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I'm expecting further meltdowns if we continue this weird new fixation of announcing birth anniversaries for ex-players who managed a handful of forgettable appearances.  :huh:

I see no issue in the birthday thing, it can only help the knowledge of DFC’s next generation, as it does me, reading about the players that are posted on here, by ok1, and howlin wilf for example.

What if the club invited a lot of these guys to the hospitality, do we think we’d sell it out more? Just a thought, happens at ibrox/parkhead

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I see no issue in the birthday thing, it can only help the knowledge of DFC’s next generation, as it does me, reading about the players that are posted on here, by ok1, and howlin wilf for example.

What if the club invited a lot of these guys to the hospitality, do we think we’d sell it out more? Just a thought, happens at ibrox/parkhead

It would need to be club legends rather than guys who played ten times over two seasons

I'm thinking of guys like Craig Brittain, Paddy Flannery (recent fb posts aside), Andy Brown...

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3 minutes ago, optimistic said:


I see no issue in the birthday thing, it can only help the knowledge of DFC’s next generation, as it does me, reading about the players that are posted on here, by ok1, and howlin wilf for example.

What if the club invited a lot of these guys to the hospitality, do we think we’d sell it out more? Just a thought, happens at ibrox/parkhead
 

Perhaps a separate 'birthday' twitter handle could be set up, specifically covering current, ex- and deceased playing staff. The main account could be kept free for actual news.

And, as i understand it, we already invite ex-players along for the occasional round of hospitality. I don't see any issue with that.

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31 minutes ago, George Parr said:

Perhaps a separate 'birthday' twitter handle could be set up, specifically covering current, ex- and deceased playing staff. The main account could be kept free for actual news.

I find it quite easy just to scroll past the post without my head bursting, others seem to have some trouble with that. It's a strange thing for people to get upset about.

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It would need to be club legends rather than guys who played ten times over two seasons

I'm thinking of guys like Craig Brittain, Paddy Flannery (recent fb posts aside), Andy Brown...
Stevie Bonar, Isaac English etc

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3 minutes ago, sonsanorak said:
4 hours ago, aftershocker said:
It would need to be club legends rather than guys who played ten times over two seasons

I'm thinking of guys like Craig Brittain, Paddy Flannery (recent fb posts aside), Andy Brown...

Stevie Bonar, Isaac English etc

 

4 hours ago, The Moonster said:

I find it quite easy just to scroll past the post without my head bursting, others seem to have some trouble with that. It's a strange thing for people to get upset about.

It's Axel Orrström's birthday on the 13th April BTW. 

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Craig Lynes' birthday on Thursday lads. Getting a commemorative half and half scarf made. PM if interested.

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1 hour ago, sonsanorak said:
6 hours ago, aftershocker said:
It would need to be club legends rather than guys who played ten times over two seasons

I'm thinking of guys like Craig Brittain, Paddy Flannery (recent fb posts aside), Andy Brown...

Stevie Bonar, Isaac English etc

Stevie Bonar was much closer to the Flannery and Brown category than the Isaac English category.

Edited by FifeSons

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Stevie Bonar was much closer to the Flannery and Brown category than the Isaac English category.
You think? Tom Brown then.

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I really don't see the issue with us posting about ex players birthdays, whether they played 1 minute for us or 150 games. If that's something that gets your back up about the club then it says a lot more about you than anything else. We really have some strange fans. Tbf id love for our Twitter guy to find the most obscure guy that's played the least amount of minutes for us and put the biggest birthday celebration post on and sit back and watch the meltdown.
I do find it funny that the guy(or gal) that moans on Twitter each birthday post, has no picture or identification on his Twitter handle!

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27 minutes ago, sonsanorak said:
1 hour ago, FifeSons said:
Stevie Bonar was much closer to the Flannery and Brown category than the Isaac English category.

You think? Tom Brown then.

Over 150 league appearances in six years and part of a promotion winning side. I’d say so.

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Thought I’d delve into the archives to see if our record at Stranraer really is that bad. The answer is a resounding yes.

We’ve lost all eight of our previous visits (league and cup). Our last victory at Stair Park was 1st February 2003, towards the end of the David Winnie era, thanks to goals from Gary McCutcheon and Neil Scally.

For the win prior to that, or in fact, anything other than a defeat, you have to go all the way back to 10th April 1991 (before I even existed).

Since 1988, our record at Stair Park in all competitions reads:

P19 W2 D3 L14

You could argue some of those were diddy cup matches, which (barring last season) we’ve always had a terrible record in anyway. But still, is there another side who have consistently been in L1/L2 over the last 30 years that we have a worse away record against?

ETA: Amusingly, starting for Stranraer in the famous 2003 victory was one Stephen Aitken. 

The home side’s squad that day actually featured five others who all played for us during their careers. I’d be interested to see if anyone could name them all.

 

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Ian dobbins, Michael Moore, Ryan borris?,
Ian Dobbins a blast from the past their.What is he up to these days? Had a short stint at Montrose a good while back

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Thought I’d delve into the archives to see if our record at Stranraer really is that bad. The answer is a resounding yes.
We’ve lost all eight of our previous visits (league and cup). Our last victory at Stair Park was 1st February 2003, towards the end of the David Winnie era, thanks to goals from Gary McCutcheon and Neil Scally.
For the win prior to that, or in fact, anything other than a defeat, you have to go all the way back to 10th April 1991 (before I even existed).
Since 1988, our record at Stair Park in all competitions reads:
P19 W2 D3 L14
You could argue some of those were diddy cup matches, which (barring last season) we’ve always had a terrible record in anyway. But still, is there another side who have consistently been in L1/L2 over the last 30 years that we have a worse away record against?
ETA: Amusingly, starting for Stranraer in the famous 2003 victory was one Stephen Aitken. 
The home side’s squad that day actually featured five others who all played for us during their careers. I’d be interested to see if anyone could name them all.
 
I've been there a fair few times over the years and never seen a win. It actually got to a point I just body swerved Stranraer away because it was a c**t of a journey and a guaranteed defeat, and back then I made an effort to get to as many games as I could.

I never realised just quite how bad our record was at Stair Park. When you combine that with our current away form and form in general there can only be one outcome... Stranraer 0 - 5 Dumbarton.

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Thought I’d delve into the archives to see if our record at Stranraer really is that bad. The answer is a resounding yes.
We’ve lost all eight of our previous visits (league and cup). Our last victory at Stair Park was 1st February 2003, towards the end of the David Winnie era, thanks to goals from Gary McCutcheon and Neil Scally.
For the win prior to that, or in fact, anything other than a defeat, you have to go all the way back to 10th April 1991 (before I even existed).
Since 1988, our record at Stair Park in all competitions reads:
P19 W2 D3 L14
You could argue some of those were diddy cup matches, which (barring last season) we’ve always had a terrible record in anyway. But still, is there another side who have consistently been in L1/L2 over the last 30 years that we have a worse away record against?
ETA: Amusingly, starting for Stranraer in the famous 2003 victory was one Stephen Aitken. 
The home side’s squad that day actually featured five others who all played for us during their careers. I’d be interested to see if anyone could name them all.
 
That was the day the space shuttle exploded on take off and David Sneddon was number one in the singles chart. You've also missed a player out. But you can be forgiven as he didn't play that many games for us and it was before you were born.

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