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2 hours ago, GrahamJags said:

 


Correct.

I give a shit about what goes on at the club, so obviously I was interested to hear what the manager had to say regardless of whether I like him or not.

 

I thought you said at the time you were not going to bother and emailed the club to give the ticket to someone else?

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I think the timing of all this could really affect our season negativley because it doesn't seem as if anyone has a Scooby what's going to happen.

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33 minutes ago, Ad Lib said:

He's been a pretty shit manager, truth be told.

Booted out club legends because he perceived them as a threat, rather than try to work with them and develop a different role for them at the club.

Finished a mediocre position after significant finances given to strengthen the squad. Completely and utterly failed to develop Archie's squad in the interim.

Also just a bit of an arse.

To be fair even Archie couldn’t even develop that squad.

caldwell was under no obligation to find other roles for legends at the club. Erskine in particular had not been firing on all cylinders for the club for some time.  There was no obligation even for PTFC to offer him something else. It smacks too much of the cuddly toy image that we keep players on simply because they were legends.

The main priority for Doolan was to score goals last season- which he simply wasn’t doing enough of. It was the right decision I believe to release him, though the way it was handled was right, in fact that was downright awful 

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He's been a pretty shit manager, truth be told.

Booted out club legends because he perceived them as a threat, rather than try to work with them and develop a different role for them at the club.

Finished a mediocre position after significant finances given to strengthen the squad. Completely and utterly failed to develop Archie's squad in the interim.

Also just a bit of an arse.

He also signed his mate Kenny 'fucking' Miller

 

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I’ll be in the minority but I’ll be sad if/when Britton goes. More due to the amount of crap he’s been through with us and still stick around to try and help. He wouldn’t be here if he didn’t care as I highly doubt he’s on a big salary.

To me, the main issue with Britton is that he’s being put in roles that have nothing to do with his skillset.. When he was in charge of the youth, you got articles of the kids going away to some tournament and it came across they were doing well. So maybe that would be a better area to have him? 🤷‍♂️

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Some astonishing allegations being made by Javejag over on WAT. Stating that he heard that sheriff officers forcibly removed the three directors from Firhill yesterday and that it appears the Weirs appear to be querying the finances at the club and that the books might not be as clean as being reported! This, if true, is a whole new ball game!! 

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1 hour ago, third lanark said:

caldwell was under no obligation to find other roles for legends at the club.

This.

How many clubs actually find roles for "legends" - if the guys show no aptitude at all for coaching then what was Caldwell supposed to do, have them serve Bovril to fans?

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3 minutes ago, Sting777 said:

Some astonishing allegations being made by Javejag over on WAT. Stating that he heard that sheriff officers forcibly removed the three directors from Firhill yesterday and that it appears the Weirs are querying the finances at the club. This, if true, is a whole new ball game!! 

Dont ever change Thistle.

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25 minutes ago, Sting777 said:

Some astonishing allegations being made by Javejag over on WAT. Stating that he heard that sheriff officers forcibly removed the three directors from Firhill yesterday and that it appears the Weirs appear to be querying the finances at the club and that the books might not be as clean as being reported! This, if true, is a whole new ball game!! 

He didn’t say they were “forcibly removed”. Sheriff officers would have served the poets to remove them from their positions. 

Agreed though, that the mood music appears to be financial mismanagement as well as mismanagement more broadly. Be interesting to hear from the Low et al’s defenders if that is the case. 

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I like Gerry Britton and think there should still be a role for him at the youth development side of the club.

But it was all over for him as soon as he came out of his cigarette-smogged office on transfer deadline day to give us an Alexis Sanchez type reveal of Tam fucking Scobbie. 

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39 minutes ago, VladimirMooc said:

He didn’t say they were “forcibly removed”. Sheriff officers would have served the poets to remove them from their positions. 

Agreed though, that the mood music appears to be financial mismanagement as well as mismanagement more broadly. Be interesting to hear from the Low et al’s defenders if that is the case. 

Javejag’s post

.’....    and asked if we should speak to Jacqui Low and Duncan Smillie (Rocks owner)... was told she was only in currently because of the Weirs relationship which is thawing now and the books haven't been as clean as they should be... indeed Weirs were asking questions. Your new chairman has removed them. Forcefully. Will find out more but your takeover is advanced. 

Forcefully suggests to me that they didnt want to go but only Javejag’s mate can confirm that!

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38 minutes ago, VladimirMooc said:

He didn’t say they were “forcibly removed”. Sheriff officers would have served the poets to remove them from their positions. 

Agreed though, that the mood music appears to be financial mismanagement as well as mismanagement more broadly. Be interesting to hear from the Low et al’s defenders if that is the case. 

How very Thistle. 

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8 minutes ago, Pie Of The Month said:

How very Thistle. 

Ha! Papers. Although there is something poetic about Low getting punted. 

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15 minutes ago, Sting777 said:

Javejag’s post

.’....    and asked if we should speak to Jacqui Low and Duncan Smillie (Rocks owner)... was told she was only in currently because of the Weirs relationship which is thawing now and the books haven't been as clean as they should be... indeed Weirs were asking questions. Your new chairman has removed them. Forcefully. Will find out more but your takeover is advanced. 

Forcefully suggests to me that they didnt want to go but only Javejag’s mate can confirm that!

That doesn’t suggest they were “forcibly removed” by sheriff officers, which suggests a physical removal. But we are splitting hairs here. Main thing is they’ve been got rid of. 

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If we're generous, the motivation of the old-new board may be bringing about or protecting from a takeover, dependent on the predicted benefit or disadvantage.

There seems to be little incentive for a takeover, but the tie-up with Kingsford Capital - a kenspeckle outfit if there ever were one - was also a mystery. Could there be a connection, or is it just simply that loss-makers such as football clubs are very valuable, er, "assets" in the opaque world of investment?

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3 hours ago, cilitbang said:

I’ll be in the minority but I’ll be sad if/when Britton goes. More due to the amount of crap he’s been through with us and still stick around to try and help. He wouldn’t be here if he didn’t care as I highly doubt he’s on a big salary.

To me, the main issue with Britton is that he’s being put in roles that have nothing to do with his skillset.. When he was in charge of the youth, you got articles of the kids going away to some tournament and it came across they were doing well. So maybe that would be a better area to have him? 🤷‍♂️

Was he "put" in the role of CEO or Club Secretary? Or did he apply for an accept the role?

 

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4 minutes ago, dave.j said:

Was he "put" in the role of CEO or Club Secretary? Or did he apply for an accept the role?

Appointed by David Beattie after a "rigorous" recruitment process.

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Dead memes aside I was quite pleased to read in the match preview that Palmer is a bit different to what we have in midfield in that he's a tackler, he might be rubbish of course but it does mean we have at least finally tried to address the problem we've had there since Osman's performances fell off a cliff in 2017.

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35 minutes ago, Nizzy said:

Appointed by David Beattie after a "rigorous" recruitment process.

I am sure J low appointed him

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