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When Danny extended his contract he said "I am excited to build on our journey of forward momentum together in my five seasons here, moving from bottom of the fourth tier to mid-table in the third tier."

My questions are what forward momentum? And where is the progress during the last 3 seasons in League One?

If Danny Lennon wins a few matches in a row he gets a two year contract extension.

Isn't that the way it works at Clyde football club?

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4 minutes ago, haufdaft said:

When Danny extended his contract he said "I am excited to build on our journey of forward momentum together in my five seasons here, moving from bottom of the fourth tier to mid-table in the third tier."

My questions are what forward momentum? And where is the progress during the last 3 seasons in League One?

If Danny Lennon wins a few matches in a row he gets a two year contract extension.

Isn't that the way it works at Clyde football club?
 

To be fair, after the Clydebank game, I think the we lost one out of the next 8 I think, but this season is already starting to mirror last year results wise. 

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To be fair, after the Clydebank game, I think the we lost one out of the next 8 I think, but this season is already starting to mirror last year results wise. 
I'd counter by pointing out we went on a run of 1 win in 13 (thirteen) matches later in the season.
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Thank f**k we started the season well otherwise we'd be cut adrift already. I've not been to a game since Alloa at home but it seems to be the same old story. The goals we concede are more often than not utter gifts, a recurring theme pretty much since we got promoted. 

Brian McLean and Peter Grant should be a solid centre half pairing for this level regardless of their lack of pace. One was a regular in the Championship last season and the other got promotion out this league. I feel the transition from full time to part time is taking its toll on them. That and being horribly exposed by poor full backs. The fact our best left back is a centre mid and our best right back is a former centre mid says it all about recruitment in they areas. Maybe the new LB will be a bit better but with one single appearance for Stenhousemuir in the Challenge Cup last season I don't hold out too much hope. Cuddihy had a good game on the right of a midfield 4 at QOS and I don't think he's played there since and now finds himself back at RB due to our lack of options there. 

We looked a lot more dangerous with an Allan or McDonald up alongside Cunningham. Cunningham up on his own just nullifies both him and the team completely. We're badly missing Conner Duthie aswell. Let's hope he's back soon. 

 

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I'd probably argue that Cameron has been playing alongside Cunningham these past two games. The difference is that Cunningham likes to wander all over and if Cameron is also just dropping deep then we are quite often left with noone in the box.

I've no complaints about McLean at all but I've never seen a centre half let the ball bounce as much as Grant does. It's absolutely bizarre given his pedigree. He needs taken out of the team next week.

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6 minutes ago, CM. said:

Brian McLean and Peter Grant should be a solid centre half pairing for this level regardless of their lack of pace.

 We're badly missing Conner Duthie aswell. Let's hope he's back soon. 

 

The issue is that if McLean or Grant were playing alongside someone with pace to cover there lack of then I don’t think would be a problem.  The fact that they are playing together means their lack of pace is a big problem 

Take yesterdays game as example

In first half their was a foot race over 20 yards between Falkirks CF and Grant where Grant had a 5 yard start.  He was caught up at the end of it.  Grant has always been slow and McLean was a good player 10 years ago but as with everyone age catches up on you

Also completely forgot about Duthie and agree he is a miss as gave some physical presence up front but the statement from the club when was out injured at the time didn’t give any optimism he was returning anytime soon

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From what I’ve seen I’m not sure what Euan Cameron has done to merit starting every game for the last few weeks. He’s an ok player who could develop but doesn’t do enough in a game for me to start. 

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That’s the problem players are now starting that should be squad players at best. Cameron being a prime example of that. He does seem to have a eye for goal, but that is only as a sub coming on later when a game has settled. No way is he either good enough or benefit of the doubt not ready to start at this level. McDonald is 100% the same. 

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Agree Cameron is maybe ok to come on the last 15 minutes of a game

Not good enough to start a game as too powder puff as was shown yesterday as any time he got the ball he was just brushed off the ball.

Had no impact whatsoever yesterday going forward

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If we are going to stick to the 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-1-1 type formation which is about the best fit for what we have player wise then I would go something like:

Parry
Lyon McLean sula Kennedy
Cuddihy grant gomis rodden
Cunningham
Allan

I absolutely hate having Lyon in there but if he doesn’t play then Cuddihy needs to drop back and I can’t see who plays right midfield then. Scullion had a cameo at RB yesterday but not sure if that’s a position he can fill moving forward.

Roberts is a decent player too but he really needs to be played centrally to get the best out of him.

The lack of options at full back and even left/right midfield are criminal. Cuddihy is the only one I’m happy with in those positions.

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7 hours ago, David W said:

I'd probably argue that Cameron has been playing alongside Cunningham these past two games. The difference is that Cunningham likes to wander all over and if Cameron is also just dropping deep then we are quite often left with noone in the box.

I've no complaints about McLean at all but I've never seen a centre half let the ball bounce as much as Grant does. It's absolutely bizarre given his pedigree. He needs taken out of the team next week.

