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9 minutes ago, CountryBumpkin said:

That was a tough game. We were excellent first half, two very good goals for different reasons. Second half they just out muscled us in the middle of the park and then pushed it wide quickly, we got caught on our heels a few times. Their number 9 was a total handful, strong and quick and caused us problems all game. He's a good find. 

Ethan Ross is a total passenger though, I'd be looking to drop him for Spencer next game and push Easton up and wide to play similarly to Connolly on the other side. Ross standing and complaining to Murray was entertaining, I hope Murray told him to sit down and stop being garbage. 

Easton had one of his infuriating games, great to set up the second goal and then spurred other opportunities by trying to shoot from the byline when a pass was the option. 

Connell did well both with his goal and his contribution to the winner and a shout to Brown, did well in possession today, kept it well when asked. We're lightweight in the middle though, missing Matthews, will be interesting to see how we line up when we're full strength again. 

Finally, appreciate that a minutes applause etc is not everyone's choice but booing through it doesn't do anything other than disrespect those who take part. Just don't participate, stay silent, is that too hard?

Agree with all of that, good game for the neutral 😂😂

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5 minutes ago, CALDERON said:

Connell scoring, Musonda done up like a kipper for the goal, and a seaside league signing scoring the winner.  Not a good weekend for some.

 

Aye hopefully that’s the Musonda debate put to bed.

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1 hour ago, CountryBumpkin said:

That was a tough game. We were excellent first half, two very good goals for different reasons. Second half they just out muscled us in the middle of the park and then pushed it wide quickly, we got caught on our heels a few times. Their number 9 was a total handful, strong and quick and caused us problems all game. He's a good find. 

Ethan Ross is a total passenger though, I'd be looking to drop him for Spencer next game and push Easton up and wide to play similarly to Connolly on the other side. Ross standing and complaining to Murray was entertaining, I hope Murray told him to sit down and stop being garbage. 

Easton had one of his infuriating games, great to set up the second goal and then spurred other opportunities by trying to shoot from the byline when a pass was the option. 

Connell did well both with his goal and his contribution to the winner and a shout to Brown, did well in possession today, kept it well when asked. We're lightweight in the middle though, missing Matthews, will be interesting to see how we line up when we're full strength again. 

Finally, appreciate that a minutes applause etc is not everyone's choice but booing through it doesn't do anything other than disrespect those who take part. Just don't participate, stay silent, is that too hard?

Only thing I would mention in addition is that Sam Stanton was outstanding for spells of the game. 

I've moaned about Murray plenty, but I will give him credit for getting more out of Stanton this season than McGlynn even got close to last season. 

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15 minutes ago, Ro Sham Bo said:

Only thing I would mention in addition is that Sam Stanton was outstanding for spells of the game. 

I've moaned about Murray plenty, but I will give him credit for getting more out of Stanton this season than McGlynn even got close to last season. 

Yeah fair point on that. Was my man of the match, it's a shame he went off with a knock. I would like to see a midfield of Matthews, Spencer and Stanton, I feel we can find other places for Brown as well. With Easton and Connolly roaming around and a dynamic forward, it could be quite good to watch. 

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48 minutes ago, Ro Sham Bo said:

Only thing I would mention in addition is that Sam Stanton was outstanding for spells of the game. 

I've moaned about Murray plenty, but I will give him credit for getting more out of Stanton this season than McGlynn even got close to last season. 

Definitely Stanton's best game for us today and deserved Man of the Match.

However, I think the much maligned Liam Dick deserves mention for his performance today. He won the lion's share of tackles, headers and made a couple of important blocks. The polar opposite of his last game at home to Ayr.

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1 hour ago, Ro Sham Bo said:

Only thing I would mention in addition is that Sam Stanton was outstanding for spells of the game. 

I've moaned about Murray plenty, but I will give him credit for getting more out of Stanton this season than McGlynn even got close to last season. 

