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Need more bait than that pal.

 

I genuinely wasn't fishing. I was just curious as I've never really looked out for him in our previous games.

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I genuinely wasn't fishing. I was just curious as I've never really looked out for him in our previous games.

Solid left back and hardly missed a game for us. Got my vote for PoTY. Edited by Scary Bear

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This. A Saturday evening Fife derby would be fantastic. 

 

My liver simply would not cope with that.

 

Bring it on.

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My liver simply would not cope with that.

 

Bring it on.

An extra 135 minutes to scrap with you c***s, tip your cars and mug your grannies. Fuckin let's 'av it. 

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My liver simply would not cope with that.

Bring it on.

Would be great for the local economy, so much money handed over to the good landlords.

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Message to SMPAR you are all chickenshits and we never see you lot. Come to the Elizabethan b4 the match for a PARTY

 

13:00 on the day of the first Fife Derby at EEP. Be there you big poo head. 

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I actually really enjoyed the Hibs 5.15 kick off a few weeks ago and the atmosphere was tremendous. Probably helped that some of the crowd had been able to have a few sherry's beforehand. However there's no doubt it impacts on the crowd and your infrequent fan faced with the choice of spending £18-£20 on just a ticket or watching for free on the TV will almost certainly choose the later.

 

It's all about giving fans and clubs ample notice. From what I can see the lower Scottish leagues are the only ones who suffer this way. Games being moved in the Premiership and in England are announced well beforehand giving everyone a chance to make arrangements.

 

There's no way any club's Player of the Year awards should be having to get moved in April because matches have been changed purely for TV. But then we all know the SPFL don't care.

 

As we know he keeps an eye on this forum I would be very keen to hear what Eric Drysdale's feeling are about this. I am in no way suggestion he was involved in the decision but as he is our Chief Executive and a member of the SPFL Board I think we would all be grateful for some clarification as to why this match was chosen and what power the SPFL Board, and our board as well, have when a request for a match to be moved for TV is given.

 

On a final note...a 5.15 Fife derby match would be brilliant. Fans aren't going to miss it cause of how big it is (especially after not having a league match for some years) and the local pubs etc would make a hefty sum. Just give us more than 16 days notice...

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An extra 135 minutes to scrap with you c***s, tip your cars and mug your grannies. Fuckin let's 'av it.

why the f**k I'd this needed?????

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I can't make the Falkirk game now as i've already made plans for the evening. I'm sure I won't be the only one.

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I actually really enjoyed the Hibs 5.15 kick off a few weeks ago and the atmosphere was tremendous. Probably helped that some of the crowd had been able to have a few sherry's beforehand. However there's no doubt it impacts on the crowd and your infrequent fan faced with the choice of spending £18-£20 on just a ticket or watching for free on the TV will almost certainly choose the later.

 

It's all about giving fans and clubs ample notice. From what I can see the lower Scottish leagues are the only ones who suffer this way. Games being moved in the Premiership and in England are announced well beforehand giving everyone a chance to make arrangements.

 

There's no way any club's Player of the Year awards should be having to get moved in April because matches have been changed purely for TV. But then we all know the SPFL don't care.

 

As we know he keeps an eye on this forum I would be very keen to hear what Eric Drysdale's feeling are about this. I am in no way suggestion he was involved in the decision but as he is our Chief Executive and a member of the SPFL Board I think we would all be grateful for some clarification as to why this match was chosen and what power the SPFL Board, and our board as well, have when a request for a match to be moved for TV is given.

 

On a final note...a 5.15 Fife derby match would be brilliant. Fans aren't going to miss it cause of how big it is (especially after not having a league match for some years) and the local pubs etc would make a hefty sum. Just give us more than 16 days notice...

Believe me, I'm as upset about this as you are, not least because of the impact on the attendance, hospitality and POTY, but also because of the impact on all supporters of BOTH clubs. When we have a succession of 3 dislocated games in a row, because of TV, the situation does become all the more annoying. However... the clubs voted in 2013 to accept this MG Alba TV deal and the contracts do allow the companies free choice of fixtures. UEFA rules and other broadcasters rights restrict available slots for Alba (which only starts broadcasting at 4pm daily) and to be fair to Alba, the late announcement is down to them being at the end of the food chain after BT Sport and Sky choose fixtures, dates & timings.

 

I guess it kinda goes with the territory as Rovers (and Falkirk I suppose) are 'box office' for Alba. Imagine how it would be if we supported a leading EPL club, say. We'd rarely have a Saturday 3pm kick off.

 

The POTY committee is meeting this evening and revised arrangements will be announced ASAP. The club will also respond by way of an announcement, probably tomorrow or Monday. 

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To smpar we are always there from 1100. Does your ma not let you out till 1300 then WE ARE THE RAITH

 

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POTY info.

 

Despite the match versus Falkirk on the 23rd April now moved at the request of BBC Alba to a 5.15pm kick off, we are pleased to confirm that the Player of the Year Awards evening will still go ahead.

With just over two weeks to go, the POTY Committee met tonight to reassess the original plans and have come up with amendments which they are confident will still make the event a huge success. Although the timeline has been compressed, all of the original features have been preserved and none of the hard work over the past few months will go to waste.

Given the match will now not finish until 7pm, we are now asking guests to please be at the Dean Park for an 8pm start. Acknowledging that this does not leave much time for those heading up from Stark’s Park, the following changes have been made:

  • For those who have tickets and wish to leave straight from Stark’s Park after the final whistle, a FREE coach service will be offered to shuttle our guests directly to the Dean Park. All you need to do is show your evening ticket at the bus pick up outside Stark’s Park to take advantage of this service. Further details on exact pick up point will be announced in due course.
  • The dress code is still smart casual, but of course Rovers tops will be welcomed!
  • The hotel have kindly agreed to provide a storage area for any bags etc for the evening
  • Finally, we have also come to an arrangement with the hotel that each guest will now receive a FREE drink on arrival to replace the intended starter.

With these changes, we are confident that the event will be back on track and we hope that those fans already committed  to going are assured of a great Rovers night to celebrate a terrific season!

Finally, the committee will be able to release a very limited batch of tickets for public sale early next week. If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please email Jen Ogg from the 200 Club at jenogg1 @sky.com and we will be able to confirm shortly if you’ve been successful.

Thanks for your support. The show must go on!

 

http://www.raithrovers.net/24405/player-of-the-year-awards-night.htm

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