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  1. Paul Burns played well today, despite having the managers hat on too. Craig Stark and Thomas McGauley assisting. A more positive vibe around today. Sean McKenna has made a big difference to us over the past 2 games. Holds the ball up well. Uses his experience to good effect. Good replacement for Hugh Kelly.
  2. VoC 0 LANARK 2 Lanark rode their luck to some extent today as Gareth Halford had to be on top form, including a penalty save just after half time after we went in 0-1 following a blunder by their keeper. Ironically VoC keeper had the best save of the day keeping out an excellent strike from Ronan Kearney. Lanark increased their lead on 90 minutes having come much more into the game as it wore on. The change of management made a difference. The atmosphere was better and more encouraging. Paul Burns, played well, despite his management responsibility, ably supported by Craig Stark and Thomas McGauley. Had my first pies of the season - very nice they were too.
  3. As will I! Happy with that in the interim. I presume that Paul will be credible with the guys that are there.
  4. No idea
  5. Has there been an announcement by the club?
  6. I have been told by several sources that Mr Brogan has joined Wishaw. I wish him well.
  7. It will be interesting to see who we get in as our new management team. Timing could be better i.e. season end but, at least it is before the league season starts.
  8. He looks the part but has had a shocker in all 4 of the games that I have seen. Promising 1st half from our debutant yesterday whose link up play was effective, bringing others into the game, which is what Kris was good at.
  9. That rumour persisted today.
  10. He is also a lot better than the current striker that we have who used to play for Forth. Not come close to scoring in the 4 games I have seen him.
  11. The Gow 1 Lanark 1 We played better today. More shape to the team. Helped having Ronan Kearney back. Gow went 1 up shortly after half time with a goal that looked substantially offside. Lanark equalised with about 7 minutes remaining but played out the last 5 plus injury with 10 men when our debutant striker was shown a 2nd yellow. Our keeper Gareth Halford had another excellent game and certainly kept us in it but I didn't think that there was not much between the teams outfield play.
  12. I agree. We were disappointed when he was not retained. He was very active and constructive on the touchline when coaching. A useful impact player to bring on.
  13. We are 3 games into the new season and last night was as bad as I have seen for a long time. Season before last we deserved nothing so we were not unlucky. Last season, after losing 3 of our first 4 we went on a run but we simply drew too many games, some of which we did well to get back into. Promotion was very much in our own hands and we simply did not take the opportunities so I'd say we were not unlucky last season. I loved watching Alan McCrum. We were fortunate to have such an entertainer in our team but we became more of a cohesive, disciplined team after he left. Signing David O'Donnell from Newmains and Ronan Kearney from Alloa gave us the skill and the entertainment that he brought. DD got slightly fewer yellow cards than Alan! This season we have not yet signed the calibre of player to replace DD, Kieran McGurk, Cameron Lawson, Andrew Crillie or Davie Collins. Alan Christie, another key man for us did his ACL at the season end and Gordon Murphy has had to retire due to injury. We have now lost Hugh Kelly to Ireland which is another blow. That is 8 guys who were always in our team. As for the manager's position, that is for others to decide. Last season he sourced some quality recruits. That is the key when working on challenging budgets.
  14. Particularly when it is being served by one's own team.
  15. Or tripe.