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You Wanted Laudrup....Here's Ince!!!

The recent poll asked whether you would prefer Laudrup or 'the other guy' in reference to Ince. The result, which did not seem to deter Rovers Chairman John Williams, saw Laudrup a clear favourite with the VBer community to succeed Mark Hughes.

67% of you wanted Michael Laudrup whilst 33% of you wanted Ince.

Well a third of you will be very happy today, whilst two thirds wont be as happy.

My personal feeling is that Ince does not have the required skill set to take us that 'next step forward' that we seem to have been mentioning a lot of late and, in my eyes at least, has a lot to prove, starting immediately in attempting to keep Roque Santa Cruz et al at the club, strengthening the squad, assembling a back room staff good enough for the Premier League and making inroads on the youth system at Rovers which is failing in its attempts to produce first class footballers for Rovers.

The next poll up was suggested by VBer 'Kendog' (don't you do anything else besides suggest polls mate? LOL ;)) which asks 'Where Do you Think David Bentley Will Be Playing Next Season?'

Get voting folks!!!

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The Journalist

Writer: BomBom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 22 2008

Time: 10:32PM

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Now, it gets interesting and I for one, am very anxious about this appointment.
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22/06/2008 22:36:00

I feel your pain mate, yes he has a lot to prove, but heres hoping he's up to the task. Gotta say he should move for cabanas at MEX cruz's best mate and strike partner for Paraguay. Your dead right in all that you've said, theres lots to be done at Rovers. on the poll wheres the option, for real madrid i thought thats where all the egotistical, right wingers go!! Or even Cerle Brugge thats where I'd send him!
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23/06/2008 00:14:00

Im not sure. He really does have a lot to prove, and apparantly he wants to bring the captain of MK dons over with him. Now dont get me wrong, who knows, but its not like the guy is just jumping up 1 division. Im really not sure bout this
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23/06/2008 05:05:00

We can thank our lucky stars it's not Big Sam or McClaren. The board listens to the fans in that sense! You have to give the man a chance. Hughes had no club management experience whatsoever before joining us, and he worked wonders. Ince has had some experience of mangement, and successful management at that, so I am going into the season with more optimism than I thought I would have. Obvioulsy, Laudrup would have been awesome, but his stayability track record isn't good...
Decimus Poole
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23/06/2008 09:04:00

Werent we saying the exact same thing about Hughes a few years back when he was hired?? it is a bold appointment for sure but its the RIGHT appointment.
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23/06/2008 09:23:00

I agree DP and Mikey - lets get fully behind Ince, back him to the hilt. He know how to run a club, he's young, ambitious and successful. There have been many successful managers who had little or no experience. Also Ince is taking over a good team of players and will be supported by a good chairman.
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23/06/2008 10:42:00

According to Tony Gale, the players at MK Dons think he is the best manager they have ever played under. I don;t care if it is at a lower level, thats speak volumes!
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23/06/2008 10:50:00

That says it all
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23/06/2008 11:11:00

Even if I cant spell!!! lol
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23/06/2008 11:38:00

Errr, being a bit anal here but Hughes was Wales manager before he joined Rovers, slightly more of a higher level than Macclesfield and MK Dons!!! I am reserving judgement lads, its a positive appointment (we couldve had BSA or McClown) but its not a "Star studded" appointment that I felt we needed to make that next step.
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23/06/2008 19:36:00

I think the Ince appointment was the best choice for Rovers, Laudrup does carry a big name tag with him, but he's never around long enuff at any club! Ince has already said he had a 3yr plan, hence the contract length, I do think that he will suceed much for the same reasons as Hughes did, his determination! Remember that Hughes scouting techniques are going to be still around and quite possibly the scouts as well so to the lists of players he was interested in will our boss so i think we are ok there in that respect. Though it will be good to see who Ince brings in, after all i went on about Laudrups connections but does the Inter boss not love Ince??
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24/06/2008 11:19:00

I see a lot of the same attributes in Ince that I saw when Hughes first came here... and thats def a good thing.
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24/06/2008 13:06:00

Bom - you could also argue that Hughes hadn't won anything as a manager before joining us, but Ince has. And to be fair Hughes did a good job at Wales to nearly get them qualified for the Euros, but Ince won a promotion.
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25/06/2008 10:27:00

Bom is being negative at the moment... its his way lol.
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25/06/2008 13:22:00


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