'Work, sacrifice and heart are the only words I know', says Watford boss Beppe Sannino

Matej Vydra is a doubt for tomorrow's game. Picture: Action Images

Matej Vydra is a doubt for tomorrow's game. Picture: Action Images

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Hornets head coach Beppe Sannino says Watford’s performances are still missing something ahead of tomorrow’s Championship clash with Leeds United but believes the only way to improve is through “work, sacrifice and heart”.

The Hornets responded to Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Norwich City by beating Rotherham United 2-0 on Tuesday night. However, the Hornets head coach feels his side are yet to perform to their best this season.

“We are still missing something,” the Italian explained on Wednesday when asked about reproducing their home form on the road. 

“In the match against Norwich we could have been better. Yesterday (Tuesday) we could have been better in the first half but the second half was very good. We have to go and work.”

Addressing the question of whether his side had shown the same “personality” away from home as they did at Vicarage Road, Sannino said there was a lot of work to be undertaken.

When pressed on what could be done, he replied: “Work, work, work and sacrifice. I know only three words; work, sacrifice and heart.”

Watford sit seventh in the Championship after two wins and a defeat from their opening three matches and Sannino is adamant his side must focus on Leeds rather than dwelling on previous results.

“After one win, we were really happy and this is not good,” he explained. “The match has gone and to reach the target you have to leave the win in the past, and the next training session and the next match is most important.”

He continued: “I am happy if those in the stands think the players are working hard. But I would like more and more because these boys can do more and do better.”

Sannino made five changes to the starting XI for the Hornets’ trip to the New York Stadium on Tuesday and also introduced Lloyd Dyer and striker Odion Ighalo from the bench to good effect in the second half.

With Matej Vydra a doubt for tomorrow’s game with a dead leg, Sannino was asked if Ighalo would be handed his first league start.

Sannino replied: “I am happy about having all these players that are very good, not one or two. I have four or five very good players in this position and it is difficult to pick."

“I have other players and I need two days to watch the training and then decide,” he added on Wednesday.

Sannino can select Mathias Ranegie, who has recovered from a groin problem, while Uche Ikpeazu played 45 minutes during a reserve game with AFC Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Ighalo, Daniel Tozser and the other players who did not start in south Yorkshire were also given run-outs against the Dons.

Joel Ekstrand is ruled out due to suspension and Craig Cathcart and Bernard Mensah will both be absent with knee injuries.

The Hornets also host Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday in the Capital One Cup.

After rotating his side in the first round victory at Stevenage, Sannino was asked if he would again make wholesale changes to his starting XI. The Watford boss replied he was only focused on tomorrow’s fixture against Leeds.

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10:07am Fri 22 Aug 14

Hornankey says...

How about leadership and motivation? Great squad - get them firing Beppe!
How about leadership and motivation? Great squad - get them firing Beppe! Hornankey
  • Score: 15

10:35am Fri 22 Aug 14

bristol hornet says...

Come on, we owe Leeds another beating for them preventing us reaching the promised land two years ago.

We stuffed them at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We stuffed them 6-1 at Elland Road two years ago. And we stuffed them again at home last season!

Now let us nail another stake into their coffin, and maybe the unfortunate Hockaday will be calling for a taxi?
Come on, we owe Leeds another beating for them preventing us reaching the promised land two years ago. We stuffed them at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We stuffed them 6-1 at Elland Road two years ago. And we stuffed them again at home last season! Now let us nail another stake into their coffin, and maybe the unfortunate Hockaday will be calling for a taxi? bristol hornet
  • Score: 32

10:38am Fri 22 Aug 14

corey_wfc says...

What about d**khead?

I'm not calling him one... He called himself one...
What about d**khead? I'm not calling him one... He called himself one... corey_wfc
  • Score: -1

10:46am Fri 22 Aug 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

I would add the ability to manage different personalities as well

If you look at the top managers - and if Sannino wants to become one - then blanket shouting at all of his players (allegedly) wouldn't be the way to become one

A lot of footballers might be spoilt, but a lot are also grown ups with their heads screwed on. People need to be treated as individuals.
I would add the ability to manage different personalities as well If you look at the top managers - and if Sannino wants to become one - then blanket shouting at all of his players (allegedly) wouldn't be the way to become one A lot of footballers might be spoilt, but a lot are also grown ups with their heads screwed on. People need to be treated as individuals. JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 13

10:49am Fri 22 Aug 14

llloydwithathirdl says...

I think **** a few players off may have won the game on Tues.

We looked like we were heading for defeat, but when the subs came on they were fired up with a point to prove. It changed the game, Rotherham couldn't handle it.

