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 Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 15:46

Just been watching the highlights packages of the other games in the Championship. I thought the standout performance came from the Rovers who look to be a very good side. They absorbed a lot of early pressure before pushing aside Arbroath 3-0. They even had time to miss a penalty.

One player who stood out was their No.7, Dan Armstrong, who contributed a lot of their creative play and scored a cracking goal from some distance. I remember we had him on loan from Wolves a couple of seasons ago, but he didn.t get much of a chance to play.

The Wee Team look disciplined, well-drilled and strong. I think they will be there or thereabouts when the playoff places are decided.

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 16:47

I’d probably judge them over the next few games, certainly a great result for them but can only read so much into a home game against Arbroath.
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 17:38

They weren't too shabby against Hearts last week, big powerful striker!
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: CrossPar  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 19:03

They seem to be good at picking up players. Remember where we got Euan Murray & Nisbet from.
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: hudza  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 19:14

The surface helps them out, it’s torture for teams not used to it

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Superally  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 19:30

There not just a wee team, there are our feeder team 😏



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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 21:38

God old,fashioned ground.Had some good,and horrible experiences there.Probably the worst,when George farm was their manager, and put us out the Scottish cup,their winger that day was malcolm robertson,he slaughtered jim Thompson.We lost 2.0.

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 22:36

[God old,fashioned ground.Had some good,and horrible experiences there.Probably the worst,when George farm was their manager, and put us out the Scottish cup,their winger that day was malcolm robertson,he slaughtered jim Thompson.We lost 2.0.]



I agree twin par. Starks Park holds a lot of memories for me too, most of them happy.

I always got the sense that I was at the seaside when I went to matches in Kirkcaldy.

People used to joke about the smell of linoleum back in the sixties, but when you got off the bus, you were more likely to pick up a smell of seaweed. And seagulls seemed to be everywhere. At least those are my early impressions of seeing us play the Rovers.

The first time I saw the Pars play there was a New Year.s Day game in 1969. We won 3-0. We went back soon afterwards and knocked them out of the cup 2-0.

George Farm managed the Wee Team before and after he managed us. When was the game you were talking about, twin par?

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 22:44

Worst ever memory at San Starko was the six goal gubbing in 1983/4 ?

Closely followed by a certain 3 goal defeat in the Scottish cup.

Best memory was when Kenny Ward ran riot against them in a 4-2 win ? In 199?

Ha sorry for all the guesses for the years, my memory is not as good as it once was....

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 22:46

One of my favourite grounds to visit. Stadium has character and their fans, while being in our shadow for most of their history can brag about a cup success in their recent history unlike us and their is proper needle in our derby's, something lacking in even F*lkirk games for many years.
Looking forward to our games vs Raith this season and beyond, hopefully with fans back.

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 22:55

Won't be getting my knickers in a twist over them after 1 match against possibly the weakest team in the league.
They'll be at the bottom end of the table IMO.
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 22:59

Pretty sure the Kenny Ward game was 5-2.
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 23:14

It was 5-2.Here it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1NiTf4i1-I


I had Kenny Ward.s boots from that game. Unfortunately not sure where they went to.

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Mon 19 Oct 23:35

Hi oz.The game I'm taking about was probably about71,72.Alex Wright was the manager. Remember getting thrashed 6 .0 ,not long after,that lost him his job.

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Tue 20 Oct 01:19

Ref: OzPar
Mon 19 Oct 22:36

"The first time I saw the Pars play [at Starks park] was a New Year.s Day game in 1969. We won 3-0. We went back soon afterwards and knocked them out of the cup 2-0."

I think I remember that 2-0 game. Did Willie Callaghan score direct from a free kick about 35 yards out?

And that was before they invented footballs - they used tae have tae play wi a cannonball fae Mons Meg or a medicine ball if they were lucky, weighed aboot twaw stane. (Fourteen kilo bags o sugar tae you young anes. Honest!)



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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Tue 20 Oct 01:27

The new year.s day fixture at Stark.s Park was the first time my bro and I saw the Pars. My dad and all my relatives were Raith fans. But sitting in the stand in front of the railway watching the game we (my bro and I) became lifelong Dunfermline supporters. Many years later I drove my dad through from Glasgow to a Raith Dunfermline game. He wanted to go to the Raith end. I told him he would have to go there himself. So he came to our end. Sadly we were put to the sword and if I remember correctly Crawford and Brewster did most of the damage.



