Decision day today?

craig_brownThe police will be visiting Tannadice today to inspect the area around the stadium.  The streets are snow covered and passageways and steps inside the ground have to be checked for ice.  They will make a recommendation to the SPL and it may be that an announcement will be made later today.

 

The possibility of losing a third consecutive game would not we welcomed by either club for financial and fitness reasons.  While players can maintain a basic training regime using indoor facilities there is nothing that can replace the usual routine.

 

The in recent years Motherwell fans have become well used to press rumours suggesting that our manager may be about to defect.  For most of Mark McGhee’s time at Fir Park he was linked with almost every vacancy in the UK.  There were suspicions that much of the publicity was generated from his rarely hidden view that Motherwell was but a stepping stone to ‘greater things’.  

 

It has come as a surprise to discover that Craig Brown is apparently odds on favourite for the Pittodrie vacancy.  He has been in post with us for less than a year and all his comments suggest that he is more than content with his lot.

 

Given his vast experience of the game it has hardly been a surprise that his views on all matters relating to Scottish football are sought from press, radio and television.  The lack of a firm denial in the last few hours must raise some concern from those who would regret his departure.  No doubt we’ll know more as the day unfolds.

 

UPDATE

Chief Executive Leeann Dempster said, “Given the fantastic on-field success in 2010, it is not surprising that other clubs are taking an interest in our management team.

“With that in mind, we can confirm that representatives from Aberdeen Football Club met briefly with both Craig Brown and Archie Knox yesterday afternoon.

“However, both have decided to reject any approach and reiterated their commitment to Motherwell Football Club. We look forward to continued success under both men in the future.”