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Think the biggest questions needing answered are:

What was the thought process behind appointment of Peter Grant and does the club now accept they got their decision badly wrong?

Do the club realise how much their statement following the Queens’ defeat alienated supporters?

What is the current status of club’s efforts to have their own training ground/youth academy?

Who will be replacing Ross as Chairman/when do the club hope to make this appointment?

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Canni wait for the dot net questions

"See in training, do the players actually work on throw ins?"

We certainly fucking didn’t when Alex Whittle was here.
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Just listening to Yogi's Thursday interview. Fucking hell the guy can talk. Don't think he came up for breath in the full 15 minutes.

Seems quite a scary guy, think some players will really take to his style and others will be jumping out the transfer window ASAP

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59 minutes ago, Chubbychops said:

Just listening to Yogi's Thursday interview. Fucking hell the guy can talk. Don't think he came up for breath in the full 15 minutes.

Seems quite a scary guy, think some players will really take to his style and others will be jumping out the transfer window ASAP

I'm just glad he's here before January rather than after, so that any weaklings can hopefully be punted before the post-new year title push.

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Also just listened to his interview and it's really encouraging to hear him single out Paul Allen as someone who loves to come into training and work hard. Although we lost against Morton last home game, I always thought he came looking for the ball and didn't give up. He might be one to watch going forward. 

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Have to be honest and say I haven’t seen much to get excited about with Allan or Todd but I’m all for giving our own young guys a run of games to show what they can do. Players are given a fresh start under a new manager and only fair we try to give them benefit of the doubt to see what they can do for Hughes.

Seems Connolly and Breen is also the new centre back partnership moving forward. I think we’ve used seven different players at centre half this season already - could be more - and I’m content to let any combination try and build a partnership.

Building myself up for a fall but I’m looking forward to going to EEP on Saturday. Hopefully our season is now properly underway after the early chaos but there is a lot of work to do.

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Just listening to Yogi's Thursday interview. Fucking hell the guy can talk. Don't think he came up for breath in the full 15 minutes.
Seems quite a scary guy, think some players will really take to his style and others will be jumping out the transfer window ASAP

Found it an interesting interview. Singling out Paul Allan for praise was certainly interesting. Also liked the simple message that he spoke about giving McCann at half time and the impact that had on both McCann and the team. If he can continue to find simple things that can make a difference like that, we’ll be fine.

There’s also an interview up on the official site now, about Dorrans and how important he will be to the team. Talks about his experience and understanding of the game, along with his technical ability. Yogi says he is the best player at the club. I have no issue with that, if he can get him playing to that level, but Peter Grant certainly didn’t get a decent level of performance from him.

But, most importantly, he talks about the importance of giving Dom the freedom to play his game and make mistakes, as long as he helps the team recover from them. I’ve always believed it’s really important to let guys like him try the spectacular and try something different. It can be frustrating because it won’t always come off. But his goals v Raith and Inverness show exactly why he should be given the freedom to play his game without getting moaned at or taken off for making mistakes, giving the ball away/wasting possession etc.
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Fell down a John Hughes worm hole as he was being discussed in the Dundee thread and started looking at his signings over the years. I'd hope you guys have a DoF to do signings for you over his tenure:

Starting with Hibs 09-10:

Danny Galbraith, Patrick Cregg, Kevin McBride, Graham Stack, Liam Miller, Graeme Smith, Mark Brown & Anthony Stokes. - 1 successful signing in Stokes.

Hibs 10-11:

David Stephens, Michael Hart, Edwin de Graaf,  Francis Dickoh, Valdas Trakys, Matt Thornhill & 100k for Martin Scott. - 0 successful signings.

Livi 12-13:

Tony Andreu (wasn't a success until Hamilton), Jordan Morton, David Luongo, Burton O'Brien & Jesus Garcia Tena - 0 successful signings.

Inverness 14-15:

Taarmo Kink, Edward Ofere, Ibra Sekajja, Lewis Horner & Ryan Baptie. - 0 successful signings.

Inverness 15-16:

Nat Wedderburn, Ryan Christie (loaned back to ICT - so not counting), Jordan Roberts, Dani Lopez, Owain Fon Williams, Iain Vigurs, Miles Storey, Tobi Sho-Silva, Dani Lopez & Alex Fisher. - 2 successful signings in Vigurs & Storey.

Raith 16-17:

Pavol Penska, David Syme & Scott Roberts - 0 successful signings.

Ross County 20-21:

Tony Andreu, Mohamed Maouche, Leo Hjelde, Joe Hilton & Jordan White. - 1 successful signing in White.

So since his successful spell with Falkirk in his first managerial job, he's signed 4 players who could be deemed as a success for the clubs he's managed in 12 years of management. Oft. I know a few can be debated but when we're counting the likes of Jordan White & Miles Storey as amongst his best ever signings then you get the point.

