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 Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Thu 19 May 22:14


A few clubs sniffing around Kevin Thomson however.

Kevin Thomson
Paul Hartley
Peter Van Der Veen
Peter Leven
Jack Ross

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Thu 19 May 22:24

RMGpar wrote:

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> A few clubs sniffing around Kevin Thomson however.
>
> Kevin Thomson
> Paul Hartley
> Peter Van Der Veen
> Peter Leven
> Jack Ross
>
>
That’s the Dundee shortlist

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Thu 19 May 22:33

No to Paul Hartley

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: The Toun Clock  
Date:   Thu 19 May 22:41

Can’t see Hartley being one of them. Not only will his Cove side be playing Championship football next season but someone touted him for a job (maybe Dundee or Raith) on OpenGoal and Si Ferry said he wouldn’t leave Cove, enjoys living up there, enjoys their setup. Have to be honest I’m fairly happy, his Falkirk team were dogsh*te.

I’d like to see Kevin Thomson if not going to Dundee. Ian Murray could be in with a shout after a good season with Airdrie, also the Lord himself Stewart Petrie.



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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 19 May 22:43

Can`t reveal my source*, but I have it on good authority Thompson is getting the job with Cardle as his assistant. Higgy`s coming back in a non-player capacity (Sammy the Tammy). We approached Petrie, but he turned us down as he`s got a job in the bank.

*source may be a daydream I had earlier
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Thu 19 May 22:54

Peter Leven has had an interesting coaching career.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Fri 20 May 00:28

Did I see Paul paton touting Jackie mac on Twitter?

Please don’t go for jackie. Hartley did to falkirk what grant did to us.

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: kba  
Date:   Fri 20 May 07:27

Van Der veen could be an good option for the board as he`s a free agent. On the plus side he prefers to play a 433 formation.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: CrossPar  
Date:   Fri 20 May 08:46

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kba, Fri 20 May 07:27

Van Der veen could be an good option for the board as he`s a free agent. On the plus side he prefers to play a 433 formation.


What! Not one up front? How can that possibly work? 😄
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Fri 20 May 08:48

Who`s Van Der veen managed before - I`ve never heard of him and google only turns up a dutch wikipedia page which, I think, says he`s Hull`s assistant?

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Fri 20 May 09:11

Van der Veen looks like a Dutch Stephen Pressley. No thanks.

Thomson, Petrie, Murray would all be good shouts.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: kba  
Date:   Fri 20 May 09:12

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Bandy, Fri 20 May 08:48

Who`s Van Der veen managed before - I`ve never heard of him and google only turns up a dutch wikipedia page which, I think, says he`s Hull`s assistant?


Google tranfermarkt.co.uk
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: par-91  
Date:   Fri 20 May 09:48

Think we can forget about anyone with lots of experience. I think this will be a longer term appointment. Someone who can develop with the club.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Alan  
Date:   Fri 20 May 10:39

Stuart Kettlewell must be in the frame as well.

When Yogi got the job, it was mentioned somewhere that he had been very close to being appointed

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Fri 20 May 12:47

Mark Fotheringham`s name will come up again at some point id expect.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Fri 20 May 12:57

hartley not the chairmans son in law or similar? No chance will walk away and wouldn`t particularly want him.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 20 May 13:13

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Playup_Pompey, Fri 20 May 12:57

hartley not the chairmans son in law or similar? No chance will walk away and wouldn`t particularly want him.


I can`t understand your post at all, PuP. Am I just a bit thick? 🤔



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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 20 May 13:17

Daniel Farke was a name that cropped up on a Google search for unemployed managers

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Fri 20 May 13:25

"I can`t understand your post at all, PuP. Am I just a bit thick? 🤔"

sorry GG, I mean Paul Hartley is chairman at Cove`s Son in Law so doubt he would be looking to move. I wouldnt particularly want him here either to be honest. we have seen what lower league journeymen are doing when they come in.

just seen its actually Director of Football John Sheran that is his Father in Law.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: dpard  
Date:   Fri 20 May 13:25

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GG Riva, Fri 20 May 13:13

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Playup_Pompey, Fri 20 May 12:57

hartley not the chairmans son in law or similar? No chance will walk away and wouldn`t particularly want him.


I can`t understand your post at all, PuP. Am I just a bit thick? 🤔


I think he`s alluding to Paul Hartley being the son in law of the chairman at Cove, and that would make it difficult for him to leave there.

The flame still burns
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Fri 20 May 13:37

Farke would be an unbelievable appointment.

Genuinely unbelievable. There`s zero chance of us getting him.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Fri 20 May 13:57

Farke, also NEVER going to happen

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Fri 20 May 14:03

Daniel Farke? Drugs are bad m’kay.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: The Toun Clock  
Date:   Fri 20 May 14:08

We genuinely wouldn`t get Farke if we were in the Premiership. Let alone, League 1. What do some of you put in your morning brew?

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Fri 20 May 14:10

Farkin heroin by the looks of it

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Fri 20 May 14:19

Just had a look and a bloke called Alex Ferguson is unemployed? Him or some French geezer called Zinedine Zidane would be OK appointments IMO.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Fri 20 May 14:21

Also if its McPake I`d be absolutely gutted, he`d be a horrendous appointment.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 20 May 14:39

I’d never heard o him but seems to have put the cat amongst the pigeons on here 😂

Is Jurgen available? Just asking like. Sexy manager n aw that

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 20 May 14:42

Quote:

Grant, Fri 20 May 14:21

Also if its McPake I`d be absolutely gutted, he`d be a horrendous appointment.


It`s like you already know

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 20 May 14:47

FTR I’m TeamRustybits!

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Fri 20 May 15:15

Courtesy of McBookie -
4/1 S.Kettlewell
5/1 I.Murray
5/1 S.Petrie
6/1 N.McCann
8/1 G.Shields
8/1 L.Bullen
8/1 L.Fox
8/1 M.Fotheringham
10/1 K.Thomson
12/1 D.Lennon
12/1 D.Campbell
12/1 T.Wright
14/1 J.Robertson

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: dafc-chris1  
Date:   Fri 20 May 15:23

Out of that list in no particular order

Yes:
Murray
Petrie
Thomson
Campbell

Would take but not going happen:
Bullen
Robertson

The rest can gtf

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Fri 20 May 15:32

Quote:

dafc-chris1, Fri 20 May 15:23

Out of that list in no particular order

Yes:
Murray
Petrie
Thomson
Campbell

Would take but not going happen:
Bullen
Robertson

The rest can gtf


Would love Bullen, it was thought he wouldn`t leave Sheffield at the last vacancy.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 20 May 16:05

Can’t see LB dropping down a league but ye never know

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Fri 20 May 16:06

Quote:

da_no_1, Fri 20 May 14:42

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Grant, Fri 20 May 14:21

Also if its McPake I`d be absolutely gutted, he`d be a horrendous appointment.


It`s like you already know



I`m panicking, just expecting the worst really.

Outwith him and Caldwell? I`ve not seen any names that put the fear into me, there`s genuinely a good few managers out there who`d be alright.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: KilsythPar  
Date:   Fri 20 May 16:15

Can’t see LB dropping down a league but ye never know.
Ian McCall left Ayr and went to Partick Thistle when they were a division below.
Bullpen might do the same.

C`mon
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 20 May 16:29

Grant I agree. The bar has been set incredibly low tho. Almost ANYONE will be an improvement. It would be some laugh if we employed someone worse than the last two.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: par-91  
Date:   Fri 20 May 16:34

I wouldn’t be totally against McPake, but Murray and Thomson have to be the two frontrunners.

