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Laid-back Accie

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  1. Looking forward to the away trip, but as for the result, not so optimistic. Never remember an easy game against Ayr, struggling even at the best of times. Would be great if Chucky is back, as I feel we really missed him last week, Winter up top on his own was to the surprise of no one, not effective. Think it will be a hat-trick of 1-1 Draws for us.
  2. Not super thrilled about this. Hate to be negative about a new signing, but really feel we needed an experienced tall target man, and he doesn't tick any of those boxes. Being so unknown, this could really turn out any which way, surely can't be worse than Matheson...
  3. Have to say its deserved, Ayr have completely dominated this half.
  4. Good to see a scottish club stepping into the 21st century, Fair play. Thanks.
  5. Terrible call for the penalty, but the red card was spot on, seeing it again, such a stupid challenge. Also it might be just because it's Mortons highlights focusing on their attacks, but our defending is worse than I remember it. Morton players had acres of space just outside our box. Do that against Partick and we'll get hammered.
  6. Yikes if true. I wasn't totally on the side that thought Moyo was completely useless, but i certainly didnt think he was good enough. Tbf I'm basing my opinion on Ugwu, off only our games against Morton, where looked like their only goal threat. I believe Moyo is still without a club, maybe Morton could sign him up, I can't imagine he'll have offers coming out his ears.
  7. This will definitely be a much more difficult test, hopefully we do get some bodies in early this week. Our defence is less than convincing which, after seeing that Partick went 3-0 up yesterday has me very worried. We won't have Want, which I think most will agree is probably a good thing with how he's playing atm. So I'd expect Owens or if the rumours are true, Hamilton to start. Really not expecting much for us here, so would be happy with a draw and another point on the board.
  8. We seem to have got a knack recently for having strange first league games of a season. The referee is the first thing i have to mention, his performance was the worst I've seen in a long time. He seemed to lose control of things from the very first incident, from then on, it felt like he was just rolling dice for every decision. We will definitely get penalties this season for less than that clear handball. From our side I thought there was a lot of positives to take. We showed great fight in that 2nd half, the players were playing for each other and giving their all, which was very pleasing, and you could see that the crowd was responding to it. Hope to see that throughout the season. Regret putting Morton so high on my predictions, the game was getting handed to them on a plate, but they didn't to want to take it. Seemed more focused on gaining fouls and getting our players booked than scoring goals.
  9. Yeah great keeper while on loan, very good shot stopper, would happily have him back. Expected him to go on and play at a good level, so I would predict he'll well for yous.
  10. The new league season is nearly here and with it the usual renewed excitement. How long will that last this time... We've been handed a fairly decent first game, home against a team I'm predicting we'll be close to for the majority of the season, definitely winnable. At the moment with our thin squad, it's fairly obvious what our team will be, and can only see that changing if there's an injury. For Morton with the league cup being the only reference currently, seems like they are struggling for goals being as of yet unable to replace Ugwu. Hearing the rumors that Imrie isn't happy with his budget has dampened my initial thoughts on how well Morton will do, as he can tend to get a bit huffy, which won't bode well. This was the 2nd game of the last campaign which we lost, so heres hoping we can get a better start in that regard. 2-1 Accies
  11. I dont think things are as bleak as what some Accies fans would want you to believe. There's obviously reasons driving that, but that's a well worn out topic. I think its obvious to everyone we need players in to add to what we have, but we need to add the right type of players. Currently I think our squad is simply too young and inexperienced to play consistently over 90 minutes. So I think bringing in younger players would be pointless and we need to target experience. As for Rankin as manager, well so far I think he's done OK, more promising than our previous 3 managers and imo the best we can get. Cause I certainly don't what to jump on the manager merry-go-round and get someone like John Hughes which would in no way help us progress.
  12. Been a very consistent group so far. 6 games played and every one has seen the higher placed team from last season win by a deficit of 3 goals. Who will be the first to break this trend.
  13. Wow very bleak reading in terms of us, really hits home how obvious the mess we're in is that almost every fan has us rock bottom. 1. Partick Thistle 2. Inverness 3. Dundee 4. Morten 5. Arbroath 6. Cove Rangers 7. Queens Park 8. Accies 9. Ayr 10. Raith We absolutely need players in or this really has the potential to be a complete disaster. However I think Rankin will do a good job, getting more out of players than Taylor did, so with that bit of positivity, I'll argue for us to survive...Just.
  14. As a championship side, the best draw possible, but we have honking record in this cup so expect that to continue and we'll end up 3rd if we're lucky. Also gives us a wee marker on how we measure up against the different kinds of opposition we'll have in the championship.
  15. Hearing the Taylor rumours gaining speed had me dreading the appointment after, as I don't think I can face a McGhee or Hopkin type appointment. The only man I thought we could realistically get, that I would want in charge was Imrie, so here's hoping there's truth in this, or it's going to be a long summer.
  16. Good to finally get Safety 100% confirmed, time to look on to next season. Think Taylor should be given a fair shot at a full season, I know he has come under criticism many times so far, and most of it was justified. But it was a tough point to come in as manager at Accies when he did so willing to give him a clean slate for next season. It's clear to see where we need to strengthen, and we've been told we're already underway in making plans, so can only wait and see if they deliver. Regardless of the personal change over the summer, we need to be challenging for the league, with 4th place being the minimum. Anything else is a failure and questions will need to be asked.
  17. Despite our 2 wins, i'm not confident about this at all. We have been really poor in all the games against Ayr so far, and our season long inconsistency means we're due a defeat. Stan said in his interview that he's not a fan of fixing something that isn't broke, so hopefully that means the same line up again. In this formation our attacking is still lacking a cutting edge, but we look very solid at the back for the most part.
  18. Going to throw Pars their life line here. We were absolutely horrendous against Killie, and there's no way we'll be completely reformed. 1-0 to the Pars, and plunge our championship status into serious question.
  19. At the moment, the only team I'm thinking surely we can't finish below is Queens. Morton are flying with no signs of stopping, and Ayr and Pars seem to pulling the odd good result out to keep with us. I just hope to god, we can scrap safely, thats all I want this season, no more pish from the manager or players about catching play offs. Need to be realistic, we are very much looking behind us than ahead. Play offs look incredibly scary, I wouldn't fancy us against any of Airdrie, Montrose or Queens park.
  20. Once again we were the masters of our own downfall. They say that incidents in football have a way of balancing out, I guess last night was to make up for all the penalties we've been given recently. If we're not killing the game off by wasting chances, we're conceding soft goals at the other end, it really is going to be a shaky finish with the way things are going. Just want the season to be over now, hopefully with the chance at playing in the championship next season.
  21. Strange comment. If you admit we should have won, then shouldn't you be thanking us for resorting to time wasting, and giving yous an extra 2 points?
  22. Was heading through to this as Kirkcaldy was one of my favourite away days. But I obviously can't give money to an establishment that turns a blind eye to behaviour like that. Will be keeping up with the game on twitter. Feel so sorry for the decent fans amongst the support, which I know there is many, always was someone to have a chat with when through there. Obviously I want us to win to gain more points, but with the situation, I'll be supporting anyone who plays them, in hopes they get no rewards from this action.
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