I echo Paul’s thoughts entirely and somewhat regrettably. The legacy of John Brogan was catalysed by the Board of Directors and, ultimately, the Chairman at the time. Some people might not like that, but it is a fact.
I feel compelled to question KH’s appointment, too, if I am brutally honest. Tasking a rookie with saving us from the abyss? I don’t think that is going to end well.
But what do we know, eh? Very little according to some...
Please get me the no. for forums anonymous!
In agreeing with Paul and Jordie, as I see it, • The dramatic decline of the club from 3rd position in the 1st Division in Q4 2017 to bottom of the 2nd Division with only one win and four draws in 22 matches. Dismissed from the Scottish Cup in the first round, at home, by an average Highland League side • The failure to have a robust recruitment process in place to manage the transition and appointment of a suitable manager for season 2018/19. • The subsequently failure to notify players in a reasonable timescale to negotiate their services for season 2018/19. • The failure to manage the seasonal player budget to provide a level of onfield performance to attract SPFL revenues.
In summary the clubs senior league status to which it was elected in 1903 and, war years excepted, in which it has remained ever since, is in jeopardy. Does anyone seriously think that when (not IF) the club drops into the LL it can recover from that and win back its place in the SPFL ?.
Cynically the board delayed holding its AGM until three months AFTER the accounts were signed off, and therefore at the end of the transfer `window`. More interested in preserving their own positions than seeking to involve others for the long term benefit of the club. Having supported the club for over 50 years, I despair, I truly despair.
I am not really getting my head around some of the negitive comments in regards to the young lad on loan from Motherwell😴😴 it was his second game & I thought he did OK. First game he was very good, I thought second half yesterday he did OK. This is a young lad who is trying to make it in football but has had a horrific time with injuries, so rather than slate him give him a chance. Some folk on this board need to look at themselfs, the lads that have came in are trying more than any of JB did & that's a positive for me.
In agreeing with Paul and Jordie, as I see it, • The dramatic decline of the club from 3rd position in the 1st Division in Q4 2017 to bottom of the 2nd Division with only one win and four draws in 22 matches. Dismissed from the Scottish Cup in the first round, at home, by an average Highland League side •
I think the tizer summed this up quite well. I think that's why we've not heard from Ginty.
Looks like the penny has finally dropped for the fan base except for Peter of course who is still waffling on about a Rovers team unable to score a goal, being on the verge of thrashing a team.Oh how we laughed.
Not much to add to succinct and accurate posts from Paul, Jordie and Grant but as true as theses posts are they are not going to stop our terminal decline into football oblivion.
I actually feel for KH. He was desperate to get into management but even in his worse nightmares he could never have envisaged the poor quality of the squad he was inheriting.
He has now had time to get his own players in but in reality the improvement has been minimum and we are not just continuing to lose matches we are being comprehensively thumped most weekends.
Our points total and performances are just becoming humiliating now and the sooner the season ends the better.
I am dreading the play offs because I honestly don't see how we could possible win that regardless of who we play.
The only chance I se of ARFC continuing is to have one throw of the dice at the Lowland League to try and come straight back up. If not that would be the end for me.
When kh came in there were a few new faces and a couple of draws and some signs of hope. Since then it has been a disaster as players went and came in. Perhaps too many new faces and change for the sake of it rather than where needed. Simple fact is things have got worse and we are screwed. We couldn't beat Fort William never mind Berwick.
What really sticks in my throat about this whole sorry scenario is that so many believed that genuine concern about the future of the Albion Rovers Football Club was a facade masking an ulterior motive. Honesty, about the mistakes that have been made and continue to be made at Boardroom level, is paramount if we really want to enable change.
Poor decision making leaves us where we are at the minute. No amount of bluster or “they’re only trying their best” nonsense will cut it anymore. The equally strange notion that you’re more worthy of an opinion if you volunteer/are involved daily/weekly at the club is also tedious and boring.