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Right. So are you trying to say he should’ve stayed and left the man?


Clearly, we left no one up front, there was spare men as to not sacrifice his place on the post. To be fair, Doyle could’ve been on the post and it still would’ve went in seeing as he’s as useful as a chocolate teapot
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3 hours ago, AL-FFC said:

I reckon your right on that and even if we do go up there are players that arent good enough even at championship level.

They really need to see if we can start the academy again even if it could be ran at a lower budget but we need something.

 

If we do start an academy it has to have the finance and the long term commitment. There will not be a first team player for 8- 9 years minimum.

The board at present will not invest in something that has such a long payback.

 

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I've said this a few times but the vast, vast majority of folk upset about the academy being closed are mums and dads who can't tell their mates that their laddie plays for Falkirk any more.

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9 minutes ago, Gaz said:

I've said this a few times but the vast, vast majority of folk upset about the academy being closed are mums and dads who can't tell their mates that their laddie plays for Falkirk any more.

Utter shite.  There is far more of a connection to someone who has worked their way through the ranks compared to some journeyman.  

Additionally youths can supplement the first team, even become a regular and move on for money, alternatively you may get someone like andy Lawrie who isnt really good enough for a big move but will give you a good 5 or 6 years service, that then saves you having to constantly bring in whole new squads every season.

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Missed interview what did Dixon do wrong that do many people are against him?
Dixon has been poor all season but he played very well last night and deservedly one mom.playing in a five he was my h further up the park and put in lots of better crosses.Credit should be given when its due .
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The MSG have got 2 decisions right. Saying cheerio to fantasist Mark Campbell, and getting rid of McKinnon.

Time will tell wrt M&M, but it’s unlikely even if they are seen as good guys that they will be given the honeymoon period that McKinnon enjoyed. For the “try before you buy” nature of their appointment, it’s sensible enough, and certainly isn’t a howlingly bad decision.

There’s so many other things that are crying out to be fixed. There are very few clubs that has the ownership repeatedly insult its customers, and yet seemingly get away with it.
That isn’t going to last much longer, and be it one or two or all of them, it needs to change. If not, they are taking FFC on to their very own version of a Gerald Ratner moment.

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It’s been a good week or two.
Mark Campbell gone.
McKinnon gone.
Club legends in charge
4-1 Away win
And now the Pars and Morton embarrassing championship football
I was more stunned that the Galacticos of East Fife were beaten at home by BSC Glasgow.

I doubt the lad that threads needles from 60 yards wasnt playing....

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I've said this a few times but the vast, vast majority of folk upset about the academy being closed are mums and dads who can't tell their mates that their laddie plays for Falkirk any more.

Have you not noticed a change of atmosphere around the club and fan disconnection that’s coincides with the closure of the Academy?
No one that’s played for us under Hartley or McKinnon will ever have the club legend status of Alston, Sibbald, Kerr or Miller for example. Nor will anyone care much if any of the current journeymen left the club tomorrow.
That’s no coincidence
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This needs to be asked at the next AGM, we do still have community teams but I've no idea what age group these go up to, and I assume any player that shows promise will be snapped up by pro youth/academy setup.
An absolute disgrace that the Academy was closed, theres maybe even an argument that we wouldn't be where we are if we hadn't closed it.
 
 
I'm as pissed of as anyone the acadamy was closed but it was the only decision we could make. The FACT is under project brave ( an SFA iniaitive ), if you do not have access to an indoor pitch within a certain radious you cannot play at elite level.If you are not at the top level all your best players will be poached by elite clubs as parents and kids will be easily convinced they should test themselves against the best.Therefore we would we lose the Fulton's sibbalds etc and be left with the Liam dicks of this world.( We cannot protect against this contractually at under age 16 ) So we would be left with players good enough for lower levels but of no value in the transfer market.If we lost all our top kids which would be likely the acadamy would not bring in any cash ,make an enormous loss and be a financial disaster .Sad but reality !
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4 hours ago, Senator Frimpton said:

Pleased for BSLM and McCracken with a win in their first game in management. Changed the setup and had the team well motivated. Well done boys.

Not sure if 352 will work in the league as neither wb crosses convincingly. Dixon's are slow and floaty and Doyle's are just inaccurate. Sheer volume of them got us through last night thanks to poor defending from the rose, especially on Dixon's side.

