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1 minute ago, da_no_1 said:

Not really desperation. Just find it funny that your best players turn to ratshit the moment they leave. Every. Single. Time.

We got a decent fee for Jacko and are redistributing it down the leagues. You should be grateful.

Except that's not what's happened. In the last 3 instances we've got M'Voto, Murray and Nisbet:

In Nisbet's case, the praise from Rovers fans has been fairly fulsome beyond a couple of brain donors on Twitter. I know I've given a pretty glowing review of the guy. The fact is that if he was doing that over more than a season he'd have probably bypassed the Pars altogether, but as he's only got the one good season under his belt it's a good match up for him - big year ahead. Does that again and he'll be activating another clause this time next year.

As for Murray, again plenty of balanced reviews of the guy, all pointing to his versatility across the back 4. The fact is that no one who's seen him over the last season was thinking someone would be desperate to pay money for the guy. He's probably championship standard right enough, but the point is that he's certainly not better than that standard. I'm pretty sure you could've filled the gaps in your team from free agents without splashing out a reasonable wedge on him. We're happy with the money, as much as he was good for us - he's not exactly indispensable at our level, let alone yours.

M'Voto, aye you got big licks out of signing 'our player of the year' - well, he was fucking shite all year. Can only imagine that the infirm of mind who vote on those things liked harking back to an age when centre backs could head the ball but had the close control of a cruise ship. He was worse than mince at times. A fact you guys surely cottoned onto.

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I don't really class being happy to receive a 40k fee for a decent League 1 defender, who has never proven himself at any level higher, as saying he turned to rat shit. 

He may very well go on to be very good for the Pars, fair play if he does, but Murray would be far from irreplaceable even before that fee. 

 

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Yeah some seemed to enjoy his no nonsense style of defending which quickly descended into just nonsense.

Il miss Murray he was a good player to have around and although signed as a centre half played most of his games solidly at left back. Like Renton I'm surprised we got cash for him but gladly take it.

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Bit of a lack of respect for Iain Davidson. How many games has he played for Raith, over how many years? 

You'd better hope he's not looking in...

 

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2 minutes ago, Angusfifer said:

Bit of a lack of respect for Iain Davidson. How many games has he played for Raith, over how many years? 

You'd better hope he's not looking in...

 

He's closing in on 450 games and if he signs again, will be 13? i think. I don't think he can start every game now, but he'd be good as cover and for the odd game here and there. He's not as bad as folk here make you believe.

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Just now, RRPT said:

He's closing in on 450 games. I don't think he can start every game now, but he'd be good as cover and for the odd game here and there. He's not as bad as folk here make you believe.

He saved you guys from a severe doing at Palmerston in the play-offs...

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Davidson signing on again part time. Can’t believe they are people shocked at this 

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f**k it, Davo's in with the bricks. Despite some high profile mistakes he probably had a better season overall than Benedictus last year.

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Find the chat about Davo embarrassing. Over 400 apps for the club and played at the highest level in Scotland.

On his game he’s the best centre half at the club as he showed away at QOTS.

Raith fans love hating a local boy, remember the same goats booing Stevie Tosh.

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If true very poor should be freeing up his wage. Poor attitude, a liability sick of seeing his awful punts to nobody.  His best years are way behind him.

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He's always been a McGlynn favourite so it's no surprise. Still a total waste of resources though, part time or not. 

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One for the older fans but has there ever been another player rack up the years of service and appearances that Davo has but still split opinion amongst the fans?

I wouldn’t like him to be first choice next year but he is still a solid defender on his day. He has plenty of experience. People go on about his attitude being shocking but we all agree that McGlynn is the ultimate professional. Do you think McGlynn would think so highly of him if his attitude was a problem?

He’s been a great servant to the club and has been a key player for 6 different managers and his only spell away was with a team a level above us. I think his best days are behind him but he’s been a good player for us. As far as experienced part time back up goes, I struggle to think of anyone better we could have got.

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One for the older fans but has there ever been another player rack up the years of service and appearances that Davo has but still split opinion amongst the fans?


Ronnie Coyle used to get battered by the supporters something awful.

Remember (as above) Stevie Tosh taking a lot of stick. Davo has his faults but professionalism isn’t one of them.

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1 hour ago, Raithie said:

On the official site we’re after a new match day announcer. I nominate Frank.

Surely he's no defected to Least End Park as well !!!!

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1 minute ago, Surely No said:

Surely he's no defected to Least End Park as well !!!!

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If he's away, maybe we can get Super Hans in, miss him.

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The amount of avoidable and pointless yellow cards he continues to pick up despite his age is very unprofessional. 

I have no doubt he trains well however, which is favourable to managers and particularly those on the McGlynn mould. 

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