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Tommy Wright is much more tactically coherent than he gets credit for, his ability to find a game plan to trouble teams is one of his biggest strengths for me. I can't understand why fans of a side with a much bigger budget that he has outperformed during his tenure at Saints would not be exciting by him. Is it because he doesn't look the part?

On another note, he'd lose very little of the goodwill he's built up on my part were he to move up the Tay, I can see the attraction of doubling your wages without uprooting your family. I obviously wouldn't want him to succeed at our expense but I wouldn't want him to fail either. I don't believe it will happen though.

I agree with this.

Last season, Hartleys Dundee team were new kids on the block and it was relatively early on in the season when we first met at McDiarmid. Clearly Wright hadn't had the time to assess our team properly, what with it being a squad of new players etc. We beat you at a canter that day and I thought we would have the measure of you ov the season.

Suffice it to say we never beat you again.

This season we similarly have a sea change in personnel and a slightly different approach and again we beat you at Dens, this time again pretty comfortably. I won't be surprised if Wright learns from that and cracks it for the remaining games.

Hopefully Hartley will use the old brain to come up with a plan B, I certainly think we have the personnel for that now which wasn't really an option last season.

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I'm not sure that Brown would say that Wright is happy at Saints without Wright's say so to be honest. Pretty daft to make a statement saying the manager is happy, we wont accept any compensation etc if the manager turns around the next day and says he does want to leave.

Tommy usually goes back to Northern Ireland for a few days during International breaks. Every chance he's not said anything to the press if he is having a few days back home.

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I'm not sure that Brown would say that Wright is happy at Saints without Wright's say so to be honest. Pretty daft to make a statement saying the manager is happy, we wont accept any compensation etc if the manager turns around the next day and says he does want to leave.

Tommy usually goes back to Northern Ireland for a few days during International breaks. Every chance he's not said anything to the press if he is having a few days back home.

I think you might be reaching now.

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I think you might be reaching now.

In what respect am I reaching? Brown doesn't make statements lightly - the last one was during last summer's 'no budget' debacle, when he was frank about the reasons that TW hadn't been given any additional money to spend. Would be against his character to give the fans assurances about Tommy if something different had been muted behind closed doors.

The Ghost of Jim Morton says this isn't happening, so my mind is at rest. :rolleyes:

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Kyle becoming a bit of a dark horse in the "biggest meltdown he leaves" stakes.

RandomGuys restrained silence on the matter shouldn't be discounted and the early signs are there.

PauloPerth has had his usual meltdown already so must be a front runner as well should the move complete.

perthsaint1977 is always liable to lose his shit. Could be very interesting.

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I'd be putting money on TRS. He's like the donkey in those old fairground games that is stupidly small and slow compared to the others. Occasionally however it'd win and pay out 10/1!

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My money is on Radford. Expect the big Dundee thread to be deleted in a fit of seethe.

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In what respect am I reaching? Brown doesn't make statements lightly - the last one was during last summer's 'no budget' debacle, when he was frank about the reasons that TW hadn't been given any additional money to spend. Would be against his character to give the fans assurances about Tommy if something different had been muted behind closed doors.

The Ghost of Jim Morton says this isn't happening, so my mind is at rest. :rolleyes:

  1. It was a perfectly good statement but the stuff about Wright being happy didn't add anything. He didn't say that Wright had no intention of leaving or that Wright wasn't interested in talking to United. The only stuff of substance was about the club's position.
  2. They have telephones in NI.

The silence from Wright can only mean one of two things - either he is interested in talking to United (even if just to hear what they have to say) and/or he sees this as an opportunity to improve his contract at Saints.

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Kyle becoming a bit of a dark horse in the "biggest meltdown he leaves" stakes.

RandomGuys restrained silence on the matter shouldn't be discounted and the early signs are there.

PauloPerth has had his usual meltdown already so must be a front runner as well should the move complete.

perthsaint1977 is always liable to lose his shit. Could be very interesting.

Widge is trying too hard to pull of the 'doesn't care' vibe. I reckon he's a good shout.

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A local businessman has offered funds to Utd to help bump up the package they can offer Tommy.

Looks like Utd are serious about getting their man. Interesting international break ahead.

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How about we keep Wright but give United Alec Cleland? His behind the scenes work is invaluable. We could throw in Chris the groundsman. United will never have a drainage problem again.

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How about we keep Wright but give United Alec Cleland? His behind the scenes work is invaluable. We could throw in Chris the groundsman. United will never have a drainage problem again.

. Utd have problems with grounds men in the past. Beast

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How about we keep Wright but give United Alec Cleland? His behind the scenes work is invaluable. We could throw in Chris the groundsman. United will never have a drainage problem again.

use can have jmc as your next manager

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I have to smile at some Saintees on here making out that T.W is ok but not that great to sow seeds of doubt when we all know what a fantastic manager he is.It would a huge body blow to lose him.

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A local businessman has offered funds to Utd to help bump up the package they can offer Tommy.

Looks like Utd are serious about getting their man. Interesting international break ahead.

Where you seeing this?

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When was the last time a manager who moved between top flight clubs was successful? Cant think of one recently anyway.

That's not to say it wouldn't work but I would be just as happy happy with Mixu, or Irvine.

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A local businessman has offered funds to Utd to help bump up the package they can offer Tommy.

Looks like Utd are serious about getting their man. Interesting international break ahead.

#somoney

We'll just bring back #KingLomas with the extra cash. 8)

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