SWINDON TOWN: MacDonald is new Swindon boss

MacDonald is the new Swindon boss

MacDonald is the new Swindon boss

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KEVIN MacDonald has been officially named as the new manager of Swindon Town.

The former Aston Villa assistant boss is expected to take charge of the trip to Coventry on Saturday.

In a statement on the club's official website, chairman Jed McCrory said: "His is a hugely important appointment at a significant moment in Swindon’s recent history and we are delighted to appoint a football man of Kevin’s calibre as our new manager.

“This is a clear message that the new board is determined to drive on for promotion this season and continue to try and bring success to Swindon.

“Kevin has fantastic football credentials as a double-winner with Liverpool during his playing days and he is an excellent coach.

“He has great connections with top players and he is a proper football man. We have every faith for Kevin now to lead Swindon from the front at a pivotal moment in the campaign. It is a new start for Kevin and for our new board of directors and we move forward together with every confidence.”

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8:06pm Thu 28 Feb 13

lambo says...

welcome and good luck

coyr
welcome and good luck coyr lambo
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8:07pm Thu 28 Feb 13

robin_in_the_snow says...

Very sensible appointment, welcome to Swindon Kevin!

He's got years of experience working under some top managers, well respected, must have lots of tactical acumen having spent so long as a premier league coach, and will be a level-headed leader, which won't be a bad thing after all that's happened recently.

Couldn't really be a bigger contrast to King Paulo but I'm quite excited by his appointment - roll on Saturday!
Very sensible appointment, welcome to Swindon Kevin! He's got years of experience working under some top managers, well respected, must have lots of tactical acumen having spent so long as a premier league coach, and will be a level-headed leader, which won't be a bad thing after all that's happened recently. Couldn't really be a bigger contrast to King Paulo but I'm quite excited by his appointment - roll on Saturday! robin_in_the_snow
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8:08pm Thu 28 Feb 13

umpcah says...

Hoo yippee ray ! Kev Macdonald gets the points e. i. e. o ! COME ON YOU REDS A new era begins.
Hoo yippee ray ! Kev Macdonald gets the points e. i. e. o ! COME ON YOU REDS A new era begins. umpcah
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8:10pm Thu 28 Feb 13

igiwigi says...

It Is either BIG MACS RED AND WHITE ARMY


or

BURGER OFF!!!
It Is either BIG MACS RED AND WHITE ARMY or BURGER OFF!!! igiwigi
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8:10pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Stratton Red says...

Villa mates would prefer him to Lambert!
*
Finally have a bit of a good feeling for Saturday. Let's get the L1 title back on track...
Villa mates would prefer him to Lambert! * Finally have a bit of a good feeling for Saturday. Let's get the L1 title back on track... Stratton Red
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8:11pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Wonder Strike says...

Happy with that. Could be an excellent appointment. Well done to the new board.

Big Mac I'll have a Big Mac.
Happy with that. Could be an excellent appointment. Well done to the new board. Big Mac I'll have a Big Mac. Wonder Strike
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8:11pm Thu 28 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

Good luck Kevin Mac COYR's
Good luck Kevin Mac COYR's sp1dersw3b
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8:11pm Thu 28 Feb 13

ya mums got facial hair says...

Are you sure jed it's not Ronald?
Are you sure jed it's not Ronald? ya mums got facial hair
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8:11pm Thu 28 Feb 13

igiwigi says...

After PDC

It should be

KFC!!
After PDC It should be KFC!! igiwigi
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8:12pm Thu 28 Feb 13

umpcah says...

igiwigi wrote:
It Is either BIG MACS RED AND WHITE ARMY


or

BURGER OFF!!!
Definitely the first ! I`m getting quite excited now 1
[quote][p][bold]igiwigi[/bold] wrote: It Is either BIG MACS RED AND WHITE ARMY or BURGER OFF!!![/p][/quote]Definitely the first ! I`m getting quite excited now 1 umpcah
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8:12pm Thu 28 Feb 13

therock4u says...

Welcome aboard Kevin.

Please don't compare to the last manager. He will do things his way. So lets give him all the support we can,as it might take a couple of games for him to settle.
Welcome aboard Kevin. Please don't compare to the last manager. He will do things his way. So lets give him all the support we can,as it might take a couple of games for him to settle. therock4u
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8:12pm Thu 28 Feb 13

EastleazeRed says...

Not " blow you're socks off " but a safe appointment in my opinion. A villa mate of mine said he is very well respected with the fans at his former club , and should have been given a chance to manage villa , and was sh! t on by Paul Lambert.
Not " blow you're socks off " but a safe appointment in my opinion. A villa mate of mine said he is very well respected with the fans at his former club , and should have been given a chance to manage villa , and was sh! t on by Paul Lambert. EastleazeRed
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8:14pm Thu 28 Feb 13

vikingred says...

I would like to add that this is a very sensible appointment and he is a guy that is well respected in football circles. I have been reading about him on the Villa forum and he is held in very high regard by the fans there. As mentioned above, he is the perfect choice to follow PDC and a calm and experienced head is exactly what we need right now. Thanks to Jed and the new board for acting fast and making a decent choice. Welcome to Swindon Kevin and I hope your stay is long and successful.
I would like to add that this is a very sensible appointment and he is a guy that is well respected in football circles. I have been reading about him on the Villa forum and he is held in very high regard by the fans there. As mentioned above, he is the perfect choice to follow PDC and a calm and experienced head is exactly what we need right now. Thanks to Jed and the new board for acting fast and making a decent choice. Welcome to Swindon Kevin and I hope your stay is long and successful. vikingred
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8:14pm Thu 28 Feb 13

grove red says...

Good luck Kevin now go and get some players we need ASAP
Good luck Kevin now go and get some players we need ASAP grove red
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8:16pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Welcome to Swindon Kevin any chance of getting Benteke, Bent and Ireland down here. Wonder what he is like banging dugouts.
Much better appointment than expected I really feared the worse and thought we'd end up with Newell, Hartford and Stein. Worked under O'Neil so would have learned plenty and Villa fans wanted him to stay and manage Villa when O'Neil left. Well pleased.
Welcome to Swindon Kevin any chance of getting Benteke, Bent and Ireland down here. Wonder what he is like banging dugouts. Much better appointment than expected I really feared the worse and thought we'd end up with Newell, Hartford and Stein. Worked under O'Neil so would have learned plenty and Villa fans wanted him to stay and manage Villa when O'Neil left. Well pleased. Di kanny oh
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8:18pm Thu 28 Feb 13

umpcah says...

grove red wrote:
Good luck Kevin now go and get some players we need ASAP
Anyone know what scope there is just now for acquiring the so essential additions ? Transfer window ? Emergency transfer / loan window ?
[quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: Good luck Kevin now go and get some players we need ASAP[/p][/quote]Anyone know what scope there is just now for acquiring the so essential additions ? Transfer window ? Emergency transfer / loan window ? umpcah
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8:19pm Thu 28 Feb 13

NewburyRobin says...

Good choice, well only time will tell, but from now on I will be 100% behind him, welcome on board Kevin.

The man has tons of experience in the football world & will be hungry to prove himself.

Will be sure to take more interest in bringing on youths, that is one side that Paolo distanced himself from.

He is sure to have made many contacts in the game so hopefully will be able to attract loan players in ASAP.
Good choice, well only time will tell, but from now on I will be 100% behind him, welcome on board Kevin. The man has tons of experience in the football world & will be hungry to prove himself. Will be sure to take more interest in bringing on youths, that is one side that Paolo distanced himself from. He is sure to have made many contacts in the game so hopefully will be able to attract loan players in ASAP. NewburyRobin
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8:19pm Thu 28 Feb 13

OX1 RED says...

Sound appointment, happy with that!

Welcome K-Mac .... All the best fella,
Sound appointment, happy with that! Welcome K-Mac .... All the best fella, OX1 RED
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8:19pm Thu 28 Feb 13

ya mums got facial hair says...

Now we got a good number 2 when will the manager be announced?
Soon I hope
Now we got a good number 2 when will the manager be announced? Soon I hope ya mums got facial hair
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8:20pm Thu 28 Feb 13

robstfc says...

Welcome Kevin...... Just a small thing... please get us over the finishing line into the championship......

You have our full support.... TOGETHER we can do this.....

Can't wait for Saturday......
Welcome Kevin...... Just a small thing... please get us over the finishing line into the championship...... You have our full support.... TOGETHER we can do this..... Can't wait for Saturday...... robstfc
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8:22pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Highworth red says...

Welcome aboard Kevin.
Welcome aboard Kevin. Highworth red
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8:22pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Hemmbass says...

Interesting to see some negative comments already, especially about him being the cheap option. If Di Canio hadn't wasted so much money, then perhaps the old board and Di Canio would still be here.
BUT, they have gone and another new chapter begins with new board and new owners. I hope this will be a good appointment. I have spoken to a Villa pal since news broke earlier and he said, that in his first game in temporary charge he was trying to hide behind the perspex in the dugout, but grew in confidence as games passed and turned out to be quite vocal in the technical area (something that has been missing in last 2 games), he said that most Villa fans were sorry that he did not get the job.
I welcome this appointment and can look forward to the rest of the season.

Welcome KM, lets hope you start with 3 points at Coventry on Saturday. As always, I will be there to cheer the lads on
Interesting to see some negative comments already, especially about him being the cheap option. If Di Canio hadn't wasted so much money, then perhaps the old board and Di Canio would still be here. BUT, they have gone and another new chapter begins with new board and new owners. I hope this will be a good appointment. I have spoken to a Villa pal since news broke earlier and he said, that in his first game in temporary charge he was trying to hide behind the perspex in the dugout, but grew in confidence as games passed and turned out to be quite vocal in the technical area (something that has been missing in last 2 games), he said that most Villa fans were sorry that he did not get the job. I welcome this appointment and can look forward to the rest of the season. Welcome KM, lets hope you start with 3 points at Coventry on Saturday. As always, I will be there to cheer the lads on Hemmbass
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8:22pm Thu 28 Feb 13

grove red says...

umpcah wrote:
grove red wrote:
Good luck Kevin now go and get some players we need ASAP
Anyone know what scope there is just now for acquiring the so essential additions ? Transfer window ? Emergency transfer / loan window ?
Loans only hopefuly some good ones he should have plenty of contacts.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grove red[/bold] wrote: Good luck Kevin now go and get some players we need ASAP[/p][/quote]Anyone know what scope there is just now for acquiring the so essential additions ? Transfer window ? Emergency transfer / loan window ?[/p][/quote]Loans only hopefuly some good ones he should have plenty of contacts. grove red
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8:23pm Thu 28 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

Via 'Heart of the Holte'

'I speak for all Aston Villa fans, we wish Kmac and Swindon all the best. He will do a fantastic job for you.'
Via 'Heart of the Holte' 'I speak for all Aston Villa fans, we wish Kmac and Swindon all the best. He will do a fantastic job for you.' sp1dersw3b
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8:23pm Thu 28 Feb 13

eucalyptus says...

Welcome to the club Kevin. You have my 100% support.
Welcome to the club Kevin. You have my 100% support. eucalyptus
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8:23pm Thu 28 Feb 13

billbst says...

Have already welcomed this appointment on the other thread. We will have to wait and see how the finances work out but I am very impressed with Jed and the board. Managing the takeover in the time they did was staggering. They first took the players view with the planned review yesterday. Decision on the future then and now the next day a manager appointed. Not just that they issue a statement tonight to keep us fully informed They are indeed football people.
Have already welcomed this appointment on the other thread. We will have to wait and see how the finances work out but I am very impressed with Jed and the board. Managing the takeover in the time they did was staggering. They first took the players view with the planned review yesterday. Decision on the future then and now the next day a manager appointed. Not just that they issue a statement tonight to keep us fully informed They are indeed football people. billbst
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8:23pm Thu 28 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Good luck Kevin and happy with the appointment.

A great opportunity to show him the numbers that we can take away on Saturday.

Come on everyone get behind the new Manager and this is from one of PDC's biggest Supporters.
Good luck Kevin and happy with the appointment. A great opportunity to show him the numbers that we can take away on Saturday. Come on everyone get behind the new Manager and this is from one of PDC's biggest Supporters. TheDukeOfBanbury
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8:25pm Thu 28 Feb 13

who am i says...

Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do. who am i
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8:26pm Thu 28 Feb 13

madred says...

Welcome to Wiltshire Kevin!! Good luck. the Town faithful will be right behind you so long as you work hard and just be honest with us. looking forward to a period of calm after the last couple of weeks.... COYR's
Welcome to Wiltshire Kevin!! Good luck. the Town faithful will be right behind you so long as you work hard and just be honest with us. looking forward to a period of calm after the last couple of weeks.... COYR's madred
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8:26pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Carpcatcher710 says...

Nice one ;-) , paolo who , oh yeh the guy who cried me,me, me all the time on the PAST , red army
Nice one ;-) , paolo who , oh yeh the guy who cried me,me, me all the time on the PAST , red army Carpcatcher710
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8:27pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

NewburyRobin wrote:
Good choice, well only time will tell, but from now on I will be 100% behind him, welcome on board Kevin.

The man has tons of experience in the football world & will be hungry to prove himself.

