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 Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 14:06

Steve replaced Potter at the start of the season, he is on the pitch before each game working with the squad.
I assume that he then sits up in the stand and becomes AJ's "spy in the sky " so I take it that he would see the shambles that was the second half.

Just about everyone in the Norrie saw we were screaming out for a substitute, does

Steve not see this?

Does he relay that to AJ?

Does AJ listen?

Or does Steve not see this and has been a poor replacement?
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 14:21

"Does he relay that to AJ?"

not during the game as far as I know.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 15:13

GJS93 wrote:

> "Does he relay that to AJ?"
>
> not during the game as far as I know.

I dont think Potter communicated during the game either apart from half time obviously.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 16:10

Other clubs use this method constantly, I remember Bowman sitting beside us at Tannadice relaying messages down to the bench.

Also Presley when he played for Hearts speaking directly to someone up in main stand regarding positioning and marking up.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 16:23

Pressley did that when he played for Hearts? How is that possible?
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 16:29

How not?
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 16:32

How can a player communicate with someone in the stand?
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 16:32

With his mouth!
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: FRED1981  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 16:52

Stevie sits at the top row in centre stand opposite the press box ,only seen him taking notes but never in contact until HT. He wasn't sitting their yesterday that's about the only time this season
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: cjp1981  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 00:43

It’s seems baffling to me that we have a member of our coaching team have the good sense to position himself in the stand that gives him a great view of the entire field of play and see the game at a different angle to the guys on the touch line, from here he can see the whole picture better, our shape, our oppositions shape, positional play etc etc

Now if he sees something that he thinks would benefit the team there and then WHY WOULDNT WE GIVE HIM THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE THIS WITH THE REST OF THE COACHING TEAM ON THE TOUCHLINE???

I understand it’s important for future reference also but surely it’s good practice to have this facility available in real time?

Look at the NFL in the states, to my knowledge they have staff in the best seats in the stadium to call plays etc because he is in the best position to see everything that’s going on? Why don’t we do something similar?
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 03:35

Mobile phones, walkie-talkies, CB radios, two tin cans and a piece of string... the technology to communicate to the dugout is available. Use it, for goodness sake!

Meanwhile, the camera pans in to the dugout area and there's AJ standing, looking glaikit and helpless, with his hands in his pockets while his "assistant" props himself up against the dugout stanchion, arms folded and looking like he doesn't have a care in the world...

Help ma boab.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 07:28

Just about everyone in the Norrie saw we were screaming out for a substitute, does

Steve not see this?

Does he relay that to AJ?

Does AJ listen?

Or does Steve not see this and has been a poor replacement?



I'll go with answer number 3




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 08:18

Spoke to Stevie over the years and was never impressed, never struck me as the most astute character, I may be wrong.
I really really hope he isn't considered manager material when AJ goes, I just cannot imagine Stevie "inspiring".

I Hope You're Ok Today....
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 10:25

''Meanwhile, the camera pans in to the dugout area and there's AJ standing, looking glaikit and helpless, with his hands in his pockets while his "assistant" props himself up against the dugout stanchion, arms folded and looking like he doesn't have a care in the world...

Help ma boab.''

From where I was sitting AJ was quite often shouting encouragement and instructions to the players...and I'm sure he was wearing gloves. I know some folk think AJ is the Devil incarnate but can we just stick to the facts?
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: mach1  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 10:26

There my lord rests the defence.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 13:17

Quote:

Rastapari, Mon 07 Jan 08:18

Spoke to Stevie over the years and was never impressed, never struck me as the most astute character, I may be wrong.
I really really hope he isn't considered manager material when AJ goes, I just cannot imagine Stevie "inspiring".


I’d disagree to be fair, I’ve heard really positive feedback and hope he is considered even short term if AJ is removed.

Having someone who knows and understands the club could be paramount to reaching at least the promotion play offs this season.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: HalbeathRoad  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 13:38

I don’t think any one of AJ, Clark or Crawford should be near the club at the moment. They are failing massively.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 8 Jan 13:17

So he sits in the stand as an observer and gives feedback at half-time.

If the opposition change their shape and tactics, as many teams have, he can do nothing about it?

I also see Mr Honeyman hot footing it from the gantry to the dressing room at half-time with a laptop, I take it that he has an input also?
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: sonofpetrie  
Date:   Tue 8 Jan 16:56

Quote:

LochgellyAlbert, Tue 8 Jan 13:17

So he sits in the stand as an observer and gives feedback at half-time.

If the opposition change their shape and tactics, as many teams have, he can do nothing about it?

I also see Mr Honeyman hot footing it from the gantry to the dressing room at half-time with a laptop, I take it that he has an input also?


The yellow furry guy from the cereal box?

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary"
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: 1981par  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 18:15

Will need someone in to help him as I imagined he took the youth team.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 18:38

We know that Joe had done his badges, has any of our current "senior" pros done them? Personally I think that they are all to young.

matt forsyth
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 18:40

Quote:

1981par, Wed 9 Jan 18:15

Will need someone in to help him as I imagined he took the youth team.


You did imagine it, 1981. Steve coaches our reserves - we no longer have a youth team.



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: 1981par  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 18:45

Which is the youth team GG Riva. Full of 15 16 and 17 year olds regardless how you want to label it.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: 1981par  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 18:47

Personally I wouldn’t think you need your badges to coach. It’s more of experience imo. Only one I can think of is Murdoch which could work as he is injured or the sport scientist who is think is Ian McColl
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: mach1  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 18:49

This not complicated.

We do not have a youth team, we have a reserve team. Their ages has nothing to do with how they are labelled.
They play in a reserve team league, not a youth league.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 19:29

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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 19:33

You'll need to draw a map Stanza

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 19:44

Quote:

mach1, Wed 9 Jan 18:49

This not complicated.

We do not have a youth team, we have a reserve team. Their ages has nothing to do with how they are labelled.
They play in a reserve team league, not a youth league.


I'll try and explain it a bit more, mach1.

A reserve team is made up of players who can't get a regular start in the first team. Their age is irrelevant. A youth team will consist entirely of players below a certain age e.g. U-20, unless the rules allow a certain number of overage players to play.

I hope that explains it in a way that everyone can understand.



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: 1981par  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 19:55

Whatever way you want to put it GG rIva last season was the U20 league where 5 over age players could play. I think the rules are still the same but now called reserve league so however you want to put it reserve or youth. You decide.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 20:07

Quote:

1981par, Wed 9 Jan 19:55

Whatever way you want to put it GG rIva last season was the U20 league where 5 over age players could play. I think the rules are still the same but now called reserve league so however you want to put it reserve or youth. You decide.


We have. It's not a youth team.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 20:13

Quote:

1981par, Wed 09 Jan 19:55

Whatever way you want to put it GG rIva last season was the U20 league where 5 over age players could play. I think the rules are still the same but now called reserve league so however you want to put it reserve or youth. You decide.


There’s a reserve league no under 20s league....not difficult
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 20:17

SC...no.

Haven’t seen anything to suggest he deserves to be a shoe-in for the manager role.
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 20:23

Ah... AJ has gone so now we have to find something else to argue about...
OK I'm in 😉



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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: 1981par  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 21:21

Haha
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: Inchkeithpar  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 22:04

Who is Steve Crawford ? Only Crawford I know of at the club is stevie ......
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 Re: Steve Crawford
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Wed 9 Jan 22:08

I'm going to be the first to say it, Stevie Crawford must be sacked. Sorry if your reading this Stevie I hope that you do well, get the team motivated and have a long and successful career with the club.

matt forsyth
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