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075 Neil Schoneville: Following a Gow legend as boss, the death of the old centre-half and why Colin O’Neill made him cry

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NEIL SCHONEVILLE was handed his first manager’s job last April after Lesmahagow boss Rab Irving moved upstairs following a 17-year association with the club.

With just two players signed for the season, Neil had to work quickly to rebuild a squad which had drifted away after The Gow skipped the covid hit previous campaign.

It’s been a baptism of fire for the veteran centre-half, who signed on as a player too.

Neil joins us this week and tells us about getting to grips with life in the dugout – including seeing his one goalie get sent off four times.

Never one to shirk a challenge on the pitch, Neil talks about having to get used to the modern day player not hurting as much as he does after a defeat.

He and Paul also discuss the death of the no-nonsense defender and the rise of the astro turf generation.

There’s also the moment former Motherwell star Colin O’Neill made him cry.

It’s all here as we go Down The Divisions.

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