Will be sure to take more interest in bringing on youths, that is one side that Paolo distanced himself from.

He is sure to have made many contacts in the game so hopefully will be able to attract loan players in ASAP.
Di Canio would rather squander money than bring on the young lads. This Is a great appointment and someone who believes in bringing on the younger players. Much better appointment than expected and a man who will calm every one down without banging dugouts and taking players off after 25 minutes.
[quote][p][bold]NewburyRobin[/bold] wrote: Good choice, well only time will tell, but from now on I will be 100% behind him, welcome on board Kevin. The man has tons of experience in the football world & will be hungry to prove himself. Will be sure to take more interest in bringing on youths, that is one side that Paolo distanced himself from. He is sure to have made many contacts in the game so hopefully will be able to attract loan players in ASAP.[/p][/quote]Di Canio would rather squander money than bring on the young lads. This Is a great appointment and someone who believes in bringing on the younger players. Much better appointment than expected and a man who will calm every one down without banging dugouts and taking players off after 25 minutes. Di kanny oh
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8:27pm Thu 28 Feb 13

MidlandRobin says...

Good Luck Kevin, Not gonna lie Atkins was my first choice. But hopefully the man can get in some good loan players to push for promotion!! SHARPISH.

Hope we can show Di Canio what a massive mistake he's made.
Good Luck Kevin, Not gonna lie Atkins was my first choice. But hopefully the man can get in some good loan players to push for promotion!! SHARPISH. Hope we can show Di Canio what a massive mistake he's made. MidlandRobin
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8:28pm Thu 28 Feb 13

STFC MARLOW says...

All the best Kevin.

ALL fans are behind you!!

COYR!!!
All the best Kevin. ALL fans are behind you!! COYR!!! STFC MARLOW
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8:28pm Thu 28 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Welcome on board Kevin and the very best of luck!I'm sure you'll give it everything you've got and we hope it works out great for you!well done Jed for acting swiftly and getting a good football man in asap,now lets have some loans to follow asap!!!!!!!!!
Welcome on board Kevin and the very best of luck!I'm sure you'll give it everything you've got and we hope it works out great for you!well done Jed for acting swiftly and getting a good football man in asap,now lets have some loans to follow asap!!!!!!!!! the don69
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8:29pm Thu 28 Feb 13

The Jockster says...

Despite my reservations as to whether Jed and co. can deliver I must be fair
say this could be a step in the right direction because the appointment is a fresh face on the managerial scene and the temptation to recruit a "safe" face ala Newell etc. has been resisted. Any Coventry tickets left?

See Steve - cloud what cloud lol!
We've got what we've got so let's see what happens because we can only as fans continue to support the club regardless of who's in charge.
Despite my reservations as to whether Jed and co. can deliver I must be fair say this could be a step in the right direction because the appointment is a fresh face on the managerial scene and the temptation to recruit a "safe" face ala Newell etc. has been resisted. Any Coventry tickets left? See Steve - cloud what cloud lol! We've got what we've got so let's see what happens because we can only as fans continue to support the club regardless of who's in charge. The Jockster
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8:29pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

Really pleased with this appointment, can see a great future. COYR
Really pleased with this appointment, can see a great future. COYR Davidsyrett
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8:30pm Thu 28 Feb 13

peckham red says...

Welcome to the club Kevin got my full support. Who will he bring in back room staff I wonder, got my full support. Wish I was going Coventry now.
Welcome to the club Kevin got my full support. Who will he bring in back room staff I wonder, got my full support. Wish I was going Coventry now. peckham red
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8:30pm Thu 28 Feb 13

TheDukeOfBanbury says...

Second choice apparently, the first was Sean Close but he is still wandering around the ground trying to find the door.

Poor lad first the net and now the door.

Oh well need to move on.
Second choice apparently, the first was Sean Close but he is still wandering around the ground trying to find the door. Poor lad first the net and now the door. Oh well need to move on. TheDukeOfBanbury
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8:30pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Carpcatcher710 says...

Nice one ;-) , paolo who , oh yeh the guy who cried me,me, me all the time in the PAST , red army
Nice one ;-) , paolo who , oh yeh the guy who cried me,me, me all the time in the PAST , red army Carpcatcher710
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8:31pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

Many years in the game, must know players all around the leagues.

Well respected, and can only be good for the youth set up.

Perhaps not an eye catching appointment, and a tough act to follow, but confident with this appointment and good luck to him.

Sounds like Villa having a clearout in the coaching dept, maybe some may follow.

Credit to the board too with the quick appointment. Clearly had done their homework. 2 indifferent games with the Ward / Miller combo while they found their feet, then after a meeting they got their man within 24 hours. Good work, and taking emotion out of it probably for the best after what has happened to start afresh.
Many years in the game, must know players all around the leagues. Well respected, and can only be good for the youth set up. Perhaps not an eye catching appointment, and a tough act to follow, but confident with this appointment and good luck to him. Sounds like Villa having a clearout in the coaching dept, maybe some may follow. Credit to the board too with the quick appointment. Clearly had done their homework. 2 indifferent games with the Ward / Miller combo while they found their feet, then after a meeting they got their man within 24 hours. Good work, and taking emotion out of it probably for the best after what has happened to start afresh. Wilesy
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8:31pm Thu 28 Feb 13

who am i says...

Forgot to say good luck and welcome Kevin to our great club.
Forgot to say good luck and welcome Kevin to our great club. who am i
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8:31pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
you are wrong! wont be missed with an attitude like that.
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]you are wrong! wont be missed with an attitude like that. Davidsyrett
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8:32pm Thu 28 Feb 13

grove red says...

sp1dersw3b wrote:
Via 'Heart of the Holte'

'I speak for all Aston Villa fans, we wish Kmac and Swindon all the best. He will do a fantastic job for you.'
Cheers nice to see villa fans back him to. Can we have some players on loan from you to. All the best for the season hope you stay up.
[quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: Via 'Heart of the Holte' 'I speak for all Aston Villa fans, we wish Kmac and Swindon all the best. He will do a fantastic job for you.'[/p][/quote]Cheers nice to see villa fans back him to. Can we have some players on loan from you to. All the best for the season hope you stay up. grove red
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8:32pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
Caretaker manager at Villa when O'Neil left and Villa fans wanted him to stay as manager and speak very highly of him. Let's give the guy a chance and offer him our support at least.
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]Caretaker manager at Villa when O'Neil left and Villa fans wanted him to stay as manager and speak very highly of him. Let's give the guy a chance and offer him our support at least. Di kanny oh
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8:32pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Haydonender says...

Interesting, definitely a great coach who is well respected and just hope he can make the step up to being number 1.

Welcome Kevin, hope you can steady the ship and finish what we've started this year. Most of us are behind you all the way and hope you can prove the rest wrong. We desperately need to shake the negativity surrounding the club and particularly at home matches and the best way is to start with a win on Saturday.
Interesting, definitely a great coach who is well respected and just hope he can make the step up to being number 1. Welcome Kevin, hope you can steady the ship and finish what we've started this year. Most of us are behind you all the way and hope you can prove the rest wrong. We desperately need to shake the negativity surrounding the club and particularly at home matches and the best way is to start with a win on Saturday. Haydonender
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8:33pm Thu 28 Feb 13

pat.swindon.f.c. says...

Ex Aston "Vanilla",the team everyone loves to lick.....and Cov City,so his first away game will be on familiar ground to him.Worth a chance...and who knows with all his experience should be able to deliver some decent results with much more stability and calm after the theatricals of Paolo!Expect an influx of Scots and Irish players now?Caddis back from Brum would make some posters happy!!So Paolo has really gone-tanta grazie and
arrivederci Paolo-finito senza'altro dubbio!!!Welcome BIG MAC
Ex Aston "Vanilla",the team everyone loves to lick.....and Cov City,so his first away game will be on familiar ground to him.Worth a chance...and who knows with all his experience should be able to deliver some decent results with much more stability and calm after the theatricals of Paolo!Expect an influx of Scots and Irish players now?Caddis back from Brum would make some posters happy!!So Paolo has really gone-tanta grazie and arrivederci Paolo-finito senza'altro dubbio!!!Welcome BIG MAC pat.swindon.f.c.
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8:34pm Thu 28 Feb 13

The Black Hand says...

Welcome to the club Kev! now let's hit the ground running, Villa got any good kids we can loan! yes i know you haven't come through the door yet but this is STFC Rollercoaster.God Luck son.
Welcome to the club Kev! now let's hit the ground running, Villa got any good kids we can loan! yes i know you haven't come through the door yet but this is STFC Rollercoaster.God Luck son. The Black Hand
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8:35pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Rogersforengland says...

I knew nothing about McDonald but after a few googles it seems he can be strict and clearly great experience as a player at the top level and some good experience as a Caretaker manager. It's his time to step up, welcome to Swindon. Can't wait now till Saturday
I knew nothing about McDonald but after a few googles it seems he can be strict and clearly great experience as a player at the top level and some good experience as a Caretaker manager. It's his time to step up, welcome to Swindon. Can't wait now till Saturday Rogersforengland
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8:36pm Thu 28 Feb 13

OX1 RED says...

TheDukeOfBanbury wrote:
Second choice apparently, the first was Sean Close but he is still wandering around the ground trying to find the door.

Poor lad first the net and now the door.

Oh well need to move on.
... And to think, we would have had Eddie Murray as his assistant, now just a dream...
[quote][p][bold]TheDukeOfBanbury[/bold] wrote: Second choice apparently, the first was Sean Close but he is still wandering around the ground trying to find the door. Poor lad first the net and now the door. Oh well need to move on.[/p][/quote]... And to think, we would have had Eddie Murray as his assistant, now just a dream... OX1 RED
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8:37pm Thu 28 Feb 13

swindonthruandthru says...

i like this appointment may be at least most posters will spell his name right welcome MR McDowell to stfc
i like this appointment may be at least most posters will spell his name right welcome MR McDowell to stfc swindonthruandthru
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8:37pm Thu 28 Feb 13

who am i says...

Davidsyrett wrote:
who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
you are wrong! wont be missed with an attitude like that.
Entitled to my option pal. After reading most of your posts these last few days obviously any option that is different to yours you can't stomach.
[quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]you are wrong! wont be missed with an attitude like that.[/p][/quote]Entitled to my option pal. After reading most of your posts these last few days obviously any option that is different to yours you can't stomach. who am i
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8:38pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Rogersforengland says...

Anyone 'thinking' of going to Coventry…then just go pay at the ground 6,000 away capacity so we wont sell out but we might get 3,000 there now
Anyone 'thinking' of going to Coventry…then just go pay at the ground 6,000 away capacity so we wont sell out but we might get 3,000 there now Rogersforengland
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8:38pm Thu 28 Feb 13

sagadude says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
NewburyRobin wrote:
Good choice, well only time will tell, but from now on I will be 100% behind him, welcome on board Kevin.

The man has tons of experience in the football world & will be hungry to prove himself.

Will be sure to take more interest in bringing on youths, that is one side that Paolo distanced himself from.

He is sure to have made many contacts in the game so hopefully will be able to attract loan players in ASAP.
Di Canio would rather squander money than bring on the young lads. This Is a great appointment and someone who believes in bringing on the younger players. Much better appointment than expected and a man who will calm every one down without banging dugouts and taking players off after 25 minutes.
Spot on mate, could not have put it better myself.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewburyRobin[/bold] wrote: Good choice, well only time will tell, but from now on I will be 100% behind him, welcome on board Kevin. The man has tons of experience in the football world & will be hungry to prove himself. Will be sure to take more interest in bringing on youths, that is one side that Paolo distanced himself from. He is sure to have made many contacts in the game so hopefully will be able to attract loan players in ASAP.[/p][/quote]Di Canio would rather squander money than bring on the young lads. This Is a great appointment and someone who believes in bringing on the younger players. Much better appointment than expected and a man who will calm every one down without banging dugouts and taking players off after 25 minutes.[/p][/quote]Spot on mate, could not have put it better myself. sagadude
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8:39pm Thu 28 Feb 13

who am i says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
Caretaker manager at Villa when O'Neil left and Villa fans wanted him to stay as manager and speak very highly of him. Let's give the guy a chance and offer him our support at least.
Did I not say ill give him till end of season lol. Long enough.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]Caretaker manager at Villa when O'Neil left and Villa fans wanted him to stay as manager and speak very highly of him. Let's give the guy a chance and offer him our support at least.[/p][/quote]Did I not say ill give him till end of season lol. Long enough. who am i
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8:41pm Thu 28 Feb 13

nosyrudeman says...

Big welcome aboard the roller coaster that is STFC Kev Mac a big Teuchter fae Inverness. I'd love tae meet ye as I've got a nice wee soltaire oan ma shirt.

