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46 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.

This.

It would also be relatively easy to nail your colours to the mast and say that an appointment is a done deal then claim there must be a leak from the board because that appointment then happens. Just going by the recent example, if McGlynn was appointed it wouldn't be a big shock but you can guarantee somebody will claim it was leaked weeks before and criticise the board for it.

 

This thread has took a very snide turn in the last few weeks. It is changing from understandable frustration and anger to complete paranoia and undeniable agendas.

It will be a long summer....

 

 

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36 minutes ago, 18BAIRN76 said:

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.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, whilst Falkirk have clearly sounded him out, I highly doubt he’ll have given any indication about how interested he’d be. Especially given no details around the role, budget, etc. will have been discussed. 

If Falkirk take the call to put all their eggs in the Murray basket, that’s entirely up to them but it’s a huge gamble in my view.

I’m obviously biased and I’ve already said that I think it would be the wrong move for him, even if we don’t go up this season. However, all that aside, I genuinely think there are more scenarios where he doesn’t go to Falkirk than ones where he does - question is, how much are your board willing to risk to wait on him?

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I fear they're about to make the same mistake, as they did in the 70's (in not appointing Ferguson), with the obvious candidate as a player/manager.

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2 minutes ago, kiddy said:

I fear they're about to make the same mistake, as they did in the 70's (in not appointing Ferguson), with the obvious candidate as a player/manager.

This is not the time, in my opinion, to appoint a player/manager such as Scott Brown.

Is that who you’re referring to? Otherwise please enlighten us.

This is a time for a grizzled, tried and tested, grumpy, unlikeable old manager who knows our leagues.

Thats how I feel. Murray is a bit young but he’d be good although I just don’t think we can wait till after the play-offs and then find that Airdrie are promoted.

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15 minutes ago, thediamonddude said:

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, whilst Falkirk have clearly sounded him out, I highly doubt he’ll have given any indication about how interested he’d be. Especially given no details around the role, budget, etc. will have been discussed. 

If Falkirk take the call to put all their eggs in the Murray basket, that’s entirely up to them but it’s a huge gamble in my view.

I’m obviously biased and I’ve already said that I think it would be the wrong move for him, even if we don’t go up this season. However, all that aside, I genuinely think there are more scenarios where he doesn’t go to Falkirk than ones where he does - question is, how much are your board willing to risk to wait on him?

If Murray wants to wait until after the play offs I’d rather we opted for one of the other candidates, we can’t afford to hang about waiting on the off chance Airdrie stay down (presuming that’s Murray’s thinking) especially if a McGlynn or a Tommy Wright is available and willing. Of the three I’ve mentioned I actually think McGlynn is the one that fits the job criteria best despite the fact I’ve always found his personality a bit abrasive. 

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Two echoing thoughts that keep coming up that I’d rather we stopped talking about.

1. Raith only won the league by default. They were better than us. M&Ms disastrous defensive performance at Starks Park a symbol of that season. Too defensive, never beat Raith the full season up to that point either. It’s an injustice we didn’t get the chance at playoffs, but Raith were the better team that year.

2. That Fckin Neil Harris video. Posted 3 times now.

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1 hour ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

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.

If the bod leaked like a seive we'd know who the manager was now. Instead we have numerous rumours and he said she said on about 3 or 4 different names definitely getting the job.

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2 hours ago, 18BAIRN76 said:

Didn’t a Raith fan come on here yesterday say they were in advanced talks with McGlynn over a new contract?

We have. It was confirmed by our local radio by the guy who hosts the hospitality at Stark's and who has numerous connections within the club.

It's incredible that Falkirk have a team full of jobbers, and have lurched into a sixth place finish in league one but some of your fans still think you're better than McGlynn. 

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1 hour 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.

We don't need anyone super just someone competent . He managed to have Raith above us despite his budget being about a third of McKinnon/m and ms. Whether Raith would've won it who knows but was a much better achievement than us considering how much money we had to throw about. 

Nobody has said anything will take years to fix but it won't happen overnight either. The bod are currently working 7 days a week and uncovering more by the minute but if we get the right manager in and recruitment is far better we should be there or there about next season.

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1 minute ago, Broken Algorithms said:

We have. It was confirmed by our local radio by the guy who hosts the hospitality at Stark's and who has numerous connections within the club.

