Bob Bradley

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by heybeerman, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. heybeerman

    heybeerman Member

    Aug 2, 2001
    Chicago Burbs
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Teh good doctor is 3 wins shy of becoming the all-time winningest coach in MLS history. Oz is hot on his tail. Should we do something for him? A plaque or bronze balls or something? ;)
     
  2. My father always used to tell me I had brass balls, but no one is getting those. :)
     
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  3. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
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    Seems to be on the hot seat in Swansea.
     
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  4. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why have brass when you can have titanium?...;)
     
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  5. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    What about your son?
     
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  6. Not going there. :eek::whistling:
     
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  7. Pennsylvania Dave

    Jul 31, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    He may be on the hot seat but the club just hired him a few weeks ago and he deserves to have one transfer window to pick up some reinforcements. I think he can get those Taffeys out of the red zone.
     
  8. rooked

    rooked Member+

    Jan 21, 2013
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    Chicago Fire
    Home crowd was apparently chanting "get rid of Bradley"
     
  9. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a tough situation he put himself in. I think I understand the temptation of the job...how often does any manager get such an opportunity? It would be very hard to say "No". But the jump from Ligue 2 to a Premier league club that has weakened itself beyond repair, is mired in defeatism and yet is desperate to avoid relegation at all costs and demands that victory start NOW was, to put it midly, like picking up a fool's hand in a rigged casino in the Vegas of old. What good could possibly come from it? I wish Bob would have aimed at a Championship League side, one in "building for the future" mode and able to give him time to fashion a team with its own identity....

    I think Bradley would have been far better off as manager of the England team than he ever could be in this mess of a Swansea...
     
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  10. Multiple reports of a 10:00am (local) crisis board meeting. It may be the end for Bob at Swansea, though anger is equally, if not more virulent for board menbers, ownership, and the general lack of talent.

    Heard from the terrace:
    https://thejack.army/threads/what-is-it-going-to-take.12958/

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/dec/26/bob-bradley-swansea-fans-sacking-west-ham
     
  11. Pennsylvania Dave

    Jul 31, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Also from my understanding there appears to be a perceived selling out of the club interests by board members to Americans including new American money men and Landycakes and Bob seems to be held with some disdain for being a perceived part of that American takeover.
     
  12. Jiggly_333

    Jiggly_333 Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Mar 8, 2015
    Corner of Bedlam and Squalor (It's that way ->)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Poor Bob.
     
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  13. bunge

    bunge BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 24, 2000
    The EPL sucks.
     
  14. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Well Swansea certainly sucks.
    I think the incredible turnover in managers in the EPL sucks. Arsole Wenger is the only manager who has been at his club for more than two seasons.
     
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  15. Pennsylvania Dave

    Jul 31, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I read where DC keeper Bill Hamid was training with Swans as well now.
     
  16. Tell me about one EPL (or C-ship) club where American ownership has been a good thing. Arse, ManU, Villa, Palace, Pool, S'land, Swansea, Fulham . . . one, or two have barely held their own, most have slipped, some slipped a lot. The Brits have this one right. If I supported an EPL club that was tipped to be bought by Americans I'd #HauptmanOut about it more than I do about the Fire.

    As for Bob, he made as big a mistake taking the job as the Swans board did hiring him. The board flat out lied to the Swans Supporter's Trust. If Andrew Hauptman thought the DC USOC fans were tough, Swans Chairman Huw Jenkins, who grew up supporting the club and led their rise to the EPL, was escorted out of the stadium by "heavy security". The knives are out in Swansea and Bob is better than even money to get the sack, even though the issues are bigger than him.
     
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  17. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Very well said.

    I would go one step further and say that Bob Bradley is absolutely not the type of coach to come in during the season and take over. This was a completely untenable position for him in his first EPL coaching stint. I think the midseason hiring/firing is almost always a bad idea and expecting Bob Bradley to step in under these circumstances was a terrible decision for him and for Swansea.

    As much as I despise Sam Allardyce and think the firing of Alan Pardew was premature, Allardyce is expert at coming into these situations and stopping the sinking. He commands the immediate respect of the players. He has "saved" many a team from relegation. He has few other skills, but that is one of them.

    Bob Bradley is not that kind of coach. I hope that he can right the ship in Swansea and not get fired too quickly, but the situation is awful.
     
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  18. lethargytartare

    lethargytartare Member+

    Oct 2, 2000
    Magrathea, Horsehead Nebula
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Swansea has actually had a small uptick in performance under Bob. Not enough to stave off relegation, but they're PPG is up 27% in games he's coached.

    I'm leaving out that tourney win Guido got against a 3rd tier club.
     
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  19. lncolnpk

    lncolnpk Member+

    Mar 5, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Swansea City AFC
    @SwansOfficial

    Swansea City can confirm that the club has parted company with manager Bob Bradley. Full story to follow.



    Fire Pauno and I might consider buying tickets
     
  20. Granitza78

    Granitza78 Member

    Aug 13, 2003
    So. Fla
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does this mean the end of those great Brad Bobley videos?
    I hope not.
    Absolutely brilliant.
     
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  21. Pennsylvania Dave

    Jul 31, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
  22. Jiggly_333

    Jiggly_333 Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Mar 8, 2015
    Corner of Bedlam and Squalor (It's that way ->)
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Poor Bob.
     
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  23. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bradley, the New Allardyce....
     
  24. Pennsylvania Dave

    Jul 31, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    He will find a new gig. I think he was perhaps a little too eager to take an EPL job in a situation where it was maybe an ill fit. Sounds like the Welsh hated the American angle too the racists!
     
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