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  1. Was just away to post this following today's presser with the manager. O also grabbed a word with Lewis Vaughan and he said he was a Raith player until the summer and is fully concentrated on Saturday's match vs Stenhousemuir... He did say though "you never know what can happen" and when asked about potentially extending his stay beyond the summer, he was cautious, coy and seemed slightly uncomfortable, IMO. I'm not convinced he will go just now but if he starts scoring and assisting again, as well as proving his fitness / injury issues are once more behind him, I can't see him remaining with Raith past the summer, promotion or not.
  2. Callum Smith has left Arbroath and returned to his parent club, Dunfermline Athletic.
  3. Weekly Audio Interview with John McGlynn ahead of today's match. An intriguing match; I fancied Airdrieonians pre-season to be up there challenging and unfortunately, that hasn't fully happened to date. The appointment of Ian Murray seems like sound move and that sets up this afternoon's match perfectly. McGlynn talks about threats the Diamonds pose, such as Dale Carrick, Leighton McIntosh and Joao Vitoria: a great couple of options to choose from, especially when you see the experienced spine of Hutton, Crighton-Page, Gallagher-Wilkie and Carrick-Duffy. Then you add into the mix Scott Robertson, Kieran Millar and Ryan Conroy, alongside youngsters Cammy Russell, Scott Stewart and Dean Cairns, it provides a really strong and balanced squad and one I feel will continue rising up the division. For Raith, it must be a big boost to get Christ Duggan and more so, Grant Gillespie, back into match action to boost the numbers around the squad. The new deal for Nisbet and the signing of Armstrong will have given yous a boost in recent times and you'll be hoping to keep that momentum building at Stark's Park come 3pm. Good luck to both teams - I'd anticipate a good, open, end-to-end match and hopefully a reasonable crowd!
  4. As well as chatting with the managers following Tuesday night's match, I also managed to grab a word with two of your best performers, IMO, from the Queen's Park match, post-match, too. I spoke with: Robbie Deas Jason Talbot That was the first time I've saw Robbie play and I thought he was absolutely excellent. Solid as a rock and a mature performance for his age and experience. I know all about Jason and what qualities he possesses. Has he been as good as expected since joining? I'm still surprised a League One side didn't come in for him, but, that's to your gain.
  5. Thanks for that. Sounds like the right decision for both parties to mutually part ways, then. He was saying you guys have a few injuries at the moment so it says a lot about the squad you've got in place and the strength available to the management team, if you can afford to let a squad player leave when you're already short on bodies. How's Callum Smith getting on?
  6. I chatted with your new signing, Finn Graham this week about his short-term move to New Central Park. He seems really excited about the prospect of playing regularly again. He had a lot of potential while at EEP as a youngster and has done well with Brechin at Championship level too. He should be far too good for SLFL level and will form a good partnership with ex-team-mate, Stephen Husband, in the middle too. If you guys can convince him to sign on for longer, it'll be a coup indeed, IMO, at least.
  7. I was speaking to your former player Finn Graham this week about his move to Kelty Hearts. How'd it not work out with you guys? Was it just too many good options ahead of him? He seemed to do really well at Brechin and had a lot of potential when he was with Dunfermline as a youngster, but was let go when AJ originally joined. He praises your manager a lot for helping him secure his release early - I think that says a lot about your club and the people running it. All the Best for the rest of the season.
  8. I think my jinx is well and truly over! Another Cowdenbeath game, another victory for the Blue Brazil! It is fair to say, the game wasn't great; it was a poor spectacle overall with very little quality: I don't think that particularly reflects the ability of both squads, tbh. Gary Fraser caused problems early on with a few decent set-piece deliveries but nothing came of it after some last gasp defending by the Spiders. The first half kinda fizzled out after that early onslaught IMO and both managers were probably happy come half-time. Josh Skelly came on and certainly made the difference - he made a good run and stayed composed to roll the ball across goal for Renton to open the scoring before being in the right place, at the right time, to seal the 3 points with a lovely lob over the stranded GK and into the empty net. I spoke with both managers post-match, on behalf of Kingdom FM, as well as my website. You can hear the full audio files, below; Gary Bollan Mark Roberts Both teams have big matches this weekend - Queen's Park face an extremely tough task away to the league leaders, Edinburgh City, while Cowden face Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill. A win for both sides would really cement down their ambitions of trying to get into the promotion playoff spots, as well as creating what must be an unsurmountable gap over 10th spot. Good luck to both teams!
  9. Happy with this draw overall. It should provide a good attendance and the game will likely be open and entertaining. We haven't had a Fife Derby in a while so I'm sure the anticipation will grow once we are in to January and the game is on the horizon. A lot can change between then and now; it is difficult to make any kind of prediction yet, but, it'll certainly keep both clubs focused on their league form to make sure they go into this tie full on confidence and momentum. COYP!
  10. I spoke with Conrad Balatoni ahead of today's game and he certainly seems confident about Edinburgh City's chances! Inverness are a decent team and will righky be favourites but I'm sure Conrad is right that they won't find it easy this afternoon. Intriguing match for both sides: good luck to both teams!
  11. Just left the town to head up to Dingwall. I think most Pars fans are going today in hope rather than expectation: County are understandably clear favourites and all the pressure is on them. It'll be another tough task today; without Louis Longridge and to a larger extent, Aidan Keena, it makes the match more difficult for Allan Johnston. I don't see many changes this weekend from the defeat at home to Falkirk. I think we will go: Robinson Williamson-Devine-Ashcroft-J.Longridge Craigen-M.Martin-Thomsom Higginbotham-El Bakhtaoui-Hippolyte Subs: Gill (GK) L.Martin Morrison Vincent Connolly Ryan Muirhead Going to say 2-1 to Ross County; I think they'll just have too much for a confidentless Dunfermline. However.... COYP!
  12. I spoke with Michael Moffat ahead of today's Cup Clash : you can hear his thoughts, here. All the Best to both sides.
  13. Regular weekly pre-match audio from Raith boss John McGlynn now available; amongst others, he talks about the "hurdles" and "challenges" the Rovers overcame last weekend against Stenhousemuir, as RRFC look to make it two away wins on the spim. All theBest to both clubs this afternoon!
  14. I chatted with Ryan Wallace this week ahead of today's match. Seems to be loving his football at Gayfield and thriving under the stewardship of the Campbell brothers. Good luck to both sides for today's game.
  15. I chatted with your new Assistant Manager, Martin Hardie, recently about re-uniting with former team-mate Kevin Rutkiewicz. Click Here to read the article. All the Best; two former fans favourites of Pars supporters!
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