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  1. I wouldn’t mind another forward. Don’t think Salim, Bright or Dixon will feature much at all or offer the necessary qualify if they do. If one of the current front three was to get injured we’d be fucked. I wonder if St Mirren signing Tony Watt might mean Jamieson comes back? Seems pointless him being at St Mirren if he’s going to be behind Watt, Ayunga, Main, Grieve and maybe Offord in the pecking order.
  2. I see Josh Kerr has left Bohemians. I wonder if he has something else lined up as it seems to have come out of the blue. Talented player, I'd still rate him above all our centre-halves apart from Fordyce, but just never fit. We had him for 3(?) seasons and barely got a sustained run of games out of him let alone a full season, including the shortened ones. A shame Bohemians never worked out as I thought it was a good move for Kerr at the time.
  3. Second the Bellfield Brewery shouts. Didn't eat there but other folk in the pub were and the food looked decent. *Insert joke about getting a better view of the game there than you will at Meadowbank*.
  4. Should be aiming for at least 7 IMO. Which would really build a bit of momentum towards cementing a top 4 spot. If we play like we did on Saturday no reason why we won't get those 7 points. It will be interesting to see what McCabe does with the back 4 this weekend if Ballantyne is fully fit. You can't really argue for any of the starting XI being dropped after a performance like that but, for me, Ballantyne is a better player than Watson and has to play. Certainly in the Dunfermline double-header. Imagine if Ballantyne from the Edinburgh game had played on Saturday? I would keep Fordyce and ATS as the centre-half pairing but I think he will revert to Fordyce and Watson in the middle.
  5. Well that was fucking class. Easily the best performance of this season and, Montrose play-off tie aside, maybe the best performance of the last two seasons. As others have said, could easily have been 8, 9, 10 if not for some poor finishing and great goalkeeping by Hogarth. The whole team was outstanding. Gal well worthy of his two goals and MotM award. That might be him on 50 goals now? The linkup between the front three yesterday was superb and Gabby and Smith worked hard and deserved to score, and probably should have. Telfer was the best player on the park for me. Frizzell close to back to his best and McCabe's performance gave balance and allowed them both to play. Fordyce likewise close to back to his best. Like the Kelty game he won his headers and challenges and kept it simple. More of the same please! ATS strolled it and him and Fordyce kept Sammon and Donnelly quiet who can both be a handful. McGregor again looked like a threat and I'm excited to see more of him. Stanway and Devenny played their part. And enjoyed Big Byrd's cameo! He's raw and I don't think right-back is his natural position. But he kept things simple and won his fair share of headers and challenges. He at least looked and played like a footballer... Consistency has been an issue for us and, while we're not going to play like that every week, if we can or even get close to it we will beat everyone. I think 5 of our next 7 games at home so that's a tremendous opportunity to really cement a play-off place and build some momentum.
  6. Well that was fucking class. Easily the best performance of this season and, Montrose play-off tie aside, maybe the best performance of the last two seasons. As others have said, could easily have been 8, 9, 10 if not for some poor finishing and great goalkeeping by Hogarth. The whole team was outstanding. Gal well worthy of his two goals and MotM award. That might be him on 50 goals now? The linkup between the front three yesterday was superb and Gabby and Smith worked hard and deserved to score, and probably should have. Telfer was the best player on the park for me. Frizzell close to back to his best and McCabe's performance gave balance and allowed them both to play. Fordyce likewise close to back to his best. Like the Kelty game he won his headers and challenges and kept it simple. More of the same please! ATS strolled it and him and Fordyce kept Sammon and Donnelly quiet who can both be a handful. McGregor again looked like a threat and I'm excited to see more of him. Stanway and Devenny played their part. And enjoyed Big Byrd's cameo! He's raw and I don't think right-back is his natural position. But he kept things simple and won his fair share of headers and challenges. He at least looked and played like a footballer... Consistency has been an issue for us and, while we're not going to play like that every week, if we can or even get close to it we will beat everyone. I think 5 of our next 7 games at home so that's a tremendous opportunity to really cement a play-off place and build some momentum. Lastly, massive thank you to @CapitalDiamond for organising the Fitba Nomad Day. Despite missing the first goal it was a grand day out in three of Airdrie's finest pubs. Big thank you also to Scott at the West End, Gary at Cue Here (who also gave us food), the Albert and the stadium bar for their hospitality. That's two 4-0 wins on the two Fitba Nomad days. Same again for the play-off final?
  7. Enjoy! Did hospitality for the first time earlier this season and it was a grand day out. Speaking of which I will be doing the Fitba Nomad day with @CapitalDiamond, AidrieFanTV and others if that won't put folk off. Must win.
  8. I actually probably rate him better than I do Gary Oliver TBH. But your point about scoring against the teams around you and your promotion rivals is they key point I think. I haven't checked so it would be interesting to know how many, if any, he's scored against the likes of Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Falkirk etc this season? But it was in those sort of games last season where I think he was shown up as a lower-end League 1 striker. Struggled against Cove, Montrose, Thistle in the cup and, when him and Gabby McGill ended the play-off final as our front 2 we were never going to win it. Have noticed the same. Especially when it's somebody who comes through the youth system or has another connection with the club or town. Also think there not being a good Airdrie team for about 15-20 years until last season has warped people's perpsective.
  9. I liked Allan fine but not convinced he’s good enough to lead the line for a team battling for promotion let alone play in the Championship. He did very well for a garbage Clyde team so he does deserve a move up the food chain on that basis but… I’m not convinced. Thought he was miles off it in any game against better opposition last season. And while I do like him the reaction on Twitter is way OTT. You’d think they’d signed peak Owen Coyle! At least that’s the narrative set for when it’s Falkirk’s turn to beat us in a play-off final
  10. Made his debut against Edinburgh as a first-half sub when we were 2-0 up and cruising. Gave away the free-kick to make it 2-1 and the penalty equaliser and got sent off in the second-half before we ultimately lost 5-3 punishment fit the crime? I don’t envy him though. That’s a tough shift.
  11. Obviously last season we got by with Gal and Smith as the front 2 plus Gabby as the backup. So it’s not impossible. But Gabby is inconsistent and picks up injuries and, like Jamieson, playing him out wide every week doesn’t get the best out of him either. Would be great if Salim started producing but I’m not convinced and I can’t see Dixon or Bright getting involved at all based on them not featuring once so far. So another forward definitely wouldn’t go amiss. Agreed on Devenny too. I actually still think we’re maybe a better team when he’s in it. He’s a good passer, his corners are decent (better than Telfer’s IMO and we must have scored a fair amount from them?) and he’s more robust than probably all of our other midfielders. But hard to argue that McCabe, Telfer, Stanway and Frizzell aren’t ahead of him at the moment. Hope he continues to feature and make an impact though even if just off the bench like against Peterhead.
  12. He’s also far too lightweight. Gets brushed off the ball way too easily every game. You don’t have to be a strapping 6”+ to play in a deeper midfield role but you do have to be more robust. Not sure we really need to be signing our 6th choice midfielder loanee on a permanent deal.
  13. Jamieson back to St Mirren confirmed. Don’t think we got the best out of him and leaves us quite short on quality off the bench if not quantity. Going to need to get a lot more out of Salim now and possibly Dixon and Bright. And even more of a reason to revert back to the front 2 so we can use Gabby’s impact off the bench. Unless someone else is coming in of course.
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