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1 minute ago, Marshmallo said:

The amount of money bookies make has very little to do with realised probability.

I would possibly agree if I knew what the feck you were talking about! :P

I've actually been in a bookies, possibly twice in my life, so I don't really know how it all works. (and have no inclination to find out) 

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6 minutes ago, ShaggerG said:

I would possibly agree if I knew what the feck you were talking about! :P

I've actually been in a bookies, possibly twice in my life, so I don't really know how it all works. (and have no inclination to find out) 

I'm an expert. In 1996 I went into a bookies in Dundee and put £5 on a horse with a silly name. It won, I went back later and got £20-odd quid back.  I never gambled before or since and that probably makes me the most successful gambler on P&B.

If a Bookie says he'll give you £10 if A happens or £1 if B happens, B is more likely. 

 

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2 hours ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Raith have shown that you can still pick up decent young talent in loan or freed by the bigger clubs. I'd take hendry or Armstrong over some of our dross any day and they picked up Gullan from hibs for the first half of the season who was excellent. We've gone down the older experienced pro route far too much and that could cost us 

Good points Shadwell. Look at it from a prospective signings point of view. FFC Board - Do they stay or do they go ? Management - Are they fixtures for the length of the offered contract ? What is their record on how they treat their signings ? What is the plan for the progression of the club ? The answers to all these question reflect badly on FFC. If you are a young player wanting a chance there are better options. You would want stable working environment and that does not exist at the club.

Reflect on this - If we don't go up this season ( god forbid ) will M&M be at the club next season ? Doubt it !

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14 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:

People discussing bookie who have never had a bet. Don’t you love P&B

I have a 100% win rate

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50 minutes ago, NewBornBairn said:

I'm an expert. In 1996 I went into a bookies in Dundee and put £5 on a horse with a silly name. It won, I went back later and got £20-odd quid back.  I never gambled before or since and that probably makes me the most successful gambler on P&B.

If a Bookie says he'll give you £10 if A happens or £1 if B happens, B is more likely. 

 

Similar story ! 1970-1 game rained off due to waterlogged pitch - Went to Baikies for a game of snooker, no chance 30-40 people milling around in front of us. Star Inn for a pint jammed to the door and was not risking my health by going the slop emporium called the Empire Bar across the road. Bookies in Dalderse Avenue and not a clue. Me and my mate watched for a wee while and together put on a 1 pound bet which was big when you consider a pint was 2/6p ( 12.5p in pre decimal money ) Massive odds and we both got over 15 pound each each back when it won. Whooo Hooo pints at the Vicky bar and have never been in a bookies again.

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32 minutes ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

Similar story ! 1970-1 game rained off due to waterlogged pitch - Went to Baikies for a game of snooker, no chance 30-40 people milling around in front of us. Star Inn for a pint jammed to the door and was not risking my health by going the slop emporium called the Empire Bar across the road. Bookies in Dalderse Avenue and not a clue. Me and my mate watched for a wee while and together put on a 1 pound bet which was big when you consider a pint was 2/6p ( 12.5p in pre decimal money ) Massive odds and we both got over 15 pound each each back when it won. Whooo Hooo pints at the Vicky bar and have never been in a bookies again.

Bookies hate people like us because we could bankrupt them if we could be bothered.

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Looking at the number of cases of COVID-19 in the uk and the numbers going up by about 50% each day I reckon we could have 100k cases in the Uk in just over two weeks.
Looking more and more like the season will end with games behind closed doors or possibly even postponed or cancelled completely....players can catch COVID-19 too.
We are in for a strange season end one way or another.....

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6 hours ago, Shadwell Dog said:

M and M's january recruitment has been no better than the dross that was signed before.  Da vita was signed in a flash and has done absolutely nothing. Todd is no any better than what we had and only hall has actually nailed down a place in the team. We needed legs and pace and got feck all of either.

Da vita is at the end of his career and was a Houstonesque type signing but don't think we can say either way re Hall or Todd as of yet, both have had good and poor games. The one thing I will say about Todd is that he never hides.

5 hours ago, Back Post Misses said:

 


He sent in players in the summer to look at and not one of them were up to scratch

 

Whilst McKinnon was in charge tho

2 hours ago, Raith_Raver said:

Bookies base their odds on betting trends as much as probability. 

Or how many goals their striker has scored

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Bookies have us 8/13, Raith are at 2/1.
 
Do the Championship sides have many Premier league quality rapists playing for them?


Are we looking for a premier league quality player who is a rapist or someone who is rapist and beats all others at that?

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2 hours ago, roman_bairn said:

PS. Looking forward to Relegator Ritchies usual red dot as soon as we say anything positive about the club. Real supporter? Aye right....

Aye, nice try! 😂

There was a time when a comment like that would’ve given me high blood pressure. Thankfully nowadays, I don’t feel the need to justify myself to people of your ilk. Anyone who knows a thing about me will vouch for how much Falkirk means to me. That’s the reason I won’t accept it being ran into the ground any longer!

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2 hours ago, roman_bairn said:

However because M & M inherited the team inside season, and we finish second, there are a number on here who would ditch them.
Unbelievable.

Just out of interest, can you find a post by anyone saying they'd get rid of M&M? It's not something I can recall anyone saying.

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Aye, nice try!

There was a time when a comment like that would’ve given me high blood pressure. Thankfully nowadays, I don’t feel the need to justify myself to people of your ilk. Anyone who knows a thing about me will vouch for how much Falkirk means to me. That’s the reason I won’t accept it being ran into the ground any longer!

And what’s your solution to the problem?

We don’t have any alternative interested parties to my knowledge and given the last one I’d be concerned how much we can trust anyone now.

We don’t have the BtB option and there not going to raise 800k on the basis that much of the existing board remains in place and we stay in League One.

I’d say our best shot just now is to back the team we have just now (jeez I can’t stand some of the players we currently have), but spouting constant negativity isn’t going to change things for the better. It’s probably only going to continue to stifle our ability to progress from the ashes we are currently in...

Ps. I’m returning your red dot..

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Just out of interest, can you find a post by anyone saying they'd get rid of M&M? It's not something I can recall anyone saying.

you only need to go back 2 or 3 pages and read forward...

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50 minutes ago, roman_bairn said:

Looking at the number of cases of COVID-19 in the uk and the numbers going up by about 50% each day I reckon we could have 100k cases in the Uk in just over two weeks.
Looking more and more like the season will end with games behind closed doors or possibly even postponed or cancelled completely....players can catch COVID-19 too.
We are in for a strange season end one way or another.....

Surely, we should just let people catch it and take the consequences.

Okay, the death rate is a bit higher than usual flu but all the disruption isn’t worth it.

if you get it, you get it!!

Life must go on.

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Surely, we should just let people catch it and take the consequences.
Okay, the death rate is a bit higher than usual flu but all the disruption isn’t worth it.
if you get it, you get it!!
Life must go on.

I think that once we get past the delay phase we are in that’s what will happen.
Think the current plan is to delay it by a few weeks but pretty much hope of containment has gone...
PS. Those numbers could be way out depending on how much the delay actions work, but the impact on the league season is likely to be significant irrespective....

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I wouldn’t have them in charge whether we go up or not next season.

Who would you have BPM?
I honestly can’t think of anyone that we could attract that would inspire me....

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