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39 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

He started off at arsenal.

Yip well aware of this, and after scoring a hat trick against livingston, spoke about going back to them

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4 minutes ago, Proudtobeabairn said:

Holt about as good an appointment into that role as we could expect  guess.  As others have said, he should have some decent contacts and will bring back experience he didn't have first time round.  Should also be committed given he left a bit early last time and has been here before. 

I hope he doesn't end up as manager - if we're going down the sporting director route, we need to be committed to that for at least 2-3 years and give the role a chance to make a difference.  Should M&M go, I'd hope Holt would stay where he is and we'd bring in someone else as manager.  

' Should be 'committed is the hard part,he's walked from 4 clubs,us being one of them. Time will tell but maybe he sees it as a more secure position ( or is that easy money for the long term? )

Just hope he doesn't do any presentations, his feeble attempt when manager at the agm would make Chemical Ali look professional. 

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9 minutes ago, Proudtobeabairn said:

Holt about as good an appointment into that role as we could expect  guess.  As others have said, he should have some decent contacts and will bring back experience he didn't have first time round.  Should also be committed given he left a bit early last time and has been here before. 

I hope he doesn't end up as manager - if we're going down the sporting director route, we need to be committed to that for at least 2-3 years and give the role a chance to make a difference.  Should M&M go, I'd hope Holt would stay where he is and we'd bring in someone else as manager.  

Agree with this, he's our sporting director and he should stay in that role if the managers job come available and he should have an input to who the next manager should be. Managers come and go - we have seen that more than most over the last few years, there has to be some continuity at football level at the club.

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1 minute ago, falkirkzombie said:

Agree with this, he's our sporting director and he should stay in that role if the managers job come available and he should have an input to who the next manager should be. Managers come and go - we have seen that more than most over the last few years, there has to be some continuity at football level at the club.

The problem is if they go you just know he's going to be caretaker and then a few good results and the pressure is on to give him the post. It just seems to always happen.

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Didn’t see that one, and if honest was worried who we’d appoint after the usual suspects branded about. An excellent choice for this role and may be exactly the role that suits both parties.
There’s a genuine positive change of direction from the club, and the capture of Holt shouldn’t be underestimated. Held in very high regard by Norwich and the work he done with their academy. 

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I think that’s a decent appointment from Falkirk.  Will he be receiving a wage or can he be furloughed given it could be months before football restarts?

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20 minutes ago, third lanark said:

I think that’s a decent appointment from Falkirk.  Will he be receiving a wage or can he be furloughed given it could be months before football restarts?

He can’t be furloughed, nor can we not afford to pay him...

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5 minutes ago, roman_bairn said:

He can’t be furloughed, nor can we not afford to pay him...

Will it not depend on whether we have furloughed the rest of the staff?  It was mentioned previously that everybody employed at the time you shut down could be furloughed. If we haven't furloughed anyone yet then surely we could furlough him.

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Does anyone have details re how to register to attend the EGM...assuming small shareholders can attend?

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Finally the club has someone with football knowledge as a director which has been needed for years and hopefully now for the long term.   

He has now been set the task to rebuild parts of the club that were knocked down a few years ago and well, we all know what happened after that. 🙄

Good luck Gary. 

Edited by Latapy is god

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1 hour ago, Syd Puddefoot said:

' Should be 'committed is the hard part,he's walked from 4 clubs,us being one of them. Time will tell but maybe he sees it as a more secure position ( or is that easy money for the long term? )

Just hope he doesn't do any presentations, his feeble attempt when manager at the agm would make Chemical Ali look professional. 

I am not sure there is any great insight generally held as regards the quality of any presentations made by Chemical Ali.  Comical Ali though might be a more apt comparison. 

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Anyhoo........what do we reckon to be his first order of business? Obviously he has a longer term set of targets, but there has to be something specific in the short term.
Probably has to be something around recruitment. M&M have Morrison on the plus side, and probably Keena too after his injury lay off. The negative side will be much bigger.

Looking forward a new path from youth through to first team that has neither GC nor RW claiming it to be “all their own brilliant work”. Doubtless it’ll be a simpler model, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

As BPM said......we have been stupid soft. If nothing else, let’s hope Holt (and more importantly Rawlins) will bring that era to an end.

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1 hour ago, Believe The Hype said:

You have to be employed by the company since at least October. You can't just hire someone and stick them on furlough. 

That's pretty poor. Some businesses with a high turnover of staff could really struggle then.  Dawson park boy seemed to think it was all those employed when we were closed down which sounds a bit more realistic but means we were a few days late in appointing our CEO.

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22 minutes ago, Duncan Freemason said:

As BPM said......we have been stupid soft. If nothing else, let’s hope Holt (and more importantly Rawlins) will bring that era to an end.

Do you not think Holt fits that same mould, maybe just me, but he comes across as a bit soft to me as well, which is probably the niggle I have?

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31 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

That's pretty poor. Some businesses with a high turnover of staff could really struggle then.  Dawson park boy seemed to think it was all those employed when we were closed down which sounds a bit more realistic but means we were a few days late in appointing our CEO.

You have to show proof of their earnings from anytime this thing started last March up until the end of October so that its not a bogus claim. Makes perfect sense otherwise you would get a load of cowboys putting guys on the books on high wages just to claim 80% or whatever it is back from the government. 

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