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  1. 59 minutes ago, Ro Sham Bo said:

    Zanatta had been rubbish for weeks up to and including that game.

    The fact his penalty squirmed under the keeper makes no difference to that.

    It was mind boggling that McGlynn thought he was our best option to bring on when Berra got injured on Saturday.

    Ethan Ross has been rubbish for weeks as well, apart from his strike at ICT. Are you going to turn on him too or is Zanatta just the east option? Just because a player has been struggling for form doesn’t always mean they don’t want to be here or that they have a bad attitude.

  2. 22 minutes ago, WSDR 88 said:


    I picked up on this as well, which isn’t surprising, as the 3 at the back for me doesn’t work when Dick is feart of getting forward.

    For me, 4231 XI would be (in the current climate of injuries etc):

    JMac
    RT Lang Berra Mosunda
    Williamson Stanton
    Connelly Ross Zanatta
    Gullan

    I don’t think Liam Dick’s problem is with getting forward, I think it’s more that he can’t defend.

    I’d go with…

    Macdonald

    Tumilty Lang Berra Dick

    Matthews Stanton

    Ross Gullan Zanatta

    Varian

    I don’t think Gullan is the type of player to play up top on his own, sitting as a 10 is prob his best position. Although I don’t rate Varian, in the absence of another striker, he’s probably the best we have for that role.

  3. I think the gaffer got it wrong yesterday with the formation. We had 3 or 5 at the back, no width, which meant there wasn’t really an attacking out ball. Especially when Arbroath were set up to be tight with everyone behind the ball.

    That kind of set up is fine when we are away to ICT or Killie when we are probably going to be happy with a point but it’s nowhere near what’s required when we are at home in a game we need to win.

    Get the wingers back, get the tempo raised and I think we will be fine. 

  4. On 12/01/2022 at 11:16, Lichtie78 said:

    Be great if both clubs followed Partick & Killie’s lead in asking for the restrictions to be loosened in time for Saturdays game

    Wait… Partick Thistle have released a public statement on something they aren’t happy about?… definitely not like them…

  5. 1 hour ago, Double Jack D said:

    The non closure of Pratt Street before games is a very dangerous joke. The club are definitely aware as I used to mention to them every time I went and had to pre purchase a match ticket. 

    There are several near misses every single home game. We can only hope that a real incident never happens as it could be very nasty. I would love to see the Police Scotland Risk assessment for not intervening and closing the road like they do at full time.

    Probably written by the same person who deems it safe to park two large land rovers on the ramp leading into the stand when Gordon Brown visits. 

  6. 11 minutes ago, Surely No said:

    Apologies. Still would have expected something from the Rovers on our way forward though.

    There already has been plenty from the club in terms of replacing their youth system. They took over the old Real Fife squads a season or so ago and brought them into the Raith Rovers Community umbrella. We now have teams ranging from young kids right up to teenagers. I hate to use the ‘pathway’ word but that’s exactly what it is. 

  7. 9 hours ago, Hank Scorpio said:

    Varian is just about as good as you’re going to get at unsettling defenders, being physical and a nuisance. He’s miles better than Ugwu was. It’s a shame he can’t seem to stick it in the net. 

    I don’t buy into this at all. If he was as good as you’re going to get at unsettling defenders then there would be some end product, either scoring himself or creating goals for his team mates. He’s doing neither.

    He looks a decent prospect and it wouldn’t surprise me if in a few years he’s playing at a decent level. At this moment in time though he’s not the man to lead the line for us. 

  8. 1 hour ago, Roath Raver said:

    Re uploaded with the correct subs (the graphics get altered from the Hamilton game and must have missed that one). Genuinely didn’t have any more chances on the notes, they must have not stood out to me, although I will be honest and say sometimes the odd thing may get missed as they can be put together and checked fairly quickly so they go out for midnight (hopefully not too often). There was a cross from Stanton that just missed everyone about 50mins in. Maybe looked like at shot at the time. Can’t see a Tumilty shot on the rrfc updates either, there was a Zanatta chance where the goalie passed it to him but ended up with a tame shot.

