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1 hour ago, Duncan Freemason said:

I think Ryan Williamson has no desire to be at Falkirk. Absolutely not what we need.

And yet his interview after dumbarton away was spot on. But agreed his body language is awful 

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1 hour ago, Duncan Freemason said:

I think Ryan Williamson has no desire to be at Falkirk. Absolutely not what we need.

I wouldn't mind giving him a go as the right winger next season, He's horrid defensively but has some gallop on him and he's also got a good cross on him. I'd keep Mcguffie as a squad player given he's fairly versatile and has shown flashes of quality. Hetherington's been better the last few games but I doubt he's got enough quality to turn it around completely so I'd like to see him moved on. It's really not for the lack of trying he's just not good enough on the ball and too slow to be used as just a ball winner. 

Hopefully the new managers announced soon so he can start building the squad for next season straight away.

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Interesting how people have such differing opinions on players. Every time I've seen McGuffie, I've thought he's looked lightweight/powerduff as f**k, and I'd get rid. The manager coming in has decisions to make, for sure.

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Ive probably seen Hetherington more times in an Alloa shirt than for Falkirk, and the contrast is baffling.  For Alloa he reminded me of Alex Taylor, an elegant player in the Jefferies era.  For us he's more - well - Phil Taylor

Im hoping (foolishly perhaps) that he's maybe one of a number of players who can turn it round.  

He strikes me as the sort of player who, if they left Falkirk would turn (back) into a decent player - similarly I could see the same happening with R Wiliamson McCann, Nesbitt & Ross so Im hoping a new regime might help them find form.  Its Hobsons Choice anyway as we'll have to give a good number of the existing squad a try next season one way or another its just a question of which one or two contracted to 31.05.23 or 31.05.24 the club really wants to leave.    

Top of my list to move on would be McKay - but as he's contracted to 31.05.24 it probably makes it very difficult.    

Rennie leaving is the correct decision and hopefully it being announced now will allow an early appointment so that the new manager can get a good look at the squad and decide who to keep or look to punt. 

I see Rennies departure being lampooned on social media as continuing evidence of Falkirk FC The Car Crash Club, but I actually see it positively especially as its effectively just a nil cost seeing out the end of a fixed term contract for an appointment that all parties recognise didnt work.       

 

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47 minutes ago, 18BAIRN76 said:

Interesting how people have such differing opinions on players. Every time I've seen McGuffie, I've thought he's looked lightweight/powerduff as f**k, and I'd get rid. The manager coming in has decisions to make, for sure.

He’s shown ability in tiny flashes this season but he doesn’t contribute anywhere near enough for me.

Having said that, Nesbitt’s done nothing since September so I’d rather move him on.

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1 hour ago, 18BAIRN76 said:

Interesting how people have such differing opinions on players. Every time I've seen McGuffie, I've thought he's looked lightweight/powerduff as f**k, and I'd get rid. The manager coming in has decisions to make, for sure.

He’s probably the only player thats improved as the seasons went on. Unwatchable the first few months but there’s been a few games where he’s been our only good player and then gets subbed, Rennie seems to have a fetish for subbing the players who are actually doing not pish.

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If everyone had a vote, other than McKay, Wilson, Holt, Weekes and Lemon, you’d find people making cases for just about everyone else as “squad players”.

I just can’t get my head around what we have seen all year as our phantom midfield, and yet a few would keep all of Morrison, Telfer, McGuffie and Nesbitt…..or even three of them, or hope that a new manager would “turn them around”.

For me, nice player as he is, Ryan Williamson would be gone. As right back, he is pretty brutal, as a wing back, he can only do the “wing” bit as a kind of tribute act of a real winger.

There is no real physicality in our side beyond Anton Dowds. But for his injury, Jevon Mills was well on his way to being our best centre back.

For an entire season, we have had no identity, no leadership, no collective will, and no grit. We all know that a Falkirk team (hopefully) finishing 5th in L1 is a hell of a mess, but to also have conceded more than we have scored is pretty shambolic.

If a new manager comes in and reckons just a slack handful of signings on top of what we have will fix things, then more power to him. I think it will take a lot more than that.

The madness of Gary Holt’s recruitment runs very deep.

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26 minutes ago, Duncan Freemason said:

If a new manager comes in and reckons just a slack handful of signings on top of what we have will fix things, then more power to him. I think it will take a lot more than that.

I don’t think that’s what’s been said here. As far as I can see most are saying only 3 or 4 of the current dross would be in the plans next season - McCann, Morrison, Watson and possibly Williamson.

However we are aware a number are still under contract. I think the point is that the tidy up job might not be as difficult as some are making out. We have 13 under contract, keep 4 to play, keep a couple for the bench if we can’t get rid of them, the young boys should be on buttons and easy enough to move on.

If we can manufacture this then it leaves 7 or 8 places to drastically improve the starting 11 and only 3 or 4 of the current lot that would be difficult to shift. Not exactly “a slack handful of signings” as you put it and not having to pay off 14 players either as you suggested earlier.

Whether the BOD have the funds to be able to do this remains to be seen but that’s how I’d like to see it playing out. 

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Getting Brad McKay off the books must be priority number 1 for whoever the new boss is.

In a ideal world he’d leave for free after getting told you’ll not even make the bench for games but which might not work nowadays but he genuinely that bad it may be worth letting him rot until the august transfer deadline and see if he can line something up.

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45 minutes ago, JulioBairn said:

I don’t think that’s what’s been said here. As far as I can see most are saying only 3 or 4 of the current dross would be in the plans next season - McCann, Morrison, Watson and possibly Williamson.

However we are aware a number are still under contract. I think the point is that the tidy up job might not be as difficult as some are making out. We have 13 under contract, keep 4 to play, keep a couple for the bench if we can’t get rid of them, the young boys should be on buttons and easy enough to move on.

If we can manufacture this then it leaves 7 or 8 places to drastically improve the starting 11 and only 3 or 4 of the current lot that would be difficult to shift. Not exactly “a slack handful of signings” as you put it and not having to pay off 14 players either as you suggested earlier.

Whether the BOD have the funds to be able to do this remains to be seen but that’s how I’d like to see it playing out. 

I didn’t suggest paying off 14 players as we don’t have the capital to do it even if we wanted to. I would guess a few are not earning much, but there are a good few who are. Seb Ross will be on a decent wage after us having shelled out a five figure sum to sign him…..mental. Not getting near the Cove starting XI, and we shell out a transfer fee for him.

I think  good few in better money will sit tight for a year. Playing or not, these guys are as susceptible to the cost of living rises as anyone, and a year guaranteed wages of £XXX per week…..playing or not……is better than heading further down the system for £XX a week. The world has changed.

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8 minutes ago, latapythelegend said:

I think you are exaggerating.

Maybe, however one win over EF doesn’t hide the appalling stint he and Rennie have brought to the table.
Don’t want anyone near the club that views us as a part time hobby and has a high profile slot/gig with TV/Radio. 

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