Where has Kettlewell come from? He’d be an alright appointment, but not really seen him linked with anyone else. If Campbell or Petrie are interested (I doubt they would be), then we’d be foolish to not talk to them.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Fri 20 May 16:39

Kettlewell at 2/1 now. My only worry is that Meggle wants someone in who he can control and have a say on the squad. Kevin Thomson would be my pick but I think he`ll goto Dundee.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: StevenPar77  
Date:   Fri 20 May 16:52

I wouldn`t be against Thomson and feel that Dundee is quite a significant step up for him, maybe too much of a step?
Jack Ross also sounds good if he would be interested.
Not heard much about the Rovers vacancy either although I was in Turkey for 2 weeks!
Michael Beale was a name I had hoped for after Peter Grant so did a quick Google and he has been linked with Charlton so if he wasn`t out of reach for me before then he is well out of reach now!

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: cammypar 1995  
Date:   Fri 20 May 17:06

We all know the way the appointments of past has been the club will go for the job for the boys act and appoint shields.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 20 May 17:09

How were the appointments of Johnston, Grant and Hughes examples of `jobs for the boys`?

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 20 May 17:14

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cammypar 1995, Fri 20 May 17:06

We all know the way the appointments of past has been the club will go for the job for the boys act and appoint shields.


"We" really don`t. Stop talking absolute rubbish

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Fri 20 May 17:14

Sounded out my Dundee supporting mate last night on McPake who he described as “clueless” in respect of tactics and use of substitutions . Cant think who that reminds me of .

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Fri 20 May 17:22

I heard on the grape vine Sammy has thrown his tammy in the ring along side the bunnet
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 20 May 18:43

Favorite ?

It’s time for a spell cheque on .net !!!
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Fri 20 May 18:49

From that list I’d want:

Murray
Petrie
Bullen
Campbell
Wright
Robertson

Any of those 6 and I’m a pretty happy par.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Fri 20 May 18:54

After speaking to a Staggies fan I know I’m going to say we should pass on kettlewell.

For context, he said him and the guys he sat with all felt Yogi was more tactically astute and the team improved under yogi compared to how they played under SK.


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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Fri 20 May 19:06

a name that was added after Westie`s post is Andre Schubert, was St Pauli boss in 2011/12 with Meggle as his assistant, if they had such a thing as a German quota on their list i think he is more likely to fill that rather than be a serious contender but ya never know.

the job is already Murray`s, Kettlewell`s or McPake`s going by stuff on other platforms and who you believe if any of them. no rumours/whispers/leaks on Hughes then within 24 hours the job has already been given to at least 3 people.



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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Fri 20 May 19:10

Hope it’s Murray out of those 3. Mcpake was brutal at Dundee.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Fri 20 May 19:20

Quote:

Never10yairds, Fri 20 May 19:10

Hope it’s Murray out of those 3. Mcpake was brutal at Dundee.


Bar McPake won a league and Murray won nothing. Strange comment or you just don’t understand how success works, normally by medals
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: DrumRoad  
Date:   Fri 20 May 19:21

After Peter Grant it was seen as imperative that the board took time to select the right man for the job. Time was indeed taken & Yogi was selected after “a rigorous selection process” & yet 4/5 months later he is out the door!!

Perplexed doesn’t really explain how I feel but it’s the only word I can think of using that doesn’t have 4 letters!!

What/where/who next. Do .netters really think we will attract a top name in management or even mediocre to our 3rd division club & failing, those & such as those will have seen the mess we made of last season (& several seasons before that) both with player & manager appointments & will surely consider the task (nae, mountain) they will have in front of them……, it could be a career shattering move!

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Currie Par  
Date:   Fri 20 May 20:01

Bullen would be good, but I’d love to see a young German manager with something to prove.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: kba  
Date:   Fri 20 May 20:33

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Currie Par, Fri 20 May 20:01

Bullen would be good, but I’d love to see a young German manager with something to prove.


My thoughts too. Something out of the box. Instead of the normal sh#te.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Fri 20 May 21:01

It would be like when we signed Jimmy Calderwood.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: kba  
Date:   Fri 20 May 22:03

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eastendalloapar, Fri 20 May 21:01

It would be like when we signed Jimmy Calderwood.


And look how good that was.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Fri 20 May 22:26

Think we should go for a German coach.Fresh coaching ideas,and forward,and hopefully, attacking system. I want to be actually entertained!
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Fri 20 May 22:28

I would be really disappointed if we went for mcpake.

The board will surely do their research.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: arpar  
Date:   Fri 20 May 22:48

Quote:

twin par, Fri 20 May 22:26

Think we should go for a German coach.Fresh coaching ideas,and forward,and hopefully, attacking system. I want to be actually entertained!


Needs to be able to get a work permit which could be an issue.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: PARadise  
Date:   Fri 20 May 23:38

Quote:

DrumRoad, Fri 20 May 19:21

After Peter Grant it was seen as imperative that the board took time to select the right man for the job. Time was indeed taken & Yogi was selected after “a rigorous selection process” & yet 4/5 months later he is out the door!!

Perplexed doesn’t really explain how I feel but it’s the only word I can think of using that doesn’t have 4 letters!!

What/where/who next. Do .netters really think we will attract a top name in management or even mediocre to our 3rd division club & failing, those & such as those will have seen the mess we made of last season (& several seasons before that) both with player & manager appointments & will surely consider the task (nae, mountain) they will have in front of them……, it could be a career shattering move!


I have nothing to base this off other than the Germans desire for “consistency” and the long term approach, however I would suggest the deciding factor in Yogi leaving would have been the lack of season ticket sales and money coming into the club rather than the football side of things
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: CrossPar  
Date:   Sat 21 May 08:06

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kba, Fri 20 May 22:03

Quote:

eastendalloapar, Fri 20 May 21:01

It would be like when we signed Jimmy Calderwood.


And look how good that was.


4th in the SPL as I recall. Wasn`t his fault the board gave him too much money.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 21 May 08:17

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CrossPar, Sat 21 May 08:06

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kba, Fri 20 May 22:03

Quote:

eastendalloapar, Fri 20 May 21:01

It would be like when we signed Jimmy Calderwood.


And look how good that was.


4th in the SPL as I recall. Wasn`t his fault the board gave him too much money.


No, but it`s easy to get success when you have the money to bring in better players.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: CrossPar  
Date:   Sat 21 May 08:32

He didn`t just buy success though. He was a very good manager and tactician, and we have had nobody even close to him since.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Sat 21 May 08:46

We got a couple of good seasons and are still trying to recover from it now .

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sat 21 May 08:57

from the Herald:
DUNFERMLINE aim to make a quick appointment of a replacement for John Hughes after insisting the vacant post is ‘still a great job’, despite relegation to League One.

Hughes stepped aside on Thursday following failure to keep the Pars in the Championship after their dramatic play-off defeat to Queen’s Park.

With rivals Raith Rovers and Dundee also currently seeking a new manager, as well as suggestions Stuart Taylor could leave Hamilton Accies, Dunfermline are aware there could be stiff competition for whoever they identify as the ideal candidate.

Chief executive David Cook, who has also taken on the chairman’s role since the departure of Ross McArthur, said: “We’ve spent a bit of time thinking about the particular profile we’re looking for in the next manager of Dunfermline Athletic.

“We’ve got a pretty clear idea in our minds of what that’s going to look like. Now, it’s about matching candidates.

“One thing I will say is the Dunfermline Athletic job is still a great job. We’ve got a great stadium here, a good fanbase, great projects going on in terms of developing our own academy and training base.

“So, for hungry and ambitious managers, I’m sure they’ll look at the task of helping Dunfermline Athletic as a really exciting one.”

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: kba  
Date:   Sat 21 May 09:10

The last paragraph is interesting. To me they might be thinking out of the box, not the normal scottish round the block manager we normally go for. which I`ve said before in posts.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Kessel  
Date:   Sat 21 May 09:54

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GJS93, Sat 21 May 08:57
“One thing I will say is the Dunfermline Athletic job is still a great job. We’ve got a great stadium here, a good fanbase, great projects going on in terms of developing our own academy and training base."


Looks like everything is great except the fans 👍🏽
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: kba  
Date:   Sat 21 May 10:08

Quote:

Kessel, Sat 21 May 09:54

Quote:

GJS93, Sat 21 May 08:57
“One thing I will say is the Dunfermline Athletic job is still a great job. We’ve got a great stadium here, a good fanbase, great projects going on in terms of developing our own academy and training base."


