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56 minutes ago, The Ghost of B A R P said:

We know who's to blame for the 'legacy', but that really doesn't matter at all at the moment.

We quite clearly don't all know who is to blame, given that horseshit takes like 'Dougie must be spinning in his grave at what's happening' keep cropping up. This is his family sorting out his estate in the way that he wanted; and as much as Crawford Rae is a valid target for criticism for acting as the front-man for this, he's not calling the shots. So long as we focus then on big, bad Crawford rather than the fact that the entire Rae family have wanted 'their' money back that daddy foolishly wasted on a depreciated asset for fifteen years now, we'll have a section of the support willing to acquiesce in their asset-stripping 'options' on the table. This makes the support blind to the likelihood that the Raes will come back and cut away the basis of the club from under it in a generation to come, if not sooner if their sweetie company hits a single bump in the road.

If MCT ever get round to publishing the survey feedback we'll know for sure, but the figures for supporting either 'deal' on the table are not zero and at least 20% going by the unofficial poll. It should become zero. 

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3 hours ago, virginton said:

We quite clearly don't all know who is to blame, given that horseshit takes like 'Dougie must be spinning in his grave at what's happening' keep cropping up. This is his family sorting out his estate in the way that he wanted; and as much as Crawford Rae is a valid target for criticism for acting as the front-man for this, he's not calling the shots. So long as we focus then on big, bad Crawford rather than the fact that the entire Rae family have wanted 'their' money back that daddy foolishly wasted on a depreciated asset for fifteen years now, we'll have a section of the support willing to acquiesce in their asset-stripping 'options' on the table. This makes the support blind to the likelihood that the Raes will come back and cut away the basis of the club from under it in a generation to come, if not sooner if their sweetie company hits a single bump in the road.

If MCT ever get round to publishing the survey feedback we'll know for sure, but the figures for supporting either 'deal' on the table are not zero and at least 20% going by the unofficial poll. It should become zero. 

I meant Dougie; I genuinely thought that wasn't in doubt (anybody who doesn't get that is kidding themselves on).

My main point was that relegation is a very bad thing, regardless of the circumstances.

For a club facing the upheaval and uncertainty we are, it might turn out be a very, very bad thing indeed.

[Edited to add that we can't of course blame Dougie for not addressing the managerial situation, which is the one concrete thing we could do at this point to turn things round; it's Crawford who has his fingers up his arse on that one.]

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Relegation is a likely prospect at this level every season until we get our house in order and we'll be in no place to do so by the start of next season. No board, no chief executive, no manager, no plan for full/part time - all of these need to be agreed on and completed before you can even turn your attention to the squad. So which regime should take the likely hit: the Raes, to cap their season of short-sighted sabotage, or a new board trying to clear the wreckage? 

That's the realistic choice that we face and so I won't be concerned in the slightest if it happens under the current board's watch. It's a failure that they deserve to own fully.

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A bit of a strange appointment it has to be said. I'm not completely against an experienced manager coming in to see us over the line, but why wait until we finally get our first win in 11 games to do it?

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Getting strong 'banter years' vibes from this latest abrupt and inexplicable change of events. 

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I’d imagine your board will have decided after we beat you on Saturday that you need an actual manager in or you’re going down. The win against ICT probably doesn’t change much and this will give you a much better chance of staying up.

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4 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:

I’d imagine your board will have decided after we beat you on Saturday that you need an actual manager in or you’re going down. The win against ICT probably doesn’t change much and this will give you a much better chance of staying up.

I think you're giving our board too much credit, although the timing is wild regardless. They've had all fucking year to make this decision without a single league win until last night.

I'd imagine that McElhone will not be staying as claimed in our statement but is instead off to link up with Hopkin again in the near future. I am also quite possibly giving our board too much credit though.

Looking forward to see if we can top the four managers that we went through in 18/19; there's still one-third of the season to go. 

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I think you're giving our board too much credit, although the timing is wild regardless. They've had all fucking year to make this decision without a single league win until last night.
I'd imagine that McElhone will not be staying as claimed in our statement but is instead off to link up with Hopkin again in the near future. I am also quite possibly giving our board too much credit though.
Looking forward to see if we can top the four managers that we went through in 18/19; there's still one-third of the season to go. 

Who was it after JJ that season? Millar and McAllister?

I think Gus will see out the season tbh and the new owners can pick their own man in the summer. It’s a decent appointment to try and keep you guys up but I agree it’s come at a really bizarre time.

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Not often I post on other teams pages, but be prepared for the most horrendous football under McPherson, seriously if he plays his team anything like what he played when at charge at Palmerston you are in bother. 

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6 minutes ago, Rouky said:

Not often I post on other teams pages, but be prepared for the most horrendous football under McPherson, seriously if he plays his team anything like what he played when at charge at Palmerston you are in bother. 

Have you seen the nick of the 'football' we play?

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Oh dear. This must be a cause for concern for Morton fans. He made a right arse of things the last time he was at this level.

 I suppose the saving grace is that he hasn’t got too many games to put his stamp on things. In addition to this, Inverness have McCann at the wheel. It might just work out. 

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Good luck think you might need it Gus at Palmerston was horrific I remember being happy when he was appointed but ohh dear

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