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  1. No idea how the game will go but I do know that I'm gutted about missing out on my annual pie run to the wonderful Francis bakers
  2. I doubt we'll see a better Cowden goal all season, and surely a contender for the Scottish Cup's goal of the season already there from Craig. Absolute screamer
  3. To be fair, in light of an awful situation for the lad, it made me chuckle.
  4. As a neutral at the game today, you started well and after half an hour there only looked like being one winner, as you had a fair few chances to deserve at least a two-goal lead if the end product matched the build-up. Gretna defended well, though, and got into it towards the end of the first half, and from then on in you were fighting for scraps, and rarely forced the home keeper into making a save. The hosts then had the better of the second half and after going one up, you could have easily been a few behind with a missed penalty, a free-kick just over the bar and a few testing balls across your box. At the start, and halfway through the second half, I'd have said a point would've probably been fair, but ultimately I think Gretna definitely edged it and, more importantly, in the second half looked like they wanted it more, which would be worrying for me if I was a Berwick fan.
  5. If Davie Cox committed that challenge, it'd be a straight red. On that still image, both of the lad's feet are off the ground and so he's lost control. As soon as two feet leave the ground when lunging into a challenge at speed, it's usually a straight red, no matter if the opposing player ends up with a shattered ankle or not.
  6. Greetings from Manchester. I'm the editor of FC United's programme and we feature a regular article of set questions with a fan-owned club member. I've had no response to a message I sent to the club so I was wondering if there's anyone on here, preferably somebody who has been involved since your club's rebirth, who'd be interested in sparing an hour to answer some questions about Gretna 2008? If you could send me a message on here or reply to this if interested then hopefully we can get something in one of our future programmes. Cheers
  7. Match fitness. If the season continues, as unaffected as possible over the coming weeks, it'll take at least a month or so before teams start getting into their rhythm after a more-than six-month lay-off, and all the malarky behind the scenes at most clubs. I think the only thing clubs and managers can ask for during these shite times is a bit of patience and understanding from fans that this season really is like no other. It's a strange time
  8. I don't mind the red sock combo, more unique than the popular blue-white-blue used by many clubs and which worked well last season. Reminds me of France in the 80s. The Blue Brazil looking like Tigana and Platini's France (and playing like Cowdenbeath!). And at least there's no black beneath the turnovery bit. A simple yet decent kit I reckon.
  9. I know it's not going to be high on the club's list of priorities at the moment, but with the last season ending early and the next one being a shortened one when it hopefully returns in mid-October.... will the team be wearing the same kit as last season? I hope so.
  10. Though we don't know if and when we'll be back watching football in what will be a unique season of 2020-21, with last season now consigned to history and while many other fans on here starting threads for an impending new campaign, I thought we might as well get in on the act and start a new thread for Cowdenbeath. I've seen a few players have moved on but was wondering what the score is squad-wise... who will be staying for a new season (whenever that might be), what's people's thoughts about what's gone on over the last few months, and what's the general consensus looking forward? Of all pre-seasons I've ever known, this is definitely the strangest and most challenging for everyone so it will be interesting to see how the next year or two pans out because I think football and some of the game's smaller clubs particularly, will be feeling the effects of this pandemic for a few years to come yet... Let's hope Cowden can survive in a healthy state and pull through what is sure to be a tough and worrying time for many clubs at the moment...
  11. Whilst most on here have probably seen these, I've just placed my order and can't wait to get into a much-needed distraction from all the current shite going on in the world, and game. Well done to Dave for getting these produced and hopefully they can help earn the club a few much-needed quid before we return to, er, the 'new normal'! And for those who haven't seen it yet but want to get some guaranteed good reading, here's the link for where to order...
  12. First time I've really written or said anything about this but I find it quite astounding that people are actually talking about resuming this season in some countries. The whataboutery going on in the game by some is truly mind-boggling. We all know football's an industry that attracts many not-rights but to think about playing games of football at this time is bleedin ridiculous. I follow FC United and our season was one of the first to be null and voided. We were second in the league and though out of the race for automatic promotion we had a great chance of success in the play-offs with a player who'd scored about 40 goals this season. He, and we, accepted the decision... seeing the bigger and more important picture. Though at the time I thought it was a bit premature and we might be able to resume in June or July to finish. But it's evident that this virus isn't going to disappear any time soon and talking about football in the future is just futile for now. The only option should be to end all seasons now and start again when the world in general has returned to some form of normality. I love football. I love going to the match. I love travelling and meeting new people. Christ, I make 12-hour round trips to watch Cowdenbeath because I have a crackin day out. Yet all football for the 2019-20 season should be null and void. Start again for 2020-21... if and when we can... and forget about this one. Start again where we were. No relegation, no promotion and teams who started in whatever league remain there when football is back, including European competitions. If a game is called off with about 65 minutes played, and the most pivotal part still to follow, it would be played again. The result wouldn't stand. The same should apply with the season. The footballing world needs to give its head a collective wobble. There's far more important things to be thinking about at the moment, like stopping the spread of this friggin virus, finding a cure and stopping people dying. Also helping people who are losing their jobs, of which I am one. What a selfish fookin society we live in if we're even arsed about football games being played again any time soon. In the meantime, stay safe, try and stay sane, and we will be back. Whenever that is, who knows. But we will be back doing what we love one day and this whataboutery in certain quarters needs to stop so we can all just concentrate on more important matters until we get back to enjoying football once again.
  13. Superb news once again! Only managed to get a few programmes from this last year but it's always one of the (many) highlights of a trip to Central Park. Well done to all involved, a true credit to the club.
  14. It's all a bit quiet on here, so what's your thoughts on this big decision to be made at the end of this week? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52214595
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