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42 minutes ago, M0rtonfc said:

Would be pretty happy with Kettleworth or McCann, someone in that kinda bracket! I liked the JJ move and I think most people did, just didn't work out but I would like to see us give that a go again rather than your Brian Rice type gaffers! 

What makes Kettlewell any different to Rice? Their manager CVs as practically identical in terms of experience and 'achievements'. 

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7 minutes ago, virginton said:

What makes Kettlewell any different to Rice? Their manager CVs as practically identical in terms of experience and 'achievements'. 

In terms of experience and achievements, true, not much to shout about, Rice on paper probably would be the better shout by a baw hair, just how I feel, I'd personally prefer a younger manager in Kettleworth. I'm just going by what names have been mentioned, I have no doubts it'll be Sutton.

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22 minutes ago, M0rtonfc said:

In terms of experience and achievements, true, not much to shout about, Rice on paper probably would be the better shout by a baw hair, just how I feel, I'd personally prefer a younger manager in Kettleworth. I'm just going by what names have been mentioned, I have no doubts it'll be Sutton.

Gonna stop calling him Kettleworth?

 

Kettlewell.

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I suspect that the performance against QotS on Wednesday, as well as the time for the board to speak on the journey home, played as much in McPherson’s sacking as events on Saturday.

But clearly the right decision and one I never had faith the board would make due to the costs.

Looking ahead, we badly need someone to inject a bit of confidence into this club, on and off the park, based on previous success (as a manager or player).  A strong personality who can give the whole place a shake, someone not afraid to piss people off after nearly five seasons of circling the drain.

And someone who can both give us a shot of staying up this season with our dross team, but who would also be capable of bringing together a reinvigorated squad for a tilt at promotion from League 1 next year.

All nebulous things, granted, so I’m thinking (in order of preference):

Paul Hartley

Neil McCann

Alan Archibald

Ian Murray

I’m not sure how likely any of those are, but please avoid Brian Rice and the usual suspects - with many people already disillusioned with MCT (some rightly, some wrongly IMO) the board need to recognise that this appointment could be a turning point for the club not only on the park.

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12 minutes ago, Jamie_M said:

Would say cometely unlikely to all of them.

Probably, aye. Add Jackie McNamara as another that I’d both happily see appointed and who’d also likely be out of our reach.

Funnily enough, in the past I’ve actively disliked all of those I’ve suggested, but I think we need someone like that.

Final point from me is that, despite being awful this season, we’re not cut adrift and actually have the luxury of a bit of time - I think we should take it and invite applications so we cast the net wide.

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8 minutes ago, Morton Supporter said:

Probably, aye. Add Jackie McNamara as another that I’d both happily see appointed and who’d also likely be out of our reach.

It's not about out of reach with the suggestions.

We won't be paying compensation for a manager with a club, so Murray and Hartley are out.

Archibald won't be leaving his horrible little 'family club' and McCann has a job away from being a manager now so isn't in the market (or would likely have a gig elsewhere already).

 

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1 hour ago, Jamie_M said:

It's not about out of reach with the suggestions.

We won't be paying compensation for a manager with a club, so Murray and Hartley are out.

Archibald won't be leaving his horrible little 'family club' and McCann has a job away from being a manager now so isn't in the market (or would likely have a gig elsewhere already).

 

Archie wouldn't piss on you if you were in fire.

 

McCall might do something to your shoes however...

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I wasn't there on Saturday but as I understand it there were multiple witnesses to the racism and it was fans standing around the culprits who informed the stewards to remove them, so it shouldn't be difficult for the club to get the evidence and take action. Absolutely vile behaviour and glad to hear that many people challenged it. Hopefully Ugwu was at least spared having to hear it directly.

On the manager front, the Tele is reporting that both Rice and Dougie Imrie are interested.

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Imrie is an interesting suggestion, provided it’s not as an underling to Brian Rice.

Obviously none of us can assess how he’d likely fare as a manager, but it’s tempting to look at his playing career and the application he demonstrated and be tempted to want that sort of attitude in the guy leading us.

My impression of him is that he’d be someone unwilling to accept the excuses and poor standards that have abound the club for the past few seasons - not to say any manager will necessarily avoid relegation this year (or, if we are, that they should be fully judged on that).

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1 hour ago, AsimButtHitsASix said:

Wouldn't be against Imrie with Rice as an assistant mind you. Just not the other way round

Brilliant stuff. Forget all this proven track record of success bollocks and let’s go for guys who were involved with failed teams.

Presumably in your world a ban for breaching SFA rules on gambling is a big tick on the old CV.

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