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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby STAGS FOR LIFE » Thu May 14, 2020 10:21 am

We have been wanting in this role to move the club forward.

Welcome David and good move by JR & Carolyn :clap:
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby geoffhill » Thu May 14, 2020 10:43 am

Perhaps mr broughton can repair the roof in the west stand.
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby yellowstagsfan » Thu May 14, 2020 12:11 pm

Onwards and upwards
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby bellwhiff » Thu May 14, 2020 1:32 pm

MTFCMAD wrote:Some real wide swing and a miss posts on Facebook regarding this.

The fact people take there own comments as actually fact is worrying in today’s age.

What do you expect with the 5G and Bill Gates is a killer crowd out there ?

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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby Bradders » Thu May 14, 2020 2:31 pm

Seems sensible. The Radfords have to accept that they can't run the club on a day to day level when they're out of the country, and asking the team manager to take care of the whole picture all the time isn't going to work out well. So Sharpe can be the middle man. The timing seems a bit odd, but then why wait?
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby ian23 » Thu May 14, 2020 3:08 pm

Timing of appointment feels like we are ramping up to hit ground running to try and maximise the opportunity of a weaker league next year
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby MTFCMusings » Thu May 14, 2020 3:13 pm

Good move IMO, been crying out for this for months. Someone who can oversee football operations, and who at least appears to understand football with a track record of success.
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby cassellswasmagic » Thu May 14, 2020 3:36 pm

This could be the best ‘signing’ for a long time.
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby yorkshire stag » Thu May 14, 2020 7:48 pm

surprised Stevo hasn’t got his extendable mircrophone out & interviewed him yet !
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby Martin Shaw » Thu May 14, 2020 7:50 pm

yorkshire stag wrote:surprised Stevo hasn’t got his extendable mircrophone out & interviewed him yet !

For anyone who hasn't spotted it, there is a 7 minute interview from Radio Nottm further up this thread.
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby Martin Shaw » Thu May 14, 2020 11:47 pm

there is a 22 minute video interview with David Sharpe now on iFollow Stags
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby MutinyOnTheCounty » Fri May 15, 2020 6:36 am

adamstag wrote:
yorkshire stag wrote:
Martin Shaw wrote:from John Radford's facebook page:

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best post of the season :mtfc: :coys:


You do get some plonkers, surprised JR bothered to reply tbh


Was this the same Dave C who used to come on here?

Great appointment imo - in the past I've often felt we've had that footballing brain leadership missing to kick us on to the next level, & so always been stuck in the 'same old stags' mode. Hopefully DS will fill that void
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby Martin Shaw » Fri May 15, 2020 9:20 am

MutinyOnTheCounty wrote:Was this the same Dave C who used to come on here?

no
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby Martin Shaw » Fri May 15, 2020 9:22 am

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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby yorkshire stag » Fri May 15, 2020 11:35 am

& if ya want to put a few bob in the transfer kitty youth fill ya boots
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby Bridgford Stag » Fri May 15, 2020 8:44 pm

kevin kents tasce wrote:My initial reaction to this is that it's a positive move for the club, for a few reasons. Firstly he is a football man, with actual experience of running a club and achieving success with them. He also appears to be from outside JR's usual circle so should be able to offer fresh perspective which could be invaluable to the club. It also offers someone in a proper leadership position when the Radford's are in Portugal.

The rest of the board should be absolutely applauded for thier efforts with the club, but none of them have the football experience that Sharpe has, so he adds value to club decision making at strategy. You never know, it may be that JR finally realised that he needed football people around him after seeing what happened when he sacked Flitcroft after consulting the current boardroom?

The risk is of course that he and Coughlin clash. Hopefully this doesn't happen, but if it does then I would expect JR to back Sharpe as the club need a long term vision and strategy, which can only be achieved through continuity at board/director level.

I'm really excited now. Hopefully the next month or two will see some ins and outs on the playing side and we can enter the next season fully prepared as opposed to the shambles of this year.


kevin...I shall print that out and put it in a brown envelope in my desk and surface it in due course as and when. ;)

I'm in awe that Sharpe has the football 'experience' he has and perplexed that he may well be backed up regardless as you suggest. If he is that good, could he have been picked up by other Clubs higher up?

We'll see....hope he turns out 'alright'..... :|
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby kevin kents tasce » Fri May 15, 2020 10:41 pm

Who knows how it'll turn out?

It's got to better to have a director steering the strategic decision making at the club rather than employing five managers in five seasons who all have different styles of play and bring with them a turnover of players at who knows what expense.

It must also be a positive to have someone who has been the chairman of a club twice printed to the championship under his watch to be assisting with the strategic decision making and running of the club, as opposed to a local builder who's history of football is stood on the terraces.

It may also help that he might have a less emotional response to the idea of selling players for decent fees. Not selling Green, Rose, McDonald and Hamilton for fees rumoured to be in the region of £500k or higher have all been proven to be poor decisions in the long term and had it not been for the deep pockets of our chairman this kind of money could have been the life source of the club.

One of the things I love about football is it's unpredictable nature and whether I am proven right or wrong in my opinions is part of the fun!
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Re: David Sharpe - New Director of Football

Postby tillydog123 » Fri May 15, 2020 11:12 pm

Can only be very good for the club and it’s standing
Welcome david we look forward to your work and strategic direction
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