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Post  cyprussyd on 2018-05-24, 12:12 pm

In the last couple of years, it could be argued that what Sunderland needed wasn’t a manager but a corporate downsizer. A person to ruthlessly clear the decks so the club could start afresh. Smooth out the foundations and allow someone to build the team up again, rather than the short-term fixes and risks on top the already unsteady foundations which have put the club in the current predicament. 


Jack Ross has transformed St Mirren. Relegation from the Premier League was meant to be the start of something new. Instead, it will have to be in League One rather than the Championship. And it is looking likely it will be under the stewardship of Scottish manager Jack Ross. 


Fans may see this appointment as too much of a risk – someone coming down from Scotland, someone who hasn’t managed a top-flight club, someone who has only managed a full-time team since 2016. And, with the exception of a trying spell with Hartlepool United as a player, someone who has no experience of English football. 


Those are understandable concerns, but fans may be about to find out just how well-judged an appointment this would be. Ross would find himself in a situation not too dissimilar to the one when he was appointed manager of St Mirren in October 2016. The Paisley club were languishing at the bottom of Scotland’s second tier, with no wins from eight league games. 


Ross, who had impressed as a coach at Dumbarton and Hearts and as manager of Alloa Athletic, encountered a squad heading to the third tier, somewhere St Mirren have never been as a club. And that’s where a disconsolate and disgruntled support saw their future. The engaging and articulate 41-year-old was appointed, and the metamorphosis begun, even if it took time. By the opening of the January transfer window, the Saints were still bottom, six points from safety. Ross and assistant James Fowler did not have the squad to play the positive football they wanted, so 10 players were signed. 


The manager even went into the stand to discuss the situation with a particularly irate fan after a dispiriting loss. St Mirren finally climbed from the bottom of the league with five fixtures remaining, playing positive rather than pragmatic football. The team finished the season with the best record over the final 13 league games, scoring more goals than champions Hibernian. 


Refining rather than a rebuild was required in the summer, the momentum from the previous season and foundations put in place gave the Buddies a launchpad for their Championship-winning season this term, which saw them in control from the turn of the year. 


Taking over Sunderland at such an early stage allows Ross to put in place his ideas and team during pre-season, making the most of preparation time, rather than doing so midway through a campaign. He will seek assurances from Stewart Donald that he will be in control of the footballing department. He has a good relationship with the St Mirren board and has the autonomy he requires. 


Ross is very hands on across the club with a real attention to detail. He wants to know what is happening with anything which affects his team. He has admitted that he perhaps needs to delegate more – he oversees a lot of the training and various aspects away from the field. A huge say in the recruitment of players will be a must. 


Those signed will have a particular skill set and athleticism. Ross preaches dynamism and intensity in his teams and the individuals within the squad, both in training and on matchdays. Many managers talk a good game with regards to the tempo, pressing, possession. Ross is not overly fussed on the latter. He demands that his players are positive in the final third, giving them a freedom to lose the ball with no repercussion. 


That was very much seen in his St Mirren side this season. Despite winning the league by 12 points, Saints were sixth for possession but they scored the most goals, had the most shots and most dribbles. 


It is something which should excite the likes of Duncan Watmore, Joel Asoro and George Honeyman. Ross is keen on working with younger players who give him legs and energy. At St Mirren, he was quick to hand more responsibility to youngsters Lewis Morgan and Kyle Magennis, who became key individuals. 


He was a surprise winner of the PFA Scotland manager of the year award, considering the competition he had from Brendan Rodgers, Neil Lennon, Steve Clarke and David Hopkin. Yet it is hard to talk down his achievement with St Mirren and how he has done it. In Ross, Sunderland would be getting one of the most talented coaches in Scottish football, someone fresh and exciting who will demand the very best from his players, coaching staff and those above him too. He would create a new Sunderland AFC.

