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    Neil - He's the best

    WOL article via their big brother The Times

    I like to chuck in a joke at the end of these articles, but this time I didn't have to

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    Neil Warnock was officially the best managerial appointment of the season...but Paul Clement and Mike Flynn weren't far behind

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/f...erial-13058206

    Swansea City, Cardiff City and Newport County certainly got it right in the end with their managerial appointments

    There were an incredible 51 managerial changes in the Premier League and Football League during the course of the 2016-17 campaign, five of which came in south Wales.

    Swansea City replaced Francesco Guidolin with American boss Bob Bradley who was then sacked after an ill-fated 11-game stint at the Liberty Stadium, with Paul Clement eventually coming to the club's rescue in January, eventually seeing his new club secure safety in the Premier League with a game to spare.

    Like Swansea, Newport County also had three managers during the course of the season, with Warren Feeney and Graham Westley both departing Rodney Parade before Mike Flynn - who has since been named as the Exiles' new boss - helped the club to secure their Football League status in dramatic fashion on the final day of the campaign.

    Cardiff City also enjoyed remarkable success following the appointment of Neil Warnock as manager after Paul Trollope has been sacked after a 2-0 defeat at Burton.

    And while the Swans and the Exiles achieved safety under their third managers of the season, data from The Times confirms that Warnock was officially the best managerial appointment made during the course of the season in terms of the number of places made up.

    The Bluebirds were 23rd in the Championship with just eight points from their opening 11 league matches when the club decided to axe Trollope and hire Warnock.

    The Yorkshireman led the club to safety and even saw his side secure a top half finish by thrashing promotion-chasing Huddersfield Town 3-0 at the John Smith's Stadium on the final day of the campaign.

    Cardiff more than doubled their points-per-game tally from 0.72 to 1.54 under Warnock and jumped up from 23rd place to 12th, the biggest improvement made by a manager who was appointed during the 2016-17 campaign.

    Swansea averaged a paltry total of 0.57 points-per-game under Guidolin, a tally that Bradley marginally improved to 0.64 points-per-game.

    But Clement - who has seen his side collect 26 of the 54 points on offer in the league during his tenure - has overseen his side increase their points-per-game tally to 1.44, more than what Bradley and Guidolin managed combined.

    And as far as Newport are concerned, Flynn saw his side claim a truly sensational 1.83 points-per-game during his 12-game reign that saw the Exiles clinch survival on the last day.

    Newport averaged only 0.6 points-per-game under Feeney and just 0.83 points-per-match under Westley who was sacked in March.

    TOP THREE IMPROVEMENTS BY LEAGUE POSITION

    1. Cardiff City (Championship) 23rd to 12th
    Paul Trollope - 0.72 points per game (projected finish 23rd, relegated)
    Neil Warnock - 1.54 points per game (finished 12th)

    2. Derby County (Championship) 20th to 7th
    Nigel Pearson - 0.9 points per game (projected finish 23rd, relegated)
    Steve McClaren - 1.61 points per game (projected finish 9th)
    Gary Rowett - 1.66 points per game (finished 7th)

    = 3. MK Dons (League One) 19th to 12th
    Karl Robinson - 1.06 points per game (projected finish 22nd, relegated)
    Robbie Neilson- 1.53 points per game (finished 12th)

    = 3. Oldham (League One) 24th to 17th
    Stephen Robinson - 0.79 points per game (projected finish 24th, relegated)
    John Sheridan - 1.54 points per game (finished 17th)

    TOP THREE DROPS IN LEAGUE POSITION

    1. Birmingham City (Championship) 7th to 19th
    Gary Rowett- 1.62 points per game (projected finish 8th)
    Gianfranco Zola - 0.59 points per game (projected finish 23rd, relegated)
    Harry Redknapp - 2 points per game (finished 19th)

    2. Barnet (League Two) 8th to 15th
    Martin Allen - 1.42 points per game (projected finish 8th)
    Kevin Nugent - 0.64 points per game (projected finish 18th)
    Rossi Eames 1.5 points per game (finished 15th)

    3. Grimsby (League Two) 8th to 14th
    Paul Hurst - 1.43 points per game (projected finish 13th)
    Marcus Bignot - 1.31 points per game (projected finish 15th)
    Russell Slade - 1 point per game (finished 14th)

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    Re: Neil - He's the best

    The man is a god, thank god he turned down Man U and Gunners approaches .

