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  1. You'd think Mendy is out the team after Saturday and either Andy or Howie steps in there. Remains to be seen though. Didn't like Robbo getting dropped to the bench on Saturday after a class couple of outings in the middle. Boyd I think has done well, but has yet to convince me he's a better option than Cawley who is benched at the moment. Obviously still finding his feet so maybe a bit unfair, but when Cawley joined the club you knew after about 10 minutes he would be a player for Alloa. Durnan has been class, a really good signing. Jury's out on a fair few of them though, but I think we will see where he's at after the second quarter is completed to properly assess what the manager is trying to achieve I know its easy to say but I think the Alloa team of 3 or 4 years ago would be romping this league. Lots of solid enough teams but haven't seen anyone of huge quality so far.
  2. Yeah ref could maybe have given Sena a yellow seeing as it was the first challenge of the game, but can also see why he put him off. It was a shame because he's really picked up form last couple of weeks. Unfortunately killed the game a bit as a spectacle and we were always up against it after that. Can't fault the effort of the players, and if Cawleys shot goes in, we might well have taken the 3 points. It's a bad mistake from Mendy for the 2nd goal. I really like him, and he won everything in the air but he is shaky at the back. The mistake cost us the game. I'd expect Howie to come in for him for next game. All the subs did well when they came on. Agree that Cove not as good as they were when they visited last season. Logan got a ton more space due to the red card but I thought he played well. McAllister can still do the business though on his day. It's been a strange season so far. The first quarter has probably gone the way I expected, and we need to improve our form. However, from what we've seen so far I think we are capable of being there and thereabouts come the end of the season. Sent from my SM-G780G using Tapatalk
  3. I think that over the piece so far it's been pretty disturbing how much Barry Ferguson has really got under the skin of some Alloa fans and some of the shouts at previous games have been well over the top. And I didn't go to Cowden game where it was said to be the worst. However, today I didn't hear anything at all (happy to be corrected if wrong) so the reaction was quite bizarre. Certainly not the way you expect a manager of a football club to behave. There's obviously been a build up there but I agree had he come over and engaged in a conversation the supporters would have respected him. Only a small amount of fans interacted back with him. Ironically most (myself included) stayed back to applaud the team for a pretty decent performance. I think most fans were pretty shocked by the whole thing. No problem with a bit of passion on display, but the approach of the manager all wrong and probably regrets it now.
  4. Thanks mate. Never used to get into the bar at the ground in the past, but other than the playoff final it's been a while.
  5. Any Dumbarton boys know if Bowling Club round the corner from ground still open as normal?
  6. I have to say a lot of credit goes to Airdrie as their shape and work ethic as a unit to contain us was hugely effective for long periods. Agree with Kieren in that many of our attacking players were too similar in approach. We really missed Trouten- just a bit of composure to both link and get in front of goal to cause problems. The game was made for him and I think he would have added an extra dimension to our attack, we really needed it. Airdrie didn't appear to be threatening our defence all that much, so the opening goal was a disaster from an Alloa point of view. It was a really good cross in, but Mendy should have done a whole lot better initially. It gave Airdrie a lead to protect and they weren't going to play any other way- why would they? The second Airdrie goal was a cracker in all fairness- good build up play and a brilliant finish. Finally we introduced Sammon and gaps did start to open up. Sammons goal was a beauty, but our tactics although effective and could easily have got us a point (we definitely didn't deserve more than that) were a bit desperate at times. Easy in hindsight but I thought the manager should have started Sammon. He's found goals pretty hard to come by in recent seasons, so after his goal against Falkirk I thought we should have built on that momentum and put him up top. By all means retain Henderson in the same position after his excellent debut. Sammon surely starts against Montrose on Saturday. Although Andy Graham certainly played his part, I thought it was a strange substitution to hook Scougall, who was actually starting to make real inroads and impose himself on the game. Maybe he picked up a knock and if so I stand corrected. I do like Mendy and he has the makings of a bit of a cult hero. His distribution was hilariously bad at times, but opening goal aside he is good at staying close to players and winning most aerial balls. Couldn't begrudge Airdrie the 3 points, though as I said we could have snatched a point from that. That's 0 points from 9 on the road so far, and we need to rectify that quickly- particularly as our next 2 are also away fixtures.
  7. Presumably (obviously can't 100% confirm) that would have been the Falkirk captains call, not to let us shoot towards our own supporters 2nd half as we traditionally do. Factoring in that the opposition captain was long serving Alloa player Stevie Hetherington adds even more weight to the assumption it was their decision to go with that at the coin toss because Alloa took centre to kick off the game.
  8. I thought we were absolutely terrific today. Won every battle all over the pitch and it didn't look like any stage that we wouldnt pick up the 3 points, very commanding. Niang really showed his quality in the middle of the park and we really controlled things creatively with Taggart pushing forward every time he had space. Mendy was man of the match for me, didn't put a foot wrong, kept it simple and thrived on everything that came his way. Been a long time since I witnessed a better debut than Henderson. A great outball at all times and took his goal really well. Took the Falkirk defence to places they didn't want to go. The enforced first half changes didn't knock us off our stride in the slightest. There's been a lot of criticism of Barry Ferguson but he has a good group there. If he can get consistent performances like today out of the team there's no reason why we can't have promotion ambitions.
  9. Durnan has been really solid in his first few games, and probably one of our best performers so far this season. Would expect Stevie to do well in a balanced midfield- as the anchor doing the ground work for the more creative midfielders. Covering full backs, putting out fires etc. Expect lots of bookings though.
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