Part of the downgrading at least I hope its only downgrading
The new head of academy recruitment started last year. This is the end of a long transition period.
best news. glad to see the back of him.
Why so Mark?
Return for Toshack...........
So they've chosen somebody already who hasn't yet been named ?
Academy manager covers a lot of responsibilities so how it shakes out in the end I don't know. Things have already been changing behind the scenes for a while, though, with people leaving and new ones taking over.
Nigel oversaw a long, successful chapter in the academy's history, but as he says there comes a time for new ideas and perspectives. Already seeing people trying to frame it as a sign of the academy closing or the evil yanks forcing him out. Typical stuff.
.....but the evil yanks, as you call them, were in control when the decision for Nigel Rees to leave was made!
The Academy is downgrading with no assurance I've heard that it wont be closed.
Presumably Boris the Clown had the same idea about Cummings, time for new ideas and perpectives!
I am with @Cimlaswan - that comment requires some explanation!
no it doesn't require any explanation.
I dont have a high opinion of him, for reasons I will keep to myself.
It is my opinion, and I really dont give a toss if you like or agree with it. Good riddance, I say.
Perhaps, at this moment in time it would be best to look at his departure as 'revolving doors' during a period of restructuring throughout the football club, and be concerned over the academy next summer when the parachute payments have stopped.
Wow - that is quite some passion @Mark_Jack_London - before I move on and without wanting to scratch away any further - is this professional or personal?
Sorry I know I just scratched some more!
For the record I have no opinion on the guy and certainly respect your right to vitriol - never met him or heard anything positive or negative about him, but he has served the club for over a decade during which the we have churned out more quality players for the first team than in my living memory.
Fack sake guys, we lose an admin officer at that's it, we are doomed
And whoever says Toshack in, never thought of Tosh as a pen pusher
I don't know exactly what Nigel Rees does but in the press release on the official site, he's certainly bigging himself up to be a lot more than an admin officer.
I've never been to the Landore site but I've seen the U23s in the Liberty a few times and, I might be wrong here, but I thought I'd seen this guy in a club tracksuit, mostly sitting in the stand and coming down to speak to Toshack and Richards on the bench now and again. Willing to be corrected if I've mis-identified him though.
Let’s just say him and giggs got a lot in common nudge nudge wink wink!
Blistering acceleration and a wand of a left foot @Brownie? 😎
He may well have worn a track suite, even had NR on it but didn't have the skill set to advise Tosh or anyone else, was HJ's eyes and ears
Thanks, yes that fits