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  • #217051
    SteveJobsworthSteveJobsworth
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    Into 4/1 second favourite for the job, son of the late Alan Ball and is a former Forest Green manager (8 games last season)/ youth coach

    #217053
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    Final eight games of last season as interim manager.

    Need someone with more experience than that. It would be basically appointing another Neil Cox.

    Not for me!

    #217055
    SharpShooter24Sharp_Shooter24
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    Definitely not!!

    This appointment is massive for PS… he HAS TO GET IT RIGHT!!!

    An unpopular appointment that fans don’t believe in will finish off home attendance.

    This is his chance to galvanise a fan base which has totally switched off from SUFC.

    Probably the most important decision Swann has had to make in all his years in charge!!!
    GET THIS RIGHT PETER

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    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    I’d put that option down in the “cheap route” column.

    #217059
    alcazaralcazar
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    I’d put that option down in the “cheap route” column.

    So quite likely to happen, then?

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    IronaweIronawe
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    No chance. He took over FGR on an interim basis with the club doing really well – great team spirit and competent players – so something to work with. Here we have a hotchpotch of players from the average to the downright should never play football again even in their backyard types. Throw into the mix a disinterested chairman and we should not be anywhere near JB (nothing against him but it won’t work)

    #217072
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    No chance. He took over FGR on an interim basis with the club doing really well – great team spirit and competent players – so something to work with. Here we have a hotchpotch of players from the average to the downright should never play football again even in their backyard types. Throw into the mix a disinterested chairman and we should not be anywhere near JB (nothing against him but it won’t work)

    Sooooo… quite likely to happen then?

    #217074
    cokeovenkidcokeovenkid
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    Bobby who ?

    #217080
    ironrich1ironrich1
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    Nigel shortened into 3/1. Come on Nige!

    #217082
    lesgeolesgeo
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    Nige will now be about 56.
    It is more than possible (presumably having a decent stash) he may be ready to retire. (I know I would under those circumstances.)
    It is possible that he might no longer care about footie future and reputation and may be prepared to manage til May to rescue the club which gave him his start.

    In any other circumstances, it is very hard to see him returning unless the chairman decides to offer megabucks – which may, of course, also be possibility Innit?

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    #217083
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    Bookies odds mean nothing, O’Leary was odds on and still didn’t get it.

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    Iron-aweIron-awe
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    Will be interesting to see and hear the crowds response if Nige is spotted in the main stand on Saturday.

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    Flynn or Hill for me.
    Would strongly guess Hill really is in the lead.
    Either would be an intelligent option. But what does that mean?

    We have to assume that there will have to be provision for incomings by one means or another.

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    #217091
    Lord KitchenerLord Kitchener
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    On Sky Bet currently Keith Hill is 6/5 fav. Adkins and Ball are 4/1. McMahon is 8/1 and Andy Dawson is 12/1,

    #217092
    cliffbyrnesrightpegCliff Byrne’s Right Peg
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    If Swann appoints this Jimmy Ball with his only experience coming from being the Vegans under 18’s manager, he’s pretty much signed our death warrant.

    Pleased to see Hill still as the favourite, although not sure if this is just money going on him rather anything substantial.

    Still torn with the potential of Adkins being appointed; heart says yes, Head says no. Really Don’t want his legacy tarnishing and it’s a totally different setup to the one he inherited in 2006

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    #217100
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    Looks like decent money come in for Hill. 1/10 favourite now!

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    #217104
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    Was always Hill and Adkins for me. What is good about Hill is the fact he’s had nothing really to work with before at Rochdale and always kept them competitive for the most part.

    I will say though his teams play percentage hoof ball football, effective but it’s not good on the eye. The position we’re in though, I’d take it.

    I always remember he had Calvin Andrew as a big n nasty and played old stoke style hoof ball…very direct and just went for the knock downs.

    I wouldn’t call Loft a big and nasty, we haven’t got a genuine big and nasty battering ram at the club.

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    #217106
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    It’s all pretty much academic, though, isn’t it?

