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1 minute ago, RandomGuy. said:

Yes.

It's a shambles that the SPFL, and seemingly every other footballing association on the planet, dont have rules in place for when a worldwide pandemic rules out sporting events for 6 months.

They're useless.

Why the specifics of a pandemic?Could be all number of reasons why a season cant be finished including wars etc which have happened before. Shouldnt need  too much foresight to put something in your rules to say if the season cannot be completed then .......... . And  If some teams have taken out insurance to cover you for this sort of thing you would think the governing body could  have something covering it in their rules.

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1 minute ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Why the specifics of a pandemic?Could be all number of reasons why a season cant be finished including wars etc which have happened before. Shouldnt need  too much foresight to put something in your rules to say if the season cannot be completed then .......... . And  If some teams have taken out insurance to cover you for this sort of thing you would think the governing body could  have something covering it in their rules.

Your desperation to have a wee rage at everyone/anyone is reaching new levels here, m8.

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17 minutes ago, RandomGuy. said:

Your desperation to have a wee rage at everyone/anyone is reaching new levels here, m8.

Rage what rage. I was just replying saying it wouldve saved a lot of grief and asking whether they are putting in something for future seasons? Noone seems to know though. As I said I was quite happy for raith to go up along .  Nothing wrong with saying that surely the whole thing could be handled a lot better.

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I see Gary Deans is on the reconstruction committee along with another 12. Nearly a third of the league clubs

So, is the old proverb that “a camel is a horse designed by a committee” about to be proven yet again?

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27 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Rage what rage. I was just replying saying it wouldve saved a lot of grief and asking whether they are putting in something for future seasons? Noone seems to know though. As I said I was quite happy for raith to go up along .  Nothing wrong with saying that surely the whole thing could be handled a lot better.

Considering neither FIFA or UEFA also have any planning for this, you having a wee seethe at the useless SPFL not having any fallback is a bit daft.

I daresay they will have plans from now on in the rules.

But that will take planning and a vote.

So getting yourself worked up that you, a bog standard fan of a bog standard 3rd tier side, havent heard about these plans yet, is also a bit daft.

But carry on, interested who's next in the "Shadwell blames the world for everything bad that happens to Falkirk" saga.

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1 hour ago, Dunning1874 said:

Two proposals which would leave Falkirk in the exact same position, of playing in League One whenever the 20/21 season can begin. So why is one a moral outrage in which clubs have voted to hurt Falkirk and should be boycotted for inflicting that injustice on you, while the other is absolutely fine and the only acceptable outcome?

Obviously finishing the season would be the preferred outcome for everyone, but it isn't possible and like everyone else you know this. So you have a choice between calling it as it stands based on the three quarters of the season which have been played, or scrapping it all.

It's obviously desperately unlucky for any club to be a point off the top or survival at the point the season is called early and miss out that way, but null and void would see you miss out too and have just as many clubs hard done by as calling it early. This way we still have some kind of judgement made on merit of performances so far, rather than denying promotions to everyone and bailing out teams heading for relegations. As you say yourself it's an entirely unprecedented situation that needs an unprecedented solution, so why is that solution such an outrage?

The choice between null and void or calling it early isn't a choice between fucking Falkirk over or being fair to Falkirk - it's a choice between Partick losing out with Raith getting lucky or Raith losing out with Partick getting lucky. The impact on Falkirk is the exact same in either scenario.

Might not have liked it but it would have been fair.

Every year you hear the same thing, the league is a marathon not a sprint.

If terrorists blew up Tower bridge during the London Marathon and they stopped the race, would they give the medals and prize money to the man, women and wheelchair competitors  that were leading at the time?

 

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5 minutes ago, Andreas Kelevra said:

Might not have liked it but it would have been fair.

Every year you hear the same thing, the league is a marathon not a sprint.

If terrorists blew up Tower bridge during the London Marathon and they stopped the race, would they give the medals and prize money to the man, women and wheelchair competitors  that were leading at the time?

 

Or like if a World Cup Semi Final gets postponed due to rain, and they decide to just put the through the Nation that topped their Group rather than replay the match at a later date?

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cricket/womens-t20-world-cup-england-vs-india-abandoned-knocked-out-rain-final-a9376641.html

But of course. Theres no such precedent in sport for such unfairness, and frankly all this has been concocted in the mind of the SPFL to annoy Falkirk fans.

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16 minutes ago, RandomGuy. said:

Considering neither FIFA or UEFA also have any planning for this, you having a wee seethe at the useless SPFL not having any fallback is a bit daft.

I daresay they will have plans from now on in the rules.

But that will take planning and a vote.

So getting yourself worked up that you, a bog standard fan of a bog standard 3rd tier side, havent heard about these plans yet, is also a bit daft.

But carry on, interested who's next in the "Shadwell blames the world for everything bad that happens to Falkirk" saga.

