Jump to content

The New Raith Rovers Thread


Recommended Posts

https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/sport/football/raith-rovers-murray-presses-point-in-pre-season-3742389
 

no new signings this week and tbh disappointed in his choice of words regarding new players, we need a striker and 2 x centre backs or we will be in trouble imo . It is a long window  but you might be left with the dross or banking on some 19 year old loanee🤦🏻‍♂️

Edited by Been going too long
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think calling Benedictus "perfectly good" may be stretching it bit. 
I dunno, I know I keep banging on this drum but a lot of folk seemed happy to re-sign the entire defence that last season leaked like a seive. 
Now, obviously defending isn't just something that happens in the first third of the pitch, and likely McGlynn's latter day method of pushing his full backs up would leave us quite open on the counter but there was still a lot of examples of us not defending the box very well. A lot of individual errors as well.
Of the four defenders who played for us and were out of contract: Tumilty I wanted to keep but was fairly sure we wouldn't. Musonda, based on that season, rather than his first 6 months or so I wasn't really fussed one way or the other. Benedictus I was hoping would go as he looked well past his best and Mackie was no better than Dick, who also isn't very good.
A rebuild isn't the worst idea in the world. Obviously there is a risk in twisting rather than sticking, and I may yet be eating Mt words when we sign the second coming of Ross Perry. The issue with our half and half season, our 5th place finish is that you can adequately make the case for any player to be 'good enough' to keep around.
However, even when we were doing well last season we leaked goals for fun. I think bringing in Brown to give us an extra tackler in midfield should help, but we shouldn't be adverse to the notion of trying something new. Understandable that the frustration is that nothing has happened at all since last Tuesday.
For me Bene is competent squad player that we know. Musonda was played out of position or he wasn't good enough in his prefered position so he was used as a utility player. We will never know.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm starting to think that Murray is unaware that Tom Lang is actually injured and will be for some time yet.

It's the only reason I can think of for his somewhat laid back approach to signing a centre back.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, Ro Sham Bo said:

I'm starting to think that Murray is unaware that Tom Lang is actually injured and will be for some time yet.

It's the only reason I can think of for his somewhat laid back approach to signing a centre back.

Exactly plus Berra was basically missing most of the 2 nd half of the season, don’t like this laid back approach of something will happen at all , the old saying of a bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush springs to mind 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Have to trust the manager.  A lack of rumours does not automatically equate to a lack of business or progress.  

It is a fair point that our defence was horrendous at times, so losing 2 centre backs is not necessarily the worst thing - but its all about the quality of new recruits.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, Ro Sham Bo said:

I'm starting to think that Murray is unaware that Tom Lang is actually injured and will be for some time yet.

It's the only reason I can think of for his somewhat laid back approach to signing a centre back.

Got a feeling the back 4 for Saturday will be Millen, Berra, Dick and Young as this is the only fit back 4 we could realistically play or you could put Masson in there next to Berra if need be 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, RRFC_Liam said:

Got a feeling the back 4 for Saturday will be Millen, Berra, Dick and Young as this is the only fit back 4 we could realistically play or you could put Masson in there next to Berra if need be 

Brody Paterson could be a trialist if he is still training with the club, same with Ryan schiavone. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

23 minutes ago, RRFC_Liam said:

Got a feeling the back 4 for Saturday will be Millen, Berra, Dick and Young as this is the only fit back 4 we could realistically play or you could put Masson in there next to Berra if need be 

It hardly matters anyway. It's a friendly in June.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here is  a list of CHs from the championship supposedly out of contract 1 or 2 might be wrong and still under contract  but here we go

Ryan Stirling, Adam McGowan, Daniel O,Reilly, Shaun Want(Hamilton)

Kirk Broadfoot, Harry Nicholson  (ICT)

Lewis Martin, Leon Jones (Pars) 

Michael Ledger (Morton) 

McKenna (Partick) but I think he’s close to a new deal 

none of those really fill you with confidence 

Edited by RRFC_Liam
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, RRFC_Liam said:

He are a list of CHs from the championship supposedly out of contract 1 or 2 might be wrong and still under contract  but here we go

Ryan Stirling, Adam McGowan, Daniel O,Reilly, Shaun Want(Hamilton)

Kirk Broadfoot (ICT)

Lewis Martin, Leon Jones (Pars) 

Michael Ledger (Morton) 

McKenna (Partick) but I think he’s close to a new deal 

none of those really fill you with confidence 

Broadfoot didn't embarrass himself - certainly no egg on his face after last season.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 minutes ago, RRFC_Liam said:

Here is  a list of CHs from the championship supposedly out of contract 1 or 2 might be wrong and still under contract  but here we go

Ryan Stirling, Adam McGowan, Daniel O,Reilly, Shaun Want(Hamilton)

Kirk Broadfoot, Harry Nicholson  (ICT)

Lewis Martin, Leon Jones (Pars) 

Michael Ledger (Morton) 

McKenna (Partick) but I think he’s close to a new deal 

none of those really fill you with confidence 

Apart from broadfoot none you would really want tbh 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 minutes ago, RRFC_Liam said:

Here is  a list of CHs from the championship supposedly out of contract 1 or 2 might be wrong and still under contract  but here we go

Ryan Stirling, Adam McGowan, Daniel O,Reilly, Shaun Want(Hamilton)

Kirk Broadfoot, Harry Nicholson  (ICT)

Lewis Martin, Leon Jones (Pars) 

Michael Ledger (Morton) 

McKenna (Partick) but I think he’s close to a new deal 

none of those really fill you with confidence 

Why only the Championship?

Spencer, Lang, Brown and Easton all came from League 1 and all will probably be first picks next season.

Also, Murray's spent the last 4 years there so he'll know if any players are any good.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Ro Sham Bo said:

I'm starting to think that Murray is unaware that Tom Lang is actually injured and will be for some time yet.

It's the only reason I can think of for his somewhat laid back approach to signing a centre back.

Suspect publicly being the opposite would just play into agents' hands. Then you end up paying too much money for not enough ability.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

56 minutes ago, RRFC_Liam said:

McKenna (Partick) but I think he’s close to a new deal 

We’ve released him, so if he is close to a new deal then it’s somewhere else. 

We also played him almost exclusively as a right back.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, craigkillie said:

You can have Dylan McGowan if you're interested.

Are you keeping Dan Armstrong? Not that we're in the market for another winger, just assumed he'd be getting jettisoned back into the championship.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Are you keeping Dan Armstrong? Not that we're in the market for another winger, just assumed he'd be getting jettisoned back into the championship.

I assume he'll be allowed to find another club given he could barely get a game last season.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...