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  1. East Fife v Dumbarton

    The game was there for the taking, but once again, we came up against a team that closes down quickly. Our midfield couldn't pass water for periods of the game, due to the press. We quickly resorted to launching to Antons head , which didn't work. Fair play, we battled our way back into the game, and could easily have gone on to win it, but the sending off put paid to that. Hate to say it , but I've seen us in the position with games in hand before, and completely blow the points. Anyway , a chance to redeem themselves on Tuesday against the other team we've taken nothing from.
  2. Ross County v EAST FIFE

    Just watched the whole game again, and rightly so Ross County were the deserved winners. But, once again , we depart a cup competition , with serious questions being asked of the match officials. The second goal, resulted directly from play where we clearly should have been given a free kick. The penalty? Well I've probably seen more of these given that waved away , so that answers the question. Ross County can say they had 4 or 5 clear chances to put the game beyond us, BUT they didn't take them. We were denied a chance through inconsistent officials. Newlands has worked his way up to a become one of the senior officials in out country, but once again shows the poor standard we have. Good luck to Ross County in the final. I do think you will have more than enough for the teams in tonights semi
  3. Ross County v EAST FIFE

    And that wasn't sour grapes, more that RC had a few better candidate than Stewart tbh.
  4. Ross County v EAST FIFE

    We all know who got it, I think the question was more why, lol. Wondered if it was down to one of the BT "pundidiots"
  5. The East Fife Thread

    I still have that one in a drawer, sneaky feeling it won't fit. Wore it to a music festival near Lemvig in Denmark, was amazing the amount of people asking about the team that night.
  6. Ross County v EAST FIFE

    Buses now full for the trip
  7. East Fife Vs Partick Thistle - Scottish Cup

    1st = NO 2nd = 100% stonewall and 3rd= maybe , seen them given,but not a stonewaller.
  8. Ross County v EAST FIFE

    Still a few seats left for anyone wishing to travel on Friday.
  9. The East Fife Thread

    Spot on Doug, like you , I had a good weekend bar the missing 90mins, and would jump at the chance to do it again if it came up.
  10. Bohemians v East Fife - Diddy Cup 1/4 Final

    I think you'll find the statement reads, that they withdrew to help alleviate problems for both clubs. Can we please all thank and applaud the club for taking this stance.
  11. The East Fife Thread

    I think you'll find they did. The players did a little warm up on the sunny part that may have been a little softer, but speaking to one of our players , his words were, we can't play on that bit. That was at 2.05. As I said , if your club had just held their hands up at 8 or 9 am. Look folks , the pitch is t going to be playable, let's have a party in the bar., We wouldn't be having this debate just now. That's all there is to it.
  12. The East Fife Thread

    Eh? It was simply to emphasise that it wasn't an official club communication. No offense was intended, so please calm down and get of that high horse you seem determined to charge around on
  13. The East Fife Thread

    Having travelled to the extremities of Scotland following East Fife. We have experienced the "match postponed" on numerous occasions on the way there. We have been frustrated, but realised that everything had been done, but the weather had one. Infuriating? Yes but we ,just turn around and go back home. Yesterday was a whole new experience however. We were told on Friday by one of the "locals".not to worry , game will be fine. Arriving at 2.00pm , my wee lad was desperate to see the stadium, so we duly walked out to the barrier as a few players trotted out, and I mean trotted. It sounded like horses going across cobbles. At this point I realised, before speaking to anyone, that's this game would both off. All this bluster about ref holding decision to give it a chance , was just bluster. The pitch wasn't fit at 2pm, and was certainly unfit at 9 am ,and probably 6pm the evening before. I'm not sure of the process in FAI, but in Scotland we call in a local ref the day before ,if it's in doubt, they either declare it unfit , or recommend an early morning inspection. At this time of year, if the pitch is solid at 8 am , it will still be frozen at 3. No maybes, it will still be solid. This is the crux of the matter. The game should have been called off on Friday evening, or Saturday morning after a 7.00 inspection. This would at least have made the club and many fans aware that they were traveling over for a day out in Dublin rather than a football match. Because it hasn't happened for 40 years isn't an excuse. Not being fully honest with fans is not good. Lessons learned by Bohemians FC hopefully. I truly believe if the club had said , " look we are sorry, but the game can't go ahead this afternoon ,but please come along , since you are here, and we'll have a little party anyway", most fans would have accepted the weather beat us,a and we wouldn't be having this debate. Bohemians haven't covered themselves in glory with their handling, SPFL likewise ,with their decisions back in November. It's happened , we have to move on , and hope that the authorities make the decision they should have made months back. But can we all please keep this adult and show respect to each other.
  14. Bohemians v East Fife - Diddy Cup 1/4 Final

    So , we are sitting here on a plane containing lots of the Fife faithful. We should be discussing the whys and wherefores of the game yesterday, whether we deserved to win or lose, what we can do in the next round. etc etc. What are we all discussing? How did this shambles be allowed to happen? And 48 hrs after leaving home, we are no further forward. It was a shambles in November, that has been simply compounded into an irretrievable situation. Over to you Doncaster!
  15. The East Fife Thread

    Please note, the gate price was refunded BEFORE we left the stadium yesterday. Not sure if they had to,but they did!