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21 minutes ago, San Starko Rover said:

It feel like we’ve just scored a goal!

It still won’t be good enough for some. I’d rather he also decided to rip up the contracts of JMc and Smudger for sanctioning this signing. I’ve also sent a message to Alex Penman via Facebook to help get rid of Sim

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In all seriousness, this a very small but significant step at the same time. I suppose the worry is that the board will think that’s them off the hook, staff, volunteers, sponsors and fans will just saunter back in as if nothing happened, and everything will be back to normal in the morning a la Shaun of the Dead.

The conversation needs to still keep happening. It will continue on this forum, obviously, but this conversation needs to continue on Twitter, in the papers and on the news. Why did they think this was acceptable? Why did they double down after 24 hours of backlash and openly invite him to the Rovers family? Why were they willing to accept and prioritise a man who has been ruled to be a rapist in a court of law at the ahead of people who have dedicated their entire lives to this football club?

We need to keep having the conversation that considers women’s safety. The board need to acknowledge that they sent out an abhorrent message over the last 3 days that they valued half a dozen goals more than their values of integrity, equality, safety and transparency. The people who sanctioned this transfer (and Tuesday’s statement) need to be held to account, that is that they should no longer be employed by the club.

Congratulations to all connected with Raith Rovers who have shown the power that working fans have over arrogant c***s in a boardroom.

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1 minute ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Manager and the 4 directors need to go and I'd hope that those withdrawing sponsorship insist that that's the bare minimum requirent for them returning to the club.

I would hope for something more than that.  Maybe some kind of player education thing about behaviour/consent, across Scottish football but driven by Raith.  Punting the board/manager is a punishment that does nothing to try and prevent such things happening again.

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Heres a question actually. If the club decide not to pay him off and he sits for 2 and a half years taking a wage without playing would fans be happy going to the games and paying his wages until the end of his contract? I suppose the fans money is going to be used regardless tbf

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The first step in a long line of action needed.

McGlynn, Smith, Macartney, MacDonald, Morgan and Sinton next out of the door please.

I don't know how Sim leaves, given he owns everything, but we can't do anything about that at the moment.

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The statement I guess is a start but, and I appreciate I'm an outsider looking in, it shouldn't mean a line is drawn under this. 

The contractual obligations that Rovers have with Goodwillie need to be addressed and IMO need to be addressed somehow without using sponsors/fans money to do so. Otherwise they are funding his wages just as they would have been doing had he been playing. 

Those responsible now have the responsibility to meet this contractual obligations. And then consider their positions. McGlynn as an employee should be removed from post though he might have a claim for unfair dismissal as ultimately he didn't sign Goodwillie.  

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7 minutes ago, gav-ffc said:

Damage is already done imo. Mcglynn needs to walk for wanting him in the first place and the current board need to walk for sanctioning it.

Yup, and hopefully a community consortium will be put in place to rid this shower of shite from Raith Rovers

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Well, congratulations to the Raith Rovers fans who've been through the wringer this week. A really textbook grassroots campaign and some real bravery shown. Fair play.

A lot of things still to happen in the weeks and months ahead but it's a really big victory in determining what sort of club you want yours to be. Fan power still works.

As for the footballer, Clyde is at the outermost reaches of his expectations now. This case has attracted international attention and playing somewhere else, even part time in front of 600 people, seems optimistic. Chairmen and managers will be spooked.  The player is so radioactive his only likely move is to Stroitel Pripyat, now. A long period of gardening leave with a dwindling pay off is a likely outcome.

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The ‘winners’ here are going to be Clyde and David Goodwillie. The player is going to get the majority (or all) of a 2 and a half year full time contract paid to him in a lump sum.
And Clyde got a transfer fee for a player who’s going to be back playing for them shortly.
What a massive f**k up by the Rovers. Surely McGlynn will be sacked for this?

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1 minute ago, Firefoxer said:

This player was found 'guilty ' by a victim compensation board an opinion based board where no evidence or proof is submitted. 

This is extremely worrying way to go about in a civilised society. 

 He is innocent man to pursue his career whatever that be but labelled a 'rapist ' by a victim based organisation which reaches its decision based on opinion. 

This is a medieval stick him in the stocks mentality not to mention the woke pathetic feminist lobby we have in scotland .

 

 

Complete arrant nonsense from start to finish. 

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I still won't be anywhere near the club until the people who concluded that this was a good idea despite the outcry from fans, sponsors etc are away. 

The transfer and the closely related disregard of said supporters by the board has disgusted me.

I gave up the majority of my volunteering (15 years worth) to enjoy a calmer matchday at the beginning of this season. 

I'm more than willing to volunteer again and do everything I can to help get the club back to where we were before this fiasco. Only once the people who made the decision are gone. 

 

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14 minutes ago, TheScarf said:

Surely that's him done as a player now.  Not even Clyde would touch him you wouldn't have thought?

wonder if he’d have grounds to sue RR for loss of future earnings. They knew who he was and what he’d done before they signed him. Now he’ll Be lucky to kick a ball again…

I wouldn’t think it’s as simple as them Just breaching his current contract. 
 

Hope he’s still got Derek Stillie’s number. 

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