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  1. Yoker news today

    Five. Four started, goalie nos. 2, 6 and 7. No 17 came on in the second half. I don't know their names or where they've come from but all look to have improved what we had. Time will tell.
  2. Yoker news today

    Today was my first game for a while. I was given hope, despite the result, that the new management team will get it right and we can progress. All the new starts acquitted themselves well in my view and with more games together they'll get better.
  3. Yoker news today

    Yes, well deserved. Hopeful of putting a run of results together to match recent performance levels. Good to see Maitland scoring a couple too which will be good for his and the team's confidence.
  4. Yoker news today

    Heard tonight that another ex Yoker player has joined Richard Henry at Renfrew. I hope Reece McGillion does well with them. He was very under rated by our Management team. I don't think they realised what they had and certainly didn't play him often enough in my opinion.
  5. Yoker news today

    I might be inviting stick from the less stable on here but in my view there were positives to be be taken from yesterday's defeat to Maryhill. To take the lead after losing our captain after 15 minutes to a harsh red card was more than I expected and was on the balance of play justified in my opinion. To concede the equaliser just before half time was us reverting to type, poor defending and the procession to 3-1 down was again all self inflicted and a doing seemed inevitable. However to get back level showed character that we have been missing and although we conceded again it's that character that gives me hope that we might avoid relegation because even this early sadly, that must be our only aim. As for the sending off, despite being a great servant to the the Club, it's just one of a catalogue of bookings and sending offs that Gary Bissland may look back on when he eventually hangs up his boots and thinks what the hell was I doing? So many have been totally avoidable if he'd only taken a deep breath and said nothing. He's not alone in the Junior ranks as dissent must be the number one reason for cards in my experience. But he made it easy for the ref. Having said that the younger crop of referees seem to have been educated in Swiss finishing schools and brought up in cloud cuckoo land and never exposed to the real world of a man's game and "industrial language". Life experience doesn't seem to be a prerequisite for a whistler in the Juniors these days. If Gary had stayed on and given us his usual contribution it would have been a different outcome I'm sure.
  6. Yoker news today

    Campbell Bissland is getting no stick from me. When I first posted on this I was under the impression that Yoker had a committee of three, at least. So to find out that Campbell is running the club on his own came as a surprise, if this is true. If this is the case then he should not be looking for assistance from punters on here that's for sure but surely from better qualified people than that. To return to Stevie Frew, the whole idea of Yoker news today was for the supporters to communicate with each other and indirectly with the club. I find it disappointing that I had to find out that Stevie had retired not by an announcement from the club at the time but in a post four months after the event. That is a criticism which I think is fair.
  7. Yoker news today

    Headline news! SOMEBODY AGREES WITH AN EEJIT!! One of the "good people" you refer to was an embarrassment to Yoker and he is definitely not missed. As for your comments re amateurs, some setups would put bigger clubs than Yoker to shame or maybe that's just your experience of being an immature. Oops that last word might have come out wrong. Nope that's right. Ps does triple h stand for HEIL, HEIL, HEIL?
  8. Yoker news today

    I didn't say they were "so bloody good", just better than Yoker. As for slagging my own team, of course you won't ever have done that. I don't think I said I was deserting and for your information if you want to see a puddle drinker and a bawbag at the same time look in the mirror.
  9. Yoker news today

    Well done to Muirkirk today. A hard team to beat with all giving a shift for each other. They deserved their win. I don't get to as many Yoker games as I would wish. Today was my last for the foreseeable future. One of the reasons is this is not the team which truly represents the club I came to see as a boy and which could occasionally punch above its weight in the cups while keeping a respectable league position. The last two seasons have seen Yoker fall off a cliff with no parachute. I fear it will only get worse. This current Yoker outfit is a team which would struggle in the lowest amateur division. They could not make the most simple pass whereas Muirkirk continually passed through us. More worryingly this seems to be a club going nowhere with a Comittee whose aim is survival , certainly not to progress and a non appearing Chairman. Just where is Stevie Frew? He seems to have disappeared. He can't be "working " all the time surely. I feel sorry for the new management team because they have taken on a task which I think is beyond them going by their recruitment, tactics and inability to grasp that if you don't lose goals you don't lose games. I have five or six amateur teams local to me which if put in Yoker strips would out perform the current incumbents. I'll be watching them in preference to Yoker because I think I will see greater commitment to improve than Yoker are showing at present.
  10. Yoker news today

    I think that's two or three times already this season we've been down to the bare bones on a match day. It's worrying to have happened so often. What's it been, too small a squad or exceptional circumstances? So definitely a decent result then to bring it back to Holm Park. Muirkirk aren't pushovers and we'll need a full turn out of bodies to give the manager some options from the bench.
  11. Yoker news today

    Taxman, you are bang to rights sir. No hiding place when Passbackdave's on yer case. Said Mr Passbackdave was the fourth member, I do believe, of that famous back four which included Kavanagh QC, Perry Mason and Horace Rumpole. In Taxman's defence M'lud he is a Yoker stalwart and therefore is an eternally optimistic type of masochist. Further, reports indicate that, due to his affiliation with the said Yoker, his background could be described as "troubled". The defence, such as it is, rests. A bit like Yoker's.
  12. Yoker news today

    Cheers, I think I remember the boy Watson. It's not usually a quick fix for hip injuries so Liam could be out for a while. I'll look out for the team news on Twitter as I'm not going make many games for the foreseeable future.
  13. Yoker news today

    Andy Campbell still in goal? Would be good to see the the team lines on Twitter or on here before the games for the guys that don't get to all the fixtures. Just a suggestion for consideration.
  14. Yoker news today

    The proposed Renfrew bridge is supposedly back on the cards and I hope if that goes ahead it doesn't affect the logistics or even finances of our project. Good result at the weekend. Any kind of win was what we needed to get heads back up again. A tougher test awaits us at Ardrossan I think so that confidence booster was vital. The Manager was talking positively in his Clydebank Post interview so let's hope we can start a march up the table with results to match performances.
  15. Yoker news today

    I thought James Ross was quietly effective for us until I think a fall out or something led to him leaving. In my humble opinion a partnership of him and Kerr Allan could have potential. My only issue would be that neither are the really dominant type I think we need but if it's possible let's give it a go. I thought Tiny was off to join Albion Rovers but if not he too would be welcomed back I'm sure.