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  1. It wasnt announced on the website however Stuart Millar confirmed on the OTL Podcast that a deal had been agreed. McCann's loan deal didnt expire until after Saturday's game so I'd imagine his deal is just currently going through the required registration process with the SFA.
  2. Roy actually started on the right with Smith in the advanced midfielder role which just didnt work. Roy never once had a go at their left back who is awful and it wasnt until we switched Roy and Smith that we saw Smith get some joy down that flank, albeit his final ball mostly let him down. We really are missing Roberts in the midfield...his driving runs cause teams a lot of problems and I dont think we have anyone else who is as good as him in there. Not sure what the problem is with him but he's definitely not looked anywhere near fit when he's came on as sub the last 2 weeks.
  3. Dont think I've ever witnessed any team time waste from the 7th minute...that was something special from Clyde today! The ref took until the 90th minute to finally tell one of your players to hurry up...sums up his inept performance!!
  4. Surely we're still not looking for that 20-goal a season striker are we???
  5. Started with Wedderburn and McKay as holding midfielders and Roberts in front of them. Smith out right and Carrick on the left with Gallagher through the middle. Millar replaced Wedderburn just after half time. Felt it worked really well and we looked a lot more organised. Still not keen on McKay, dont think he offers much and was easily out jumped for their goal. Lost his man at a corner earlier in the game as well which luckily the Forfar player glanced past the post. We played better as a back 4 as well and McCann seemed much more comfortable in his natural left back position rather than left wing back.
  6. Great win today and a much improved performance after the last few weeks. Felt we were unlucky to be behind at half time, thought we had just shaded a tight 1st half and Carrick should have put us in front with a great chance! Lost a cheap goal from another corner which was headed back across goal from the back post...players seemed to suggest it might have went out at the back post but from a defensive point of view we have to be making sure we win the initial header! 2nd half we started well and got a quick equaliser thanks to an error from McCallum who someone managed to spill Carricks shot over the line. Then even quicker than that we were in front when Smith flicked the ball on for Gallagher to run through and lob the ball over McCallum....seemed to take an age for the ball to come back down and drop in below the bar! After that we looked quite comfortable with Forfar rarely threatening and then Smith, who had a great game out on the right wing, intercepted a poor Forfar pass and raced through on goal before cutting onto his right foot and finishing with a great strike! Forfar hit the bar and had another opportunity just wide before Roy rounded off a resounding victory late on. Overall thought we were well organised and the players put in a great shift...impressed with Smith and Carrick on both wings who never stopped working. Crighton was solid at the back and Roberts had a decent game in midfield. Thought Kieron Millar done extremely well when he came on and could have earned himself an start next week in place of Wedderburn. Apart from that the team should pick itself for next week, a game we need to follow up this weeks win with another positive result!
  7. Heard Hutton went over on his ankle in training on Thursday....think someone has been inventing stories!!
  8. Not sure what Murray will go with tomorrow, think he'll stick with the 3-5-2 but whether he makes some personnel changes remains to be seen. I'd like to see Roberts drop back in to replace either McKay or Wedderburn and have Carrick or Hawkshaw in behind the strikers...theres no reason to be playing 2 defensive midfielders at home against Elgin. It's a good opportunity to progress to the quarters so I think we'll have quite a strong team out....no need to be resting players unless they have been struggling with injuries.
  9. According to the OS Hutton, Gallacher and MacDonald are all out for tomorrow so looks like it will be Willison in goal.
  10. Get off the train at Airdrie and go to either the West End Bar or Cue Here. Both good pubs and only a few quid in a taxi to the stadium.
  11. I sat in that area at the Queens Park game earlier in the season and had the misfortune of having to listen to probably one of that same group who moaned from the minute the game kicked off. Crighton was the one who got most abuse as by his own admission he was the only name he knew!! Looks like he's now learned the other players names! I took great delight when he got up and left as soon as we conceded the 2nd goal that night and he ended up missing our equaliser and 26 pens!
  12. The 2nd half of the Clyde game we changed to a back 3 so I think this is why he stuck with it for East Fife. The same happened with the Forfar game...we had a great 1st half playing 4-3-3 against Hamilton the previous week and then the same line up the following week were terrible so I do see why he has been chopping and changing to some extent. I do agree though that we need to settle on a formation and get the players used to it, consistency is key!
  13. Like who? Keep hearing about us signing a proven goalscorer but not one realistic suggestion as to who. Proven goalscorers are rare at this level, anyone who has a decent goalscoring record will easily get signed up with a championship side! We now have 5 strikers in the first team with Gallagher, Roy, Smith, Carrick and Russell...cant see us signing anymore!
  14. Right back is the only position I'd say were not well stocked in. Fordyce can play there but he's more suited to centre half and as you say MacDonald is still young and inexperienced so would be good to bring in a more natural right back.
  15. https://www.airdriefc.com/1920news/180719/Open-day-at-Penny-Cars-Stadium Open training session on Saturday and a chance for fans to meet the players. Great idea from the club!!
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