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On 09/04/2021 at 12:40, ArabFC said:

As for Pawlett - I wouldn't be against keeping him if he took a HUGE pay cut. A wage in line with what someone who was on the bench most weeks would expect, cos that's his level now.

I'm with you on this - we could do a lot worse than Pawlett as a squad member (if he is happy to take a proportionate wage cut).  He undoubtedly has some quality, but we have been paying him way too much (if the rumours are true that he is as well paid as Shankland...) and haven't seen his qualities nearly enough to justify the wage he came in on.

On 09/04/2021 at 14:57, Aladdin said:

Would much rather see Mochrie or another youngster fill the gap left by Pawlett if we couldnt get anyone better in.

I would love us to give even more minutes to youngsters, but there is definitely a place for experience - and Pawlett seems pretty resilient (especially if he has ever read this thread...), so likely a good option alongside the kids in the squad.

18 hours ago, Mr. Alli said:

Is there any indication what's happening with these debts yet? 

Does anyone know who we are actually indebted to?  The losses from the Ogren era have been eye-watering - but surely no banks are actually lending to football teams these days!?

13 hours ago, Mark Connolly said:

Dundee United will be a Premiership team next season.

We had one goal at the start of the season - and have achieved it with 4 games to go.  Well done Micky Mellon.  The football on show has, at times, been horrendous to watch (no more so that the middle 70 minutes yesterday...) but a goal is a goal, and he deserves a lot of credit for gaining so many points from some very average players.

12 hours ago, bairn88 said:

Neilson played with the cigars out since joining us. Could be a starter for you next season and a hefty transfer fee down the line 

Good to hear.  No doubt that he has serious potential; here's hoping we can convince him not to go to the English Championship in the summer... 

11 hours ago, Merkland Red said:

 

Thank you for that! 

I liked the following passage:

Dundee United’s invitation came about through their connections with Croatian side Hajduk Split and, after a session to assess how they engaged and interacted in the discussions, they were made full members alongside France’s Marseille, German side RB Leipzig, Maribor of Slovenia, Portuguese club Braga, Spain’s Villarreal and Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer...

I had no idea we were so well connected!

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Neilson is an absolute Rolls Royce of a pler. Unbelievable he is only 17. It’s a bit like watching Van Dijk with Celtic having Neilson in League 1. Defends at ease then goes on a mazy run bodying players out the way. Hopefully he is ready for the Premiership next season for you boys.

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9 minutes ago, Peter LaFleur said:

Neilson is an absolute Rolls Royce of a pler. Unbelievable he is only 17. It’s a bit like watching Van Dijk with Celtic having Neilson in League 1. Defends at ease then goes on a mazy run bodying players out the way. Hopefully he is ready for the Premiership next season for you boys.

Good to hear he's doing well. It will be interesting to see if he's in the first team plans next season. I hope so.

If not it would be an idea to loan him back out to you again, for the first half of the season at least, to keep playing first team games at a higher level. 

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I reckon Pawlett and Connolly would be a good fit at Doncaster Rovers.  Harkes too.

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On 11/04/2021 at 11:54, ArabianKnight said:

Bye bye Micky 🤣🤣🤣

Is he gone? Or going?

Can't wait to he linked with Pressley, McIntyre and John Hug...oh, wait, at least hes got a job now. Thank f**k.

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11 minutes ago, mishtergrolsch said:

Is he gone? Or going?

Can't wait to he linked with Pressley, McIntyre and John Hug...oh, wait, at least hes got a job now. Thank f**k.

I reckon he will stay for next season but who knows. 

 

No Scottish merry-go-round brain doners please if he does decide to go...also I won't hear a bad word about agent mac but I don't want him as manager. 

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On 11/04/2021 at 11:54, ArabianKnight said:

Bye bye Micky 🤣🤣🤣

I dont believe he is going anywhere soon. If anybody has read his book, it says in it, that this is his  lifelong ambition to manage in his own country, so cant see him buggering off so quick. 

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6 hours ago, Sash83 said:

I dont believe he is going anywhere soon. If anybody has read his book, it says in it, that this is his  lifelong ambition to manage in his own country, so cant see him buggering off so quick. 

Which he's now achieved.  

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Ok objective achieved, but im hoping his ambition is to work here for more than 9 months, and its Doncaster!!!!!!!! 