Hope Beppe stays.
I think **** a few players off may have won the game on Tues. We looked like we were heading for defeat, but when the subs came on they were fired up with a point to prove. It changed the game, Rotherham couldn't handle it. Hope Beppe stays. llloydwithathirdl
  • Score: 25

11:00am Fri 22 Aug 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

llloydwithathirdl wrote:
I think **** a few players off may have won the game on Tues.

We looked like we were heading for defeat, but when the subs came on they were fired up with a point to prove. It changed the game, Rotherham couldn't handle it.

Hope Beppe stays.
The subs may have been fired up but the starting 11 certainly weren't for the first 75 mins.

I hope he goes and we get someone in with better man management skills.
[quote][p][bold]llloydwithathirdl[/bold] wrote: I think **** a few players off may have won the game on Tues. We looked like we were heading for defeat, but when the subs came on they were fired up with a point to prove. It changed the game, Rotherham couldn't handle it. Hope Beppe stays.[/p][/quote]The subs may have been fired up but the starting 11 certainly weren't for the first 75 mins. I hope he goes and we get someone in with better man management skills. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: -2

11:02am Fri 22 Aug 14

Feff says...

As I have said before, the jury is still out on Beppe Sannino but "player power" must be stamped out immediately. The only losers would be WFC and the Pozzos. Assuming the Board back Sannino, then the only remedy the players have is to ask for a transfer - or to get on their bikes, give up their super-high salaries, and go.
As I have said before, the jury is still out on Beppe Sannino but "player power" must be stamped out immediately. The only losers would be WFC and the Pozzos. Assuming the Board back Sannino, then the only remedy the players have is to ask for a transfer - or to get on their bikes, give up their super-high salaries, and go. Feff
  • Score: 22

11:10am Fri 22 Aug 14

bigdave8 says...

i think its strange people are putting Sannio under so much pressure this earlier in the season. Mainly the same people who wanted Zola out and who now want him back. So far we have won 3 out of 4 and not let a goal in while we have had 11 on the pitch! seems a solid start to the season to me. I like the fact players who arent starting are upset, in fact i would be worried if they werent. I want to see more of Dyers passion thats what we have been missing. Lets get behind the boys and take stock after 10 games. far far too early to make judgements. Fingers crossed for tomorrow COYH
i think its strange people are putting Sannio under so much pressure this earlier in the season. Mainly the same people who wanted Zola out and who now want him back. So far we have won 3 out of 4 and not let a goal in while we have had 11 on the pitch! seems a solid start to the season to me. I like the fact players who arent starting are upset, in fact i would be worried if they werent. I want to see more of Dyers passion thats what we have been missing. Lets get behind the boys and take stock after 10 games. far far too early to make judgements. Fingers crossed for tomorrow COYH bigdave8
  • Score: 32

11:14am Fri 22 Aug 14

Harry's Bar says...

corey_wfc wrote:
What about d**khead?

I'm not calling him one... He called himself one...
Do you think he's alright? It was a bit like his version of "I am the way, I am the truth and I am the light" only "I am one man, I am one papi, I am one brother and I am one d**khead". Bizzare.
[quote][p][bold]corey_wfc[/bold] wrote: What about d**khead? I'm not calling him one... He called himself one...[/p][/quote]Do you think he's alright? It was a bit like his version of "I am the way, I am the truth and I am the light" only "I am one man, I am one papi, I am one brother and I am one d**khead". Bizzare. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 1

11:59am Fri 22 Aug 14

RobboBTC says...

JohnnyBarnes wrote:
I would add the ability to manage different personalities as well If you look at the top managers - and if Sannino wants to become one - then blanket shouting at all of his players (allegedly) wouldn't be the way to become one A lot of footballers might be spoilt, but a lot are also grown ups with their heads screwed on. People need to be treated as individuals.
To become a top manager you musn't shout at the players? I can assure you all managers at all levels shout at the players as a group at times. It's true that you do this too often and it loses it's effect but from time to time giving the Alex Ferguson hair Dryer treatment isn't an issue.
[quote][p][bold]JohnnyBarnes[/bold] wrote: I would add the ability to manage different personalities as well If you look at the top managers - and if Sannino wants to become one - then blanket shouting at all of his players (allegedly) wouldn't be the way to become one A lot of footballers might be spoilt, but a lot are also grown ups with their heads screwed on. People need to be treated as individuals.[/p][/quote]To become a top manager you musn't shout at the players? I can assure you all managers at all levels shout at the players as a group at times. It's true that you do this too often and it loses it's effect but from time to time giving the Alex Ferguson hair Dryer treatment isn't an issue. RobboBTC
  • Score: 9

12:04pm Fri 22 Aug 14

DCB1 says...

