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  1. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Must be weighing on my mind. Can only hope the dog isn't lying in a heap in anaphylactic shock....
  2. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    They could have avoided the issue by waiting to tell Smith if he had funds until after the various specialists had pronounced upon Cuthbert and McHattie - would apparently only have required them waiting, what? Two days? In any event, we need Robbo out of central defence, he doesn't exactly inspire confidence in there and we are missing the balance in midfield. To me, there is a sense of having gotten away with it a wee bit, having Queens and Airdrie after Ayr, but we've got the two form teams coming up next - so this really needs sorted. Either Mckay goes into the middle or Valentine out to left back, but something needs to be changed before we get properly stung.
  3. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    He hasn't really - he's been flappy as f**k, and has gotten away with most of it. Still, his kicking is excellent.
  4. Imagine the club having a quarter of a million pounds in the first place
  5. When will indyref2 happen?

    Would we still end up with a hard Brexit under Corbyn's Labour - probably, so no, it wouldn't. Would independence be a route back into Europe in the short to medium term, probably, yes.
  6. When will indyref2 happen?

    Labour is as divided as any party over Brexit, it's leader aping the Tory hard Brexit line, even if displacing the Tories were feasible - and it looks bloody unfeasible, it's unclear as to how much it would change the country's trajectory.
  7. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Median for runners up over that period was 63 points, lowest was 55 points (Brechin in 02/03) and highest was 74 (Ayr in 08/09). The gap between 1st and 2nd ranged from 25 points to 0 (Stirling pipping Alloa on goal difference in 09/10). Rovers two previous league trophies down here were achieved with a 4 point gap to Brechin in 02/03, and 2 points ahead of Ayr in 08/09 (which marked both the lowest and highest runner up points tallies over that 17 year period) You should be losing no more than a couple of times per quarter (ideally only the once per quarter) - same with draws - in order to be in with a decent shot of ending up champions.
  8. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Pretty fucking bored today, aye. Having said that Wikipedia makes quick work of collecting the stats together.
  9. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    I'm fairly bored at work, so I had a quick look at the previous third tier seasons going back to 2000/1 (beginning of the century, why not). The median number of defeats sustained by the team that finished champions is 6, that includes the aberration that was The Rangers, who went unbeaten the whole season (Next best is QoS who finished on 92 points and only 2 defeats last time they were down here). Take The Rangers out of the equation and it goes up to 6.5 (round up to 7). Rovers have previously been champions on either side of that median, with 9 defeats in 2002/3 and 4 in 2008/9. In those 17 years there have been two occasions where the team finishing first actually lost more games than the runners up, with Alloa losing less times than Queens in 01/02, but drawing double the amount of games - much the same story for Stranraer when they finished 2nd to Morton in 14/15. The median number of wins required - sans The Rangers - was 22, with the lowest being the Rovers in 02/03 with 16 wins and the highest being QoS in 12/13 with 29. So, on any given year, to be with a 50% shout of ending the season champions you need to hit 73 points.
  10. North Korea ...again

    Last test by the US and Britain in Nevada was in 91-92 I think - pretty sure I remember the French were still testing in the mid 90s, just before the comprehensive test ban treaty came into being. They still do test fires of the missile bodies - more perishable components and also for training purposes - and component level testing of various parts of the warhead, and a lot of the design is done via pretty advanced computer modeling instead.
  11. Airdrie seem to have been a bit Jekyll and Hyde in their results so far, good wins against Alloa (who've held both 1st and 2nd to draws so far) and Albion Rovers, a pretty creditable draw against Arbroath and then losing the next three on the bounce, including to bottom side Forfar. Would be interested to know from Airdrie fans where they think things have deteriorated in recent weeks. For us, Davo will need to be on his best behavior, as the idea of letting Ryan Conroy loose over a dead ball at the edge of the box is pretty awful from our point of view. Can't say I know too much about the rest of the Diamonds side, although it looks quite young, which probably is part of the whole topsy turvy league form. Hoping for any type of win here, expect to concede with Flappy McKickgood in goals - against QP, they had a lot of the ball but ran out of ideas at the 18 yard line, meaning Smith was never under huge amounts of pressure, with little enough pressure applied by EF either. Our strikers are in good form though, and Buchanan was looking more involved against QP than against Ayr (albeit with an assist to his name). Would possibly leave Spence on the bench for Zannatta but I think Smith will start the former.
  12. Aidan Connolly was a stand out for us when we finished 4th under McKinnon, then again, so was James Craigen so not sure how that colours your opinion of him. Still, 5 goals in 16 appearances for us is a pretty decent return. More than looked the part at 2nd tier level - really nice link up play and proficient with late runs into the box, nippy as f**k as well.
  13. When will indyref2 happen?

    Anniversary surely, you thick f**k.
  14. Anas Sarwar

    Aye, but f**k all for being 2nd