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  1. 17 hours ago, Xanadu2112 said:

    The only downside of maybe going up is that I rather like trips to Montrose, Peterhead, Methil etc.

    Going to Crappielow, Fudless park, Scumerset, Dreary Dens… hardly gets the cultural juices flowing.

    At least Cove and Arbroath have something of the sea air to offer!

    Anyway work to do before all that can be a reality.
     

    Love the Ayr Utd loons talking down to us already. They really are a magnificent footballing team! Actually forgot about their deluded followers.

     

    I do love a trip to Peterhead, Links Park and the likes... but not after 10 years. Get us up and playing teams who actually bring a travelling support and in games with a bit of needle like Ayr and Thistle please. Also need to put Accies in their place. Besides with Gayfield (possibly), Somerset, Cappielow, Inverness and Dens you've probably got just as many 'proper' football grounds or away days in the Championship as you do League 1 anyway. A shame Palmerston and East End Park are away from that perspective mind you. 

    Just fucking win Airdrie please. 

  2. 6 minutes ago, CathcartSkins said:

    Being put down as a school project I believe; all part of the Curriculum for Excellence hitting two of the four aims; becoming a Responsible Citizen and an Effective Contributor!

     

     

    You've surely got to be a Confident Individual to go to Broadwood after dark too? 

  3. 32 minutes ago, ShineOnYouCrazyDiamonds said:

    Worth mentioning that Smith’s goalscoring form is absolutely as a result of him playing on the left. In his first spell I always that he was better when moved to the wing (although it was the right wing then) as it let him utilise his pace and work rate. His goals this season started to come with the formation change to 433 and the goals on Saturday likewise came after he moved to the left. It’s crazy how such a seemingly small change that actually moves him further away from the opposition goal has turned him into a clinical goalscorer.

    His three finishes on Saturday were sublime. The first and the second (hitting it first time like that) in particular are excellent technique. Changed days from missing that sitter at Firhill all those months ago. 

     

    1 hour ago, Mr November said:

    Yet another player of the month award. I was a bit surprised at Gallagher winning it but five goals in four games is a great record. Hopefully it’s not the last thing he wins this season!

    I don't think Gal gets the credit he deserves from our support. He can undoubtedly be a frustrating player, miss wild sitters and when he's off it he's off it. But on his day, outside of your Megginsons and Goodwillies, I'd have him as one of the best strikers at this level. Fantastic movement and strikers' instinct (as we saw on Saturday), scores important goals, can score with any part of his body which is another under-rated skill and I don't his hold-up or all-round play is too bad either. He's scored 16 goals so far this season and scored 9 and 14 in two shortened seasons which I think is a good return. A well deserved award and recognition as was his goal and 100th appearance on Saturday! 

  4. 17 hours ago, Redwedge77 said:

    Apparently rumours Taggs away to Airdrie

     

    15 hours ago, Alloa 68 said:

    I'd be absolutely gutted to lose Taggs if this rumour has substance.He's the backbone of the team,a classy,brave player.We failed very badly to deal with the left back situation under ferguson,and i'm not sure it would possible to bring in anyone as influential as Taggs.Very worrying if true.Hopefully not.

     

    2 hours ago, The Moonster said:

    Murray had Taggs at Dumbarton, he was brilliant for us in the Champ so it would make sense especially if you go up.

    Obviously nothing is official until the pen is tweeted out but that's a bit of business I'd be happy with. A good right-back who's spent most of his career in the Championship or the top end of League 1 and done well in both leagues. If he can play left-back and centre-half(?) too then even better as we know how useful it's been to have players who can play in multiple positions this season. 

    Murray really is putting the band back together!

  5. What. A. Day. Still can't quite believe we did it and I am still trying to process it all. If you'd told anyone Montrose would score 4 goals away from home (and 5 overall) and not win I don't think anyone would believe you. 

    We looked dead and buried at both 2-0 and 3-1 down. Fair play to Montrose, their pressing really did a number on us but very soft goals for us to lose, again. 

    Callum Smith's performance may be the best individual performance I've ever seen in a diamond (chevron ;) ). We would not have won this game if he wasn't playing. A hat-trick, harried their defence the whole game, phenomenal work-rate and was even tracking back and winning the ball in their half in the depths of extra-time. Outstanding and what an instrumental player he has become. Fair play too, to big Jonny who was also superb when he came on. He's, rightly, being getting it tight from us, but he also was vital to our win. Cracking touch and finish for his goal (and loved his celebration right in front of the Montrose dugout 😂) and that touch and assist for Gabby's goal was a sublime bit of skill. Fair play to the big man and was great seeing him jumping around with the wee guys on the pitch after the game. 

