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7 minutes ago, FFC 1876 said:

But of those 50+ applications I highly doubt there would be very many if any stand out choices. Our main issue is player recruitment which will hopefully be addressed when we get this DOF in. Until that time I highly doubt the managers will be sacked.

Falkirks a fantastic job. Great facilities, superb fan base, decent budget and your assured of your pay at the end of the month at least. Investment just been announced from the Rawlins.  Not sure why there wouldn't be a good number of excellent applications for the job.

 

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Its ridiculous to think there wouldn't be interest from decent managers who are out of work.  The best time for an ambitious manager to take over a club like Falkirk is surely when we are underachieving - great chance to get an early title win on the CV with low-medium expectations next season of consolidating in the championship there's another chance to over achieve.  

I don't think we'd need a player overhaul in Jan to get out this league.  Sure, most are poor but the style of play or 'gameplan' is really what's at fault - mindless humps upfield to 2 strikers who prefer the ball to feet.  My fear is that if we continue with M&M they're unlikely to change the style and we'll continue to drop points.   With a change of style/formation, the return of Keena and potentially 1 new centre half brought in (someone to stabilise like Steven Anderson did last year for Raith) we should get over the line.  Mass personnel changes can then happen in the summer. 

Would prefer not to have Housty as temp manager - I think he'd get us over the line but I expect he'd then be given the job and we'd be back to the lazy cast off signings from premier sides who are no better than Sammon or G. Miller.   Having said that its vital that we do get out of this league this year.  

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Proudtobeabairn said:

Its ridiculous to think there wouldn't be interest from decent managers who are out of work.  The best time for an ambitious manager to take over a club like Falkirk is surely when we are underachieving - great chance to get an early title win on the CV with low-medium expectations next season of consolidating in the championship there's another chance to over achieve.  

I don't think we'd need a player overhaul in Jan to get out this league.  Sure, most are poor but the style of play or 'gameplan' is really what's at fault - mindless humps upfield to 2 strikers who prefer the ball to feet.  My fear is that if we continue with M&M they're unlikely to change the style and we'll continue to drop points.   With a change of style/formation, the return of Keena and potentially 1 new centre half brought in (someone to stabilise like Steven Anderson did last year for Raith) we should get over the line.  Mass personnel changes can then happen in the summer. 

Would prefer not to have Housty as temp manager - I think he'd get us over the line but I expect he'd then be given the job and we'd be back to the lazy cast off signings from premier sides who are no better than Sammon or G. Miller.   Having said that its vital that we do get out of this league this year.  

 

 

 

A left winger would be a must for me too as Connolly seems to be picking up one injury after another.

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Also - keep reading posts about people 'fawning' over M&M and creaming themselves about the crossbar challenge etc but not reading any posts on here where that's happening?!  

Again a case of P&B posters moaning about the Facebook page but clearly incapable of tearing themselves away from it.   If you're going to spend so much time on the COYB site then maybe post your anger about it there?  Some opinions I don't agree with here but I don't see anyone who is blindly devoted to M&M.  

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From a purely statistical point of view, there was no "new manager bounce"  when we changed policy to a club who sacked managers instead of blindly sticking by them. 

Hartley failed to win any of his first nine matches, seven of which we didn't even score in. 

McKinnon lost six out of his first seven. 

M&M were a slight improvement because we stopped losing games under them (Clyde excepted), but were still drawing with the likes of Airdrie, East Fife and Stranraer. And of course failing to beat Raith. 

Partly for that reason I have my doubts that they'll be binned before the season ends. I suspect they'll get the chance to finish the job they started, providing of course that we don't bomb again over the next couple of games. 

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1 hour ago, FFC 1876 said:

This isn't me defending M&M, I just don't see an ideal candidate out there to turn things around. I can excuse a few bad signings as in the 3rd division of Scottish football we don't exactly have a raft of quality lining up to sign for us so ultimately some are going to be gambles. I can't excuse the same mistakes in team selection over & over again or the lack of being able to change a game by making the wrong subs. We haven't really played well all season bar maybe one or two games yet we're still top of the league by 2 points. Partick game was a big sickener for me, as soon as they went down to ten men subs should have been made to change that game but they both left it too late in the day through fear of losing. 

Was Alex Smith that got the new manager bounce after Houston.  

