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54 minutes ago, Proudtobeabairn said:

Apparently the rumours are true and we've offered McGlynn a deal on more than he's getting now at Raith.  His decision will come down to whether Raith are prepared to match it next week.  

Wait and see I guess - personally I'd rather we got Murray or Wright.  I've never taken to McGlynn and don't think many Raith fans would be disappointed if he left, a feeling that he's gone as far as he can with them combined with the DGW saga.  That said, he's probably got enough about him to improve us and saw signings like Berra, Armstrong, Gullan, Hendry etc when we were signing the likes of Joe McKee and Seb Ross so at least that's something.  I think he's an appointment that would need a quick bounce as I think a fair few share my view that he's an unlikeable character.  

 

Ill just leave this here.

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50 minutes ago, Springfield said:

With respect is it only rumours?

As I have said before either the Board leaks like a sieve or the forum's got bullshitters.

How can the board be credible in the eyes of the support when certain individuals give the lowdown to all and sundry on what's going on.

If it is true them McGlynn will be far from impressed and rightly so.

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50 minutes ago, Proudtobeabairn said:

Apparently the rumours are true and we've offered McGlynn a deal on more than he's getting now at Raith.  His decision will come down to whether Raith are prepared to match it next week.  

Wait and see I guess - personally I'd rather we got Murray or Wright.  I've never taken to McGlynn and don't think many Raith fans would be disappointed if he left, a feeling that he's gone as far as he can with them combined with the DGW saga.  That said, he's probably got enough about him to improve us and saw signings like Berra, Armstrong, Gullan, Hendry etc when we were signing the likes of Joe McKee and Seb Ross so at least that's something.  I think he's an appointment that would need a quick bounce as I think a fair few share my view that he's an unlikeable character.  

I never liked McGlynn but hugely respected him- but I am an EF supporter! Raith were a basket case post Hughes when he took over them in league 1. We were beating them often and he has improved them significantly. He gets them promoted, next season they get to the championship play- offs and this year he just misses out despite horrendous injuries!  He has the ability to get good loan signings and they play attractive football. Now clearly some fans have problems re the DGW situation, others believe the responsibility lies with the Board. All i can say he is a good manager,and if you get the chance to sign him grab it. He is  clearly better than anything you have had of late- but he will need the time to make the changes and will Falkirk fans give him the time?

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23 minutes ago, Nkomo-A-Gogo said:

Ill just leave this here.

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Suppose it does not effect his ability to manage a football team but for anybody not wanting McGlynn simply because he has one of those abrasive personality’s it would surely then equally if not more so put said person off wanting Wright as manager? At least as far as the the likability factor goes based on this anyway. If he engages in such antiquated, backward, borderline bigotry in his spare time it hardly gives the guy a glowing character reference. Looking purely at the CV McGlynn does ticks all the boxes. 

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This is the same Mcglynn that would've lost the league to M&M but for COVID? When did he become super? 

I get the negativity over the last few seasons, we've been terrible. The idea that it'll take years to turn around though, why should it? Loads of teams have turned around in a season and we still have advantages over most teams in this league. I'd like to know what (as we keep seeing posted on here)will take years to fix behind the scenes that we always hear about? The shop? The hospitality? The website? I'd genuinely like to know. If we get the right manager and some new players to go with and improve some of our squad then what behind the scenes would hold us back, or is this just excuse for the new board set up? 

And before anyone says, I'm in the FSS, I agree with fan ownership and want everything to be a success.

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11 minutes ago, knee jerk reaction said:

This is the same Mcglynn that would've lost the league to M&M but for COVID? When did he become super? 

I get the negativity over the last few seasons, we've been terrible. The idea that it'll take years to turn around though, why should it? Loads of teams have turned around in a season and we still have advantages over most teams in this league. I'd like to know what (as we keep seeing posted on here)will take years to fix behind the scenes that we always hear about? The shop? The hospitality? The website? I'd genuinely like to know. If we get the right manager and some new players to go with and improve some of our squad then what behind the scenes would hold us back, or is this just excuse for the new board set up? 

And before anyone says, I'm in the FSS, I agree with fan ownership and want everything to be a success.

Agree it COULD be turned around in one season but it would take a fantastic effort with everything having to fall into place very quickly, if you take into account Dunfermline, Kelty, QP and possibly QOTS will all be full time and have similar or larger playing budgets to ours. For us to win the league we need the next manager to be 100% on it from day one, we can’t afford a bad signing or a project type player, we’d also need a bit of luck with moving out players under contract to free up wages and a bit of luck with injuries over the course of the season. I’d say it’s possible to win this league but probably now more on the unlikely side and I certainly no longer have us down as favourites as would have been the case in previous seasons. We may as a group of fans have to try and be patient which is obviously a bitter pill to swallow have already been stuck in this league 3 seasons.

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All those rumours about McGlynn, Murray, Wright et al makes for great speculation and debate but I can honestly say I have never heard anything emanating from the new board which has any credibility. In fact, this board appear to be keeping things very tight which is good.

Im just happy to wait and see what they’re cooking up.

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12 minutes ago, knee jerk reaction said:

This is the same Mcglynn that would've lost the league to M&M but for COVID? When did he become super? 

