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Jamie McDonald signs on two year deal
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary Parker wrote:
badpress139 wrote:
I think MacDonald will be our number 1, with thomson going out on loan to get games and Mcgurn being on the bench.


Robbie Thomson signed a 1 year deal, there is no way he's spending that time out on loan from the club, it makes no sense from out point of view. I think he and MacDonald will challenge it out for the number 1 spot with McGurn more of a coaching capacity


This 100%. Who's to say which of them will be #1, or for how long? Competition for places in the team is the main key here.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Would expect Mac to be #1 with Thomo #2 but encouraged to push him all the way.


This is the key. We really have two keepers, an emergency keeper (McGurn) and a modern apprentice (Bow). My question here would be what is Bows level of experience. As a modern apprentice, we expect him to be learning behind the scenes rather than starting, so is he anywhere near usable as an emergency keeper yet?

On the bonus front, in the right circumstance, with Thomson signed, he is available to move to another team as a middle of the road, proven League One level keeper if someone comes asking and he hasnt impressed JMcG. We now have a proven Championship keeper (who has seldom had injury woes) and some (thin) cover behind for a short season.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another year for Jamie Mac. Great news https://www.raithrovers.net/49784/jamie-macdonald-extends-deal.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good keeper. With Thompson backing up think we are in good shape for the n.o 1 jersey.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guy is an absolute rock! So glad we signed him, he certainly broke his former employers hearts at Rugby Park yesterday. In a great team performance he was my MotM.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/59093128

Came across this video interview on BBC website.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WillieKirk wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/59093128

Came across this video interview on BBC website.


Good interview and imo certainly 1 of the best I have seen in a rovers shirt.
Up there with bobby Reid and Mc dermot.
In fairness, we have had a few lemons BUT we have had our share of some real good ones to.
Thomson wiznae bad either.
I love the fact that he is two footed, calm under pressure, Marshalls the defence and is particularly reliable.
His age is to his advantage, his experience is invaluable to this young team.

Hard to gauge how many points he is worth throughout the season, but it would be well into double figures methinks.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly kept us in it yesterday, would have lost by at least 3 or 4 but for his saves.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WillieKirk wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/59093128

Came across this video interview on BBC website.

Thanks for this Willie.

As said above, he is indeed a great keeper and we are VERY lucky to have him.

The video, although too short, was a great insight into this often misunderstood team position. This could be a wee project Raith TV might consider? A long interview with some archive action shots of Jamie in action. This might help some of the fans better understand his match day tasks, whilst educating some of the younger kids who aspire to be Goalkeepers.

Thanks again Willie for posting the video.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2023 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamie showed yesterday that he's not only a fantastic goalkeeper, but an absolute gem of a guy.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to hospitality yesterday and the grandson / nephew of the match sponsor has recently done a headshave in support of his young pal who has been undergoing treatment for cancer (and was rightly publicised in the club's social media over the last few days).
When Jamie realised it was the young lad who had done the headshave, he immediately went back to the dressing room and returned with his match worn gloves, signed for the young lad, telling him what a great thing he was doing to support his pal.
As you can imagine the young lad was well chuffed at Jamie's gesture and it shows just how important footballers who show these little touches of class, off the park as well as on it, can be.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2023 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Specky Ginger wrote:
Jamie showed yesterday that he's not only a fantastic goalkeeper, but an absolute gem of a guy.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to hospitality yesterday and the grandson / nephew of the match sponsor has recently done a headshave in support of his young pal who has been undergoing treatment for cancer (and was rightly publicised in the club's social media over the last few days).
When Jamie realised it was the young lad who had done the headshave, he immediately went back to the dressing room and returned with his match worn gloves for the young lad, telling him what a great thing he was doing to support his pal.
As you can imagine the young lad was well chuffed at Jamie's gesture and it shows just how important footballers who show these little touches of class, off the park as well as on it, can be.


Had a first thought it was about to be a story of JMac having the lad shave HIS head in support…then I realized the flaw in my imagination.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2023 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done Jamma.
I didn't see that but I did see Ross Matthews having a good chat with a young guy who I took to be the lad in question.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2023 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Class act on and off the pitch. Just absolutely wonderful to hear stories like this.
I thought at first that the thread title was letting me know that he'd signed on for another two years!🤭
Ach! You never know. It might yet come to pass.🤞😊
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2023 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Franco wrote:
Well done Jamma.
I didn't see that but I did see Ross Matthews having a good chat with a young guy who I took to be the lad in question.


It was the same young lad as Ross Matthews was sitting just along from the sponsors.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2023 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, SG, that is the same lad.
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