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Post  Rovertsafc on 2018-05-25, 12:54 pm

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Post  cyprussyd on 2018-05-25, 1:31 pm

As a new era begins at Sunderland AFC, the club is delighted to welcome Jack Ross as its manager. The 41-year-old has signed a two-year contract and will be joined by assistant manager James Fowler at the Stadium of Light.
Ross is the reigning Scottish Championship Manager of the Year and PFA Scotland Manager of the Year after leading St Mirren to the Scottish Championship title in 2017-18.
Sunderland Chairman Stewart Donald said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured Jack as our new manager. Jack is excited to be a part of the future we are building here, and the fact he turned down lucrative offers from elsewhere, including clubs currently in a higher division than ourselves, is testament to his commitment and desire to succeed at this club and his belief in our vision for the future.
“He joins us following an excellent start to his managerial career, including a memorable 2017-18 campaign with St Mirren, and was deeply impressive throughout the recruitment process. We have acted swiftly and the hard work now continues in earnest as we look towards the ultimate goal of getting Sunderland AFC back to where it should be.”
Speaking about his appointment, Jack Ross said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to take charge of an incredible football club. If you look the history, the facilities and most important of all, the fanbase, you can see what this club can be. To be part of the team to help realise that potential is something that fills me with excitement.
“From the moment I spoke to Stewart and Charlie, their energy and enthusiasm was evident and I share in that. There’s a lot of work to be done in re-shaping the squad to ensure that we hit the ground running in League One, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Following a playing career which included spells at Clyde, Hartlepool, Falkirk and St Mirren, Ross moved into coaching as assistant manager at Dumbarton prior to a spell at Hearts.
He took charge of Alloa Athletic in December 2015, leaving for St Mirren just under a year later with Alloa in second place in the Scottish League One table, having put together a club-record winning streak of 10 games.
Ross guided St Mirren, who had been adrift at the bottom of the table, to safety in the Scottish Championship in his first season before the Buddies took the league title by 12 points in a truly dominant 2017-18 campaign.
Along the way, they won more games than any other side (23), lost joint-fewest (Cool, scored more goals than any other team (63) and finished with the best goal difference (+27).
Following on from the announcement that the position of CEO has been made redundant, some other senior executives have also departed. Academy manager Jim Sinclair has confirmed his intention to retire. The head of recruitment has left the club, along with the director of change and the head of marketing. A number of other individuals across the club are also leaving. 
Moving forward the club will be led by a small team of senior executives, who have proactively taken salary cuts as a clear demonstration of their desire to be part of the new owners’ vision for the future.
That team will be led by Tony Davison, who joins from Tottenham Hotspur in the newly-created position of Managing Director. Tony, a life-long Sunderland fan, brings with him a wealth of commercial and marketing acumen from over 20 years of working in football, and will drive forward the club’s overall commercial operation, along with using his regional knowledge to re-engage with supporters and the local business community.
Executive director Charlie Methven said: “Having worked with Tony in a variety of roles over the last decade, Stewart and I knew from the start that he was the man with the experience, desire and contacts to implement the vision that we have for the re-engagement of Sunderland AFC with its fans and the local business community.
“Tony is passionate about Sunderland and the fact that he has left a senior executive position at a top Premier League club and taken a lower wage to come back to his home city, demonstrates what his values are.
“As we move forward, it is important to place on record our thanks to those people leaving the club. Decisions of this nature are never taken lightly.
“However, when we arrived it was abundantly clear that the infrastructure and team that we inherited was not aligned with our clear goal of ensuring each and every opportunity at this football club is realised and maximised.
“This is not a reflection on the specific individuals who have departed, who leave with our sincere good wishes, but on the inflated and therefore inefficient infrastructure that developed over a number of years and the resultant culture which grew around it.
“Fundamentally, every pound that supporters put into their football club has to influence positively its future success. Fans need to see their hard-earned money being used wisely and in the right areas and to do that we have a responsibility to be lean, productive and focussed. Ensuring that we are ready for the challenge of League One is our priority and the club’s operation will reflect that aim.
“Stewart and I have moved quickly and decisively to pull together a tight, driven group of people to serve the interests of Sunderland and its fans. We are excited by the opportunity to get this club back to what it should be, and the hard work starts now.” 

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Post  cyprussyd on 2018-05-25, 1:36 pm

Well if reading all that does not excite I can only assume you have died.

