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  1. Starting this now to take my mind off us being pumped today. I'll keep this thread updated with all the confirmed moves, as I have done for the past couple of seasons upstairs. Much happened so far? I know Raith have punted a couple. Airdrieonians In: Kieran Millar (East Fife), Scott Robertson (Stranraer), Sean Crighton (Brechin City), Chris O'Neil (Brechin City), Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton), Scott Gallacher (Dumbarton), David Hutton (Arbroath), Joao Victoria (Albion Rovers), Darryl Duffy (St Mirren), Leighton McIntosh (Arbroath), Jonathan Page (East Fife) Out: Matthew Kerr (Released), David Brownlie (Stranraer), John Higgins (Released), Jordan McGregor (Released), Adam Brown (Alloa Athletic), Ross Brown (Released), Tom Fry (Released), Rohan Ferguson (Motherwell, loan expired), Dan Higgins (Kilmarnock, loan expired), Luke Watt (Motherwell, loan expired), Lee Kilday (Morton, loan expired), Jake Hastie (Motherwell, loan expired), Willie Muir (Forfar Athletic) Arbroath In: Darren Jamieson (Hamilton Academical), Darren Hill (Linlithgow Rose), Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers) Out: David Hutton (Airdrieonians), Ricky Gomes (Released), Josh Skelly (Montrose), Leighton McIntosh (Airdrieonians), Scott Martin (Hibernian, loan expired) Brechin City: In: Sean Burns (Queen's Park), Dougie Hill (Dumbarton), Conor Brennan (Greenock Morton), Dene Shields (Xewkija Tigers) Out: Gary Fusco (Retired), Graeme Smith (Stenhousemuir), James Dale (Released), Sean Crighton (Airdrieonians), Chris O'Neil (Airdrieonians), Isaac Layne (Released), Liam Watt (East Fife), Calumn Morrison (Hearts, loan expired), Dylan Mackin (Livingston, loan expired), Willie Dyer (Dumbarton) Dumbarton: In: Willie Dyer (Brechin City), Bobby Barr (Raith Rovers), Ross Forbes (Greenock Morton), Grant Adam (Forfar Athletic), Rory Loy (Falkirk) Out: Sam Wardrop (Celtic, loan expired), Kevin Nisbet (Partick Thistle, loan expired), Andrew Stirling (Queen of the South, loan expired), Aidan Wilson (Rangers, loan expired), Liam Burt (Rangers, loan expired), Tom Walsh (Inverness CT), Christian Nade (Released), David Smith (Stranraer), David Wilson (Annan Athletic), Kyle Prior (Released), Grant Gallagher (Airdrieonians), Dougie Hill (Brechin City), Chris Johnston (Annan Athletic), Dimitris Froxylias (Falkirk), Scott Gallacher (Airdrieonians), Liam Dick (Released), Mark Stewart (Stirling Albion) , Daniel Handling (Edinburgh City), Chris McLaughlin (Released) East Fife In: Scott Agnew (Stranraer), Ross Dunlop (Stenhousemuir), Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers), Brett Long (Dundee United), Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic), Jonathan Court (Raith Rovers), Liam Watt (Brechin City) Out: Kieran Millar (Airdrieonians), Ben MacKenzie (St Johnstone, loan expired), Ryan Goodfellow (Released), Mark Lamont (Stranraer), Kyle Wilkie (Released), Adam Livingstone (Motherwell, loan expired), Scott Allardice (Dundee United, loan expired), Matthew Knox (Livingston, loan expired), Robert Jones (Released), Ross Mutch (Kelty Hearts), Kyle Wilson (Released), Ryan Inglis (Released), Connor McManus (Stranraer), Chris Duggan (Raith Rovers), Jonathan Page (Airdrieonians) Forfar Athletic In: John Baird (Inverness Caledonian Thistle), Thomas Reilly (Elgin City), Darren Whyte (St Mirren), Ross Meechan (Stenhousemuir), Willie Muir (Airdrieonians), Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle) Out: Russell Dingwall (Ross County, loan expired), Darren Whyte (St Mirren, loan expired), Josh Peters (Queen's Park), Scott McBride (Released), Grant Adam (Dumbarton), Dean Brotherston (Released) Montrose In: Josh Skelly (Arbroath) Out: Chris Templeman (Retired), Cammy Ballantyne (Dundee United, loan expired), Kerr Hay (Released), Gary Fraser (Released), Conor McLaren (Released) Raith Rovers In: Chris Duggan (East Fife), Robbie Thomson (Falkirk), Grant Gillespie (Dundee United) Out: Kevin McHattie (Released), Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic), Jonathan Court (East Fife), Bobby Barr (Dumbarton), Andreus Thorsen (Released), Regan Hendry (Celtic, loan expired), Dario Zanatta (Hearts, loan expired), Yaw Osei (Released), John Herron (Released), Aaron Lennox (Partick Thistle), Graeme Smith (Released), Willis Furtado (Released), Jason Thomson (Arbroath), Scott Robertson (Retired), Fionn McLeod Kay (Kelty Hearts) Stenhousemuir In: Morgyn Neill (Stranraer), Graeme Smith (Brechin City), Alan Cook (Alloa Athletic), Kieran Gibbons (East Kilbride), Alan Reid (Albion Rovers), Conner Duthie (Dunfermline Athletic) Out: Mark Foden (Ross County, loan expired), Alan Cook (Alloa Athletic, loan expired), Innes Murray (Hibernian, loan expired), Harry Paton (Hearts, loan expired), Andrew Dallas (Rangers, loan expired), Ross Meechan (Forfar Athletic), Eddie Ferns (Clyde), Jamie Longworth (East Kilbride), Nathan Blockley (Released), Joshua Gracie (Released), Ross Dunlop (East Fife), Chris Smith (Released), Martin Scott (Cowdenbeath), Michael Dunlop (Peterhead) Stranraer In: Lyle Avci (Ayr United), Andrew McDonald (St Mirren), Mark Lamont (East Fife), David Brownlie (Airdrieonians), David Smith (Dumbarton), Connor McManus (East Fife), Luke Donnelly (Queen's Park), Adam Cummins (Queen's Park), Max Ashmore (Ross County) Out: Angus Beith (Hearts, loan expired), Scott Robertson (Airdrieonians), Scott Agnew (East Fife), Ryan Thomson (Released), Morgyn Neill (Stenhousemuir), Dylan Dykes (Ross County, loan expired), Dean Hawkshaw (Kilmarnock, loan expired), Ross Lyon (Rangers, loan expired), Cameron MacPherson (St Mirren, loan expired), David Barron (Released), Stephen Okoh (Released)
  2. The Sons 2018/19

