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  1. We're not playing great but are simply much more threatening by playing the ball direct and having midfielders running forward in support, as opposed to the glacial, sideways, utterly pointless Gusball we were doing last midweek. Only an excellent stop from the goalkeeper stopped us from going 2-0 up, which would have been flattering on the balance of play tbh.
  2. Martindale clearly did the donkey's work at Livingston though. They can be an asset but the majority certainly fall into the pointless diddy category. Having a sporting director in that mould would be valuable not just for the first team coach but also for a board that is just as inexperienced. That's a difficult spot to fill but I can't see us getting far without making that change to the structure.
  3. Hope McPherson's taxi is available to do a repeat journey to clear out whoever picked that nick of a line-up.
  4. Yes, yours certainly is. An abysmal one as well.
  5. Or the reason could just be that clubs with the larger revenue to adopt a full-time setup also have more revenue to offer better wages to better players/managers as well. A hybrid structure makes most sense for a club of our current resources but it requires a manager/assistant who isn't a glorified cone-gatherer who can juggle that effectively.
  6. Suitability for part-time football should actually be part of the desirable criteria in the recruitment process, because the current nick of a 'professional' first team structure also has to be seriously reviewed in the next couple of years. Any long-term appointment should account for this. And if a capable manager like, say, Stewart Petrie were willing to take the job now on a part-time basis - with other coaches running the rest of the week - then the club should be flexible enough to accommodate that.
  7. The board's decision to hand McPherson a new deal in May was wrong but the reasoning behind it was understandable - though foolish. I don't get why they would suddenly accept 18 months of costs and an enormous dent in their legitimacy right now, just to appoint Brian Rice who has been out of a job for months already.
  8. He already owns a house in Dunoon and is waiting for a semi-retirement job to move up here. Amazon Prime can get exclusive rights to televise his lower league Scottish football journey, and the club's 10% will fund our European charge. Make it happen.
  9. McIntyre is a level above all the other merry-go-round picks like Rice (totally bewildering why he is even mentioned IMO) and would be an upgrade on McPherson. I'd be looking for an outside the box option though: Rajamaki/Lindberg - push the Finnish legend button to reunite fan interest with ownership. Neil Warnock - pitch a semi-retirement in Dunoon spent effortlessly bodying Scottish football for The Famous. There is literally no cost to making an approach. Caretaker to a summer restructure - Sir David Irons. Proven success in a relegation battle, would ruthlessly capitalise on Ugwu's strengths in a team of organised hammer-throwers. All of the merry-go-round picks fall between those stools IMO. We should be willing to pursue them after we consider more imaginative solutions to the problems that we face.
  10. Hard lines to the happy-clap section whose desperate wagon-circling exercise at full time ended in complete and utter failure.
  11. Goodbye and thanks for all the varicose veins.
  12. I think you'll find that 'Morton' is a holding company that exists to pick up second tier prize money cheques/community grants and avoid just enough pesky away matches from cup progress to register a token profit. It's the bean-counter version of playing Train Simulator: Engineers Edition on their PC, only with added brownie points in the golf club lounge.
  13. Well the chief beard managed to swan around and get on everyone's tits by the time of the play-offs, which has set the tone nicely for their reign so far.
  14. No, the next step is to turn up and get hounding to change the situation in the quickest possible timeframe. Staying away because you can't be arsed does not achieve this.
  15. Correct - the onus is on the entire fanbase to empty the manager by making his position completely untenable. The onus is on the GMFC board and its MCT representatives to cut their losses or face the irreparable damage to themselves and the club by not taking action as well, but as with Jim McInally before him, no amount of board support will save him from a truly toxic death spiral.
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