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  1. Going back to the Cove game on the 20th, if anyone is interested you can get the Venga bus from Buchanan St to Aberdeen for £9.10 if booked just now and same for way back the following day if making a night of it (which we are).

    If game ends up on the Friday, it just means we'll have a night away in Aberdeen on the shwalley, so all good 🙂

  2. 10 minutes ago, Ayrmai said:

    I share some of your concern, saving grace may be that Hartley had very little experience of those leagues where as, Bullen for 5 years was in amongst these leagues(crosses fingers). 

    I think the big difference is that we're grooming a pretty young squad with a family type feel and the longer contracts give them security with the opportunity to grow together, I'm pretty sure the Falkirk situation was more of a mercenary type project and fitting square pegs to round holes.

    I was at the Golf day and I'm a bit of a people watcher and what came through to me is how there were no cliques and the players were all very relaxed with each other and having a laugh etc, I also think the likes of McGinty will act as a Captain both on and off the pitch and he seems a genuinely really good guy.

    I've said it before but this is without doubt the most confident I've felt as an Ayr fan possibly EVER.

  3. 4 minutes ago, North British said:

    Tend to agree , played. 20 plus games with the L2 play off finalists . That’s a pretty good level . 

    Lampard obviously rated him highly enough to add him to the first team squad and give him his debut in the Championship, so there's definitely something there and at 22 he could still go on and achieve big things, let's hope it's wearing the Black and White of the Super !!

  4. 1 minute ago, D'Jaffo said:

    With the sheer unknown nature of all our signings bar Musonda and Dempsey, it’s impossible to predict how we’ll actually get on. At least last season you could see the car crash coming as we piled our squad high with Morton players. This coming season could really go either way.

    I've high hopes for this boy, I think he could turn out a game changer at our level.

  5. 1 hour ago, Death in Vegas said:

    I’ll be handing my season ticket back in if we sign Broadfoot

    I despised both Mark Campbell and Gordon Dalziel as people but merely saw them as "passing through" and irrespective of my personal feelings towards both I'd never have given up on my team, my Saturday and my experience out with my pals because of a couple of tossers.

    Each to their own though I suppose.

  6. 18 minutes ago, Honestmen said:

    Let's all trust Bully, every duffer looking to finish up soon are getting mentioned on here.

    Griffiths would screw the nut for a while then he fks up and we're stuck with him and his wages.

    Plenty contacts elsewhere, would rather take someone who is young and looking for a fresh start to kick on.

    Yes 100%.

    I'm pretty sure this is just a few posters plucking names out of the air and that Bully would have no intention of signing any of these guys, although I DO believe we're after a bit of experience at the back such as a Scott Cuthbert type.

  7. 2 hours ago, Bruadair said:

    I think you may be right with Bullen and Griffiths... however I would take a punt on him on maybe a pay as you play deal with a goal bonus.... he's the type that needs an arm round him now and again and I think Bully is made of that stuff... Griffiths is a natural goal scorer and can with either foot and head and has a range of free kicks in his locker... according to Daily Ranger he's been training 6 days a week in a boxing gym and list a fair bit of weight in order to get fit.....

    Personally I wouldn't touch Griffiths with a barge pole, he's been finished for about 3 years now and his off field antics are the LAST thing that the club needs as we're trying to create a feelgood atmosphere both within the club and the local community.

    Even if he was back to something like the player that he was (highly unlikely) I'm afraid that his baggage and associated media circus would have an adverse effect on the entire club from the dressing room right across the local community and fan base and that's just not worth it.

    Fortunately, I'm pretty sure that our Management team will feel the exact same way and he'll be absolutely nowhere near this club.

  8. 37 minutes ago, Trogdor said:

    What's the official number of outs vs ins?

    The squad was meant to be smaller but I reckon we've lost a couple we were trying to keep (Adeloye & McInroy) who we are yet to replace. I reckon we will make 4 signings (2 permanent and 2 loans) for the league starting. It could be one more if we progress through the league cup group phase.

