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Jilted John

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  1. 3 minutes ago, keyser_soze said:

    This is all speculation from a small bookie who probably have a few hundred quid liability if he gets the job, it was their tweet that started all this, brings the knicker wetters out in force.


    FWIW I'd rather he stays but Dundee would have to pay a fee if he does leave.

    It was confirmed by Matt Elder, formerly of this parish, in the Scotsman too. He’s fairly reliable so wouldn’t completely discount its credibility. 

  2. 10 minutes ago, Been going too long said:

    Surely hear today or tomorrow about who is staying and going? If players want to leave no worries but we need to put rovers first not them

    Possibly but I think contracts expire at the end of next week. I know Spencer has until then to decide whether he wants to trigger an extension. The likelihood is that we will wait until the deals have expired before announcing it.

  3. 8 hours ago, expatowner said:

    Sim still owns 49% of the football club and 100% of the ground.  

    I’m not sure if I’ve got this wrong but didn’t the new consortium buy out 51% of the shares? So say that Sim then owns 49% of the club would mean that he owned 100% of all shares beforehand which can’t be right. His remaining shareholding in the club won’t be much.

  4. 3 minutes ago, roverthemoon said:

    Except that’s not how it works. The supporters director is there to represent ordinary fans not just those wealthy or privileged enough to find themselves on the board. We had a fans rep in the past even though we had diehard Rovers like Turnbull Hutton, Mario Caria etc in the boardroom.

    Sim sidelined and undermined the position. If the new owners were genuine about getting back to being a ‘community club’ then I’d have thought putting the democratically elected supporters director in the board would be a logical first step.

    I don’t disagree with any of that however I always found it a bit pointless when the elected board member chose to sit in the directors box at games rather than with the ordinary unprivileged fans they were supposed to be representing. You don’t gauge fan opinion unless you’re in with them.

    K107 mentioned that there would be a ‘sub’ board, or something to that effect, that would house the fans rep along with others.

  5. There was a massive need for a fan presence on the board at the time of reclaim the rovers. The Glasgow mob were so far removed from the fans of the club that it became a huge issue.

    We currently have Kilgour, Smart and Macdonald on the board, all three are life long fans and live locally. I don’t see the elected rep as being as much of a necessity any more.  

  6. 14 minutes ago, CALDERON said:

    He hardly played under Smith, but the times he did he was miles above anything Barjonas showed.

    Did he really? Hendry played 4 games in league 1, two of them from the bench I’m sure whereas Barjonas played in the championship and scored two goals. His contribution was more than Hendry’s initial contribution. 

  7. Murray will be here next season, even if we lose the next two. The last thing we need now is even more upheaval. 

    Id be happy to part ways with Spencer, he was a pivotal player alongside Hendry but hasn’t really kicked on this season. Maybe Brown being a defensive midfielder hasn’t helped his game.

    Connolly is another that’s hardly broken a sweat in the last couple of months. I wonder if he’s decided it’s time to move on? He’s gone from one of our most pivotal players to being pretty much anonymous.

  8. 3 hours ago, Scary Bear said:

    The majority on here believe we’ll magically find better players every season. It’s a wonder we’re not in the Scottish Premiership by now, instead of slipping down the League placings.

    I don’t have a problem with that. While our goal is to reach the premier league, there’s nothing wrong with getting rid of players who aren’t good enough to get you there. The problem comes when the players we bring in are worse than the ones they replace.

    If the noises coming out of the club were that championship survival was our aim then Bene would have been more that fine for that. That’s on the club not the fans.

  9. 2 hours ago, foreverarover said:

    What all this "he's earned his money from elsewhere" what the fcuk does that actually mean?? 🤣🤣

    What it tends to mean is that the person writing it tends to be jealous of the local businessman’s success so rather than putting it down to hard work, they try to smear them with some nonsense to make themselves feel better.

  10. 18 minutes ago, Michael W said:

    * Heavy sigh*

    One of the big problems remains, then. 

    I’ve been told the original deal was for both the club and the stadium. Sim and Mackenzie’s valuations were poles apart so the deal fell through. They came back to the table, agreed to buy the club now and continue to discuss the stadium with a view to buying that eventually too.

  11. That’s a really strange comment for Murray to make. I’d imagine a lot of teams at our level, even ones with grass pitches,  will train on astro, particularly during the winter so I’m not too sure if it’ll be that. Airdrie also had a plastic pitch so it’s not something new to Murray.

    I noticed that when Mcgylnn joined Falkirk, he didn’t take the fitness/sport science guys with him. I wonder if he’s not happy with what they have been doing?

  12. 19 minutes ago, baillieinleeds said:

    He’s maybe realised he’s waaaay above his station……only kidding, we gave him the worst budget in the league, not much he could’ve done about it tbf. The money on offer got what we deserved. Not the managers fault, the last administration was an absolute clusterfuck. I used to love McGlynn, but he can f**k the f**k off. 

    There’s no way we have the lowest budget in the league. Also John Mcgylnn will have done more for the club and than Murray ever will and deserves more respect than a foolish comment like that. A budget is set by the board, not a manager. If the previous administration was given funds to spend then what’s he supposed to do? Say no can you just save it for next season to give my successor?

  13. 1 hour ago, Michael W said:

    We've had a prolonged unbeaten run containing a huge amount of draws - we aren't finishing 4th. Had we turned even two of them into wins, we would perhaps be having a different conversation about it. If we finish the season fairly solidly and don't get sacked into the relegation battle, I think we can call it a good season. 


    The law of averages would suggest that given our long unbeaten run, we will probably lose a few soon. Finishing 5th with a cup win and replicating last season would definitely be a successful season in my eyes given the transition.


    2 hours ago, lgb61 said:

    We were guff last night, Easton needs a shoeing for being such a blinkered selfish twat when he couldnae hit a coo's arse wi a cricket bat fae 2 feet.

    Can you just imagine if we went traditional 4-4-2 wi Akio and Isma up front, Akio doing all the running and Isma laying it off to him instead of Easton practicing for Stade de France

    Not sure if the comments about Easton were tongue in cheek? He had a bad night in front of goal but he’s a player we should be building a team around not looking to drop. He’s an absolute joy to watch at times.

  14. I think we played really well last night, the only issue came in the final third with a number of bad decisions and woeful shots.

    The elephant in the room for me is that we don’t seem to be any further forward with our striking options. Isma looks miles off it, Akio is a buzz bomb but without any real quality and to top it off, I’m hearing Gullan is out for the season. I’m not sure how far away Vaughan is but our front line certainly hasn’t been strengthened like it needed to be.

  15. 11 minutes ago, Ro Sham Bo said:

    I wonder where we'll be on the running order on sportscene tonight? Obviously Celtic will be the headline story of the night after that incredible 5-1 demolition of St Mirren but hopefully we might be up next. 

    I hope so. The days of me managing to stay awake past around 11pm on a Saturday night are long gone!

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