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  1. Really enjoyed watching that today.Great commentary too as well and some amazing stats ( the bertie auld one was a screamer!!!)

    Thought we huffed and puffed a lot in the first half and were lucky not to be pllaying a more clinical side as we are still scattery at the back.Second half was much better .Wylde was M.O.M for me given the assist , chalked off goal and an amazing strike that will live long in the memory.Mclean was brilliant and looked back to his old self.Thought pignatello was also great with some tricky play on a pretty dire pitch.

    Joshua could be good for us but needs game time as he looked slow on occasion and I think struggled with the pace of the game.Having said that the guy looks a unit and he did well for his goal.His positional sense also seemed decent.

    At the back we need a brian mclean to settle things down.We really miss Mcgeever and Im not sure about the guy today.Also looked lackingmatch fitness but his first half clearnce was worth a goal in itself..so maybe given time and more training he could do a job..

    Pleased overall and roll on the cogies next week...

  2. 2 hours ago, Bring Back Paddy Flannery said:

    My eyes are firmly open. 

    Instead of posting riddles then present us with facts and evidence. The average fan isn’t privvy to ITK information, I work with a few Sons fans who have absolutely zero clue what is going on behind the scenes and think I’m a bit of doom merchant for trying to inform them of how bad the situation really is. 

    I’ve asked plenty of questions in the past and will ask plenty of questions in the future, including at numerous meetings with previous owners and board members. I was always told that whilst our owners are charlatans they generally left us to get on with things. This information regarding them bot coughing up sponsorship money now or in the past is completely new to me and I’m sure many others. Why is this sort of thing not being called out? Why is this information not being made public? 

    It’s very, very difficult for anyone to gather facts and solid information from random folk posting anonymously on a football forum. It’s even harder trying to convince other people how bad the situation is when that’s all you have to back it up.

    This has been the situation for many many years.Fans really DO NOT KNOW what is going on.Football is notorious for people with agendas therefore what you hear through the grapevine might be total shite.Johnny Red is saying the Norweigan is taking cash out of the club.Quite possibly.But where is the proof.Who has access to the club bank account to write blank cheques?

    I can only assume the worse as the club has always been in debt to my knowledge.If you go back to the 70s when we were regularly selling players but paying them f**k all we always needed about 300 grand in extra income( according to an old interview with alex wright from the early 80s) to balance the books.Why?You can only assume a major amount of pilfering given gates were about 3000 back then.

    Add in Sir Hugh getting involved in the club at a time when he was almost bankrupt can only make you think he was in it for himself.Maybe not..but again show the  proof.

    Aloofness is something that has plagued the clubs various boards over the years.You are looked down upon if you are not ITK.I say this from personal experience by the way.Although this point has been covered enough above.

    I suppose if Rangers going under ( with all their high profile attention) came as a shock to most then what hope do we have with our wee club?As fans we are asking for more clarity to what is really going on.What if the ground move fails again?What then?Is there a plan B?We deserve to know as we have all put money in at somepoint.

  3. 21 hours ago, The Moonster said:

    There is no better example of the apathy currently held within the Sons support than a WhatsApp exchange I had with 3 other Sons fans this morning - none of us knew who we were playing and gave 3 different (incorrect) guesses before checking to see it was Montrose. Sad as when we started the season I thought this team would be good to watch, but we've lost our way a bit. I'll need to watch from home as I currently have covid so hopefully our stream works properly this week!

    Get well soon Moonster..

  4. 14 minutes ago, PortyMo said:

    Don't expect many changes in the Mo line up with SP sticking to the guys that have started the season so we'll. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 


  5. 9 minutes ago, Jan Vojáček said:

    I'm still confident we're in a far stronger position than last season. This is a brand new squad, it will take time to get a settled consistency about it. I think the Clyde result maybe spiked expectations - but I wouldn't expect to see us playing to anything like our potential until October at the earliest. Faz needs time to work with the players, to identify his best team, and the players need time to get to know each other. If, come January, we're still shipping too many goals then I'll have concerns. But at the moment it's very early days.