Looks like everything is great except the fans 👍🏽


Did notice that to but didn`t want to be negative 😁
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 21 May 10:20

Quote:

Kessel, Sat 21 May 09:54

Quote:

GJS93, Sat 21 May 08:57
“One thing I will say is the Dunfermline Athletic job is still a great job. We’ve got a great stadium here, a good fanbase, great projects going on in terms of developing our own academy and training base."


Looks like everything is great except the fans 👍🏽


"a good fanbase".......

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 21 May 10:41

Well we don`t have a great fanbase. We`ve a good one for the size of the city but wouldn`t say it was great.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: ParfectXI  
Date:   Sat 21 May 10:55

jake89 wrote:

> Well we don`t have a great fanbase. We`ve a good one for the
> size of the city but wouldn`t say it was great.


I’d actually say that we have a great fanbase, but like most teams a lot will only come out when there’s something to capture the imagination. In the Calderwood era we were getting close to sell outs most games. The “that’s nivver ten yairds” game against Raith was a sell out with more still trying to get tix. Even at the end of the season there we had a few decent crowds of 5k, imagine if we were at the other end of the table?

For a “city” we should have even more however as every area has there will be a large amount that support the bigot brothers and there’s even a Hearts supporters bus that leaves Dunfermline. There’s not much can be done about those but capture the imagination of the town and you’ll see the attendances rise again. Unfortunately, the last 3 managers have brought nothing to the table in respects of capturing the imagination, and neither has the board

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 21 May 11:16

I don’t mind near sell outs during Calderwood’s era, except a few of the usual well supported visiting teams - usually in the 5000-6000 mark.

The RR promotion clincher was far from typical.
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Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Sat 21 May 11:16

You`re tripping if you think we were almost selling out the ground every week under Calderwood.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 21 May 12:04

I know my memory re Pars` games isn`t the best, but wasn`t the `nivver ten yairds` game against the Rovers during the Jim McIntyre promotion-winning campaign rather than Jimmy Calderwood`s?

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Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Sat 21 May 12:15

In the calderwood era our home crowds were about 6000. The town is much bigger now due to expansion though, if we can get a good team on the park and get back to the premier for a few seasons in a row/decent cup runs etc I think we could probably push it to 8,000 +.

The club has done decent work with schools etc for which it should be commended but it probably won’t transfer into good home crowds until the product on the park becomes a bit more appealing. A top division club will hold a lot more appeal for youngsters deciding who to follow.

I know a lot of the folks in dulloch have moved from Edinburgh and support hearts or hibs but I’d like to think we could tempt their kids to east end park and help bolster the next generation of pars fans.

Also the typical OF problem that most Scottish teams have to compete with. Don’t know where to begin with that.

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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sat 21 May 12:22

"The last paragraph is interesting. To me they might be thinking out of the box, not the normal scottish round the block manager we normally go for. which I`ve said before in posts"

i dont see it in there although there were maybe a couple of things in the update that came out 10 days ago that you could think thats where they are going.

going back to that when it says Leishman and Cook working to rebuild the "connection" between supporters and the club, the new manager will be a starting point on that and if it was someone like a McPake or Kettlewell then the club wouldnt be much further ahead than if they had stuck with Hughes imo.

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Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Sat 21 May 12:36

I’d agree with that GJS93, neither of those 2 would be inspiring choices that will generate too much optimism. Someone sacked from their last job because they built a side that were heading for relegation isn’t going to be the answer here.

Someone like Murray, Thomson, Petrie or Campbell who has done a good job somewhere else last season would bring a bit more enthusiasm than someone unemployed because they were sacked for failure

I’m not adverse to a left field option bringing fresh ideas at this point either.

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 21 May 13:11

I don`t think EEP has regularly been full for decades. Most recent one was probably the never 10 yairds game.

The growth of Dunfermline isn`t reflected in crowds at games. Mainly because most of the people have come from wider Fife and the Lothians so already have a team. The trick will be convincing the primary school kids to follow the Pars rather than Hibs, Hearts or the wee team.

Our crowds are probably better than similar sized areas but still couldn`t be described as "great".
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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 21 May 13:15

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Kessel, Sat 21 May 09:54

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GJS93, Sat 21 May 08:57
“One thing I will say is the Dunfermline Athletic job is still a great job. We’ve got a great stadium here, a good fanbase, great projects going on in terms of developing our own academy and training base."


Looks like everything is great except the fans 👍🏽


D`you not think he was talking in terms of numbers, Kessel?

Much as it pains me to say this, Celtic and Rangers have a "great" i e a large fan base. Teams like Hearts, Hibs, Aberdeen etc. have a very good fan base and middle order clubs like ourselves have a decent or "good" fan base. Clubs like Livingston and Ross Co have poor, or small, fan base.

That`s how I read it anyway.



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Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 21 May 13:19

The amount of junior and amateur football etc on a Saturday afternoon really hampers all teams support outside of the old firm, get those games on earlier and it would boost support.

Next season if prices are competitive ie £15 a game and the team is competitive we could still be looking at 3k for home games and that might go up a wee bit further if the team is competing at the top of the league.

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 21 May 13:22

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jake89, Sat 21 May 13:11

I don`t think EEP has regularly been full for decades. Most recent one was probably the never 10 yairds game.

The growth of Dunfermline isn`t reflected in crowds at games. Mainly because most of the people have come from wider Fife and the Lothians so already have a team. The trick will be convincing the primary school kids to follow the Pars rather than Hibs, Hearts or the wee team.

Our crowds are probably better than similar sized areas but still couldn`t be described as "great".


It`s hard to convince young fans to follow the Pars when

(a) the team isn`t playing well and
(b) their relatives support a more successful team.

Doesn`t stop us trying though. We`re planning to re-start the Schools Engagement Programme next season, which will hopefully help to put the Pars back on the West Fife map, after a 2 year break due to Covid restrictions.



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Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Sat 21 May 13:23

After being served up garbage all season, on a Friday night in April 5400 folk came to East End Park, I can only imagine what that number might be had we been competing at the other end of the table. A bit disingenuous to suggest the fanbase isn`t there.

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 21 May 13:30

Your work sounds great, GG. Exactly the kind of thing we need. My dad`s a Pars supporter but it was more that my school pals supported the Pars that got me into them.
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Topic Originator: rikaka  
Date:   Sat 21 May 13:39

Andy Kirk might be considered, looks to have done ok at brechin.

Austin Macphee but I think he`s involved at villa

Ian Cathro always gets coaching gigs at high profile clubs

Mixu Paatelainen managed s few national sides recently currently managing in Finland.

Gary Naysmith/Barry Ferguson will be in for it I`d imagine

Steven Naismith/Kenny miller they might get linked to the job

It`s a very difficult decision the board will have, personally I have no clue what we need, who to go for. We have been sh!the for a while now it seems to be ingrained in the place
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Topic Originator: arpar  
Date:   Sat 21 May 13:51

If Meggle is going to be director of football maybe they are looking for a coach in the type of Ian Cathro rather than a manager?
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Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Sat 21 May 14:06

I wouldn`t be averse to Cathro. I know it didn`t work out at Hearts, but as I`ve said I`d like the club to take something a risk. He`d be a risk, but an interesting one

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Topic Originator: AlterPar  
Date:   Sat 21 May 14:13

Cathro is on another planet, absolutely not!
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Topic Originator: Kessel  
Date:   Sat 21 May 14:13

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GG Riva, Sat 21 May 13:15

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Kessel, Sat 21 May 09:54

Quote:

GJS93, Sat 21 May 08:57
“One thing I will say is the Dunfermline Athletic job is still a great job. We’ve got a great stadium here, a good fanbase, great projects going on in terms of developing our own academy and training base."


Looks like everything is great except the fans 👍🏽


D`you not think he was talking in terms of numbers, Kessel?

