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  1. Just going back a few posts and the comments aimed at players during the game/s from the manager. Some coaches are good coaches but awful managers. Many coaches can work with any age group, however some coaches are great at youth level but can't translate that to an age group that might be able to challenge their perspective of the game, and they crumble in that environment. And with the Cowden manager's previous record, and acriminous split from his last employees, it doesn't feel good to think that it was a misjudged appointment at the time - possibly out of desperation on both sides - and now Maurice, despite the handicaps of Cowden's current position (which incidentally has little to do with him where the club has ended up), it seems the 'boss' has been found out. Hopefully the team can get over the line this season and not finish in those bottom two positions, and reevaluate things in the summer. Because despite the man's intentions to play a youthful and hungry side at the start of the season, if he treats his players like we've previously heard then the Coos are doomed if he stays beyond the end of the year
  2. Plain and simple. A decent effort this...
  3. Hopefully I can jinx this now, but Cowden really don't look like scoring [judging from the limited updates on BBC]... which could be crucial in keeping this tie alive. In fact, seems only one team likely to get a third which would prove a killer. By the way, what's the script with away goals in these play-offs? Do they count?
  4. It might have taken a while, but definitely worth the wait this one. Great shirt...
  5. I could never warm to Bollan and always imagined it would be a nightmare playing for him. Especially if you had a bit of talent. But this fella, I like already. He's a thinker, not a shouter, and it's exactly what Cowden need after the last few years and with some of the talent available in the side. I'm confident he'll get the players raising their levels, playing to their strengths and getting that bit extra out of the squad that's been lacking. After a bleak couple of months, there's now some hope at least that things can and will get better. Good luck to yer man
  6. Hopefully that means you don't have to write the manager's notes any more after today, pal
  7. He should have stepped down before this latest shitstorm, which everyone could surely see coming. Do the decent thing, Bollan. And go now.
  8. Can I add another angle to the Bollan debate here. I love the Cowdenbeath programme and, for me, there's none better. But I've always noticed that the manager's notes usually take up less space than his picture and his communication with fans is virtually non-existent. Which makes me wonder, why, all of sudden, and for the first time I can remember - never mind this season - we are now treated to a page of Bollan's post-match comments after Saturday's defeat on the Cowden website. Though all I can say is there's no wonder there's not much communication with supporters, or via his programme notes when, after reading that, his coaching methods essentially seem to be 'must try harder'. There's only so many times you can tell player that, Gary, before they stop listening. And if you're reading this by any chance, then surely you've been in the game long enough to realise that. The one sensible thing he did say in that now rare glimpse into the world of Gary Bollan's post-match thoughts was that, with the team at his disposal, Cowden should be performing better. If they try harder. I think even the teacher in Kes could motivate a team with words better than that pal. Which leaves only one person culpable in my eyes. Will Bollan have the dignity to step down from his position without that payout of his contract, and allow somebody else who can possibly get something more out of this team come in without it bankrupting the club.... before it's too late? Or will he stubbornly hold on, with his only hope being that eventual pay-off for the last half-year of his contract, whilst Cowden go down the pan, as he watches on - devoid of ideas - from the sidelines? Over to you, Donald... [And please, if any Cowden fans think I'm talking out of term here.... feel free to shoot me down]
  9. I'll be heading up for Saturday's game and was wondering if we can pay at the gate yet, or is it online ticket sales only still?
  10. Are there any pictures yet of how the new Meadowbank is looking? I've tried searching for some, but to no avail, and would love to see what's happened to the old place
  11. I reckon something simple and effective like this would be decent - if not this season then next - and would be a good seller...
  12. Any news on an away kit this season or, with the fact no other club in League Two wears blue, are we not bothering this year and just hoping Cowden draw non-blue-shirt-wearing clubs in the cups?!
  13. Probably my last post on here for a while, though I'm hoping to get up for a game again once the season is finally under way. But what do you reckon? Three or four signings away from being a team capable of challenging for the play-offs, or the potential for another season looking over the shoulder and the worrying about the threat of relegation? I just hope fans can get back to enjoying the matchday experience once again, meeting up with old mates, doing what we've always done, for generations, no matter the weather, or result. And that a few more quality signings can be made to give Cowden fans a bit of optimism going into what will surely be another intriguing campaign. Mon the Coo
  14. And on that note, and with any interest in the Euros now over, maybe it's time to move on to the other page for the new season
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