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by Duncan Freemason
Saturday 22nd 2018f September 2018 07:14:16 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Falkirk v Dundee Utd 22/9/18
Replies: 23
Views: 1712

Re: Falkirk v Dundee Utd 22/9/18

Hopefully all the dreaming about coaching and organising our way out of this have finally been put to bed. Every single player brought in since last season with the exception of Petra needs to be cleared out, and they need to take Muirhead with them. Petra, McGhee and Robson are currently the only o...
by Duncan Freemason
Thursday 20th 2018f September 2018 01:51:49 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Club Statement
Replies: 48
Views: 6843

Re: Club Statement

Thing is, can he improve them enough? He might be able to stop them getting trashed all over the pitch every week. One goal defeats are actually an improvement. Can he organise them to actually not lose every game, and then he can he take them on to start winning games? With the squad as it stands t...
by Duncan Freemason
Sunday 16th 2018f September 2018 11:18:26 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: vs Ayr Utd :Post Match
Replies: 20
Views: 3205

Re: vs Ayr Utd :Post Match

Real sense of what we got first half was about as good as this bunch are capable of delivering. Clear evidence in every single game this season that they can kind of keep their act together for 45 minutes or so, but for no more than that. When they start to feck up, that defence (especially Dallison...
by Duncan Freemason
Tuesday 04th 2018f September 2018 02:12:11 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Club Statement
Replies: 48
Views: 6843

Re: Club Statement

Well this thread makes for an interesting read now. Fair play to Olaf. He got this one spot on.
Interestingly, his main target (CC) is still very much in post. He must be a very proficient upward manager.
by Duncan Freemason
Monday 03rd 2018f September 2018 08:42:49 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Ross county v falkirk 1st Sept 18
Replies: 22
Views: 2409

Re: Ross county v falkirk 1st Sept 18

By all accounts, a more disciplined performance, but still lacking any sign of quality in attack, midfield or defence. Probably Froxy is the one bit of real quality we have in terms of being able to create something out of nothing. Ray McKinnon has very little to work with. I am sure he can get them...
by Duncan Freemason
Sunday 02nd 2018f September 2018 01:59:45 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Ross county v falkirk 1st Sept 18
Replies: 22
Views: 2409

Re: Ross county v falkirk 1st Sept 18

Got to disagree. I think the only passable players are the ones who were already there, or a few of the ones that superscout had nothing to do with. The rest might make it, but it will be at a lower level. They have neither the skill nor the physicality for the league in which they find themselves. ...
by Duncan Freemason
Saturday 01st 2018f September 2018 11:41:22 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Welcome Ray
Replies: 22
Views: 3879

Re: Welcome Ray

Not sharing your despondency with the appointment of McKinnon. Given the realistic options, he is probably head and shoulders above the rest that seemed to be popping to the surface. The thing that really stands out is how the appointment of a new manager seems to have been “a bridge we will cross w...
by Duncan Freemason
Saturday 01st 2018f September 2018 07:10:08 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Ross county v falkirk 1st Sept 18
Replies: 22
Views: 2409

Re: Ross county v falkirk 1st Sept 18

Nothing can now happen until January other than players who are currently free agent status.
by Duncan Freemason
Saturday 01st 2018f September 2018 07:05:33 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Welcome Ray
Replies: 22
Views: 3879

Re: Welcome Ray

His primary target is 9th. His stretch target will be 8th. Was never going to this game, but will be at Ayr next week. By all accounts, a wee bit more of a clue about who was doing what today, but still serious doubts over whether or not many of these lads are good enough for this level. How McKinno...
by Duncan Freemason
Thursday 30th 2018f August 2018 12:04:48 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Hartley’s gone
Replies: 98
Views: 7355

Re: Hartley’s gone

As has McCall.