I think Beppe deserves our support tomorrow. We don't know what has happened behind the scenes but in public he has always come across as an honest bloke trying his hardest to get us promoted. He may not be the right man for the job long term but he's not wilfully damaging the club like some of the characters who've been involved with Watford over the last few years. Let's support him and the team and if results go our way, we could be top of the league tomorrow! COYH!
I think Beppe deserves our support tomorrow. We don't know what has happened behind the scenes but in public he has always come across as an honest bloke trying his hardest to get us promoted. He may not be the right man for the job long term but he's not wilfully damaging the club like some of the characters who've been involved with Watford over the last few years. Let's support him and the team and if results go our way, we could be top of the league tomorrow! COYH! DCB1
  • Score: 41

12:09pm Fri 22 Aug 14

West Country Hornet says...

bigdave8 wrote:
i think its strange people are putting Sannio under so much pressure this earlier in the season. Mainly the same people who wanted Zola out and who now want him back. So far we have won 3 out of 4 and not let a goal in while we have had 11 on the pitch! seems a solid start to the season to me. I like the fact players who arent starting are upset, in fact i would be worried if they werent. I want to see more of Dyers passion thats what we have been missing. Lets get behind the boys and take stock after 10 games. far far too early to make judgements. Fingers crossed for tomorrow COYH
Couldn't agree more. We want players to fight for their places and we should wait 10 games, after Bolton there was way to much hype in my opinion. This can also be dangerous.

However, I also feel that the squad is constantly growing in order to inflate player values if/when we are promoted. Ikpezu? Will he ever get a game?
[quote][p][bold]bigdave8[/bold] wrote: i think its strange people are putting Sannio under so much pressure this earlier in the season. Mainly the same people who wanted Zola out and who now want him back. So far we have won 3 out of 4 and not let a goal in while we have had 11 on the pitch! seems a solid start to the season to me. I like the fact players who arent starting are upset, in fact i would be worried if they werent. I want to see more of Dyers passion thats what we have been missing. Lets get behind the boys and take stock after 10 games. far far too early to make judgements. Fingers crossed for tomorrow COYH[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. We want players to fight for their places and we should wait 10 games, after Bolton there was way to much hype in my opinion. This can also be dangerous. However, I also feel that the squad is constantly growing in order to inflate player values if/when we are promoted. Ikpezu? Will he ever get a game? West Country Hornet
  • Score: 10

12:27pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Hornet Cornet says...

bristol hornet wrote:
Come on, we owe Leeds another beating for them preventing us reaching the promised land two years ago.

We stuffed them at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We stuffed them 6-1 at Elland Road two years ago. And we stuffed them again at home last season!

Now let us nail another stake into their coffin, and maybe the unfortunate Hockaday will be calling for a taxi?
Not one to blame anyone but young Bonham might be more to blame than Leeds themselves
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: Come on, we owe Leeds another beating for them preventing us reaching the promised land two years ago. We stuffed them at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We stuffed them 6-1 at Elland Road two years ago. And we stuffed them again at home last season! Now let us nail another stake into their coffin, and maybe the unfortunate Hockaday will be calling for a taxi?[/p][/quote]Not one to blame anyone but young Bonham might be more to blame than Leeds themselves Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -14

12:41pm Fri 22 Aug 14

soulfulhornet says...

I am still unsure about the Beppe situation. Like many fans I believe the jury is still out on him. I love his passion and on Tuesday he showed he can change tactics and formation during the game and come away with the result.

He clearly has some communication problems and I don’t mean linguistically.

I loved Gianfranco and the style of football, but like all managers he had his weaknesses. One of which was to get too close to the players, who seemed to treat him like a friend rather than a boss. Sannino is the complete opposite. A culture shock for some of those who had been here since 2012/13!

Also one thing he has addressed, so it seems, is the fitness issue. Both last season and in 2012/13, the propensity to fade away – physically and mentally - late in the game was a problem and cost us promotion and then may be a play-off spot last season.

In the summer, this appears to have been addressed by hard work. Reading some of Troy’s twitter comments the fitness work bordered on the cruel. Forcing the players to get fit(ter) – especially those that had an easier time for the last 2 seasons – would not have been popular with those in their comfort zone under Zola’s regime.

It is too early to come to a firm conclusion, but indications suggest we are fitter now. Even v Norwich we kept going to the end and did not concede in the last 10 minutes and v Rotherham we looked solid.

Management is not a popularity contest. If we keep winning and look like we are going up, this will be forgotten. However, the sergeant major approach – shouting orders and aggression – is not a great way to manage and will only take you so far.

Beppe needs to sit down with the players collectively and individually to resolve any issues. Man management is an essential skill and he may need to adapt.

I can understand Dyer’s frustrations and I am pleased that he is not happy being on the bench. There are ways of doing things, however and his antics on the pitch on Tuesday do him or Beppe no credit whatsoever. Can you imagine a Fergie or a Brian Clough or GT putting up with that. (I know times have changed.)

