Personally I find it odd that you need security as it is. We've never had security at Altrincham over the years.
I think the FIA does need sorting out. It was only a matter of time before this happened. Why is there no protection for the away bench and what on earth is the logic behind sitting home fans behind the away bench given how close they are and the zero protection?
There has been a security presence or stewarding at Kirkcaldy in the 33 years that I have been watching Flyers. The current security is supposed to be a professional organisation, but don't do a very good job in my opinion. There have been a handful of incidents in the last few seasons, mainly when our purple pals are visiting and the security staff are often slow to react. Maybe if attention was directed to the crowd rather than the game, potential flashpoints could be identified and dealt with. Didn't see last nights incident so can't comment on it. I don't see why travelling supporters should get the best seats in the house, but at Kirkcaldy something needs put in place to prevent incidents like last nights one happening again.
First period Dundee got stronger as the period went on and we chased shadows for the latter part. Well outplayed in the second. Stars passed the puck well, which we struggled to do most of the night. Third period was awful and overall Flyers stole a point which was welcome. Yet again too many players had an off night. Thought Moyer, Shaber and Thinel had decent games. That's two games that I have seen Cameron and he didn't impress in either, but maybe he needs time to settle in. Power play was woeful yet again, and the lack of ability to pass the puck out of our own end was frustrating to say the least. Can't understand why Wands and Mur sat out the third. They were far from the worst in defence. That's three weeks in a row that I haven't enjoyed my hockey. Not nice to watch.
Grateful for two points in one of the scrappiest games in a long time. Well outshot yet again and struggled to string two passes together for most of the night. Flyers' style of hockey is tough to watch and for long spells tonight we looked as if we might lose the game. Thought Owen, Thinel and Moyer were our best tonight. Wando didn't look out of place and I would have played him and left Touron sitting as the third period wound down. Having said all that I was pleased with a four point weekend even though tonight's entertainment was virtually zero.
Yet another shocking display from Flyers. We only competed for 20 minutes. It was too easy for Clan. Just not good enough. No real contenders for MOM. The Twitterers seem to just pick anyone although at least Scoony was happy to make contact with the opposition. Thought once again Sisca and Touron were woeful. I reckon the crowd next week will be our lowest of the season as even some of the diehards have had enough.
Good result over a poor Caps team. The Dingle, Fox, Brooks line destroyed them. Never a fan of Finnucci, but thought that was the best performance I have seen him having in a Flyers jersey. Flyers never really looked like losing.
Poor attendance and little or no atmosphere in the building tonight. A big difference from the Boxing Day battles with our pals from across the Forth in the past. Does anyone know why Schaber is missing, or have I just missed an update on the Flyers's PR machine?
No doubt the ref was incompetent on the night as he is on most nights. A poor SNL ref at best. Thought the video shows Paquet checking Hammond on the head but Hammond seemed to be going down prior to the hit.
Another dire display. Easily beaten by a pretty poor Clan team. No imagination from Flyers and nobody standing in front of a goalie who the puck bounced off for the first 40 minutes. Too easy for Clan and once again they intimidated Flyers with their physical game. Only Paquet and Isaacs had any real appetite for hitting back. The power play is absolutely woeful. Feels like we haven't had a PP goal since Russell Monteith stopped playing. Once again Wilson showed that he was out of his depth refereeing at this level. He appeared to let Matt Keith dictate Isaacs' major penalties and then initially signalled a roughing penalty against Cowick before being convinced by Flyers that it was actually a check to the head. Was disappointed that if there were collection buckets for CHAS, that they weren't any being brought around the arena. If this had been done then a good cause might well have made an extra few quid.
Things have gone more than rat since Stockers injury.
Am convinced Todds hands tied.(Money IS an object.)
Can see teams leaving EIHL soon and a new league along BNL lines happening in next couple of years. The import race is stupidity...and in this day and age when money is tough more and more teams will simply drop from this league. BTW how long has Tam Muir been throwing his money at this team and some keep baying for his blood. Would understand if there were any other likely to do the same but if there were I beleive we would have seen by now. Maybe time to start appreciating what we have acheived ? Would like to imagine what would happen and be said on this forum if Tam said , sod it Im sick of this trash, dragon den it and say ..."Im Out". I think a few would keich their breeks.
Was told by a workmate that flyers won't be in the elite league next year,Tam Muir not prepared to bankroll the team and looking at other options I.e. Lower league less imports.
Flyers have a voice at the league meetings supposedly and had the opportunity to object to the rise in imports, but don't remember Flyers making any objections to the ridiculous rise in import numbers. If Flyers want less imports in the Elite, then maybe the club should try to get support from the other lower budget teams in the league. Having said that, I have no desire to go back to the SNL, where the standard of hockey was poor more often than not. I would like to see a British league with a maximum of 8 imports, allowing development of local talent. We had that before though with the BNL and that unfortunately didn't last.