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by Duncan Freemason
Thursday 11th 2018f October 2018 06:58:35 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Tom Dallison
Replies: 20
Views: 4069

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: 4069

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: 5627

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: 5627

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: 5627

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: 5627

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: 17
Views: 2417

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...
by Duncan Freemason
Friday 28th 2018f September 2018 09:49:37 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: How to stop the rot?
Replies: 20
Views: 3114

Re: How to stop the rot?

Don’t think there is any rot outwith uninformed decisions at the top. It’s not as if this group of players started well, then things started to go wrong. They have been guff from the get go, and McKinnon is now (hopefully) the man to get a bit of basic discipline into the team, and try everything he...
by Duncan Freemason
Saturday 22nd 2018f September 2018 07:14:16 PM
Forum: Falkirk FC
Topic: Falkirk v Dundee Utd 22/9/18
Replies: 25
Views: 2674

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: 7129

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: 21
Views: 3660

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: 7129

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: 2531

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: 2531

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: 4045

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: 2531

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: 4045

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: 7754

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: 1042

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: 4289

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...