Jump to content

Walking Down The Halbeath Road


Recommended Posts

7 minutes ago, Stoo61 said:

Aye the Stenny boy isn't in possession of all the facts.

From an outsider its probably a solid point of view and worth discussing but we, with the experience, obviously know better. 

Thats plenty @Neilly we get your point, but its just wrong. Cheers anyway. 

Trying to claim any proposed protest is solely in response to this season’s results is moronic.

Anyone with even the slightest clue about the club could have told you things have been bubbling under the surface for quite a while.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Reckon the board are of the opinion that booting PG after 4 games isnt a great look and might be off putting for future candidates. I do think theres been an over reaction but the club will seriously need to think about what their plans are if attendances continue to go the way many of us expect.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

49 minutes ago, Raithie said:

Disgusting that Dunfermline fans want a man to lose his job and livelihood. He's doing a job under difficult circumstances due to the unrealistic expectations of the Dunfermline faithful. 

0/10

Link to comment
Share on other sites

52 minutes ago, Raithie said:

Disgusting that Dunfermline fans want a man to lose his job and livelihood. He's doing a job under difficult circumstances due to the unrealistic expectations of the Dunfermline faithful. 

PG is achieving what everyone expected and more.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It isn’t a good look but he should never have been given the job in the first place. St Mirren done the right thing with Stubbs. I think PG has been given more games, actually. We’re in a similar situation.

This is the culmination of years of bad decision making finally taking its toll and supporters have had enough.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Raithie said:

Disgusting that Dunfermline fans want a man to lose his job and livelihood. He's doing a job under difficult circumstances due to the unrealistic expectations of the Dunfermline faithful. 

I understand your thoughts. 

 

Swap with John McGlynn? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's been a gradual downhill slip since AJ brought on M'Voto up front at Tannadice in the play off. 

We lost Clark, McManus and Morris to name a few that summer, and giving AJ another deal was the worst thing we could have done. He spunked another season away for us signing utter guff like Hippolyte and El Bak mk. 2. 

When Crawford took over, it was easily a cost-saving measure. He did alright in the end but there were too many losing streaks and performances like the wind game at Arbroath that were completely unacceptable. His fondness for a loan in midfield screwed us too, playing the likes of Mayo there and shite like McInroy from Celtic. In fairness, he can spot a talent and it's a pity we can't keep that relationship going in that respect. 

The McNamara link-up was another strange one that I genuinely believe was a waste of time. 

All that was needed this summer was a decent manager to come in, add a little quality to the middle of the park, find a decent goalie and a few back up players here and there. Instead, we're treated to successive 3-0 pumpings at home where you'd expect us more often than not to win, not to mention another pish performance away to Ayr. The point at Morton wasn't exactly convincing either. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Reckon the board are of the opinion that booting PG after 4 games isnt a great look and might be off putting for future candidates. I do think theres been an over reaction but the club will seriously need to think about what their plans are if attendances continue to go the way many of us expect.

Do you think it’s an overreaction? I don’t agree with that tbh.

The concerns are that not only are we bottom after 4 games and 8 goals down, the (suspected) circumstances around the appointment and the manner in which Grant has conducted himself has been arrogant and lacking any humility.

It’s also caused further major concerns that McArthur and whoever else were involved in the selection process have little idea or ambition in appointing a manager. There’s also evidence to suggest that Grant will be here for a while and we could be in a dire position before he’s punted.
Link to comment
Share on other sites


Do you think it’s an overreaction? I don’t agree with that tbh.

The concerns are that not only are we bottom after 4 games and 8 goals down, the (suspected) circumstances around the appointment and the manner in which Grant has conducted himself has been arrogant and lacking any humility.

It’s also caused further major concerns that McArthur and whoever else were involved in the selection process have little idea or ambition in appointing a manager. There’s also evidence to suggest that Grant will be here for a while and we could be in a dire position before he’s punted.
Maybe, I definitely think he should have been emptied after Arbroath and most certainly now.

