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1 hour ago, Raithie said:

There's a guy that posts on our FanTalk message board who seemed to know a helluva lot about Poplatnik during last season. He put a post up on Friday saying Falkirk had offered Poplatnik a deal which would have made him the highest paid League 1 player by miles and that Pops has turned it down. No idea where he's off to, suspect down south.

Sadly even the navy blue pound cant compete with the English leagues and their wads and wads of sky cash 

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22 minutes ago, LatapyBairn. said:

Raging 😂

Good one. I’ve wanted us to let him run down his contract at Stark’s well before McGlynn left for Falkirk.

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4 minutes ago, Enigma said:

Good one. I’ve wanted us to let him run down his contract at Stark’s well before McGlynn left for Falkirk.

Both John McGlynn and your new manager Ian Murray obviously don’t go along with that same train of thought then? 😂

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7 minutes ago, LatapyBairn. said:

Both John McGlynn and your new manager Ian Murray obviously don’t go along with that same train of thought then? 😂

No, probably not…

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1 hour ago, Enigma said:

No, probably not…

But of course you know better than two experienced football managers. Fair play. 

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31 minutes ago, Rugster said:

But of course you know better than two experienced football managers. Fair play. 

John McGlynn gave a two year contract to Nando Mendy. He’s not infallible. Our strongest CB pairing last season was Berra and Lang and I prefer Musonda to Bene. For me then he’s 4th choice, but if Musonda is away it maybe does make some sense to try to keep Bene given Lang and Berra’s injuries, I do get that but I do think we can do better.

Bene’s been a great servant, been around since McKinnon, but he’s become very inconsistent in the last 2/3 seasons, he’ll stroll one game but then have a couple of brainfarts and cost us a silly goal the next, he’s become liable to costly mistakes. A real feature or our season has been losing leads or not holding on to draws, we finished comfortably top of the first half league table this season, and bottom of the second half table. Plenty of factors surrounding that but I thought Bene’s decision making really did cost us quite a few of those points last season.

I’m not claiming to know more than two experienced football managers but I think it’s a reasoned opinion.

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3 hours ago, Grangemouth Bairn said:

Who is this ‘usual culprit’ and what can we do to fit rid of those types from our support ?

I’m terrible with names so not gonna name something that may be wrong. Think I’ve regularly seen him down the front of the KM Stand (first time saying that 😀) too. Maybe he’s known as a cult hero, not sure. 

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2 minutes ago, Bairnardo said:

We're not talking about the lad that always wears a hat, screams at opposition goalies and runs about wi the young team down the front at half time here by any chance?

Honestly don’t know. Would be pointless derailing the thread talking about it.
 

Let’s just say if you see your mate giving abuse to club volunteers or 18 year old kids, let’s start calling them out. 

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12 hours ago, bairn88 said:

Honestly don’t know. Would be pointless derailing the thread talking about it.
 

Let’s just say if you see your mate giving abuse to club volunteers or 18 year old kids, let’s start calling them out. 

Can't remember which poster it was had issue with the pre-recorded messaging played before games but this is exactly why it's, sadly, necessary 🙁

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John McGlynn gave a two year contract to Nando Mendy. He’s not infallible. Our strongest CB pairing last season was Berra and Lang and I prefer Musonda to Bene. For me then he’s 4th choice, but if Musonda is away it maybe does make some sense to try to keep Bene given Lang and Berra’s injuries, I do get that but I do think we can do better.
Bene’s been a great servant, been around since McKinnon, but he’s become very inconsistent in the last 2/3 seasons, he’ll stroll one game but then have a couple of brainfarts and cost us a silly goal the next, he’s become liable to costly mistakes. A real feature or our season has been losing leads or not holding on to draws, we finished comfortably top of the first half league table this season, and bottom of the second half table. Plenty of factors surrounding that but I thought Bene’s decision making really did cost us quite a few of those points last season.
I’m not claiming to know more than two experienced football managers but I think it’s a reasoned opinion.
Fully back this opinion. If he stays I'm fine with it, but if he goes I doubt you'll find many (if any) Rovers fans seething about it. He was culpable for numerous errors last season and was prone to charging out of defence. On the other hand, he was excellent in the last 2 or 3 games.
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I'm not saying for a minute Benedictus is the be all and end all but he's surely better than Brad  McKay. Plus if he does sign we will have Henderson, Donaldson, Watson(long term injury) as centre back options aswell as the aforementioned McKay unless we can punt him. 

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7 minutes ago, ebobsboy said:

I'm not saying for a minute Benedictus is the be all and end all but he's surely better than Brad  McKay. Plus if he does sign we will have Henderson, Donaldson, Watson(long term injury) as centre back options aswell as the aforementioned McKay unless we can punt him. 

We would have to pay someone to take Brad McKay. Absolutely gantin 

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15 minutes ago, GeordieBairn said:

We would have to pay someone to take Brad McKay. Absolutely gantin 

Possibly the best we can realistically hope for is two players on season long loans where we pay 50% of their wages. Two out on those terms might allow one to come in.

Brad McKay would have to be one of them though…….and sadly, we would have to do that two years running.

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2 minutes ago, Duncan Freemason said:

Possibly the best we can realistically hope for is two players on season long loans where we pay 50% of their wages. Two out on those terms might allow one to come in.

Brad McKay would have to be one of them though…….and sadly, we would have to do that two years running.

Probably, would have be a team in desperation though. We will surely be his last full time club

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30 minutes ago, ebobsboy said:

I'm not saying for a minute Benedictus is the be all and end all but he's surely better than Brad  McKay. Plus if he does sign we will have Henderson, Donaldson, Watson(long term injury) as centre back options aswell as the aforementioned McKay unless we can punt him. 

Thing is, someone universally seen as decent L2 standard would be better than McKay. “Better than McKay” shouldn’t be a reason for signing anyone. Buchanan and Durnan are both “better than McKay”, but I wouldn’t like to see either of them back at FFC.

In fact, “better than McKay” is probably not the phrase to use. You could argue that Messi is “better than Ronaldo”, but where McKay is concerned, “not as bad as” would be a better fit.

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