An exiled weegie since '61 and love ma' Toon.
Big welcome aboard the roller coaster that is STFC Kev Mac a big Teuchter fae Inverness. I'd love tae meet ye as I've got a nice wee soltaire oan ma shirt. An exiled weegie since '61 and love ma' Toon. nosyrudeman
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8:41pm Thu 28 Feb 13

akershaker says...

who am i wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
you are wrong! wont be missed with an attitude like that.
Entitled to my option pal. After reading most of your posts these last few days obviously any option that is different to yours you can't stomach.
Whenever I come to "I'm entitled to my opinion" I just keep scrolling down...
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]you are wrong! wont be missed with an attitude like that.[/p][/quote]Entitled to my option pal. After reading most of your posts these last few days obviously any option that is different to yours you can't stomach.[/p][/quote]Whenever I come to "I'm entitled to my opinion" I just keep scrolling down... akershaker
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8:41pm Thu 28 Feb 13

RogerJ1969 says...

who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
Negative again, any manager who comes in is a gamble. To suggest on the night the guy is appointed that 500 season tickets will be lost is crazy. Get behind the team, after the booing on Tuesday you would think we had never played badly before.
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]Negative again, any manager who comes in is a gamble. To suggest on the night the guy is appointed that 500 season tickets will be lost is crazy. Get behind the team, after the booing on Tuesday you would think we had never played badly before. RogerJ1969
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8:43pm Thu 28 Feb 13

sagadude says...

Good choice looking at Wikipedia.

2500 + or more travelling to Cov on Sat, plus some guidance from the new manager, we might just win it :-)

Big away day, was always Cov.
Good choice looking at Wikipedia. 2500 + or more travelling to Cov on Sat, plus some guidance from the new manager, we might just win it :-) Big away day, was always Cov. sagadude
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8:44pm Thu 28 Feb 13

billbst says...

Just realised the Luton connection - "MacDonald". They probably couldn't resist it.
Just realised the Luton connection - "MacDonald". They probably couldn't resist it. billbst
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8:45pm Thu 28 Feb 13

who am i says...

akershaker wrote:
who am i wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
you are wrong! wont be missed with an attitude like that.
Entitled to my option pal. After reading most of your posts these last few days obviously any option that is different to yours you can't stomach.
Whenever I come to "I'm entitled to my opinion" I just keep scrolling down...
Obviously didn't scroll pass mine then.
[quote][p][bold]akershaker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]you are wrong! wont be missed with an attitude like that.[/p][/quote]Entitled to my option pal. After reading most of your posts these last few days obviously any option that is different to yours you can't stomach.[/p][/quote]Whenever I come to "I'm entitled to my opinion" I just keep scrolling down...[/p][/quote]Obviously didn't scroll pass mine then. who am i
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8:45pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Lambourn Red says...

Rogersforengland wrote:
Anyone 'thinking' of going to Coventry…then just go pay at the ground 6,000 away capacity so we wont sell out but we might get 3,000 there now
We have already sold 2,200 advanced tickets so 3,000 is a distinct possibility
[quote][p][bold]Rogersforengland[/bold] wrote: Anyone 'thinking' of going to Coventry…then just go pay at the ground 6,000 away capacity so we wont sell out but we might get 3,000 there now[/p][/quote]We have already sold 2,200 advanced tickets so 3,000 is a distinct possibility Lambourn Red
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8:46pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Robinonfire says...

Old MacDonalds Red White Army.

Should have Ward as No2
Old MacDonalds Red White Army. Should have Ward as No2 Robinonfire
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8:46pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Another view says...

A good sensible start from the board. They listened to the players about giving Darren and Tommy a chance to tact as interim managers, which obviously gave the board time to check their options. Now they have made a quick decisive appointment.

Welcome on board, Kevin. You made a promising start at Villa but were not given the time to prove yourself. Your first job is to steady the ship after a whirlwind season and a half, which left a few bruised bodies and egos!
A good sensible start from the board. They listened to the players about giving Darren and Tommy a chance to tact as interim managers, which obviously gave the board time to check their options. Now they have made a quick decisive appointment. Welcome on board, Kevin. You made a promising start at Villa but were not given the time to prove yourself. Your first job is to steady the ship after a whirlwind season and a half, which left a few bruised bodies and egos! Another view
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8:46pm Thu 28 Feb 13

ElcheRed says...

Good choice imo. Welcome Kevin and good luck. Now let's win L1 in style!
Good choice imo. Welcome Kevin and good luck. Now let's win L1 in style! ElcheRed
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8:48pm Thu 28 Feb 13

KojaktheWarg says...

Welcome to our Fantastic Club Kevin Mac!!

Well done Jed and The Board.

Feel much better now...looking forward to the Ricoh at the weekend.
Welcome to our Fantastic Club Kevin Mac!! Well done Jed and The Board. Feel much better now...looking forward to the Ricoh at the weekend. KojaktheWarg
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8:48pm Thu 28 Feb 13

FenlandRed says...

Excellent news. Well respected, it seems, and well-connected. A safe pair of hands to guide us to the Championship. 100% behind him, and great to read generally positive comments on here (some maturity, in contrast to Chelski fans)
Excellent news. Well respected, it seems, and well-connected. A safe pair of hands to guide us to the Championship. 100% behind him, and great to read generally positive comments on here (some maturity, in contrast to Chelski fans) FenlandRed
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8:49pm Thu 28 Feb 13

akershaker says...

Great appointment. Knowledgable and experienced, will get the best out of our squad, will have good contacts to find good loan and permanent signings, will bring experience and much needed stability and a level head to club.
The Paolo circus has been entertaining and successful, but I think all fans didn't agree with everything that happened - and it's run it's course. Paolo rescued us from the bottom of the football league, but now the fireworks are over - its time to rescue the finances of the club, consolidate, improve sustainably, play good football and progress.
Congratulations to Jed and the new board, very impressed with everything they are doing.
Great appointment. Knowledgable and experienced, will get the best out of our squad, will have good contacts to find good loan and permanent signings, will bring experience and much needed stability and a level head to club. The Paolo circus has been entertaining and successful, but I think all fans didn't agree with everything that happened - and it's run it's course. Paolo rescued us from the bottom of the football league, but now the fireworks are over - its time to rescue the finances of the club, consolidate, improve sustainably, play good football and progress. Congratulations to Jed and the new board, very impressed with everything they are doing. akershaker
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8:51pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Redhouse Red says...

From my mate, life long villa fan

Return of the mac!! Big Mac back in management!!! He should do you well!
From my mate, life long villa fan Return of the mac!! Big Mac back in management!!! He should do you well! Redhouse Red
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8:52pm Thu 28 Feb 13

who am i says...

RogerJ1969 wrote:
who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
Negative again, any manager who comes in is a gamble. To suggest on the night the guy is appointed that 500 season tickets will be lost is crazy. Get behind the team, after the booing on Tuesday you would think we had never played badly before.
Too be honest I'm trying not to be negative. But you have to admit appointing a coach with next to no managerial experience is a gamble when we are so close too promotion. And it was jed himself that said we will appoint an experience top manager not me. With reference to my comment about season tickets. It would not surprise me if we fail to get into playoffs because of appointment that that's what wold happen. Obviously it depends on prices aswell which is being announced in next few days. Of course I will support our man and see what happens come end of season.
[quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]Negative again, any manager who comes in is a gamble. To suggest on the night the guy is appointed that 500 season tickets will be lost is crazy. Get behind the team, after the booing on Tuesday you would think we had never played badly before.[/p][/quote]Too be honest I'm trying not to be negative. But you have to admit appointing a coach with next to no managerial experience is a gamble when we are so close too promotion. And it was jed himself that said we will appoint an experience top manager not me. With reference to my comment about season tickets. It would not surprise me if we fail to get into playoffs because of appointment that that's what wold happen. Obviously it depends on prices aswell which is being announced in next few days. Of course I will support our man and see what happens come end of season. who am i
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8:52pm Thu 28 Feb 13

the wizard says...

Hopefully safe hands cool head and even temper. Welcome, and have you got any back room staff you can bring with you. Hope you enjoy your stay here at STFC.

Looking forward to some in-coming loans now to bolster our injured ranks.

Many thanks to Ward and Miller for giving it their best while the ship needed steadying. Thanks lads, you did your best, hopefully its given you a taster for your full time coaching badges.
Hopefully safe hands cool head and even temper. Welcome, and have you got any back room staff you can bring with you. Hope you enjoy your stay here at STFC. Looking forward to some in-coming loans now to bolster our injured ranks. Many thanks to Ward and Miller for giving it their best while the ship needed steadying. Thanks lads, you did your best, hopefully its given you a taster for your full time coaching badges. the wizard
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8:53pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Not so Smart Roger says...

Good first move, Jed. Not one of the usual suspects but a man who commands plenty of respect in the game. A really good choice. Let's hope he makes a flying start.....!
Good first move, Jed. Not one of the usual suspects but a man who commands plenty of respect in the game. A really good choice. Let's hope he makes a flying start.....! Not so Smart Roger
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8:54pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

who am i wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
Caretaker manager at Villa when O'Neil left and Villa fans wanted him to stay as manager and speak very highly of him. Let's give the guy a chance and offer him our support at least.
Did I not say ill give him till end of season lol. Long enough.
12 games is long enough? PDC lost 6 of his first 12.
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]Caretaker manager at Villa when O'Neil left and Villa fans wanted him to stay as manager and speak very highly of him. Let's give the guy a chance and offer him our support at least.[/p][/quote]Did I not say ill give him till end of season lol. Long enough.[/p][/quote]12 games is long enough? PDC lost 6 of his first 12. Oi Den!
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8:55pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Redhouse Red says...

More from me mate

He had a cracking record for our reserve team and took over between O'neill leaving and Houllier arriving. Unfortunately one of his games was the 6-0 thumping we had at Newcastle but a mere blip in what was a decent record. Will be interesting to see if he takes any former villa youngsters there (hopefully Barry bannan!)
More from me mate He had a cracking record for our reserve team and took over between O'neill leaving and Houllier arriving. Unfortunately one of his games was the 6-0 thumping we had at Newcastle but a mere blip in what was a decent record. Will be interesting to see if he takes any former villa youngsters there (hopefully Barry bannan!) Redhouse Red
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8:55pm Thu 28 Feb 13

ICDeadpeople says...

Stability again.
.
Ward & Miller can concentrate on playing (if picked).
.
Kevin, just get the team playing football again please, instead of the tripe that was on show Tuesday night.
Stability again. . Ward & Miller can concentrate on playing (if picked). . Kevin, just get the team playing football again please, instead of the tripe that was on show Tuesday night. ICDeadpeople
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8:56pm Thu 28 Feb 13

davel4848 says...

who am i wrote:
RogerJ1969 wrote:
who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
Negative again, any manager who comes in is a gamble. To suggest on the night the guy is appointed that 500 season tickets will be lost is crazy. Get behind the team, after the booing on Tuesday you would think we had never played badly before.
Too be honest I'm trying not to be negative. But you have to admit appointing a coach with next to no managerial experience is a gamble when we are so close too promotion. And it was jed himself that said we will appoint an experience top manager not me. With reference to my comment about season tickets. It would not surprise me if we fail to get into playoffs because of appointment that that's what wold happen. Obviously it depends on prices aswell which is being announced in next few days. Of course I will support our man and see what happens come end of season.
You sound such a happy person. Glass half full please. I suggest you continue taking the anti-depressants.
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]Negative again, any manager who comes in is a gamble. To suggest on the night the guy is appointed that 500 season tickets will be lost is crazy. Get behind the team, after the booing on Tuesday you would think we had never played badly before.[/p][/quote]Too be honest I'm trying not to be negative. But you have to admit appointing a coach with next to no managerial experience is a gamble when we are so close too promotion. And it was jed himself that said we will appoint an experience top manager not me. With reference to my comment about season tickets. It would not surprise me if we fail to get into playoffs because of appointment that that's what wold happen. Obviously it depends on prices aswell which is being announced in next few days. Of course I will support our man and see what happens come end of season.[/p][/quote]You sound such a happy person. Glass half full please. I suggest you continue taking the anti-depressants. davel4848
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8:56pm Thu 28 Feb 13

nosyrudeman says...

Give the bloke a chance for goodness sake. I've gone to most home games since 1961, and many away to clubs that have been out the league for longer than a lot of peeps been supporting STFC. and have never said I'll pick and choose games. Seen the good and the bad times and I'm always there next season no matter what league we are in. Season ticket holder since 1977. Never ever not go unless I'm very ill.

C'mon you REDZZZZZZZZZ.
Give the bloke a chance for goodness sake. I've gone to most home games since 1961, and many away to clubs that have been out the league for longer than a lot of peeps been supporting STFC. and have never said I'll pick and choose games. Seen the good and the bad times and I'm always there next season no matter what league we are in. Season ticket holder since 1977. Never ever not go unless I'm very ill. C'mon you REDZZZZZZZZZ. nosyrudeman
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8:57pm Thu 28 Feb 13

old town robin says...

