Rave On! Monthly Round Up – September 2015

Thought we would leave the September review until the international break weekend, just to fill in our weekend off with something Bino related.

In all September seen a small change in fortunes for the Binos when we got our first win of the season at Ochilview where Sandy Cunningham, Steven Doris and Ross McMillan scored to beat East Stirlingshire 3 v 2. We carried our winning form on as we welcomed Montrose to Forthbank and managed to keep a clean sheet and come out winners against the Gable Endies in a game that could have easily ended in a draw after Ross McMillian gave away a penalty early in the second half but Chris Smith managed to block the penalty kick from ex bino Ross McCord.

In what looked like a turn around in our fortunes and the kick start to our season we headed off to Arbroath for a smokie but by the end of the game it was the Binos who were smoked as we lost 2 v 0 even though for spells were looking the better side, with Arbroath winning that levelled them on points with us as we went into our home game against Queens Park.

Before we took on the Spiders, Stuart McLaren and Stuart Brown took some time out of the match day preparations to host a meet the manager and chairman event, the event was well attended but in all it covered most of the things both of them have addressed in recent weeks, there were no real revelations from the event, the only one concerning point was Stuart McLaren denying their is a discipline issue within the club but in the game against Queens Park there were some clear issues of players taking risks to the point of requiring substitution before they would have been sent off, however there is no discipline issue at Forthbank.

The Queens Park game was yet another game where we looked the better team throughout and only reason we lost we just don’t seem to have the ability to convert our useful possession into decent attacks we seem to be to happy at passing the ball around the midfield like its a hot potato at times.

In all September has been a quiet month for the Binos, no real progress with the team and many people questioning if Stuart McLaren is the man for the job, in all as we said before the start of the season we expected to see some sort of improvement across the board all we have seen is better passing and possession no improvement in results, yes we got two wins this season however at this time it looks like we are in for another long drawn out campaign. Should McLaren remain as manager? On what we have seen so far I honestly think he should leave, but then we are thrown back to being managerless and who exactly would want to come to manage the Binos? Ex-bino boss Allan Moore is currently available but would he really want to return to the club? I think not as most of his success was bought, yes he is a good manager but for what we need now I’m not entirely convinced Moore is the option we should take.