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6 hours ago, The Toun Clock said:

Doesn't sound good in terms of us ignoring them. Rosyth would have been good, handy to the bridge as I'd assume most of our players will travel from outside Dunfermline. Lochgelly isn't a million miles away but not exactly ideal. Tbh if we can get it going I don't care where they build it. Some comms from the club would be good around this. We keep hearing ideas and plans what the new board want to do but at the moment it's all fart no sh*te.

I'm sure we will all hear when there is news.

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32 minutes ago, Wee Sandy said:

Really.....I PLAYED FORTHEM IN THE 90.s  Clearly irony is lost on a moron like you. 

 

It's Thornton Hibs, and always has been.

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Still, calling somebody a moron whilst simultaneously highlighting that you didn't/don't even know the name of the team that you used to play for?

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16 minutes ago, 101 said:

I'm sure we will all hear when there is news.

I'm sure we will. Point I was trying to make was that there's been no updates. Even an update to say we've made a little progress, we're viewing this land, we're doing this etc would be good. Little updates will be welcomed news to fans, the longer nothing is said about it the more you start to wonder if it'll happen.

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2 minutes ago, The Toun Clock said:

I'm sure we will. Point I was trying to make was that there's been no updates. Even an update to say we've made a little progress, we're viewing this land, we're doing this etc would be good. Little updates will be welcomed news to fans, the longer nothing is said about it the more you start to wonder if it'll happen.

I think the last update was from the chairman on the 29th July so I'm sure there will be news in the not to distant future and hopefully it can make for an informed discussion at the next supporters council which is still tbc but it would be great if the decision could be made by then imo.

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21 hours ago, Cardle is Magic said:

Which, of course, is why I added “from the history books” so that no one could possibly be confused by the reference.

Well people like me who have no earthly clue as to what you're blabbering about will be confused.

7 hours ago, CallumPar said:


I’d forgotten he existed. I’ll assume this is a serious question, since it’s very easy to forget that we actually loaned in a player from QPR. I don’t think he was ever even listed in a match day squad…

https://dafc.co.uk/story.php?t=Dylan_Duncan_comes_to_Dunfermline_&ID=11706

I think he must have got in a squad for something as I'm sure I saw him play? Maybe a Challenge Cup match or a pre season friendly somewhere? I'm going to have to check this, aren't I?

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Hibernian FC, Dundee Hibernian (now United), Duntocher Hibernian. Aka known as Duntocher Hibs where Pat Crerand started in the Juniors. Also Dennis Gillespie a former Dundee Utd stalwart.

Thornton Hibs.  Never ever been anything else since first formed.

All played in green and white but United changed to black and white in 1923 (when the club changed its name) then the second change to tangerine came about in the late 1960's/early 1970's.

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If we were sitting in the top 4 then draws against Killie and Thistle would be fine.

Does anyone really see us winning against Rovers or Arbroath? The Morton game at EEP on 6th Nov already looks massive for our hopes of staying up.

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Spoiler

Crawford won his 4th league game

AJ won his 1st

Potter won his 6th

Jefferies won his 5th

McIntyre won his 3rd

Leishman second spell won his 1st.

Hay won his 6th.

Calderwood won his 1st.

Campbell won his 6th

Paton won his 4th

Munro won his 2nd

Leishman first spell won his 3rd

Forsyth won his 2nd 

Stanton won his 6th

Melrose won his 1st

Miller won his 2nd

Wright won his 9th

Farm won his 1st

Cunningham won his 1st

Stien won his 1st

Dickson won his 4th

Ancell won his 4th

Younger won his 1st

Lees won his 3rd

Terris won his 2nd

Calder won his 1st

McAndrew won his 4th

Archibald won his 1st

Wilson won his 3rd

Taylor won his 5th

Knight second spell won his 1st

Patterson won his 1st

Knight first spell won his 5th

Spoiler shows how many games it took for every manager in our history to get a league win. Nearly everyone had a better record than grant.

Only question is can grant do better than Scott(12th) or kenny(16th) both were in the premiership and both are the first names to come up when talking shit managers.

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19 minutes ago, parsforlife said:
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Crawford won his 4th league game

AJ won his 1st

Potter won his 6th

Jefferies won his 5th

McIntyre won his 3rd

Leishman second spell won his 1st.

Hay won his 6th.

Calderwood won his 1st.

Campbell won his 6th

Paton won his 4th

Munro won his 2nd

Leishman first spell won his 3rd

Forsyth won his 2nd 

Stanton won his 6th

Melrose won his 1st

Miller won his 2nd

Wright won his 9th

Farm won his 1st

Cunningham won his 1st

Stien won his 1st

Dickson won his 4th

Ancell won his 4th

Younger won his 1st

Lees won his 3rd

Terris won his 2nd

Calder won his 1st

McAndrew won his 4th

Archibald won his 1st

Wilson won his 3rd

Taylor won his 5th

Knight second spell won his 1st

Patterson won his 1st

Knight first spell won his 5th

Spoiler shows how many games it took for every manager in our history to get a league win. Nearly everyone had a better record than grant.

Only question is can grant do better than Scott(12th) or kenny(16th) both were in the premiership and both are the first names to come up when talking shit managers.

Is that a statement?

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51 minutes ago, Cardle is Magic said:

Grant saying it was windy and the grass was too long, before later talking about how he’s had a lot of injuries.

I will never understand how he got this job and how after failing at it so badly, he’s kept this job.

