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newyddion Posted on 12/06/2019 03:20
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The wheels were set in motion when JW was brought in from Liverpool's backroom staff. Agnew's Assistant, Monk, working with the young lads and coaching the team under Pulis. I think he realised under Karanka with his playing career coming to an end that he had a lot more to offer to the game. In particular working with the young centre backs and bringing on their game. Very much a different sort of character to Karanka which is not necessarily a bad thing, he is well thought of by players and coaches alike.

A few silly stories crop up from his past that some on here seem to think should rule him out of the position.. then mention John Terry or Lee Bowyer as potential candidates!

This has been a long term appointment with works clearly going on behind the scenes for quite some time. He's a local lad so a bit of jealousy creeps in straight away with some fans.. probably could have made it to Real Madrid themselves if it hadn't been for that injury/lasses/the drink. Bit of jealousy from some managers/sports journalists too.

Every appointment would be a risk, woody was always going to progress into management. We could easily have been taken down with John Terry at the helm and seen Woodgate take off at Stoke.

I'm right behind Woodgate and really looking forward to next season. Fresh ideas, young, hungry, attacking players. UTB [ref]
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atypical_boro Posted on 12/06/2019 08:42

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I'd like to hear from the horse's mouth why he left in 2008 after only 6 months. Some may say petty etc, but I can only feel what I feel newy!
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Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 12/06/2019 08:50

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It's the man who accepted Spurs approach and offer you should be asking.

For a footballer the choice between Spurs and Boro is a no brainer.
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uncle_rico Posted on 12/06/2019 08:53

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Newy [^]
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atypical_boro Posted on 12/06/2019 08:59

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"For a footballer the choice between Spurs and Boro is a no brainer."

Nowadays, it well might be.

In 2008, it was a choice between sticking with the 'club you love' only 6 months after joining, and joining Juande Ramos' mid-table outfit who were just 2 places above us in the league. Spurs were a shambles back then but for 2 decent years under Jol.
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Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 12/06/2019 09:08

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The Boro were relegated the season after, that's how good we were.
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Chappy112 Posted on 12/06/2019 09:11

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They were in a cup final a few weeks after he signed for them and Spurs will always be bigger than Boro. Itís a no brainer.
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atypical_boro Posted on 12/06/2019 09:24
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Disagree Chappy. Spurs were a perpetually mid-table club for decades before that (aside from two years under Jol). Woody is my age (slightly older) and we didn't grow up in an era where Spurs were good, they were well known and famous, mostly for being underachievers.

Yes he won the Carling Cup with them, a trophy we'd just won ourselves, and had he stayed, he could have won the FA Cup with us.

For a player with no affiliation to either club, you could say 'no brainer', I guess, but why did the 4 year contract he'd literally just signed with his 'beloved home town club' mean so little?

This is the only thing that bothers me about him really, I don't care about all the rumours and hearsay.
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deafschool Posted on 12/06/2019 14:12

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Oh my God, hes started referring to himself in the third person.
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atypical_boro Posted on 12/06/2019 14:18

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Didn't Woody start referring to himself as JW a few years back too? How apt.[:D]
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newyddion Posted on 12/06/2019 21:06

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deafschool: Newyddion thanks you for your support.
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zorro_mfc Posted on 13/06/2019 06:29

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....then mention John Terry or Lee Bowyer as potential candidates!



Yes I donít get that either.
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newyddion Posted on 13/06/2019 09:47

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I was hoping for the likes of Vincent Kompany, Xavi,Michael Carrick et al

All unproven with no connection to the area. Woodgate has served his time he knows the club inside and out. When reality kicks in, I think i'd rather Woodgate give it his all and fail than have the likes of Xavi come in and struggle. At least we'll know that he give it his all, if we lose he will truly feel it, if he doesn't succeed here it will not be forgotten. That means he's highly motivated, with his eyes on the prize.. to become a hero.

There are ex players that have won it all at the very top level, I think Woodgate knows that he didn't achieve anywhere near what he could have. I think that gives him and edge over the rest. This is his chance to silence all the doubters and genuinely make a name for himself.
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TheFair86 Posted on 13/06/2019 11:52

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Wouldn't even be a decision to make for most players between spurs and ours. their league position was better the 5 years leading up to the transfer. European football, spending a lot more on players etc.
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