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  1. Arbroath vs East Fife

    You wouldn't, would you? Must have been the only fan in the ground not to have a whinge about the officials.
  2. The East Fife Thread

    Red Dot for managing to achieve the "What a Load of Absolute Bollocks" award for this season!!! Stevie got the job in April 2009 and resigned October 2010, he had to steady a sinking ship, which is what we were after the departure of Dave Baikie, Wullie Grey, his money and subsequently all our high profile players, who proved they were only there for the pay packet!!! We skirted with relegation for the majority of that season as Stevie Crawford had to do the job with basically both hands tied behind his back, no money to replace the superstars who had left and having to battle with a team made up of young boys and some loan signings built around the likes of Jonny Smart, Bobby Linn and Div Muir. At no time during this was Crawford subject to any vilification or abuse, we all knew what sort of pressure he was under and this pressure was obviously having an effect on the guy this and this alone was what saw him resign his position, but what endeared him to the support was his desire to keep us in the Division, he didn't desert a sinking ship he still stayed on to help bail us out and he did just that!!! He played possibly his best game for us in the final league game of his first season as manager, away to Arbroath, where his inspired performance gave us a 2-2 draw (goals from Linn and Muir putting us 2-1 up at one stage) and left the field, knackered to a standing ovation after giving his all and ensuring we left Gayfield with the point that kept us one point ahead of Arbroath who got relegated instead!!! He resigned as Manager in October of the following season when again we were rooted in the relegation zone for the same reasons as the previous season but as I've said before he didn't just say "f**k this", he stayed as a player and coach under John Robertson until January 2011 when he was pinched in the transfer window by Cowdenbeath and the desire to be reunited with his mentor Jimmy Nicholl and mate Colin Cameron to form a "Dream Team" (wonder what happened with that???) That is the reason he left and no amount of revisionism by you will change that!!! This Escalated quickly!! To be fair nothing KK said was unfair on Crawford, he was at the time a bad manager, all be it in very bad conditions surrounding the club (there were worse years than his that followed) but i always thought the same as KK, SC didnt just throw the towel in, he stayed and tried to help the team, says a lot about his commitment to the club, which as a fan i appreciated, and is why i am glad to see him get some short tem success just now with dunfermline. That being said the 'AFTN gestapo' you describe i think were probably about 30% real fans frustrated a the way the club was going at the time, and around 70% wind up merchants, the internet is a crazy place for keyboard gangsters. I do remember the old AFTN message board being criticised by players for being to harsh, but if you look at any fans message board after a bad result you would find similar. What a Load of Absolute Bollocks
  3. Fife verus Warriors

    Football games last for 90 minutes. East Fife didn't give up and deserved the draw. Considering the injuries and changes to the team over the last few weeks, no one can complain that we didn't play to our best, rather we should commend them. Not forgetting the weather conditions.
  4. The East Fife Thread

    It is your inventions that are flawed KK, Crawford was hounded out of the managers job by a certain section of fans. It is still happening at games now. Even with the relative success the team has had this season, if a result is not positive, booing often results.
  5. The East Fife Thread

    It's every supporters right to argue against anyone criticising his team! Rights are not only for those who criticise the team. Be man enough to accept criticism guys, just like the managers and players who have to accept your criticism.
  6. The East Fife Thread

    You like the last word eh?
  7. The East Fife Thread

    Touched a nerve there eh? Truth hurts sometimes.
  8. The East Fife Thread

    Is that you justifying you slagging him off when he was manager? I remember he had us playing attractive football, but due to results not always going our way, he left because of the AFTN Gestapo who always knew what was best? They had no vision for the future, while Stevie Crawford did. I don't blame him for leaving and it is good to see him getting some success at the Pars. Also, quite pleased to see that AFTN hasn't survived, just like the Gestapo didn't either. PS: Apologies KK if you weren't one of those that slagged him off back in the day.
  9. The East Fife Thread

    Don't think so Doug. Maybe the top clubs, but not many of the lower league clubs do that.
  10. The East Fife Thread

    Communication like that to the fans is also communication to the opposition. Also, as the injuries happened on Saturday, then playing again on Tuesday it doesn't exactly come up as a priority 'to do' task, I would imagine?
  11. The Tractor Massive vs The Young Team

    Obviously one of the culprits.
  12. The East Fife Thread

    Ryan is an excellent shot stopper, but his main weakness along with (if we are honest) lots of other goalies and defenders, is at corners and similar set pieces. I think he will be ok and will do a good job for you.
  13. East Fife v Arbroath

    Maybe should put this thread on to the back-burner?
  14. East Fife v Arbroath

    I suppose, it just needs someone to light the fuse and that's what happens!
  15. East Fife v Arbroath

    However, my mate is saying it has been blown up out of all proportion!