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  1. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    I'm disappointed to see Andy Ryan leave as I thought he could be the difference between staying up and relegation but with our current financial problems I suppose it would be difficult to turn down any half decent offer. If the rumours of Ferguson also being sold this week are true hopefully we can get some players (and a manager) in before Saturday. I can't see where any goals will come from now that Ryan and Iain Russell are both gone.
  2. Airdrie vs Arbroath

    A hard earned draw and our first point on the board. Hopefully the youngsters will take heart from that and push on but I think it is clear this will be a hard season. Ferguson kept us in the game with some terrific saves in the second half and we should have had a penalty which could of seen us sneak a win. Andy Ryan showed again he is worth more to us playing and scoring than any 30k. His goals could be the difference between staying up and relegation.
  3. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    I'm glad Wilson is away. I never thought he was up to the job. Hopefully Dalziel is next to go and we can get a decent manager in for next season. The Ballantyne's need to come out and confirm if we will be full or part time next season.
  4. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    There's an interview with our illustrious director of football in today's Advertiser. He says he thinks that we will remain full time and TW will continue to cover wage bill / costs for the foreseeable. Dalziel and Wilson are due to meet with the Ballentynes next week to discuss this season's budget.
  5. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    With the rumours of various clubs chasing Andy Ryan what do you think would be a reasonable transfer bid for the club to accept? Personally I would hope we don't accept a paltry offer of less than 50k but knowing the people who run our club we will.
  6. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    Mackin impressed me in the 2 play off games. He's good in the air and can hold the ball up. Would be a decent shout. Ferguson didn't impress me that much when he was here but he has played in Motherwell's first team since then. Could be good back up but I don't think he's any better than Stewart (if he stays) or McIntosh.
  7. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    Dalziel was on the radio spouting his usual clueless p!sh last night so unless he left this morning he's not on holiday. He did say Wilson was away though. It looks like we are stuck with them for the foreseeable future. I would have expected some sort of announcement regarding any players leaving the club as I assume the likes of Mensing, Boateng, Leitch, Stewart (not sure of others) contracts will run out at the weekend.
  8. Airdrieonians off season thread 2017

    With both Ayr and Raith Rovers coming down it is important that we don't make an arse of summer recruitment. TW needs to confirm if Wilson will be head coach and back him financially to let him improve the squad. Personally I would get rid of both Wilson and Dalziel but I can't see it happening. There was small signs of improvement towards the end of the season but if we want to get out of league next season I feel we need an experienced coach / manager. Most of the squad still have a year to go on their contracts so there isn't much room for new additions so we need to make sure we get the right players in. I would expect Boateng, Mensing and Leitch will all leave as their contracts have ended. The 3 loan players will also return to their clubs so we will need at least 6 new players. Personally I think we need 7 or 8. We can't afford to have a week subs bench like this year. I think we need a keeper to challenge Ferguson (ideally someone with some decent experience), 2 centre halfs, 2 new full backs (Stewart and MacDonald are fine when we play with 3 at the back but not good enough defensively if we play a back 4), a ball winning midfielder, a striker and a winger. Whether we can afford that many signings is another matter.
  9. I hoped we wouldn't regret only scoring once on Wednesday when we played so well but that's how it turned out. I thought the first half today was evenly matched, not sure if the goal that was chopped off was offside or not but that would have given us a cushion. Second half Alloa came at us as expected and got the goal and should have had another. Both keepers had good saves. We had a big shout for a penalty when the defender clearly handled in the box. I don't think we played that well today but we had some decent chances. The injuries to Mensing and Conroy didn't help going into extra time and we didn't really threaten. Penalties are a lottery and a terrible way to lose a big game. Over the course of the season we haven't been good enough and big changes are now needed at the club.
  10. Excellent performance tonight. Probably one of our best of the season. We kept possession well and looked solid at the back and for 70 mins pressed high up the park. Mensing probably deserved his man of the match. Alloa offered next to nothing going forward but were hard to break down. I would have been happier had we scored another but this result gives us a great chance to get through. More of the same on Saturday please.
  11. Airdrieonians Off Season Thread 2016

    Whilst I don't think reducing the admission prices to say £12 / £6 would have seen that much of an increase in tonight's crowd I do agree it would have been a nice gesture to thank the fans after a difficult season but we all know this was never going to happen. As for tonight's game. I expect we'll go with the same side and formation as Saturday. Hopefully we'll get a positive result to take to Alloa on Saturday.
  12. It would be nice if TW thanked the long suffering fans by reducing the admission prices and maybe even made season tickets valid for the game. I'm not holding my breath though. Onto the game. If we defend like we did yesterday we'll have no chance but I'm hopeful of a favourable result to take to Alloa on Saturday. The 4 previous games have been close matches and I don't expect anything to change in the 2 play off games. Hopefully Andy Ryan can continue his goalscoring run for another 4 games.
  13. Airdree v Q Pee

    Scott Stewart is one of the few players who has had a good season and fully deserves his young player of the year award. He may not be the most technically gifted player but you are guaranteed he will give 100%, he won't sh!te out of a challenge, he's decent in the air and will run up and down the wing all day long. He could improve his final ball and sometimes is caught out of position defensively but he's still young and will improve.
  14. Airdree v Q Pee

    Our defending today was terrible as it has been for most of the season. This is not just because of the defence and goalkeeper. Our midfield offer no protection whatsoever and were posted missing for most of today's game. I highlighted Gorman as I thought he had a poor game today and in my opinion was our worst player on the park (until Leitch came on who didn't get into the game at all).
  15. Airdree v Q Pee

    A good win but not a great performance. Gorman had a nightmare, the midfield were rubbish and on another day QP could have scored 4 or 5 but we have managed to scrape into the play offs. If we play like that in mid week Alloa will run riot. Ryan was my man of the match for his 2 goals. Stewart put in his usual shift up and down the wing. Russell took his goal well.
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