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1 hour ago, diegomarahenry said:

Its early days yet with Mathie and co, Duffy leaving and a win against Raith have been positive, hiring staff to try to improve the squad and performance is also an improvement. 

It'll all come down to results on the park inevitably. Mick McCardle was supposed to be a progressive coach and analyst but the blend of the team and performances were worse than when an old school "fitba" guy like Sandy Stewart was assistant. So there are no guarantees that what is happening will work. 

A month ago, all these changes seemed a million miles away and it didn't look like there was any plan to turn us around. All the work by McCall and Cameron had almost been undone.

Now it looks like we have a strategy to have us as a fully functioning full time club. Mathie seems to have a grasp of what is needed and is important in terms of player identification and development. Hopefully he didn't arrive to late to have things lined up for January and we will get decent players in the door. 

I have followed Ayr for far to long to expect good things to happen, The Barr era showed that a chairman willing to spend money on players has pitfalls, but spending money on infrastructure can benefit the club for decades. As long as we continually improve on and off the park, supporters will allow progress to be a slow burn, so hopefully this will be the start of a new era and an end to damaging mistakes that can write off full Seasons. 

I don't think there's any guarantees of success in this game, irrespective of whether you go for the progressive analytics or the old school "Dinosaur", look at Arbroath as a prime example, I'd be very surprised if the Campbell brothers were right into the modern stuff and by the same token someone like Warburton should be managing at Real Madrid as opposed to QPR if it was all certain success.

I will buy into anything that helps / works so if hiring a witch doctor got us wins then I'd be up for it as well !!!

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Barkley did a very odd interview on Sky Sports News yesterday from the pitch at Livingston where he had just taken a training match in which he was pleased his side won . Initially I thought he was tying his colours to Livi’s mast but as the interview went on he talked more of finishing up a manager . Was this is farewell to Livingston . Not sure .

What I am sure of is Graeme Mathie . He comes across as an ultra progressive type of guy , he seems to walk the walk as well as talking the talk . His two recent appointments tell a story of where he wants the club to head  . He just needs the next couple of appointments over the line and then it’s over to the coaches and the players . We already know that our players are a bit better than the crap they’ve been offering . With four new players we should be up and running .

A few have commented that there was no plan ! Guys there was always a plan ! Guys like Smith run their life’s on three, five and ten year plans . I’m guessing things have been brought forward as relegation was just not part of any plan . We look like we are going all in .. There will be road bumps along the way , there may be one tonight at Thistle but the direction of travel is only one way and that is up . 

So on the 9th February it’s Killie away , unless the FM extends the current measures . So perhaps it’s time for us the fans to put our marker down and show our Chairman and Managing Director and also the new coaching team who the f**k we actually are . Get the tickets bought and make Killie away the fulcrum of our direction change .

ps Mathie was astounded that Graeme Speirs tried to compare Ayr United with Hamilton Accies in terms of crowd potential . He laughed out load at that comparison .

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29 minutes ago, North British said:

Barkley did a very odd interview on Sky Sports News yesterday from the pitch at Livingston where he had just taken a training match in which he was pleased his side won . Initially I thought he was tying his colours to Livi’s mast but as the interview went on he talked more of finishing up a manager . Was this is farewell to Livingston . Not sure .

What I am sure of is Graeme Mathie . He comes across as an ultra progressive type of guy , he seems to walk the walk as well as talking the talk . His two recent appointments tell a story of where he wants the club to head  . He just needs the next couple of appointments over the line and then it’s over to the coaches and the players . We already know that our players are a bit better than the crap they’ve been offering . With four new players we should be up and running .

A few have commented that there was no plan ! Guys there was always a plan ! Guys like Smith run their life’s on three, five and ten year plans . I’m guessing things have been brought forward as relegation was just not part of any plan . We look like we are going all in .. There will be road bumps along the way , there may be one tonight at Thistle but the direction of travel is only one way and that is up . 

So on the 9th February it’s Killie away , unless the FM extends the current measures . So perhaps it’s time for us the fans to put our marker down and show our Chairman and Managing Director and also the new coaching team who the f**k we actually are . Get the tickets bought and make Killie away the fulcrum of our direction change .

ps Mathie was astounded that Graeme Speirs tried to compare Ayr United with Hamilton Accies in terms of crowd potential . He laughed out load at that comparison .

 

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3 hours ago, diegomarahenry said:

Probably the only one they know about. If you look at some of the other appointments recently from teams following the same approach - 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59480176

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/59480180

 

Its not a case of It'll be one of these 5 folk because they are out of work and are the correct shape and fit of that club like it normally would. Currently we would be wondering if it would be Jack Ross, even Tommy Wright or if Ian Murray had a clause in his contract. 

Bartley is the only one mentioned as being interviewed, nothing from the club to back that up though. There was an initial list of 4 names given to the board plus some applicants to consider, then interviews. 

I'd still like Peter Murphy, still a young manager but with an extensive playing history. Maybe a head coach role would suit him. 

Mind the time the club made a big song and dance of advertising the post, interviewing applicants,  taking their sweet time, then appointed Mark Kerr?

That was some laugh.

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11 minutes ago, Superhursy7 said:

Not reading to much into it but Maxwell's dad has shared the story about Ayr wanting to make the deal permanent and liked some tweets saying he should sign permanently

He’s also liking stuff about Partick being linked aswell to be fair. 

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