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Shadwell Dog

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  1. If wed been in the relegation playoffs we'd have got bigger crowds not smaller. Our drop in crowds was because there was feck all to play for this season.
  2. There's a difference though from putting him forward as a signing initially and then having gauged opinion decided it's a very bad idea and then being overruled to just wanting to sign him no matter what.
  3. Not according to John mcglynn. Whilst he was keen to start with once he found out the feelings of the fans etc on it he was dead against it but the chairman overruled him. That's straight from the horse's mouth
  4. Not at all. He was desperate to join us and has been for weeks.
  5. Will be interesting to see how Gibson gets on. He has previous of falling out with all and sundry as a player. Mind him going home himself in the middle of a match after spitting the dummy out with Pressley. Never played for us again. Should be different that's for sure.
  6. No surprise that he was not happy at being flung in front of the cameras to field questions and therefore couldn't get out of Raith quick enough when we came calling. He was desperate to get the Falkirk management job which in our situation is quite remarkable.
  7. I want Airdrie to stay down as I think we may be interested in a few of their players with a bit of luck. Them getting promoted though would make that a struggle .
  8. So who were the replacements then? Craigen who hardly kicked a ball? Joe McKee who was brutal in the main. The vast majority of his signings were rotten. Taylor Morgan , Rory boulding, Alex cooper, David Smith, Harris, tudur Jones, Kevin McCann, Ryan sinnamon, Fraser aird, gasparotto, John Rankin to name but a few. You can count his really good ones on a fifers hand.
  9. I know that it was the Raith chairman who pushed through the deal when mcglynn was against it.
  10. Before castigating mcglynn for the goodwillie signing you'd be better off trying to find out what actually happened.
  11. The money is coming from us the supporters buying season tickets. If we don't back the new board and management team then we won't get anywhere it's as simple as that. Mcglynn has already shown he can make the very most of his budget whilst at Raith so we need to give him every chance next season.
  12. They both did great jobs and I'm sure Hughes managerially would be seen in a better light by many if he hadn't hawked himself about to other clubs in his last year or so and then spat the dummy out when we quite rightly wouldn't let him go to Hibs for nothing. Houstie was great tactically and excellent at getting more out of other people's signings but surprisingly enough for someone who worked as a scout his own recruitment was dire. Latapy great player and a joy to watch bit did struggle in the winter months. No surprise his worst season was the dreadful stenny one when the pitch turned into a quagmire with two sides playing on it. Great memories of all 3 .
  13. Every season under Hughes our record between the turn of the year and the split was absolutely awful mainly due to latapy struggling in the cold weather and heavy pitches. Housties recruitment year on year was poor in the main unfortunately. The team regressed continually due to this and was going to struggle eventually. When you are replacing the likes of vaulks with an absolute diddy in John Rankin and the likes of Alston with Alex Harris then you are going to have major problems. Yes you can't replace with the same quality but you need to do a lot better than that. Him announcing his retirement and Rory Loy turning into Jaime Wilson created the perfect storm unfortunately.
  14. Least we should have two games now with an actual away support worth talking about. Few quid in the coffers hopefully.
  15. Well Hughes is confident of being at the pars next season if you go by his interview anyway.
  16. We were still mainly part time back then we're we not?
  17. I would expect that a number of players contracts won't run out till the end of the month.
  18. He was there for a few years certainly. I mind watching him on a number of occasions. Always looked a player. His Wikipedia page is something else
  19. You say that yet a number of players from that academy are now plying their trade every week at clubs higher up the leagues than us. Blues seems to be doing a decent job by all accounts at Morton too. I'd rather we'd had him in recent seasons than some of the dross we've had . The problem for me was that we started selling on players younger and younger which is always going to leave you with a whole in the production line at some point.
  20. Ross knocked back 250k a year to manage queen's park so I can't see him signing up for Raith anytime soon I'm afraid.
  21. If we'd been playing on one like thistles we'd obviously have been relegated.
  22. The fact Raith couldn't find a goalscorer for shite is the reason. Not one of the strikers was inventive or has the brains to get into positions to get on the end of his crosses. They could they just decided to never play him.
  23. I'm sure mcglynn would've been asked if he wanted any offered new deals. Probably why this was released shortly after raiths statement. The fact he doesn't want to keep any of those shitebags is a promising start.
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