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Fell down a John Hughes worm hole as he was being discussed in the Dundee thread and started looking at his signings over the years. I'd hope you guys have a DoF to do signings for you over his tenure:
Starting with Hibs 09-10:
Danny Galbraith, Patrick Cregg, Kevin McBride, Graham Stack, Liam Miller, Graeme Smith, Mark Brown & Anthony Stokes. - 1 successful signing in Stokes.
Hibs 10-11:
David Stephens, Michael Hart, Edwin de Graaf,  Francis Dickoh, Valdas Trakys, Matt Thornhill & 100k for Martin Scott. - 0 successful signings.
Livi 12-13:
Tony Andreu (wasn't a success until Hamilton), Jordan Morton, David Luongo, Burton O'Brien & Jesus Garcia Tena - 0 successful signings.
Inverness 14-15:
Taarmo Kink, Edward Ofere, Ibra Sekajja, Lewis Horner & Ryan Baptie. - 0 successful signings.
Inverness 15-16:
Nat Wedderburn, Ryan Christie (loaned back to ICT - so not counting), Jordan Roberts, Dani Lopez, Owain Fon Williams, Iain Vigurs, Miles Storey, Tobi Sho-Silva, Dani Lopez & Alex Fisher. - 2 successful signings in Vigurs & Storey.
Raith 16-17:
Pavol Penska, David Syme & Scott Roberts - 0 successful signings.
Ross County 20-21:
Tony Andreu, Mohamed Maouche, Leo Hjelde, Joe Hilton & Jordan White. - 1 successful signing in White.
So since his successful spell with Falkirk in his first managerial job, he's signed 4 players who could be deemed as a success for the clubs he's managed in 12 years of management. Oft. I know a few can be debated but when we're counting the likes of Jordan White & Miles Storey as amongst his best ever signings then you get the point.

Our fans never gave Crawford credit for his signings. We were always told that there was a bigger recruitment process - think the suggestion was that McNamara was involved in that. But Grant’s signings were utter dross, so I’m not sure how true that is/was.
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Our fans never gave Crawford credit for his signings. We were always told that there was a bigger recruitment process - think the suggestion was that McNamara was involved in that. But Grant’s signings were utter dross, so I’m not sure how true that is/was.
Yeah Crawford certainly signed some decent players. Perhaps there is a role for him in that
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34 minutes ago, Ludo*1 said:

Fell down a John Hughes worm hole as he was being discussed in the Dundee thread and started looking at his signings over the years. I'd hope you guys have a DoF to do signings for you over his tenure:

Starting with Hibs 09-10:

Danny Galbraith, Patrick Cregg, Kevin McBride, Graham Stack, Liam Miller, Graeme Smith, Mark Brown & Anthony Stokes. - 1 successful signing in Stokes.

Hibs 10-11:

David Stephens, Michael Hart, Edwin de Graaf,  Francis Dickoh, Valdas Trakys, Matt Thornhill & 100k for Martin Scott. - 0 successful signings.

Livi 12-13:

Tony Andreu (wasn't a success until Hamilton), Jordan Morton, David Luongo, Burton O'Brien & Jesus Garcia Tena - 0 successful signings.

Inverness 14-15:

Taarmo Kink, Edward Ofere, Ibra Sekajja, Lewis Horner & Ryan Baptie. - 0 successful signings.

Inverness 15-16:

Nat Wedderburn, Ryan Christie (loaned back to ICT - so not counting), Jordan Roberts, Dani Lopez, Owain Fon Williams, Iain Vigurs, Miles Storey, Tobi Sho-Silva, Dani Lopez & Alex Fisher. - 2 successful signings in Vigurs & Storey.

Raith 16-17:

Pavol Penska, David Syme & Scott Roberts - 0 successful signings.

Ross County 20-21:

Tony Andreu, Mohamed Maouche, Leo Hjelde, Joe Hilton & Jordan White. - 1 successful signing in White.

So since his successful spell with Falkirk in his first managerial job, he's signed 4 players who could be deemed as a success for the clubs he's managed in 12 years of management. Oft. I know a few can be debated but when we're counting the likes of Jordan White & Miles Storey as amongst his best ever signings then you get the point.

Scott Roberts and David Syme were Locke signings. Hughes wasn't in at the Rovers until February when his two signings were Pavol Penksa and Danny Handling.

Not that it changes your Maths any...

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Fell down a John Hughes worm hole as he was being discussed in the Dundee thread and started looking at his signings over the years. I'd hope you guys have a DoF to do signings for you over his tenure:
Starting with Hibs 09-10:
Danny Galbraith, Patrick Cregg, Kevin McBride, Graham Stack, Liam Miller, Graeme Smith, Mark Brown & Anthony Stokes. - 1 successful signing in Stokes.
Hibs 10-11:
David Stephens, Michael Hart, Edwin de Graaf,  Francis Dickoh, Valdas Trakys, Matt Thornhill & 100k for Martin Scott. - 0 successful signings.
Livi 12-13:
Tony Andreu (wasn't a success until Hamilton), Jordan Morton, David Luongo, Burton O'Brien & Jesus Garcia Tena - 0 successful signings.
Inverness 14-15:
Taarmo Kink, Edward Ofere, Ibra Sekajja, Lewis Horner & Ryan Baptie. - 0 successful signings.
Inverness 15-16:
Nat Wedderburn, Ryan Christie (loaned back to ICT - so not counting), Jordan Roberts, Dani Lopez, Owain Fon Williams, Iain Vigurs, Miles Storey, Tobi Sho-Silva, Dani Lopez & Alex Fisher. - 2 successful signings in Vigurs & Storey.
Raith 16-17:
Pavol Penska, David Syme & Scott Roberts - 0 successful signings.
Ross County 20-21:
Tony Andreu, Mohamed Maouche, Leo Hjelde, Joe Hilton & Jordan White. - 1 successful signing in White.
So since his successful spell with Falkirk in his first managerial job, he's signed 4 players who could be deemed as a success for the clubs he's managed in 12 years of management. Oft. I know a few can be debated but when we're counting the likes of Jordan White & Miles Storey as amongst his best ever signings then you get the point.
Looking forward to Tony #baller Andreu donning the black and white come January then.
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