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To identify weakness/areas of improvement?

That would take 2 minutes . Other than it he keeper tidser ( if played in the right formation )Buchanan and possibly longridge the rest need replaced.

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15 minutes ago, Relegator Ritchie said:

Gaowza’s bid I’m loathed to even acknowledge. A journeyman footballer who suddenly has millions to invest in a football club and he chooses Falkirk? Where’s his business plan? Where’s he made his money? What experience has he got running businesses let alone a football club?  And even if all that evidence does stack up, it’s inevitable he’d bring back his bum-chum Hughes and that can get so far to f**k. 

Pretty irrational rant against Gow.

I was told by a friend (usually ITK) who has spoken with Gow about his bid that he was heading up a well funded consortium of businessmen and they were looking to invest more into the club than the MC bid.

Also please explain why a former footballer, journeyman or otherwise, cannot go on to have a successful career after his playing days are over.

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20 minutes ago, Relegator Ritchie said:

What‘s the alternative? Carry on plummeting down the leagues under the current custodians, who are supposedly fans? F**k that and f**k that failure Ritchie, an absolute imposter of a man. What happens if League One becomes the norm? Do we just shrug our shoulders and say “hey-ho, at least they only relegated us”? Perhaps that level of ambition and gross mismanagement cuts the mustard for you but it certainly doesn’t for me.

Pretty much all of what you’ve just stated about Campbell is nothing more than a rant. Not much factual, merely a personal opinion (which I acknowledge you share with a dozen or so others on this forum who make up a tiny percentage of our overall fan base). I agree there has been evidence of failed businesses, which he hasn’t denied. But I‘ve heard an awful lot from his side too and I think he deserves a chance on the back of that. I fully respect everyone’s right to be cautious and to disagree, I‘m cautious too and I realise there is a big risk involved, but there’s a risk with any option we choose. I initially thought the BtB bid was the way to go, but since it became apparent that was merely jumping into bed with the current lot & rearranging the deckchairs (or a “diluting of shares” to give it its proper term) rather than a takeover, that no longer became a viable option. We need gutted from top to bottom and if those behind BtB can’t stump up enough cash for a complete takeover then it’s a firm no from me. I’ve also heard numerous stories regarding some of the ego’s involved with BtB that I don’t like which gives me no confidence they would be acting in the Club’s best interests. Gaowza’s bid I’m loathed to even acknowledge. A journeyman footballer who suddenly has millions to invest in a football club and he chooses Falkirk? Where’s his business plan? Where’s he made his money? What experience has he got running businesses let alone a football club?  And even if all that evidence does stack up, it’s inevitable he’d bring back his bum-chum Hughes and that can get so far to f**k. 

This is on the MSG and as a group of fans, we cannot allow them to get away with this any longer. They are wholly responsible for the situation we find ourselves in, both on and off the park.

 

How the Hell can you be so reckless about the fate of your club?

It's bloody unbelievable.  Of course Falkirk won't remain at this lowly playing level for long.  To let impatience and understandable annoyance about that create a willingness to risk the club's very existence is madness.

I can't see this MC chancer getting control now, but if he does, it'll be guys like you who'll deserve it if it all goes violently tits up.

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2 minutes ago, Relegator Ritchie said:

What makes you think I haven’t?

OK if you have, were you satisfied with his answers? i cant see any proof he has the kind of money he claims to have.

Did he give you a reason for the bankruptcy? i here his line is "i didn't know i was bankrupt"

has he provided the club with proof of source of funds? (if he said he has , hes lying).

 

 

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2 hours ago, mic_17_uk said:

Anyone catch Wednesday's football daily podcast entitled how to run a football league club. Lots of takeover chat. Worth a listen https://open.spotify.com/episode/0iLIx7XkJ1ttPw3AbnlJA2?si=Veq9x5f2TLyNcI2R7CCSdQ

Very good listen. 

Shows why a fourth stand should be built as football clubs need to make money bar the other 20 odd match days throughout a season. Rather than rely on money from owners businesses as they can go bust at any time like at Notts County.

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24 minutes ago, Reggie Perrin said:

Pretty irrational rant against Gow.

I was told by a friend (usually ITK) who has spoken with Gow about his bid that he was heading up a well funded consortium of businessmen and they were looking to invest more into the club than the MC bid.

Also please explain why a former footballer, journeyman or otherwise, cannot go on to have a successful career after his playing days are over.

So my rant against Gaowza is irrational, but all the others against Campbell are just par for the course?

You’ve spoken to a friend who is usually in the know who has spoken to Gaowza you say? Ah well that’s us sorted then. Why didn’t you say so earlier? That’s all the proof I needed to get behind his bid and put my trust in him and his completely anonymous businessmen to take charge of our club.

Theres also no logical reason why a journeyman ex-footballer can’t go on to have a successful career after his playing days are over. However on the basis Gow was still playing less than a year ago, I’m struggling to see where he’s made his money in such a short space of time. I’d also be interested to know what line of work he’s in out with football because there’s not much that I can find online about his successful business ventures.

Can you see where I’m going here? Surely a bit of pot calling the kettle black, no?

