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He scored a belter down at Ayr in that horrendous 14-15 season but the overhead kick one was definitely the following year when we won the league.

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On 21/04/2021 at 15:07, DA Baracus said:

With Johnston we were playing pretty well for the most part, even if we did have some stinkers. The gamble of extending his contract was understandable, 

It still genuinely annoys me, when we came up that first season everyone was giving it the "Oh its just a season of consolidation, 8th would be a success" Get absolutely fucked. Teams that win the title have traditionally came up and done well at this level, fucking Arbroath came 5th ffs! 

It was just absolute shitebaggery from our support and board that thought a 5th place finished, followed the next season by finishing 4th courtesy of a last minute goal before being dumped out the playoffs at the first hurdle was a success. He should've been hunted after that first season, and he absolutely should've been gone at the end of the second season, rewarding him with a 2 year contract literally set us back years, with the payoff then resulting in us taking the cheap option and appointing Crawford. 

 

 

Still annoyed. 

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That's never 10 years...........

That day plus the two Saturdays that followed will take some beating in my lifetime.

The build up to the derby game was unbelievable. It was a genuine title decider. I had a horrible feeling we were going to blow it despite being on a pretty good run but on the day we were brilliant even though Raith took the lead & Hardies' winner wouldv'e been stopped by any competent keeper.

I remember the next Friday I was having tea with my boy who was 11 at the time. He was trying to tell me he wasn't fussed about going to Cappielow the next day  - I said "aye you are". I told him that days like that don't come along often & he'll regret it for the rest of his days if he didn't go. At 4.50pm the next day he was on the pitch with me celebrating the title win. I'll never forget the look on his face at full time.

Happy days.

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50 minutes ago, The Saline Hill Puma said:

Was a great day.

Not as fun as the midweek trip to Dingwall however

Never went to that game in Dingwall, but find it hard to believe that it was better than the win being discussed.

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I was at uni in Aberdeen at the time and had a shitey part time job on the weekends.

Fortunately l was in charge of the rota, so obviously ensured I wasn't working that weekend on the one after. Unfortunately I couldn't get away with three weekends off in a row (if I could have afforded it I would happily have risked the job, but alas, I could not afford it!), so missed the Falkirk game.

I strangely don't remember much about the game and the day, despite not actually having that much beer before. Oddly I recall almost all of the day and the game the following week, despite being at a party the night before and being on it fairly early, including sambuca before the game and swigs of cheapy champagne after.

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1 hour ago, da_no_1 said:

That's never 10 years...........

That day plus the two Saturdays that followed will take some beating in my lifetime.

The build up to the derby game was unbelievable. It was a genuine title decider. I had a horrible feeling we were going to blow it despite being on a pretty good run but on the day we were brilliant even though Raith took the lead & Hardies' winner wouldv'e been stopped by any competent keeper.

I remember the next Friday I was having tea with my boy who was 11 at the time. He was trying to tell me he wasn't fussed about going to Cappielow the next day  - I said "aye you are". I told him that days like that don't come along often & he'll regret it for the rest of his days if he didn't go. At 4.50pm the next day he was on the pitch with me celebrating the title win. I'll never forget the look on his face at full time.

Happy days.

Aye, wasn't bad:

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That's the full league record, save for the last game (it wouldn't fit in to the screen!).

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Mind how we thought we fucked it losing to Morton.  It’s often forgotten just how bad the other two goals were to concede but they we nothing compared to keddie shielding the ball into the net!   What a response.  

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Ah good times. That Rovers game is right up there, I was mad nervous before hand and was a total gut punch to go a goal down. Little did we know it would make it all the sweeter. 

Was a braw night up the town after the Morton game, lots of red faces from the sun. Big Leish out on the high street givin' it big licks.  

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6 hours ago, DA Baracus said:

Never went to that game in Dingwall, but find it hard to believe that it was better than the win being discussed.

Traveled back from China.  Flew into Edinburgh and jumped straight on the train to Dingwall without going to see my mum.  The late header was the real turning point in the run in for me.  Oddly,I sort of knew it was going in.  Not too many Pars fans at the game, but the players went mental when the goal went in.

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Severe lack of Rovers fans on the thread the day, conspicuous by there absence really. 

 

I will genuinely feel bad for them if they go up this year and there's no fans at the game, would the Martin Hardie game have been what it was, if it was streamed? Not a chance. 

The 4 and 5 - 1 games will be forgotten relatively quickly due to the lack of fans and the "scene" that should've accompanied both games. It is a shame really. 

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I'm glad that Grant has mentioned the Raith fans here, because today isn't just remembering the good times of 10 years ago.

We should all take a moment to remember those Raith fans who were traumatised by a man in a bear suit 'driving' a cardboard tank whilst a few cartoon machine gun noises played.

Those poor people will be sitting at home, dribbling, trembling wrecks when they realise it is 10 years to the day that their lives were ruined.

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