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    How about Martin O'Neill for Scotland?


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    The Scotland job would be a great learning path for 2-3 years for Michael, before stepping into the one he really wants, The Hibs Job,.

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    If Michael gets it, hope he doesn’t bring Austin McPhee with him
    Aka....plug oot o the Beano 😊😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firestarter View Post
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    Fair enough, he done amazing with Celtics Irish cousins Shanrock Rovers too mind. Quite remarkable we didn't go for him.
    He was interviewed for the Hibs job but Petrie opted for Fenlon, huge mistake by Petrie there.

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    He was interviewed for the Hibs job but Petrie opted for Fenlon, huge mistake by Petrie there.
    As has been alluded to on here before, O'Neill said the interview went well but a certain person allegedly told Rod that he had a drinking problem.

    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.co...-job-1-3936491

    Whether O'Neill's recent drink driving conviction lends credibility to that claim I wouldn't know.

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    If he gets it, will N.Ireland look to Tommy Wright to replace him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    If he gets it, will N.Ireland look to Tommy Wright to replace him?

    must be favourite....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    If he gets it, will N.Ireland look to Tommy Wright to replace him?
    I assume Neil Lennon wouldn’t be considered for the reasons he retired from playing?

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    I assume Neil Lennon wouldn’t be considered for the reasons he retired from playing?
    You'd imagine that would have a bearing, but he put it more simply when he was asked about the Scotland job after Strachan's sacking and said he didn't think international management was a role for younger managers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-C View Post
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    He was interviewed for the Hibs job but Petrie opted for Fenlon, huge mistake by Petrie there.
    From what I remember he was offered and ready to take the job, then the plug was pulled by Hibs following advise from a influential figure in scottish football at the time, regarding Michael O'neill's personal problems.

    I have a hunch it was harry potter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanshow View Post
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    From what I remember he was offered and ready to take the job, then the plug was pulled by Hibs following advise from a influential figure in scottish football at the time, regarding Michael O'neill's personal problems.

    I have a hunch it was harry potter.
    Rumour has it that it was indeed that football visionary CL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanshow View Post
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    From what I remember he was offered and ready to take the job, then the plug was pulled by Hibs following advise from a influential figure in scottish football at the time, regarding Michael O'neill's personal problems.

    I have a hunch it was harry potter.

    that's previously been confirmed...

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    Don't the teams play each other twice in a week or so! Would be interesting if McInnes joined The Rangers either before, during or after these two matches. He can't win whatever he does, apart from saying he's not interested in the The Rangers job.
    Didn't something similar happen when we got butcher?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheel View Post
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    that's previously been confirmed...
    By who?

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    Would love this to happen. My favourite player by far when my dad started taking me to games.

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    He was interviewed for the Hibs job but Petrie opted for Fenlon, huge mistake by Petrie there.
    Yeah thats what I meant. Hindsight and all that.

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    From what I remember he was offered and ready to take the job, then the plug was pulled by Hibs following advise from a influential figure in scottish football at the time, regarding Michael O'neill's personal problems.

    I have a hunch it was harry potter.
    No danger. They are close.

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    By who?
    No danger it was Potter. O'Neil is at Riccarton every other day it seems. Probably Billy Brown or some other disaster zone like Houston. Fenlon was recommended by the the Thompsons at Utd which is where the story probably gets muddled.

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    No danger it was Potter. O'Neil is at Riccarton every other day it seems. Probably Billy Brown or some other disaster zone like Houston. Fenlon was recommended by the the Thompsons at Utd which is where the story probably gets muddled.
    Potter, however, is only at training on a Thursday according to those who claim to be ITK on kickback so perhaps O'Neill only shows up when Potter's not there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by weecounty hibby View Post
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    Rumour has it that it was indeed that football visionary CL.
    Not doubting Levine was the guilty party but why on earth would Rod trust him in a matter to do with hibs?

    I'd be more than likely to ignore anything that hateful twit says

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    What Sevco want and what Sevco can afford are two completely different things ... 😉
    Never stopped them before

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    Not doubting Levine was the guilty party but why on earth would Rod trust him in a matter to do with hibs?

    I'd be more than likely to ignore anything that hateful twit says
    It's a strange one. Levein confirms he recommended Fenlon to Hibs here:

    http://www.scotsman.com/sport/footba...-job-1-3168397

    Fenlon's expected move to the Arabs fell through when they couldn't afford the compensation fee. I wonder if Levein had all but guaranteed Fenlon he'd get the United gig when he took on the Scotland job and then when that didn't happen felt he owed him a favour by touting him for the Hibs job?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foot...td/8440296.stm

    O'Neill, meanwhile, had a five-hour interview for the Hibs job which he felt went very well then heard nothing until Fenlon was announced as the new boss:

    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.co...-job-1-3936491

    I guess it just underlines that after getting it right with Mowbray and, and to a short-term extent with Collins, Rod and the Hibs board lost their way badly when it came to picking a suitable manager and it wasn't until Leeann arrived that we got these decisions right.
    Last edited by G B Young; 16-11-2017 at 11:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheel View Post
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    that's previously been confirmed...
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    By who?


    .Net of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheel View Post
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    He did do well there...that's true

    He was out of our reach when Stubbs left...and before that we chose Stubbs rather than him - if I correctly recall..or was it an earlier appointment??

    I'm still not convinced with him to be honest - he had an EPL defence with NI - Scotland haven't had that for year..will be interesting to see how he does..
    Whatever manager we appoint will have the same players to pick from and the same problems we currently have.

    Would O'Neil be able to do better than the previous men, who knows? Would any of the other names mentioned, again who knows?

    We can't attract top men these days, whoever we pick we can probably pick holes in their CV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpoolhibs View Post
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    Whatever manager we appoint will have the same players to pick from and the same problems we currently have.

    Would O'Neil be able to do better than the previous men, who knows? Would any of the other names mentioned, again who knows?

    We can't attract top men these days, whoever we pick we can probably pick holes in their CV.

    Fair points BH...Hope I'm wrong - it just has a whiff on Butcher to Hibs about it for me..Everyone clamouring for him, not sure he his as good as people think he is - He won one of his first 19 games. That is appalling at any standard. I admit though it's just a sense/feeling I have - so hope my views are wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by G B Young View Post
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    As has been alluded to on here before, O'Neill said the interview went well but a certain person allegedly told Rod that he had a drinking problem.

    http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.co...-job-1-3936491

    Whether O'Neill's recent drink driving conviction lends credibility to that claim I wouldn't know.
    Didn’t know Rod had a drink problem. Wonder how potter knew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheel View Post
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    Fair points BH...Hope I'm wrong - it just has a whiff on Butcher to Hibs about it for me..Everyone clamouring for him, not sure he his as good as people think he is - He won one of his first 19 games. That is appalling at any standard. I admit though it's just a sense/feeling I have - so hope my views are wrong...
    I'm down here in England, and have not heard the clamour to bring him in BW, and to be perfectly honest, i have no idea who could do a decent job with the team?

    And being in the camp where i want the national team to do well, but don't get the same sense of despair i get when Hibs lose, i cant say i have been that bothered who we get.

    Although when we do appoint someone, and the next campaign gets underway, i will still get my hopes up again thinking this might be the time we qualify.

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