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42 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Paul Daniels couldn't get something out of Wilson

 

He'd struggle with Dowds and Keena aswell. If there was absolutely anyway to punt at least one of them Sheerin should be exploring all avenues, Wilson will be with us until at least January by which time he will get jettisoned on loan or by some absolute miracle he actually turns out to be a semi competent striker. 

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6 hours ago, NavyBlueArmy1876 said:

Highlights have been updated to include it now. Still says we won 2-1 in the title though

A real mess of a goal to concede: A 3 on 2 (with our two being our smallest players in Ross and Telfer) at the back post, followed by Hall not clearing the ball properly and then Mutch getting caught in no mans land was only going to result in one outcome. 

Until that point even when we were down to 10 men Hamilton weren't really threatening us. A penalty shoot-out was the least we deserved imo 

 

 

Firstly great to see fans back in the stadium.

I'm never one to slag off players (well maybe Sammon a few times but he deserved it) but that "defensive" header for their second goal that went a few feet straight up in the air was abysmal. 

I've only got these highlights to go on but Lewis said the game "dramatically changed" just round about the 80th minute which is obviously the penalty and sending off but I'd say from that Accies were much the better team up until then, certainly looked bigger and stronger with more chances - so I don't know what he means. I do worry about our lack of physical strength in League One.

 

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It dramatically changed in Lewis words because despite Hamilton not being two or three up at half time once we scored they didn't look that threatening at all till Miller's brainfart in the box and then bringing Hall on. We would have won that game, maybe not deserved on the balance of the 90 mins, but we were comfortable without creating too much second half. They looked like they had ran out of ideas. On that showing Hamilton might be in the championship for a while yet, there will be too many teams similar to them in Dunfermline, ICT battling it out at the top. I fully expect Killie to run away with it looking at their squad, manager and kept same budget.

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10 hours ago, Chinatoon Bairn said:

Spoke with  a few boys from through Ayr who aw said Smiths bar, so that's where I'll likely head.

Trains from Glasgow to Ayr aren't running at the moment so if you're going by train you'll need the train to Killie then change there to Ayr. Will take you about 2 hours.

Scotrail hope to have trains running again on Friday, Bus replacement service between Kilwinning and Ayr from Tuesday morning.

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31 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:

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the best of times watching Falkirk are on the Road away from the soulless TFS. 
Can’t wait 

You up this week for either game mate? 
 

Hopefully we’ll get some tickets allocated for Cove away too. 

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1 hour ago, RC55 FFC said:

You up this week for either game mate? 
 

Hopefully we’ll get some tickets allocated for Cove away too. 

Should do. I think we offered ICT at least 300 out of 1000 for tonight's game, hopefully Falkirk get at least this number.

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42 minutes ago, bairn88 said:

I see Rangers have 17k next week for Livi game. We should definitely be applying for 4k v Peterhead...but the club probably just won't bother.

Sure they will if they can. 

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1 hour ago, bairn88 said:

I see Rangers have 17k next week for Livi game. We should definitely be applying for 4k v Peterhead...but the club probably just won't bother.

Which is about 33.5% of Ibrox's capacity. 33.5% of TFS is about 2700. We wouldn't get 4000 v Peterhead in any case.

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1 hour ago, bairn88 said:

I see Rangers have 17k next week for Livi game. We should definitely be applying for 4k v Peterhead...but the club probably just won't bother.

Interestingly this is the first instance I've seen where with 1m social distancing in place a club has been given permission for more than 25% of their total capacity.

As ShaggerG says that would equate to around 2,700 for us

It only effects one game before 9th August anyway (home to Peterhead). Would still be good go get an extra 700 home fans in especially as most of these will be walk-ups paying cash to the club.

For reference the crowds against Peterhead two seasons ago were 3,289 and 3,507.

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18 minutes ago, ShaggerG said:

Which is about 33.5% of Ibrox's capacity. 33.5% of TFS is about 2700. We wouldn't get 4000 v Peterhead in any case.

This is far too simplistic imo. The real risk of transmission with 17k comes from public transport, sharing busses, cars, pubs etc before and after the game, not the couple of hours you’re outside, still sitting a decent distance from each other.