He's nothing other than a book of excuses.  Desperately hope the board don't buy his latest one.

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More pish today. These draws don't do anyone any favours. I genuinely think pumpings would be more beneficial at this stage. I don't want us to be pumped each week mind, but these draws seem to give him more time, and he (Grant) absolutely should not be given a second more.

Draws are killing us. They allow the apologists among our fanbase to make excuses for Grant. They allow those on the board to make excuses for Grant. Draws also allow apathy to set in amongst the fans. Pumpings will see emotion, will see anger. It will see fans take actions. Draws just see fans drift away. It's very serious, and the inaction is so costly. I know some of our fans used to try and (laughably) claim we are a bigger club than teams like St Johnstone, simply on the basis of 'having more fans', but even that sad boast isn't even true any longer (and, for the record, we aren't even close to St Johnstone on any metric). We are falling so badly across all areas. Our fanbase is dwindling. How far away are we from shutting the NW (and that would be economically sensible but deeply, and rightly, unpopular among the fans)?

I mentioned it in the game thread, but I no longer expect us to get pumped. I expect us to grind out low scoring games, be it draws or narrow defeats. I have no doubt we will probably win a couple of games with how we are playing, but I mean that we will win a couple across the entire season. We drag teams teams down to our awful level and strangle games, forcing the matches in to long ball spectacles. We are horrible to watch. We still give away far too many chances though, and we were fortunate Partick didn't score today. 

Peter Grant was supposed to make us title challengers, and was supposed to make us play good football. Today, every time the keeper had the ball, he played it to Edwards, who then punted it aimlessly upfield, and it went out play more than once. A total waste of possession. I don't even blame either player, as clearly OFW has been told to pass it out to Edwards, and Partick quickly picked up on this and closed him down, leaving Edwards zero option but to punt it. Yèt we persist with that terrible football that isn't close to entertaining. Our 'style' of play is really unclear. What sort of team are we?

A quick aside; put me on the side of folk who don't hate Grant. I don't think he's 'arrogant' or similar. I think he's massively out of his depth. I think he's an awful manager. I think he's convinced himself he's not that bad. I think he'll kick around League 1 teams and below after us as a manager. But I don't think he' an arsehole. I actually think he's handled himself really well at games. He has remained professional and has applauded the fans after all games, regardless of the result. 

Someone made a good point, that Grant was brought in to shape a team in his style, with his players. However, that's been binned a while ago. Therefore, what is the point in Grant? We aren't playing his formation, and we mostly aren't playing his players. Reece Cole? Ross Graham? Leon Jones? Kai Kennedy has played a few games, but, whisper it, he isn't actually that good. He showed he might be last season in a couple of games, but that's it.

There are a lot of disconcerting rumours kicking around the club just now. All could be pish, all could be true. The club obviously shouldn't be expected to address every single piece of nonsense that is posted online, but they should be aware that when things aren't going well, pish will flow, and they should move to stem the main sources of said pish. That wouldn't even take loads of specific statements. A few broad announcements would be fine.

The middle to long term plans sound good, but have questions about them. A training ground sounds excellent, and is well overdue. However, how do we pay for the upkeep of it? A youth academy sounds brilliant. How do we pay for the infrastructure of it? Our crowds are falling. I know the investors plan to cover the start up costs, but with the razor tight incomes and outgoings, how do we afford these things as ongoing concerns? I really hope there is an answer, but I have concerns given that the club has either made small profits or has had to have board members pay for losses in recent years.

The club can't increase entry prices as they are already at the limit for football at this level. But with so many fans leaving, how can they make up the shortfall? Apparently season ticket sales are significantly down. Apparently there are many, if not all, on the board who blame this on COVID, despite the massive anecdotal evidence that 'suggests' the appointment of Grant lost us almost 1000 season tickets. 

I don't think the investors have bad intentions (I've read some hilarious 'conspiracy theories' across social media about the investors), but there are still some questions needs answered. 

 

One positive; Wilson looked decent when he came on today. When he is fit enough, he has to start, and I think it should be him and Allan starting in central midfield. Pybus cannot ever be faulted for effort, but he's so very average. He does things well enough, but that's it. I can't understand the feeling over other social media that he's some sort of youth player who will improve loads. He's an average Championship player who will probably have a decent career at this level for a few years, maybe even up to a decade, before he falls down the leagues. I hope I'm wrong and he improves loads with us mind. A guy you would struggle to dislike. He's just as fans of QOTS said, although we never disbelieved them.

 

TL;DR: Get Grant to f**k.

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On 22/10/2021 at 21:41, embow said:

Hibernian FC, Dundee Hibernian (now United), Duntocher Hibernian. Aka known as Duntocher Hibs where Pat Crerand started in the Juniors. Also Dennis Gillespie a former Dundee Utd stalwart.

Thornton Hibs.  Never ever been anything else since first formed.

All played in green and white but United changed to black and white in 1923 (when the club changed its name) then the second change to tangerine came about in the late 1960's/early 1970's.

100% factually correct.

Dennis Gillespie, gentleman & scholar. 

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I noticed a thread on .net this evening talking about another player leaving on Monday. No mention of names but the OP suggests it’s all over social media and from a reliable source. I couldn’t see anything. Would stick money on it being Cole, Jones or Dorrans. The first two haven’t been seen for weeks yet I don’t recall them being announced as injured. Dorrans did get injured against Raith so I’m sure that’s why he’s been missing.

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