Robbie Fowler, Gannon and McIlroy Vow For Macc As Enticer Eyes Kissock
Robbie Fowler (Liverpool), Gannon (Stockport) Coleman (Accrington), Foyle (Hereford) and the Silkmen legend Sammy McIlroy have all been interviewed for the Macc job, with Fowler emerging as the dark horse favourite to get the job. All of this is a frustration for ex boss Simmo, now at the Imps, who is weighing up the cost and availability of former Luton Town schemer John Paul Kissock (as well as 4-5 other Silkmen)
Robbie Fowler (230 goals from 515 aps), amid rumours of Admin and delayed player payments, could be just what the doctor ordered. It is interesting that The Macc CEO has ruled out admin (a consortium or perhaps two are thought to be in the wings). But then Fowler has a host of contacts and would be able to pull in plenty of favours. He would be following in the footsteps of another couple of ex-League stars who have served Macc well in the past. Indeed there is also a growing precedent for ex-players to buy their way in at their first club (not suggesting Robbie would do this of course) with a former Manchester United star doing this at the Silkmen before moving on to greater and more lucrative things. Fowler is in the top 1,000 Brits list, still has a post playing ambition within the game and, has already gained his coaching badges. He has spent time at MK Dons, an big Ince haunt, as well as Muangthong United, a crack Thai side, for whom he replaced Portuguese boss Henrique Calisto last season. He had a 46.7% win rate in Thailand and would surprise a few with an attack minded passing blend of football, boosted by his regular visits to Anfield (still has a season ticket). Fowler is big mates with Steve McMannaman and as they say over there You’ll Never Walk Alone.
All of this is a frustration for Gary Simpson, who is scanning the news feeds on a daily basis, waiting for the Macc released list. He is keen to secure the services of Nat Brown, Tony Diagne, Sam Wedgebury, JP and just about anyone bar Winn, after securing Jake Jones from Walsall.
Posted on May 5, 2013, in 0 Who Is? Or rather who are we looking at, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged Accrington Stanley, Hereford United, Jim Gannon, Liverpool FC, Luton Town FC, Robbie Fowler, Stockport County. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.