Think kevin will be a track suited manager like O'Neill, can't see him wearing an Armani or Gucci. to games lol

Wouldn't be surprised to see a Sunderland loanee spend a couple of months here if Martin O has anyone to spare.
Think kevin will be a track suited manager like O'Neill, can't see him wearing an Armani or Gucci. to games lol Wouldn't be surprised to see a Sunderland loanee spend a couple of months here if Martin O has anyone to spare. old town robin
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8:58pm Thu 28 Feb 13

RogerJ1969 says...

akershaker wrote:
Great appointment. Knowledgable and experienced, will get the best out of our squad, will have good contacts to find good loan and permanent signings, will bring experience and much needed stability and a level head to club.
The Paolo circus has been entertaining and successful, but I think all fans didn't agree with everything that happened - and it's run it's course. Paolo rescued us from the bottom of the football league, but now the fireworks are over - its time to rescue the finances of the club, consolidate, improve sustainably, play good football and progress.
Congratulations to Jed and the new board, very impressed with everything they are doing.
Good post, much as i would like to see us win promotion this season realistically I do not believe we are ready for the Championchip. Perhaps a day out at Wembley followed by storming the league next season would a sustainable long term strategy and allow measured growth.
[quote][p][bold]akershaker[/bold] wrote: Great appointment. Knowledgable and experienced, will get the best out of our squad, will have good contacts to find good loan and permanent signings, will bring experience and much needed stability and a level head to club. The Paolo circus has been entertaining and successful, but I think all fans didn't agree with everything that happened - and it's run it's course. Paolo rescued us from the bottom of the football league, but now the fireworks are over - its time to rescue the finances of the club, consolidate, improve sustainably, play good football and progress. Congratulations to Jed and the new board, very impressed with everything they are doing.[/p][/quote]Good post, much as i would like to see us win promotion this season realistically I do not believe we are ready for the Championchip. Perhaps a day out at Wembley followed by storming the league next season would a sustainable long term strategy and allow measured growth. RogerJ1969
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8:59pm Thu 28 Feb 13

who am i says...

Oi Den! wrote:
who am i wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
Caretaker manager at Villa when O'Neil left and Villa fans wanted him to stay as manager and speak very highly of him. Let's give the guy a chance and offer him our support at least.
Did I not say ill give him till end of season lol. Long enough.
12 games is long enough? PDC lost 6 of his first 12.
Is that not the point I'm making? We are just 12 games away from possible promotion. If he loose the first six bye bye championship. Like I said big gamble from the new board when they said they are pushing for promotion. I guess they didn't say what season lol.
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]Caretaker manager at Villa when O'Neil left and Villa fans wanted him to stay as manager and speak very highly of him. Let's give the guy a chance and offer him our support at least.[/p][/quote]Did I not say ill give him till end of season lol. Long enough.[/p][/quote]12 games is long enough? PDC lost 6 of his first 12.[/p][/quote]Is that not the point I'm making? We are just 12 games away from possible promotion. If he loose the first six bye bye championship. Like I said big gamble from the new board when they said they are pushing for promotion. I guess they didn't say what season lol. who am i
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9:00pm Thu 28 Feb 13

eastmidsred says...

Didn't see this one coming but I think it's a good move. Kevin has a really good pedigree and our most successful past managers had less experience.
I'm even more delighted with the early signs from the new owners and the way they've handled things.
Time will tell, but I'm hopeful although not expecting instant miracles - just praying that we can stay in the top six. COYR
Didn't see this one coming but I think it's a good move. Kevin has a really good pedigree and our most successful past managers had less experience. I'm even more delighted with the early signs from the new owners and the way they've handled things. Time will tell, but I'm hopeful although not expecting instant miracles - just praying that we can stay in the top six. COYR eastmidsred
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9:02pm Thu 28 Feb 13

the don69 says...

old town robin wrote:
Think kevin will be a track suited manager like O'Neill, can't see him wearing an Armani or Gucci. to games lol

Wouldn't be surprised to see a Sunderland loanee spend a couple of months here if Martin O has anyone to spare.
Good call Old Town,could see a couple of Sunderland loans here soon,I've been told here got the rest of this season and 2 year contract!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: Think kevin will be a track suited manager like O'Neill, can't see him wearing an Armani or Gucci. to games lol Wouldn't be surprised to see a Sunderland loanee spend a couple of months here if Martin O has anyone to spare.[/p][/quote]Good call Old Town,could see a couple of Sunderland loans here soon,I've been told here got the rest of this season and 2 year contract!!!!!!!!!! the don69
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9:02pm Thu 28 Feb 13

burley01rs says...

Seems they got it right. Great onwards and upwards
Seems they got it right. Great onwards and upwards burley01rs
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9:07pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Ginge09 says...

Good signing in my book. Not quite the 'blow your socks off' name that many no doubt would have wanted.

I hope to be able to draw similarities between MacDonald and Steve Clarke at WBA - the assistant turned very good manager, rather than the similarities between MacDonald and the last Scottish manager we had.....and the less said about MM the better!!

Welcome aboard Mr MacDonald!
Good signing in my book. Not quite the 'blow your socks off' name that many no doubt would have wanted. I hope to be able to draw similarities between MacDonald and Steve Clarke at WBA - the assistant turned very good manager, rather than the similarities between MacDonald and the last Scottish manager we had.....and the less said about MM the better!! Welcome aboard Mr MacDonald! Ginge09
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9:08pm Thu 28 Feb 13

bongiaz says...

who am i wrote:
RogerJ1969 wrote:
who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
Negative again, any manager who comes in is a gamble. To suggest on the night the guy is appointed that 500 season tickets will be lost is crazy. Get behind the team, after the booing on Tuesday you would think we had never played badly before.
Too be honest I'm trying not to be negative. But you have to admit appointing a coach with next to no managerial experience is a gamble when we are so close too promotion. And it was jed himself that said we will appoint an experience top manager not me. With reference to my comment about season tickets. It would not surprise me if we fail to get into playoffs because of appointment that that's what wold happen. Obviously it depends on prices aswell which is being announced in next few days. Of course I will support our man and see what happens come end of season.
Reading the blogs it seems your negativity is in the minority. I say welcome Mr Mac. Good appointment in my opinion. Don't forget PDC was a novice as well...at least Kevin has some coaching experience with a Premier League club...COYR'S
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RogerJ1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]Negative again, any manager who comes in is a gamble. To suggest on the night the guy is appointed that 500 season tickets will be lost is crazy. Get behind the team, after the booing on Tuesday you would think we had never played badly before.[/p][/quote]Too be honest I'm trying not to be negative. But you have to admit appointing a coach with next to no managerial experience is a gamble when we are so close too promotion. And it was jed himself that said we will appoint an experience top manager not me. With reference to my comment about season tickets. It would not surprise me if we fail to get into playoffs because of appointment that that's what wold happen. Obviously it depends on prices aswell which is being announced in next few days. Of course I will support our man and see what happens come end of season.[/p][/quote]Reading the blogs it seems your negativity is in the minority. I say welcome Mr Mac. Good appointment in my opinion. Don't forget PDC was a novice as well...at least Kevin has some coaching experience with a Premier League club...COYR'S bongiaz
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9:08pm Thu 28 Feb 13

billbst says...

OS has burst into life. Jed statement, KMac statement and Collins on KMac. Sign of things to come?
OS has burst into life. Jed statement, KMac statement and Collins on KMac. Sign of things to come? billbst
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9:08pm Thu 28 Feb 13

akershaker says...

Interesting points on promotion. This is our first year back in league 1, its not a disaster if we aren't promoted.
I want to win the league, obviously, but we need a club capable of sustaining Championship football - otherwise we just have to watch our team beaten 3-0 every week!
A top 10 finish is success, playoffs a bonus and promotion a dream (that might come true) - even Paolo said something similar!
Interesting points on promotion. This is our first year back in league 1, its not a disaster if we aren't promoted. I want to win the league, obviously, but we need a club capable of sustaining Championship football - otherwise we just have to watch our team beaten 3-0 every week! A top 10 finish is success, playoffs a bonus and promotion a dream (that might come true) - even Paolo said something similar! akershaker
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9:09pm Thu 28 Feb 13

1STFC! says...

Lets give the bloke time, if he wins Saturday he can stay, if he doesn't we'll take his brother Ronald instead!! Big Macs Barmy army!!!
Lets give the bloke time, if he wins Saturday he can stay, if he doesn't we'll take his brother Ronald instead!! Big Macs Barmy army!!! 1STFC!
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9:09pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Park North Red says...

You only have to listen to what the Villa fans are saying to realise that this guy has a great pedigree and is highly thought of. Welcome Kevin. I hope you can take us forward now
You only have to listen to what the Villa fans are saying to realise that this guy has a great pedigree and is highly thought of. Welcome Kevin. I hope you can take us forward now Park North Red
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9:10pm Thu 28 Feb 13

jayden says...

Bet you are relishing the chance to get going kevin you seem to know your onions and i have no beef with your appointment now stop horseing about and keep the players off the sauce or you will have had your chips.Good luck.
Bet you are relishing the chance to get going kevin you seem to know your onions and i have no beef with your appointment now stop horseing about and keep the players off the sauce or you will have had your chips.Good luck. jayden
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9:11pm Thu 28 Feb 13

avo says...

Ol' macdonald had a team, swindon town fc, and on that pitch they were a team, swindon town fc, with a 1 goal here, a 2 goals there, here a goal, there a goal, everywhere, a tonne of goals, ol' macdonald had a team, swindon town fc.....
Ol' macdonald had a team, swindon town fc, and on that pitch they were a team, swindon town fc, with a 1 goal here, a 2 goals there, here a goal, there a goal, everywhere, a tonne of goals, ol' macdonald had a team, swindon town fc..... avo
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9:11pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

who am i wrote:
Di kanny oh wrote:
who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
Caretaker manager at Villa when O'Neil left and Villa fans wanted him to stay as manager and speak very highly of him. Let's give the guy a chance and offer him our support at least.
Did I not say ill give him till end of season lol. Long enough.
A Top manager with experience depends on many factors. Would they still be working so in jobs at clubs as most of the applicants were probably ex sacked managers so that statement does not come over correctly. Tisdale could be deemed a top manager with experience but I would rather have MacDonald any day of the week. Unless that statement meant they would look for a top manager who has managed at the highest level then that only left one or two possibles who were out of work like Coyle and Adkins with the latter still on gardening leave so was ruled out but I am sure both these had been sacked before so what exactly would a top manager equate to. After Di Canio it will be nice to get back to some calmness.
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]Caretaker manager at Villa when O'Neil left and Villa fans wanted him to stay as manager and speak very highly of him. Let's give the guy a chance and offer him our support at least.[/p][/quote]Did I not say ill give him till end of season lol. Long enough.[/p][/quote]A Top manager with experience depends on many factors. Would they still be working so in jobs at clubs as most of the applicants were probably ex sacked managers so that statement does not come over correctly. Tisdale could be deemed a top manager with experience but I would rather have MacDonald any day of the week. Unless that statement meant they would look for a top manager who has managed at the highest level then that only left one or two possibles who were out of work like Coyle and Adkins with the latter still on gardening leave so was ruled out but I am sure both these had been sacked before so what exactly would a top manager equate to. After Di Canio it will be nice to get back to some calmness. Di kanny oh
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9:12pm Thu 28 Feb 13

DarrenSTFCRomain says...

WE ARE KMACS RED AND WHITE ARMY.....STFC

QW ARE KMACS RED AND WHITE ARMY.....STFC
WE ARE KMACS RED AND WHITE ARMY.....STFC QW ARE KMACS RED AND WHITE ARMY.....STFC DarrenSTFCRomain
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9:13pm Thu 28 Feb 13

pcowley says...

I've heard of Old McDonald!Is he related?Or is this a joke?
I've heard of Old McDonald!Is he related?Or is this a joke? pcowley
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9:14pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Brainy_G93 says...

So that's it then...Paolo isn't coming back?
So that's it then...Paolo isn't coming back? Brainy_G93
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9:15pm Thu 28 Feb 13

sp1dersw3b says...

With this appointment IMO only I think we have a chance to succeed again this season especially after Tuesday night.

Also KMac's history in coaching appears one of consistency being at AV since 1995 until leaving in 2012 after Paul Lambert arrived - not likely to leave us unless he doesn't get the results.

He must also know James Collins which should help the lad.

Feeling good about this after the turmoil of the last few weeks.

Well done Jed and the board.

COYR's
With this appointment IMO only I think we have a chance to succeed again this season especially after Tuesday night. Also KMac's history in coaching appears one of consistency being at AV since 1995 until leaving in 2012 after Paul Lambert arrived - not likely to leave us unless he doesn't get the results. He must also know James Collins which should help the lad. Feeling good about this after the turmoil of the last few weeks. Well done Jed and the board. COYR's sp1dersw3b
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9:16pm Thu 28 Feb 13

WanboroughRed says...

Welcome to STFC Kevin Mac

Well done to the board on making a swift appointment.

Lets get behind Kevin Mac and his team and show the rest of League 1 that we mean business.

COYRssssssssssssss
Welcome to STFC Kevin Mac Well done to the board on making a swift appointment. Lets get behind Kevin Mac and his team and show the rest of League 1 that we mean business. COYRssssssssssssss WanboroughRed
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9:23pm Thu 28 Feb 13

ScottLeitch says...

Massively underwhelmed but hope he does well.
Massively underwhelmed but hope he does well. ScottLeitch
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9:24pm Thu 28 Feb 13

old town robin says...

billbst wrote:
OS has burst into life. Jed statement, KMac statement and Collins on KMac. Sign of things to come?
Thought you meant John Collins there Billbst, he resign his position with Livingston tonight and is quoted as saying on his interview for scotland manager.Collins admits that he would like to take a crack at English football.

scotland might not produce world class footballers, but their track record in management is very good. A Mac and Collins team could be sensational
[quote][p][bold]billbst[/bold] wrote: OS has burst into life. Jed statement, KMac statement and Collins on KMac. Sign of things to come?[/p][/quote]Thought you meant John Collins there Billbst, he resign his position with Livingston tonight and is quoted as saying on his interview for scotland manager.Collins admits that he would like to take a crack at English football. scotland might not produce world class footballers, but their track record in management is very good. A Mac and Collins team could be sensational old town robin
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9:26pm Thu 28 Feb 13

ScottLeitch says...

as a manager he has a 25% win ratio, hope it picks up...
as a manager he has a 25% win ratio, hope it picks up... ScottLeitch
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9:27pm Thu 28 Feb 13

STFC Boyo says...

