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It's been 2 weeks since jim left and with the betfred cup starting in a weeks time , I'd like to think we will maybe hear something about a new manager this week, I'm not at the stage where I am worrying yet but we are now getting into crucial preparation time for the new season. I still think we need 4/5 players (some loan which I realise most probably won't get done until mid/end August) but nothing will get done until a new manager is in and I think the sooner one is appointed the more chance we have of having a stronger start to the season.
Still loads of time, m8. Well IMO anyway. It's going to be a long season.

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Oaft nae luck if that’s true.
Ooft, look what's popped up from the depths of the seaside leagues forum.

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Oaft nae luck if that’s true.

Can you expand on that informative answer. Cafe bars, idiots and pidgeons, There's far too many in your town.

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Got to trust the board and their judgement , this one has took me by surprise , has experience and deserves as much chance as any other names mentioned 

may bring in some good loans from sellick ?

just hoping he has the same attack mindedness as jim/jack .

 

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/grant-plastic-can-be-just-fantastic-for-the-scots-in-kazakhstan/

just as well Peter . 

Edited by whereismillar

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Awful appointment. His knowledge of the Scottish game is pretty poor, Clyde apart, as the majority of his paid for "scouting assignments" were watching his son.

Zander Clark had kept five top flight clean sheets in a row, had the most in the division, and had won a MoM award in two games against Celtic for the sheer amount of saves he made.

Grant admitted he recommended he be ignored for a call up because "he conceded six against Celtic", and they chose Jamie Macdonald, Kilmarnocks 32yo sub keeper, instead.

Prepare to sign absolutely any former Celtic player you can get.

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Not fully processed this unexpected choice with being away out the country. I’m not disappointed and as negative as posters on here, it’s an interesting one. He’s never really managed before but has plenty experience in the game. I didn’t want a total novice - get eaten alive in this league.

 

However, I don’t want McLeish dinosaur football. Let’s see how it plays out - I’m intrigued! I hope he can utilise his big contact list. Just glad the saga is over to be honest and it’s not Naysmith or Hartley.

 

Goodwin was supposed to be an anti-football failure when he came in, as have many ...

 

ETA - dome some research and shows how much I know. Managed Norwich.

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Good luck Peter and welcome to Alloa 

Just glad we have appointed a manager at a crucial time of the season . I suspect he has many contacts and is well experienced as a coach.  We never go down the predictable route and it seems to work for us. Mike had not made many bad appointments in his time and he has to be trusted . 

Mon alloa

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Underwhelming, not in the frame for any recent job as I can recall, must be a reason for this, still got to give him a chance I suppose. 

Bets on the new away strip being green and white hoops !!

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Hilarious to hear tonight that some folk aren't coming back  due to this appointment.  Seriously get a grip.

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4 hours ago, bsd said:

Hilarious to hear tonight that some folk aren't coming back  due to this appointment.  Seriously get a grip.

Unbelievable to think folk wont come back due to the appointment. Just like any new managers some work out some dont, the chairman has obviously heard enough to think he is the man for the job and with his track record with picking managers you just need to trust him. Utterly ridiculous for people to say they wont be back just because of the new manager. Wont be that if we win our first few league games and they will all be back with their tails between their legs.

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7 hours ago, bsd said:

Hilarious to hear tonight that some folk aren't coming back  due to this appointment.  Seriously get a grip.

Probably the same folk that burned their other scarf when Maurice Johnston signed for Rangers. 

Not the usual type of Mulraney appointment but here's hoping he's picked well again. That and he has 5 or 6 players lined up to give the squad depth and competition for places. 

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Think it's pathetic people not coming back . An absolute embarrassment. 

Our club is well run punching well above its weight and has a brilliant track record of appointments who move on to better things. Certainly many of the negative comments on the arsebook were from people who are never near the recs anymore but experts on football.

 

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Agree with a lot of the previous comments...

Christ I was a Rangers fan all my life before moving to Alloa 8 years ago. Can’t be doing with bigotry so made a decision to follow my local team and now entering my 5th year as a season ticket holder. Used to hate Peter Grant but he will get my full 100% support.

Yes there were names linked with the job that I would have preferred but I would rather Peter Grant than some of the other names linked such as Archibald or Naysmith...

‘Mon The Wasps...

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Agree with a lot of the previous comments...


Yes there were names linked with the job that I would have preferred but I would rather Peter Grant than some of the other names linked such as Archibald or Naysmith...

‘Mon The Wasps...


Totally agree think a lot of people caught by surprise as it wasn’t one of the fancied names. The same was being said on forums about Goodwin when he got the job. Come what may most of us will be there week in week out.

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