Scottish Match Of The Week: Raith Rovers 2-0 Dunfermline Athletic


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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5 Responses

  1. Euan Caithness says:

    Excellent article, almost spot on except of course the Rovers are very much the big team!

  2. B says:

    Why does everyone dislike/hate Falkirk?

  3. ejh says:

    Friend of mine was supporting Partick at Cappielow on Saturday and reports the following exchange, five minutes from the end:

    “Dad, how long does this go on for?”

    “All your life, son.”

  4. Gavin says:

    B – I guess people have their own reasons and I’m not entirely sure why they and Dunfermline have such a keen rivalry. But they made themselves generally unpopular during the 90s, particularly over the issues with ground criteria mentioned above. They were one of the second tier clubs who didn’t or weren’t able to meet the rules, then whinged to high heaven when they were denied promotion.

    There’s a bit more to it than that but that was the general gist. I’ve actually melowed a bit lately and almost come to quite like them now that those issues are in the past – but then we haven’t played them for a few years so I’m sure it’ll all come flooding back when we do so in a few weeks time.

  5. Brian M says:

    Excellent summation of the match will book mark this site in future, The history lesson could not be more correct, the old stand was funded by the transfer of Alex James to Preston in the twenties.

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