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Post  canary-dave on 2018-05-25, 1:45 pm

We will meet in the Premiership in two years time, we shall attend Sunderland v Norwich together.  like

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Post  cyprussyd on 2018-05-25, 1:45 pm

That team will be led by Tony Davison, who joins from Tottenham Hotspur in the newly-created position of Managing Director. Tony, a life-long Sunderland fan, brings with him a wealth of commercial and marketing acumen from over 20 years of working in football, and will drive forward the club’s overall commercial operation, along with using his regional knowledge to re-engage with supporters and the local business community.
Executive director Charlie Methven said: “Having worked with Tony in a variety of roles over the last decade, Stewart and I knew from the start that he was the man with the experience, desire and contacts to implement the vision that we have for the re-engagement of Sunderland AFC with its fans and the local business community.
“Tony is passionate about Sunderland and the fact that he has left a senior executive position at a top Premier League club and taken a lower wage to come back to his home city, demonstrates what his values are.
“As we move forward, it is important to place on record our thanks to those people leaving the club. Decisions of this nature are never taken lightly.
“However, when we arrived it was abundantly clear that the infrastructure and team that we inherited was not aligned with our clear goal of ensuring each and every opportunity at this football club is realised and maximised.
“This is not a reflection on the specific individuals who have departed, who leave with our sincere good wishes, but on the inflated and therefore inefficient infrastructure that developed over a number of years and the resultant culture which grew around it.
“Fundamentally, every pound that supporters put into their football club has to influence positively its future success. Fans need to see their hard-earned money being used wisely and in the right areas and to do that we have a responsibility to be lean, productive and focussed. Ensuring that we are ready for the challenge of League One is our priority and the club’s operation will reflect that aim.
“Stewart and I have moved quickly and decisively to pull together a tight, driven group of people to serve the interests of Sunderland and its fans. We are excited by the opportunity to get this club back to what it should be, and the hard work starts now.” 

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cyprussyd wrote:
That team will be led by Tony Davison, who joins from Tottenham Hotspur in the newly-created position of Managing Director. Tony, a life-long Sunderland fan, brings with him a wealth of commercial and marketing acumen from over 20 years of working in football, and will drive forward the club’s overall commercial operation, along with using his regional knowledge to re-engage with supporters and the local business community.
Executive director Charlie Methven said: “Having worked with Tony in a variety of roles over the last decade, Stewart and I knew from the start that he was the man with the experience, desire and contacts to implement the vision that we have for the re-engagement of Sunderland AFC with its fans and the local business community.
“Tony is passionate about Sunderland and the fact that he has left a senior executive position at a top Premier League club and taken a lower wage to come back to his home city, demonstrates what his values are.
“As we move forward, it is important to place on record our thanks to those people leaving the club. Decisions of this nature are never taken lightly.
However, when we arrived it was abundantly clear that the infrastructure and team that we inherited was not aligned with our clear goal of ensuring each and every opportunity at this football club is realised and maximised.
“This is not a reflection on the specific individuals who have departed, who leave with our sincere good wishes, but on the inflated and therefore inefficient infrastructure that developed over a number of years and the resultant culture which grew around it.
“Fundamentally, every pound that supporters put into their football club has to influence positively its future success. Fans need to see their hard-earned money being used wisely and in the right areas and to do that we have a responsibility to be lean, productive and focussed. Ensuring that we are ready for the challenge of League One is our priority and the club’s operation will reflect that aim.
“Stewart and I have moved quickly and decisively to pull together a tight, driven group of people to serve the interests of Sunderland and its fans. We are excited by the opportunity to get this club back to what it should be, and the hard work starts now.” 
A Good day for Sunderland and not just because we have a new manager, but because these two paragraphs highlighted above sum up their intention to weed out the bad core and structure of the organisation, put it on a proper business footing with a focus on the team, fans and community ........ Gor for it boys!!,
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Post  cyprussyd on 2018-05-25, 3:04 pm

Jack Ross is ready to rock ‘n’ roll following his appointment as Sunderland’s new manager.

The former St Mirren boss can’t wait to get stuck in and has immediately pinpointed the relationship between the club and the fans as a key foundation for success. 

During his time at the Paisley 2021 Stadium, Ross took the Buddies from basement boys to champions within the space of 18 months, while also reconnecting the supporters and the club.

