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Kingsmills    3,186
2 minutes ago, Kingsmills said:

A shrewd and welcome move.

I was not at all impressed by the manner in which he disparaged the club and the fans when he turned down the privilege of managing us and Followed Butcher to Hibs. However, he is a decent, experienced coach who knows the league and many of our players and, as I said in the OP' in my opinion, a shrewd and welcome move.

We can only hope that he makes a better job of assisting the manager avoid relegation than he did at Easter Road !

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chedan1    33

Could be a big boost having him in the dugout. Someone to give Richie advice that's actually useful. Maybe too little to late, but at least something is being done...

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bdu98196    663

Is this officially announced?

It's experience at least, knows a few of the players and might be able to organise a defence. Hopefully him and Rice can work together and its not a battle of egos. Worried that its possibly too late though and question why nobody looked at this earlier - 3-0 defeat at Hamilton for me would have been the time.

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lightwelter    131

Good appointment, but not sure how much influence he can have with Rice already assistant. I'd imagine the players have big respect for Malpas, so it can't be a bad thing.

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Kingsmills    3,186
26 minutes ago, bdu98196 said:

Is this officially announced?

It's experience at least, knows a few of the players and might be able to organise a defence. Hopefully him and Rice can work together and its not a battle of egos. Worried that its possibly too late though and question why nobody looked at this earlier - 3-0 defeat at Hamilton for me would have been the time.

Better late than never and, for those devoting such time and effort into organising torch lit protests and the like to force the board to take action, now that the board has taken positive action, perhaps they can now devote all that time and effort into fully and enthusiastically supporting the club for these vital few games that lie ahead.

Depending on what happens, there may be an argument for protest at the end of the season but, to quote the mantra of the Prime Minister 'now is not the time'.

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Yngwie    3,244

Like others, I fear this move is too late, but it is welcome nevertheless and shows that we haven't given up.

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rossfm    1

Delighted he has come to help, wish he came earlier.  Hope he can bring positive results and see where we can finish, though a major ask to remain in premier league.

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To me this is clutching at straws and we must be completely desperate if we are welcoming back a person who followed Butcher to Hibs and basically lied to all of us.

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Kingsmills    3,186
41 minutes ago, IMMORTAL HOWDEN ENDER said:

To me this is clutching at straws and we must be completely desperate if we are welcoming back a person who followed Butcher to Hibs and basically lied to all of us.

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Time to move on from that. MM is never likely to win a popularity contest with ICT fans but if this move helps us escape relegation then I, for one, am prepared to  consign both his words and his actions to the past. What happened years ago is history it's what happens in the next month that's vitally important now.

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SMEE    286

I thinks this is classed as Shutting the barn door AFTER the horse has bolted. This move should have came 6 games ago when it was blatantly obvious ICT were struggling badly.

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Kingsmills    3,186
6 minutes ago, SMEE said:

I thinks this is classed as Shutting the barn door AFTER the horse has bolted. This move should have came 6 games ago when it was blatantly obvious ICT were struggling badly.

That stable door is hanging loose but the horse has not quite bolted yet.

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cif73    226

An experienced man who knows the set-up, the players, can advise/coach on defending ... and one who would presumably love to see Dundee go down! 

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+caley100    444

Great, plenty experience, now punt that bloke Rice ( who should have never been kept on anyway)

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forresjags    219

Something had to be done, no matter what. We have been on a downward spiral for months now and were in danger of not winning another match all season. Whether bringing back Malpas will halt the slide remains to be seen, but surely things can only get better.

Wonder what his role will be and how much influence he will be allowed to have on team selection, formations and tactics.  I take it Foran is still the manager.      

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+12th Man    1,193

I would call it a good addition, Richie and Mo have worked together for years now.

Mo has to buy the fish suppers if it's 3 points at Rugby Park

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CELTIC1CALEY3    454
3 hours ago, caley100 said:

Great, plenty experience, now punt that bloke Rice ( who should have never been kept on anyway)

I know someone has suggested Brian's contract is up in May 2017 but this article seems to suggest Summer 2018.........http://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/Sport/Football/John-Hughes-and-Brian-Rice-sign-contract-extensions-at-Caley-Thistle-01122015.htm    As a result he has rights under the Employment Protection Act if you or I were 'punted' without just cause.

 

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caley1    19

Too little to late ? Hope not! but suspect so . How Foran is keeping his job is unbelievable . Wonder what Kenny Cameron can see ? Well something NO body else appears to be seeing . Absolutely clueless manager that would be lucky maninging in the Amateur league . 

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As a straight managerial replacement I might have swallowed this bitter pill. Is Brian Rice the problem?- not convinced. Hopefully I'll look back on this and laugh at how daft I was still calling for the managers head, we will know very soon.:unsure:

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KennySim93    88

Anyone else think Mo could effectively be taking over, with Richie taking a bit of a back seat without him being formally announced as the new manager?

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