It's incredible that Falkirk have a team full of jobbers, and have lurched into a sixth place finish in league one but some of your fans still think you're better than McGlynn. 

I don't think many believe it's his managerial  ability that should be questioned - rather his morals

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11 minutes ago, Just a bairn said:

I don't think many believe it's his managerial  ability that should be questioned - rather his morals

Goodwillie was about 10 fucking minutes from signing for Falkirk before he signed for us ffs. 

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10 minutes ago, Just a bairn said:

I don't think many believe it's his managerial  ability that should be questioned - rather his morals

 

The Goodwillie incident for me is such that McGlynn should probably be moving on from Raith. Does it mean that he should be cancelled and never able to work in management again? Not for me. I can't support this cancel culture that's going on.

 

As a minimum though, I'd be asking for his truthful side of the story in the interview and asking him to explain what he's learned from it and what he'd do differently if he had his time again.

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34 minutes ago, Just a bairn said:

I don't think many believe it's his managerial  ability that should be questioned - rather his morals

You'd probably struggle to find many managers that won't sign a player like dgw if allowed by their bod. Christ how many managers have signed Lithgow now or Declan Gallagher. Down south guys like Lee Hughes who killed someone and was jailed for 6 years for dangerous driving  had managers queuing up to sign him when he got out of jail . Ched Evans was courted by numerous teams before his conviction was quashed.  Managers jobs is to put the best 11 players they can on the park .

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12 minutes ago, Broken Algorithms said:

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It's incredible that Falkirk have a team full of jobbers, and have lurched into a sixth place finish in league one but some of your fans still think you're better than McGlynn. 

With all respect, he was the man who signed Goodwillie. It was McGlynn that wanted him, it was McGlynn who pushed the Board to finance it.

I think that makes an awful lot of people and clubs “better than McGlynn”. Middle of the pack manager he may well be, but he has also proved himself to be a bit of a  tosser on more than one occasion.

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I hate to be bringing it up AGAIN, but his rumoured consideration deems it necessary.
 

Is it genuinely outwith the realms of reasonableness that in 2022, we could expect a manager who knows that signing a rapist is wrong? The world has progressed a great deal, thankfully, and I really don’t think it’s asking for much. The overwhelming majority on here were, quite rightly, ready to give it properly tight to the board and Rennie if he signed for us. We all spoke at length about the bullet we dodged by not signing him. Funny how that seems to be being abandoned and forgotten here. 

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McGlynn as manager combined with the current board just means the stench of the player I'd rather not mention is going to be hanging about the club a while longer.

I'll pass thanks.

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8 minutes ago, 18BAIRN76 said:

I hate to be bringing it up AGAIN, but his rumoured consideration deems it necessary.
 

Is it genuinely outwith the realms of reasonableness that in 2022, we could expect a manager who knows that signing a rapist is wrong? The world has progressed a great deal, thankfully, and I really don’t think it’s asking for much. The overwhelming majority on here were, quite rightly, ready to give it properly tight to the board and Rennie if he signed for us. We all spoke at length about the bullet we dodged by not signing him. Funny how that seems to be being abandoned and forgotten here. 

The only difference though between mcglynn and  Rennie, m and m and probably a good number of other managers is that the Raith bod said yes fill your boots. We are going to be restricted to a small amount of managers if one of the criteria is would never sign a player like goodwillie.

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9 minutes ago, 18BAIRN76 said:

I hate to be bringing it up AGAIN, but his rumoured consideration deems it necessary.
 

Is it genuinely outwith the realms of reasonableness that in 2022, we could expect a manager who knows that signing a rapist is wrong? The world has progressed a great deal, thankfully, and I really don’t think it’s asking for much. The overwhelming majority on here were, quite rightly, ready to give it properly tight to the board and Rennie if he signed for us. We all spoke at length about the bullet we dodged by not signing him. Funny how that seems to be being abandoned and forgotten here. 

It's forgotten about because we've moved on FFS.

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1 minute ago, Shadwell Dog said:

The only difference though between mcglynn and  Rennie, m and m and probably a good number of other managers is that the Raith bod said yes fill your boots. We are going to be restricted to a small amount of managers if one of the criteria is would never sign a player like goodwillie.

Works for me.

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