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SouthLanarkshireWhite

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  1. What do the French say for Deja Vu? Failed again and looking around for someone to have a hissy fit at....
  2. We can put this away in a drawer until around July 3rd or so. At that point we will bemoan the lack of quality available and sign an appropriate L1 team which will derided on here.
  3. The posts above include a lot of noise around this, not surprisingly since the news is only 24 hours old and people need time to get their head around it. The shop, the buses, trains, DGW and everything else are short term small fry issues. The key here is to learn from the mistakes in terms of our role in not making Broadwood a success. Assuming a new site can be found and developed with partners at a sensible and sustainable cost then several questions need to be asked and answered. Will we invest in a commercial team? Will we invest in youth and community? Will we invest in a Board and Admin team who have the bandwidth to do all that needs to be done to support a flourishing club? Will we go and look at clubs elsewhere in the UK who have to do this sort of thing - e.g. MK Dons, FC United, Barnet (dispute with council) Will we maintain constructive and positive relationships with whoever our partners turn out to be? Will we price the football at a level that can attract a new community to the games - £17 for L1 in this economic environment is not going to do it. Money will be the determinant of much of the above. The support of whatever proposals come will also be key as no more mistakes/splits/failures are acceptable - last chance saloon.
  4. I see that we have a number of options for using up ST money on the website. I have a good bit left over so would like to buy some kit. Does anyone know if the shop is open at any time other than before a home game, as it says kit/training gear has to be purchased from the shop? Appreciate any helpful info.
  5. Just thinking about that on the way home. Question for Danny at next Q&A - how does he see the team set up and tactics changing now that we are without DG? It's now mid March and we have 16pts from 13 games and he has not been involved in many of those.
  6. Agreed. Splaine is most certainly key to our midfield for his sheer energy if nothing else. Call out for Jones too. If we are going to criticise his energy, application and skill most weekends then we need to acknowledge he did well today. As for the support - won't make me popular, but mainly got behind the team, whilst some still haven't completely learned a lesson.
  7. Utterly poor attempt at trying to recover a position. Bleating like sheep.
  8. Club in self-induced turmoil all week, the 'big' team in the division rolls into town, and still can't beat with all their crowds, money and ambition. And on top of that they have the shitiest commentator EVER. Same division again next year chumps.
  9. Seven pages, that's SEVEN fckn pages, and not one of these people have stuck their heads above the parapet to either a. Tell us their next steps b. Tell us to f**k off because they don't know their next steps or c. Apologise and just FRO So fckn angry. Shutting down for a wee while before I explode.
  10. If he sprints across the M74 he can reach South Lanarkshire. Watch out for the trucks though....
  11. Hello, is that EKFC club secretary? Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Hello is that Rutherglen Glencairn's club secretary? Bzzzzzzzzzzzz Hello is that Shettleston Juniors club secretary? Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Eh hello, is that Spartak Moscow's club secretary? Da, hallo Clyde man!
  12. So not a final post after all. It took a much shorter timescale for the shit to hit the fan than even I anticipated. Even the most arrogant, naive and stupid people involved in this farce must be beginning to see the arrogance, naivety and stupidity of what they have done. A 140 year-old football club is now in serious danger because some people thought using their influence to get their way in a world where they are hugely out of their depth was big and clever. I would say take a minute to reflect on your actions, but there will be some involved who will still defend their position and refuse to see an alternative viewpoint.
  13. Second and final post on this. Having an opinion on this does not mean I am right and you are wrong, nor vice versa. Firstly on the point about admitting we (the club) were wrong initially. The world is not as black & white as that, sometimes it is just changing times, changing circumstances and time to reflect. History is littered with examples of individuals or groups reassessing their position over time, to not do so would be severe stubborness. There are times in life when you look around and see the scale of the difference of opinion and maybe just have to accept you got it wrong. Secondly, with regard to Risk. If your version of the future turns out to be the one closest to what actually happens, then the upside is we get a very good footballer for another 2 years, and then we have to build a different team. In that two years he may well be the catalyst for keeping us in League 1 and we avoid the financial meltdown of relegation. If however, my attitude to risk turns out to be closer, and we suffer the downside of a. loss of income from sponsors b. loss of income from away fans staying away c. some players not wanting to sign for us whilst he is on our books d. some of our own fans stay away more often e. NLC being more difficult landlords and then we will have to build a different team in 2 years anyway, but by that time be in even more difficult circumstances. For that reason alone, without debating anything else, the risk is not worth taking.
