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2 hours ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Gallacher, Ballatoni, McBride and Shepherd was punted out on loan. Thats 11 my 12 was an approx. 

 

7 punted and 2 of which paid to go, 2 out of contract free to go and 2 out on loan, if you think that gave us cost neutral with what we got in then you must be using a George Craig calculator

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Thinking ahead we need a new RB and CB, Doyle and durnan to go (if someone will buy them)

A holding mid to support Gomis, and replace miller, someone confident with moving and working the ball.

I’d like to see more of Macmillan, as I think he and McManus could do a job up front. But those are the three positions we drastically need addressed.

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1 hour ago, Bairnardo said:

The season we lost Vaulks and finished second to Hibs was murder to watch with few enjoyable games IMO.

The season before was brilliant. Of course getting humped off Killie was shite but the number of last ditch goals etc, beating Hibs to second place and the playoffs agains them, beating the **** twice at TFS, Wills absolute fucking screamer at Ibrox, Leahys goals, the number of 4 and 5 goal games we were involved in was mental... Sir Bobs supersub antics at the tail end of the season. If folk didnt like that season I dont know what they want from football.

2-0 down to hibs at Easter Road, 86 minutes on the clock, down to ten men. The rest is 'Hibstory'. No matter what happens from here on in, we did not lose that game and that cost them 2nd place. 

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46 minutes ago, FalkirkBairn93 said:

Thinking ahead we need a new RB and CB, Doyle and durnan to go (if someone will buy them)

A holding mid to support Gomis, and replace miller, someone confident with moving and working the ball.

I’d like to see more of Macmillan, as I think he and McManus could do a job up front. But those are the three positions we drastically need addressed.

Buy them ??!! You could not pay clubs to take any of this lot off our hands. And the very last thing we need is another holding midfielder. It's a moot point whether we should be bothering with one at all, given the absolute dross we are coming up against every week, but Gomis could probably do that job fine if absolutely necessary. We are sorely lacking even a scintilla of creativity, craft, guile, pace. Middle to front we are completely clueless, exemplified by that abysmal hoofball last Saturday. But given that we have no money and a ton of players on two year contracts, we won't be getting any of that either. The remit of whoever is appointed manager will be to get more from the current playing squad.

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2 hours ago, Bairnardo said:

The season we lost Vaulks and finished second to Hibs was murder to watch with few enjoyable games IMO.

The season before was brilliant. Of course getting humped off Killie was shite but the number of last ditch goals etc, beating Hibs to second place and the playoffs agains them, beating the **** twice at TFS, Wills absolute fucking screamer at Ibrox, Leahys goals, the number of 4 and 5 goal games we were involved in was mental... Sir Bobs supersub antics at the tail end of the season. If folk didnt like that season I dont know what they want from football.

McHugh is my all time favourite footballer.

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Buy them ??!! You could not pay clubs to take any of this lot off our hands. And the very last thing we need is another holding midfielder. It's a moot point whether we should be bothering with one at all, given the absolute dross we are coming up against every week, but Gomis could probably do that job fine if absolutely necessary. We are sorely lacking even a scintilla of creativity, craft, guile, pace. Middle to front we are completely clueless, exemplified by that abysmal hoofball last Saturday. But given that we have no money and a ton of players on two year contracts, we won't be getting any of that either. The remit of whoever is appointed manager will be to get more from the current playing squad.



I would love to see the back of those two, but, like you say who is going to pay for them, they are atrocious.
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The season we lost Vaulks and finished second to Hibs was murder to watch with few enjoyable games IMO.

The season before was brilliant. Of course getting humped off Killie was shite but the number of last ditch goals etc, beating Hibs to second place and the playoffs agains them, beating the **** twice at TFS, Wills absolute fucking screamer at Ibrox, Leahys goals, the number of 4 and 5 goal games we were involved in was mental... Sir Bobs supersub antics at the tail end of the season. If folk didnt like that season I dont know what they want from football.


Perhaps im confusing that season with the previous one , happy to be corrected tho.
Vaulks was such a huge loss to the squad. Like replacing a 3l V8 engine with a wee 1l from a fiesta , the difference was obvious
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24 minutes ago, effeffsee_the2nd said:

Perhaps im confusing that season with the previous one , happy to be corrected tho.
Vaulks was such a huge loss to the squad. Like replacing a 3l V8 engine with a wee 1l from a fiesta , the difference was obvious

 

It's not until you don't have a single player with that drive and attitude that you realise how important it is. I sometimes used to think football commentators liked to give too much weighting to certain intangibles like crowd, guys who are good in the dressing room etc but when you are watching a rudderless team you realise that guys like Vaulks probably projected their own standards onto others and got an ectra few % out of them. 

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2 hours ago, PipoIsABairn said:

2-0 down to hibs at Easter Road, 86 minutes on the clock, down to ten men. The rest is 'Hibstory'. No matter what happens from here on in, we did not lose that game and that cost them 2nd place. 

After reading this I watched the highlights of that game. What a contrast, that was a squad that fought and battled for everything, the complete opposite of our current lot.

