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  1. The same thought crossed my mind earlier. I had a look and it was 2013/14 when we won our opening 3 League games :- 3-1 away to Queen's Park, 3-0 at home to Elgin City and 3-1 away to Stirling Albion. Unsurprisingly that run took as to the top of the 3rd Division. All that seems an age ago now.
  2. Also thought Craig Henderson had a decent game on the 'Shire left wing. McColm formed a calm and controlled central defensive partnership with captain for the day Taps. Strollers set their stall out with a 532 formation which later adapted to a 451. They worked well at it and proved to be stuffy and hard to break down as usual. They will be a hard nut to crack for a good few teams in this league. Rodgers substitution gave us the extra push when he came on. Happy with the opening day win and looking fwd to Nicky Low returning to the team.
  3. Fingers crossed - as would be good to see who played etc. Shire match report includes Linlithgow Rose teamlines https://www.eaststirlingshirefc.co.uk/archives/event/linlithgow-rose-v-east-stirlingshire
  4. My thoughts as well. Will be bad for a lot of clubs relying on gate income. Not great but not unexpected.
  5. Never been back to Shire Park since the last ever fans game a year after the club had moved to Stenny. Just don't want to trash my memories of the place, people, games etc with a new ones of the wasteland result of one man's greed. In the 1920s the official capacity was 26000 and it was increased to 35k in 1927/28 but never tested ! At the end health and safety regs had decimated that to the hundreds. Miss night games there being on the terracing close to the action.
  6. I have now gone through the videos from 2007/08 and the good news is that I definitely have the 8/12/07 shire v rovers 4-5 highlights. Even after watching it again this morning I can't believe Shire lost the game. Also have the other league and Scootish Cup games from same season between the teams. The plan probably with get the hundreds and hundreds of missing Shire videos I have uploaded to the shiretv YouTube channel. Would have to do it gradually though as I am working on some Shire books at the moment. If you pm your email address I can send you the video as the FLV version is only 7mb in size and the mpeg version 10mb. Can send you either or both versions. Quality isn't great but it still watchable.
  7. Funny how these things work out. I was up in the loft today searching for some old Shire information I had misplaced and came across an old broken computer. Immediately I thought that if I got it up and running then there may be old Shire stuff on it including videos. To cut a long story short I got the computer working and found over 200 old shiretv videos that I had downloaded from the club website at time. This year I have been tracking down the missing Shire videos that are not on the shiretv YouTube channel and have been up loading them to the shire fans forum but I was still missing a number of videos including season 2007/08. I had a very quick glance tonight over the videos I have rediscovered and there seems to be possibly all the videos from the 2007/08 season home and away plus some of the others I was missing from other seasons So tomorrow I will check for the 4-5 game your were asking about and confirm if it there. The videos are in Flash Video format so I will just nead to convert them for uploading. The quality of the videos aren't great but ok if you keep the picture size small. I am just really glad I have tracked them down given as it was our last season at Firs Park. Think this will now leave me with just 2006/07 season shiretv to find and a few others from various seasons.
  8. I do have about 100 shiretv videos that aren't online that I re-dicovered a few mths ago. I know I have the game you want somewhere (i would love to watch it again myself) but have yet to come across my shiretv highlights from that season. Though i will let you know if i find it. I am sure i even put that game on a DVD along with others. The missing shire videos I found are from 2008/09 on. Plan b is once lockdown is over is to get the original hard drives with all the shiretv recordings from their owner and hopefully I will be able to give you good news.
  9. Personally I have never agreed with the "null and void" option. Re the decision has it been made to allow the LL and HL champs to be promoted to Division Two ? Can understand the decision but feel for Bonnyrigg.
  10. Ah the never to be forgotten, for those of us lucky to have been there, 5-0 home win against Stenny in Aug 2006. After seasons of suffering what probably was the worst sustained run any team team ever had in the old SFL the start of season 2006/07 brought the faint hope that 'Shire might be just beginning to turn the Mackin induced and manifactured (£10pw wages) shear awfulmess. Although our form once again fell off a cliff after Christmas that season and another wooden spoon was duly "won", for many fans we could at least cling on to something and this win was that light in the darkness of the £10pw days. From memory It really should have been 6-0 that day with an unbelievable miss just before fulltime that wasn't captured on the highlights or game length video (the video ends a few mins before the end) will need to re-check my notes from the time. I do remember a rather drunk night on the town in Falkirk post match with a number of guys would never would normally stay out after the game joining the usual few of us well into the night. That game now seems another world away given what has happened in the seasons after. Happy memories of a Firs Park sadly missed.
  11. Shire v Caledonian Braves yest was 131
  12. Oh my goodness.. Forget the very interesting ref decisions today the main point was the CB 2nd goal. Not sure about the thought process by Winters when he got the drop ball decision after Barclay was injured. Very poor form and although Low should have not mouthed off it was very understandable. That 6 mins at the start of the 2nd half killed the game. Nonsense stuff
  13. Wow. Is that it ! Is this really the time consider response and rallying cry for the ranks to hold firm as they wait for the realisation of the promise of a more palatable solutuon which will be "immently forthcoming". This statement will have the reverse of what its authors intended. Folks and clubs aint daft (unless they choose to be). Sadly "comical Ali" leaps to mind but it shouldn't be this way. We are all just football fans following football clubs. The horse has bolted and it seems everything is now being chucked out the pram. Sadly it seems that these bodies forget that they are just representatives of the clubs. Where ever each club wants to be next season let them decide. Statements like this are at best not helpful. The veiled threat of legal action in the statement's last paragraph is pure desperation. Looking forward to a new era for the west clubs next season where they can decide their own future without "glass ceilings".
  14. The crowd at Shire v Gala Fairydean Rovers today (including the "lift" attendance) was 136
  15. Shire v Dalbeattie Star yesterday attendance was 138
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