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Dave
28-09-2016, 08:22 PM
The big Sam posts got me thinking of managers who we were strongly linked with but didn't come and we dodged a bullet.

There are a few obvious ones but the one that springs to mind right now is Craig Brown, who nearly got the big job under Jordan.

I'm sure there are worse, hit me with them.

Jim Cannon
28-09-2016, 08:23 PM
Malky

EmmerGreenEagle
28-09-2016, 08:37 PM
Chris Coleman

Jim Cannon
28-09-2016, 08:42 PM
Tim Sherwood

Dorking .Eagle
28-09-2016, 09:01 PM
Martin O'Neill was a contender after Holloway left and we (eventually) got Pulis

ElwissAtMemphis
28-09-2016, 09:10 PM
When Venables resigned in 1980, it was subsequently reported that he quit because he heard that the Palace board had offered the job to Howard Kendall, then Blackburn manager, behind his back after our terrible start to the 80/81 season. Kendall went on to win 2 League Championships in 3 seasons in the next few seasons. We went on to be just about the most dull, inept and uninspiring side ever to grace the top-2 divisions.

We didn't dodge a bullet. We should have stood stock still with a target painted on our chests.

fang
28-09-2016, 09:12 PM
Martin O'Neill was a contender after Holloway left and we (eventually) got Pulis

Never knew that. A serious contender?

KYLIE MINEAGLE
28-09-2016, 09:13 PM
Was going to say Venables . Thought the thread said managers that were dodgy.

CharlieCPFC
28-09-2016, 09:18 PM
Weren't there talks of Martin Allen a few years back?

jaspercpfc
28-09-2016, 09:51 PM
Where as Alan Smith just looked like he'd received a bullet to the eye

New LP
28-09-2016, 09:53 PM
As said Malky and Sherwood.

We'd be a championship team now but for that good fortune.

Dave
28-09-2016, 09:54 PM
Martin O'Neill was a contender after Holloway left and we (eventually) got Pulis

why would it have been bad to have O'Neil?

jaspercpfc
28-09-2016, 09:58 PM
weren't we heavily linked with Keith Hill a few years back?
BTW: Martin O'Neil would have been a steady appointment IMO

west country boy
28-09-2016, 09:59 PM
why would it have been bad to have O'Neil?Not accusing anyone particular of anything but there is a lot of bigotry in the Palace support (and Leicester's, judging by that one who posts his illiterate drivel in this parish). Also, it's "O'Neill".

cpfcfly
28-09-2016, 10:00 PM
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Just watch. This was 2013?

bubbs11
29-09-2016, 05:38 AM
Jordan spoke to Souness - after Peter Taylor left I think.

There was the famous Dave Bassett 3 day stint in '84 when he agreed to leave Wimbledon for us. TV interviews on the pitch and all, then 3 days later realised he'd made a massive mistake and went back to Plough Lane. Enter Sir Steve stage left.

Of course there was the Eddie Howe 'will he won't he' saga before Dougie took the reigns.

TheMexicanHorse
29-09-2016, 05:50 AM
Stan Tentant under the SJ era

Petrescu?!

Bones14
29-09-2016, 05:58 AM
Gee, I'm not sure O'Neill would've been a dodged bullet. Always thought he was quite decent.
Malky was a hand grenade avoided, not a bullet.
Think Mr Southgate might've been a bullet dodged if he was ever really close to becoming our manager.

CP Satellite
29-09-2016, 07:20 AM
Jordan spoke to Souness - after Peter Taylor left I think.

There was the famous Dave Bassett 3 day stint in '84 when he agreed to leave Wimbledon for us. TV interviews on the pitch and all, then 3 days later realised he'd made a massive mistake and went back to Plough Lane. Enter Sir Steve stage left.

Of course there was the Eddie Howe 'will he won't he' saga before Dougie took the reigns.

Legend has it that Uncle Ron approached Don Revie, before moving for his former manager at Wimbledon, Bassett.

Some fans will remember that Steve Coppell was originally going to come to Palace with his old Man Utd team mate, Lou Macari, who went on to Swindon instead, before, rather topically, getting embroiled in a massive scandal over Swindon transfer dealings in the years that they got promted through the divisions with him.

Of course, before Noades bought Palace, Ray Bloye had Howard Kendall, the then Blackburn manager, interviewed at Selhurst Park, before he had even told Venables that he was about to be replaced.

It's fair to say that balls up from Bloye had repurcusions that have set back Palace up to the present day.

Mictor Voses
29-09-2016, 08:30 AM
Stan Ternant is the one that stands out for me. That would've been horrible.

Jim Cannon
29-09-2016, 08:36 AM
Stan Ternant is the one that stands out for me. That would've been horrible.

I don't recall us ever wanting him to be manager though. He was here as Coppell's assistant then left to become a manager himself of course.

Neil Lennon was of course rumoured, but he claimed he never spoke to Palace. Ince was also rumoured once, but again don't know if that was true either.

Kidofwonder
29-09-2016, 08:39 AM
Lee clarke

gold76
29-09-2016, 09:50 AM
Legend has it that Uncle Ron approached Don Revie, before moving for his former manager at Wimbledon, Bassett.