Much as it pains me to say this, Celtic and Rangers have a "great" i e a large fan base. Teams like Hearts, Hibs, Aberdeen etc. have a very good fan base and middle order clubs like ourselves have a decent or "good" fan base. Clubs like Livingston and Ross Co have poor, or small, fan base.

That`s how I read it anyway.


It was a light hearted post, GG. It was actually a decent statement.
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Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Sat 21 May 14:30

The fan base is certainly great,just need to get a good team on the pitch,to generate enthusiasm.
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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 21 May 16:00

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jake89, Sat 21 May 13:30

Your work sounds great, GG. Exactly the kind of thing we need. My dad`s a Pars supporter but it was more that my school pals supported the Pars that got me into them.


I coordinate the Pars Tackle Health programme, Jake. It`s heart breaking to go into a class and learn that sometimes there`s not a single Pars fan, but loads of Sellick and Sevco ones. 🙁

You can read about the various initiatives here:-

https://parsfoundation.co.uk/news.php?c=Schools+Engagement



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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 21 May 16:37

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Berkey, Sat 21 May 13:19

The amount of junior and amateur football etc on a Saturday afternoon really hampers all teams support outside of the old firm, get those games on earlier and it would boost support.

Next season if prices are competitive ie £15 a game and the team is competitive we could still be looking at 3k for home games and that might go up a wee bit further if the team is competing at the top of the league.


Couldn`t agree more. How many paying customers are lost to the major leagues because they are playing at the same time?

10am kickoffs for those matches might make a huge difference to crowds.

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Topic Originator: QPR_Par  
Date:   Sat 21 May 16:58

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buffy, Fri 20 May 14:39

I’d never heard o him but seems to have put the cat amongst the pigeons on here 😂

Is Jurgen available? Just asking like. Sexy manager n aw that


This isn’t the first time this week I’ve been on a Pars forum to find you posting drivel like this that has nothing to do with the male’s ability to do the job.

You were bang on the money when you called out misogyny recently but posts like this just make you a hypocrite.

If you disagree, then think what your reaction would be if I said I’d love to see Caroline Weir in our 1st team and only made mention of aesthetic attributes in my reasoning.
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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 21 May 17:06

Oooooft......popcorn ready

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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sat 21 May 17:07

Pmsl Who stole your happy meal?

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Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Sat 21 May 17:26

Oh no, imagine being openly attracted by a successful football manager. THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 21 May 18:51

Wishful thinking in respect of “other” football kicking off in the morning and increased attendances in the lower senior leagues.

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 21 May 19:54

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Kessel, Sat 21 May 14:13

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GG Riva, Sat 21 May 13:15

Quote:

Kessel, Sat 21 May 09:54

Quote:

GJS93, Sat 21 May 08:57
“One thing I will say is the Dunfermline Athletic job is still a great job. We’ve got a great stadium here, a good fanbase, great projects going on in terms of developing our own academy and training base."


Looks like everything is great except the fans 👍🏽


D`you not think he was talking in terms of numbers, Kessel?

Much as it pains me to say this, Celtic and Rangers have a "great" i e a large fan base. Teams like Hearts, Hibs, Aberdeen etc. have a very good fan base and middle order clubs like ourselves have a decent or "good" fan base. Clubs like Livingston and Ross Co have poor, or small, fan base.

That`s how I read it anyway.


It was a light hearted post, GG. It was actually a decent statement.


Ah, OK. Not so sharp these days. Auldtimer`s, ken?



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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 21 May 20:38

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QPR_Par, Sat 21 May 16:58

Quote:

buffy, Fri 20 May 14:39

I’d never heard o him but seems to have put the cat amongst the pigeons on here 😂

Is Jurgen available? Just asking like. Sexy manager n aw that


This isn’t the first time this week I’ve been on a Pars forum to find you posting drivel like this that has nothing to do with the male’s ability to do the job.

You were bang on the money when you called out misogyny recently but posts like this just make you a hypocrite.

If you disagree, then think what your reaction would be if I said I’d love to see Caroline Weir in our 1st team and only made mention of aesthetic attributes in my reasoning.


My first reaction to this was ffs get a grip, then I realised you are actually spot on.

Shame on you o` pink one.😉



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Topic Originator: Kessel  
Date:   Sat 21 May 21:22

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GG Riva, Sat 21 May 19:54

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Kessel, Sat 21 May 14:13

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GG Riva, Sat 21 May 13:15

Quote:

Kessel, Sat 21 May 09:54

Quote:

GJS93, Sat 21 May 08:57
“One thing I will say is the Dunfermline Athletic job is still a great job. We’ve got a great stadium here, a good fanbase, great projects going on in terms of developing our own academy and training base."


Looks like everything is great except the fans 👍🏽


D`you not think he was talking in terms of numbers, Kessel?

Much as it pains me to say this, Celtic and Rangers have a "great" i e a large fan base. Teams like Hearts, Hibs, Aberdeen etc. have a very good fan base and middle order clubs like ourselves have a decent or "good" fan base. Clubs like Livingston and Ross Co have poor, or small, fan base.

That`s how I read it anyway.


It was a light hearted post, GG. It was actually a decent statement.


Ah, OK. Not so sharp these days. Auldtimer`s, ken?


Better than having Oldfirmer`s syndrome min.
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Topic Originator: tappies par  
Date:   Sat 21 May 21:52

How’s about Neil McCann for the managers job talks a good game on Sky Sports & BBC. Plenty of contacts. Young manager with potential. Former par part of Jim Jeffries era. Think he could be a good choice.

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Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Sat 21 May 21:58

Seem to remember McCann was a car crash at Dundee.

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Topic Originator: CrossPar  
Date:   Sat 21 May 22:08

And was here under John Potter`s disastrous reign.
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Topic Originator: Gaz3822  
Date:   Sat 21 May 22:44


Topic Originator: tappies par   
Date:   Sat 21 May 21:52

How’s about Neil McCann for the managers job talks a good game on Sky Sports & BBC.

Our last 2 manager`s talked a good game too, remember how that turned out.

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Topic Originator: Pars11  
Date:   Sun 22 May 00:00

Their were 2 guys from the BBC pundits today that would scare me, Neil McCann and Kenny Miller, both failures at management to date.

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Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Sun 22 May 00:14

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Pars11, Sun 22 May 00:00

Their were 2 guys from the BBC pundits today that would scare me, Neil McCann and Kenny Miller, both failures at management to date.


The other guy there was Craig Levein...
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Topic Originator: Parnott  
Date:   Sun 22 May 07:03

I think I may have cracked the code for our next managerial appointment....

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1906425269544717&id=462237257296866

Sorry, struggling with link / image on my phone. 😅
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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 22 May 07:24

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Parnott, Sun 22 May 07:03

I think I may have cracked the code for our next managerial appointment....

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1906425269544717&id=462237257296866

Sorry, struggling with link / image on my phone. 😅
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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 22 May 08:55

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Wishful thinking in respect of “other” football kicking off in the morning and increased attendances in the lower senior leagues.


How not, VEE? I didn’t get to many games in the 80s and 90s because I was playing on Saturday afternoons. It wouldn’t add thousands but probably hundreds?




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Topic Originator: Bamba-Daft  
Date:   Sun 22 May 09:07

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rikaka, Sat 21 May 13:39

Andy Kirk might be considered, looks to have done ok at brechin.

Austin Macphee but I think he`s involved at villa

Ian Cathro always gets coaching gigs at high profile clubs

Mixu Paatelainen managed s few national sides recently currently managing in Finland.

Gary Naysmith/Barry Ferguson will be in for it I`d imagine

Steven Naismith/Kenny miller they might get linked to the job

It`s a very difficult decision the board will have, personally I have no clue what we need, who to go for. We have been sh!the for a while now it seems to be ingrained in the place


Not a single one of those names should be anywhere near it.
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Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Sun 22 May 10:48

Aye, every single one of them should be binned before interview stage.

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Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Sun 22 May 12:13

Take it whatever way you want, can shoot me down if you want too, but from my source (same person that informed of Grant and Hughes long before they were announced) the person we are appointing is really not going to go down well with the fans. Uninspiring.

