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7 minutes ago, Duncan Freemason said:

 My biggest concerns are his individual man management which I don’t think is great, and his eye for a player. Evidence would be stripping Miller of the captaincy, and handing it to Hetherington. I feel he has painted himself into a corner where he will now play Hetherington every game not because he is the best we have, but because he is his Captain.

Eye for a player…….my goodness, Wilson and Ompreon are both really bad errors of judgement. Holding back the number 9 shirt for Ruth might come good, but again, it’s heaping huge pressure on him, and this may yet again, be a bit of ropey man management.

None of the above need be catastrophic, but he has some serious thinking to do from this point on……..and as per usual for FFC in this league, time is his enemy.

Aye I don't get why he stripped Miller of the captaincy. You pick your captain and leave it at that. It's things like that start to fester and cause ripples, I think we all saw what happened when Hetherington got sent off against Airdrie. Also his Subs are baffling at times. You just hope Saturday was what it was an off day. I'd also be looking at the loan market for a pacy winger because it's abundantly clear we miss Morrison's pace and directness even if his crossing is gash at times, we have no other outlet.

 

 

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Last season we had a cushion from the start we made, simply because  other teams were more guff than we were.  We still didn’t make the play offs. Looks like we won’t have that luxury this season. We need to do a “Partick” very shortly or we will be consigned to Div.3 for a 4th season, which for a club our size and support is bordering on scandalous. 

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1 minute ago, Zbairn said:

Last season we had a cushion from the start we made, simply because  other teams were more guff than we were.  We still didn’t make the play offs. Looks like we won’t have that luxury this season. We need to do a “Partick very shortly or we will be consigned to Div.3 for a 4th season, which for a club our size and support is bordering on scandalous. 

Id say its very much already scandalous

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12 hours ago, PB1994 said:

Probably for the best. It seems you don’t need another player to moan about!

McKay has been decent enough when he's played TBF, I'd have him back in next Saturday if he's fit to start. 

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15 hours ago, Caractacus Potts said:

Don’t even have to compare to last season when Dumbarton have as many points and scored 5 more goals! 

Considering we only retained 4 players from last season’s squad and have a new manager in place, I have no idea why you’d think using us a some sort of marker for your performance this season vs last season is even remotely relevant. 

I’d expect you to win this weekend, especially given you are at home, but we are a completely different team with a different style of play compared the absolute muck Jim Duffy subjected us to. 

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1 hour ago, Bring Back Paddy Flannery said:

Considering we only retained 4 players from last season’s squad and have a new manager in place, I have no idea why you’d think using us a some sort of marker for your performance this season vs last season is even remotely relevant. 

I’d expect you to win this weekend, especially given you are at home, but we are a completely different team with a different style of play compared the absolute muck Jim Duffy subjected us to. 

I wouldn’t be so sure you won’t get something if we play like Saturday. 

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3 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:

I wouldn’t be so sure you won’t get something if we play like Saturday. 

Don’t get me wrong I’m hopeful we can turn in a performance and get something from the game but in reality, away from home to yourselves, I’d probably expect a defeat. We have turned in a few really good performances this season and we are capable of scoring goals so I’ll be looking for us to give you more of a game than we ever did under ol’ Jim.

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2 hours ago, laughing gravie said:

And still couldn't raise your team's performance above mediocre 😳.  With support that big, you should be in the Premiership 🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭

We know and yet here we are still making an arse of it against teams with a fraction of our resources.

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No manager/first team coach in this league will be feeling the pressure that’s now piling up on Sheerin’s shoulders. Probably for the first time in his career (including Arbroath).

This season is going to make him or break him, and I far from convinced that the structure above him will be giving him too much in the way of public support.

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2 minutes ago, Duncan Freemason said:

No manager/first team coach in this league will be feeling the pressure that’s now piling up on Sheerin’s shoulders. Probably for the first time in his career (including Arbroath).

This season is going to make him or break him, and I far from convinced that the structure above him will be giving him too much in the way of public support.

A few of our fellow P&Bers called this out as soon as he was announced, and fair play to them, he's been chucked into the firing line.

He might turn out to be decent first team coach or he might be crap. Either way, this isn't on him. We shouldn't allow those detached & arrogant fuckers upstairs to hide behind him.

Bealing, fuming & utterly fucking seething.

Yet again.

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A lot of the above is a knee jerk reaction to a few bad losses. But, thats what football will always bring. As long as we are winning the majority of fans are happy. After a couple of losses a melt down happens. 

My opinion, for what it's worth. Apart from the re-introduction of some form of Academy, I haven't seen any progress anywhere.

The Sheerin / Holt internal politics issue was always going to come to a head at some point.  Sheerin has to toe the line and he can't really say what he thinks. The idea that he has the final say in signings may be true...it may be not. We will never know. However, did he really sanction the signing of Holt's laddie ??  If Wilson and Ompreon were his idea, then he has to shoulder some of the blame for the predicament we may find ourselves in if we don't start a wee run of wins. 

Have we seen any improvement with respect to the way the club has been run with the exception of appointing a new CEO ? from what I gather nothing much has changed except we now have on online deal with Greaves to support the shop. If anything we have stepped backwards with possibly less investment through AT/ KK leaving. Sammy coming in was always going to be a sop to the fans, but realistically he will not have the contacts for a good wee while to do the job properly even if the goodwill is there. Plus, he is new to this type of employment. 

As for the Rawlins / Deans / other Board members......has anything really changed from when the MSG were in power?  I can't see much in the way of (promised) investment other than add new levels of admin.  They knocked back a significant sum from the NB, for reasons that still don't sit well with me.  For what? ..... to stay in power without doing anything ??? Maybe it's just as well for those fans who were intending to invest, as the cash would likely have been used to fill the black hole in the finances that will inevitably occur if we don't get promoted. I dread to think what the club will do with any cash that any Fans Investment Group might bring.  

All in all, until we are sitting comfortably at the top o the league....the negativity will not go away ! 

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