Pretty much this… nothing worse than making things harder for your guy… up until the point he isn’t, they are doing the right thing by backing him fully.
No level of disdain for the inactive vertebrae loser is sufficient.
If you want to be cynical you’d say that the Board have no choice but to back him publicly.
The reality is that everyone knows he’s not going to turn it around. What makes me think the Board won’t fire him midseason is the anecdote about the club-wide email that Raul and co. allegedly released after the debacle in Baku. The letter basically said that Baku was disappointing but oh well what can you do, let’s just move on. That’s a Board that is so out of touch with things that they’d believe it’s better to let Emery flounder his way to a 9th place finish because it’s too hard to find a mid-season replacement.
I hope the home fans really let Unai and the Board have it if he’s still here in two weeks. They deserve nothing less than full out protests Newcastle or Blackpool style if he’s still here.
It’ll be a half full stadium which just transforms into apathy everywhere. So out of touch with the modern day needs of a football club.
Stagnation and mediocrity and lack of relevance runs throughout this club.
Stadium already looks half full on TV. Not sure they really give a shit.
I thought our entire issue was Wenger?? Well at least that’s what I was told a couple years ago, all we needed to do was sack him and things would be fine at AFC Lellelelelel
Tbf Wenger likely had a big part in hiring the man whose legacy issues are the root of all our evils right now (and will continue to be maybe like fucking forever, or at least until @Stroller is on his death bed and I’m on mine prematurely with esophageal cancer).
Yeah it’ll get worse but there won’t be the vocal protest that’s wanted.
Tbf charging most expensive prices in the prem has lead to a change in the supporter whose likely to object forcefully.
A lot of folks talk about David Dein leaving but I really think it was Ivan getting hired that might be the turning point in retrospect. His tenure was nothing short of a disaster. He bungled contract situations, bought players who were total failures and fucked up the succession plan when Wenger left. He even fucked up the commercial side of things.
Yeah his legacy is being upheld by them. You must be proud.
Quite impressive how Emery managed to take a flawed top PL side and slowly transform it into the new Burnley.
I’ve pretty much lost all hope in this club, the fact Emery hasn’t been binned yet gives me all I need to know about the board and ownership having no idea, or simply just not caring enough to act.
As for the next few games it would be hilarious if Unai only wins 1 or 2 out of next 4, because from December 16 to Jan 11 we have a 7 game stretch where we’ll struggle to win one. Could well be sitting bottom half in the middle of Jan.
I hope we are then lets see the arrogant cunts of a board release another statement through Ornstein defending their shite manager and saying it’s all VAR and the bad bad fans fault.
I agree but tbf to Emery “slowly” isn’t giving him enough credit really, he managed to get us a tidy 7th place finish in expected points last season, gotta give credit where credit’s due, it’s been a rather streamlined process into Burnleyhood.
Yep. I can’t think of a top club in the world who wouldn’t have fired their manager under the same circumstances. Maybe United but then they are the one top club you absolutely don’t want to be compared to in terms of their sporting directive/club level operations and can throw a fuckload more money and status at the problem than we can besides.
We’re descending incredibly quickly into Spurs Villas Boas/Tim Sherwood/musical chairs of shit managers era level of club. The type that you question a non-football hipster in my country about and they say ahh yeah that’s an english club isn’t it?
And there’s really only one explanation, the one that was likely all along: idiotic and illogical (with apologies to @Forever ) hires don’t just happen by accident: they happen by idiotic and illogical people, people with track records too of doing other idiotic and illogical things, who are hired by people who also do idiotic and illogical things like hire said people.
And idiotic and illogical people don’t like to admit their mistakes until they absolutely have to.
To be honest i literally would rather watch burnley than us at times
Yeah you have to figure this is the real situation… just hope they don’t wait too long. Almost impossible for us to lose to Soton, who resemble a bottom half Championship side and we have a few cupcakes in a row atm, but we’ll see. Imagine a scenario where Auba pulls a hammy and it will spiral even faster.
Southampton almost got a draw at City a week or so ago.
Underestimate Emery at your own peril.
I’m just relieved I have a mates wedding in Adelaide in 2 weeks and when we play Norwich and Brighton I’ll be busy travelling around NZ. This could potentially get me out of watching the next 3 league games.
There will be a lot of toxicity when we play Southampton.
Emery will smalldick
I can see us dropping points.