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37 minutes ago, Kunter said:

Do you not mean Gordon Chisholm? 

I don't remember John Connolly ever being over the top with budget spending although it was a long time ago. 

Definitely under Chisholm/Davie Rae there were insane amounts of money spent which obviously nearly saw us go under. 

 

 

I think he means having a large turnover in players like Connolly did in trying to get success, and these players obviously cost money in (part time) wages and possibly signing on fees. Connolly must hold some kind of record for the number of players he signed with a few gems amongst a lot of chaff. 

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Do you not mean Gordon Chisholm? 
I don't remember John Connolly ever being over the top with budget spending although it was a long time ago. 
Definitely under Chisholm/Davie Rae there were insane amounts of money spent which obviously nearly saw us go under. 
 
 
I think he means having a large turnover in players like Connolly did in trying to get success, and these players obviously cost money in (part time) wages and possibly signing on fees. Connolly must hold some kind of record for the number of players he signed with a few gems amongst a lot of chaff. 
Aye this. Connolly goes down as one of our most successful managers but we forget he went through a shitload of players to get there. I think there wasn't a transfer market when he was here. I doubt he'd have been as successful if there was.
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4 hours ago, David Fernández said:

Would be a bizarre board decision to refuse a player manager the chance to play himself.

Our board specialise in bizarre decisions.  The insane loyalty to AJ and the George Galloway fiasco spring to mind (unfortunately).

2 hours ago, 19QOS19 said:

Again, IF it's true, for everything else that's ridiculous with that decision it's the BoD messing with the first team squad which is something I really don't agree with.

Shades of Harkness?  They're certainly taking us back down to the playing level we were at when the walking blazer was chairman.

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Shades of Harkness?  They're certainly taking us back down to the playing level we were at when the walking blazer was chairman.

Certainly seems that way.
McCabe is 30. Gibson is 38.

Gibson was the best RB in the Championship for two seasons in a row. He'd still skoosh it this year regardless of his age.
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3 hours ago, 19QOS19 said:

Aye this. Connolly goes down as one of our most successful managers but we forget he went through a shitload of players to get there. I think there wasn't a transfer market when he was here. I doubt he'd have been as successful if there was.

There weren't transfer windows when he did it, which enabled the huge turnover in players.

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2 hours ago, Biblemaster said:

McCabe is 30. Gibson is 38.

 

I don't get your point here. Why does being younger make you more suited to balancing playing and managing?

I'm not sure age makes any difference really but if anything I'd have assumed being a bit older would make it easier due to having a bit more experience. Any player in their late 30s is already used to taking quite a senior role in the team on the pitch, the younger you are the more focused you tend to be on your own game. It's also worth noting that McCabe's assistant manager (Fordyce) also plays every game so he is getting no help from the sidelines (aside from Hutton and Prunty in a kind of cheerleading role), whereas Gibson has an assistant who has managed at a higher level than this which should also make it much easier.

We've no idea how things will go with McCabe in charge, it could all get too much and fall apart, so I'm not saying that copying him is somehow the answer. But I don't really understand your argument above for him not to play.

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6 hours ago, 19QOS19 said:

Again, IF it's true, for everything else that's ridiculous with that decision it's the BoD messing with the first team squad which is something I really don't agree with.

It’s not true. 

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16 hours ago, 19QOS19 said:

Aye this. Connolly goes down as one of our most successful managers but we forget he went through a shitload of players to get there. I think there wasn't a transfer market when he was here. I doubt he'd have been as successful if there was.

I suppose apart from a miracle, a kind of Arbroath last season, there's only really two ways to get a successful squad and that's either to spend on the quality or to go through a number of players till you get the right formula. 

For me the current squad combination is; a handful of experience, a batch of youth tipped with seasoned players at this level. Imo the latter being the problem.  

 

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10 minutes ago, Alex Nesovic's Barmy Army said:

No disgrace in that.

Lovely goal from Connelly. More minutes for Hendrie.

Lots of positives from that. And then there's the financials. 

Hendrie, East and Cochrane the stand outs for me, fair play to Connelly as well for that finish

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28 minutes ago, Alex Nesovic's Barmy Army said:

No disgrace in that.

Lovely goal from Connelly. More minutes for Hendrie.

Lots of positives from that. And then there's the financials. 

We had a nervous start then after the Connelly goal we seemed to gain confidence. 

The 2nd half we just never really got going did fine but if only we had that wee bit more quality we could have at least got a draw.

What was the attendance that is the most important thing about tonight already made £77,000  plus half the gate money .

 

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5 minutes ago, Greenacres said:

We had a nervous start then after the Connelly goal we seemed to gain confidence. 

The 2nd half we just never really got going did fine but if only we had that wee bit more quality we could have at least got a draw.

What was the attendance that is the most important thing about tonight already made £77,000  plus half the gate money .

 

30,500 odd I think, thought there was a lot more there

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Quite happy with that to be fair.

D.McKay aggressive and gets across ground well. Agree with everyone else than WG is a better option than McKenna he misplaced so many passes tonight. But I take it WG has decided to step back from playing. Connelly has to play every week. Reilly a lot better tonight. Paton has to pass the ball he holds onto it to long for me. Wilson to add to midfield and alternate between Cochrane and McGrory beside him. Big cheque for that tonight 👍

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A little thing that bothers me maybe more than it should is, like in today's press reports on last nights game, the press and Wullie Gibson mentioning that Lee Connolly supports Celtic. If they're playing for QoS I don't want to hear what side of the arse cheeks or any other team they support. 

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I'm hoping that D McKay and Hendrie will become mainstays in the defence now and will hopefully stiffen it up a bit.

Wonder if some of the cash from last night might be allocated to Gibson to bolster the squad in a key area - if not before the end of this window (today?) or at least kept for the January window which could prove to be important for the season.  Maybe the cash will be put towards replacing our magic carpet pitch?

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