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The real Aldo
12 June, 2012 17:02

 
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Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: The real Aldo
12 June, 2012 17:25
Extraordinary and it's extremely disasapointing to read that, that Aldo was as bad as he's made out to be.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
pez
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Re: The real Aldo
12 June, 2012 18:18
Over the years theres been lots of stories come out Prenton Park about Aldo and his temper.

I don't think Perry's case is unique, however I do think it was the worst.

Aldo was a great player but had no man management skills at all.

He was obviously out of his depth managing and it appears that the further down the table the club slipped the more he took it out on players and staff.

You can see why hes not gone elsewhere as a manager.

Such a shame about young Taylor though, I heard great things about him, then never got to see him develop.

 
Carnal
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Re: The real Aldo
12 June, 2012 19:00
He's not a nice fellow, Aldridge.

This article should be reposted whenever someone is condemning a player for putting his career first and moving to another club, for whatever their reasons may be.

It's a sad story and I hope that he succeeds his chosen career.

 
The Ghost
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Re: The real Aldo
12 June, 2012 20:11
Feel like I've lost a family member having read that!

I love John Aldridge to bits and he is without a doubt my favourite player of all time. I will still respect his footballing achievements, however, I now think he's a c**t of a man. The PFA should be bloody ashamed of themselves too.

People are different and respond to things differently, as Ian Joy pointed out with his thick skinned comment. The sign of a good manager, in any walk of life, is being flexible and able to adapt to the needs, wants and sensitivities of others. Aldo unfortunately didn't have that tool in his locker.

The world, its cultures and societies, are always evolving. Unfortunately, there are always people in positions that they're not prepared for, sitting stagnant and not evolving at the same rate.

 
ste24yearsafan
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Re: The real Aldo
13 June, 2012 10:21
Call me a sentimental old fool, but I would have him back tomorrow. Aldo is king (second to Johnny King of course)

 
ming05
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Re: The real Aldo
13 June, 2012 12:18
Aldo as a player yes in his playing days, wouldnt as a manager.

 
Matty_1985
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Re: The real Aldo
13 June, 2012 15:08
Tranmere Rovers and the PFA should be ashamed of themselves. Also the likes of Kevin Sheedy and the staff who sat by and 'shied away' should take a long hard look in the mirror too. To standby and let this happen is disgusting. I am seriously @#$%& off with this. John Aldridge sounds like an absolute c**t. In any other profession he would have been sacked for treating an employer like this. No wonder he hasn't had another job in management. Stick to what you're best at i.e. talking s***e on Radio City. What a @#$%& bag.

 
Journeyman79
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Re: The real Aldo
13 June, 2012 17:42
He is no longer a hero of mine. Disgrace to our club, and should be stripped of any acrimony he's recieved at our club. Always suspected something wasn't right about the man, and to read this is shocking.

I actually read this last night and held off replying to it, but the time hasn't done anything to make me think any different about him. Disgraceful.

 
pez
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Re: The real Aldo
13 June, 2012 17:48
I believe his Missus is a bit of a shobgite too?

My mate used to work the doors over in Liverpool City Centre and he was telling me that she's always kicking off and causing mayhem.

Looks like they were made for each other hey?

 
sincethesummerof69
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Re: The real Aldo
13 June, 2012 17:50
Changed my opinion of Aldridge this, what an 'orrible c**t!!!

Ian Joy went on to play for St PAuli in the German Bundesliga, some of their fans remembered hiom when I was over the a year or so ago

 
Matty_1985
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Re: The real Aldo
13 June, 2012 23:11
It will be interesting to see if any of the local, or indeed national rags pick up on this and if the club issue a statement about it, which I doubt they will.