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2 minutes ago, Relegator Ritchie said:

So my rant against Gaowza is irrational, but all the others against Campbell are just or for the course?

You’ve spoken to a friend who is usually in the know who has spoken to Gaowza you say? Ah well that’s us sorted then. Why didn’t you say so earlier? That’s all the proof I needed to get behind his bid and put my trust in him and his completely anonymous businessmen to take charge of our club.

Theres also no logical reason why a journeyman ex-footballer can’t go on to have a successful career after his playing days are over. However on the basis Gow was still playing less than a year ago, I’m struggling to see where he’s made his money in such a short space of time. I’d also be interested to know what line of work he’s in out with football because there’s not much that I can find online about his successful business ventures.

Can you see where I’m going here? Surely a bit of pot calling the kettle black, no?

Did you find anything on MC successful business ventures?

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1 minute ago, Relegator Ritchie said:

So my rant against Gaowza is irrational, but all the others against Campbell are just or for the course?

You’ve spoken to a friend who is usually in the know who has spoken to Gaowza you say? Ah well that’s us sorted then. Why didn’t you say so earlier? That’s all the proof I needed to get behind his bid and put my trust in him and his completely anonymous businessmen to take charge of our club.

Theres also no logical reason why a journeyman ex-footballer can’t go on to have a successful career after his playing days are over. However on the basis Gow was still playing less than a year ago, I’m struggling to see where he’s made his money in such a short space of time. I’d also be interested to know what line of work he’s in out with football because there’s not much that I can find online about his successful business ventures.

Can you see where I’m going here? Surely a bit of pot calling the kettle black, no?

No.

I never mentioned any of the rants directed at MC, and despite your snidey wee remark about where my (limited) information about Gow came from I absolutely trust the source.

 

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11 minutes ago, Monkey Tennis said:

How the Hell can you be so reckless about the fate of your club?

It's bloody unbelievable.  Of course Falkirk won't remain at this lowly playing level for long.  To let impatience and understandable annoyance about that create a willingness to risk the club's very existence is madness.

I can't see this MC chancer getting control now, but if he does, it'll be guys like you who'll deserve it if it all goes violently tits up.

f**k off, you self-opinionated c**t!

“Guys like me” have travelled all over the country following this club through thick and thin all my life. Made sacrifices plenty of others wouldn’t have dreamed of making along the way to make sure I could watch my team on a Saturday. “Guys like me” have gone through every emotion there is to go through. I live and breath this football club and I’ll certainly not be lectured about what I deserve from anyone let alone a p***k like you.

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Did you find anything on MC successful business ventures?

I love how anything negative about him is “shared by a dozen”, but RR has unsubstantiated positive stuff that makes him a good guy.


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5 minutes ago, Relegator Ritchie said:

f**k off, you self-opinionated c**t!

“Guys like me” have travelled all over the country following this club through thick and thin all my life. Made sacrifices plenty of others wouldn’t have dreamed of making along the way to make sure I could watch my team on a Saturday. “Guys like me” have gone through every emotion there is to go through. I live and breath this football club and I’ll certainly not be lectured about what I deserve from anyone let alone a p***k like you.

:lol:

Brilliant - quite the Head's Gone.

The fact that you've followed Falkirk all over the country makes your cavalier approach to its future all the more baffling.  Why on earth would you be prepared to take substantial risks with something that means so much to you?

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24 minutes ago, falkirkzombie said:

OK if you have, were you satisfied with his answers? i cant see any proof he has the kind of money he claims to have.

Did he give you a reason for the bankruptcy? i here his line is "i didn't know i was bankrupt"

has he provided the club with proof of source of funds? (if he said he has , hes lying).

 

 

Yes I was satisfied, and I’m saying that as someone who like you, wants nothing but the best for club. He gave me an answer for every concern I had. I’m still cautious but that’s a given considering what’s at stake. We’re all at risk of getting into tit-for-tats with one another on this forum, I’m as guilty of biting back as anyone, but genuinely, have you contacted him directly to ask him for yourself? If you do, and you’re still not satisfied then that is entirely your prerogative and I’d fully respect that. 

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30 minutes ago, Reggie Perrin said:

No.

I never mentioned any of the rants directed at MC, and despite your snidey wee remark about where my (limited) information about Gow came from I absolutely trust the source.

My intention wasn’t to be snidey with you on a personal level, I’m trying to make the point that word of mouth wouldn’t be good enough to gain MC any credibility amongst the support so why should that be any different for Gow?

For the record, I too trust my source who has been in regular contact with Campbell for weeks.

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31 minutes ago, Relegator Ritchie said:

Yes I was satisfied, and I’m saying that as someone who like you, wants nothing but the best for club. He gave me an answer for every concern I had. I’m still cautious but that’s a given considering what’s at stake. We’re all at risk of getting into tit-for-tats with one another on this forum, I’m as guilty of biting back as anyone, but genuinely, have you contacted him directly to ask him for yourself? If you do, and you’re still not satisfied then that is entirely your prerogative and I’d fully respect that. 

Would you like to share some of his answers? it would maybe put a few others at ease with the deal.