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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 24 Oct 20:26

The wee team off to a flyer. In fact we.re a pair of Fife Flyers.

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Par  
Date:   Sat 24 Oct 20:30

So have they any decent players that are eventually going to make the step up to us, as all their decent players tend too.

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: General Zod  
Date:   Sat 24 Oct 20:39

I’ve been working in Kirkcaldy for about 18 months now and I’m yet to meet a Rovers fan. The majority of the folk are absolute mutants who support English teams. A shame really as it’d be good to get a bit of banter going. I’d love to see both clubs in the top flight. Since Rovers relegation from the SPL that town has truly gone down the toilet. So much potential yet such a hovel.

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 24 Oct 21:05

Good start but against the 2 weakest teams on paper

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 24 Oct 21:12

Topic Originator: General Zod like | nolike
Date: Sat 24 Oct 20:39

I’ve been working in Kirkcaldy for about 18 months now and I’m yet to meet a Rovers fan. The majority of the folk are absolute mutants who support English teams. A shame really as it’d be good to get a bit of banter going. I’d love to see both clubs in the top flight. Since Rovers relegation from the SPL that town has truly gone down the toilet. So much potential yet such a hovel.



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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Sat 24 Oct 21:24

A strong Pars squad & a rejuvenated Rovers. Can only be good for the rivalry.

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: AJ27  
Date:   Sat 24 Oct 21:54

General Zod, what a complete pile of sh*t - I lived in Kirkcaldy for years and still work there off and on - lots of good people there and many who I know are fervent supporters of the wee team - no denying the High Street is in decline but that’s the case in most towns now - good to see them starting well, it’ll make it feel even better when we beat them - and then take their best players off them.

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 24 Oct 22:36

This ^^^^^

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Gadgie59  
Date:   Sat 24 Oct 22:41

Good luck to Rovers.

Games with them qualify as a football-derby, unlike the basic grudge-match with Falkirk.

Would be more than happy to see them, East Fife and The Blue Brazil grow and improve.

While none of the Fife teams have the history we have, I do remember a Rover’s fan I worked beside had his PC’s desktop wallpaper with the scoreboard at Stark’s Park showing the score:

RAITH ROVERS 1
BAYERN MUNICH 0

Love it! :) :) :)


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It should be played beautifully.”
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 24 Oct 22:49

They beat Arbroath 3-0, who lost narrowly to Hearts last night.




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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sat 24 Oct 23:42

Let them and other teams worry about the Pars 😂😂
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Sat 24 Oct 23:57

The guy who was with us briefly - Dan Armstrong runs the show for them apparently.
Probably have a bit of an advantage over teams as they are used to playing in front of hardly any fans.

Awight Pat!
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 25 Oct 07:23

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Gadgie59, Sat 24 Oct 22:41

Good luck to Rovers.

Games with them qualify as a football-derby, unlike the basic grudge-match with Falkirk.

Would be more than happy to see them, East Fife and The Blue Brazil grow and improve.

While none of the Fife teams have the history we have, I do remember a Rover’s fan I worked beside had his PC’s desktop wallpaper with the scoreboard at Stark’s Park showing the score:

RAITH ROVERS 1
BAYERN MUNICH 0

Love it! :) :) :)


Hate to be pedantic, Gadgie, but the game in question was a half-time score from the 2nd leg tie, played in Munich. Rivers elected to play the first leg at Easter Road (presumably to accommodate a large crowd) and they lost that 0-2.

They eventually lost the 2nd leg too, but yea, that Bayern 0, Raith Rovers 1, scoreline from the Allianz Arena is the stuff of legends. 🙂



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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Sun 25 Oct 07:55

I guess if we're getting extra pedantic, it was the Olympic Stadium...

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 25 Oct 08:13

Kirkcaldy is a nice enough place. Folks don't support the wee team there though. Too many plastic weegies and ice hockey fans.
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Sun 25 Oct 08:28

Think the Wee Team should be watching out for us.
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Lambo1885  
Date:   Sun 25 Oct 09:41

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AJ27, Sat 24 Oct 21:54

General Zod, what a complete pile of sh*t - I lived in Kirkcaldy for years and still work there off and on - lots of good people there and many who I know are fervent supporters of the wee team - no denying the High Street is in decline but that’s the case in most towns now - good to see them starting well, it’ll make it feel even better when we beat them - and then take their best players off them.


