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  1. A new, 14 part, series of Dark Side of the Ring has been confirmed. According to Eric Bischoff there will be episodes on Grizzly Smith, Brian Pillman and the WCW/NJPW show in North Korea.
  2. Allegedly there was talk of them performing it for her entrance at WM but alas...
  3. Not yet but it has happened in the past with other players so every chance it will happen at some point. Roy disappointed last season. Scored 5 goals, which isn't necessarily the worst return on the face of it, but only 2 of them were in the league (the others in the League Cup group stages) and were both largely meaningless goals at the end of games we'd already comfortably won. Started the season off well enough in the League Cup but missed a terrible penalty in the second league game of the season against Montrose and seemed to fall apart completely after that. Looked totally bereft of confidence any time he came on and really just didn't contribute anything whenever he was on the park. The one game that sticks out for me was away to Albion Rovers in the cup. Gallagher was out so it was his chance to lay down a real marker and stake a claim for the starting spot against some poor opposition. Instead he missed an easy one-on-one and was largely anonymous before being hooked off. I, and I think most other Airdrie fans, were surprised he was kept on but he was looking sharp in pre-season, 'putting himself about' a lot more and I think he scored in every friendly bar one or two of them. The jury is still out for me as he's yet to produce any sort of form during the real stuff but given his performances it would have been good to see if he could translate it to league football. This is surely last chance saloon for him if he wants to make it as a full-time footballer so hopefully that will spur him on when he returns. He looks a real confidence player so not playing in front of fans might actually help him. Anyway, it's a shame he's out for Saturday and a shame no fans are allowed into the game. Would have been good to watch Roy thump in a last minute winner and dish GIRUYs to both sets of fans
  4. If, like me you collect programmes, there is a limited number of printed editions for Saturday's game available to buy for £3 plus delivery. https://ptfc.co.uk/ptfc-news/partick-thistle-v-airdrieonians-match-programme-on-sale-now/ https://www.curtis-sport.com/online-store/Partick-Thistle-v-Airdrieonians-24-10-20-p245011163
  5. If, like me you collect programmes, there is a limited number of printed editions for Saturday's game available to buy for £3 plus delivery. https://ptfc.co.uk/ptfc-news/partick-thistle-v-airdrieonians-match-programme-on-sale-now/ https://www.curtis-sport.com/online-store/Partick-Thistle-v-Airdrieonians-24-10-20-p245011163
  6. And what a cracking show it is! Almost feels like it's from another age with the smoking in pubs, the price of the pints etc but the comedy, writing and wit is timeless.
  7. Usually, when Airdrie and opposition fans are confident of an Airdrie win that's a sure fire recipe for disaster. Added to that, with Thistle's next three games being us, Cove and Falkirk this is probably already a must win game for them. I would also expect them to be better with Brian Graham returning and Blair Lyons presumably finally getting a start (because why wouldn't he?). All that being said though... It's encouraging that Thistle were allegedly so poor going forward on Saturday. I thought Thistle would have the most potent attack in the league, and while I do expect them to get better, nothing would suit us more than for Thistle to pass the ball amongst themselves, shell out long balls for our defence to continuously mop up and for us to hit them on the break. That's exactly what we were good at last season and a perfect example of that was the 2-1 victory at Falkirk. This could turn out to be a very similar game and as long as Thistle are still profligate in front of goal that could suit us brilliantly. Would love to get a win here to really set down a marker and there's no reason why we can't. Assuming there's no injury problems I expect Murray to go with the exact same team and formation. As a result I expect us to be solid and hard-working once again but we may struggle to break Thistle down ourselves and so a goal on the break or from a set-piece may be our best bet. Too close to call in terms of predictions so I'm going to be optimistic and go for 1-0 Airdrie, Carrick to make a fool of Richard Foster for the goal and Amy MacDonald to get annoyed and go on a blocking spree on Twitter of both sets of fans for pointing this out.
  8. A few ITK type posters, including one or two who got other signings spot-on, posted about it so I think at some point there must have been something to it but for whatever reason it obviously never materialised. A shame as I think upfront is probably the only position we never really strengthened (although I don't think we got weaker there either) but hopefully the new boy from Killie will do us a turn. Will obviously be a difficult time for the club, much like every other, but ostensibly we seem to be in a position of relative strength. We cut our reserves but we still have a pretty large squad, retained almost all of our better players from last season and have, so far at least, appeared to have signed well. We're in a much better position now off the field in terms of ownership and have owners who are willing to invest in the team and structure of the club on and off the park. They obviously don't have endless pockets, especially at this level and in this current situation, but so far at least they've invested and plugged holes where they've needed to. Sponsors have stepped up - Holemasters have been very generous (and provided endless streams of 'witty' Twitter posts) for a few years now. The club set up a membership scheme/direct debit and monthly prize draw and have sold season tickets. The club have not publicly released the numbers or uptake of both of these but I would like to think both will have been at least relatively successful in this time of difficulty. So I think on the whole, while this season will be a struggle, we should hopefully come through the other side okay. You never know for sure though and with the situation being so unpredictable things could easily turn. PS pick up a bit of form and relegate Motherwell please. About time the proper Lanarkshire derby returned.
