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9 minutes ago, Hendo said:

My understanding, from a reliable source, was at the time of his appointment, GLS "wasn't sure" about OK and would "make a change" if it didn't work out. I would have hoped that keeping us up, even by the skin of our teeth, would have made him sure, especially given the improvement in calibre of player he brought to the club. If OK goes, five permanent managers in the three years since GLS became chairman isnt a good look.

I can easily believe this, more so than any fall outs over budgets which you would imagine the discussions would have been held previously.

If this is a case of GLS spitting the dummy and getting rid of a popular manager then he will need to be careful that fans don't start to turn especially if we have a poor start to the season (which looking at the fixtures isn't too hard to believe could happen)

Obviously its all guesswork at this stage but your right, 3 sackings in 3 years (2 very early in a season and one potentially after securing survival in the top league) doesn't look good on GLS

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1 hour ago, Spam_Valley said:

My take on it is, if his heart isn't in it then he needs to leave right away. We don't have time to waste nor do we want want this appearing again midway through the season. He's either all in or all out as far as i'm concerned.

We have three weeks till the season starts ( pre season fixtures next weekend ) and need something concrete in place. I'm hoping the 'money ball' recruitment team are working hard to secure deals for players that will benefit the team no matter who the gaffer will be come Easter Road in August.

If he goes, i'd like us to have a serious attempt at getting Goodwin in the door. He's not the experienced manager i would like but certainly someone that would unite the fans during yet another dismal period and keep the feel good factor of staying up alive into next season.

 

Absolutely spot on if it is true we need to get someone in asap to avoid a start like last season. If he is leaving due to family reasons then I have no issue at all family comes before everything but I would be disappointed if he is leaving due to budget reasons he must know that a club like us has to watch our finances. I wasn't that keen on him at the start and was angry with the team he put out against Celtic but you can't deny he did a fantastic job in last quarter of season was looking forward to seeing what he could do this year

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6 minutes ago, bender rodriguez said:

Absolutely spot on if it is true we need to get someone in asap to avoid a start like last season. If he is leaving due to family reasons then I have no issue at all family comes before everything but I would be disappointed if he is leaving due to budget reasons he must know that a club like us has to watch our finances. I wasn't that keen on him at the start and was angry with the team he put out against Celtic but you can't deny he did a fantastic job in last quarter of season was looking forward to seeing what he could do this year

I would put our money on that, if we had any. 

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When you set your stall out to be an antagonist, then you need to be able to take it.
As I said, if it turns out to be true - have at you! 
Likelihood at this point is that it will be true. If it isn't though, I'll be nicking FS's popcorn and watching it all unfold.  
 
There you go right there seeking to deflect your anger at someone who made observations, rather than the guy whose been stringing us along. Or the board who didn't insist he move to within a reasonable commute.
Hey ho, I can take your misplaced bile.

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My personal opinion is that most of our tactics,way we shape up,subs on and off was all Jimmy nichol decisions,never once seen him do anything without talking to nichol first then making decisions, and people saying it was gus that identified and signed January players ,not Kearney,so strange 

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2 hours ago, faraway saint said:

Sweep. :lol:

Oh, sorry, inappropriate smilie time...............:bounce1

Hopefully he returns from his wee boy huff as a better man. 

He will then maybe respect fellow buddies that he is interacting with on here. 

He shouldn't be abusing Saints fans and calling them imbeciles and twats when they have only offerred their honest opinion. 

Edited by shull

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4 minutes ago, MWISAINT71 said:

This gets this sorted ASAP whether he stays or goes.  We have a hard enough start to the season to be getting on with it.  Jim Goodwin ASAP if he does go.  I personally hope he doesn't. 

If the only option is JG then I hope to feck OK stays. Jim isn't ready for this. I think he knows that as well.

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3 minutes ago, Ayrshire Saints said:
4 minutes ago, stlucifer said:
If the only option is JG then I hope to feck OK stays. Jim isn't ready for this. I think he knows that as well.

As ready as Ross or Kearney were !

Ross was, literally, in a different league so impossible to say if he would have succeeded or not.

Kearney had a mixed season but did come from another country so possibly wasn't well versed in the Scottish game.

Certainly this doesn't help the image of the club, although plenty weren't bothered about that with the CEO's comments recently. 

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9 minutes ago, Danny said:

The most telling point is that St Mirren wouldn't comment 

Tbf some Irish fella probably phoned the main reception asking for a comment and been told to do one 😂

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52 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:

There you go right there seeking to deflect your anger at someone who made observations, rather than the guy whose been stringing us along. Or the board who didn't insist he move to within a reasonable commute.
Hey ho, I can take your misplaced bile.

Oh if he goes and it's for the reasons that are now being speculated (ie. budgetary issues and NOT homesickness) , the board have to live with the fact that there is going to be a groundswell of public opinion that's about to turn on them in a big way for letting him up sticks and leave over their lack of funds to back up anything approaching the overabundance of ambition.

If the reasons for him going ARE that, I'll be f**king raging.

Edited by djchapsticks

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3 minutes ago, MWISAINT71 said:

In all seriousness if OK does go it has to be Goody for me and as I said previously I hope OK stays

If OK does go they need to move for someone quickly, no messing about getting CVs in, go out and get who you want to get. Scott cant let a manager go 2 or 3 days before pre season starts (with no assistant manager in place, or new signings made) and then take 3 or 4 weeks to appoint his replacement

The rumours of him going have been swirling for over a month now

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In my opinion if he does leave it will be because he is home sick he managed to wheel and deal some very decent players on the budget last season and I don't think this seasons would be lower than. Last seasons

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Coleraine is a lovely place.
Still great for a weekend holiday.
The fitba wid only spoil it anyway.
My Grandfather was born and bred in Coleraine. A very good dude. 

Served in the army in Bally Kelly, used to drink in Coleraine, Limavady & surrounding areas In the 80’s. Great wee places.

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4 minutes ago, elvis said:

In my opinion if he does leave it will be because he is home sick he managed to wheel and deal some very decent players on the budget last season and I don't think this seasons would be lower than. Last seasons

You may be right mate. We really don't know the budget position at this time but I  would rather wait and see the quality of player brought in regardless of who our manager is.

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