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    The projected table has Cardiff Derby and Birmingham all finishing 23rd!!!

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    I would have thought he would be right there near the top in 2015/16 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fugsyphil View Post
    The projected table has Cardiff Derby and Birmingham all finishing 23rd!!!
    At least 5 teams relegated according to the predictor

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    Re: Neil - He's the best

    He and harry are the oldest thats for sure
    NW has had more managers jobs than anyoneelse by a long way
    So i suppose practise makes perfect ?
    We will see next season ........

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    Re: Neil - He's the best

    Quote Originally Posted by chepstow View Post
    He and harry are the oldest thats for sure
    NW has had more managers jobs than anyoneelse by a long way
    So i suppose practise makes perfect ?
    We will see next season ........
    Warnock has managed 16 different clubs in 37 years.

    Slade 13 in 23 years

    Warnock has 7 promotions

    Slade has none

    Warnock might not be perfect but he's certainly put his practice to far better use than that bumbling idiot Slade

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    Re: Neil - He's the best

    Quote Originally Posted by J R Hartley View Post
    Warnock has managed 16 different clubs in 37 years.

    Slade 13 in 23 years

    Warnock has 7 promotions

    Slade has none

    Warnock might not be perfect but he's certainly put his practice to far better use than that bumbling idiot Slade

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    Re: Neil - He's the best

    Quote Originally Posted by J R Hartley View Post
    Warnock has managed 16 different clubs in 37 years.

    Slade 13 in 23 years

    Warnock has 7 promotions

    Slade has none

    Warnock might not be perfect but he's certainly put his practice to far better use than that bumbling idiot Slade
    Im not sure what slade has to do with it? But as you say NW is not perfect..... Tell life on mars that who thinks hes god?... Presumably he lives their!!

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    Re: Neil - He's the best

    Quote Originally Posted by chepstow View Post
    Im not sure what slade has to do with it? But as you say NW is not perfect..... Tell life on mars that who thinks hes god?... Presumably he lives their!!

    ANYONE, PLEASE !

    I'm biting my lip hear (That's on porpoise by the way)

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    Re: Neil - He's the best

    Quote Originally Posted by chepstow View Post
    Im not sure what slade has to do with it? But as you say NW is not perfect..... Tell life on mars that who thinks hes god?... Presumably he lives their!!
    You said Warnock had far more jobs than anyone else on the list by a long way. He hasn't.

    He's only had 3 more jobs than Slade yet he's been managing 14 years longer.

    God forbid clubs foolishly keep employing him but should Slade manage another 14 seasons his club count will far surpass Warnocks 16.

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    Re: Neil - He's the best

    Quote Originally Posted by J R Hartley View Post
    You said Warnock had far more jobs than anyone else on the list by a long way. He hasn't.

    He's only had 3 more jobs than Slade yet he's been managing 14 years longer.

    God forbid clubs foolishly keep employing him but should Slade manage another 14 seasons his club count will far surpass Warnocks 16.
    I notice you have only included the full time managers jobs NW has had otherwise the total would be 17?
    Im still confused why you bring another manager into the thread as it relates to NW and his performance as our manager?

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    Re: Neil - He's the best

    He didn't bring another manager into the thread, he brought some chancer named Slade!

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    Re: Neil - He's the best

    The 4 clubs he got relegated might have a different view on him.

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    Re: Neil - He's the best

    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    He didn't bring another manager into the thread, he brought some chancer named Slade!
    Probably the only time I've felt like it wasn't worth renewing my ST during Slade's tenure, bored me shitless watching that defensive style crap week in week out!

    We've had three bad managerial appointments on the bounce in my view before Neil Warnock arrived thank god the board got it right now!!!!

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    Re: Neil - He's the best

    Quote Originally Posted by olderblue View Post
    Probably the only time I've felt like it wasn't worth renewing my ST during Slade's tenure, bored me shitless watching that defensive style crap week in week out!

    We've had three bad managerial appointments on the bounce in my view before Neil Warnock arrived thank god the board got it right now!!!!
    Hope your right time will tell

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