I haven't contacted him myself but have read plenty of reply's of his to those who have, his answers mostly consisted of "cant discuss that because of NDA" and a lot of "trust me , it will be fine" nothing has said to date had put my mind to rest.

The clubs needs change, in that i am in no doubt but handing over 62% of our club to an unknown "business man" with no track record of success in any of the multiple fields he has operated in is not the way forward, If i'm being honest i don't like the the prospect of 1 person owing so much of the club - no matter who it was.

I know he has not provided proof of source of fund to the BOD yet, why is this taking so long?, there are so may unanswered questions about him but please if you have some of the answers folk are looking for please share them.

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1 hour ago, Relegator Ritchie said:

Yes I was satisfied, and I’m saying that as someone who like you, wants nothing but the best for club. He gave me an answer for every concern I had. I’m still cautious but that’s a given considering what’s at stake. We’re all at risk of getting into tit-for-tats with one another on this forum, I’m as guilty of biting back as anyone, but genuinely, have you contacted him directly to ask him for yourself? If you do, and you’re still not satisfied then that is entirely your prerogative and I’d fully respect that. 

Can you share with us these comments by him that have relaxed your fears? Please? I genuinely want to know.

You’re so wrong about this being personal against Mark Campbell. It’s not. It’s the opposite. I want nothing more than for our cool new Jeans and trainers wearing owner to see us up the divisions, build a 4th stand, reinstate the academy. It would be incredible, MC would be a hero. It just isn’t gonna feckin happen. Agreeing with monkey tennis, again, as someone who seems to follow the club as much as I do, home and away, with it meaning everything to us, how can you be so reckless with it’s future???

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1 hour ago, gav-ffc said:

Very good listen. 

Shows why a fourth stand should be built as football clubs need to make money bar the other 20 odd match days throughout a season. Rather than rely on money from owners businesses as they can go bust at any time like at Notts County.

Am all for a 4th Stand but only when it is financially viable.

But what has to come first is to buy out the other stakeholders in the Falkirk Stadium and have once again have FFC all the sole owners of the ground they play on.

Once that is done then a 4th Stand and hopefully attached to a Hotel/Sports facility can be part of a development plan.

Building a 4th stand now as you suggest add nothing to the club as long as we minor stakeholders.

That's reasonable !

 

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11 minutes ago, bairn88 said:

Can you share with us these comments by him that have relaxed your fears? Please? I genuinely want to know.

You’re so wrong about this being personal against Mark Campbell. It’s not. It’s the opposite. I want nothing more than for our cool new Jeans and trainers wearing owner to see us up the divisions, build a 4th stand, reinstate the academy. It would be incredible, MC would be a hero. It just isn’t gonna feckin happen. Agreeing with monkey tennis, again, as someone who seems to follow the club as much as I do, home and away, with it meaning everything to us, how can you be so reckless with it’s future???

You c**t, p***k etc.

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Hi, 

I'm currently doing a report as part of my coursework for Uni and I'm talking about the alienation and commodification in football, I'm speaking about the Wimbledon/MK Dons case and how the move alienated the fans. 

I am also mentioning how that this is going to become a more common thing for teams to move stadium, due to ageing stadiums. How did Falkirk fans feel about the move from Brockville to the new stadium? Any input would be appreciated.

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The only positive thing I can see about Campbell is the fact that he was trying to buy Sunderland and they spent 4 months negotiating , if he was just some geezer who run a mini cab firm i doubt Sunderland would have let him in the door. 

 

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2 hours ago, bairn88 said:

Can you share with us these comments by him that have relaxed your fears? Please? I genuinely want to know?

You’re so wrong about this being personal against Mark Campbell. It’s not. It’s the opposite. I want nothing more than for our cool new Jeans and trainers wearing owner to see us up the divisions, build a 4th stand, reinstate the academy. It would be incredible, MC would be a hero. It just isn’t gonna feckin happen. Agreeing with monkey tennis, again, as someone who seems to follow the club as much as I do, home and away, with it meaning everything to us, how can you be so reckless with it’s future???

All valid points. I think the only way I can answer your last point is by saying I never thought I’d see the day where I point blank refuse to step foot in The Falkirk Stadium or refuse to spend a penny that will go into the Clubs coffers until now. I’m not trying to blow smoke up my own arse because I know full well there are plenty others who are every bit as passionate and loyal as I am, but for me it’s as low as it’s ever been. Downing tools when the going gets tough isn’t normally what I do. I threatened to stay away when Ritchie rewarded that fraud Pressley with a new 3yr contract but was back again 3/4 weeks later because it’s what I do. It’s different this time - I haven’t renewed our ST’s, I haven’t been back through the doors once since May, I haven’t bought my son the strip or the tracksuit as I do every season. I’ve stuck to my guns and I’ll continue to do so until there is change because I cannot accept what the current imposters have done to our Club any longer. I guess in my head the club feels as dead to me right now as it ever has, and I don’t feel like I’ve got anything to lose. Don’t expect everyone to agree with that logic but it’s the best I can do in terms of trying to explain it.

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