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A couple of decent signings in the right positions during january and I reckon we would've won this league comfortably. Another striker, some pace and creativity in the middle of the park and we would've been fine. Unfortunately we got two slow as death midfielders and no striker.  Considering the amount of time m and m has to plan January they've made a right arse of it which worries me for the future.

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53 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

A couple of decent signings in the right positions during january and I reckon we would've won this league comfortably. Another striker, some pace and creativity in the middle of the park and we would've been fine. Unfortunately we got two slow as death midfielders and no striker.  Considering the amount of time m and m has to plan January they've made a right arse of it which worries me for the future.

Causes me to wonder if MacLean was widely shopped for a loan or of JMcG went asking. He looks like what you wanted so far, was there any talk of him at FFC?

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8 minutes ago, TxRover said:

Causes me to wonder if MacLean was widely shopped for a loan or of JMcG went asking. He looks like what you wanted so far, was there any talk of him at FFC?

Not as far as I'm aware. We should've punted Macmillan back and taken maclean.  He probably came up in conversation when you guys were sorting out Anderson's loan situation.

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3 hours ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

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 !

Hendry came back (reportedly) despite a more lucrative offer because of the way the team and fans treated him. I suspect a lot of players look at Vaughan and how the club have backed him despite his injuries.

We’re finally seeing young talent (Bowie and Tait) push into the team and develop, and that encourages other players to consider us. The way the team treats players is noticed by the rest of the league, and especially other players.

Falkirk’s commitment to older, experienced players for this season is damaging, just like the loss of the Academy was and is. If next year is in the Championship, there will be less perceived chance of play by younger players, unless some form of farm team is created, but will the BoD be willing to spend...or will they want to be frugal again to recover their losses from higher revenue?

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2 minutes ago, TxRover said:

Hendry came back (reportedly) despite a more lucrative offer because of the way the team and fans treated him. I suspect a lot of players look at Vaughan and how the club have backed him despite his injuries.

We’re finally seeing young talent (Bowie and Tait) push into the team and develop, and that encourages other players to consider us. The way the team treats players is noticed by the rest of the league, and especially other players.

Falkirk’s commitment to older, experienced players for this season is damaging, just like the loss of the Academy was and is. If next year is in the Championship, there will be less perceived chance of play by younger players, unless some form of farm team is created, but will the BoD be willing to spend...or will they want to be frugal again to recover their losses from higher revenue?

The fife academy blows our bod's reasons for closing our academy out the water.It isn't even second tier and yet seems to be doing a decent job and I dont see any signs of all these players leaving it because it's not got elite status. 

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


Two things

Firstly not my choice

Secondly - advertise it and see who applies

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I don’t know why the club bothers putting up an interview each week with either of the 2 managers.

The interviewer has the most boring voice, the questions are the same , the answers are the same and there is never anyone injured.

Utterly pointless!!

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Two things

Firstly not my choice

Secondly - advertise it and see who applies


No disrespect mate, but that’s a slopey shoulder answer....

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34 minutes ago, Dawson Park Boy said:

I don’t know why the club bothers putting up an interview each week with either of the 2 managers.

The interviewer has the most boring voice, the questions are the same , the answers are the same and there is never anyone injured.

Utterly pointless!!

And they failed to even ask about the one injury we know f**k all about. 

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1 hour ago, Dawson Park Boy said:

I don’t know why the club bothers putting up an interview each week with either of the 2 managers.

The interviewer has the most boring voice, the questions are the same , the answers are the same and there is never anyone injured.

Utterly pointless!!

It’s very very strange, their interviews started with so much enthusiasm and they usually gave informative answers for the fans. Now it looks like they’re utterly pissed off with everything and have resorted to one line cliches giving nothing away. Utterly fucking bizarre 

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Petrie is doing a great job at Montrose, wouldn't mind us going for him. But as BPM states we should be advertising the job if it comes open.

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3 hours ago, roman_bairn said:

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..emoji16.png

Well I think we’ve all established that the problem is the cancerous MSG, they need to sell up and leave before the Club can even think about making progress.

There are fans who point blank refuse to return whilst the MSG are still involved at the Club. For these fans, that relationship is broken beyond repair. If the MSG we’re prepared to sell their shares and allow new ownership, I genuinely believe there would be investment opportunities. Others can likely back that up. But the MSG are being stubborn bast*rds as usual, thinking they know best. If verbal and online abuse isn’t enough to shift them, then the only way I can see is through empty stands. Clearly 3,500+ home gates isn’t helping that cause though. If more fans boycotting affects this summer’s playing budget then so be it. I can live with that because the long term gain will far outweigh the short term pain. Fans need to think about the bigger picture rather than just the next season. Personally, I don’t think we’re ready for promotion to the Championship anyway. Another massive rebuilding job is required if we do get promoted, so I’d gladly accept another year in League 1 if it meant new owners, new management, and everyone pulling in the same direction again.