This
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 25 Oct 11:21

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DA-go Par Adonis, Sun 25 Oct 07:55

I guess if we're getting extra pedantic, it was the Olympic Stadium...


🤣😃🤣 Jeez, was it that long ago? The Allianz Arena has been around for yunks.

Just checked that - Bayern played there for the first time in 2005/6. Not that long really. The wee team's moment in the sun came some 10 years earlier.



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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Sun 25 Oct 17:30

Only team in this league I see us struggling against is Hearts. We’re more than a match for the teams that were predicted by the bookies to be above us by the end of the season.

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Gadgie59  
Date:   Sun 25 Oct 17:46

Thanks for the update/clarification on the Rovers/Bayern game folks (GG Riva/DA-go Par Adonis) .... was posting from memory, and that’s never been a completely reliable source :)


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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Tue 10 Nov 07:32

Having just watched the highlights of their 5-0 demolition of Morton, I am really looking forward to seeing how the Pars match up against them. They have a well-drilled and well-organised side and I think they will give us a hell of a game when we play them.

They actually play a lot like us.

That lad Armstrong is a terrific playmaker, he is involved in everything and is the Wee Team`s Dom Thomas. They have a couple of big defenders capable of scoring, a good midfield and when they attack, they flood the final third with players. Very impressive and attractive to watch.

I am pleased to see the Wee Team back in our league again with such a strong and competitive side.

Just hope we can beat them...

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Tue 10 Nov 07:46

Looking at a comment further up , is Starks Park now a plastic pitch?

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Tue 10 Nov 08:20

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wetherby, Tue 10 Nov 07:46

Looking at a comment further up , is Starks Park now a plastic pitch?


Yes it is
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 10 Nov 08:44

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OzPar, Tue 10 Nov 07:32

Having just watched the highlights of their 5-0 demolition of Morton, I am really looking forward to seeing how the Pars match up against them. They have a well-drilled and well-organised side and I think they will give us a hell of a game when we play them.

They actually play a lot like us.

That lad Armstrong is a terrific playmaker, he is involved in everything and is the Wee Team`s Dom Thomas. They have a couple of big defenders capable of scoring, a good midfield and when they attack, they flood the final third with players. Very impressive and attractive to watch.

I am pleased to see the Wee Team back in our league again with such a strong and competitive side.

Just hope we can beat them...


It's a shame Armstrong didn't get much of an opportunity to shine during his short spell at EEP.



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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 10 Nov 09:52

They seem to have a few foreigners in their ranks as well as old stagers like Davidson and Benedictus and Jamie MacDonald in goal. They were already 2-0 up when Morton had McAlister sent off after only 37 minutes on Saturday.

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: dafc-chris1  
Date:   Tue 10 Nov 09:58

Dundee are the only team they have played that are considered promotion candidates so we will see how they look after facing Inverness,Ayr,Hearts and us and i suggest that they will be mid table
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Tue 10 Nov 10:45

I enjoy seeing them do well, but not as good as us obviously. It adds a bit of spice to the games. If Raith weren’t doing as well in our Premier promotion season there would have been no Martin Hardie moment with a full stadium.
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 10 Nov 13:31

Hearts beat them 3-1 at Tynecastle in the League Cup and they are playing ICT at home tonight in the same competition. It`ll be interesting to see how that one goes.

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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: AlterPar  
Date:   Tue 10 Nov 14:38

3-1 with 2 penalties. Think Raith will do well this season.
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Kdy Par  
Date:   Tue 10 Nov 14:47

Against Hearts reserves. Sure they made 10 changes for the first league game.
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Tue 10 Nov 15:50

Any games on tv
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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Tue 10 Nov 16:26

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Rigger Al, Tue 10 Nov 15:50

Any games on tv


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 Re: Watch out for the Wee Team
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Tue 10 Nov 16:47

Does anyone know, do Raith have a synthetic pitch. When watching last week`s highlights against Morton I thought their pitch looked plastic. Oops I see that question was answered higher up the thread. Bit of a pity, my great grandfather will be turning in his grave.



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