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Frew Fan 2001

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  1. Absolutely no complaints, the team that was more organised and were the hungrier won, sadly.
  2. Couldn't make it up, we don't get a Lie/Frew derby for over 10 years then 2 in 3 days! If you want to avoid two progs we could always play it under lights at NWP?!😀
  3. I've always felt this is the toughest league of all in the West, albeit things have changed a bit since we last "graced" it, two more teams and only 3 relegation places looks like it gives a wee bit more breathing space? But the make up hasn't changed much, teams relegated from the Premiership who will look to bounce back immediately, those who feel aggrieved, unlucky, etc that they just missed out on promotion the previous year, then a few who will look to kick on after consolidating from their first season, etc at that level, and there's always those with a bit of momentum coming up from the league below. So I don't think it's a foregone conclusion that those who got relegated will bounce straight back, I'd like to think we'll be in the mix, we've kept the bulk of the team that so narrowly failed to stay up, but that ultimately counts for nothing if we don't produce the goods on the park, still haunted by losing the league to Talbot on goal difference then tailed off bottom and relegated the next season!
  4. (in my best Arnie voice!) we'll be back!
  5. Well done to the Bankies for finding some form, this still aint over yet! p.s. well done to you Sancho and all your Ladeside buddies for getting the points to see you guys safe.
  6. For those of us in the middle of it, not sure if fascinating is the word we'd use!!!!!!
  7. You could make the case for flinging everything at it and risking losing the point we had, if we survive with 30 then we were right, if 31 or 32 is the figure that would have kept us up, then we regret not gambling. Not as if we weren't creating chances, bit more composure by Rikki McIntosh when clean through and the keeper wouldn't have had a chance to make the save he did, although considering Rikki was basically playing on one leg by that time from the "treatment" he had got from Pollok defenders, probably did well even to get the shot away! Every team can probably say this but considering last night there were at least 3 or 4 in Frew jersey's who were carrying injuries going into the game, proud of every one of them, if we do go down at least we've not gone without a fight, we were everybody's favourites to be tailed off at the bottom (which as Sancho above says is where we were at Xmas!) so from that perspective even third bottom will have proved a lot wrong, but this aint over yet........
  8. Well 1 point is better than none, is 30 points enough, if I was a betting man I'd probably say no but at least we've got the points on the board. Over to you Ladeside, Roy & Troon!
  9. There's one that is definitely "hoping" they don't!
  10. We didn't help ourselves last night that's for sure! Although looking at your run in back to back v Talbot and still got Hurlford too, it aint over yet!
  11. As far as I can see the first date this game could have been played otherwise was Wednesday 8 May, that is unless Hurlford were happy to accept a Monday date, which i'm sure you wouldn't have protested you were playing 4 games in 8 days and no-one else was being made to do that?! My understanding is Renfrew offered the date, Kennie was consulted and Hurlford accepted it. It suits us as it means our season will end on April 24 and we won't be left idle for at least two weeks before we might get this game played, that might backfire on us but we'd rather be playing, given we've just gone the last 2 Saturdays without a scheduled game with the latest "postponement" of this fixture
  12. Dragging this back to the actual topic of games (that were) on the 23rd March. I believe following a discussion between Kennie, Renfrew (and thanks to our plastic pitch and especially devils candles!) & Hurlford , that Renfrew v Hurlford is now scheduled for Wednesday 10 April 7.30KO
  13. That was my feeling at the start of the season that 35 would be a reasonable target. My 32 points is based on Renfrew and Kilbirnie winning half their remaining games. As another poster said it will probably be lower, but wouldn't feel safe until I had at least 32 points. 30-32 Points aren't going to come easy for any of us, Rob Roy have 2 games (H v Peasy & A v Frew) that are must wins, their other 6 are tough H v Hurlford, Pollok, Beith and Talbot & A v Glens and Bankies Ladeside have H&A v Troon and A v Camby that look their best targets, H&A v Talbot & A v Hurlford less so Troon similarly will target their games with Ladeside together with H v Camby & Nock, their toughies look to be H v Glens & Talbot & A v Largs & Bankies Renfrew, we really need to beat Buffs & Rob Roy at home as H&A v Hurlford & A v Bankies & Lok are tough. The Troon/Kilbirnie "series" over next fortnight may clear picture a bit, if one team wins both, a win each or 2 draws leaves it muddied, but assuming (always hugely dangerous!) that the only points gained by any of us are in those "easier" games, Rob Roy potentially get relegated with 28 or we do with 26 if Roy win the huge game between us, or it could all come down to goal difference between us and Ladeside on 26 if Troon win both those games, any of us get a "coupon buster" win in one of those "toughies" and it might be enough to get over the line, bums are well squeaky already!
  14. A few weeks ago I thought 25 points would be enough to stay up, but Kilbirnie, Troon and ourselves have shown a bit of form and picked up unexpected points, so I think 30 is a more realistic figure to aim for now, Saturday a good example, having been humped 5-0 at Barrfields earlier in the season, most of us thought on Saturday "maybe sneak a point" at best, boys however were superb (especially coming back from 2-1 down!). Buffs game this Saturday is huge for us as realistically can't see us getting much from the home game with Hurlford (will be happy to be proved wrong, if Saturday showed anything it was the boys are up for the fight!!!), Rob Roy similarly big game for us before we finish with 3 tough away games at Hurlford, Clydebank & Pollok. Cambuslang and Petershill look doomed I think, so take your pick from any one of Kilbirnie, Troon, Rob Roy and ourselves, one of us is going down! Can we stay up, yes, will we do it a whole different question!
