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  1. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    To be fair, you can imagine he forgot to RT one of those just before he rocked up to Starks Park, and took the lesson to heart.
  2. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    If you can cleave him off the back of the opposition left back, aye.
  3. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    The scary thing being that we started last season with 13 first team players......
  4. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    He's a shitehawk with a heart the size of a midge's bollocks. Honestly, the guy does have some good attributes, his willingness to carry the ball from deep, a decent cross and not bad finishing. On the other hand he's one of those guys who tries to hide in plain sight, demanding the ball to look interested while not moving but actually hiding behind his marker. Passing the buck with difficult chances, shiting out of challenges as well.
  5. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Going by the site they've gone from apprentices to signing pro-contracts, so assume they would be part of the 16 man squad.
  6. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Oh aye. That's definitely only 4 spaces top then, unless Rory Brian is still around?
  7. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    So Watson, Stevenson and Berry contribute to the 16, right? Assume Benedictus signs then we have, currently: Murray, Davidson, Benedictus, Mckay, Matthews, Buchanan, Stevenson, Berry and Watson. That's 9 so space for 7. Assume two keepers so you're down to 5 spaces. Got to guess that Murray goes in at left back, with Watson able to cover the other side, but probably not start there. That'd leave us needing a right back in that scenario. So either it's 5 spots or 4 depending on whether Watson is deemed up to scratch. That's not a lot of room considering we need most of a new midfield as well as other options up front.
  8. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Yeah. Folk need to reign in their imagination. Our signings (we need 9 and we'll get 5) will be a couple of youngish pts who want to give full time a shot and some ex premier youth players midway onto their spiral through the divisions towards junior oblivion.
  9. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Yeah, problem being that we never came close to dominating a game all year after Callahan left. Trying to limp though the season with Robertson (if he signs, and stays fit), Matthews (who needs a good season) and two players with about 3, 5 minute sub appearances between them is, all joking about long ball aside, is a recipe for disaster.
  10. When will indyref2 happen?

    The argument then becomes that in order to finance this larger public sector through taxation , in some cases, I'd imagine it becomes higher, does that not drive businesses out of Scotland? I realize this is the Tory line of thought but I have to put myself in the position of my pal who is, em, mildly conservative. Depends on how and where you apply tax. Ultimately there are a number of other factors that influence a company's decision to set up shop. The quality of the workforce definitely plays a role, in terms of education and health. Other factors might include physical proximity to the company's chief markets, the available supply chain, and yes a favourable tax base. However, it isn't as simple as saying it could or indeed would cause an exodus.
  11. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    That'd be a fairly awful central midfield.
  12. When will indyref2 happen?

    Well, things like abject poverty (think Glasgow effect) lead to poorer health and social outcomes, which in turn leads to increased spending on public services designed to mitigate those outcomes. The levers required to tackle that poverty in any kind of meaningful, lasting fashion are reserved to Westminster, so a benefit of Indy would be pursuing the kind of social policies that would allow us long term to reduce the demand on public services, and hence spending.
  13. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    ... and if he is any good, well cannae stand in the boy's way, eh?
  14. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    He wasn't too clever away at Airdrie either, particularly for their 2nd if I recall. Not to say he won't be a good footballer someday, only that I'd disagree he coped marvellously and has someway to go. Hopefully watching 36 games from the dugout will give him that much needed insight to get ahead.
  15. When will indyref2 happen?

    The argument goes that public sector employees don't add tax revenue, as more goes out in wages from the same public revenue pot as the tax comes into. The counter argument is that the size of the public sector is affordable so long as the necessary tax and regulatory schemes are in place around a prosperous private sector. Luckily, Scotland does quite well in terms of exportable goods - light engineering, electricity, oil, argiculture and whisky and is also well placed in terms of leading tech and financial services delivery such that we could afford to make decisions based on a larger public sector if need be, or indeed enact the types of social policies that over longer terms allow us to make different decisions altogether (for example, in terms of health service, pensions and benefits delivery)