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Sorry, but if you post your opinion publicly on social media then it’s fair game for it to be shared as an example of the utter relentless negativity of the Rovers support. The boy has put his name to it so it’s not as if he’s anything to hide.
Mind you, you didn’t have to travel over to Twitter to find Rover’s fans needlessly hating on the team. It’s all over the match thread. There has always been miserable c***s in our support but it appears to have reached absolute parody levels. Some folk seem to be actually willing the side to fail. 

It is however very cowardly to come on to a football forum and hide behind an alias whilst slagging off someone on twitter when he could easily have replied direct to him on Twitter.
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We're all entitled to our opinions whatever they are. I don't agree with what Ryan has put up there but he's still very much a Rovers fan and he's always been a decent guy when I've spoken to him. In all honesty, I've put up shite things on social media (often after a bevvy) and then at a later point realised it was shite. 

Conveniently enough, I can plug a wee bit I did here for my site. I'd love for folk to be more optimistic and obviously the start to the league won't have helped, but hopefully today will do somewhat to reassure fans that there's reasons to be optimistic about this Rovers team even if they don't reach the same heights as last season. 

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1 minute ago, Rovers1992/1993 said:


It is however very cowardly to come on to a football forum and hide behind an alias whilst slagging off someone on twitter when he could easily have replied direct to him on Twitter.

Perhaps he’s not actually on Twitter? Or doesn’t like confrontation? At the end of the day, does it matter?  I’m more bothered by our own support hating on our team regardless of what social media it appears on. 

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16 minutes ago, roverthemoon said:

Sorry, but if you post your opinion publicly on social media then it’s fair game for it to be shared as an example of the utter relentless negativity of the Rovers support. The boy has put his name to it so it’s not as if he’s anything to hide.

Mind you, you didn’t have to travel over to Twitter to find Rover’s fans needlessly hating on the team. It’s all over the match thread. There has always been miserable c***s in our support but it appears to have reached absolute parody levels. Some folk seem to be actually willing the side to fail. 
 

Back in the real world, today was a great day to be a Rovers fan. A depleted squad playing a Premiership team assembled on a far superior budget to ours (even the replacements) and we outfought them over 90 minutes. We recovered from a poor first half and won the game. We reached the quarter finals of the League Cup for the first time since we won the fucking thing back in 94, when all of the young lads making the noise up the back of the stand probably weren’t even born. If you can’t find some joy in that then I would question why you even bother with football, never mind supporting a team like Raith Rovers. 

Correct he's put his name to it, yet cowards on here like to anonymously call people out on there options. If you have one or want to make sly digs then at least have the courage to use your own name. This forum is littered with cowards haply calling people out hiding behind fake names.

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1 minute ago, Hadji said:

Correct he's put his name to it, yet cowards on here like to anonymously call people out on there options. If you have one or want to make sly digs then at least have the courage to use your own name. This forum is littered with cowards haply calling people out hiding behind fake names.

Presume it’s your mate so absolutely no problem with you defending him. Regardless of how he went about it, the  point the original poster is making still stands though. There’s a section of our support that is relentlessly negative and almost willing the team to fail. After what McGlynn and Smith have done to turn this club around, after our performances last season and after a year deprived of watching our team, I find that attitude utterly bizarre. 

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3 minutes ago, roverthemoon said:

Perhaps he’s not actually on Twitter? Or doesn’t like confrontation? At the end of the day, does it matter?  I’m more bothered by our own support hating on our team regardless of what social media it appears on. 

If you don't like confrontation then you don't anonymously make snide comments. And all of your above reasoning is the act of a coward. If your issue is him hating on his own team then go speak to the boy and ul quickly find out what his issues are rather than spouting off behind his back where ul learn nothing

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4 minutes ago, roverthemoon said:

Presume it’s your mate so absolutely no problem with you defending him. Regardless of how he went about it, the  point the original poster is making still stands though. There’s a section of our support that is relentlessly negative and almost willing the team to fail. After what McGlynn and Smith have done to turn this club around, after our performances last season and after a year deprived of watching our team, I find that attitude utterly bizarre. 

You couldn't be more wrong, again if you'd take the time to ask the lad you would find out what his issues were and why he was so down about this season.

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6 minutes ago, Hadji said:

You couldn't be more wrong, again if you'd take the time to ask the lad you would find out what his issues were and why he was so down about this season.

