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Jilted John

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  1. I don’t think it’ll be Matthews that will go. If anything, he will be the captain. When Murray talks about hard working players, no one in that team works harder than Rossco.

    It wouldn’t surprise me to see Zanatta go. Potentially someone might want to buy Ethan Ross but I doubt Murray would want to lose a player of his ability.

  2. 12 minutes ago, RaithRyan said:

    Off topic a little but just wanted to say a huge thanks to Stevie McDonald and the club for coming along to present trophy’s for my teams football presentation last night. 
     

    Stevie brought new boy Dylan Easton along to award the trophy’s and all of the kids were buzzing - they even kindly donated a signed shirt for our fundraising needs. 
     

    These are the wee things that the kids will remember and helps us to rebuild that community feel - especially after what went on earlier in the year. 
     

    The young generation are potentially the future of our club moving forward and a great way to get youngsters on side. Half the team are season ticket holders and were absolutely elated last night. 
     

    After all the kickings we’ve taken for a bit after the saga - just wanted to say thank you and appreciate them giving up their Friday night to pop along. 

    Just to add to that, I also saw the post online about the Raith U14’s winning a cup. A side featuring Kieron Bowie’s twin younger brothers. It’s so pleasing to see the community side of things starting to shine through again!

  3. If you look at last season’s squad, apart from the youngsters we had three first team players, BRS, Keatings and McKay all loaned out that were deemed surplus to requirements. We also had Musonda who struggled to get a place in the team and was shoe horned into whatever position was available just to try and give him game time.

    If our new squad doesn’t allow for these kind of surplus numbers of obvious first team players then we still won’t be in a bad place. 

  4. 23 minutes ago, Michael W said:

    Where's this article about trimming the squad?

    https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/sport/football/new-raith-rovers-boss-murray-set-to-trim-squad-size-3724657?fbclid=IwAR1irdVuMS-7cWWmY45Yhe0l0PaYeL136XKAlNkzkjEN-u7Vu4erdNGssUY&fs=e&s=cl
     

    When you see the number of players we had on the books (29) there’s no wonder we need to reduce that. I wouldn’t panic at that headline, it doesn’t mean we are in trouble.

  5. 15 hours ago, Chrisrush1471 said:

    We'll never get a right back as good as Tumilty without gambling on released youth players I don't think.  Not the most exciting suggestion, but got Jason Naismith got released by Killie and would definitely do a job

    I remember thinking we would never get another Craig Wilson or another Jason Thomson, now it’s another Tumilty. These guys can all be replaced. 

  6. 11 hours ago, South Stand Dynamo said:

    James Maxwell? Had a good season on loan at Ayr from Rangers and now a free agent.

     

    He seemed to have a bit of a chip on his shoulder with us in the game at Starks. Scored two goals and made a point of giving the South Stand the ‘Get it up ye’ celebration both times.

  7. 3 minutes ago, pub car king said:

    We now have zanatta, connolly, Ross, Easton, stanton, matthews, arnott and spencer

     That's 8 players who can fit in the middle/out wide or as an attacking midfielder 9 if you play gullan deep.

    I don't think there will be a stronger attacking midfield in the league. 

     

    I think we have had the best midfield in the league for the past two seasons now. We just need someone up top!

  8. The article is a hard one to read, we have been praised in the past for our treatment of injured players, or more the fact that we have paid for operations etc.

    I can see why Mcglynn wanted him to train full time. We had just scrapped the hybrid model so he wasn’t going to want ‘anomalies’ otherwise he wouldn’t have changed the model in the first place.

    On the other hand it makes our due diligence look almost non existent. Surely there was a discussion had in the signing process about training expectations. As a few people have mentioned, it now casts a bit of doubt over our ‘bad luck’ in the long term injury department. 
     

    I definitely think this new fresh start was needed, all things considered.

  9. 13 minutes ago, grumswall said:

    So is the hub just going to be a glorified portacabin? 

    I won't be buying a season ticket while Goodwillie is on the pay roll. I'm not saying I won't attend any games at all, but with the way everything is going I can find better uses for £280/300 than contributing to his wage right now. 

    Whether you buy one just now or wait until he’s been paid off, you’d still be contributing to his wages. Whether we like it or not, we all are!

  10. 8 minutes ago, RAITHROVERS84 said:

    It’s mad…

    I’m a huge McGlynn fan and imo for good reason. At times he’s had us playing the best football in 20 years and deserves the respect from all true RR fans for that.

    However the interviews from the new gaffer and the first signing of Dylan has me excited.

    Maybe a change was needed after all? We’ll see but well done the BOD for what looks like some exciting attempts at us trying to kick on.

    The summer signings will be key but it’s fairly obvious the new gaffer has a pied piper effect with players who know him.

    Pretty much exactly how I see it too. Mcglynn laid solid foundations. We just need someone to come in and add a freshness to it. So far so good for IM

  11. I don’t really want Murray. He’s got Airdrie in and around the playoffs but hasn’t been able to go that one step further. Most people who wanted Mcglynn gone were critical that he had perhaps taken us as far as he could. I don’t see what Murray has done that would make people think he could have us punching above our weight when he couldn’t do the same at Airdrie?

  12. 6 minutes ago, CallumPar said:


    If you’re appointing one of those 2, I’d genuinely be happy for us to take your second option. Not the time for ‘pride’ and saying that we can’t be taking someone who isn’t good enough for you.

    Obviously I’d be all for us trying to outbid you, but Raith in the championship is a much more attractive job than Dunfermline in League One.

    TBH I wouldn’t look at it like that. Both are more than good enough for us, but you can only pick one!

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