Hardly surprising. Any decent manager might well take a look at that squad of ours, then match that up to our BoDs expectation of what can be delivered in a 2 year timespan, and say........”nah, but thanks for thinking of me”.
by Duncan Freemason
Saturday 07th 2018f July 2018 08:55:51 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Falkirk vs Airdire
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: Falkirk vs Airdire

Agree wrt Dallison. He looks to be the real diamond so far. Glaringly obvious that we need more up front, or we might end up with a hell of a lot of nil-nil draws. Defence looks to be light years ahead of last season. Froxy definitely our Sibbs replacement, and the one we will be looking to for to c...
by Duncan Freemason
Tuesday 03rd 2018f July 2018 05:04:53 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: We really are a bunch of moaning gits.
Replies: 34
Views: 4156

Re: We really are a bunch of moaning gits.

Wrt Muirhead, I am as big a critic as any. I can’t be bothered with the Captain Courageous stuff after a decent recovery tackle when he just screwed up 10 seconds before. In my opinion, he isn’t dependable or capable enough as a defender. I am sure he is about as good a penalty taker as there is, an...
by Duncan Freemason
Saturday 23rd 2018f June 2018 11:51:27 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: We really are a bunch of moaning gits.
Replies: 34
Views: 4156

Re: We really are a bunch of moaning gits.

I must admit to having a laugh because someone said that because they hadn’t heard of these players (and therefore had zero knowledge of either their ability, or the level they had been performing at), then they must by definition be as bad or worse than what had gone before. It reminded me of the o...
by Duncan Freemason
Wednesday 20th 2018f June 2018 05:11:34 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Signings on the way
Replies: 94
Views: 14856

Re: Signings on the way

Every group of supporters is happy to up the negatives on many ex players....us included. There will be more than a little truth to it tbh, but we have a manager who backs himself to be the guy to get the best from them. That’s what he did with Longridge last season, and it didn’t work out, so the l...
by Duncan Freemason
Tuesday 19th 2018f June 2018 12:00:37 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Farewell Rory and Cameron
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Farewell Rory and Cameron

Farewell Rory. I remember your debut (I think) at Forfar. Nice drag back and goal. Also a peach of a Will Vaulks OG that day. Despite a tortuous second spell, I wish him well for whatever the future holds. CB expected to become part of Martindale’s shambles up in the Edinburgh dormitory town. Great ...
by Duncan Freemason
Friday 15th 2018f June 2018 06:19:29 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: 18/19 Predictions and Premonitions
Replies: 47
Views: 4347

Re: 18/19 Predictions and Premonitions

Yep, it’s going to be a significant chunk. If his wage is £50k, the best we could hope for is something akin to Raith picking up half of it (and probably making him their highest paid player). The upside is a coaching role fulfilled in Kirkcaldy without further expense.
by Duncan Freemason
Thursday 14th 2018f June 2018 08:07:20 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: 18/19 Predictions and Premonitions
Replies: 47
Views: 4347

Re: 18/19 Predictions and Premonitions

If it happens, I would absolutely wish Loy the very best. Clearly something in his life went very pear shaped last season, and not for a minute do I think he got up one morning and decided not to give a toss. He has had issues, no doubt, but maybe he can find a path back, and if that’s as a player c...
by Duncan Freemason
Thursday 14th 2018f June 2018 07:42:49 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Scott Harrison
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Re: Scott Harrison

Happy enough. Reckon Hartley wanted to address the soft as hell defensive frailties of last season. The guy still had a year of his contract remaining at ‘Pool, and like supporters of any club, he’s being given pelters for jumping ship. Might be justified, and it might not be. You could claim the sa...
by Duncan Freemason
Thursday 14th 2018f June 2018 02:22:41 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: 18/19 Predictions and Premonitions
Replies: 47
Views: 4347

Re: 18/19 Predictions and Premonitions

The only downside so far is it’s the (potentially) better guys who have gone first, but should we get rid of the rest (no easy task), and those coming in buy into Hartley’s organisation and work ethic, there is no way we are going to go anywhere near last season’s levels of awfulness...even if the n...
by Duncan Freemason
Thursday 14th 2018f June 2018 02:17:57 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Leo Fasan
Replies: 13
Views: 1919

Re: Leo Fasan

My mate and his boys agree too. They thought he was just fine at Killie. Not top drawer, but as they said, “neither is McDonald”. They reckon he will do a good job for us.