LTLF Topic: Derby County
England are yet again on the hunt for a new manager. The England team is at one of its lowest ebbs and needs a radical new approach to regain its pride. Inevitably, the FA’s initial answer was to go for the inoffensive yes man, Gareth Southgate. Although on this occasion, even Southgate saw the job as a poisoned chalice. The FA has been making the same mistakes for decades. But back in the 1970s and ’80s, it made possibly its biggest error - Brian Clough was overlooked for the job both in 1977 and 1982 [...]
New manager Philippe Montanier has exclusively revealed his reason for saying ‘oui’ to Fawaz Al-Hasawi and Nottingham Forest.
The Frenchman told LTLF: ‘It comes down to Great Britain’s vote to leave the EU. Basically I’m desperate to get into English football. I was going to wait until a decent job offer came along, but with Boris Johnson about to haul the drawbridge up, I thought, “Meh, this will have to do.” [...]
Almost biannually one hears of how the figurehead of an outfit is removed, often without notice. A few return, but some are never seen again, vanishing into thin air. You might be forgiven for thinking I am referring to the treatment of generals in Kim Jong-un’s regime in North Korea. However, I am sadly referring to the treatment of Nottingham Forest’s managerial appointments [...]
You may have logged onto LTLF today expecting to see some light-hearted satirical photo-captioning or perhaps even a full-throated rant about the sacking of Dougie Freedman, whether for or against. However, if this is the kind of thing you are looking for, I suggest you merely browse through the last four years’ archives, or arguably even further back. Just replace a few of the names and, let’s face it, it all amounts to the same thing [...]