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50 minutes ago, SirJimmyofNic said:

More likely it'll be Kelty or Annan away or the magnet that is Livi 

Actually Celtic away again. Twice in a season. Will they give us any tickets this time?

They’ll no doubt be shitey ones behind a fucking pillar, but still.

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Would have loved Annan or Peterhead, but Celtic away far better than a routine loss to Livingston in front of a shit crowd. Not too many exciting ties so presume we’ll be picked by Premier as one of their games. That and half of the gate money hopefully funds a striker. 

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5 minutes ago, Raith Against The Machine said:

Big part of me is disappointed that we didn't get a more winnable tie, but that's going to make up for the lost New Year's derby income, and hopefully let McGlynn do some more forward planning for next year and beyond. 

This isn’t a winnable tie?

Ethan Ross will do the business. Zanatta will rediscover his form. Berra will hold it all together. 2-1 Rovers.

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24 minutes ago, roverthemoon said:

Crowd was reasonable against us in the League cup. A weekend tie in the Scottish cup with away fans allowed will easily surpass that even if it’s on TV

Does anyone no who the minutes clapping  was for today before the start of the Banks of Dee game

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Responding to @RRFC2711…on the Morton v Raith thread:

Congratulations on being there or watching on Raith TV, but that doesn’t make your view inherently correct or superior. We were, relatively, wretched today because we completely failed to execute our (usual) strategy against an opponent from several leagues down. A 0-1 victory in those circumstances, which it was until the death, is hardly a triumph.

Let’s look at what is really wrong with the Rovers right now. People constantly complain about pointless passing across the back repeatedly, and they have a point. The use of passing across the back is to move the opponents around and develop openings for the team to progress the ball forward into the opponents end. Then the point is to continue passing the ball around, again trying to pull the defenders out of position to allow a penetrating pass or a drive to the end line for a cross. We were consistently unsuccessful today/yesterday (and for the past few matches) in doing this until Banks O’ Dee HAD to press themselves for a tying score. Even when we had some small successes in this manner, we again lacked player either in position or skilled enough to make a chance count.

This is an aspect that Hendry’s loss magnified, Tait’s departure solidified and Spencer’s injury highlighted. All three of these players added connections that we are lacking recently, even if Tait fell off after October or so. Stanton shows signs of becoming  a very important layer for us, but needs more time to gel with the team, and to learn to anticipate things…we often fail to realize just how familiar with each other Hendry/Spencer/Matthews/Tait were, especially when playing in front of Tumilty/Davidson/Bene/KMac. Team chemistry is a weird one, it takes time and effort and can be easily upset by the smallest thing.

JMcG is hanging on to his pass it out strategy, and it will hopefully play better going forward, but lacking that killer touch up front, we will constantly be facing squeaky bum time the remainder of the season and will likely throw away more points to desperation goals. I wish JMcG would show some sign of adjusting this strategy a bit more, especially at the half when we are struggling. The problem with this is the team isn’t built to easily execute another strategy, so we look poised to have to ride this one out.

Perhaps we use more 3-5-2, but that weakens an attack that is already weaker than the Tories in Scotland…and one up top certainly isn’t working either…I just hope the bald Messiah has an answer. So you can be content with todays triumph, if you see it as that, but I don’t see it that way.

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17 minutes ago, TxRover said:

Responding to @RRFC2711…on the Morton v Raith thread:

Congratulations on being there or watching on Raith TV, but that doesn’t make your view inherently correct or superior. 

It does. It really does.

Just in the same way that a court witness who has seen an incident's evidence is much more credible than someone who has heard the evidence second hand from someone else.

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We weren’t great yesterday but we got the job done, progressed to the next round and got lucky 🍀 with the draw. 

Morton on the telly next. Hopefully we don’t have to ride it out for too long before the team find their sweet spot again.

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