Thought Miller allowed Gomis to play further up the park where he has more influence, could be interesting to see him play as 3rd CB/DM in a 352, which would hopefully hasten the end of Durnan who was fuckin chronic. His pass to noone that went out for a goal kick early on being a good example.

Next couple of league games will be a better indicator of where we're at any road.

As a side note, who names their child Brown?

I did a family tree for someone in their family many years ago.   Brown is the surname of one of the ancestors.  It has been in that family for a long time as a first name.

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52 minutes ago, Bairnardo said:

I was more stunned that the Galacticos of East Fife were beaten at home by BSC Glasgow.

I doubt the lad that threads needles from 60 yards wasnt playing....
 

Mental result given how strong League One apparently is

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1 hour ago, roman_bairn said:


Have you not noticed a change of atmosphere around the club and fan disconnection that’s coincides with the closure of the Academy?
No one that’s played for us under Hartley or McKinnon will ever have the club legend status of Alston, Sibbald, Kerr or Miller for example. Nor will anyone care much if any of the current journeymen left the club tomorrow.
That’s no coincidence

I would say that to be honest lot of supporters have commented that it no longer feels like our club and the disconnect if it continues and we dont manage to go up at first attempt i would imagine that will grow until something changes at the club, personally think the attacks by the MSG on the support, the MC debacle and preferred bidder status despite the amount of red flags surrounding his bids being the main things.

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I'm as pissed of as anyone the acadamy was closed but it was the only decision we could make. The FACT is under project brave ( an SFA iniaitive ), if you do not have access to an indoor pitch within a certain radious you cannot play at elite level.If you are not at the top level all your best players will be poached by elite clubs as parents and kids will be easily convinced they should test themselves against the best.Therefore we would we lose the Fulton's sibbalds etc and be left with the Liam dicks of this world.( We cannot protect against this contractually at under age 16 ) So we would be left with players good enough for lower levels but of no value in the transfer market.If we lost all our top kids which would be likely the acadamy would not bring in any cash ,make an enormous loss and be a financial disaster .Sad but reality !

 

Sorry but you are 100% wrong when it comes to access to indoor facility. That is only a stipulation for the top tier Academies. 6 months before we announced it was closing we had decided to go with tier two. That was an approx cost of £130k/year. The club had a guarantee of this cost being covered for 3 years.

 

It was closed for one reason and one reason only. The Board has decided to pump every penny it had into the Hartley project. It failed, we have no fall back and starting it again isn’t a five minute job.

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6 hours ago, Senator Frimpton said:

Not sure if 352 will work in the league as neither wb crosses convincingly. Dixon's are slow and floaty and Doyle's are just inaccurate. Sheer volume of them got us through last night thanks to poor defending from the rose, especially on Dixon's side.

Given that Falkirk looked much more threatening in the play against Raith with the few crosses from within 20 yards of the end line than all the crap shelled in from further out, the theory is sound, even if it isn’t ideal for Dixon and Doyle. We’ve been getting results from a 3-5-2, so it can work fine in League One, with players that can cross convincingly.

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Sorry but you are 100% wrong when it comes to access to indoor facility. That is only a stipulation for the top tier Academies. 6 months before we announced it was closing we had decided to go with tier two. That was an approx cost of £130k/year. The club had a guarantee of this cost being covered for 3 years.
 
It was closed for one reason and one reason only. The Board has decided to pump every penny it had into the Hartley project. It failed, we have no fall back and starting it again isn’t a five minute job.
I understand but in tier 2 you would run the very high risk of the better boys leaving or not joining in the first place.My friends grandson was in the old acadamy up until age 13 ,by then you knew who the top players were and most parents I met I know would push their kids to play at tier one even if it meant driving to Edinburgh or Glasgow.
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I understand but in tier 2 you would run the very high risk of the better boys leaving or not joining in the first place.My friends grandson was in the old acadamy up until age 13 ,by then you knew who the top players were and most parents I met I know would push their kids to play at tier one even if it meant driving to Edinburgh or Glasgow.
Can understand both sides of the argument but for me a connection has been lost with the club & players since the academy closed.
If the academy was reopened and a monthly donation system was set up and the fans could help fund it with a guarantee all money goes to the accademy and future profits are reinvested, I would sign up for this and I'm sure many others would.
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