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Good to see Airdrie appointing two complete novices as their managerial team.  Must be the ultra cheap option surely.

Going to go one of two ways. Cant see there being any middle ground. McCabe comes across well and has shown himself to be a leader on the pitch.

Think we have a couple of decent signings to come.
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1 minute ago, Aufc said:


Going to go one of two ways. Cant see there being any middle ground. McCabe comes across well and has shown himself to be a leader on the pitch.

Think we have a couple of decent signings to come.

Normally ends in the players revolting, obviously helps Fordyce is his cousin and it'll be interesting to see where he plays himself.

Listening to his interview it sounds as if it's been a rushed appointment as he mentioned the club had already dealt with the contracts for the players that have been announced as leaving, so it sounds as if he didn't have a say in that.

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1 hour ago, Harry Kinnear said:

Really hope we get a couple of decent front men in early doors. Probably one of the hardest positions on the park to fill, especially in our case recently.

Quality costs money, and the better ones tend to become available at the last minute when their other options fall through. 

In recent years, Zak Rudden was our eighteenth summer signing in 2018 and he arrived in the last two hours of the August transfer window. Declan McManus signed when our League Cup campaign had already started.

If you want a comparison with late / early signings, Dennon Lewis signed on the 17th of May.

I'd prefer we took our time to get the right players in. Act in haste, repent at leisure.... 

 

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2 hours ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Good to see Airdrie appointing two complete novices as their managerial team.  Must be the ultra cheap option surely.

Was hoping to see Fordyce coming to us. I think he's a really good defender at this level.

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10 hours ago, Bainsfordbairn said:

Quality costs money, and the better ones tend to become available at the last minute when their other options fall through. 

In recent years, Zak Rudden was our eighteenth summer signing in 2018 and he arrived in the last two hours of the August transfer window. Declan McManus signed when our League Cup campaign had already started.

If you want a comparison with late / early signings, Dennon Lewis signed on the 17th of May.

I'd prefer we took our time to get the right players in. Act in haste, repent at leisure.... 

 

Yip want us to get the right players too, I just hope that JM and PS have possibly identified said right players and we get them in earlier. Always feel a good signing in the forward positions has a positive affect when it comes to things like ST sales. Mind you with the shite we have signed the past few seasons any decent signing will help.

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1 hour ago, Harry Kinnear said:

Yip want us to get the right players too, I just hope that JM and PS have possibly identified said right players and we get them in earlier. Always feel a good singing in the forward positions has a positive affect when it comes to things like ST sales. Mind you with the shite we have signed the past few seasons any decent signing will help.

The weakest part of JMcG and PS recruiting was identification of forwards…but they still found some. With the other changes around League One, if Kelty changes gaffer, you should be odds on favorite with JMcG…if there is no change at Kelty, 🤷🏻

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Normally ends in the players revolting, obviously helps Fordyce is his cousin and it'll be interesting to see where he plays himself.
Listening to his interview it sounds as if it's been a rushed appointment as he mentioned the club had already dealt with the contracts for the players that have been announced as leaving, so it sounds as if he didn't have a say in that.

Possibly. It is definitely a left field appointment which is a bit exciting in that it’s not one of the usual dinosaurs that float around Scottish football. My biggest worry is that they are both very good players who should be starting every week and I don’t think it’s possible to mix the two.

Adam frizzell who has been attracting interest from other clubs seems very happy with the appointment so I am hoping this means he will stay.

Hard not to draw comparisons between this and falkirk appointing miller and McCracken. Maybe slightly different because McCabe and fordyce are current players with the club. Maybe I am clutching at straws
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48 minutes ago, Aufc said:


Possibly. It is definitely a left field appointment which is a bit exciting in that it’s not one of the usual dinosaurs that float around Scottish football. My biggest worry is that they are both very good players who should be starting every week and I don’t think it’s possible to mix the two.

Adam frizzell who has been attracting interest from other clubs seems very happy with the appointment so I am hoping this means he will stay.

Hard not to draw comparisons between this and falkirk appointing miller and McCracken. Maybe slightly different because McCabe and fordyce are current players with the club. Maybe I am clutching at straws emoji2369.png

Looking back at it now M&M were actually doing relatively well comparatively to any of the two replacements that have followed, despite playing pretty turgid football we were a good 8 or 9 points clear at the top until Gary Holt appeared and we started nosediving. The more I think about it we might actually have managed to shit fest our way to promotion that season had the wage thief not appeared and started tinkering.  

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1 hour ago, Aufc said:


Possibly. It is definitely a left field appointment which is a bit exciting in that it’s not one of the usual dinosaurs that float around Scottish football. My biggest worry is that they are both very good players who should be starting every week and I don’t think it’s possible to mix the two.

Adam frizzell who has been attracting interest from other clubs seems very happy with the appointment so I am hoping this means he will stay.

Hard not to draw comparisons between this and falkirk appointing miller and McCracken. Maybe slightly different because McCabe and fordyce are current players with the club. Maybe I am clutching at straws emoji2369.png

All joking aside if have thought mccabe with a bit of experience as his assistant would've been a better move and as you say you surely can't have both playing at once ? Will be interesting to see how it goes. 

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All joking aside if have thought mccabe with a bit of experience as his assistant would've been a better move and as you say you surely can't have both playing at once ? Will be interesting to see how it goes. 

Well it looks like prunty is staying so he may be the eyes and ears on the sideline. Cant see McCabe retiring at 29 especially as he is still a cracking player.
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28 minutes ago, Aufc said:


Well it looks like prunty is staying so he may be the eyes and ears on the sideline. Cant see McCabe retiring at 29 especially as he is still a cracking player.

He’s obviously younger than the average player/manager but you do often see the player side being curtailed as management takes over.

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3 hours ago, Aufc said:


Possibly. It is definitely a left field appointment which is a bit exciting in that it’s not one of the usual dinosaurs that float around Scottish football. My biggest worry is that they are both very good players who should be starting every week and I don’t think it’s possible to mix the two.

Adam frizzell who has been attracting interest from other clubs seems very happy with the appointment so I am hoping this means he will stay.

Hard not to draw comparisons between this and falkirk appointing miller and McCracken. Maybe slightly different because McCabe and fordyce are current players with the club. Maybe I am clutching at straws emoji2369.png

I can see where Airdrie are coming from with this decision. Your season obviously finished later due to the play-offs, meaning you were already a bit behind the curve in terms of recruitment and renewal of contracts. Murray and Easton have subsequently decamped to Kirkcaldy. Time is not on your side. Your board have probably taken a quick look at the "managerial merryground" list and concluded that this appointment represents probably not much greater a risk than one of the usual out-of-work suspects, with the added advantage that is may encourage one or two out-of-contract players to sign on again.

That said, it also has the potential to be a complete disaster, and thank God it's other clubs taking such a gamble for once and not us. We've had enough club legends/youth coaches/left-field appointments to last a lifetime. McGlynn may not be a massively inspiring appointment, but he may well prove to be an extremely logical one. Let other clubs provide the apprenticeships this season. Glad we've got experience in the dugout this time. 

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15 hours ago, Reggie Perrin said:

f**k off then.

I intend to hang around to see a miracle performed -  I have every faith that St John and St Paul will turn shite into silver

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2 minutes ago, Raith_Raver said:

I intend to hang around to see a miracle performed -  I have every faith that St John and St Paul will turn shite into silver

Going for gold mate😏

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