Hi Kevin, Welcome to Swindon Town Football Club.Hope you stay longer then all the other managers said they would or they did.Best of luck mate.
Hi Kevin, Welcome to Swindon Town Football Club.Hope you stay longer then all the other managers said they would or they did.Best of luck mate. STFC Boyo
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9:29pm Thu 28 Feb 13

SimonPrice351 says...

On the surface a very good, steady appointment.

We'll just have to see how it goes.

Welcome on board Kevin!
On the surface a very good, steady appointment. We'll just have to see how it goes. Welcome on board Kevin! SimonPrice351
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9:32pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Davidsyrett says...

who am i wrote:
Davidsyrett wrote:
who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
you are wrong! wont be missed with an attitude like that.
Entitled to my option pal. After reading most of your posts these last few days obviously any option that is different to yours you can't stomach.
Have no problem people disagreeing with me, but find it strange that a so called "season ticket holder for 10 years" is prepared to stop regularly supporting his club on the basis of this one appointment.
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davidsyrett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]you are wrong! wont be missed with an attitude like that.[/p][/quote]Entitled to my option pal. After reading most of your posts these last few days obviously any option that is different to yours you can't stomach.[/p][/quote]Have no problem people disagreeing with me, but find it strange that a so called "season ticket holder for 10 years" is prepared to stop regularly supporting his club on the basis of this one appointment. Davidsyrett
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9:35pm Thu 28 Feb 13

ScottLeitch says...

the more I think about this the worse I feel.
the more I think about this the worse I feel. ScottLeitch
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9:38pm Thu 28 Feb 13

LeGod says...

who am i - why do the likes of you have to be negative look at the guys credentials ok he was only in charge of Villa for 8 games but did very well and was assistant manager of Ireland and has had spells at Leicester as well so all higher than STFC level so we have taken a number of managers on previously that are new to the job so how can you criticise the appointment.

Welcome Kevin to STFC and good luck in your new career and hopefully you can steer us over the line to the championship.

We are all behind you and the players.

Onwards and Upwards
who am i - why do the likes of you have to be negative look at the guys credentials ok he was only in charge of Villa for 8 games but did very well and was assistant manager of Ireland and has had spells at Leicester as well so all higher than STFC level so we have taken a number of managers on previously that are new to the job so how can you criticise the appointment. Welcome Kevin to STFC and good luck in your new career and hopefully you can steer us over the line to the championship. We are all behind you and the players. Onwards and Upwards LeGod
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9:39pm Thu 28 Feb 13

old town robin says...

ScottLeitch wrote:
the more I think about this the worse I feel.
why don't you wait and see who he brings in as his number 2, i think it might just be an ex-manager who will give him a level of support that might just blow your socks off.
[quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: the more I think about this the worse I feel.[/p][/quote]why don't you wait and see who he brings in as his number 2, i think it might just be an ex-manager who will give him a level of support that might just blow your socks off. old town robin
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9:40pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Exmouth_red69 says...

Never seen the guy coach, never heard of him before today so unable to say if good or bad, time will tell.

But I hope you at the dogs nut and love to play attacking football on the ground.

Good luck Kevin.
Never seen the guy coach, never heard of him before today so unable to say if good or bad, time will tell. But I hope you at the dogs nut and love to play attacking football on the ground. Good luck Kevin. Exmouth_red69
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9:49pm Thu 28 Feb 13

STFC_GK says...

Every manager has to start somewhere so let's give him some support and make him feel welcome. Hopefully Kevin can bring us some success.
Every manager has to start somewhere so let's give him some support and make him feel welcome. Hopefully Kevin can bring us some success. STFC_GK
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9:55pm Thu 28 Feb 13

igiwigi says...

let us hope now Luke Rooney gets a fair crack of the whip this time

A great player that was overlooked by PDC
let us hope now Luke Rooney gets a fair crack of the whip this time A great player that was overlooked by PDC igiwigi
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9:55pm Thu 28 Feb 13

umpcah says...

old town robin wrote:
ScottLeitch wrote:
the more I think about this the worse I feel.
why don't you wait and see who he brings in as his number 2, i think it might just be an ex-manager who will give him a level of support that might just blow your socks off.
You`ll soon feel better if you think of some of the other possibilities ! Newell, Trollope, Buckle, etc
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: the more I think about this the worse I feel.[/p][/quote]why don't you wait and see who he brings in as his number 2, i think it might just be an ex-manager who will give him a level of support that might just blow your socks off.[/p][/quote]You`ll soon feel better if you think of some of the other possibilities ! Newell, Trollope, Buckle, etc umpcah
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9:59pm Thu 28 Feb 13

igiwigi says...

I also hope he gets hold of the team and makes them play the ball on the floor and pass accurately.

Not hoof ball!!
I also hope he gets hold of the team and makes them play the ball on the floor and pass accurately. Not hoof ball!! igiwigi
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10:01pm Thu 28 Feb 13

igiwigi says...

If he does we will go up as CHAMPIONS
If he does we will go up as CHAMPIONS igiwigi
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10:01pm Thu 28 Feb 13

umpcah says...

It doesn`t sound as if Kevin was one of the unfortunate people watching the Bury game ! No doubt he will study player assessments at the Club and consult Ward and Miller before deciding his squad and tactics for Coventry. I reckon our lads will dig out at least one point up there. COME ON YOU REDS !
It doesn`t sound as if Kevin was one of the unfortunate people watching the Bury game ! No doubt he will study player assessments at the Club and consult Ward and Miller before deciding his squad and tactics for Coventry. I reckon our lads will dig out at least one point up there. COME ON YOU REDS ! umpcah
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10:06pm Thu 28 Feb 13

HardwickeRed says...

Welcome to Swindon Kevin. You`ll see what it means to us when you see the away end on Saturday. Great away fans but a bit iffy at home. Right behind you. Onwards and the very best of luck.
Welcome to Swindon Kevin. You`ll see what it means to us when you see the away end on Saturday. Great away fans but a bit iffy at home. Right behind you. Onwards and the very best of luck. HardwickeRed
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10:11pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Oldhamred says...

avo wrote:
Ol' macdonald had a team, swindon town fc, and on that pitch they were a team, swindon town fc, with a 1 goal here, a 2 goals there, here a goal, there a goal, everywhere, a tonne of goals, ol' macdonald had a team, swindon town fc.....
Fantastic!!!!
But you do need to get out more ;-)
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Ol' macdonald had a team, swindon town fc, and on that pitch they were a team, swindon town fc, with a 1 goal here, a 2 goals there, here a goal, there a goal, everywhere, a tonne of goals, ol' macdonald had a team, swindon town fc.....[/p][/quote]Fantastic!!!! But you do need to get out more ;-) Oldhamred
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10:25pm Thu 28 Feb 13

the wizard says...

umpcah wrote:
It doesn`t sound as if Kevin was one of the unfortunate people watching the Bury game ! No doubt he will study player assessments at the Club and consult Ward and Miller before deciding his squad and tactics for Coventry. I reckon our lads will dig out at least one point up there. COME ON YOU REDS !
Yes its down to the players now to show just what we are capable of, but firstly with his experience hopefully he will get good respect from them. No doubt Miller and Ward will bring him up to speed.

I must say I was rather impressed at the speed Jed has got into this, barely 24 hrs after our last game. I think he may have more contacts than what he has let on.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: It doesn`t sound as if Kevin was one of the unfortunate people watching the Bury game ! No doubt he will study player assessments at the Club and consult Ward and Miller before deciding his squad and tactics for Coventry. I reckon our lads will dig out at least one point up there. COME ON YOU REDS ![/p][/quote]Yes its down to the players now to show just what we are capable of, but firstly with his experience hopefully he will get good respect from them. No doubt Miller and Ward will bring him up to speed. I must say I was rather impressed at the speed Jed has got into this, barely 24 hrs after our last game. I think he may have more contacts than what he has let on. the wizard
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10:41pm Thu 28 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

As said earlier, really chuffed with this and love to hear he can be strict.

As i aslo said the new board have out performed my expectation, another great thing.

To all those saying bring back Caddis. Seriously? Nathan Thompson would be third on my team sheet after Sir Wes and Ferry.

Have to find a picture if him to start chiselling his statue.
As said earlier, really chuffed with this and love to hear he can be strict. As i aslo said the new board have out performed my expectation, another great thing. To all those saying bring back Caddis. Seriously? Nathan Thompson would be third on my team sheet after Sir Wes and Ferry. Have to find a picture if him to start chiselling his statue. dreamofacleansheet2
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10:47pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Nigel, Denver CO says...

i assume this is a stop-gap until Mourinho is available?

Regardless, I'm still flying 5,000 miles home to Swindon for the Wallsall game next week.
i assume this is a stop-gap until Mourinho is available? Regardless, I'm still flying 5,000 miles home to Swindon for the Wallsall game next week. Nigel, Denver CO
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10:50pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Wilesy says...

the wizard wrote:
umpcah wrote:
It doesn`t sound as if Kevin was one of the unfortunate people watching the Bury game ! No doubt he will study player assessments at the Club and consult Ward and Miller before deciding his squad and tactics for Coventry. I reckon our lads will dig out at least one point up there. COME ON YOU REDS !
Yes its down to the players now to show just what we are capable of, but firstly with his experience hopefully he will get good respect from them. No doubt Miller and Ward will bring him up to speed.

I must say I was rather impressed at the speed Jed has got into this, barely 24 hrs after our last game. I think he may have more contacts than what he has let on.
Indeed the speed is impressive.

Clearly Jed had no difficulty in getting hold of KMac and negotiating a deal....

I wonder if Di Canio was part of the problem in selling the club?

Lots saying that no chairman will want to take a gamble on him, well maybe that put potential new STFC chairman off joining.

Obviously selling Ritchie would annoy him and there would be a good chance of him walking. To the fans the outgoing Black appearing the villain on one hand yet writing off millions on the other hand. A tweet from him to suggest the new board may be best without Di Canio.

Then the missed 5pm deadline by the new board....and then the 'attempts' to contact him the next day....

Jed obviously impressed with Black from comments made.

Hmm could it be clever manipulation from the new and old board? Was administration ever really likely?
[quote][p][bold]the wizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: It doesn`t sound as if Kevin was one of the unfortunate people watching the Bury game ! No doubt he will study player assessments at the Club and consult Ward and Miller before deciding his squad and tactics for Coventry. I reckon our lads will dig out at least one point up there. COME ON YOU REDS ![/p][/quote]Yes its down to the players now to show just what we are capable of, but firstly with his experience hopefully he will get good respect from them. No doubt Miller and Ward will bring him up to speed. I must say I was rather impressed at the speed Jed has got into this, barely 24 hrs after our last game. I think he may have more contacts than what he has let on.[/p][/quote]Indeed the speed is impressive. Clearly Jed had no difficulty in getting hold of KMac and negotiating a deal.... I wonder if Di Canio was part of the problem in selling the club? Lots saying that no chairman will want to take a gamble on him, well maybe that put potential new STFC chairman off joining. Obviously selling Ritchie would annoy him and there would be a good chance of him walking. To the fans the outgoing Black appearing the villain on one hand yet writing off millions on the other hand. A tweet from him to suggest the new board may be best without Di Canio. Then the missed 5pm deadline by the new board....and then the 'attempts' to contact him the next day.... Jed obviously impressed with Black from comments made. Hmm could it be clever manipulation from the new and old board? Was administration ever really likely? Wilesy
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10:51pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
As said earlier, really chuffed with this and love to hear he can be strict.

As i aslo said the new board have out performed my expectation, another great thing.

To all those saying bring back Caddis. Seriously? Nathan Thompson would be third on my team sheet after Sir Wes and Ferry.

Have to find a picture if him to start chiselling his statue.
Do you know what dream I said exactly the same to my brother and brother in law on the way home after the Bury defeat. Thompson third choice after Ferry and Fods. Great player and far better than Caddis. If Cadds did come back I would put him on the wing certainly not a defender in Thomson's class. Great appointment for manager and this will be the man to steady the ship and I am feeling even better after the comments from Villa fans who have good things to say about the guy. Assistant to O'Neil for all those years will have only done this guy good and he will be a shrewd choice I am sure and thank you to the board for such a quick and clever appointment. Now we need some decent players in.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: As said earlier, really chuffed with this and love to hear he can be strict. As i aslo said the new board have out performed my expectation, another great thing. To all those saying bring back Caddis. Seriously? Nathan Thompson would be third on my team sheet after Sir Wes and Ferry. Have to find a picture if him to start chiselling his statue.[/p][/quote]Do you know what dream I said exactly the same to my brother and brother in law on the way home after the Bury defeat. Thompson third choice after Ferry and Fods. Great player and far better than Caddis. If Cadds did come back I would put him on the wing certainly not a defender in Thomson's class. Great appointment for manager and this will be the man to steady the ship and I am feeling even better after the comments from Villa fans who have good things to say about the guy. Assistant to O'Neil for all those years will have only done this guy good and he will be a shrewd choice I am sure and thank you to the board for such a quick and clever appointment. Now we need some decent players in. Di kanny oh
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10:52pm Thu 28 Feb 13

mancrobin says...

