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A thread to discuss the merits of Brian McClair being appointed Heart of Midlothian’s sporting director.

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Davie Deans

:look:
 

Was at Utd’s academy up until 3/4? years ago.

 

Had some role at the Sfa. 
 

Otherwise, don’t know much about him recently.

 

Thoughts?

Edited by Davie Deans

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red

He was well thought of by Sir Alex.....that’ll do for me 

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Gorgiewave

Has a degree in maths.

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Italian Lambretta

We dont want any sellick player from the 86 team at Tynie. Not now not ever. 

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Jodami

Fantastic experience at Manchester Utd, left the SFA because he fundamentally disagreed with many people there which is no surprise. An intelligent guy when he was a player and from what I have heard a very decent individual (friend of mine had him come in to speak to his kids teams and he was first class). He looks like a good appointment, excellent contacts and someone who has been involved in designing an infrastructure blueprint. Potentially very good. He does have a drinker's dish though! 

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Perth to Paisley

Had the Project Brave role at SFA before that Mackay.

 

Think he gave it up as it proved to be a PR/salesman type role rather than coach

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Robert Lazar

I don't really see the point in discussing potential candidates when we have no say whatsoever. 

Is it just me?

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Ricardo Shillyshally

Every time I picture him it's in a shiny mid 80s Celtic strip. He's. BOAK

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Zlatanable
5 minutes ago, Davie Deans said:

:look:
 

Was at Utd’s academy up until 3/4? years ago.

 

Had some role at the Sfa. 
 

Otherwise, don’t know much about him recently.

 

Thoughts?

McClair rhymes with eclair. Greggs sells eclairs, they also sell sausage rolls. Rolls rhyme with foals. Foals are young horses. Horses win horse races. Races rhyme with aces. Aces are often the highest card. Card rhymes with Shard, which is the tallest building in the UK.

Ergo, Hearts to win the World Cup.  

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jamboj
5 minutes ago, Robert Lazar said:

I don't really see the point in discussing potential candidates when we have no say whatsoever. 

Is it just me?

Have you been on a football fans forum before?

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robbo1874

If he's a genuine option we should consider him. Simple that. Don't know too much about him post his career but whenever I've heard him he comes across as intelligent and considered. Not bad characteristics for the job I'd guess

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vegas-voss

This has come out of nowhere.Take away the Celtic part of his life and this seems like a very good appointment if there is anything in it.

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1874robbo

Drinks along cannonmills

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pointon

Would be an excellent appointment incidentally he is from Airdrie and grew up an Airdrie supporter 

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mussi hmfc

We could do worse

Never mind the celtic thing that was 20 odd years ago

Fell out with the suits, probably got the hunger to get it up them, ok with me

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Homme

Is there anything to this or just a suggestion from the OP? 

 

Could do worse I would imagine. 

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ramrod

Has he applied or been approached? 

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robbo1874

And nap for this to be in the papers somewhere tomorrow! 

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Robert Lazar
11 minutes ago, jamboj said:

Have you been on a football fans forum before?

 

Nope.

Lee sharpe for loans manager?

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lost in space

Bit of a daft thread. We all think we are experts on playing, and managing teams - so able to freely comment. Not so with Sporting Director. Suggest leave it to the Board.

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Zlatanable
1 minute ago, robbo1874 said:

And nap for this to be in the papers somewhere tomorrow! 

'rumours suggest Brian McLair...'

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robbo1874
1 minute ago, lost in space said:

Bit of a daft thread. We all think we are experts on playing, and managing teams - so able to freely comment. Not so with Sporting Director. Suggest leave it to the Board.

Jeez may as well close half this place down

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Weakened Offender

Yes please. 

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Geoff Kilpatrick

Would love this to happen 

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Cruyff Turn

Fantastic player. 

