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Glenmavis Diamond

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  1. Airdrie 3-1 Cove East Fife 2-2 Clyde Montrose 1-2 Partick Thistle Peterhead 1-1 Forfar
  2. TouchΓ©. I don't regret those comments. They were based on sh1te performances and one win today doesn't convince me that Murray is the guy to take us forward long term. If he sees the difference today and learns from it then great. Will take a few more wins, and against title challenging teams, before I am anywhere near convinced.
  3. We were superb today. I've been a critic of the team in recent weeks but that was night and day stuff. Passed on the deck, moved the ball well, kept possession, controlled midfield, avoided long hoofs up the park. All good.
  4. Airdrie 2-1 Clyde Cove 3-0 Forfar East Fife 1-1 Dumbarton Montrose 1-1 Peterhead Thistle 1-2 Falkirk
  5. Confidence high in both camps I see..... Understandably this game will have more pressure than usual for the managers after a sluggish start. Airdrie really need a reaction to last week's defeat, which will show if Murray has the ability to fire the players up. If we lose again, then the pressure is really on him. On paper we have the players capable of winning this but that really counts for fu(k all of the tactics are rotten. Not overly confident, but I'm going for a scrappy 2-1 victory for Airdrie.
  6. I genuinely believe that we've signed some good, even exciting players. Thw club raved abiut Robert, Sabatini and Stokes when we signed then, yet they've benches them today. What the actual f**k? I reckon other managers could get more from this team. We've signed exciting players who can move the ball about well going forward but have a manager who doesn't know how to employ those tactics.
  7. If not then he should speak up or walk away because if he didn't, where are his values? Any credibility goes out the window if he's not in charge of the first team or doesn't have any input in signings.
  8. Exactly. Then subbing too late and also taking off the best threat I Connell and leaving on Kerr and McKay. Its a fucking joke.
  9. Murray out. The guys had plenty of time and hasn't a fucking clue. His tactics are shite, subs are shite, and clearly doesn't rate his own signings by leaving them on the bench. Brings 3 of them on once we are 2 nil down. The guy is a clown. We've been in this league long enough and he will keep us here.
  10. Dumbarton 1 -2 Clyde East Fife 2 -0 Montrose Falkirk 3 - 0 Forfar Partick Thistle 1- 3 Airdrie Peterhead 1- 1 Cove Rangers
  11. I'd picked my MoTM as Fordyce before he scored. Absolute rock solid today. Won everything in the air. Dominated. And then boom, a. Lovely goal too. Carrick was excellent too. Plenty with pass marks today. Pleasing.
  12. All the preseason tinkering to finally pay off handsomely and Airdrie to win 4-0 with Robert getting his first goal and an assist or two. More likely a narrow win or even a draw but I like to dream big.
  13. Airdrieonians 4-0 Peterhead Clyde 2-2 Partick Thistle Cove Rangers 1-2 East Fife Forfar Athletic 1-1 Dumbarton Montrose 1-3 Falkirk
  14. Yep, you just be. To say we have little else other than a decent defence is skepticism at its finest. We've some decent attacking players, just haven't found the right combo yet. Also we've been trying to bring in a new striker for a while. We finally got one and he's not even had an opportunity to play yet. Let's not forget, we've played some friendlies to get players fitness up and ONE Betfred Cup game against a team from the league above. A wee bit of perspective required maybe. We've barely got started.
  15. Many will disagree about Robert but the guys clearly has talent. We've seen flashes of it so far he's still young though and realistically has no actual 2st team experience so we cannot put to much pressure or expectation on his shoulders just because of who his dad is. He will come good but it won't necessarily be immediate. I'd still have him in an attacking mid 3 with Carrick and Stokes.gove them a few games to gel, with a solid 7 behind them and possible Connell up top. He seems quite highly rated by Killie fans.
  16. A very fair assessment I think. Keeper, defence and CDMs all solid enough but the front 4, so to speak, needs to improve. I'd keep Carrick in there for his work ethic and ability to track back. I'd start Stokes as he's shown enough to be able to cause defences problems and then OReilly after a decent sub appearance. Him or Robert. Robert is one of these players who will drift in and out of games I think, but when on it he can be very dangerous. Up top, I'd start the loanee next game. See what he can do. Overall it was a decent exercise last night though. Nothing to be too disheartened about and we do have options to mix it up a bit so let's see what happens in our next game.
  17. Stokes was meh today. He's a decent player but drifts in and out of the game. However that could be down to the punt game we play at times. We have to get better as passing the ball out from defence. Love Crichton as a player, but he cannot play effective long balls. Also, we don't have the type of players to confidently take those high balls in. As for the trialist, yeah a midfielder. Did well enough without looking amazing. Don't think we need another midfleider to be fair. Think everyone knows we need a striker. Roy did well again today chasing everything down, good energy and work rate as well as scoring an opportunist goal due to a bad defensive error on their part. However he also missed a really good chance when clean through, hitting it straight at the keeper. Is he the main man to lead the line? I'm not sure yet, but he's the best we have at present I think. Confident the club know we need another striker and equally confident they are working hard behind the scenes to bring one in.
  18. Agreed, Sabatini has looked excellent so far. The best player at dropping back and taking the ball into feet from the defence. God knows we need that to reduce the daft long punts we still seem to do too much of. Him and Kerr would be my starting DCMs. Kerrs passing is superb. I like McKay too but those two just pip it for me, though again I agree it's a good headache to have competition in there. Ahead of them, I'd definitely have Carrick and Robert with the 3rd being fought out by OReilly, Thomson & Stokes. I'd start with Stokes. Thomson is quick but jis decision making and final ball are not good enough yet. Same with OReilly. Up top it has to be Roy on Form, although still not convinced he's the man to consistently lead. I think we will bring in another striker soon. Back 4, well, it picks itself and Currie will start over Hutton IMO but again, good to have decent competition in there. Only position lacking decent competition is striker. Hope that changes soon.
  19. Agreed, we've seen very little of him so far and he will take time to settle. I'll never forget that Dennis Bergkamp didn't score in his first 7 games for Arsenal. Thank God he didn't play for Airdrie as we'd have binned him by then. πŸ˜‚
  20. Agreed, I can't remember who we played in previous seasons friendlies either. They serve the purpose of fitness and experimentation, trying new players, nothing more. Robert is definitely a player of ability, but let's not forget he is still young and doesn't have 1st team experience so has a lot of learning to do. That's why he joined us, instead of going to a bigger club and sitting on the bench or playing U23 games. He will learn more playing league 1 and he will often learn the hard way. However, he's shows flashes of excellent ability and I am quietly confident he will come on leaps and bounds in a more settled team when the real action starts. In my opinion. πŸ˜‰
  21. Agree, everyone is entitled to an opinion. As am I. My opinion is that some of the comments have been laughable so far, given its still preseason. Not looking for an argument but a discussion, a debate if you will. Nowt wrong with that and I have no issue with people disagreeing with me. πŸ‘ I'm far from being a happy clapper, but I will always start each season supporting the team, hoping for the best and trying not to expect the worst. If it goes tits up, I'll be one of the first to say so. But so far I'm happy enough with how preseason has been and our recruitment looks decent. Just hope we can add another striker as I think we need one.
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