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Ralph Misses Koln Game To Have A Minor Op
Sunday, 4th Aug 2019 09:11

Ralph Hasenhuttl was absent from the dugout for the game against FC Koln, but there was a good reason he was having a minor operation.

Saints put out a brief statement prior to the game against the Bundesliga side to confirm that Ralph would be missing and why, it read:

First team manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has undergone a minor procedure on a leg injury in a local hospital and will therefore not be in the dugout for today's friendly match against FC Koln.

"Ralph has prepared the team all week and plans have been set for our coaching staff to take charge of the game.

"He will be watching and influencing the game via video link, and will be back at Staplewood when the players return to training for the build-up to the Premier League opener next week."

Hopefully nothing too serious for Ralph, although it may well curtail his usual boisterous celebrations when we score a goal for a little while .

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underweststand added 16:42 - Aug 4
Sounds like a credible explanation / excuse for his absence from SMS on Saturday, but " conspiracy theorists " might see it as a smoke screen as cover for him be "elsewhere" trying to influence another potential signing to join - before Thursday. .

KriSaint added 21:05 - Aug 4
I doubt that Ralph would accept co-conspiring and put out a lie about his where-abouts.

On the other hand - I can give You an example of another german speaking football boss who tried to deceive everybody, when dressing up as a coca cola sales man and watching his opponents train: the German national team head coach, somewhere in the nineties. (He won the european championships with Germany in 1996).

underweststand added 06:35 - Aug 5
.maybe Ralph prefers Pepsi?

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