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46 minutes ago, Long Suffering Bairn said:

This is meant in a friendly manner HSW.  I have noticed your recent contributions on here are way off the scale.  Maybe you should take a break, it's going to be a long summer.  We must be much of the same age going by some of your memories of early 70's games.  Chin up.

Respect your comment and in the spirit it was intended.

What has been bugging me for a while leading me to my posts has been the inept stewardship of the club that has come close to terminal decline instigated by the charlatans in the boardroom over the last few years.

We get a new board and hopefully a new start with a more professional, ethical and business like stewardship something we should all be wanting.

What has been posted in the recent past on the forum insinuates the opposite from the new board. With tittle tattle and insinuated inside information 'leaked' to certain individuals ie 'Inside information' 'Reliable source' etc

That is the point of my posts. Concern that if this is true what else will be leaked in the future to the detriment of the club by the board.

What if it is a landmark signing taken from under our noses because and individual in the board cant keep confidential information in the boardroom.

Exactly ! there would be uproar aimed at the board and rightly so.

The new board have to up their game and be beyond reproach in all their dealings in particular in recruitment in what will be one of the most important signing windows in the clubs history.

I think I have a point in voicing that concern. If people are offended at that concern tough.

Will leave it at that and wont comment further on the subject.

 

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6 minutes ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

Respect your comment and in the spirit it was intended.

What has been bugging me for a while leading me to my posts has been the inept stewardship of the club that has come close to terminal decline instigated by the charlatans in the boardroom over the last few years.

We get a new board and hopefully a new start with a more professional, ethical and business like stewardship something we should all be wanting.

What has been posted in the recent past on the forum insinuates the opposite from the new board. With tittle tattle and insinuated inside information 'leaked' to certain individuals ie 'Inside information' 'Reliable source' etc

That is the point of my posts. Concern that if this is true what else will be leaked in the future to the detriment of the club by the board.

What if it is a landmark signing taken from under our noses because and individual in the board cant keep confidential information in the boardroom.

Exactly ! there would be uproar aimed at the board and rightly so.

The new board have to up their game and be beyond reproach in all their dealings in particular in recruitment in what will be one of the most important signing windows in the clubs history.

I think I have a point in voicing that concern. If people are offended at that concern tough.

Will leave it at that and wont comment further on the subject.

 

Problem here is there is absolutely zero evidence that the new BOD have been anything but professional, nor is there any evidence anything is leaking from boardroom. You seem to be creating problems that don’t exist. 

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5 minutes ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

Respect your comment and in the spirit it was intended.

What has been bugging me for a while leading me to my posts has been the inept stewardship of the club that has come close to terminal decline instigated by the charlatans in the boardroom over the last few years.

We get a new board and hopefully a new start with a more professional, ethical and business like stewardship something we should all be wanting.

What has been posted in the recent past on the forum insinuates the opposite from the new board. With tittle tattle and insinuated inside information 'leaked' to certain individuals ie 'Inside information' 'Reliable source' etc

That is the point of my posts. Concern that if this is true what else will be leaked in the future to the detriment of the club by the board.

What if it is a landmark signing taken from under our noses because and individual in the board cant keep confidential information in the boardroom.

Exactly ! there would be uproar aimed at the board and rightly so.

The new board have to up their game and be beyond reproach in all their dealings in particular in recruitment in what will be one of the most important signing windows in the clubs history.

I think I have a point in voicing that concern. If people are offended at that concern tough.

Will leave it at that and wont comment further on the subject.

 

If there is still toxic elements hanging about the club in any sort of capacity there is every chance because "their pals are gone" and the benefits that came with being a hanger on with the old board is pretty much gone they want to upset the apple cart and cause unrest behind the scenes which ties in we need the toxic atmosphere around the club gone if that includes hangers on then so be it (not ITk or that just going by posts one here and what folk are posting)

No club is perfect the new board have an uphill battle to turn around 10 yrs of decline.

I don't even think the MR appointment was that bad but with the dross that Holt saddled us with christ himself would have had a job trying to perform a miracle with that lot and turn them into a competent team.

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If you look here and COYB the past 4 or 5 weeks on FB there was a plethora of speculation, with next to no indication what was coming, until the past couple of days when the press got a hold of it.  McGlynn barely got a mention in the chat, with IM and KM getting all the attention. This sort of deal takes weeks to land. The job wasn’t advertised and the BoD went about their business quietly and on the evidence of tonight effectively. KM didn’t know himself at the weekend.
 

RR announced the termination and the next day he’s at the stadium, signed on the dotted line.
 

P&B is always full of those in the know, when the opposite is true. I see no difference in this case. There’s a good argument to make that the MR appointment and this one both came out of the blue, I see nothing to worry about. 

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He can be cantankerous and frustrating but be patient and he will sort out the shit show you guys have become and have you aying decent football. He has great contacts in the game for loan signings and has an eye for a young player. 