Good move for Kevin and good move by Swindon. I'm pleased and pleasantly surprised that the Board has acted so swiftly as they were beginning to look a bit like the rabbit in the headlights.

I think that it sounds like Kevin is going to need to lay down the ground rules early days in order to maintain fitness and focus. Might get more out of Collins as he will know him from Villa.

Looking forward to getting behind Kevin and the lads at the Ricoh on Saturday. Shame Miles ain't going to be fit to face his hometown club.
Good move for Kevin and good move by Swindon. I'm pleased and pleasantly surprised that the Board has acted so swiftly as they were beginning to look a bit like the rabbit in the headlights. I think that it sounds like Kevin is going to need to lay down the ground rules early days in order to maintain fitness and focus. Might get more out of Collins as he will know him from Villa. Looking forward to getting behind Kevin and the lads at the Ricoh on Saturday. Shame Miles ain't going to be fit to face his hometown club. mancrobin
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10:56pm Thu 28 Feb 13

KojaktheWarg says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
As said earlier, really chuffed with this and love to hear he can be strict.

As i aslo said the new board have out performed my expectation, another great thing.

To all those saying bring back Caddis. Seriously? Nathan Thompson would be third on my team sheet after Sir Wes and Ferry.

Have to find a picture if him to start chiselling his statue.
Do you know what dream I said exactly the same to my brother and brother in law on the way home after the Bury defeat. Thompson third choice after Ferry and Fods. Great player and far better than Caddis. If Cadds did come back I would put him on the wing certainly not a defender in Thomson's class. Great appointment for manager and this will be the man to steady the ship and I am feeling even better after the comments from Villa fans who have good things to say about the guy. Assistant to O'Neil for all those years will have only done this guy good and he will be a shrewd choice I am sure and thank you to the board for such a quick and clever appointment. Now we need some decent players in.
Have to say... I am a huge fan of Nathan T. - Really sharp player - love watching him play.

Hope our Kev can see the same potential in Nathan.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: As said earlier, really chuffed with this and love to hear he can be strict. As i aslo said the new board have out performed my expectation, another great thing. To all those saying bring back Caddis. Seriously? Nathan Thompson would be third on my team sheet after Sir Wes and Ferry. Have to find a picture if him to start chiselling his statue.[/p][/quote]Do you know what dream I said exactly the same to my brother and brother in law on the way home after the Bury defeat. Thompson third choice after Ferry and Fods. Great player and far better than Caddis. If Cadds did come back I would put him on the wing certainly not a defender in Thomson's class. Great appointment for manager and this will be the man to steady the ship and I am feeling even better after the comments from Villa fans who have good things to say about the guy. Assistant to O'Neil for all those years will have only done this guy good and he will be a shrewd choice I am sure and thank you to the board for such a quick and clever appointment. Now we need some decent players in.[/p][/quote]Have to say... I am a huge fan of Nathan T. - Really sharp player - love watching him play. Hope our Kev can see the same potential in Nathan. KojaktheWarg
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10:58pm Thu 28 Feb 13

35 year fan says...

as an outsider i think this guy might be good for you in the medium term. however your board need to shell out right now on an assistant who knows L1 to give him some rapid insight. this guy will literally know zip about the teams you will be playing.
as an outsider i think this guy might be good for you in the medium term. however your board need to shell out right now on an assistant who knows L1 to give him some rapid insight. this guy will literally know zip about the teams you will be playing. 35 year fan
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11:00pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

ScottLeitch wrote:
the more I think about this the worse I feel.
You need something to take your mind off it then why not grab the sun newspaper turn to page three and go and spank the monkey sure it will help you feel better.
[quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: the more I think about this the worse I feel.[/p][/quote]You need something to take your mind off it then why not grab the sun newspaper turn to page three and go and spank the monkey sure it will help you feel better. Di kanny oh
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11:08pm Thu 28 Feb 13

dreamofacleansheet2 says...

Danny/Kodak

I'd like to see his brothers energy and drive in midfield too....

We were so poor against Bury change needed. No one should veer be guaranteed a first team slot.
Danny/Kodak I'd like to see his brothers energy and drive in midfield too.... We were so poor against Bury change needed. No one should veer be guaranteed a first team slot. dreamofacleansheet2
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11:15pm Thu 28 Feb 13

harley red says...

well pay peanuts you get monkeys were is this top manager ?????????????? mid table i think ,been a season ticket holder for more years than i can remember and pi%%%d off with this,i think the board are more interested in getting live bands in the summer.
well pay peanuts you get monkeys were is this top manager ?????????????? mid table i think ,been a season ticket holder for more years than i can remember and pi%%%d off with this,i think the board are more interested in getting live bands in the summer. harley red
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11:16pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

dreamofacleansheet2 wrote:
Danny/Kodak

I'd like to see his brothers energy and drive in midfield too....

We were so poor against Bury change needed. No one should veer be guaranteed a first team slot.
Yes agree little louis certainly has a good future and would have shamed some of them others on Tuesday night.
[quote][p][bold]dreamofacleansheet2[/bold] wrote: Danny/Kodak I'd like to see his brothers energy and drive in midfield too.... We were so poor against Bury change needed. No one should veer be guaranteed a first team slot.[/p][/quote]Yes agree little louis certainly has a good future and would have shamed some of them others on Tuesday night. Di kanny oh
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11:24pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

harley red wrote:
well pay peanuts you get monkeys were is this top manager ?????????????? mid table i think ,been a season ticket holder for more years than i can remember and pi%%%d off with this,i think the board are more interested in getting live bands in the summer.
Talk about writing the guy off before a ball is kicked. How do you know how much he being paid almost got the Blackburn job recently that would have been on decent money. Give the Guy a chance. Who did you want then Adkins not a chance, Coyle not a chance Tisdale yes could have got him but no thanks. Time will tell and he deserves fair crack and time to settle in. We are in the old third division please remember so why do we have to over spend on a manager does that guarantee success then.
[quote][p][bold]harley red[/bold] wrote: well pay peanuts you get monkeys were is this top manager ?????????????? mid table i think ,been a season ticket holder for more years than i can remember and pi%%%d off with this,i think the board are more interested in getting live bands in the summer.[/p][/quote]Talk about writing the guy off before a ball is kicked. How do you know how much he being paid almost got the Blackburn job recently that would have been on decent money. Give the Guy a chance. Who did you want then Adkins not a chance, Coyle not a chance Tisdale yes could have got him but no thanks. Time will tell and he deserves fair crack and time to settle in. We are in the old third division please remember so why do we have to over spend on a manager does that guarantee success then. Di kanny oh
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11:26pm Thu 28 Feb 13

tankymorgan says...

avo wrote:
Ol' macdonald had a team, swindon town fc, and on that pitch they were a team, swindon town fc, with a 1 goal here, a 2 goals there, here a goal, there a goal, everywhere, a tonne of goals, ol' macdonald had a team, swindon town fc.....
That's fecking class ! Signing that on Saturday ! COYR !
[quote][p][bold]avo[/bold] wrote: Ol' macdonald had a team, swindon town fc, and on that pitch they were a team, swindon town fc, with a 1 goal here, a 2 goals there, here a goal, there a goal, everywhere, a tonne of goals, ol' macdonald had a team, swindon town fc.....[/p][/quote]That's fecking class ! Signing that on Saturday ! COYR ! tankymorgan
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11:39pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Scribblemilk says...

I'm shocked at how much positive support there is for Kevin, as in my eyes this is a deeply uninspiring appointment, he is neither an old head in terms of managerial experience or a new up an coming manager. This appears to be another Malpas or Hart appointment.

Under Paolo we were simply the best team in the league defensively and offensively the stats back this up, so promotion is the bar to which he should be measured, if it isn't achieved then his appointment should be considered as a failure, and we shouldn't see him here next year.

I'm not a negative person but I expect certain standards, progressive attacking football being the first priority . Kevin has hardly been around teams that have delivered this, so my first heart sank when I heard the news.

As a player he achieved little, forget Liverpool he only played 40 times for them, so his time there meant little.

The board have managed to lose the best manager in the division and appointment an ageing coach in the last chance saloon, hardly an auspicious start!
I'm shocked at how much positive support there is for Kevin, as in my eyes this is a deeply uninspiring appointment, he is neither an old head in terms of managerial experience or a new up an coming manager. This appears to be another Malpas or Hart appointment. Under Paolo we were simply the best team in the league defensively and offensively the stats back this up, so promotion is the bar to which he should be measured, if it isn't achieved then his appointment should be considered as a failure, and we shouldn't see him here next year. I'm not a negative person but I expect certain standards, progressive attacking football being the first priority . Kevin has hardly been around teams that have delivered this, so my first heart sank when I heard the news. As a player he achieved little, forget Liverpool he only played 40 times for them, so his time there meant little. The board have managed to lose the best manager in the division and appointment an ageing coach in the last chance saloon, hardly an auspicious start! Scribblemilk
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11:39pm Thu 28 Feb 13

billywells says...

Ok you pay peanuts, you get a manager who played at the highest level . Has been a coach in the premiere league for 18 years, coaching youth and first team. Has coached at international level and has the decency to come to Swindon . I can live with that !
Ok you pay peanuts, you get a manager who played at the highest level . Has been a coach in the premiere league for 18 years, coaching youth and first team. Has coached at international level and has the decency to come to Swindon . I can live with that ! billywells
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11:40pm Thu 28 Feb 13

easternexile says...

A very good appointment and the new board have acted so quickly!

McDonald had recently been tipped to take over at Championship Blackburn and Forest.

To those who feel he has had no managerial experience think of the success those others with no previous experience had at Swindon. Macari, Ardiles, Hoddle, McMahon. They all achieved a promotion or two (if we forget how the FL shafted Town after Ardiles' triumph at Wembley)

McDonald has the advantage of years of being an assistant at Prem level as well as short spells in charge. He seems to have loads of respect.

As for a so called supporter threatening to not renew a season ticket.... best stay away. You are the sort of supporter not needed.
A very good appointment and the new board have acted so quickly! McDonald had recently been tipped to take over at Championship Blackburn and Forest. To those who feel he has had no managerial experience think of the success those others with no previous experience had at Swindon. Macari, Ardiles, Hoddle, McMahon. They all achieved a promotion or two (if we forget how the FL shafted Town after Ardiles' triumph at Wembley) McDonald has the advantage of years of being an assistant at Prem level as well as short spells in charge. He seems to have loads of respect. As for a so called supporter threatening to not renew a season ticket.... best stay away. You are the sort of supporter not needed. easternexile
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11:43pm Thu 28 Feb 13

FORZASTFC says...

All the very best of luck to you Kevin.
We are completely behind you!
Great appointment Jed, didn't see this one coming, but I like it very much. :-)
All the very best of luck to you Kevin. We are completely behind you! Great appointment Jed, didn't see this one coming, but I like it very much. :-) FORZASTFC
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11:44pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Di kanny oh says...

Scribblemilk wrote:
I'm shocked at how much positive support there is for Kevin, as in my eyes this is a deeply uninspiring appointment, he is neither an old head in terms of managerial experience or a new up an coming manager. This appears to be another Malpas or Hart appointment.

Under Paolo we were simply the best team in the league defensively and offensively the stats back this up, so promotion is the bar to which he should be measured, if it isn't achieved then his appointment should be considered as a failure, and we shouldn't see him here next year.

I'm not a negative person but I expect certain standards, progressive attacking football being the first priority . Kevin has hardly been around teams that have delivered this, so my first heart sank when I heard the news.

As a player he achieved little, forget Liverpool he only played 40 times for them, so his time there meant little.

The board have managed to lose the best manager in the division and appointment an ageing coach in the last chance saloon, hardly an auspicious start!
52 is ageing blimey no hope for me then.
[quote][p][bold]Scribblemilk[/bold] wrote: I'm shocked at how much positive support there is for Kevin, as in my eyes this is a deeply uninspiring appointment, he is neither an old head in terms of managerial experience or a new up an coming manager. This appears to be another Malpas or Hart appointment. Under Paolo we were simply the best team in the league defensively and offensively the stats back this up, so promotion is the bar to which he should be measured, if it isn't achieved then his appointment should be considered as a failure, and we shouldn't see him here next year. I'm not a negative person but I expect certain standards, progressive attacking football being the first priority . Kevin has hardly been around teams that have delivered this, so my first heart sank when I heard the news. As a player he achieved little, forget Liverpool he only played 40 times for them, so his time there meant little. The board have managed to lose the best manager in the division and appointment an ageing coach in the last chance saloon, hardly an auspicious start![/p][/quote]52 is ageing blimey no hope for me then. Di kanny oh
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11:59pm Thu 28 Feb 13

donaldslovechild says...