    Last season if we had six players ruled out (including three first choice central midfielders) then we'd really have no options - other than maybe Ruaridh Langan. The fact we're able to bring in players like Wilson, Duthie and Paton (and still have decent options on the bench in Hoppy, Stokes and one of the strikers) gives me a lot of hope.

    Queen's Park beat us last week because they were the better team. They outclassed and outperformed us all over the park. If Cove turn up and are the better team tomorrow then they'll beat us. But unlike last season I feel like teams are going to have to work to take three points from games against us. Under Duffy all they had to do was score.

    Given the amount of goals Cove have shipped they clearly are there for the taking at the back. Unfortunately we are in the exact same boat. Both teams can clearly score goals, but you'd put money on Megginson being more clinical with his opportunities than anybody we have. It could be a stupidly open game. Or we could camp in a wee bit to keep things tight, and then try and hit Cove with the pace we have on the break.

    Who knows. But I'm certainly not getting down in the dumps about things just yet. We are night and day from where we were at this stage last season in terms of squad depth, options and style of play. We just need to find a way to bring over some of the defensive steel from last year, but without losing too much going forward.

    yeah you are right its very early in the season and i suspect we will improve but as for tomorrow i think we might struggle.certainly hope the young fb s are back -in.muir will improve with games like rico did 2 seasons ago.

  6. 12 minutes ago, Jan Vojáček said:

    I think we need to stop trying to rush Joe back if he's clearly not fit. There's absolutely zero point in playing him when he's at 70 percent, only for it to then rule him out for the next 10 days. If that means he misses a month, but is then back to full fitness and able to string a run of games together then so be it. Shame about Norway mind you, I wouldn't have been averse to trying him in that #10 role.

    Lynch in at right-back for Geggan, Paton in for Carlo and Wilson in for McKee. I like Conner Duthie, but he should be played as a winger (or maybe a forward) not a #10. He needs space to use his pace and physicality. 


    Lynch McGeever Buchanan Muir

    Paton Carswell

    Duthie Wilson Maclean


    Subs: Keeper (was Paddy O'Neil, formerly of Brechin last week in case anyone cares), Boyle, Stokes, Orsi/Schiavone, Lamont, McKnight, Hopkirk.

    Paton and Carswell should give the shaky back four a bit of protection. The young full-backs can give us a bit more in attack, Duthie deserves a punt over Hoppy who has gone off the boil a bit and lets get Callum Wilson on the ball loads so I can rave about him on the stream again. The blonde Iniesta. 

    you make it sound good....really hope you are right...

  7. 8 minutes ago, The Moonster said:

    Talking to myself here but Syvertsen, Erskine and Evan Maley are all out with doubts over Geggan, Pignatiello and fucking Joe McKee. Could perhaps see Paton making his debut here and if McKee is out I hope he starts Wilson in that role. 

    Yep just saw that..this season is quickly turning negative..too many stop/start for [players either due to covid or injury.Could be another humping tomorrow ...i hate being negative but this team just isnt solid at the back and cove are like brazil 94 upfront.

  8. I thnk the game showed our obvious weaknesses.We really need to be at full strength to trouble the better sides in this league.For me Boyle,Geggan,Paton,Mckee and Sam all missing meant we were always open to a hiding .It may well have gone that way if not for the red card.Airdrie were hngrier sharper and maybe even fitter than us over the first hour but no doubt the red card changed everything.

    Airdrie threw away 2 points yesterday and we gained one.I just hope the 5 i mentioned can return next week (not sure about Sam given the quarantine period).Its another game down and 34 to go and my hope is we can only get better as the team gels.As mentioned above young Calum (who seriously couldn't kick the ball up to the halfway line ) and sam muir could do with some time being loaned out.Unfortuneately with Boyle being 34 you have to worry about injuries etcProblem is too old and too young!!

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