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5 minutes ago, southsidebud said:

Welcome aboard and good luck Alan Stubbs.

Uncertain about how it will turn out but felt the same when JR was appointed.

A few years ago he wouldn't have looked at us but his star has fallen and ours is on the rise.

Its a new start and quite exciting - might be a disaster in the end but as long as we win the Scottish Cup during his tenure I will be happy no matter what else happens

Now I just have to remember to book that Season Ticket.

Have to agree.

As much as we're in a decent position, we're not the box office draw that some of seem to think we are.

Initially, I was underwhelmed as to the perceived quality of the candidates. However, when reality kicked in I realised that the likes of Stubbs and McIntyre are as good as we're going to get, without breaking the bank.

Any manager that we could have appointed would have some sort of blemish on their CV, and it's really down to an individual's opinion as to whether one candidate is better than the other.

Stubbs could bomb or he could be a success, much like what could have happened with JR.

I'll reserve judgement until I see who signs and how we perform over the first couple of months.

The one thing that does worry me a bit is the three year contract. As others have mentioned, I hope that there is some sort of release/relegation clause that minimises any financial hit that we may take if he bombs.

Onwards and upwards! Hopefully.

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4 minutes ago, FTOF said:

Have to agree.

As much as we're in a decent position, we're not the box office draw that some of seem to think we are.

Initially, I was underwhelmed as to the perceived quality of the candidates. However, when reality kicked in I realised that the likes of Stubbs and McIntyre are as good as we're going to get, without breaking the bank.

Any manager that we could have appointed would have some sort of blemish on their CV, and it's really down to an individual's opinion as to whether one candidate is better than the other.

Stubbs could bomb or he could be a success, much like what could have happened with JR.

I'll reserve judgement until I see who signs and how we perform over the first couple of months.

The one thing that does worry me a bit is the three year contract. As others have mentioned, I hope that there is some sort of release/relegation clause that minimises any financial hit that we may take if he bombs.

Onwards and upwards! Hopefully.

Yep - hadn't thought about the potential 3 year millstone round the club if it goes wrong - here's hoping it doesn't!

Now that the uncertainty is over and we know whats happening - I'm beginning to get a bit more excited about next season. Hopefully everyone gets behind the new manager and we start positively; all the moaning and complaining should wait until the wheels come off (if they ever do).  

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1 hour ago, FTOF said:

Have to agree.

As much as we're in a decent position, we're not the box office draw that some of seem to think we are.

Initially, I was underwhelmed as to the perceived quality of the candidates. However, when reality kicked in I realised that the likes of Stubbs and McIntyre are as good as we're going to get, without breaking the bank.

Any manager that we could have appointed would have some sort of blemish on their CV, and it's really down to an individual's opinion as to whether one candidate is better than the other.

Stubbs could bomb or he could be a success, much like what could have happened with JR.

I'll reserve judgement until I see who signs and how we perform over the first couple of months.

The one thing that does worry me a bit is the three year contract. As others have mentioned, I hope that there is some sort of release/relegation clause that minimises any financial hit that we may take if he bombs.

Onwards and upwards! Hopefully.

The three year contract makes perfect sense. Year 1, Stubbs keeps us up while playing some fitba’ and settles in. Year 2, Stubbs has his maverick Saints playing such free-flowing football that Sunderland, who have slipped into League 2, come crawling on their hands and knees, and as we have Stubbs on a 3 year deal, their lunatic new owners need to pay us megabucks.

We get Jack back, who, after doing a fair impression of Stubbs at Rotherham, simply picks up where he left off.

Everyone’s a winner, except the lunatic Mackems.

GLS and Fitzy have played a blinder here. Bookmark this. It’s going to happen. Now, time for another extra strong Espresso....

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12 hours ago, St.Ricky said:

Oh I get that DJ. Biting, cutting edge from ADS . Make anybody hoot with laughter.....oh dear I may just have been sarcastic.  Note to self. .cut that out.

The  is no room for non sacarcastic comments in the forum. I also guess Irony can be pretty ironic at times .

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24 minutes ago, pozbaird said:

The three year contract makes perfect sense. Year 1, Stubbs keeps us up while playing some fitba’ and settles in. Year 2, Stubbs has his maverick Saints playing such free-flowing football that Sunderland, who have slipped into League 2, come crawling on their hands and knees, and as we have Stubbs on a 3 year deal, their lunatic new owners need to pay us megabucks.

We get Jack back, who, after doing a fair impression of Stubbs at Rotherham, simply picks up where he left off.

Everyone’s a winner, except the lunatic Mackems.

GLS and Fitzy have played a blinder here. Bookmark this. It’s going to happen. Now, time for another extra strong Espresso....

Expresso. ?? I was thinking more on the lines of LSD:D

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3 hours ago, southsidebud said:

Yep - hadn't thought about the potential 3 year millstone round the club if it goes wrong - here's hoping it doesn't!

Now that the uncertainty is over and we know whats happening - I'm beginning to get a bit more excited about next season. Hopefully everyone gets behind the new manager and we start positively; all the moaning and complaining should wait until the wheels come off (if they ever do).  

Pull the other one, it's got bells on it!:lol:

Astoundingly, despite the spectacular 18 months we have just experienced under JR, there were still some forum members lambasting the manager, players and BoD at every opportunity. Then they had the audacity to lap up the success that we achieved, which was mostly as a result of the efforts of the aforementioned manager, BoD and players.

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I'll back the guy because he is the manager and I know we aren't as big an attraction as some folk think but it worries me that he was sacked after 14 games in his last gig and has done nowt in the game in nearly 2 years. We aren't a "catch"  but neither is he. I hope to be on here in 6 months eating masses of humble pie.

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6 minutes ago, Drew said:

We'll get some sense of where Stubbs is coming from when he starts signing up players. We need at least half a dozen additions, so he'll certainly be busy.

 

 

I reckon we need as many as nine - a goalie to challenge Samson, two central defenders, at least one if not two full backs, a defensive midfielder, a left midfielder and a couple of strikers. I can see some of the fringe players being loaned out to championship teams as many probably aren't ready for the premiership.

He's going to be busy. 

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Listened to his interview with Simon Ferry and he's comes across as an intelligent guy with a good degree of humility.  Said the two most important assets a manager must have are man management and the ability to recruit well.  Hibs supporters on P&B certainly appreciative of his efforts and there's praise for the players he recruited.  Sounds like he knows he made a poor decision moving to Rotherham and appreciated his next (which turns out to be St Mirren) job is a huge moment for him.  I think he'll do all right.

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4 minutes ago, Slartibartfast said:

 I suspect that Stubbs will do fine. Any specific predictions before squads are shaping up would be silly - so here's mine. :)

Comfortably at the top end of the bottom six, achieving safety from the playoffs one game after the split. Tony will be livid but talk it up anyway and Robbie Neilson will say "I could have done that".

 

My thoughts are similar Slarti.

Our target should be no worse than eighth since I regard Hamilton, Livingston, Dundee and St Johnstone as frail and vulnerable this season. However we absolutely need to hit the ground running and harvest a shitload of points before the heavy going / harsh winter arrives. We also need to regard fixtures against the likes of Motherwell and Kilmarnock as having potential for points. The other 5 monsters (Glasgow x 2 / Edinburgh x 2 / Aberdeen) are unlikely to reap too many points for us so AS should concentrate on maximising points where they are reasonably achievable.

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23 minutes ago, smithy12 said:

was gutted about jack ross leaving but think Stubbs is a great appointment and will do well. just need to bring in these "8/9" players jack ross was going to 

Did he leave the list.

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