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by Duncan Freemason
Tuesday 15th 2019f January 2019 09:09:53 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: PTFC v Falkirk : 12th January 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3045

Re: PTFC v Falkirk : 12th January 2019

If there was a KPI for relegation, going for more than half a season with no wins at home, only three points earned at home and less than half a dozen goals scored by your own players at home, then those figures would say we are racing certainties for the drop. That we are actually still in the mix ...
by Duncan Freemason
Tuesday 15th 2019f January 2019 02:17:46 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: PTFC v Falkirk : 12th January 2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3045

Re: PTFC v Falkirk : 12th January 2019

Mid January now, and I reckon the next 6 games are going to define our season. Once there’s less than 10 games to go, I reckon the die might well be cast on our season. For me, it’s absolutely crucial that we beat ICT. A draw really won’t cut it anymore. We can’t afford any more weeks where either P...
by Duncan Freemason
Sunday 06th 2019f January 2019 04:33:56 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Ayr Utd v Falkirk : 05th January 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 2301

Re: Ayr Utd v Falkirk : 05th January 2019

Quite an amazing result given where we were a week ago. Thing is, there might be even more significant changes by the time we play Thistle, so we can only guess at next week’s team selection. Special mention for Mitchell. Our keepers have taken pesters from all quarters this season, but yesterday, M...
by Duncan Freemason
Saturday 29th 2018f December 2018 09:57:40 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: FFC v DAFC 29/12
Replies: 32
Views: 4260

Re: FFC v DAFC 29/12

Muirhead needs to go along with last summer’s disastrous signings. If you have the stomach for it, watch Muirhead’s contribution in the Stenny game. His lack of positional discipline made him directly responsible for two (and arguably three) of Stenny’s goals. Since the return from “the broken leg o...
by Duncan Freemason
Sunday 16th 2018f December 2018 02:48:33 AM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Falkirk Racists (Alleged) v Greenock Morton
Replies: 14
Views: 2256

Re: Falkirk Racists (Alleged) v Greenock Morton

We all know how bad this collective bunch can be, so it’s actually surprising that a team this bad can actually be in the same ballpark (points wise) asa couple of others. The big worry is that others might be looking to recruit one or two, whereas we need to recruit probably four as a minimum, and ...
by Duncan Freemason
Thursday 29th 2018f November 2018 01:25:18 AM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Inverness v Falkirk : 01 December 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 3081

Re: Inverness v Falkirk : 01 December 2018

It’s worth watching the Stenny game again just to watch Muirhead’s utter lack of discipline throughout. On every goal conceded, he was posted missing from doing anything worthwhile in central defence. He just seems to take it upon himself to go walkabout wherever he feels like it. His positioning fo...
by Duncan Freemason
Saturday 24th 2018f November 2018 10:38:59 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: SCOTTISH CUP R3: Stenhousemuir v. Falkirk : 24th November
Replies: 20
Views: 3851

Re: SCOTTISH CUP R3: Stenhousemuir v. Falkirk : 24th November

Everyone had a stinker except Robson and Petra whose set up for McKee’s goal was fantastic. At the back, if ever evidence was needed that a limited but disciplined defence is infinitely preferable to one featuring Aero adding nothing much other than no personal discipline in terms of position, and u...
by Duncan Freemason
Saturday 17th 2018f November 2018 08:32:33 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Ken Waddell
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Ken Waddell

Something that should not pass unnoticed is the death of Ken Waddell, one time Herald editor (and beyond), and Dad to Bruce and Gordon. An absolutely avid Bairns supporter, up until recently, you would still find Ken along with Bruce and his grandson Daniel in the south stand. Much of what Ken did i...
by Duncan Freemason
Wednesday 14th 2018f November 2018 05:50:29 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Scumfermline v Falkirk
Replies: 20
Views: 4659

Re: Scumfermline v Falkirk

As things stand, we will miss the pair of them. Rudden has scored every goal in the two games we have won. Petra is seriously unpredictable, and if nothing else, can give our defence a bit of a breather as he goes about tying himself in knots. Not too much comes from what he does, but he could and s...
by Duncan Freemason
Monday 22nd 2018f October 2018 10:58:49 AM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Prince Buaben
Replies: 19
Views: 4760

Re: Prince Buaben

By the time he is fit, he could already be on his way out.

