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  1. St Roch's F.C. 2017-2018

    It is always great to see football bring people together in times of worry, troubles or need. It was a great turnout yesterday and I saw lots of hugs and handshakes and smiles between people who haven’t seen each other for a while. A great cause too and another example of the club doing something rather than waking by on the other side of the road. A club who stands for nothing will fall for anything. This Roch won’t fall. Well done to all concerned. MTC! [emoji172][emoji460]️[emoji106]
  2. I had a meeting today with a lad recommended on here and we both agreed anything would have to be passed by the relevant council safety and planning people. We don’t want a hobbled project and this will be done right or not at all. We are trying to improve the ground and to me the aesthetic nature of this cover is a high priority. It will add to the ground visually and show a commitment by the club to improve facilities. We are trying at St Rochs! Some say very trying....
  3. I’ve been in touch with both of these companies and asked for info. If we decide on anything I am certain it will be ran past the council planning folk first. The area it is potentially going is beside the main Royston Road and is a wind tunnel currently. Can’t have bits flying into the road or onto the pitch. Whatever we do (or if we do something) will be safe and compliant. Thanks for all the suggestions and comments so far folks. Much appreciated. P[emoji460]️[emoji106]
  4. I am looking for some help tracking down companies who could build a new terrace cover/shed. Anyone had one done recently or know of any team who have? All help appreciated. [emoji460]️[emoji106]
  5. Squad face Slovenia and Slovakia

    2 mins ago I wanted 5 mins stoppage time... now I want none. [emoji3]
  6. Squad face Slovenia and Slovakia

    Don't fkn concede ffs
  7. Squad face Slovenia and Slovakia

    Ya fkn beauty
  8. Squad face Slovenia and Slovakia

    Some vey tired legs out there...
  9. Squad face Slovenia and Slovakia

    Over the years I have seen a lot of things in football... we need to see something again in the next 11 mins or wur oot.... it can be done🤞[emoji1317]
  10. St Roch's F.C. 2017-2018

    Others will be able to confirm but I know it has been discussed recently but we have no benefactor and would have to raise every penny to build or pay for one ourselves. Not that that in itself deserves any special recognition as we are in the same boat as almost all other clubs but our ££'s do get put to good use elsewhere so I guess it is a case of priorities. It would be an excellent addition though... you got a spare few quid shanner?? [emoji23]
  11. St Roch's F.C. 2017-2018

    A half is as good as a whole There is no denying the pull of the Candy at home. Even though things are hectic for me right now I still feel the need to feed my greed for my Grass roots Garngad football fix. The deed was indeed done yesterday and although I only soaked up the opening 45 mins of this eventual excellent three points, I feel able to comment on what I saw and how I saw it. What I see and what I saw... a see saw.... that describes the Candy pretty well and for every great passing move and threatening Offensive play the DeeFence compensated with their own up and down performance. Like the weather you often get the full range in one match, I saw it in a half and when I exited at 2.45 it was after applause, shakes of the head, winces and a realisation that what took the Candy so far last year is still in there. A flash of the Candy season ticket (more later!!) and through the gate we go, the old man off to get the coffees as I chew the Candy Cud with a few regulars and GOTW at the Candy Shop. I hand a tenner over for an early Christmas present scarf... "Laaappppp llaaaaand's green and white" and await my £2 change. Like the late night taxi guy stumbling for change in the hope of a just keep it wee tip, I wait then spot a badge and hand over another quid. 11 quid down as the 11 men ran out and it is about as strong as we could be with injuries and suspensions. The game starts and we look ok and try to get the ball down and make a couple of half chances whilst not looking the tightest at the back. For a very experienced back 4 we didn't seem to be talking much and that inevitably brings problems, some drop off and some push up and some try to hold a line. Even the best players can't do that in silence. The best defenders never shut up.. ever. They looked strong and skilled and swarming at times in attack. A corner for them and the centre half has a free header and makes no mistake....Good defenders talk and that doesn't happen. We then enter a spell when we look decent going forward but still shaky at the back as they midfield grabbed the game. We weathered it and a good passing move saw the ball whipped in across the 6 yard box of a slid in five a side goal finish for 1-1. And so it went... this way that way, back and forth, good and bad, applause and teeth clenching. It is the Candy way though and it is seldom an easy ride. It is what makes the day though, the magic of football, the frustrations and the glimpses of good that keep you tethered to your team with the promise of the glory days always on the horizon and only one or two good signings away. I felt like that yesterday, it was good to be back albeit for only the first half. I walked out to the car and off and thought "Shotts are a decent side. We will do well to get a result" but Twitter Tweeted the Candy Sweet news and confirmed what I always knew, that the Candy hearts [emoji172] had beaten strong and we had hung in and won. You don't always need to be the best team to get the 3 points. In an even contest there has to be something that gets you over the line... I'm glad we had it. It was a good day..... St Mirren scrambled a win too and my good day flowed into a good night. You know it was good when you realise you are trying to pay for KFC at 4am with your St Roch's season ticket..[emoji30] food purchased and consumed.. football watched and consumed and digested. We are what we are and when you have missed it for a while and your heart is pulling you back along Royston Road to get served up a performance like we did, familiar and Candy Comforting, it leaves you satisfied and more fulfilled than anything that Colonel Saunders can provide.. and your card works at JMcG. Mon the Candy! MTC![emoji172][emoji460]️[emoji106]
  12. St Roch's F.C. 2017-2018

