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  1. This is slightly off topic regarding Vaughan but wanted to say something about the Raith Suite on Saturday. I personally thought it was very decent for a 'first run'. Being able to leave the pub at 2:55, no walk, and make kick off is glorious. It's also great being in the ground having a look at memorabilia and knowing your money (which you would be spending anyway) is helping the club. Drink-wise the spirits (35ml) are well priced. I understand that not having draft beer is a draw back - however, perhaps if more people come this may be reintroduced or more varieties of canned/bottled beers etc. I really think this is one of those things that if people endeavour to come to help the club it will get better and better. Over the course of the afternoon there must have been around 40odd people in - including a sizable group from Stranraer. Speaking the the barman he seemed to be of the opinion that doubling that would ensure the club make a wee bit cash from it. Our group has decided to go whenever we plan to have a few drinks before the game - I hope as many of you decide to get involved too. And that we as a fan base should encourage away fans to come in as much as possible. Do more people intend to give it a go? Oh, and if anyone has any spare tele's to donate that would be class - having the football on is great, but only one tele in a large room isn't ideal. Again, these are things that will get better over time! One last thing if anyone from the club is listening I think we should rebrand the name. To get the ball rolling I will throw out - "the coca cola cup suite/lounge", "The Dancing in the streets suite" etc etc.
  2. Can't wait for Saturday and the league to get underway. Gutted I can't make the game (although will be drinking £1 pints in Budapest so not all bad!) and will have to rely on Soccer Saturday. Really tough fixture and would be a fantastic to start off with a win. Unlike previous rovers teams we have natural goalscorers and now some goals appearing from midfield. I think we have enough to outscore a lot of teams if key players stay fit - I tentatively predict we will get the three points on Saturday. (As an aside, I'm back of Friday night so will make the Stranraer game. Me and my mates are thinking about changing our pre-game drinking spot - does anyone know styx still run the buses to the ground just before 3?) *** Also in response to those above looking for the best place to drink - usually we do a mini pub crawl. Start off in the bobbing john for breakfast and a pint (soulless weatherpersons but very decent breakfast rolls!), then head next door to the Star (this is a bit rough around the edges but nice folk, cheap beer, pool table and, crucially, has Sky and BT) and then post tv game head to the Thistle bar for the last wee while. A fair few Rovers fans are usually in the Thistle and (if you really like maximising your drinking time) you can avoid the 10/15 minute walk to the ground and get in one of the taxis that sit outside the pub: 2 minute taxi for 3 quid - well worth it! ETA - I see the Station has been mentioned. Never been there but need to give that a try next time. Perhaps some alloans (alloaonians?) could advise whether the Station shites on where i've mentioned!
  3. Sorry to go off topic folks - is anyone/happen to know of anyone that would be willing/is selling any retro Rovers strips from the late 80's-95ish? If so it would be really appreciated if you could drop me a PM! On a more current note, the season ticket sales have been excellent in the circumstances. If we break 1000 and only see a 200ish drop after that abomination then a good season and promotion this year could see us beat last years total! Big IF, however. Encouraging signs so far...
  4. Cheers Gents, much appreciated!
  5. Buddies, Best place to drink in town and watch the Old Filth game before kick off? Any suggestions much appreciated/still hope we pump you despite the niceties etc.
  6. Eh I think its really context specific. If Saints, Dumbarton and Ayr all lose it gives us a massive boost going into our next two games. The opposite scenario puts more pressure on - however, it does have the advantage of the team 'knowing what they have two do'.
  7. Hmm that is interesting - although not overly surprising given how poor Saturday nights game was. I hope you get your season back on track on Saturday... a good 5 or 6 nil would be just great!
  8. In response to the above comment saying United have nothing to play for, surely this game is enormous for United due to the massive advantage finishing second has? Or have any thoughts of sneaking up via the play offs disappeared (both among the fans but more importantly the players/manager)?
  9. f**k off Locke you incompetent fucking arsehole c**t f**k
  10. To the Queens fans who were kindly offering suggestions for food/tele-based football on the previous pages, much appreciated folks, cheers!
  11. Looking forward to my trip down - it will be a really tough game but the optimism is far higher than it would be pre-Hughes. A win here would really take some of the pressure off of the Ayr game - lose and it will squeaky bum time on Wednesday. Queens fans, any recommendations for a place to eat post game? Likely some pub grub type thing (but preferably not a Wetherspoons!) - as an added bonus, any pubs that do food that will likely show the Hibs v Townies game at 5:15? Cheers in advance!
  12. It is a weird one with the crowd. Family traditions mean I won't be there - the same is true for the other 5 that make up our little group. However I have spoken to some people who are delighted they have an excuse to have a day out at the football on Christmas Eve, especially those who usually work Saturdays. I think the latter group are a minority, however, and I would expect the away end to be sparsely populated.
  13. We stopped in at the spoons, will also be in shortly. Come and say hello and I will buy you a pint for your kind hospitality mate - me and my bro in blue!