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9 minutes ago, Bantabairn said:

It’s very much came to light that both were completely out their depth, like the majority of fans we all wanted it to work. Maybe the first signs was the game away against RR last season, where we simply shat one. Also the expectations of M&Ms being able to identify players/contacts  was simply horrendous.

Cannot, get this appointment wrong. After watching Fridays podcast of the season with messers Silky Sammy Derek and a few others, what a season to remember.

The first signs came about three matches into their permanent contracts when the new manager bounce had well and truly ended and we were no better than we were under McKinnon.

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Just now, Mon_Eh_Bairns2018 said:

Heard rice might be leaving accies to be our new head coach

He's just signed a new contract at Hamilton, and is currently managing at a higher level to us. Can't see it at all.

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24 minutes ago, WestHibee said:

Away from your new manager search. What's the fans thoughts on Falkirk offering trials to U15s-17s players but making them pay £10 a head per session to cover the astroturf costs. Sounds a bit dodgy to me

Whats dodgy about it, if the club hadn't have stepped into the woodlands pitch it would probably be flats by now, it was council owned as was the woodlands sports part.  £10 for the fullk season isn't bad going and at some point the pitch has to be replaced so a small fee for it being used for the full season isn't too bad.

On the manager appointment as has been said we all wanted M&M to work i wouldn't put Miller in the "legend" status and as for the sacking once we fell off top spot it had to come part of me things the players had downed tools on them whilst at the same time it showed how out their depth they were especially the East Fife and Airdrie games.  No distespect to the 2 of them but they are just too pleasant for being managers.

Yogi he was willing to let things be and would take him back from what i have heard the "your clubs &*cked comment" was taken the wrong way funnily enough from then on it has pretty much been we are f^^ked and he was right.  I think there were payments that Yogi was due that he never received and the approach from Hibs as well where they wouldn't let him go so if he can be p*ssed at the board for that,  then we have every right to be p*ssed at the board for the decisions made since his departure.

End of the day likes too short to hold onto grudges in regards to Yogi bring him home though i don't think its likely given he kept county up.

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Miller was a very good young player who left us as soon as he was good enough to get more money elsewhere - which is absolutely fair enough.

McCracken was a solid enough defender for us at the tail end of his career, who more than likely cost us the cup final.

Neither were club legends.

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50 minutes ago, Gaz said:

Isn't that the point, though? That it was 12 years ago?

I was a pretty harsh critic of Yogi even back in the day, especially for his last season and the way he left us, but... I have to agree that if he had been appointed instead of M&M I don't think we'd be sitting fifth place in League One.

Yogi would be exactly the type of manager we need at the present time.

Unfortunately, it’s too late now.

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He's just signed a new contract at Hamilton, and is currently managing at a higher level to us. Can't see it at all.


Aye, think that’ll be the end of that then
Think Peter grant would be one of our best choices out of the lot mentioned so far. Says a lot about the state of our club

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He's just signed a new contract at Hamilton, and is currently managing at a higher level to us. Can't see it at all.


Aye, think that’ll be the end of that then
Think Peter grant would be one of our best choices out of the lot mentioned so far. Says a lot about the state of our club

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38 minutes ago, WestHibee said:

Away from your new manager search. What's the fans thoughts on Falkirk offering trials to U15s-17s players but making them pay £10 a head per session to cover the astroturf costs. Sounds a bit dodgy to me

Were is this coming from? 

If it turned out to be true, I don't see a problem with it. Those kids would pay fees to play for a boys club or ammies. If £10 would put them off then they probably know they are not going to be good enough. £10 quid for a fair chance of getting in to a full time football set up seems a no brainer.

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28 minutes ago, Mon_Eh_Bairns2018 said:

Heard rice might be leaving accies to be our new head coach

As somebody said, he has signed a new contract and I believe he is pretty big on promoting youngsters.  He wouldn't touch us with a bargepole in our current mess.

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1 hour ago, latapythelegend said:

Were is this coming from? 

If it turned out to be true, I don't see a problem with it. Those kids would pay fees to play for a boys club or ammies. If £10 would put them off then they probably know they are not going to be good enough. £10 quid for a fair chance of getting in to a full time football set up seems a no brainer.

It's pretty tin-pot if true.  Down there with Stirling Albion who did something similar as part of their "So you think you're good enough?" initiative.

