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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:13 pm 
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I heard the Madrid players in camp knew beforehand, but then another player found out so Real Madrid decided to spill the news..wow


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:17 pm 
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I expected a fall out. But this is gangsta.

Well, Conte is on the market. Just in case Spain enjoys suffering without the ball.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:18 pm 
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Hmm I see no one is talking about Spain should have let him coach the world cup.
Will people have say the same if this was say Nigeria FA do this?


That is what most people are saying. They should have left him to continue coaching.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:19 pm 
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...Spain has degenerated to a 3rd world FA, just as Trump has made the USA a 3rd world political governing body. Interesting times folks.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:20 pm 
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Did they fire him because they were not informed? If they think it effects the team, ok, but just on principle? They agreed to the release clause, so what's their problem?

TWO days before? Cmon!
Sure they agreed but why would they think this would happen with a tourney on the horizon? I bet they thought he might go AFTER the cup but this? No.

Absolutely affects the team, a non-Real player opened the news up. Spain is already a fragile group. Absolutely affects the team and honestly the PRINCIPLE of it demands that you sack him.

Couldn’t have said it better. It was a shady way to treat your team.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:10 pm 
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Legend Hierro takes over.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:11 pm 
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Legend Hierro takes over.


Wow this is some crazy stuff! But good decision by the FA, thats just unacceptable!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:27 pm 
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Rash decision by the Spanish FA if you ask me. A strongly-worded protest to Real Madrid would have sufficed. What is the advantage of sacking the coach a few days before the World Cup?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:30 pm 
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Did the coach inform Spain? My understanding is that the sack is due to JL holding negotiations with RM while being employed by the FA and not informing them.

This could all have been dealt with if someone had just called the FA and discussed it. That which is done in secret shall one day be revealed.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:32 pm 
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Let me get this sack of a thing. Would that include all his back room staff? His assistants, medical staff, physio, nutritionist, match analysts etc? Only be to be replaced with a new team?

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White people always disgracing themselves :taunt:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:37 pm 
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Prince wrote:
White people always disgracing themselves :taunt:


Typical African big Man!

Putting his ego ahead of the the good of the team.

Sorry, which country is ..

Never mind


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:38 pm 
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Ayo Akinfe wrote:
Rash decision by the Spanish FA if you ask me. A strongly-worded protest to Real Madrid would have sufficed. What is the advantage of sacking the coach a few days before the World Cup?

You don't sign a contract extension and then negotiate to leave behind your employer's back. Madrid should inform the Federation b/4 negotiating with the coach. The Federation only found out a few minutes b/4 it was announced. Sometimes the right thing is the hardest thing to do.

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truetalk wrote:
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White people always disgracing themselves :taunt:


Typical African big Man!

Putting his ego ahead of the the good of the team.

Sorry, which country is ..

Never mind

That is why we never get it right, :D

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Spain sack national team manager Julen Lopetegui 48 hours before their World Cup campaign kicks off - See more at: https://goo.gl/EnqPsC

Spain are just lucky they are not in a tough group!

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cic old boy wrote:
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Rash decision by the Spanish FA if you ask me. A strongly-worded protest to Real Madrid would have sufficed. What is the advantage of sacking the coach a few days before the World Cup?

You don't sign a contract extension and then negotiate to leave behind your employer's back. Madrid should inform the Federation b/4 negotiating with the coach. The Federation only found out a few minutes b/4 it was announced. Sometimes the right thing is the hardest thing to do.



I agree with you about the principles but Plato was always talking about a thing called "The chief good." If his sacking leads to Spain getting knocked out of their group, what good has it served?

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Ayo Akinfe wrote:
Rash decision by the Spanish FA if you ask me. A strongly-worded protest to Real Madrid would have sufficed. What is the advantage of sacking the coach a few days before the World Cup?


Strongly worded? Ayo stop that nonsense please.
There is a time to talk and there is a time to act, there are those who keep yapping and those who keep doing. This absolutely called for action.

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Ayo Akinfe wrote:
Spain sack national team manager Julen Lopetegui 48 hours before their World Cup campaign kicks off - See more at: https://goo.gl/EnqPsC

Spain are just lucky they are not in a tough group!


It is a tough group.

Morocco is a solid side.

I have not seen Iran lately, but the word is they are even better than they were in 2014 (We could not beat them, Argentina needed a last minute goal to beat them).

Anyone who thinks both Spain and Portugal will easily qualify from this group may be in for a surprise.


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Tough call... but right call, if what the Spanish FA are saying is true.

Other coaches have taken jobs before the world cup, this one is bad....he accepted or the job was announced just before the tournament. Idiocy from Real Madrid.



like what did they have to benefit from announcing now?

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metalalloy wrote:
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Tough call... but right call, if what the Spanish FA are saying is true.

Other coaches have taken jobs before the world cup, this one is bad....he accepted or the job was announced just before the tournament. Idiocy from Real Madrid.



like what did they have to benefit from announcing now?


I think Spanish FA is more concerned about him negotiating behind their back than the announcement itself. He just got a contract extension and then starts plotting to leave behind their back. I think if they were aware of his desire to leave they could have worked with him and Real so he can complete the tourney first.

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kajifu wrote:
Hmm I see no one is talking about Spain should have let him coach the world cup.
Will people have say the same if this was say Nigeria FA do this?


My brother, that was a gutsy but good call by Spain. Real Madrid and their new coach got it very wrong.

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Some decisions are made on principle regardless of the cost. Nigeria need to learn from this. I remember when Spurs sacked Redknapp for something similar, some sausages here were talking rubbish about sacking our best manager and how we'll suffer.

The multiple trophies you guys won after Redknapp's sack is further proof that Spurs made the right decision :sneaky:

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maceo4 wrote:
metalalloy wrote:
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Tough call... but right call, if what the Spanish FA are saying is true.

Other coaches have taken jobs before the world cup, this one is bad....he accepted or the job was announced just before the tournament. Idiocy from Real Madrid.



like what did they have to benefit from announcing now?


I think Spanish FA is more concerned about him negotiating behind their back than the announcement itself. He just got a contract extension and then starts plotting to leave behind their back. I think if they were aware of his desire to leave they could have worked with him and Real so he can complete the tourney first.


Makes sense. I suspect that no matter when the announcement was revealed, (unless Spain has a horror show at the WC), the Spanish FA would have been upset. So why not just wait till after the tourney and announce?

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