Saturday, February 17, 2007

Pars Sign But Can't Score

Well done to Scott Wilson and Greg Shields for committing to Dunfermline.

The beleaguered East End Park fans need something to shout about at the moment – unlikely Scottish Cup run aside.

But, although Stephen Kenny still believes, the chances of the Pars pulling of a great escape look increasingly unlikely. When does a drought become a famine? Nine league matches without a goal would seem to qualify. Over 900 minutes without a goal? That’s more than just off form strikers. Is there a curse?

The lack of goals, more even than the points gap, leads me to think the bookies can shut the relegation book now. But Wilson and Shields have given some cause for optimism.

Whichever way the board choose to treat the contracts – solid foundation for a promotion charge or cash boost to build a new team – Dunfermline should hold some advantage over their rivals in the First Division.

Stephen’s Sensational Season

If Dunfermline are relegated and hold their luck in the Scottish Cup it will have been a remarkable year for Stephen Kenny:

Derry’s first European adventure in 40 years: including wins over IFK Goteburg and Gretna (who may replace Dunfermline in the SPL) and a goalless draw with Paris St Germain.

Second in the Irish league on goal difference.

FAI Cup winner.

Relegated from the SPL?

Scottish Cup?

The man is in danger of becoming a pub quiz question!

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