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  1. The Alloa Athletic Thread

    Absolutely spot on, year on year at Alloa you could see that upward trend in his overall fitness. Paul Hartley was almost obsessed with this aspect at Alloa and you could see the difference it made to Sparky even between his first and second season. In 2012/13 he would run up and down the left all game for us. I thought it was a big mistake releasing him. He clearly embraced the fitness aspect though, looking after himself and when he returned to the club he was better for it. This helped his versatility, and allowed him to play in a more demanding central role when required. In the games against Rangers for example, he was absolutely terrific in the 3 2 win. And when we drew 2 2 at Ibrox he was charging into everything like he owned the place. Even now Sparky is a player I would have at Alloa. Last season he ran the show against us for East Fife at New Bayview in centre midfield, helped slightly by Hetherington being forced to switch to left back admittedly. A brilliant player who deserves his place as a firm favourite amongst supporters.
  2. The Alloa Athletic Thread

    Yeah was a good wee story. Remember the game well with Eddie running the ball out of the park a couple of times. There was another good Simmy story we heard from Pat Dunne the kitman. Down at Palmerston against Queens it was the Saturday game after Mikey Doyle missed the penalty against Aberdeen in the penalty shootout cup game midweek. Supporters were giving Doyley the love all first half to make him feel better. He was on our side that half, and "we all dream of a team of Mikey Doyles" went on for about 10 minutes. Whistle goes for the break and players go off. Doyley obviously quite pleased with the sing song, and Simmy says to him "what a f**kin sh*te team that would be"
  3. The Alloa Athletic Thread

    I know season starts earlier these days. But its barely the middle of June. Be calm. I suspect he might bide his time and look for some quality in the loan market
  4. ICTFC 18/19

    Stood out well on loan to us last season. Slotted right into our defence like he had always been there. Knows what hes doing as a centre half, hopefully do well at ICT.
  5. The Alloa Athletic Thread

    Crane is at livi now. Any word on mccart? Queens interested in taking him allegedly.
  6. Championship Confirmed Squad List 2018/2019

    Alloa All retained and signed players on one year contracts Goalkeepers Neil Parry Andrew Wilson Defenders Scott Taggart Andy Graham Midfielders Steven Hetherington Iain Flannigan Kevin Cawley Jon Robertson Alan Trouten (Albion Rovers) Adam Brown (Airdrie) Jake Hastie (Motherwell-loan) David Galt (Queens Park) Forwards Greig Spence (Raith Rovers) Players out Frank McKeown Daryl Meggatt (East Fife) Kris Renton (Cowdenbeath) Adam Martin Garry Fleming Craig Malcolm Alan Cook (Stenhousemuir ?) John Cunningham Ryan Hoggan Callum Crane (Livingston) Ross Stewart (St Mirren- end of loan) Jordan Kirkpatrick (St Mirren- end of loan) PJ Crossan (Celtic- end of loan) Jamie McCart (loan ended, signed for Inverness CT)
  7. The Alloa Athletic Thread

    Our league record on the narrow pitch was W1 D5 L3. Not bad considering we were in a patched state, and 4 points came in games against Hibs (w) and Rangers (d). I guess the proof will be in the pudding- if it works it will be lauded if not, derided It doesnt necessarily detriment the quality of football in every instance, and provided we set up to play to its strengths it may be effective.
  8. The Alloa Athletic Thread

    I'd be surprised if the team wear any new kit until the first league game.
  9. The Alloa Athletic Thread

    Former player Adam Brown- eye bulging hatred. EDL Founders- welcomed with open arms
  10. The Alloa Athletic Thread

    League Cup fixtures could have fell a bit better for us. Saturday away trip to Tannadice should be excellent, Tuesday night at Elgin might require a Wednesday off work...
  11. The Alloa Athletic Thread

    The boy is right, there was a season in between where we lost 2 0 in first game with John Gibson in the goals. The 3 1 game was when Hill and Reintam were caught out early doors and it was 3 0 ht. Flanny got 1 back right after the break
  12. The Alloa Athletic Thread

    Pretty sure hes still playing in NZ at some level. Running the show with ease obviously.
  13. The Alloa Athletic Thread

    Goes without saying he was brilliant for us in his first spell, second ruined through injury. In a different place career wise to his first spell, really needs a run of games again. If he gets that as part of a settled back line, more than capable of being a key player. As we've all stated, jury still out based on last summers recruitment. Significantly rescued by his January ventures into the loan market, and with that years experience under his belt we should do a lot better in the transfer market.
  14. The Alloa Athletic Thread

    It was probably a grand total of 3 folk who had a pop- certainly nothing close to "the incident which broke the relationship between manager and player" I doubt very much the situation is anywhere near as bad between Spence and Jim Goodwin as some folk appear to be making out. Besides, the transfer is surely pretty much set in stone anyway on the basis of "a Raith fan saying so"
  15. The Alloa Athletic Thread

    Clearly dependant on his potential replacement... Looks like St Mirren are casting a fairly wide net for the right candidate. No problem at all with the club allowing the manager to speak to St Mirren (if thats indeed the case) He'd probably be welcomed by the support, but I think they may opt for one of the other potential candidates listed.