Dyer will get his chance (hopefully tomorrow), he just needs to grab it with both feet when it comes along and make himself undropable with his performances (like Hoban and Anya did in 12/13). But no player should be able to dictate whether they are in the team or not.

Leeds won’t be easy. A tough and physical team, but if we play to our considerable strengths and focus on beating them rather than each other, we should win.
I am still unsure about the Beppe situation. Like many fans I believe the jury is still out on him. I love his passion and on Tuesday he showed he can change tactics and formation during the game and come away with the result. He clearly has some communication problems and I don’t mean linguistically. I loved Gianfranco and the style of football, but like all managers he had his weaknesses. One of which was to get too close to the players, who seemed to treat him like a friend rather than a boss. Sannino is the complete opposite. A culture shock for some of those who had been here since 2012/13! Also one thing he has addressed, so it seems, is the fitness issue. Both last season and in 2012/13, the propensity to fade away – physically and mentally - late in the game was a problem and cost us promotion and then may be a play-off spot last season. In the summer, this appears to have been addressed by hard work. Reading some of Troy’s twitter comments the fitness work bordered on the cruel. Forcing the players to get fit(ter) – especially those that had an easier time for the last 2 seasons – would not have been popular with those in their comfort zone under Zola’s regime. It is too early to come to a firm conclusion, but indications suggest we are fitter now. Even v Norwich we kept going to the end and did not concede in the last 10 minutes and v Rotherham we looked solid. Management is not a popularity contest. If we keep winning and look like we are going up, this will be forgotten. However, the sergeant major approach – shouting orders and aggression – is not a great way to manage and will only take you so far. Beppe needs to sit down with the players collectively and individually to resolve any issues. Man management is an essential skill and he may need to adapt. I can understand Dyer’s frustrations and I am pleased that he is not happy being on the bench. There are ways of doing things, however and his antics on the pitch on Tuesday do him or Beppe no credit whatsoever. Can you imagine a Fergie or a Brian Clough or GT putting up with that. (I know times have changed.) Dyer will get his chance (hopefully tomorrow), he just needs to grab it with both feet when it comes along and make himself undropable with his performances (like Hoban and Anya did in 12/13). But no player should be able to dictate whether they are in the team or not. Leeds won’t be easy. A tough and physical team, but if we play to our considerable strengths and focus on beating them rather than each other, we should win. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 25

12:50pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Harry's Bar says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
Come on, we owe Leeds another beating for them preventing us reaching the promised land two years ago.

We stuffed them at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We stuffed them 6-1 at Elland Road two years ago. And we stuffed them again at home last season!

Now let us nail another stake into their coffin, and maybe the unfortunate Hockaday will be calling for a taxi?
Not one to blame anyone but young Bonham might be more to blame than Leeds themselves
Bonham wasn't really to blame as the game had pretty much gone when he made his blunder. Poleon should have been sent off for dangerous play, that was the incident that I remember most from that game.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: Come on, we owe Leeds another beating for them preventing us reaching the promised land two years ago. We stuffed them at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We stuffed them 6-1 at Elland Road two years ago. And we stuffed them again at home last season! Now let us nail another stake into their coffin, and maybe the unfortunate Hockaday will be calling for a taxi?[/p][/quote]Not one to blame anyone but young Bonham might be more to blame than Leeds themselves[/p][/quote]Bonham wasn't really to blame as the game had pretty much gone when he made his blunder. Poleon should have been sent off for dangerous play, that was the incident that I remember most from that game. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 17

1:02pm Fri 22 Aug 14

tonyp25 says...

Unfortunately there's lots of quoted misinterpretation when it comes to translation from his interviews. For example d*head in Italian really means 'stubborn'. This is just one example of how he is constantly misinterpreted in his interviews. Until he gets a proper translator working for him he stands no chance....
Unfortunately there's lots of quoted misinterpretation when it comes to translation from his interviews. For example d*head in Italian really means 'stubborn'. This is just one example of how he is constantly misinterpreted in his interviews. Until he gets a proper translator working for him he stands no chance.... tonyp25
  • Score: 6

1:19pm Fri 22 Aug 14

neilhorn says...

