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    They can only do there best and if they do , I think they would be respected and appreciated regardless of the consequences.
    They certainly don't want to be learning from Naysmith.
    For me the most important thing for a manager is to get the players ti respect you and buy into your methods, that's half the battle and something to build on.
    With Dobbie and Lyle you'd have that instantly and I think it would also be easier to attract players.
    It will probably happen that Naysmith after touting his interest about ,will leave the club and Dobbie and Lyle will step in as interim while looking for a replacement ,then who knows

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    An interesting concept Newby, - but I'm not sure that Naysmith will leave if he is being paid, thus my suggestion that a little gentle persuasion may be required in the nudging stakes.

    Regardless, there must be a change, and for Naysmith's sake I do hope he accepts that change is required and that he welcomes the help and advice of a fresh brain or two with real passion for the club.

    If he doesn't, I fear that the alternative for him is oblivion within football; conversely his status could rise exponentially with a fresh look at the game.

    The same could be said for Queen of the South, and with the shirt draw on the horizon and potential investors considering their options, (I know of at least one who is concentrating on Annan for heaven's sake) the first of our Centenary double header is needing a major boost tout de suite.

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    With respect to Dobbie and or Lyle being potential management material there are an awful lot of assumptions being made the prime one being that they are interested in going into management. Dobbie I would assume has made enough money throughout his time down south to be comfortable and Lyle seems to have a few businesses in the Central region which will keep him busy when he finishes come the end of the season. No one mentions Rankin as a possible manager and considering the number of teams he has played for he will have had plenty of experience with some well known names and remember the best players seldom make the transition into management.

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    Rankin is a decent shout Spike. Giving him job is an ideal way out of keeping him out of the first team .

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    As far as I am aware Dobbie is either on the way to, or by now possibly completed his uefa b coaching badges.
    I think that the fact that both he and Lyle are in good financial positions would make the position more attractive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSLEFTPEG View Post
    Rankin is a decent shout Spike. Giving him job is an ideal way out of keeping him out of the first team .
    One way of looking at it but having been the SPFA players representative he will certainly have the contacts in the Scottish game as well as being on speaking terms with most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikefaethesouth View Post
    One way of looking at it but having been the SPFA players representative he will certainly have the contacts in the Scottish game as well as being on speaking terms with most.
    I totally agree with you on the contact side of things . Added bonus that he probably wouldn't play as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSLEFTPEG View Post
    I totally agree with you on the contact side of things . Added bonus that he probably wouldn't play as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSLEFTPEG View Post
    I totally agree with you on the contact side of things . Added bonus that he probably wouldn't play as well.
    The fifteen minutes v Livi, when we scored two cracking goals took me completely by surprise. It showed that we can play good stuff at Palmerston. League stats don’t lie at the end of the season. Our defence has conceded a barrow load. GN was an international defender. I dread to think where we would be right now, if Dobbie had been injured for a lengthy period. I am heartily fed up of the service Dobbie has been getting and the position he has been asked to play. The first half v ICT was all too typical of GN’s approach at home. We have averaged a point a game - relegation form.
    James Fowler was sacked - harshly imo - for achieving more.
    I expect GN to be in place next season but I am not confident that our anniversary is going to be crowned in glory.

    ETA John Rankin - this has got to be his last season as a player surely.
    Last edited by Tam_o_Terregles; 14-04-2018 at 06:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tam_o_Terregles View Post
    The fifteen minutes v Livi, when we scored two cracking goals took me completely by surprise. It showed that we can play good stuff at Palmerston. League stats don’t lie at the end of the season. Our defence has conceded a barrow load. GN was an international defender. I dread to think where we would be right now, if Dobbie had been injured for a lengthy period. I am heartily fed up of the service Dobbie has been getting and the position he has been asked to play. The first half v ICT was all too typical of GN’s approach at home. We have averaged a point a game - relegation form.
    James Fowler was sacked - harshly imo - for achieving more.
    I expect GN to be in place next season but I am not confident that our anniversary is going to be crowned in glory.