 
19paulc79
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Re: The real Aldo
14 June, 2012 07:20
Perry is a good friend of mine an the way he was treated by that @#$%& was nothing but a disgrace, he's still a great footballer and there's no doubt in my mind he would still walk into straight back into tranmeres first team

 
ste24yearsafan
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Re: The real Aldo
14 June, 2012 09:37
Having read the detail I suggest people acknowledge a degree of journalistic sensationalism, I take a lot of it as personal feelings and interpretation. As everyone worth their salt know's, there are obviously two sides to a story including this one. People who bear a grudge or feel they have been hard done to have a habit of over emphasising the points. People didn't like Aldo's approach as he was up front and told it as he saw it. In regards to Tranmere that was passion as opposed to so-called bullying. Players are very quick to take £2000 a week from the clubs kitty but shout sour grapes when they feel they have been hard done to.I'm sure the player would have left the club had someone offered him a better deal but the FACTS seem to suggest no other club were that interested in such a brilliant player.

 
philg16
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Re: The real Aldo
14 June, 2012 10:16
I'm not saying that Aldo is an angel, an the fact that he hasnt been back in football since he left us shows that something isnt right about him BUT just remember theres two sides to every story...

 
kennel
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Re: The real Aldo
14 June, 2012 11:43
re.Aldo and the Worthington Cup Final...What puzzled me then and still does.....why after being largely responsible for getting us to Wembley was Jon Achteberge dropped for the young and inexperienced Joe Murphy? Can anyone throw some light on that.My friends and I were gobsmacked when we heard the team announcement.

 
ste24yearsafan
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Re: The real Aldo
14 June, 2012 12:09
I thought he injured his shoulder in training

 
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Re: The real Aldo
14 June, 2012 14:39
Wasn't it to do with him stalling on not signing a new contract, or something?



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Re: The real Aldo
14 June, 2012 16:07
Quote:
Mikey
Wasn't it to do with him stalling on not signing a new contract, or something?

From memory I think that's spot on Mikey yeah!

 
paul byron
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Re: The real Aldo
14 June, 2012 16:56
john achteberg was injured in tranmere,s last game before wembley at wolves on the week before if my memory is correct

 
sincethesummerof69
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Re: The real Aldo
14 June, 2012 18:23
I am sure there are 2 sides to this story but it is the first time that anything has hit print about Aldos supposed bullying and general obnoxious behaviour when he was managing.
There are many many stories that have kicked around for years about him at this time and they were not very nice.
I would not be surprised if we hear a few more now this is doing the rounds, some of those I have heard would make very good reading especially the way he treated back room staff.

 
19paulc79
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Re: The real Aldo
14 June, 2012 19:43
Ref ste24yearsfan I suggest you acknowledge a degree of realism rather than journalistic sensationalism, just wondered if you would like to share the second side of the story with us all? But I don't think you will actually know any facts to this story

 
mattyj
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Re: The real Aldo
14 June, 2012 21:54
I was aware of aldos bullying of players due to his treatment of Alan Mahon. He was staying with someone I knew and after a stunning performance in a reserve game I saw his face first hand after a barrage of abuse from both aldo.AMD sheedy. Is it any wonder he left the club the way he did!

It makes me sad to read the article in the fact that we lost a potentially good player who could have gone on to be great. He basically ruined his career which is absolutely unforgivable. I'm sure it goes on at every level but it makes me angry that it went on at our club. Everyone at the club was culpable for me, no one helped him and no one stood up to Aldridge which again is unforgivable. The pfa should hang their heads in shame too, leaving a young lads career in the gutter is an absolute disgrace, they are not a professional body more an old boys club.

For those who say there are 2sides to every story, in this story I disagree. One lads career was ruined to the point of suicide, there is no.justification for that.

 
ste24yearsafan
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Re: The real Aldo
15 June, 2012 10:02
19paul79, the issue for me is, that the article cannot be deemed as FACT its only one side of a story slanted in a particular way, has anybody established Ado's take on these so-called facts? I don't hear some of the more successful members of the team saying too much

 
19paulc79
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Re: The real Aldo
15 June, 2012 10:10
ask Jason koumas Clint hill Richard hinds Alan Mahon Peter Rodgers Ian joy Danny coyne Gary jones John McMahon john mcgreal pat nevin joe Murphy there only a few who I guarantee will back Perry's claim up.

 
pez
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Re: The real Aldo
15 June, 2012 10:44
If this article is there for the Public to openly access and read, then I'm pretty sure there is a strong element of truth in it?