  9. Pleased with that. Thought the first half was very bitty with a lot of loose and second balls all over the park. Once we got the goal though we never looked like losing. Layne got in amongst it but never really created any chances for himself or others and I thought Crighton and Fordyce dealt with him well. Defence were rock solid as always and cracking goal (from a corner!) for Fordyce. Hope Max Currie packs his reading glasses alongside his gloves. We improved in the second half with some nice passages of play. Carrick was a class act as always, Sabatini and Kerr played well once again and thought Gallagher had a terrific game in the lone striker role. Some good hold-up play and lovely touches. Hope he can get off the mark soon. O'Reilly was busy when he came on and it was a shame he never got the chance to run at Conroy the whole game. Another game where we pressed well off the ball. Hope that will be a feature of our play for the duration of the season. I would still like to see a wee bit more guile in the middle of the park, i.e. Stokes and Robert to feature more, but can't complain at all. Overall, a really solid and comfortable home win and a clean sheet. It's great to be back (even though it's not quite the same).
  10. Pleased with that. Thought the first half was very bitty with a lot of loose and second balls all over the park. Once we got the goal though we never looked like losing. Layne got in amongst it but never really created any chances for himself or others and I thought Crighton and Fordyce dealt with him well. Defence were rock solid as always and cracking goal (from a corner!) for Fordyce. Hope Max Currie packs his reading glasses alongside his gloves. We improved in the second half with some nice passages of play. Carrick was a class act as always, Sabatini and Kerr played well once again and thought Gallagher had a terrific game in the lone striker role. Some good hold-up play and lovely touches. Hope he can get off the mark soon. O'Reilly was busy when he came on and it was a shame he never got the chance to run at Conroy the whole game. Another game where we pressed well off the ball. Hope that will be a feature of our play for the duration of the season. I would still like to see a wee bit more guile in the middle of the park, i.e. Stokes and Robert to feature more, but can't complain at all. Overall, a really solid and comfortable home win and a clean sheet. It's great to be back (even if it's not quite the same).
  11. Last season if we went 1-0 up I was confident we would see out the game and if we went 1-0 down, I was not confident at all we would be good enough to break down teams and get back into the game. Without looking, I would guess the stats would back that up? I'm a little concerned that we may well be the same this season if our final ball doesn't improve. But that being said, still early early days and way too soon to be making a judgement either way before the first ball of the league season is even kicked.
  12. Pretty comfortable win in the end and never looked under any real threat or pressure at all. Defence were solid once again and I thought Leon McCann had a particularly good game both at the back and going forward. I thought we got the ball into dangerous positions well (O'Reilly) but our final ball was really lacking (also O'Reilly). In fairness, he was hampered by a lack of Airdrie players in the box, something which we'll also have to improve. He did set up the first so hopefully he can improve the consistency of his final ball with more game time. Lovely strike from Thomson for the second goal. Would like to see Carrick and Sabatini on from the start on Saturday and I assume they were just being rested tonight. No clue who'll be playing in the other attacking positions but would like to see us be a bit more adventurous. You're not going to create much with a midfield of Kerr, McKay and Ritchie. On the whole though good to get a win, and to finally beat fucking Stenny, going into the league on Saturday.
  13. Pretty comfortable win in the end and never looked under any real threat or pressure at all. Defence were solid once again and I thought Leon McCann had a particularly good game both at the back and going forward. I thought we got the ball into dangerous positions well (O'Reilly) but our final ball was really lacking (also O'Reilly). In fairness, he was hampered by a lack of Airdrie players in the box, something which we'll also have to improve. He did set up the first so hopefully he can improve the consistency of his final ball with more game time. Lovely strike from Thomson for the second goal. Would like to see Carrick and Sabatini on from the start on Saturday and I assume they were just being rested tonight. No clue who'll be playing in the other attacking positions but would like to see us be a bit more adventurous in the centre of the park. You're not going to create much with a midfield of Kerr, McKay and Ritchie. On the whole though good to get a win, and to finally beat fucking Stenny, going into the league on Saturday.
  14. Gonna ask for my money back if I have to watch Euan O'Reilly cross to nobody on the other side of the box one more time.
  15. Not the team I was expecting 😂 Should still be good enough to beat Stenny though. Should.
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