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Scottydog last won the day on July 27 2014

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  1. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    I think he could be a great signing, I doubt he would fancy coming to us either but if it was a 2 year contract offer who knows.
  2. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    I'm basing it all on time Dave, it's just a week since the turf came up and already the hard core base is 3/4 in place. Surely fixing drainage issues would take more than a couple of days? Hopefully there will be no future issues but could we be so lucky? It's the Rovers after all.
  3. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Absolutely no expertise required just a modicum of common sense. The 4 Previous groundsman (the experienced experts in the field) have all sited the poor drainage issues being a major part for our pitch woes. If the drainage wasn't working properly before and there been nothing substantial done to rectify the fault what's to make people think it's gonna miraculously work because a new surface has been installed?
  4. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Ive not long passed it on the train and that'd be my prognosis too, no way does ot look as though there been anything too major done to the drainage. I see a future of plastic with multiple puddles and possible postponement. Time will tell but I'm well short on optimism on this one.
  5. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Boaby is the best thing since sliced bread grilled with cheese but only if the team are cruising and the opposition are well off the pace. If the opposition are up for it and spoil things by having the tenacity to take the lead then Boaby becomes the aforementioned shitebag. If your looking for someone to pile on the shit then he is yer man but if you're looking for someone to dig you out of it then forget it.
  6. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Calm down FFS min, Everything is relative on here. We know we're not a big club but compared to the Fife we are feckin Galacticos.
  7. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Re the Alloa game, wasn't it that blonde guy Smith from the Pars that was doing the damage in that game too?
  8. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    I thought in the majority of his games Watson had acquitted himself very well, true enough that he was given a torrid time at Airdrie but then as a whole we were all pretty pish that Sunday. I think I'd rather he played the bulk of the season coming in the 1st if it meant he had the occasional tough game as long it means he's able to make the step up at the end of the season.
  9. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Very similar as the eggy smell was from rotting vegetation, the dreaded "Black Death" that all the previous groundsmen were trying to eradicate. The "rot" formed directly as a result of poor drainage, because the water doesn't drain away the grass roots rot in the swampy sub soil causing the black rot to spread further choking the grass and further preventing drainage. Various things were tried such as laying new turf on top one year but that just lifted like a carpet and it was decided to sand slit the pitch pre-season to try to improve drainage. This worked well for a few years but ultimately the issue returned, basically the drains weren't right from day 1 (1996) and the damage would cost about £150-250k to put right. My worry is that if the drainage isn't being sorted out now then any future surface authentic or artificial will suffer from the same watery issues.
  10. The East Fife Thread

    We'll see but lets be brutally honest, if the Fife is to be involved in a play offs scenario next term then the vast majority would expect it to be relegation to the 2nd not promotion to the Championship. That said I think East Fife may well better their performance last term and may even take a point of Raith this coming season.
  11. Summer Transfer Window '18

    A keeper? Lucky b*****ds! jealous as f**k!
  12. The East Fife Thread

    Quotes himself as being "good in using both legs" An early prediction that the Fife will be in the relegation play offs?
  13. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Christ I hope not, we might end up with another even bigger dumpling from along by to replace him.
  14. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    In my minds eye I can just see Baz in his sombrero and bandoliers saying "Midfielders?, we don need no stinking midfielders!"
  15. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    No need to ask I heard 1st hand what went on. Prior to going on holiday the groundsman at the time (John Murray iirc) left clear and concise instructions on what the aggregates and layers were to be but it was ignored and spoil from the building site at Seafield was used instead. All the good grade topsoil went to the expensive houses gardens at Seafield and the crap was used to level the pitch.