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  1. Blakey

    2019-20 League Cup

    Are you mjc who posts on P&B? You sound as miserable as him! I thought we played well yesterday.
  2. Blakey

    2019-20 League Cup

    Do you actually get any pleasure from watching us? Jeezo.
  3. Blakey

    Jim Gannon - ten years on

    The first half of the home Steaua game we did play some decent football and also in the 0-0 game against 'Them' at Fir Park we looked like a good side but apart from that we were awful to watch and it got worse towards the end of his tenure when he had basically chucked it and was working his ticket out the club. Gannon's use of substitutes was crazy and contributed hugely to us dropping so many points from winning positions.
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    Jim Gannon - ten years on

    I was right in line with that and could see clearly in real time that it wasn't offside. Absolute cheating at its very worst. We should have won both home games against Them that season, we drew the first one 0-0 and played some really good football before Jim O'Brien missed a late penalty.
  5. Blakey

    Jim Gannon - ten years on

    There was the same excitement at Forbes and Slane breaking through then as there was for Turnbull and Hastie last season. Both of them looked the part in that Europa run. Sadly, like Gannon, they were soon found out.
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    Jim Gannon - ten years on

    I actually thought they were deliberately trying to lose goals as part of a betting scam at one point that night, it just didn't seem possible that a team of professional footballers could be so, so bad. It was enjoying from our perspective all the same and arguably Jamie Murphy's finest hour in a 'Well shirt, or one of them at least.
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    Jim Gannon - ten years on

    He's a club legend at Stockport by all accounts, they absolutely love him down there. That seems to be the only club he has succeeded at. Initially when he joined us he looked like he was going to bring a complete revamp of our playing style and indeed he made some shrewd signings in Ruddy, Jennings, Jutkiewicz, Humphrey and Coke...but as the months rolled on it became more and more apparent that he just couldn't manage them.
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    Jim Gannon - ten years on

    I noticed yesterday that it was ten years to the day that we played Llanelli at Airdrie and lost 1-0 in one of the most embarrassing results in our history. We did overturn it in Wales a week later mind you. That got me thinking back to Jim Gannon's time with us and it certainly was a strange six months. Early on there was a feeling of real optimism and excitement about this new 'out the box' boss and despite the Llanelli result we went on to have a decent wee Euro run which included an 8-1 win over Flamurtari at Airdrie before the Steua Bucharest tie. In the league we went unbeaten until late September but things went pear shaped after that disastrous 3-0 pumping at Love Street in the League Cup and then Gannon embarked on a ridiculous feud with the media, the referees and just about everyone else and we didn't win another match until after he'd left. In that time his team selections and tactics were mental and he used to sub performing players at half time every single week when we were winning, and as a result of his changes we went on to lose or draw. His final game against Saint Johnstone on Boxing Day 2009 was one of the worst performances I've ever seen from us and Peter MacDonald bagged a second half hat trick in the second half after we had led 1-0 at HT then Gannon made more unnecessary changes. He was bumped a few days later amid reports that he refused to sign a contract which according to some, he was never offered in the first place and there seemed to be much rejoicing from inside Fir Park when he got his jotters. Some of the stuff that emerged about him since he left us certainly suggests that we dodged a massive bullet by getting rid when we did and I personally was pleased to see him go as he appeared to be taking us only one way and that was down the way. The standouts from that strange short era were Yassin Moutouakil, his media fued and spat with Hugh Dallas, his obsessive substitutions, his dislike of Craigan and Lasley and his infamous juggling soot remark shortly before he left. A short period in our history, but one that lives long in the memory.
  9. Blakey

    Signings that you got wrong

    I was raging when we signed a near 40 y/o Gordon Marshall in 2003 but he went on to have a couple of solid seasons with us and played a big part in our League Cup run in '05. It's just a pity that he saved his worst game for us and played like the haddie I feared he would be in the final!
  10. Blakey

    2019-20 Rebuild

    I couldn't possibly say. But he won't be back at Fir Park again. Ever.
  11. Blakey

    Signings that you got wrong

    Faddy was brilliant when he returned for the first time in 2013. Him in that team with Ojamma, Law, Higdon and Humphrey was a thing of beauty. He struggled the next season when all of them left and he was never fit and when he returned again in 2015 he was clearly passed it.
  12. Blakey

    The 'Magnificent' David Turnbull Discussion Thread

    Shut yer puss. In football it's common for fans to refer to other teams by names that aren't necessarily politically correct. It was this offended by every thing nonsense that landed us with the ridiculous offensive behaviour bill which saw fans getting arrested and charged for next to nothing. So if you are genuinely offended by that or any comment similar then I suggest you first of all wring out your knickers then start looking for a different sport to follow.
  13. Blakey

    Signings that you got wrong

    Thought David Ferrere was going to by dynamite after his substitute debut hat trick against Hibs but he done nothing else after that. Also initially thought Jim Gannon was going to be a great manager for us but my opinion soon changed as it became more apparent with each passing week that he was an arrogant fruit loop who hadn't a clue what he was doing. His spat with the media and Hugh Dallas was a smokescreen for the fact that he was trying to work his ticket out the club.
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    The 'Magnificent' David Turnbull Discussion Thread

    Faddy, Phil, Gary McAllister were all better players for us or at the very least just as good. The contribution that Faddy and O'Donnell made to us was significantly more than Turnbull.
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    The 'Magnificent' David Turnbull Discussion Thread

    Correct. No player bigger than the club. We have lost better players than David Turnbull in the past and we survived. It's not about him anymore.

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