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  1. I think getting rid of both Dowie and Higgins may prove to have been "a brave decision" ( in the Yes, Minister sense of the phrase). Rooney's barge apart, the defence was fine last Saturday. Obviously it will need to be weighed in the balance v Championship opponents though.
  2. Strikers need to score, n'est-ce pas? We were lucky on the injury front last season with Lyle and Dobbie. I think we all know that if either, esp The Dobbmeister, is out for an extended spell, we are going to struggle badly. Dykes has had plenty of starts already. I don't think we can afford to have him "learning his trade" as one of our starting XI. Maybe Saturday and Tuesday night are reasonable picks for him to start ahead of Lyle but when the real business starts, I would reverse their roles. Still think we need another person in the squad though.
  3. My first look at the 17-18 version of Queens. First half was poor fare. Midfield failed to produce much in the way of support for Dykes or Dobbie. Decent crosses were non- existent when the ball did go wide. Defence looked decent enough but Stenny weren't really pushing on and testing it much. Big blunder by Rooney getting caught wrong side and giving the guy a blatant shove to gift the opener. Second half saw a better performance with Stirling doing well running at defenders. Dobbie got lucky with his shot for the equaliser but he delivered his first decent cross of the game to plonk the ball on Rooney's head for a bit of redemption. Stenny ran out of steam latterly and lost a third to the Dobbmeister. Overall, not a great performance. I think the defence looked OK but will face sterner tests, of course. Keeper Martin looked sound and commanded his box more than Lee would have imo. Centre backs Fordyce and Brownlie got pass marks. Rooney looked useful going forward. Not a flawless day defending though.
  4. Brilliant game with both managers and teams going for it. Not often a 4th placed team wins through - well done City. Commiserations to Alloa.
  5. Good in the air and tackle. Usually shows a good reading of the game and judgement. Biggest weakness for me is his distribution. Positive signing. I would have given him another season at Palmerston. Hope he does well for you.
  6. We were fortunate in appointing Magic Johnston as manager whose attacking brand of football was light years ahead of anything Gus Macpherson attempted. Tbf Magic had a preseason to recruit and work on it. The main factor imo was staying full time. Rovers have to do that.
  7. Amazing finale to that play-off. Congrats to City and commiserations to Rovers. When we got relegated, we were the worst team in the league and it was a brutal slow motion car crash for a season. You guys at least made a play-off spot. Going down proved to be the best thing and the next season's success brought a lot of positivity to the club. Good luck.
  8. Archbishop Desmond to the rescue.
  9. Jeepers! 2-1 City.
  10. Whoever it was hasn't got a leg to stand on.
  11. I thought he had done it all when it came to gifts but Coco Santa excelled himself today. Hero to negative number now. i was behind the goals at the side Dobbie went down. Yes, if you know the player, he doesn't dive; but, if I had been reffing, I wouldn't have given it. It didn't look convincing. However, as ex-player pundits never tire of telling us, if a player feels contact, he is entitled to go down. Well I wish they would all stay on their feet - somebody should explain this to Robinson - and let the ref decide.. It'll never happen though. Having attended all the home games of a team with one of the worst home records in the league, I am looking forward to the next couple of months off. TTFN.
  12. Easy three points for the home team. We are on our holidays. Should you win your usual free kick 25yds out, just wait til Robinson stands behind the wall and belt it straight in the unguarded side. Youz have done it twice before after all. It will be shameful, if you can't beat a side with nothing to play for.
  13. Yes, I knew he was listed. Maybe getting him out of the treatment room and into the open air after the last frost is part of our 5 year plan. Your comment could have been written at any time BEFORE we signed the guy. He has had an appalling time with injury in recent years. I am not unsympathetic but in terms of putting a squad together for next season, I rate him as an untried player, given the number of 90 minute appearances he has made for us. Secondly, I think he is a very high risk. Shame for the player but I am not convinced he is worth the risk for another season.
  14. Aye, apparently when the DFS sale ends. At least that's what Daniel Prodan's doctor told me.
  15. Yep, for this Edinburgh season ticket holder, there was no way I was going to watch this dross v Hibs and I certainly will not be at Falkirk but - sigh - I will put myself through the Pars game at Palmerston. It's a form of mental illness really.