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2 hours ago, Manwithnoball said:

Names floating about already. Kevin Thomson, John Hughes, Jack Ross, Stephen Dobbie, Peter Murphy, Danny Lennon, Barry(haha) Ferguson, Alan Archibald, Paul Hartley to name but a few. Personally if he was willing to take it I would say Kevin Thomson but the dream would be Sir Stephen but would he tarnish or enhance his reputation with us. 

From that list:

Only Slightly Acceptable: Kevin Thomson (might lack experience) Jack Ross (might be too expensive) Peter Murphy (Does he want a full time gig? Would he travel to Hamilton for training?) Alan Archibald (probably happy enough coaching) 

Gettaefucks: J. Hughes, D. Lennon, P. Hartley

Double gettaefuck: Ferguson

In a perfect World: Stephen Dobbie (as has been said, let's remember him as a great player) 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Slipmat said:

I'm sure that Gibson would be the first to admit that results haven't met expectations or targets, but the board stuck by Allan Johnston for 2 and half seasons where we were second bottom and on a downward spiral at the time that the 2019/20 was prematurely terminated and only saved from relegation thanks to PPG, then 6th in 2020/21 thanks to a 9 game run inspired by Isaiah Jones arrival and an injury-forced change to playing Connor Shields as a CF instead of on the wing, and despite us being in the bottom two for the best part of four months last season (including the January window) it took until the end of February before he was sacked. 

Gibson was in the job for 9 months, so either the board have had a dramatic change of thinking in terms of setting a manager targets before punting them or something else was at play that they haven't directly mentioned in their statement... possibly as 19QOS19 to cover their backs legally.

Your central point is right here.  However, it's not unreasonable to assume that dramatic change in targets would indeed accompany a change in division.

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3 hours ago, qos_75 said:

If the board only found out yesterday,  they really are living on a different planet. I am sure it was mentioned on here at the time. 

This.

I'm a million miles from being in the know, but I first heard about it back in August, the same day we played Rangers.  It's also been a thinly veiled topic on here and is something that loads of people in town, whether Queens fans or not, have been talking about.

It's inconceivable that anyone with a say, has just recently learned of the allegation.

 

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As I said before the sacking, the board were in a no win situation here, and reading the comments cements this.

If results had us sat at the top of the table it would have been a huge ask but aggravated racism at anytime, not just football isn't tolerated.  Yes he hasn't had his trial yet, however we all know this mud sticks guilty or not guilty.  The club, results focused or not, have to think in the best interests here and with an important window coming up, would a) clubs set for loaning to us or b) players themselves engage with a club in the midst of this trial coming up?

I am completely gutted for WG to be losing his job as he is a true Queens fan but as a 'business' you cannot blame the board 

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2 hours ago, Baghdad_QoS said:

As I said before the sacking, the board were in a no win situation here, and reading the comments cements this.

If results had us sat at the top of the table it would have been a huge ask but aggravated racism at anytime, not just football isn't tolerated.  Yes he hasn't had his trial yet, however we all know this mud sticks guilty or not guilty.  The club, results focused or not, have to think in the best interests here and with an important window coming up, would a) clubs set for loaning to us or b) players themselves engage with a club in the midst of this trial coming up?

I am completely gutted for WG to be losing his job as he is a true Queens fan but as a 'business' you cannot blame the board 

Is he actually a Queens fan though? Seen a few saying it but I've never really thought of him like that. 

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2 hours ago, the_palmy_pie said:

Back to Stranraer 

Or Clyde if convicted. 

 

56 minutes ago, Brother Grimm said:

Is he actually a Queens fan though? Seen a few saying it but I've never really thought of him like that. 

He's been with us since his teens and given a large part of his playing career to us. I did see him in the past at Palmerston watching games when he was with other clubs. I don't think he'll necessarily be a fan in the traditional sense but he'll have a strong affinity with the club. It's a really sad end to his time with us tbh and if true what was said then he only has his own stupidity to blame for it. 

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Being bored of the usual list of candidates touted, and trying some blue sky thinking - a name not being mentioned (and probably a very very long shot tbf) - that Tam Courts fella is back from Hungary and kicking his heels.  He took United to 4th in the top league before trying the Honved gig (was always going to be a very risky/short lived venture that).  Now the obvious view will be that we are now far too lowly for him to consider ... but he's someone who needs to boost his CV again if he's going to get another gig amongst the big boys.  He was only an academy coach at United before being promoted to the top job, so just maybe he'd tolerate a lower income/budget for a spell to demonstrate his capabilities again and resurrect his stalled career - might be a win-win for both parties?  Now, I have to admit I've no idea what he's like as a manager - would need some of our P&B Arab friends to enlighten us on that score.

Knowing Queens of course, as others have said, we'll probably take our usual simple route of just promoting Grant Murray.

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Always gives me a sense of dread, promoting the Assistant of a "failed" Manager. I have the feeling that they are part of the problem of a team underperforming. Ok, the Manager has the final say but Murray was appointed for his experience so presumably Wullie consulted him on players, tactics, etc. 

Also, this situation is a bit similar to Magic getting the bullet when his son played for us, will Lewis Gibson show the same commitment that Max Johnston did at that time? 

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35 minutes ago, Otis Blue said:

Being bored of the usual list of candidates touted, and trying some blue sky thinking - a name not being mentioned (and probably a very very long shot tbf) - that Tam Courts fella is back from Hungary and kicking his heels.  He took United to 4th in the top league before trying the Honved gig (was always going to be a very risky/short lived venture that).  Now the obvious view will be that we are now far too lowly for him to consider ... but he's someone who needs to boost his CV again if he's going to get another gig amongst the big boys.  He was only an academy coach at United before being promoted to the top job, so just maybe he'd tolerate a lower income/budget for a spell to demonstrate his capabilities again and resurrect his stalled career - might be a win-win for both parties?  Now, I have to admit I've no idea what he's like as a manager - would need some of our P&B Arab friends to enlighten us on that score.

Knowing Queens of course, as others have said, we'll probably take our usual simple route of just promoting Grant Murray.

One of my mates is a United fan so watched them a fair few times. He plays the most boring and unimaginative football on the planet. However, he was really keen on giving youth a chance which could come in handy for a club like us

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6 minutes ago, QoS99 said:

One of my mates is a United fan so watched them a fair few times. He plays the most boring and unimaginative football on the planet. However, he was really keen on giving youth a chance which could come in handy for a club like us

Aye, now you mention it that rings a bell.  Not exactly inspiring, eh?  Was just trying to think who might be out there that don't find there way onto the usual "desperate candidates" list.

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27 minutes ago, 19QOS19 said:

I do love the rumours when we lose a manager. Literally just been sent a text there from someone saying he'd heard Graham Alexander has been spotted in the town with QoS officials. 

Think he would cost too much anyway 

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28 minutes ago, 19QOS19 said:

I do love the rumours when we lose a manager. Literally just been sent a text there from someone saying he'd heard Graham Alexander has been spotted in the town with QoS officials. 

If SD was there with his briefcase. then it could be true. 

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59 minutes ago, 19QOS19 said:

I do love the rumours when we lose a manager. Literally just been sent a text there from someone saying he'd heard Graham Alexander has been spotted in the town with QoS officials. 

What officials have we got? Dan and the guy who reads out the team line-ups?

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