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I’ve been saying since relegation day that this season would be turgid.
Well on the way to being proved correct already.

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I agree with most of your post but can't say that I agree with this part. We are badly handicapped with McKinnon in charge,
The praising of Paul Dixons attacking threat though..... see if I see that ball clipped in to the box at a very slight angle again, the one that a striker can do f**k all with even if he does anticipate it.....

Its the new "Mark Kerr floated free kick"

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1 hour ago, Bairn in Exile said:

I agree with most of your post but can't say that I agree with this part. We are badly handicapped with McKinnon in charge,

There's no way we're winning the league at a canter with him in charge.

We'll be 3rd at Christmas after 8 draws in our previous 9 games and have to listen to him peacock about "being hard to beat" and "this is the position we want to be in".

Edited by Bairn Necessities

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Well I certainly did. Negative tactics, a team that didn’t gel and a couple of lazy b*****ds up front.
When Houstie signed Scottish players they were ‘lazy signings’. Most unfortunately were poor, but some were decent incidentally. When McKinnon signs virtually all his ex-players, we’re about to embark on something special.
That will only happen if McKinnon knits them into a team willing to show fight and effort. We certainly didn’t see much evidence of that today...
Ps. I’m no supporter of our board but has anyone even considered the possibility that they provided McKinnon with a decent budget, and he spent it on higher than planned earnings meaning we have a thinner squad than intended?That’s my gut feel to what has happened here. Sometimes it’s just too convenient to blame the board for everything...

Think the last bit is spot on, thinks he’s probably been on the promise of more money at a later date so he’s thought he’ll get away with it but he’s defo overspent on that squad.

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The big issue yesterday (and what I suspect will be the case this season) is a severe lack of width.

Doyle seems like a character and a decent defender, but relying solely on him and Dixon (my god) to provide your crosses/attacks isn’t going to win you the league.

Most teams will sit in, keep the middle of the pitch compact which will make it difficult for Tidser and Telfer to play balls through the middle.

High floated crosses from 30 yards out by Dixon are not only terrible but it doesn’t suit the strikers we have either.

A reality check for those who’d thought we would win the league at a canter, can see many away games being like that this season. It’s up to us to pass it quicker, use the full width of the park, and provide proper chances for our strikers.

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Good article by Gordon Waddel like the guy or loathe him but i wonder if he actually realises that we are probably more sceptical than he seems to think we are, believing in all the promises Mark Campbell has told us:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/mark-campbell-told-falkirk-fans-18823809

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16 hours ago, AGPar said:

What arrogance?? You're referring to the players and manager I assume? Because the vast majority of supporters knew we would be in for a tough game up there and certainly did not expect to just turn up and walk away with three points. What the thick-end of 900 Falkirk fans who made a 300 mile+ round trip certainly did have a right to expect was far, far, far better than a continuation of the turgid, slow, narrow, hoof-ball dross we were subjected to in the final 7 or 8 weeks of last season. That second-half in particular was an absolute disgrace, the only consolation is that Dixon's laughable performance will have finally shut-up the "Robson is crap" brigade once and for all.

If Campbell does get a hold of the club and installs John Park I suspect McKinnon may not be in situ for very long. I won't shed a single tear. He's cost us a boatload of cash and hassle and never come within a million miles of justifying it. Time he started delivering or get to GTF. I thought relegation from the worst 1st div in recent memory would be where we bottomed out, at least on the pitch. With The Sainted Ray in charge, we've probably got a bit to go yet. He's on borrowed time. 

Referring to a small % that were posting about diddy teams and seaside leagues and it would be boring running up big scores every week. You know who you are when you read this. Remember the days at Brockville when Hearts , Hibs , Aberdeen and the Old firm supporters turned up to play this diddy team and troop out the ground with faces that looked like they had just licked piss off a nettle having been turned over in a small bearpit of a stadium. Who were up for it and stop them playing they way they want. We have signed good players so it is up the management and coaching team to find a lineup and system that gets the best out of them. That will take a few competitive games so lets keep things in perspective. 

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22 minutes ago, AL-FFC said:

Good article by Gordon Waddel like the guy or loathe him but i wonder if he actually realises that we are probably more sceptical than he seems to think we are, believing in all the promises Mark Campbell has told us:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/mark-campbell-told-falkirk-fans-18823809

Gordon Waddell is a rat.

