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  1. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Told first hand that this wasn't confidential info so here is where we stand at the moment... John Sim has put forward proposals to buy out the entire shareholding of the club owned by New Raith Rovers and put funding in that will clear the club's liabilities and has already committed funds to allow full time football this season. He has plans for the stadium regarding the artificial pitch and development/much needed maintenance of the ground. Mr Sim intends on making the club a self-sustaining community asset and has put forward ideas to bring younger board members in who have relevant skills and experience to freshen things up a bit. The Buchanan transfer wouldn't have gone through if it hadn't been for JS financing it. The general consensus was that things may be very, very bleak if these proposals aren't voted through. Relegation ensures that we'll be running at another substantial loss as we have been doing since the supporter-led buyout in 2005 which JS provided the essential funds for. The BoD are very content that he has the club at heart and has become even more of a supporter having been more involved in recent times. He was spoken of as a clever 'numbers' man. Terms will have to be ironed out but in our current circumstances Mr Sim's proposals appear to be the best way forward by far.
  2. First World Problems

    One less thing I can slag BMW drivers for though.
  3. First World Problems

    My driver side cornering light needs replacing. However will one successfully manoeuvre around corners without it?
  4. Cancer ,its feckin bawz

    This. Another massive comfort when my auld man passed was how well we got on. Don't think I could live with myself if I was holding on to some stupid argument for years and hadn't spoken to him or told him how much I appreciated everything he did for me before he passed.
  5. Petty Things That Get On Your Nerves...

    Agreed. I can't help but get the impression that these couples maybe feel like things aren't as good as before and have to revert back to how it was at the beginning to try and spice up there mundane relationship. Could be over-analysing things though.
  6. Cancer ,its feckin bawz

    I lost my Dad to cancer over four years ago. My Mum called me about 6am and told me that he had such a sore back that he was crying with the pain. (I'd seen my Dad in tears once at a funeral). Mum had called an ambulance and I arrived about the same time. The paramedics put him in a chair to take him out and the last thing I ever heard him say was something along the lines of, "Poor folk having to try and lift me!" He got quite heavily sedated when he arrived at the hospital and had a couple of tests done. Me and Mum were told that he'd be in about 3-4 days as it appeared to be pneumonia so we drove back along the road to get him a bag ready for his stay. About 30 minutes later we received a call asking us to go back along to the hospital. This was so they could tell us that he had cancer all over his body and was terminally ill. We were told that they could try and bring him around but that he'd have no quality of life and their recommendation was to leave him sedated and let him drift away peacefully. Basically, in the space of around four hours we went from not knowing anything was wrong to having to make a decision about letting my Dad live or die. He died around half six the same night. Weirdly, after all those years have passed I still get the initial urge to phone him to tell him about a good Rovers goal/game or good golf shots etc. Obviously the worst thing I ever dealt with but I took great comfort knowing that he didn't suffer the illness for months, sometimes years like some poor souls do. The cruel twist of fate being that I'm occassionaly asked to attend the side-room in which he passed away to fix bits and bobs. Cancer is indeed an absolute c**t of an illness.
  7. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Where did I state that I don't like change? Claude Anelka was 'change'. Did you like the way he moved us forward? I'd wait and see what the proposals are before mercilessly thrapping your wee twanger.
  8. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    I hope your positivity is proven to be correct but I have a bad feeling about this. Also, we might already be looking elsewhere for a team to watch every Saturday if it wasn't for the man who was "down the Bevvy park selling ice cream."
  9. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    At the risk of coming across as argumentative, on what basis are you so positive about John Sim coming in?
  10. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Regarding McHattie, It's not totally outwith the realms of possibility that Smith may work on his positional shortcomings and improve the player. He's still young after all, not some tired old player set in his ways. The assumption that the same players who were at the club last season when we were relegated won't be good enough doesn't really carry much clout as Smith may be able to set up a cohesive unit with decent tactics and they may have better teammates playing against worse opponents. Chances are that he won't completely demoralise them like thon big galoot Hughes. Usual pre-season concerns regarding the squad. We'll be fine.
  11. The get fit, stay fit thread

    Thanks. I'll have a look at them both.
  12. The get fit, stay fit thread

    Best app/s for recording and even helping with training? I mostly run, swim and cycle.
  13. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Penman in.
  14. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    We had Gary Locke at the helm last season. We know all about the perils of a budget spunked on ineffective players.
  15. Horrific club photos

    "Quick! Pout! It'll make your face look thinner."
  16. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Calm doon min!
  17. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Conveniently enough, I'm staying in Glasgow on the 16th September before flying to America the next day.
  18. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Old fashioned perhaps but I think that anyone who is happy to be known as a professional footballer should be confident of swinging in a decent cross with either foot.
  19. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    There's always that. Can't see him being on the £950 that folk have talked about, though stranger things have happened.
  20. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    I'm looking forward to those two up front but it'd just be like the Rovers for the two of them to be injured for the majority of the season. Buchanan must have been lured by the potential tilt at winning the league again rather than battling it out in the bottom half of the Championship. We already have the foundation for a title winning team but I thought we had more than enough last season to be nowhere near relegation.
  21. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    It's like the further down the leagues you go, the less intelligent the posters become. I can't wait until we've won the league in January.
  22. How can we stop Racism

    Impossible to avoid opening a link when it describes a womble speedboat incident.
  23. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    Please stop.
  24. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    virginton's open letter to Bobby Barr.
  25. The New Raith Rovers Thread

    East Fife won all their trophies when there was about three Scottish teams in existence though. Doesn't really count.