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Ross Forbes

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  1. League Cup Group H

    I'm glad you enjoyed it. The experience for fans (home and away) at the Rock hasn't been too hot in recent years (and by God are some fans keen to tell us..), but there are a lot of good people involved at the club now who are working tirelessly to change that. Off the pitch today looked like a success. A big away support, a (mainly) positive home support and plenty of new merchandise on display.
  2. Starting this now to take my mind off us being pumped today. I'll keep this thread updated with all the confirmed moves, as I have done for the past couple of seasons upstairs. Much happened so far? I know Raith have punted a couple. Airdrieonians In: Kieran Millar (East Fife), Scott Robertson (Stranraer), Sean Crighton (Brechin City), Chris O'Neil (Brechin City), Grant Gallagher (Dumbarton), Scott Gallacher (Dumbarton), David Hutton (Arbroath), Joao Victoria (Albion Rovers), Darryl Duffy (St Mirren), Leighton McIntosh (Arbroath), Jonathan Page (East Fife), Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) Out: Matthew Kerr (Released), David Brownlie (Stranraer), John Higgins (Released), Jordan McGregor (Released), Adam Brown (Alloa Athletic), Ross Brown (Released), Tom Fry (Released), Rohan Ferguson (Motherwell, loan expired), Dan Higgins (Kilmarnock, loan expired), Luke Watt (Motherwell, loan expired), Lee Kilday (Morton, loan expired), Jake Hastie (Motherwell, loan expired), Willie Muir (Forfar Athletic) Arbroath In: Darren Jamieson (Hamilton Academical), Darren Hill (Linlithgow Rose), Jason Thomson (Raith Rovers), Lewis Toshney (Dundee United, loan), Finn Graham (Brechin City) Out: David Hutton (Airdrieonians), Ricky Gomes (Released), Josh Skelly (Montrose), Leighton McIntosh (Airdrieonians), Scott Martin (Hibernian, loan expired), Blair Yule (Cove Rangers) Brechin City: In: Sean Burns (Queen's Park), Dougie Hill (Dumbarton), Conor Brennan (Greenock Morton), Dene Shields (Xewkija Tigers), Jordan Tapping (East Stirlingshire), Giuliano Morena (Virtus Castelfr), Boris Melingui (Leek Town), Jamie Henry (Annan Athletic) Out: Gary Fusco (Retired), Graeme Smith (Stenhousemuir), James Dale (Released), Sean Crighton (Airdrieonians), Chris O'Neil (Airdrieonians), Isaac Layne (Stranraer), Liam Watt (East Fife), Calumn Morrison (Hearts, loan expired), Dylan Mackin (Livingston, loan expired), Willie Dyer (Dumbarton), Scott Costello (Spartans, loan), Finn Graham (Arbroath) Dumbarton: In: Willie Dyer (Brechin City), Bobby Barr (Raith Rovers), Ross Forbes (Greenock Morton), Grant Adam (Forfar Athletic), Rory Loy (Falkirk), Ross Perry (Albion Rovers), Cammy Ballantyne (Dundee United), Ryan Thomson (Stranraer), Andrew Little (Stirling Albion), Jamie McGowan (Greenock Morton), Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) Out: Sam Wardrop (Celtic, loan expired), Kevin Nisbet (Partick Thistle, loan expired), Andrew Stirling (Queen of the South, loan expired), Aidan Wilson (Rangers, loan expired), Liam Burt (Rangers, loan expired), Tom Walsh (Inverness CT), Christian Nade (Released), David Smith (Stranraer), David Wilson (Annan Athletic), Kyle Prior (Released), Grant Gallagher (Airdrieonians), Dougie Hill (Brechin City), Chris Johnston (Annan Athletic), Dimitris Froxylias (Falkirk), Scott Gallacher (Airdrieonians), Liam Dick (Alloa Athletic), Mark Stewart (Stirling Albion) , Daniel Handling (Edinburgh City), Chris McLaughlin (Stirling Lions) East Fife In: Scott Agnew (Stranraer), Ross Dunlop (Stenhousemuir), Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers), Brett