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4 hours ago, Broken Algorithms said:

If you speak to anyone connected with Raith Rovers and ask them about how committed the manager is they'll tell you he's second to none. He's not always going to get out right but it's ridiculous to suggest a man who was chief scout for Celtic hasn't learned from signing Mendy when we bring in someone who you're unfamiliar with. He'll have watched videos, connected with other coaches, watched the players train and then watched them either in friendlies or bounce games before making a decision.

Totally agree in Mcglynn we trust, he won’t always be right but mostly he is 

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27 minutes ago, TxRover said:

Agree on Jack Smith, if he gets a run of healthy play, we’ll look like we let a good player go, but we tried.

Armott, I suspect, is hostage to team needs and Ross Matthews toe. Get Ross back and I suspect we’ll do a short-term loan of Arnott, regardless, I’d expect the Rovers to announce a contract with Arnott before December, given JMcG pronouncements. A loan for Arnott would likely be sought at League One level, much like could happen with Mitchell if they decide they have enough forwards.

I work beside jack smith’s gran, he was always injured and will probably benefit from only part time training, as his body couldn’t cope well with it. I doubt he will be in full time professional football again tbh, I don’t get the moaning about bringing in varian and loaning out Mahady, as others have said he plays for a bigger club, capped internationally and is further on in his development. Mahady / Coulson need game time and think manager has done the right thing . No point them sitting on our bench as they don’t look ready for the championship just yet

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16 minutes ago, Been going too long said:

I work beside jack smith’s gran, he was always injured and will probably benefit from only part time training, as his body couldn’t cope well with it. I doubt he will be in full time professional football again tbh, I don’t get the moaning about bringing in varian and loaning out Mahady, as others have said he plays for a bigger club, capped internationally and is further on in his development. Mahady / Coulson need game time and think manager has done the right thing . No point them sitting on our bench as they don’t look ready for the championship just yet

That’s the problem with being competitive without a reserve squad, we have little ability to offer decent game opportunities to young players we want to develop…and that’s our best path to affordable talent and possible transfer/training fees if they move up, a la Bowie (and Tait?).

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I'd heard we were the main commentary tonight on Radio Scotland but can't see it on their schedule. 

Edit: scrap that, it is there. Sportsound on from 7pm.

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10 minutes ago, TxRover said:

That’s the problem with being competitive without a reserve squad, we have little ability to offer decent game opportunities to young players we want to develop…and that’s our best path to affordable talent and possible transfer/training fees if they move up, a la Bowie (and Tait?).

Your right and if we can’t run a reserve team then loaning them out is the next best option, I’m not 💯 sure but rumours fife elite is folding so we may be entering a team into the under 20’s league ( have heard east fife and pars are) so if lad is 18 there is a bit of room for development before they get into team. 

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13 minutes ago, Been going too long said:

Your right and if we can’t run a reserve team then loaning them out is the next best option, I’m not 💯 sure but rumours fife elite is folding so we may be entering a team into the under 20’s league ( have heard east fife and pars are) so if lad is 18 there is a bit of room for development before they get into team. 

Our new owners want to have our own Youth academy, I'd imagine fife elite will be binned soon enough. 

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3 hours ago, Broken Algorithms said:

Hesgoal sometimes still manage to offer an alternative stream. Not that I'd condone using it...

I've watched it several times. 

However, probably best to make sure that your anti-virus stuff is tiptop before switching it on. 

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2 minutes ago, Broken Algorithms said:

Nothing on hesgoal so it looks like the radio. Utter shambles from Livingston on this one. I'm eternally grateful we've got RaithTV.

What about the Sky sports app. That’s what I use if I can’t get to the game. 

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9 minutes ago, Beachbum said:

I was on Sportsound for a short spell earlier but that RaithTV effort is so much more enjoyable.

Really glad they made the effort that Livi didn't.

The pisser is if Livi had told RaithTV they could sell a video or audio stream, they could have got 62.5% of the revenue, literally for free. It boggles the mind that they didn’t do something knowing RaithTV could easily broadcast, and that revenues would have to be split. Hell, even if they gave RaithA 50/50 split in exchange for broadcasting via RaithTV they’d be pounds ahead!

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9 hours ago, Scottydog said:

Exactly!
To add to that list of unheard of’s :

Marvin Andrews, Tony Rougier, Paquito and to a degree Nisbet. Then there’s the loan signings who were either totally unknown or barely heard of like: Hendry, Gullan, Russell, Goodwillie and Ethan Ross.

The simple facts of life are that Rovers are not a big club and survive to a large extent living on scraps. The mark of a good housekeeper/cook is putting good food on the table while hampered with a constricted budget.  That’s John McGlynns job to try to bring in a squad on a lower budget than perhaps 4 or more of the other teams in our league. By my reckoning there were as many as 7 teams with bigger budgets than us last season and yet we finished above 5 of them.  
After doing so well last season, this season we perhaps have a bigger budget and more pulling power for bringing in better players, hopefully we see the fruits of that over the season, that is not a license to spend at will.
John McGlynn has been fortunate in having Nisbet, Hendry and to some extent Bowie but he brought in Macca, Tumilty, Musonda, Tait, Ross, Kennedy,  Gullan, Anderson and McLean, by the law of averages he won’t get it right every time so all we can hope for is his being right most of the time. This absolutely goes for our new signings, last season Musonda was a great signing and lo he’s still here! Manny and Gozie were decent but not such successes and….they’re both away.  Trust in McGlynn.

7 teams with a bigger budget than us last season?I,d be surprised if there were 5 teams that finished below us that had a bigger budget than us

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