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San Starko Rover

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About San Starko Rover

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  • Birthday 28/12/1980

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  1. Rangers and Celtic to merge?

    No it wouldn’t our second tier gets better attendances than some nations top league. Saturday just gone saw the Pars pull a crowd of over 7000 without being in the same league as the OF, Raith pulled over 3000 in Tier 3. Scottish football would be fine without the OF even taking them out the statistics our leagues still have good attendances for our population size.
  2. League reconstruction: Let's hear your view

    Really dislike when voluntary promotions gets brought up, it defeats the point of a pyramid, in a pyramid every team finds their level. Give the Juniors a playoff place and the ability to decline promotion and nothing will change as they’ll sit in their bubble while getting Scottish cup access and then just refuse promotion. What if a team gets a sugar daddy and wins that league 6 years running? They’re happy winning that league every year but have no desire to move up as they’re a big fish in a small pond, they then block any teams below them from moving up. The only thing that should stop promotion is not meeting a criteria like ground standards in which case your place should be offered to the next team meeting the criteria. RELEGATION AND PROMOTION SHOULD NEVER BE OPTIONAL. Debate the league sizes by all means but the pyramid below HFL and LLFL should consist of every team from EoS, SoS, NCL, SJFA and SAFA all in one structure not artificial separate leagues that run parallel. After 10 years most clubs will find their level.
  3. Junior football, what is the future?

    What’s going to happen is the East Juniors will continue to trickle over to the EoS league, one was always going to break ranks and be the first now the other are watching. The clever ones will go first as they’ll realise there are limited spaces at Tier 6, others that wait will soon find themselves joining at Tier 7 or even lower. The LL and EoS will improve as teams move over to the detriment of the East Juniors. Once the best East Juniors teams move up the pyramid and start getting the odd good payday in the big cup there will be a move in the West by a breakaway league forming a WoS. The SFA don’t seem to want to force the hand of the SJFA so I can’t see them setting up a WoS unless enough clubs ask them to. I predict the above will happen unless the SFA and SJFA start actually sorting it out. The Pyramid will happen it’s up to the SFA and SJFA if they do it right and integrate the Juniors with EoS, SoS and form a Highland league 2 or whether they just let them trickle over until it becomes a stream.
  4. Dalkeith, next Junior giant to take the plunge.

    You talk about midweek games like they’re a frequent event, I’ve just been through my teams fixture list for the entire season and we have 3 league games mid week. Ayr United, East Fife (2 Jan) so not a working day and a rearranged game against Albion Rovers after a weather cancellation. So that’s really 2 games in 36, 1 home and 1 away
  5. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Can’t see us getting Connolly but what a signing if we did manage it. Wee lad was a fantastic player for us last time. As you say lots at stake, do the board stick or twist and what will Ayr do?
  6. Ayr United - 17-18 rumblings and mumblings

    No doubt be a problem if either Rovers or Ayr play Dumbarton in the playoff final, maybe they’ll put up temporary stands like East Fife did against Sevco but I would think in that scenario they’d want to limit Ayr/Rovers fans to stop them turning it into a home game atmosphere. Long way to go in what will be a close title race but out of fairness I think you lads should let us win the league as we’re really rubbish at playoffs and you lads seem to be able to win them. [emoji12] Best of luck in your cup game.
  7. Stranraer v The Kirkcaldy Juggernauts

    Stranraer might have cut back their squad but our away form isn’t great and I expect a tough game, should we have enough to take 3 points? yes but they have to be won, turn up expecting to win and we’ll be punished. This is a huge set of fixtures for us with 3 away games and we need to find our form away from Starks. Do Stranraer have any sort of TV coverage or is it just RaithTV audio for this one?
  8. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Who ever you draw you best hope they bring a crowd as you’ll never find one from Methil. Sub 500 against Alloa, utter diddies.
  9. Well as said nothing will be decided today in therms of the league no matter the result. I expect a tough game and we will need to be at our best if we’re to keep our home record in tact.
  10. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Wow all those glorious years that the East Fife fans of old witnessed before they past away, sadly they’re now turning in their graves at what the modern people of Methil have let their once great club become. An utter irrelevance who play at a glorified bus stop in front of less fans than a bus stop and can’t even beat Raith Rovers in over 29 years. Best read that glorious history book one more time before bed.
  11. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Well good news as if we win the next one I think we get to keep them.
  12. East Fife V Raith

    Be more interest in that than the OJ Simpson trial