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  1. 4 points
    Pete’s ramblings actually put me off coming onto here or actually discussing anything when I am on. I posted last night and logged off thinking I wouldn’t return, however waking up this morning to an email saying someone had PM’d me, brought me back in. The good thing (from my point) about being an admin on Rave On was that some of the posts and nonsense you read, you could make disappear before others read them, so threads weren’t always turned into verbal diarrhoea. I have nothing against Pete as a person, I don’t know him (despite not sitting too far from him when he does come to games), and I’ve been using the last 3 forums enough to know that he obviously has his own problems, and I genuinely sympathise with that and if I could help in any way then I would, but this doesn’t excuse the incessant ramblings that we have to endure on a continual basis. So many people have advised him in the past, I was actually at a game 3-4 years ago when Gorilla physically spoke to him about it and offered help, I myself have posted to stop listening to “his sources” and have tried to reason with him, make him think about the things he posts, however it continues and you know what, and maybe it’s become life is not smelling of roses for me at the minute, but i’m just not reading it anymore. Football for me is a release, whether it’s through watching, coaching or playing, it’s a release from every day life. I fucking love football!!!! LIKE EVERYONE, and I probably include the board, coaching & playing staff in this, i’m disappointed and want better for Stirling Albion, and these forums were always a good way to have good debate about the goings on, games, signings, managers etc etc. However, to the end of Rave On and now no here, the debate, in my opinion, is now saturated to the point that I think, what’s the point of coming on? Yes, many posts are made which are critical of the club/team, but there is a way to be critical. I think i’m an extremely level headed guy, and i’m fairly laid back, but even i’ve had my moments on here where I have been critical of managers and players, but at the end of the day that’s because these platforms should be used for fans to discuss concerns, but in a constructive way, not rant on half facts, made up facts, interpretation on tweets thrown in with personal vendettas with people you just don’t like. Rant over, but i’m honestly fed up with it. I agree with a lot of what @Ray Vaughn said in his post, and I totally agree with this, but what is actually sadder is, sections of the support called for his head on the opening day of the season. Madness!! I hope KR can get this right, just as I hoped every manager before him could, but he has to be given time to get things right, calling for his head a couple of games in just doesn’t sit well to me. Yip, a Stuart McLaren v East Fife or a Dave Mackay v Albion Rovers type performance and result on Saturday might see no way back for him, but until that point you have to give the guy a chance. I questioned some of the resigning’s and new signings, and predicted us to have a 6th or 7th places finish this year due to the recruitment, but actually, as Ray states above, we’re probably not a million miles away from getting some points on the board, but I do feel, at this moment in time, we are some distance away from being in a position to challenge for promotion but I have been wrong before and will be again i’m sure. We can see where the problems lie (no goals, no width, poor supply to strikers) but I think Duffy could address some of this, and who knows, continual work with the players on the training ground to get more opportunities for our creative players to get on the ball, opportunity for a loan signing (???) and maybe our short comings can be addressed, whatever the answer might be, KR deserves the time to get us out of the situation imho. How long that time should be, for me depends on what answers he is giving behind the scenes, not on SATV camera, but I do believe it’s only right to give him a wee bit longer.
  2. 2 points
    My halcyon days are the Brogan years dovetailing into the Drinkell era. Perhaps it would be better described as the Mark McGeown decade. A solid ten years of excitement and memories I shared alongside my late Grandpa. Maybe the game has changed so much we'll never see a return to these glorious times at Forthbank. I really hope we do. Living in Cheshire these days, I live for the SATV highlights. Seeing the Binos in the flesh is a rarity these days for me; so when I do I want to see the players chasing every ball and trying to carve out a win. It's why I was so gutted at the performance I saw against Queen's Park - there just seemed to be a lack of hunger together with what I perceived as a lack on urgency in the dugout. Mon the Binos! Let's hope this season turns around.
  3. 2 points
    It's a bit fucking rich for you to say that when you're the biggest fanboy of each new manager only to turn on them after a bad run of games.
