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    Taxi for Robert Page

    Wales manager Rob Page is set to leave his role after three and a half years in charge.

    Page, 49, led his country to a first World Cup in 64 years and guided them to the second round of Euro 2020.

    But he has paid the price for Wales’ failure to qualify for Euro 2024, with this month’s miserable friendly displays against Gibraltar and Slovakia proving to be the final straw.

    Football Association of Wales (FAW) bosses held talks for more than a week before eventually coming to an agreement that a change was needed.

    Following an underwhelming performance at the 2022 World Cup, Page faced heavy criticism after an embarrassing home defeat by Armenia during Euro 2024 qualifying.

    Wales responded with a memorable victory over Croatia, but their hopes of reaching a third successive European Championship ended in agonising fashion as they were beaten on penalties in the play-off final against Poland in March.

    The FAW backed Page in the immediate aftermath of that crushing disappointment, with president Steve Williams saying the former centre-back would be in charge for the 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign.

    Less than three months down the line, the FAW has decided a change of manager is needed.

    Wales endured a desperate June international window, in which a youthful Wales side drew with the minnows of Gibraltar before a stronger line-up were thumped 4-0 in Slovakia.

    Wales were without a host of frontline players for both matches, but that did not stop Page facing boos and heavy criticism from fans after both matches.

    “They [Wales’ fans] want me out. I completely understand. I’ve got to stay true to myself and focused on the job in hand. Everything else is out of my control,” Page said after the Slovakia defeat.

    Page became Wales boss in November 2020, initially taking over from Ryan Giggs on a temporary basis before getting the job permanently.

    The 49-year-old helped Wales secure promotion to the top tier of the Nations League for the first time immediately after stepping up from his assistant coach role to fill in for Giggs.

    He won praise for guiding Wales through the group stages at Euro 2020, though they were dumped out of the tournament in the second round courtesy of a 4-0 thrashing by Denmark.

    Wales beat Ukraine in a play-off to reach the World Cup, but made an early exit in Qatar after taking only one point from their three group matches as they were beaten by Iran and England.

    Page was handed a new contract running until 2026 before the tournament, but has left his post before the Nations League returns in September.

    The Slovakia loss was just Wales’ second in 10 games, following the shootout defeat by Poland.

    Page was in charge of Wales for 45 matches, winning 15, drawing 15 and - including the Poland shootout - losing 15 of them.

    Wales’ next game is the Nations League opener against Turkey on 6 September, with a trip to Montenegro to come three days later.

    World Cup qualifying for European nations begins in spring 2025.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football...s/c877mp1852po

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    Happy days, although I already dread to think who the FAW have got lined up to replace him.

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    Hopefully this is why they wouldn't release Rowberry to us.

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    About fkng time.
    Finally the FAW have the balls to make a decision.

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    Osian Roberts to see if he is the super coach some think he is.

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    Bellamy incoming

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    Osian Roberts/Craig Bellamy partnership if the FAW have the balls

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    Should have been earlier but I'll take it.

    Thanks Rob

  9. #9

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    The right decision, but surprised they've made it.
    No idea who'll they replace him with.

  10. #10

    Re: Taxi for Robert Page

    Aaron ramsey to get the job is my outside bet. Bookmark this.

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    Re: Taxi for Robert Page

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Morris View Post
    Wales manager Rob Page is set to leave his role after three and a half years in charge.

    Page, 49, led his country to a first World Cup in 64 years and guided them to the second round of Euro 2020.

    But he has paid the price for Wales’ failure to qualify for Euro 2024, with this month’s miserable friendly displays against Gibraltar and Slovakia proving to be the final straw.

    Football Association of Wales (FAW) bosses held talks for more than a week before eventually coming to an agreement that a change was needed.

    Following an underwhelming performance at the 2022 World Cup, Page faced heavy criticism after an embarrassing home defeat by Armenia during Euro 2024 qualifying.

    Wales responded with a memorable victory over Croatia, but their hopes of reaching a third successive European Championship ended in agonising fashion as they were beaten on penalties in the play-off final against Poland in March.

    The FAW backed Page in the immediate aftermath of that crushing disappointment, with president Steve Williams saying the former centre-back would be in charge for the 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign.

    Less than three months down the line, the FAW has decided a change of manager is needed.

    Wales endured a desperate June international window, in which a youthful Wales side drew with the minnows of Gibraltar before a stronger line-up were thumped 4-0 in Slovakia.

    Wales were without a host of frontline players for both matches, but that did not stop Page facing boos and heavy criticism from fans after both matches.

    “They [Wales’ fans] want me out. I completely understand. I’ve got to stay true to myself and focused on the job in hand. Everything else is out of my control,” Page said after the Slovakia defeat.

    Page became Wales boss in November 2020, initially taking over from Ryan Giggs on a temporary basis before getting the job permanently.

    The 49-year-old helped Wales secure promotion to the top tier of the Nations League for the first time immediately after stepping up from his assistant coach role to fill in for Giggs.

