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WATTOO last won the day on March 19 2020

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  1. I think we need to start aiming higher than cast offs or squad players from our direct opponents, I'd much rather risk an unknown foreigner or League 2 / non league Englander than go for someone who we already know of their limitations as it were.
  2. Don't know if this will have any effect on us, but, Burnley have suffered a major setback with the club's academy set to lose its category one status.
  3. By all accounts he's really enjoying being at Ayr, he's really enjoying working with Mathie and Glendinning and he's basically being given full backing from Smith plus the promise of being heavily involved in an ambitious project. Surely only an idiot would leave that type of security to go and join a basket case of a club in a lower league ?? Apart from that, would Dunfermline even be in a position to pay us the compensation ??
  4. One of the things that hasn't really been mentioned is that when Bullen came in he was pretty much having to play a "damage limitation" sort of game given our league position and low confidence, there's no doubt whatsoever that the players responded and the arrivals of Ashford and Dempsey definitely improved the team greatly. What I'm trying to say is that it will be very interesting to see this team perform given a blank canvas and hopefully the ability to be more open and expansive in our play at the start of a season, rather than trying to play catch up and grind out results to stay in the league. Reading is much better player with the likes of O'Connor ahead of him and those two on the front foot will definitely cause teams problems, on the other side Ashford is very capable playing wide right and offers lots both in terms of his hold up play, running power and also his tracking back but of course the jury is still out on both our current FB's so a new addition wouldn't be the worst option in the world. Midfield is already looking good with Dempsey& Murdoch both quality starters and young Paul Smith already looks a really exciting prospect. If we could get McInroy or another goal scoring playmaker type (not easy I grant you) then we're looking pretty much sorted in that area with maybe another for cover (if available). Up top is where we really need to be making 2 signings minimum with Adeloye and another "unknown" goalscorer required with Bryden being broken in gently (preferably in a winning team creating chances). Other than that, 2 CB'S with at least one of them a Captain / Father figure type is a must and one who can pass a ball out from the back would also be a requirement. All in all though, I think we're in a pretty good place at the moment and certainly MUCH further ahead of where we've been in previous seasons so just need a wee bit more signing news to brighten up our Friday !!!
  5. You could argue that the "google" search takes the excitement away when it DOES have lots of data. I much preferred it years ago when you could make a fair judgement call on what the guy did in front of you as opposed to rumours, past performances elsewhere and debate over what teams, leagues and levels were deemed better or worse than our own.
  6. It would appear that the club are offering pretty decent contracts, so ultimately if a player chooses not to accept it and to go elsewhere then stuff them, I only want to see guys at this club who want to be here and I don't think we should be begging any of last years squad to stay, especially the ones who had ample chance to impress but ultimately failed to show any real consistency. Thankfully I'm sure that Mathie etc have the same view as myself and as such I'd believe we have other targets in mind should those we've offered decline. I'd give them to the end of the week and then move on if an answer hasn't been received.
  7. Was willy mainge not a Cameroonian international ? He was actually not that bad though if I remember correctly ? And then we had the amazing Nicklas Nylen who in his couple of matches remains one of the best players I've seen in an Ayr Jersey !!
  8. Times are hard and will get much much worse over the next few years, however we were only charging £18 last season when the majority of our peers were charging £20, so all in all I do think as a club that we had to increase if we wished to compete on a level playing field. It's not ideal of course but there's no ideal solution unfortunately and we do give good discounts to our concessions so I think the club is just doing what it has to really as opposed to trying to fleece anyone.
  9. Dempsey was top of my wish list so very happy that we've secured him on a long term deal. Any one of McInroy or Adeloye would be a big bonus but either way we probably still need 2 strikers and at least one creative ball playing midfielder plus 2 CH's and 2 full backs. Still, it's looking good so far !
  10. My worry here is that we're building both Adeloye and McInroy up to be far better than what they actually are. Both have done well for us but that's all relative. Mcinroy's level so far has been league 1 and bottom end championship plus youth level, then we have Adeloye who has only had limited success at various non league levels outwith ourselves. Who knows ? Maybe it's more a sign of how far our own standards have fallen in the last 2 years ? Would I still want them both to sign ? Yes, of course I would, however I also don't believe that either are irreplaceable, especially now we have Mathie, Glendinning and a higher budget in place....
  11. Not in the least bit bothered about Muirhead leaving, Yes he could take a penalty and gave 100% on the pitch, however he was limited and could prove a liability at times as we all know only too well. I'd wish him well but won't be losing any sleep over him going.
  12. 100% They've also brought in the guy from AZ and they aren't doing all that just to be content being a League 1 / Championship yo-yo club. As you say, Haughey has serious cash and from what I hear about him he doesn't like losing, so I'd fully expect QP to be a major player and with their geographical location also a major threat to the likes of ourselves when trying to lure loan players from the OF and any other promising WOS based free agents.
  13. Maybe once Tomi signs that 3 year deal........
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