  4. 2 points
    Looks like, that when we go a goal behind, we're not capable of fighting for an equaliser, never mind a winner. I'm beginning to think that this bunch of players that KR signed early in the transfer window. were punted by their former teams as they were no bloody use to them, hence their availability so early. If we can't have a "team" of players representing Stirling Albion, who are not trying or not good enough, then they don't deserve us, as loyal supporters for many years, following them around the country, spending lots of money to see them fail week in, week out. I know it's early in the league season but I haven't seen anything that makes me think they are capable of turning the poor form, around. KR. has to get them playing for the sake of the club and the supporters. Players coaches and managers can easily bugger off, at the end of the season, and find somewhere else to extend their careers, but if we finish up bottom of the league, with possible demotion to the Lowland League, its the loyal fans that will suffer, while they can get Stirling Albion out of their system somewhere else. Earlier this season the forum had a poll for our finishing position, in the league, and I put 8th. Boy, if we do finish 8th, I'd be very relieved. I know that in recent seasons we've been concerned about finishing bottom, and around this time last season KR. came to our rescue and dug us out of a similar position, well Kevin now is the time to prove "your magic" last season wasn't a fluke, and you can do it again.
  5. 2 points
    Sore one to take today. First half was full of incident with Edinburgh hitting the woodwork 3 times and spurning a few chances. Henderson was especially profligate. But we hung in there and grew into the game, hitting the bar and having a thumping header ruled out for offside. It didn't look offside to me. The conditions were terrible with a strong wind and a bouncy pitch making the ball difficult to control. Lost count of the number of times a simple pass skidded away out of play. But it was the same fir both teams and in the second half when the wind got stronger and changed direction Edinburgh adapted better. Our cause was not helped by McLean going off injured at half time. Looked like he overstretched trying to get to a ball that bounced away off what passes for a pitch at ainslie park. KR sent on Wilson and moved nicholl to makeshift centre half replacing mclean who had looked ok in that role up to his injury. The loss of nicholl from midfield meant that Edinburgh gained control with Harris (number 33) looking especially dangerous. He got behind the full backs umpteen times. After we lost control in the middle we resorted to lumping it up the park. The wind and the hard pitch did the rest. We could easily have nicked a point but a bit of bad luck especially with the enforced change meant another 1-0 defeat. Positives - we played some nice stuff in the first half when Nicholls presence allowed Danny jardine to run riot. Sadly it was to be short lived Negatives - we never looked like scoring once the goal went in and I don't know why we insisted on the long ball in the latter stages in those conditions. Narrow defeats can be turned around so let's hope the strikers can come into a bit of form soon.
  6. 1 point
    Can understand that Robert, would tend to agree with you.
  7. 1 point
    Or it could be Landry Zahana-Oni.
  8. 1 point
    I don't feel a set number of games like that works. It depends on whether the standard picks up as you go or not. It depends if results start to come or not. For the sake of argument, imagine being on 0 points after 6 games and seeing no sign of improvement. Would you think the board were being reasonable to insist on 3 more matches, or out of their minds? I hope It doesn't have to come to another sacking. Maybe it will, maybe it won't, but I don't see our board going for 9 games regardless of results or performance. They don't have a death wish.
  9. 1 point
    I've already said faith is the most devalued currency at Forthbank. I'm not making demands the manager go after three league games, when I know he won't be sacked at this point. I won't apologize for doubting him if he wins on Saturday, I've got reason to. I don't expect anybody who hasn't had doubts to apologize if he can't sort it out either. People have views which turn out to be right or wrong. They don't need to volunteer for sackcloth and ashes when they're wrong.
  10. 1 point
    After 3 games in, clearly results have not gone the way we wanted, so does that mean we sack the manager and go thru all the process again in finding someone else. ? Lets give the team time to gel and after 9 games if the team is still at the bottom and it looks like we are going to remain their, then is the time to act not now after just 3 games. We cant just keep binning managers and hoping that the next one thru the doors at Forthbank is going to be the one to lead us to Paradise. Our Board`s record on managerial appointments has not been to great in the past and who is to say they wont muck it up again. Lets give him time to turn things around even if we do lose on Saturday.
