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Unintended Irony

There’s hardly a day gone by since February that the gates of Ibrox haven’t featured in the newspapers or TV.

However this one I spotted yesterday has a wee bit of unintended irony added.

I’m thinking of the sign bottom left.


And having followed the ongoing soap opera that has become Sevco 5088, Dumbarton supporters have been reflecting on the bullet we dodged having had John “Bomber” Brown in charge as manager for a mere 2o minutes before Clyde came in and offered him a wad more cash he decided he couldn’t take the job after all due to family circumstances.

I’m sure there is some explanation for Bomber assuming the demeanour of a psychotic fulminating social misfit who shouts at people on street corners, the other night.

Or maybe he’s just a psychotic fulminating social misfit who shouts at people on street corners.



The Shortest Managerial Tenure In History?

It turns out John Brown for whatever reason is not going to take the job at Dumbarton. I remember Derek Whiteford being appointed with, I think Jim Fleeting as assistant in the 80's and Whiteford then leaving to boss Airdrie after a few days without having taken charge of a competitive game. This eclipses that because John Brown it would appear was Sons boss for roughly 20 hours!

Edit: I've just checked the timeline and it is officially 14 hours and fifteen minutes!

The club statement is HERE


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And The New Sons Boss Is…………

Former Hamilton, Dundee and Rangers defender (and at one time midfielder) John "Bomber" Brown. This is quite a gamble for John, taking over a club which is sitting third bottom of the Scottish League. However he was boss of the Rangers youth side when they played their games at Strathclyde Homes Stadium and he will be familiar with the set-up. I'm sure he will realise that Dumbarton should be at a higher level.

I have been "through the wall" at SHS while he was giving a half time talk to his Rangers charges. Let me tell you his attitude as a manager was the same uncompromising determined one he had as a player.

Of course it's a gamble for Sons too because despite his experience in the game John has never been a club manager.


I wish him the very best of luck in his new job.




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