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37 minutes ago, Caractacus Potts said:

Difficult for the SG to always make the right calls but the frustrations at how they implement restrictions are completely understandable. Doesn’t appear to be any joined up thinking.

You could watch the game in a busy South Stand bar yet have to be limited numbers and distanced outside at the game. Bit of a joke really. Sincerely doubt the restrictions on football had any effect on the Covid numbers and puzzled as to why they can’t move the easing of restrictions forward to this weekend. There are no Premiership games either so most matches will have little over 500 fans anyway and about 4,000 tops. 
 

Was always going to be a matter of compromises and no matter the decisions made there be some parties caught up in the restrictions unfairly

Every decision is a lose lose for somebody but we should keep things in perspective. There have been near 10,000 Covid deaths in Scotland. 

So in the grand scheme of things some restrictions at a football match seem pretty minor.

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1 minute ago, champions said:

According to Linkdin Ian Fergus has resigned as Head of Youth Development 

Always came across really well and disappointed to see him go.

 

Disappointing but not surprising given Holt hired him and they seemed from the outside to be best buddies. 

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9 minutes ago, FFC 1876 said:

Disappointing but not surprising given Holt hired him and they seemed from the outside to be best buddies. 

If he's going to spit the dummy out just because Holt has been emptied  then we're better off without.  I'm sure there's others out there more than capable of carrying out the role.

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5 minutes ago, PedroMoutinho said:

I know Swinney has a background in youth development so may be a case of Fergus feeling he was interfering,

It’s certainly a disappointing loss as Fergus had a strong pedigree and by all accounts was doing a great job.

Same 

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10 minutes ago, PedroMoutinho said:

I know Swinney has a background in youth development so may be a case of Fergus feeling he was interfering,

It’s certainly a disappointing loss as Fergus had a strong pedigree and by all accounts was doing a great job.

Background? The guy ran the fourth valley academy

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Fergus has made his decision. At the end of the day, there’s a couple of dozen Scottish clubs above us who have managed well enough without his services.

We will get by too. If his allegiance was to Holt more than the youths he was charged with developing, then he has done the honourable thing, and left.

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5 minutes ago, Rocco said:

Background? The guy ran the fourth valley academy

Tbf Fergus has been a head coach at the Man United, Hibs and Hearts academies as well as running his own coaching business. 

Speculation on my part but it’s a huge coincidence that he’s resigned just after getting a new boss. He’s been talking since he came in about having a long term project in mind.

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15 minutes ago, PedroMoutinho said:

I know Swinney has a background in youth development so may be a case of Fergus feeling he was interfering,

It’s certainly a disappointing loss as Fergus had a strong pedigree and by all accounts was doing a great job.

I heard that he rode on the back of Gairdoch & Airdrie Royal bots clubs & overlooked a lot of other decent youngsters leaving him open to criticism of nepotism & closed shop 

Also have first hand knowledge that he used club website to advertise for notes of interest in trials for boys but actually many parents never got the courtesy of even a response 

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2 minutes ago, Kircer bairn said:

I heard that he rode on the back of Gairdoch & Airdrie Royal bots clubs & overlooked a lot of other decent youngsters leaving him open to criticism of nepotism & closed shop 

Also have first hand knowledge that he used club website to advertise for notes of interest in trials for boys but actually many parents never got the courtesy of even a response 

I know he held open trials in Edinburgh and a good number of the players come from there so it can’t have been a totally closed shop

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3 hours ago, ebobsboy said:

Just on the topic of transfers and presumably McDaid is away back to Dundee, might it be worth Rennie asking about Jakubiak, if he's still looking for a forward. I don't know if he's injured or not, but given they were in for Sam Cosgrove I think it's fair to say he's quite a bit down the pecking order. Thoughts? 

The Jak was never the most clinical but I enjoyed him and Nelly playing. Certainly much worse options than him. 

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