  14. I don't post in here often these days. It is a mixture of bile, trolls and frankly little about football, however yesterday's decision is worthy of one comment. My position when he originally joined us was to accept the explanation of giving someone a second chance. For 4 years or so he appeared to be living up to that trust. By engineering the move away recently we should have recognised our part in this process was finished, and anyone who did not see/hear/appreciate the outcry off the back of Raith signing him is either deaf or very foolish. Clyde FC should not in my opinion have given another chance. There is always the temptation in P&B to exaggerate as it helps to get the opinion heard, so I hope in this case I am indeed exaggerating when I say this decision could be looked back upon in hindsight as the beginning of the end for us as a league club. Anyone involved in business decisions should know and understand the risk of a decision. It looks to me as if those who have taken this decision have not weighed that up correctly and may well face a backlash that really harms our club. DGW will have wandered off into the sunset in a couple of years leaving behind a serious problem in his wake (again). Clyde FC will then have to build a team without him, so why not do it now. Perhaps another risky decision at the other end of Europe will overshadow this for a wee while, but if we offer a permanent contract in the summer it will all kick off again. Genuinely astounded we have gone down this road, and some involved may have to look back on this with regret. Again, my opinion but this was an opportunity to send a message having recognised the seriousness of the situation. We have missed it. Separately, and not to take away from the seriousness of the main subject, I see John Mason has tweeted he will not attend any more games gain THIS SEASON. That is exactly what he did last time, and then he wandered back to his seat, so he is so upset as a government employee about violence against females he stays away for a few weeks, then returns. Nothing like a good opportunity to try and grab a few extra votes.
  15. Thought we did fine first half. Second we rode our luck. Several players do not look fit to me.
  16. First game for a while for me, so three thank you messages. 1. To Danny Lennon for seeing that changes needed to be made and finding a way to get results. Not pretty but if we kick-off in Div. 1 next year few will complain. 2. To the players who whilst being short of some of the more attractive skills have taken on board the message and the criticism and delivered the results. 3. To Alloa Athletic FC - The gift that keeps on giving. Could contribute hugely to our league survival. Cheers to you.
  17. When asked if he would like to comment on potential incomings, a club official linked to recruitment said NO.
  18. Why would DGW wish to leave Clyde for Falkirk where is is admired and defended by many? 1. To play at a higher level - looking unlikely until 2023-24 and he will then be c 34 years of age. 2. To get a quieter life? Unlikely, as the debate above shows there are still lots of people with opinions on him, and a move would only re-ignite something that is relatively quiet from week to week. 3. For a noticeable increase in wages? Possible at Falkirk, but with the very good wage at Broadwood plus his other earnings, it would need be a sizeable amount for playing in League 1. It would also mean that not only have Falkirk FC hired someone their fans have verbally abused regularly, and have slated Clyde and its fans for allowing him an opportunity, they are going to do so by paying him more money than we do. What price morals indeed!
  19. Relegation could cost a lot more than £75k. For me there is no price if he is happy to stay. If he isn't, then we need funds to take on a couple of decent strikers at this level on 2 year contracts and maybe a decent midfielder. 3 players at £400 pw for 2 years = approaching £150k with NI/bonuses. That's the starting position for me. If no one wants to at that price, c'est la vie. The wage savings from him leaving would then be available to invest over next couple of seasons in other areas.
  20. Go out and find a girlfriend or a hobby. Perhaps a hobby would be best in Clydebank.
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