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  1. 5 hours ago, Rob1885 said:

    Went to Iceland, still there the now apparently. Was a great player at that level.

    15-16 was a brilliant season to be a Pars fan.

    Still found the second half of it once we got knocked out the cup by County to be quite boring tbh. 

    5 hours ago, Stellaboz said:

    Tomas Danilvicious. A slower player you might never see. 

    And that keeper we had about 8 years ago, think he played away to Aberdeen and we got pumped 14 nil, keep getting John Ruddy in my head but it wasn't him. 

    Turner, I was watching Premier league years when I had a day off work and he had an absolute stinker against Manchester Utd. 

    He came to use, got injured and we were stuck with Smith. 

  2. 15 hours ago, DiegoDiego said:

    That's my point, Brentford don't have a good record of being in the top flight, whereas of late Bologna have been a well-backed mid-table club. If you're a young, developing player I think you'd probably be better with the safer option all else being equal, though I guess there's a "character building" argument to be made about going through a relegation dogfight and managerial changes.

    You could also argue that if you're a young developing footballer then Brentford are one of the better clubs in England to go for, there's plenty bigger clubs with a worst track record. Not sure how relevant Brentfords league position is to that, five years ago they didn't have a good record of being in the championship, in Scotland, Kelty don't have a record of being in league 2 etc... 


    I'd like him to join Brentford, there will be some selfish reasoning within that but I genuinely think it'd be just as beneficial, if not more so than playing for Bologna. 


  3. 1 hour ago, DiegoDiego said:


    Brentford don't have a good record of being in the top flight though, so there's a good deal of risk involved there.

    I'm open to being proven wrong on this but at this stage of his career I think another season of better the devil you know is the best call. He can still develop a lot in another season at Bologna, perhaps after that he can make a genuine step up rather than a debatable one.

    ? No idea how Brentfords record in the top flight stacks up, it's not a very long one. 


    It might well be, I just find the train of thought, and you see it allot on this section of the forum in particular, that going away to a foreign league is far, far, far better than the Premier/Championship. 

  4. 37 minutes ago, KingRocketman II said:

    and Shandong Taishan are probably bigger than both teams but that doesn't mean that Hickey should move to the Chinese league.

    A young domestically developed Scot playing regularly for a Serie A team in his first full season is great to see - it is interesting to now note Bologna and other Italian teams being linked with other Scottish players (am sure Henderson perhaps also contributing to this). In terms of career trajectory, Hickey moving to Brentford would be disappointing and quite a depressing move for anyone with a keen interest in the development of Scottish talent and from a national team perspective. . 

    *No disrespect to Brentford etc etc

    Would it? The Premier league as a whole is a better standard than Seria A, surely the better opposition that Hickey comes up against the better? I get that it seems exotic that he's in a league not in the UK, but that doesn't mean it's the best thing for his development or for the national team. 


    I can fully appreciate that it seems more dull, and certainly nowhere near as exotic, but I don't see how it would be a dissapointing and depressing move. He'd be moving up in the world in terms of opponents, for a club who have a good track record of bringing in players, developing them before selling them on. If he does well at Brentford he won't be there long. 

  5. 1 hour ago, RiG said:

    ICT with another rotten performance after taking the lead is it?

    Nice finish from Shane for the goal after good work from McAlear (probably our MotM). Clear penalty for Dunfermline and Carson looked like he handled again  just before the final whistle. I felt we had a decent claim for a penalty as well but it wasn't to be.

    Four points from the last 15 available is grim but probably about as much as we deserve. The brilliant performance against Morton is but a distant memory and if the injuries to Mckay and MacGregor are as folk claim then we are going to be struggling significantly against Kilmarnock next weekend. 

    Carson was getting a bollocking from Dodds as the two trudged off the pitch and Jamieson was off the pitch so quickly at full time he was probably half way back to Paisley before the rest of the guys returned to the dressing room.

