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15 minutes ago, Vegetableman said:

Hmm i don't know , Willie Garner might have been slightly worse .

billy little

Pat McAuley

 

Willie Garner before my time but Billy Little inherited a tough situation late in the season and didn't have much time. Pat McAuley's team was shite but his star signings were from Camelon and Whitburn.  We got what we paid for. 

Ferguson on the other hand inherited a core of excellent, proven part-time players and a cracking budget to add to them. 

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It’s hard to argue with the points being made the last couple of days. We are in a worrying position, and but for a few late goals by Henderson at Queens Park and Falkirk, it would be looking even more perilous. 
 

I think we are generally good as a fan base at not rounding on the players (I’ve certainly criticised a few this season, Sammon, Church and King) but they are definitely better than where they are currently. I think most would agree that appears to stem from the manager though - he isn’t a motivator or a people person. 
 

In all honesty, I genuinely believe you could pick a random punter from the crowd to manage this team and they would not get any less out of the players than Ferguson is getting just now - that is a damning indictment of his managerial capabilities. 

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3 hours ago, Waspie said:

Willie Garner before my time but Billy Little inherited a tough situation late in the season and didn't have much time. Pat McAuley's team was shite but his star signings were from Camelon and Whitburn.  We got what we paid for. 

Ferguson on the other hand inherited a core of excellent, proven part-time players and a cracking budget to add to them. 

Billy Little had about 3 momths so no danger. McAuley was dreadful. Ferguson on the other hand has signed boys from EK, not with clubs and not even getting a game with lower league teams. But hey he knows best!!😒🤕🤫😮

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How has Craig howie been getting on with you? Was very disappointed when he left Clyde last summer, especially as we didn’t sign anyone of the same quality to replace him.

Rarely plays and gets sent off when he does.

Looked like he could do well at CB in his first few appearances but he hasn’t had a chance to play there since. When he does play it’s in CM and it’s hard to look good playing in midfield in a team as poor as we are this season.
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On 27/12/2021 at 09:48, Wee wasp said:

What players worth their salt are going to want to come to alloa for a relegation battle or to work under this management team, 

I also  didn't see any Kelty fans sad or making any fuss that he had left them either and thats just after winning promotion.

Barry will still be here until he decides he's had enough.

He may well be but I doubt some of the diehard fans will be. Let's see how the chairman reacts when the revenue coming through the turnstiles starts dropping

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3 hours ago, Clyde01 said:

How has Craig howie been getting on with you? Was very disappointed when he left Clyde last summer, especially as we didn’t sign anyone of the same quality to replace him.

you might get him back in the january window , You know what BF is like 

2 sending offs have let him down  .

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Garner wasn't that bad for us . Navigated a top 6 finish in the old first division after Totten left in November 1982.  A tough First Division that included Hearts ,St Johnstone and many others .  We played some brilliant football that season . 

He left halfway through the following season albeit we were struggling. We had players like bryan Purdie and Drew Paterson injured which affected us. He did sign Frankie Cole , Gary Thompson who went on to be absolute brilliant players for Alloa. He left to take up a full time role as Alex Ferguson's assistant at Aberdeen. 

Willie Garner was a terrific player though . Brilliant in both boxes and a great centre half in Division one. 

 

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Rarely plays and gets sent off when he does.

Looked like he could do well at CB in his first few appearances but he hasn’t had a chance to play there since. When he does play it’s in CM and it’s hard to look good playing in midfield in a team as poor as we are this season.
Ironically Howie left Clyde because he didn't want to be in another league 1 relegation fight.

Did seem a bit of a strange move considering he signed when Alloa didn't have a manager in place. He's a decent centre half for league 1 no surprise to read that Ferguson is playing him in midfield instead
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11 hours ago, Jack Burton said:

Ironically Howie left Clyde because he didn't want to be in another league 1 relegation fight.

Did seem a bit of a strange move considering he signed when Alloa didn't have a manager in place. He's a decent centre half for league 1 no surprise to read that Ferguson is playing him in midfield instead emoji1787.png

Aye and we've  still not got a manager in place 🙈

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Had my hopes up reading the first few words of the article on the club site 'Fernandy Mendy has been released...'

Anyway, good luck to him and should also mean our defence at least is a bit stronger for the next few weeks. Could Jock Hepburn's long standing record be in doubt? 😁

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1 hour ago, LeodhasXD said:

https://www.alloaathletic.co.uk/2021/12/29/mendy-called-up-afcon2021/

I imagine we're going to gain a lot of Everton supporters when Salah gets smashed by Nando😂

Let's hope they go all the way to the final and he's not available for selection! He will get his arse felt big time if he plays!

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