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I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby b4life » 17 May 2018, 23:48

If it is John Still, then good. I’d have preferred Gary Waddock but John Still will do fine. He’s done very well after he left us and never got the credit he deserved when he was with us. Many supporters thought the grass was greener and it wasn’t. He might not be a long term manager but I think he’ll do his job well and get us back in the league, maybe not at the first attempt but within 3 years definitely. As for Martin Allen, the odds are on him picking up a very tidy severance package after 6 months or Chesterfield go to the wall, not sure which one will happen first, but don’t care anymore it’s in the past, time to move on and look forward to plenty of wins next season.
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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby Masuka » 18 May 2018, 01:44

I think John Still would not be the worst hiring, however.. I would prefer a manager who wants to get to League 2 and put his name out there by taking us up. Garrard or Waddock for me.
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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby John_c » 18 May 2018, 04:51

Masuka wrote:I think John Still would not be the worst hiring, however.. I would prefer a manager who wants to get to League 2 and put his name out there by taking us up. Garrard or Waddock for me.


John Still wouldn't want us to get to L2? What a strange thing to say.


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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby aclassman » 18 May 2018, 05:09

TK vision for the clubs future is to bring back an OAP from the past!

Seriously TK

We want an ambitious young manager like Luke not a has been.

Why are Dagenham and Redbridge suffering financially? Because low crowds watching unattractive long ball hoof football.
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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby ninestein » 18 May 2018, 05:27

Getting a young, hungry manager like Luke Garrard would be the ideal long term solution, but prizing them away from their current club is easier said than done.

John Still may be getting on, but from what I've read he would rather retire having had one last success somewhere. He said he'd only leave dagenham once he was satisfied that people's jobs were safe. The man has a lot of integrity.

If it is to be him, that represents a strong appointment. The priority right now is promotion back to the FL. The quicker the better. John knows this division better than anyone.
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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby john dockers shorts » 18 May 2018, 06:20

The reason I wanted Mart to stay was that he knows how to win the General Motors Vauxhall Conference or whatever its called. 'Still Out' also knows how to win the league and it wasn't that long ago. If he gets appointed then I'm fairly hopeful of having a competitive season towards the top.

Likewise if we appoint Boring wood chap or Waddock I think we will have a decent season.

Just make the decision TK lets move on and beat Mart at Wembley!
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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby PaulGoldie » 18 May 2018, 06:25

aclassman wrote:TK vision for the clubs future is to bring back an OAP from the past!

Seriously TK

We want an ambitious young manager like Luke not a has been.

Why are Dagenham and Redbridge suffering financially? Because low crowds watching unattractive long ball hoof football.


not at all. It’s because their main backer, Glynn Hopkins has pulled out


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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby aclassman » 18 May 2018, 06:31

If the football was entertaining you will attract more fans and then don't need backing from a third party to survive
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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby aclassman » 18 May 2018, 06:41

Maybe we could get sponsored by Hoofmeister beer now
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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby dpa » 18 May 2018, 06:45

JS wouldn't be my first choice (remember snoozing @ Underhill in the main stand more than once watching a JS Barnet side) however after last seasons craziness I think we need a stable and calm head leading the way. JS also knows non league like no other and so will be able to pick up a few quality signings.

So, in summary, if it happens, not one of TKs worst appointments.

Incidentally, does anyone know what happened at the Daggers extraordinary meeting last night? apparently they were discussing whether there is a future for the club....
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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby ricardobee » 18 May 2018, 07:29

Smashing bloke John, was always prepared to defend the way his team played football, but it could be called rather negative. When he was with the Bees early on 'Still out' could be heard week after week. Would he be prepared to suffer the insults once again? Hope not, but knowing this chairman's track record with manager's, who knows. We'll probably end up with Colonel Sanders!
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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby barnetpete » 18 May 2018, 07:34

Young hungry manager - Rossi


Hungry, proven, conference winning manager - John Still.

Know which one i’d take.
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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby aclassman » 18 May 2018, 07:36

Rossi had no previous experience unlike Luke
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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby mcleod23 » 18 May 2018, 07:46

Did anyone not watch his Luton team that romped to the Conference title not so long ago? They were superb and played great football.

The tag of Still having 'long ball merchant' is unjust.

I'll support whatever football that gets us winning. Pretty football is very much a nice to have. Look at Notts Co and Lincoln this season - the definition of long ball and basic but very efficient and hard to beat. I know which situation I'd rather be in.

Still (if he comes) would get us working, in good shape defensively and has the nous of lower league which is want we all want isn't it? For me Still is better appointment that Waddock.
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Re: I’d rather have John Still than Martin Allen

Postby ccollis_869 » 18 May 2018, 07:47

Masuka wrote:I think John Still would not be the worst hiring, however.. I would prefer a manager who wants to get to League 2 and put his name out there by taking us up. Garrard or Waddock for me.

I could think of a thousand worse hirings then Still and TK has the power to bring them in!
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