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Jambojay84
27 minutes ago, Zlatanable said:

McClair rhymes with eclair. Greggs sells eclairs, they also sell sausage rolls. Rolls rhyme with foals. Foals are young horses. Horses win horse races. Races rhyme with aces. Aces are often the highest card. Card rhymes with Shard, which is the tallest building in the UK.

Ergo, Hearts to win the World Cup.  

🤣🤣🤣 this reminds me of the South Park parody of Independence Day 🤣🤣🤣

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GinRummy
10 minutes ago, lost in space said:

Bit of a daft thread. We all think we are experts on playing, and managing teams - so able to freely comment. Not so with Sporting Director. Suggest leave it to the Board.


Of course we’ll leave it to the board. Nobody saying the decision is being made tonight on this thread.

 

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neilnunb

 

😐🤣

 

 

 

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Scallywag

Would be a great appointment.

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NB GIN
42 minutes ago, Italian Lambretta said:

We dont want any sellick player from the 86 team at Tynie. Not now not ever. 

You need to get over yourself if he has the credentials and will do a good job then he is the man for the job 

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afanderson33
45 minutes ago, Italian Lambretta said:

We dont want any sellick player from the 86 team at Tynie. Not now not ever. 


Why? Because that team actually knew how to win a league?

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GinRummy
1 minute ago, afanderson33 said:


Why? Because that team actually knew how to win a league?


What the actual ****? 🙁

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Finlay James

Very, very well thought of in the game.  He would be an excellent appointment.

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Jamhammer

No objections. The Sellick thing bothers me not a jot, and I was around in the 80s

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GorgieRules22

Drinks in Smithies

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Maple Leaf
1 hour ago, Italian Lambretta said:

We dont want any sellick player from the 86 team at Tynie. Not now not ever. 

 

Celtic didn't do anything wrong that year.  It was St. Mirren who were a shameless disgrace to themselves and to football. 

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Jambof3tornado

Is the OP an agent for McClair?

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dannymack
2 hours ago, Italian Lambretta said:

We dont want any sellick player from the 86 team at Tynie. Not now not ever. 

 

Sure he was part of the Motherwell team that beat Hearts on the final day of the season back in 82 also. 

 

However we did employ a certain Maurice Johnstone who was part of that set up on that fateful day. 

 

Edited by dannymack

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Davie Deans
10 minutes ago, Jambof3tornado said:

Is the OP an agent for McClair?


Negative.

 

Is the OP well connected?

 

You’d have to look through his previous for confirmation or otherwise.

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Toxteth O'Grady
2 hours ago, 1874robbo said:

Drinks along cannonmills

Drinks alot - Celtic lover - No thanks

Edited by Toxteth O'Grady

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Zlatanable
1 hour ago, Scallywag said:

Would be a great appointment.

One of the very best appointments in the history of Hearts, and one of the greatest appointments in the history of football!

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Bozi
2 hours ago, red said:

He was well thought of by Sir Alex.....that’ll do for me 

So was David Moyes

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The Future's Maroon

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Sir Gio

Couple of random figures in the Director's box today. Chap with a jacket straight out of Ski Sunday 

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LarrysRightFoot

Would be a fantastic appointment in terms of profile and connections. Had a important role at Man Utd and left the SFA due to frustration over clubs not being willing to work together.

 

Personally, I think he’d be a great appointment. Just got a feeling it won’t be him though. Would be happy to be wrong. 

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Coolio
3 hours ago, jamboj said:

Have you been on a football fans forum before?

 

:verysmug:     Brilliant, genuinely lol.

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rudi must stay

A good amount of time as head of the academy at the biggest club in the world makes him a good candidate 

 

I also wouldn't rule out a former colleague either, as MacPhee said he should have a working relationship with the manager. From that the potential candidate list gets exciting :)

Edited by rudi must stay

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red
8 hours ago, Bozi said:

So was David Moyes

I know and I’d take him too! McClair & Moyes would really get things going! 

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A_A wehatethehibs

Yep, vast experience, ticks a lot of boxes for what you want in a leader 

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