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2 minutes ago, RC55 FFC said:

Doesn’t read like any action is forthcoming tbh to any club, unless an individual or group decided to do so. Makes sense now why almost every club hasn’t offered full ST refunds on that basis. 
 

Clubs offer of a refund, imho, for the lost 3 games is reasonable. We watched, or could watch, every other home game online same as every other club offered/delivered so fair enough. They were all shit games but there you go. 

I forgot to post the rest of the letter which details some examples. The last part is quite significant too…

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Just now, Caractacus Potts said:

I forgot to post the rest of the letter which details some examples. The last part is quite significant too…

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Falkirk have basically stated that if they have to shell out refunds then there will be tough decisions to make which alludes to the potential of people losing their jobs. 

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Pretty incredible to think that the club cud have an extra 600k in the bank going into this season if our chairman just done the decent thing and resigned after last seasons capitulation, if fact he could have walked away claiming to have delivered on his remit to bring extra investors into the club - how in any way can he justify that that decision was in the best interests of the club?

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24 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Could've been a bowling green and it wouldn't matter a toss to that bunch of dross.

What is Carrie Rawlings previous level of  experience in running a football club? Is it the same as Phil's? Was she involved at Orlando?

Only from what I've found online, I think that Phil Rawlins' first wife was involved at Orlando and Colorado. Carrie, his second wife, didn't have any involvement there at all as far as i can see.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/phil-rawlins-stoke-city-falkirk-4505542

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5 minutes ago, ShaggerG said:

Aye but, as we know, the £600k isn't happening, at least for the moment, so how can they then swamp everyone else. Besides if we stick in another million, Haughey can just put in two. 

Queen's park so far have signed a jobber from Edinburgh city. They won't be spending millions here and millions there. There a handy excuse for folk if we don't win the league just like cove last season . Oh they'll be spending a fortune we were told and they spent basically hee haw.  Laurie Ellis as their manager is hardly pushing the boat out when haughey could surely just wave a fortune in front of any decent manager.  As I said haughey isn't stupid. He's not Brookes Mileson.  He knows that queen's park moving forward on crowds of a few hundred need to have a sustainable plan in place. They may not actually play a single game at home either next season which will certainly work against them.

The bod surely must have another investment  solution in place if they are happy to knock back 600k.  They surely must know that season ticket sales will be down this season no matter what begging letters they hand out. If the budget isn't covered by season ticket sales, the navy blue cash is deemed unnecessary and Rawlins has reneged on his future investment then whose going to cover the shortfall? Over to Mr Deans.

 

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2 minutes ago, Bairn in Exile said:

Only from what I've found online, I think that Phil Rawlin's first wife was involved at Orlando and Colorado. Carrie, his second wife, didn't have any involvement there at all as far as i can see.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/phil-rawlins-stoke-city-falkirk-4505542

Great so basically we've got a rookie with no previous experience running the ship. What could go wrong?

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10 minutes ago, Bula Bairn said:

You posting that Carrie should stick to the kitchen and cheerleading the Chesty Morgan patter doesn't help!

Away and give yourself peace ffs! Honestly, what a climate we’re living in these days. F*ck having to stand next to some of you wet wipes at the fitba. I’d no doubt be scowled at for using foul and abusive language towards the referee. 🤦🏼‍♂️

Never have I used the term “Chesty Morgan”, not once, so pipe down with your unfounded accusations. As for the other throwaway comment, Carrie made reference in an interview about how she enjoys making healthy shakes for the family over in Colorado, or words to those effect. My comment was in reference to that. Had she mentioned that she enjoys using the gym or going for long walks, I’d have suggested she stuck to that as opposed to engaging with lifelong fans in something she knows nothing about.

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Just now, Shadwell Dog said:

Great so basically we've got a rookie with no previous experience running the ship. What could go wrong?

She runs/ran her own businesses from memory of the calls they were on with the Bairns business club but have never looked into what they are. Could be hospitality actually. 

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13 minutes ago, falkirkzombie said:

Pretty incredible to think that the club cud have an extra 600k in the bank going into this season if our chairman just done the decent thing and resigned after last seasons capitulation, if fact he could have walked away claiming to have delivered on his remit to bring extra investors into the club - how in any way can he justify that that decision was in the best interests of the club?

Tbh I think until this fans group come out and tell the supporters who they are, what their proposals were and what conditions they set, the rest of us who aren’t family or friends of those involved can’t make a fair judgement.

Atm this hero worship narrative about fans coming to rescue us from Chesty Morgan and Phil ‘from America’ purely out of the goodness of their hearts is wearing thin.

For one thing, I highly doubt that individuals putting in £50k each would not want to seem a return on their investment. 

I’d also like to see the Rawlins come out and say what their plans now are to take the club forward.

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17 minutes ago, Peter LaFleur said:

QP potential investment would p!ss all over that 600k. WH probably finds that down the side of the couch. If they do go extreme we shouldn't even be attempting to match it.

They won't. Shopping at Edinburgh city and giving the managers job to a coach with no experience whatsoever is not going big by any means. Happy to be proved wrong but I'd expect them to be challenging but it'll be more jobbers than superstars getting signed.

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3 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

They won't. Shopping at Edinburgh city and giving the managers job to a coach with no experience whatsoever is not going big by any means. Happy to be proved wrong but I'd expect them to be challenging but it'll be more jobbers than superstars getting signed.

