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  1. Digs

    Anybody mind this game?

    John Hillcoat was way after this, a good 10-15 years. Shug Whyte was in goals that night. I also says so in the press clipping above 😂
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    The most brutal game in history

    Can't remember exactly when it was but the Barcelona v Athletico game when it turned into a full scale riot has to be up there. As would the Celtic v Athletico Bilbao(?) when they literally kicked Jimmy Johnstone off the pitch.
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    Anybody mind this game?

    28/08/1982 - League Cup
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    Anybody mind this game?

    Also just noticed the 'Support Fifecash Lottery' in the second pic is my grandads signwriting. Never knew he'd done that.
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    Anybody mind this game?

    Unfortunately. It was my first ever game. All I can remember is Charlie Nicholas scored 5, I called Danny McGrain "a bum" (I was 6) and I dropped my newly opened packet of crisps from the top tier of the main stand into the enclosure. It was not a happy evening.
  6. They're not contractors. The club pays their tax and NI the same as any PAYE employee. They are effectively on a Fixed Term contract, which is a permanent role for a set period of time. Thousands of people work on this basis, particularly in the public sector. If you want to be pedantic regarding the men vs women argument in the context of the USA, the mens team is absolute dung, whilst the women have been the best in the world for years. They have also brought in more revenue than the mens national team in the last year. 'Deserving parity' You are aware how mysogynistic that sounds?
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    Recent Form

    Hopefully none of them are too serious. We've already seen this season what just a couple of injuries do to our team, since our squad is paper thin. Demonstrated last night with a bench full pretty much of teenagers.
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    Eric Dier - Shades of Cantona

    Why would he not feature in the Euro's? That would be an over-reaction to say the least. He confronted some banger opening their big mouth thinking they were doing so consequence free. It's about time more fans were pulled up for some of the stuff they shout. Nipper told me of an instance that happened at Falkirk (the game where there is a photo of him giving it the GIRFUY at the corner). A few guys in that corner had called him a paedo, said things about his dad, his wife, his kids, the lot for the full 90 mins. That was his response. The police came in to the dressing room afterwards to speak to him about it, and he basically told them them to poke it after the abuse he had received and they had stood there along with the stewards and done nothing. He said, shout what you want at him, it's water off a ducks back, but don't be shouting stuff about his family and his response was mild compared to what he wanted to do. Those same people shouting that abuse reported him for that. Fitba fans are the most thin-skinned folk going sometimes despite coming out with horrendous stuff themselves. Folk seem to forget, footballers are just guys at their work.
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    Arbroath v Pars

    A tough game awaits tonight. We are a better footballing side than them if we can keep the ball and match them physically but they are extremely well organised so we will have to play as well as we have for the last couple of games. Low scoring game awaits I think and I'd be happy with 0-1
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    Accounts to May2019 715k loss

    That puts a different perspective on where it appeared you’re coming from. I know who you mean and I’ve had similar thoughts to be fair. I’ll let you enjoy your day off, enjoy your pint 🍺
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    Accounts to May2019 715k loss

    Wages to Turnover is always a good indication of the precarious state of a club. I heard last year that in the English leagues from the Championship down, every club is way over 100% wages to turnover and the debt combined for all clubs is over £100m. That’s why you see clubs like Salford easily able to pay more than an SPL club like Aberdeen. It’s nuts.
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    Accounts to May2019 715k loss

    That's comparing apples with lemons. For a start, we already know the advertising revenue was compromised by selling valuable advertising space, such as the billboard outside Macklin Motors, for absolute sweeties. Secondly, they annoyed so many of the sponsors that they were dropping like flies. That is why this revenue dropped, which is conveniently not mentioned here, it was downright mis-management. One of the things the current board has worked really hard on is getting these businesses back onside to ensure it is a constant revenue stream. Also, the fixture point is a fair one still. We can only guess that there will be one period, usually January/February, where the fixtures don't run for us, but again, this is a guess as the fixtures are random. It's not set in stone that it will be that way. The budget is set before the fixtures are announced, it needs to be to get players in, so they are taking an educated guess on how regular the income is going to be. Even if it wasn't, it has been upset several times this year by games being moved for TV or postponed, how exactly are they supposed to plan for that? The only certain way is to budget conservatively and assume you will be screwed at one point which will have an negative affect on budget released to the manager for the playing squad. This in turn will then have a negative affect on the future budget as we likely won't be as successful. There will always be an element of speculating to accumulate. We don't have any spare cash to do otherwise unless everyone is willing to accept what we get on the park. In this league, as competitive as it is, I don't think that is a realistic option. Nor is it one the support would accept, rightly or wrongly. Not sure why you seem intent on saying that the board are no better than Masterton. By all means question but I'd be interested to hear how you would do it any differently.
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    Accounts to May2019 715k loss

    I'll be honest, I'd rather it wasn't open to the public. That's not why it's there. For one, I've seen the way people treat the facilities in Gyms, and we'd end up with much higher maintenance costs with the higher volume of use. We did it before, when the gym is where the club shop is now, and it didn't last long.
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    Accounts to May2019 715k loss

    Aye I know you weren't. When I said 'sailing close to the wind' I'd guess they might budget to lose a little, but if they were to forecast really conservatively by budgeting for a profit, without taking into account any success, we wouldn't have much of a team on the park I don't think. On the report it does actually state what they budgeted for in terms of cup success, and I think only once out of the last three we over achieved. I might be wrong on that though?
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    Accounts to May2019 715k loss

    I never accused you of anything. I stated a fact. Pretty much all of your posts are replies to others. You continually make antagonistic comments, often insulting the people you are quoting with the sole intention of winding them up. I have no issue whatsoever with a differing view, I disagree with lots of posts. I do however have an issue with you continually dragging threads down with sarcasm, and outlandish comments on peoples character. It seems to amuse you but no-one else is laughing and you're the only one who does it. You single yourself out in that respect. I'm especially annoyed about this since the one time I did speak to you about it, asking you to tone it down because we were trying to offer something different, you said fair enough. I assume you got bored of that. This website isn't about any of that, there's been plenty of debate on this thread alone that is sensible and civilised. You always, always, seem to want to be personal though, ignoring the debate with any meaningful input and I'm tired of it to be honest. It's not what we're about. At all. I could quite easily delete your posts, edit them, warn you, ban you etc, THAT would make me Brian. We don't though, because we're not about that either. Aside from that, it didn't work the one time we did try it to get you to see sense and it only made you even more annoyingly sarcastic. Seriously, give it a rest.
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