Ah, the old "we were 100% certain to have won the league but for the outbreak of a global pandemic, how unlucky we are" theory. 

Good to see that getting an airing for about the 2567th time. It's been rebutted every time.

Could you explain why a team who had been top of the table for a grand total of 2 weeks of that 19/20 season, and who had failed to beat their main rivals in any of the previous four matches, were guaranteed to have won the league?

And please, please, don't bother with the "BuT We hAd THem At HOmE ON ThE finAl DaY" stuff. Our shit-the-bed record in matches of such magnitude is second to none.

If you don't rate McGlynn, fine. Come up with a better reason that this complete, total and utter f*****g nonsense.

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25 minutes ago, knee jerk reaction said:

This is the same Mcglynn that would've lost the league to M&M but for COVID? When did he become super? 

 

The league we didn’t get to the top of bar maybe once after like 3 games? 

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I personally think that if we’ve sounded him out and he’s indicated he’d be interested, we should wait for Murray. If it doesn’t work out or Airdrie go up, we’ll know in two weeks and a good board would have a back-up/plan B.

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13 minutes ago, Dawson Park Boy said:

All those rumours about McGlynn, Murray, Wright et al makes for great speculation and debate but I can honestly say I have never heard anything emanating from the new board which has any credibility. In fact, this board appear to be keeping things very tight which is good.

Im just happy to wait and see what they’re cooking up.

Or as is more likely they have read your posts and concluded you are the last person they would leak any story to.

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Going by what I seen v Raith that season we played them off the park with 10 men and the game at Kirkcaldy where we went for a draw but when we needed to play equalised. I'd have considered us favourites to go up that season, however I never said it was 100% certain we could easily have lost. If being top of the league is a major criteria in a season anyone know why we finished 5th last season? Maybe people should think about their posts a wee bit more!

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You would drag your baws over broken glass for miles for a sniff at McGlynn. It’s apparently a straight choice between you lot and us now. Be v sad if he were to leave us for you. 

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24 minutes ago, LatapyBairn. said:

Agree it COULD be turned around in one season but it would take a fantastic effort with everything having to fall into place very quickly, if you take into account Dunfermline, Kelty, QP and possibly QOTS will all be full time and have similar or larger playing budgets to ours. For us to win the league we need the next manager to be 100% on it from day one, we can’t afford a bad signing or a project type player, we’d also need a bit of luck with moving out players under contract to free up wages and a bit of luck with injuries over the course of the season. I’d say it’s possible to win this league but probably now more on the unlikely side and I certainly no longer have us down as favourites as would have been the case in previous seasons. We may as a group of fans have to try and be patient which is obviously a bitter pill to swallow have already been stuck in this league 3 seasons.

I totally agree here but what I was asking is what is this behind the scenes stuff that'll take years to sort out, not what players/manager comes in. As I see it right players/manager more support and finance and vice versa so what else is there that'll take years to fix? It keeps getting posted that things are a mess behind the scenes and it'll take years to sort, I just want to know what this involves?

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16 minutes ago, knee jerk reaction said:

Going by what I seen v Raith that season we played them off the park with 10 men and the game at Kirkcaldy where we went for a draw but when we needed to play equalised. I'd have considered us favourites to go up that season, however I never said it was 100% certain we could easily have lost. If being top of the league is a major criteria in a season anyone know why we finished 5th last season? Maybe people should think about their posts a wee bit more!

You used the word "would". Conveying certainty, absolute conviction, leaving no room for any doubt. We would have won the league but for...

You're now rowing back on that see. No surprise.

Look a bit closer to home with respect to your "think before posting" advice.

 

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23 minutes ago, knee jerk reaction said:

I totally agree here but what I was asking is what is this behind the scenes stuff that'll take years to sort out, not what players/manager comes in. As I see it right players/manager more support and finance and vice versa so what else is there that'll take years to fix? It keeps getting posted that things are a mess behind the scenes and it'll take years to sort, I just want to know what this involves?

Not sure where you’ve seen “years” being quoted to sort out the mess but it’s certainty not a 5 minute job. As an outsider looking in the obvious things on the surface of it the new BOD need to sort out other than the football team would be issues like our shirt sponsorship deal that we are now tied into, if it’s true no DD was done on the company and we haven’t been paid that has to be a big priority as it’s a major source of income. The pitch has also been allowed to overrun its lifespan so money will have to be found and something done there, we have players singed up on three year contracts many of whom a new manager will want to shift to free up budget so negotiations need to take place there, small things like the hard core car park rear to the south stand has been allowed to deteriorate with huge pot holes everywhere and the council pulling us up for it (although I do see it is now being sorted) , dealing with the mess Fergus and Holt left the new youth set up in ect ect. I’m sure there is a lot more going on behind the scenes that needs sorted as well which we as fans don’t see or notice provided the first team is winning, if they can just get that bit working first and win some games of football it gives the new BOD some breathing space and time to sort the rest of the mess out. 

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21 minutes ago, Hank Scorpio said:

You would drag your baws over broken glass for miles for a sniff at McGlynn. It’s apparently a straight choice between you lot and us now. Be v sad if he were to leave us for you. 

V sad for us, no doubt.

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