    Would start Watson, and probably Kerr, in the final but Murray got his subs spot on today so credit to him for that. Loved seeing how much it meant to him and the entire squad (big Salim was loving it once again!). Nice to see Gal grab a typical Gal goal on his 100th appearance in a diamond ♦️

    One of the best games I've ever been to but we haven't won anything yet. We should go into the games against Queen's Park with confidence but they will feel the same and it will no doubt be a stuffy and tight affair. But this team is something special. We know they have the ability to do it and, especially after yesterday, we know they have the mentality to do it. If we don't break our play-off hoodoo after yesterday I'm not sure we ever will. Roll on Thursday ♦️

  6. What. A. Day. Still can't quite believe we did it and I am still trying to process it all. If you'd told anyone Montrose would score 4 goals away from home (and 5 overall) and not win I don't think anyone would believe you. 

    We looked dead and buried at both 2-0 and 3-1 down. Fair play to Montrose, their pressing really did a number on us but very soft goals for us to lose, again. 

    Callum Smith's performance may be the best individual performance I've ever seen in a diamond (chevron ;) ). We would not have won this game if he wasn't playing. A hat-trick, harried their defence the whole game, phenomenal work-rate and was even tracking back and winning the ball in their half in the depths of extra-time. Outstanding and what an instrumental player he has become. Fair play too, to big Jonny who was also superb when he came on. He's, rightly, being getting it tight from us, but he also was vital to our win. Cracking touch and finish for his goal (and loved his celebration right in front of the Montrose dugout 😂) and that touch and assist for Gabby's goal was a sublime bit of skill. Fair play to the big man and was great seeing him jumping around with the wee guys on the pitch after the game. 

    Would start Watson, and probably Kerr, in the final but Murray got his subs spot on today so credit to him for that. Loved seeing how much it meant to him and the entire squad (big Salim was loving it once again!). Nice to see Gal grab a typical Gal goal on his 100th appearance in a diamond ♦️

    One of the best games I've ever been to but we haven't won anything yet. We should go into the games against Queen's Park with confidence but they will feel the same and it will no doubt be a stuffy and tight affair. But this team is something special. We know they have the ability to do it and, especially after yesterday, we know they have the mentality to do it. If we don't break our play-off hoodoo after yesterday I'm not sure we ever will. Roll on Thursday ♦️

  7. 23 hours ago, Smokiejohn said:

    Tickets bought …. though heeds gone , driving down Clarkston Main Street saw a couple of fellow Airdrie fans heading to station …. I looped back around just so I could shout “Mon the Diamonds” … they loved it … don’t know rest of suburbanites got it emoji23.pngemoji23.pngemoji23.png

    That was my dad and I! Was buzzing haha. Hope you enjoyed your day and we can enjoy some celebratory pints in Monteith's next Sunday ♦️

  8. 3 hours ago, CapitalDiamond said:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/otl-podcast/id1458037240?i=1000559328837
     

    Latest Podcast up

    What is your combined 11 between 03/04 and 21/22

    I’m going with

                                Currie

    Docherty, McManus, Fordyce, Lovering

                              McCabe

              Frizzell    Easton   McLaren 

                            Gow     Coyle

    Harsh on so many! Didn’t think Marv had a great season (possibly his least impressive as I loved him as a player). David Dunn was excellent that year. Docherty v Watson was tough and I’m probably shoe horning Doc in. 
     

    Any way you cut it you’d get a great team…and bench!

     

    Really enjoyed recording that. 
     

    On reflection I think I’d move Doc to right-back and promote McManus to centre-half from the bench. My team would be something like: 

                      McGeown 
    Docherty McManus Fordyce Lovering 

                      Wilson 

    Easton  McCabe McLaren 

                  Gow Coyle 

    Subs: McGowan, Dunn, Frizzell, Varielle, Currie, Smith and maybe Dosser for the last bench spot although a deeper or more defensive midfielder might be better in terms of the overall balance of the squad. 
     

    Don’t think that team would ever lose a game at this level with everyone at the peak of their powers. 

  9. 6 hours ago, Dylan Easton Fanclub said:

    Still find it mental that Celtic paid money for Afolabi. One of the biggest wasters I’ve seen in an Airdrie top in a while.

    Impressive that guys like Ritchie and McDonald who haven't played any meaningful game time for the best part of 6-12 months played the bulk of that game and Afolabi was still the worst player on the park. 

    6 hours ago, Blue-Toon said:

    Ferry finally scores a goal......... at the wrong end. Apart from that he played a blinder in his last game for us and will be badly missed. All the very best Simon.

    Hope he appreciated his goal announcement! 

  10. 30 minutes ago, CoveRangers1922 said:

    The bottom 6 of the Premiership could get very very cagey depending on this weekend's results. The Dons could be dragged fully into the mix but I think they'll be safe and pick up a couple of wins. 

    I'll be at Links Park on Tuesday to see how you get on. Tension will be unbearable even for a neutral.

    P.S - Left back recommendations are very welcome. Brody been impressive since he's come in on loan. I wonder if Ian Murray will go back in for him next season

    Think it will be the stream for me which I think will make my nerves even more unbearable! 
     

    Paterson is very good and getting better with every game. Good defensively, really gets up and down on the park, great at creating space and overlaps and an excellent delivery. According to Transfermrkt he’s contracted to Celtic until 2023 but he’s 21 and not going to get a sniff there so I’d imagine Celtic would be happy to let him go - whether on a free or on loan again. Would love to see him back whatever league we’re in. 

