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38 minutes ago, Double Jack D said:

Some proper knicker wetting going on in here.

McGlynn is a well backed manager who has just recorded one of our worst half season runs in recent memory and chucked the best part of £150k at signing which has tore the club apart.

If he's willing to go to Falkirk, an absolute shambles of a club in the league below,  for a wee bit extra dough then good fucking riddance.

Rovers man my arse.

Afraid I’m with you on this one

Up until January I’d have backed McGlynn to the hilt but I can’t forgive him for the decision to bring in Goodwillie and it still angers me, it was an utterly shocking decision that about tore the club apart and put fans at each other’s throats.  Nothing I’ve seen since has convinced me he should be given another contract as the results since were shocking at times and the performances bad but I was happy to let the majority decide as many wanted him to stay and have another chance.    

He’s done a decent job prior to 2022 but if he’s away then so be it but please let’s stop claiming he’s “A Rovers Man” he was offered a new contract and turned it down.  Let’s see who replaces him before we lose our shit.  .  

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2 hours ago, Double Jack D said:

Some proper knicker wetting going on in here.

McGlynn is a well backed manager who has just recorded one of our worst half season runs in recent memory and chucked the best part of £150k at signing which has tore the club apart.

If he's willing to go to Falkirk, an absolute shambles of a club in the league below,  for a wee bit extra dough then good fucking riddance.

Rovers man my arse.

Agree with this though think a lot of the 'knicker wetting' is due to the talk of McPake taking over rather than McGlynn leaving. 

If McGlynn turns down a new contract to leave for Falkirk then f**k him and good riddance with a bit of luck he'll take his rapist striker with him. 

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12 hours ago, Broken Algorithms said:
12 hours ago, 19QOS19 said:
Sets the club back by signing Him and then jumps ship at the end of the season? From Club Legend to Grade A c**t, aye?

Not particularly. Board should've moved quicker to get his contract sorted.

Sorry, but I suggested a variation of this scenario a while back. Let JMcG depart as the fall guy for the DG “situation” while the BoD stays holed up in their bunker saying nothing. Then hope they can slowly resume normal operation as the fans forget their part because JMcG and (stage 2) and DG have been punted.

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7 hours ago, oneteaminglasgow said:

An anti-Raith Rovers agenda being orchestrated by Raith Rovers is some take. 

Radicalise the moderates. Bomb the club.

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The man rebuilt the club twice and though the winless run was awful we still finished 1 win from the promotion play offs.

Seems our board sat on their hands assuming there was no demand and have been shown to be wrong (AGAIN)

Not a great show for our new Chairman, new HR specialist board member and surely a club with a full time CEO should have this well in hand. 

Cue late rush and an uphill struggle, this should have been sorted Friday at the latest.

Appreciate there are 2 camps here, for me the panic element is further fuelled by the fact we have a board incapable of productive decision making.

Ironically they have looked at the Falkirk Q and A tapes and thought "we want some of that limelight"

Chasing JM at this late hour clearly shows they have no plan B which is hardly a surprise.  Where does that leave the likes of Spencer, Bene and anyone else who I assume had been given to them as possible signings? Clearly out in the cold and open to other offers. The type and quality of player we need to mount a promotion campaign ain't going to be hanging around while we chase a manager. 

Gary Locke Mark 2 is my fear or a David Hopkin type character.

For JM the Falkirk move is quite the challenge especially if the Pars go down. For him to grab that suggests things ain't good down at SP. 

 

 

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If he goes, as now looks likely, the board have absolutely fucked it. Sat on their hands until the last second and only made an offer once a better one had already come in. He was openly telling supporters at the POTY dance that him and Smith would’ve already been signed had a contact been put in front of them, ffs. Really not a good start to the new chairman‘s tenure and it leaves us scratching around in the dirt for a manager who isn’t going to be as good as the one we could’ve had. Great stuff.  

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Where has the McPake rumour come from? Given our board didn't have enough foresight to offer a manager who they wanted to stay a new deal early enough do we really think that they have some sort of target already.

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5 minutes ago, Ding Dang Doo said:

Where has the McPake rumour come from? Given our board didn't have enough foresight to offer a manager who they wanted to stay a new deal early enough do we really think that they have some sort of target already.

Probably just someone putting 2 and 2 together as he is out of work at the moment, fully expect mixu, Ellis, Lennon all to be linked with the post. I have heard various rumours all season about us speaking to other candidates for the job, don’t know if they are true but I do expect us to have thought about this scenario with us letting his contract run down.

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For as much as I am ambivalent to McGlynn leaving, I'm also fairly certain that the Board have no replacement lined up. If he does jack it for Falkirk then the negligence by the BoD is glaringly obvious and we will almost certainly start next season with a poorer manager who has had a very short recruitment window.

Someone above mentioned being backed into a corner. Absolutley this, and much like everything else this season, very much of our own doing.

If we wanted to keep McGlynn after finishing 5th then we could've offered him a deal 6 months ago on pretty much the same terms and he very likely would have taken it. The only reason for waiting would be to assess the second half of the season in which case he should be drop kicked over Pratt Street. We should have announced his replacement yesterday morning and wished him well on his return to the seaside.

The fact we have no plan B is nothing less than a shambles, the BoD need to do one.

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18 minutes ago, Double Jack D said:

...and if we have a paid CEO who is married to the Assistant Manager and never saw this coming then she should be sacked for incompetence.

Just as well we have an HR professional on the Board for all this carnage. Sackings for incompetence? At Rovers? There would be no one left.

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19 minutes ago, Double Jack D said:

...and if we have a paid CEO who is married to the Assistant Manager and never saw this coming then she should be sacked for incompetence.

And if said Assistant leaves, can we really still employ his wife as CEO ?

Conflict of interest potentially

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5 hours ago, RR #1 said:

Agree with this though think a lot of the 'knicker wetting' is due to the talk of McPake taking over rather than McGlynn leaving. 

If McGlynn turns down a new contract to leave for Falkirk then f**k him and good riddance with a bit of luck he'll take his rapist striker with him. 

It isn’t just McPake, disappointing an appointment as he would be, it’s the worry of who we’d be able to attract if even John McGlynn was happy to turn us down. I wish him no luck at Falkirk but it is the board who have made a tit of this. I suspect we’re in this situation as the board themselves (like the fan base at large) are and have been spilt over whether to retain or let McGlynn go, now he’s made their decision for them.

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It’ll be hard for McPake to convince all his pals to sign for Raith when he’ll have a quarter of the budget he had at Dundee. For a guy who had the squad he did they were fairly unremarkable in both Championship seasons.

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Seems mcglynn was right royally pissed off with the way the bod expressed his involvement in the whole goodwillie saga and that's why he wants out. The boy sim is some piece of work. He and Gary deans would make some pairing.

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Genuinely, if you had asked me on 30th January ( I know we had been on a poor run of 4 or 5 games) I would've had very little complaint on how we were performing on and off the park. 

If only the decision the next day was to give Poplatnik a wee run in the team!

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10 minutes ago, Smokerson said:

Why the disdain for James McPake? Not sure he actually did a bad job at Dundee at all.

Raith won’t have Charlie Adam to drag them through games though.

From what I’ve heard from Dundee supporting pals, his substitutions and tactical changes consistently made them worse as well. 

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