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Strathallan Rover



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2022 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cuparman wrote:
On the plus side, it frees up what I’m guessing is a sizeable chunk of money. Exclamation


Exactly. The timing is terrible for sure but, i think he looked very slow in the games so far. I remember thinking last summer when he signed that a two year deal might be too much. Also, i don't believe there has been any fall out with IM, it's just a case of his body telling him it's had enough of playing football. He's made the correct decision.
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Neil M



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be a "Silky" type of scenario, where he had the choice to stop playing or pay a hefty price for the rest of his days. Reading between the lines, I think Berra himself thought that his recent performances were not adequate for this club at this level.

If I'm right Berra was player / coach. Maybe the management team saw the need for a fit defender on the pitch as more pressing than a coach only and it was agreed to free up a place.

He may well get a coaching post elsewhere, but if he can no longer play, that's okay. Good luck Chris!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Berra could and should have stayed until things were in place for his departure. Obviously Mcglynns man.

Having taken a wage for pretty much a third of last season without kicking a ball he could have helped us out.

I get it he's over the hill but its Cove Rangers we are playing on Saturday not Glasgow Rangers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Northern_Rover wrote:
Berra could and should have stayed until things were in place for his departure. Obviously Mcglynns man.

Having taken a wage for pretty much a third of last season without kicking a ball he could have helped us out.

I get it he's over the hill but its Cove Rangers we are playing on Saturday not Glasgow Rangers.


Given he is stepping away from the game for a few months, I suspect he is harbouring a significant injury of sorts. If we kept him as a coach, that’s salary we can’t redirect.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you think of some of the “experienced” or “well known” players we have signed in the latter part of there careers over the years then Berra has to be considered a success. Skacel, Daly, Creaney, Andy Walker to name a few came and stole a wage. Good luck to Berra in whatever he does next.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish him all the best, but as everyone notes the timing couldn't be worse and very little time to integrate any new signings.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2022 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good interview with Berra
https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/hearts/christophe-berra-opens-up-on-career-stendel-threat-and-bizarre-coaching-hearts-and-neilson-aberdeen-abuse-regrets-and-good-times-3813220

Only thing that isn't explained and hasn't been as far as I can see is why, if he felt this way before the start of the season was he offered a coaching role and then left that role too when he retired?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2022 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't it just be a case that as an highly experienced player on a decent wage (for the Rovers anyway) he was asked if he would like to take on some coaching duties during training sessions. If he wasn't going to be a player though his wage would have to be considerably less if he was only coaching and Berra maybe felt it just wouldn't be worthwhile?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2022 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Castle wrote:
Wouldn't it just be a case that as an highly experienced player on a decent wage (for the Rovers anyway) he was asked if he would like to take on some coaching duties during training sessions. If he wasn't going to be a player though his wage would have to be considerably less if he was only coaching and Berra maybe felt it just wouldn't be worthwhile?


Its possible Castle. The way the announcement was worded was he was part of the coaching staff as well as part of the playing staff. Its a good article though, doesn't paint Stendel in a good light, though he did a lot of that himself at the time anyway too
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2022 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good article. The impression I got was that Berra needed a little time away from the game before he threw himself into coaching full time. He offered to help IM develop the defenders he had so as to not leave the Rovers in the lurch, and IM apparently also considered Dick and Brown at CB as sufficient to allow Berra to retire.

We all noticed Berra looked a wee bit off, and speculated he was injured, after the first couple of matches. He had simply lost the necessary hunger for the game, and good on him for recognizing that and offering to hang in as long as necessary…and, remember, IM made the call when he could leave, not Berra.

I’d love to see Berra back around to help develop Nolan and O’Riordan, but I suspect that’s not in the cards, as Berra would likely command a salary more like Agnew and we’re, according to Sim, still skirt.
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