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  1. Summer Transfer Window '18

    Expected. Just to make our squad that bit smaller...
  2. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    May be a good signing but it's going to be quite underwhelming given he's been talked about for weeks. I've just checked Twitter and he only follows three football clubs: East Fife, Celtic, and us. It must be a cert.
  3. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    They seem to have been. Bobby Barr mentioned in the Tell Him He's Pele podcast that he had a 25% pay-cut after relegation from the Championship and then was told by Smith that any new deal for next season would have been on reduced wages again.
  4. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    You getting the two Dundee teams mixed up like Sky Sports?
  5. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    I'm sure we have this "should we move to a new stadium" debate every close season before we have any signing news to moan about. As much as I can see the failings of Stark's Park - I'd far rather stay there (plastic pitch and all) than have an out of town stadium.
  6. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Scrape winning the league, or promotion through the play-offs, and then can justify not renewing his contract by saying that the progress this season hasn't been enough to show that he could keep us up in the Championship. I'd rather worry about winning the league though rather than worrying how not to renew his contract!
  7. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    To be fair on poor Barry Smith, I'd blame both our keepers for dropping points in these games just as much as the tactics. Smith's howler at Albion Rovers in the match they won, and another one not going to claim a ball against Forfar, when Davidson then got sent off. And Lennox with a howler in the midweek match away to Forfar.
  8. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Agree with all of this. That said, I can't see Smith being fired by Sim - even though he's made it clear he wants youth to be given more of a chance. Also struggle to think of other managers who would be jumping at the chance to come and manage us. I'd almost be tempted to say I'd be happy with Dick Campbell, but he's probably happy at Arbroath! Oh, and my "on this day" post on Facebook from two years ago is of the play-off match against Hibs. Three seasons in a row in the play-offs, worse each time. Does that mean we'll be in the relegation play-offs this time next year. Hope not!
  9. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Annex 4 then states that training payment levels will be set across four categories, and each national association categorises their clubs and determines a multiplication factor based on how many players need trained to get one professional. The player costs are shown here. According to the document, the SFA has to categories clubs across Cat 2, 3 and 4. Club categorisations are then meant to be published on the FIFA website but I can't find them. Under the SFA club licensing, Rovers are categorised as "Bronze" (from Platinum through to Entry), and for Youth, it just says FEFA. So, not much clearer in how much we'd get, but a minimum of €10k per year. Wiki says he was with us from 2013-2017, so €40k? (And FEFA getting any money if he was trained there before Raith?) On Drysdale's comments, maybe as well as a sell-on clause, or 'number of appearances for The Rangers' clause, there was hopefully a 'left you because you couldn't afford his wages clause'.
  10. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Not trained all week: Bobby Barr, Kevin McHattie and..... Scott Robertson!
  11. Aaron Lennox is pretty good too, although he's permanently injured.
  12. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    What state is the pitch in at the moment? Has there been any noticeable difference in condition since Craig Surgeon left? On watching the Airdrie highlights I thought that the pitch already looked pretty heavy considering how early in the season it is.
  13. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    As far as I can tell, he has a very small shareholding in RRFC Ltd and RR Holdings Ltd, but none in New RR Ltd (i.e. as a fan shareholder, rather than major investor). His place on the board will have been as he was CEO rather than a major shareholder.
  14. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    The SPFL would have been paying the petrol money for their meetings. Eric Drysdale lost his place on the board when the club got relegated. (As did Leeann Dempster, when Hibs got promoted). The SPFL board is made up of three Premiership representatives, two from the Championship and one for League 1/2 (the Stranraer chairman).
  15. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    No, although saw them saying a while ago they were preparing a new celebration GIF for twitter so maybe they were testing it? Is it bad...?!