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Adam Owen set to become Rovers new head of technical.


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Strewth, from the power house of Hibernian FC and Scottish pub football 🙈 No doubt been fully briefed by the one never to be mentioned who was previously up there in some role. Be gone Swag and the Pune 4, 14 years ago Blackburn Rovers was a pleasure and now it is a millstone that we supporters can’t drop.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Owen
 

Well no one can say he isn’t qualified! 

On paper this looks an excellent appointment.

This is from 11 years ago:

Owen specialises in football-specific conditioning and injury prevention techniques. He has attained a degree in Sport and Exercise Science and is recognised as a leading researcher in the area of 'Football Science'. The Welshman, who began his football career as a player with Wrexham, also holds the UEFA Professional Coaching Diploma and, as well as working at Rangers, has held a role with the Football Association of Wales.


Owen also hopes to be one of the first and youngest people in Europe to obtain both the UEFA Pro Licence and PhD in 'Football Science' and is currently working with Lyon University in France.

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1 minute ago, Penwortham Blue said:

Strewth, from the power house of Hibernian FC and Scottish pub football 🙈 No doubt been fully briefed by the one never to be mentioned who was previously up there in some role. Be gone Swag and the Pune 4, 14 years ago Blackburn Rovers was a pleasure and now it is a millstone that we supporters can’t drop.

You may wish to see his entire CV, he is only 43 but has had some career so far.

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12 minutes ago, Penwortham Blue said:

Strewth, from the power house of Hibernian FC and Scottish pub football 🙈 No doubt been fully briefed by the one never to be mentioned who was previously up there in some role. Be gone Swag and the Pune 4, 14 years ago Blackburn Rovers was a pleasure and now it is a millstone that we supporters can’t drop.

Looks at his entire career and working for teams in USA, Benfica, Celtic, Rangers and Hibs. 

Plus he has been Technical Advisor at Seattle Sounders FC and Lech Poznań before. We are getting someone with experience and decent enough CV. 

I have posted his CV from LinkedIn 

At Times, I wonder who some fans think we were going to appoint in this role. 

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Very very underwhelming. Last job as Lee Johnson's assistant at Hibs and not been able to find a new job for almost 12 months. Also doesn't seem to last very long in a job in recent years. Cheap and a yes man for Steve as he clings on for as long as he can IMO.

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6 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

 

Owen is working for Hibs. He has had previous roles in Poland, China, the United States and Switzerland plus working for Celtic and Rangers. 

Hibs is where we got Park from isn’t it? Might tie in nicely with his arrival. Hopefully with Scottish recruitment rules being more relaxed than us re: European players, they might have some good ideas between them.

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1 minute ago, Mike E said:

Hibs is where we got Park from isn’t it? Might tie in nicely with his arrival. Hopefully with Scottish recruitment rules being more relaxed than us re: European players, they might have some good ideas between them.

Can have the best ideas in the world, won't matter a jot here.

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17 minutes ago, Mike E said:

Hibs is where we got Park from isn’t it? Might tie in nicely with his arrival. Hopefully with Scottish recruitment rules being more relaxed than us re: European players, they might have some good ideas between them.

Not sure, John Park arrival if it happens with improve our loan signings

16 minutes ago, K-Hod said:

Technical what? 
If it helps us win football matches, sound.

Otherwise, what are we up to?

His role sound like Technical director type of role. 

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Impossible to get excited about such an appointment. His career path seems quite random, but whether hes up to the job or not, he will almost certainly at some stage find his job to be made untenable by the owners. More fool anyone for not realising 14 years in.

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He’ll be getting a decent wedge in a nice environment. Getting folk to take jobs is never going to be an issue - if they are any good (or if they even get chance to show their skills) is another issue.

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39 minutes ago, K-Hod said:

Technical what? 
If it helps us win football matches, sound.

Otherwise, what are we up to?

I assume technical means looking after the academy, mostly. The academy is precious to us, so it needs due care and attention, certainly.

Broughton's role was to look after both the academy and recruitment. Rovers are going down the route of splitting that out into two separate roles from what Nixon first reported.

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28 minutes ago, Mattyblue said:

Aren’t Director of Football, Sporting Director and Technical Director all the same thing?

Presumably TD is responsible for player development at all levels of the club, whereas RD is responsible for transfers at all levels of the club. 
 

As DoF Broughton was responsible for both. 

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25 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

why would anyone get exciting over a technical director type appointment anyway? 

I dunno, you started the thread on him tbf.

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10 minutes ago, Forever Blue said:

Presumably TD is responsible for player development at all levels of the club, whereas RD is responsible for transfers at all levels of the club. 
 

As DoF Broughton was responsible for both. 

At the Rovers, nobody is responsible for anything.

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