Long (Dundee United), Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic), Jonathan Court (Raith Rovers), Liam Watt (Brechin City), Anton Dowds (Heriot Watt University), Craig McDowall (Free Agent), Scott McBride (Forfar Athletic), Kyle Bell (Raith Rovers) Out: Kieran Millar (Airdrieonians), Ben MacKenzie (St Johnstone, loan expired), Ryan Goodfellow (Cowdenbeath), Mark Lamont (Stranraer), Kyle Wilkie (Airdrieonians), Adam Livingstone (Motherwell, loan expired), Scott Allardice (Dundee United, loan expired), Matthew Knox (Livingston, loan expired), Robert Jones (Released), Ross Mutch (Kelty Hearts), Kyle Wilson (Released), Ryan Inglis (Released), Connor McManus (Stranraer), Chris Duggan (Raith Rovers), Jonathan Page (Airdrieonians) Forfar Athletic In: John Baird (Inverness Caledonian Thistle), Thomas Reilly (Elgin City), Darren Whyte (St Mirren), Ross Meechan (Stenhousemuir), Willie Muir (Airdrieonians), Gary Fraser (Partick Thistle), Connor Coupe (Dundee) Out: Russell Dingwall (Ross County, loan expired), Darren Whyte (St Mirren, loan expired), Josh Peters (Queen's Park), Scott McBride (East Fife), Grant Adam (Dumbarton), Dean Brotherston (Released), Patrick Cregg (Montrose) Montrose In: Josh Skelly (Arbroath), Patrick Cregg (Forfar Athletic) Out: Chris Templeman (Retired), Cammy Ballantyne (Dundee United, loan expired), Kerr Hay (Elgin City), Gary Fraser (Formartine United), Conor McLaren (Released), Lewis Milne (Raith Rovers) Raith Rovers In: Chris Duggan (East Fife), Robbie Thomson (Falkirk), Grant Gillespie (Dundee United), Lewis Milne (Montrose), Nat Wedderburn (Dunfermline Athletic), Nathan Flannagan (St Mirren), Kevin Nisbet (Partick Thistle) Out: Kevin McHattie (Released), Greig Spence (Alloa Athletic), Jonathan Court (East Fife), Bobby Barr (Dumbarton), Andreas Thorsen (Released), Regan Hendry (Celtic, loan expired), Dario Zanatta (Hearts, loan expired), Yaw Osei (Released), John Herron (Released), Aaron Lennox (Partick Thistle), Graeme Smith (Retired), Willis Furtado (Released), Jason Thomson (Arbroath), Scott Robertson (Retired), Fionn McLeod Kay (Kelty Hearts), Rory Brian (Released), Kyle Bell (East Fife) Stenhousemuir In: Morgyn Neill (Stranraer), Graeme Smith (Brechin City), Alan Cook (Alloa Athletic), Kieran Gibbons (East Kilbride), Alan Reid (Albion Rovers), Conner Duthie (Dunfermline Athletic), Sebastian Ross (Aberdeen, loan), Kyle Johnson (Ross County), Jesús García Tena (Edinburgh City), Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) Out: Mark Foden (Ross County, loan expired), Alan Cook (Alloa Athletic, loan expired), Innes Murray (Hibernian, loan expired), Harry Paton (Hearts, loan expired), Andrew Dallas (Rangers, loan expired), Ross Meechan (Forfar Athletic), Eddie Ferns (Clyde), Jamie Longworth (East Kilbride), Nathan Blockley (Released), Joshua Gracie (Released), Ross Dunlop (East Fife), Chris Smith (Released), Martin Scott (Cowdenbeath), Michael Dunlop (Peterhead) Stranraer In: Lyle Avci (Ayr United), Andrew McDonald (St Mirren), Mark Lamont (East Fife), David Brownlie (Airdrieonians), David Smith (Dumbarton), Connor McManus (East Fife), Luke Donnelly (Queen's Park), Adam Cummins (Queen's Park), Max Ashmore (Ross County), Isaac Layne (Brechin City), Ian Smith (Dundee) Out: Angus Beith (Hearts, loan expired), Scott Robertson (Airdrieonians), Scott Agnew (East Fife), Ryan Thomson (Dumbarton), Morgyn Neill (Stenhousemuir), Dylan Dykes (Ross County, loan expired), Dean Hawkshaw (Kilmarnock, loan expired), Ross Lyon (Rangers, loan expired), Cameron MacPherson (St Mirren, loan expired), David Barron (Released), Stephen Okoh (Released)
  3. Summer Transfer Window '18

