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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:34 pm 
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Lewie could do a great job helping reconnect the club with the fans, particularly if he was willing to bring the non-playing players to meet the fans, sign autographs, etc. They could start with the family zone to see how it goes, but I would hope they would extend that to the other zones later.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:16 pm 
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BertieWoostersDonsClub wrote:
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Serious question, Lewie for new Manager? Has he done or is he doing his badges? Probably not long term (unless he's ridiculously successful) but just until the end of the season.

What is this obsession with getting a compete novice as manager? Lewington, Rubio, Heald, Mitchell.
No, no, no, no.
We've sacked two managers in 13 months, completely overhauled the squad, and face a relegation battle. The next manager has to be a success and has to hit the ground running. We need an experienced manager. This is not the time for an untried manager to learn on the job.

I totally agree Bertie. It’s the wrong time to be taking a punt.

Although it won’t be easy to find a half-decent experienced manager that we can afford.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:59 am 
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Like, say, someone who's running second in the Scottish Premiership? It's all pot luck as far as I can see, unless big bucks are involved.
Totally agree that Lewie is not management material right now and that would be just plain daft. Hope he comes back as a player though, even if it's to keep a bench seat warm .


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:17 am 
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I would have Lewie back in a heartbeat, at the very least he cares about the club. I've seen nothing of anyone who's been playing in his position this season that he's not capable of doing, give him the armband back and he'll give the team a fair degree of fight - which is what we lack across the park. 4231 with Tav in front of Lewie - sorted.

Maybe he could entice his Dad to help him until the end of the season in a caretaker role?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:20 am 
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End of the day the way Neilson and the club handled it was disgraceful and embarrassing.

Neilson was doomed to fail with this going on.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:26 am 
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RedDotDon wrote:
End of the day the way Neilson and the club handled it was disgraceful and embarrassing.

Neilson was doomed to fail with this going on.


This. I'm bewildered by the few supporters that saw nothing wrong with how they handled Lewie being ostracized from the club. I've not being a fan of Lewie for a few seasons, but even I thought something was very wrong about it, and I'm still a bit surprised at how Pete dealt with it in that video interview, like he was covering for Neilson.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:32 am 
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FilthyDon wrote:
RedDotDon wrote:
End of the day the way Neilson and the club handled it was disgraceful and embarrassing.

Neilson was doomed to fail with this going on.


This. I'm bewildered by the few supporters that saw nothing wrong with how they handled Lewie being ostracized from the club. I've not being a fan of Lewie for a few seasons, but even I thought something was very wrong about it, and I'm still a bit surprised at how Pete dealt with it in that video interview, like he was covering for Neilson.


How do you think they should have handled it?

Assume the following:

1. Lewie said he could play every game
2. Robbie said he was a squad player
3. #2 upset Lewie so he became a disturbing influence.

So you can do the following:

1. Play Lewie every match
2. Tell Lewie to train elsewhere
3. Tell Lewie he can't play every match (again)
4. Other


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:33 am 
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Yes back in the club, but if he sets foot on a pitch I will be disappointed. He has not been fit for the first team in a few years now.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:35 am 
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FilthyDon wrote:
RedDotDon wrote:
End of the day the way Neilson and the club handled it was disgraceful and embarrassing.

Neilson was doomed to fail with this going on.


This. I'm bewildered by the few supporters that saw nothing wrong with how they handled Lewie being ostracized from the club. I've not being a fan of Lewie for a few seasons, but even I thought something was very wrong about it, and I'm still a bit surprised at how Pete dealt with it in that video interview, like he was covering for Neilson.


At the end of the day most of our supporters (myself included) had no idea what REALLY happened between Lewie and Neilson. You hear and read rumours, but until you hear it directly from Lewie or Neilson that's all they are is rumours. Players fall out with Managers all the time, why would we respond to this any differently than the rumours in the past? As foir how it was dealt with what would you have liked to have seen them do differently?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:38 am 
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Don Direction wrote:
FilthyDon wrote:
RedDotDon wrote:
End of the day the way Neilson and the club handled it was disgraceful and embarrassing.

Neilson was doomed to fail with this going on.


This. I'm bewildered by the few supporters that saw nothing wrong with how they handled Lewie being ostracized from the club. I've not being a fan of Lewie for a few seasons, but even I thought something was very wrong about it, and I'm still a bit surprised at how Pete dealt with it in that video interview, like he was covering for Neilson.


How do you think they should have handled it?

Assume the following:

1. Lewie said he could play every game
2. Robbie said he was a squad player
3. #2 upset Lewie so he became a disturbing influence.

So you can do the following:

1. Play Lewie every match
2. Tell Lewie to train elsewhere
3. Tell Lewie he can't play every match (again)
4. Other


I would have spent more time finding a solution that didn't involve Lewie feeling he wasn't welcome at a club that he's spent over 13 years at, regardless of whether he's playing or not.

Clearly Lewie not being at the club and training elsewhere didn't make the slightest bit of difference to our squad or how we played, as we were still shit.

The whole episode was in bad taste. I agree that he isn't good enough to play week in week out, but the way it was handled was poor, and I think the majority of fans would agree with that.


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