great to watch. wow we miss sercombeI’ll temper this thread again with the confirmation that he does need time. We’ve glossed over it a bit considering what some after, but Appleton’s first season here was a poor one and we were looking like relegation candidates for a good half of the season. As mentioned, it was only when he ‘accelerated his plan’ as he put it and chopped and changed things that we started to excel.
If you want an idea of the football we played under him, 20 minutes of goals from 2015-16 are a good indication of what we were about. We scored 100 goals in the season after too.
I notice they didn't use Ox4eva's post.Who says no-one reads the forum?? YF posters moment of fame up North https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hibs/like-watching-brazil-at-times-oxford-united-fans-on-prospective-hibs-boss-michael-appleton-1-4871008
Mapp fortunes changes when they brought in Faz to help him, Mapp was very so so before that addition to the management.Really interesting development, and the more I think about it, the more I think it’s probably a really good fit.
Michael Appleton made mistakes, but unlike almost all football managers before and since, he actually learned from them. He spotted and attracted good young players, made them Football League ready, and gave them value. He was tactically flexible. He interview well and with intelligence. He gave Oxford (relative) success.
But he only did half a job here, and his departure demonstrated a lack of ambition, particularly when we were the first club to give him a decent chance.
The trick will be - what will be considered success at Easter Road? I think he could take Hibs to Europe in time, and pop up with a League Club. But to really make his mark, he’ll need to compete genuinely with I-Can’t-Believe-it’s-not-Rangers for second. Which is possible but as others have said, won’t happen ‘til his second or third season. Will he stay that long? Or decide after 18 months the assistant job at Tynecastle is more his style?
Well worth the punt. Interesting times.
There are people leaving top universities with £30k of debt doing journalism degrees.Who says no-one reads the forum?? YF posters moment of fame up North https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football/hibs/like-watching-brazil-at-times-oxford-united-fans-on-prospective-hibs-boss-michael-appleton-1-4871008
Thanks for that.
Understand that as part of severance prohibited from taking post in English lge for a period ..not sure for how long which might explain migration to SPLI'm surprised Appleton hasn't landed a managers job sooner, or is his availability affected by the way he left Leicester?