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  1. Bo'ness United 2017/18

    Batchelor refereed the game with authority. The guy in black was only there to show cards
  2. Bo'ness United 2017/18

    I'm sad at the thought of an artificial surface at Newtown. This is selfish. Newtown Park is my favourite place in the world to watch football. It won't be the same. I had the privilege of playing there and sentimentally I will miss the park when it is gone. The football will be different, we will see less of the contact and sliding tackles that are part and parcel of Junior football (McQueen, Reid, Caldwell, Shirra, Nimmo, Gemmill) but aren't conducive to a non-grass surface. This isn't selfish. An artificial surface is tougher on joints and bones. There will be more injuries. Careers may be shortened. The introduction of a Hub, the longer-term goal, will likely be to the detriment of the critically underfunded and under-utilised Recreation Centre. This is an historically mismanaged community asset, parts of which are slowly being mothballed. Take away the need for an artificial 5-a-side facility and the non-swimming part of the Recreation Centre will be redundant. The Academy next door has a swimming pool, offering the currently skint Community Council a convenient cost saving opportunity. Saying the club has been sustained only by external sources is disingenuous and disrespectful to the efforts of the many hardworking people, including my father, who over the past 70 years have given their time freely to maintain United despite the difficulties we faced through not having control of our own facilities. Be thankful for what you have, rather than ridicule others for what they don’t.
  3. Bo'ness United 2016 / 2017

    Unless you are a moderator, what authority do you have to suggest people refrain from posting? YTO made a valid point based on personal experience. In your responses, you didn't challenge any of the elements of his desciption of the chairman, only that YTO was being negative and acting like Linlithgow Rose fans. So what? As long as we stay within the rules, being negative is acceptable on any forum, whether Bo'ness United, Linlithgow Rose or, ahem, Coronation Street. Further, not everything Rose fans do or say is bad, just as not everything Bo'ness fans say or do is good. Ignoring the argument made and replying using a criticism of another team's fans is logically flawed.There is no evidence that what YTO says is deconstructive either. His argument could easily be constuctive if it led to improvements at the club, but again you offer no logical argument to back up why you think that. That the new website is out of date (last game played - Forfar. Please), gives creedence to YTO's assertion.
  4. Linlithgow Rose 2015-16

    Storehouse have passed on their thanks for almost 500 items that were donated at the United / Rose game. Good effort.
  5. Bo'ness United 2015-16

    Storehouse have passed on their thanks for almost 500 items that were donated at the United / Rose game. Good effort. There are plans for other collections during the season. If you weren't able to contribute at the game but would still like to, they collect regularly at Tesco in Bo'ness.
  6. Linlithgow Rose 2015-16

    There will be collections at Newtown Park today for Storehouse, the local foodbank. Donations of dried food, canned food and money are welcome. Whilst the idea of living in a society that needs foodbank facilities sometimes fills me with feelings of near despair, it is critical that the consequences of these issues are addressed as well as the causes. If you are able to afford a small donation please bring something along to help our friends and neighbours who are struggling to provide a decent meal for their familes, most often because of no fault of their own. Redundancy, unfair taxation, benefit reductions and unexpected debts can all result in financial difficulties for families. Those of us who have not felt the impact of events of this kind should feel lucky, privileged or both. There are shops close to the ground where you can buy donations - Scotmid, Spar, Newtown Post Office. It will only take five minutes of your time and a few pounds. You can make a difference. Please do what you can to help.
  7. Bo'ness United 2015-16

    There will be collections at Newtown Park today for Storehouse, the local foodbank. Donations of dried food, canned food and money are welcome. Whilst the idea of living in a society that needs foodbank facilities sometimes fills me with feelings of near despair, it is critical that the consequences of these issues are addressed as well as the causes. If you are able to afford a small donation please bring something along to help our friends and neighbours who are struggling to provide a decent meal for their familes, most often because of no fault of their own. Redundancy, unfair taxation, benefit reductions and unexpected debts can all result in financial difficulties for families. Those of us who have not felt the impact of events of this kind should feel lucky, privileged or both. There are shops close to the ground where you can buy donations - Scotmid, Spar, Newtown Post Office. It will only take five minutes of your time and a few pounds. You can make a difference. Please do what you can to help.
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