Monday, 25 August 2008

Brown and Mowbray are Best Dressed Premier League New Boys

We have taken a keen interest in the managers new to the English Premier League over the first couple of weeks of the new season.

Paul Ince, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Tony Pulis, Phil Brown and Tony Mowbray are all managing in England's top flight for the first time, and whilst their respective club's fans are all eager to find out how they fare in the big league, we have been monitoring how they have fared in the fashion stakes.

Here is how they have ranked over the first two games of the new campaign:

Luiz Felipe Scolari 1/10 - 'Big Phil' gets one point for a well honed moustache, but his attire has not really been up to scratch so far. Scolari has worn full tracksuit in the baking sun of Chelsea's first two games, a look he looks likely to adopt all season-long. We certainly don't expect to see him in suit and tie anytime soon.

Paul Ince 7/10 - The new Blackburn Rovers boss would be on 10/10 had he chosen not to wear a tie for his side's second outing of the season at home to Hull City. He wore smart suit and tie for Rovers' opening day win at Goodison Park, but opted to go without the tie for the draw with Hull City last weekend. Moral of the story? The tie brought you luck Paul.

Phil Brown 9/10 - Hull City's surprisingly good start to the season has coincided with Brown looking rather dapper in both their opening encounters. Sam Allardyce's former assistant has worn a nice orange and black club tie for the matches against Fulham and Blackburn.

Tony Pulis -1/10 - We never expected Pulis to be there in the style-stakes this season, but for him to wear a baseball cap for his side's games has left him with a minus score!

Tony Mowbray 9/10 - Mowbray's start to the season has been much smarter than his side's. West Bromwich Albion may have kicked off the campaign with two losses, but their boss has looked sharp during both games. Mowbray has worn a nice traditional navy blue and white striped tie on both occasions.

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Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Premier League Bosses to Show Respect by Wearing Tie?

Respect has been the talk of the football world this week as the Premier League prepares for the take-off of the 2008-09 season. A new Premier League Initiative, dubbed "Get on with the Game" has been agreed between the twenty clubs, focusing on a greater need for more respect between players, referees, managers and fans.

The key feature of the initiative is the plan for less abuse of referees by players, and for any objections to go through the captain.

At Ties Planet we would like to see managers show their respect for the game by wearing their tie for every game. OK, we have a vested interest, but it can only help can't it?

It will be of interest to see how many managers do wear their tie for the first round of fixtures this weekend. We'd love to see 15 of the 20 managers sporting their club's colours around their neck. We shall see.

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