John Park

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  1. Cheese - Burger

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    Kudos to John Park

    You hear everyone raving about NL, but john park is the brains behind the whole organisation.
     
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    :eek1: get him ta * now, im chocking on my own rage here, John Park out out out!!!!:icon_mrgreen:
     
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    Because Parker is the one who works the closest with Lennon. Mjallby's role is to carry out instructions and he obviously has a say in signings and tactics but Parker will have a much bigger influence in tactical decisions and signings than Mjallby as he's more knowledgable about them.

    Out of all signings made, Mjallby probably recommended Lustig and Majstrovic as he's seen them for Sweden but Parker was probably involved in the signings of Hooper, Ledley and Matthews and any of the signings who would have been recommended by the scouts the Kayals, Ambrose, Izaguirre's etc it will be Park and Parker's opinions Lennon trusts.

    When Lennon goes to watch a player he takes Parker, when Lennon watches the youth teams he watches them with Parker. I would think when Lennon is talking over tactics for games Parker is the one with the plans too.
     
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    It's not so much in the signing of players I was talking about, It's usually the 3 of them that go. Although if a man is to be sent himself it is usually Gary Parker, who I believe went to watch Spartak Moscow himself while Lenny and Johan were managing a Celtic game?

    Who knows really; what I do know is that Johan's number 2. There's a reason he was the first man Lenny had on the phone when he was offered the job.
     
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    I dont know why the arguments on who does what and when and whos no 2 etc.... Its a managment team and evereyone does their part and by the looks of it at the moment its working.
     
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    He is the number 2 in name, just like Thompson was the number 3. But if Lennon and Parker think they can get someone better for the role they will.

    Ive always thought Parker would have been involved in the binning of Thompson, as Lenny and Thompson are/were the best of pals. But Parker was probably in his ear saying that they could improve the team if they got in a more strict and knowledgeable fitness guy to train the players and get them fitter etc and Thompson went and that guy McMillan now does that role and the teams probably better for it.
     
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    It's not an argument; it's just discussing on how we think our management team works.
     
  8. Mr. Slippyfist Gold Member Gold Member News Writer

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    So you're saying that Thompson may have been sacked because Garry Parker didn't think he was up to the role? :97:
     
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    Cool, argument was probs too strong a word:50: Whatever way it works I hope ta * it stays that way. Although who evers department home league form is, needs a kick in the *.:icon_mrgreen:
     
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    It still annoys me that Thommo was sackedd, dont know who made that decision but they should be lined up and shot at dawn:38:
     
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    Would not be a chance in * at that. Thommo wasn't even the fitness coach and it's been Danny McGrain that has taken on his role.
     
  12. Mr. Slippyfist Gold Member Gold Member News Writer

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    Thommo was first-team coach.

    McGrain has taken on that role - yes :50:
     
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    Not directly but because we wanted someone more specialised having more influence there.

    Thompson was the main man at training, its now McMillan aye he wasnt the fitness man but there was no main fitness man before. McGrain is involved in training but hasnt replaced Thompson, McMillan is the main man at training now that sets out the routines when before it was Thompson.

    The order before was like

    Lennon > Parker > Mjallby > Thompson

    But is now

    Lennon > Parker > Mjallby > McMillan > McGrain

    I dont know exactly what happened but it could have been Thompson had valued himself higher and felt like he was being pushed out if we were to get more specialised stuff in training and basically making him work under other guys when he might have thought he was Lennons main man. When Thompson was there it was more a pals act, like we seen at Rangers and now Sevco. Where as now its more professional with experts having more of a say and Lennon is probably learning from them. McGrain works with McMillan but McMillan is the main guy.
     
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    It's definitely, Lennon and the Mjallby.
     
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    Sorry mate, but I don't believe that for a second.

    I'm more inclined to believe it was because of his personal behaviour and becoming a bad influence/example.
     
  16. Mr. Slippyfist Gold Member Gold Member News Writer

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    It is.
     
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    Majlby is the assistant yes, but not the 2nd most imprortant or even the man with the most say.

    Mjallby works more with the players than Parker, but Parker works more around the whole set up than Mjallby and holds more influence over everything.

    Like a new signing if Lennon and Mjallby thought he looked good but Park and Parker didnt like him, Lennon wouldnt sign him even though hes manager and Mjallby is the assistant as he knows Park and Parker have a better eye for talent or if Lennon didnt know wether to play 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 in a League game and Mjallby said 4-4-2 but Parker thought 3-5-2 id say he would go with Parker. As Parkers just more knowledgable about that sort of stuff and will have more/better reasons for it.

    Lennon and Parker for me are a pair and wherever Lennon goes he will go with him or the rest of his career. Parker is Lennons sidekick and Mjallby is their assistant you could say.
     
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    Johan Mjallby is the assistant manager, therefore he is number 2. Gary Parker may have a role with Neil Lennon but that does not make him number 2; the assistant manager is and always will be the Number 2.
     
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    I know the assistant is always called the number 2, but Parker is above Mjallby in the pecking order. We are different as the assistant is usually the number 2, and carries out both the roles that Parker and Mjallby do, but we have 2 guys in that role. To call Mjallby the number 2 would indicate he is second to Lennon when he is 3rd. Parker is really also an assistant to Lennon, although not the stereotypical, notepad and shouting and carrying out instruction assistant but the other side of the assistant more seen behind the scenes where he'll discuss signings, tactics, how things are run etc
     
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    How do you know what happens behind the scenes.

    If Parker was Lennons right hand man and Lenny valued his opinion the most then he would have the title assistant manager.