And speaking to safc.com, the new Sunderland manager echoed Stewart Donald’s vision of a club that wins together, loses together and above all else, works together.

“It’s a fantastic honour because I understand the magnitude of the job and the size of the club,” said Ross.

“Probably the biggest attraction is the potential of the club, as well the fans and history, but that potential to hopefully take it back through the leagues again is one that really excites me.”

He continued: “There are a lot of parallels between the job I’ve done recently and the position Sunderland find themselves in, so hopefully that will stand me in good stead.

“I’m from the outside looking in until I get started properly, but the one thing I know I don’t have to worry about is the loyalty of that fanbase and its passion for the club.

“It’s been the one constant over the last few years during difficult times, so my job – how it’s been described to me and how I want it – is to rebuild the club from inside out, and if I can do that then hopefully we can re-establish that connection between the club and its supporters.

“That’s vitally important and, as I mentioned, that’s something I had at the job I’ve just finished, as when I took it there was a real disconnect.

“I pride myself on how I communicate with everybody and I’m looking forward to rebuilding that connection, because if you get that connection right it’s bloody powerful.

“It is a real privilege, and I can’t wait to get started.”

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Post  Argus on 2018-05-25, 3:17 pm

cyprussyd wrote:Well if reading all that does not excite I can only assume you have died.

It certainly excites me and after a break of nearly 10 years I've already made arrangements to be at the first home game and I'll take it from there as to how often I attend.

I think this could prove a pivotal moment in our history.

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cyprussyd wrote:Jack Ross is ready to rock ‘n’ roll following his appointment as Sunderland’s new manager.

The former St Mirren boss can’t wait to get stuck in and has immediately pinpointed the relationship between the club and the fans as a key foundation for success. 

During his time at the Paisley 2021 Stadium, Ross took the Buddies from basement boys to champions within the space of 18 months, while also reconnecting the supporters and the club.

And speaking to safc.com, the new Sunderland manager echoed Stewart Donald’s vision of a club that wins together, loses together and above all else, works together.

“It’s a fantastic honour because I understand the magnitude of the job and the size of the club,” said Ross.

“Probably the biggest attraction is the potential of the club, as well the fans and history, but that potential to hopefully take it back through the leagues again is one that really excites me.”

He continued: “There are a lot of parallels between the job I’ve done recently and the position Sunderland find themselves in, so hopefully that will stand me in good stead.

“I’m from the outside looking in until I get started properly, but the one thing I know I don’t have to worry about is the loyalty of that fanbase and its passion for the club.

“It’s been the one constant over the last few years during difficult times, so my job – how it’s been described to me and how I want it – is to rebuild the club from inside out, and if I can do that then hopefully we can re-establish that connection between the club and its supporters.

“That’s vitally important and, as I mentioned, that’s something I had at the job I’ve just finished, as when I took it there was a real disconnect.

“I pride myself on how I communicate with everybody and I’m looking forward to rebuilding that connection, because if you get that connection right it’s bloody powerful.

“It is a real privilege, and I can’t wait to get started.”

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Jack Ross: The inside story on how and why he became Sunderland's ideal choice for the years ahead   


PHIL SMITH Email Published: 13:32 Updated: 14:54 Friday 25 May 2018 


There was one box that Jack Ross didn’t tick. When Sunderland’s new regime began their search for Chris Coleman’s replacement, they had in mind a manager with a strong record in League One. At that stage, gambling on a rookie seemed unlikely. Ross has been confirmed as Sunderland's new manager Even as recently as Monday, Stewart Donald told the assembled media that while not essential, a track record of success in the lower leagues was preferential. 


Donald, though, was privately beginning to believe that the St Mirren boss was the outstanding candidate for the role. References from north of the border were overwhelmingly strong, and while Ross may not have started the process as number one choice, he quickly became it. It was the same for Ross, who began the week seemingly destined for Ipswich. 


Sunderland’s interest in Chris Wilder was well known and strong. It was Wilder whose direct, uncompromising style had begun Oxford United’s rise, a story close to the heart of the new regime, from the conference nearly a decade ago and he was the closest thing to guaranteeing League One success. His numbers are second to none and he has done it playing an eye-catching brand of robust, attacking football. There was always a suspicion that his interest was strategic and so it proved, signing a new deal at boyhood club Sheffield United. 


