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  1. Clyde v Berwick

    Yeah, I would normally agree about getting a settled side and formation, but like you say it never happens. And in this match it is more important to find something that we can take into the last 2 crucial games which are much more winnable. Fair comment to say that we should play the team that is likely to start the Albion game to get a smidge of consistency, but then again.... also important to protect anyone with a niggling injury or anyone (Barr for instance) who is 1 booking from a suspension. To be honest, I expect absolutely nowt on Saturday, so just a decent performance and a bit of fight would be encouraging. As for Forbes, the SFA disciplinary list doesn't show him suspended at all. Not even last week. (But I suppose we know how diligent that shower are).
  2. Now, THAT'S positive! Good on yer DB.
  3. Clyde v Berwick

    Clyde are in great form, still have a shout for top spot and will be further geed up by their appeal being dismissed at Jurassic Park HQ. There are some bookies offering 22-1 against a Berwick win, so Johnny Harvey really has a free hand this Saturday to experiment with any formation changes he thinks might work. In a way (because everyone expects a thrashing) it is a chance for Johnny and the team to show that the Peterhead game wasn't a fluke. Hope See and Brydon aren't risked for more than 20 minutes and Orru gets some game time too. Desperately hoping that Edinburgh City rouse themselves out of their slump at Albion, as heading into next week 5 points down rather than 2 is a bit of a difference.
  4. Well there you go. Club statement released (doubtless someone will post a link). Agree with the words and the sentiments. SPFL and SFA appeals committee have got this wrong, but not a lot more we could have done, or can do now.
  5. Good luck. Hope you make lots of dosh.
  6. I agree. I think it is outrageous and I hope our Board made appropriate angry noises. Though given the judgement, and Clyde's statement, I imagine there was no official avenue to complain within the rules. Wouldn't surprise me if we were told it was nowt to do with us. (Would be nice to know if we did try to protest though)
  7. Fair enough. On Saturday though, I thought he was the only player on our side who looked like he should be playing at this level.
  8. Selective reading. Did you miss this bit? Or do you miss everything that isn't dripping with bile? "To continue to watch utterly abject displays as we've seen in the last 3 games and still not make a backroom change is the most valid criticism of them all. If we were losing by the odd goal, if we were hitting crossbars or coming up against inspired keepers, if we were on top for a while in these defeats, then you could excuse the Board for sticking with their man and hoping our luck will change. But it isn't like that." Simply saying that the Board are wrong now, but made an appointment and understandably backed their man in January.
  9. I still don't really buy that the current board - and John in particular - are under ambitious. I think they are pragmatic when it comes to finances as the truth is that without a wealthy backer we can't afford the Handlings and the McAllisters and plenty of others that make our rivals tick. (No reason at all though why we can't compete with Beath/Stirling/QP/Annan) The appointment of Harvey wasn't met with incredulous criticism. A few concerns about his experience, yes, but the major disquiet only grew with hindsight. I thought he would be a great gaffer and I also understand that there were very few applicants. Never did I expect we would be in this position just like I never expected Colin Cameron to spend his latter months leaning impassively on the dugout, or that John Coughlin could regularly put out a team with a really piss poor defence. However, the fan criticism that has developed since Christmas is absolutely valid. Harvey's tenure has been disastrous and his squad of players, despite many many changes, is the worst we've ever had. To continue to watch utterly abject displays as we've seen in the last 3 games and still not make a backroom change is the most valid criticism of them all. If we were losing by the odd goal, if we were hitting crossbars or coming up against inspired keepers, if we were on top for a while in these defeats, then you could excuse the Board for sticking with their man and hoping our luck will change. But it isn't like that. We continue to get deservedly thrashed and it is actually very possible that we will not get another SPFL point - ever. In terms of quality, we are miles behind everyone else now. Seems to me that the Board will be hurting as much as anyone, and are putting their faith in a return to fitness of a talismanic Ousy See. People want them to gamble - and if anyone experienced can be coaxed down to Shielfield for the last few weeks then they should do it. But the gamble was actually made when Harvey was appointed and failed to sign anyone any good in January. So, a bit of sympathy for the Board from me, but at the end of the season they are just as accountable as the Manager.
  10. Clyde v Berwick

    Everyone else does.
  11. Start at a low point, have a failed Boardroom coup, cut the budget, replace the manager, appoint a rookie, ditch experienced players, sign some kids from lower leagues, plod on during worst run of results ever. Bloody negative fans. Got so much to answer for. As DP says, this is the ultimate car crash of a season. But hey, it ain't over yet.
  12. No great shock, but still a decision that's full of holes. Onwards and downwards.
  13. Since the start of December I've seen 2 draws and the following defeats as I've stood in the Ducket on Saturday afternoons, all supportive and hopeful at 3pm. 0-5, 0-3, 1-2, 0-3, 1-2, 0-2, 0-3. Interspersed I was relieved to miss the 0-4 and 0-6 defeats at Annan, and the 1-7 at QP. Please will people stop telling me not to be negative as it may adversely affect the team. Perhaps the team could sort itself out so as not to adversely affect the fans.
  14. Being successful at a lower level is all well and good - better than being unsuccessful at a lower level. When he was appointed I saw an enthusiastic young man who had won things lower down and - in the absence of a rush of more experienced applications - I was happy enough with his appointment. But right now, it comes down to his team and his selections. Where was Brydon? (does anyone know?) Instead we get yet another penalty given against serial offender Bob Wilson - he gives penalties away because he isn't quick enough in feet or thought. And who would have picked Rose, or kept him on? He is offside all the time because he is playing way above his level of competence. And with Brown as sub, who would have picked Hume? He gets waltzed around in the box because he just isn't good enough. Hope I'm wrong but I don't see how this team under Johnny Harvey can pick up another point this season. I hoped I'd be wrong yesterday, but once again we didn't even come close. And it's the not even coming close that really dejects the fans.
  15. Just watched this again. I love the fact that he is angry and passionate and positive and honest. I appreciate that he works his tits off and really really cares. But it all counts for nothing if the team is mince and gets hammered every week. Fans will not cheer and be all chipper and gung-ho if we let in comedy goals every week and fail miserably at the other end. That's how it works.
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