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Quite confident that if we had McGurn in goals for the last couple of years, we wouldn’t still be in this league. I doubted if he still had it in him but he’s still fantastic. Could probably say the same for Anderson.
I also think players like Allan and Miller don’t get the credit they deserve.

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I know its early doors and we'll see weaknesses throughout the season but I'm absolutely delighted by the business we've done in the Summer.

Every single player barring Mendy and Allan feel like upgrades (and even with Alllan it would be highly difficult to replicate the goals and energy Nisbet brought).

McDonald has been a massive surprise. He's bombed up the wing and had far better deliveries into the box than Crane. Millar is easy as he's better than an empty shirt. In midfield we've got rid of the uncreative and ponderous duo of Wedderburn and Gillespie to bring in Regan Hendry (best midfielder we've had in years) and Brad Spencer who is fantastic both at getting stuck in and has shown a willingness to play the ball in behind. Spencer's assists for Ando both this and last week are incredible.

Ando is an easy upgrade on Duggan, who failed to make any impact (I think he's on the same number of league goals this season already as Duggan got last term). We've yet to see the best from Victoria who looks like he'll be a confidence player. He took a bit of stick when he came on but still got a goal.

Smith and Bowie are excellent too adding more competition. Bowie is miles ahead of his age and a really a special talent. Jack Smith deserves credit too. Even when he broke free before his goal yesterday he had a chance to shoot but went for a cut back rather than being greedy. It feels much more like a McGlynn team where they'll look to act as a unit rather than individuals.

We're looking a lot more balanced, but its early days. I'd be astonished if we won the league given Falkirk's resources but it's nice to see a team which isn't overly negative or involving Nathan Flanagan.

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I know its early doors and we'll see weaknesses throughout the season but I'm absolutely delighted by the business we've done in the Summer.

Every single player barring Mendy and Allan feel like upgrades (and even with Alllan it would be highly difficult to replicate the goals and energy Nisbet brought).

McDonald has been a massive surprise. He's bombed up the wing and had far better deliveries into the box than Crane. Millar is easy as he's better than an empty shirt. In midfield we've got rid of the uncreative and ponderous duo of Wedderburn and Gillespie to bring in Regan Hendry (best midfielder we've had in years) and Brad Spencer who is fantastic both at getting stuck in and has shown a willingness to play the ball in behind. Spencer's assists for Ando both this and last week are incredible.

Ando is an easy upgrade on Duggan, who failed to make any impact (I think he's on the same number of league goals this season already as Duggan got last term). We've yet to see the best from Victoria who looks like he'll be a confidence player. He took a bit of stick when he came on but still got a goal.

Smith and Bowie are excellent too adding more competition. Bowie is miles ahead of his age and a really a special talent. Jack Smith deserves credit too. Even when he broke free before his goal yesterday he had a chance to shoot but went for a cut back rather than being greedy. It feels much more like a McGlynn team where they'll look to act as a unit rather than individuals.

We're looking a lot more balanced, but its early days. I'd be astonished if we won the league given Falkirk's resources but it's nice to see a team which isn't overly negative or involving Nathan Flanagan.

Agree wholeheartedly about everything you said, apart from the Duggan bit. He was seriously unfortunate with injuries. He did make an impact when he was available. I just want us to kick on now. We will hit some peaks and troughs throughout the season. A few good loans in key positions will help.

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1 hour ago, Broken Algorithms said:

I know its early doors and we'll see weaknesses throughout the season but I'm absolutely delighted by the business we've done in the Summer.

Every single player barring Mendy and Allan feel like upgrades (and even with Alllan it would be highly difficult to replicate the goals and energy Nisbet brought).

McDonald has been a massive surprise. He's bombed up the wing and had far better deliveries into the box than Crane. Millar is easy as he's better than an empty shirt. In midfield we've got rid of the uncreative and ponderous duo of Wedderburn and Gillespie to bring in Regan Hendry (best midfielder we've had in years) and Brad Spencer who is fantastic both at getting stuck in and has shown a willingness to play the ball in behind. Spencer's assists for Ando both this and last week are incredible.

Ando is an easy upgrade on Duggan, who failed to make any impact (I think he's on the same number of league goals this season already as Duggan got last term). We've yet to see the best from Victoria who looks like he'll be a confidence player. He took a bit of stick when he came on but still got a goal.

Smith and Bowie are excellent too adding more competition. Bowie is miles ahead of his age and a really a special talent. Jack Smith deserves credit too. Even when he broke free before his goal yesterday he had a chance to shoot but went for a cut back rather than being greedy. It feels much more like a McGlynn team where they'll look to act as a unit rather than individuals.

We're looking a lot more balanced, but its early days. I'd be astonished if we won the league given Falkirk's resources but it's nice to see a team which isn't overly negative or involving Nathan Flanagan.

Like you say its early days but if feels like an actual team, as opposed to a random assortment of individuals. 

Losing Nisbet was a blow, but if we keep Hendry, Spencer, Vaughan and Dingwall fit and in form - I would far rather that. 

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Also worth noting that Barry Smith left Regan Hendry on the bench for about 3 months. 

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Has Frank c been completely ostracized from this thread lads?

Any chance you could reel him in, he's been infesting our Threads for hours now & I think he's needing his nappy changed.

Thanks x

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Has Frank c been completely ostracized from this thread lads?
Any chance you could reel him in, he's been infesting our Threads for hours now & I think he's needing his nappy changed.
Thanks x
Well, y'see, we won yesterday, and that really nullifies his raison d'etre when it comes to our threads.

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8 minutes ago, Raith Against The Machine said:
11 minutes ago, Silverton End said:
Has Frank c been completely ostracized from this thread lads?
Any chance you could reel him in, he's been infesting our Threads for hours now & I think he's needing his nappy changed.
Thanks x

Well, y'see, we won yesterday, and that really nullifies his raison d'etre when it comes to our threads.

Aye, any sane person would be happy that their team scored 5 goals & won for the 2nd week in a row.

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4 minutes ago, Silverton End said:

Aye, any sane person would be happy that their team scored 5 goals & won for the 2nd week in a row.

Is that you telling tales again?

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3 hours ago, CALDERON said:

Also worth noting that Barry Smith left Regan Hendry on the bench for about 3 months. 

Also worth noting is Barry Smith is the only person I've seen sent off at a reserve game, if you think of stupid, it's an incalculable number of levels below that.

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18 minutes ago, Zen Archer Esq. said:

Also worth noting is Barry Smith is the only person I've seen sent off at a reserve game, if you think of stupid, it's an incalculable number of levels below that.

Also worth noting that Barry Smith saw fit to play our only experienced keeper in a meaningless challenge cup game.

I really do wonder how much better off we could have been had we got rid of Smith after the Alloa game and got a manager who actually wanted to sign a right back. 

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