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Maesknoll Red

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  1. I took it to be Managers since Dicks, hence my choice of Jordan, if it was supposed to include Dicks, then I’d pick him.
  2. Most enjoyable season since 1976 was 89/90, so Jordan for me, did all the games that season and until Taylor got injured, felt we’d win every one. Worst, Pulis - it was toxic when he was here.
  3. Beat me to it, only 24 years behind the times......
  4. Is it not a bit disrespectful to be calling for a Manager to be appointed, yet using a derogatory name for him, why not Neil, or Warnock?
  5. What manager would you choose over Johnson and why? ("its not my job" answer won't cut it. If you want to call for the manager, you must have a solution) I like a bit of risk taking, more exciting than taking the safe route. I'd bring Warnock in straight away until the end of the season, no matter the outcome he'd be gone with my best wishes. In the meantime, I'd be employing an expert to source me a Manager who offered the best chance of success, from where ever in the world. I'd want a strong character, who will set a playing identity throughout the club, so that players from the first year in the academy to the first team can move between teams and know whats expected of them, what the style and purpose is. A man who isn't afraid to set his stamp on the club, to encourage flair and talent, to build from the back, but not sacrificing entertainment. What league position at this stage of the season would you be happy with? Anywhere in the top 8 if we looked likely to be mounting a genuine campaign to finish in the playoffs, with an outside tilt at auto's. If you don't aim high, whats the point in taking part..... Is it purely footballing reasons you would like Johnson gone? Absolutely, nothing against the guy personally. I haven't seen every game, but every game I have seen convinces me, no excitement, no flair, no identity, it looks fairly disjointed and clueless - if you were a first time visitor to the gate, looking for a club to follow, would whats on offer tempt you back..... If in 5 weeks time we were 3rd, but still playing the football we are, would you still want him gone? If we were third in 5 weeks time, it would mean either everyone above us has lost every game, or somehow Lee manages a totally unforeseeable turnaround, we would have become tight at the back, been scoring freely and that would probably come with increased enjoyment watching it. Would he be able to sustain it? I'm not convinced, but if he maintained that to the end of the season, it would be hard not to give him another chance, even though it would be edged with a niggling doubt. (BTW, if that happens, I will firmly believe that he went down to his shed one morning and found a packet of SAF's chewing gum, that somehow had the same properties that Billy's Boots had for Billy Dane......) How long would you give a new manager to get us into the playoffs? Two seasons.
  6. No idea where you get that idea from, he is a genuinely nice bloke, he was devastated by what happened with Sala, if you cannot see past the game day persona, it’s you that has an issue. Would I take him here, yes, but only until the end of the season, until a full time replacement could be found.
  7. I suspect there might be some empty seats if he is, the style and quality of football has to change.....
  8. You’d like to think playing a team from Beatles country would be a huge spur, but then again, maybe if they aren’t full of confidence, it might be a bit of a millstone.
  9. Comments and best wishes on the family illness for Ben Garner split off into a separate thread, keep this one for relentless piss taking and receiving the abundance of gifts, the new thread if you want to express best wishes etc.
  10. He lurks..... was here last Thursday
  11. I think either I didn’t convey my irony well enough, or it went over your head.........
  12. In your opinion, not mine and many others, the football we witness is testament to that, it’s dull, boring and looks like it has no plan, no structure or definition. If you are happy with that, then fair enough, I like some excitement in the game and that has been sadly lacking. Interesting debate on R5 earlier on, with some professional pundits saying that things go stale and Managers need to move on, you obviously don’t think that applies here, but I and many others do. I doubt he is going anywhere anytime soon, so we’ll see who is right, but that doesn’t and shouldn’t stop discussion on the state of the team and coaching staff (good, bad or indifferent).
  13. Might as well knock the forum on the head then, if all it should be is a vehicle for the ‘happy clappers’ to regale each other with gushing praise of all the club does. Not sure why some take it so personally, I cannot comment on today’s game, didn’t see it, (although the stats aren’t good, but stats don’t win games or score points), I have come to the conclusion on the games that I have seen, that the football on offer is not in the style or to the level that I like to watch, I am unconvinced that LJ will be able to bring that about, so it’s probably time for him to go. Now, that doesn’t mean I have to denigrate anyone who thinks he will lead us to the promised land, that his stewardship of the team is one of an improving nature and there is more to come, I just don’t see it and surely that’s why the forum exists, for us to debate these things, good and bad, positive and negative. If (when) LJ does leave, whether that be sacked, by mutual consent, end of contract or poached, then we will have all this again, as there will be not a chance everyone will agree on a successor, whenever that is.
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