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2 hours ago, Bairnardo said:

It is a move ahead, it's a very very clear and obvious move ahead. Not sure if you are going for some sort of wind up here, but you are wrong.

No it isn’t. There is a huge potential for failure, and little margin for success with the unbalanced team that is currently signed at Falkirk. East Fife, finishing in a playoff spot will burnish DY’s reputation much more reliably. Falkirk is a crap shoot, there’s too much downside for the small upside with the current ownership situation.

Be that as it may, it doesn’t matter now.

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No it isn’t. There is a huge potential for failure, and little margin for success with the unbalanced team that is currently signed at Falkirk. East Fife, finishing in a playoff spot will burnish DY’s reputation much more reliably. Falkirk is a crap shoot, there’s too much downside for the small upside with the current ownership situation.
Be that as it may, it doesn’t matter now.
Sorry mate. But thats shite.
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6 minutes ago, TxRover said:

No it isn’t. There is a huge potential for failure, and little margin for success with the unbalanced team that is currently signed at Falkirk. East Fife, finishing in a playoff spot will burnish DY’s reputation much more reliably. Falkirk is a crap shoot, there’s too much downside for the small upside with the current ownership situation.

Be that as it may, it doesn’t matter now.

The team's not that unbalanced. Play 442 with the fullbacks sitting in and we're fine. Problem comes when we do a narrow midfield diamond that leaves Dixon exposed and requires him to bomb up and down the wing, which he can't do.

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I'm gonna take the elevator down from my apartment to put the aloominum trashcan on the sidewalk. Maybe have a pastrami on rye over easy on the eggs when I come round to your condo and watch the ballgame.

something something roster uniforms crapshoot something something.

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First time I have dropped down here into the league one forum as I am honestly not someone for pointing and laughing, and I have never had anything against FFC (quite the opposite, used to and watch them with my Mate that stayed in Bonnybridge) But, the amount of shite 'some' Falkirk 'fans' gave Moton during the whole McKinnon issue was well out out of order. Having said that, some Morton 'Fans' were also well out of order with their comments (maybe understandably due to the way McKinnon conducted himself?) Just wanted to make the point that I said at the time, you were paying Compensation, then fines for someone with no integrity! Again, nothing against the majority of Falkirk fans, but your club, BOD and certain fans behaved very poorly. 

To be honest, I said at the time that I would rather have kept McKinnon (thank fu(k that didn't happen), but due to the way he left (not speaking to the players etc etc I was glad to see the back of him! Well, at least your 'rid of him now.

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7 hours ago, NavyBlueArmy1876 said:

BSLM to #announce DKD as his first signing

You heard it here first 

SHUTTTTT UPPPPP!!!!

Seriously though, how is he still without a club? Sure he's still a bit rough round the edges but the boys a talent. If he does return, there's a potential future Falkirk legend imo.

Pleased with Miller/McCracken as guys with an affinity for the club. The Sunderland lads for whatever reason have that too and we could do with more of that about the place as you know they give that x% extra as a result.

No chance of a Nelson return for the forseeable, but Tommy Robson and DKD would tear this division a new one.

How's the Jak doing these days?

 

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1 hour ago, Duncan Freemason said:


Easy now tiger. There’s a few on here that have resided in the Lone Star State for extended periods, and at no point did the term “crap shoot” ever enter into the everyday.
Whatever you do, don’t try to head someone off at the pass.

Funnily enough, common vernacular in this portion of Texas...maybe because of the casinos nearby. I know that you and others aren’t blind to the problems at FFC, but the undue glee at Ray execution and the quick temp hiring seems to be ignoring the potentially deep flaws in the team. People are quick to blame the failings on Ray, but there are still serious needs to be addressed in January...if the BoD have a budget for it. If those weaknesses aren’t addressed, then the FFC fans are reduced to hoping that Ray was every bit as bad as some suggested and that the play of the team can be magically “fixed”.

Yes, a proper formation designed around available players, and their skills, will help, but the malaise pervading the team will not be as easy to root out as some think, in my opinion. Over a third of the season is done, just how long will these fixes take, and is there enough time? Interim managers inherently have fewer tools at their disposal, and the players may feel more empowered to make their own way on the team unless the incoming management team come down hard and fast, and with clear and strong support from the BoD. It is entirely possible that a player of two will have to be the sacrificial lamb to get through to the team, as all the players on 2 year deals are certainly feeling pretty comfortable.

You have the advantage of two reasonably winnable games coming up first, but if the new manager trips at one of these first hurdles, the previous air of discontent could quickly reappear, and the players reaction to that would be crucial.

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1 hour ago, Bairnardo said:

Latest rumour I have heard is a bit left field, and not sure if he would come to us, but I am hearing murmurs about Alex Neil

I’ll answer that for you “No” like he is really going to drop from the English Championship to the 3rd Tier of Scottish Football. That one is straight out the Mark Campbell book of promises

 

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I’ll answer that for you “No” like he is really going to drop from the English Championship to the 3rd Tier of Scottish Football. That one is straight out the Mark Campbell book of promises
 
Ffs man. Its traditional to wait and see if any other fans steam in on these.
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7 hours ago, Bailey1874 said:

First time I have dropped down here into the league one forum as I am honestly not someone for pointing and laughing, and I have never had anything against FFC (quite the opposite, used to and watch them with my Mate that stayed in Bonnybridge) But, the amount of shite 'some' Falkirk 'fans' gave Moton during the whole McKinnon issue was well out out of order. Having said that, some Morton 'Fans' were also well out of order with their comments (maybe understandably due to the way McKinnon conducted himself?) Just wanted to make the point that I said at the time, you were paying Compensation, then fines for someone with no integrity! Again, nothing against the majority of Falkirk fans, but your club, BOD and certain fans behaved very poorly. 

To be honest, I said at the time that I would rather have kept McKinnon (thank fu(k that didn't happen), but due to the way he left (not speaking to the players etc etc I was glad to see the back of him! Well, at least your 'rid of him now.

Feels like I went back in time reading that post! 🙈

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6 hours ago, TxRover said:

Funnily enough, common vernacular in this portion of Texas...maybe because of the casinos nearby. I know that you and others aren’t blind to the problems at FFC, but the undue glee at Ray execution and the quick temp hiring seems to be ignoring the potentially deep flaws in the team. People are quick to blame the failings on Ray, but there are still serious needs to be addressed in January...if the BoD have a budget for it. If those weaknesses aren’t addressed, then the FFC fans are reduced to hoping that Ray was every bit as bad as some suggested and that the play of the team can be magically “fixed”.

Yes, a proper formation designed around available players, and their skills, will help, but the malaise pervading the team will not be as easy to root out as some think, in my opinion. Over a third of the season is done, just how long will these fixes take, and is there enough time? Interim managers inherently have fewer tools at their disposal, and the players may feel more empowered to make their own way on the team unless the incoming management team come down hard and fast, and with clear and strong support from the BoD. It is entirely possible that a player of two will have to be the sacrificial lamb to get through to the team, as all the players on 2 year deals are certainly feeling pretty comfortable.

You have the advantage of two reasonably winnable games coming up first, but if the new manager trips at one of these first hurdles, the previous air of discontent could quickly reappear, and the players reaction to that would be crucial.

Who's this guy?

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