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About Blue Oktober

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    Cowdenbeath

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  1. Pea Oliver

    A genuinely nice sincere guy very unassuming & good to speak with until I read some of the comments I hadn't realised quite fully how much he had done for the club, and for how long, a mark of the man with his modesty allied to his complete dedication to the club he loved. My sincere condolences to the family and all at associated with the club
  2. Berwick v Stirling Albion

    No I am interested to see how he turns out as I've said in an earlier post I really don't know whether he will go an to be a huge success or a flop, and having met him there is more to him than the brief camera persona we see here. He is a character and characters make football more interesting generally.
  3. Berwick v Stirling Albion

    Andy like you looking forward to JH TV.
  4. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    No bother mate re hospitality as I've already said about stewarding control & also bear in mind we have to go with Police/Stewarding guidance. Bigger picture would love to & need to build local engagement vital beyond a one off game
  5. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Again as Cowden fan I feel your angst to have Rangers fans celebrate amongst you, I didn't get the chance to witness as only got a seat second half, at which point their embarrassing silence was in contrast amusing. When we talk about "Part Time Cowden Fans " we get into muddy waters for me and back into the issue you raise initially at your first post as for me who are they wanting to see Cowdenbeath something they can do nearly any game work/personal commitments/finances permitting sit stand where ever they want, lets face it team playing well why wouldn't you & entry less 45% in terms of cost. Or do they want to see Rangers/neutral? either way you cannot build a business or create a credible plan for an attendance of 4100 on what in all likelihood some 20/30 people not likely to visit Central Park again anytime soon
  6. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    CC you've pretty much covered my own thoughts here. Yes as Cowden fan it galls me to see Rangers fan celebrate in a Cowden area that is a given equally I take some satisfaction in their contrite silence second half as their team given something to think about. We were operating on circa 98% of licensesnced capacity having to update police on a regular basis up to and including KO also with Fife Council carrying out a spot inspection some 4 hours ahead of KO. Moving around 10 volunteers/staff from Chapel Street designated Rangers area to Cowden allocated new stand time consuming. To try do that with 63 hospitality guests 4 times simply not workable. In terms of the "Cowden Fans who only come to the odd game" the I'm really sorry for them genuinely but nobody has been able to quantify how many people fall into that group my guestimate would be 20/30 people max. Sorry you simply cannot build a robust secure plan to operate Central Park given all its quirks at a capacity of 4100 around 20/30 people who may or may not turn up.
  7. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Andy that exactly why we had 63 in hospitality with lounge access via the tunnel & listed with appropriate passes to ease access & stewarding.
  8. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Pyper is under rated IMO & been arguing for months that he should start with Deas always saw this as our best CB pairing, I agree regards Jordan Allan real potential there.
  9. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Seats had to be reserved in the event players sent off also some people who bought tickets didn't turn up it happens. Attendance 4116 licenced capacity 4309 a gap of 193 before you add in home & away directors first aid, staff/volunteers official visitors FA/Sponsors & contingency build all that in and a pretty full stadium.
  10. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Appreciate galling at a segregated game to have away fans celebrate amongst you. That said any system was never going to be 100% perfect and impossible to control secondary on tickets. End of the day best option & one that satisfied the police & as I understand no reported significant incidents. In terms of giving both stands to "Cowdenbeath Supporters" I cant quite grasp the logic. Taking round numbers we can count on average 300 "Cowdenbeath Supporters" for a typical league game. Both stands when yo deduct Director Boxes first aid contingency provision seats for players sent off , turnstile operators and other match staff etc you are looking at circa1525 seats to fill. So on say a given norm where are the extra 1225 "Cowdenbeath Supporters" coming from? I appreciate and understand the disappointment of some "Cowdenbeath Supporters" who didn't qualify for tickets via the criteria set or were able to get one from some one to know who did & could sell them one however I cannot believe that 1200 "Cowdenbeath Supporters themselves in that position & have seen no evidence to support that argument I would be surprised if that number was more that 50. Bear in mins there were of the order of 500 tickets made available for "Cowdenbeath Supporters" a 66% increase on a regular home support.
  11. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    I think you will find secondary redistribution probably the biggest contributor i.e. Cowden fans selling to Rangers fans mates etc. Appreciate & acknowledge the frustrations but if at the end of the day we have circa a dozen Rangers fans in there looking at the whole exercise and all the various considerations pretty successful. Also no significant police or stewarding incidents. Logistically weeks of planning & work with a huge contribution from fans & volunteers to which we are extremely grateful, and operationally successful. Just a pity we didn't quite get the result we wanted on the park.
  12. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    Could we have Bryan Gilfillan back please
  13. Clyde vs Cowdenbeath

    Spot on mate I what made it worse was that Allan was being asked to play wide right but sitting too deep & narrow himself not picking up hi man giving additional time & space. As you say as a result Clyde had a lot off opportunity around the 18 yard area. Flaherty eventually gave instructions to Allan which improved positioning providing improved protection.
  14. Berwick Rangers 2018/2019 Thread

    I for one have always said the jury is out on Harvey I don't know which way it will go for him an interesting guy. On camera he has a very positive upbeat persona which I can understand given where his team are at the moment trying to instil some positivity. However he needs to be careful as overtrading on this as with any aspect or trait can become a weakness. Having met him a couple of times off camera one to one he comes across as a decent bloke quite measured. He has a tough task ahead of him which I don't envy, having seen my own team in disarray for a few seasons I don't take any satisfaction in seeing a manger or club go through similar struggles I know how horrible it is. As I say I genuinely don't know how his journey with Berwick will turn out success or failure ?but what I have gleaned is there is more too him than the short post match interviews posted on here.
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