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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:12 pm 
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Why are we inviting CV,s for goodness sake. Surely any well run club should be drawing up a short list and pro actively approaching them starting with first choice, and please don't say you can,t do that! The board like us must have guessed that Gray may disappear at some point, and should have been ready. It's like we are looking for a part time admin person! Do completely understand the volunteer thing, but the chief exec came in talking about how professional he was going to make uS etc etc.
Full time Gateshead are inviting CVs for their managerial vacancy.

Not uncommon, even in the Football League so stop being such a pathetic bed-wetter.


Totally agree with Darlogramps. No harm inviting CVs and drawing up a list of targets.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:20 pm 
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I want to see an experienced non league manager appointed who is familiar with working to and sticking to a budget, organisaing a team and getting the best out of what he has.


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I want to see an experienced non league manager appointed who is familiar with working to and sticking to a budget, organisaing a team and getting the best out of what he has.


.. and one who can have a better record than winning one match in the previous 11.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:23 pm 
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What about Tommy Wright at Nuneaton? The fans took well to him at the game last season


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:24 pm 
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I'd be happy with Craig Hignett. Managerial experience, ex-Darlo and should be able to attract investment from his contacts in the game.


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Yes good mates with Raj and and Alun Armstrong who has a football academy just maybe,maybe, we may get that Investment after all.
Would like to see Gray,s face then.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:25 pm 
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CHRIS HARDY

Without doubt the best man for the job. Lots of experience in Non League and plays a brand of football i think we will all enjoy.

Hodgy was brilliant for us with lots of money at his disposal, he's not right for us now.

Hignett was a top player at the highest level, but that doesn't mean anything in management as he found out at Hartlepool.

Lower league football is about knowledge of non league players and being able to prepare a group of players who have full time jobs. It's the hardest leve to manage at so I'm hoping we don't go for a big name because I fear the odds are strongly against it working out. Hardy is a no brainer!


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Nuneaton have plenty of cash, therefore Wright is probably another cheque book manager.

As for who to take over - as long as we can afford compensation to their club and as long as they're interested - Alun Armstrong or Chris Hardy are the stand outs.

Not interested in the likes of Hignett and 4 times a Quaker.

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There is zero chance of anyone coming from a rival club that requires compensation or anyone who would have to give up a full-time role in football to take a short-term part-time contract with us. That rules out Liddle, Hignett, Hodgson, Pallister, Armstrong, Ainsley, Wright, etc.

Chris Hardy is the standout candidate from local football; Alan White is probably the pick of former players.

However, I'm open to due process selecting the best candidate available.


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As this the comment above it really rests on the contractual situation at the club's of thesexy managers but I'd certainly be interested in Chris Hardy, Alan Armstrong and another name to add to the list Mark Bowers doing a very good job currently at Bradford PA.


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Yes, I think it was a great idea to ask for CVs. In fact it's spurred me on to update mine.... problem is so far it reads something like:
"Plenty to say, nil football knowledge, tactically inept, no achievements, crap at man management and useless with budgets."

Still, there may be hope. Steve McClaren got the England job after all.


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Nuneaton have plenty of cash, therefore Wright is probably another cheque book manager.

As for who to take over - as long as we can afford compensation to their club and as long as they're interested - Alun Armstrong or Chris Hardy are the stand outs.

Not interested in the likes of Hignett and 4 times a Quaker.
No need for compensation. Just offer them a friendly next summer if their manager resigns.

I'd be a fan of Armstrong getting the job although I suspect he'll want to go full time in due course.

Hardy is more realistic if we're talking long term. But given his relative stability at Whitby- why would he come to a club which, to outsiders, looks a complete basketcase.

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Darlogramps wrote:
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Nuneaton have plenty of cash, therefore Wright is probably another cheque book manager.

As for who to take over - as long as we can afford compensation to their club and as long as they're interested - Alun Armstrong or Chris Hardy are the stand outs.

Not interested in the likes of Hignett and 4 times a Quaker.
No need for compensation. Just offer them a friendly next summer if their manager resigns.

I'd be a fan of Armstrong getting the job although I suspect he'll want to go full time in due course.

Hardy is more realistic if we're talking long term. But given his relative stability at Whitby- why would he come to a club which, to outsiders, looks a complete basketcase.

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Hardy may see us as a stepping stone to a full-time position in football which is unlikely to be his next move from Whitby. But, as you say, he may think otherwise for the reasons you've outlined.


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It's also a club that's just had five fantastic years , better supported than some in the National League and with a very good budget.

