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  1. Pay the going rate and let the manager worry about selling the club, if we had spent in the summer instead of trying to strengthen in January I believe we wouldn’t be in this mess, this all stems from not backing Dodds in championship season or the season we came down, the board tried to keep money back because they knew they would sack Dodds if the were out the playoffs, fifth in league and sacked, why not just sack him ? rightly so after not winning a game in a whole season! Give a new manager a full budget for the season at the start of the season, we can go back to the great escape season, the board took so long to appoint a manager all the best players that may have been available had been snapped up giving Dodds no time to build a team, ridiculous club management surly you can see this? we’ve never had problems getting a squad together before
  2. Where has the manager been backed? It’s a team of kids, they won’t be costing us very much if anything, there’s a massive difference from 19s football to first team football, hopefully we get a few gems and we come good I genuinely hope we can I just don’t see it just now. Pining our hopes on a teenager who’s still done nothing in the game is very desperate i do agree we needed more from experienced guys, jacko and McCord Mcgaluchlin being the biggest let downs Followed by McCabe , but not down to ability more down to there own fitness,!
  3. Not at all, my point is back the manager at the start of the season so we don’t have to over pay in January and give the manager his full budget at the start of the season. This trying to strengthen in January didn’t wort I’ve now witnessed 3 years of it
  4. The problem has beeN the board not backing the manager, the board have killed the club, Dodds got a decent budget the year after the great escape brought in trouten, hill,and love, He got us promoted, then couldn’t keep hill or trouten as budget got reduced, went into the championship with a weaker squad than the season before, the board realised we needed to spend money and gave Dodds a budget in January a notoriously hard window . Why not back him after promotion knowing the gates are going to increase ?? then even after not winning a game for a whole season they keep Dodds on ?????? Didn’t agree with this at all! we start season ok but don’t really have a recognised fit striker and we sack dodds when we’re 5th in the league and bring in Barry smith, his way of playing is completely different again the board give him a budget in a notoriously hard window, Barry smith brought real quality to the club but we didn’t address the striker shortage which inevitably caused us to get relegated we where completely toothless now Barry smith is a recognised manager if your going to keep him on you need to back him, the club cut the budget again we keep 2 players. Oneil who did ok and hill our player, players player, and fans player of the year as he had another year on his contract! there’s a great start, we tried to keep 6-8 of original squad but they move on for better money Because the club don’t back the manager, I think smith knew he wasn’t getting backed so he left and instead of getting a recognised manager he brings in an inexperienced manager who again has his own ideas , give him a budget to bring in players in again January a notoriously hard window and if it wasn’t for a pandemic we would be out of the professional league now this season instead of learning there lesson and backing the manager with a half decent budget and having faith in him bringing in the right players they cut budget again and now we have a an extreamly young team No players of any note have signed except Paton who hasn’t set the heather alight , we may have better legs than last year but we look much weaker at the back and unable to manage a game I fear we will struggle again this season a lot more than last year
  5. He has been offered a contract by ourself but is stalling, he's a great defender throws strikers about, easily our best player this year nothing he could have done regarding relegation always left everything on the park, I think we will lose him regardless if he ends up at you lot or not, he's far to good for league 1 never mind league 2,
  6. Keep hill thomson miller (looks the part) robertson c tapping (if he can stay fit) spark burns toshney (if he can get fit) scobbie : ultimate steady player nothing flashy just does his job undecided jackson :looks done this year still has moments of magic but fewer every week mcgeever : not had a great run at brechin oneil : did ok but just ok orsi : can be unplayable on his day , not enough this year e smith: bit of a meh I wouldn’t want him starting every week in midfield punt mclean : great servent but he’s not got legs to play full back and can’t play cb shields: injured seen him play 3 times in 2 spells lynas : 100% player but rash we have better options sinclare : has the ability , to busy arguing with refs and own players and always injured kavanah: just a really bad player
  7. I blamed the ref last time we played you lot we should have had 2 pens and the free kick that you scored from wasn’t one, it evens its self out we beat airdrie when they had a fine goal chopped off
  8. Think airdrie Montrose dumbarton Stranraer could all be fighting for that playoff spot if recent forms to go by, we have had almost full squad for the last 4 games now, and the mood is changing in our camp, playoff hear we come tbf dumbarton have been doing well
  9. Next two games massive for us, if by some miracle we win them we can start looking up, 9 points gets us save I think
  10. It to far to travel on a Saturday never mind a mid week, great result for us, 3 clean sheets in 4 games, 2 goals player of the month for me, been back to his best since turn of the year
  11. How much was the Astro say it was £250k the loss of £150k isn’t that bad, you should make money off the Astro next year
  12. We pumped you first game and the second game we should of had two penalty’s and the ref gave you a free kick that wasn’t one which you scored from. We’ve been the better team both games, miles better the first game tho
  13. Great 3 point against a decent outfit, again I couldn’t see us getting beat, we really are a solid unit now, we still need more of a threat at the other end, we’re in ok form but really need 4-5 wins to be safe from drop, I know it ifs and buts but if we beat a 9 men stenny and the ref hadn’t robbed us against Stranraer we could be sitting 5 points better off with games in hand, the squad is back now and we have the luxury of having quality on the bench must be about getting safe as quickly as possible now
  14. You’ve only beat us once, we pumped you first game you pumped us second and the other 2 there hasn’t been much in it either way
  15. Didn’t you have your most successful 7 years when you had a hybrid of part time and full time, I personally think the football on show doesn’t get any better when I watched a lot of full time teams last year, I thought the fitness was better and they wher better organised ( that coulda been down to Dodds) but a club like yours should be able to attract the best part time players and use the money saved to bring in better full time players, it’s a no brainier
  16. A lot of gloom around airdrie, thought apart from the first 20 mins you completely dominated the game. A welcome 3 points, some heroic defending and good goalkeeping for us but airdrie well worth a draw or all 3 point
  17. He has a point citydiehard, u got that one wrong
  18. After watching the highlights I can’t see where mcglynn sees that you should have been more up at half time, also the highlights of the second half shows that for most of the ball tgat raith had we had by far the better chances, also duggans penalty shout is much more of a shout than I thought, I do think he thew himself at Sinclair but I’ve seen them given, I think we are a much better team now than the start of the season and I’m hoping wE can have a really strong end to the season , positive is we have Robertson both tapping brothers and Mcgeever to come back
  19. Great performance today toshney and hill immense , as was both full backs, that was a defensive master class from toshney, I think we deserved the win , raith ran out of ideas, we were very dangerous on the break all afternoon
  20. I thought he was terrible, worse than layne, but we’re all entitled to our opinions
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