Genuinely wish the guy well but i have to echo a number of other posters and add, where has he been for two years?? and why??
'underwhelmed' as posted earlier and as for 'great contacts' two years out is an eternity in football. Still in mourning for Paolo so probably not thinking straight but the wow factor is missing and desperation is creeping into some posters comments after the debacle of Tuesday night.
I really, really hope I am wrong but I might have to go back on the valium because things don't look great at the moment (probably glass half empty).
Genuinely wish the guy well but i have to echo a number of other posters and add, where has he been for two years?? and why?? 'underwhelmed' as posted earlier and as for 'great contacts' two years out is an eternity in football. Still in mourning for Paolo so probably not thinking straight but the wow factor is missing and desperation is creeping into some posters comments after the debacle of Tuesday night. I really, really hope I am wrong but I might have to go back on the valium because things don't look great at the moment (probably glass half empty). donaldslovechild
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12:06am Fri 1 Mar 13

sp1dersw3b says...

donaldslovechild wrote:
Genuinely wish the guy well but i have to echo a number of other posters and add, where has he been for two years?? and why??
'underwhelmed' as posted earlier and as for 'great contacts' two years out is an eternity in football. Still in mourning for Paolo so probably not thinking straight but the wow factor is missing and desperation is creeping into some posters comments after the debacle of Tuesday night.
I really, really hope I am wrong but I might have to go back on the valium because things don't look great at the moment (probably glass half empty).
He left the Villa in May 2012 - 9 months ago.

Does this make you feel a tad better?
[quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: Genuinely wish the guy well but i have to echo a number of other posters and add, where has he been for two years?? and why?? 'underwhelmed' as posted earlier and as for 'great contacts' two years out is an eternity in football. Still in mourning for Paolo so probably not thinking straight but the wow factor is missing and desperation is creeping into some posters comments after the debacle of Tuesday night. I really, really hope I am wrong but I might have to go back on the valium because things don't look great at the moment (probably glass half empty).[/p][/quote]He left the Villa in May 2012 - 9 months ago. Does this make you feel a tad better? sp1dersw3b
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12:10am Fri 1 Mar 13

donaldslovechild says...

sp1dersw3b wrote:
donaldslovechild wrote:
Genuinely wish the guy well but i have to echo a number of other posters and add, where has he been for two years?? and why??
'underwhelmed' as posted earlier and as for 'great contacts' two years out is an eternity in football. Still in mourning for Paolo so probably not thinking straight but the wow factor is missing and desperation is creeping into some posters comments after the debacle of Tuesday night.
I really, really hope I am wrong but I might have to go back on the valium because things don't look great at the moment (probably glass half empty).
He left the Villa in May 2012 - 9 months ago.

Does this make you feel a tad better?
I think it's me hormones or it could be my crap research. Thanks anyway and really trying to go onwards and upwards-honestly!!
[quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: Genuinely wish the guy well but i have to echo a number of other posters and add, where has he been for two years?? and why?? 'underwhelmed' as posted earlier and as for 'great contacts' two years out is an eternity in football. Still in mourning for Paolo so probably not thinking straight but the wow factor is missing and desperation is creeping into some posters comments after the debacle of Tuesday night. I really, really hope I am wrong but I might have to go back on the valium because things don't look great at the moment (probably glass half empty).[/p][/quote]He left the Villa in May 2012 - 9 months ago. Does this make you feel a tad better?[/p][/quote]I think it's me hormones or it could be my crap research. Thanks anyway and really trying to go onwards and upwards-honestly!! donaldslovechild
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12:12am Fri 1 Mar 13

sp1dersw3b says...

donaldslovechild wrote:
sp1dersw3b wrote:
donaldslovechild wrote:
Genuinely wish the guy well but i have to echo a number of other posters and add, where has he been for two years?? and why??
'underwhelmed' as posted earlier and as for 'great contacts' two years out is an eternity in football. Still in mourning for Paolo so probably not thinking straight but the wow factor is missing and desperation is creeping into some posters comments after the debacle of Tuesday night.
I really, really hope I am wrong but I might have to go back on the valium because things don't look great at the moment (probably glass half empty).
He left the Villa in May 2012 - 9 months ago.

Does this make you feel a tad better?
I think it's me hormones or it could be my crap research. Thanks anyway and really trying to go onwards and upwards-honestly!!
The glass is filling up - goodnight!
[quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sp1dersw3b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: Genuinely wish the guy well but i have to echo a number of other posters and add, where has he been for two years?? and why?? 'underwhelmed' as posted earlier and as for 'great contacts' two years out is an eternity in football. Still in mourning for Paolo so probably not thinking straight but the wow factor is missing and desperation is creeping into some posters comments after the debacle of Tuesday night. I really, really hope I am wrong but I might have to go back on the valium because things don't look great at the moment (probably glass half empty).[/p][/quote]He left the Villa in May 2012 - 9 months ago. Does this make you feel a tad better?[/p][/quote]I think it's me hormones or it could be my crap research. Thanks anyway and really trying to go onwards and upwards-honestly!![/p][/quote]The glass is filling up - goodnight! sp1dersw3b
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12:15am Fri 1 Mar 13

Di kanny oh says...

donaldslovechild wrote:
Genuinely wish the guy well but i have to echo a number of other posters and add, where has he been for two years?? and why??
'underwhelmed' as posted earlier and as for 'great contacts' two years out is an eternity in football. Still in mourning for Paolo so probably not thinking straight but the wow factor is missing and desperation is creeping into some posters comments after the debacle of Tuesday night.
I really, really hope I am wrong but I might have to go back on the valium because things don't look great at the moment (probably glass half empty).
I think we were spoiled by having Di Canio as manager but as good as he was he did have some major flaws just look at Leon Clarke who has not stopped scoring, Caddis playing in the championship, Little Luke Rooney who played well after coming on late on Tuesday, all players that had crossed the a man with a bigger ego than our club.Many nice moments but also many bad times with the time that stuck in my memory when De Vita was heading off the pitch before the fourth officials board had gone up in one game that was just shocking to see. Paolo was a bully and ruled by fear and yes it seemed to work but blew a massive budget getting us in this position and I would always ask just how many other lesser managers could have has the same success with all that money.
[quote][p][bold]donaldslovechild[/bold] wrote: Genuinely wish the guy well but i have to echo a number of other posters and add, where has he been for two years?? and why?? 'underwhelmed' as posted earlier and as for 'great contacts' two years out is an eternity in football. Still in mourning for Paolo so probably not thinking straight but the wow factor is missing and desperation is creeping into some posters comments after the debacle of Tuesday night. I really, really hope I am wrong but I might have to go back on the valium because things don't look great at the moment (probably glass half empty).[/p][/quote]I think we were spoiled by having Di Canio as manager but as good as he was he did have some major flaws just look at Leon Clarke who has not stopped scoring, Caddis playing in the championship, Little Luke Rooney who played well after coming on late on Tuesday, all players that had crossed the a man with a bigger ego than our club.Many nice moments but also many bad times with the time that stuck in my memory when De Vita was heading off the pitch before the fourth officials board had gone up in one game that was just shocking to see. Paolo was a bully and ruled by fear and yes it seemed to work but blew a massive budget getting us in this position and I would always ask just how many other lesser managers could have has the same success with all that money. Di kanny oh
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1:28am Fri 1 Mar 13

joey butler says...

Scribblemilk wrote:
I'm shocked at how much positive support there is for Kevin, as in my eyes this is a deeply uninspiring appointment, he is neither an old head in terms of managerial experience or a new up an coming manager. This appears to be another Malpas or Hart appointment.

Under Paolo we were simply the best team in the league defensively and offensively the stats back this up, so promotion is the bar to which he should be measured, if it isn't achieved then his appointment should be considered as a failure, and we shouldn't see him here next year.

I'm not a negative person but I expect certain standards, progressive attacking football being the first priority . Kevin has hardly been around teams that have delivered this, so my first heart sank when I heard the news.

As a player he achieved little, forget Liverpool he only played 40 times for them, so his time there meant little.

The board have managed to lose the best manager in the division and appointment an ageing coach in the last chance saloon, hardly an auspicious start!
Have you got nothing better to do Phil Spencer?
[quote][p][bold]Scribblemilk[/bold] wrote: I'm shocked at how much positive support there is for Kevin, as in my eyes this is a deeply uninspiring appointment, he is neither an old head in terms of managerial experience or a new up an coming manager. This appears to be another Malpas or Hart appointment. Under Paolo we were simply the best team in the league defensively and offensively the stats back this up, so promotion is the bar to which he should be measured, if it isn't achieved then his appointment should be considered as a failure, and we shouldn't see him here next year. I'm not a negative person but I expect certain standards, progressive attacking football being the first priority . Kevin has hardly been around teams that have delivered this, so my first heart sank when I heard the news. As a player he achieved little, forget Liverpool he only played 40 times for them, so his time there meant little. The board have managed to lose the best manager in the division and appointment an ageing coach in the last chance saloon, hardly an auspicious start![/p][/quote]Have you got nothing better to do Phil Spencer? joey butler
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2:23am Fri 1 Mar 13

stfcpaul says...

Underwhelmed!
Make that seriously underwhelmed!
Can't wait for the loan signings to arrive from Villa, in fact I wouldn't even want their first team players here!
Not a good start from the board especially after they promised a top class manager with experience?
I await the board's explanation of that statement to this appointment!
Huge huge gamble when so close to promotion!
Underwhelmed! Make that seriously underwhelmed! Can't wait for the loan signings to arrive from Villa, in fact I wouldn't even want their first team players here! Not a good start from the board especially after they promised a top class manager with experience? I await the board's explanation of that statement to this appointment! Huge huge gamble when so close to promotion! stfcpaul
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2:27am Fri 1 Mar 13

stfcpaul says...

It's ok everyone I've just seen the date!
Pheweeeee!
It's a March fool joke!
It's ok everyone I've just seen the date! Pheweeeee! It's a March fool joke! stfcpaul
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6:55am Fri 1 Mar 13

castle9 says...

Scribblemilk wrote:
I'm shocked at how much positive support there is for Kevin, as in my eyes this is a deeply uninspiring appointment, he is neither an old head in terms of managerial experience or a new up an coming manager. This appears to be another Malpas or Hart appointment.

Under Paolo we were simply the best team in the league defensively and offensively the stats back this up, so promotion is the bar to which he should be measured, if it isn't achieved then his appointment should be considered as a failure, and we shouldn't see him here next year.

I'm not a negative person but I expect certain standards, progressive attacking football being the first priority . Kevin has hardly been around teams that have delivered this, so my first heart sank when I heard the news.

As a player he achieved little, forget Liverpool he only played 40 times for them, so his time there meant little.

The board have managed to lose the best manager in the division and appointment an ageing coach in the last chance saloon, hardly an auspicious start!
"I'm not a negative person" Really???
Read your post again.
[quote][p][bold]Scribblemilk[/bold] wrote: I'm shocked at how much positive support there is for Kevin, as in my eyes this is a deeply uninspiring appointment, he is neither an old head in terms of managerial experience or a new up an coming manager. This appears to be another Malpas or Hart appointment. Under Paolo we were simply the best team in the league defensively and offensively the stats back this up, so promotion is the bar to which he should be measured, if it isn't achieved then his appointment should be considered as a failure, and we shouldn't see him here next year. I'm not a negative person but I expect certain standards, progressive attacking football being the first priority . Kevin has hardly been around teams that have delivered this, so my first heart sank when I heard the news. As a player he achieved little, forget Liverpool he only played 40 times for them, so his time there meant little. The board have managed to lose the best manager in the division and appointment an ageing coach in the last chance saloon, hardly an auspicious start![/p][/quote]"I'm not a negative person" Really??? Read your post again. castle9
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6:58am Fri 1 Mar 13

albatross says...

who am i wrote:
Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.
My thoughts exactly. He may turn out to be a great manager but it is still a massive gamble given where we are in the league. He has only acted as a caretaker manager and manager of the Republic of Ireland reserves so very little proper management experience. The new owners aren't filling me with confidence so their performance so far.
[quote][p][bold]who am i[/bold] wrote: Hmm not sure about this. First off didn't the new board say in their press conference. We will be appointing a top manager with experience ? Well failed on both counts. I could understand if t was beginning of season but this is a HUGE gamble when we are pushing for promotion. The guy has plenty of experience in coaching but coaching and managing are two different things. I will now wait until end of season before I renew my season ticket it might well be the first time in ten years that I pick and choose games next season. Well jed what's it like too wipe five hundred season tickets off with one stroke? I hope I'm wrong I really do.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. He may turn out to be a great manager but it is still a massive gamble given where we are in the league. He has only acted as a caretaker manager and manager of the Republic of Ireland reserves so very little proper management experience. The new owners aren't filling me with confidence so their performance so far. albatross
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7:23am Fri 1 Mar 13

stokes_stfc says...

I have been on night shifts this week so have only just got round to commenting here... I have to say I'm not sure what to think about this appointment. Of course I wish Kevin well, and will be fully supporting him from the start, but I am concerned about his lack of experience as a manager (and yes I know Paolo had no experience, but he was a particular type of person that you knew would make a good manager)... I will be very happy to be proved wrong, but I think there is a similarity here from when we appointed malpas - when the board could have appointed someone with success in managing league clubs, but instead opted for an unexpected name...