Honestly I’m not for having a go at anyone. We’ve all had shit to deal with this last year and it’s been rough on many fronts. All I want is for everyone to get behind the team in good moments and bad. McGlynn has worked wonders in his two spells in charge and should have earned our patience and unswerving support. Today was a great day. To be in that South Stand at full-time with the place just rocking. It was absolutely joyful. It almost brought a tear to my eye. That’s what I love about the Rovers. Folk from all walks of life but it doesn’t matter a f**k as we’re all just there to support this team. 

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Getting back to the football, once we got in front I love how our passing style gives us the confidence to just keep possession and be comfortable. We stroked it around brilliantly and Aberdeen barely even threatened. No sense of panic at all.

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2 hours ago, Scottydog said:

Hope Hayes is ok, looked to be in a lot of distress but I'm unsure how it happened, did Arnott catch him or Hayes hit Arnott's foot in the follow through?

To me it appeared he simply landed and the ankle rolled before contact.

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1 hour ago, CALDERON said:

I'm hoping the biggest difference with this years squad is a genuine plan B.  We mixed it up and went direct today when the usual passing game wasn't working.

Hopefully we can kick on from this.

 

41 minutes ago, roverthemoon said:

Getting back to the football, once we got in front I love how our passing style gives us the confidence to just keep possession and be comfortable. We stroked it around brilliantly and Aberdeen barely even threatened. No sense of panic at all.

Fair dos to McGlynn, he kept the attacking line up when I expected him to bring on Lang or McKay after Aberdeen brought on their big subs.

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5 hours ago, Raith_Raver said:

 

Fair dos to McGlynn, he kept the attacking line up when I expected him to bring on Lang or McKay after Aberdeen brought on their big subs.

Lesson learned?

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9 hours ago, RRFC1989 said:

Tumilty - Excellent. Has an unreal engine, absolute shitehouse and a priority to get tied down to a longer deal. 8/10

Big fan of him twice running off the pitch to kick on an extra ball from the sidelines just to give him enough time to get back into position after forward runs. As you say excellent shitehouse behaviour.

On that note, enjoyed Jamie MacDonald’s time wasting at the goal kick in stoppage time.

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On the game itself I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. I have probably been one of the more optimistic fans pre season but given the injuries to Spencer and Vaughan, I didn’t give us any chance of a win.

I realise that Aberdeen didn’t really carve us open but I thought we were quite poor first half. Let them control the game and gave them too much respect. The whole team played 5/10 yards further up the pitch second half and it helped immensely. We were superb after half time. Normally cup shocks tend to be backs to the walls or nervy moments but on the balance of play we were deserved winners and we saw the game out comfortably which will hopefully heal some of the Hamilton scars.

In terms of individuals, Zanatta was immense (again), impressed with the workrate of Tumilty and Connolly too. Berra strolled it, got his head on everything and handled JET very well overall. I actually quite liked Varian as well. I think if we are playing 1 through the middle without Vaughan in behind then he is better suited than Poplatnik.

Credit to BRS as well for his second half showing. I thought he was awful first half and miles off the pace. Poor on the ball and Aberdeen were passing around him at ease. There was one incident in the first half where a simple 1-2 took him clean out the game and but for an excellent block by Berra could have led to a goal. However, he got himself into the game second half and was much better, seemed to play further forward rather than just infront of the back 4 which helped. Still major doubts and overall performance of a 6/10 but I would have subbed him at half time so he deserves credit for an improved performance.

Hopefully he can kick on again from this but I do have concerns about him in there during the speed and intensity of a derby on Friday.

Anyway, onwards and upwards. Huge game on Friday night. Win and it’s a pretty good start to the league campaign in and around the play off spots with a League cup quarter final. Lose and we could be bottom of the league and the panic starts all over again. I’ve already seen enough to make me think we’ll be fine this season and finish somewhere between 4th-7th but a win on Friday would be huge to kickstart our league form.

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1 hour ago, R.R.FC said:

Big fan of him twice running off the pitch to kick on an extra ball from the sidelines just to give him enough time to get back into position after forward runs. As you say excellent shitehouse behaviour.

On that note, enjoyed Jamie MacDonald’s time wasting at the goal kick in stoppage time.

Yeah I saw that excellent shithousery and I am all for it. 

 

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