  15. Not saying we're out of trouble, but my god we've given ourselves a good chance! From being adrift at the bottom only a few short weeks ago to now be 5 points clear of 3rd bottom, I know some will say "teams have games in hand", true but I'd rather have the points on the board! Still need at least another 6 points I would say as looking at current totals would suggest 25 might be the magic number to keep you up? It's still any 3 from bottom 5 but we've given ourselves some breathing space!
  16. Cumnock, Rob Roy (and possibly even Meadow?) aren't quite out of danger yet, but realistically yes the bottom 5 are there for a reason, and it is any 3 from us 5 I think. No coincedence I don't think that 4 of the 5 are promoted teams, we all knew it would be an achievement to come 4th bottom, and we'd all snap your arm off for that right now! Kilbirnie are the odd ones out there so maybe their plight is more precarious, I'm sure a relegation fight wasn't in their plans? None of us can confidently predict we'll be OK, Frew are on a decent run just now unbeaten in 3 with two more HUGE games next up away at Petershill and Kilbirnie, after that we've got a run of games where any points we can pick up will be a bonus, others in the mire will feel similar. So who do I think will go down, haven't a clue, but I know who I hope doesn't!
  17. FT Renfrew 3 Cambuslang 2 Thought we were up against it when I saw Frew team, 7 players missing for various reasons, only 1 fit outfield sub but the 12 guys who did play did us proud, stormed into a 3-0 lead by the 50th minute, could/should have been at least twice that ahead by the time Lang pulled one back. Conceded a soft penalty (it was a penalty but needlessly given away!) and another direct from a free kick set up a nervy last ten minutes but we held on to record a welcome victory that takes us off not only off the bottom but out the bottom three! Scorers: Frew - McIntosh, Hardie, McKenna Lang - Gemmell (pen) didn't catch who scored free kick, sorry!
  18. Seeing as it is now 2019 here's my thoughts on an "interesting" 2018 for Renfrew 1. If you're doing this on the whole year then 7 or 8 out of 10, we got promotion to the big league when few (if any) outside of NWP would have put any money on it. If based on the 18/19 season to date obviously a lot lower, that said, like all 6 promoted clubs probably said too, we'll take 4th bottom come the end of the season and despite a pretty ropey first half of the campaign, yes we're bottom but only 1 point off that holy grail, So overall maybe 4 out of 10 for the season to date. 2. Ryan Borris is starting to come onto the game we'd hoped he'd bring to our midfield but I'd go for Rikki McIntosh, played a variety of roles middle to front, never let anyone down and chipped in with a few goals too. 3. Can't think of just one, too many players have had a field day against us so far! 4. Two spring to mind, both home against Irvine Meadow, first the 5-1 league win against them earlier this season but that gets shaded by the come back from the dead 4-2 win in May that sealed promotion. 5. Two alas spring to mind, the 4-0 loss to Johnstone in the Sectional Cup, no disrespect to Burgh they deserved the win but we simply didn't turn up! The other was the nightmare in Kirkcaldy a few weeks ago when we lost 2-0 to Thornton and finished with 9 men! 6. Got to last 32 so not too shabby but see Thornton result above! 7. A shade unlucky to lose to Beith in the West but see Johnstone result above!
  19. Looked like around 250 at Renfrew
  20. From his time at Renfrew, Sean is, on his day, a cracking player, capable of something that little bit different. Alas, for every game he'd boss he could have another two or three you'd never know he was playing and be subbed after an hour. He'll do a good job for someone if he still has that ability we saw in his time at the Frew.
  21. I see Renfrew and Cumnock have agreed to move their game at New Western Park on the Saturday to Friday night kick off 7.30, avoiding the Old Firm game. Hopefully rewarded with good weather and a chance for a few "neutrals" to get out the house to see some football!
  22. Well deserved Chris and Disco, sorry to see you go, welcome back at NWP anytime.
  23. Any chance of expanding on that, a few of us coming up this Saturday, hope we don't have to pack the flak jackets!
  24. Not going to come on here and say "wee wuz robbed", we weren't Talbot were the better team, end of! Question I want to ask Talbot fans is was 3-0 a fair margin? Couldn't argue you didn't deserve the lead, and we feared you were going to blow us away completely in the first 20 minutes. That said having gone a goal down I thought we came into the game, McKenna pulls it instead of smashing straight at Leishman and we're level. After half time I thought we started really well but we cut our own throats giving the ball away cheaply for the second goal. You can get away with that against lesser mortals, teams like Talbot will punish it more often than not. We continued to battle away but you kind of sensed that goal took a bit of the stuffing out us and the third goal was inevitable. What am I saying? Earlier in the season we would probably have lost by a cricket score (as we alas did last time we were at Beechwood!), Frew coloured glasses on I think we are genuinely improving, you haven't seen us for a while, do we compare favourably with those you have played this season?
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