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11 minutes ago, grumswall said:
16 minutes ago, Roath Raver said:
We travel to games on our own dime. The money we generate goes into the club, some of it comes back out to pay for new equipment but a lot of our stuff is also donated from our kind sponsors and supporters. Some volunteers may also rearrange work shifts to make sure we have appropriate cover. So the more people who subscribe, in a sense, the more money goes into the club.

Iv said it before and I'll say it again, everyone involved does a fantastic job and it is appreciated by all fans (I'd imagine)

I can't speak for the rest of the guys, but I am involved primarily because I love the Rovers. Been a supporter since I was 7 and wanted to give back to a club who has given me so many memories. You guys are luckily, when we get beat and I'm not at the game I have to watch it again multiple times! Not exactly how I wanted to spend a few hours on the last day of my holidays! Seems like the team posting the full post match interview has divided some opinion and willing to take any fair criticism on board.  Definitely wasn't put up as anything other than to let fans hear John's thoughts on the match. Personally, and this is completely my own opinion, it is interesting that some supporters would like us to not post or heavily edit post match interviews whereas others would like even more 'hard hitting' questions some weeks. 

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4 minutes ago, Roath Raver said:

I can't speak for the rest of the guys, but I am involved primarily because I love the Rovers. Been a supporter since I was 7 and wanted to give back to a club who has given me so many memories. You guys are luckily, when we get beat and I'm not at the game I have to watch it again multiple times! Not exactly how I wanted to spend a few hours on the last day of my holidays! Seems like the team posting the full post match interview has divided some opinion and willing to take any fair criticism on board.  Definitely wasn't put up as anything other than to let fans hear John's thoughts on the match. Personally, and this is completely my own opinion, it is interesting that some supporters would like us to not post or heavily edit post match interviews whereas others would like even more 'hard hitting' questions some weeks. 

Damned if you do, damned if you don't!! Can't win sometimes.

 

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IPersonally, and this is completely my own opinion, it is interesting that some supporters would like us to not post or heavily edit post match interviews whereas others would like even more 'hard hitting' questions some weeks. 

 

I think that’s part and parcel of running something for public consumption, you’ll never please everyone and it would be foolish to even try!

 

I certainly understand not wanting to edit every bit of negativity out, that would seriously dampen the entire point of the interviews. But on this occasion with emotions running high all it’s done is provoked a large debate with fans, put a bit more pressure on the manager and the video is being clipped and punted around Twitter etc for fans of other clubs to chuckle at. Not really sure what the merit in that is personally, and I doubt if the club had any oversight on these things it would’ve been allowed. It’s a PR own goal, even if the fault is ultimately with McGlynn himself for coming the c**t a little bit. A couple of five second edits of the ‘can you count’ bit and the part about the defenders could’ve just saved all the aggro.

 

But then others will see it differently. It was an interview, he said it, slap it up. I get that. But for me it’s a bit of a situation that would’ve been best avoided.

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2 minutes ago, Paco said:

 


I think that’s part and parcel of running something for public consumption, you’ll never please everyone and it would be foolish to even try!

I certainly understand not wanting to edit every bit of negativity out, that would seriously dampen the entire point of the interviews. But on this occasion with emotions running high all it’s done is provoked a large debate with fans, put a bit more pressure on the manager and the video is being clipped and punted around Twitter etc for fans of other clubs to chuckle at. Not really sure what the merit in that is personally, and I doubt if the club had any oversight on these things it would’ve been allowed. It’s a PR own goal, even if the fault is ultimately with McGlynn himself for coming the c**t a little bit. A couple of five second edits of the ‘can you count’ bit and the part about the defenders could’ve just saved all the aggro.

But then others will see it differently. It was an interview, he said if, slap it up. But for me it’s a bit of a situation that would’ve been best avoided.

 

Pretty much how I feel. Fans are discussing a managers conduct rather than the game, which can't be great for anyone. 

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11 minutes ago, CALDERON said:

Would have been wise to edit out the comment about the defence. Anyone watching that back would know it would generate a load of debate and in the end turn attention to the managers conduct, when that really doesn't need to be the case. 

That doesn't excuse Mcglynn, he should know better for sure, and not meant as a dig to the Raith Tv crew who do a load of work, but I can't believe nobody has stepped in and suggested a wee tweak to that. You can't put that kind of interview into the public domain and not expect some frenzied discussions. 

Wow.

Having just watched the interview, I reckon you'ld have to wipe out four of the six minutes in order to  save your manager looking as ignorant as he did. 

From his comment about a defender on just over the two minute mark, to asking if the interviewer could count, to how he reacted about big deals and getting excited, to continually looking away from the camera , to dissing the inquiry about injuries by saying "not gonna change", his whole demeanour was one of utter contempt for the interviewer.

That needs a lot more than a "wee tweak".

Our own TV volunteers had a similar problem with Paul Hartley. It not only shone through in interviews, but was highlighted when the volunteers made some extremely gleeful comments on social media after it was announced that he'd been sacked.   

If the volunteers don't have their work edited by a club official before publishing then they were right to put it out in full. If someone talked to me as if I were a piece of shit I'd want the world to know about it too. 

