scottsdad Posted January 19 Share Posted January 19 22 minutes ago, Grant228 said: Now I'm not saying that the likes of Livingston and St Johnstone aren't well run, however they are where they are because they've appointed good football managers. Under our previous chairman (Ross McCarthur) we were run superbly as a buisness, but if you appoint Peter Grant and John Hughes and persist with Stevie Crawford you're only heading in one direction. Livingston are in the Premier because they have David Martindale. St Johnstone are financially in a great position, and on the pitch they've had success which fans of similar sized clubs can only dream off. However you go on their thread and they aren't very enamoured with Stevie Brown. You make a fair point, though finding a good, experienced manager in League 1 is difficult. The best you can often hope for is taking on a newbie and hoping they are good enough to get you up, or an experienced guy looking for a fair pay day. On John Hughes, we got him at the right time in his managerial career. He was progressive and generally good in his early years. He peaked with us and started to go downhill in his final season. The Yogi of today isn't the same calibre of the one from the 2000s. Falkirk's history of managerial appointments in the last 15 years is indeed a big part of why we are here. But it isn't the only thing. In the 2000s we had an academy that was brilliant. Not only did it produce players who did well for us and then moved on, but it lent us a reputation as a club that looked after youngsters. It made getting you up and coming players on loan easier. Binning the academy was a shocking act of self harm by the club. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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