    ETA John Rankin - this has got to be his last season as a player surely.
    To be fair , the Livvy game would have been great for the neutral. We started like the proverbial house on fire and then Livingston proved what a very good side they are by taking us by the throat , looking dangerous every time they attacked . ( they are going to be a major obstacle to whoever lines up against them in the play offs). We then finished really strongly and I was a bit disappointed that no one mentioned that in the inquests after.
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    I ask again to all of you of who can improve us ? Can we really expect to be better than we are ? As I see the Championship, there is only one smaller team above us ( Livingston ) and one far larger one below us ( Falkirk). I just want to open up the debate lads . Would love us to get larger attendances to help the Board keep us full time but we must all appreciate that this falling in income is not making messrs Hewittson, Blount and Paterson's job any easier. This is the reason I struggle to engage with those I know who have abandoned us. Who are they really hurting with their non attendance ? Well, they are hurting the club and all the rest of us and it enrages me . I am a subscriber to ' When Saturday Comes' a quality football magazine. In the latest edition, there is an interview with a guy who helped 6 Scottish clubs through drastic money problems, including Hearts. He reckons the public only really came out and backed these teams when the crisis point loomed and their existence was threatened. Is that what it's going to take for the general public here to rally round ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSLEFTPEG View Post
    I ask again to all of you of who can improve us ? Can we really expect to be better than we are ? As I see the Championship, there is only one smaller team above us ( Livingston ) and one far larger one below us ( Falkirk). I just want to open up the debate lads . Would love us to get larger attendances to help the Board keep us full time but we must all appreciate that this falling in income is not making messrs Hewittson, Blount and Paterson's job any easier. This is the reason I struggle to engage with those I know who have abandoned us. Who are they really hurting with their non attendance ? Well, they are hurting the club and all the rest of us and it enrages me . I am a subscriber to ' When Saturday Comes' a quality football magazine. In the latest edition, there is an interview with a guy who helped 6 Scottish clubs through drastic money problems, including Hearts. He reckons the public only really came out and backed these teams when the crisis point loomed and their existence was threatened. Is that what it's going to take for the general public here to rally round ?

    Stating the obvious, falling attendances are linked to the poor home performances.

    I don't know who we would get or whether we should change but would we generate more season ticket sales next season sacking him or keeping him ?
    The BOD have got a difficult decision to make.

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    What's the thoughts now ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deek5trans View Post
    What's the thoughts now ?

    same get rid ,iv seen good performances by his teams this season but the rubbish ones outweigh the good .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagapapa View Post
    Please Go.As soon as possible!
    Same applies!

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    He is doing his best on a tight budget so letís stop the moaning and get behind him and the team - I remain optimistic for next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QOS_MAD_ADMIN View Post
    He is doing his best on a tight budget so letís stop the moaning and get behind him and the team - I remain optimistic for next season.
    If his best is accepting that playing "hoofball" with a solitary striker in home matches(which has happened for the vast majority of this season)then I don't share your optimism.I shall however be turning up at Palmerston again next season more in hope than expectation!

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    I've heard the budget will be even smaller next season and a reliance on youth players to be utilised.

    The players out of contract will find out on Thursday about whether they'll be signed up for next season or not.

    Queens will return to white shorts for the Centenary home kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBERTZ_11 View Post
    I've heard the budget will be even smaller next season and a reliance on youth players to be utilised.
    What youth players ? We only have about 3 which have been anywhere near the bench. Its
    all speculation based on fans seeing attendances and assuming we're going to be cutting the cloth.

    Its been a very average season but as we saw on Saturday, we have the ability to play football. We should win at Brechin so this will mean we have won our last 3 games. To get the bullet would be seen as very harsh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deek5trans View Post
    What youth players ? We only have about 3 which have been anywhere near the bench. Its
    all speculation based on fans seeing attendances and assuming we're going to be cutting the cloth.

    Its been a very average season but as we saw on Saturday, we have the ability to play football. We should win at Brechin so this will mean we have won our last 3 games. To get the bullet would be seen as very harsh.
    I hope that the majority of this season's squad are signed up for next season.

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