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  1. Thats a properly good win. No real failures. A few stand outs. I thought Byrne did really well with his goals. Love is playing the way you'd want McLean to play and just seems far more focused on the game and less on conning referees. Gray had an absolutely brilliant game. Easily man of the match for his work rate. His cross for the opener was really nice and that finish couldn't have been placed any better. As good a day as we've had in a very long time.
  2. Suspect that it isnt and that the days of streaming are over.
  3. If we were going for a last minute signing from a team near Falkirk then I'd go Joe Bevan from Camelon. Supposedly a stand out in a dodgy team and still only 18. I know a manager in the west of scotland league who reckons he'll be playing senior football next season.
  4. He's rather famously a creepy, sex pesting arse.
  5. Just finished stocking my Zomo vs 400 units with my records. Supposedly hold 400-480 each. No way unless you have no modern albums with thicker sleeves or you're happy to squash them in. I reckon 65 - 75 per square, so 300 max. Still worth getting and I've potentially got space for another one. 429 records. Nothing rare. Neko Case boxed set was the biggest purchase. And then the special edition of Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville with the girlysound recordings on vinyl as a boxed set. At least now I can go to the next reasonable record fare safe in the knowledge that I don't have Love, Forever Changes or Four Sail and can buy all 3 of them without running the risk of buying a duplicate. Was sure I had them, but the past couple of days has proven otherwise.
  6. Booked my first Mannheim hockey trip since october 2019. Flying out 25/10 and home on 31/10. Usually fly from Edinburgh as the Glasgow Lufhansa flights were late afternoon and not ideal for then having to get to Mannheim, but they've brought them forward and the route now departs before 1pm. Flying business class this time too - I know its short haul so there won't be a whole lot of nice things, but Lufthansa had stripped out all of the wee things they used to do for economy flights and I fancied lounge access as well. The return flight is mid morning, rather than the late afternoon I'm used to with their Edinburgh flights, and that suits me. Pkanning to fly out Tuesday and attend: Hockey (home game) v iserlohn - Wednesday Hockey (home game) v Frankfurt - Friday Football - Waldhof Mannheim v Dynamo Dresden - Saturday Hockey (away game) v Nuremberg - Sunday,. I'll be on the supporters bus if I can get it sorted. Should be a fun experience. Fly home Monday. I'll do the usual tourist stuff. Having a full day without sport (Thursday) gives me a chance to either visit a city I havent really visited other than a couple of hours for football (Karlsruhe) or spend a more relaxing time in Heidelberg. I've done the castle tour loads of times but I keep going back because each tour guide tells slightly different stories and Heidelberg is a nice place to just wander about for a few hours. I've had the time off work booked for about a month now. Basically since the fixture list for the ice hockey was announced. The lack of the usual once a season Friday/Sunday home double was annoying and I wasn't sure about going for 6 days. Decided to go for it as its been 3 years since my last trip. Why not?
  7. We were 2nd best for much of the game today. We can think a very good Brett Long save and then the crossbar for still being in the game. Sending off was obviously a major change in the match. Players didnt seem to complain too much but it'll be interesting to see a replay. Thought our penalty was soft. Thought that the Albion Rovers player who went down in our box shortly after should have been booked for diving. Our complete lack of intensity until about the 75th minute has to be a worry. Blair worked hard enough in the middle of the park. I thought Love was our best threat for much of the game and that Byrne did well trying to chase the woeful long balls we kept playing. On the other hand I thought Findlay Gray was very raw and we need to be careful how we develop him this season. I'm concerned that it won't take much for Farrell to get spooked and to stop playing him and for Gray's head to go down. Exactly what seems to have happened to Callum Wilson, and we've seen how badly he's regressed. Also thought that Rovers did well closing down McKee and we never really saw much creativity when he was on the park. You'd have struggled to tell which team was a man short unless you counted them because Albion Rovers kept playing a high tempo press even with a man short. Orsi was also disappointing. I'm delighted with the win. It was probably harsh on the home side, who deserved something from the match and who could easily have taken all 3 points but for Brett Long and his crossbar. We've got a lot of work to do trying to find a combination of players that actually work as an attacking unit.
  8. Arguable that it would be harsh to change a winning team. But its also arguable that we should have pushed a bit more for at least another 1 goal and that its worth trying something different. I'd like to see Findlay Gray involved and there's a decent shout for having Wallace in for Love or for one of the wide players and moving Love out wide. I suspect if anybody is dropped then it'll be Orsi and we'll go with McLean, Wallace and Love playing behind Byrne.
  9. One of our apprentices was on Albion Rovers books. Alfie Robinson. Is he still there and does he get a game?
  10. It may suit a former player who wants to keep some connection with the game. Would be expecting expenses at least, if not some kind of wage.
  11. Parsons certainly came from a monied background. Doesnt mean that he made music that was part of the country music norm when he was part of The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers or releasing stuff as a solo artist. His music certainly wasn't part of the commercial country sound.
  12. Some baffling decisions from the ref today. The red card was spot on, but time and again he pulled play back rather than allowing obvious advantages. I thought he was really fussy and inconsistent. Booking Long for trying to take a free kick from the wrong place, only to ignore Currie doing exactly the same thing barely 90 seconds later was particularly poor. The 2 early goals effectively killed the game. Binos did force a couple of good saves from Brett Long, but Currie was equally effective in tipping Ally Love's powerful effort onto his crossbar. In typical fashion given his inept performance all afternoon, Duncan Williams awarded a goal kick.
  13. An interesting season to start following us Tully. 150th birthday season. Hopefully a chance of more positive results in tier 4. The obvious threat of the Lowland League trapdoor that none of us have experienced before. Hopefully you enjoy it and become bitten by the Sons bug.
  14. Are we definitely offering a stream for overseas viewers this year? Or have the club decided that it isnt worth doing them and relying on enough fans using a VPN to still access it? There's a huge investment in time and effort for our commentary guys to provide the excellent level of commentary that they do. I can't imagine them doing that for an online audience of half a dozen.
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