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Well this is going to be interesting, the Brentford model didnt work so lets see what happens with this one:

https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/sport/football/falkirk-look-to-adopt-new-football-model-1-5060956

Club director Lex Miller told the Falkirk Herald: “At the moment nothing has changed on the manager front. There have been more than 30 applicants but we are still working through the process.

“The board is looking at a new model and a new football strategy, we want to change the whole philosophy at the club.

“We need to learn from the mistakes of last year and we have to see what type of manager fits into our thinking going forward.”

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It's not until you don't have a single player with that drive and attitude that you realise how important it is. I sometimes used to think football commentators liked to give too much weighting to certain intangibles like crowd, guys who are good in the dressing room etc but when you are watching a rudderless team you realise that guys like Vaulks probably projected their own standards onto others and got an ectra few % out of them. 


100% agree . Some players, from messi all the way down to your resident knob at the fives can’t hide their annoyance at having to play with lesser quality players alongside them . And that attitude can drag a whole team down .
But with vaulks , like all good captains here was someone who had none of that
Football is played by humans and thats why we love it
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9 minutes ago, effeffsee_the2nd said:

 


100% agree . Some players, from messi all the way down to your resident knob at the fives can’t hide their annoyance at having to play with lesser quality players alongside them . And that attitude can drag a whole team down .
But with vaulks , like all good captains here was someone who had none of that
Football is played by humans and thats why we love it

 

Can you imagine the reception if Vaulks was to come back as a manager one day. I would be a sell out as 11 players with the mental attitude of their manager would be playing. One day ! one day.

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Well this is going to be interesting, the Brentford model didnt work so lets see what happens with this one:

https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/sport/football/falkirk-look-to-adopt-new-football-model-1-5060956

Club director Lex Miller told the Falkirk Herald: “At the moment nothing has changed on the manager front. There have been more than 30 applicants but we are still working through the process.

“The board is looking at a new model and a new football strategy, we want to change the whole philosophy at the club.

“We need to learn from the mistakes of last year and we have to see what type of manager fits into our thinking going forward.”


Get this clown and his fantasy football chairman wet dream to f**k.
Doesn’t even have the beginnings of any self awareness.
Idiot, imposter, arsehole.
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7 hours ago, effeffsee_the2nd said:

Fucking hell did you only watch those games that season? in fact are you peter Houston?  his football might have got us results but it was fucking stinking. brutal. I went to more games that season than any other but I often caught myself looking at my phone more than I needed to. it was just slow labored square passes. long throws into the box and long balls to the corners. we turned it on for the rangers and hibs games.

the cup final itself we were on top against 10 men then left ourselves wide open at the back

a year later we went to rugby park 90 minuets and only a draw away from promotion yet we were dead and buried by 30 Min mark against a team who had been shite all year. that was a brutal end to a great season 

 

1. I watched all the games that season, perhaps you were distracted by your phone too much to get into the games?

2. No, I'm not Mr Houston, but I'd take his money, and his footballing skill if I could.

3. If you're not entertained with us challenging at the top of the championship and producing late dramatics against the likes of rangers/hibs/hearts/etc.......you need some drugs.

seriously though, we will just have to disagree on this one and I'll hold on to my good memories like an old fart in a nursing home.

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4 hours ago, AL-FFC said:

Well this is going to be interesting, the Brentford model didnt work so lets see what happens with this one:

https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/sport/football/falkirk-look-to-adopt-new-football-model-1-5060956

Club director Lex Miller told the Falkirk Herald: “At the moment nothing has changed on the manager front. There have been more than 30 applicants but we are still working through the process.

“The board is looking at a new model and a new football strategy, we want to change the whole philosophy at the club.

“We need to learn from the mistakes of last year and we have to see what type of manager fits into our thinking going forward.”

A statement about thinking about doing something. Brilliant.

Be great if they let someone that knew what they were doing take over.

Glad they recognise last season didn't go so well though, I wasn't convinced they were aware we'd been relegated tbh

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6 hours ago, Senator Frimpton said:

A statement about thinking about doing something. Brilliant.

Be great if they let someone that knew what they were doing take over.

Glad they recognise last season didn't go so well though, I wasn't convinced they were aware we'd been relegated tbh

The story behind the statement is clearly that they are no longer intending to sell up and go (if they ever intended to in the first place!).

Ironically enough the staggering figure they lost in one year through terrible stewardship and bad decisions is the very reason they should go.

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Learn Mistakes from the last Year:

Try not to get relegated would be a first followed by the following:

Know your employment law when you go for a new manager 

Try not to pay off one shit first team

dont sign 2 full first teams in a full season

 

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13 hours ago, AL-FFC said:

Well this is going to be interesting, the Brentford model didnt work so lets see what happens with this one:

https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/sport/football/falkirk-look-to-adopt-new-football-model-1-5060956

Club director Lex Miller told the Falkirk Herald: “At the moment nothing has changed on the manager front. There have been more than 30 applicants but we are still working through the process.

“The board is looking at a new model and a new football strategy, we want to change the whole philosophy at the club.

“We need to learn from the mistakes of last year and we have to see what type of manager fits into our thinking going forward.”

Quite worrying reading that, these guys have been involved in the most catastrophic club related decisions in my lifetime. They should be actively looking to sell up rather than putting together some ham fisted new model. This has disaster written all over it.

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