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CowdenPhil

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  1. Same could be said for Clyde over their history. Punted from Glasgow as the club had no fans, having to move about club grounds in Glasgow & the move to Cumbernauld hasn't proven to be a great success for the Bully Wee. Clyde have consistently had one of the best budgets in League 2 for say 5 or 6 seasons and yet despite your club's higher professional standards have failed to achieve promotion & will do so again this season. Spending 200k + for that shit has obviously made you a bitter man.
  2. Let's not forget the basic professional standards of Clyde FC which has seen them spunk out over 200k on players and managers to spend 8 seasons at the arse end of Scottish football. Whilst Cowdenbeath have enjoyed winning championships and playing at a much higher level. No wonder these supporters of pub teams get their knickers in a twist over a frozen pitch when they've had shite to put up with.
  3. I have always questioned Clyde's basic professional standards when they used to pick up shite players Robert Sawyers from Glasgae Pub football and especially when they gave Bazza Ferguson's the managers job,
  4. Comfortable victory today for Peterhead. Berwick dressing room is split. Fighting amongst the Berwick players at this week's training, manager clueless.
  5. FAO BTU I'd be more concerned about some of your squad laughing at your gaffer's inability to set up a decent training session. Also heard there was a fight between the Penicuik lads and some of the others this week at training. The other week it was the directors and fans fighting now it's the players. Your club is in a bit of a state at the minute.
  6. He's still hurting from the fact that it's another shite season for the Berwick Rangers. The club is in an absolute hole with Directors & ex Directors fighting amongst themselves. Also heard a few rumours that dressing room is split with some of the players not happy with Jonny and his favouritism of the lads he brought in from Penicuik. Let this weapon have his moment of fun.
  7. Berwick Rangers, a club of such irrelevance that they cannot even get a place in the national pyramid league set up of the country that they come from.
  8. What was going on with some of the Berwick fans at the end of the game? I heard some of them shouting & they were surrounded by stewards at the entrance to the away stand.
  9. Cannot believe some of the pish coming out some of these Berwick roasters. You were shit in every department today. Jonny Harvey is certainly making a difference, you are even poorer than you were at Central Park.
  10. Cannot wait for the highlights. Has Jonny H been sacked yet? Berwick will struggle next year in the Lowland League. The shitest team in League 2 this year. Hopefully we see the end of you this season
  11. Ha ha ha Berwick. Hope your fucking club dies. Up yours to the little Makem casuals following Berwick today. I hate Berwick. That is all.
  12. Great Escape Part II done today. Well done to players today but club needs to ensure we are not in same position next season.
  13. The facts are we are a poorly supported part time club who does not own its ground & which costs us rent & we have lost stock car/ market income. Club has made some poor managerial choices which has resulted in relegation & now we are facing our 2nd relegation play off. All these things are not helped by volunteers, supporters, board members & all involved in the club having disagreements, getting frustrated and folk walking away. Now that's the past. We now need a clear plan & strategy to ensure survival. For me, we need to address the ground situation firstly. We need to move from CP to a ground we own & where we have the facilities such as catering & a wee social club where we could earn income from. To help us do this we need to unify 100 club, bonus ball, club 135, Cowden Lottery under one fundraising initiative. Bring all the volunteers together from these schemes and unify membership of schemes under a New Ground New Future fund. with all money pit aside for buying land, etc, putting in a plastic pitch and getting the Portacabbins. The vision we need to sell to the hardcore fans and wider public is we want to build a sustainable strong community club with facilities for community to use. General consensus is that fans want club to stay in SPFL structure so if we get relegated this year we need to accept is that for a long period we will have a playing budget that is in line with mid table LL side at best or a side at bottom end LL or EOS side as we build our funds to get a new ground. We all need to play our part. This involves from forming a supporters council to more folk helping out on match day. We need new blood in the club from fans to new directors. IMO a restructure of the board needs doing as well to help those who have shouldered the burden of last 5 seasons but also to give new ideas. Part of that involves reaching out to those who left & seeing if they want to get back on board. I'd love to see John Lints & Big John back at the club.
