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#1116526 Falkirk v Morton 20/04/19

Posted by irnbru on Yesterday, 04:12 PM

Imagine poor Ray getting sacked at the end of the season. Shame.
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#1115921 ton v inverness

Posted by irnbru on 16 April 2019 - 09:42 AM

Well, essentially what Crawford is saying is that they didn't know what would happen with Dougie's share of GC? It transpires that it has been divided up between family who don't want much, if any, involvement with Morton and bank-rolling us. Absolutely fair enough and that's their prerogative, but it strikes me as poor planning/opening mouths too soon when it came to the 3 year plan.

I think that the truth lies somewhere in that Crawford isn't really interested in Morton - never has been as has been rumoured for years - but didn't want to come out in the immediate aftermath of his dad's passing and say that.

Likely caught up in the heat of the moment.

I think he probably knew but it seems to me what they didn't anticipate was Dougie dying weeks after stepping down and having to deal with it so soon.

That would explain the three year plan where they could take more of a gamble with investment being offset against GC since Dougie supported that approach while looking at how things would be managed longer term when the shares did change.

I guess you could argue that they should have considered the possibility of his death but we don't know what they've been told by doctors about his health, etc.
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#1115782 Fans Q&A

Posted by irnbru on 15 April 2019 - 10:38 AM

Is it really? One major trophy almost a century ago and no appearances in the top flight in the last 30 years - for a club that keeps claiming to have potential or be a "sleeping giant", that's a pretty unremarkable history. We're by far and away the worst full-time club in the country.

Of course there's potential. If someone were to take over the club they'd have a team with their own ground, a decent deal on training facilities, a full youth academy, a community programme that bigger clubs are looking to emulate and crucially no debt if Rae is as good as his word.

None of the above might be perfect but if someone comes in then there's definitely a lot to work with.
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#1115610 ton v alloa

Posted by irnbru on 12 April 2019 - 02:35 PM

More absolute bollocks. Why would an investor be attracted in the first place to a club that is known only for being an absolute shambles and is planning to go nowhere upwards in the near future? How likely are they to even notice the club's existence at all when it is soon trundling through the seaside leagues as part of your beloved sustainability agenda?

Legitimate investors in Scottish football clubs are not driven primarily by the bottom line but rather by i) personal sentiment and ii) the potential growth that a club clearly offers both on and off the park. And GMFC in its current guise has all the appeal of an abandoned theme park in a Scooby Doo cartoon.

Every business has a sustainability agenda or they don't have a business. It's as simple as that.

As you say, there's not going to be many people investing in Scottish football unless they have a personal interest or there's growth but the latter part is addressed by the fact they could have a club that has no debt and an infrastructure there they can improve on. Whatever the club is known for isn't the investors problem - its about what they can do with it with their own people and ideas.
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#1115607 ton v alloa

Posted by irnbru on 12 April 2019 - 12:48 PM

This is what i meant really. Its not us they need to sell it too.

If they can run at at break even that's all an investor will care about. They'd bring in their own people to run it so what's happened in the past is irrelevant.
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#1115332 ton v alloa

Posted by irnbru on 09 April 2019 - 09:29 PM

Yet again 3 of his 5 January signings don't get near a starting slot. Kiltie must be close to top scorer already.

McCrorie wasn't great either and could be getting replaced in the next game. Dallas just standing looking at the ball when it hobbled about the box was embarrassing too.

And next years big signing couldn't even get on....
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#1115072 ton v alloa

Posted by irnbru on 07 April 2019 - 07:39 PM

if your meaning me im not steve an I trust big jed he never said there was a conspiricy jist theres no new shareholders an folk can check easy if they want

Aye he meant you, Ernie.
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#1114356 ton v thistle

Posted by irnbru on 30 March 2019 - 04:59 PM

Not going back this season unless the manager is gone.
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#1113968 Kazakhstan v Scotland

Posted by irnbru on 23 March 2019 - 08:16 AM

That's common place for squads travelling across the continent, as far as I know teams have done it for years.

Don't see the problem with doing it but the guy making it out to be some amazing discovery while ranting like an excited school boy doesn't exactly fill me with confidence.
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#1112787 Johansson's Future

Posted by irnbru on 02 March 2019 - 07:28 PM

it doesnt matter if folk can undirstand does it

OK, Gordon.
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#1110200 January Transfer Window Thread

Posted by irnbru on 30 January 2019 - 07:33 PM

I would go -


Tumilty, Kilday/Waddell, Buchanan, Ireadale;

Millar, Dykes;

O'Connell, Tidser, Kiltie;


I'd go something along them lines too.

When you loom at it like that it gives us the likes of McHugh, McKeown, Oliver, McAlister, Gaston and Telfer as options. That's not a bad squad by any means.

I'd he can't get us playing well with them players and that competition for places then he's worse than he's seemed so far.
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#1109588 Jean Johannson

Posted by irnbru on 26 January 2019 - 05:15 PM

The whole point of Twitter is that tweets are public and everybody can communicate with anybody. Going on a private Facebook page and implying somebody's wife might be having an affair, however, is the behaviour of right wrong 'un.

Oor Gordy has always been a bit weird though.
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#1109509 Jean Johannson

Posted by irnbru on 26 January 2019 - 02:19 PM

Who is the guy she's pictured with all over her Facebook?

She looks a wee bit 'cosy' with him.

Stalking her on Facebook says more about you than her.
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#1109325 January Transfer Window Thread

Posted by irnbru on 24 January 2019 - 10:37 PM

To be fair all she said was he had made a signing and that the news of who it was would be released tomorrow.

The Sun obviously have heard the news too.

I think I saw something earlier in the week about McCrorie but can't remember where.

Aye, she's not said that much wrong. Might be a bit annoying but she's harmless and just getting behind her husband.
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#1108943 If not Johannsen, then who?

Posted by irnbru on 20 January 2019 - 11:43 AM

Absolutely correct Crawford Rae conned the fans out their cash with empty promises just sell up and do one the Rae's legacy is they have ruined the club.

He appointed McKinnon who everyone was behind, gave funds for a full squad then took a hit on season tickets to try boost the crowds. Hardly conning the fans out their money.

Edit to add - there was also quite a big investment in sports science stuff which McKinnon asked for so if the club really didn't want to improve why would they have backed him with that as well?
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