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Thread: Daily Mail on Naysmith's Departure

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    Daily Mail on Naysmith's Departure

    An article in today's Daily Mail with Naysmith's view on how he left Queens.

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    I still find it amazing how he seems surprised he got the sack.

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    Thanks for putting that up Albertz. Shows the kind of man Naysmith is that he wants us to stay up but he had to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSLEFTPEG View Post
    Thanks for putting that up Albertz. Shows the kind of man Naysmith is that he wants us to stay up but he had to go.
    Most definitely

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSLEFTPEG View Post
    Thanks for putting that up Albertz. Shows the kind of man Naysmith is that he wants us to stay up but he had to go.
    Agree with that.
    It's really poor that he was texted and then sacked over the phone in such circumstances. Dreadful stuff

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    Agree with that.
    It's really poor that he was texted and then sacked over the phone in such circumstances. Dreadful stuff


    jeez after reading that billy hewitson needs his lights punched out bigtime ,he wouldnt have got away lightly like that with me id have tore him a new ass .this hewitson clown should be booted asap .fecking disgrace reading that im embarrassed for the club .

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    Gary Naysmith spoke with very well also on last nights sportsound wishing the players & staff all the best in the hope Queens stay in the Championship he understands managers get moved on but was really disappointed the way he was relieved of his duties, First a text from the chairman asking him to call him when he was free and then to be told over the phone he was finished at Queens. Yes it was maybe the right thing to do but it was certainly not done in a professional way. Gary can hold his head up high in the way he has conducted himself since getting the news. The complete opposite can be said of the way the Hewitson handled the situation.... Our club is better than that...

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    I noticed when John McGlynn was being interviewed on BBC ALBA last night that Davie Rae, Norman Blount and the directors and chairman were walking along the touchline.

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    Only Naysmith comes out of this with any dignity and decency reflecting the man himself. I do have to smile at certain individuals who had been calling for his head for months have suddenly taken the high moral ground over this but football can be a cruel bitter business.

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    There is never a 'nice' way to do something like that. If the chairman had taken Mr. Naysmith out for a meal and given him a 3 hour explanation on why he was relieving him of his duties it wouldn't have been the right thing to do in other's eyes. Unless, or until there is a definitive way of delivering bad news, then I think it is an impossible quandary, - which we mere mortals need to accept.

    However, having said all that, and read the article, - leaving the matter until Sunday might have been more appropriate. All in all though, - Queen of the South would not be in the comfortable position it finds itself in now if we had continued with Naysmith as manager, and for that we must be thankful for the Chairman for taking the bold decision that many others couldn't have taken.

    As for Francis's response, - perhaps you need to think before you post sir, - although that no doubt will simply result in a "don't tell me what I can say are do pal" reply!

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    Gary Naysmith does come out of this extremely well but ultimately he had to go . Johnson has reintroduced Brownlie and Murray back into the team and they have played very well. They were here for Naysmith but he didnt want to use them much . With the quality of players we have at the moment, there is no way we should be in this last chance play off position. I'm sure the vast majority of us hope Naysmith can get another job in time and build himself back up .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikefaethesouth View Post
    Only Naysmith comes out of this with any dignity and decency reflecting the man himself. I do have to smile at certain individuals who had been calling for his head for months have suddenly taken the high moral ground over this but football can be a cruel bitter business.
    Supporting a decision to sack someone for the good of the club and being disappointed that how the sacking was done shows our club in a poor light is a perfectly reasonable position for fans to adopt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dobmeister View Post
    Supporting a decision to sack someone for the good of the club and being disappointed that how the sacking was done shows our club in a poor light is a perfectly reasonable position for fans to adopt.
    I don't disagree with this but I was rather pointing the finger at those who persistently abused Naysmith on this site and are suddenly horrified at the manner of his dismissal.

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    Naysmith did exactly the same to Lee Robinson so I heard,maybe it's true what goes around comes around

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikefaethesouth View Post
    I don't disagree with this but I was rather pointing the finger at those who persistently abused Naysmith on this site and are suddenly horrified at the manner of his dismissal.


    if your meaning myself in that remark then yes i wanted naysmith gone asap and im defo not horrified at his dismissal ,however i am horrified at the way our chairman done it in a dirty cowardly way .

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    I'm more angry at the fact he put us in this relegation play off position than the way in which he was sacked.

    At least it wasn't by text as was originally reported on forums and social media.

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    No matter how he was fired, it was the right decision. How he couldnae see it coming takes some believing!

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    To be fair to both sides, the Chairman waited until the end of the season to make one of the most difficult decisions of his life. Let there be no mistake the Partick game was the end of the season, and as Naysmith suggested if Queen's had won they'd have been sitting pretty in 6th position.

    Sadly, Naysmith's negativity let him down and he fielded a demoralised side who were not even capable of beating Annan never mind Montrose or Raith Rovers, - so something drastic had to be done and quickly.

    If the play-offs had been delayed by a week, then I'm pretty certain that Naysmith would have been proferred the appropriate level of dignity with regards to a period of grace, - but that luxury was not on the table and so what appears as an extremely cut throat decision had to be made.

    Naysmith has thankfully accepted the decision albeit reluctantly, - and I'm sure he did do his best, - but Queens couldn't have risked a manager who's confidence had been shot and so parting company however hastily, just had to happen.

    Perhaps on reflection, the powers that be should allow teams in the play-offs a short period of grace, - before they are thrust into without so much as a short rest?

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    Michael Doyle confirmed what we all knew really. Naysmith often played a counter attacking game which in my opinion is no good to us if your defence isn't strong enough. Expect Johnson to take the game to the opponents more often .

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