Fans asked not to dress as squirrels at Alan Knill's next game

Bury Times: A squirrel A squirrel

SCUNTHORPE United have asked supporters not to dress as squirrels when they come up against a Torquay side managed by their former boss Alan Knill.

Knill, who also played for and managed Bury, had a bad accident when he collided with a squirrel while cycling.

Ahead of his League Two return, Scunthorpe told a supporter who asked whether it would be okay to dress as a squirrel: “No you won’t be banned. However, the club would prefer it if you didn’t dress up in squirrel attire.”

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6:48pm Fri 29 Nov 13

Eileenshakers says...

Oh yes i remember that incident it was rather amusing but not sadly for the squirrel ha ha .
Oh yes i remember that incident it was rather amusing but not sadly for the squirrel ha ha . Eileenshakers

10:01am Sat 30 Nov 13

richarddonnely says...

Eileenshakers wrote:
Oh yes i remember that incident it was rather amusing but not sadly for the squirrel ha ha .
We were there too, and it was very amusing but like you say, not for the furry creature!.....
[quote][p][bold]Eileenshakers[/bold] wrote: Oh yes i remember that incident it was rather amusing but not sadly for the squirrel ha ha .[/p][/quote]We were there too, and it was very amusing but like you say, not for the furry creature!..... richarddonnely

1:46pm Sat 30 Nov 13

Shakertommy says...

What this story is doing in the Bury Times is beyond me.
What this story is doing in the Bury Times is beyond me. Shakertommy

2:54pm Sat 30 Nov 13

Lisasmit says...

With regard to the post from ShakerTommy: I have to report, it is a warning for our game on Boxing Day! Several of us were due to go dressed as Alan Knill's daughter but I guess that's off now?
With regard to the post from ShakerTommy: I have to report, it is a warning for our game on Boxing Day! Several of us were due to go dressed as Alan Knill's daughter but I guess that's off now? Lisasmit

2:59pm Sat 30 Nov 13

Lisasmit says...

Poor mixed up Squrrel. I guess it thought it had met another giant red!
Poor mixed up Squrrel. I guess it thought it had met another giant red! Lisasmit

4:33pm Sat 30 Nov 13

Lisasmit says...

The world needs more squirrels!
The world needs more squirrels! Lisasmit

1:38pm Tue 3 Dec 13

mammol says...

I suppose we could all dress up as Judus !! i mean he sold his soul did he not ? just like Knill did when he went to sCUNThorpe !!! lol Arise Sir Squirel says me ! lol
I suppose we could all dress up as Judus !! i mean he sold his soul did he not ? just like Knill did when he went to sCUNThorpe !!! lol Arise Sir Squirel says me ! lol mammol

1:53pm Tue 3 Dec 13

mammol says...

i would also like to comment about another out of area club "who took on the other Judus of this parish Richie Barker !! well thats how good you are chump dumped by a club who are as short sighted as you were when you dumped us 4 days before last season started !! now you can go and crawl back under the stone we let you out of by giving you your first job in football !!and what was your thanks to us ?? to hopfoot it down to the first team to offer you a job. Justice has been done !! hahahaha Merry Xmas
i would also like to comment about another out of area club "who took on the other Judus of this parish Richie Barker !! well thats how good you are chump dumped by a club who are as short sighted as you were when you dumped us 4 days before last season started !! now you can go and crawl back under the stone we let you out of by giving you your first job in football !!and what was your thanks to us ?? to hopfoot it down to the first team to offer you a job. Justice has been done !! hahahaha Merry Xmas mammol

9:15am Wed 4 Dec 13

shakencity says...

Why was Knill a "Judas"?

Admittedly, the timing of his departure was bad but what's wrong with him leaving us for a club that was 2 leagues above us, would pay him atleast double the wages he was on, had a much bigger playing budget, got better crowds, etc, etc?

If you got offered a job that had better prospects, payed you more than double your current wages, had better facilities and was a better Co all round, would you not leave just as AK did?........well you'd be very silly not to.

AK did brilliantly for us and we have to remember that, he left for footballing reasons only and not through any disloyalty towards the club.
Why was Knill a "Judas"? Admittedly, the timing of his departure was bad but what's wrong with him leaving us for a club that was 2 leagues above us, would pay him atleast double the wages he was on, had a much bigger playing budget, got better crowds, etc, etc? If you got offered a job that had better prospects, payed you more than double your current wages, had better facilities and was a better Co all round, would you not leave just as AK did?........well you'd be very silly not to. AK did brilliantly for us and we have to remember that, he left for footballing reasons only and not through any disloyalty towards the club. shakencity

4:27pm Wed 4 Dec 13

mammol says...

So the storys that he was applying for other jobs while still our manager not bother you then ? sorry but loyalty works both ways 9 games to go and off he went and never mind what happened to us !! you are a careing soul shakin city.can`t fault you
So the storys that he was applying for other jobs while still our manager not bother you then ? sorry but loyalty works both ways 9 games to go and off he went and never mind what happened to us !! you are a careing soul shakin city.can`t fault you mammol

9:02am Thu 5 Dec 13

shakencity says...

mammol wrote:
So the storys that he was applying for other jobs while still our manager not bother you then ? sorry but loyalty works both ways 9 games to go and off he went and never mind what happened to us !! you are a careing soul shakin city.can`t fault you
All hearsay/rumours mammol....don't believe everything you hear.

As i said, the timing wasn't the best, but he didn't owe us anything....he's just an employee of the club. The club got well compensated when he left and we still got promotion in the end, so all was good.

If you hold a grudge then that's your perogative, but managers and players come and go at any given time and we have to accept that. I regards Knill as the best manager we've had (along with Ternant), he completely turned us around from a similar situation we find ourselves in now and i for one will NEVER call him.
[quote][p][bold]mammol[/bold] wrote: So the storys that he was applying for other jobs while still our manager not bother you then ? sorry but loyalty works both ways 9 games to go and off he went and never mind what happened to us !! you are a careing soul shakin city.can`t fault you[/p][/quote]All hearsay/rumours mammol....don't believe everything you hear. As i said, the timing wasn't the best, but he didn't owe us anything....he's just an employee of the club. The club got well compensated when he left and we still got promotion in the end, so all was good. If you hold a grudge then that's your perogative, but managers and players come and go at any given time and we have to accept that. I regards Knill as the best manager we've had (along with Ternant), he completely turned us around from a similar situation we find ourselves in now and i for one will NEVER call him. shakencity

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