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7 minutes ago, lanky_ffc said:

Assuming the next 4 games aren't a complete shambles that sees us cut adrift, I'd agree with this. Cove are averaging 1.87 points per game which would be ~67pts over a season. That's a low total for a champion and we saw last season with Thistle that a couple of quality additions can transform your season.

Spine of the team still needs sorted. A decent centrehalf , midfielder with a bit of grit and a goalscorer and we could maybe start doing something.

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1 hour ago, lanky_ffc said:

Assuming the next 4 games aren't a complete shambles that sees us cut adrift, I'd agree with this. Cove are averaging 1.87 points per game which would be ~67pts over a season. That's a low total for a champion and we saw last season with Thistle that a couple of quality additions can transform your season.

If Sheerin sticks with the same line-up and formation I can't see us picking up anything in the next 3 games at least. Might shitfest a point at East Fife but that's about it.

He really needs to use the Raith game to change the formation and bring in Williamson, Lemon, Krasniqi and Keena IMO. Won't happen though because he's too feart!

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1 hour ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Will be interesting how they set up will be next year with the hybrid set up.  Most of our players will only be able to train at night. Could mean very long hours for a manager.

Wouldn't think it'll be most of the squad that'll be part-time, surely? Would envisage maybe 12-15 full timers with the rest part-time. If it's the other way round we'd be as well going the whole hog.

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1 hour ago, ShaggerG said:

Wouldn't think it'll be most of the squad that'll be part-time, surely? Would envisage maybe 12-15 full timers with the rest part-time. If it's the other way round we'd be as well going the whole hog.

Not what I heard. The plan I hear is to have a smaller core of better quality full time players on decent money. So instead of say 14  on 800 quid a week you'd have 7  on 1600 . The rest of the squad would then be part time players but would be paid a bit more than your normal part time league one sides pay to encourage them to join us.

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3 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Not what I heard. The plan I hear is to have a smaller core of better quality full time players on decent money. So instead of say 14  on 800 quid a week you'd have 7  on 1600 . The rest of the squad would then be part time players but would be paid a bit more than your normal part time league one sides pay to encourage them to join us.

Have the players on two-year contracts got a clause of any kind to drop money in the second year if they don't get promotion?

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6 minutes ago, razamanaz said:

Have the players on two-year contracts got a clause of any kind to drop money in the second year if they don't get promotion?

No idea but we have to bloody hope so. Another 2 and a half years of Brad Mackay isn't worth thinking about .

 

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1 hour ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Not what I heard. The plan I hear is to have a smaller core of better quality full time players on decent money. So instead of say 14  on 800 quid a week you'd have 7  on 1600 . The rest of the squad would then be part time players but would be paid a bit more than your normal part time league one sides pay to encourage them to join us.

I can see the sense in that but would leave us with the manager dilemma. TBF, most full-time managers will take in midweek games regularly, so maybe a couple of nights training with part-timers instead of doing that?

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On 22/11/2021 at 11:45, Believe The Hype said:

Holt surely has to go first. He's the one constant that is still stinking the place out. How much involvement does he have with the first team? Could the mood and work ethic be improved without him sticking his neb in at every opportunity? 

#HoltOut 

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9 minutes ago, Harry Kinnear said:


Subscribed last night, pray to god that we are finally going to see some change and good times at FFC again. The last 4/5 years have been utterly depressing.

I suppose it's money-where-your-mouth-is time. If we want change, it's got to be paid for. 

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Yeah, think I’ll give that a miss until I understand what we are actually putting money into the board for……

It’s to give the Society the money to buy shares in the club and to give the fans a say in how things are run. I’m not saying I know everything about the society but I do know some of the folk who are involved in the running of it and they have been home and away fans all their lives and are good people.
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4 hours ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Is that not why we'd have a team of full time coaches though underneath the manager? Asst can be full time etc. A lot of managers these days spend little or no time on training pitch but instead get their staff to carry out training anyway and they stick to tactics etc. Next year if we are still in league one we'll have a hybrid squad anyway so we won't have that many full time players at the club just a core of 6 or 7 as far as Ive been told. 

Slippery slope to part time football like the wildness years in the 70's also its a hard slog going full time plus a massive drop off of fans.

Alas if we don't do up then financial security could dictate matters.

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It’s to give the Society the money to buy shares in the club and to give the fans a say in how things are run. I’m not saying I know everything about the society but I do know some of the folk who are involved in the running of it and they have been home and away fans all their lives and are good people.

I don’t doubt good intentions, and I’m sure I’ll end up contributing in time.
However we have been let down so many times recently, I think it’s a good idea to hold off instead of reactively acting.
The last time we all did that on here it was to ensure the Rawlins got appointed as we all expected a revolution.
Not quite sure we got what we asked for but then again they never really clarified their intentions.
Let’s see what the strategy of our revised board is and if it’s what I hope I’ll be 100% right behind it….
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