We are all looking forward to big changes in the football department. Players, manager, coaches and scouts will arrive at Lennoxtown in the coming months with the specific aim of improving the performance of the football department.
Such change brings risks, but just to the culture of the club, which is up for renewal every week and saw plenty of change in the autumn, but to the stock of corporate knowledge. One of the failings of John Barnes short-lived experience was his failure to understand the risks when visiting places like Tannadice. Some travel north thinking it will be all too easy, remember Joey Barton, who was nutmegged at Ibrox during a defeat to Hamilton Accies.
If today’s story on John Kennedy being promoted to work with Eddie Howe is true, he will add a couple of decade’s experience of how Scottish football works to the new management team. I also hear Eddie was impressed by John. Of course, sticking it to them on Sunday will not do any harm.