    Lads. Lads. Lads. The Finn Graham transfer saga is at an end. After seemingly being linked with every east coast team going (and Alloa), he's joined Arbroath from Brechin City.
  4. The Sons 2018/19

    I stuck it on the other thread, but there'll likely be more chat in here. I enjoyed that today. Sure the result wasn't what we were looking for, but for a Betfred game (especially one involving us) it was entertaining, and we put up a really good fight against one of the Premiership's best sides from the second half of last season. The only worry was how poor the goals were that we conceded. On Tuesday it was commented on that the defence were guilty of looking a bit casual at times, and that was a wee bit too noticeable again today. The first goal was a good finish, but the guy was given too much time in a dangerous position, the second was a total disaster caused (I think) by a mixup in communication between Mango and Adam and the third looked like we allowed Kris Boyd (of all people) a free header from a corner. We know that Dowie and Mango are excellent players though, so despite their two shaky performances this week (Mango today, Dowie on Tuesday) I don't think it's something I'll be losing sleep over. I thought Willie Dyer had a good game and dealt pretty well with the threat posed by Burke and O'Donnell, whilst Jones didn't have anywhere near as much joy against Perry as I'd feared. In fact, distribution aside, I thought Perry looked far more comfortable than he did against Queen's Park. I was pleased with how we looked going forward. Paton had another really lively game, curling in a beauty of a cross for the opener, and almost bettering it with a cross that Ryan Thomson very nearly scored from. His fitness is nowhere near 100%, and he tired after 75 minutes or so, but I can see him being a really good player for us. I also thought that it was the best Bobby Barr's played so far in his short time with us. He did some really good winger things (beat the full-back, whip a cross in) a couple of times, and took his goal really well. You can't fault his workrate defensively either. Calum Gallagher lead the line well and, despite being isolated, forced Scott Boyd especially into quite a few errors. I can see a partnership between him and Loy working well. On Rory, I was ready for him to look like a guy who hasn't kicked a ball since February, but I was delighted to be proved wrong. He played a huge part in the second goal (Ryan Thomson's dummy ) and looked really intelligent and comfortable on the ball. He won quite a few cheap fouls too - which is something we've lacked in a striker. His pass pretty much lead to Boyd's fourth goal, but by that stage we had launched almost everyone forward, so again I'm not too concerned about that. Whatever happens next week in Paisley, this Betfred Cup campaign has been far more promising on the pitch than any other we've 'competed' in. If we get through that game without any injuries then I'll be very happy with how things are looking, especially with guys like Loy and Ballantyne still to reach full match fitness.
  5. Cowdenbeath 2018-2019

    I'm absolutely delighted to hear that there were more unsavoury scenes as you broke Cove's little hearts again today. I have nothing against them. In fact I've never seen them play, but after how well they took the last defeat it's glorious to see them broken by a late goal.
  6. League Cup Group H

    That was quite enjoyable. 4-2 was maybe a bit harsh in the end, but a guy as good as Boyd is always going to punish individual errors ruthlessly. Plenty of positives for us, and two good goals. The second especially was tremendous. Given where we were when we faced Killie last year, and given how new a side this is, I can't really complain. Looking forward to Paisley next week. It'll be interesting to see how they compare to Killie. By the way, nice goal aside, Ndjoli looked miles off being good enough for the Premiership. Can only take from that, that the English Premier League's U23s Division is a tinpot pub me nan league.
  7. League Cup Group H

    Looks like they did. They were all carted into the Rangers section of the home end.
  8. League Cup Group H

