Not been on for a while, but i'll throw my opinion in. The timing of cloughs sacking was the only surprise. agree with alot of what was already said, he'd basically taken us as far as he could, there was no great improvement season on season, it was the same thing year in year out. a tail of inconsistency, some games we'd look really good, others we're truly awful. some of it can be traced to the board, and lack of funds, and selling key players on deadline days havent helped at times. but clough himself, for me was tactically naive, never had a plan b, and had a habit of falling out with players.
the appointment of mclaren has been positively recieved, especially as the results have gone well too, its a good appointment for both parties, he's a top coach, and already popular here, so we're happy to overlook the the blemishes at england and forest.
also with the sale of the naming rights to pride park just goe through, you never knoe, might be some funds available in january, maybe a signing further afield than scotland as well.