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Theres three or four who had links coley was one.
 
McGill another
 
We had a trialist in from them also
 
 
 
Coley hasn't any links with York City. The only one is Gabby McGill. Care to make any other shite up?

I seem to recall last season when you were calling for AJ's head, the amount of crap you would continually spout, and be shot down by facts. You seem to be reverting to type again.

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Coley hasn't any links with York City. The only one is Gabby McGill. Care to make any other shite up?

I seem to recall last season when you were calling for AJ's head, the amount of crap you would continually spout, and be shot down by facts. You seem to be reverting to type again.
The former York City youth player impressed in non-league last season, earning a pre-season trial with the Canaries which was turned into a full-time contract after impressing for the under-23s.

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I agree with above that individually the signings are pretty good for reduced budget. Easily good enough to compete at a mid level in the championship for now and at their age, hopefully develop into a title chasing team in future years.

The problem we have is shaping them into a team. For me our issues are coming from the midfield. We have yet to find a good central midfield partnership and we are struggling with creativity in the wide areas. I believe we have guys in the squad already who can solve these problems when fit. Dow, McDonald, Cochrane, Thomson and Murray can all be added to the side, that's half a team.

 

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The former York City youth player impressed in non-league last season, earning a pre-season trial with the Canaries which was turned into a full-time contract after impressing for the under-23s.

 

Source?

 

Edit - found it. My apologies for not delving deep enough into the young man's previous club's, however it would be grand if you're able to name the other 1 or 2.

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Three of the youngsters we signed or gave a trial to were york related.
All the other players were signed from the scottish game apart from bowman.
I dont see what McNamara is bringing that's so special thats all I'm saying.

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Coley lived in York until he was 16 and then moved to Hertfordshire to play for Hitchin Town, he would have moved to Hitchin before McNamara joined York as manager. He may have played for York U17's, but it's not officially noted down anywhere.

We picked Coley up because of Crawford speaking to Neil Adams at Norwich, the loan move had nothing to do with York City or anybody's connection to it.

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Not sure about how it works with his contract but could we afford to sack him?
Please don't say we can't afford not to sack him as that doesn't magic money up out of nothing. Say it costs £50k to punt him but the club only has £20k in the bank; saying 'we can't afford not to sack him' won't make that extra £30k appear. The club doesn't have any borrowing facilities either (rightly in my view; we made a loss last season and before that only small profits, so borrowing more is a moronic gamble. I doubt anyone would lend to the club anyway).
Does anyone know how it would work regarding punting the manager given his rolling contract?
You could put him on garden leave meaning you could still pay him monthly . regarding the rolling contract the club would need to agreed settlement with the individuals concerned . I would expect over the next 6/8 weeks the powers at be would make their minds up

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1 minute ago, D.A.F.C said:

So what is ratnamara providing the club with then?

Gabby McGill and some consultancy, his role still hasn't been fully explained by the board which for a "fan owned" club is poor. Awful decisions all round have been made in the past year or so by a very naive board.

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He's basically recommending players in an agency type role, I'm sure this was explained at a fan's meeting at some point. 

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7 minutes ago, SometimesShitRaith said:

How’s Nisbet and Murray getting on lads?

Murray is injured and Nisbet is expected to score goals from hoofballs with pretty much zero support. 

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Three of the youngsters we signed or gave a trial to were york related.
All the other players were signed from the scottish game apart from bowman.
I dont see what McNamara is bringing that's so special thats all I'm saying.


Wasn’t his main role supposed to be helping the board? I’ve certainly never seen anything saying he was in charge of transfers, as you seem to be suggesting.

If his main role is to help the board out, then what are you expecting to see? Minutes of every meeting he has with the board, confirming what input he has had? Our board have no footballing background and I thought it made sense for them to seek support/guidance on some footballing matters. From the announcement we made, it also sounds like McNamara also isn’t employed by the club. We are simply using his company for this support, which suggests this is not a full time role. We will be paying him/his company for what services he provides. If he doesn’t do anything, we don’t give him anything.

That being said, I do believe he has helped out with some of the scouting. There are a few players with McNamara connections. However, I would also assume that Crawford has had the final say on all transfers.

Before people ask, the following definitely have previous links with McNamara:
Scully (Partick)
Paton (Partick & Dundee United)
Dow (Dundee United)
Coley (York)
McGill (York)

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4 hours ago, Adam101 said:

You wouldn't take Moyes? He averages 1.5 point a match and kept West ham up. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't break the bank to get him but if he applied I would almost certainly shortlist him.

Still not sure if you're whooshing me tbh but of course I would take Moyes but he is so far out of our range that it's laughable his name was even brought up. His last salary would have dwarfed our entire wage budget comfortably and if it's not Celtic or the national job, he's not coming up north any time soon.

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The Coley one was debunked.

Not surprised to see some over reactions. Team playing poorly = absolutely everything is wrong at the club, the classic 'something stinks' nonsense, with McNamara now apparently overseeing all signings in cahoots with an evil board.

Let's calm it down a bit. 

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Saying Crawford's signings have been good is really not a compliment. If he's put together a decent squad and still only managed 2/15 points then it would suggest he's a pretty terrible manager. If the recruitment hasn't been good then that's on him as well. He can't just hide behind other people's mistakes any more.

If we lose on Saturday then he'll have gone over 200 days without a league win. That's 14 games, with 11 of those being defeats. Anyone still backing him is bonkers.

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3 minutes ago, Poet of the Macabre said:

Still not sure if you're whooshing me tbh but of course I would take Moyes but he is so far out of our range that it's laughable his name was even brought up. His last salary would have dwarfed our entire wage budget comfortably and if it's not Celtic or the national job, he's not coming up north any time soon.

Your telling me the romantic attachment that fans hold with a club isn't also shared by potential employees 😉

I mentioned Moyes because the OP of the list said they wouldn't have anyone on the list as the manager when obviously Moyes would be more than good enough but an extremely unlikely choice.

I'm a bit late but sad news about JJ hopefully he makes a full recovery, by no stretch of the imagination was he a very good manager for us but probably one of our most important managers?

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4 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

The Coley one was debunked.

Not surprised to see some over reactions. Team playing poorly = absolutely everything is wrong at the club, the classic 'something stinks' nonsense, with McNamara now apparently overseeing all signings in cahoots with an evil board.

Let's calm it down a bit. 

Take your own advice champ. Evil board ffs.

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Fair play to Crawford though; if we avoid a win at Thistle and at home to Alloa then he'll have equalled the 06/07 relegation season record of 15 consecutive league games without a victory.

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