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  1. #21

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    Lennon, Leitch, Adams and Butcher all give me the fear.

    Another completely out of the blue call could be Anna Signuel - done a great job developing the Scottish women's team but seems to have hit a peak. We could afford a top coach from the women's game that would be completely out of line with what we could attract from the men's game...some club will do it some, why not us? Think of the media attention, sponsorship opportunities...

  2. #22
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    If Leech ( yip the spelling is correct ) gets the job ill not be back till he goes. The back room staff as well as the manager are duds. I want a guy who can spot a player. Gannon was a nutter ( remember sitting behind the dugout against Bucharest ) a total banger but an eye for a player. I would like a sane version of him whoever that may be?

  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by markymfc
    If Leech ( yip the spelling is correct ) gets the job ill not be back till he goes. The back room staff as well as the manager are duds. I want a guy who can spot a player. Gannon was a nutter ( remember sitting behind the dugout against Bucharest ) a total banger but an eye for a player. I would like a sane version of him whoever that may be?
    I really hope "a sane Jim Gannon" is in whatever job description we put out .

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    None of thes mentioned inspires me or are realistic. Neither Derek Adams nor Scott Leitch did consistently well at Dingwall. I heard the rumour about the return of the Adams family at the Dundee game a week or two back. Just to correct one rumour about Scott Leitch - he did not walk out on the club to go to Aberdeen. He handled the situation well at the time with the Directors.

    When the new man comes in he needs to have a clear out of existing football management coaching staff. The management TEAM, not just Stuart McCall should be held accountable. Who took training? Who was in charge of fitness?

    Now than Leeann Dempster has gone and the transfer market has changed will the replacement process be the same? Will it be as thorough or result in a left field appointment?

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    According to Mr Burrows there were 10 applications by last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wellup4it
    According to Mr Burrows there were 10 applications by last night.
    Aye and wan was his ..lol

  7. #27

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    One of my concerns is that our lowly status and lack of cash means we usually have to pick what attributes we value at the expense of others - it's highly unlikely we'll get a manager who is good at everything.

    But the job can be split into two distinct parts. Until May (with presumably only minor alterations possible in January) we're looking for someone who can organize, motivate and get the best out of what we have, limited though it is.

    From summer onwards, it's imperative we improve the squad.

    If we could get a veteran in to do the short-term job of keeping us in the league, before appointing a younger boss next year, I wouldn't be too disappointed.

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    The appointment we make now is absolutely crucial, it must be the right one to at least guarantee us survival this season. That means it simply must not and cannot be Leitch or Black, or indeed anyone currently employed at Fir Park being offered the chance to step up. We need experience and at least something of a proven track record, ie Jimmy Calderwood who would be my choice right now. The though of Derek Adams getting it seriously gives me the fear mind you, I've never been impressed with him as a manager and he's a tosser into the bargain.

    Sadly knowing Motherwell we will go for the cheapest and easiest option so don't be surprised to see Scott Leitch being confirmed before the week is out with Lasley as his assistant.

  9. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by LawSteelman

    Sadly knowing Motherwell we will go for the cheapest and easiest option so don't be surprised to see Scott Leitch being confirmed before the week is out with Lasley as his assistant.
    At least that may get Lasley out of the midfield...!

    Our recent appointments (indeed, all of them since Malpas I think?) have avoided the easiest option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome_Devil

    But the job can be split into two distinct parts. Until May (with presumably only minor alterations possible in January) we're looking for someone who can organize, motivate and get the best out of what we have, limited though it is.

    From summer onwards, it's imperative we improve the squad.

    If we could get a veteran in to do the short-term job of keeping us in the league, before appointing a younger boss next year, I wouldn't be too disappointed.
    My thoughts exactly. What we need until May is a proven streetfighter who will get the best out of what we have and have the players organised and competing for 90 + minutes. From May onwards it should be a different job spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LawSteelman
    The appointment we make now is absolutely crucial, it must be the right one to at least guarantee us survival this season. That means it simply must not and cannot be Leitch or Black, or indeed anyone currently employed at Fir Park being offered the chance to step up. We need experience and at least something of a proven track record, ie Jimmy Calderwood who would be my choice right now. The though of Derek Adams getting it seriously gives me the fear mind you, I've never been impressed with him as a manager and he's a tosser into the bargain.

