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3 hours ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

Will explain it to you as simply as I can since you are struggling to grasp what was said

Is it desirable for FFC to own the stadium complex outright? Yes

Is it desirable to find out what funds would be required? Yes

Therefore an approach to the council which like every other council is having financial difficulties and say they run the TFS at a loss. How much do you want for it for a one off payment.

Once you know the value then a business plan can be put together to make it happen after all FFC are paying the council £250,000 a year £ 1 million every 4 years £2.5 million per decade and the club own diddly squat while getting ripped off for service charges.

Happy to have unlighted you and hope you have a better understanding on the long term thinking required to ensure the clubs future.

 

250k a year?! Where on earth have you plucked that figure from?! Did you even bother look at our most recent set of accounts? 

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3 hours ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

Will explain it to you as simply as I can since you are struggling to grasp what was said

Is it desirable for FFC to own the stadium complex outright? Yes

Is it desirable to find out what funds would be required? Yes

Therefore an approach to the council which like every other council is having financial difficulties and say they run the TFS at a loss. How much do you want for it for a one off payment.

Once you know the value then a business plan can be put together to make it happen after all FFC are paying the council £250,000 a year £ 1 million every 4 years £2.5 million per decade and the club own diddly squat while getting ripped off for service charges.

Happy to have unlighted you and hope you have a better understanding on the long term thinking required to ensure the clubs future.

 

No you said categorically the club had not asked what the price was to buy it. How do you know they have not? That was all I was questioning.  

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6 hours ago, Blame Me said:

Felt PJ was under more pressure than Hogarth to be honest. 

Very similar to Saturday in that we didn't keep or use the ball well when we had it. Can see why Yeats hasn't featured for a while.

Also felt we were far too deep for much of the game and McCann and Rowe struggled to get forward and our out ball ended up being a punt down the middle.

Appreciate we've been away from home and we won't always get it our own way but last two games we've shown little quality for much of the games and last night we finally came unstuck albeit it was a soft award in my opinion.

 

He may well have been but he did not have a save of note all night. 

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16 points out of the previous 18 is very good and if we keep that form we would probably win the league. The performances haven't been anything to write home about but we're still winning the matches (bar last night), so improve them and we will be on to something. Every game is a cup final.

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1 hour ago, G_&_T said:

I'm sure they could have sold the land to a housing developer for far more than a quid. The grounds of the stadium are pretty extensive.

Who'd want to buy a house in that shitehole of an area with a football park in lesser hampden right on your doorstep? 

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Still a bit disappointed with last nights result and overall performance. That said last season I’d have been happy with a draw but now I’m not, that shows to me how far we have come in a short space of time. 
 

Looking forward to Darvel now and a wee break from league duty! 

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1 minute ago, Ecosse83 said:

That said last season I’d have been happy with a draw but now I’m not, that shows to me how far we have come in a short space of time. 

From being happy with a draw at Alloa to not being happy with a draw at Alloa in the space of a year. That is some journey right enough.............

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28 minutes ago, da_no_1 said:

From being happy with a draw at Alloa to not being happy with a draw at Alloa in the space of a year. That is some journey right enough.............

I know any form of critical thinking, self awareness and analysis is unheard of in your forum but thanks for joining us this afternoon to confirm it. 

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56 minutes ago, da_no_1 said:

From being happy with a draw at Alloa to not being happy with a draw at Alloa in the space of a year. That is some journey right enough.............

Had you been aware of the depths of awfulness to which we had sunk you would realise that it has indeed been some journey.

To be fair our downwards plummet never quite reached the ridiculous low of 7th in this league.

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Just now, Reggie Perrin said:

Had you been aware of the depths of awfulness to which we had sunk you would realise that it has indeed been some journey.

To be fair our downwards plummet never quite reached the ridiculous low of 7th in this league.

Why did you have to mention that season?

Sakes....

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Love our gaffer’s refreshing honesty about game last night & hard to argue with any of his assessment. 
 

Also liked his clear marker of what he expects from Darvel & I’m sure we won’t be underestimating them.

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2 hours ago, Back Post Misses said:

No you said categorically the club had not asked what the price was to buy it. How do you know they have not? That was all I was questioning.  

How do you know they have?

The lack of clarity indicates the club have not explored that option. Been talked about by the fans often enough and if numbers had been mentioned the usual suspects would have been tipped of at Tesco's like the leaks of the recent past

Anyway that is for the future when the club is on a firmer financial footing and out the league we are in.

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9 minutes ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

How do you know they have?

The lack of clarity indicates the club have not explored that option. Been talked about by the fans often enough and if numbers had been mentioned the usual suspects would have been tipped of at Tesco's like the leaks of the recent past

Anyway that is for the future when the club is on a firmer financial footing and out the league we are in.

I haven’t said they have or have not. You are the one that keeps saying the club this, the council that like you had inside knowledge. I have no idea what the conversations have been, unlike you. That’s why I asked how you knew. 

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3 hours ago, Ecosse83 said:

Still a bit disappointed with last nights result and overall performance. That said last season I’d have been happy with a draw but now I’m not, that shows to me how far we have come in a short space of time. 
 

Looking forward to Darvel now and a wee break from league duty! 

I get you, last night felt like a defeat more than a draw, refereeing has been shocking and as for injury time the last few games its almost like they aren't blowing the final whistle till its a draw see Montrose, Kelty and last night

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5 hours ago, G_&_T said:

I'm sure they could have sold the land to a housing developer for far more than a quid. The grounds of the stadium are pretty extensive.

That would never have happened. It’s the national stadium, and a housing development would never ever have been sanctioned. They lucked in purely on their historical good fortune, and of course, Willie Haughey bankrolling them. It will however, end in tears. It might take several years, but unless they find an alternate funding route like the Launderers, it will end.

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31 minutes ago, AL-FFC said:

I get you, last night felt like a defeat more than a draw, refereeing has been shocking and as for injury time the last few games its almost like they aren't blowing the final whistle till its a draw see Montrose, Kelty and last night

I think that's just L1 refs in general. We had that last weekend too with the guy we had. Seemed like he was finding extra mins when there actually hadn't been many stoppages. 

 

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55 minutes ago, AL-FFC said:

I get you, last night felt like a defeat more than a draw, refereeing has been shocking and as for injury time the last few games its almost like they aren't blowing the final whistle till its a draw see Montrose, Kelty and last night

It did and I was pretty convinced the ref had it wrong from where I was standing.

However, as the day has wore on and reviewing all the footage he probably got the call correct. 

The fact Rowe conceded the players were arguing it was outside the box, not that it was awarded, confirms it.

I've a bigger issue with the linesman last night - and their contributions to games overall - than the ref. Only criticism of him now would be he was quick to get his yellow card out for us but let Alloa off.

Can't say I'm as confident about facing Darvel next. Having seen us the last few games the headline results have been good but scratch beyond that and we've toiled not to mention conceding in the last four.

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