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9 hours ago, billywedlock said:

Agree that this should have been done in the summer . There is a lot wrong at the club and the correcting of Ashtons mess is proving more painful than anticipated . It is a time to be brave. If the true story ever came out the fans might be more accommodating 

Hopefully it will. Sometimes it's better to be honest and upfront about the situation. Too much secrecy just causes problems.

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8 hours ago, cidered abroad said:

I consider that the worst one was the Doherty management in 1958 when he created a totally split squad due to an inability to understand that a promise from HD was sacrosanct. Relegation followed that event and it is possible that the same will happen this time.

Sounds like an interesting time, feel free to expand on that 👍

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On 24/10/2021 at 22:38, mozo said:

Sounds like an interesting time, feel free to expand on that 👍

It's before me time so @cidered abroad may have a fuller story, but I seem to remember from the HD book that it was to do with summer pay, which I think HD had promised would remain the same as winter pay? Doherty tried to go back on that agreement.

There was also some issues around the Irish players he signed and sectarianism? 

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10 hours ago, Davefevs said:

Just wondering, could either Simpson or Downing have been offered the u23s / Academy role as Nige liked what he saw from Alex Ball?

I think Pearson & Ball’s style of football matches quite well, if Ball does step up could be Nigel wanting staff who can coach the style of play effectively.

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On 25/10/2021 at 23:32, Port Said Red said:

It's before me time so @cidered abroad may have a fuller story, but I seem to remember from the HD book that it was to do with summer pay, which I think HD had promised would remain the same as winter pay? Doherty tried to go back on that agreement.

There was also some issues around the Irish players he signed and sectarianism? 

I know nothing about the last sentence. In fact if memory is correct he signed Irishman Tommy Casey in March 1959 and he lasted at City until 1963 so I would not think that he was a problem in that respect. Dermot Curtis, the Republic of Ireland centre forward had left before Doherty arrived.

He brought in Gordon Hopkinson, born in Sheffield, to replace the aged Ginger Peacock at right back. Also Roger Collinson, born South Yorkshire, another right back. The other two signed were John McCann, born Glasgow but no indication on religion found and Malcolm Graham, born in South Yorkshire. I never heard during this time about any racist, religious problems with the dressing room. In fact the split dressing room only became public knowledge, as far as I know, a couple of years after Doherty left the Club.

 

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33 minutes ago, Marcus Aurelius said:

2 months to appoint the 3 and they’re all gone in a year, laughable 

A disgrace but it was a disgrace that was more than pointed out by plenty of us at the time. Complete buffoons that run this football club!

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