  11. 1 hour ago, Diamond1924 said:

    Just watched last seasons play off semi final highlights against cove.

    Didn’t even realise that Dean Ritchie played that game. No disrespect to him obviously but if that was our midfield then, then we have a great chance this year. 

    I remember he got rinsed so bad by Fraser Fyvie after coming on as a sub that he he was huckled off and Murray played Ewan O’Reilly at centre mid in both legs of the final. Ewan O’Reilly. Centre mid. In a play-off final. Ewan O’Reilly. 
     

    Think our midfields a little stronger this time around 😂

  12. On 23/04/2022 at 18:34, CoveRangers1922 said:

    Yeah fair rise. Played Clach almost 3 years ago to the day.

    Interesting summer ahead in regards to club structure, recruitment, ground improvement. 

    Dons need some competition! Not saying it's coming from us right now clearly as their are miles ahead in most departments but good for the city I feel

    You could be in the same league next season! 

    Congratulations on a deserved title win. We pushed you close but you were relentless and undeniably the best, most effective and consistent team in the league. Just hope we'll be joining you next season. 

    Losing Harry Milne is a massive blow however. 

  13. PotY - McCabe. He's strolled it this season whether in midfield or at centre-half. I think Easton will, deservedly, win it, but McCabe is also so fundamentally important to this team and how we play, recycling and retaining the ball, setting up our attacks and organising the team. I'm not sure we'd be anywhere near as good as we are without McCabe in the side. As said though, I think Easton will win it and you could also make arguments for Fordyce, Frizell and Smith and I don't think anyone would complain. 

    YPotY - Scott McGill. My personal interpretation of Young Player of the Year is always to vote for a player who's broken into the team that season or who is making their first appearances in first team football. Of those players then I don't think anyone has made a bigger or better impression than Scott McGill (Paterson hasn't played enough IMO) and Callum Smith is too long-tenured. McGill's played practically every position on the park and done a solid-impressive job in all of them. Good defensively, breaks the lines well, decent enough on the ball and has scored 5 goals (almost all of them crackers) which is very good for someone who's played full-back or a more deeper role in midfield for the majority of the season. And he scored against Motherwell on his debut. 

    Goal of the Season - McCabe v Motherwell. It has to be doesn't it? Has everything you want in a goal - brilliant technique and finish, the element of surprise, its importance to the game and derby victory, the scenes after it went in and the emotion and meaning behind it - taking the lead and ultimately comfortably beating Motherwell after not playing them in years. All of the contenders are outstanding goals, but I'll forget them in time. McCabe's free-kick v Motherwell (and McGill's goal) will stay with me forever. 

  14. 1 hour ago, Mr November said:

    Bryan Prunty up front please. We can bring Jim Low on for Cantley for the last 10 minutes too.

    In all seriousness, ideally Watson is fit to play as getting him some minutes ahead of the play-offs would be great. We do need to sort the right-back position, especially as MacDonald would presumably be ineligible if we ended up making it to the final and played Dunfermline. Another game for MacDonald, Kerr and younger guys like Devenny and McDonald would be good too. I’d like to see Allan start up front again and hopefully get himself another goal to continue his good form over the last couple of games. It’s a risk dropping so many key players, especially when we want to keep the unbeaten run going, but it’s a tough call either way and I’d be inclined to rest several of them too.

    Yeah I can totally understand going for more of a mix of first team regulars and fringe players. But I think our chances of winning the play-offs would decrease so exponentially if any of Easton, McCabe, Smith, Gal or Fordyce were to get injured or suspended in Saturday's game that I don't think it's worth the risk. Maybe Patrick Pyott will play? 

  15. 10 hours ago, Clyde01 said:


    David Goodwillie doesn’t currently play for Clyde and the keeper came on as a sub for Currie the regular keeper.

    Good post though, would read again.

    More than happy to refer to you as David Goodwillie's Clyde while: 

    A) He's still on your books 

    B) The custodians of your club who unashamedly re-signed him are still stinking the place out 

    C) Your weirdo rape apologist fans sing songs about him and hero worship him. 

    Jay Cantley came on as part of a regular substitution rather than an injury or red card substitution because Clyde were such feeble opposition that we could take the piss in a way that almost never happens. You knew that already though. 

    Cheers for the easy 3 points.

  16. What team should we put out on Saturday then? I would personally be resting Easton, McCabe, Smith and Gal. Ideally it will be a mixture of guys coming back from injury who could do with the game time (your MacDonalds, Kerr, Watson etc) and a chance to give some fringe players minutes in the legs ahead of the play-offs. If everyone is fit something like: 

                            Cantley

    MacDonald Watson Kerr Walker 

                            Agnew

    McDonald    McGill    Devenny 

                   Allan    Afolabi/Gabby 

     

    It's not a great side but should still be good enough to keep our unbeaten run going (which is important) against a Peterhead side who have nothing to play for. 

     

                           

                             

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