Berwick have only been saved by our sheer incompetence or they'd be doomed. Most of their fans realise this, especially judging by the reactions of their support yesterday as the teams and management went off at half time. A lot of heated exchanges between them and their manager.
Post by charlestheoptimist on Mar 3, 2019 11:30:36 GMT
Well the fixed odds coupon was busted in the last 5 minutes ! It would be a fair bet to state that any Rovers team in the past 100 years at Cliftonhill would have taken 6 or 7 off Berwick yesterday , but not the vintage 2019 squad. We had plenty of spirit but severe lacking in composure and being streetwise to see out a game. We are not being hammered 6 or 7 nil like the poundings East Stirling were taken towards their end , but spirit and hard work is not enough to tackle what we will be facing at the end of May ( not the PM by the way !). I can only start to sing -' Promised you a miracle 'may be heard quite often in the coming weeks.
Not bevvy talk at all Jimbo. Just sick fed up of all this total negativity. Surely we should all be getting behind the guys. We know we're facing a 2 game play-off and now is the time to get behind the guys!
Charles, looked into this (yes I know I`m a bit of a saddo)
At no time did ESFC lose by 6 or 7 as you stated in fact they were much more competitive than ARFC. Like Rovers, their biggest loss was 5 goals conceded on two occasions.
Considering the BOD's mantra about the Supporters's Trust and Community Trust being the club's future, the most damning statistic is the fact that ESFC had average home gates from Jan 2016 of 325, against the ARFC average figure of about 200, or possibly less, so far in 2019. That is despite ESFC playing home fixtures at Stenny's Ochilview Stadium. A disgraceful indictment of Coatbridge in general and Rovers support in particular.
The current figures for ARFC are for the 27 games played i.e. 3/4ths of the league fixtures. On that basis I have projected the last quarter in brackets, allowing for a bit of poetic licence re an extra home win.
No matter which way you look at it , doesn't make good reading.
Post by charlestheoptimist on Mar 4, 2019 20:14:32 GMT
I was looking at an accumulation of years from 2011 towards the end of their league life in 2015. When they were consistently either bottom or in bottom three and had some really horrendous defeats , 9.1 against Stirling , 7-1 v Clyde , 6-0 v Peterhead , 6-0 v Stranraer spring to mind. We are not expereincing these type of defeats. But their last year was more rewarding. I do not believe that in the modern era since 1975 reorganisation of the leagues ( Forfar in 1974/75 had a low record of 9 points under 2 points for win era in the old Second Division) has any team gone below 10 points in the bottom league - lets not have that record.