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4 hours ago, Cold Feet said:

All part time clubs are only one or two poor appointments from the position we are in.

This is absolutely it. It looks/feels worse for us just now as we’ve dropped two divisions in short order - but what we’re looking at is reality for any team from Alloa downwards these days. It could happen to anyone and even if you’re sitting (relatively) pretty just now, even a Raith or Airdrie is only two poor appointments away from a playoff showdown date with a really hungry, well-funded lowland or highland league side. Whether those teams’ models are sustainable is neither here nor there. The lesson is that all P/T sides need to plan for a different sort of future with the flexibility/contingency to cope with a sudden dumping out of the top 42. Shire seem to have found themselves a sugar daddy but it’s far from certain they’ll be back any time soon while Berwick look doomed to a long stay down there. But any boards/committees thinking these were outliers need to have a rethink - this is the new reality. Obvs I hope we sign Messi with the fighting fund cash and end up winning the title but 😝

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On 31/12/2019 at 09:19, theoriginalhedge said:

Played Celtic a couple of years back but that just helped get back on an even keel for a time.

 

On 02/01/2020 at 21:34, Cold Feet said:

debt is no better or worse than the last 30 years.

Bit of a contradiction here tbf. 

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On 03/01/2020 at 01:50, Infirmary Street said:

It could happen to anyone and even if you’re sitting (relatively) pretty just now, even a Raith or Airdrie is only two poor appointments away from a playoff showdown date 😝

One could argue that similar has happened at a higher level with Raith.  They've historically been a top to second tier full-time side and some dodgy managerial appointments saw them in a relegation playoff against a certain Angus club, who of course sent them into their 'HL of the SPFL' so to speak (ie. somewhere they feel they don't belong and should not be) 

There's only so long they can stay down there without becoming an established / permanent part-time team, and getting back up with sides like Falkirk coming down is no easy feat (even with automatic promotion and a playoff to fall back on). Even now you can see them neck and neck with historically diddy neighbours East Fife. 

Same with Dundee Utd and the Championship I suppose as this season would be make or break for them after a few seasons down there now. Anyway, you get my point (hopefully). 

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1 hour ago, Hedgecutter said:

 

Bit of a contradiction here tbf. 

Not really, just highlights the reality of our situation and indeed quite a few lower league clubs who  try to keep their heads above water each year , hoping for a wee  financial boost every now and again. 

As was said , a couple of shite managerial appointments can really f**k things up  when the team go on a downward spiral .  Especially a club like ours who stay loyal to the said management teams. 

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Just what we need at the moment  a 37 year old defender who can't get a game for a struggling Peterheid team. :eek:
Sorry but I would hope and expect the fund to be better utilised than that. 
 
Was just what a few people told me wasnt impressed with him the first time he played for us
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12 hours ago, theoriginalhedge said:

Just what we need at the moment  a 37 year old defender who can't get a game for a struggling Peterheid team. :eek:

Sorry but I would hope and expect the fund to be better utilised than that. 

 

Nope need midfielder a creative one and scorers. Dunlop will not cut it for me.

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12 hours ago, Landry Zahanioni said:

How does/will the fighting fund work? Is the cash added straight to the manager's budget to spend as he pleases, or does it need some sort of board/committee sign-off?

I’m not sure how it will work exactly but the money is ring fenced for the playing budget.

Regarding Mick Dunlop I get he is not that glamorous a signing but we are a team that has leaked a lot of goals and maybe an experienced defender is exactly one of the things that we need.  Teams are not just going to let go guys who are playing regularly either.  Our expectations of what players are going to be brought in need to be realistic.

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25 minutes ago, charlie king mvp said:

I’m not sure how it will work exactly but the money is ring fenced for the playing budget.

Regarding Mick Dunlop I get he is not that glamorous a signing but we are a team that has leaked a lot of goals and maybe an experienced defender is exactly one of the things that we need.  Teams are not just going to let go guys who are playing regularly either.  Our expectations of what players are going to be brought in need to be realistic.

We need players who are up to the pace and ready to go , not ones who have been sitting on the bench or in the stands ,  as the manager has hinted a few times. 

When you gamble on half fit players it usually ends in disaster. Especially when the players are 37 and at the end of the road. 

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I find it astonishing Brechin City supporters would be dismissive towards bringing in Mick Dunlop. He's a specialist at this level, with three league winners' medals and two play-off victories, and although he's approaching the end of his career he would be a superb six-month signing. I'd take him back at Ochilview without thinking.

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We have been sticking with a different CB pairing for a while but would have no worries about Mick Dunlop returning to the team if needed. Although 37 seems to have looked after himself pretty well & his experience covers that loss of a bit of pace. Am quite happy for Mick to provide cover until the end of the season for us & with McCracken away think he is being asked to do a bit of coaching. 

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I find it astonishing Brechin City supporters would be dismissive towards bringing in Mick Dunlop. He's a specialist at this level, with three league winners' medals and two play-off victories, and although he's approaching the end of his career he would be a superb six-month signing. I'd take him back at Ochilview without thinking.
Ditto at Queen's Park.
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