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It seems pointless to get players and managers to sign contracts.Agnew had a year to go on his contract but wanted to spend more time with his family.No problem you can do that and then he signs for his local team and our rivals Airdrie.Ryan Wallace then decides he’s had enough yet he’s still on a contract.Should those in charge not respond to what’s going on at the club.

 

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17 hours ago, Mon_The_Fife said:

What is going on?

1 week out from the league starting and our squad is nowhere near good enough to compete at this level now. With Wallace now deciding to step away, we are heading to League 2. Disappointing that our season is pretty much over and it’s only July.

Very worrying, but who is to blame?

Not sure anyone to blame. Been very unlucky with  a few key injuries in pre season, McGuigan decides on a new career( was pleased with that signing) and now something has happened with Wallace. Manager got a good track record of finding players- hope that continues , unfortunately time not on our side, sure loans will be part of this years solution in view of time pressure

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4 hours ago, troy said:

It seems pointless to get players and managers to sign contracts.Agnew had a year to go on his contract but wanted to spend more time with his family.No problem you can do that and then he signs for his local team and our rivals Airdrie.Ryan Wallace then decides he’s had enough yet he’s still on a contract.Should those in charge not respond to what’s going on at the club.

 

Surprised that East Fife released his registration to play for Airdrie as well as Assistant manager.....  especially as he was under contract,    it seems a little bit of being glad to get shot of a wage scenario......  With Wallace seemingly trying the same move, I would think East Fife would have to take a stand u unless there is problems behind the scenes,  I hope not.  Good club etc    ...

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9 hours ago, Big Fifer said:

The carrot for joining Cove, QP or Kelty is very likely the significantly larger wages they can offer in comparison to us. 

Yes, but why are they paying such significantly large wages? Where do they expect to make any return on this investment?

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13 minutes ago, Life on Marrs? said:

Yes, but why are they paying such significantly large wages? Where do they expect to make any return on this investment?

Like asking why someone would buy a Bugatti Veyron as opposed to a Ford Fiesta

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47 minutes ago, the_bully_wee said:

Like asking why someone would buy a Bugatti Veyron as opposed to a Ford Fiesta

So, in that case are those clubs being run as a 'crash & burn' Gretna style, or do they think that they can pay unsustainable wages int he short term in the hope they can reach a level where it becomes sustainable?

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Think he meant the carrot that Cove etc are chasing.

I have posted on other forums that I believe eventually these clubs will find their level, based on the crowds they will attract when the sugar daddy or sponsorship money runs out in 10,15 20 years or whatever. I always use Ross County as an example, they are brilliantly run as a business but without the income from McGregor they will eventually be a Div 3 club.

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22 minutes ago, Life on Marrs? said:

So, in that case are those clubs being run as a 'crash & burn' Gretna style, or do they think that they can pay unsustainable wages int he short term in the hope they can reach a level where it becomes sustainable?

I think they'd all say the latter. In reality, all three clubs will probably keep progressing up the leagues as far as their investment allows them and then slip back down when the investment dries up. It's all very exciting signing players from two leagues above and skooshing the LL, HL, or L2. They'll all hit a barrier though sooner or later.

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9 minutes ago, Thom & Gerry said:

Think he meant the carrot that Cove etc are chasing.

I have posted on other forums that I believe eventually these clubs will find their level, based on the crowds they will attract when the sugar daddy or sponsorship money runs out in 10,15 20 years or whatever. I always use Ross County as an example, they are brilliantly run as a business but without the income from McGregor they will eventually be a Div 3 club.

I don’t know the detail behind Ross County’s funding but they seem to have a structure and fan base to be a Div1 team with visits to the Championship if the major funder withdrew.

All the clubs mentioned e.g. Kelty  are being privately funded. Banks are not going lend to most clubs in the Scottish leagues money which would be used to buy and pay players .

Good luck to them all while it lasts but as an earlier poster wrote, if or when the funding stops they will fall back to a level dictated by crowds.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Life on Marrs? said:

So, in that case are those clubs being run as a 'crash & burn' Gretna style, or do they think that they can pay unsustainable wages int he short term in the hope they can reach a level where it becomes sustainable?

In a nutshell

WG through silly money into Ballingry and see what happened there

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18 minutes ago, Another The Other Chairman said:

I don’t know the detail behind Ross County’s funding but they seem to have a structure and fan base to be a Div1 team with visits to the Championship if the major funder withdrew.

All the clubs mentioned e.g. Kelty  are being privately funded. Banks are not going lend to most clubs in the Scottish leagues money which would be used to buy and pay players .

Good luck to them all while it lasts but as an earlier poster wrote, if or when the funding stops they will fall back to a level dictated by crowds.

 

 

Parent company Global Energy Group lends to Ross County FC to stay afloat and debt free

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23 minutes ago, Another The Other Chairman said:

I don’t know the detail behind Ross County’s funding

Roy MacGregor.

Hes written off over £10m worth of "debt" in the last 5 years alone.

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47 minutes ago, Rovers_Lad said:

Parent company Global Energy Group lends to Ross County FC to stay afloat and debt free

Not quite sure of your point. If it’s just informing me of where Ross County get their money then thank you. As said previously all is fine as long as that continues but if it stops it could be the seaside league. 
Gray and Ballingry  were mentioned earlier. He flashed the cash at East Fife as well and left a complete mess behind him.

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Yeah just a case of informing you where RS get their money which was my point no more no less

Apologies as didn,t read that Gray was mentioned earlier .BTW,he flashed the cash to an extent at us also and was behind the Glasgow mob becoming involved at our club who left a complete mess behind

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17 hours ago, Life on Marrs? said:

Yes, but why are they paying such significantly large wages? Where do they expect to make any return on this investment?

It doesn't matter as long as their shareholders/directors can keep meeting the losses. Let's all be honest we all chuck away money on our hobbies.

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28 minutes ago, Velvet Donkey said:

Any idea if the club will stream the game on Saturday v QP? Not sure if you are limited to the number of away tickets you can sell.

Nothing about the QP game online as yet but it will definitely be streamed. 

https://eftv.info/

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