Feff wrote:
As I have said before, the jury is still out on Beppe Sannino but "player power" must be stamped out immediately. The only losers would be WFC and the Pozzos. Assuming the Board back Sannino, then the only remedy the players have is to ask for a transfer - or to get on their bikes, give up their super-high salaries, and go.
Agreed, I believe the Pozzos will back their man to the hilt. That's what proper businessmen do, put someone in place then back him.
As for unhappy players, we probably had the happiest, most relaxed camp in football under Zola last season. 6 home defeats in a row and they where still happy as sandboys, so I'm not too bothered if they are having a nice time or not really, I prefer results
[quote][p][bold]Feff[/bold] wrote: As I have said before, the jury is still out on Beppe Sannino but "player power" must be stamped out immediately. The only losers would be WFC and the Pozzos. Assuming the Board back Sannino, then the only remedy the players have is to ask for a transfer - or to get on their bikes, give up their super-high salaries, and go.[/p][/quote]Agreed, I believe the Pozzos will back their man to the hilt. That's what proper businessmen do, put someone in place then back him. As for unhappy players, we probably had the happiest, most relaxed camp in football under Zola last season. 6 home defeats in a row and they where still happy as sandboys, so I'm not too bothered if they are having a nice time or not really, I prefer results neilhorn
  • Score: 13

1:39pm Fri 22 Aug 14

PozzoHornet says...

tonyp25 wrote:
Unfortunately there's lots of quoted misinterpretation when it comes to translation from his interviews. For example d*head in Italian really means 'stubborn'. This is just one example of how he is constantly misinterpreted in his interviews. Until he gets a proper translator working for him he stands no chance....
D*ckhead does not mean stubborn. I strongly advise you not to use it in that sense either, or you will offend a lot of people. D*ckhead in Italian is 'testa di cazzo' not 'testa del rubinetto' as someone said on a previous article. Stubborn on the other hand is 'testardo'. Having seen some of the interviews with Hornets Player where Beppe first speaks in Italian and Cesarini translates, I would agree that he is sometimes slightly misinterpreted because Cesarini's English isn't perfect and he cuts corners a bit, but not to the extent that d*ckhead would be translated into stubborn.
[quote][p][bold]tonyp25[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately there's lots of quoted misinterpretation when it comes to translation from his interviews. For example d*head in Italian really means 'stubborn'. This is just one example of how he is constantly misinterpreted in his interviews. Until he gets a proper translator working for him he stands no chance....[/p][/quote]D*ckhead does not mean stubborn. I strongly advise you not to use it in that sense either, or you will offend a lot of people. D*ckhead in Italian is 'testa di cazzo' not 'testa del rubinetto' as someone said on a previous article. Stubborn on the other hand is 'testardo'. Having seen some of the interviews with Hornets Player where Beppe first speaks in Italian and Cesarini translates, I would agree that he is sometimes slightly misinterpreted because Cesarini's English isn't perfect and he cuts corners a bit, but not to the extent that d*ckhead would be translated into stubborn. PozzoHornet
  • Score: 6

2:17pm Fri 22 Aug 14

soulfulhornet says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
Come on, we owe Leeds another beating for them preventing us reaching the promised land two years ago.

We stuffed them at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We stuffed them 6-1 at Elland Road two years ago. And we stuffed them again at home last season!

Now let us nail another stake into their coffin, and maybe the unfortunate Hockaday will be calling for a taxi?
Not one to blame anyone but young Bonham might be more to blame than Leeds themselves
Bonham wasn't really to blame as the game had pretty much gone when he made his blunder. Poleon should have been sent off for dangerous play, that was the incident that I remember most from that game.
There were a number of reasons we lost that game (apart from Leeds scoring one more goal than us).
1) Losing two keepers in just over half a hour - one through an unfortunate but regular injury and one through a overly physical challenge.
2) The inexperienced keeper Bonham was thrown in a made 2 errors which led to the 2 Leeds goals.
3) Deeney got himself stupidly and uncharacteristically sent off for 2 yellows.
4) We went for it with 10 men but only once the score from Hull was known and that we needed a win. Had we required a 1-1 draw I don't think we would have thrown the kitchen sink at Leeds and consequently we would have not got caught on the break -most probably.

In the end a draw or loss had the same result - finishing third so in snooker terms it was a shot to nothing.
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: Come on, we owe Leeds another beating for them preventing us reaching the promised land two years ago. We stuffed them at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We stuffed them 6-1 at Elland Road two years ago. And we stuffed them again at home last season! Now let us nail another stake into their coffin, and maybe the unfortunate Hockaday will be calling for a taxi?[/p][/quote]Not one to blame anyone but young Bonham might be more to blame than Leeds themselves[/p][/quote]Bonham wasn't really to blame as the game had pretty much gone when he made his blunder. Poleon should have been sent off for dangerous play, that was the incident that I remember most from that game.[/p][/quote]There were a number of reasons we lost that game (apart from Leeds scoring one more goal than us). 1) Losing two keepers in just over half a hour - one through an unfortunate but regular injury and one through a overly physical challenge. 2) The inexperienced keeper Bonham was thrown in a made 2 errors which led to the 2 Leeds goals. 3) Deeney got himself stupidly and uncharacteristically sent off for 2 yellows. 4) We went for it with 10 men but only once the score from Hull was known and that we needed a win. Had we required a 1-1 draw I don't think we would have thrown the kitchen sink at Leeds and consequently we would have not got caught on the break -most probably. In the end a draw or loss had the same result - finishing third so in snooker terms it was a shot to nothing. soulfulhornet
  • Score: 3

