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Fulham - Life After Roy?

Fulham - Life After Roy?

Many a Fulham fan was delighted to hear that Roy Hodgson, the man who has guided us to the heights of European football, signed a new contract a week or so back.

I'm sure, though, that I wasn't the only one who was slightly concerned when the specific details of his deal were announced. I would say a 12 month deal is slightly 'short-term', but, I didn't expect any more from a man who is reaching the end of a long and illustrious career.

The fact it is a rolling deal can be seen either negatively or positively, however. It could mean the shortness of the deal is irrelevant, as he will re-sign as soon as it is over.

But, it could also mean that he has a way out, with the likes of even the English National Team knocking on his gold-plated door. And, with that thought in mind, I think we need to consider life at Fulham, after the great man has left.

That fact saddens me unfortunately, as his experience, tactical-nous and transfer knowledge are not rivaled by any manager that springs to mind. With Roy we've had stability.

He's built a strong squad out of players that, in all fairness, you wouldn't really have considered to be top 10 Premier League material over 12 months ago.

He has brought this club something that it has been calling for ever since we achieved the top flight status again in 2001, and I really can't see us continuing it after he has gone.

The bigger he makes us now though, the better the manager we can attract once he has gone, supposedly.

On that basis, who, if anyone, do you think could continue his legacy after he has gone?


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Writer:KBFulham
Date:Thursday January 7 2010
Time: 8:18PM

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The success he's had with limited funds is amazing. If you just want to grind it out and stay in the top flight, someone like Allardyce or Megson would do. If you want to continue to finish in the top half of the table, it'll take someone really special. If Roy does leave in the near future, hopefully he can play a role in selecting his successor. I think I'd trust his decision.
Teddy_KGB
07/01/2010 20:40:00
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That last part is a very nice thought. I would trust that man's choice any day!
KBFulham
07/01/2010 20:45:00
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it's a good idea... i did really respect sparky and what he did at blackburn... he's currently jobless, but i would hate having bellamy on the team...
woodysweats
07/01/2010 21:09:00
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Who knows...maybe by the time Roy departs...someone like Shearer will be proven...
KBFulham
07/01/2010 22:31:00
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Shearer???? What? Exactly what we don't need. Some bloke who was good at football, but has no football brain. Read 'Why England Lose: and Other Curious Football Phenomena Explained'. It explains why clubs go for managers like Shearer and lose games and money, and why very few clubs go for the type of manager they actually need - a Roy or Wenger. I think Danny Murphy might be the person - but only once he has spent a few years as one of Roy's understudies.
Lamby
08/01/2010 10:04:00
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I was suggesting that by the time Roy departs, young coaches LIKE Shearer may well have proven their worth. I wasn't actually claiming Shearer was the man for the job...
KBFulham
08/01/2010 13:21:00
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that's exactly why i think sparky would be a better choice... he's proven himself in a way with blackburn, and i don't think he was ever given a fair shot at man city... he was never going to be liked over a "world beater" like mancini...
woodysweats
08/01/2010 18:03:00
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I agree with lamby would be nice to murphy work along side roy
truth sayer ffc
08/01/2010 20:25:00
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Danny Murphy under the supervison of Roy would be brilliant! Or Mark hughes or finally Paul Ince!!!!!
Leonestar
09/01/2010 02:11:00
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Murphy is an amazing thought. I can imagine him organising the team well and based on his footballing career, he will have a pretty extensive footballing knowledge. Would he take up the Fulham job though?
KBFulham
09/01/2010 14:05:00
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