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 McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: Connor560  
Date:   Sun 22 Sep 21:34

https://ayrunitedfc.co.uk/club-statement-4/

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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Sun 22 Sep 21:45

Best manager in the league in my opinion. I’m confident he’ll turn Partick’s fortunes around. Massive loss for Ayr.



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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 22 Sep 21:46

Surprised by this one. Why leave a successful Ayr for a bottom of the table Partick? Obviously there's the personal link but it's a risky one.
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: evo!  
Date:   Sun 22 Sep 21:53

Didnt work for falkirk taking ray mckinnon from morton last year.
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 22 Sep 22:08

I don't think its cut and dried he'll improve them overnight. Should be interesting watching how this pans out. He was under virtually no pressure at Ayr. Different story at Thistle

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: Bouncer  
Date:   Sun 22 Sep 23:43

How much further could he have taken Ayr?
I think it's a good move for him, move on while your stock is high.
Take over a team that you can only improve between now and the next transfer window.

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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 00:25

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Bouncer, Sun 22 Sep 23:43

How much further could he have taken Ayr?
I think it's a good move for him, move on while your stock is high.
Take over a team that you can only improve between now and the next transfer window.


Well you could argue that he could easily be in with a shout of promotion to the top flight. They reached the playoffs last season, lost their top striker but still look the part.

Thistle are an absolute gang

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: USMac  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 01:00

Likely result over time is that Ayr is not as good and Thistle are better -- means more parity in the Championship (if there wasn't enough already).
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 03:52

I think Partick Thistle are a bigger club. He is s former player. He has done well at Ayr. I suppose its not where you are but where you want to go. Better options at Partick I would guess.
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: 1970par  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 06:22

Can see Moff, getting the Ayr gig in the short term at least
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 06:32

The two Dundee clubs will be celebrating this news.
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 07:02

McCall's son is a Jags fan, allegedly.

Every little helps........... :-)



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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: AJ27  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 07:26

I would imagine there will be a hefty increase in his wage packet - if I was in his position that would be a pretty big incentive for me.
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 08:48

Partick are a bigger club with an SPL stadium. He will certainly be getting a pay rise, so probably and easy decision for him

As Oz states, this will pretty much hand the title to Utd




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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 08:59

The Ayr chairman seems surprised at his decision. He has obviously had offers to move in the past which he has turned down. I think there is an emotional attachment to Thistle but didn't he say he wasn't interested in the job after Alan Archibald was sacked last season? Who knows what goes on behind the scenes.
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 09:34

Perhaps the lottery winner has financed this deal.

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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: parsman1957  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 14:38

Did the lottery winner not walk away four weeks ago when the players had to make their own way to an away game?
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: Mr P  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 15:14

This is a risk with new owners in the wings waiting to come in, although IM will have Partick Thistle moving up the table, and they well may prove to be a good side. Although it may take a few weeks to sort out the mess there.
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: Connor560  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 15:55

https://ptfc.co.uk/ptfc-news/partick-thistle-fc-confirms-ian-mccall-as-new-manager/

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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 16:13

I read in tge press that the lottery winner walked away due to the uncertainty of the direction of the club with the upcoming takeover.
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 16:54

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Mr P, Mon 23 Sep 15:14

This is a risk with new owners in the wings waiting to come in, although IM will have Partick Thistle moving up the table, and they well may prove to be a good side. Although it may take a few weeks to sort out the mess there.


As you say it might be a big risk with the takeover talk but I think this probablysignifies one of two things.


a) the take over is going ahead and they have the new owners blessing

b) It isn't going ahead.


Would be daft to jump in with all those new contracts otherwise.
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: wulliepar57  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 17:10

Good luck to him !!
He will be stuck with those players till New Year
Haven't seen any of them that I would say would better the Pars !! and that many are better than he had at AYR but that's just my opinion
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 19:16

I watched their game at Morton, in the first half they were excellent and went 2 up. Then they disintegrated and got beat 3-2, IMOP there is a good team there and IM will find it.

matt forsyth
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Mon 23 Sep 19:22

It will be interesting to see if he can improve young Ryan Williamson. Good move for Partick and McCall.

East End Park is a symbol of all that is DAFC.
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 Re: McCall to Partick Confirmed
Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Wed 25 Sep 12:45

....& the lottery squillionaire heads up a fans takeover.

Should be an intresting transfer window in January for Thistle.

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