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    I suspect the two posts are connected.
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    Hopefully, Grayson's switch to Sunderland (now confirmed) won't impact too negatively upon the Irish players already at Preston, nor upon Seánie Maguire who'll arrive in a few weeks time at a club being managed by someone who didn't actually sign him.

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    Kevin O'Connor signed today from Cork City on a 3 year contract
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    Given that he put pen to paper subsequent to Grayson's departure, you'd imagine that O'Connor sought reassurances that he was still wanted at PNE. Hopefully this was the case and he was informed he was very much wanted by the club and not just the manager.

    It will be interesting to see who comes in. David Moyes anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    It will be interesting to see who comes in. David Moyes anyone?
    The downward spiral that ends in Rochdale and then anonymity or, if he's lucky, a gig as a pundit, but he doesn't have the Sky glam about him though.

    I see Di Canio is also one of the favourites. I wonder how many applications to they get for posts like this? Must be hundreds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    Given that he put pen to paper subsequent to Grayson's departure, you'd imagine that O'Connor sought reassurances that he was still wanted at PNE. Hopefully this was the case and he was informed he was very much wanted by the club and not just the manager.

    It will be interesting to see who comes in. David Moyes anyone?
    Doesn't really matter if the club want you if a manager comes in and doesn't think you fit his plans nothing anyone else in the club can do about it.

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    Tell yourself that, Liam. The club have spent the money and the club expect him to play. The manager would want to be incredibly successful to not play O'Connor and nobody on the board to have a word with him. Preston don't spend much money.

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    Looks like Alex Neil is going to be that man - https://twitter.com/SkySportsNewsHQ/...69681209065472

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    Wessi's mate...

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    I guess they had a bit of a mixed relationship. He relaunched Hoolahan's career initially after he had been frozen out by Hughton.

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    Definitely was mixed but I think the ending was negative. It's fairly widely reported that a contributing factor to him being given the boot by Norwich was a disagreement on Wes as Neil wanted to sell.

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    Was strange the way things went alright, if there was any truth to that. He used still start him fairly regularly, if not quite as much as he had previously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    Tell yourself that, Liam. The club have spent the money and the club expect him to play. The manager would want to be incredibly successful to not play O'Connor and nobody on the board to have a word with him. Preston don't spend much money.
    No manager is going to allow boardroom interference in picking a team and rightly so. Preston have 30 odd senior players who all will feel they have a chance with a good one season to play. A new manager will want to bring in some of his own players and his own system so the manager who signs you moving on before you get started is not ideal even if as you seem to think the chairman and the board have posters of you on their walls. O Connor has it all to prove moving from a part time league and hopefully he does great but if he brings your attitude of entitlement with him I can't see things working out well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    Definitely was mixed but I think the ending was negative. It's fairly widely reported that a contributing factor to him being given the boot by Norwich was a disagreement on Wes as Neil wanted to sell.
    Neil put that story to bed in his interview above anyway, it always seemed like nonsense anyway I thought.

    I know things ended badly enough at Norwich for him, but he comes across as an impressive guy I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
    Neil put that story to bed in his interview above anyway, it always seemed like nonsense anyway I thought.

    I know things ended badly enough at Norwich for him, but he comes across as an impressive guy I think.
    Definitely agree. Has the potential to be a really good manager. Norwich hasn't been a good home to managers recently (Hughton and Lambert with their hands up).

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    Irish derby tonight, Preston v Burnley. Horgan, Boyle & Doyle start for Preston, Long, Brady & Walters for Burnley. O'Connor, Cunningham, Browne, Maguire, Ward & Hendrick on the bench.

    Burnley lead 1-0 through some gate-crasher called Anderson.

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    Maguire off the mark and Kevin Long also scored! Burnley lead 2-1.

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