Jump to content

The Falkirk FC Thread


Recommended Posts

21 minutes ago, NavyBlueArmy1876 said:

I was at the game when he slid out of the box at Motherwell, released the ball and gifted their striker a goal. We'd only equalised about a minute beforehand IIRC

I also remember him punching a cross in to his own net against Hamilton in the last minute when we were already 4-0 up.

Other than that I think he was a solid enough keeper. His best moment for us was the following season with the double penalty save against McGeady in the 3-3 game

I certainly wouldn't pin any blame on him for our relegation. We were fine at the back and had something like 6 or 7 0-0 draws, not being able to stick it in the net at the other end was definitely our problem that season

He was no more than competent, and often less than that.

Maybe you've forgotten the post split game against 10 man St Mirren when he flapped at, and missed, a cross with 5 or 10 minutes to go for a vital equaliser. 2 points dropped and we went down by 1 or 2.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, ShaggerG said:

My abiding memory of Boaby was the time at Motherwell when he slid out to collect a through ball only to slide right out of his box then, realising that he couldn't handle it, he let the ball run by him to allow their striker a tap-in!

 

2 hours ago, NavyBlueArmy1876 said:

I was at the game when he slid out of the box at Motherwell, released the ball and gifted their striker a goal. We'd only equalised about a minute beforehand IIRC

I also remember him punching a cross in to his own net against Hamilton in the last minute when we were already 4-0 up.

Other than that I think he was a solid enough keeper. His best moment for us was the following season with the double penalty save against McGeady in the 3-3 game

I certainly wouldn't pin any blame on him for our relegation. We were fine at the back and had something like 6 or 7 0-0 draws, not being able to stick it in the net at the other end was definitely our problem that season

You're right, I'd forgotten that he'd actually gathered the ball then let it go when he left the box.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I remember 

8 hours ago, Harry Kinnear said:

I always mind a big fat b*****d tic fan in the temp stand near us in the South going ballistic every time we got a decision that didn’t please him. He was jumping about like a fecking madman, looking at him it was probably the most exercise he’d had in his life.

The temp stands were always fun for winding up next to some greasy old firm fans that had bought tickets for the home end. Our family/friend group would always wind up any of them that were sat near us to the absolute max.

A couple of old boys who were clearly Celtic fans sat in front of us when we won 1-0 in the game Kasper saved a penalty. Every now and then we'd make snarky remarks about Celtic players, their ground or their fans and the two old duffers would turn round and glare at us. It wasn't exactly hard either given they had Lennon, Presley and Hartley playing for them that day. A proper gallery of utter p***ks that would surround the ref at every decision either protesting innocence or looking for bookings to be dished out to Falkirk players.

Good times.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, kiddy said:
7 hours ago, ShaggerG said:
My abiding memory of Boaby was the time at Motherwell when he slid out to collect a through ball only to slide right out of his box then, realising that he couldn't handle it, he let the ball run by him to allow their striker a tap-in!

Likewise, Gordon Marshall, at East End, on Hogmanay, chucking them in.

Got to be Marshall’s worst ever game.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

47 minutes ago, Rizzo said:

I remember 

The temp stands were always fun for winding up next to some greasy old firm fans that had bought tickets for the home end. Our family/friend group would always wind up any of them that were sat near us to the absolute max.

A couple of old boys who were clearly Celtic fans sat in front of us when we won 1-0 in the game Kasper saved a penalty. Every now and then we'd make snarky remarks about Celtic players, their ground or their fans and the two old duffers would turn round and glare at us. It wasn't exactly hard either given they had Lennon, Presley and Hartley playing for them that day. A proper gallery of utter p***ks that would surround the ref at every decision either protesting innocence or looking for bookings to be dished out to Falkirk players.

Good times.

That was quality fun. Remember doing exactly the same to two fans of the old Rangers club. 

You could see the steam coming out their ears with every barb and insult. To be fair, they kept their heads down and said nothing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

All this goalkeeping chat and not a mention of Daniel Mallo Castro - Now he was a class keeper. Another one of Yogi’s finds. I can’t believe he only played 15 times for us. He obviously made a big impression on me!!!
Didn't like Hampden.

*couldn't find the 3 he lost in the League Cup Semi, including another 2 to Novo.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

22 hours ago, Proudtobeabairn said:

Always thought Boaby was an ok keeper and ended up in the Championship down south for a good spell after us.  

Rated Krul over Kasper at the time as recall KS being an excellent shot stopper but never coming for crosses.  

All were far better than Lambers, Higgins and Butter Flinders.  

I rated Kasper over Krul myself but it's amazing we had either keeper as our no1.

Boabys issue as mentioned was crossed balls, decent shot stopper and was at times shafted by us altho when he was given the No1 Jersey he didn't progress. He obviously did in his move to England earning him a 300k+ transfer. I'm sure he started well at Peterborough and during that period he was quoted for silly money.

He wasn't Mcgloves who has been the standard long term wise you look for, he could have a howler but week after its gone, that's the difference from decent to great.

I don't think anyone will disagree in Fasan we reached a new low 

Edited by MrDust
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, MrDust said:

I rated Kasper over Krul myself but it's amazing we had either keeper as our no1.

Boabys issue as mentioned was crossed balls, decent shit stopper and was at times shafted by us altho when he was given the No1 Jersey he didn't progress. He obviously did in his move to England earning him a 300k+ transfer. I'm sure he started well at Peterborough and during that period he was quoted for silly money.

He wasn't Mcgloves who has been the standard long term wise you look for, he could have a howler but week after its gone, that's the difference from decent to great.

I don't think anyone will disagree in Fasan we reached a new low 

I remember Fasan launching two goal kicks, in a row,  right into our dugout against Dunfermline. Was pretty impressive. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, kiddy said:

Aye, that best ever finish in the Premier League. #Disaster!

Couldn't recall him playing much in the season we finished 7th so had to look it up and was surprised he played 13 games (and 15 games the next season).

He was an ever present in our relegation season, our 1 game in the League Cup & 1 game in the Scottish Cup  , plus of course our European run in 2009/10.

If you are trying to give him credit for the best ever finish then you need to give him credit for the "disaster" that followed.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...