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  1. I’m not sure he ever played for them bar his debut. Not that I’d routinely check but you’d never see his name in the team sheets even as a sub. And that’s with his ex Airdrie reserve coach(es) James Grant and David Proctor on the coaching staff who presumably see something on him. No offence to the boy, and I know he’ll be on buttons, but I’ve no idea why he’s still got a contract at the club.
  2. 2-1 Airdrie. Gal brace and free-scoring Kieran Millar to score for the Fifers. Darren Young to somehow still contrive to get sent to the stand.
  3. Certainly no loss from a playing perspective but does leave us another man down from a squad that’s already down to the bare bones. Hopefully means there will be an addition or two before Saturday.
  4. Rhys Caves returns to Dundee United after the completion of his loan spell with Airdrieonians.
  5. If you’re looking for somebody to support during the African Nations Cup.
  6. Aye unfortunately most teams don’t roll over and have their bellies tickled to gift us an easy 3 points quite like Clyde do but alas. It wasn’t a vintage game, and I don’t think anyone would argue that, but thought Airdrie were worth the 3 points. Almost everybody on here and who watched the game says Easton’s first-half goal should have counted and Allan was unlucky to have his chalked off also. Could/should have been 3-0 without even playing particularly well. Hardly sounds like stealing 3 points. Max Currie was Dumbarton’s most creative player and he could have admittedly won them at least a point. But other than his moments of madness I don’t remember them creating any chances. Was our third game in a week, for a hybrid side suffering with Covid and injuries, over the festive period, on a stuffy pitch against a stuffy side. Happy to grind out a 1-0 win with the only bit of quality in the game in those circumstances.
  7. You had your chance to make that happen a few years ago
  8. Scrappy and we never got into the rhythm we do when we're at our best. But really important that we ground that out and we did. Nice finish by Easton (even if Ramsbottom should do better) and great direct play by McInroy in the buildup. Difficult to see on the stream but Easton's corner looked like a goal. Thought Allan was particularly unfortunate too. Poor decision and seemed outrageous to book him given that it must have been an innocuous coming-together at worst let alone a foul. Would have been nice for him to get a goal and maybe some increased confidence and impact as a result. The penalty incident at the end was also difficult to see though what Currie was playing at I don't know. Didn't catch a cross the whole afternoon. Left-back is clearly the weak link of the side. If Rico is leaving then that needs sorted ASAP. Walker did his best but is limited going forward on the right let alone on his weaker side. There was space down that side to exploit (not to mention the chance to fire crosses into Ramsbottom) but he slowed us down big time. And a better side would be able to exploit his weaknesses there. If Rico isn't leaving (unused sub again today) then why isn't he playing ahead of Walker or McGill? Nice to see Josh Kerr back. I hope he's back fully fit and healthy and hasn't been rushed back as seems to be standard with him. Hope Gal's knock is just exactly that and he's alright. Another striker being out would leave us with only two which clearly is never going to be enough. Missed McCabe and Frizzell's drive and impetus on the ball today. McCabe was very unlucky with his free-kicks. Couple of great efforts. I'm a big fan and I'm not sure there's enough superlatives to describe quite how good and important he is. 3 wins and 2 clean-sheets in a week. Hopefully some new and returning faces in the side next week.
  9. Scrappy and we never got into the rhythm we do when we're at our best. But really important that we ground that out and we did. Nice finish by Easton (even if Ramsbottom should do better) and great direct play by McInroy in the buildup. Difficult to see on the stream but Easton's corner looked like a goal. Thought Allan was particularly unfortunate too. Poor decision and seemed outrageous to book him given that it must have been an innocuous coming-together at worst let alone a foul. Would have been nice for him to get a goal and maybe some increased confidence and impact as a result. The penalty incident at the end was also difficult to see though what Currie was playing at I don't know. Didn't catch a cross the whole afternoon. Left-back is clearly the weak link of the side. If Rico is leaving then that needs sorted ASAP. Walker did his best but is limited going forward on the right let alone on his weaker side. There was space down that side to exploit (not to mention the chance to fire crosses into Ramsbottom) but he slowed us down big time. And a better side would be able to exploit his weaknesses there. If Rico isn't leaving (unused sub again today) then why isn't he playing ahead of Walker or McGill? Nice to see Josh Kerr back. I hope he's back fully fit and healthy and hasn't been rushed back as seems to be standard with him. Hope Gal's knock is just exactly that and he's alright. Another striker being out would leave us with only two which clearly is never going to be enough. Missed McCabe and Frizzell's drive and impetus on the ball today. McCabe was very unlucky with his free-kicks. Couple of great efforts. Like @Jan Vojáček I'm a big fan and I'm not sure there's enough superlatives to describe quite how good and important he is. 3 wins and 2 clean-sheets in a week. Hopefully some new and returning faces in the side next week.
