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CoachBombay



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:14 pm    Post subject: Hamilton Reply with quote

Hamilton seem to be on that slippery slope we were on in 2005. Directors wanting out, wanting their investments back and the stadium in their hippers as a contingency.

I’ve not done a calculation but at a glance their home attendances seem to average just over 1000. This, with some players still on SPL wages must be getting them into more bother.

It would be a shame to see him go under, their fans need a “reclaim the Rovers” type campaign it would seem. You wonder if the likes of McDonald that left us to go there knew this before going or we’re just offered a job closer to home with a wee raise factored in. We might see their some of their higher earners being let go for free in January but then they might not want the wage cut.

Anyway, think we can count ourselves lucky with our current BoD. Long may it continue.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin McGowan,remember him?in sole control of the club after owner McDonald transferred his controlling interest to him
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The carpet fitter.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye that’s the one. Seems like a carbon copy of he situation we were in before he started threatening selling the ground for property development.

Looking for foreign investment now which I just can’t see. Not as if they’re a sleeping giant. They’ve been pinching way above their weight for years and on crowd alone, are probably a lower championship/L1 side.

Don’t fancy their chances right now.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The late great Accies fan, Fergie, will be cursing and swearing in his grave at the state of his club. No sympathy for that carpetbagger McGowan but it's horrid for the players and fans
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wellyboot wrote:
The late great Accies fan, Fergie, will be cursing and swearing in his grave at the state of his club. No sympathy for that carpetbagger McGowan but it's horrid for the players and fans


Aye Fergie, that's a blast from the past. He was a belter.

I recall the time the carpet fitter stood in front of the South Stand with a mic to address the fans. Didnt go down well, disaster.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CoachBombay wrote:

Looking for foreign investment now


The return of Claude le fraud!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How on earth can the SFA allow McGowan and his ilk to control a football club is beyond belief
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tam wrote:
How on earth can the SFA allow McGowan and his ilk to control a football club is beyond belief


I'm thinking exactly the same thing.
Their 'fit and proper person' criteria is a sick joke.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have brutal dictators from the Middle East buying EPL clubs and they pass the fit and proper persons test when the only thing fit and proper is the size of their bank balance.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Castle wrote:
You have brutal dictators from the Middle East buying EPL clubs and they pass the fit and proper persons test when the only thing fit and proper is the size of their bank balance.


Unfortunately it's a money game now, owners, directors, TV companies, hedge funds, sponsors and players, nobody but the supporters really give a damn about the clubs anymore.
It's disgusting frankly, £500,000 a week for some to kick a ball around, how much good could communities do if they even got that a year?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It all started away back in 1963 when George Eastham, Jimmy Hill and other players at that time managed to get the maximum wage limit of £20 lifted and as the decades have passed so earnings have rocketed.
This of course has been added to greatly with Sky tv deals coming into the game in the mid 1990's.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

badpress139 wrote:
wellyboot wrote:
The late great Accies fan, Fergie, will be cursing and swearing in his grave at the state of his club. No sympathy for that carpetbagger McGowan but it's horrid for the players and fans

I recall the time the carpet fitter stood in front of the South Stand with a mic to address the fans. Didnt go down well, disaster.


Maybe a silly question but why was he called the carpet fitter??
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Believe he had his own Carpet/fitting business
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vinnie wrote:
Believe he had his own Carpet/fitting business


Ok thanks
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