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1 hour ago, cowdenbeath said:

Rovers 9 is Smart Osadlor on loan from Queens Park ex Annan, Stranraer and Clyde

 

1 hour ago, Jacksgranda said:

Looks useful.

He had a short and unsuccessful spell at East Kilbride and a fan of a former club sarcastically wished us 'Good Luck' with him.  Glad to see he's found a home where his talents are flourishing.

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3 minutes ago, The_Judge said:

 

He had a short and unsuccessful spell at East Kilbride and a fan of a former club sarcastically wished us 'Good Luck' with him.  Glad to see he's found a home where his talents are flourishing.

Aye through he had a short spell at EK seems to be happy at Rovers.

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1 hour ago, LongTimeLurker said:

The main difference between the teams from what I can see is that Albion Rovers players appear to have a significantly higher fitness level. 

I’ve been saying this since Annan away 

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Tempers flaring, and so they should be. Shows how much people care - including the Boardroom. 

It's a tough gig, but I'm looking for some positives from yesterday.  Now, we did create more chances than in recent weeks and actually looked quite good in the short time that Ousy was on the pitch linking up with Anderson. We created plenty of chances after See went off too. 

There was also lots of energy, and a big crowd of passionate fans. Not all of them will disappear overnight.

OK, the glaring deficiencies are clear and have been pointed out since page 1 of this thread, but we are where we are. 

Harvey will be the boss for the play-offs. The vast majority - me included - think that is wrong, but it is unlikely to change now. And it doesn't matter really who we play - seems that they are well matched sides - but they are unlikely to be better than a well organised and fired up Albion Rovers. 

If we can tuck some of those chances away, keep the energy and somehow stop giving the ball away in midfield AND go 90 minutes without conceding a penalty, then this is not over yet. 

Use Elgin to change the shape and style, get Brown, Brydon, See and Wilson fit playing and guiding the youngsters, and we will still have a chance. 

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1 hour ago, Redcar said:

Tempers flaring, and so they should be. Shows how much people care - including the Boardroom. 

It's a tough gig, but I'm looking for some positives from yesterday.  Now, we did create more chances than in recent weeks and actually looked quite good in the short time that Ousy was on the pitch linking up with Anderson. We created plenty of chances after See went off too. 

There was also lots of energy, and a big crowd of passionate fans. Not all of them will disappear overnight.

OK, the glaring deficiencies are clear and have been pointed out since page 1 of this thread, but we are where we are. 

Harvey will be the boss for the play-offs. The vast majority - me included - think that is wrong, but it is unlikely to change now. And it doesn't matter really who we play - seems that they are well matched sides - but they are unlikely to be better than a well organised and fired up Albion Rovers. 

If we can tuck some of those chances away, keep the energy and somehow stop giving the ball away in midfield AND go 90 minutes without conceding a penalty, then this is not over yet. 

Use Elgin to change the shape and style, get Brown, Brydon, See and Wilson fit playing and guiding the youngsters, and we will still have a chance. 

A good, sensible post and the kind of message that respected posters like Blue Oktober were preaching when Cowdenbeath were in this postion whilst others around him were going into full meltdown mode.

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Happy to keep all four of those lads, really. Think McIlduff is absolutely fine for this level (League 2, even more so LL) of football, Cook and Healy too. Rose hasn't had the best of luck but he is young and helps with squad depth - eager to see him develop further.
And yeah, chuck JH out now. Please guys. It's okay to admit we were all wrong - let him go so he needn't have the relegation on his CV and we can make space for someone who might galvanize the squad. It's just not working.


If JH doesn’t want a relegation ( and the one hardest to bring a team back from) on his CV, why would anyone parachuted in take the risk that they wouldn’t be able to galvanise an awful group of players and have the same relegation on their CV?

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Must just be me.

If what was posted was true, that the board voted 4-2 in favour of keeping JH then that shows what they think of the supporters and indeed our Club.

It basically gives the message Berwick Rangers board are OK with Lowland League football next season

I have seen so many of get behind the team, be the 12th man etc, etc. Yeah well we've been doing that all season!!

 

 

 

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31 minutes ago, surely not! said:

If JH doesn’t want a relegation ( and the one hardest to bring a team back from) on his CV, why would anyone parachuted in take the risk that they wouldn’t be able to galvanise an awful group of players and have the same relegation on their CV?

No one is gonna blame a manager who came in with three matches to play, inheriting a squad that won one game in 20+ matches.

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Why do you keep posting this question? Berwick fans would take Brogan at the minute let alone Harper.

As for the 'fight', total myth. Storm in a teacup stuff.