Ross was already beginning to win support behind the scenes at Sunderland by this stage; Paul Hurst another who, while off the table as he prepared for a League One playoff final this weekend, was admired. He would have been a fine candidate but eventually, the new regime decided to act and move for the man who they felt had come out strongest in every other category. 


Ross, without question, walks into a job that is bigger, tougher and more demanding than anything he has faced in his football career. It is for both parties a gamble but one they see as worth taking. That, in a sense, was part of the attraction. To appoint a manager who is on an upward curve and sees Sunderland as the kind of opportunity they may never get again. That is the template for the squad to be built this summer and so it was felt a statement needed to be made. Jack Ross turned down 'lucrative offers' to become Sunderland boss Ross also brings a commitment to full-throttle football that is deemed essential to restoring a connection in the Stadium of Light and above all else, getting the maximum out of Sunderland’s ‘hefty budget’ in the third tier. 


Ross is no footballing ideologue, as he outlined in an interview with TheTwoPointOne, saying: “The emergence and success of Barcelona in the Guardiola era almost ruined the game, and I mean in that in the nicest possible way. “There became almost an obsession with replicating that style of football which isn’t possible in circumstances with the tools you have.” He does, however, demand a high-pace game and puts intensity at the core of his training and tactics. St Mirren have been encouraged to play out from the back but they press hard and there is a significant emphasis on being direct when the ball reaches the final third. 


Training has been built around firm repetition of finishing inside the box and creativity in the final third. In this sense, Ross is supported by James Fowler, the former Queen of the South manager who is now firmly established as his sounding board and right-hand man. To produce the high-tempo football he desired, he had to overhaul his squad just months into his reign, signing ten players in a frantic January window that transformed the team’s fortunes. 


On Wearside he will find it tougher, unquestionably. Donald has already said that recruitment will be manager driven and Ross will need to get right straight away and on a grand scale. Initially, recruitment had been one of the reasons why a manager with a strong working knowledge of the League One market was favoured. Sunderland is a club where recruitment has systematically failed and for all his coaching abilities, Ross will stand or fall on the players he can bring in. 


What he does have at his disposal is a category one academy producing top talent, and this is a key reason why he has been handed the task. Ross’ drive for dynamism in his squad offers a natural home for young players and it was telling that early into his reign in Paisley, with the team struggling, he threw in two teenagers. Kyle Magennis went on to form the bedrock of his title-winning team, while Kyle McAllister quickly signed for Derby County. Lewis Morgan has been superb this season and won a move to Celtic. 


Jack Ross reacts after being confirmed Sunderland boss His praise for Ross is effusive: “Jack played a massive part in the progress of St Mirren but there are other factors too – the chairman, the fans and the players, “We got the results to stay in the Championship and then kicked on again this season. But most of the credit has to be attributed to Jack. He’s been brilliant for St Mirren and, rightfully, other clubs are looking at him. “He’d be a massive loss to St Mirren but he deserves anything that comes his way.” 


He will be expected to trust in and grow talent. The new regime see that as the one biggest advantage they have on teams outside the top tier and thought Ross stood out as the best candidate to capitalise on it. He also seen as an articulate communicator, both with players, supporters and executives. That is something the new regime lost when Chris Coleman was sacked but it is crucial if they are to make good on their pledge of reconnecting the club with the community. Whether Ross can ultimately make a success of the job remains to be seen. 


His reputation in Scotland is strong, seen as one of the brightest coaching minds to come from the country in a number of years. Tony Fitzpatrick, chief executive of St Mirren, was handed his debut for the club by Sir Alex Ferguson and has not been shy in stating that he sees comparisons between the two. At St Mirren, he has been credited with implementing a holistic plan for the club and Sunderland hope he will help do the same on Wearside. “When Jack walked in, we were bottom of the league so he has done an incredible job,” Fitzpatrick said. “ He galvanised not only the club but the whole community. “I’m going to mention my favourite person again. Sir Alex Ferguson did it 40 years ago and I’ve never felt anything like that since. “We enjoyed success, we’ve won leagues but really, as a crowd staying behind you, it has been fantastic. “Jack was delighted that Sir Alex gave him a phone call on Friday. He is a big fan of him and has read his book on leadership qualities. “He has never met him or had spoken to him so the phone call was a big, big thing for him. Jack said himself he used a lot of the things Sir Alex’s told him on the phone when he gave the team talk for the Livingston game. “The message was to trust in your players. When I listen to Jack now he speaks very much like Sir Alex and even more so in his younger days. “Jack speaks from the heart and Sir Alex does likewise. That inspires people. It gets people doing things they normally wouldn’t be able to do and that is fantastic.” 