    I'm really looking forward to seeing it when it's done. Was great to have a wee look round other areas in the stadium too - got some nice photos from the dugout side as well. If anyone's available then I'd recommend getting down tomorrow.
  3. The Sons 2018/19

    Great bit of business if it goes through. Big ups to the guys who turned up today. I'm shattered and covered in paint, but thoroughly enjoyed it.
  4. The D&G Standard and the Daily Record are both owned by 'Reach' formerly Trinity Mirror - hence the local stuff goes on the Daily Record 'Dumfries and Galloway' section. It's one of my absolute pet hates. How hard would it be to let each individual paper have a more personalised section on the website...or even their own website?
  5. The Sons 2018/19

    Good interview with Loy on the OS: http://www.dumbartonfootballclub.com/news/?mode=view&id=3662 Two things stood out for me, firstly how big a role Stevie played in getting him here - with other players not having a bad word to say about him. Slag his tactics all you want (and I have) but he's always been popular with players, which says a lot about him. The second was this: " I felt like taking a step away from full-time football and Dumbarton ticked all the boxes as far as I was concerned". Say what you want about the C&G partnership, but I don't think he's only made the move because C&G wage + DFC > Raith/F/T Championship wage. I think, after the season he's had, he wants to just enjoy football again - and the job helped make his move an easy one. 22 days until the first competitive game
  6. The Sons 2018/19

    I'll be there tomorrow, looking forward to it - and if anyone wants any 2008/09 memorabilia signed by Ross Forbes* then I'll be more than happy to help out
  7. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    He sounds like he would be perfect for us, especially given Stevie seems as if he's keen to do a bit of attacking this year. Hopefully there's some truth in it.
  8. The Sons 2018/19

    That's true, though I was only looking at players signed since Durrant's arrival. Mark Stewart - Youth player David Wilson - (I think) Celtic fan Boomer - Celtic fan Sam Wardrop - Youth player Liam Dick - (I think) Celtic fan Judging by the comments on their thread he sounds like he would be an excellent option to fill our right-back gap. I'm always a bit sceptical when I haven't heard anything rumoured on our thread first though.
  9. Come On Ye Mo - Montrose FC 2018/19

    First I’ve heard of the Ballantyne rumour. Is he a right-back?
  10. The Sons 2018/19

