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  1. 37 minutes ago, JulioBairn said:

    I don’t think it’s just the 90%/10% comment, I think it’s the use of the phrase “it’s not fair”. What’s not fair is that  the group of people who are privileged to get the opportunity to run our club continually run it into the ground. It’s not fair that fans are then just expected to bail them out whether they can afford to or not. Tbh it’s not fair on the current board either as this is not their doing. I have no doubt the fans will play their part as we are emotionally invested but I think a message of “help…we’re fucked” would’ve seen more fans put their hand in their pocket than that divisive garbage. 

    Through the FSS there is an opportunity to become a member of the Board. It’s not just for the “privileged” few any more. The problem is either apathy or folk don’t want to put their head on the block when issues like this arise. The FSS have around 500 members, how many have applied for the Directors job?

    In saying that, the delivered message could and should not have been issued in a way that apportioned blame. As stated by someone else, the message was simple……………We have serious cash flow issues that we need to address immediately to enable us to meet our targeted budget for this season. Your help in any small way would be appreciated in allowing the club to remain financially stable during these difficult times. As always, our aim is for the club to increase fan ownership and allow the team to be fully focussed on winning the league. Please find attached ways you can help (links to FSS etc)

  2. 4 minutes ago, LatapyBairn. said:

    I actually quite like the brutal honesty of it, it certainly doesn’t offend me. There is no point in sugar coating things and to be honest I do agree the FSS numbers are pretty poor for a club our size, I’d like to think fans who can afford to do a bit more will. Do we want want to be a fan owned club or not? The model seems to be working well at other clubs of similar size so surely we can step up as a group and buy the shareholding that’s been made available to us, the idea that the club could sell of those unsold shares not to the fans but to another Mark Campbell type or even a Lex Miller type crook actually makes my blood run cold. 

    Don’t think this is why there is so much negative comment.
    It’s not the intended message folk are getting angry about, it’s the tone and way it was delivered.

  3. I have mixed views on the Airdrie game. I thought their new pitch was atrocious and definitely played into their hands, as they are obviously used to it. The "stickiness" of the pitch with the ball not rolling freely and the strange bounces, was just not natural.  Not to mention the injuries and having to finish with 10 men. Kelty was a disaster of McGlynns making, tinkering with the side.

    However, since then we have played really well with a fairly settled team. What has been pleasing is that we have almost totally dominated and controlled these matches, especially 1st half v the Pars and totally against Partick. 

    McCann at left back has been a stand out. We need to keep momentum going with a good win against Clyde. Continue playing like the last two games and there were will be few in our league who can live with us.   

  4. Think Yeats is currently our best option at right back. I think he is growing into that position and will get better as the season progresses.

    Williamson had one outstanding game in a team on the front foot, but has shown time and time again that he can’t tackle or defend well. Plus the fact he is made of “glass” doesn’t help. 


  5. Still early days, but todays game will possibly define the extent of our progression.

     We need a result to show that we can mix it with those who will be our main challengers. Pity we didn’t turn up against Kelty as I think we could have gone into todays game with slightly less pressure to keep in touch with those above us.

    Fingers and toes crossed for 3 pts. COYB!

  6. McGlynn certainly at fault for this one.  Trying to shoehorn Henderson into a settled team has been a disaster.

    Why change  ?

    I hope its a blip and he has learned for next week. If he picks the same team again, we are in for another see-saw season.

  7. 5 minutes ago, FFC 1876 said:

    Hetherington, purely because I don't want Henderson thrown in too soon especially with him just coming back from a hamstring injury.

    Henderson came on and played his bit on Saturday. If he wasn’t fit, I don’t think they would have included him in the squad. If he is there, he has to be first choice.

  8. 9 minutes ago, LatapyBairn. said:

    I’ll take your word for it, I’m no marketing expert but as previously suggested I’d also have presumed the analytics would point to social media as being frequented far more regularly as a source of information than official websites. 

    The problem is that the club wants you to go to the website, whether it’s to buy tickets, hospitality or merchandise. If you are going to put out info on the public domain, the least it should be is up to date and accurate. Just about every page has an issue …I couldn’t buy a ticket last week, matches missing, player profiles wrong, contact people wrong, 1876 club not updated since April. It’s a disaster which reflects badly on the club and our main sponsor.

  9. 1 hour ago, Back Post Misses said:

    It maybe for you but 100% the ONLY time I ever look at the website is looking at the fixtures and planning to attend games. All other club info I pick up from the various SM feeds. I concede and agree it should be accurate but I think you will find website traffic is SM driven. The analytics I would guess would confirm this. 

    It doesnt matter what you personally look at or if the analytics suggest otherwise or not. The website is the public face of the club and should be updated and accurate at all times. Full stop !

    It's been a mess for ages and its still a mess.

  10. 4 hours ago, Dawson Park Boy said:

    Sorry to be moaning after such a great weekend but surely someone within the club could update the website.

    Recent results have not been reflected on the Fixture list nor is the Dundee fixture even shown.

    We also don’t show our Team members despite having such a section available.

    This is very poor for a club our size and reflects badly on our sponsors, Crunchy Carrots.

