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  1. Agreed , but as mentioned above because of our shareholding structure we get no investment , we have to build a team working on a break even basis. That being said, not so long ago, 2019/20 we were beating Dundee Utd, Hearts, Raith Rovers by running the club on a break even basis. I hear the arguments about DY haven run the course. That is a debatable point for which I hear the plus and negative views. What is not debatable , IMO, is Crawford is no upgrade!
  2. Couldn't agree more. Absolutely dreading some of our away trips….
  3. I never liked McGlynn but hugely respected him- but I am an EF supporter! Raith were a basket case post Hughes when he took over them in league 1. We were beating them often and he has improved them significantly. He gets them promoted, next season they get to the championship play- offs and this year he just misses out despite horrendous injuries! He has the ability to get good loan signings and they play attractive football. Now clearly some fans have problems re the DGW situation, others believe the responsibility lies with the Board. All i can say he is a good manager,and if you get the chance to sign him grab it. He is clearly better than anything you have had of late- but he will need the time to make the changes and will Falkirk fans give him the time?
  4. Said it before, Board can only spend what they have, which is surplus income from the operations of the club. Our Shareholder Owner is not interested and wont give funds for investment in players! - hence no real optimism that we will get out of League 2 for some time.
  5. Agreed. First time in years did not even look for the result on a Saturday afternoon.!
  6. Plastic pitch equals unfair advantage to the home team , unless you are EF and Falkirk .But really the top of the pyramid. , ie Premier League should only allow grass pitches.
  7. Thought Arbroath were magnificent in the first half and should of gone in 2 nil at half time. Kilmarnock dominated the second half but coming back from 2 nil would of been difficult. All ifs and buts but in the second half you could of done with Nouble and /or Dowds to of held the ball up. But unbelievable season for you guys. Somehow you need to pick yourself up for the play- offs. O’Brien best player on the park by a mile.
  8. Apologies mate, I didn’t realise you were a Dunfermline fan. I get the lack of quality argument.
  9. Well you know how to sort that. Don't pay the £20 -indeed nobody is forcing you to come to games. Just stay at hame, sign up to sky and watch the good old soulless premiership where the league is between 2 teams in both countries! I have been to Arbroath twice this year and the atmosphere is tremendous, the humour and friendliness of the fans is refreshing, and the football is blood and thunder, and sometimes quality not great, but always exciting. Something, remarkable may happen at Gayfield, and if the result goes the right way for Arbroath, on Friday, every TV company in the Uk will be on the story for the following week ….I will enjoy saying I witnessed that. But thats me….
  10. Really think harsh to be over critical of the board.Their hands are tied! We have a majority shareholder, who has no interest in the club. He will therefore put no fresh investment in and would be happy to sell. However I have heard he wants an unreasonable sum of money for his shares.So the club is in no mans land! So our directors have to run the club on a break even basis and have no flexibility for investment. We therefore have the smallest budget in the league, In reality we have been punching above our weight for years- although I do admit mistakes have been made by the Board! Yesterday was 2 really poor teams. When Tonks came on for them he looked like a giant!. Only a 2-3 years ago, he was the young raw boy surrounded by a fit Smith, Agnew, watson, Meggatt, Davidson , Dunnsy etc. Yesterday, we looked like midgets , against a really poor Falkirk team who were stronger.How far we have fallen in such a short period of time! i fear until our shareholder issue is resolved, we are doomed to league 2 for many years to come! Depressing really, but don't think our Board can be overly blamed here!
  11. Any DD from former players ( and indeed some current) on him would not be good- just saying! He would fail proper DD.
  12. Couldn't agree more. The job he has done at the Raith has been immense. I remember when we used to beat Raith in league 1 , we are heading to league 2 and failure to Raith is to miss out on the play- offs in the championship! Clearly Goodwillie was a fiasco but really the BOD imo are more to blame. If that results in him not being the manager of Raith, grab your luck. Raith wont be the same team for the better, without him at the helm
  13. Wow, huge amount of players and coaches pass through your club and don't stay too long.! Didn't know Stevie Crawford was a coach for you guys. Wished you had kept him longer!
  14. No we are hopeless, truly hopeless. We have the worst team in the league and the worst stadium in the league and fear we have many years in the wilderness in league 2- we have no chance in hell of survival and the supporter apathy around the club is frightening !- we will lose rather than you win. Think some of this apathy may resonate with Falkirk fans albeit you are a bigger club. Interestingly, speaking to the players at EF we do not have the worst pitch in the league. That honour lies with Falkirk( due to age!) . That is some badge of honour considering our pitch , Alloa and even Dumbarton! I did notice Watson out for 9 months re training accident, that boy from Hull not allowed back as surface hindering his back(?), and Dowds after 6 months on the grass injury free at Arbroath is injured once back at Falkirk. Is your pitch contributing to injuries? How much does it cost to replace the surface and I imagine this will have a serious dent in your player budget next season. Not that it matters to us EF supporters as we are in the mighty league 2 next year.
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