Spouting constant negativity as you put it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. I get that. But for me personally, it’s my way of dealing with it and letting those in charge know that their actions will never be forgotten, or forgiven.

Ps. Nae mare red dots. 🔴 

Edited by Relegator Ritchie

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Have been giving our position some reflection and noted the well meaning and constructive as well as negative posts made over the last few days. I have been guilty of both.

As a support we have to put the concerns and dissatisfaction about how the club is run / not run on the back burner.

Get behind the team including the players derided on the forum for the run in of games. Win the league then we can tear ourselves apart over the close season about what we should / should not do.

At least it would be on a positive note that we are promoted.

So how about it fellow forum contributors ! Truce till the end of the season and a communal 'Come on you Bairns'

 

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Two things

Firstly not my choice

Secondly - advertise it and see who applies

Would you trust the idiots in charge to do this? They claimed that last time, gave numbers of really good applicants and said they would fine tooth comb it to get it right, then about 2 days later handed it to two rookies.

Either they lied about the numbers or they simply didnt bother their arse going through due process as soon as name recognition came across their desk

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Would you trust the idiots in charge to do this? They claimed that last time, gave numbers of really good applicants and said they would fine tooth comb it to get it right, then about 2 days later handed it to two rookies.

Either they lied about the numbers or they simply didnt bother their arse going through due process as soon as name recognition came across their desk

Or maybe we didn’t get anyone apply of the required quality.
Something I would expect again if it was re-advertised....

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Or maybe we didn’t get anyone apply of the required quality.
Something I would expect again if it was re-advertised....
They said there were many quality applicants. They handled that episode abysmally, to the surprise of no one

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10 minutes ago, Bairnardo said:
34 minutes ago, roman_bairn said:

Or maybe we didn’t get anyone apply of the required quality.
Something I would expect again if it was re-advertised....

They said there were many quality applicants. They handled that episode abysmally, to the surprise of no one

Bearing in mind they thought Hartley and McKinnon were quality candidates so f**k knows what their idea of quality is.

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Petrie is doing a great job at Montrose, wouldn't mind us going for him. But as BPM states we should be advertising the job if it comes open.

Believe he has a good job outside of football that he’s reluctant to give up. Would be a good shout though if he was interested. Have a feeling with him being an ex par he will end up there at some point if he does want to go full time.

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Well I think we’ve all established that the problem is the cancerous MSG, they need to sell up and leave before the Club can even think about making progress.
There are fans who point blank refuse to return whilst the MSG are still involved at the Club. For these fans, that relationship is broken beyond repair. If the MSG we’re prepared to sell their shares and allow new ownership, I genuinely believe there would be investment opportunities. Others can likely back that up. But the MSG are being stubborn bast*rds as usual, thinking they know best. If verbal and online abuse isn’t enough to shift them, then the only way I can see is through empty stands. Clearly 3,500+ home gates isn’t helping that cause though. If more fans boycotting affects this summer’s playing budget then so be it. I can live with that because the long term gain will far outweigh the short term pain. Fans need to think about the bigger picture rather than just the next season. Personally, I don’t think we’re ready for promotion to the Championship anyway. Another massive rebuilding job is required if we do get promoted, so I’d gladly accept another year in League 1 if it meant new owners, new management, and everyone pulling in the same direction again.
Spouting constant negativity as you put it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. I get that. But for me personally, it’s my way of dealing with it and letting those in charge know that their actions will never be forgotten, or forgiven.
Ps. Nae mare red dots.  

I don’t think it’s the MSG in its entirety. The damaging elements may well outnumber the good in terms of personnel, but I think the good well intentioned element hold the upper hand in terms of shareholding.

It’s the manner in which the running of the club is left with the damaging elements that is killing us week in, week out, month in, month out.

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15 hours ago, AL-FFC said:

Is John Park still sniffing about the club would have thought someone with his knowledge would be able to steer onto some up and coming players. The problems we have at the club aren't so much on the footballing side its the day to day running the clubs being ran into the ground and we are helpless to change anything.

It was never really him, it was one of MC's unicorns in a John Park suit.

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