Anyway, I hope Kevin does well and wish him all the best.
I have been on night shifts this week so have only just got round to commenting here... I have to say I'm not sure what to think about this appointment. Of course I wish Kevin well, and will be fully supporting him from the start, but I am concerned about his lack of experience as a manager (and yes I know Paolo had no experience, but he was a particular type of person that you knew would make a good manager)... I will be very happy to be proved wrong, but I think there is a similarity here from when we appointed malpas - when the board could have appointed someone with success in managing league clubs, but instead opted for an unexpected name... Anyway, I hope Kevin does well and wish him all the best. stokes_stfc
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7:59am Fri 1 Mar 13

ScottLeitch says...

Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games
Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games ScottLeitch
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9:17am Fri 1 Mar 13

EastleazeRed says...

ScottLeitch wrote:
Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games
Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ?
[quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games[/p][/quote]Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ? EastleazeRed
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9:19am Fri 1 Mar 13

EastleazeRed says...

Anyone know anthing about his assistant Mark Cooper ?
Anyone know anthing about his assistant Mark Cooper ? EastleazeRed
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9:23am Fri 1 Mar 13

hertz says...

What better start for ex Villa man than to go beat Coventry then nick Caddis back from Brum :0) , hey why not they speak the same language , COYR , Feel much better about tomorrow now . Do it for the new man lads and for the Mighty travelling army .
What better start for ex Villa man than to go beat Coventry then nick Caddis back from Brum :0) , hey why not they speak the same language , COYR , Feel much better about tomorrow now . Do it for the new man lads and for the Mighty travelling army . hertz
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9:27am Fri 1 Mar 13

ScottLeitch says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
ScottLeitch wrote:
Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games
Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ?
Possibly Coppell. I feel this appointment shows a lack of ambition and was clearly done on the cheap (no compensation etc.). But hopefully he starts well and does a good job. But the next 3 games for him are make or break with the fans. Also waiting to see if the board back him with some loan signings. So all in all next week will be an interesting one.
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games[/p][/quote]Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ?[/p][/quote]Possibly Coppell. I feel this appointment shows a lack of ambition and was clearly done on the cheap (no compensation etc.). But hopefully he starts well and does a good job. But the next 3 games for him are make or break with the fans. Also waiting to see if the board back him with some loan signings. So all in all next week will be an interesting one. ScottLeitch
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9:39am Fri 1 Mar 13

burley01rs says...

What a coup!
What a coup! burley01rs
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10:44am Fri 1 Mar 13

castle9 says...

ScottLeitch wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
ScottLeitch wrote:
Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games
Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ?
Possibly Coppell. I feel this appointment shows a lack of ambition and was clearly done on the cheap (no compensation etc.). But hopefully he starts well and does a good job. But the next 3 games for him are make or break with the fans. Also waiting to see if the board back him with some loan signings. So all in all next week will be an interesting one.
When are people like you going to get real? Have the recent goings on at the County Ground taught you nothing?

We have to live within our means, we do not have billionnaire backing, nor do we have huge crowds - therefore we have to cut our cloth accordingly or we will go bust. That goes for managers and players.

This is an excellent appointment and a superb bit of decisive business by the Board.

Going tomorrow?
[quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games[/p][/quote]Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ?[/p][/quote]Possibly Coppell. I feel this appointment shows a lack of ambition and was clearly done on the cheap (no compensation etc.). But hopefully he starts well and does a good job. But the next 3 games for him are make or break with the fans. Also waiting to see if the board back him with some loan signings. So all in all next week will be an interesting one.[/p][/quote]When are people like you going to get real? Have the recent goings on at the County Ground taught you nothing? We have to live within our means, we do not have billionnaire backing, nor do we have huge crowds - therefore we have to cut our cloth accordingly or we will go bust. That goes for managers and players. This is an excellent appointment and a superb bit of decisive business by the Board. Going tomorrow? castle9
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11:02am Fri 1 Mar 13

Penhill54 says...

castle9 wrote:
ScottLeitch wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
ScottLeitch wrote: Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games
Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ?
Possibly Coppell. I feel this appointment shows a lack of ambition and was clearly done on the cheap (no compensation etc.). But hopefully he starts well and does a good job. But the next 3 games for him are make or break with the fans. Also waiting to see if the board back him with some loan signings. So all in all next week will be an interesting one.
When are people like you going to get real? Have the recent goings on at the County Ground taught you nothing? We have to live within our means, we do not have billionnaire backing, nor do we have huge crowds - therefore we have to cut our cloth accordingly or we will go bust. That goes for managers and players. This is an excellent appointment and a superb bit of decisive business by the Board. Going tomorrow?
Quite agree Castle. I don't live in Swindon but I have a work colleague who is an Aston Villa fan and he rates this guy. Thats good enough for me to give him a chance. Yes, maybe there is a bit of 'its done on the cheap' but we needed someone in quick and we don't have money to waste paying out compensation. I for one will be right behind him as I would have been with any appointmenmt, becaise it is the club I support, not the individual. If he gets us up this year, he will be a hero and pdc can be consigned to history. I was a fan of pdc but I was concerned about the money he spent on players, who when he bought them, he told us how good they were, only for him to be slagging them off in public weeks later, telling us they weren't good enough. But he never took the blame! Who signed them, him or ?
[quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games[/p][/quote]Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ?[/p][/quote]Possibly Coppell. I feel this appointment shows a lack of ambition and was clearly done on the cheap (no compensation etc.). But hopefully he starts well and does a good job. But the next 3 games for him are make or break with the fans. Also waiting to see if the board back him with some loan signings. So all in all next week will be an interesting one.[/p][/quote]When are people like you going to get real? Have the recent goings on at the County Ground taught you nothing? We have to live within our means, we do not have billionnaire backing, nor do we have huge crowds - therefore we have to cut our cloth accordingly or we will go bust. That goes for managers and players. This is an excellent appointment and a superb bit of decisive business by the Board. Going tomorrow?[/p][/quote]Quite agree Castle. I don't live in Swindon but I have a work colleague who is an Aston Villa fan and he rates this guy. Thats good enough for me to give him a chance. Yes, maybe there is a bit of 'its done on the cheap' but we needed someone in quick and we don't have money to waste paying out compensation. I for one will be right behind him as I would have been with any appointmenmt, becaise it is the club I support, not the individual. If he gets us up this year, he will be a hero and pdc can be consigned to history. I was a fan of pdc but I was concerned about the money he spent on players, who when he bought them, he told us how good they were, only for him to be slagging them off in public weeks later, telling us they weren't good enough. But he never took the blame! Who signed them, him or ? Penhill54
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12:42pm Fri 1 Mar 13

ScottLeitch says...

castle9 wrote:
ScottLeitch wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
ScottLeitch wrote: Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games
Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ?
Possibly Coppell. I feel this appointment shows a lack of ambition and was clearly done on the cheap (no compensation etc.). But hopefully he starts well and does a good job. But the next 3 games for him are make or break with the fans. Also waiting to see if the board back him with some loan signings. So all in all next week will be an interesting one.
When are people like you going to get real? Have the recent goings on at the County Ground taught you nothing? We have to live within our means, we do not have billionnaire backing, nor do we have huge crowds - therefore we have to cut our cloth accordingly or we will go bust. That goes for managers and players. This is an excellent appointment and a superb bit of decisive business by the Board. Going tomorrow?
Its just a difference of opinion, some people such as yourself have little ambition, which is fine. Yes I will be there tommorow :). I have said I hope he does well but at this stage im not impressed.
[quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games[/p][/quote]Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ?[/p][/quote]Possibly Coppell. I feel this appointment shows a lack of ambition and was clearly done on the cheap (no compensation etc.). But hopefully he starts well and does a good job. But the next 3 games for him are make or break with the fans. Also waiting to see if the board back him with some loan signings. So all in all next week will be an interesting one.[/p][/quote]When are people like you going to get real? Have the recent goings on at the County Ground taught you nothing? We have to live within our means, we do not have billionnaire backing, nor do we have huge crowds - therefore we have to cut our cloth accordingly or we will go bust. That goes for managers and players. This is an excellent appointment and a superb bit of decisive business by the Board. Going tomorrow?[/p][/quote]Its just a difference of opinion, some people such as yourself have little ambition, which is fine. Yes I will be there tommorow :). I have said I hope he does well but at this stage im not impressed. ScottLeitch
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1:19pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Pewsham Red says...

ScottLeitch wrote:
castle9 wrote:
ScottLeitch wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
ScottLeitch wrote: Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games
Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ?
Possibly Coppell. I feel this appointment shows a lack of ambition and was clearly done on the cheap (no compensation etc.). But hopefully he starts well and does a good job. But the next 3 games for him are make or break with the fans. Also waiting to see if the board back him with some loan signings. So all in all next week will be an interesting one.
When are people like you going to get real? Have the recent goings on at the County Ground taught you nothing? We have to live within our means, we do not have billionnaire backing, nor do we have huge crowds - therefore we have to cut our cloth accordingly or we will go bust. That goes for managers and players. This is an excellent appointment and a superb bit of decisive business by the Board. Going tomorrow?
Its just a difference of opinion, some people such as yourself have little ambition, which is fine. Yes I will be there tommorow :). I have said I hope he does well but at this stage im not impressed.
Inclined to agree with you Scott Leitch and not sure how this can be described as an excellent appointment and superb business yet. Surely time will tell.

A bit underwhelmed but that isn't to say he is not going to get my full support as will the team tomorrow at Coventry. I too will be there.
[quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games[/p][/quote]Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ?[/p][/quote]Possibly Coppell. I feel this appointment shows a lack of ambition and was clearly done on the cheap (no compensation etc.). But hopefully he starts well and does a good job. But the next 3 games for him are make or break with the fans. Also waiting to see if the board back him with some loan signings. So all in all next week will be an interesting one.[/p][/quote]When are people like you going to get real? Have the recent goings on at the County Ground taught you nothing? We have to live within our means, we do not have billionnaire backing, nor do we have huge crowds - therefore we have to cut our cloth accordingly or we will go bust. That goes for managers and players. This is an excellent appointment and a superb bit of decisive business by the Board. Going tomorrow?[/p][/quote]Its just a difference of opinion, some people such as yourself have little ambition, which is fine. Yes I will be there tommorow :). I have said I hope he does well but at this stage im not impressed.[/p][/quote]Inclined to agree with you Scott Leitch and not sure how this can be described as an excellent appointment and superb business yet. Surely time will tell. A bit underwhelmed but that isn't to say he is not going to get my full support as will the team tomorrow at Coventry. I too will be there. Pewsham Red
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1:56pm Fri 1 Mar 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

Yes my faith in my religion is restored, I only have one God, and that is
Kevin MacDonald, my new found God,
Welcome to SN1, ooh I better not Call it that, because that's right...lmso

3 points please, I will settle for a draw though...

COYMRs
Yes my faith in my religion is restored, I only have one God, and that is Kevin MacDonald, my new found God, Welcome to SN1, ooh I better not Call it that, because that's right...lmso 3 points please, I will settle for a draw though... COYMRs STFCman&boy1973
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2:34pm Fri 1 Mar 13

castle9 says...

ScottLeitch wrote:
castle9 wrote:
ScottLeitch wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
ScottLeitch wrote: Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games
Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ?
Possibly Coppell. I feel this appointment shows a lack of ambition and was clearly done on the cheap (no compensation etc.). But hopefully he starts well and does a good job. But the next 3 games for him are make or break with the fans. Also waiting to see if the board back him with some loan signings. So all in all next week will be an interesting one.
When are people like you going to get real? Have the recent goings on at the County Ground taught you nothing? We have to live within our means, we do not have billionnaire backing, nor do we have huge crowds - therefore we have to cut our cloth accordingly or we will go bust. That goes for managers and players. This is an excellent appointment and a superb bit of decisive business by the Board. Going tomorrow?
Its just a difference of opinion, some people such as yourself have little ambition, which is fine. Yes I will be there tommorow :). I have said I hope he does well but at this stage im not impressed.
I have realistic ambition, given our constraints.


Can't see why Coppell would have been a better bet - anyone that settles for Director of Football at Crawley must have lost all ambition...
[quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]castle9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ScottLeitch[/bold] wrote: Good luck Kevin, you've got 3 games[/p][/quote]Just out of curiosity , who did you want then ?[/p][/quote]Possibly Coppell. I feel this appointment shows a lack of ambition and was clearly done on the cheap (no compensation etc.). But hopefully he starts well and does a good job. But the next 3 games for him are make or break with the fans. Also waiting to see if the board back him with some loan signings. So all in all next week will be an interesting one.[/p][/quote]When are people like you going to get real? Have the recent goings on at the County Ground taught you nothing? We have to live within our means, we do not have billionnaire backing, nor do we have huge crowds - therefore we have to cut our cloth accordingly or we will go bust. That goes for managers and players. This is an excellent appointment and a superb bit of decisive business by the Board. Going tomorrow?[/p][/quote]Its just a difference of opinion, some people such as yourself have little ambition, which is fine. Yes I will be there tommorow :). I have said I hope he does well but at this stage im not impressed.[/p][/quote]I have realistic ambition, given our constraints. Can't see why Coppell would have been a better bet - anyone that settles for Director of Football at Crawley must have lost all ambition... castle9
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