Surprised Grant hasn’t really done it at Clyde so far. Always thought aerially at QP, he was incredibly dominant and I never seen him misjudge bouncing balls. He’s a 28 year old who should be at the peak of his career but unfortunately has the legs of a 40 year old 

Just seems like from the outside that injuries have totally wrecked the guy and seems to be now impacting on his performances at league 1 level pretty badly. A real shame 

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11 hours ago, qpfc said:

Surprised Grant hasn’t really done it at Clyde so far. Always thought aerially at QP, he was incredibly dominant and I never seen him misjudge bouncing balls. He’s a 28 year old who should be at the peak of his career but unfortunately has the legs of a 40 year old 

Just seems like from the outside that injuries have totally wrecked the guy and seems to be now impacting on his performances at league 1 level pretty badly. A real shame 

Was gutted when we let Grant go, but Coyle clearly knew he had to. Loved him at QP, but injuries have clearly caught up with him. Genuinely sad reading that Clyde fans wouldn’t evenhave him in their starting 11! 

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2 hours ago, Gall09 said:

Was gutted when we let Grant go, but Coyle clearly knew he had to. Loved him at QP, but injuries have clearly caught up with him. Genuinely sad reading that Clyde fans wouldn’t evenhave him in their starting 11! 

Grant was a bit of a hero at Falkirk and not just for his cup final goal.

His chronic injury issues led to him leaving us and it was sad to see just how far backwards he has gone with his display against us on Saturday.

 

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3 hours ago, Gall09 said:

Genuinely sad reading that Clyde fans wouldn’t evenhave him in their starting 11! 

The issue is he needs to play with someone with pace to cover his lack of legs. Playing McLean and Grant together is insane, and McLean has admittedly shown up better so far so for me Grant needs to come out.

Again, just another point highlighting Danny's recruitment madness. We had three left backs on the bench yesterday whilst starting a centre mid there. I seen the value in giving Rodden a shot coming up from his season in the LL with Shire but we needed to sign an experienced full back to conteract that, and instead signed an amateur and an 18 year old.  It's constant odd decisions and extremely laborious at this point.

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I am maybe in the minority and would rather keep Danny just now as I think we are in a situation of where we can only piss with the cock we've got. We don't have huge resources so I think any change would be a big risk in itself. I think there's decent fight and spirit in the team and we can still grind out points - we've been in rocky situations before with Danny and then managed to dig out points. That said though I totally see why people might want a change and won't argue that. Eventually that fire fighting approach will probably catch up with us. Since we've came into the league virtually every year a well backed team has replaced a skint one and eventually we might be the next one to tumble. 

I'm not going to deny its likely going to be anything but a long hard winter. We need some movement on the Crownpoint front too, at least some solid information. The lack of hope we are going to have a home of our own would hurt fan enthusiasm as much as defeats week after week could I feel. 

I'm a bit sceptical on the location of Crownpoint. I would have preferred going further east but no idea what was on the table of course, if anything.

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1 hour ago, Clinically Proven said:

I am maybe in the minority and would rather keep Danny just now as I think we are in a situation of where we can only piss with the cock we've got. We don't have huge resources so I think any change would be a big risk in itself.

This is it, but a decision should have been made at the end of last season at the very latest, to a) get the new guy in the door and b) allow him to build his own squad. Basically, we could have been pissing with a different (potentially much more impressive, maybe not, but at least different) cock.

The thing is, everyone can see where we've went wrong in our recruitment. It's obvious. Danny has his reasons for signing the players that he's signed but he's consistently got it very, very wrong. I can't pretend to understand his methods. He should have left a while ago, but hasn't, so it's probably better to leave him with the squad he has right now until it can be overhauled, unfortunately. Or not? I genuinely don't know.

When you look at the players teams around us and just below us are bringing in - the likes of Salim Kouder-Aissa has went to Stranraer etc - it really makes you fear for the rest of the season if all we can muster is a third left back who won't play.

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Let’s face it Danny won’t be sacked, he is probably very popular with the board as he is obviously a likeable and infectious character, I get that to some extent, unlike previous managers like Bomber, Chapman, Ferguson etc I also like Lennon and would love him to be successful and I think 95% of the support feel similar.

 Obviously financial implications will be the main driving force, we simply can’t afford to pay him and Allan Moore any pay off and then try to bring in another Manager. Hence it looks like the slide will continue till the inevitable relegation as it’s really just not happening with this squad and management team. Not that we didn’t see it coming, pity the board didn’t.

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Why was Danny Lennon given a two year extension in April? I've no idea

What were his successes in the last few seasons to earn him an extension? I've no idea

Is he really doing a good job maximising the resources at his disposal? No!

Financially, we simply cannot afford to sack him. It's as simple as that.

We'll just have to bear the multiple runs of defeats followed by a couple of lucky wins. That will be enough to have some singing his name again.

Being a nice guy seems to go a long way for Danny. Personally, I'd rather we had a successful b*****d of a man in charge.

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