Every week, the likelihood of relegation is a wee bit more likely.
by Duncan Freemason
Monday 22nd 2018f October 2018 10:56:25 AM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: SCOTTISH CUP R3: Stenhousemuir v. Falkirk : 24th November
Replies: 20
Views: 3851

Re: SCOTTISH CUP R3: Stenhousemuir v. Falkirk : 24th November

Not just the possibility of being beaten by them. This is an opporchancity for the Warriors to humiliate this team.
by Duncan Freemason
Sunday 21st 2018f October 2018 02:53:53 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: First Quarter Report
Replies: 11
Views: 2392

Re: First Quarter Report

I really don’t know if we can get out of the damage done. Possibly one of the most disastrous re-builds in Scottish League history. Looks like we intend giving the rest of the league a half season start.

Nine games, and we have managed “nil” in six of them.
by Duncan Freemason
Sunday 21st 2018f October 2018 02:35:15 AM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: MORTON V FALKIRK - 20/10/18
Replies: 24
Views: 5492

Re: MORTON V FALKIRK - 20/10/18

McKinnon can say nothing else other than he is proud of them (in public). He needs to keep these “players” onside for now, but he is no mug. He knows he is trying to turn a bag of rubbish into a football team. Bad as we are, we are probably only a couple of players away from having a side that would...
by Duncan Freemason
Thursday 11th 2018f October 2018 06:58:35 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Tom Dallison
Replies: 20
Views: 5248

Re: Tom Dallison

I was hoping for something like Pitman at the Launderers. A guy with undoubted talent, but who had lost his way a bit, but had reached an age where he had grown up, and was just keen for someone to give him a chance. My old man (who was a fair player 70 years ago) always said to me that there were b...
by Duncan Freemason
Wednesday 10th 2018f October 2018 08:26:37 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Tom Dallison
Replies: 20
Views: 5248

Re: Tom Dallison

Sadly no. Simply not up to the challenges of Scottish football. No confidence, endlessly waiting for every ball to bounce several times before trying to play it, and has been bullied time and time again by opposition forwards. Certainly one I had great hopes for, but sadly, once the rubber hits the ...
by Duncan Freemason
Tuesday 09th 2018f October 2018 10:20:15 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Falkirk v Scumfermline 06/10/18
Replies: 53
Views: 8120

Re: Falkirk v Scumfermline 06/10/18

One thing is for sure. We need to beat Alloa in all four games. Anything less will surely mean automatic relegation. The lad Brough seems to be the only one of the guys from down south who has any desire at all to make a go of it. To me, Dallison looks like he has already had enough. After January (...
by Duncan Freemason
Sunday 07th 2018f October 2018 05:15:39 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Falkirk v Scumfermline 06/10/18
Replies: 53
Views: 8120

Re: Falkirk v Scumfermline 06/10/18

.....but there were claims that him becoming Captain last season was key in the improved performances. There were plenty of “since Muirhead became Captain we have won x amount of games”. I don’t doubt he is passionate about his job and his profession. He is simply no longer good enough. I know we al...
by Duncan Freemason
Saturday 06th 2018f October 2018 11:01:21 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Falkirk v Scumfermline 06/10/18
Replies: 53
Views: 8120

Re: Falkirk v Scumfermline 06/10/18

No point in blaming the players. They aren’t really a bunch of pros having the occasional bad day, or who just can’t be arsed. With two or three exceptions, they are “players” who have been elevated to a standard of football that is well beyond their capabilities. They are all probably well aware of...
by Duncan Freemason
Wednesday 03rd 2018f October 2018 11:58:06 AM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Falkirk v Scumfermline 06/10/18
Replies: 53
Views: 8120

Re: Falkirk v Scumfermline 06/10/18

Still a bit numb after what Hartley presented us with this season, so beating Alloa doesn’t see me overly optimistic for Saturday, BUT the Alloa result will certainly have the Fifers doubting what looked like a routine 3 points for them...just like everybody else. Beadling seems to be the one player...
by Duncan Freemason
Tuesday 02nd 2018f October 2018 01:29:05 AM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Prince Buaben
Replies: 19
Views: 4760

Re: Prince Buaben

A couple of years back, I had the deep joy of being in the Tynecastle directors box when we inflicted their only defeat of the season at Tynecastle 2-3. The winning goal came from us dispossessing Bauben just outside of his own penalty area. All of the Hearts supporters that day were venting their s...