 

 

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47 minutes ago, JulioBairn said:

Now that the manager is in place can someone start leaking signing info…👀

He's trying to bring Musonda, Benedictus and Spencer with him.  Musonda and Spencer have other offers in the championship. 

 

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On 01/05/2022 at 10:53, 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 

@Brockvillenomore think you'll find I told you on Sunday ;)

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If you look here and COYB the past 4 or 5 weeks on FB there was a plethora of speculation, with next to no indication what was coming, until the past couple of days when the press got a hold of it.  McGlynn barely got a mention in the chat, with IM and KM getting all the attention. This sort of deal takes weeks to land. The job wasn’t advertised and the BoD went about their business quietly and on the evidence of tonight effectively. KM didn’t know himself at the weekend.
 
RR announced the termination and the next day he’s at the stadium, signed on the dotted line.
 
P&B is always full of those in the know, when the opposite is true. I see no difference in this case. There’s a good argument to make that the MR appointment and this one both came out of the blue, I see nothing to worry about. 
THIS
People always try to fill a vacuum and that's what the ITK posts were. I got a wee bit annoyed at one point then I remembered that this is what a faceless forum is. Good luck to the new men and wish you a lot of fortune with either getting rid of or transforming the dross you are lumbered with.
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3 minutes ago, pub car king said:

He can be cantankerous and frustrating but be patient and he will sort out the shit show you guys have become and have you aying decent football. He has great contacts in the game for loan signings and has an eye for a young player. 

 

 

The majority of McGlyn’s loan signings were lacklustre to say the least. Personally I’m glad he’s gone. Much as I like him as a bloke, his record is nothing special. He seems to have lost the plot over the last few months and I’m afraid he may be turning into another Yogi. I feel sorry for the Bairns as I think this appointment may well turn sour very quickly. Good luck!

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1 minute ago, Bigbri Bairn said:

THIS
People always try to fill a vacuum and that's what the ITK posts were. I got a wee bit annoyed at one point then I remembered that this is what a faceless forum is. Good luck to the new men and wish you a lot of fortune with either getting rid of or transforming the dross you are lumbered with.

It's just a bit of fun, lighten up.  Leaks do happen from all different sources, would rather folk shared them as a bit of speculation keeps the forum interesting.  

Nothing is guaranteed until its officially confirmed. 

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2 minutes ago, Oberon43 said:

The majority of McGlyn’s loan signings were lacklustre to say the least. Personally I’m glad he’s gone. Much as I like him as a bloke, his record is nothing special. He seems to have lost the plot over the last few months and I’m afraid he may be turning into another Yogi. I feel sorry for the Bairns as I think this appointment may well turn sour very quickly. Good luck!

I have an uneasy fear that this is the case too but prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt and let's see what happens.  

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1 minute ago, Proudtobeabairn said:

@Brockvillenomore think you'll find I told you on Sunday ;)

You did indeed! Apologies. 🤓. Happy to be proved wrong.  To be fair there was the odd mention, but not that many. My point remains though. They didn’t approach RR on Saturday, it surely was around the time MR decided he was leaving (pushed or jumped, who knows) and that’s likely to be early April judging by the announcement on the 14th. 

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As an aside, I went to Porto versus Vizela at the weekend.

A team flying high and a support singing their hearts out. The atmosphere was incredible.

At 2 nil up, Porto started to give the ball away and were super sloppy. The fans vented their anger as they threw away a 2 goal lead. It was pretty vociferous.

The players never chucked it. They ran further and worked harder because they were so desperate to obviously win the game and pretty much the title but to also please the fans. At the end, they celebrated with them behind the goal and they all got a standing ovation.

Made me think of our current charlatans constantly blaming the fans, pitch, anything but themselves for being sh***.

Can't wait until we bin the lot of them!

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It’s a lot easier to give time, as a fan, to a guy who has proven success. 

Not a diddy who came from American women’s football, or a guy who who put the cones out for Mcinness, or a pair whos subsequent careers have been hairdressing and estate agents. 

 

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58 minutes ago, Oberon43 said:

The majority of McGlyn’s loan signings were lacklustre to say the least. Personally I’m glad he’s gone. Much as I like him as a bloke, his record is nothing special. He seems to have lost the plot over the last few months and I’m afraid he may be turning into another Yogi. I feel sorry for the Bairns as I think this appointment may well turn sour very quickly. Good luck!

Sure, Bro. Must try harder. 

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15 minutes ago, The Laddie Gastineau said:

Sure, Bro. Must try harder. 

Don’t get me wrong- I hope he does well for you but I just think he is past his sell by date. His emotional attachment to Raith certainly helped him over there but he has no such feelings about Falkirk. Other weaknesses: no plan B, an over reliance on video analysis, poor at making substitutions, too reliant on his own favourite players to the detriment of others, poor signings (especially loan signings), awful record in play-offs.

BUT....he is great at developing young players, has a great assistant in Smith, plays attractive football (although not so much in the seaside league, more a long ball tactic there), and he is popular with the fans and players.

Just can’t see the Falkirk fans being as patient when you don’t get promoted in his first season.

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