    From a budget perspective both McInroy and Adeloye were going to be two of the top earners so you'd think that there's still a decent wedge of cash sitting should the right people become available.

    If I remember correctly, the "ins" that Bullen were talking about were all going to be permanent signings and any Loans that we would be lucky enough to get would be in addition to the squad figures already quoted.

    As such, I'd expect another CH, at least one attacking CM and at least one winger / striker plus the potential of more Loan signings to come.

  9. 1 hour ago, General dissaray said:

    Now there is a blast from the past was at the game

    I met his daughter and partner in a pub in Glasgow one time she helped to find my contract they were from Paisley but Bryce used to live in Kilbirnie back then

    Didn't know Tommy ever stayed in Kilbirnie (did manage Ladeside though), however Jim Hughes certainly did live in Kilbirnie and was a schoolteacher at Moorpark.

  10. 7 minutes ago, ArabGaz said:

    Absolutely. Is there a reason why they don’t take the Scottish Open to Carnoustie, Muirfield, Troon etc? 

    This is a pretty decent article on it.

    https://www.ukgolfguy.com/golf-blog/scottish-open-future

    If I remember correctly the Scottish Gov as a co -sponsor / promoter had it moving around the country in an attempt to bring tourism / economic benefits to all parts, however that seems to have been completely shelved nowadays.

  11. 4 minutes ago, peasy23 said:

    Sky took great delight in getting a hold of Martin Kaymer as soon as he stepped off the course earlier to tell him his punishments. What they didn't say though, was that Rob Lee doing the interview has a vested interest as a current board member of the Tour.

    Ironically Sky themselves are the main reason that we've got to where we have.

    Most  "elite level" sports seem to have got to the stage where the broadcaster, sponsor and competitor have forgotten that their whole raison d'etre is to entertain the fans and give them what they want as opposed to the other way around with the tail now wagging the dog.

    The fact that the Governing bodies (R&A and USGA) are either incapable or unwilling to get involved tells you that in reality they no longer have any control or real influence in the game.

  12. 13 minutes ago, ArabGaz said:

    I’d like to see something along those lines. They need to do something to spice it up a little. Certainly at the very least the PGA should be looking to expand the boundaries of their tour. The majors are too compacted and there’s about 7 months of lost time between the Tour Championship and the Players Championship that is filled with diddy events on terrible courses. 

    Come our autumn/winter they should be playing events in the southern hemisphere. A proper WGC event with a huge prize purse played in Australia at, for example, Royal Melbourne or Kingston Heath would be sensational. South Africa would be another good one.

    This is another of my pet hates with the Scottish being a prime example. This crap about "the players want an easy test before the Open" is just utter nonsense in my book and playing at boring setups such as Renaissance when we've got some of the best links courses in the world on both the East and West coasts is nothing other than scandalous.

  13. 1 hour ago, Ro Sham Bo said:

    From what Sky are reporting they have been suspended from future tournaments so they won't be able to take part in any event on the tour beyond this weeks.

    Again, I can't help but think of the double standards when talking of their "greed".

    Using the Scottish Open as an example, we've now got it co-sanctioned which effectively means that the European tour (DP world)  flagship event is now pretty much a closed shop and omits the majority of the actual European tour players and young scots in place of the super rich pot hunters from the PGA tour.

    Yes, it might be good for the fans and Yes it will undoubtedly be good for the sponsors and those who are lucky enough to get a place in it, however let's not pretend that it's anything other than greed as regards those running the show and those already dining at the top table.

    I really don't like the way the whole game is going (whether it be the normal tours or the LIV mob) as all it's doing is handing crazy money to the chosen few.

    Ultimately we've got majors, then we introduced the WGC's and then it was the "Rolex events" (which were bad enough) so WHY do we need these co-sanctioned events that only permit the top players to play to the detriment of the actual card carrying tour players ??

    As I say, nothing but pure unadulterated greed.....

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