2:22pm Fri 22 Aug 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

RobboBTC wrote:
JohnnyBarnes wrote:
I would add the ability to manage different personalities as well If you look at the top managers - and if Sannino wants to become one - then blanket shouting at all of his players (allegedly) wouldn't be the way to become one A lot of footballers might be spoilt, but a lot are also grown ups with their heads screwed on. People need to be treated as individuals.
To become a top manager you musn't shout at the players? I can assure you all managers at all levels shout at the players as a group at times. It's true that you do this too often and it loses it's effect but from time to time giving the Alex Ferguson hair Dryer treatment isn't an issue.
No, 'blanket shouting at all of his players' should be a no-go
by which I mean shouting at all of them. They all have different personalities!
I didn't think it was massively controversial or new to say that some players need to be b-ll-cked and some need an arm around them

I adapt my approach depending on the context of the situation and which of my staff I'm dealing with. By all accounts, Sannino seems to be sledgehammer or out!
[quote][p][bold]RobboBTC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JohnnyBarnes[/bold] wrote: I would add the ability to manage different personalities as well If you look at the top managers - and if Sannino wants to become one - then blanket shouting at all of his players (allegedly) wouldn't be the way to become one A lot of footballers might be spoilt, but a lot are also grown ups with their heads screwed on. People need to be treated as individuals.[/p][/quote]To become a top manager you musn't shout at the players? I can assure you all managers at all levels shout at the players as a group at times. It's true that you do this too often and it loses it's effect but from time to time giving the Alex Ferguson hair Dryer treatment isn't an issue.[/p][/quote]No, 'blanket shouting at all of his players' should be a no-go by which I mean shouting at all of them. They all have different personalities! I didn't think it was massively controversial or new to say that some players need to be b-ll-cked and some need an arm around them I adapt my approach depending on the context of the situation and which of my staff I'm dealing with. By all accounts, Sannino seems to be sledgehammer or out! JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 0

2:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

JonBoy says...

tonyp25 wrote:
Unfortunately there's lots of quoted misinterpretation when it comes to translation from his interviews. For example d*head in Italian really means 'stubborn'. This is just one example of how he is constantly misinterpreted in his interviews. Until he gets a proper translator working for him he stands no chance....
He's had long enough to speak the language properly without an interpretor. It's the fact he needs an interpretor to communicate that is at the heart of many of the problems.
[quote][p][bold]tonyp25[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately there's lots of quoted misinterpretation when it comes to translation from his interviews. For example d*head in Italian really means 'stubborn'. This is just one example of how he is constantly misinterpreted in his interviews. Until he gets a proper translator working for him he stands no chance....[/p][/quote]He's had long enough to speak the language properly without an interpretor. It's the fact he needs an interpretor to communicate that is at the heart of many of the problems. JonBoy
  • Score: 0

2:43pm Fri 22 Aug 14

bob bell says...

RobboBTC wrote:
JohnnyBarnes wrote:
I would add the ability to manage different personalities as well If you look at the top managers - and if Sannino wants to become one - then blanket shouting at all of his players (allegedly) wouldn't be the way to become one A lot of footballers might be spoilt, but a lot are also grown ups with their heads screwed on. People need to be treated as individuals.
To become a top manager you musn't shout at the players? I can assure you all managers at all levels shout at the players as a group at times. It's true that you do this too often and it loses it's effect but from time to time giving the Alex Ferguson hair Dryer treatment isn't an issue.
It's not about shouting...it's about credibility !
When that's gone so has everything.
[quote][p][bold]RobboBTC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JohnnyBarnes[/bold] wrote: I would add the ability to manage different personalities as well If you look at the top managers - and if Sannino wants to become one - then blanket shouting at all of his players (allegedly) wouldn't be the way to become one A lot of footballers might be spoilt, but a lot are also grown ups with their heads screwed on. People need to be treated as individuals.[/p][/quote]To become a top manager you musn't shout at the players? I can assure you all managers at all levels shout at the players as a group at times. It's true that you do this too often and it loses it's effect but from time to time giving the Alex Ferguson hair Dryer treatment isn't an issue.[/p][/quote]It's not about shouting...it's about credibility ! When that's gone so has everything. bob bell
  • Score: 0

3:19pm Fri 22 Aug 14

tonyp25 says...

