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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.
That was the turning point for me too. Think Falkirk played at Cowdenbeath that night too and drew which meant they were less of a threat going into the run in.

The Dingwall game was poor fayre but I remember one of the fans behind the goals asking Jake Hyde if it was OK that we had signed him after he'd played 3 games as a trialist for Dundee, then we were on the way to the exit just before the free kick was swung in that we scored from. Great away day (night).

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McGlynn has fairly changed his footballing beliefs since then.  Not the strongest of leagues that year if that bunch of hammer throwers were our main rivals.

Got to say after looking at those highlights, that our current team are nowhere near that side. Totally dominant in that game. Good one touch stuff played at pace. Never see that with they current side.

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1 minute ago, Chubbychops said:

McGlynn has fairly changed his footballing beliefs since then.  Not the strongest of leagues that year if that bunch of hammer throwers were our main rivals.

Got to say after looking at those highlights, that our current team are nowhere near that side. Totally dominant in that game. Good one touch stuff played at pace. Never see that with they current side.

I think, at most, 1 of our players would an improvement in that side (Watson or Murray for Keddie).

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15 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

I think, at most, 1 of our players would an improvement in that side (Watson or Murray for Keddie).

OFW is better than Chris Smith. 

Comrie despite being one of our best players, just isn't nearly as good as Woods. 

None of our cbs match Rutkiewicz, although I'd take Watson, Murray and Gaspuitis over Keddie. Although I personally preferred Dowie over Keddie... 

Edwards doesn't come close to McCann, Martin shades it for me but I understand that may not be popular... 

None of our midfielders are getting in, as another controversial shout though I'd say Wighton would make a good partner for Kirk, better than Clarke, Hyde, Buchanan or McDougall I'd say. 

So aye. 

Ofw

Woods-Rutkiewicz-Dowie-Martin 

Graham-Mason-Hardie-Cardle

Wighton-Kirk

 

Managed by prime Jim McIntyre, he'd have liked that squad. 

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32 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

I think, at most, 1 of our players would an improvement in that side (Watson or Murray for Keddie).

OWF edges Smith I think.  Thomas over Macdougal.. 

If you go even further to the extremes guys like McManus could hold their own,  If you picked the strongest 11 from that squad and this one it would be

OFW

woods dowie rusty mccann

gibson hardie mason cardle

kirk McManus,

I’d consider comrie at RB and moving woods to LB.

Bench  is quite tough if think Murray would be handy due to his ability to cover anywhere in defence.  Comrie/mcaann and Smith completes the defensive options  but the attack and midfield options are very difficult.  Graham/Mcdougal/bell/phinnn/Thomas/Wilson/Wighton.  pick 4.

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Some amount of crap keepers in the last decade. 

Gallacher wasn't great second time. Scully, Smith, Gill, OFW

Robinson not great.

Murdoch about the best but played in league 1

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Special mention to Chris Higgins. Largely forgotten when it comes to his part in the run in. Scored in the 6-1 queen of the south game which was an unreal result considering we played the majority with 10 men.

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1 hour ago, Chubbychops said:

Some amount of crap keepers in the last decade. 

Gallacher wasn't great second time. Scully, Smith, Gill, OFW

Robinson not great.

Murdoch about the best but played in league 1

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10 hours ago, Chubbychops said:

Some amount of crap keepers in the last decade. 

Gallacher wasn't great second time. Scully, Smith, Gill, OFW

Robinson not great.

Murdoch about the best but played in league 1

 Hrivnak , played about 5 games and was a significant reason we got relegated.

Murdoch played a about a season and a half in the championship, the final few months weren’t great as his injury caught up with him but he still proved his worth at this level.

Mad given how strong our goalkeepers were before that.  I starting watching us with westwater in goals and apart from briefly having Halliwell and McKenzie as first choice(both being quickly replaced). I don’t think we had a bad keeper until Gallagher left first time.

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Some amount of crap keepers in the last decade. 
Gallacher wasn't great second time. Scully, Smith, Gill, OFW
Robinson not great.
Murdoch about the best but played in league 1
Cammy Gill will go on to become dunfermlines number 1 and receive international honours IDST

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Westie, Mampaey, Ruitenbeek, Stillie, McGregor and Gallagher. After them, went to utter shit until Mudoch (2nd spell)

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@SlipperyP would be delighted to induct more Pars fans into the fold.

 

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2 hours ago, Stellaboz said:

Westie, Mampaey, Ruitenbeek, Stillie, McGregor and Gallagher. After them, went to utter shit until Mudoch (2nd spell)

Butler was good too.

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Hard to see you not qualifying for the play-offs now. Hearts will want to put on a championship show so ICT aren't likely to get anything.

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Butler was good too.
Good call, he was outstanding for that one season.

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37 minutes ago, Raith_Raver said:

Hard to see you not qualifying for the play-offs now. Hearts will want to put on a championship show so ICT aren't likely to get anything.

Nah, don't agree. If it was in front of fans in the stadium maybe, but since it will be an empty ground it simply won't be the same.

Hearts are muck with nothing to play for, and Neilson might even give fringe players a run out.

Inverness however have everything to play for and will be right up for it.

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Did Lee Butler pull of a world class save from Larsson? If I'm rememberring correctly I think Larsson found himself pretty much on the penalty spot by himself, he swivelled and shot and Butler pulled off an incredible save at full stretch towards the bottom corner. I thought he was a great keeper.

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My favourite Dunfermline keeper, if not just for him rocking a bowl cut (although Google images say that I'm making that hair style up now!) when he looked about 40 was Marco Ruitenbeek. Pulled off some cracking saves!

Why was he dropped for Stillie FFS?

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My favourite Dunfermline keeper, if not just for him rocking a bowl cut (although Google images say that I'm making that hair style up now!) when he looked about 40 was Marco Ruitenbeek. Pulled off some cracking saves!
Why was he dropped for Stillie FFS?
Tory b*****d

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