    I shall declare my non attendance early doors in the spirit of balance and GlasNost (The Glaswegian equivalent of the similarly monikered Russian trait). What a sickener to read and as I managed to switch the phone on yesterday afternoon and Twitter Tweet I saw "Goal.. Daw (pen) 4-1" I prayed for a second that Oor Man in Wishae the Candy Correspndant Scott had faux pas'd and inverted the scores. I should have known (I did actually but it was the desperate last hope of a drowning man) a man of Scott's class and journalistic integrity wouldn't do that. You know what you'll get from Scott.... you don't know unfortunately what the Candy will produce by the sounds of it..... I'm not sure I buy that we were always going to lose at Wishaw. It's 11 vs 11 and they are Wishaw not WorldBeaters. It might have to do with Wishaw playing better than us do you not think? By some reports it was. There is no disgrace in defeat if you do yourself justice and get beaten by a better team, again, I have heard differently. I heard from a home and away regular fan who told me in no uncertain terms what happened through the prism of his Candy Cloudedness. It wasn't difficult to believe as the things I heard confirmed some of my thoughts albeit formed by limited game time this season and my enforced sparse attendance. I was at Cambuslang when we were a million miles away, I heard we might have been further away against Petershill and in another Candy Cosmos yesterday. Like Scott said above, I don't know how to take it. I think I'll need to see some more however I fear that I'm not as far away from reality in my judgement as the Candy were from a proud performance yesterday. It isn't a nice feeling and I feel down by association. We built up so much and I worry. I worry like some of the fans that our attempts to improve haven't worked. I worry that things will implode. I worry that the momentum will judder to a stall. I worry that some people don't either care or have the ability or have the self control or moral compass or just plain old sense to huckle down and fight the good fight. Better men than me will no doubt have tried and by the looks of my own eyes and the words told to me by others who saw, it hasn't worked. The world is full of good players who could play good and who played at a good level. It takes more than the playing ability to become a great player. Is good enough good enough for you?? I'll see my love soon as I have missed her. I know she does my head in, and I know I psss her off too, she often really annoys and frustrates me and falls out with me and I sometimes allow my eyes to wander and wonder of life munching on some greener grass.... but what can you do when you Love your team?? You take the bad and reason it against the Belief of Better and the Hope in your Head of more good times and a long and happy future together. Some talk of the P word.. some talk of the D word.... Promotion or Divorce? It may be for some but I'll stick to the L word. Love isn't easy but who can live without it, I ask in all honesty, without a song or a dance of delight what are we? So I thank the Candy for their music and giving it to me. Mon the Candy! MTC![emoji172][emoji460]️[emoji106]
  13. St Roch's F.C. 2017-2018

    OMG... security at football grounds even at the highest level in this country is lax to say the least. The amount of people who are milling about outside changing rooms and indeed inside dressing rooms at various times on a match day, many of whom have never been seen before or are known to only a few if anyone, has always surprised me. I've been one of those people before and there is an expectation that people are decent and honest. Even the old Sunday league "everyone stick your valuables in the bag" and then keeping it with you outside is better than most pro clubs. An absolute disgrace that there are people who would do this but sadly it isn't a total surprise. I would be gutted if this happened to me and to hear the PG players took it well I heartening. I'm also not surprised that some people are having a go... and who can blame them. The club have obviously slipped up and need to put procedures in place to ensure it doesn't happen again and by the sounds of things they will. Sometimes it takes something to happen to resharpen your focus. Apologies have been given but it does somehow leave you feeling sullied as a decent fan and I wasn't even there even though my season ticket is paid up. On the pitch it was great to see the lads get another 3 points. I heard Musa's header was great and I look forward to seeing it almost as much as the Rat Catchers huckling that thieving fk ... unless that is the scummy rat stole Scott's camera?... sorry, no place for frivolity..... A good day blighted. Don't let the bstds grind you down.
  14. St Roch's F.C. 2017-2018

    It all helps colour in the blank tapestry of the game indelibly etched on our psyche... [emoji23] I'll be looking for the old 1,2,3 tomorrow....more than One or Two words from Twitter and Three points as work is taking me away. Good luck to the lads. Mon the Candy! MTC! [emoji172][emoji460]️[emoji106]
  15. St Roch's F.C. 2017-2018

    The PRF (People's Republic of Fife) is a fabulous hotbed of junior football and I am sure you will find your own way, just make sure your Passport stays valid so you can get out if you have to!! . There are a multitude of teams within easy drive of Kirkcaldy (including Kirkcaldy themselves) and I have enjoyed and endured (sometimes during the same 90 mins) many an eventful day watching the Hoose on their travels ower that fkn bridge. There was a season when I seemed to drive over it every week and did 2500 miles watching them....they almost named the Queensferry Crossing "The Kinky Bridge" in my honour. It was a miracle if you came back over it from Fife with your sanity and nerves intact let alone any points. The big boys were Kelty who have moved up, Glenrothes who play at the fabulously named huge council ran "War Out" stadium where I saw a 3-3 draw In torrential storm conditions when the score was 1-0 to them after 90mins. Stoppage time seeing 5 goals, 3 red cards and the remaining 19 players in a mass brawl before the referee blew his whistle and ran straight to the car park. I also went to Kennoway Star Hearts who play on the sloppiest (as in slope, not sloppy) pitch in junior football situated in a field, reached by driving/walking over a cattle grid. I loved my trips to Fife and the fans always gave a bit back in the insults and banter department which I loved, good football folk who love the game. Perhaps you could ground hop and see who has what on offer and see the different clubs at different levels with different personalities. One thing you will find constant is a pride in their team and despite their partisan support, they appreciate good football and good players and engage with opposition fans and neutrals. You are in for an enjoyable season. Mon the PRF!! "They'll maybe take our lives, but they'll never take our FFFFFFFFFFFFFFife"
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