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A Thread for debating who’ll be next into the Brunton Park hotseat!

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2 months ago
Rumour has it mcgreal dropped out when he seen the budget....

It will be millen or hill.


Well if he can't do it on the budget given then he's not for us.
2 months ago
Rumour has it mcgreal dropped out when he seen the budget....

It will be millen or hill.
2 months ago
I just can’t see it. It’s not a hopeless situation like last time.

We’ll have more than enough to pull clear with a reasonable manager in charge.
No way we’ll get relegated.


You really need to stop saying that :D
2 months ago
No way we’ll get relegated.
2 months ago
We have to study the facts here. Any good manager is going to have to keep us in league 2 this year but will also want assurances on succession and more importantly
funding to take us to League 1 and beyond.I cannot see how these assurances can be promised from a regime that still seems hell bent on carrying on.The hopes and thoughts of supporters that the current board will go are a pipedream. Particularly JN and AJ.

The alternative and the most likely situation will be that someone that suits supporters but with only very limited experience will probably be next manager and my feeling is that the next manager would need to prepare for non league.
2 months ago
Must admit I was hoping for McGreal, he looked good to me.

My opinion on Skelton will depend on whether he sticks with Alessandra today. A bit one dimensional to make a decision like that, but we need to score.

If Hill can be hated by the players but get us to the play-offs I'd take that at the moment. I didn't think Sheridan was a great choice, then we demolished Oldham 6 0.

I don't know about Grainger. Football management is a bit more of a science at L2 level than Workington. Maybe he can raise his level, better than Lee Clarke. Coaches like Thomas Tuchel came out of nowhere building a reputation on statistics and algorithms, maybe Grainger is worth a shot. He just reminds me of Kavanagh a bit too much.
2 months ago


Danny Grainger has definitely applied.


Well if you say he’s applied then I’m taking that as he hasn’t ;)

You said something like John McGreal was a done deal the other day!

You also said a few days before transfer deadline day that you’d heard that the club wouldn’t be making any more new signings. We then made 3 more…


McGreal said he wasn’t interested apparently and it was a director who said they weren’t making any more signings at that point. Circumstances change.

Grainger has definitely applied though. That won’t change.
2 months ago
I don't believe these stories he wouldn't work for the current regime, more fake myths. Where has he ever said that?

He did an amazing job last time. The expectation would be enormous if he came back.

Mcgreal dropping out has opened the door for skelton. Lets hope he starts the process by winning today


Totally agree, it’s all rubbish paper talk. I am not happy for Skelton alone, fine with a good support manager which I believe is what Kinder is doing and could well be another option. Would depend on whether Eric would want to, he seems to prefer the youth where he is doing a great job
2 months ago
I don't believe these stories he wouldn't work for the current regime, more fake myths. Where has he ever said that?

He did an amazing job last time. The expectation would be enormous if he came back.

Mcgreal dropping out has opened the door for skelton. Lets hope he starts the process by winning today
2 months ago
Various circumstances affect what people decide to do.
Cancer is scary, perhaps Simmo wants to head home to family and Ipswich although undoubtedly better job is a hard journey to Carlisle. It’s not always about the money, although he would probably find it tough on 50 quid a week.
The positive is that he can work well with youth, how many England managers have won a World Cup.
He will have masses of info on so many that have represented but not quite made it after England U20 youth. That is the area the club are developing to make money.
Obviously we already know he is a top manager.
Personally I would be chuffed if he came back. Wouldn’t mind betting he was informed about George Tanner from Man U sources in those England days which got him taken down there.
Coincidental he leaves Bristol when we are told the announcement is soon. Keeps Skelton safe as two Cumbrians in tandem, in fact could be Skelton manager and Simmo assistant giving him less pressure after illness.
All guess work of course but we can hope.
2 months ago


Danny Grainger has definitely applied.


Well if you say he’s applied then I’m taking that as he hasn’t ;)

You said something like John McGreal was a done deal the other day!

You also said a few days before transfer deadline day that you’d heard that the club wouldn’t be making any more new signings. We then made 3 more…
2 months ago
I’d have Simmo back in a heartbeat!
However I don’t know what his health is like and I can remember him telling people last time that he’d not come back under this regime after the farce of his last interview.
He’d be crazy to come back, under the current circumstances – which is why I think its codswallop.
I also heard the Ipswich rumour


Agreed Mullen. Prior knowledge of working with these will prevent him I hope (for his sake) Same goes for Danny Grainger, he has the inside track and has more sense.


Danny Grainger has definitely applied.


If true, that surprises me.
2 months ago
I’d have Simmo back in a heartbeat!
However I don’t know what his health is like and I can remember him telling people last time that he’d not come back under this regime after the farce of his last interview.
He’d be crazy to come back, under the current circumstances – which is why I think its codswallop.
I also heard the Ipswich rumour


Agreed Mullen. Prior knowledge of working with these will prevent him I hope (for his sake) Same goes for Danny Grainger, he has the inside track and has more sense.


Danny Grainger has definitely applied.
2 months ago
I'm still waiting for Keith Mincher to take the reigns or Neale Cooper RIP for that matter!
2 months ago
I’d have Simmo back in a heartbeat!
However I don’t know what his health is like and I can remember him telling people last time that he’d not come back under this regime after the farce of his last interview.
He’d be crazy to come back, under the current circumstances – which is why I think its codswallop.
I also heard the Ipswich rumour


Agreed Mullen. Prior knowledge of working with these will prevent him I hope (for his sake) Same goes for Danny Grainger, he has the inside track and has more sense.
2 months ago
I’d have Simmo back in a heartbeat!
However I don’t know what his health is like and I can remember him telling people last time that he’d not come back under this regime after the farce of his last interview.
He’d be crazy to come back, under the current circumstances – which is why I think its codswallop.
I also heard the Ipswich rumour
2 months ago
Bristol Journo has tweeted his departure isn’t Health-related.

Seems to be a lot of talk of Ipswich potentially for him next…


Carlisle or Ipswich
That’s going to be a tough decision for him
2 months ago
Bristol Journo has tweeted his departure isn’t Health-related.

Seems to be a lot of talk of Ipswich potentially for him next…
2 months ago
Hasn't Simpson got cancer?


Simmo has been treated for cancer, all the press and chat I've heard has been very positive and he went back to work at the end of August. Having had cancer, thankfully, doesn't always end a person's career.


Good to hear, let's hope he has made a full recovery and put it behind him forever
2 months ago
Hasn't Simpson got cancer?


Simmo has been treated for cancer, all the press and chat I've heard has been very positive and he went back to work at the end of August. Having had cancer, thankfully, doesn't always end a person's career.
2 months ago
Ex Tranmere boss in the running. Oops, already mentioned above.
2 months ago
Hasn't Simpson got cancer?
2 months ago
He’s Fav with BetVictor and SkyBet now! :D
2 months ago
Let’s face it could we get anybody better than Simmo at this time. Unlikely with Nixon and Co in charge of recruitment.

So he would be a good fit if it’s the case.
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