  10. Looked a goal to me. Scrappy stuff so far. We miss McCabe and Frizzell in the midfield. Need to take a proper grip of it in the middle of the park. A lack of a proper left-back is a problem. Should be launching balls at Ramsbottom from both sides but we can’t really do that. Think if we score we’ll see it out fairly comfortably.
  11. Happy new year fellow diamonds! Let’s hope it’s a beautiful one for us all. We fucking deserve it. Airdrie for the cup
  12. Is that because - Things aren’t great behind the scenes - which never bore fruit or was substantiated by yourself? Or is it because the striker from down south never materialised? Or maybe we’ve signed a ‘tattle muncher’? That would obviously be bad. Spill what you know or away and don’t talk shite.
  13. McInroy staying shocked? Jack McKay returning? Luke Lyons or Patrick Pyott actually playing a game? The West Ham striker finally signing?
  14. This game has, somehow, become something of a grudge match over the last two games. So even more reason to be disappointed not to see it live! We've been pretty good this season at beating the teams below us in the league. But we are a bit down to the bare bones in terms of depth off the bench quality and quantity wise and you do feel that we're still vulnerable at the back. And I hate playing teams when they're at a low ebb... But really we should be winning this. Will settle for doing so in slightly less dramatic fashion than last time out.
  15. Great win and great to finally beat another top 4 side. Was deserved based on the first-half alone but going into half-time at 0-0 I thought it had a 1-0 Queen's Park sucker punch written all over it (and in previous seasons that's exactly what would have happened). Scrappy at times but good to be able to dig it out and get it over the line. Superb strike again from McInroy to win it. I pray that he'll be with us until at least the end of the season. Can't overstate how important he is to our team and moments of quality like that will continue to win tight games for us. Gal was unlucky with a couple of crosses in the first-half but he and Smith worked tremendously hard the entire game. Our fitness levels and work-rate again make a difference in these sorts of games. How Easton missed that chance in the first-half I'll never know! Shout out to Matty McDonald who I thought came into the side and did a decent job despite not playing for months. He's raw and he's clearly nowhere near as sophisticated on the ball as the rest of our midfield but he works hard and does what's asked of him. He's barely featured but I think he could be a useful squad player for us. That was one of Scott McGill's better games at left-back albeit he wasn't tested at all defensively and you can see the difference a left-footed player would make there. I hope we can retain him also and we can begin to see the best of him in midfield more often. Hope his knock is okay as we really are beginning to get down to the bare bones again and tonight's bench was lacking in quality and quantity. Will be interesting to see what comings and goings are made over the next few days and weeks. A centre-half, left-back and striker are a must.
  16. Great win and great to finally beat another top 4 side. Was deserved based on the first-half alone but going into half-time at 0-0 I thought it had a 1-0 Queen's Park sucker punch written all over it (and in previous seasons that's exactly what would have happened). Scrappy at times but good to be able to dig it out and get it over the line. Superb strike again from McInroy to win it. I pray that he'll be with us until at least the end of the season. Can't overstate how important he is to our team and moments of quality like that will continue to win tight games for us. Gal was unlucky with a couple of crosses in the first-half but he and Smith worked tremendously hard the entire game. Our fitness levels and work-rate again make a difference in these sorts of games. How Easton missed that chance in the first-half I'll never know! Shout out to Matty McDonald who I thought came into the side and did a decent job despite not playing for months. He's raw and he's clearly nowhere near as sophisticated on the ball as the rest of our midfield but he works hard and does what's asked of him. He's barely featured but I think he could be a useful squad player for us. That was one of Scott McGill's better games at left-back albeit he wasn't tested at all defensively and you can see the difference a left-footed player would make there. I hope we can retain him also and we can begin to see the best of him in midfield more often. Hope his knock is okay as we really are beginning to get down to the bare bones again and tonight's bench was lacking in quality and quantity. Will be interesting to see what comings and goings are made over the next few days and weeks. A centre-half, left-back and striker are a must.
  17. A search of the pockets to see whether or not you have a bottle of Buckfast or a Werther’s Original in your pocket should suffice.
  18. Onto the game itself, we really have to win our games in hand and start beating the rest of the top 4 if we want to put some pressure on top spot again. Play like we did middle to front on Sunday again and I reckon we could and would beat any team in this league. The defence still concerns me however. As good as we were against Alloa and as much as we could have scored 5 or 6, you still felt that had Alloa been sharper we could have thrown it away. Quitongo will presumably not play so Queen’s may get some joy against a whole-hearted but inexperienced (and right-footed) Scott McGill. Will Luke Lyons feature? Having a proper centre-half would help deal with the plethora of crosses that will no doubt be launched into our box at least. Not to mention it will get McCabe back into the middle of the park where he and the rest of the team function best. Will go for an optimistic 3-2 Airdrie. All 5 goals either being penalties or defensive howlers.
  19. If you email [email protected] they will be best placed to advice you. You’ve played at Airdrie often enough that you might get in as a home supporter anyway
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