The author is not going to risk a liable suit for printing fabricated lies is he?

There was certainly some form of bullying towards Perry Taylor going on, I remember his mother speaking to one of the National Newspapers years ago.

To what extent we will never know, however if it's in the Public Domain then you can only assume if was pretty bad?

There have been all sorts of rumours come out of Prenton Park about John Aldridge and his tantrems with players.

I thought he was an excellent footballer and he did a lot to put Tranmere on the map, however, his man management skills were seriously lacking.

Football is a team sport, and every player should be made to feel that he is contributing to the team whether hes in the first team or a YTS Player.

I'm sure Aldo has done a lot of things he now regrets,but somehow, I don't see him making a public apology to young Taylor any time soon.

 
interested reader
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Re: The real Aldo
16 June, 2012 18:27
I have just finished reading this article. To say is was harrowing is an understatement. I can only hope that this poor kid goes on to a career in coaching and goes to the top . Aldridge what a horrible horrible man god only knows how he sleeps at night. Good luck Perry Taylor you deserved better and what goes around comes around(Sm102)

 
Sjb86
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Re: The real Aldo
17 June, 2012 06:10
You should all have a look at perrys twitter page Paul Aldridge getting hi mates to abuse perry like father like son think the paper need to get hold of this Aldo has a lot of explaining to do

 
ming05
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Re: The real Aldo
18 June, 2012 12:26
Paul ALdridge what a donkey he was, sorry off topic

 
pc1968
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Re: The real Aldo
18 June, 2012 21:38
where exactly is this article published ?

 
pez
pez (IP Logged)

Re: The real Aldo
18 June, 2012 22:11
Read on Twitter that Aldo is suing???

Maybe this thread should be deleted to save us all being liabled? lol

 
Re: The real Aldo
19 June, 2012 09:53
Speaking of Paul Aldridge, does anyone know what he's doing now? I presume someone does if he's on Twitter.



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Bolton Rover
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Re: The real Aldo
20 June, 2012 00:07
I've just read the article and agree with those who say there's another side to this story and we should t be so quick to condemn Aldridge on one persons account of what happened. Seems particularly unfair to say Aldridge was responsible for him trying to top himself.

Why didn't the PFA take his case up? Maybe when they looked into it it there wasn't much of a case to answer . If he was so good why did his career fizzle out so quickly afterwards? Maybe he did have a problem controlling his weight which is why he never achieved his potential and he was one of those kids who was gobby and didn't do what was asked of him leaving all of the coaching staff tearing their hair out.

I also agree Aldo talks sh**te in the radio and he tried everything to get his son in the team when it was clear to everyone he wasn't good enough.

 
MalkinsKnobblyKnees
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Re: The real Aldo
20 June, 2012 22:52
I bet you can find a story like this about everyone who's managed a professional football team. You can't read anything into the unproven comments of an aggrieved ex-player.
I spoke to Aldo a couple of times during payers' events in the Prentonian and he seemed like a decent (and surprisingly humble) bloke. You can't read anything into that either - maybe he was a complete c*nt in private.
The claim that the big newspapers didn't dare run the story seems incredibly dubious - surely it's more likely that when they looked for corroborating evidence they couldn't find any. Also, players who are overweight as teenagers need to start losing that extra weight because soon they are going to start getting slower and more injury-prone, no matter how zippy they where as a 16-year-old.

 
Sjb86
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Re: The real Aldo
21 June, 2012 18:22
All who think there are 2 sides to every story have a look at Ian Thomas moores twitter page he confirmed Aldo was a bully an has since been abused by friends of aldos son Paul

 
Bolton Rover
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Re: The real Aldo
21 June, 2012 20:41
My best guess is Aldo could have been a bit of a @#$%& to some players, especially when he as under loads of pressure. Agree with those who said he couldnt man manage and could even agree that his judgement could have been clouded if there was competion with his son

However I also reckon this lad has a massive chip on his shoulder and some of his claims are exaggerated at best. The way the article started about him trying to top himself and then the implication it was all down to bullying from Aldo was distasteful.


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