Let's hope that Khan hasn't just bought his son a train set to play with.
"Tony also understands the scrutiny and responsibility that will come with this assignment. Tony welcomes it, as do I." Hardly a ringing endorsement, more like a warning. Nepotism at its finest. Appoint your son and his number crunching friend, neither of whom know the first thing about football, and stand back. No ambition in the PR guff other than a qualified mention of getting back into the prem. No mention of funds, no mention of retention, just self congratulatory pats on the back. As I said in a previous smoke, this lot are blowing smoke up your arse and when you've all stopped screaming like girls at a boy band concert you might, just might, see that. Glad for SJ. You can keep the rest.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 23rd February 2017, 9:33 PM
For f sake stop whinging
posted by Em (Guest) - Thursday 23rd February 2017, 10:00 PM
KHAN didn't get all of his money by being stupid, the club is stabilized and improving week by week and yet there are still dickheads moaning unfucinbelievable!!!!!!!!!
posted by JBH (Guest) - Friday 24th February 2017, 6:49 AM
Great news Jokanovic deal and as lve said before a part from Mr MAF the Khans have backed the club better than any board in our history the summer was a good window January not so good .when they first came brought the Creek badly advised put put there money in brought McCormack when we went down not many of the players we let go who took us down did much would have liked to keep Stockdale blame the mad German for that . Mistakes yes commitment yes . And we've started to get it right
posted by DMK (Guest) - Friday 24th February 2017, 10:08 AM
Agree. We have to stop the Khan bashing!!
I have voiced my support for them many times and will continue to do so. If you had the expectation that Khan will spend unlimited amount of money then you will be disappointed with him. The reality is he couldn't. If you expected Khan to spend what is required to ensure the club is healthy and stable, I think he has kept his commitment. He is investing, while not throwing money at it, wisely starting with the infrastructure, clearing the old mess and hopefully, if we get promoted, he will build a new stand and also reinvest the premier league money. If we don't get promoted, he will invest a bit more to try again next year.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 24th February 2017, 10:32 AM
Well said John agree entirely.
posted by Midds (Guest) - Friday 24th February 2017, 12:00 PM
Think you need to do a little more research on Tony Khan and his assistant Directors Ariznon and as for neptitism what is wrong with having your son working in your own business? I would certainly do it and if you wouldn't you are either a bit of a fibber or have no trust in your own flesh 'n' blood!
No disrespect meant but in my opinion there is nothing wrong with family businesses (apart from the Muddymans that is) and they have been the life blood of this country for hundreds of years - it's Corporations that have taken the GREAT out of Britain.....isn't it??
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 24th February 2017, 12:40 PM
It usually helps if you are qualified to do the job. I think I will try my hand at brain surgery. Volunteers please!
posted by COYW (Guest) - Friday 24th February 2017, 1:01 PM
Brain surgery is hardly a family business. Daft analogy. Do your research on Tony Khan before deciding whether he is qualified or not although I doubt very much that you are qualified to establish if he is qualified!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 24th February 2017, 1:06 PM
The problem is we are not all ritered lime you mst and do not have the time to do extensive research into things we cannot influence
posted by Dave g (Guest) - Friday 24th February 2017, 1:26 PM
I have done the reaseach but you don't have the knowledge. You maybe a suitable candidate for my first lobotomy.
Provide the facts that make you think he is qualified. We are not talking about the family butchers.
posted by COYW (Guest) - Friday 24th February 2017, 1:27 PM
Obviously meant to say retired like you- oh well back to work!
posted by Dave g (Guest) - Friday 24th February 2017, 1:27 PM
MST Here is the Tony Kahn bio. Please highlight those areas which you think qualify him to be Director of Football!
Tony Khan was named Senior Vice President, Football Technology & Analytics for the Jaguars in July of 2012 and is entering his fourth season in that role. Khan arrived in Jacksonville after serving as General Manager and a member of the Board of Managers of Bio-Alternative LLC since 2008. The 32-year-old Khan vacated his position at Bio-Alternative in June, 2012 in order to take on his current role.