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Dixon’s crosses brought f**k all yesterday, I said it yesterday, when has a striker ever been able to create something from one of those slow and floaty crosses?

We need another winger imho, play 4-3-3 with Connolly and dare I say DKD on the wing and we’ll create lots x

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Dixon’s crosses brought f**k all yesterday, I said it yesterday, when has a striker ever been able to create something from one of those slow and floaty crosses?

 

We need another winger imho, play 4-3-3 with Connolly and dare I say DKD on the wing and we’ll create lots x

Its a pure shirk of responsibility from Dixon. Chip the ball in basically straight in.... Sammon or McManus is going to have to run full pelt onto a ball in the air with a defender right on top of them. If the bring it under control they will be down by the byline, back to goal, defender right at their heels and Dixon will be 35 yards back since thats where he lazily shelled the ball at them from. Shite.

 

Eta, also on the DKD point... I must ask for your forgiveness, since all info I previously framed as ITK on the subject was in fact more, MUS or "Making Up Shite". Hence, I can offer you no comfort in terms of his return....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or can I

 

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Good article by Gordon Waddel like the guy or loathe him but i wonder if he actually realises that we are probably more sceptical than he seems to think we are, believing in all the promises Mark Campbell has told us:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/mark-campbell-told-falkirk-fans-18823809

This...

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2 minutes ago, PG.Colossus said:


This...

 

 

Forgot about that and didnt see him make any retraction when the board issued the apology

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1 minute ago, AL-FFC said:

Forgot about that and didnt see him make any retraction when the board issued the apology

It was about Dean Shiels, not the Lewis incident.

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The warnings were there during the stranraer game.  Everything one paced through the middle and two defensive fullbacks asked to provide all the width.  We're easy to play against. Flood the middle and edge of the box and allow our fullbacks to have it and you can keep us out all day. Peterhead were poor. A half decent side wouldve taken 3 or 4 off them and a better side than them wouldve csused us problems. Mckinnon is playing the kind of tactics that will bore the life out of all of us.  The guy really is clueless.

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1 hour ago, AL-FFC said:

Good article by Gordon Waddel like the guy or loathe him but i wonder if he actually realises that we are probably more sceptical than he seems to think we are, believing in all the promises Mark Campbell has told us:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/mark-campbell-told-falkirk-fans-18823809

Unfortunately I pretty much echo what his view is here.

Although there is not much we can prove, apart from scraps of info and a bad vibe around his history, I just don't buy his I'm just a football fan and I want to fix this.

I would actually have preferred if he came clean, told us he did a few deals that upset some and gave his side of the story. In my view he has dodged his way round any question that has been asked of his past with a shrug, a bad divorce story and an almost please believe me while telling the masses what they want to hear. It's pretty easy to read a forum and find out we don't like the decisions on the academy, pitch etc with a few added touches of fill in a stadium side and you get a disillusioned support on your side.

Of course I want rid of Lex and his crew, but not for this, its a risk too far for me.

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Good article by Gordon Waddel like the guy or loathe him but i wonder if he actually realises that we are probably more sceptical than he seems to think we are, believing in all the promises Mark Campbell has told us:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/mark-campbell-told-falkirk-fans-18823809
Thanks for posting , but cant read anything that p***k writes.

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Was buzzing for league 1... play different teams, visit new stadiums, get back to winning games... but if this is how McKinnon is gonna set us up to play then get the man so far to f*ck.

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5 minutes ago, Super Tuesday said:

Unfortunately I pretty much echo what his view is here.

Although there is not much we can prove, apart from scraps of info and a bad vibe around his history, I just don't buy his I'm just a football fan and I want to fix this.

I would actually have preferred if he came clean, told us he did a few deals that upset some and gave his side of the story. In my view he has dodged his way round any question that has been asked of his past with a shrug, a bad divorce story and an almost please believe me while telling the masses what they want to hear. It's pretty easy to read a forum and find out we don't like the decisions on the academy, pitch etc with a few added touches of fill in a stadium side and you get a disillusioned support on your side.

Of course I want rid of Lex and his crew, but not for this, its a risk too far for me.

Why should he be explaining it all to us? Surely its those carrying out the due dilligence that he should be answering to.  We seem to be trying to carry out the due dilligence in public here for some reason

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