I agree stability is good for Rovers. So far as is known, Micky only seems to have been linked with the St Mirren and Salford jobs. Don’t get the impression he’s desperate for a move, but that doesn’t mean if a ‘better’ job for him came up or the relationship with the Palioi broke down he’d still be here.In a way, it would be better if Micky did get the job if he really wants to leave. I'd rather he left now than when another vacancy turns up in the middle of next season.
From memory, Hamilton was unfairly sacked by Osterman who wanted a bigger name manager. Mathias took over until the end of the season and guided us to sixth, was not offered the job permanently and went to Wigan. So I think BBTC is correct to say no Rovers manager has been poached in recent times.Good shout. Hamilton did have success later at First Division and international level. I can't remember whether he was sacked, resigned or was poached by Wigan.
I don't think Mellon is desperate to leave to just anybody. It is more a case that managing St Mirren would be a dream job for him.In a way, it would be better if Micky did get the job if he really wants to leave. I'd rather he left now than when another vacancy turns up in the middle of next season.
I agree completely with this. It is daft to talk about a relegation battle at this stage, particularly as we know at least one striker will arrive in the next couple of weeks.Boz, we will bring a forward in so no need to be down beat, we have a lot of creativity in the squad and I am hoping for more goals from midfield this season
We already have better players in a number of positions than the weakest League Two sides: Norwood, Jennings, Banks and Norburn would not look out of place in League One teams from the friendly games I have seen so far. We at least have one striker capable of getting 15-20 goals, whereas some clubs have none. We did not when we were last at League Two level. So to scaremonger about relegation is premature in my view.I am expecting we will get a striker in, but even if they are half-decent, it is highly optimistic to expect they’ll click from the off. If it’s some wet behind the ears kid on loan from a Championship side, we will struggle. There don’t seem to be any indicators from the friendlies to date that the midfield will be more prolific either.
It concerns me that the cover we have at goalkeeper and right-back is inadequate, according to those reporting from the pre-season games on here. While the latter is unlikely to be a long-standing absence, Davies apparently will be unfit for a while.
Most of the sides in L2 will already have L2 level playing staff, whereas our squad was operating at a lower level last season. Hence inevitable that we will need to do more recruiting than those teams already in place.