Spare a thought for these 2 guys.

YorkshireBlue

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I’d love to dig the thread out with the poll where 80% plus were happy to have him as our next manager. “Look at what he’s done with Aberdeen, give him our budget and he’ll do a good job”. A lot of that coming from the self-proclaimed experts who regularly talk down to folk :D

I’m delighted he shat his pants, it would have been an utterly grim appointment. I was apprehensive over Gerrard because it was a definite gamble, but with McInnes I could never fathom why anyone thought he’d be a good pick.

I felt sick when he was about to be confirmed. We'd have been only slightly better than Aberdeen with some awful football.

Wanted Frank de Boer at the time, and watching Murty that season was tough going.

Delighted at how it's turned out though. Gerrard has surpassed all our expectations.
 

elbufalo

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That’s actually the way I feel, as well.

It’s hard to forget (although I’m sure we’ve all tried) just how utterly shite we were back at that point.

Rudderless, a series of pathetic management appointments since Sir Walter, tanking after shameful tanking at the hands of an ordinary scum side. It really was a bleak time to be a supporter. And let’s not forget the spivs having bern raping us for years before that.

Against that backdrop I think it’s fair to say that the “he’d be slightly better than Warburton, Pedro, McCall, Murty“ factor can’t be underestimated. We were desperate.

Anyway, how lucky were we to land Dave King, TTBs, our current board and the management team we have now.

Agree with this also.

There’s a lot of revisionism on this thread given that things have thankfully turned out well.

Things were truly grim back then with constant doings off the mhanks, being third in a two horse race and horrendous signings like Pena, Dalcio, Nemane etc. I can see why fans wanted McInnes to at least make us hard to beat and challenge for the cups.

Thankfully he never was appointed though tbf. We’d have never qualified qualified for the Europa League under him, always finished a distant second and our signings would have been overpriced Championship journeymen :oops:
 

IrvineLoyal

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What could have been....





:)) :)) :))



What film is second gif from?


I know i have seen it just dont know what it is
 

Arminius

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I can't pretend that I'm a football genius. I love my club and decided that if the board thought McInnes was the man then I'd support him. It was a boring choice and decidedly underwhelming but I was prepared to go with it. Glad that we didn't have to experience it though. Could it have worked? Maybe, anything is possible, but it doesn't take a prophet to say we wouldn't have been anywhere near the level that SG has got us to. The McInnes "no" may prove to be one of the biggest moments in our recent history.

F#cking hell. I’ve just had another horrific flashback

“Underwhelmed” and all the whelmed patter that came with it o_O
 

Ruben Sosa

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There was definitely a big thread that would've been in the thousands in terms of posts.

There was some geezer who must have been a relative of Docherty who was giving me the right hump.

Scary times.
 

Porto Loyal

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In the midst of what was being offered/mentioned as candidates at the time, McInnes was the best of a bad bunch. However, I'm glad he shat it and caused our board to reconsider what we needed ot take Rangers to the top again
 

SenoraCuellar

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The guy that sits next to me at Ibrox was adamant he was the right guy for the job. Denies saying it now lol.

Tbf, so did a good lot of this board. You would have thought the world was ending the night he pulled out.

He's not thinking what would have been because he doesn't have it in him. And he knows it. He's probably thought we would have stuck with Murty or the equivalent and still thought of him as our saviour not realising Stevie G had bigger plans.
 

Mossblown_Loyal

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Kind of difficult if I haven’t joined, and how long do you know I’ve been on it?

If you were that concerned you "would" have joined and voiced your concern.

Like the rest of us you would have had your view with many posters. You would have agreed or disagreed and put your point across at the time.

Not just come out the blue "pardon the pun" and have a go at a thread that has given past interest

Listen bud, I've had my moments on the forum. But Ive not just dived in to a thread or thread interest out the blue and told folk they shouldn't be discussing such things.

Fk me, I,ve been that drunk sometimes, That i struggle to remember who i disagreed with. Was it TN8 Or TNT, Was it Tazzabear or Turrabear. Next day i didn't care cos we were all bears and just had a difference of opinion.

But I've never just appeared on a thread out the blue having a go at the posters on a thread i disagree with, just for the thought of disagreeing with it.
 

temperance

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Think it just shows how scunnered we all felt after enduring reins under McCoist, McDowell, McCall, Warburton, Murty, Caixinia & Murty again.

Standards had slipped so much we just craved being competitive against the dross of the league & in Mcinnes you had quick and easy fix.

Thank funk he said “no thanks” as in Steven Gerrard & his team we have everything we’ve been craving for the last 10 years.
Even he would have better than that lot, instead we got Pedro :rolleyes:
 

okbear

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So glad he never came and if the rumours are true, maybe the media done us a favour with what might have been run in the rags after his alleged previous misdemeanors with players wives.

I never wanted him near our managers office and said I'd never renew my ST if he got the job. Fortunately that wasn't tested.
 

Laudrup1

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Many on here wanted DM. Argued like mad that he was the man for Rangers.

It's worth remembering how desperate the situation was.