Holding on to him for any longer is just the latest in a 5 year spell of bad decision making at the club, so I'm not really surprised. Nor will I be surprised if hes still in place for the Hamilton and Raith Rovers games after we take another dusting on Saturday.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I actually don’t expect the club to make a move until the next international break. There will be a stubborn refusal to admit they’ve made a mistake.

If this weekend is as bad as it has been recently, I don’t think I’ll be back until Grant’s away. Despite paying for my season ticket, I’m sure I could find better ways to spend my Saturdays than following a football club whose board now consider their own egos to be more important than the club’s future.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It clearly won't sit right with them binning a manager after 4 league games. To an outsider it will look very gung ho, but the manor of these defeats and rapid drain of all confidence is like nothing I've ever seen before.

The state of the defence is the worst I've witnessed in following a Pars team. It's been woeful from the start, even in the glory days of the league cup matches we were giving away huge amounts of space in the box, not marking at crosses and second to everything. Just a rabble with no clue how to defend. He's had months to at least get something that resembles a Scottish Championship level defence. What are they working on during the week? Shields and Whitaker are not immune either in this.

I really can't see what there is in any of these awful performances to give any indication that Grant just needs a bit more time.  What are the board seeing in these disgraceful performances that makes them think that persevering is a worthwhile exercise? 

They are not taking action because of what other people think imo,  rather than doing the right thing which is clear to most. More lack of leadership and the same mistakes we've seen for years now. Sheer incompetence yet again from the board.

Edited by Chubbychops
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It clearly won't sit right with them binning a manager after 4 league games. To an outsider it will look very gung ho, but the manor of these defeats and rapid drain of all confidence is like nothing I've ever seen before.
The state of the defence is the worst I've witnessed in following a Pars team. It's been woeful from the start, even in the glory days of the league cup matches we were giving away huge amounts of space in the box, not marking at crosses and second to everything. Just a rabble with no clue how to defend. He's had months to at least get something that resembles a Scottish Championship level defence. What are they working on during the week? Shields and Whitaker are not immune either in this.
I really can't see what there is in any of these awful performances to give any indication that Grant just needs a bit more time.  What are the board seeing in these disgraceful performances that makes them think that persevering is a worthwhile exercise? 
They are not taking action because of what other people think imo,  rather than doing the right thing which is clear to most. More lack of leadership and the same mistakes we've seen for years now. Sheer incompetence yet again from the board.


This.

Watched his comments on STV news. Sounds as if he has got himself the rest of the month to change things. Shouldn’t have got this far. Shouldn’t have got the job in the first place. Disgrace.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Brashy's Boots said:

What's happened to Watson and your international guy? I thought the majority of you rated them. Or are they shot to shit by playing alongside Graham?

Watson has pretty much downed tools and Vytas hasn't been given much game time at all. Graham is easily the worst centre-back I have seen at EEP.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Brashy's Boots said:

What's happened to Watson and your international guy? I thought the majority of you rated them. Or are they shot to shit by playing alongside Graham?

Watson doesn't seem to do as well as the senior partner trying to talk others through the game as he did as an equal partner with Murray and I'm also sure he doesn't like being in a three as he does in a two. 

Gaspitus has hardly played - I think only the Arbroath debacle and the aborted fixture at Raith? - and doesn't seem to fit the "ball playing" defender Grant seems to want (although Graham is neither and plays every week...). Leon Jones played ahead of him on Saturday despite looking very raw and I'd imagine Breen will be ahead of him too if he ever gets fit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I watched highlights of Ayr game and didn't think the pars were that bad using the highlights and I know that doesn't paint full picture. The defence is obviously the weak link with the attack not taking chances they create which is what Grant is partially suggesting. The defence is horrific and that shone also in the Arbroath games highlights.

Id guess mid/late October or later would there be any chance of getting rid of Grant. If he manages to get a result v Raith.....that extends that longer.

Where did this blazer Peter Grant come from ? that surely must make it worse for you lot......still funny tho to the outside world

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...