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13 minutes ago, mb1876 said:

christophe berra on loan from hearts

We've got the best defence in the league. Why would we waste money on an ageing Cristophe Berra when our problems are at the other end of the park?

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We've got the best defence in the league. Why would we waste money on an ageing Cristophe Berra when our problems are at the other end of the park?


Berra for durnan? Just solidify the defence. Would get Buchanan, Dixon, and Doyle in line

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10 minutes ago, FalkirkBairn93 said:

Berra for durnan? Just solidify the defence. Would get Buchanan, Dixon, and Doyle in line

 

Solidify a defence that has conceded *checks notes* just 12 goals in 20 games? When the next best defence has conceded 23?

We don't need to solidify our defence. We need creativity up front. Signing Cristophe Berra would be a massive, massive waste of money.

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It's a stark reminder of where we are now - in the 3rd tier of Scottish football.
To think a club like Livingston are in the top 6 of the Premiership whilst we languish in the wilderness celebrating beating Montrose & Stranraer. 
Changed days indeed - those in charge of our club have guided us to where we are now with spectacular incompetence , so how come they are all so arrogant?   

They don’t really believe it’s their doing . Those appointed to manage don’t have their money on the line and to those who have money invested its a pittance to them . This scenario ( that’s continued now for 10 years ) is a recipe for failure. Especially If you are competing against others who live and breathe the game. We have had too many people in charge to whom it’s a job , a jolly, or even worse a hobby with benefits (lex)
We are unlikely to really turn the corner until a committed owner / director takes over or the fans succeed in a bid to run the club . The continued denial of this reality is a bit like the tale of the emperor clothes ie everyone knows why were shite and the BOD suspect it’s the case but for now they will continue to hope nobody realizes it .
Unfortunately ( and I can understand why ! ) the owners want the status quo and hope that somehow the current chairman or the next (we’ve had ten at the last count )will miraculously turn us around. The key is the fans turning on them not the manager or chairman or even the players but them . Unbelievably the MC fiasco has bought our MSG even more time and space as their ploy that they “saved” us from the terrible prospect of someone even worse than them however ridiculous worked.
How they have got away with pishing thousands down the drain on the failed Barnsley model is testimony to our apathy or grasp of the real problem . Warning -The third lanark model is right on track

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18 minutes ago, Stainrod said:


They don’t really believe it’s their doing . Those appointed to manage don’t have their money on the line and to those who have money invested its a pittance to them . This scenario ( that’s continued now for 10 years ) is a recipe for failure. Especially If you are competing against others who live and breathe the game. We have had too many people in charge to whom it’s a job , a jolly, or even worse a hobby with benefits (lex)
We are unlikely to really turn the corner until a committed owner / director takes over or the fans succeed in a bid to run the club . The continued denial of this reality is a bit like the tale of the emperor clothes ie everyone knows why were shite and the BOD suspect it’s the case but for now they will continue to hope nobody realizes it .
Unfortunately ( and I can understand why ! ) the owners want the status quo and hope that somehow the current chairman or the next (we’ve had ten at the last count )will miraculously turn us around. The key is the fans turning on them not the manager or chairman or even the players but them . Unbelievably the MC fiasco has bought our MSG even more time and space as their ploy that they “saved” us from the terrible prospect of someone even worse than them however ridiculous worked.
How they have got away with pishing thousands down the drain on the failed Barnsley model is testimony to our apathy or grasp of the real problem . Warning -The third lanark model is right on track

Don't think it will go the Third Lanark situation as that was an asset stripper. FFC don't have any assets to strip. We are a minority stakeholder in Falkirk Community Stadium Ltd which is worthless. If we don't go up then its part time football and those that endured the mid 70's Miller-Little-Hagart era can tell the you about the misery and despondency that went with the 500 crowds we got.

The club is no longer the go to team for ambitious young players like Vaulks and Lyle that knew they would get a chance and had confidence in their ability to prove themselves. Individuals like that have now got better options than FFC. We are a home for journeyman players picking up a wage.

It's going to be a 5-10 year journey back but that can only happen with owners that have a plan and the ambition to do it. Who we have at present ain't going to do it and no interest from anybody that wants to buy them out.

Get promoted - Academy - Buy the stadium outright - 4th stand with hotel/leisure income stream in that order. Until that is done we are a mid place championship club at best.

It's being so cheery that keeps me going !