I wasn't keen on him but I'd pretty much got to the stage of (grudging) acceptance on it all as it was at least an actual manager and not a zip chewing youth coach.

Thank %^*& it didn't happen.
 

Partickger

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What a sliding doors moment that was. We’d have been on to yet another manager and back to the drawing board by now.
 

BN94

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I’d love to dig the thread out with the poll where 80% plus were happy to have him as our next manager. “Look at what he’s done with Aberdeen, give him our budget and he’ll do a good job”. A lot of that coming from the self-proclaimed experts who regularly talk down to folk :D

I’m delighted he shat his pants, it would have been an utterly grim appointment. I was apprehensive over Gerrard because it was a definite gamble, but with McInnes I could never fathom why anyone thought he’d be a good pick.
I just found this. Ffs I never realised it was that close. Nearly half wanted the loser according to this vote. :oops::eek:

 

Johnny Yen

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McInnes is a good solid manager, knows exactly how to set a team up and is the perfect fit for a club like Aberdeen.

Rangers could and did do better thankfully.

Incidentally, Docherty is a big rhabid as we all know, he had huge reservations about taking the job with McInnes but he was willing to do it.
 

MrRangers

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Many on here wanted DM. Argued like mad that he was the man for Rangers.

I was one of them. I didn’t think at the time we had the finance or ambition to go for a management team which we now have. I was wrong, thank god McInnes turned us down.
 

Dave Angell

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I just found this. Ffs I never realised it was that close. Nearly half wanted the loser according to this vote. :oops::eek:

(quickly scans thread to see if I replied on it ..... :)))

I'll admit it, I was all for us going for McInnes.

We were at a low ebb admittedly. I wasn't overly enthusiastic about McInnes, or his assistant, but thought he would be the best we could get at that moment in time.

When he rejected it, I think my disappointment subsided about 5 seconds after finding out. For Derek McInnes, I imagine that feeling will last for his entirety.

I'd love to know what the thought process was in the boardroom, after going for McInnes, failing ...... then going "Fuck it, let's go completely left field and get Gerrard !!"
 

daven37

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McInnes would have improved us from where we were at that point. However we would have been nowhere near where we are now - certainly in Europe and the type of football we are playing - and I guess the earlier post suggesting by now he would have been sacked may well have been true. Thankfully we never got to find out.

I doubt any of us were expecting Steven Gerrard to be pulled out of the hat.

I am wondering if the whole McInnes thing was a smokescreen by the Rangers board while they were talking to Stevie G. There is no way the board wouldn't have put in an acceptable offer for/to McInnes if they really wanted him.
 

skorn

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Just read through the 2017 poll, and delighted that I never posted on it.

Means I can now say I was 100% against him being our manager :))

Yes, same here !

Although tbh at the time I could see the logic behind it; but I wanted someone like GvB or of similar stature.


I also found a thread after it became clearer than McInnes wasn't to be ( a "Post McInnes Manager Wishlist Poll"), which is probably even more alarming ...

https://www.followfollow.com/forum/threads/post-mcinnes-manager-wishlist-poll.12064/
 

Luca Stroppi

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Whether people wanted him as manager or not it’s became crystal clear he’s not Rangers manager material and I shudder to think what kind of state we’d be in had he took the job. It was an act of sheer desperation from the board to seek his services and although appointing SG can be considered a gamble it was always the more likelier to be a good choice given the man’s background and stature in the game. We’ve come a long way and we’re going places now.
 

RossS1872

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I admit I wanted him, having watched the Caixinha debacle and just wanted some degree of stability. It wouldn't have been great but I think I was just blinded by how much of a shit show we really were. Would we have been better off at the time? Maybe, but in the long run, it would have been an amalgamated disaster and we would be no where near where we are at the moment.
 
Had to laugh when Crocker and Ally were praising him yesterday during commentary for all he has done at Aberdeen during his tenure. What exactly has he done? The square roof of f all. Zero. Zilch. He found his level and is now imprisoned in his sheep pen for eternity. If it wasn't for RTV having a sound delay on my TV yesterday I would have turned it over when I heard them wallowing about hee haw. He is a serial loser, I don't think I've ever said before that I hate any of our ex-players but I genuinely despise him. Watch and weep McInnes.
 

Graemeh89

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My mate knows someone very close to McInnes , apparently it was a done deal he was even considering who he was picking to start that following weekend. My mate lumped 350 quid on him to be Rangers next manager ( idiot ) And then McInnes changed his mind :D
 

Beswgers

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Think it just shows how scunnered we all felt after enduring reins under McCoist, McDowell, McCall, Warburton, Murty, Caixinia & Murty again.

Standards had slipped so much we just craved being competitive against the dross of the league & in Mcinnes you had quick and easy fix.

Thank funk he said “no thanks” as in Steven Gerrard & his team we have everything we’ve been craving for the last 10 years.
This was the problem. We were getting used to absolute rubbish and couldn't see where the board could find a genuine contender with a winning mentality. And the longer it dragged on, the more people might have thought that McInnes looked reasonable.

I never got on that particular bandwagon but can understand why others did.
 
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