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rancido
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Sir Alan could be a club ambassador easily but not Director of Football
He’s been out of the professional game for two long and his later transfer dealings were awful. In fact his dealings anywhere other than GTFC were poor
Remember he thought Haywood and Hope were going to be good


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Director of football is someone who usually finds / signs players for the club on behalf of the manager.  Other clubs may use this role as something else though.

As a go-between. In other cases, the role of the director of football may include control over transfer dealings and targets and aspects outside coaching and squad selection, which are handled by the manager. ... The director of football is answerable to the board but there to assist the manager.




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For Christ's sake no. He is pushing seventy. He has had his time and in his 3rd stint proved he was past it. Bloody fishy always living in the past. I blame the happy clappers
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You can pick shite players out of any team we've had in the last 20 years, I think people are judging stint 3 through the lens of stints 1 and 2, rather than what else happened at our club that decade.

For example Anthony Williams and Ronnie Bull under Slade 1;
Beagrie and Harkins under Roger;
Pick any number of players under Newell but Colgan, Linwood and Leary stand out to me;
Tommy Wright, Forecast and Hudson under Woods;
Even recently look how shite Slades recruitment was.

There were some good points in amongst the bad during Buckleys later spell e.g. his willingness to blood young players, his willingness to work within a very tight budget (didn't we make record profits that year?), and unlike what before and after (except under Slade  1) we never looked disorganised on the pitch.

What I'm getting at is that I  don't think Buckleys third stint as manager should particularly colour our view of whether he'd make a decent director of football or not, he wouldn't be doing any of the day to day management stuff, but rather working on setting a consistent framework within which all aspects of the playing sides are expected to operate.

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Maybe we should ask the new manager (when he eventually joins) if he’d like a Director of football?

I remember something similar when Buckley was manager with the idea of Lawrie Mc coming in and if I recall rightly Sir Alan wasn’t impressed!!!


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You can pick shite players out of any team we've had in the last 20 years, I think people are judging stint 3 through the lens of stints 1 and 2, rather than what else happened at our club that decade.

For example Anthony Williams and Ronnie Bull under Slade 1;
Beagrie and Harkins under Roger;
Pick any number of players under Newell but Colgan, Linwood and Leary stand out to me;
Tommy Wright, Forecast and Hudson under Woods;
Even recently look how shite Slades recruitment was.

There were some good points in amongst the bad during Buckleys later spell e.g. his willingness to blood young players, his willingness to work within a very tight budget (didn't we make record profits that year?), and unlike what before and after (except under Slade  1) we never looked disorganised on the pitch.

What I'm getting at is that I  don't think Buckleys third stint as manager should particularly colour our view of whether he'd make a decent director of football or not, he wouldn't be doing any of the day to day management stuff, but rather working on setting a consistent framework within which all aspects of the playing sides are expected to operate.



Maybe not but if you look at his 2 previous appointments at  Rochdale and Lincoln prior to his Mk3 stint with us, then that would indicate a decline in his approach. Don't get me wrong , I thought his achievements in his first 2 stints with us were amazing but football styles, tactics and support moves on.


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My only gripe with A.B is that he has almost become a parody of himself, when you listen to his co-commentary he is so pro "pass and move" its almost to the detriment of anything else..like scoring goals for instance.
There have been games where we have comfortably won and his post match comments would be almost derogatory because the goals weren't fashioned from pass and move style.
Even when the opposition have the ball and passing backwards, sideways in their own half he oozes enthusiasm just because they are keeping the ball even if they are posing no threat at all...."they played the better football"....but they lost 4-0 Alan??

His part one team for me was sensational, maybe because of what we had been served by Lyons and Roberts before him but that football was his best for me,  his part two team very succesful, by part 3 his way was not suited to that era but he wouldnt budge from it.



Totally agree!
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You can pick shite players out of any team we've had in the last 20 years, I think people are judging stint 3 through the lens of stints 1 and 2, rather than what else happened at our club that decade.

For example Anthony Williams and Ronnie Bull under Slade 1;
Beagrie and Harkins under Roger;
Pick any number of players under Newell but Colgan, Linwood and Leary stand out to me;
Tommy Wright, Forecast and Hudson under Woods;
Even recently look how shite Slades recruitment was.

There were some good points in amongst the bad during Buckleys later spell e.g. his willingness to blood young players, his willingness to work within a very tight budget (didn't we make record profits that year?), and unlike what before and after (except under Slade  1) we never looked disorganised on the pitch.



What I'm getting at is that I  don't think Buckleys third stint as manager should particularly colour our view of whether he'd make a decent director of football or not, he wouldn't be doing any of the day to day management stuff, but rather working on setting a consistent framework within which all aspects of the playing sides are expected to operate.



I 'ran the rule' last week over Gary Harkins at Partick Thistle - did appear very overweight - a point not missed by Penicuik Athletic fans, who chanted 'you f** b******'. He was taken off at half time and replaced by a much leaner Kenny Miller. Decided not to recommend Gary to GTFC on this occasion.


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Sir Alan should have 2 roles,

1.  To advise  AL  its up to AL how much he listens to him but his advice would be helpful.

2.  To sit in on the interviews of future managers and advise the boards on his thoughts.


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