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It's a fair point to consider. He's in a heart v head scenario; the logical choice would be staying at a club where you've rebuilt your career, where you're pretty much untouchable and working on something special and he has a lot more freedom than other managers.

I get the heart may pull him to Partick but it's a very uncertain club just now - new owners possibly, financial problems, bottom end of the table - and why would you give up a very secure job for that? Sure, Partick have more cash than us but they're a basket case of a club just now.

I am hoping that McCall is giving Thistle a respectful amount of time to consider the offer before declining. 
Cameron allowed him to speak to Falkirk last year and presumably Thistle now and I am guessing that is through mutual respect. McCall is probably in one of the safest jobs in Scottish football at the moment. 
 
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Really  no idea who to go for as a replacement.  I suppose a continuity option might be to offer it to Scally with Mark Kerr stepping up to assistant.  Always liked Peter Murphy as a player and seems to be doing a decent job at Annan so that might be an option.  Cameron’s track record of managerial appointments isn’t great though - he’ll probably re-appoint Roberts.

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2 hours ago, super_carson said:

It's a fair point to consider. He's in a heart v head scenario; the logical choice would be staying at a club where you've rebuilt your career, where you're pretty much untouchable and working on something special and he has a lot more freedom than other managers.

I get the heart may pull him to Partick but it's a very uncertain club just now - new owners possibly, financial problems, bottom end of the table - and why would you give up a very secure job for that? Sure, Partick have more cash than us but they're a basket case of a club just now.

McCall would need his head examined if he left Ayr right now..... besides one look at the double act who penned the BBC article suggests it's a load of shite..... 

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It’s a head v heart scenario, I hope McCall has a real think about what he’s doing. However if the worst happens, who is actually out there?

Lower league wise you have to look at the likes of Darren Young and Stevie Farrell who seem to turn over decent squads like McCall does and play decent football. Duffy is a no from me, just don’t like his style. Out of contract Hughes (bar his Raith spell) ticks the boxes, you just feel at any time he could rock the boat. Derek Adams is also available, could he see this as a job in Scotland to get his reputation back up, as well as Jim McIntyre?

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5 minutes ago, Superhursy7 said:

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Good stuff from Lachlan, I don't think it's the right time for him to take the Patrick job but I think his urge to make amends will be all consuming unfortunately, you're a long time dead and you want to go with as clear a conscience as possible.

Good luck to him, it took a while but he built a team that's been a joy to watch at times.

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Feels like the relationship between McCall and Cameron has soured a bit since the Summer with the financial cutbacks.  I guess the issue for McCall will be whether things will be any different next June.  Of the current team, we’ll lose Doohan, Kelly, Harvie, Forrest and probably McCowan if someone is willing to cough up a transfer fee.  That will probably leave us scrabbling around looking to pull some rabbits out a hat again.   It’s an approach that’s bound to catch up with us eventually.  

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16 minutes ago, somerset =nou camp said:

^If McCall goes Mark Kerr will be our next manager

Hope not. Think we need to establish ourselves in this division for another year or two yet. Would rather give it to someone with a profile not too dissimilar to McCall when he joined. Experienced manager with previous success but needing to prove themselves again and clean up their cv  

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17 minutes ago, AyrExile said:

Hope not. Think we need to establish ourselves in this division for another year or two yet. Would rather give it to someone with a profile not too dissimilar to McCall when he joined. Experienced manager with previous success but needing to prove themselves again and clean up their cv  

Do you think Billy Davies and Lachlan would hit it off.

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1 hour ago, callum-ayr said:

Out of contract Hughes (bar his Raith spell) ticks the boxes

Does he? I'd say the opposite, in that he has a habit of ripping squads apart.

He took over a Hibs side who finished 6th, and got them to 4th, but they only actually got 7 more points. He then dismantled the team, built his own, and got sacked. They eventually ended up relegated due to the mess he made of it.

He took a rampant Livingston side, who had just lost some form, and turned them into a team who struggled to win games and finished 4th.

He went to Hartlepool in November and got them to finish second bottom.

He then moved to ICT, who under Terry Butcher had built an incredible side who had finished 4th the season before, and were one of the best sides in the country. He won a cup and finished 3rd, but the league was a different place. He also destroyed the good feeling about the club, ripped apart the squad and they eventually ended up relegated due to the mess he made.

His spell at Raith was just hilarious. Raith were 8th and 4pts clear of 9th when he took charge. They won 4 games in almost half a season with him in charge, and lost the play off to the same Brechin side who came up and were one of the worst second tier sides of all time.

I always find it totally bizarre hes lauded as some great manager. He, literally, only ever has short term success, and that always when hes taking over a successful side. Within a year or two hes ripped everything apart and the club end up in a position where it takes them years to recover from.

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