  14. We have just been told that the club needs 135k to survive or it's gone in 1 year. So to me it shows that Cowden cannot survive within the SPFL whether at LL or L2 levels. We have no assets and limited income so why not take the parachute payment by going into LL, bank the money for eventual plan to go junior as it is highly unlikely 135k will be raised, resign from SPFL and set up as junior in season 2019/2020. That means we can build with lower costs and hopefully found a ground with a basic set up away from CP. Then we can survive with a budget based upon the 300 regulars showing up now. Can't see what the problem is with going junior is if it means Cowden can survive. If you don't want to stick around Cowden316 that's up to you & you can go back to Ibrox. What would you do, apart from what's been tried and failed?
  15. Interesting detail from Cowden Cowboy about folk undermining Jimmy Nicholl. IMHO he undermined himself with his incompetence. Thing is club needs a major restructure. I'd go junior after taking SPFL parachute payment, find & buy a bit of land set up a pitch there with a say 4 portacabbins 2 for dressing rooms, 1 for club office and shop and another one where we could run a social club. Lower costs at junior level, have own ground with a social club that could gain us a bit of income.If that meant club had a sustainable future I'd be happy. All of Scottish football is terrible, for me doesn't matter if its juniors, SPFL. It's all brutal.
  16. Going junior was only an idea so take your points on board. Reality is we need to steady the ship after 4-5 seasons of absolute guff and disaster. As stated by me earlier it never ends well for a football club when sold to property developers & this is what we are faced with. now. If we go down to Lowland League (and it's looking now like when we go down) we will struggle in that league next year and will not go straight back. Bookmark this and quote me if I'm wrong in the future. Spartans, EK, now BSC Glasgow have money and winning sides who desire to get into the league. Plus they don't have the disadvantages we at Cowden face. On playing side the team has gone backwards since GB initial start. GB is working with poor players but he doesn't seem to have a plan B when hit and hope isnt working.
  17. No it wasn't what I was referring to. What I was meaning is resigning from SPFL to join junior set up i.e do the opposite to Kelty Hearts have done. Keep hearing from folks it takes less cash to run a club in the juniors and maybe we could do that with the 300 hardcore fans sticking it out in the minute and finish mid table in the junior set up whilst we rebuild. Maybe now that is our level as we don't have a big support and the extra cash which paid the bills in the past has gone.
  18. Need to find some kind of form going into play offs. Otherwise we will get drubbed in them against a side that can actually win a game. The Cowden job is the toughest job in SPFL football but GB needs to find the magic formula fast for us to get momentum for play offs. What is facing the club now is the end game of selling Cowden and Central Park to property developers and the lack of support and interest in the club from the town. Despite the money pumped in by the board a few years back no real extra fans came through the gate on a regular basis. What kept the club afloat was the other income streams which have now gone. If we are looking at the club from a business viewpoint, the club is not viable with 300 regular fans putting money in. Dunno but if we went juniors would that mean the club could operate on a cheaper and more sustainable model?
  19. Our midfield needs to get better at supplying the strikers with the ball so we create opportunities to score. We'd struggle with Harry Kane upfront to score with our midfield
  20. End of the day it comes down to resources and Cowden doesn't have as much cash as others at this level. This means we have the players we have who are all young as the experienced pros are hunting the cash elsewhere. I think the club is under some sort of curse.
  21. We really are woeful. Another week goes by without 3 points, getting cut off at the bottom now. Case of building some form of momentum for the dreaded playoffs.
  22. My old man said the young boy was rubbish and struggled to keep up with play. Gave away the free kick that led to Montrose goal. BTW what's happened to Conor Scullion ?
  23. Amazes me that Jimmy Nicholl gets these gigs in Scottish football. He is a pish coach and manager evident in his 2 spells with us. Wasted the budget on rubbish signed off you tube. He's the man to blame for our current plight. He will offer nothing to Rangers.
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