Those who think Airdrie were "dirty" obviously didn't grow up watching the football I did. Physical, yes, but "dirty"never. Breaking up play in this way is hardly a new tactic and if a team can get away with it then it's up to the other side to adapt. The fact that Thomas and Forbes were frequently crowded out should surprise no-one. It will probably happen in every game now.
It's a contact sport (or supposed to be) so you take the knocks and get on with it.
To which, kudos to the Airdrie player who went down under a heavy tackle near our box late on. I thought he'd landed badly but he made no complaint, got up, and carried on.