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Who Would Want This Job?

It came as a surprise to no one when the Dumbarton F.C. board took the decision yesterday to end Gerry McCabes' tenure as manager. Gerry was probably one of the best players ever in this country not to have played for a top club. It is inexplicable that he didn't play at a higher level. In management he was best known as Bobby Williamson's assistant at Kilmarnock, Hibs and Plymouth Argyll. I feel he was a bit unfortunate last season. Sons were going pretty well and were there or thereabouts until March when a fixture logjam caught up with them. I think it was this that scuppered any chance of promotion. This season has been mediocre and the team has had little apparent confidence. I have said already that I just don't think he ever got to grips with managing a smaller club.

In my dealings with him I always found Gerry to be civil and helpful although he did apparently challenge a friend of mine to a 'square go' at the match at Elgin a few weeks ago! Good luck to him for the future.

So now the post is to be advertised. Sons moved to their new stradium in late 2000 and since then the managerial hot seat has had five occupants. It is the proverbial merry-go-round/revolving door. You'd think no-one will be interested in such a position with a club which languishes third bottom of the pile in Scotland. The paradox is of course that there will be plenty of interest. I just hope the next guy is for the long term.

 

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