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About Jordo1872

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  • Birthday 18/10/82

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    Leafy suburbs of Balloch
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    Dumbarton

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  1. Lovely jubbly
  2. A nice little flashback to the Scottish cup final there.
  3. Do you realise the LMA are a recognised trade union? Which means there backing gives Warburton and Co significant support, particularly in relation to access to legal support with financial contribution? To put it a way you may find easier to understand; for every £1 Rangers 2012 were to spend on legal fees Warburton et al could spend five.
  4. Its fair to say we will always struggle to attract the majority of football fans in the area when most are drawn to the old firm. Even more important then that you look after your existing customer base. A few years ago I was one of a group of six season ticket holders. This season I'm the only one left. One jacked it in as a direct result of, in his view, the way the club treated the fans with disdain. After 40+ years he'd had enough. A couple others fell away as they have young families and the cost becomes harder to justify when time with the family at weekends is at a premium. However everyone, including me, have had substandard dealings with the club in the past and it'd be naive to think that wasn't a factor. We're run like an old boys bowling club. Mr Jardine is our chairman and is ultimately accountable. Sadly I don't think he's willing or capable of changing how the club is run.
  5. I actually thought Lang did pretty well when he came on, although maybe I was slightly biased sitting next to his family. Nice folk who were delighted he got on. He did well overall with the exception of trying to be clever and giving a foul away when a ball back to the keeper was the safe option, and St Mirren's second goal where most of the defence disappeared. Looked strong and quick though. He'll improve with game time/experience and be a decent addition to our squad. Overall a draw was a fair reflection of a game where the heavy pitch made free flowing football impossible. I thought we were ok, nothing decent and fell short of the performances in our games at home to Hibs and QoS, yet on this occasion we take a valuable hard earned point. As others have said we suffered from losing Carswell who's done well for us so far. When he went off I felt Stanton dropped deeper and we lost that attacking threat. Another influential contribution from prince Nade. Headered the ball harder than most could kick it for the goal and a cute header in to Thommo for the 2nd. Top boy. Another game chalked off with the gap being maintained is good enough for me. Another win will see us safe from 10th imo.
  6. Absolutely. In the context of the other results today our win is a big step towards safety. But it's more than that. Our three previous games had seen us put in good performances (last week less so but still arguably deserved something from the game) and take zero points from 9. My fear today was that we'd put in another good performance but that another narrow defeat would have impacted on the confidence of the players, and before you know it you're in a real dip, questioning where the next point's coming from. Instead we've halted a run a defeats with a comprehensive away win. Three goals will give the players confidence ahead of next weeks crucial match with St Mirren. In contrast the Buddies will be on a downer. After a positive cup result last weekend and win for them today could've seen a bit of a run kicking in. Instead they're back to losing with the gap to 8th extending further. likewise Ayr. Both lose at home while we win and chalk off another tricky way tie. Plenty to be positive about, more so when I hear we're upsetting one half of the old firm arse.
  7. Just need Falkirk to keep St Mirren at bay and we're looking at a massive result in terms of the overall season.
  8. One of those days where the performance was reasonable enough but we struggled to break down a well organised and stuffy Queens defence. Nade was given a tough time of it but you can't fault the defenders if the referee isn't willing or able to see it as a foul. Some of the manhandling was ridiculous. The big man took his goal well but I'm not connvinced he's yet fully fit. Unfortunately when Thommo came on our attacking threat all but disappeared. Harvie had a poor game but inconsistency is to be expected in a young player so I wouldn't be overly critical. He'll play better next week if fit. Vaughan is a very worthy addition to our squad and played well yesterday, but at times tried to do it all himself. Was unlucky not to score. Overall I think a draw wouldn't been a fair result but Queens took their chances and we didn't. However, if a team playing badly and winning is a sign of a good team, what is a team who play well and continue to pick up nothing? Morton, Hibs and QoS; three consecutive games where our play arguably deserved more, but we've taken 0 from 9 points. Let's hope that's not a sign because if we go through another dip in performances we could be in real trouble. Some crucial games coming up.
  9. Sometimes there's no justice in football. On another day Dumbarton take at least a point from that. Thought Hibs were off the pace slightly and Dumbarton took the game to them well. Vaughan excellent and well deserving of his MotM, Carswell did well and Docherty again outstanding in the holding role. Commons tooo his goal well but other than that I thought Hibs were disappointing. For us, it's another game where the performance has been encouraging but we haven't taken anything from the game.
  10. As the bigger club, Ayr prpbably offered him more cheddar.
  11. He could have cleared up any confusion then by explaining that to the ref. Didn't. We'll mark him down as a cheat then.
  12. Shame to see Fraz go but our budget doesn't cover sentiment and it was obvious he wasn't able to offer much on the playing front for the remainder of the season. It should free up some decent wage for (hopefully) the imminent arrival of a good quality centre half. Big thanks to him for his efforts, been a very positive signing and played his part in keeping us up last season. Harvie's extended loan is a boost, as is the arrival of Vaughan. Pleased with the business concluded this far and credit to Aitken and his team for that.
  13. I walked out of the Bonnyrigg game (the home game) convinced Aitken had lost the dressing room, such was the lack of fight and desire from the players that night. That being one of the reasons I was an advocate for him being removed from his position in the immediate aftermath. The recent results against against Falkirk, Queens and now Ayr may not have been vintage performances but have proved me wrong in terms of the players willingness to compete and grind out results. I said before the match today that a win would be massive but a point would be no bad result if scores went out way elsewhere, and so it proved. Ayr may well rue their inability to see out today's game if, as looks likely, they're dragged into the relegation dogfight with ourselves and the slightly improving Saints and Pars.
  14. Well if today tells us anything it's that the players are still playing for the manager and have a fair amount of fight about them. Good to see after recent poor performances. Too come back from 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3 is impressive, especially when down a man. onwards and upwards.