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Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 14:07
It’s believed Wimbledon have approached Tranmere for permission to speak to MM ,it’s believed to be genuine .just when things are looking good for us the Wolves circle .possibility Norwood might leave January if either happens it won’t be good

 
the baldy one
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 14:58
you are spot on. I have just heard in the last hour that Wimbledon have asked tranmere permission to speak to micky. but I have also heard that according to the Ipswich star newspaper, ex boss paul hurst is on the shortlist of both Wimbledon and shrewsbury. also ex Birmingham city and bury boss lee clark is linked with Wimbledon.

 
Aldo'smuzzy
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 14:59
There's an article on roversrearguard about this at [www.roversrearguard.com]. I stopped panicking when it said "according to an agent on Twitter.."

 
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 15:00
Would they be a more attractive proposition than us long term? Mickey is north west based regardless of being our manager. Cant see this being any more than speculation. If anything the St Mirren job would have been a bigger temptation in the summer (thats if he was offered it)

 
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 16:11
Agree with Upton Rover, aside from immediate league position the Wimbledon job is nowhere near as an attractive prospect of leading at Tranmere.
We are in a great league position and the future is genuinely exciting. having won more games over the last 4 years as we have at any stage in our history (I know, I know it’s the conference but....) The feel-good factor is tangible, fans, community and club are united. A club that was once rudderless and toxic has emerged from the mire with a re-found identity and purpose. In a world dominated by charlatans and egotists Mellon is working for the best chairman in British (arguably European Football).
I was born in 1978 and lucky enough to remember the glory years of Merc credit, Aldo, Moggsy and all that (and to see us languishing at the bottom of Div 4 as a kid in the dark days of the early 80’s) , however I have to say I'm prouder of the club than I've ever been. We've done something so few clubs manage and raised standards with dignity and integrity. We've not sold our soul, mortgaged our identity but in adversity Palios, like so many of us fans rallied around the frustrating, infuriating beautiful club he loves. Mellon is part of that renaissance, ok, he was under pressure at Shrewsbury but he's put his money where his mouth is and grabbed an ore in Palios's life raft....why when we're so close to shore would he jump ship?? I don’t think there's a side in League 1 that would tempt him away at this stage. If we were talking about a Championship club with prospects i.e a Shef Weds then I'd be more concerned (though they could never tempt Kingy there) Obviously I’m partisan but to leave Rovers at this stage for a League 1 side would reflect a terrible lack of ambition. We have every chance of establishing ourselves back in that league over the next 2 years, as he apparently said to the lads at half time at Wembley Mellon has the chance to ‘write his own story’. He won’t leave that for some park team in the south!

 
jal jal
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 16:18
It's the same for all teams that are doing well in the lower leagues,their managers, players are all on some teams wish list,that will come knocking to see if any of them are available.
But Rovers will more than likely be passing Wimbledon in the opposite direction come May, so what's the point in moving to the unknown.



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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 16:27
Even though they are really struggling this season I think Notts County would be more attractive than Wimbledon and I would be a tad more concerned if Notts County were to come calling now that they have done away with Harry Kewell. I don't know why Notts are having such a poor season, they got to the play offs last season and I think many of us would have had them down as promotion contenders this time around.

 
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 16:57
Quote:
Aldo'smuzzy
There's an article on roversrearguard about this at [www.roversrearguard.com]. I stopped panicking when it said "according to an agent on Twitter.."

This is the same guy that linked Norwood with Shrewsbury,Peterborough and Burton in June.

 
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 17:15
On the subject of managers see that Ranieri is back managing in England as the new boss at Fulham. If he can keep Fulham up, then maybe some more Leicester type heroics from him.. Fulham premier league champions next season lol.

 
the baldy one
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 17:17
as it stands - afc Wimbledon have put steven reid and simon bassey in joint caretaker charge until further notice. also Wimbledon might be in league 1, but I honestly think that tranmere rovers are a much better run club and next season we might swop leagues. so I really do not think micky will leave.

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 19:09
All depends on the dollar doesn’t it.......hope he stays but that’s down to the club to suitably reward him with the proper contract, for me Mickys contract is more important than any player. At this level you need the right manager in place, in the Prem managers are two a penny, anyone can do a job with cash to spend.