Agreed he was excellent today and saw a big difference in the team from the last match I was at( Dundee)

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22 minutes ago, Specky Ginger said:

Definitely Stanton's best game for us today and deserved Man of the Match.

However, I think the much maligned Liam Dick deserves mention for his performance today. He won the lion's share of tackles, headers and made a couple of important blocks. The polar opposite of his last game at home to Ayr.

Agreed he was solid 

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6 minutes ago, Rovers1992/1993 said:


I feel that’s the only thing that today missed. I expect to see a bit more passion from the manager after a win tbh

My full time celebrations were on ice until he walked down the tunnel without doing the Klopp. One false move by Murray and the afternoon would have been ruined, but he's learning and that's all I can ask for 👍

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4 hours ago, CountryBumpkin said:

That was a tough game. We were excellent first half, two very good goals for different reasons. Second half they just out muscled us in the middle of the park and then pushed it wide quickly, we got caught on our heels a few times. Their number 9 was a total handful, strong and quick and caused us problems all game. He's a good find. 

Ethan Ross is a total passenger though, I'd be looking to drop him for Spencer next game and push Easton up and wide to play similarly to Connolly on the other side. Ross standing and complaining to Murray was entertaining, I hope Murray told him to sit down and stop being garbage. 

Easton had one of his infuriating games, great to set up the second goal and then spurred other opportunities by trying to shoot from the byline when a pass was the option. 

Connell did well both with his goal and his contribution to the winner and a shout to Brown, did well in possession today, kept it well when asked. We're lightweight in the middle though, missing Matthews, will be interesting to see how we line up when we're full strength again. 

Finally, appreciate that a minutes applause etc is not everyone's choice but booing through it doesn't do anything other than disrespect those who take part. Just don't participate, stay silent, is that too hard?

Agree with most apart from your first point

Thought Akinyemi was fairly ineffective and well marshalled by Nolan and O’Riordan 

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First half was superb.  Kept Ayr quiet and the work rate was superb.  Great finish from Connell who had a good game.

Ayr came into it more in the 2nd half and probably were worth the draw.  We struggled without a target man to give us a genuine out ball, and I would have taken a draw at that point.

To grind out the win is quite impressive really.

Still work to do, but if we see that level of effort then there's not much more we can ask for.

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45 minutes ago, Rovers_Lad said:

Agree with most apart from your first point

Thought Akinyemi was fairly ineffective and well marshalled by Nolan and O’Riordan 

It's strange, could clearly see that lad is a real handful.  However thr 2 centre backs did a pretty good job, the first Ayr goal aside.

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30 minutes ago, CALDERON said:

First half was superb.  Kept Ayr quiet and the work rate was superb.  Great finish from Connell who had a good game.

Ayr came into it more in the 2nd half and probably were worth the draw.  We struggled without a target man to give us a genuine out ball, and I would have taken a draw at that point.

To grind out the win is quite impressive really.

Still work to do, but if we see that level of effort then there's not much more we can ask for.

Agreed that’s the work rate that’s been missing but very welcome performance in a tough game, for someone who wasn’t wanting to go I definitely enjoyed it as a spectacle 

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1 hour ago, Rovers_Lad said:

Agree with most apart from your first point

Thought Akinyemi was fairly ineffective and well marshalled by Nolan and O’Riordan 

Nah, I thought Akinyemi was excellent. Part of his game is making sure that even if he loses the first ball, the second ball doesn't go far. How often did our clearances not really do much?

If nothing else he dragged Ayrt 30 yards up the pitch. Having said that Murray set up well enough to be able to sweep the worst loose balls.

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32 minutes ago, renton said:

Nah, I thought Akinyemi was excellent. Part of his game is making sure that even if he loses the first ball, the second ball doesn't go far. How often did our clearances not really do much?

If nothing else he dragged Ayrt 30 yards up the pitch. Having said that Murray set up well enough to be able to sweep the worst loose balls.

Aye, I thought he had a similar impact to Nouble at Arbroath.  Even though he didn't have much moments of quality as such, his presence forced play and possession in that area of the pitch.

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