    He won praise for guiding Wales through the group stages at Euro 2020, though they were dumped out of the tournament in the second round courtesy of a 4-0 thrashing by Denmark.

    Wales beat Ukraine in a play-off to reach the World Cup, but made an early exit in Qatar after taking only one point from their three group matches as they were beaten by Iran and England.

    Page was handed a new contract running until 2026 before the tournament, but has left his post before the Nations League returns in September.

    The Slovakia loss was just Wales’ second in 10 games, following the shootout defeat by Poland.

    Page was in charge of Wales for 45 matches, winning 15, drawing 15 and - including the Poland shootout - losing 15 of them.

    Wales’ next game is the Nations League opener against Turkey on 6 September, with a trip to Montenegro to come three days later.

    World Cup qualifying for European nations begins in spring 2025.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football...s/c877mp1852po
    Turkey look decent tough start for someone.

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    Nice fella, shit manager.

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    Re: Taxi for Robert Page

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Morris View Post
    Wales manager Rob Page is set to leave his role after three and a half years in charge.

    Page, 49, led his country to a first World Cup in 64 years and guided them to the second round of Euro 2020.

    But he has paid the price for Wales’ failure to qualify for Euro 2024, with this month’s miserable friendly displays against Gibraltar and Slovakia proving to be the final straw.

    Football Association of Wales (FAW) bosses held talks for more than a week before eventually coming to an agreement that a change was needed.

    Following an underwhelming performance at the 2022 World Cup, Page faced heavy criticism after an embarrassing home defeat by Armenia during Euro 2024 qualifying.

    Wales responded with a memorable victory over Croatia, but their hopes of reaching a third successive European Championship ended in agonising fashion as they were beaten on penalties in the play-off final against Poland in March.

    The FAW backed Page in the immediate aftermath of that crushing disappointment, with president Steve Williams saying the former centre-back would be in charge for the 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign.

    Less than three months down the line, the FAW has decided a change of manager is needed.

    Wales endured a desperate June international window, in which a youthful Wales side drew with the minnows of Gibraltar before a stronger line-up were thumped 4-0 in Slovakia.

    Wales were without a host of frontline players for both matches, but that did not stop Page facing boos and heavy criticism from fans after both matches.

    “They [Wales’ fans] want me out. I completely understand. I’ve got to stay true to myself and focused on the job in hand. Everything else is out of my control,” Page said after the Slovakia defeat.

    Page became Wales boss in November 2020, initially taking over from Ryan Giggs on a temporary basis before getting the job permanently.

    The 49-year-old helped Wales secure promotion to the top tier of the Nations League for the first time immediately after stepping up from his assistant coach role to fill in for Giggs.

    He won praise for guiding Wales through the group stages at Euro 2020, though they were dumped out of the tournament in the second round courtesy of a 4-0 thrashing by Denmark.

    Wales beat Ukraine in a play-off to reach the World Cup, but made an early exit in Qatar after taking only one point from their three group matches as they were beaten by Iran and England.

    Page was handed a new contract running until 2026 before the tournament, but has left his post before the Nations League returns in September.

    The Slovakia loss was just Wales’ second in 10 games, following the shootout defeat by Poland.

    Page was in charge of Wales for 45 matches, winning 15, drawing 15 and - including the Poland shootout - losing 15 of them.

    Wales’ next game is the Nations League opener against Turkey on 6 September, with a trip to Montenegro to come three days later.

    World Cup qualifying for European nations begins in spring 2025.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football...s/c877mp1852po
    Southgate will be just behind him.

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    thanks Rob

    ignore me

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    Re: Taxi for Robert Page

    Would the Bulut haters swop him at Cardiff for Bulut?

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    Re: has Rambo jumped the gun with pages announcement

    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    ? ? ?

    not seen anything from the FAW
    There's an official statement on the website lol

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    Re: has Rambo jumped the gun with pages announcement

    Quote Originally Posted by Father Dougal View Post
    There's an official statement on the website lol
    yea I just saw it, and from Mike

    thought I could get in with a quick edit

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    Re: Taxi for Robert Page

    Quote Originally Posted by North Cardiff Blue View Post
    Southgate will be just behind him.
    Southgate for wales!

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    Re: thanks Rob

    Quote Originally Posted by Father Dougal View Post
    it is

    nothing on the socials though

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    Re: thanks Rob

    why change the thread title so quick

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    Re: Taxi for Robert Page

    Quote Originally Posted by North Cardiff Blue View Post
    Would the Bulut haters swop him at Cardiff for Bulut?
    You'd have to go quite far down the league pyramid to find a Club who would take him I imagine. Newport maybe

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    Re: Taxi for Robert Page

    Quote Originally Posted by North Cardiff Blue View Post
    Would the Bulut haters swop him at Cardiff for Bulut?
    What a daft irrelevant question to ask.

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    About time. Nice enough fella - just way out of his depth with coaching and managing an international team.

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    It was time for a change but I will be very surprised if the new guy comes out with a better record.

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