Mike Mulraney, Ross’ first Chairman at Alloa, had much the same to say. There, Ross failed to beat the drop after taking over but started the next season in strong fashion and remains well thought-of. Mulraney said: “I knew it wouldn’t be long before Jack would move on from Alloa, even when he wasn’t getting it right. “I actually extended his contract before he turned the corner with his results. “I just knew I had the right manager. I never doubted for a minute that he would become an excellent manager. “If you keep doing the right things it will eventually work. “Jack is a capable, intelligent, balanced character. He transfers those life skills into football and it works. “I know he also had a sticky start at St Mirren and it was good to see they stuck by him as well. And they got the rewards for that. “I absolutely believe that he will go on to great things. I think he has everything you need to become a top manager. “If and when he leaves St Mirren they should applaud him and appreciate what he contributed to the club. “Nothing makes me happier than to see how well he has done at St Mirren. “He has the skill set not only to become one of the best in Scotland, but one of the best in Britain. “There was never a doubt in my mind. It is easy to say that with hindsight but clearly I believed it as I gave him his first job. “Jack Ross didn’t do well because of Alloa. All we were was a small step on his journey to become one of the top managers in Britain.” He has been courted in England, with Barnsley and Ipswich both keen on appointing him. 


At Sunderland, he faces new challenges, above all else the raft of players who need to be moved on. Both Simon Grayson and Chris Coleman wanted a deeper and more significant overhaul of the squad and both will feel the inability to achieve it was central to their failure. It is absolutely imperative that Sunderland’s new regime does whatever it takes to hand the new manager a blank canvas on which to draw his vision. Ross is not the first highly-rated Scottish coach to move south of the border and for many it has not been plain sailing. Sunderland, too, is a club which makes a habit of disappointing managers and damaging their morale. 


Stewart Donald told talkSPORT on Wednesday that the new manager would get time and that losing in the playoffs next season would not necessarily be deemed a disaster. It was an interesting comment for there is absolutely no doubt that Ross will be under pressure to deliver results and quickly. There is a big picture vision to his appointment but one that will not survive a failure to turn things around the pitch. It is a gamble and an immense challenge. The last time a St Mirren manager moved to Sunderland, Johnny Cochrane went on to win the English title and the FA Cup. Such is the low ebb that Sunderland have fallen too, Ross will be a hero should he win League One and the Checkatrade Trophy. This is a dramatic departure from Sunderland’s managerial model. It won’t be dull.

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cyprussyd wrote:Well if reading all that does not excite I can only assume you have died.

It certainly excites me and after a break of nearly 10 years I've already made arrangements to be at the first home game and I'll take it from there as to how often I attend.

I think this could prove a pivotal moment in our history.
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I'm feeling really positive about the steps the club ahas taken in recent weeks.. I get the feeling that we are getting people in who actually have direction and know what they are doing..

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I believe Stewart Donald is in Monaco to bring back gold frankincense and myrrh for the new manger.
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oxfordshire wrote:I believe Stewart Donald is in Monaco to bring back gold frankincense and myrrh for the new manger.

But is there a dog in it    Laughing

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Post  gil t azell on 2018-05-26, 7:16 am

Read the thread title and thought the new messiah had been born.
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Post  cyprussyd on 2018-05-26, 7:21 am

gil t azell wrote:Read the thread title and thought the new messiah had been born.
He has  Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

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cyprussyd wrote:Well if reading all that does not excite I can only assume you have died.

It has certainly excited me.

After a couple of years of doom n gloom everything is starting to feel positive again. Time will tell on the pitch when the season starts I just hope the remaining bad apple(s) in the club is shifted out before the start of the season,
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