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I wasn't there and by all accounts there was a small away support which should have made it quite easy to identify the culprit. It's a strange one!
PH has paid his money and runs the club and is obviously a successful businessman but as you hint I do have a bit of gripe although I don't think he has done much wrong on the football side. Someone listed some points on Facebook concerned about the trust, fans liason officer, junior diamonds, Club 1924 and several which are all pretty valid. My main concern is that PH appears to be extremely secretive, private, call it what you like but his general lack of engagement, makes me very suspicious of him and very strange for a hands on owner.
I really would like to see an interview on DTV with him where he could outline his vision for the club and engage a bit more with the fan

I think it’s OK if you don’t want to be front and centre as the owner - but then you need someone to make that connection for you. I always thought that was part of Stuart Millar’s job, to be that link. Since he left, it’s all stopped/broken down. The communication is terrible. This week’s statement a car crash IMO. Makes me wonder who is advising him…
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53 minutes ago, She who dares gins said:


I think it’s OK if you don’t want to be front and centre as the owner - but then you need someone to make that connection for you. I always thought that was part of Stuart Millar’s job, to be that link. Since he left, it’s all stopped/broken down. The communication is terrible. This week’s statement a car crash IMO. Makes me wonder who is advising him…

Methinks himself.

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On 12/10/2021 at 18:02, Mybitchunderprotest said:

Anyone else find the statement from the club regarding the incident with Quitongo to be somewhat foolish and poorly worded, or just me?

"Vindication" makes it sound like they are hanging him out to dry and are satisfied that it hasn't happened, ergo the player is lying.

Fair enough if they haven't found any corroborative evidence but to say that it was important the fans had not been "unfairly accused" and have been vindicated sounds very much like a clear taking of sides. Just because evidence isn't there to be found doesn't make it untrue.

This may not be what they meant (or maybe they did) but I don't see it doing much for the morale of the player.62772768e36103a910c9f8813134f5ba.jpg

Agreed. It's a terribly worded statement (at best). No need at all to mention the possibility of a false accusation let alone insinuate that that's what happened and take 'vindication' from that conclusion. 

While I've no doubt the outcome is disappointing for Rico and his family, the club can only do what they can with the evidence they have and their power and ability to respond to that. Being honest though, I'm really not sure clubs should be investigating themselves in these circumstances in the first place. 

It's Rico I really feel for. I hope he is doing okay, he is being looked after by the club and the club are or will support him with however he wants to move forward or progress. That's ultimately the most important thing at this time. It's important he is supported with whatever choice he makes (whether that is progressing the investigation further with the police or SFA or however else he may want to go from here), he is believed and that he's given the support, time and resources he needs to look after his wellbeing as best as possible. However well you think the club may have done with their investigation, I really don't think arguing with his brother on social media is appropriate or necessary. 

And finally, always believe victims. 

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3 hours ago, Mybitchunderprotest said:
4 hours ago, Kenny_m said:
Looks like the end for Quitongo, not stripped today.

It would hardly be surprising if he's told the board to shove their club. Or maybe he'll be the bigger man and had just asked for time to get his head right.

Outstanding day superb performance superb support 2/1 on the coupon... superb 

The only way is up ♦️

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It was a wee bit nervy for about 20 minutes until Murray reorganised the middle by letting McInroy be more involved on the left side, and Frizzell stopped McCann having so much space on the right. Scott McGill must be some kind of football utility model in that he never got any trouble from McDaid and Scott Walker settled in well against Nesbitt mainly. Nesbitt gave us the run around with Morton but he was well managed here. The return of Fordyce allows Kerr to play a quality game whilst I thought McCabe and Easton were just so delightful to watch. It's also the best game I have seen from Gallagher who seems to thrive with Smith beside him. Falkirk did have that headed chance which might have given them the lead-enter McCabe who steals the ball , passes to McInroy and a quality pass  to Easton who deserved his goal. It seemed to let him strut his stuff for so much of the game. Frizzel's chipped touchline cross was worthy of a Gallagher goal so credit to Smith for following up the goalie's good save. That Kerr goal I was watching almost in slow motion as we finally scored with a diving header from a corner. That left Falkirk looking lost and leaving early has never been my tactic, but  I can see why they were so fed up. It would have been good to see Gabbie's gallop lead to a 4th but the stats show how attacking were. It's a great feeling to leave with such a comfortable win . Still not getting carried away but a clean sheet and a win sets us up nicely for the Dumbarton game.

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A great team performance ,  well worth the 3 points, credit to Murray for finding a system that the players seem to enjoy playing and also one that gets results,  Dylan Easton as stated by kelty fans when we signed him is a wizard with the ball and could easily play championship level....  Normally Falkirk away is an intimidating atmosphere,  today was pretty low key with a poorer than usual home support..... 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Glenmavis Diamond said:

That's a huge conclusion to jump to. He didn't play the first game after the news broke originally. Maybe just needs to get focused again. Doesn't mean he's off. 

Why was Craig Watson missing today,  Walker came onto a game to his credit,    

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19 minutes ago, Bring Back Paddy Flannery said:

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This appears to be regarding Rico Quitongo.

This is disappointing to read after a great win today. I hope Rico’s been given some time off to clear his head, as I can’t imagine he’ll be too pleased with the outcome of the investigation or the wording of it, but either way he doesn’t seem to be too happy about it going by that tweet. Not being able to prove it is one thing but the way the board have handled this since then has been really poor.

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As has been stated elsewhere the Investigation is complete and Not Proven,   it is,clearly stated on the official website,  do keep up....

Pretty convenient that an investigation completed by a club found their own fans not guilty of racism when a player was pretty adamant it had happened. I’m not interested in arguing with you here but you can see why people are still talking about this issue.

I’m not calling anyone a liar but there is literally no purpose for Quitongo to come out with these accusations and be lying about it.
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4 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:


Pretty convenient that an investigation completed by a club found their own fans not guilty of racism when a player was pretty adamant it had happened. I’m not interested in arguing with you here but you can see why people are still talking about this issue.

I’m not calling anyone a liar but there is literally no purpose for Quitongo to come out with these accusations and be lying about it.

Unfortunately there have been a few of these incidents in recent weeks the Rico situation obviously,   Nathan Austin of Kelty playing Albion Rovers and the latest Christian Fouchs of Du ndee United... It is fine that the Austin and Fouchs investigations are complete with very little criticism of the process in both cases,  The Rico case is the longest running and when it is completed we still have the bloodletting , what is the end game here, seems to be going round in c ircles.

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Unfortunately there have been a few of these incidents in recent weeks the Rico situation obviously,   Nathan Austin of Kelty playing Albion Rovers and the latest Christian Fouchs of Du ndee United... It is fine that the Austin and Fouchs investigations are complete with very little criticism of the process in both cases,  The Rico case is the longest running and when it is completed we still have the bloodletting , what is the end game here, seems to be going round in c ircles.

In Austin’s case justice was done I believe? A section of fans were banned and the young lad that did it was found. I’ve no idea what you’ve been reading into the Fuchs case as theres still a whole load of people calling the investigation a shambles and that he was indeed racially abused.

The issue here is that this case is simply being brushed off by the club and then suspending a player is totally the wrong message to give off.
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