on certain occasions this policy seemed to be left in the dressing room.
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby tizzwoz on Tue May 15, 2018 11:28 am

For me the target is nice and simple... Bring back the enjoyment of watching West Ham. Sod points and cup targets... it means naff all.

As a West Ham fan, i'm not really too fussed about where we finish or how far we get in cups... At least for now I'm not. Lets be totally honest, to break into the top 6, you'd need a ludicrous amount spent or exceptional talent coming through young players. In addition, you'd need one of the BIG teams to completely lose the plot.

A question I asked a mate the other day. Would you rather be a United fan and finish 2nd, or a Liverpool fan and finish 4th? I kinda think id rather be a Liverpool fan. Yes, silly defeats would be annoying, but the ride would be so much more fun.

So yes, my directives to a new manager wouldn't be points targets.... instead...
1. Lets encourage creativity without being naïve defensively
2. Lets opt for younger, faster, more mobile players
3. Lets instill a system throughout the club including the youth team and buy players that fit this system.
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby Danny's Dyer Acting on Tue May 15, 2018 11:29 am

Very simple for me...

- 10-15 more goals scored
- 15-20 fewer goals conceded
- Win 3 games on the spin (we didn't manage 2 last season)

Will lead to a higher finish, more points, less looking over our shoulders, fewer morale damaging capitulations to mid table nobodies and a generally happier time for all of us.
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Re: New season, New targets for the Manager

Postby DaveWHU1964 on Tue May 15, 2018 11:29 am

the pink palermo wrote:As is now looking increasingly likely the run rate of 46 points a season from David Moyes doesn't appear to be enough to keep him in the Managers hot seat next season.

That, despite being a net seller of "talent" in his only transfer window here .

IMO the Chairman setting the bar quite high for the Manager relative to what he himself is prepared to fund.

So what should the new Manager, Sullivan's 5th appointment, be expected to achieve ?

Three targets please .

My three

1. A semi final in the FA cup : a stretch target because it depends upon who you draw

2. A top half finish with a minimum of 55 points ( Burnley got 54).

3.A positive goal difference


If you’d have said said what do we hope he achieves I’d be happy with your wish list Pinks. But you used the word “expects”. In circumstances he’ll be expected to do his job (assuming a lack of a sea change at the club) I don’t expect the new manager to achieve any of the above. The one we might get closest to is your second expectation. The mindset/ MO/ typical resources supplied by the business model mean that for me Burnley Hammer’s aims are the best that can be hoped for.
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