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by Duncan Freemason
Wednesday 20th 2018f June 2018 05:11:34 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Signings on the way
Replies: 25
Views: 4065

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: 772

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: 3563

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: 3563

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: 1600

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: 3563

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: 1604

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.
by Duncan Freemason
Tuesday 12th 2018f June 2018 12:40:49 AM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Signings on the way
Replies: 25
Views: 4065

Re: Signings on the way

The biggest lesson from last season came from David Hopkin. He showed that attitude and the ethic of teamwork was (at our level) as important or maybe even more important than individual talent. There is no way that the Livingston team he put together over a couple of seasons was awash with the most...
by Duncan Freemason
Monday 11th 2018f June 2018 05:54:32 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Leo Fasan
Replies: 13
Views: 1604

Leo Fasan

I know absolutely nothing about how good a keeper he is.
Anyone out there with a bit of knowledge on the lad?

Another unknown for me, and that’s perfectly fine!
by Duncan Freemason
Thursday 07th 2018f June 2018 08:46:58 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Tom Taiwo
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

Re: Tom Taiwo

Total professional. While he could never cover for the mess going on all around him, TT was the one guy you could bank on never to walk onto the pitch with a “I can’t be arsed” attitude even when there were days when he must have felt that he couldn’t be arsed. While never close to the skill levels ...
by Duncan Freemason
Saturday 02nd 2018f June 2018 11:15:53 AM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Sibbald signs for Ferranti thistle
Replies: 26
Views: 2184

Re: Sibbald signs for Ferranti thistle

We all wanted Sibbs to push on, and be the player we all thought he could be. I remember his debut against Leeds, and he looked like a sensation in the making. Sadly, it didn’t happen, and while the guy could give us the (very) occasional glimpses of brilliance, it was never enough to outweigh the s...
by Duncan Freemason
Monday 28th 2018f May 2018 11:28:09 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: 18/19 Predictions and Premonitions
Replies: 47
Views: 3563

Re: 18/19 Predictions and Premonitions

No logic or even faith behind me selecting “Us” to win the league. It’s just the outcome I want, that’s all. DUFC just might be turning into the Leeds United of the Scottish Championship.....here’s hoping. If two of Us, DUFC and the Fifers get out of this league, and say a Livingston and Hamilton ca...
by Duncan Freemason
Monday 28th 2018f May 2018 02:46:55 AM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Play offs today
Replies: 11
Views: 1723

Re: Play offs today

Wonder if it’s the same council leader who was in their pocket a few years back? Would imagine he is nicely pensioned off by now. Curious that they are spending on a facility of which they own not a single brick. They came into existence in 1995, and have had a £12 million write off and a £2.5 milli...
by Duncan Freemason
Sunday 27th 2018f May 2018 04:09:10 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: 18/19 Predictions and Premonitions
Replies: 47
Views: 3563

18/19 Predictions and Premonitions

So. There’s us, and nine sad outfits vying for the land of milk and honey next season. No Livingston, so probably no outright corruption in the Championship, but I would guess DUFC are desperate enough to get into a proper financial mess trying to do anything anyhow to get out of the Championship. T...
by Duncan Freemason
Friday 25th 2018f May 2018 01:10:57 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Back the Bairns Imagery
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Back the Bairns Imagery

Pablo Robertson is now 102 years old.
Paul Hutton has probably changed his name (again).
I had the fax/email from Man Utd regarding the BtB visit to meet with Alex Ferguson at Carrington. Up the loft somewhere I think.
by Duncan Freemason
Wednesday 23rd 2018f May 2018 05:23:08 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: MMMMMMMMM Dennon!
Replies: 24
Views: 2587

Re: MMMMMMMMM Dennon!

Nor me. My abiding memory of Marino was him lying in a spasm on the turf at Cappielow. Never felt as uneasy about an injured player as I did that day. Truly horrible thing to see.
by Duncan Freemason
Tuesday 22nd 2018f May 2018 02:36:34 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: MMMMMMMMM Dennon!
Replies: 24
Views: 2587

Re: MMMMMMMMM Dennon!

Fergie......special. I still have my “poster” of him. They were being handed out (I think with a newspaper) prior to his debut. Tbf, it’s like the Turin shroud now, and is falling to bits. Of course, he is resplendent in his Rangers kit.........some things never change. I am sure Fergie managed a do...
by Duncan Freemason
Tuesday 22nd 2018f May 2018 12:01:01 AM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Play offs today
Replies: 11
Views: 1723

Re: Play offs today

It all depends how much Livingston are prepared to overspend by. They were still losing close to £1k a day in the season just finished. I don’t know how much their revenue will increase next season, but they are still likely to have a fair number of sub 2,000 attendances once things settle down. The...
by Duncan Freemason
Monday 21st 2018f May 2018 11:42:08 AM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Play offs today
Replies: 11
Views: 1723

Re: Play offs today

Will be surprised if Hopkin hangs around. His stock will be high right now, and if he stays, the only way is down.
If any move comes from lower league down south, he will be off like a shot.
by Duncan Freemason
Sunday 20th 2018f May 2018 09:48:57 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Play offs today
Replies: 11
Views: 1723

Re: Play offs today

Despite my wishing eternal damnation on all things Livingston FC, I must admit that getting rid of them (even upwards), is a wonderful thing. They really are the horrible cousin that’s stole from the family more than once, and now another part of the family are going to be pestered by them for while...