 
Cybertron
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 19:51
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Higgosboots
All depends on the dollar doesn’t it.......hope he stays but that’s down to the club to suitably reward him with the proper contract, for me Mickys contract is more important than any player. At this level you need the right manager in place, in the Prem managers are two a penny, anyone can do a job with cash to spend.
You are spot on, it ultimately comes down to money, at some point the offer is 'too good to refuse', having said that its a long way to Wimbeldon, and the Cherry Red Records stadium, which was until recently Kingstonians' ground, although I think there is a move planned back to Plough Lane. This appears (and we must all hope) to be a twitter rumour and no more, but it is not a surprise that one or more of the current managerless clubs would ask the question.

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 20:41
From one point of view, Its fantastic to have interest in our manager, centre forwards, midfielders. It means the clubs doing something correctly.

 
bheadlad
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 21:21
He left league one to come to Tranmere
Why would he go back

 
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 22:05
There is a percieved wisdom that he might have been leaving league one not of his own making, had the Shrewsbury job kept panning out as it was doing.

AFC Wimbledon can't offer him anything significant. Bettter ground? No. Better training facilities, I doubt it. If Tranmre got ot league 1, massively bigger budget? I would reckon around the same.

Let's face they are doing really weel since their very humble beginnings in the combine counties league, but they are not of the same size and gravitas just yet as league one clubs like Sunderland, Bradford and Coventry.

He'd be smarter to stay put.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
Cybertron
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Re: Mickey Mellon
14 November, 2018 22:06
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bheadlad
He left league one to come to Tranmere
Why would he go back
Money springs to mind, but that assumes this is his primary motivation.

 
Older blue
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Re: Mickey Mellon
15 November, 2018 07:26
I promise that I won't be the first to mention R----- M----.

 
Claytonne&Clark
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Re: Mickey Mellon
15 November, 2018 10:41
Mellon is building a reputation as a promotion specialist - by my reckoning he has 4 promotions and a play-off final in 8 seasons as a manager. That's more than some respected league managers have in a much longer career.

He doesn't really have experience of relegation battles, so doesn't seem a sensible appointment for Wimbledon or Notts County. And, a relegation would ruin how attractive his CV is.

I really can't see Mellon being here next season. A top 10 finish for us and he'll get one of the top League One jobs (Ipswich, Bolton, Reading, Sunderland, Barnsley, Peterborough, Charlton, Pompey) and have a side he can work towards a Championship play-off place. He'll also have his choice of SPL jobs (aside from the Old Firm). Jump now and he'll have a team in an uninspiring position, and the summer job offers would be much less.

I would imagine he's holding out for something a lot better than Wimbledon and Notts County, and if Sunderland don't go up this season I would expect him to get it next year.

 
Higgosboots
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Re: Mickey Mellon
15 November, 2018 12:17
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bheadlad
He left league one to come to Tranmere
Why would he go back

The general acceptance round the game is that although he chose to leave, had he not he would have been pushed

 
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Re: Mickey Mellon
15 November, 2018 14:17
If you take a look at Mickys management record, then apart from the end of his reign at Shrewsbury, his record is not that far off from being unblemished. If I were a club chairman I wouldn't just be looking at a managers promotions that he has achieved, I would also take into account what he has done at struggling or relegation threatened clubs. I think Micky has those credentials. He has a number of promotions under his belt and when he took the Fleetwood job, I am pretty sure they were near the bottom of the table and he pulled them away to safety, the same could be said of when he took charge at Shrewsbury, he took over the Shrews just after they had been relegated and from day one he had very little to work with. I consider his best achievement though is getting Rovers promoted from the VNL. I reckon getting promotion from the VNL is tougher than getting a side up from League 2, League 1 and the Championship. Mickys win percentage in management is very impressive too and as of today his win percentage at Tranmere is a very very respectable 53.39%.. He is turning into a very fine manager indeed but has yet to manage at a high level. A sensible chairman ( such as Mr Palios )that understands his football wouldn't just be looking at Mickys promotions but also what he did at Fleetwood n Shrewsbury when they weren't going to well, and how he got TRFC out of that horror league that is the VNL..Problem is some chairmen don't possess much in the way of football knowledge. I think its fair to say that there are a number of chairman out there that do have money but very little else. Those recent lunatics at Leeds Utd n Leyton Orient spring to mind, sacking managers every 3 months.



