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  1. I think it’s pretty clear with Palmer. As others have said, he doesn’t work hard enough to fit how DH wants to play and he’s often careless in possession. He’s on big money, miles away from the first team, and he’s an obvious one that we’ll be trying to move on.
  2. I’m just filling in the gaps from bits I’ve seen for myself and other things I’ve been told by people who know a lot more than I do. None of us know exactly what really goes on so what I’ve surmised there is what I believe to be the case from what I’ve seen and heard. If you choose to believe otherwise that’s for you to decide.
  3. You are probably right with all this, and like you now the dust has settled I will get behind DH. He seems like a thoroughly decent bloke whose heart is in the right place and I sincerely hope it works. I do still have misgivings about this whole thing though, and as I said when DH was appointed we will only reach the Premier League if the stars align and we have a great deal of fortune along the way.
  4. Completely agree with this. I would also take it a step further, however, in that the under-valued players that we are looking to bring in and develop are not even selected by the Head Coach imo. My theory is that the HC goes to Ashton and his recruitment department asking for a player in a particular position. Ashton then then goes to the recruitment team and goes back to the HC with a list of options from their database, research etc., with Holden only getting involved at that point. Holden may have the final say out of those options, as Ashton always insists, but I very much doub
  5. That’s one of the funniest things I’ve seen for ages. Absolutely sums up a proper shit tin pot club
  6. I’m not sure anyone is going to fall for that line ever again now. Clearly absolute bullshit and the reason we end up with inexperienced managers time and time again.
  7. Agreed. I go to football with a level-headed and broadly supportive bunch and I don’t know anyone who isn’t bewildered, annoyed or downright seething with the appointment, the communication and how it’s all been handled. These are reasonable, measured people who have all come to the shuddering realisation as to what sort of people we have running the club these days. I think it will take a long time for BCFC to claw back all of the goodwill they’ve lost throughout this whole debacle.
  8. Very much so. We look as poorly prepared for a new season as I can ever remember.
  9. I thought exactly the same. Failed Cheltenham manager and another man described by Preston fans as a disaster and one of the worst managers they’ve ever had. Reporting into a Head Coach with no experience whatsoever. It’s hard to see what could possibly go wrong. Could this get any more tin pot?
  10. Get your point about Gregor but the reason that people are desperate for news is that the club are saying nothing of any substance about anything and haven’t for weeks now. And he has been accurate a number of times of late People are furious with the club at the moment and rightly so imo. The manager search and impending Holden appointment, the length of time it’s taken to get to that point, the comments about ‘hundreds of applicants’ and ‘pushing on’ before appointing Holden, the lack of any effective subsequent communication strategy about anything... all of these things have been co
  11. The way this has been handled just sums us up at the moment. For the people asking for a montage etc.... that hasn’t happened because they had no intention of making this announcement and have only done so because the player has been forced to announce it himself. It’s a disgraceful way to carry on. As others have said, it looks like they’ve used this news to try and ‘out’ Gregor’s mole. What a way to treat a decent bloke and fantastic servant of the club. Has it not occurred to Ashton and the children that run our media team these days that if they just communicated things openly an
  12. The difference between the way they run the rugby and football clubs is the thing that baffles me too. I wonder if SL thinks he knows more about football because he’s been in it for longer? I remember both him and Johnson talking openly about how they debrief together after each game for whatever reason.... Maybe SL genuinely thinks he’s a football expert? I just can’t think why there would be such a difference in approach other than that poor attempt at assuming? Whatever the explanation, there’s a huge difference between someone Lam in the rugby and a series of untried novices at BCF
  13. You haven’t missed anything official but all the signs, from some usually well sourced people, are that it’s DH. I hope you’re right but everything points to the fact that it will be him.
  14. Have you got any evidence to back this up?
  15. I think he probably thought that it was an irrelevant question. With all the big talk of pushing on etc. at that time he would have thought he’d have no chance of getting the job so it was a moot point. When everyone else dropped out he suddenly became a contender and I’m sure he’d sound more enthusiastic now.
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