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  1. You would imagine Campbell's being looked on as a squad member. We've been woefully short of left-sided players since before Scotty Linton left. Not everyone we can afford to sign will be a world-beater. That said, there isn't any point signing players that won't at least hold there own at Championship level. Jimmy must think the lad can still develop and do a job for us, even if it isn't starting every week. Hopefully Jimmy's judgement will be sound.
  2. This could be a good signing. Plenty experience, which we need in our squad to compliment the young guns like Lewis, TOB, etc. not a prolific scorer but gets his fair share. Hopefully Big Nat will re-sign when he's back from holiday.
  3. I think we should be looking to re-sign the core of this season's squad, who will only improve with the experience gained over the last couple of years at Championship level. I think players like TOB, Robbo, Lewis Milne, Deano, etc. will all have taken a lot of confidence from how well they performed over the last few games of this season and the play-offs. Strikers will be a priority, having lost Greg and Kane looking at his options. In all honesty, they were the difference to staying up over the season and when one or the other was out injured then it usually coincided with a run of poor results. To be honest, there's not that many strikers kicking around the Championship or League 1 that jump out and make you want to sign them. Maybe we can unearth a hidden gem from a Premier team youth squad? I'm sure part of the answer will be to get a good quality loan striker for the season. Perhaps someone from the Premier who would benefit from playing every week (Moore from Motherwell, Shankland from Aberdeen, etc.) I'm sure the board will be trying to do a deal with Darren Brownlie after he was released by Partick. We could also do with a couple of left-sided players to balance the squad. McKeown was a success but I'm guessing he'll be back in the Kilmarnock first team squad for next season.
  4. Would have had Lints back at Cowden in a heartbeat. Good re-sign for Dumbarton. We missed Scott's versatility down the left last season until we got McKeown on loan from Kilmarnock in January.
  5. Surely an "exclusive" about your night of passion with Hayden Panettiere would make a great story?!?!? Maybe one of the tabloids would pick it up and run with the story?
  6. Spot on parsforlife - you get absolutely no credibility gain in my eyes for stealing £4,200 and then getting your parole officer (sorry, administrator) paying back £210 instead of £95 through the detail of what is filled out on our victims of crims form (sorry, I mean creditor claim form).
  7. The Cowden BoD, having been left high and dry by their untrustworthy near neighbours who run away with the ticket money and spent it on holidays to the Swiss Alps have decided to take the only decision left to ensure the survival of the Blue Brazil. Cowden will not pay for any stewarding or security on the terracing side of the ground forthwith! GordieBoy - what goes around comes around
  8. Was one of the all-time classic own goals not scored by a Dunfermline defender against the old Airdrie right at the end of a season to knacker up a Dunfermline promotion bid. I'm sure it was a brilliant piece of mis-cue and he absolutely burst the net with an attempted clearance?
  9. I suspect Dunfermline may come in for quite a harsh penalty based on the fact that they have accumulated "football debts" through the season (players wages, ticket money to Aberdeen, Hamilton, Falkirk and Cowdenbeath, etc. AND THE SFA for their cut of the Scottish Cup tie). The SFL Board are likely to use this a stick to beat Dunfermline and use them as an example to other clubs. The SFL Board may also want to be seen (by HMRC) to be punishing the club 'appropriately' for the on-going and consistent payment issues. Footballing bodies are under real pressure and it would be a chance for the SFL to show HMRC that they genuinely take non-payment of taxes by member football clubs seriously. Given how close to the end of the season it is, the SFL Board won't really have a huge chance to muck about. Even if they chose to relegate Dunfermline for going into voluntary administration it will have to be decided before the play-off's as there must be some sort of knock-on impact.
  10. Surely this won't be the last ever Pars game today? I've just noticed who Jim has booked for the HT entertainment today at East End Park after looking at the club books this week... Oh dear... that can't be a good sign! At least Michelle's outfit will compliment the occasion.
  11. I presume (since the national press reported last week that Cowden had reported Dunfermline to the SFL) that one or both parts of the rule detailed above has not been met by the Pars. Did Dunfermline make any initial payment based on 80% of ticket sales at the point of the originally scheduled date? From previous posts, I guess you could give a yes or no to this question Cowboy?
  12. I sincerely hope the Cowden board aren't considering this. It would be almost impossible to measure and quantify. 200 Pars fans on the gate equates to £3,000.00 total revenue (less 20% due to the HMRC for VAT would only provide Cowdenbeath with only £2,500 of income). The suggestion was that in excess of 400 tickets were sold by Dunfermline for the recent derby match at Central Park. That is money that we are legitimately due from Dunfermline, which is why we hopefully have reported the matter to the SFL. I don't think Cowdenbeath are in a position to "write off" £000's, even as a gesture of goodwill to our skint neighbours. I think the Rovers offer is a fantastic gesture. It provides Dunfermline fans with an amazing opportunity to support their team and contribute to it's survival without particular detriment to Raith Rovers income. It's easily managed in terms of the numbers and not open dispute or argument (which would be a travesty given the charitable nature of the offer in the first instance). I take my hat off to our Kirkcaldy rivals and their generosity of spirit.
  13. That is very slightly more than the amount of pennies in the pound that will soon be on offer to Dunfermline's creditors, including Cowdenbeath. Maybe we should get in quick and start stripping out the seats from the McCathie stand in case Lloyds Banking Group has plans to refurbish the Bothwell Street branch of the Bank of Scotland with a new stand in the car park to cope with the queues of debt-ridden local businessmen out of pocket and owed money and asking for an emergency loan to cope!
  14. Not such a bad shout Bleu. Morton have the old St Mirren stand and seating tucked in land behind one of their goals. I'm guessing if they're promoted then it will be utilised to provide additional capacity in the SPL next season. When the Pars go tits, if the ground is going to be knocked down for housing then it would be of some value to Cowden to get hold of the steel structure and other components being scrapped to make way for the new development. Could be the beginnings of a tidy wee ground for the Blue Brazil.
  15. I hope the SFL & SFA get their act in gear and make sure that Hamilton and Cowden get THEIR money and the DAFC players get paid what they are due before the whole house of cards comes tumbling down. We should remember that it's not money owed to Cowden and Accies - it's our clubs ticket money that DAFC have taken and retained. A bit like me giving a tenner to CTID and asking him to kindly hand it on to someone else that I bought goods from because he would see them first. It's not CTID's money, never will be, and if he chooses to keep it then it's... well, it's stealing! As ususal, there will be weeks of provarication and incoherent mumbling from the Scottish football authorities and by the time they get round to making any sort of decision it will be too late and pointless and clubs like Hamilton and Cowden will be left out of pocket. You can be sure that RBS won't hang around getting their hands on some or all of their £600K from the article posted above!
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