PozzoHornet wrote:
tonyp25 wrote:
Unfortunately there's lots of quoted misinterpretation when it comes to translation from his interviews. For example d*head in Italian really means 'stubborn'. This is just one example of how he is constantly misinterpreted in his interviews. Until he gets a proper translator working for him he stands no chance....
D*ckhead does not mean stubborn. I strongly advise you not to use it in that sense either, or you will offend a lot of people. D*ckhead in Italian is 'testa di cazzo' not 'testa del rubinetto' as someone said on a previous article. Stubborn on the other hand is 'testardo'. Having seen some of the interviews with Hornets Player where Beppe first speaks in Italian and Cesarini translates, I would agree that he is sometimes slightly misinterpreted because Cesarini's English isn't perfect and he cuts corners a bit, but not to the extent that d*ckhead would be translated into stubborn.
Yes I agree that D*ckhead in Italian is 'testa di cazzo' and in my experience is used to express stubbornness in a light hearted way between friends. You wouldn't use it in polite conversation to a stranger... I've been called it many a time and am quite proud of it... At least this is the case in Southern Italy. Beppino is Napoletano...
[quote][p][bold]PozzoHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tonyp25[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately there's lots of quoted misinterpretation when it comes to translation from his interviews. For example d*head in Italian really means 'stubborn'. This is just one example of how he is constantly misinterpreted in his interviews. Until he gets a proper translator working for him he stands no chance....[/p][/quote]D*ckhead does not mean stubborn. I strongly advise you not to use it in that sense either, or you will offend a lot of people. D*ckhead in Italian is 'testa di cazzo' not 'testa del rubinetto' as someone said on a previous article. Stubborn on the other hand is 'testardo'. Having seen some of the interviews with Hornets Player where Beppe first speaks in Italian and Cesarini translates, I would agree that he is sometimes slightly misinterpreted because Cesarini's English isn't perfect and he cuts corners a bit, but not to the extent that d*ckhead would be translated into stubborn.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree that D*ckhead in Italian is 'testa di cazzo' and in my experience is used to express stubbornness in a light hearted way between friends. You wouldn't use it in polite conversation to a stranger... I've been called it many a time and am quite proud of it... At least this is the case in Southern Italy. Beppino is Napoletano... tonyp25
  • Score: 3

4:04pm Fri 22 Aug 14

corey_wfc says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
corey_wfc wrote: What about d**khead? I'm not calling him one... He called himself one...
Do you think he's alright? It was a bit like his version of "I am the way, I am the truth and I am the light" only "I am one man, I am one papi, I am one brother and I am one d**khead". Bizzare.
Bizzare indeed. Although, with all the predictable cliches most managers spout, it was quite ammusing to hear one say he was a "d**khead" with "big balls".
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]corey_wfc[/bold] wrote: What about d**khead? I'm not calling him one... He called himself one...[/p][/quote]Do you think he's alright? It was a bit like his version of "I am the way, I am the truth and I am the light" only "I am one man, I am one papi, I am one brother and I am one d**khead". Bizzare.[/p][/quote]Bizzare indeed. Although, with all the predictable cliches most managers spout, it was quite ammusing to hear one say he was a "d**khead" with "big balls". corey_wfc
  • Score: 2

4:27pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Stoney77 says...

With regards to the d**khead comment, was he not referring to the fact that Dyer called him an effing D**head in his tirade on Tues night? I am by no means a professional lipreader!.... but it looks like he did towards the end of it and as he starts to turn away.
If Sannino is indeed calling himself by quoting Dyer then it would suggest that he does not have a problem with Dyer - or at the very least that he would like to portray the idea that he does not have a problem with Dyer.....
With regards to the d**khead comment, was he not referring to the fact that Dyer called him an effing D**head in his tirade on Tues night? I am by no means a professional lipreader!.... but it looks like he did towards the end of it and as he starts to turn away. If Sannino is indeed calling himself by quoting Dyer then it would suggest that he does not have a problem with Dyer - or at the very least that he would like to portray the idea that he does not have a problem with Dyer..... Stoney77
  • Score: 5

4:39pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Stoney77 says...

soulfulhornet wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
Come on, we owe Leeds another beating for them preventing us reaching the promised land two years ago.

We stuffed them at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We stuffed them 6-1 at Elland Road two years ago. And we stuffed them again at home last season!

Now let us nail another stake into their coffin, and maybe the unfortunate Hockaday will be calling for a taxi?
Not one to blame anyone but young Bonham might be more to blame than Leeds themselves
Bonham wasn't really to blame as the game had pretty much gone when he made his blunder. Poleon should have been sent off for dangerous play, that was the incident that I remember most from that game.
There were a number of reasons we lost that game (apart from Leeds scoring one more goal than us).
1) Losing two keepers in just over half a hour - one through an unfortunate but regular injury and one through a overly physical challenge.
2) The inexperienced keeper Bonham was thrown in a made 2 errors which led to the 2 Leeds goals.
3) Deeney got himself stupidly and uncharacteristically sent off for 2 yellows.
4) We went for it with 10 men but only once the score from Hull was known and that we needed a win. Had we required a 1-1 draw I don't think we would have thrown the kitchen sink at Leeds and consequently we would have not got caught on the break -most probably.

