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3 hours ago, Hank Scorpio said:

What’s the thinking behind the face mask being incredibly Rangers-y blue rather than a standard navy? Dundee have a really nice, understated one which is just navy blue and the badge on the side. I need to wear a mask all day, every day at work and would’ve loved to have a Rovers branded one but the colour is just bad.

Said that when I got mine a few weeks ago. However, better with than without.

It's a bit like the Christmas jumper. You feel obligated to wear it despite being a bit in your face🥴

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44 minutes ago, basher brash said:

Just listened to a East fife podcast with bobby linn he states he hates the Rovers infact he hates the whole club and loves scoring against us don’t understand where the hatred comes from

Maybe we didn't put the bin on the kerbside for him. 

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1 hour ago, basher brash said:

Just listened to a East fife podcast with bobby linn he states he hates the Rovers infact he hates the whole club and loves scoring against us don’t understand where the hatred comes from

Well a good chance the pleb won't be scoring against us next season 😀

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1 hour ago, Scottydog said:

Hope the wee bin collecting shite has even more reason to hate us by next May.

Mair like  "has bin" rather than "wee bin"?🤨

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2 hours ago, basher brash said:

Just listened to a East fife podcast with bobby linn he states he hates the Rovers infact he hates the whole club and loves scoring against us don’t understand where the hatred comes from

Probably something to do with the fact he was rumoured to be signing for us on more than one occasion, but his dream move never quite materialised. 

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Ghana way tae fook

 

Seriously though, I'll be pleased to hear about any incomings whoever they are once this damn arbitration is dusted this week

Edited by SirJimmyofNic

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56 minutes ago, Specky Ginger said:

Probably something to do with the fact he was rumoured to be signing for us on more than one occasion, but his dream move never quite materialised. 

He did say that  he met with John Mcglynn and Paul Hartley when Alloa manager , ironically his best 11 he’s played with had 6 ex Rovers players in his line up

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Simmons was capable of having some excellent games. Problem with players like that is that they can become passengers if it isn't working out for them. Some players can get by with their work rate even if it isn't their day, Simmons just isn't one of those guys. That's not to say he was lazy, he was just seemed to be one of those players that was either brilliant or anonymous. Scored some vital goals though.

Was always surprised at how much he was hated by Dunfermline. Did some fans not go around with weird cut out masks of his face when he played for Alloa? 

 

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Not sure about the masks but there was a section of our support who spent more time abusing him than focusing on what was actually happening on the pitch.

The kenny era saw a particular distinct disconnect between fans and players and he was far from the only one who fans were fed up of.  Kenny had lost the dressing room and it was clearly on show. 

The exact details of that era are complex but IMO Simmons did lack desire at times which obviously made him a target.   The reason that hatred continued so long and as magnified as it was could be due to the timing of it.  Of that squad he had been around long enough for fans to have made up their mind on him but not long enough for him to have be given some slack due to being part of more positive times.   He was also one of the few(if any I’m struggling to think of others) that stick around in scottish football for much after.    There was a group of players kenny brought over from Ireland that ended up returning.  A group that were getting close to retirement and some young  players that largely drifted out of the game,  some stayed at the club under McIntyre and were able to rebuild reputations.   Simmons was in the position of being unpopular, not in a position to improve that and still playing at our level so couldn’t be forgotten.

 

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1 hour ago, Enigma said:

 


Accran’t reveal my sources!

 

Never thought you'd get a chance to use that one, huh?

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11 hours ago, michaeljohnstone said:

Frank Conner and steakngravy about anywhere? Really getting concerned emoji45.png

Frank's been awfy busy gettin' the door these past few months.😉

Steakngravy? Nae idea. Maybe coming out of his shell soon?🥴

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