When Smith came in we were in 6th . He told us he knew where the problems lay and that changes would be made accordingly and his eye was on the play offs at the top end. His remit was to keep us in this league and he failed miserably by finishing bottom. In any other walk of life he would lose his job . Dods kept his job "because he was a decent bloke " despite not winning a game in a full season . It looks as if Barry is going to be given that same chance. That is not acceptable. We need someone in there who can lift the depression and put a positive spin on things....a manager who knows that to win games you need to attack and score goals.....a manager who can interact with the supporters and the community. Sorry Smith doesn't tick any of those boxes.
On the keeper , I don't think Bowman is any better than Brennan. Paddy was made the scapegoat and it was obvious that he would have been dropped at the earliest opportunity. He is by far the more confident of the two at present. I feel Smith's choice of keeper has been poor at crucial times. He waited far too long to drop Brennan and Paddy was dropped far too quickly and Bowman was given too long into the run in where he has looked like a nervous wreck.
The experienced guys that Smith brought in have been a big let down as well . They have the ability but again Smith's lack of ability to get the best out of them has been brutally evident.
We need a complete change of direction , possibly with the introduction once again of a scout to pick up the best of the local talent from junior and amateur leagues...........a perfect example being those former players at the last game. Marc Miller ,came from amateur ......Doug Scott , junior ..... Bobby Brown , junior ....... Frank Conway , junior......... I could go on , but the common factor was these guys had a bit of heart and passion and the talent that was evident when they got their chance at senior level. The same could be said of giving a rookie manager a chance again .
Again just my thoughts but it might be worth looking at formulas that worked for us numerous times before instead of choosing "so called professionals" who seem to think they know better because of their CV.