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  1. Salim must have a goal per minutes on pitch rate that would rival anyone.
  2. Hope he's been told he wouldn't be guaranteed a start in our midfield everyweek. He should have been told weeks ago if a contract hasn't been agreed were going for someone else. Seems we have waited on a decision too long. Still I'm sure the management team will have other targets we can make offers to now. Onwards and upwards.... Mon the (stripes) diamonds
  3. Maybe an announcement tomorrow before Saturdays game? To be fair the big guy looked more like bambi than eto in the nl Cup. If we are to play the passing style we have seen so far then why sign a big target man? Especially one who can't hold the ball up.
  4. Delighted with an unexpected win. At times it looked liked some very very good passing that the saints couldn't keep up with but also at times it seemed liked they stood off and let us play. My only complaint would be at times a little too much passing were a ball into the box or a shot looked the better option. Also a little surprised but pleased to see us play confident from the back against a Premier league team. The sending off did change things. Looked Maybe a little harsh from the main stand. Looked like he was unaware the player was coming to head the ball and he's stuck his foot up to control it. Fair play though he's checked he's OK and took his punishment. It definitely made them sit back and try for counter attacking but they couldn't get on the ball to make passes till the last 15/20 mins. I'm sure the St mirren team we saw tonight won't be the same in 7 or 8 weeks but they need a spark in midfield they were missing tonight. Edit to add my disappointment in seeing the saints fans getting grief from the stewards for trying to add a bit of atmosphere to the game. I get the stewards have rules to follow but usually we don't see fans having a good time in our league and the stewards don't understand how that works. The kids over our end were delighted to see something we don't see every week.
  5. I'm getting used to names and squad numbers. Must admit I want be pleased when undoubtedly we have a number 75 or 92 etc as some tribute to the clubs history.
  6. Has been said we are looking for a replacement for Easton. I do hope it's not another epic level Thomas Robert replacement. Belter of a description for a job application. I'm not sure how many players we have had down the years could be described in such a way. This post has just made the NL cup a lot more interesting.
  7. Hope we don't have to wait for to see how a bunch of trialists will go in the Broadwood Cup before the squad will be completed. Pre season begins soon and we still need 11 or 12 to make a squad. The loan market doesn't usually warm up till teams play a few friendly games but we can't wait for possible loan deals. We need to build a strong squad ASAP.
  8. I'd agree with league reconstruction of some kind would be good for a lot of clubs. Also agree regarding the rovers doing Well to still be a league 2 side. I think it's more impressive they didn't cave to development companies and sell Cliftonhill to move to little one stand corner of Coatbridge like quite a few others eg dumbarton and East Fife. The only thing for them keeping their own ground is the other one stand plastic pitches can be rented out to make a different source of income. Much like our own stadium has more than one regular home team.
  9. Matty mcdonald has joined the open goal, broomhill fc for next year. The first few games with us he looked decent but after missing a few months with injury he didn't look the same. Interesting choice to go to a team that finished 15th in the lowland league. Seems with the open goal/ si ferry link they could will be the next lowland league side with higher ambition. Also moving to Broadwood this season have to say I'd be sad to see the wee rovers drop out of the senior leagues..
  10. I was thinking with the work going on at the stadium with the pitch has their been anymore on a safe standing area at the stadium? I know it was talked about a few seasons ago before covid. Anyone know if it's still being considered or is the idea a non starter?
  11. As the management team will be lacking in experience I'm sure I've heard there aunt is shelly kerr. Plenty experience and I'm sure sold advice to offer.
  12. Definitely a surprising choice. I did ask for the manager situation to be resolved quickly. One question that does come up though is with a manager and assistant both on the pitch how does that work. Delighted booth are staying but I've heard many times before their still needs to be someone on the sidelines to make decisions. Good luck to both clearly they struck up a good partnership on the pitch last season so let's hope that continues.
  13. I'd be interested to see some of the applications we get. Their is always some big names get touted but the usual list ends up like recently retired ex pros like a Kenny Miller or former league 1 managers who did well like an Allan Johnstone. Their is usually a surprise or two in maybe coaches or someone from down south who wants to try Scottish football?
  14. Disappointed to see the manager go. I did think he would want to stay one more year and try to keep the core of the squad together. Now it's a case of waiting to see and the questions that brings in terms of who will he want to keep or bring new ideas or players. The only problem I feel will be time will be against us. Unless a new manager had been identified we are still a few weeks behind our competition for players also. The likes of Dunfermline, Falkirk and Queens have known for a while longer what league they will be in and we have had to wait for the out come of the play offs. I just hope it's resolved quickly.
  15. Wow thanks for the I heard someone say that they heard. We all know he's being chased by a few clubs. No need for the shit post about hearing rumours.
  16. I'm not on Facebook either but I'd think it's a bit petty. Plus it goes on league registration with managers in the technical area I think. Also as its owen coyle and sandy Stewart they both have earned the freedom of the stadium so welcome to stand where they please.
  17. Moved from where? I'm sure they were not in the airdrie section. So were was the abuse from and why was it not reported? Now today he's saying he received racist and sectarian abuse today. Their was 2 stewards either side of the dugout and stewards all down side of pitch so where did this abuse come from today? As for his brother his case is only hearsay. Some reported a shout from the airdrie section and while the club investigated he refused to play. Even after the club investigated and found no evidence he still wasn't happy however to investigate any further than the club have done would require a police investigation something that the club have done and passed to police. Sort of some kind of ID parade their isn't more the club can do. All kinds of abuse racist or sectarian is wrong and this was said by they club and pretty much every airdrie fan on p&B. It's wrong also for jai to accusing anyone of this again with no evidence. All the best to queens in the championship though. Deserved the win over the 2 games.
  18. Surely banning orders for all kids involved. Or until they get airdrie tops from santa to wear to games.
  19. 1-1 on Thursday then 2-0 on Sunday with Owen coyle scoring both for the diamonds.
  20. Can only add to what's said previously by adding it takes 2 teams to make an epic match. Montrose will be on the floor tonight but over the season they have been excellent. Over the 2 legs they found a way to stop our passing game and counter attacked very well. I think the main difference for us over all this year and as showed today we have different ways of attacking now. Some games we pass our way through teams some more direct running and as today long ball and winning the fick on or 2nd phase. The team that started today would have been most peoples 1st choice with macdonald seen as more attacking than Watson. Montrose had us beat and rather than viewing as a collapse by the mo it should be viewed as airdrie winning an epic game.
  21. Thinking back to a few weeks before Murray took over we had a monumental collapse at home to raith rovers. Today all be it after changes after half an hour he's over seen the best comeback I've seen scince that day. This season is the first time he's not had a director of football making signings and has created the best squad we have had in many a year. IF we do now go up will the contract and budget be very different from the rovers? Maybe he will fancy a new challenge but I don't think he would leave us for a club at a similar level.
  22. Is it not that if queens park beat dunfermline they would have 2nd leg of the final at home?
  23. I get what you mean with regards the 3rd strip. Not the worst we have ever had but I believe every airdrieonians top should have the diamond on. It does seem though if we going up it will be the strip we would be wearing. Dunfermline or Queens final 2nd leg would be away and would require a change. Both of the being black and white our 3rd is most likely option.
  24. Still need to fulfill the fixture. Can't pass the opportunity to abuse Ryan conroy. Though I hope your left back doesn't take it to heart. Hes prone to downtools. Surely for your last game of the season busses must be booked for the drinking session? Will be a long off season with no world Cup till November.
  25. 11 trialists on Saturday. After 1st team training on Thursday wrap most of them in bubble wrap and lock them in the changeroom till Tuesday.
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