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Everything posted by CoF

  1. Seems really harsh on Cole, but went for Mugabi - he seemed to be on the end of everything punted into our box.
  2. So long as the SPFL turn a blind eye to other breaches then this is more-or-less the right decision. The original punishment was incredibly harsh in that context. I say more-or-less as the only disappointment is the lack of recognition about the impact on us and Accies, and the fact they can now field a full strength team.
  3. My point on the "Monday" comment was that the dates are there. The hearing placed significant weight on the difficulties with fixture congestion and the fact games couldn't be rescheduled this season. I cannot see how that's true. Teams playing in multiple competitions can play 4 games in 8 days. Aye, it would be unfair on us and Accies but the panel didn't make that point. It was that the games couldn't be replayed. You're right about the breaches, but there are plenty of clubs taking that gamble and by sheer luck / squad size haven't had to call off a game. 3 points is excessive in those circumstances.
  4. The initial decision reasoning put a lot of weight on the fact that postponing games is simply not an option this season. The SPFL found Celtic a Monday night slot because they wanted to do some extra training / rest some players, so there's that argument gone.
  5. I've seen you, and a few others, comment on the club strategy a few times. I'd be curious to know what your medium to long term strategy might be? From what you post, it looks like it's exactly the same strategy the club has been employing for decades:- Owner invests in the first team - get a season or two of success - see minimal growth in crowds / income - cut the budget - return to flirting with relegation / mid table mediocrity. Look at the last 30 years of - cup finals, a cup win, multiple 2nd and 3rd place finishes, European football, the teams of 1991, 1994, 2007, 2011 - 14, 2017. Did any of that success lead to the club growing in any way? Did the crowds grow in a sustainable way or was it all temporary? The reason we're still flirting with relegation is because these strategies have no sustainability. The club doesn't grow in any way and it definitely isn't secure. I'm sure you suggested investing £1m of recent transfer fees into the first team (apologies if I'm mistaken). To me, that's just looking for more of the same. Short term gains with no vision and it risks the future of the club. I think the club current strategy is clear and is the right one but it's going to need a few years of patience. First, get debt free. Second, in the short term invest transfer income into the academy and facilities so that Motherwell become the club of choice for players with potential. If it goes to plan, we'll have that consistent conveyer belt of talent consistently bringing in money which can then put a higher calibre of player on the pitch season after season instead of this constant fight for survival. I know a balance needs to be struck, we want the club to have an identity and not just be a stepping stone but this strategy will eventually lead to the proper investment into the first team that we all want. The difference is we'll be able to do it year after year.
  6. Didn't know the first thing about the guy 2 days ago but absolutely delighted with that.
  7. Didn't know a thing about Graham Alexander but looking at his record looks like he's done well at every club he's been at and been given the boot by nervous owners at early signs of trouble. Could be quite an exciting appointment.
  8. Interesting that we've eaten up a bit of the budget the day before the new manager comes in. Might mean we're either paying next to nothing for him, or the new manager is already at the club.....
  9. Turning up pished and making the players greet is probably the only man management technique Robinson didn't try. Good shout.
  10. ....and unfortunately for those reasons, he'll be in line for any number of jobs down south and nowhere near us.
  11. CoF

    Lasley out

    Maybe so, but it's ridiculously premature to say they've been napping. If we're still managerless in two weeks time then that criticism is fair.
  12. I imagine against every managers advice, some players will read this forum. They probably think we're a shower of absolute fannies with some of the chat that goes on.
  13. CoF

    Lasley out

    In what way have the board been caught napping? He resigned two days ago. You have absolutely no idea what discussions they've already had nor what plans are already in motion.
  14. Its so bad it's kinda comical.
  15. Haha, phew. Canny tell on here.
  16. Tell me that's tongue in cheek?
  17. Nice of Accies to loan us a Casio keyboard to plug some mics into. Think it's run out of batteries now though.
  18. Aye right. I seriously doubt you'd be happy with a team of try-hards finishing 10th place every season. Consistently losing games is shite.
  19. Ach, that's good. I've been feeling it's time for him to go in recent weeks but his departure is tinged with a bit of sadness for me. You'd struggle to find a more committed or enthusiastic manager.
  20. Yep, would love for Las to succeed but I do wonder if the dressing room needs a new voice, a fresh set of eyes on the players.
  21. That, as you know, is absolute shite. The club is in the best financial position its been in decades and that's largely down to Robinson. He brought an absolute fortune in to us.
  22. Me too. Felt quite positive after the the last three games where we looked a bit more organised and cohesive and the first twenty minutes tonight I thought we had finally turned that corner. You could see it in the players that all it took was that first Killie goal for it to all be undone.

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