Chairman elect or any Director for that matter shouldn’t be grappling with a fan though even if it was a “storm in a teacup”.

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No one is gonna blame a manager who came in with three matches to play, inheriting a squad that won one game in 20+ matches.

But it would still be on the CV

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8 minutes ago, surely not! said:

But it would still be on the CV

Now is surely not the time to be arguing semantics. No club is gonna refuse to take on a manager because he unsuccesfully helmed Berwick Rangers for all of three games when the wagons were already off the rails. If anything, if I was a club director involved in the hiring process, I would commend the fella for having taken the challenge

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3 hours ago, Redcar said:

OK, the glaring deficiencies are clear and have been pointed out since page 1 of this thread, but we are where we are. 

Harvey will be the boss for the play-offs. The vast majority - me included - think that is wrong, but it is unlikely to change now. And it doesn't matter really who we play - seems that they are well matched sides - but they are unlikely to be better than a well organised and fired up Albion Rovers. 

If we can tuck some of those chances away, keep the energy and somehow stop giving the ball away in midfield AND go 90 minutes without conceding a penalty, then this is not over yet. 

Use Elgin to change the shape and style, get Brown, Brydon, See and Wilson fit playing and guiding the youngsters, and we will still have a chance. 

FWIW I was looking at our starting line-ups since the turn of the year. Our best spell of results was the run from the 1-1 draw with Albion to the 2-0 loss to Edinburgh (W1 D2 L4 and never conceded more than 2). Surprise, surprise: it came when JH picked a pretty settled side: Brennan and Cook played all 7 games, then Wilson, Adamson, Barr, Ogilvie, and Brown played 6 out of 7, and Forbes, Blues, Murphy and Aloulou  played 5 out of 7. So I'd be looking to a core of players (8 or 9) coming from that lot, plus Brydon and See if they're fully fit.

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Popped down to the game yesterday having only ever made it to the ground before on a non-matchday. Berwick just seemed devoid of confidence - continually misplacing passes, anyone getting the ball in the last third seemed desperate to get rid and not have a go. Good luck for the play off, really enjoyed the day out and wish you all well for the future.

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Ventured onto club official FB where I see the calls are now to get in Ian Little (who isn't actually free he's manager of Whitehill - bottom of LL incidentally), John Hughes (no chance surely) or "local men". If there was to be a new manager I suspect an experienced lower-league head would be more preferable. However any switch would surely have been made by now, to give a new man 4 training sessions and the Elgin game to prepare.

On separate note does anyone know the injury prognoses for See and Brydon ahead of May 11th & 18th, and any suspension concerns?

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3 hours ago, HibeeJibee said:

Ventured onto club official FB where I see the calls are now to get in Ian Little (who isn't actually free he's manager of Whitehill - bottom of LL incidentally), John Hughes (no chance surely) or "local men". If there was to be a new manager I suspect an experienced lower-league head would be more preferable. However any switch would surely have been made by now, to give a new man 4 training sessions and the Elgin game to prepare.

On separate note does anyone know the injury prognoses for See and Brydon ahead of May 11th & 18th, and any suspension concerns?

You's are fucked  . Be better calling Samaritans .

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After barely sleeping on Friday night, I’ve never been so angry leaving a game. A gutless, cowardly, pathetic and most worrying, clueless performance directed by the worst manager I have ever seen at Berwick.

Anyone with an ounce of football knowledge would have ditched him weeks ago and brought in someone who could set up a team that is difficult to beat. Demolition after demolition and were still seeing a simple ball from the back splitting our defence with ease leading to a penalty.

What does it take to get the sack ffs.

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After barely sleeping on Friday night, I’ve never been so angry leaving a game. A gutless, cowardly, pathetic and most worrying, clueless performance directed by the worst manager I have ever seen at Berwick.

Anyone with an ounce of football knowledge would have ditched him weeks ago and brought in someone who could set up a team that is difficult to beat. Demolition after demolition and were still seeing a simple ball from the back splitting our defence with ease leading to a penalty.

What does it take to get the sack ffs.



Someone to admit they got it wrong? Clubs history and very existence to perhaps be more important than saving face? Bad enough being in this predicament- worse still that when we adopted shit shaped formation a few weeks ago - those in charge adopted the foetal position.

La la la nothing to see here

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Horrible horrible feeling going into these games. Especially the way you boys are playing. Dreadful dreadful team and a dreadful manager. When we went into the games we had a bit of belief and momentum as well as one or 2 key players who can do us a turn. Berwick have nothing like this. Dont want to see Berwick go down to be honest a club very similar in size and nature to ourselves. 

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