Some fans will remember that Steve Coppell was originally going to come to Palace with his old Man Utd team mate, Lou Macari, who went on to Swindon instead, before, rather topically, getting embroiled in a massive scandal over Swindon transfer dealings in the years that they got promted through the divisions with him.

Of course, before Noades bought Palace, Ray Bloye had Howard Kendall, the then Blackburn manager, interviewed at Selhurst Park, before he had even told Venables that he was about to be replaced.

It's fair to say that balls up from Bloye had repurcusions that have set back Palace up to the present day.

I thought it was Tommy Doherty's son that was going to come in with Coppell, but Noades wanted a Palace man alongside him and suggested Taff (Ian Evans) instead.

Jim Cannon
29-09-2016, 11:09 AM
I thought it was Tommy Doherty's son that was going to come in with Coppell, but Noades wanted a Palace man alongside him and suggested Taff (Ian Evans) instead.

Coppell wanted Lou Macari as his assistant, but he turned us down, then Noades suggested Evans I believe

CP Satellite
29-09-2016, 11:59 AM
Coppell wanted Lou Macari as his assistant, but he turned us down, then Noades suggested Evans I believe

Yes, that's what I remember too. I thought Evans would have made a great Palace manager one day.

In the end he moved to become Swansea manager (I think he took John Salako on loan as one of his earliest signings) and ultimately worked with Mick McCarthy as an assistant and scout at several clubs having first struck a partnership with MM as a player at Barnsley in 1980 after that horrendous tackle by George Best which ended his Palace career in 1978.

Sam Spade
29-09-2016, 12:04 PM
Weren't there talks of Martin Allen a few years back?
Only from Martin Allen

Olympian2
29-09-2016, 01:42 PM
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TheExpatEagle
29-09-2016, 06:01 PM
Jordan spoke to Souness - after Peter Taylor left I think.

There was the famous Dave Bassett 3 day stint in '84 when he agreed to leave Wimbledon for us. TV interviews on the pitch and all, then 3 days later realised he'd made a massive mistake and went back to Plough Lane. Enter Sir Steve stage left.

Of course there was the Eddie Howe 'will he won't he' saga before Dougie took the reigns.

Didn't he turn us down and went to Burnley then we appointed Freedman?

Maidstoned Eagle
29-09-2016, 06:18 PM
I don't recall us ever wanting him to be manager though. He was here as Coppell's assistant then left to become a manager himself of course .

Didn't he have a punch up with kember on the touchline one night at Selhurst?

bradpitt
29-09-2016, 06:27 PM
Malky

That would had ended so badly

regal_eagle
29-09-2016, 06:32 PM
Mourinho

ElwissAtMemphis
29-09-2016, 06:44 PM
Bryan Robson was speculated to be a favourite to replace Trevor Francis, in fact inside knowledge was cited here to claim that it was a done deal.

He ended up at West Brom where he relegated us on the last day of the Premiership season in 2005 so that probably doesn't count as a bullet dodged either although he's hardly set the world alight since.

bubbs11
30-09-2016, 03:57 AM
Didn't he turn us down and went to Burnley then we appointed Freedman?

Yes. There was a weekend where he was interviewed saying, 'I've got a big decision to make', and he looked really torn. Ended up going to Burnley for a year then left for 'personal reasons.'

Worksop Palace
30-09-2016, 06:32 AM
Souness and Lennon.

FMOGB hate both of those tossers

New LP
30-09-2016, 07:02 AM
Souness and Lennon.

FMOGB hate both of those tossers

Yes, I hate the old firm as a collective also 😃

Kylie_Tracey
30-09-2016, 03:40 PM
Tim Sherwood

Villa were insane to sack Sherwood, look where it left them?

welshneil
10-10-2016, 07:15 PM
Lawrie Sanchez

Jim Cannon
10-10-2016, 07:27 PM
Villa were insane to sack Sherwood, look where it left them?

I wouldn't say insane, however they were clearly such a shambles nobody could have saved them

west country boy
10-10-2016, 07:40 PM
René Meulensteen.

GorBlimey
05-11-2016, 06:49 AM
Since 2010, Malky must be the biggest bullet we've dodged.

In that time we've taken more than a few managerial shots but we're flourishing nevertheless.

cpfc4evandeva
05-11-2016, 07:39 AM
Villa were insane to sack Sherwood, look where it left them?

Sherwood is a terrible manager. If any club is clueless enough to give him another job, he'll prove it.

Benzhiyi
05-11-2016, 07:49 AM
Lawrie Sanchez.

More recently than you would think...

Oli28
05-11-2016, 07:49 AM
Everyone who was linked with us in Novemver 2013 who might've got the job rather than Pulis.

Dowie in summer 2014.

Billyd
05-11-2016, 07:51 AM
Ole Gunnar

gold76
05-11-2016, 08:11 AM
Sherwood is a terrible manager. If any club is clueless enough to give him another job, he'll prove it.

As an aside, he's been linked to the Queenies..

ExiledStirling
05-11-2016, 08:30 AM
Weren't there talks of Martin Allen a few years back?
Stick a microphone in front of this self publicist and he will put himself forward for any vacant managerial position going.

Luckily for us his application at his local Lidls was succesfull.

strolling bones
06-11-2016, 12:28 PM
We never dodged Mullery and that dissapointment for me surpasses the relief of any of the names we have dodged since. I almost stopped being a palace fan when that tit took over ..