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Re: Rival Watch

by Silver Fox » 06 Apr 2020 11:32

Didn't they win the european Cup once (they lost the final but I'm sure I've heard that doesn't cout?)

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by From Despair To Where? » 06 Apr 2020 21:06

They won the Fairs Cup in 68 and 71 but that just reinforces that their "history" is basically Revie and not a lot else.

Of 7 major trophies won, 6 were under Revie.

Of 12 major cup finals reached, 10 were under Revie and 1 was in the season after he left.

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Re: Rival Watch

by 3points » 06 Apr 2020 22:50

From Despair To Where? They won the Fairs Cup in 68 and 71 but that just reinforces that their "history" is basically Revie and not a lot else.

Of 7 major trophies won, 6 were under Revie.

Of 12 major cup finals reached, 10 were under Revie and 1 was in the season after he left.

didn't know that. Just goes to show the success a great manager can bring and if he hadn't managed England how long would that legacy have run for perhaps?

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Re: Rival Watch

by From Despair To Where? » 07 Apr 2020 00:04

It's difficult to say, Revie was 47 when he took the England job so not exactly old but that Leeds team were. Hunter, Cooper, Reaney, Madeley, Bremner, Giles and Jones were all in their 30's. They had some decent young players coming through like McQueen and Jordan but most of the squad were 28+ so were at or past their peak.

You've also got to consider the rise of Liverpool, starting under Shankley but more pertinently under Paisley. I don't think Revie had the heart for a rebuild because another thing to consider is that he became more and more mercenary. He almost became Everton manager in the early 70's but they couldn't meet his demands and it's why he quit the England job to manage the UAE.

I remember seeing an interview with Emlyn Hughes where he said that in the first England player meet up of his reign (attended by 81 players), all Revie talked about was money.

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