    Jeez… just goes to show what having a few drinks before the game does to my memory of the supposed chances I remembered!

    On the Varian thing, we have had far worse strikers who’ve managed to score more goals than him. He does work his arse off but doesn’t quite have what it takes yet!

  9. 17 minutes ago, stevoraith said:

    I’d be happy for Gullan to sign for us but I wouldn’t be disappointed if he didn’t.

    On the other hand, I would be disappointed if he signed for another championship team.
    That’s where I am with him- good player, he’s got enough about him to cause championship defences a problem, but he’s not a prolific goal scorer or a stand-out at this level.

    That’s pretty much where I am with him as well. I think if we had a prolific striker in the squad I’d be happy to sign him but he’s not what we need at the moment. 

  10. 20 minutes ago, KDY Gajy said:

    It’s absolutely ludicrous 500 people are even allowed in Stark’s Park for the game during current circumstances. I caught covid after attending the away match to QOS because members of Fife’s Finest don’t know how to wear a mask. These  numpty covid spreaders can’t be trusted.  

    I’m gonna love this guy!

  11. I think this whole thing is going to end up being a master stroke by the club. Everyone knows we need a prolific striker but they’ve lined up someone who’s not prolific and are worried that the fans might moan. They start a rumour about wanting to sign Goodwillie, everyone goes crazy. They then announce the non prolific striker and everyone is over the moon that it wasn’t Goodwillie!

  12. 7 hours ago, San Starko Rover said:

    See the Goodwillie rumour doing the rounds again, gets brought up every time a team is looking for a goal scorer. Won’t happen.  Absolutely no doubt he’d do a job for any club in this league and probably a few in the division above but he’ll finish his career at Clyde. The lad has far too much baggage and while some fans will justify signing him by the fact he’s never been found guilty in a criminal court (Civil is a bit different) most don’t want him near their club as it sends out the wrong message to supporters.  As mentioned there’s a reason no club has signed him from Clyde. 
     

    Goodwillie also has a good thing going on at Clyde, the fans have accepted him and dealt with his baggage, he’s on a good salary and playing League 1 football he gets abused by a few dozen fans at Home games a a few hundred at away games.  At 32 with his baggage he’d get a far rougher time from crowds higher up the divisions and that would include his own teams fans to begin with. As long as Clyde continue to meet his wages he’ll play on until he retires. 

    Probably the best description I’ve read on his situation tbf. 

  13. 23 minutes ago, parsforlife said:

    If we postpone games now, and in a month we still can’t have proper crowds we’ve lost f**k all.

    If in a month we can play games we’ve lost significant revenue and achieved nothing but  piss off fans. 
     

    Why we’ve chosen the later option I’ve no idea.

    That’s not entirely true though, you’ve got your season ticket holders cash in the bank already. You’re just losing out on the pay at the gate fans. A fair number of those will buy the stream. You’re also not having to pay for stewarding, catering etc etc. I think the biggest loss will be lack of atmosphere. 
     

    All that said, I can see where you’re coming from though. I’m not completely against your point of view, I just think we would give ourselves a far bigger headache having to shoehorn a load more games into a smaller window. Especially for big guns like us who are still in two cup competitions as well 😜

  14. 4 minutes ago, parsforlife said:

    We’d agree to move the game,  we were one of the sensible clubs who could see the idiocy of playing on with severely limited crowds.

    But yet you were happy to play a full season last year with nobody in the ground?

    The issue of postponing is a lottery. Who’s to say things will have died down after a break? Will you then end up having to play a congested run of games still with no fans? No one knows. There’s no right answer.

  15. There’s absolutely no chance we will sign Goodwillie but I’d certainly ‘accept’ it if it happened.

    A player like him might be the difference between us flirting with the playoffs and actually gaining promotion. The club being successful is more important than any moral obligation. Even our club captain was in court for assault a few years ago. I get that his offence was far more socially acceptable however. 

    I agree with what someone posted earlier, Goodwillie will be with Clyde forever I think!

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