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  1. Nothing much else to do at the moment, and with the announcement today of the League Cup group stages being drawn, what better time to draw a line under last season and start a thread for the new campaign. Whilst the new strain of Covid is an obvious worry after the last two seasons and with the new strain threatening further disruption, hopefully we can all be back at the game sooner rather than later and it feel so good standing on that Central Park terrace once again, soaking up the rain of sunny Fife, along with a few drinks in Jimmies, and in good company of some good friends. Let's hope there's some good recruitment over the coming months and onwards and upwards Cowden....
  2. So we're less than forty minutes off the last game of the season, and whilst being delighted this match is a complete dead rubber, I'm even happier that this season will finally be finished for Cowdenbeath. Well done to everyone involved at the club, including the players and coaching staff [who I have admittedly criticised] for managing to avoid that dreaded last spot, [and thanks to Brechin for once again being absolute gash once again], and I can't wait to hopefully return for a few games new season with Cowden, thankfully, still in the league. Finally, and most importantly, the effort that has gone on behind the scenes must also be applauded during what has been the most unprecedented of seasons, and often seemed a thankless task. Stay safe folks, have a great summer, let's hope Scotland can beat England in the Euros, and hopefully see you all again next season in better times
  3. A complete overhaul needed at Cowden. No leadership on the pitch - aside from Craig Barr, who has no competition in the Player of the Season nominations - and no direction or different ideas from the sidelines. I only started watching the team a few months before that miraculous relegation escape against Cove, and the side that survived that season is far more superior to this, which I suppose is saying something after such a shite season that time around. As I see it, the board is in a near no-lose situation now. Say goodbye to the manager and the majority of players, and bring a new man in with new ideas and a completely new team. If it continues like it has then I fear Cowden will drop out of the league in the next couple of years. If the board seeks change, maybe there might be a better chance of maintaining that long-held league status for a little bit longer. All effort must be made to help Cowdenbeath FC preserve its league status over the next couple of years. And if complete change offers the best hope of providing that then it must be taken sooner rather than later.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. To be fair, in light of an awful situation for the lad, it made me chuckle.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
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