 

 

 

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57 minutes ago, Gaz said:

Solidify a defence that has conceded *checks notes* just 12 goals in 20 games? When the next best defence has conceded 23?

We don't need to solidify our defence. We need creativity up front. Signing Cristophe Berra would be a massive, massive waste of money.

I think our defensive record is more down to the paucity of opposition at this level than our defenders being any particularly great shakes. A decent ball playing cb would bring our midfield more into games and provide a better platform to attack, imo. Someone like Tom Lang at the pars or even Ciaran McKenna would have done ok at this level in this respect I reckon.

Agree that Berra would be an unnecessary expense however. Cover at either fb position would be useful also.

Assuming longridge and McManus stay on then someone with zip and creativity from midfield should do us ok. A mackem with nothing but surnames perhaps 😙

(Not itk just dreaming)

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1 hour ago, mb1876 said:

the Italian trialist is sebastien ruberto. goalkeeper 

Great name, he wouldn't have to be that good to surpass our last Italian between the sticks

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17 minutes ago, MrDust said:

Great name, he wouldn't have to be that good to surpass our last Italian between the sticks

please don't remind us of he who shall not be named 

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13 minutes ago, mb1876 said:

please don't remind us of he who shall not be named 

Don't say it three times as he'll appear in goals on Saturday!

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Solidify a defence that has conceded *checks notes* just 12 goals in 20 games? When the next best defence has conceded 23?
We don't need to solidify our defence. We need creativity up front. Signing Cristophe Berra would be a massive, massive waste of money.


I don’t disagree that on paper our defence is solid, but out of those twelve goals plenty have come from defensive mishaps. I don’t think we need a whole new defence, but we need rid of the weakest link.

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1 hour ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

Don't think it will go the Third Lanark situation as that was an asset stripper. FFC don't have any assets to strip. We are a minority stakeholder in Falkirk Community Stadium Ltd which is worthless. If we don't go up then its part time football and those that endured the mid 70's Miller-Little-Hagart era can tell the you about the misery and despondency that went with the 500 crowds we got.

The club is no longer the go to team for ambitious young players like Vaulks and Lyle that knew they would get a chance and had confidence in their ability to prove themselves. Individuals like that have now got better options than FFC. We are a home for journeyman players picking up a wage.

It's going to be a 5-10 year journey back but that can only happen with owners that have a plan and the ambition to do it. Who we have at present ain't going to do it and no interest from anybody that wants to buy them out.

Get promoted - Academy - Buy the stadium outright - 4th stand with hotel/leisure income stream in that order. Until that is done we are a mid place championship club at best.

It's being so cheery that keeps me going !

 

 

 

Not sure everyone has understood the absolute importance of getting up this year, make no mistake the alternative doesn’t bare thinking about. If you thought this years squad were mediocre....

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The biggest issue that is holding us back is the boardroom trouble is how do we change that ? Till that changes we are going into mediocrity in fact we are there already.

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This is one of the slowest, dullest, most plodding Falkirk sides filled with complete jobbers that I have ever had the misfortune of watching, and Longridge and McManus are two of the only players with any real spark or creativity about them. Lose them and we might as well gear up for Cove away next year.

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I don’t disagree that on paper our defence is solid, but out of those twelve goals plenty have come from defensive mishaps. I don’t think we need a whole new defence, but we need rid of the weakest link.

Our defensive record is 20% due to our decent keepers and 80% due to the chronic standard of this league.

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1 hour ago, 18BAIRN76 said:

This is one of the slowest, dullest, most plodding Falkirk sides filled with complete jobbers that I have ever had the misfortune of watching, and Longridge and McManus are two of the only players with any real spark or creativity about them. Lose them and we might as well gear up for Cove away next year.

Feel for the new chairman already, a club run by two major shareholders with a board of hand puppets. Actually full of guilt for renewing ST this year, should have boycotted but love/genuine want for the club to do well allowed this mob yet again to get out of jail. Another disaster keeping RM who clearly shat it against Morton & Alloa which meant relegation, failure was to allow him to sign mediocre jobbers, and like many thought we’d at least be top. The debacle of Bearded one, M&M appointees and now fighting to make top four secure. No wins against top teams and 17 games to play. Now the only two players we have with flair and ability’s being targeted.

For all genuine fans - this is a seriously worrying time like no other of the past 20 years.

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