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Great memories of 20 years past. MR does love a Trini though. Following Brexit, I have no idea what the lie of the land is wrt work permits. Currently, youth international caps are sufficient I believe.
Either that, or they have to marry someone from Westquarter.
You've tain that wan too far!
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4 hours ago, Ecosse83 said:

That em Rennie em interview is em terrible. These things don’t usually bother me but someone needs to tell the guy doing the interview he needs to stop the em between every word! 

Give them a bit of constructive criticism. Send them an em ail.

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11 hours ago, Ecosse83 said:

Just listened to Rennie again, god I want him to do well he comes across well and seems a thoroughly decent guy. I can see why some posters on here like him! 

 

 

He does come over well, talks the players up and it’s a pity come three o’clock on a Saturday the players leave all the good work back at the training ground 

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49 minutes ago, Springfield said:

He does come over well, talks the players up and it’s a pity come three o’clock on a Saturday the players leave all the good work back at the training ground 

Sheerin was exactly the same until the very end. Players are great lads, training was brilliant, we're working so hard to turn things around and then your pumped 6 0 by queen's park. There's not a Falkirk manager I've not wanted to do really well but at some point you need to stop talking about doing it and actually do it. Interviewer is off his trolley trying to talk about giving credit to a squad getting pumped every time we come up against a half decent side. The unfortunate thing is that even if we put 6 past Dumbarton on Saturday it means very little in the long run.

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He does come over well, talks the players up and it’s a pity come three o’clock on a Saturday the players leave all the good work back at the training ground 
I'm thinking we should just have open training sessions, go and watch them instead of wasting a Saturday, according to the last two managers that's when our bunch seem to shine before they turn into hopeless haddies on a Saturday.
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1 minute ago, Amarillo Bairn said:
51 minutes ago, Springfield said:
He does come over well, talks the players up and it’s a pity come three o’clock on a Saturday the players leave all the good work back at the training ground 

I'm thinking we should just have open training sessions, go and watch them instead of wasting a Saturday, according to the last two managers that's when our bunch seem to shine before they turn into hopeless haddies on a Saturday.

We seem to be great in bounce games too no matter the opposition.🤣

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22 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

We seem to be great in bounce games too no matter the opposition.🤣

Bounce games are no more than training sessions in a realistic setting. Trying partnerships, formations, players in new positions and developing understandings. Spotting whos up whos down whos jaded who flying.

If people read into them something they are not more fools them.

The demise of the reserve teams took away that competitive edge.

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14 minutes ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

Bounce games are no more than training sessions in a realistic setting. Trying partnerships, formations, players in new positions and developing understandings. Spotting whos up whos down whos jaded who flying.

If people read into them something they are not more fools them.

The demise of the reserve teams took away that competitive edge.

I know that I was only having a laugh.

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A win today secures yet another season in the wilderness, for me season end and the games left absolutely meaningless.

The following weeks will allow the BOD to confirm their intentions for next season and R&Ms futures, and what the plans are for next season. Although I believe the decision has already been made.

Guess like the majority of the support, were desperately hoping that many of the players will be told that they’ve not got a future and to get looking elsewhere including those under contract.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Springfield said:

A win today secures yet another season in the wilderness, for me season end and the games left absolutely meaningless.

The following weeks will allow the BOD to confirm their intentions for next season and R&Ms futures, and what the plans are for next season. Although I believe the decision has already been made.

Guess like the majority of the support, were desperately hoping that many of the players will be told that they’ve not got a future and to get looking elsewhere including those under contract.

 

 

Yeah, last week was my last game of the season. Rennie’s playing style and tactics are amongst the most awful I’ve ever seen so won’t be back till next season.

I’m pretty confident we will get a point today which really says in itself how low my expectations currently are sadly.

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15 minutes ago, Springfield said:

A win today secures yet another season in the wilderness, for me season end and the games left absolutely meaningless.

The following weeks will allow the BOD to confirm their intentions for next season and R&Ms futures, and what the plans are for next season. Although I believe the decision has already been made.

Guess like the majority of the support, were desperately hoping that many of the players will be told that they’ve not got a future and to get looking elsewhere including those under contract.

 

 

I'm beginning to suspect that the new board are just as intransigent as the old board. The old board were determined to stick with Sheerin even when it was obvious to the world and his wife that he wasn't up to the job. It took the disastrous Q&A followed by a pumping off of Queen's Park before they would admit that they were wrong. If the new board are just as headstrong and insist on continuing with Rennie then they aren't the wonderful upgrade on the old board that we were promised. There is no shame in admitting that you were wrong, the real shame is in not admitting that you were wrong.

