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Bob speaks

It was nice to hear from Bob. Part 1 and Part 2 in case you’ve missed it.

It doesn’t answer why it took almost a week, but we have to move on and Peeters will be judged over a season, although so much work needs to be done between now and August 9th, that a judgement call will be made before the season kicks off whether the club or Peeters like it or not.

The opening interview was as to be expected, and we learnt that he has been offered a one-year contract, more likely due to Duchâtelet’s aversion to paying compensation, which is fair enough.

Not surprisingly Peeters talks of his wishes to develop young players, and as we had heard previously his wish to play a passing game, apparently with two wide men.

Damien Matthew gets name-checked but no mention of any other coaches joining Peeters although I understand goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts has signed a contract extension.

Peeters talks up his knowledge of The Championship, but he will still need to be a quick learner like Riga and vitally stated that he is currently busy on recruitment: “We are going to bring in players who know what it takes to play at a very hard level with a lot of good teams.”

Welcome Bob, no time to waste, let’s get this car on the road.

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10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Bob Miller #

    A live press conference to introduce the new manager would seem the normal thing to do.

    June 5, 2014
    • Or at least a You Tube video which seems to be Roland’s thing, but I don’t know of any club that announces a new manager/head coach and then nothing for a week. Let’s be honest that conversation with the OS must have been no longer than 3 minutes looking at the quotes.

      Strange is the new normal down in SE7 Bob.

      June 5, 2014
  2. Pat #

    He isn’t the new manager – he is head coach.
    Still waiting for Katrien to get off her sun lounger. How difficult is it to arrange a public meeting?

    June 5, 2014
  3. Bob Miller #

    Head coach, manager……….whatever you want to call him, let’s see him in the flesh and hear what he has to say, ask him some pertinent questions and generally get to know the guy a bit, rather than just reading platitudes on the official site.

    June 5, 2014
  4. Ol1gab #

    Come on CA , You really are turning into a sad old git. In football no one really knows so why don’t you put on a positive attitude, “Big Bob Peteers Red Army” is good enough for me right know.

    June 5, 2014
    • This is me trying to be positive Ol1gab! I am definitely in the wait and see camp, intrigued by RD looking for some encouraging indicators.

      June 5, 2014
  5. aitchyaddick #

    I agree with Ol1gab. I used to love reading your blog CA, but you’ve become a SOG and also very negative. These are exciting and different times, embrace them and if necessary moan at the end of the next season.

    June 5, 2014
    • I have got myself into a bit of a quizzical melancholy I know. I want to embrace it Aitchy, I really do, but I might have to evaluate the situation in August as opposed to waiting to May.

      June 5, 2014
  6. confidential rick #

    Aitchyaddick is right CA… We need to embrace these new exciting times. I’ve had my blazer dry-cleaned for the occasion and the dandruff has almost cleared so am ready to take my place in this new era..

    June 5, 2014

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