In the end a draw or loss had the same result - finishing third so in snooker terms it was a shot to nothing.
Thinking about that game is painful. More painful than the play off final. How the flipping heck that fat Paddy Kenny got down to that Matej Vydra delected shot after about 80 minutes I will never know and it still haunts me.
.....If only it would have gone in, we'd be in Europe this season ;O)
[quote][p][bold]soulfulhornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: Come on, we owe Leeds another beating for them preventing us reaching the promised land two years ago. We stuffed them at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We stuffed them 6-1 at Elland Road two years ago. And we stuffed them again at home last season! Now let us nail another stake into their coffin, and maybe the unfortunate Hockaday will be calling for a taxi?[/p][/quote]Not one to blame anyone but young Bonham might be more to blame than Leeds themselves[/p][/quote]Bonham wasn't really to blame as the game had pretty much gone when he made his blunder. Poleon should have been sent off for dangerous play, that was the incident that I remember most from that game.[/p][/quote]There were a number of reasons we lost that game (apart from Leeds scoring one more goal than us). 1) Losing two keepers in just over half a hour - one through an unfortunate but regular injury and one through a overly physical challenge. 2) The inexperienced keeper Bonham was thrown in a made 2 errors which led to the 2 Leeds goals. 3) Deeney got himself stupidly and uncharacteristically sent off for 2 yellows. 4) We went for it with 10 men but only once the score from Hull was known and that we needed a win. Had we required a 1-1 draw I don't think we would have thrown the kitchen sink at Leeds and consequently we would have not got caught on the break -most probably. In the end a draw or loss had the same result - finishing third so in snooker terms it was a shot to nothing.[/p][/quote]Thinking about that game is painful. More painful than the play off final. How the flipping heck that fat Paddy Kenny got down to that Matej Vydra delected shot after about 80 minutes I will never know and it still haunts me. .....If only it would have gone in, we'd be in Europe this season ;O) Stoney77
  • Score: 3

5:32pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Paul Gadd says...

It was also painful to see the Hull scum celebrating over & over whenever you tried to watch MoTD.....
and to think Malky come through for us putting out a strong team for a nothing game and avoiding defeat
crying shame we couldn't do it on the day..
Another 6-1 over the 'big club' Leeds would be most welcome
It was also painful to see the Hull scum celebrating over & over whenever you tried to watch MoTD..... and to think Malky come through for us putting out a strong team for a nothing game and avoiding defeat crying shame we couldn't do it on the day.. Another 6-1 over the 'big club' Leeds would be most welcome Paul Gadd
  • Score: 3

7:56pm Fri 22 Aug 14

StewartScullion says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
bristol hornet wrote:
Come on, we owe Leeds another beating for them preventing us reaching the promised land two years ago.

We stuffed them at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We stuffed them 6-1 at Elland Road two years ago. And we stuffed them again at home last season!

Now let us nail another stake into their coffin, and maybe the unfortunate Hockaday will be calling for a taxi?
Not one to blame anyone but young Bonham might be more to blame than Leeds themselves
Bonham wasn't really to blame as the game had pretty much gone when he made his blunder. Poleon should have been sent off for dangerous play, that was the incident that I remember most from that game.
Thank you for reminding me of Poleon's name.He should of been sent off and possibly change all our discussions from looking up to staying up.However we are where we are and we Have the best squad ever
Beppe needs to modify his methods
a little and focus on man management and motivational skills.
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: Come on, we owe Leeds another beating for them preventing us reaching the promised land two years ago. We stuffed them at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We stuffed them 6-1 at Elland Road two years ago. And we stuffed them again at home last season! Now let us nail another stake into their coffin, and maybe the unfortunate Hockaday will be calling for a taxi?[/p][/quote]Not one to blame anyone but young Bonham might be more to blame than Leeds themselves[/p][/quote]Bonham wasn't really to blame as the game had pretty much gone when he made his blunder. Poleon should have been sent off for dangerous play, that was the incident that I remember most from that game.[/p][/quote]Thank you for reminding me of Poleon's name.He should of been sent off and possibly change all our discussions from looking up to staying up.However we are where we are and we Have the best squad ever Beppe needs to modify his methods a little and focus on man management and motivational skills. StewartScullion
  • Score: 3

10:52pm Fri 22 Aug 14

rogeruk says...

What's evident is Sannino polarizes the fans as he does his players, marmite springs to mind.

Maybe a fan song can spring up around Bepe and marmite any ideas?
What's evident is Sannino polarizes the fans as he does his players, marmite springs to mind. Maybe a fan song can spring up around Bepe and marmite any ideas? rogeruk
  • Score: -2
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