Why is it on here that anyone that disagrees with certain folk or just  enjoys debating football is automatically seething or raging or  having a melt down or teary eyed.  Seems to be the standard come back for folk on here.🤣🤣

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15 minutes ago, RandomGuy. said:

Or like if a World Cup Semi Final gets postponed due to rain, and they decide to just put the through the Nation that topped their Group rather than replay the match at a later date?

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cricket/womens-t20-world-cup-england-vs-india-abandoned-knocked-out-rain-final-a9376641.html

But of course. Theres no such precedent in sport for such unfairness, and frankly all this has been concocted in the mind of the SPFL to annoy Falkirk fans.

Christ  next you'll be wanting games that are abandoned decided by number of corners or shots . Crickets rules at world cups have always been a complete farce as are rugby but at least they are set in stone before the thing takes place and not made up 3/4 of the way through.

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The only person Falkirk should be blaming over all of this is Ray McKinnon. 

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4 minutes ago, Wardy said:

The only person Falkirk should be blaming over all of this is Ray McKinnon. 

I'd say the board that appointed him have a lot more to answer for to be honest. 

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So our next game (whenever that is) we need to make sure we win it and are top of the league from day one. We’re not in raiths position because we’ve been pish all season and that’s a fact. Time to just get on with it and start doing things right from top to bottom as a club. Nothing and I mean nothing has been professional about FFC for a long time so let’s stop feeling sorry for ourselves and approach things differently. We can stamp our feet and boycott this club and that club but that’s not going to help FFC. 
There was never going to be a good solution to all this and the SPFL were always going to take the easy way out, just so happens we weren’t sitting top of the league when they did. 

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6 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

I'd say the board that appointed him have a lot more to answer for to be honest. 

He went to you with a decent enough record, the board wouldn’t have had a crystal ball. If you had said It’s the boards fault for not sacking him sooner then maybe you’d have a point. 

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Just now, Wardy said:

He went to you with a decent enough record, the board wouldn’t have had a crystal ball. If you had said It’s the boards fault for not sacking him sooner then maybe you’d have a point. 

He'd been hopeless apart from a good 5 months at raith. The fact that Houston had managed to get us finishing ahead of his united  on a 3rd of the budget should've told us everything. He wasnt even our choice. McCall and McIntyre were spoken to first and then he approached us and we know how well that went. Board were running out of options and so he was an easy one to plump for after a half decent couple of games at morton.  Poor  decision to start with and then he should've been bumped when he  miserably failed to keep us up  but oh no we never learn from our mistakes so we made the same one again we made all those years ago by keeping pressley on.

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1 hour ago, RandomGuy. said:

Considering neither FIFA or UEFA also have any planning for this, you having a wee seethe at the useless SPFL not having any fallback is a bit daft.

I daresay they will have plans from now on in the rules.

But that will take planning and a vote.

So getting yourself worked up that you, a bog standard fan of a bog standard 3rd tier side, havent heard about these plans yet, is also a bit daft.

But carry on, interested who's next in the "Shadwell blames the world for everything bad that happens to Falkirk" saga.

TBF to Shadwell, he normally blames Falkirk for everything bad that happens to us.

Most days in fact.

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38 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

He'd been hopeless apart from a good 5 months at raith. The fact that Houston had managed to get us finishing ahead of his united  on a 3rd of the budget should've told us everything. He wasnt even our choice. McCall and McIntyre were spoken to first and then he approached us and we know how well that went. Board were running out of options and so he was an easy one to plump for after a half decent couple of games at morton.  Poor  decision to start with and then he should've been bumped when he  miserably failed to keep us up  but oh no we never learn from our mistakes so we made the same one again we made all those years ago by keeping pressley on.

Falkirk had a reputation as not being a hire and fire outfit regarding team managers, to such an extent we were too loyal sometimes. When the Falkirk managers job did come up there were up and coming ex pro's starting out that wanted the gig because of that reputation and the club had some good years because of it. After we sacked Bannon these up and coming managers made a name for themselves and went onto a higher level with out best wishes and goodwill. 

That reputation is shot and will take years to recover it. I do hope Miller and McCracken get a decent chance to prove themselves and that will be clearer in the next couple of months as their contract runs down.  I do have a feeling that if there is a prolonged shutdown they will get the heave in the cost cutting that will be inevitable.

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2 hours ago, RandomGuy. said:

Your desperation to have a wee rage at everyone/anyone is reaching new levels here, m8.

Is the St Johnstone thread always quiet mate ? You always appear to be on other  teams threads slagging folk off.

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50 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:

I see Gary Deans is on the reconstruction committee along with another 12. Nearly a third of the league clubs emoji15.png

Plus HL and LL.

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One of the good things about a football forum, or any other forum, is that you can just come on and have a good seethe, have a wee rant about whatever is annoying you.

It doesn't even need to be logically sound or even coherent, but sometimes just having a good old moan without analysing the shit out of it does you good.

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