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Arse Scholes

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by gkmacca, Mar 14, 2019.

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  1. gkmacca

    gkmacca SCM Addict Member

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    He doesn't really deserve his own thread, but anyway: ha ha ha.



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    Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has left his role as Oldham Athletic manager after just 31 days.

    The 44-year-old took over on 11 February and was in charge for just seven games, winning only one.

    Scholes said in a statement that he had taken the decision with "great regret".

    "It unfortunately became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role," he continued.

    Scholes took over with the Latics 14th in the table, nine points off the play-offs, and leaves with them in the same position.

    He began his reign with a 4-1 win over Yeovil Town, but three draws and two defeats followed prior to his final match, a 2-0 defeat by league leaders Lincoln City on Tuesday.

    "I hoped to at the very least, see out my initial term of 18 months as the manager of a club I've supported all my life," he said.

    "The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role.

    "I wish the fans, the players and the staff - who have been tremendous - all the best for the rest of the season and will continue to watch and support the club as a fan."
     
  2. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Delighted for him
     
  3. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    Manure got the wrong man
     
  4. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    He wouldn’t put a smile on the players’ faces like Ole Gollum Solskjaer.
     
  5. Oncy

    Oncy Guest

    Im a bit gutted.
    As an Oldham fan, I hoped that his appointment would see the start of something for the club. Putting aside my hatred for United, I always thought Scholes was a good guy, a top pro and the kind of footballer i wish all our players would be (in terms of avoiding the limelight and keeping it real)

    He could have attracted some good players, and with time and investment perhaps moved the club on a bit.

    Shame. Back to fucking square one.
     
  6. gkmacca

    gkmacca SCM Addict Member

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  7. Oncy

    Oncy Guest

    Hahaha. Obviously not like a proper fan. Just as the town of my birth I have a soft spot for them.
     
  8. Judge Jules

    Judge Jules SCM Addict Member

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    So have I, if only because as I understand it (and the Scholes connection notwithstanding) they are generally no fans of ManUre.
     
  9. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Wonder will he shut his cakehole now.

    Delighted.
     
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    Squiggles Very Well-Known Member

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    He has the charisma of stale biscuit. I know there's been some dreary managers, but I couldn't think of anyone less equipped to deliver a rousing team talk than Paul Scholes.
     
  11. gkmacca

    gkmacca SCM Addict Member

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    He's very big in Delph. The village, not the player. All the taxi drivers there talk about him incessantly. So it's not all bad for him.
     
  12. Shadey

    Shadey Every body's talking about Klopp music.. Member

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    Oncey or Scholes?
     
  13. gkmacca

    gkmacca SCM Addict Member

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    Hahaha
     
  15. Insignificance

    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    It's a fucking boss thread though :D
     
  16. Brizzle

    Brizzle Well-Known Member

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    Thoughts and prayers
     
  17. Judge Jules

    Judge Jules SCM Addict Member

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    Arf. :D

    Actually there's more to it in addition to the fact that they don't like ManU.  When a so-called LFC "fan" was accused of aiming racist abuse at the Oldham player Tom Adeyemi during a Cup tie against them, one or two talking heads associated with the Mancs began trying to draw parallels with the then recent Suarez fiasco.  Oldham then issued a statement dissociating themselves from those remarks and saying some very nice things about us as a club.  I thought then and I remain of the view today that they went above and beyond in doing that.
     
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    When you realize it's easy to sit in a studio and tell others what they should be doing but faced with the actual task you understand how little you've picked up as a player in a 20 year career of having your arse wiped by a proper manager.

    That and no doubt he doesn't want to be known as a shit manager so quit early. What did he expect at Oldham?, a war chest and a backroom staff of head hunted professionals.
     
  19. Judge Jules

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    My guess is Scholes went with heart rather than head in taking the job.  He's a long-time Oldham fan and I suspect he was swept along by the romance of the idea, only to bump up against cold, hard reality when he actually got down to work.

    I never would have seen him as management material anyway - too self-contained by half, I'd have thought.
     
  20. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    Why did he even consider that job with that clown Lemsagem in charge? He must have known it was never going to work.
     
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