Under Tony Khan's guidance, the Jaguars created a Football Technology and Analytics group in 2012. In addition to being a valued asset to the coaching and scouting departments, this group also explores new technology and its applications within all areas of the Jaguars organization. These areas include fan experience, player development and injury prevention in addition to game analysis and player evaluation.
In 2015, Khan also created the statistical research department at the Fulham Football Club, a department that he also currently oversees, with an aim to analyze football player performance and to develop proprietary football performance metrics to aid the club's efforts to gain promotion back into the English Premier League.
Khan also is the owner and Chairman of TruMedia Networks, a Boston-based engineering firm specializing in sports analytics solutions for leagues, franchises, and media partners across the sports industry.
Khan graduated from the College of Business at the University of Illinois in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.
Khan grew up in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., where he was born on October 10, 1982. He graduated from the University of Illinois Laboratory High School in 2001, where his graduating class had the highest ACT average of any class at any school in America. He was also an Illinois State Scholar and a National Merit Semifinalist.
The award for dedication to the basketball program at the University of Illinois Laboratory High School is known as the Tony Khan Award.
Khan currently serves on the advisory board of the University of Illinois Laboratory High School. He is single and lives in Jacksonville.
posted by COYW (Guest) - Friday 24th February 2017, 1:37 PM
MST. BTW the Jaguars have achieved nothing in the NFL. So please don't use that as a qualification unless it is a qualification in how to fail.
posted by COYW (Guest) - Friday 24th February 2017, 1:39 PM
Dave G what makes you think I'm retired!!! I am 58 years of age - wish I could retire!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 24th February 2017, 1:51 PM
I think you've answered your own question COYW. Unless of course you think the recruitment of MacDonald, Kalas, Odoi, Piazon, Johansen, Malone, Button, Sigurdsen, Ayite, Kebano, Martin, etc. and sitting seventh in the division with a game in hand over Leeds who we play at home in a couple of weeks since he took over recruitment is a complete failure??
I rest my case m'lud!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 24th February 2017, 1:57 PM
Oh yes and tying Sessignon to a pre-contract agreement....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 24th February 2017, 3:13 PM
Just thought you must be retired mst by the amount of lengthy articles you post on here
posted by Dave g (Guest) - Friday 24th February 2017, 3:32 PM
I type fast!!
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 24th February 2017, 3:40 PM
Did this tony ever play out get rat arsed nick a motor have a punch up get a dose sounds a boring dick. Bet hes a laugh at a party me thinks not
posted by geezer (Guest) - Friday 24th February 2017, 3:56 PM
Do we want him to drink Jaeger bombs at the bar at 3am and then go to prison for drink driving or do what he has already and build a decent squad of players??
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 24th February 2017, 5:31 PM
MST what are you talking about? You have no case. The guy on got appointed to the role yesterday. MST Just stick with the facts if you can.
posted by COYW (Guest) - Friday 24th February 2017, 5:46 PM
Think you'll find he's been doing the job since May just got the position yesterday. Check your facts COYW.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 24th February 2017, 10:11 PM
MST. The Khan "family business" is making motor parts. Junior is kept well away from that. The second "family business" is the Jacksonville Jaguars, without exception the worst team in the NFL in many years. Maybe Junior and his analytics might make an impression there, you might think, but strangely he's not involved. Now he's running the FFC recruitment program. Despite your long and distinguished list of recent arrivals there is still no sight of the CF, FB and midfielder that reportedly SJ wanted to recruit in the January window. Junior is clearly the man who calls the shots, hence the warning from his dad. Quite where this leaves SJ is hard to fathom, but if he's happy and successful with it then fair enough. As for nepotism I've always found it to counter productive. Just my 2 cents.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 25th February 2017, 1:04 AM
MST you are a complete dreamer. You base your logic on pure fantasy not logic. Push on
posted by COYW (Guest) - Saturday 25th February 2017, 11:50 AM
His best value may come from getting daddy to open his wallet. He hasn't achieved it so far.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Saturday 25th February 2017, 11:54 AM
Just listened to the TK interview in which he actually says as much, maybe take a listen yourself as it might help with your fact finding ;-). Logic doesn't come into it....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 25th February 2017, 2:03 PM
Certainly with your mind.
posted by COYW (Guest) - Saturday 25th February 2017, 3:40 PM