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3 hours ago, Sash83 said:

Ok objective achieved, but im hoping his ambition is to work here for more than 9 months, and its Doncaster!!!!!!!! 

Doncaster can probably pay him more than us, and provide him with more transfer funds. How much of a step up for his career it would be to move to a mid table league one club is open to debate however. I suppose it depends what his priority is at this stage.
 

 If he were to move on I’d love to see us approach McInnes, but I think he’d have to be out of work for a good while before he’d consider us. Robinson probably more realistic and would still be a decent appointment. 

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6 minutes ago, Junior_Arab said:

If he were to move on I’d love to see us approach McInnes, but I think he’d have to be out of work for a good while before he’d consider us. Robinson probably more realistic and would still be a decent appointment. 

I'm not 100% but didn't Robinson say something crazy like he will only return to manage in Scotland if its at the big two? 

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Not having this at all.

It’s clearly just a scare story to unsettle us in our bid to win the cup.

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1 hour ago, Mark Connolly said:

Not having this at all.

It’s clearly just a scare story to unsettle us in our bid to win the cup.

Maybe he's using the Peter Pawlett tactic for a new contract?

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1 hour ago, Mr. Alli said:

I'm not 100% but didn't Robinson say something crazy like he will only return to manage in Scotland if its at the big two? 

Wow. He’d need to go down south for at least 5 years and do a sterling job before either of them would consider him I’d reckon. Pressleyian levels of self delusion. 

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2 hours ago, Mr. Alli said:

I'm not 100% but didn't Robinson say something crazy like he will only return to manage in Scotland if its at the big two? 

Nah, when he left he made a (fair) case about 3rd being Motherwell's ceiling and talked about how we weren't able to get a lot of the infrastructure plans off the ground (which seemed less fair given the state of affairs with a pandemic and all that). It sounded like a solid pitch saying he'd fancy an Aberdeen, Hearts or Hibs type job up here.

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"I just thought the time was right for me personally to go. I didn't believe I could take the club any further.

"There was frustration in there, which was nobody's fault.

"I was desperate for a new training ground. I was desperate for infrastructure to improve, but there isn't a magic wand, without money that's very difficult to do.

"The chairman Jim McMahon and [chief executive] Alan Burrows are men I couldn't say anything but good things about.

"Allan and Jim were behind the idea but it didn't quite materialise and I felt I couldn't take the club to the next level.

"I felt the club had reached the ceiling of where we could go.

"Personally I don't believe Motherwell will finish any higher than third.

"A top six finish and a cup run is what the club should be aiming for and arguably we over-achieved by reaching two cup finals and the third place finish.

"When you are bringing in £6million for the sale of young players and not spending any transfer fees when you sell them on it's very difficult to replicate time and again."

He said: "It might only be a short break. In football you don't get to wait a year and then say 'okay, I'll go back in'.

"I am not [Man City boss] Pep Guardiola and if an opportunity comes along at what I feel is the right football club with people and a similar mindset to Motherwell then that would be appealing.

"I would be very keen to move to the right club. Whether it's Scotland or England I don't think that's important, so long as it's the right club."

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He's also talked quite a bit about how the key thing at Motherwell was he had complete control to run things exactly as he wanted with no interference.  He pointed out that'd probably be a factor in considering his next job - particularly given how his time at Oldham panned out. There's a fair chance he'd be put off by Asghar's involvement.

Fwiw, he applied for the Bournemouth job last summer while he was still with us (and had the NI interview) and re-applied for Bournemouth when it was vacant after he'd resigned. The impression I get having listened to his interviews since he's resigned is that he's as open to managing in England as he is taking another job in Scotland - any lower end EFL Championship/upper half L1 jobs that come up I'd imagine his CV will be straight on their desk.

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6 hours ago, Junior_Arab said:

Doncaster can probably pay him more than us, and provide him with more transfer funds. How much of a step up for his career it would be to move to a mid table league one club is open to debate however. I suppose it depends what his priority is at this stage.
 

 If he were to move on I’d love to see us approach McInnes, but I think he’d have to be out of work for a good while before he’d consider us. Robinson probably more realistic and would still be a decent appointment. 

I think it’s fair to say that English League 1 is a step up from most Scottish Premiership clubs.

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