    *Deep breath* Stuart Carswell - Rangers fan Tom Lang - Youth player Calum Gallagher - 1st team player Ross McCrorie - Youth player Andy Dowie - Youth player Tom Walsh - 1st team player Scott Gallacher - Youth player Kyle Hutton - 1st team player Iain Russell - Youth player Aidan Wilson - Youth player Liam Burt - Youth player Bobby Barr - (Very staunch) Rangers fan Ross Forbes - Rangers fan Grant Adam - Youth player Rory Loy - Youth player #StaunchFC
  11. Brechin City 2018 /19

    I hopped onto YouTube for a wee look at what Dene Shields had been up to, and was in awe at the standard of goalkeeping in Gozo's First Division.
  12. Summer Transfer Window '18

    Brechin sign Conor Brennan and Dene Shields: http://www.brechincity.com/bcfc/p/n/2032
  13. Annan Athletic summer 2018

    Oh, there's a club for this. Yas. If he's not prepared to explain himself and apologise then I'm prepared to conclude that he is a racist.
  14. League Cup Group H

    It does to me, aye. There are a couple of grounds I've ticked off that I haven't seen us playing at (Fir Park is the first one that comes to mind). The only stipulation I have is that I have to have seen a game there - so visiting Borough Briggs on a non-matchday just because I was up there doesn't count. Did we not play Edinburgh City at Ainslie Park in a friendly in Stevie's first season (I was on holiday so missed that one), or do you only count competitive games? Edit: Just read the final paragraph of the post again - you set yourself some tough targets!
  15. The Sons 2018/19

    Sorry to cast this Carswell thing up again. Is he defo still on holiday? It seems like he's been on holiday for about a month. Having read back the Aitken interview from nearly 2 weeks ago he states that Carswell would be due at training along with Seagal. I've no idea id he's still away to be honest, I didn't spot him in Andy's pre-season pictures from Monday (then again I didn't see the SeaGal either) so I'm assuming he's not back yet. As I said, the word I had heard was that he would be back and the deal was pretty much done. That was a week ago now though, so who knows if something's changed since then.
  16. Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia

    Hope this opens the floodgates, I'm hoping for lots of goals.
  17. The Falkirk FC Thread

    Good news is that, thanks to Brexit, he won't have to put up with having an Iraqi forward for much longer.
  18. The Falkirk FC Thread

    You're better than that, Henry.
  19. Edinburgh City

    I'll be really interested to see how Danny Handling gets on in League Two, because he was probably my biggest disappointment of the season last year. On paper I thought he looked like a smashing bit of business. Having lost Lewis Vaughan and Sam Stanton over the summer we badly lacked a #10 type player with the ability to drive at people and see a killer pass. He made his debut the day after signing and got injured. We didn't see him again until the end of August when he was named in the starting lineup against Dunfermline. Six minutes in he broke down again and was out until the turn of the year. When he did return to fitness he got into the side just as our form started to slump. Nobody blamed him though - he'd barely kicked a ball for the past three seasons so it was always going to take a bit of time to get back up to speed. Stevie stuck with him though, and as the weeks rolled on the poor performances continued. There was one massive exception. He was excellent in the TNS cup semi-final, scoring a screamer and generally just playing like we hoped he would. That seemed to buy him a starting place for the rest of the season, which meant that he continued in the #10 role, whilst Tom Walsh and Dimitris Froxylias (both of whom looked far better in there than out wide) were shunted around the pitch. He barely tackled, drove with the ball or shot. His quick, short passing was good, but that aside there are few Sons fans who would've started him over both Walsh and Froxylias (as evidenced by where they've ended up, versus where Handling's ended up). We lost 3-2 in a midweek game against Morton, and that day just summed him up perfectly. He did very little, but scored another absolute cracker of a goal, and then air-kicked a clearance from a corner shortly after allowing Morton to equalise. Most of us assumed he'd be let go in the summer and I was shocked and a bit concerned to see us offer him a deal. I'd therefore be lying if I said I wasn't a bit relieved to see him move on. Good luck to him though. It's been years since he managed a solid 30+ game season, and I hope he gets that at City. Dropping down a level to try and get his fitness and sharpness back might be a very canny move.
  20. The Sons 2018/19

    The Carsy deal is, unless something's changed dramatically in the past week, just a matter of formality. He's on holiday at the minute, so it's just a case of waiting until he's back and then organising a time to get down to the stadium to complete the paperwork as far as I know. I think he'll have to physically sign it and, unless he can find a fax machine in the hotel, that'll be why it's not official yet.
  21. The Sons 2018/19

    Not that he's our player anymore, but the latest on Nade's trial is in today's Record - clicky. Didn't realise that his girlfriend was Durrant's niece.
  22. The Falkirk FC Thread

    Take care of the Frox. If he plays to even half his ability you'll be guaranteed at least five screamers next season.
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