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Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sun 22 May 12:57

ROWZZ… very easy thing to say as no appointment is going to get 100% fans happy…

Anyone, they have NOT interviewed everyone that they want yet. FACT

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 22 May 13:03

It`s also worth repeating that John Hughes` appointment was generally well-received at the time but there`s always a tendency to rewrite history with the benefit of hindsight.

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 22 May 13:07

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wee eck, Sun 22 May 13:03

It`s also worth repeating that John Hughes` appointment was generally well-received at the time but there`s always a tendency to rewrite history with the benefit of hindsight.


So was Grant`s by quite a few. Plenty touted him as a good tactician who would do well with a better squad, before he was appointed.

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Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Sun 22 May 13:18

I seem to recall it was generally only the deranged and insane Pars fans that were happy with Grant
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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 22 May 13:48

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Andrew283, Sun 22 May 13:18

I seem to recall it was generally only the deranged and insane Pars fans that were happy with Grant


As I recall, Andrew, plenty of folk on here were not impressed when Grant was announced, but then did a complete about turn after hearing his interview on COWS.



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Topic Originator: The Boss  
Date:   Sun 22 May 15:27

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Row_ZZ, Sun 22 May 12:13

Take it whatever way you want, can shoot me down if you want too, but from my source (same person that informed of Grant and Hughes long before they were announced) the person we are appointing is really not going to go down well with the fans. Uninspiring.



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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 22 May 16:11

I was a bit underwhelmed when Grant was announced. Listened to that interview and my overriding feeling was that I`d give the guy a chance. Much as I would any manager appointed by the Pars.

I also remember my mum telling me back in 93 that some guy called Paton had been appointed manager and thinking "who?".....

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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Sun 22 May 16:34

I`d take thinking "who" rather than "f**k", which has been my first thought for the past two managers, and if we appoint McPake it`ll be my thought again.
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Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Sun 22 May 16:39

I don`t think anyone`s head was turned by Grant, it`s just that it doesn`t sit naturally to slag someone before they get a decent chance, he was a very good coach after all, but very few coaches make good managers. Could have worked, but it really didn`t.

Hughes? Like all managers mid level Scotland, his record is mixed, I wasn`t disappointed because...there wasn`t much available, but his time is done, like Alex McLeish and Craig Brown before him, the abilities have just gone.

Everyone is a gamble.

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 22 May 16:45

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Grant, Sun 22 May 16:34

I`d take thinking "who" rather than "f**k", which has been my first thought for the past two managers, and if we appoint McPake it`ll be my thought again.


So you`ve decided already that he`ll be a failure?

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Sun 22 May 17:02

Job in the bank doesn`t seem to have the commitment to be a FT manager, let`s be honest, he hasn`t had the guts so far to try it, and are we really the type of club to go along with this experiment knowing his job in the bank will be left open for him for eternity.

We need serious people, not someone from the comfort of PT football, probably a full coaching (not the revolving cast of advisors we had last season) set up now we will have the facilities, so a left field appointment might make sense.

It might not work, nothing has a guarantee.

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Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 22 May 17:28

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Raymie the Legend, Sun 22 May 08:55

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veteraneastender, Sat 21 May 18:51

Wishful thinking in respect of “other” football kicking off in the morning and increased attendances in the lower senior leagues.


How not, VEE? I didn’t get to many games in the 80s and 90s because I was playing on Saturday afternoons. It wouldn’t add thousands but probably hundreds?


I can’t see many Saturday morning footballers being motivated to go watch third tier senior football.

Over the years clubs have tried a variety of ways to increase crowds but nothing comes close to attractive games.
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Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Sun 22 May 17:58

Every pars fan I know was somewhere between disappointed and gutted when we announced Grant. He got a bit of goodwill and “ok let’s give him a chance” after he said what we wanted to hear in his interview. First instincts were right. It was a massive blunder that set this club back years. A big opportunity missed.

Hughes was a different kettle of fish. It was mid season and our stock was low. Opinion was split but most thought he’d probably be just good enough to keep us up. I wasn’t pleased it was yogi but I wasn’t gutted the way I was when we announced Grant. Our options were limited and he didn’t seem the worst of the names banded about. There were definitely others I’d have preferred tho.

Nobody sensible I know was overly enthused about either appointment.

I hope the announcement in the coming week or so is one I can have genuine optimism for. The last manager I was optimistic for was AJ. I hope if I’m disappointed I`m proved wrong.

As said above I’d rather say “who?” than “f*ck” when the name drops.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 22 May 18:29

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veteraneastender, Sun 22 May 17:28

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Raymie the Legend, Sun 22 May 08:55

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veteraneastender, Sat 21 May 18:51

Wishful thinking in respect of “other” football kicking off in the morning and increased attendances in the lower senior leagues.


How not, VEE? I didn’t get to many games in the 80s and 90s because I was playing on Saturday afternoons. It wouldn’t add thousands but probably hundreds?


I can’t see many Saturday morning footballers being motivated to go watch third tier senior football.

Over the years clubs have tried a variety of ways to increase crowds but nothing comes close to attractive games.


It doesn`t matter how attractive the football is Vee. You canny go to the match if you are playing elsewhere.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Sun 22 May 19:28

Topic Originator: The Boss like
Date: Sun 22 May 15:27

Spill the beans?


Nope. That’s not how this works, chief.

He has a decent enough win percentage but I can guarantee not one Pars fan will be happy with it. Not that we will be unhappy either. More a “meh” feeling tbh and probably looking at obscurity in League 1, just like Falkirk.

Anyone hoping for Petrie, Campbell, Ross etc can forget it. Ain’t happening.

Probably be announced late next week, unless someone else can blow the board away, I think they’ve been settled on this person, even when Hughes was in charge.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: AlterPar  
Date:   Sun 22 May 19:37

How does it work? Give us all this info and keep it to yourself to look the big baws? Bite ma banger.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Barnstoneworth  
Date:   Sun 22 May 19:58

Chipper. ?

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Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Sun 22 May 19:58

Charming.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Sun 22 May 20:12

I will take its Kettlewell then

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Topic Originator: The Boss  
Date:   Sun 22 May 20:19

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Row_ZZ, Sun 22 May 19:28

Topic Originator: The Boss like
Date: Sun 22 May 15:27

Spill the beans?


Nope. That’s not how this works, chief.

He has a decent enough win percentage but I can guarantee not one Pars fan will be happy with it. Not that we will be unhappy either. More a “meh” feeling tbh and probably looking at obscurity in League 1, just like Falkirk.

Anyone hoping for Petrie, Campbell, Ross etc can forget it. Ain’t happening.

Probably be announced late next week, unless someone else can blow the board away, I think they’ve been settled on this person, even when Hughes was in charge.



Aye so how does it work? Anyone can come on and pretend they know what’s going on.

I’ll take it with a pinch of salt as I’d be surprised if the board had picked already. That would surely be another blunder? Lumping for someone before giving others a chance at an interview.

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Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Sun 22 May 20:25

From my point of view Kettlewell would be a bit of a meh appointment but at least he comes across as someone that can string a sentence together and comes across reasonably well when you hear him speak.

Conversely, I think McPake would be a WTF choice and I really could`t see the reasoning behind appointing him.
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Topic Originator: weemike  
Date:   Sun 22 May 20:34

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elvis_lives, Sun 22 May 20:25

From my point of view Kettlewell would be a bit of a meh appointment but at least he comes across as someone that can string a sentence together and comes across reasonably well when you hear him speak.

Conversely, I think McPake would be a WTF choice and I really could`t see the reasoning behind appointing him.


It`s gonna be either one of the two,
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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 22 May 20:41

I`d be reasonably happy with Kettlewell

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Topic Originator: The Boss  
Date:   Sun 22 May 20:43

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elvis_lives, Sun 22 May 20:25

From my point of view Kettlewell would be a bit of a meh appointment but at least he comes across as someone that can string a sentence together and comes across reasonably well when you hear him speak.

Conversely, I think McPake would be a WTF choice and I really could`t see the reasoning behind appointing him.