 

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Looking at this from another angle, I don't see why McGlynn should be able to act like a dick and then it's just edited out as if it didn't happen. 

It's unprofessional and is hopefully the last time we're discussing this. McGlynn being embarrassed about this and not doing it again would be a good outcome. 

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9 minutes ago, Bainsfordbairn said:

Wow.

Having just watched the interview, I reckon you'ld have to wipe out four of the six minutes in order to  save your manager looking as ignorant as he did. 

From his comment about a defender on just over the two minute mark, to asking if the interviewer could count, to how he reacted about big deals and getting excited, to continually looking away from the camera , to dissing the inquiry about injuries by saying "not gonna change", his whole demeanour was one of utter contempt for the interviewer.

That needs a lot more than a "wee tweak".

Our own TV volunteers had a similar problem with Paul Hartley. It not only shone through in interviews, but was highlighted when the volunteers made some extremely gleeful comments on social media after it was announced that he'd been sacked.   

If the volunteers don't have their work edited by a club official before publishing then they were right to put it out in full. If someone talked to me as if I were a piece of shit I'd want the world to know about it too. 

 

I get most of that, but volunteers are still producing content on behalf of the club, for the clubs official website. I personally don't think that video in its current state is in the best interest of the club. Probably backed up by the fact fans of other clubs are watching and commenting on it. 

Cut out the part about the defence and "can you count" and its just standard post defeat Mcglynn. 

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7 minutes ago, raith-radgie said:

McGlynn coming over as a complete cock socket there.

Davie should have told him to f**k off

Was there really an excuse to use that term?

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Your interviewer did a cracking job in that video, McGlynn being a complete tosser. Not quite a Billy Brown episode mind you

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I can't speak for the rest of the guys, but I am involved primarily because I love the Rovers. Been a supporter since I was 7 and wanted to give back to a club who has given me so many memories. You guys are luckily, when we get beat and I'm not at the game I have to watch it again multiple times! Not exactly how I wanted to spend a few hours on the last day of my holidays! Seems like the team posting the full post match interview has divided some opinion and willing to take any fair criticism on board.  Definitely wasn't put up as anything other than to let fans hear John's thoughts on the match. Personally, and this is completely my own opinion, it is interesting that some supporters would like us to not post or heavily edit post match interviews whereas others would like even more 'hard hitting' questions some weeks. 
There's a fine line to be walked with this sort of thing. Davie didn't ask anything controversial yesterday but has had an unexpected reaction. To ask harder questions could lead to further incidents like this which doesn't make the club or manager look good. It is frustrating at times to not hear the questions you want asked but it's the safe way to play it. Manager will happily come out every week and do these interviews and we don't (normally) end up with any animosity over the interviews.

I'd rather it was played safe and we got some information instead of none. You can correct me if I'm wrong, but the management aren't under any obligation to give these interviews? If that is the case it would be easy enough for them to refuse, even if it did look awful to us fans.

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McGlynn makes a tit of him self and some r saying don't post the interview in full ? 

So after someone was an utter dick to you, the guys at RaithTV should waste more time making him look good!? The interview would have been pointless if that was the case.

Manager is in the wrong here not the folks at RaithTV all credit to them and thanks for what you all do for us and the club we're lucky to have them!!!

McGlynn should be coming out and say sorry, if any player did it he would make them come out and apologise for having a reekin attitude. 

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McGlynn just comes across as angry and frustrated. Understandable really given it’s just after a game where we’ve thrown away the points.

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8 minutes ago, grumswall said:

You can correct me if I'm wrong, but the management aren't under any obligation to give these interviews? If that is the case it would be easy enough for them to refuse, even if it did look awful to us fans.

To be honest I don’t know the answer about them being obligated, maybe one of my other colleagues does, but I’ve been there when Managers of other clubs have decided not to do interviews for their ‘Club TV’ and, as you can tell from our output, John has always made the time to speak to us and let the fans know his reaction regardless of the result.

Edited by Roath Raver

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I've just watched the interview - jeezo, you lot are a sensitive bunch. It's nothing out of the ordinary. Aye, he's a bit curt with the 'Can you count?' comment, but I hear worse from James McPake on DeeTV on a weekly basis. There's no snideness intended, he's clearly just frustrated, which you'd want to see from your manager after a defeat, surely?

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I've just watched the interview - jeezo, you lot are a sensitive bunch. It's nothing out of the ordinary. Aye, he's a bit curt with the 'Can you count?' comment, but I hear worse from James McPake on DeeTV on a weekly basis. There's no snideness intended, he's clearly just frustrated, which you'd want to see from your manager after a defeat, surely?


I think the negative comments are to do with the interviewer being a volunteer.

Storm in a teacup. I’d expect McGlynn to say sorry when he sees the interviewer again.

I’d be more worried if he wasn’t raging after losing two late goals to lose the game.

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2 hours ago, JinglinGeordie said:

Not seen the interview.

David Hancock posted a photo of his car on the RaithTV Facebook page which had an ‘AYE’ sticker on it.

I like RaithTV but there’s absolutely no need to show off their political agendas.

Won’t be watching another video from them again.

Where do you even start with this? 

Regarding the interview; McGlynn lost his composure.

I admire Davie's professionalism up against the sheer contempt that McGlynn displayed. 

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