#RENNIEOUT

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Not sure that “intransigence” was the overriding flaw with Deans and his sidekick(s). Self entitled, strangers to the truth, unethical, disorganised, secretive, divisive, bullying………all that sort of stuff would feature more highly than intransigence.

Where I would agree is that six games or so in, it started to become a bit obvious our head coach was still a youth coach. First “wtf” for me was his disappointment at having to play two up front to salvage a draw at Montrose. Then of course, his love for Hetherington and Ruth, chucking money at Cove for Seb Ross…….it was all amateurish and shambolic.

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12 minutes ago, Bairn in Exile said:

I'm beginning to suspect that the new board are just as intransigent as the old board. The old board were determined to stick with Sheerin even when it was obvious to the world and his wife that he wasn't up to the job. It took the disastrous Q&A followed by a pumping off of Queen's Park before they would admit that they were wrong. If the new board are just as headstrong and insist on continuing with Rennie then they aren't the wonderful upgrade on the old board that we were promised. There is no shame in admitting that you were wrong, the real shame is in not admitting that you were wrong.

#RENNIEOUT

The BOD need to be backed as I genuinely believe (cling too) the fact that they are all Falkirk people/patrons/supporters and are genuinely wanting the club to be brought back from the possible abyss should we call the close season wrong.

They are all new and deserve some time (close season) to get the club back, firstly in the championship and secondly the holy grail(SPL).

The initial honeymoon stops very soon with the first huge decision on whether they keep the current duo.

I was on the managements side (for the same reason as backing the BOD) until the  recent displays, and last Saturdays appalling display. 
Yes he’s inherited a set of shite, but his choice of guys like ATS and Jacobs maybe perhaps Griffiths when we’ve been crying out for strengthening our midfield (add another CB) isn’t great.

Fully accept that we’ve fallen from grace in the past few years and can understand that we need to stop previous wrong practices, the question for me is that if the gig is with R&M the BOD need to make significant funds available to change one hellava lot of players, however the warning signs have already been sounded.

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I dont think you can offer up Jacobs as evidence of Rennies failure to strengthen the midfield?

Jacobs had a lot of what we need. Had.

I'm not sure we were to know hes done. The criticism isn't signing Jacobs. It's not signing more on top of Jacobs.

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I’m curious about the recent revelation regarding our ability to sign players from abroad, due to an unpaid bond, so my questions are:

  • How much was this bond? Would it be more than a protest against any red card (for example, one of Hetherington’s sendings off?)
  • Was this because the previous regime thought anyone we’d need could be found locally?

We haven’t been a big hirer of foreign players before, but that’s my own view, and who we have signed has been a massive hit (Farid) or a massive miss (Haber). Was looking forward to Rennie bringing in from North America or wherever his connections extend, which I thought could have started when the Rawlins got involved.

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14 minutes ago, Bairnardo said:

I dont think you can offer up Jacobs as evidence of Rennies failure to strengthen the midfield?

Jacobs had a lot of what we need. Had.

I'm not sure we were to know hes done. The criticism isn't signing Jacobs. It's not signing more on top of Jacobs.

Given that Jacobs had been out for 17 months and played around 2 games in 2 years it was always a strange signing.

Silly to sign a guy who was nowhere near match fitness. Probably even sillier playing Gary Miller ahead of him mind you. Jacobs is done physically so let’s destroy his confidence too.

Why clubs loan players to us anymore is beyond me.

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Is one reason why I'd look to keep Rennie, he hasn't had a chance to turn the team around with his own players. Does anyone really think young loan players were his first choice? January window with COVID means it's harder to get players than before. However things are bad, I'm sitting here thinking do I get livestream from today or not when if we are going well there's no decision to make!

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5 minutes ago, Taxi for De Massis said:

I’m curious about the recent revelation regarding our ability to sign players from abroad, due to an unpaid bond, so my questions are:

  • How much was this bond? Would it be more than a protest against any red card (for example, one of Hetherington’s sendings off?)
  • Was this because the previous regime thought anyone we’d need could be found locally?

We haven’t been a big hirer of foreign players before, but that’s my own view, and who we have signed has been a massive hit (Farid) or a massive miss (Haber). Was looking forward to Rennie bringing in from North America or wherever his connections extend, which I thought could have started when the Rawlins got involved.

Haber was on loan from a Scottish club so can’t imagine that was in issue. 

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