Why would Kettlewell be better than McPake?

McPake won promotion with Dundee and was sacked when they were 11th in the league. Dundee are a decent sized club and I’m sure he was under pressure most weeks for results.

On the other hand Kettlewell won promotion as co manager and didn’t really get long when he was in full control. Also the pressure wouldn’t be as much at Ross County.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: bannerpar  
Date:   Sun 22 May 21:20

With the words David Cook is using to describe the profile like `fresh energy, enthusiastic, hungry and ambitious` you would suspect they are concentrating on younger candidates. Given that Thomas Meggle has been charged with `playing a more active role in football operations` I can`t see the likes of Dick Campbell and Tommy Wright, both fiery characters, being comfortable in that sort of set up.

I see that Stewart Petrie is now 52. Jake 89 knows more about this stuff than me but if the manager`s job comes up again in about 3 years time he should be able to take early retirement from his job in the bank and make a lot of folk on here happy by coming back at last. Too early this time around though.

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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Sun 22 May 21:57

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da_no_1, Sun 22 May 16:45

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Grant, Sun 22 May 16:34

I`d take thinking "who" rather than "f**k", which has been my first thought for the past two managers, and if we appoint McPake it`ll be my thought again.


So you`ve decided already that he`ll be a failure?


I don`t think he`d be a good appointment at all. In the same way there`s managers that would get me excited, some would have me feeling meh, some have me feeling dread.
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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 22 May 22:13

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bannerpar, Sun 22 May 21:20

With the words David Cook is using to describe the profile like `fresh energy, enthusiastic, hungry and ambitious` you would suspect they are concentrating on younger candidates. Given that Thomas Meggle has been charged with `playing a more active role in football operations` I can`t see the likes of Dick Campbell and Tommy Wright, both fiery characters, being comfortable in that sort of set up.

I see that Stewart Petrie is now 52. Jake 89 knows more about this stuff than me but if the manager`s job comes up again in about 3 years time he should be able to take early retirement from his job in the bank and make a lot of folk on here happy by coming back at last. Too early this time around though.


Hang on - Does Petrie have a job in the bank? 😉
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Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sun 22 May 22:43

Not sure which bank Petrie works for but no chance of ‘early retirement’ those are only for long termers who signed up way before Petrie will have joined the bank.

They might allow him an unpaid career break for a year tho. That might be the best bet for both parties.

I’m not convinced on Petrie tho, pars legend but never scouted identified or signed a full time player, it’s a big gamble and feels like too much to ask for him to hit the ground running.

Kettlewell might be okay, not heard much about him, mcpake an interesting one, might have learned a lot from his spell at Dundee where he struggled at first but managed to get them over the line for promotion.

Who knows, we’re at the point where almost anyone is worth a shot, most fans just want to see us have a go at teams now it’s been that bad.

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 22 May 23:38

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Grant, Sun 22 May 21:57

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da_no_1, Sun 22 May 16:45

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Grant, Sun 22 May 16:34

I`d take thinking "who" rather than "f**k", which has been my first thought for the past two managers, and if we appoint McPake it`ll be my thought again.


So you`ve decided already that he`ll be a failure?


I don`t think he`d be a good appointment at all. In the same way there`s managers that would get me excited, some would have me feeling meh, some have me feeling dread.


So we know who you don`t want. Who do you want? Realistically.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: summeragent  
Date:   Mon 23 May 09:47

Why does everyone have a negative option of McPake? He rebuilt a poor Dundee side, got them playing good football and got them promoted, beating Killie in the process. He signed a lot of good players.

I thought he had a good enough team to stay up but it’s never easy in the first season in the SPL. He was certainly a better manager than Mark McGhee!
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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Mon 23 May 10:02

Personally I don`t have an issue with any of the "contenders" - none of them really excite me that much however surely none can turn out to be as bad as Peter Grant or even John Hughes.

We`re in League One unfortunately so our choices are going to be limited.

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Topic Originator: dafc-chris1  
Date:   Mon 23 May 10:54

Look it is what it is we are going to have to get behind the club whoever ends up in the position of manager if we want to come straight back up
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Mon 23 May 11:11

Mcpake 8/11 fav. Please don’t pars.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Mon 23 May 11:31

I`m going into this with a big old realism hat on that we`re a struggling third tier Scottish side meaning we`re either going to get

(1) Someone with a mixed reputation

Or

(2) Someone towards the start of their managerial career

Both are a gamble
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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 23 May 11:39

Exactly and a club with high expectations, who are looking for their 4th manager in a year




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Topic Originator: forever black and white  
Date:   Mon 23 May 11:48

Oh well MCPAKE , IF TRUE . Another manager that just about got his team relegated . Only the sack saved him from that.
Unfortunately the position we are in due to the merry go round of managers at dunfermline , I do feel we are probably not in a position to pay compensation to another club for a manager so a out of work manager it has to be.
It would have been nice all the same to maybe have got someone who is progressing a club the other direction and not one that`s been sacked for under performing .
Let`s see if mcbookie has it correct.

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Mon 23 May 11:55

McBookie just read whatever p*sh is posted on here & Pie & Bovril.

If you throw enough sh1t at a wall..............

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Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Mon 23 May 12:07

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da_no_1, Mon 23 May 11:55

McBookie just read whatever p*sh is posted on here & Pie & Bovril.

If you throw enough sh1t at a wall..............


Probably combined with a few small bets (won`t take much to move this market) by people who read P&B.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: kba  
Date:   Mon 23 May 12:15

Peter Van Der veen has been chosen to take us forward.
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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Mon 23 May 12:25

McBookie
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Last five bets in the Dunfermline manager market on Jack Ross - something in it or wishful thinking from Pars fans?

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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Mon 23 May 12:27

Whoever it is he better have a flame thrower to set the heather alight aroon here.

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Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Mon 23 May 12:29

I’d be optimistic about van der veen

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Topic Originator: charlie1  
Date:   Mon 23 May 12:35

He signed as Assistant at Hull 3 months ago!
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Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Mon 23 May 12:40

Ohh please don’t give the job to Mcpake ffs typical pars.
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Topic Originator: theparsman1885  
Date:   Mon 23 May 12:41

You all moaning about the same McPake that got dundee promoted to the Premier League?!

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Mon 23 May 12:42

There are going to be some unhappy bunnies on this forum!

No idea when he`ll be announced, probably this week I`d imagine. Nothing in those Jack Ross bets. There is not a chance a manager of his caliber will manage in League 1 against utter dross like Clyde and Falkirk.

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Topic Originator: dafc-chris1  
Date:   Mon 23 May 12:46

Ross will go to Dundee probably but as far as McPake goes i would take him he has something about him
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Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Mon 23 May 12:49

If we sign Charlie Adam, Paul McMullen and Jason Cummings, McPake isn`t a bad option...

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Topic Originator: kba  
Date:   Mon 23 May 12:54

Does anyone know if Calderwood jnr has applied for the job, I`m sure I read that he did apply the last time.
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Topic Originator: kba  
Date:   Mon 23 May 12:57

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DA-go Par Adonis, Mon 23 May 12:49

If we sign Charlie Adam, Paul McMullen and Jason Cummings, McPake isn`t a bad option.

🤣🤣🤣🤣 And we then wouldn`t be able to sign anymore players as that would be the player budget spent.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Mon 23 May 13:49

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da_no_1, Sun 22 May 23:38

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Grant, Sun 22 May 21:57

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da_no_1, Sun 22 May 16:45

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Grant, Sun 22 May 16:34

I`d take thinking "who" rather than "f**k", which has been my first thought for the past two managers, and if we appoint McPake it`ll be my thought again.


So you`ve decided already that he`ll be a failure?


I don`t think he`d be a good appointment at all. In the same way there`s managers that would get me excited, some would have me feeling meh, some have me feeling dread.


So we know who you don`t want. Who do you want? Realistically.


I posted this on the 20th, still my thoughts.

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Apologies if you`ve said elsewhere but who do you want, Grant?


