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  1. Largely another excellent write up Ivo though I'd dispute the first third domination, between the first two penalties yes but before the first I felt it was quite evenly matched with the Loons falling apart up front but looked comfortable in defence until McCallum failed to shout before charging out of his box. There was no controversy over Forfar's first spot kick (bare in mind there were no protests), however, the second bemused everyone. Awful refereeing by the man in the middle, his assistants got pass marks just. I hope it was just a turn of phrase and that you don't close your eyes during challenging driving conditions?
  2. It honestly looked like we never got out of second gear today. I love to see an ex player score against their old team and not over celebrate. Jacko took his congratulations from team mates and showed his relief at getting his first goal but that was it. Showed his respect to his former club, class act. I really don't take any pleasure in this but Brechin are in a bad way, I hope they pick up, I genuinely do but another bad season and they're doomed. Lacking a squad when the competitive games have started is worrying.
  3. Jackson did play for the Loons before he was at Brechin, maybe he was an agent masterminding your incredible downfall? Tapping won't be playing today (suspended?) but he's looked immense in the pre season games, positively flourishing in a good team.
  4. I find it a little concerning that we've signed four Brechin players. That said I think they're all good and maybe just carried along In Brechin's unfortunate tailspin.
  5. Then you become the new Raith Rovers with too many fans not understanding that the division you're in is where you deserve to be.
  6. My apologies, nothing intended just the result of big fingers (as seen in my avatar)
  7. Falkirk Raith Rovers Airdrie Clyde Forfar Athletic East Fife Peterhead Montrose Dunbarton Stranraer
  8. Remember it well and although at the time I perhaps agreed with it I thought Foxy was out of line. I'm happy to say we were wrong about JW.
  9. John Baird has left a big void to fill. All the best to him and his family.
  10. I did just that a few years ago when the fultras were on the go, though the catalyst for my letter was another matter involving the stewards inconsistent application of rules and an incedent involving my friend, his 9 year old, my 8 year old and I getting "a warning" at a pre season friendly against Berwick. I wrote directly to the chairman at the time. I received a polite reply acknowledging my concerns and informed the club's security officer would be in touch. I had a meeting with said officer and got nowhere. He was patronising in the extreme and very full of himself, it was a waste of time. My letter included a complaint about a particular steward. The only difference after was there were about three or four home matches that season I didn't get frisked on the way in if spotted approaching the gate by said steward.
  11. That was outside which is beyond their remit but the halftime coming together was entirely their blame. Rather than direct them around the Raith group in question they were directed through them. The big tied up flag blocking both an area of terrace and the route the stewards wanted the LOT boys to take was a pathetic oversight by the stewards. The fact that other fans had to step in to diffuse the situation was even worse. Had that trouble not flared up then I very much doubt the window incedent would have occurred.
  12. Well that's another season over, despite yesterday's disappointment (and embarrassing off field shenanigans) it's been a memorable season with a real feel good factor. We have a great backbone of a squad and I trust Jim to bring in real quality to bolster it. After this season I think good players will want to come here. I think the football side will take care of itself. i can't help but wonder if we are approaching the point where we need to demonstrate regarding the abomination that is the bulk of the security team. The Loons On Tour group did themselves no favours with their halftime and full time behaviour but I sincerely believe the catalyst to the problem and the blame lies firmly at the feet of the stewards. The boys have created a fantastic atmosphere which has rubbed off on the players so we need to encourage the party atmosphere and they must be allowed to continue to play their part. Maybe it requires effort from us mature supporters to both protect them from harrassment from the stewards but at times to think for the young ones when their enthusiasm may be about to cross a line? Thoughts?
  13. True but to direct them along the bottom of the terrace where there was a tied up flag rather than putting them to the top well away from that section of the away support was bafflingly stupid. Distance required between them, regardless of behaviour of both sets of fans the situation was created by the stewards.
  14. That may have been the catalyst but the stewards actually directed them along the route they took not letting them go up behind them. Typical of our stewards who lack the intelligence to carry out their jobs. Spot on. As I've said plenty times for a number of years the stewards are completely inept made worse by the security officer at the club thinking he's doing a good job and is unwilling to accept advice or criticism. The local police aren't much better. No one came out of those incidents looking good, blame on three sides. Maybe best to draw a line under it now? I had chats with many away fans before during and after the match all very civilised even with one of the guys who was involved at halftime who I pulled away to try and diffuse the situation (someone had to since our stewards are rank rotten) i hate to labour the point but the stewards are the root of all this creating problems that need not happen and hassling even the more peaceful mature support like myself.
  15. Ah. There is more to this than initial reports. I'm really disappointed in the boys' behaviour and nothing that happened can excuse it. I hope no one was hurt by this madness.
  16. Whilst I certainly don't condone that behaviour a few of those school boys were subjected kicks and punches from Raith adults at half time. Though the situation was created by our stewards who harassed the young Loons and allowed the Raith fans to block movement with their flag tied up with ropes and bungees. They forced the wee Loons to move one way but didn't create a safe route for them is typical of those inept cretins that steward Station Park, however attacking what are, let's face it, children because a bungee gets untied is disgraceful.
  17. I can't make it down tonight due to another commitment. Part of me isn't bothered though as the weather is a bit grim and Starks is grim at the best of times (no offence Raith fans, no problems with the club, I just don't like your stadium). Hopefully the Loons get a result that keeps the tie alive for Saturday.
  18. Are you going to change your name as your team are by far the worst team in Angus? Asking for a friend.....
  19. Financially a win guarantees us not just £20K more than finishing third but the added bonus, again financially, of the home leg on Saturday (providing we don't go and get pumped in the away leg first) that gets us a potentially larger home gate, more money over the bar and hospitality. Perhaps a generous players' win bonus for tomorrow with the condition we are still in it after the game at Starks?
  20. JW needs to be trying to get Meechan and Spence tied up to new deals. As much as I'd like to see Easton and Reilly stay I think they are all but gone, I've heard Easton is definitely away and Reilly is still considering the rumoured move.
  21. No. Twice is enough. Might be a bit petty of me but not keen on "defectors" returning from Gayfield. Not for me either, we were good to him giving him his chance in senior football and didn't stand in his way when full time football became possible. When it went pear shaped we took him back. He then signed for our rivals. I remember at the Jim Weir introductory evening the question was posed by the grandfather of a young fan who hero worshipped Denholm as to whether we may try to get him back. JW's response was "I think we can do a bit better than Danny Denholm". I couldn't agree more.
  22. The Stag is very nice and fairly close to the ground.
  23. Either you can't count or your club is committing tax fraud lying about the crowd, most likely the former. Champagne back on ice.... again.
  24. I suppose it was a given we would lose today. Not because we have a poor record away to Stranraer but because the jinx of Manager of the Month was bestowed on Jim. However we can be cheered up by Arsebroath failing once more to tumble over the finishing line.
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