    Sadly knowing Motherwell we will go for the cheapest and easiest option so don't be surprised to see Scott Leitch being confirmed before the week is out with Lasley as his assistant.
    Calderwoods the man for me we need someone who a) is cheap b ) has been over the course before in the Scottish game at spl level c ) has a proven track record of organisation and managing teams who can defen

  12. #32

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    Calderwood hasn't lasted more than months in any job since 2009...it's remarkable for a guy who had previously seemed so solid.

    I'm not too keen on him and would prefer an outsider but there are certainly worses in the frame. That said, I'm assuming the importance placed on cup performance by many means he wouldn't be a popular choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome_Devil
    Calderwood hasn't lasted more than months in any job since 2009...it's remarkable for a guy who had previously seemed so solid.

    I'm not too keen on him and would prefer an outsider but there are certainly worses in the frame. That said, I'm assuming the importance placed on cup performance by many means he wouldn't be a popular choice.
    I think he might cos he managed to get his teams by the first round in most occasions something McCall invariably didnt .. we're now in the realms on 2nd rounds as success thats how bad we've become.Brown and McGhee had become unemployable until we resurrected their careers.

  14. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by steviex
    Calderwood hasn't lasted more than months in any job since 2009...it's remarkable for a guy who had previously seemed so solid.

    I'm not too keen on him and would prefer an outsider but there are certainly worses in the frame. That said, I'm assuming the importance placed on cup performance by many means he wouldn't be a popular choice.
    I think he might cos he managed to get his teams by the first round in most occasions something McCall invariably didnt .. we're now in the realms on 2nd rounds as success thats how bad we've become.Brown and McGhee had become unemployable until we resurrected their careers.[/quote]

    We're certainly a good place to bounce back. Though possibly it just reflects the fact that if we want someone with experience, they're almost certainly going to have failed somewhere.

    the review of Calderwood's domestic cup form with Aberdeen is at the link, not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome_Devil
    Calderwood hasn't lasted more than months in any job since 2009...it's remarkable for a guy who had previously seemed so solid.

    I'm not too keen on him and would prefer an outsider but there are certainly worses in the frame. That said, I'm assuming the importance placed on cup performance by many means he wouldn't be a popular choice.
    I think he might cos he managed to get his teams by the first round in most occasions something McCall invariably didnt .. we're now in the realms on 2nd rounds as success thats how bad we've become.Brown and McGhee had become unemployable until we resurrected their careers.[/quote]

    We're certainly a good place to bounce back. Though possibly it just reflects the fact that if we want someone with experience, they're almost certainly going to have failed somewhere.

    the review of Calderwood's

  16. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by steviex
    Calderwood hasn't lasted more than months in any job since 2009...it's remarkable for a guy who had previously seemed so solid.

    I'm not too keen on him and would prefer an outsider but there are certainly worses in the frame. That said, I'm assuming the importance placed on cup performance by many means he wouldn't be a popular choice.
    I think he might cos he managed to get his teams by the first round in most occasions something McCall invariably didnt .. we're now in the realms on 2nd rounds as success thats how bad we've become.Brown and McGhee had become unemployable until we resurrected their careers.[/quote]

    We're certainly a good place to bounce back. Though possibly it just reflects the fact that if we want someone with experience, they're almost certainly going to have f

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    I don't normally hold a grudge, But how the feck did Craig Brown even get quoted. He would be a brave man to even consider coming back, as he would have ZERO backing from the fans. As for Alex McLiesh...Please No!!!!, I think I would have Jim Gannon before him (Even if he is insane).

  18. #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by bheron
    I don't normally hold a grudge, But how the feck did Craig Brown even get quoted. He would be a brave man to even consider coming back, as he would have ZERO backing from the fans. As for Alex McLiesh...Please No!!!!, I think I would have Jim Gannon before him (Even if he is insane).
    They clearly just guessed...

    Pressley has a contract with Coventry until 2018, McLeish is doing well in a job, there's no way Hearts-boy Locke is leaving them to join us, and that's only the most obvious of a few questionable suggestions.

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    re: New Manager ?????????

    Jimmy Calderwood with Stephen Craigan as his assistant to learn the ropes and take over in due course.

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    I was thinking about Craigan as A number two, but was not sure if he wanted to get into management.

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