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I'd guess that must have been around 1991?
 
EDIT might have been earlier as from the angle i'm not sure if its the Railway stand or the Coo Shed on the right hand side.
Defo railway stand the painting is for sale but don't know if prints are available.

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I think its 1992 at a guess just before our premier league debut. 
the floodlights are the new smaller high powered ones we put in replacing the mixture of big and small ones we used on each pylon from the mid 1970’s. Could be wrong but I think I remember they upgraded the floodlights for playing in the Premier league.

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3 hours ago, Sanity check needed. said:

Saw this on the nutmeg twitter feedIMG_20200327_100812.jpeg

 

52 minutes ago, CALDERON said:

 

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Might be an optical illusion as the bit under the floodlight isn't complete. 

The person said that it was a work in progress to be fair. 

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2 hours ago, Specky Ginger said:

No one in the Links End brave enough to go within ten yards of the bogs at that end either. 

I did, fucking ruined a good pair of desert boots in the process.

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Loved the old ash & timber terracing. They ruined the home end when they concreted it, only putting about a dozen steps down and cutting the capacity (and atmosphere) there in half. Think it was 93 maybe for 1st season in SPL? 

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24 minutes ago, pantene proV said:

Loved the old ash & timber terracing. They ruined the home end when they concreted it, only putting about a dozen steps down and cutting the capacity (and atmosphere) there in half. Think it was 93 maybe for 1st season in SPL? 

I agree, but I think they had to do it because they had to create an access walkway to the railway stand. 

Back then you paid to get into the ground then paid a bit extra at the railway stand to get into it. 

I think the issue was that if the ground needed to be evacuated, everyone on the railway side had to walk (or run) round behind the respective goals as the ground could only be accessed from Pratt Street. 

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5 hours ago, Specky Ginger said:

That's definitely the railway stand as it has the concrete terracing beside it rather than the stoory railway sleepers. 

Although it was, in all honesty, a bit of a dump, there was something magical about walking up the steps once you were through the turnstiles and through the tunnel under the main stand, then after a win , walking through the tunnel in the dark. 

Yup deffo the railway stand. You can see the start of the fence which separates it from the terracing. 

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Just watched the video of the goals scored so far this season on the web site,some classic goals, there some of them even better than I remember. Great work from the film crew.

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Was it a rovers fan that created that scheme? As barely any team seems to be using it
Does seem a bit weird but let's just enjoy that our fans are stepping up to keep our club going (again)

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2 hours ago, foreverarover said:

That's a big boost completed to that £2k donation from the SPFL 🤣

Haud oan there!!

They have given us £2000....not £20,000?

If so scandalous, I know every little help, but..

We'd take that much in Pie and Bovril sales on a "good" day.

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11 hours ago, Rovers1992/1993 said:


Was it a rovers fan that created that scheme? As barely any team seems to be using it

Hey guys, yeah it was me that set it up, project to keep me busy while I'm sat around doing f*ck all.

Only went live on Friday and Raith only club to promote it so far, seems to be going well considering it's had very little promotion and we'd already raised an enormous amount on JustGiving.

5 clubs are involved so far - ourselves, Clyde, Montrose, Stenhousemuir and Striling Albion. Will also be adding SWPL after Glasgow City got in touch and hopefully Highland and Lowland League teams. It's non-profit so all donations go to the respective clubs, minus the standard transaction fees.

Most clubs have been great in passing it on to other clubs to get involved, hopefully next week there's a lot more promoting it and raising funds, just as long as we stay top of the leaderboard! 😀

With regards to donating via JustGiving or the Raith Donate a Ticket page, it's entirely up to you. Either way the money is going to Raith!

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If only we could find the money buried beneath the goalposts...

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