Having had broken fingers and toes I know that 6 weeks is the schedule of repair for those areas so if he gets back that may be a bonus (to some fans anyway). Dingle reported to have had food poisoning so nothing long term there.
Speaking of sickness and getting back to the thread there were a number of players sick on the boat on Saturday (it was very choppy half way across actually) and I do not concur with some of the game reports on here. What I saw was Fife playing a road game for 2 periods and unlucky to be 3/2 down going into the 3rd, some very soft calls by the referee lead to PP goals and the last counter very much appeared to be kicked in when watching the replay on the TV monitors. The score line flattered Giants in my opinion as they gained the advantage of a tiring Flyers squad missing 3 Import forwards in the latter stages of the game.
One thing that I cannot understand is how many local people that think Flyers are doing great because they are just a small town team........well there are a few other teams with a fan base similar that think more positively and have watched their team WIN Championships & Cups in the EIHL, it's time those Fife fans realised that Fife are a club that are as big as they come in Britain and at the moment are under-achieving, the club must remain in the EIHL or it is time the current owners moved over, there will be ambitious people looking on that would take on the club IF the stumbling block of ice time was sensibly resolved I'm sure.
Maybe Chick and other ex players should stick their hand in their pocket and buy a ticket?
Its not as if they played for free.
What would their pay be compared to hours worked / travelled, lost time with their families, spent time in dentists / hospitals etc etc, I don't think it would be too much to ask or expect a free ticket because most people involved with a sport for that length of time tend to keep away anyway as it is not great to spectate at a sport you have participated in and given the best years of your life for.
I put almost 40 years into motorsport locally and had to pay to watch when not racing DURING all of those seasons not just after retirement so Chicks predicament is not confined to Ice Hockey. I think i feel the same as a lot of others on this forum.........FRUSTRATION. I also find it incomprehensible that the fix for this club is so obvious it's untrue but unfortunately i cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel until the MA BAA scenario changes.
I think you must have missed several interviews where Todd has hung players out to dry, content to blame everything and everyone except himself for 6 years of mediocrity. We have seen the same scenario over those 6 seasons, it must rank along side a movie buff that has watched SLAPSHOT till the colour wore off the film ....... I have actually referred to The Flyers as our very own version of the afore said film such are the similarities. There are rumours flying around that Flyers will exit the EIHL which may have some substance as we all know in which direction the owner would prefer to tread, my opinion differs as without doubt that is not the way a club with the tradition it commands should venture.
What really needs to happen is...... take the pressure off the owner and appoint a General Manager that has full control of the club, make that person totally responsible for the success and future whilst ensuring that The Coach is fully aware the GM will be pushing him very strongly for results regularly to take the team to the sharp end of the league and keeping them there, that must be the ambition for Fife Flyers. We must also totally re-vamp the match night experience, it is a complete shambles at the moment and has been for a long while, there is so much dead wood within the club structure that needs discarded to move the club forward because people are voting with their feet and marching in the wrong direction.
Personally I think Dolan instead of Scoon and Wilson with Turon replaced by a Pitton / Siddal type player months ago would have made a huge difference for not a lot of expense but NO GREEN LIGHT or TRIGGER PULLED.
What if Fife burst the coupon and win in Cardiff on March 19th will you still think the same way, maybe Flyers will win in Belfast on 25th Feb before then though.............funny thing hockey results nowadays.