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59 minutes ago, LatapyBairn. said:

Pretty sure there are still shareholders willing to provide soft loans as has been done in previous seasons if absolutely needed, I’d obviously prefer the club to avoid this if we possibly can tho. It’s still debt that needs to be repaid, the BOD have been transparent about the planned over spend which was designed to maintain the playing budget, they have already stated there is a plan and targets in place to increase revenue thus closing the funding gap, we’ll find out if they are hitting those targets at the AGM I presume. Although not quite a dooms day scenario if we don’t go up this year next season things are going to get seriously difficult if we are to maintain current levels of spending. We made an operating loss off 700k last year which was obviously plugged via external investment, a potential 400k operating loss in this year is obviously an improvement but additional investment will still need to be brought in again to fund it. 

External investment ? Keen to know what funding was external ? Rawlings ?

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1 hour ago, Braes_Bairn said:

It’s now over a month since the last discussions about the website and very little has changed.

Yet again we still can’t get basics right:

- Airdrie result the last to be updated

- Dundee match not on fixtures

- Still no match reports

Why can’t we get the basics right as a club?

What exactly does our Chief Executive do to justify his role as he certainly isn’t ensuring high standards across everything the club does?

Check the club Twitter feed and you will find everything you need. 🤷‍♂️

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Amid all the gloom and doom on here a reminder that there are some positives. This is an excellent piece and the goals are even better  

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Brockvillenomore said:

Amid all the gloom and doom on here a reminder that there are some positives. This is an excellent piece and the goals are even better  

 

 

But the website still doesn’t have Dundee tomorrow on the fixture list 🤷‍♂️😂

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1 hour ago, LatapyBairn. said:

Pretty sure there are still shareholders willing to provide soft loans as has been done in previous seasons if absolutely needed, I’d obviously prefer the club to avoid this if we possibly can tho. It’s still debt that needs to be repaid, the BOD have been transparent about the planned over spend which was designed to maintain the playing budget, they have already stated there is a plan and targets in place to increase revenue thus closing the funding gap, we’ll find out if they are hitting those targets at the AGM I presume. Although not quite a dooms day scenario if we don’t go up this year next season things are going to get seriously difficult if we are to maintain current levels of spending. We made an operating loss off 700k last year which was obviously plugged via external investment, a potential 400k operating loss in this year is obviously an improvement but additional investment will still need to be brought in again to fund it. 

With no fixed assets (stadium) to borrow against apart from goodwill Falkirk Football Club is worthless.

Depending on the fans at the end of the day to address any financial difficulties considering the unfolding financial crisis where feeding, heating, and keeping a roof over yourself and your family rightly will be the priority. The viability of the club and many others is in question and I fear some will not see out the season.

Therefore for the future of the football club the business plan must be to buy the stadium and surrounding land even if its a 100-year mortgage. Because with that the future of the clubs 150th anniversary and its 200th and beyond will be secured.  

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16 minutes ago, Ecosse83 said:

But the website still doesn’t have Dundee tomorrow on the fixture list 🤷‍♂️😂

True. I get the concern but is it worth 2 or 3 pages?  

There are green shots of recovery and we all know it’s a rebuild.

What I didn’t notice on Saturday was our captain wearing a rainbow armband. Delighted to see that. 

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2 hours ago, LatapyBairn. said:

Pretty sure there are still shareholders willing to provide soft loans as has been done in previous seasons if absolutely needed, I’d obviously prefer the club to avoid this if we possibly can tho. It’s still debt that needs to be repaid, the BOD have been transparent about the planned over spend which was designed to maintain the playing budget, they have already stated there is a plan and targets in place to increase revenue thus closing the funding gap, we’ll find out if they are hitting those targets at the AGM I presume. Although not quite a dooms day scenario if we don’t go up this year next season things are going to get seriously difficult if we are to maintain current levels of spending. We made an operating loss off 700k last year which was obviously plugged via external investment, a potential 400k operating loss in this year is obviously an improvement but additional investment will still need to be brought in again to fund it. 

I think it would be a minor miracle if the final loss from last season was only 700k. 

Too areas important to the plans to plug the gap were as far as I'm aware some very tough targets on the revenue raising side and then the hope that the fss membership would increase significantly. We'll find out at the AGM how the first big is going but as far as I can gather there's been little shift on the fss numbers unfortunately. 

If we're looking for investment youve got two possible options really the patrons and I've no idea whether they are willing to stump up more. There are further shares for them to purchase still or going cap in hand back to the former msg guys which would be a right riddy considering the abuse they have received previously and the fact that this was supposed to be a fresh msg free start. Who knows.

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41 minutes ago, bejazz1 said:


An email from the guy who runs the bus. He sends out details to all members etc.

Could you also PM me the guys email address as I’m looking for 2 seats for the Dunfermline game from Grangemouth if that would be available for non members, cheers.

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