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I'm really excited to find out what Yoss thinks. He tends to swim against the current (and he's usually correct) but surely even he is with the majority on this one?

 

 

The over-reaction by some of the Raith fans on here is laughable.

 

Nothing like giving someone a chance eh?

 

Also, the notion that the board would deliberately appoint a sub-standard manager as some sort of "GIRUY" gesture to stay-away fans is ridiculous.

 

Do you really think the BOD consult P&B over who to appoint?

 

This is like .net at its worst.

 

I'm not contrary for the sake of it, y'know. But basically, I agree with da_no_1, and I'm utterly baffled (and a little bit entertained) by the level of seethe here, including from some I wouldn't have expected it.

 

To be honest, I don't pay enough attention to the Premier League to have much of an opinion on Locke's previous record - but that'd be by-the-by anyway. As I've said through the week, there's a lot of luck involved in football management and I'm totally relaxed about someone having previous (relative) failure on his CV. I take analysis-by-result with a pinch of salt and I'm more interested by what the board thinks he has to offer than I am by Killie fans telling us he's awful because they've not had a good season. (East Fife fans were telling us just the same about Naysmith this time last year - I took that with a pinch of salt too.)

 

What he has got here, for the first time in his managerial career, is a squad that's looking pretty decent for its level. Big chance for him. He might be shit, he might be good. Most likely somewhere in between. Life goes on.

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To be folk forget his tenure at hearts? Nae c**t wanted the job, club in turmoil, points deduction zero budget, but still took job, and almost done the unthinkable in the end and kept them up if they had only a few more games they wouldve!

Killie job was a job he shouldnt have took so quickly after hearts as they were just as skint, and nae c**t wanted that job either and killie are still scunnered!

Last season we appointed ray mac and for the first 5 months it was hoof baw to a soley wated budget on jon daly and the wee non event wighton, only till january when ray finally had the baws to go n ask the board and fans for help did it turn round.!

Give the new gaffer a chance ya miserable whores, no wonder players dont want to play for us le gaffers want to manage us or even supporters want to come back cause honestly some supporters are a disgrace! Seriously,

Gary lockes level will be the championship, even will love nothing more than giving the hibs a hiding, oh and killie when they come down too.! And well the rest of the boys will be lifted for the united and townies games.!

Wait til 4 games in and weve got 12 points from 12 after beating united hibs killie and the pars. Job done.!

I believe the board will have asked where people want to go with us, and vice versa where the board want to go, after ending last season in play offs it has to be same again!!

 

Fair play you've at least made me laugh here! 

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What he has got here, for the first time in his managerial career, is a squad that's looking pretty decent for its level. Big chance for him. He might be shit, he might be good. Most likely somewhere in between. Life goes on.

8th by a bawhair it is then. Lovely.

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...... and almost done the unthinkable in the end and kept them up if they had only a few more games they wouldve!

 

Where do you get this daft idea from?

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This thread will be like the Kluber-Ross change curve.

Shock, Denial, Frustration, Depression, then we start coming up being more positive and reinvigorated.

Might be Scotland's Ranieri 😂😂 and worth a £ at 500/1

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What's the alternative to giving him a chance then lads? Not get behind him? Stay away? That will help.

I'm as disappointed about this as anyone but all we can really do is get behind the guy and hope it comes together for him.

I don't think we can judge him on his stint at hearts, they were in turmoil when he took over.

Obviously he was poor at Killie but they have been on the slide for a while now. People go on about his win percentage but I think you'll struggle to find a Kilmarnock manager who has a win percentage of much higher than 30% in the last 10 years. The reason they are on the brink of relegation is not down solely to Gary Locke.

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What's the alternative to giving him a chance then lads? Not get behind him? Stay away? That will help.

I'm as disappointed about this as anyone but all we can really do is get behind the guy and hope it comes together for him.

I don't think we can judge him on his stint at hearts, they were in turmoil when he took over.

Obviously he was poor at Killie but they have been on the slide for a while now. People go on about his win percentage but I think you'll struggle to find a Kilmarnock manager who has a win percentage of much higher than 30% in the last 10 years. The reason they are on the brink of relegation is not down solely to Gary Locke.

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I can only assume he must of had a very impressive champ man career and added that to his cv.

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It's the inevitable signing of duds like McHattie and that c**t Hammil that really irk me.

If he gets of to a flyer fair play. We'll all be delighted. If he doesn't though he'll be against it but I think the board will have some serious questions to answer. Think in that case we'd need some fresh ideas.

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I can only assume he must of had a very impressive champ man career and added that to his cv.

I won 7 Champions Leagues in a row with Sheffield United. Should have given me the job. I've also attended 3 different primary schools.

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Give who ever the manger a chance ! The championship is going to be a great league next year ! Most our squad is signed ! He will have some contacts to get in a Decent striker !

Those saying they won't come ! Then that your loss and don't call your self raith fans !! Support the team win lose or draw !! If the manager is not doing well. He will be changed im sure there will be a Claus in the contract. Get ur season tickets so we can get good players ! Simple !

Haters can GTF ... And if he fucks up lock can GTF... Everyone deserves a chance. Hope he does well

^^^ Needs more exclamation points

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It's the inevitable signing of duds like McHattie and that c**t Hammil that really irk me.

If he gets of to a flyer fair play. We'll all be delighted. If he doesn't though he'll be against it but I think the board will have some serious questions to answer. Think in that case we'd need some fresh ideas.

 

 

we could do a lot worse at left back than McHattie

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we could do a lot worse at left back than McHattie

Don't rate him. Kille fans can't wait to be shot of him, even if the go down. It's the worst team they've had in years.

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The one slither of comfort you can take from this is the last time a managerial appointment led to a thread in this forum consisting of multiple pages of seethe from fans of the club who made the appointment, interspersed with laughter from fans of every other club in the country.

 

Jim Duffy is one of the few managers in the country who has ever been held in as low esteem as Gary Locke is, and his appointment as Morton manager saw a similar thread to this one. Many of the criticisms made of Duffy were entirely accurate - hoofball, refusal to deviate from 4-4-2, players out of position every single week. He wasn't known as The Relegator for nothing. Yet after two seasons he met expectations in the first one and surpassed them in the second. His flaws are still massively infuriating, but you can't deny that's he's done well on results.

 

Unlikely, but maybe Locke will be similar. He could do what he's always done before and flood the squad with shite ex-Hearts crocks, appoint Billy Brown, show no tactical nous whatsoever and generally come across as an illiterate moron, but somehow get you into the top four despite it all.

 

Good luck.

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I've yet to see anything other than "give him a chance" as a reason to not be against his appointment.

Hear hear! Hearts gave have him a chance.... And so did Killie... Look what happened to them!

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Don't rate him. Kille fans can't wait to be shot of him, even if the go down. It's the worst team they've had in years.

 

Spoke to a few Hearts fans at work that rated him, don't pay much attention to Killie to be fair but he is probably a better option that other left backs

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