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Skyline Drifter last won the day on March 20 2018

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  1. I'm sorry but this is nonsense. The arrangement from the very start was that the Tanner Fund was there for when the club needed money to add to the budget for extra players. It was set up about 15 mins before Livingston sold Lyndon Dykes to QPR so handing us a large windfall and about a year before the the Govt then handed us half a million pounds in Covid grants. The club isn't remotely short of cash with not far short of a million quid in the bank and it would be morally wrong for them to ask for donation income to boost a playing budget in that circumstance. The squad is bigger than it's been in living memory. People can think those players aren't good enough but it's not for the lack of numbers and signings. They really can't win on this one. And I've no idea why the Tanner Fund committee can't just sit on the money (freeze contributions if they wish) until it's needed. If I'd given significant money towards the idea of raising funds for the club and the custodians of it were now mooting giving it away to an unrelated charity instead I'd be fizzing about it. I haven't so I'll leave it to those who have to say what they want to do with it but I don't understand the statement they've put out at all.
  2. Apparently so. And he's incredulous everybody's not agreeing with him. Well no you didn't say you "might" do anything. You said you were finished with the club. Because they are showing a football match. In a pub. On tv. Everyone else would have been shocked it wasn't on.
  3. Er, we've signed more players than Ayr have in the window. And another in the last half hour about to be announced.
  4. To answer the question, yes it was. Not sure the relevance to the debate but it was incredibly petty. Lee Connelly started ONE game for you in 19/20 and was criminally underutilised by Grant. There's absolutely no doubt we benefited hugely from the covid stoppage as it saved us a battle. Maybe we'd have gone down, maybe Thistle would gave. Maybe even Alloa would have, they were far from out of it although Thistle and us had worse form. I agree the season end would have been very interesting. The painted narrative that only covid and a league vote caused Thistle to be relegated is nonsense though.
  5. TV games lose you money, not gain it. There is no payment for a televised league game. Just means you didnt get any income from streaming.
  6. Several were either ejected, or arrested. They were about 15 mins late but included in that total. I've literally just given you the totals half a dozen posts earlier. Attendance was 1,222. Away attendance was 288. Its an attendance figure, it doesnt include streams.
  7. It was 1,222. Where is 947 coming from? Not entirely sure why the attendance yesterday wasn't announced as it was sent out on the match radio just after half time. Can only presume Alex didn't hear it.
  8. As did I! He's just sent a bouncing backpass right across the face of his own goal too! And then got away with a penalty challenge in the box from the resulting corner! Joking aside, he doesn't look anything like as solid when he's not in a three with Worrall alongside him. He and Cook aren't remotely as secure as a pairing. EDIT - And now he's lost his man and left him unmarked for a tap in 2nd.
  9. Looked like it did to me at the time. I haven't seen it again though. It certainly didn't finish where it was going when Dan hit it. Maybe it did just deflected by Rae. It certainly didn't go straight in.
  10. Thought O'Connor was our best player. Connelly did ok. Max Johnston and Gibson probably too. Everybody else way off it, including the subs.
  11. Really? I thought O'Connor was excellent. The only positive thing about today. Some of his clearances were straight out of play, some of his passes forward were misplaced, but he was strong, aggressive, won pretty much everything that went near him and showed positive signs he could be the centre half we've been missing. I'd have given him Man of the Match (for us anyway). Awful performance over the piece though. We didn't start at all and were deservedly 2 down inside half an hour. Probably lucky it was only two. We competed better second half but we never looked like scoring and the game was gone by then anyway. Even in the second half Dunfermline had the better chances. First goal Dow gets the freedom of Dumfries to run across the penalty area and collect the ball to put in the cross and we're not picking up Dorrans at all. 2nd goal is a bit fortunate in that Rae's short punch goes to Pybus and the shot takes a big deflection on the way in. We didn't close him down nearly quick enough though and the punch didn't have enough distance. Three changes at half time were no surprise. Could have made more! At least half our team were miles off it today for whatever reason. We got better second half but not sure how much was the wind and how much was Dunfermline moving into a keep what we have mode to an extent. Our home record is so bad it's a relief our next three are away from home.
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