    Please FFC.

    Its a fair comment. Quite a few issues with the website, both in terms of consistency and errors.

    I've always made the point that this is the public face of FFC and the first place people go for info on the club.  As an example look at Gary Olivers player profile. If the club want you to sponsor a player they should at least get the info right. Quite a few players dont have a profile up yet.  This is only one example of how we get it wrong. There are more !!!

  11. Was pleasing on the eye yesterday !  McCann was man of the match for me.  

    I posted some time ago that him and Morrison on the left hand side will pose problems for teams when we are going forwards. As indicated above, he has some leap for a wee man and gets stuck in. His problem (if it is a problem) is getting stuck up the park if and when the opposing team counter attacks fast.....but that's what the holding midfielder is for and a game reading CH, to cover for him. Had to love the fact at one point he went on a mazy and ended up at outside right. 

    Another thing is that we now have options up front on how McGlynn might want to play. Alegria to hold the ball up or Lawall/Burell to run at players. 

    With Henderson back we have cover for defence / midfield. 

    My only concern is right back...but I think Yeats is actually making that his own position. He is a cracking footballer and reads the game so well. Although Williamson had a blinder last time out at Westfield, I still think he can't tackle or defend properly.

    Lastly, a shout out for Pearse Carrol. Only a cameo appearance yesterday but he looks like a footballer..... great control, head up, picks a pass. I don't think he will be with us for long once he gets a few games under his belt. 

  12. 11 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:

    You said none of them should be near the club again. I assume you mean some of them then? 

     I think it’s fairly clear in my reply to you. “Some of the Board acted in a malicious manner”. I think that kind of implies “some” but “not all”.…….or at least I hope that is the case.


  13. 43 minutes ago, Duncan Freemason said:

    In my case, it was 100% malicious. The only upside was it exposed just how unprofessional and vile two of them could be. To then deploy their “frightener” in order to add a bit of legal waffle was just the cherry on the cake as he was even more incompetent than his employers.

    It won’t be forgotten any time soon.


  14. 40 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:

    Not sure I agree with that TBH.

    I was as critical as anyone but for me now it is really important we try and pull in the same direction from here. 

    The previous regime made huge mistakes IMO, don’t think any of it was malicious just poor decision making. Had it been I think I would agree with you. 

    I think it is time to move on and look forward IMO but ensure we learn from mistakes, which the new Board, will make too. 

    Absolutely not!
    Some of the previous Boards actions WERE malicious with respect to the CI and some other fans. They should be chased if they go anywhere near our club again.

  15. 9 minutes ago, HonestAl said:

    The horror of the 2018 pre-season is hard to forget as the optimism of the “Brentford Model” unfolded during the early weeks of the season. The flawed belief that Hartley knew what he was doing in signing a cache of previously unheard of players from the lower reaches of the English pyramid or Premier/Championship “B” teams has led to a ‘fool me once….’ attitude by many a fan.

    So, we are asked to have faith in an albeit respected manager (McGlynn) to fill an obvious need in the first team (attacking mid & striker) with a couple of (with all due respect) unknown young players from a similar source as the 2018 debacle.

    Forgive my scepticism but this could all go sadly wrong, especially with the likes of Nesbitt, McGuffie, Wilson, Malcolm, Ross etc still here.

    3 things - 1. I don’t think the likes of Wilson or Ross will get any game time once McGlynn has assembled his preferred squad. In fact, its more likely that they will be jettisoned. 2. Hartley signed the players without having a look at them. At least McGlynn has had them on trial before committing his budget in signing them and 3. You could say Wilson was looked at before signing, but that was by Sheerin and Holt who couldn’t pick a player if they tried. 

  16. 43 minutes ago, Rocco said:

    Why do some people keep saying play Mackie at LCB? We have just signed Donaldson and Henderson and not to mention Watson coming back from injury, as well as, the new Brad McKay. 

    Mackie would struggle to get a game against these guys so it’s directly between him and McCann for left back, which it looks like Mackie is winning

    Watson will still be some time away. Plus I'm not sure he is as good as what we now have.  Henderson can move into the middle. That leaves Donaldson, McKay and Mackie. Although McKay looks a new player, I think Mackie is better than him.

  17. 4 minutes ago, PedroMoutinho said:

    Imo McCann will not be at the club at the end of August.

    Still think he is our best attacking option up the left flank with Mackie in a left centre role.  A good example was the goal against Hibs from McCann’s cross …..and Mackies great covering tackle when McCann was caught out playing outside left.

  18. 11 hours ago, LatapyBairn. said:

    Surely in a BOD situation unanimous consensus can’t always happen but every director should agree to go with the majority vote on any particular decision. People in these positions should surely realise that. 

    You should watch the film "The Death of Stalin" and see what happens when a collective group try to make a decision.  Don't think Beria was too happy in the end !

  19. 10 minutes ago, LatapyBairn. said:

    Surely in a BOD situation unanimous consensus can’t always happen but every director should agree to go with the majority vote on any particular decision. People in these positions should surely realise that. 

    That’s assuming the disagreement was on a policy direction. There are more reasons for resigning than just that.

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