Not in order of preference, but I`ll list the unlikely ones first

Petrie - Don`t think he moves from part time though

Ross-Wouldn`t move to our level I don`t think, is still on a big contract at Hibs and turned down QP.

McIntyre - Has his own PT buisness apparently and is done with football apparently

Which leave two condiates who I think are viable, Thompson and Murray, both have there plus and negative points.

Kettlewell was in the reckoning before, wouldn`t be shocked if he threw his hat back in the ring.


Just please god, not McPake.

I`d also add I`d take Levein, but I don`t know if he`d take it. Likewise if we appointed Tommy Wright I could see the logic.
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Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Mon 23 May 13:51

Levein hahah. Haven’t we watched enough negative football without that dinosaur coming in?

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Topic Originator: BigCheese  
Date:   Mon 23 May 14:09

The amount of people that pretend to be ITK on this forum is embarrassing and quite frankly sad.

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Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Mon 23 May 14:12

Levein, is too defensive minded.

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Topic Originator: AlterPar  
Date:   Mon 23 May 14:35

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BigCheese, Mon 23 May 14:09

The amount of people that pretend to be ITK on this forum is embarrassing and quite frankly sad.


That’s not what I heard..
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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Mon 23 May 14:40

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parsfan97, Mon 23 May 13:51

Levein hahah. Haven’t we watched enough negative football without that dinosaur coming in?


I`d take effective football. Craig Levein has had a far better career, and achieved more in it than most of the managers in our history.
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Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Mon 23 May 14:44

More chance of Ross Jack than Jack Ross, no chance he`s coming to the 3rd tier of Scottish Football.

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Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Mon 23 May 14:52

Aye 4-6-0 away to Peterhead sounds great

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Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Mon 23 May 15:07

Tbh grant I hope you get the manager you want so it might be at least one positive post from you

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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Mon 23 May 15:09

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parsfan97, Mon 23 May 14:52

Aye 4-6-0 away to Peterhead sounds great


Ah yes, one game is indictive of a whole career.
Go to any manager, even the best, and at one point they`ve made a c**k out of it, and I hate to break it to you, but we were not fishing in the waters where the best managers are swimming, any manager we take will have there cons.

He wouldn`t be my first choice, or my second, however he`d be a manager that if we appointed I could see the logic, it`d be a bit of a "meh" appointment but that`d be levels above Grant, Hughes and McPake.
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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Mon 23 May 15:12

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parsfan97, Mon 23 May 15:07

Tbh grant I hope you get the manager you want so it might be at least one positive post from you


*Grant.

When Dunfermline do good things I`m positive, it just so happens that in a season where we had Hughes and Peter Grant while getting relegated there wasn`t allot to be positive about, shock.
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Topic Originator: The Boss  
Date:   Mon 23 May 15:17

The problem with people pretending they are ITK is that if they don’t say who the manager is going to be they really have no credibility.

Whenever someone is announced they’ll just say “I told you so” even though they haven’t specified any manager.

Attention seekers.

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Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Mon 23 May 15:18

Looks like McBookie have taken it down.

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Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Mon 23 May 15:18

Levein`s teams were always well mixed between a few could play complimented with a fair few hammer throwers. Pretty direct but usually effective and always well versed in the dark arts.

Would fit well for situation we are in, doubt it will happen though.

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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Mon 23 May 15:25

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TAFKA_Super_Petrie, Mon 23 May 15:18

Levein`s teams were always well mixed between a few could play complimented with a fair few hammer throwers. Pretty direct but usually effective and always well versed in the dark arts.

Would fit well for situation we are in, doubt it will happen though.



Yep, I`d far rather have a pragmatic manager who knows the players, knows there limitations and can in turn work to them. Dougie Imrie at Morton had that about him and kept them up.
We had Peter Grant and John Hughes trying to play football that was quite simply out of our players capabilities, we got relegated.

I don`t care for an "ethos" or a manager believing "about the correct way to play football" the correct way to play football is to score more goals than your opponents, give me that please.
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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 23 May 16:04

I know who it`s going to be. Just waiting on the official announcement. No, I`ll never tell...stop it! You`re terrible! Nooo...I`ll get in trouble if I say! Don`t look at meeee! Oh, stop iiiittt!
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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 23 May 16:08

Okay, I`ll give you a clue, but I can`t say their name or I`ll be in so much trouble!

It`s a man, and he has a first name and a last name and he`s really into his football. I`m saying nothing else or Billy Braisby`s going to slam me like Hulk Hogan, cover my face in dog food and let Thomas Meggle`s dog loose on me.
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Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Mon 23 May 16:16

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jake89, Mon 23 May 16:08

Okay, I`ll give you a clue, but I can`t say their name or I`ll be in so much trouble!

It`s a man, and he has a first name and a last name and he`s really into his football. I`m saying nothing else or Billy Braisby`s going to slam me like Hulk Hogan, cover my face in dog food and let Thomas Meggle`s dog loose on me.


You been visiting those strange German sex clubs again ?

Come on ye pars ⚽️
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Mon 23 May 16:17

I think ‘ethos’ was partly what scuppered Peter Grant as Pars manager. His vision of how the game should be played impressed Meggle and co. so as a result Grant came into EEP with a preconceived notion of how his team would play. The rest is history.

Our greatest manager has been inscribed into the history books as a great exponent of all-out attacking football, but that was only really true of Jock Stein’s Celtic teams of 1965-70. Stein was a pragmatist first and foremost: he pulled Harry Melrose back from the left wing to operate more as a left half in the 1961 Cup Final, and later played 4-4-2 with a sweeper to beat Everton.

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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: kba  
Date:   Mon 23 May 16:17

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jake89, Mon 23 May 16:08

Okay, I`ll give you a clue, but I can`t say their name or I`ll be in so much trouble!

It`s a man, and he has a first name and a last name and he`s really into his football. I`m saying nothing else or Billy Braisby`s going to slam me like Hulk Hogan, cover my face in dog food and let Thomas Meggle`s dog loose on me.


Sounds kinky
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Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Mon 23 May 16:39

"Levein`s teams were always well mixed between a few could play complimented with a fair few hammer throwers. Pretty direct but usually effective and always well versed in the dark arts.

Would fit well for situation we are in, doubt it will happen though"

certainly remember his Utd side being very physical athletic side, turning guys like Noel hunt into a wee boy with us into a bit of a battering ram up front.



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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Mon 23 May 16:54

Money down on Jack Ross and betting suspended.

Hope it’s him.

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Topic Originator: Sue Par Chew  
Date:   Mon 23 May 16:58

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/sport/football/3322206/raith-rovers-edge-closer-to-naming-new-boss-ian-murray-kevin-thomson/

Looks like Ian Murray could be heading to the wee team. Would`ve been first choice for many pars fans.
We`re running out of decent options imo.

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Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Mon 23 May 17:01

Struggle to see what’s so great about Ian Murray. He failed to get promotion against Queen’s Park who were absolutely awful. Plus his only full time job he failed miserably

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Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Mon 23 May 17:09

McBookie tweeted about the market being suspended in reply to someone asking about McPake....not sure how much to read into that. Probably not much.

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Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Mon 23 May 17:09

We are in the third tier of Scottish football. We don’t get the best available out there anymore

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Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Mon 23 May 17:15

Absolutely agree Grant. Get this obsession with playing a certain of brand of football in the bin. I don’t really care how we play. I care about full time scores and where we sit on the league table. Been saying this for years.

Grant and yogi relegated us by stubbornly trying to play they’re way. Convinced we’d have stayed up if we had shifted to two big strikers and longball football in January and quit the possession game.

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Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Mon 23 May 17:22

On the 2nd last game of the season we went to Firhill, put two big strikers up top, punted it up to them all game, barely created a chance, and could have played another few hours and not scored.

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Topic Originator: GG4  
Date:   Mon 23 May 17:24

Ian Murray has left Airdrie and looks like he`s going to Raith.

Kevin Thomson looks Dundee bound.

I think we`ll get McPake and Adam. Wouldn`t be adverse to this but would really like Jack Ross if he`s willing to drop to league 1.