1 hour ago, AL-FFC said:

Whats dodgy about it, if the club hadn't have stepped into the woodlands pitch it would probably be flats by now, it was council owned as was the woodlands sports part.  £10 for the fullk season isn't bad going and at some point the pitch has to be replaced so a small fee for it being used for the full season isn't too bad.

The original post was £10 per session not per season.

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1 hour ago, latapythelegend said:

Were is this coming from? 

If it turned out to be true, I don't see a problem with it. Those kids would pay fees to play for a boys club or ammies. If £10 would put them off then they probably know they are not going to be good enough. £10 quid for a fair chance of getting in to a full time football set up seems a no brainer.

The pitch is owned by Falkirk is it not? So costs nothing to let people pay on it for free as presumably it will be done at a time when there are no bookings. 
 

if you’re offering trials then surely you want to cast your net far and wide and don’t put anyone off? Imagine those who don’t want to pay the £10 are probably those who would be worth signing up.  
 

Just reeks of tinpot mentality if true. Wonder if they’ll make those applying for the managers job pay a small fee for the overheads required to interview each candidate? Interviewers time, lights, heat, teabags? You know, eventually those lightbulbs will need to be replaced...

Edited by Caractacus Potts

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1 hour ago, Gaz said:

Miller was a very good young player who left us as soon as he was good enough to get more money elsewhere - which is absolutely fair enough.

McCracken was a solid enough defender for us at the tail end of his career, who more than likely cost us the cup final.

Neither were club legends.

It was Jamie Macdonald palming the ball out to the Inverness player when no save even needed to be made that cost us the cup final.

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Just now, PedroMoutinho said:

It was Jamie Macdonald palming the ball out to the Inverness player when no save even needed to be made that cost us the cup final.

Watch it again.

McCracken gets his positioning all wrong, lets the ball bounce over his head, and when he should have committed a cheeky shirt pull and take a booking, lets the attacker go through which leads to the chance.

I'm not saying MacDonald shouldn't have done better, but if McCracken had done his job properly ICT wouldn't have been within fifty yards of the box.

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4 minutes ago, Caractacus Potts said:

The pitch is owned by Falkirk is it not? So costs nothing to let people pay on it for free as presumably it will be done at a time when there are no bookings. 
 

if you’re offering trials then surely you want to cast your net far and wide and don’t put anyone off? Imagine those who don’t want to pay the £10 are probably those who would be worth signing up.  
 

Just reeks of tinpot mentality if true. Wonder if they’ll make those applying for the managers job pay a small fee for the overheads required to interview each candidate? Interviewers time, lights, heat, teabags? You know, eventually those lightbulbs will need to be replaced...

The pitch is owned by the club so your right. 

Whether its tinpot or not, we are playing in a tinpot league and have recently been embarrassed by tinpot teams. The embarrassment can't get much worse.

Either way, until we have something to show it is true then its all heresay. The word of a Hibs fan on P&B isn't really credible.

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1 hour ago, latapythelegend said:

 He wouldn't touch us with a bargepole in our current mess.

Money talks.

Pay enough and we’ll get the right person.(not saying Brian Rice).

We’re in the shitter and we’re going to have to splash the cash to get out of it.

And we shouldn’t be restricted by what we’re paying Holt, if we can get the right person and his demands mean that he is getting paid more than Holt, so be it. There are umpteen instances in football of players earning more than their manager, a head coach earning more than the DoF shouldn’t stop up from recruiting the right candidate.

Personally, I'd rather ditch Holt altogether and pay over the odds to get a great manager.

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6 minutes ago, PedroMoutinho said:

It was Jamie Macdonald palming the ball out to the Inverness player when no save even needed to be made that cost us the cup final.

Yep, should’ve just let it go by him 🤔

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8 minutes ago, Gaz said:

Watch it again.

McCracken gets his positioning all wrong, lets the ball bounce over his head, and when he should have committed a cheeky shirt pull and take a booking, lets the attacker go through which leads to the chance.

I'm not saying MacDonald shouldn't have done better, but if McCracken had done his job properly ICT wouldn't have been within fifty yards of the box.

I think it’s more the positioning than commiting a foul. He’s been outmuscled and by the time there’s a chance to tug the shirt he’s been spun round and facing the other way from the opponent.

Edited by Numbers_One_To_Eleven

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5 minutes ago, Numbers_One_To_Eleven said:

Yep, should’ve just let it go by him 🤔

The ball was going out, so that's exactly what he should have done.

ETA: Although perhaps he was just trying to make sure.

Edited by Gaz

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