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Re: Mickey Mellon
15 November, 2018 15:09
Ive just been taking a look on a Notts County fans forum and there is a fair bit of talk that Kevin Nolan might go back there, this just a few months after he was sacked. IF he was reinstated would that go to prove what I said earlier about some chairmen not having much idea? Neil Ardley and Michael Appleton are also in the frame for the job at Meadow Lane.



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Re: Mickey Mellon
15 November, 2018 15:50
I would rate Mr Palios as being right up there as being one of the best chairmen in the footy league, alongside the likes of Steve Gibson at Middlesbrough.

 
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Re: Mickey Mellon
15 November, 2018 22:39
Having Nolan back would make Notts County's board look a bit clueless in terms of recruitment of managers, so I cannot see that being evne a temptation, I would say that for that to enve occur there would need ot be a change of ownership and maybe a couple of years between the first appointment of Nolan and the next when it could be said Nolan wasn't given a fair chance, or Nolan will get better funding to try and get achievement.

Kenny Dalgleish, Howard Kendall, Ronnie Moore, Darren Ferguson, John Coleman, Paul Ince, Billy Davies and John Sheridan are examples of people going back to previous mangerial roosts, with differing outcomes where those names are concerned. Some faired well at past haunts and others not so well.

I concur on the Palios sentiment, he has changed the way Tranmere manage their accounts, generate money and look progressive. no longer are Tranmere a club with chronicly low levels of sponsorship revenue and cash making initiatives and now on field improvement thanks to last seasons promotion are seeing Tranmere look revitalised, more modern and of the times and these boardroom changes were vital to stave off even the remotest possiblity of extinction whilst reigniting the possiblity of past feats in cups and second tier football.

Tranmere could do far worse with owners, but I think they would struggle to do much better when Palios decides he has finished with the club. It will then be a lithmus test to see if Tranmere could attract a sensible progressive new ownership, or one rooted in big spending, big demands and 3-9 month turnarounds on managers failing to meet said demands.

How long would Palios hold out for the former kind of potential ownership, if all he kept getting was interest from the latter; the kind of people many fans might be extremely concerned about?

For now however he remains one of three pivotal figures in the overall success of the club in the last 2 seasons, along with his wife and Micky Mellon.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
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Re: Mickey Mellon
15 November, 2018 23:32
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Matt34
Having Nolan back would make Notts County's board look a bit clueless in terms of recruitment of managers, so I cannot see that being evne a temptation, I would say that for that to enve occur there would need ot be a change of ownership and maybe a couple of years between the first appointment of Nolan and the next when it could be said Nolan wasn't given a fair chance, or Nolan will get better funding to try and get achievement.
Kenny Dalgleish, Howard Kendall, Ronnie Moore, Darren Ferguson, John Coleman, Paul Ince, Billy Davies and John Sheridan are examples of people going back to previous mangerial roosts, with differing outcomes where those names are concerned. Some faired well at past haunts and others not so well.

I concur on the Palios sentiment, he has changed the way Tranmere manage their accounts, generate money and look progressive. no longer are Tranmere a club with chronicly low levels of sponsorship revenue and cash making initiatives and now on field improvement thanks to last seasons promotion are seeing Tranmere look revitalised, more modern and of the times and these boardroom changes were vital to stave off even the remotest possiblity of extinction whilst reigniting the possiblity of past feats in cups and second tier football.

Tranmere could do far worse with owners, but I think they would struggle to do much better when Palios decides he has finished with the club. It will then be a lithmus test to see if Tranmere could attract a sensible progressive new ownership, or one rooted in big spending, big demands and 3-9 month turnarounds on managers failing to meet said demands.

How long would Palios hold out for the former kind of potential ownership, if all he kept getting was interest from the latter; the kind of people many fans might be extremely concerned about?

For now however he remains one of three pivotal figures in the overall success of the club in the last 2 seasons, along with his wife and Micky Mellon.

good post Matt


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