    Players now are so much more entitled. They seem to do as they please, not following the manager’s instructions.
    Then, when sonething upsets them, they sulk and stop trying. There’s more than one manager lost his job because the players played to “get rid”. The HEIGHT of dishonesty, but there you go.

    Face it guys, we could resurrect Cloughy, Alf Ramsey and Matt Busby and they still couldnt keep this lot up.
    Down by Christmas.

    We need to start updating our satnavs for non-league destinations.

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    #217107
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    Sky bet terms and conditions:

    “Caretaker and interim managers completing at least 10 competitive games will be deemed the permanent manager”.

    Is this a general condition or a special Swann clause?

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    #217108
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    Spot on alcazar whoever comes in should bring some six inch nails to hammer up through that treatment table, make it less comfortable

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    #217109
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    The next manager needs to move on Bunn and Hallam. Hallam’s forever breaking down and never seems to fit in despite being talented and Bunn is a sick note through and through.

    That will free up the treatment table somewhat.

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    Was it BPG who years ago was continually banging on about having Hill as manager ?

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    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    Wasn’t he talking about Jimmy Hill though ?

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    If it was BPG it was probably Benny Hill.

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    #217114
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    If Hill came it wouldn’t surprise me to see Calvin Andrew who is currently clubless arrive very soon after…

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    #217115
    NorthumbironNorthumbiron
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    We need to start updating our satnavs for non-league destinations.

    Not necessarily!

    The National League is full of ex-league clubs who thought they were better than they were. Notts County, Barnet, Chesterfield, Stockport, Torquay, Wrexham, Southend ….. Grimsby!

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    If Scunny do OK in the next 2 matches, don’t rule out an extention of McMahon in charge, it has happened a few previous times by Mr Swann.

    Just for the record, although being my first season of not attending games for 71 years, I still never received any contact from the club on why I had not renewed my season ticket of 13 years. And again for the record I think that I deserve my say, so one reason was that Cox was still in charge, the second reason being that the attacking football they were to play never got off the ground and football has been boring defensive rubbish for three seasons, and I could not see any reason for it to change, so no need for any contact form, my job is done !!!!!

    If things get better and a bit of enjoyment can be seen by attending, I shall be back, UTI.

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    #217126
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    If Scunny do OK in the next 2 matches, don’t rule out an extension of McMahon in charge, it has happened a few previous times by Mr Swann.

    I doubt it. Swann admittedly has talked a lot of rubbish but he was pretty steadfast against giving McMahon the job when asked.

    The old Swannster said he’ll know more this weekend in regards to the manager, which means he’ll has probably already picked some from whoever has applied and has probably interviewed some already.

    I suspect we’ll have one in this time next week. I know he’s away with the fairies at times but even he knows we need somebody in sharpish.

    I just hope to god it’s not a no mark who comes in.

    Could you imagine if Adkins and Crosby were appointed ?

    I have a hunch it will be Keith Hill though, if anybody will turn this around it will take somebody of that ilk who’s done similar before.

    Lancsiron, Calvin Andrew is at Barrow isn’t he ?

    If it is Hill who does arrive then expect a big and nasty battering ram upfront and umpteen crossed swung in, he did it at Rochdale.

    I remember them being awful to play against. They were never a true footballing side but they were always rough as shite, very hard working and well organized.

    All 3 traits we desperately need.

    A lot of deadwood needs trimming first from the playing squad…

    Bunn “always injured”
    Hallam “same as Bunn”
    O’Neil “utter crap”
    Hackney will probably go back as well come January “is he better than Perry, Beestin, Pugh ?”
    I’d send wood back as well and get that cut short “rather have Gallimore in the mix”

    A big n nasty striker
    Left winger
    experienced DCM player “who’s actually mobile”
    Right winger

    That’s another thing about Hill, he’s a bit of a wheeler and dealer as well..quite astute in transfer market. Hill had to be he worked on a shoestring budget for I don’t know how long at Rochdale.

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    #217127
    alcazaralcazar
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    Big and nasty striker…has Stefan Payne presently got a club?

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    Chesterfield. Looked him up. Zero appearances.

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