Believe me, I'll be happy if you're proved right. I do agree with the squad retained from last season and the management team selected it doesn't appear that they're going to be throwing about ridiculous sums of money.

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3 minutes ago, PedroMoutinho said:

Tbh I think until this fans group come out and tell the supporters who they are, what their proposals were and what conditions they set, the rest of us who aren’t family or friends of those involved can’t make a fair judgement.

Atm this hero worship narrative about fans coming to rescue us from Chesty Morgan and Phil ‘from America’ purely out of the goodness of their hearts is wearing thin.

For one thing, I highly doubt that individuals putting in £50k each would not want to seem a return on their investment. 

I’d also like to see the Rawlins come out and say what their plans now are to take the club forward.

Can we have no more of this sexist pish pls.  It's outdated, embarrassing and also very tedious.

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1 minute ago, PedroMoutinho said:

Tbh I think until this fans group come out and tell the supporters who they are, what their proposals were and what conditions they set, the rest of us who aren’t family or friends of those involved can’t make a fair judgement.

Atm this hero worship narrative about fans coming to rescue us from Chesty Morgan and Phil ‘from America’ purely out of the goodness of their hearts is wearing thin.

For one thing, I highly doubt that individuals putting in £50k each would not want to seem a return on their investment. 

I’d also like to see the Rawlins come out and say what their plans now are to take the club forward.

What's rescue pish all about? The navy blue guys first choice is to work with the Rawlins giving the club a real cross section of skills on the board and also having some real Falkirk fans on the board too instead of punters who've suddenly appeared out the woodwork from nowhere or that have decided they fancy watching Hibs instead for a couple of seasons. More cash for the club, a bod with a vast array of skillsets instead of everyone working in finance, the Rawlins supposed experience from Orlando ( although carries experience appears to be questionable), a fans rep on the bod and a neutral chairman to ensure everyone is working in the same direction.  Can't see anything in that that ain't a good thing and why would Falkirk fans expect to get money back they invest into their own football club FFS. Behave yourself.

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TBF to the group that process would have undoubtedly taken place if all had been agreed with the board, if its not happening its up to individuals if u wish to make their names public. I know that for a few ( can't speak for everybody on the group) that the money pledged would be looked as as nothing more than a donation - the chance to help the club get back to where it should be was the overwhelming aim.

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22 minutes ago, Bairn in Exile said:

Only from what I've found online, I think that Phil Rawlins' first wife was involved at Orlando and Colorado. Carrie, his second wife, didn't have any involvement there at all as far as i can see.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/phil-rawlins-stoke-city-falkirk-4505542

There’s not a lot online about them. Phil seems to be very highly thought of by Orlando fans but did find a couple of things that suggest things didn’t end well. As far as I can see his ex wife still works there. This is one of the few threads I could see that suggest not all ended well. Like I say it’s not much but like on here information that’s actually going on behind the scenes is normally kept to a small number of people. 
 

 

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3 minutes ago, falkirkzombie said:

TBF to the group that process would have undoubtedly taken place if all had been agreed with the board, if its not happening its up to individuals if u wish to make their names public. I know that for a few ( can't speak for everybody on the group) that the money pledged would be looked as as nothing more than a donation - the chance to help the club get back to where it should be was the overwhelming aim.
 

We knew zero about Rawlins till the bod had agreed a deal in principle so it's no surprise in this case either. Deans needs to let people know why he's happy to get two folk from thousands of miles away on the bod for 300k but not willing to let two from the local community for double that amount.

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1 hour ago, latapythelegend said:

We do, we have  a gym but modern full time players need fancy equipment to prepare them fully for the physical demands of a part time league.

Was a genuine question. Just wondering why we aren't using our own facilities. 

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Don’t they always do first day back with sports scientists and bleep tests & stuff. Normally at Stirling Uni mind you but obv Holt/Sheerin have other contacts. 

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3 minutes ago, Believe The Hype said:

Was a genuine question. Just wondering why we aren't using our own facilities. 

This morning was testing of players by 3 or 4 Napier Uni staff. I don't know the specifics of the tests but from what I saw it looked a bit more specialized than normal. I'm guessing an ordinary football club wouldn't have the equipment or expertise to do that. 

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Can't wait for the season to start to get by all this p*sh

Its pretty clear there are opposing views on the proposed investment and whether it should have gone through or not and that's fine however it doesn't do anyone any favours to be completely blinkered by their support or defence of the board. 

I do believe we all want the same thing (a successful Falkirk) but its not true that everything the board does is a complete shambles just as much as its not true that everything they do is brilliant.  

I honestly believe the majority on here find fault with anything that comes out of the club to the extent that often these are the very things they were bumping their gums about before they happened (sack M&M! clear out the team!  We don't have any players!  MR&SA GTF!  Rawlins in!  Rawlins out!  ST not on sale!  STs too expensive!  no Q&A!  Q&A shit!  Announce refunds!  Refunds disgrace!  Falkirk TV shit!  Pixellot shitter!  No social media coverage!  Why are we at Napier!  let fans invest!  Don't buy season tickets!  Sign McCann!  We need bigger names!  KK doesn't have shares/toxic part of the board!  KK was brilliant how could he have gone!)

I get folk are pissed off (I am too) but it would be impossible atm for anything to come out of the club that a lot on here wouldn't have issue with.  


 

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