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  1. Loads of positives today, not least the fact we got three points against our bogey team of recent times. First 35 minutes we were in total command and looked comfortable until we gave away a corner. McGeever scores with a towering header then they got the equaliser when Crossan fires across the face of goal and Watson turned it into his own net. No blame attached as if he had left it McCluskey had a tap in. At that stage I was happy to hear the half time whistle. Second half we were on the front foot again and Boyd put us ahead at the second attempt before Liam Watt showed great composure in the box to make the score 4-2. We then managed the game brilliantly and still created a few chances on the break. Danny Denholm had his best game in an East Fife shirt and tormented the full back so much that he was delighted when he was moved to left back ! Pat slotted back in to left back and we looked more solid. Craig Watson came in and did a great job at right back and didn’t look like a player who hasn’t played much recently. Stewart Murdoch slotted in at Centre back in place of Ross Dunlop and had one of his best games. Liam Watt put in a great shift and added two goals to his seasons tally. Anton started to look more like himself and just needs a goal to build his confidence. Steven Boyd is looking more and more match fit and certainly knows where the goals are. Good to see Chris Duggan getting some game time after a long time out. Darren and Tony got the tactics spot on today and I’m sure they will be as happy as the fans to finally get one over Jim Duffy. With no game next week due to Clyde’s involvement in the Tunnock Caramel Wafer Cup, it gives the injured players another weeks rest. Hopefully, Ryan Wallace and Ross Dunlop are fit for the Scottish and Aaron Dunsmore returns from suspension giving the manager a great headache of having a full squad to choose from. Playing Clyde on the Tuesday may influence his starting 11. Mon the Fife
  2. Thought overall a draw was about right. Gullan should have scored but thankfully he hit the shot straight at Jordan Hart. At the opposite end McGurn made a great save from Pat Slattery. The Rovers goal was down to poor defending of the corner with Church or Murdoch (not sure who it was) failing to get their head to the ball as it came in and Spencer had an easy tap in at the far post. The Rovers have been hit hard with injuries and Hendry could be out for at least a few weeks if not longer. They at least have a bigger squad to cope. We had four players ruled out today which limited our option too (Bell, Smith, Duggan and Wallace. For me, Wallace was a huge miss today as he is a very clever player who brings others into the game and gives defenders a hard time. I feel for Anton just now as he seems to be carrying an injury but can’t be rested due to the other injuries. Good to keep the unbeaten run going but we need to turn some of the draws into wins if we are to hit the top.
  3. 16 from 27 not 36. Remember it’s League 1 and you only get three points for a win !
  4. Would have taken a point before the game and was quite happy to walk away with that after 90 minutes. Cammy Bell showed why the Bairns have only lost 2 goals in 8 games and fair play to him, he took the banter from the Fife fans well and sportingly applauded them at the end of the game. First half was pretty even with Bell making two excellent saves and Jordan Hart reacting well to turn a shot round the post and possibly getting a touch to the shot which hit the post. The penalty claim, I have to admit I expected the Referee to point to the spot. However, after being denied a few penalties last week against Dumbarton, maybe this was the start of these things evening themselves out over the season ! The second half saw Falkirk have more possession but without really creating many clear cut chances apart from the shot from inside the box which was blazed over. Hart didn’t really have any saves of note as we defended well throughout. I felt for Anton Dowds today as he missed Ryan Wallace who would have given the Falkirk defenders more of a physical battle and held the ball up. Hopefully Waldo is back in the starting line-up next week against Stranraer. I got the feeling that some of the Falkirk players feel they are too good for this league but they have to realise, they are plying their trade in League 1 as they probably didn’t have many offers from the league above or not on the money Falkirk offered. Teams in this league will raise their game in an attempt to get points off the full-time outfit. They have to deal with that and raise their game to the higher level most have played at. I’m sure they will be in the mix at the end of the season but I can’t see it being the walk in the park that some seem to think.
  5. Dunsy should definitely have been given a penalty. Even if the referee considered it not to be a penalty, there was no way it was a dive and deserved a booking. The Wallace has me for me was less clear cut as he seems to stand on the ball as he is pulled back but how the referee saw fit to award a free kick to Dumbarton is beyond me. If he is saying it was a dive then Wallace should have been booked. The one where Murdoch jumped to header from the corner and was taken out is ridiculous. The Dumbarton penalty was the correct decision. The incompetency of the Referee and the stand side assistant was absolutely incredible. I hope they watch the highlights and realise what an absolute shocker they had. They probably thought they did very well !!!!
  6. Really felt for Ross Dunlop at the first goal. Looked as though he changed his mind in terms of what he was going to do. Normally he’d knee the ball back to the keeper but think he was worried that the wind was going to be a problem. He has been a great signing, consistent and dependable. Excellent response from the team today after that setback. A real belief in the team. Higgy was outstanding again and Ryan Wallace was brilliant.
  7. If I was Darren Young, I’d be contacting Gary Naysmith at Hearts and see if he can do us a favour by giving us Aiden Keena on loan till January.
  8. I’d go with Hart Watson. Dunlop. Higgins. Church Murdoch. Davidson Dunsmore. Agnew. Watt Wallace Subs Long, Slattery, Denholm, Hunter, Duggan, Dowds, McConville
  9. Unfortunately can’t make the game this weekend due to a wedding but I hope Darren goes with Hart Watson Dunlop. Higgins. Church (if signed) Dunsmore. Davidson. Agnew. Denholm (if fit) Dowds. Wallace Subs - Long, Murdoch, Slattery, Watt, Hunter, Duggan + U/20 player The manager can then change it up for the Stirling Albion game the following Tuesday
  10. Don’t know if your post is aimed at my post or not but I am not criticising what the club have done, only offering a possible future solution which will help all supporters whether they have a season ticket or not. Like most clubs we are not in a position that we can afford to lose any fans and must in the future look at ways that keep all fans happy.
  11. I agree that some sort of system should be looked at to ensure regular pay at the gate fans are looked after at all ticket games. 1. At the start of the season Pay at the gate fans could register with the club and lists held at the turnstiles where fans who have registered could be ticked off at each game. Priority could be given to those who have attended most games on a sliding scale when all ticket games come around. 2. Pay at the gate fans could be given a loyalty card which could be stamped at the turnstile and tickets allocated on the above basis. I think it’s a bit general to say ST & SC +1’s are only big game attendees. Myself, my mum and my daughter all have season tickets and offered two of them to friends who we know attend regularly but don’t have season tickets. I offered another genuine fan who attends most games home and away that I don’t know well the third ticket through social media. He was extremely grateful and I’m delighted that three guys who are East Fife fans will get the chance to attend the games. I would encourage other St/SC members to do the same
  12. Hopefully the club are putting all those attending hospitality in the appropriate end of the stand. By asking those booking hospitality whether they are East Fife or Rangers supporters and seating them appropriately will avoid a repeat of the hostile and volatile situations seen at the last couple of games against Rangers at Bayview. Mon the Fife !
  13. I’m a season ticket holder and I am getting a ticket for Fife fan who is regularly at Bayview and supports East Fife. I would encourage every season ticket holder to buy a ticket for the game for an East Fife fan who doesn’t have a season ticket or isn’t a member of the supporters club. This is one way to ensure the home end isn’t packed with Rangers fans as has happened in the past. Let’s help fellow fans out and don’t be swelling the Rangers contingent. Let’s get genuine Fife fans in the home end. Not everyone can afford a season ticket. Mon the Fife
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