  11. 1 point
    Where did you find this? Or is this more more factually incorrect, totally made nonsense that you have posted, just for the hell of it?
  12. 1 point
    And it was away from home 😂
  13. 1 point
    Can’t help but think the same Offside, hope for the sake of their genuine fans that this is not the case, because these things tend to end in tears. A big weekend for KR and the lads as, for obvious reasons, the vultures are circling, another poor display I suspect a section of our support will tell him exactly what they think, a heavy defeat and I fear there might be no way back for him. On a personal level, i’ll continue to support him for a while longer, but we need to start seeing progress. Cove have impressed since coming up, unlike their predecessors Edinburgh City, they’ve hit the ground running and gotten points on the board early doors and have upped the ante with signing Fraser Fyvie and if rumours of Willo Flood signing are true, then it will push it up even further. Despite only managing to make the Queens Park game thus far, it’s easy to see where our difficulties lie. The signing of Daryl Duffy is a positive one, however if he can’t get on the ball in and around the box, he’s not going to score goals. Big weekend, I wouldn’t put money on us just now, but you live in hope that the corner can be turned really soon.
  14. 1 point
    Also agree, but there needs to be a return in points for that time and sooner rather than later.
  15. 1 point
    Corporal Jones, give it a rest. You had crowned him the messiah a few weeks back now he’s after three league games he’s a very naughty boy. Life is not binary and he will get more time than three league games into the season. We were relatively ok until they scored, albeit that they hit the woodwork a few times, and the pattern of Heids go Doon as soon as we go behind repeated itself. Our defence is not a shambles but the three goals we have conceded in three games have not been to unstoppable. Midfield is not right yet but my personal opinion is that the right playing system to get the best out of the current crop of players has not been discovered but we will get there. Up front Duffy is an improvement. We need someone along side him to finish chances. Is that Peters, Mackin or A.N.Other? I would be surprised if Hawke is that man though. He looks like he has much to learn. This team hasn’t gelled instantly and time must be given time to show what they can do. Calling for the manager’s head at this stage is bonkers. If we get a right Royal pumping off Cove instead of a 0-1 defeat though ........
  16. 1 point
    Wanting a manager sacked after 2-3 league games is nonsense. It’s still August and there are 33 league games and 99 points to play for. Rutkiewicz hasn’t even been at the club for a year. Luck plays a massive part in football and 1-0 defeats could easily be 0-0, 1-1 or 1-0 the other way. If the team were losing 3, 4 or 5-0 every week then I’d be more concerned. Until that happens or the team start to get cut adrift from the rest, they need to crack on and suck up the criticism they are getting. Don’t get me wrong, I think this squad is really poor, but that will be a reflection of the wages that these players will be getting paid. What the players will be getting paid will be a reflection of the managers budget. P.S., Pete, you likened KR to a young Alex Ferguson, you said Dave Mackay was going to be the next St. Johnstone manager and you claimed to have personally recommended Stuart McLaren to the board. So maybe you should sit the next few play out.
  17. 1 point
    If he gets to 0 out of the first 15 points, giving him the chance to make it 0 out of 18 isn't something I'd support. Everyone will have their own limit on when to say enough's enough. That's mine.
