A spectre is haunting Scottish Football

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Big Pink says: December 21, 2014 at 10:39 pm ————————————– I would imagine …

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Big Pink says:
December 21, 2014 at 10:39 pm

I would imagine Kenny McDowall will get the shortest honeymoon period on record. In fact I’m guessing he won’t get one at all. There are still many bears who see the manager of Rangers as too sacrosanct a position for someone who was once in the employ of Celtic. Having said that McDowall was a very successful reserve team coach at Celtic and the fact Walter Smith saw fit to take him on directly from Celtic suggests he has a good reputation within the game. He was a journeyman player as I recall, but I do also recall him scoring a fairly spectacular volley at Celtic Park to win the game for St Mirren. The best players don’t always make the best managers as we well know, and if McDowall is able to turn round on field fortunes it will be interesting to see where it ends up. He will need the support of his senior players though – does he have that?

On a wider note when I first saw headlines that McCoist was gone I thought maybe Ashley was ponying up with a pay off to get a new man in. The actual course of action suggests Ashley is not willing to have someone with so many media pals around the place who wants to go anyway. If the bears had a few minutes of thinking Ashley was going to start playing a game of sugar daddies then the appointment of McDowall must have brought them crashing back to earth.

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Big Pink @ 8:21pm

Davies was my first thought but now McDowall is confirmed would suggest big Mike ain’t for throwing more good money after bad.

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Big Pink says:
December 20, 2014 at 8:53 pm

You intrigue me greatly when you say you used to write for the Celtic View. Not that I expect you to say who you are! I was an avid purchaser of said publication until around 2004. I always thought the ‘Pravda’ tag to be very unfair. It’s hardly a shock that the club magazine will write positively about the club.

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andygraham.66 says:
December 20, 2014 at 11:45 pm

Without using google, do you know the name of the Conductor and Fireman in Casey Jones?

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