    There's been some decent shouts to be fair. Singing abuse at a steward who looks about 15 isn't cool though. Even if he is a steward.
  9. League Cup Group H

    The Killie fan who shouted "She's turned the crowd against us" when the guy was huckled out was absolutely tremendous
  10. The Sons 2018/19

    Training top and quarter-zip are now on TTL's website too. I can imagine they might be quite popular... https://www.teamwearscotland.com/category/football-clubs/dumbarton-f-c/
  11. The Sons 2018/19

    Today's programme cover looks absolutely sensational. I'm absolutely loving the retro cover designs.
  12. League Cup Group H

    What's that? You want to see Stuart Carswell playing an outrageous wee backheel pass (2:15)? Well search no more, highlights from Sons v QP:
  13. It's at times like this that I realise how much I'm missing out on by being blocked by Keenan on Twitter, despite having never tweeted him (or about him). In fact I don't think I even followed him
  14. The Sons 2018/19

    Our squad is at 17 at the moment, and loans can’t be tempted by C&G, so I’d be surprised if we added one, never mind two. If we do bring in one then that man has to be a left-sided defender imo.
  15. League Cup 18/19 - Group E

  16. League Cup 18/19 - Group E

    The Rovers Thistle game next week Pay at the Gate? I'm quite fancying a wee trip to Cliftonhill now I've got free evenings again.
  17. The Sons 2018/19

    This is a common occurrence at Sons games to be fair.
  18. The Sons 2018/19

    I've just seen a guy in Central Station wearing a 2006 Sons top. Which one of you was it?
  19. The Sons 2018/19

    I sat behind him at Cappielow last season and the force of his shriek very nearly fired me onto the pitch. He needs to relax. Mainly for his own health, getting yourself into that state every week cannot be good for the heart. A couple of seasons ago he was doing it at East End Park and a guy turned round and, pretty firmly, told him to stop (if you're reading this, I salute you). It got a wee round of applause from everyone around him and, low and behold, he was pretty quiet for the rest of the game. I've got two cracking memories of him though. The first game I noticed him was the 3-3 with Falkirk at TFS under Ian Murray. We were behind the goal, and he was actually patrolling around the front of the stand doing it at one point My brother also got a video of him at Easter Road in the 2-2 game marching down the front to fire GIRUY gestures at the Hibs support after Berba put us ahead He can be near enough unplayable when he fancies it. If you stick him through the middle then that will be on a far more regular basis than if you leave him out wide too. He must have worked on his finishing though, because he was always good at getting into a great position...and then firing a tame shot directly at the 'keeper.
  20. The Sons 2018/19

    Was it the white noise guy (as I've decided to call him) who just shrieks 'CAAAMMAAAAN' or (last night) 'FAARRWWAAARRDD' and 'QQUUUICCKKAAA'? A guy over in the black strip section was urging us to 'Get it in the box' every time Adam took a short goal-kick to one of the centre-backs too. Clearly not a fan of our Barca style of play.
  21. League Cup attendances....

    425 at the Rock last night, which isn't actually too bad (we got 366 v Annan last year). Looked like QP brought a pretty respectable number.
  22. The Sons 2018/19

    Andy G put on Twitter that Ballantyne had aggravated his injury and will miss Saturday, which is a bit of a pest. I'd probably be inclined to move Dowie or Mango to RB and plop Perry back in the middle. The thought of him against Jordan Jones gives me the fear. He's fine at the basics (heading, blocking, tackling) but when it comes to decision making or positioning it was pretty evident last night that he's not a RB.
  23. The Sons 2018/19

    Was having a wee look into the stats, and the SeaGal now has seven goals in his last 14 starts. Not too shabby for a guy who couldn't buy a goal up until January.
  24. The Sons 2018/19

    Forgot to say, I thought that the kit looked really decent tonight. It looks a lot cleaner than last year's with single colour shorts and socks.
  25. Brechin City 2018 /19

    Well done guys, how many days has it been since your last three points? (see my wording there, deliberately discounting other cup matches)