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7 minutes ago, Andreas Kelevra said:

500 a week is the figure always quoted,.

 

 

That’s really not a lot. We definitely have a couple of players on more than that. Imagine most wont be far off. We have a player who regularly attracts interest from lower half Premiership teams but has zero desire to move because a wage with us (more than 500) plus a wage from his actual job is better than what he could get at Premiership clubs. Dowds could do 15 hour a week in tesco plus play for us and make more cash if he’s only on about 500. I understand he’s a fairly clever guy too. 
 

But yeah this FT thing. I think there’s maybe 2 players in our squad who couldn’t get a FT team if they really wanted to. Just depends on what lifestyle each individual wants. 
 

Dowds could probably double his money with a good PT offer

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22 minutes ago, 1320Lichtie said:

That’s really not a lot. We definitely have a couple of players on more than that. Imagine most wont be far off. We have a player who regularly attracts interest from lower half Premiership teams but has zero desire to move because a wage with us (more than 500) plus a wage from his actual job is better than what he could get at Premiership clubs. Dowds could do 15 hour a week in tesco plus play for us and make more cash if he’s only on about 500. I understand he’s a fairly clever guy too. 
 

But yeah this FT thing. I think there’s maybe 2 players in our squad who couldn’t get a FT team if they really wanted to. Just depends on what lifestyle each individual wants. 
 

Dowds could probably double his money with a good PT offer

Perhaps when you get 7000 seats in your stadium and pitch protection or g4 astro. you might not be able to match us for wages.

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56 minutes ago, 1320Lichtie said:

How much do Falkirk players get paid? Serious question? 25k a year average maybe? 
 

 

I would guess that the average Falkirk player atm is on around £600 a week. I’d also guess that players like Telfer, Morrison and Nesbitt will be on around £800, with promotion clauses and bonuses on top.

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1 hour ago, Tea and Busquets said:

Dowds I hope realises that the people who made the decisions re him are no longer at the club. If he continues to perform to that level he’ll be more than appreciated but I think he should cut the attitude considering it wasn’t Rennie/the new board or the fans who choose to loan him out. 

What attitude though? I'm really not seeing this at all

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54 minutes ago, Andreas Kelevra said:

Perhaps when you get 7000 seats in your stadium and pitch protection or g4 astro. you might not be able to match us for wages.

Why would we need 7000 seats our ground holds 6600 and Astro is shite 😂 

 

Don't really get your point? 
 

Just replying to some of the mad shouts in here. AFC taken a wee bit of an unfair slagging and it surprises me how many people automatically just think FT = more money for players 

 

If we are in Championship, getting FT level Championship crowds whilst paying PT costs for operating the club then we are in a great position to offer a very good wage whilst allowing players to pursue their own careers and extra money on top of it. Just depends on players lifestyle 

 

 

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But if your serious about getting into the top league you need to meet the criteria - as far as I'm aware that's 7k seats and astro or Under soil heating

That will cost a few Million quid and the upkeep of said infrastructure costs a bunch too. 

Hence why you can match us for wages. 

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Perhaps when you get 7000 seats in your stadium and pitch protection or g4 astro. you might not be able to match us for wages.
Dont know if you've been paying attention lately, but it's not our stadium.
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9 hours ago, Tattie36 said:

I for one would be utterly astonished if we see him back at Gayfield in the short term and certainly won’t be this month. Perhaps if we go up we could maybe offer him a contract (if he was available, still playing well and he wanted to come back) as I would think we would definitely have to go to at least a hybrid part-time/full-time setup. Either that or he decides that he would rather go back to being a part-time player.

That’s all immaterial at the moment though as the simple facts are he’s a Falkirk player, we were lucky to have him on loan and you’re management/board would have to be certifiable to even consider it.

This is all down to Arbroath IMO. Had they showed they really had ambition to go up and believed Dowds was the man to help take them there they would have ponyed up the cash. They didn’t, Dowds will be with us till the summer unless someone comes in with an offer we can’t refuse. 
As far as the interview goes it just looks like people looking for something more to moan about. Watched it again and struggle to see this thoroughly depressed footballer some seem to want to invent. 

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1 hour ago, Back Post Misses said:


As far as the interview goes it just looks like people looking for something more to moan about. Watched it again and struggle to see this thoroughly depressed footballer some seem to want to invent. 

See since your pals got on the board BPM?

Comical Ali' barb against Trad sparks call for review of vilification

 

 

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Hopefully a commanding centre half and dominant box to box centre mid will be signed up for Airdrie. I still think against a better side, yesterday would have been a disaster. McKay / Hall are a car crash and Miller isn’t good enough if we want to push on this season. Fine as a utility player to cover injuries.

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7 hours ago, Tea and Busquets said:

Dowds I hope realises that the people who made the decisions re him are no longer at the club. If he continues to perform to that level he’ll be more than appreciated but I think he should cut the attitude considering it wasn’t Rennie/the new board or the fans who choose to loan him out. 

if you've ever been in the situation where the company that you work for has shafted you its kind of hard to be endearing towards them regardless how the change in management is.  I don't doubt Rennie will change it and it will take a bit time, but as mentioned there are probably a few hingers oan from the old regime still trying to stay part of it and again they are probably still linked with that toxicity.  

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5 hours ago, Andreas Kelevra said:

But if your serious about getting into the top league you need to meet the criteria - as far as I'm aware that's 7k seats and astro or Under soil heating

That will cost a few Million quid and the upkeep of said infrastructure costs a bunch too. 

Hence why you can match us for wages. 

I don't think thats part of the criteria any longer, pretty sure when Ayr were flying high it met criteria albeit on a lower standard think they went Gold, Silver and Bronze on standard and it met the Bronze level

they only need covers for the pitch 

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On the topic of player wages, if u take football manager to be a reliable source, which you would think there would be some research done, then our players get paid between 700 to 1000 p/week. Gary holt was also on either 900 or 1200 p/week, can’t mind as I terminated his contract at the start

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if you've ever been in the situation where the company that you work for has shafted you its kind of hard to be endearing towards them regardless how the change in management is.  I don't doubt Rennie will change it and it will take a bit time, but as mentioned there are probably a few hingers oan from the old regime still trying to stay part of it and again they are probably still linked with that toxicity.  

Despite playing shite for us we sent him to a higher division where he sharpened up his skills and made him a much better player whilst continuing to pay his wages, rather than sending him out to the Lowland League to play for East Stirling.
Strange idea of the club shafting him imo.
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