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I'm not surprised in the slightest that our supporters are seriously pissed off! Who in their right mind would give up their Sat afternoon and pay a small fortune to watch that pish? Yday was brutal, the team don't even look interested and after only a handful of games it appears there's problems behind the scenes.

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Come on you Methilonians, gie yersels a shake!!

Wev dinnae want ye beatin' us but, Queens Park, you can do better.

Hope ye get a result next.

Sheeesh!!

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4 minutes ago, steakngravy said:

Is Darren Young a Gary Locke apprentice? :rolleyes:

That seriously is no' funny!!

Widnae even wish GFL on that crowd along at Halbeath.

His very name makes me shudder, he's a joke!!.

 

PS                Is he still in charge o' the half time oranges for the Hertz?

Edited by Wee Sandy

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Are we saying that young is already under pressure to keep his job ? 

I think he is as the squad he has built as said previously is a bit unbalanced and he doesn't seem to have the guts to be ruthless enough to make the hard decisions and leave out certain players who are clearly not cutting it plus as glad as I was to see pagey back yesterday that substitution was strange he doesn't seem to make subs to influence the course of the game he seems to just make them as that's who he wants to get game time 

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I personally think if Darren Young was honest with himself last night he should know that certain players he has picked over the last 2 games have let him down big time. Only time will tell if he is brave enough to make the decisions for the good of the team. Say what you like about Gary Naysmith but he had no problem dropping experienced pros when he had to. It's plain for anyone to see that we do not have the personnel to play his chosen 4411 formation. We were spoiled last year with Scott Robinson who played the role just of the striker so well. The way we are shipping goals and our undoubted lack of quality in the final third would lead me to believe that we will be struggling for league survival . I really liked Darren Young track record at Albion Rovers and believed he would be a good appointment, but what I have witnessed the last two weeks has more than left a big doubt in my mind. 

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I think it's a bit early to call for Young's head to be rolled down Swan Brae. We always lose to Queens Park and that 0-5 was disgusting but we have to give Young a chance.

We have had a high turnover of players and it will take time for these guys to gel and for Young to work out his best 11. Glad to see that Page got a run out and he will certainly be back into the starting line up when match fit. Not having Kevin Smith available is also a big loss for us.

Out with Raith and Ayr the rest of us will take points off of each other throughout the season.

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I think it's a bit early to call for Young's head to be rolled down Swan Brae. We always lose to Queens Park and that 0-5 was disgusting but we have to give Young a chance.

We have had a high turnover of players and it will take time for these guys to gel and for Young to work out his best 11. Glad to see that Page got a run out and he will certainly be back into the starting line up when match fit. Not having Kevin Smith available is also a big loss for us.

Out with Raith and Ayr the rest of us will take points off of each other throughout the season.

So would you rather wait until we're rock bottom and have no hope.......? a don't see how that team will gel unfortunately, it's fine when players just need time to click, but they boys are totally out their depth and look like there being asked to play positions that are totally foreign to them, Millar in the middle of the park has been absolutely anonymous since he signed. As for smith he's a cracking player but let's be honest you would be lucky if him and duggan got us 35 between them over 2 seasons, never mind 35 each per season. A fancy us to go down with the worst goal difference and points total in 2nd division history.

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A fancy us to go down with the worst goal difference and points total in 2nd division history.


Behave! You've won 2 out of 5 matches.

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I think there's a bit of an over reaction here.

As embarrassing as the Raith game was, sometimes you just get hit against a good team in their stride and you're not up to it on the day. Outwith that game, we've won two by the odd goal and lost two by the odd goal. That's hardly a signal to panic.

There are clearly problems with the team. I think it's pretty obvious we haven't got the midfield working properly yet. If we want to play one up front, Young's going to have to find a way to get the midfield linking up with and supporting Duggan a lot better. Kyle Wilkie is wasted in a defensive role. He's best in a more attacking role just off the striker I think. Flanagan looks promising but he was far too predictable on Saturday and too easy to deal with.

I'd like to see us go 4-2-3-1. Millar and Slattery sitting, Lamont, Wilkie and Hurst in behind Duggan for the Airdrie game.

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Bit premature calling for Darren Young's head, however, the next 2 games are crucial for his managerial career.

The team are all over the place, especially at the back. When things are not going right Darren seems to just stand there with his arms folded staring into space! I genuinely hope he turns things around but the last two games will certainly encourage people not to part with their cash to watch that crap.

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I have seen every league game this season and apart from the rovers debacle i think millar has been our best defensive midfielder, he is the only player willing to put himself about and make tackles, kyle wilkie is as well sitting in the stand if he is going to drop that far back and needs to play in the Robinson role, as for young i would give him tje first quarter of the season to sort this mess out and if he can't get rid.

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Team for Sat v Airdrie

Hurst

Dunsmore. Watson Page.  Linton

Kane. Millar

Reilly. Wilkie.  Flannigan

Duggan

Will Darren Young have the guts to make big changes and drop his close buddies who lets be honest have been very disappointing ? Said all the right things in his post match interview last Sat but I don't think he'll have the bottle to follow it through. He'll end up making a token one or two changes but Docherty, Gordon and Willis will still be in the starting 11. Others deserve a chance to prove themselves so let's give them their chance at Airdrie !

 

 

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Can I just point out to everyone, and I include myself in this, I do recall us giving peters , and seriously criticising a previous manager and his sidekick for standing with their arms folded and not bawling and shouting and pointing. He turned out not to bad at all. Come back Gary!

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The last 2 results are colouring opinions but I don't believe whether a manager is quiet or bawls and shouts on the touch line makes much difference.Yes the ability to change things is important but a few well chosen words can have more effect than screaming from the sidelines for 90 minutes.Darren Young will ultimately be judged on results based on his team selections and tactics.Frankly the attitude against Raith was such that the tactics became irrelevant.

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I think it became an issue with many, and I include myself here again, as we had the unmistakable style of Gus McPherson in the other dugout. He is the polar opposite to what we have. As you say, both styles work, if you know and are confident in what you do.

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On 12/09/2017 at 13:00, Gordon EF said:

I think there's a bit of an over reaction here.

As embarrassing as the Raith game was, sometimes you just get hit against a good team in their stride and you're not up to it on the day. Outwith that game, we've won two by the odd goal and lost two by the odd goal. That's hardly a signal to panic.

There are clearly problems with the team. I think it's pretty obvious we haven't got the midfield working properly yet. If we want to play one up front, Young's going to have to find a way to get the midfield linking up with and supporting Duggan a lot better. Kyle Wilkie is wasted in a defensive role. He's best in a more attacking role just off the striker I think. Flanagan looks promising but he was far too predictable on Saturday and too easy to deal with.

I'd like to see us go 4-2-3-1. Millar and Slattery sitting, Lamont, Wilkie and Hurst in behind Duggan for the Airdrie game.

Most sensible post I've seen, Even though we are your local rivals sometimes you have to hold your hands up and say you were beaten by a good team, Rovers should be beating East Fife etc considering we are full time and some of the players we have in the squad take Ayr and ourselves out all other teams can beat each other so all is not lost for East Fife

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