Date: 13th January 2016 at 9:09am
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Neil Young last night resigned as manager of Stockport County.

Young’s support staff have left too. Rumour has it someone left the lights on before the door slammed shut.

And so another chapter in the manager merry-go-round begins.

IF Young as it seems, has resigned rather than waiting to be pushed, then he has saved the club a lot of money and I think every County fan should thank him for that.

I must say my thinking up until very recently was to review things at the end of the season, and even to give Young his second year to get the club out of this regional football league.

After Saturdays performance though, I changed my mind, in common with a lot of people sat near me. Young could not wait to get down the tunnel at full time amidst derision from sections of the leaving Cheadle end crowd.

The writing was on the wall I guess.

Vital Stockport wishes Mr. Young all the best for the future.

Where does this leave County though now? This season is a write off.

As a squad have we come any further forward from 12 months ago?

No batch of promising youngsters coming through to blossom in the next 12 months. A squad full of players who may not be exactly fully motivated.

The only target this season is to ensure we remain in the National North and I wonder whether we could blood a younger player or two as well?

Who next for manager?

Andy Precce? Curently director of Football at Airbus UK in the Welsh league where he has done well for sure.

Flynn? Really not sure he has the experience yet.

Or him.

What price Mike Flynn as caretaker with help from Alan Lord until the end of the season.

Then the return of him over the summer? Now, wouldn’t that shift some season tickets!


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8 Replies to “Young Resigns as County gaffer”

  • And here’s to you Jimmy Gannon, Stockport loves you … well, you know how much.

    In my opinion, it can only work though if the silent shareholders remove the yoke around the clubs neck. I am sure HtH and the Coop will go into overdrive to work hand in glove with Jim if he decides it is right for him at this point.

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  • Jim in at the end of the season? That’s if he thinks the place has changed from the basket case of recent years. He may want to steer clear for a few more years. Give Flynn a chance for the rest of the season. Not an easy job.

  • And I had such high hopes after the good start at the beginning of the season. NY has done the correct thing and I thank him.
    I am a fan of James Gannon and should like to see him with Flynn and Lord and with time to build a side because we need to be winners again not inconsistent losers.

  • Looking at Northwich Victoria’s league record so far this season – P20 W18 D1 L1 – just confirms that Jim Gannon knows what he’s about. For me there is no reason for the club to look elsewhere this time. As Cropped says, this season can now be written off but I feel that the prospects for next season would look much brighter if JG was appointed now to allow him time to sort things out.

  • Would JG come if offered the job? What needs to be out in place before has confidence in the set up? Another 1000 on the gate would certainly boost any war chest County needed !

  • There seems to be widespread support already for a return by Jim Gannon. So much so that, if the board appoint someone else they should be asked for a statement on whether on whether JG was approached about the job and, if not, why not.

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