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56 minutes ago, Top Bins said:

Neil McCann or is that a bampot suggestion (I’m preapared to be shot down in flames). 😊

Its a bampot suggestion to be filed with the likes of Jackie McNamara or Jim McIntyre

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56 minutes ago, Bainsfordbairn said:

From a purely statistical point of view, there was no "new manager bounce"  when we changed policy to a club who sacked managers instead of blindly sticking by them. 

Hartley failed to win any of his first nine matches, seven of which we didn't even score in. 

McKinnon lost six out of his first seven. 

M&M were a slight improvement because we stopped losing games under them (Clyde excepted), but were still drawing with the likes of Airdrie, East Fife and Stranraer. And of course failing to beat Raith. 

Partly for that reason I have my doubts that they'll be binned before the season ends. I suspect they'll get the chance to finish the job they started, providing of course that we don't bomb again over the next couple of games. 

Agree, the BOD will get the undertone with fans frustration and maybe anger. However the stats are we’re top of league and not sure who dumps in this situation. However things may change should the performances and results continue........

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4 hours ago, Dawson Park Boy said:

Complete nonsense.

Every team in the land loses  influential players on a regular basis.

To go back to a date about 12 years ago is just idiotic.

We were flying then had an absolutely shocking result against Gretna then indifferent end to the season, followed by a poor season followed by regelation season and everything since. There’s been a trend since that game and month.

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Please let’s not have any more posts including ”but we are top of the league”.

We are at our lowest level for over 40 years and making very heavy weather of dragging ourselves back to some semblance of footballing respectability.

Being in the third tier would not be so painful if we were at least being entertained but the standard of football on show is very, very poor even when we have been winning.

Yesterday was the lowest point so far but it was no surprise.

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14 minutes ago, Reggie Perrin said:

Please let’s not have any more posts including ”but we are top of the league”.

We are at our lowest level for over 40 years and making very heavy weather of dragging ourselves back to some semblance of footballing respectability.

Being in the third tier would not be so painful if we were at least being entertained but the standard of football on show is very, very poor even when we have been winning.

Yesterday was the lowest point so far but it was no surprise.

That's the problem though. A large section of our support have become so apathetic that tripping, slipping, tumbling and finally limping over the line to win the Scottish third tier would be success in some of their eyes.

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It all boils down to if the board would like to be proactive or reactive. Are they going to give them time whereby we could be down to third or worse in 1 or 2 games time and then try and get someone in to play catch up or are they going to act before the next league game to allow the new manager the chance to motor away, something which we should have already done. 

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10 minutes ago, 18BAIRN76 said:

That's the problem though. A large section of our support have become so apathetic that tripping, slipping, tumbling and finally limping over the line to win the Scottish third tier would be success in some of their eyes.

Very true and anyone including COYB in their posts is worth watching in my opinion.

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For me, it’s been yet another false dawn, and it might be the most predictable one of all. We only have three players worthy of building a team around.......the other M&M and Keena.

We all know well enough that the club has been mismanaged on a grand scale for years........and it probably still is being run that way. Sure, there’s a grand mission statement, but is there a clear plan and schedule to achieve it beyond living in the moment?

We are a project. We need fixes right across the board (sic) and it feels like all we have to cling to is Rawlins. There will be a few trying to blow smoke up his arse, but I am hoping he has seen and heard it all before.

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4 hours ago, Dawson Park Boy said:

What happens is anyone’s guess but I certainly don’t think it’s necessary.

Total UK deaths for under 60’s is around 500 and I haven’t heard of any arising out of footballing activities.

If the people on here have nothing to moan about, the number of suicides due to mental illness will go through the roof.

So, who knows, but that’s my opinion.

Can’t remember the detail but a nurse being interviewed said she was worried that the age of COVID admissions was coming down at a worrying rate. Not very scientific but food for thought.

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Is it too early to wheel out the season be called as it stands and we demand to be crowned champions 

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IWatched most of games this season, never ever thought it ever resembled a league winning side. We have been struggling as a team from the very beginning,  not just the last 3 games. Still have not a clue what formations wee are trying to achieve ,just looks like we have assembled  10 outfield players who have met for the 1st time. Watching games it's hard to distinguish  who is the full time team

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3 hours ago, Top Bins said:

Neil McCann or is that a bampot suggestion (I’m preapared to be shot down in flames). 😊

Neil McCann would be my choice.  Miller and McCracken aren't going anywhere this season though.  

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Gon someone explain the Neil McCann shouts to me please

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