Mark Stott and the Parting of the Ways
Mark Stott finds out about the fan reaction to the end of Jim Gannon's third spell as Stockport County manager.


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00:00 - 00:03Since we're out of the FA Cup
00:04 - 00:05and the season might end early
00:05 - 00:07we've taken the chance to part ways
00:08 - 00:12and blame it on a culture difference,
00:12 - 00:15we'll hire Rusk next week so it's not obvious that this was planned.
00:17 - 00:19They'll move on quickly
00:19 - 00:21like with Si Dawson and the club shop girl.
00:24 - 00:26Mr Stott
00:27 - 00:28The fans
00:31 - 00:33The fans are furious about the news
00:34 - 00:36all County social media is in meltdown.
00:53 - 00:58Everyone leave except Wilson, Vaughan, Knott and Dawson
01:13 - 01:15What were you thinking?
01:15 - 01:17What on earth were you thinking?
01:18 - 01:23Let him fail you said.
01:25 - 01:28He won't win promotion you said.
01:29 - 01:31Give him a contract for two years
01:31 - 01:34and when we don't go up
01:34 - 01:37we can get rid because he hasn't reached
01:37 - 01:40the targets that were set for him!
01:40 - 01:42Mr Stott, the cup run shouldn't have happened
01:42 - 01:46It's not just the cup run, we're third in the PPG table for f*** sake!
01:46 - 01:48Mr Stott, he doesn't do as he's told
01:48 - 01:52So we should have got rid of him on day one, like first planned!
01:53 - 01:54It was so simple!
01:56 - 01:57A new owner takes over a club
01:57 - 02:00and they want their own man
02:00 - 02:03it's a tried and tested method no one would have questioned!
02:04 - 02:08But no we had to make it look like we were giving the old guy a chance
02:08 - 02:13that his "long-term affiliation" was "added value for us"
02:14 - 02:16told them we wanted to retain "the strong principles...
02:17 - 02:21and culture Jim has built" and now he's gone because of that "culture"!
02:27 - 02:29"They'll love you"
02:30 - 02:34"you'll be Mr Stottport County"
02:34 - 02:36that's what I wanted.
02:41 - 02:42Mr Stottport County.
02:43 - 02:47The money I've spent on cladding, a training ground, dressing rooms, on a new badge!
02:48 - 02:53It was supposed to get them onside
02:54 - 02:56make them like me more than that manager
02:56 - 02:59but it's not been enough, they compared the cladding to Hyde FC
03:00 - 03:02and the badge had 1883 on it twice!
03:04 - 03:07It's ok, we didn't notice that either.
03:14 - 03:16Some of them think I'm just a front
03:19 - 03:23that the plan is for us to be a City Football Group feeder club
03:25 - 03:26a B team.
03:31 - 03:33Is that what we're doing?
03:40 - 03:46I really hope this new man pays off, Wilson. They won't let it go if it doesn't.
03:46 - 03:49We'll hear "Jimmy Gannon's Blue and White army"
03:53 - 03:56when they're allowed back in...