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 23 May 17:36

It`s been almost a week since Hughes left. I can`t believe no announcement has been made. Equally, I am outraged if a decision has already been made.
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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Mon 23 May 17:42

Jake, ye better watch oot ~ GreetingfacedPar will be along any minute to state yer post about Hulk Hogan is drivel. Any minute noo….

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 23 May 17:46

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buffy, Mon 23 May 17:42

Jake, ye better watch oot ~ GreetingfacedPar will be along any minute to state yer post about Hulk Hogan is drivel. Any minute noo….


I don`t know who that is but they better not say anything or they`ll get whacked by Jim "The Undertaker" Leishman.

Anyway, I`ve heard the person getting it is going to get a monogrammed sports jacket.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: weemike  
Date:   Mon 23 May 18:02

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The Boss, Mon 23 May 15:17

The problem with people pretending they are ITK is that if they don’t say who the manager is going to be they really have no credibility.

Whenever someone is announced they’ll just say “I told you so” even though they haven’t specified any manager.

Attention seekers.


It`s Mcpake or Kettlewell.
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Topic Originator: rikaka  
Date:   Mon 23 May 18:20

Feel for the rovers, we might be passing them by on the way back up
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Topic Originator: The Boss  
Date:   Mon 23 May 18:38

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weemike, Mon 23 May 18:02

Quote:

The Boss, Mon 23 May 15:17

The problem with people pretending they are ITK is that if they don’t say who the manager is going to be they really have no credibility.

Whenever someone is announced they’ll just say “I told you so” even though they haven’t specified any manager.

Attention seekers.


It`s Mcpake or Kettlewell.


So you don’t know then? It’s a 50/50.

Like red or black at a casino.

I like black and white (dreaming of black and white)
You like black and white
Run run away
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Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Mon 23 May 19:27

Whoever said a while ago that JM was done with football wasn`t wrong.

https://www.jmconditioning.co.uk/about

Wonder if he took inspiration from his own remarkable return to fitness after all those `niggling` injuries under Kenny.....

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Topic Originator: weemike  
Date:   Mon 23 May 20:39

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The Boss, Mon 23 May 18:38

Quote:

weemike, Mon 23 May 18:02

Quote:

The Boss, Mon 23 May 15:17

The problem with people pretending they are ITK is that if they don’t say who the manager is going to be they really have no credibility.

Whenever someone is announced they’ll just say “I told you so” even though they haven’t specified any manager.

Attention seekers.


It`s Mcpake or Kettlewell.


So you don’t know then? It’s a 50/50.

Like red or black at a casino.


Let me rephrase,

It`s between the two. Decision has still to be made. But I wouldn`t get my hopes up on anyone else.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Mon 23 May 21:31

Quote:

TAFKA_Super_Petrie, Mon 23 May 19:27

Whoever said a while ago that JM was done with football wasn`t wrong.

https://www.jmconditioning.co.uk/about

Wonder if he took inspiration from his own remarkable return to fitness after all those `niggling` injuries under Kenny.....



Aye that was me, hope he does well in it.
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 24 May 06:42

Whoever the new manager is, it`s fair enough to have doubts or reservations, but let`s give him a chance before we start putting the boot in. Of course some managers are better than others, but sometimes the difference can simply be down not only to the quality of the players they bring in, but their character. If he signs a number of honest, diligent professionals, who are prepared to work hard for the team, he`s well on the way to success, as long as he`s able to use tactics and a formation which plays to their strengths. Bring in a few big headed, know alls and he`s going to struggle from the outset.

My understanding is that this has been the problem at EEP for several seasons now. When Stevie Crawford was appointed, he told fans at a Supporters Meeting that he`d never been involved with a squad in which so many players had a really poor attitude, either as a player or manager. It might explain why things went so badly wrong for Allan Johnston at the end and for Peter Grant and John Hughes last season. Of course there will be other factors which contributed to a dismal season, but a lack of dressing room harmony in any club is a recipe for disaster.



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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Tue 24 May 09:18

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GG Riva, Tue 24 May 06:42

Whoever the new manager is, it`s fair enough to have doubts or reservations, but let`s give him a chance before we start putting the boot in..



Can absolutely guarantee, 100% that McPake`s success at Dunfermline won`t be defined by how many people post "Welcome James, great appointment #COYP"!!! #! £! £!! " on DAFC.Net or whether they post saying its a poor appointment.

Honestly, the level of importance people put on this forum is bewildering, You`ve got PARrot saying we lost the playoffs because fans weren`t supportive enough on here, it`s just wild.
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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 24 May 09:22

Grant what makes you happy?

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Tue 24 May 09:23

Quote:

Grant, Tue 24 May 09:18

Quote:

GG Riva, Tue 24 May 06:42

Whoever the new manager is, it`s fair enough to have doubts or reservations, but let`s give him a chance before we start putting the boot in..



Can absolutely guarantee, 100% that McPake`s success at Dunfermline won`t be defined by how many people post "Welcome James, great appointment #COYP"!!! #! £! £!! " on DAFC.Net or whether they post saying its a poor appointment.

Honestly, the level of importance people put on this forum is bewildering, You`ve got PARrot saying we lost the playoffs because fans weren`t supportive enough on here, it`s just wild.


Parrot said nothing of the sort.
Behave yourself.

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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Tue 24 May 09:32

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da_no_1, Tue 24 May 09:22

Grant what makes you happy?



I like going to East End Park and watching Dunfermline do well amongst other things. As it is we`ve not had that in a while have we?
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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 24 May 09:38

No we haven`t. Glad we can agree on something.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Early Favorite for next manager
Topic Originator: JimDAFC  
Date:   Tue 24 May 11:16

Not too sure about this appointment if it happens but apart from Petrie who I would have liked none of the other candidates mentioned got the juices flowing. One thing I do think is whoever is in charge is that we really need to get a very good start to the first quarter of the fixtures in the coming season to stop the falling / negative spiral of the club.

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 24 May 11:50

Quote:

Grant, Tue 24 May 09:18

Quote:

GG Riva, Tue 24 May 06:42

Whoever the new manager is, it`s fair enough to have doubts or reservations, but let`s give him a chance before we start putting the boot in..



Can absolutely guarantee, 100% that McPake`s success at Dunfermline won`t be defined by how many people post "Welcome James, great appointment #COYP"!!! #! £! £!! " on DAFC.Net or whether they post saying its a poor appointment.

Honestly, the level of importance people put on this forum is bewildering, You`ve got PARrot saying we lost the playoffs because fans weren`t supportive enough on here, it`s just wild.


Grant, if you`re having a pop at Parrot, why are you quoting me? At no time have I suggested that greeting the new manager with some kind of fanfare is going to impact on his future success, or lack of it. All I`ve said is let`s wait and see. If he turns out to be a poor appointment, we can give him pelters then, but some folk are already getting wired in before he`s even brought his gear into the manager`s office.



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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Tue 24 May 14:53

Quote:

GG Riva, Tue 24 May 11:50

Quote:

Grant, Tue 24 May 09:18

Quote:

GG Riva, Tue 24 May 06:42

Whoever the new manager is, it`s fair enough to have doubts or reservations, but let`s give him a chance before we start putting the boot in..



Can absolutely guarantee, 100% that McPake`s success at Dunfermline won`t be defined by how many people post "Welcome James, great appointment #COYP"!!! #! £! £!! " on DAFC.Net or whether they post saying its a poor appointment.

Honestly, the level of importance people put on this forum is bewildering, You`ve got PARrot saying we lost the playoffs because fans weren`t supportive enough on here, it`s just wild.


Grant, if you`re having a pop at Parrot, why are you quoting me? At no time have I suggested that greeting the new manager with some kind of fanfare is going to impact on his future success, or lack of it. All I`ve said is let`s wait and see. If he turns out to be a poor appointment, we can give him pelters then, but some folk are already getting wired in before he`s even brought his gear into the manager`s office.


....and you are slavering ***** about what Parrot said too. 😁

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