Which is why I’d hope common sense would apply to smaller grounds such as ourselves where public transport to and from games is far less than rangers/Celtic in a major city. I’d hoped we’d get a bigger share % of capacity  allowed into ground. Either way, I hope the club ask and keep on asking. 

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7 hours ago, Back Post Misses said:

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the best of times watching Falkirk are on the Road away from the soulless TFS. 
Can’t wait 

It is odd to think that many folk on this here forum may never have been to Brockville. 

Decrepit, downtrodden, creaking Brockville. I remember the bogs especially - the stench was horrific, three walls where you could pish against, leading to an undersized trough at the bottom. I never, ever tried to take a dump there - my bravery only went so far as a kid. 

The bovril was scalding and the pies were made of 80% fat. I remember my dad saying "watch this", and he tilted his pie forwards. Fat literally ran off it and onto the steps below. 

I miss it a hell of a lot. In the heart of the town, a bouncing atmosphere (at times). I watched us beat Queen of the South 7-1 there. I was a mascot there. The new stadium isn't a home to FFC any more than Ochilview was. It's just a place where the team play half their games, in the middle of nowhere. 

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18 minutes ago, scottsdad said:

It is odd to think that many folk on this here forum may never have been to Brockville. 

Decrepit, downtrodden, creaking Brockville. I remember the bogs especially - the stench was horrific, three walls where you could pish against, leading to an undersized trough at the bottom. I never, ever tried to take a dump there - my bravery only went so far as a kid. 

The bovril was scalding and the pies were made of 80% fat. I remember my dad saying "watch this", and he tilted his pie forwards. Fat literally ran off it and onto the steps below. 

I miss it a hell of a lot. In the heart of the town, a bouncing atmosphere (at times). I watched us beat Queen of the South 7-1 there. I was a mascot there. The new stadium isn't a home to FFC any more than Ochilview was. It's just a place where the team play half their games, in the middle of nowhere. 

I only have memories of the last season at Brockville when I got my first season ticket aged 8. Spent a lot of my running up and down the terrace on the stand side behind the goals. 

Despite being so young I still smell those bogs and many small details like the flaking crust on the crush barriers and the smell coming from the wee pie hut. Also telling a policeman that my dad was about to run on the park before the last game with a flower reef and that I would need a lift home if he got arrested 🤣

Very glad I have some memories of the place and i think it probably kicked off the buzz I get about going to old grounds. Its why I always try to get to places like Somerset Park now because they grounds are few and far between now.

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26 minutes ago, scottsdad said:

It is odd to think that many folk on this here forum may never have been to Brockville. 

Decrepit, downtrodden, creaking Brockville. I remember the bogs especially - the stench was horrific, three walls where you could pish against, leading to an undersized trough at the bottom. I never, ever tried to take a dump there - my bravery only went so far as a kid. 

The bovril was scalding and the pies were made of 80% fat. I remember my dad saying "watch this", and he tilted his pie forwards. Fat literally ran off it and onto the steps below. 

I miss it a hell of a lot. In the heart of the town, a bouncing atmosphere (at times). I watched us beat Queen of the South 7-1 there. I was a mascot there. The new stadium isn't a home to FFC any more than Ochilview was. It's just a place where the team play half their games, in the middle of nowhere. 

Painted the lines as a wee wee boy once but never actually made it to a game.

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1 hour ago, scottsdad said:

It is odd to think that many folk on this here forum may never have been to Brockville. 

 

Well that makes me feel old. 

One of my early Brockville memories is Simon Stainrod standing on that table with the league trophy, but for some reason if I think of Brockville I think of Gareth Hutchison scoring from distance (can't have happened all that often) and Davie Moss heading an imaginary ball as he comes onto the pitch...  

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There was an old boy that stood on the hope Street terrace just next to the wall a few steps up as you first came in round the corner that used to always smoke a tobacco pipe. Always remember that smell every other week, had a laddie next to him and they both never stopped shouting for the entire game, no matter who we were playing. I wrote about it in an English essay where we had to describe our Happy place. Lots of wee details like that I miss about it. 

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