    Hard to be bothered to write more after another desperately poor performance. We're just not very good despite our impressive position in the league.

    If that was for the challenge which led to a corner it was about as clear a dive as you'd see, how the referee gave a corner is anyone's guess. 

  6. 1 minute ago, ParsJake said:

    It's a new one on me, never heard it before.

    Quite possibly the worst attempt at a zinger I've ever seen.

    In context of watching football it makes no sense, as if there's a great Baghdad football scene that Sandy was partaking in. 

    Heard it from people saying they've been in the army longer than someone, in that context it then makes sense. 

  7. On 21/01/2022 at 13:35, 2426255 said:

    Would he get in ahead of what they currently have though?

    On the right, yes. 

    On 21/01/2022 at 13:39, AsimButtHitsASix said:

    Probably, aye. Couldn't even name the guy who plays LWB for Brentford so he's not made that much of an impression on me.

    Mind you if I wasn't keeping an eye out on Hickey specifically would he have stuck out for me in Bologna games? We'll never know.

    Henry is the LWB for Brentford (when fit) and one of the first names on the team sheet, and one of our best players, I highly, highly doubt Hickey would displace him, however at RWB we have Canos who's very much out of position, and Roerslev who isn't really good enough. We've been on the hunt for a RWB for the last two windows so I'm presuming that's where he'd play. 


    Brentford > Bologna. 

  8. 24 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

    St Mirren were able to bring in a whole load of players whilst moving a whole load on. Think it was about 10 in and 10 out. A few of those were loans (in and out) too. Also, they were able to sell two of the outgoing ones and none of the ones coming in were for a fee.

    They signed players throughout the month, although had three in and three out by this stage.

    Sadly our situation is far too different to emulate them.

    It also isn't as bad, points wise anyway. 


    Dom Thomas coming back will help, hopefully. Get him on one wing, Lawless on the other and things don't look as bad. 

  9. 28 minutes ago, Double Jack D said:

    The government not deciding, it will be SPFL/SFA divvying it up. It was SPFL who decided to carry on.  


    Was the clubs surely, it went to a vote? 

    3 minutes ago, stevoraith said:

    They didn’t though.

    It wasn’t like the league asked if they wanted to postpone it and they said no.
    You could argue that they had the chance to ask for a postponement and chose not to (but even then we don’t know if that’s true- we might have asked and Dunfermline and Arbroath declined), but that’s an entirely different argument.

    And like Scotty says, if you go down that route then every club is in the same boat so no club should get any payment.

    Some clubs did vote to postpone the league though. 

  10. 5 minutes ago, Scottydog said:

    Back of a fag packet calculation. 

    I read that the Govt aid package  (£1.75m) is to offset losses and expected to be recoup about 75% of lost income. 

    The Pl only lost 1 round of fixtures with St Johnstone expected to be the biggest losers (6000 Celtic visitors). 

    I reckon the Rovers should be asking for at least £40,000.

    Away fans for Pars (2000?) and Arbroath (600?) plus walk up home fans maybe a loss of £40k+? Then there's lost Hospitality for both games £10k+? 

    To play devil's advocate, what happens if the government then say that Rovers had the chance to postpone those games to have a crowd in, but said no? 

  11. 2 hours ago, D'Jaffo said:


    It’s the element of Yogi finding it more amusing than it is that’s made it less funny for me if I’m being honest.

    Aye I feel ya there. 

    2 hours ago, Rob1885 said:
    2 hours ago, Grant228 said:
    Indeed, and Hughes has a very good relationship with the media team, so I have absolutely no idea who you could be meaning. 

    Threatened to give the groundsman 2 black yaks tbf

    Hadn't considered this. 

    10 minutes ago, Scottydog said:

    Watching the Pars struggle is always a good laugh if your a Rovers fan, but watching them get relegated wouldn't be funny IMO.

    If it makes you feel better I did laugh, lots when Brechin relegated you. If we get sent doon you have my express permission to be all over this thread like a rash. 

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