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  1. Doyle certainly talks a good game. Can't say I know much about him, but judging from his YouTube interview he's certainly the kind of personality we need in the dressing room and on the park, especially since we seem to be focusing on younger players this season. Would love a centre half, attacking mid and at least one striker next.
  2. Finished 4-0, new boy Ngandu getting the fourth. Just watched the Alan Maitland interview. First of all, credit to the Only Accies lads. I usually like their content regardless, but the Stuart Taylor interview and now this one were quality. Keep it up boys. I thought Maitland came across really well. The only issue I had with the interview was the Taylor stuff. The 'Premiership wages' explanation doesn't wash with me. And even if that were true, why on earth are you paying a guy like Stuart Taylor that kind of money in the first place? What exactly has he achieved in his managerial/coaching career to warrant that? Like I say though, I don't believe it for a second and it came across like a pretty lame excuse/justification. I guess we'll never know the true story. In a strange way I'm kind of looking forward to the new season. The uncertainty around the squad/manager gives it a new air of mystery. Of course, I reserve the right to retract that statement if/when we're relegated by Christmas.
  3. 3-0 half time against Tranent. Lawson double and Andy Winter.
  4. Hopefully he's decent. Just happy to finally get a body through the door TBH. Doyle playing tonight (not as a trialist) so should be announced soon you'd think.
  5. I assume he's just been training with us, as opposed to being on trial. This happens every summer. I remember Stephen O'Donnnel doing this before he signed for Motherwell and Rankin himself using our facilities a number of years back. In fact, Rankin says that's how Doyle ended up being with us, albeit he's now playing as a trialist.
  6. Watching Rankin's post match interview, it doesn't sound like we're bringing in many players this window. Our first eleven should (hopefully) be good enough to not be in danger of relegation IMO, but realistically how often are we going to see them together considering injuries, suspensions etc? Just got to hope that the rest of the league isn't leaving us behind, and in terms of signings I've seen very little evidence of that yet. Still a long way to go of course, but the uncertainty surrounding the club just now is a tad worrying.
  7. I've always thought something was 'off' about Taylor but I really hope he's managed to get what he's due and, as Scotty says, fucked McGowan over in some way. In other news, Easton has signed a new deal to 2024. Happy enough with that, considering the state of the squad at the moment.
  8. I'm sure Rankin said in the YouTube interview that he was expecting a couple in the next few days. Doyle will be one of them presumably.
  9. Yikes. Anyway, apparently we beat Airdrie 4-0 in a closed doors match today. Ryan hat trick.
  10. Sounds like he's going back to part time. I think it's likely we're going with a young squad this season. Tough gig for Rankin in his first job.
  11. Yes, if we go into the season without adding to the squad then obviously that's a bit of a concern. I'm more looking at it from an individual player point of view. MacDonald is one of those players that was just 'there'. Granted, I wasn't at every game last season but I'm struggling to remember many positive moments. The signings of MacDonald and Mullin were a reminder to me to take other fans opinions with a pinch of salt.
  12. No loss IMO. Was extremely disappointing considering the rave reviews the Raith fans on here were giving him.
  13. I'm still wanting some sort of clarity regarding the Taylor situation. Why was he sacked? Results? I just read on Accies World a post by someone claiming to be ITK. They have stated that Taylor has 'upset a lot of people both within the club & outside the club'. What exactly does this mean? Football related or not? Until these question are answered (which they probably never will be) I'm still of the opinion that Taylor probably just about deserved this season (if we are basing it purely on football matters). A shit show either way.
  14. Finished 4-0 and 9-0. I'm firmly in the camp of 'pre season results mean f**k all' (especially given the level of opposition) but encouraging to hear some of the young boys played well. Hopefully the trialists are worth another couple of looks.
  15. That video just posted by the club is...something. Heavy Phoenix Nights vibes amongst other things.
  16. To the surprise of no one (well, me anyway), Popescu confirmed as not returning. Signed a deal with a Romanian team. Not the perfect player by any means, but I'll miss the big fella.
  17. Still, at least we dodged the Grant Gillespie bullet. Phew.
  18. Aye, I saw that on your thread. I'm personally at the stage of 'bring in any c**t', no matter how jobber-tastic they may be, just to show that the football club is actually still in some form of operation. These last few weeks have really highlighted how much of a toxic presence McGowan seems to be at the club. Is he behind the Taylor situation? Is he the reason there has been a total shutdown and social media silence? Oh how I wish someone would buy him out (extreme wishful thinking). For all the great things Ronnie McDonald did for the club, he really tarnished his legacy in my eyes by essentially giving everything to McGowan and letting him have total control.
  19. I see ICT signed Steven Boyd. Weird one, but the sort of thing we usually do which reinforces my fear we won't be signing anyone at all this summer (slightly tongue in cheek, but it really wouldn't surprise me at the moment).
  20. 'Annual leave'. The club and local journalists really do take the piss out of the fans.
  21. Yep, tone deaf from 'the football department' as per usual. Football clubs really do treat their fans like mugs. How about actually giving some information/updates before trying to extract money from us? Something minor to start maybe, like what the f**k is actually happening regarding the manager situation?
  22. I reiterate my previous statement. Any of the ITKers got any more info?
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