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1 hour ago, Blue Oktober said:

Al what I am saying again at the risk of repetition he is someone held in high regard throughout the club. He has assisted the club in a number of ways beyond his contributions on the pitch.

The comment you make which I have highlighted in here is not something I recognise. In general terms as a former player I am sure you would agree you train to get fit to play rather than play to get fit to play.

 

Good diplomatic answer mate.

I hear you.

He seems a really likeable guy, hope it works out for him whatever happens.

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Seeing East Fife and Forfar's relative success in the League Cup has got me thinking. In the last 20/25 years (my conscious time supporting Cowden), in cup competitions have we ever defeated either: a top flight club or a club two divisions above us?

I cant ever really remember us being involved in any upsets but a lot of beer has weakened my memory so someone superior to me may point out one I am missing...

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8 minutes ago, Muzza81 said:

Seeing East Fife and Forfar's relative success in the League Cup has got me thinking. In the last 20/25 years (my conscious time supporting Cowden), in cup competitions have we ever defeated either: a top flight club or a club two divisions above us?

I cant ever really remember us being involved in any upsets but a lot of beer has weakened my memory so someone superior to me may point out one I am missing...

The last time you did so was in 2000/01, when you were in the 3rd Division and beat 1st Division Falkirk in the Challenge Cup. The last time you did so in one of the two major cups was January 1993 when you won 1-0 away to top flight Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup.

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11 minutes ago, Muzza81 said:

Seeing East Fife and Forfar's relative success in the League Cup has got me thinking. In the last 20/25 years (my conscious time supporting Cowden), in cup competitions have we ever defeated either: a top flight club or a club two divisions above us?

I cant ever really remember us being involved in any upsets but a lot of beer has weakened my memory so someone superior to me may point out one I am missing...

Off the top of my head

1992/93 beat Partick 1-0 at Firhill in Scottish Cup they were in Premier we were in 1st.

2000/1 beat Falkirk from 2 leagues above 2-1 in the Challenge Cup (aet).

 

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Was that Falkirk game when Reon whatshisname scored in extra time? If so I was at that one. Pretty dismal record! 

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Just now, Muzza81 said:

Was that Falkirk game when Reon whatshisname scored in extra time? If so I was at that one. Pretty dismal record! 

Aye

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Unfortunately i do remember the days when we had a great Cup record against clubs higher than us. I remember beating St Mirren 3-0 in the Scottish Cup in the 70s/early 80s. Also we beat them in the league Cup as well in the 80s 2-0. I also remeber Hamilton 3-0. Dunfermline 4-0. The league Cup semi final in 1970 being the highlight although i do concede we lost that one to Rangers. We beat Falkirk in the two leg quarter final. Great days. 

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1 hour ago, onecowden said:

Unfortunately i do remember the days when we had a great Cup record against clubs higher than us. I remember beating St Mirren 3-0 in the Scottish Cup in the 70s/early 80s. Also we beat them in the league Cup as well in the 80s 2-0. I also remeber Hamilton 3-0. Dunfermline 4-0. The league Cup semi final in 1970 being the highlight although i do concede we lost that one to Rangers. We beat Falkirk in the two leg quarter final. Great days. 

I can remember the 3-0 over St Mirren back in 76 one of my early Cowden memories  Fergie was their boss no doubt an early run out for his hair dryer:lol: Also the game in 84 against them after beating Partick Thistle the week before. Didn't Ramie not save a penalty from McAvennie that night.

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15 minutes ago, cowdenbeath said:

I can remember the 3-0 over St Mirren back in 76 one of my early Cowden memories  Fergie was their boss no doubt an early run out for his hair dryer:lol: Also the game in 84 against them after beating Partick Thistle the week before. Didn't Ramie not save a penalty from McAvennie that night.

Yes he did when it was 1-0 I think. We got drawn against them again in the Scottish Cup that season and we got thumped 4-0 at home. They were fired up for that game.

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Just now, onecowden said:

Yes he did when it was 1-0 I think. We got drawn against them again in the Scottish Cup that season and we got thumped 4-0 at home. They were fired up for that game.

Aye I was at that as well.

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So with the cup games over and the league campaign just days away, what now are the hopes and aims for the season ahead? Realistic aims/players/positions still needing recruitment etc?

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3 hours ago, Cowden Cowboy said:

Recruitment?? More cash required then - not just a shopping list!

Unfortunately I've no more to give CC, or I would give you the money to bring home KH!

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3 hours ago, Cowden Cowboy said:

Recruitment?? More cash required then - not just a shopping list!

Always still wonder why folk think we have some money tree where the club just picks some money off at a whim to sign players. Thought most folk would have known the score on than by now.

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I’m sure we all understand the money situation. I wish I had loads but I don’t unfortunately. I think Drifters comments were for discussion and not a demand. However Euromillions tonight. You never know. However I won’t write the cheque just yet.

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The guy was just trying to get a bit of debate prior to the season starting he was hardly demanding we sign players immediately.

Football is allowed to be fun as well lads, or should everyone be silent and just accept everything tor what it is.

Everyone is also well aware of the issues that we face and our limitations, it doesn't mean people cant talk about where we are light in terms of players/quality etc.

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1 hour ago, onecowden said:

I’m sure we all understand the money situation. I wish I had loads but I don’t unfortunately. I think Drifters comments were for discussion and not a demand. However Euromillions tonight. You never know. However I won’t write the cheque just yet.

 

41 minutes ago, Muzza81 said:

The guy was just trying to get a bit of debate prior to the season starting he was hardly demanding we sign players immediately.

Football is allowed to be fun as well lads, or should everyone be silent and just accept everything tor what it is.

Everyone is also well aware of the issues that we face and our limitations, it doesn't mean people cant talk about where we are light in terms of players/quality etc.

I know he was just trying to get a debate going maybe myself and Cowden Cowboy were just being too realistic. 

I know the squad is a bit light Muzz but I would imagine like other seasons we will bring in either loan signings or free agents in as the season progresses. Last season we probably made better signings during the season than we did in the summer.

 

 

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2 hours ago, cowdenbeath said:

Always still wonder why folk think we have some money tree where the club just picks some money off at a whim to sign players. Thought most folk would have known the score on than by now.

The West Fife Magic Money Tree:

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Right Side: Kelty

Left Side: Cowdenbeath....

 

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1 hour ago, cowdenbeath said:

 

I know he was just trying to get a debate going maybe myself and Cowden Cowboy were just being too realistic. 

I know the squad is a bit light Muzz but I would imagine like other seasons we will bring in either loan signings or free agents in as the season progresses. Last season we probably made better signings during the season than we did in the summer.

 

 

You get criticised then for having too many players

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