Heard Dodds, Hartson, and some lassie on Sportsound earlier, with Hartson being particularly clueless.
I don't think it's hard to understand - Stendell is keen to do things his way, and sees Kirk as someone he can work with, at least for now, and Gallagher is there because you need a goalkeeping coach.
Levein is still on the payroll because we can't afford to pay him off right now - he may be useful for this and that now and then, but Stendel won't be seeking his input.
Fox and Daly have been side-lined as they're Levein's boys, and he wants them out of the way - too many cooks as well - we can't afford to pay them off right now either.
f**k knows what's happened to Donald Park, but we didn't even know he was there a until a few weeks ago anyway.
Rankine, Beith, and Darren Murray are working with the youth set-up, I think?
Gary Naysmith is Loan Manager, and Locke is club ambassador - few are convinced that those roles are essential.
The only real mystery is MacPhee's role - again, he may just be seeing out his contract - MacPhee has been handy in recruiting players, but I'd hope Stendell takes the lead on that from now on - and John Murray can f**k off if he's still there.
Far too many in the way of backroom staff.
The thing about Kirk being 'the only one he can trust' could, I suppose., be a slight linguistic slip, maybe? Either way, Stendell is setting things up how he wants them -he may well turn out to be shite, and we'll always be a bit wary, especially after Cathro, but I like what I'm seeing - especially today.
I think there could be a few Billy Big Pockets in the dressing room, but I don't get the impression Stendell will be shy about putting his message across.
I suspect many players and coaches have been coasting, and it's obvious that something hasn't been right - these changes are for the best, imo, but we'll see.
Too long - did not read.