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John Collins resigns.....

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by plymjock84 (U10019244) 20 December 2007
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So John Collins has resigned, bizarrely enough...

news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foo...

Whereas yesterday, he had just talked positively about a new training facility for Hibs. Found here...

news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foo...

Hibs were doing alright in the league (5th, I believe), hardly in a relegation fight. They've got a good squad, and the there didn't seem to be any rifts above the surface, if you get my meaning. So whats going on?. I'm sure Hibs fans are perplexed and a bit pee'd off at the moment.

So, the latest is that he's left because he's taken them as far as could. And now some rumour has surfaced that he's taking the Celtic job and WGS is taking the Scotland job.

Oh look, Bob Marley just rode by on Shergar. I think Lord Lucan was chasing close behind saying something about that being "his horse".....

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posted Dec 20, 2007

Collins never played a consistent team, part of his problem. And his personality clashed with many of the players - hence the unusual step earlier in the year. 5 losses out of the last six, well if that is what is getting results it doesn't suit me as a Hibs fan.

Much as I do not want Strachan as Scotland Manager (Tam Cowan for me)! Collins is way too inexperienced in management to take the job. Fulham wouldn't be a surprise. So much for Collin's commenting that he would never break a contract. Let's wait to see what unfolds.

As for another manager - Mixu?

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comment by Ross F (U10436064)

posted Dec 20, 2007

here's a thought - Mark McGee takes the international job, and Collins takes over at Motherwell. i don't see (or want, personally) Strachan going to Scotland.

but well done Collins anyway, you've proved yourself at that club

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posted Dec 20, 2007

collins is a good manager simple as that.

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posted Dec 20, 2007

Whether rumour or not If I was in charge of Celtic I would be grabbing Collins right now and heaving Strachan who is singularly useless. Collins has shown tactical awareness and an ability to stand up and be counted. I have never witnessed Strachan's head above the chip on his shoulder. I have no axe to grind supporting a division 2 team.

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posted Dec 20, 2007

williebraveheart, I think you are one of these people who let's the heart rule the head a bit.

Collins has done absolutely nothing to suggest he is a top manager yet. His cup win was achieved after all the groundwork had been done by Mowbray. Since then, barring this season's none too surprising good early form (Hibs were the team worked the hardest in the close season), they have been very easy to beat.

The fact is that Strachan has achieved wonders at Celtic, and to say he is useless is simply guff. He may rub you up the wrong way, but that doesn't diminish his managerial ability.

Tactically he is very astute - his idea to play Shaun Maloney on the left and Nakamura on the right of midfield in his first season was brilliant. He rightly judged that each player would pose a goal threat cutting in off the 'wrong' flank, shooting from distance. Maloney duly bagged sixteen goals and still managed 28 assists (yes, 28).

So frankly you either don't know what you're talking about, or you just let your feelings conquer your intellect!!

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posted Dec 20, 2007

i think they should take "Kevin Perry" on as Hibs manager, relatively unknown but a great SCOTTISH manager!

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comment by shaibal (U9630320)

posted Dec 20, 2007

he would be a good manager for basingstoke.

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posted Dec 21, 2007

comment by YASER88
posted 19 Hours Ago

FULHAM?
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posted Dec 21, 2007

Without a SHADOW of a doubt, he's off to Fulham. How strange it is that he quits and the DAY AFTER Sanchez is sacked at Fulham......

Alarm bells are ringing, Willie

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