As regards Hardy, his two-year contract at Whitby runs out next year. Outside of football he is a partner in a Teesside business that does courier work, energy solutions and satellite installations. I think he's from Norton.


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Billy Miller would be my choice. Did a great job at Harrogate RA and took tadcaster to evostik. He worked at Darlington previously.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Billy Miller would be my choice. Did a great job at Harrogate RA and is currently managing tadcaster. He worked at Darlington previously.

I work in Tadcaster I will ask the locals what they think, will it be a good move for him???[emoji12][emoji12][emoji12][emoji12]


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He left tadcaster due change of owner. So who knows. Has a high pressure day job but his record us impeccable and a top bloke.


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LoidLucan wrote:
Yes, I think it was a great idea to ask for CVs. In fact it's spurred me on to update mine.... problem is so far it reads something like:
"Plenty to say, nil football knowledge, tactically inept, no achievements, crap at man management and useless with budgets."

Still, there may be hope. Steve McClaren got the England job after all.


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Just to throw one in. Gary mills (unless he's gone to Gateshead). Turnbull was a big admirer of him


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:44 pm 
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He's a few names John Carver, Russ Wilcox, Micky Cummings,Steve Agnew,


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The Golden Hairclip wrote:
I'd be happy with Craig Hignett. Managerial experience, ex-Darlo and should be able to attract investment from his contacts in the game.


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Brian Little or Neil Aspin
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Neil Aspin has gone to Port Vale

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Quakerlad wrote:
Why are we inviting CV,s for goodness sake. Surely any well run club should be drawing up a short list and pro actively approaching them starting with first choice, and please don't say you can,t do that! The board like us must have guessed that Gray may disappear at some point, and should have been ready. It's like we are looking for a part time admin person! Do completely understand the volunteer thing, but the chief exec came in talking about how professional he was going to make uS etc etc.
Someone block this absolute chopper.

He's either a hanger on a wind up or he's on the take from Martin Gray's full time budget.

Either way, he's pretending to be a Darlo fan and he can fuck off.

Also, most jobs are advertised, ie invite applications.

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Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

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Thanks Spyman, whoever you are.
Actually been a supporter for over 50 yrs, missing very few games, putting plenty of my own money in over the years, so please do not doubt that I am pretending to be a fan! How many years for you?
That's part for the problem on here. You should be able to post what you feel. Some will agree and some won't, that's life, but telling someone to F... off and more is counter productive and immature I,m afraid.


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Thanks Spyman, whoever you are.
Actually been a supporter for over 50 yrs, missing very few games, putting plenty of my own money in over the years, so please do not doubt that I am pretending to be a fan! How many years for you?
That's part for the problem on here. You should be able to post what you feel. Some will agree and some won't, that's life, but telling someone to F... off and more is counter productive and immature I,m afraid.


One of the other problems on here is old folk believing they are 'better' fans because they've been supporting the team for a longer period of time. Your 50+ years doesn't make you a better fan than Spyman if his time is less than that.

By your own admission everybody should be able to post what they feel on here, which is exactly what Spyman did. Internet message boards are not the place to frequent if you have a thin skin.

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Internet message boards are not the place to frequent if you have a thin skin.

Particularly if you're going to have a strop about the club inviting applications for the managers job. Of course you're going to get called out for that :lol:

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For me I’d go for someone like Mick Wadsworth or Colin Cooper


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missing very few games, putting plenty of my own money in over the years, so please do not doubt that I am pretending to be a fan! How many years for you?

So you're a better fan than everyone else because you've been to more games, attended longer and put X amounts of funds in the club.

Grow up.

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Quakerlad wrote:
Thanks Spyman, whoever you are.
Actually been a supporter for over 50 yrs, missing very few games, putting plenty of my own money in over the years, so please do not doubt that I am pretending to be a fan! How many years for you?
That's part for the problem on here. You should be able to post what you feel. Some will agree and some won't, that's life, but telling someone to F... off and more is counter productive and immature I,m afraid.
Come and introduce yourself on Saturday. Some friends and I are sponsoring the ball or some such. You may even know one of them given your age.

If you're interested then let me know via private message and I'll send you my number.

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On Sunday April 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm, Darlo Cockney wrote:
Sadly some people have nothing better to do that invent rumours.

We will be playing at the arena again next season - fact.

Quakerz - if you actually attended games and spoke to people you might actually find our facts, rather than spreading s*** on this board.

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Re the selection process, does anyone know if the Supporters Group will have an input over shortlisting, interviews and appointing the new boss.


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