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Ricky Otto

Mar 8, 2007
I really get the impression that, as a whole, the fans aren’t willing to give the Brown the time and patience they afforded Sturrock and I’d be interested to know why?

Most of our supporters were willing to give Luggy time to build in the 1[SUP]st[/SUP] season and nobody was that disappointed with a mid table finish. The 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] season was a higher expectation level but whilst he didn’t achieve promotion I think everybody thought he was the man to continue the job and hoped the upward spiral would continue. The 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] season saw us lose our way a bit and the prospect of another season missing promotion, coupled with the direct football that lacked entertainment value, saw a number of fans calling for a change, myself included. I don’t remember anybody suggesting a change of management until mid way through his 3[SUP]rd[/SUP] season though. Luggy was given time.

The Brown appointment was not popular on mass and I have heard calls of change already. I would be interested to hear form those of you who aren’t fans of Brown.

- Is it because he is more arrogant and abraisive than Luggy?
- Is it because you saw Sturrock’s task as a bigger one than Brown’s?
- Are you not impressed by his past managerial record in comparison to Luggys?
- Basically why are you not willing to give Brown the time you were willing to give Luggy?

I think Brown has shown promise. I’m not discounting what Sturrock did in his 1[SUP]st[/SUP] season but I don’t think it was a much harder position than the one Brown finds himself in. I’m still pro Brown and barring any flirting with relegation, I’d be willing to give him this season and next to try and get us promoted.