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Shadwell Dog

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  1. 2 hours ago, FFC 1876 said:

    Well if true I'm happy with that as he's definitely not worth over 1k a week. Henderson's a good signing especially getting him to drop down a league, Donaldson I'm more on the fence with but I like the fact the scum were raging he wasn't staying there especially considering they've just been relegated, he must've shown something. PJ's proved he's got what it takes to be a good keeper at this level and I reckon we'll most likely see another keeper in to challenge him for the starting jersey.

    I'm sure someone said the players were due back for preseason next week so we'll hopefully see a few more signings before then

    Hopefully the price of the hybrid pitches will become more reasonable over time as technology moves on.

  2. 1 minute ago, Ranaldo Bairn said:

    Yes, but I was really taking issue with the statement that "we all want to go back to grass".

    We do do we not? Everyone would like to go back to grass but its probably just not feasible for a club our size. If top flight clubs cant keep their pitches from turning into a quagmire during the winter then there's hee haw chance of us in league one. In an ideal world though we'd have a grass pitch and I'm sure everyone would love that.

  3. 46 minutes ago, Ranaldo Bairn said:

    That's pie in the sky though as we're not going to get one of those Barclays pitches. It would revert back to the absolute disgrace we had pre 2014 within a year, especially if the Shire continue to share.

    In times when we need every possible income stream then losing groundsharing revenue, pitch hire, concert revenue, savings from not hiring elsewhere to train etc, plus the cost of ripping it up and laying grass again would be rank stupidity. I get it needs refreshed but to even entertain the idea of grass at the moment is lunacy.

    Which was exactly my point in the first place.

  4. Just now, Ranaldo Bairn said:

    Untrue.

    Surely there's noone on here that wouldn't prefer to see us playing on a beautiful grass surface instead of artificial. Nothing beats a good quality grass pitch. I can only presume anyone otherwise minded has never played the game. Artificial is preferred due to its easy upkeep and all weather use and I get that but if I had the choice and nothing else came into it grass is far better.

  5. 1 minute ago, LatapyBairn. said:

    From my limited knowledge of it I don’t think the club is in a position to be reverting to a grass pitch any time soon, surely with a predicted operating loss of 400k we don’t have the luxury of ditching the 4G surface and losing the additional revenue it brings added to the increased costs of maintaining a good quality grass surface. Also regarding BFL, I was under the impression it had a merged with the FSS and all the money now went to accruing shares? Surely any change to the distribution of funds raised would need to be put to the membership and not unilaterally decided by Mr Lapsley? It’s not his money after all nor is it the gift of any other committee member to be making such bold statements. 

    I'm sure the majority of folk putting cash into bfl would much rather see the cash used for signings to get us out this league than for a bloody pitch. Get promoted and we should have more cash available to go towards replacing the pitch.

  6. Davie's always been a major grass fanatic. He brings it up at every AGM. We'd all like to get back to grass but there's a lot of things to take into contention.  Where do we train?  Loss of pitch hirings, what about the shire,more postponements, more upkeep and standard will drop in the winter unless you plough(no pun intended) a fortune into it . 

  7. 1 hour ago, Russ said:

    Something else that was commented on last night but I’ve not seen on here yet it was confirmed that we are still owed money by that Clarke ePos shite and we are taking them to court.

    Yeah kozary in his wisdom allowed them to pay in bloody installments. They paid the first one and then that's been it. Absolute joke of a deal.

  8. 31 minutes ago, gav-ffc said:

    Possibly off to QPR as Gerrard old assistant due to take over there.

    Be a strange one that going from a manager to an asst. Noone really remembers the asst if you do well and if you do badly everyone will have forgotten about the good stuff you did before. Obviously would be a big pay rise though.

  9. 44 minutes ago, GeordieBairn said:

    Thought the same about some in the last 5 years but they’ve actually went on to play at a higher level. Some sport 

    Some clubs still seem to think they can get something out of them but it's usually one season and then there back down here.

  10. 9 minutes ago, Bairn in Exile said:

    Read my post again,

    I did.  It wasn't me that started chat about the state of the ground. I made a contribution highlighting the 'football pitches' and then a joke.  The pitches surely are football related as noone  can play in them due to their current state.You appear to be another one of these people that can't seem to move on but instead keep bringing things up weeks later when noone else is at all interested. 

  11. 16 minutes ago, Russ said:


    Was he not used primarily as a ball winning/box to box midfielder at Alloa? He has shown absolutely nothing at all that would suggest he could perform in such a role. If McGlynn wants to keep him around then fair enough but is much rather he was punted.

    I presumed he must have been groundsman or worked in the office to succeed at alloa.

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