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Thread: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

  1. #1

    Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    Over to you.

  2. #2

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    No.

  3. #3

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    No

  4. #4

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    Difficult choice.

    The manager of a 4th tier team who play crap football, or the manager of a 2nd tier team who play crap football. To be fair one of them has been promoted to the top tier on two occasions and managed an international team on two separate occasions.....and it's not Mike Flynn!

  5. #5

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    Quote Originally Posted by cardiff55 View Post
    Difficult choice.

    The manager of a 4th tier team who play crap football, or the manager of a 2nd tier team who play crap football. To be fair one of them has been promoted to the top tier on two occasions and managed an international team on two separate occasions.....and it's not Mike Flynn!
    Dilemmas!

    I should point out that I'm not advocating Flynn as next City boss, but I know that we have got fans who would be happy if he took over here.

  6. #6

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    No but would love Eddie Howe instead !

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    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Half a Bee View Post
    Dilemmas!

    I should point out that I'm not advocating Flynn as next City boss, but I know that we have got fans who would be happy if he took over here.
    Why ? Just because he lives down the road ?

    If he wasn't managing Newport, we wouldn't even be having this discussion and the fans would be in uproar if we were linked to a League Two manager who has hardly set the world on fire with his tactical nous and his ability to get his team promoted.

  8. #8

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    I ask to be allowed to see what our squad looks like when the transfer window closes before answering your question Eric. However, I wouldn't have been too upset if we'd appointed Flynn as manager back in January, Apart from last season, Flynn's done a great job at Newport with their league results being well above their norm during his time there (especially when you consider what a disadvantage the Rodney Parade pitch has been for them in that time), but their Cup form has been better and I'd say that he's become a manager who should at least be considered when there is a vacancy at a League One or Championship club.

    One other thing on Flynn, I admired his restraint during the post match interview yesterday and maybe it was the pain of defeat that was responsible, but he sounded like someone who was considering quitting his job.

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    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    I ask to be allowed to see what our squad looks like when the transfer window closes before answering your question Eric. However, I wouldn't have been too upset if we'd appointed Flynn as manager back in January, Apart from last season, Flynn's done a great job at Newport with their league results being well above their norm during his time there (especially when you consider what a disadvantage the Rodney Parade pitch has been for them in that time), but their Cup form has been better and I'd say that he's become a manager who should at least be considered when there is a vacancy at a League One or Championship club.

    One other thing on Flynn, I admired his restraint during the post match interview yesterday and maybe it was the pain of defeat that was responsible, but he sounded like someone who was considering quitting his job.
    Arent Newport appointing a sporting director and Flynn said hes not happy with things behind the scenes. Looks like maybe a parting of ways.

    Maybe Wrexham? Theyve lost their manager.

    There was nothing in that Newport display that suggested that was a manager who should be at a higher level. Even the use of the long throw was poor.

    That match was well below the L1 match.

  10. #10

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    The obvious answer is that it's too early to say.

    The squad was in such a negative, self-defeating place when Mick took over that he didn't have to do much other than be not Neil Harris for things to improve and then when we were building momentum for real play-off run his bad game management cost us points against Watford and Stoke which was quickly followed by poor results against Wednesday and Forest - in fact the vast majority of performances and/or results after the 2nd of March were poor except for draw away at Brentford and win away at Brum.

    We really don't know much about Flynn. I'd say he's done better in transfer market based on i) successfully signing players and ii) those players being playing well having arrived there but Mick's only had one full window yet.

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    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    Out of interest would those not writing Flynn off be happy with the Morecambe manager? Bottom of the league to promotion?

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    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hilts View Post
    Out of interest would those not writing Flynn off be happy with the Morecambe manager? Bottom of the league to promotion?
    Well seeing that Morecambe had the worst possession stats in League Two. I'd say the City job's his if Mick McCarthy were to leave!

  13. #13

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Well seeing that Morecambe had the worst possession stats in League Two. I'd say the City job's his if Mick McCarthy were to leave!

  14. #14

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    Gosh no Mick is vastly more experienced hope this is not going to be a Pulis groundhog day moment. Bamba or Bellers after Mick please.

  15. #15

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    No for me. He has done a good job there in all the circumstances but not good enough to suggest he would be a good championship manager rather than an ordinary one. Seems to me if he does leave Newport he might be a good fit for the Wrexham job. Knows non league football and the lower divisions and Wrexham might have a bit of money next season with American super heroes in charge.

    It would seem illogical to drop a division but he might enchantce his reputation at Wrexham with a couple of good seasons.

  16. #16

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    Christ no

  17. #17

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    Iím just wondering if anyone commenting on here is qualified enough to pass judgement on Flynn. How many games have you actually watched ?

    From what I have seen, County play more on the floor than Cardiff... at least when the standard of the pitch allows it.

    Also, and this what I said last time round when half of the experts commenting in this thread said that Harris was a much better manager than Flynn.... If you know anything, youíd at least be able to acknowledge that MF has done wonders with the budget he has had...season upon season. He is consistently impressive.

    But, nothing has changed really. MF keeps on pulling rabbits out of the hat and we keep on appointing duds. Roll on , letís come back to this again next season.

  18. #18

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    I just find it puzzling and slightly amusing that quite a few on here would seriously contemplate employing this guy based on what he's 'achieved' with a League 2 side. If, as I said before he wasn't managing a local team, he wouldn't even be a blip on our radar. A case of Mike who ?, never heard of him, next.

    If we have to check out potential managers, why not start in the division directly below us, not two divisions lower. Personally, I think we should aim much much higher even than that.

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    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moodybluebird View Post
    I just find it puzzling and slightly amusing that quite a few on here would seriously contemplate employing this guy based on what he's 'achieved' with a League 2 side. If, as I said before he wasn't managing a local team, he wouldn't even be a blip on our radar. A case of Mike who ?, never heard of him, next.

    If we have to check out potential managers, why not start in the division directly below us, not two divisions lower. Personally, I think we should aim much much higher even than that.
    The fact that you would say ďMike Who?Ē maybe talks more to the lack of knowledge and , dare I say it , arrogance of your average football fan.

    The fact that the guy saved the side from relegation and then achieved mid table finishes along with two play off finals on literally next to no money could only be considered a minor ďachievementĒ ( Iím guessing the quotes suggest you think hasnít achieved anything) by meanest follower of the game. Heís done a hell of a job.

    Also, who is anyone on here to turn their nose up at flynn when their last few managers have been mccarthy, harris, warnock, trollope and slade ... you havenít exactly been treated to the cream of the crop of football management (nor playing styles) for the last seven or eight seasons. You are used to watching pig-shite foootball as it is.

    Iíd pefer Flynn just on the basis that he isnít a dinosaur or a journeyman.

  20. #20

    Re: Would you swap Mick McCarthy for Mike Flynn?

    Errol Flynn rather than Mick for me.
    The Morecombe manager has had a fair bit of success in his previous positions.

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