  18. 1 point
    Yep, I sure have and I'm about to do it again. So Colin and Stuart should step up to the plate? They have not only already done that, they have stepped up and bounced up and down on it with commitment and effort to give the manager everything he needs. What they can't do is stop players getting injured or suspended, or stop the manager from shooting himself in the foot with some of his own decisions. Eg. Hooking Peters for Hawke at half time. How that made sense to him I cannot fathom, but it sure wasn't a board decision. Neither is it a board decision to put giving players play time, before concentrating on getting results. In terms of league results, the opening 3 games have been a bloody disaster for getting points. There's no exonerating KR for that, because it's his job to make the right decisions and some of his decisions have been to say the least questionable. He won't be sacked after three games. He probably will be after not many more, if he doesn't start picking up points. He can start by making it crystal clear that just hoofing the ball route one is not acceptable. It's his job to motivate his players, not Colin Rowley's or Stuart Brown's. I suggest he gets on with that and you stop wanting to bring the whole house down because he hasn't been doing it mate. I want points and a performance against Cove. No excuses. If I don't get it then I'll be looking for the board to lose patience soon after. My own patience is running out fast.
  19. 1 point
    Yep. KR. keeps giving us the same old excuses that McDonald, McClaren and latterly MacKay gave us. I've had enough of these excuses. If they came out with "This group of players are not what I hoped from, and I've made a big mistake", then probably I would respect that.
  20. 1 point
    Post match interview is like Groundhog Day. Please stop saying ‘not much in it’ when there was! Only variation is now squad ‘is down to bare bones’. The squad is huge! If you can’t keep players fit then you need to look at training techniques, the physio, and the Forthbank Astro. Also when Pete compares us to Alloa and Arbroath, the size of the crowd doesn’t dictate the success of a club. If it were true then the old firm would be big teams on the world stage. The success of the club requires a good internal structure from board down. We simply don’t have the business model to go beyond this league.
  21. 1 point
    Was at the game felt we started brightly and looked to be doing okay but we seemed to lose it in a spell and were very lucky not to go down 3-0 at one stage, they managed to hit the post twice and the bar once before we recovered and were a bit unfortunate to have a goal chalked off for offside. Didn't look offside to me but will have to see the highlights before making final decision on whether the linesman got it right. We also had one come off the bar as well. Second half and a couple of minutes into it we were 1-0 down. City controlled the game and I can only recall one half chance to us which their keeper saved no bother. Lack of fight and the ability to create anything in the 2nd half worried me. On form like this unless we can buck up our ideas then it looks like the only playoffs we will be fighting this year is the 10th spot playoff game with the winners from the Highland/Lowland League. Next week it will not get any better as we face Leaders Cove Rangers at home and on that sort of performance today the points will be going up the road to Aberdeen. Just hope KR can turn things around quickly and if he doesn't can see the pressure on the Board to get rid of him grow. Worrying times at Forthbank.
  22. 1 point
    It's a terrible start but's still only 3 league games into the season. Remember the season Moore's team got 3 points from the first 10 or so games, then went on a great run to get us close to promotion? No idea if something like that will happen, but to write off the team after 3 league games is just silly.
  23. 1 point
    Officially the weekend has started, it’s not really the weekend until I read Pete posting this. Lets party everyone 🙌🏻
  24. 1 point
    going by the posts tonight so far . brutal take on the game this is kevins team , so im afraid p45 is for me the only option , majority of opinion is we cant leave making a change much longer. its never to early to make changes when its prudent to do so . our season three games in is allready at the point off being written off . 7 points off the top no goals 2 shots on target in 3 games for me enough is enough
  25. 1 point
    taxi for kr and il personally pay for it myself . if anyone comes on this forum tonight to defend whats going on at the club . right now your all living in denial . this is a complete and utter shambolic car crash off a football club. who dont deserve to have the fans support it like they do if the manager had any dignity . hed walk before he was shoved , hes out off his depth like the captain off the titanic . hes making dave mackay look good. no forget that greig mcdonald. can we not just once get a manager who is actually competant to do a job properly id be advertising the position tomorrow and have someone in place before cove make hay next week
  26. 1 point
    Just watched the highlights and that looked more like it from our point of view. Thought we Defended like our lives depended on it, and at the other end it looked like Josh Peters had the kind of performance that made him a standout at Forfar rather than unnoticeable at Queens Park. Well done to the team, let’s build on it!
  27. 1 point
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