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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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Enjoyed that yesterday.

We know the issues we’ve got at the back and front but I’d wager there’s not a better midfield in the championship.

We’ve got pace, flair and strength with Easton, Connolly, Stanners, Brown, Ross, Spencer.

With Gullan being out fair play to Connell who more than stepped up with a great performance.

Fairly obvious we'd need to score at least two yesterday to get something from the game when you look at Ayr’s exploits of previous few weeks.

Wee side note it’s becoming more than obvious 2/3 posters almost find it irritating we put on a performance and win. 
 

Post match interview suggests a player might be sorted this coming week.

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5 hours ago, RAITHROVERS84 said:

Enjoyed that yesterday.

We know the issues we’ve got at the back and front but I’d wager there’s not a better midfield in the championship.

We’ve got pace, flair and strength with Easton, Connolly, Stanners, Brown, Ross, Spencer.

With Gullan being out fair play to Connell who more than stepped up with a great performance.

Fairly obvious we'd need to score at least two yesterday to get something from the game when you look at Ayr’s exploits of previous few weeks.

Wee side note it’s becoming more than obvious 2/3 posters almost find it irritating we put on a performance and win. 
 

Post match interview suggests a player might be sorted this coming week.

Ethan Ross needs to step up because he's not showing any of those traits you've listed. Agree with it other than that though. Hopefully yesterday was a massive confidence boost we can take forward, get some momentum against Cove because Queens Park away will be a tough one. 

One thing though, the kick off routine of overloading the left and pumping the ball down the line and out of play can do one. Both teams were at it yesterday and it was 100% of the time, a waste

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In the short time Spencer was on the pitch you can see he’s 100 times the player Scott Brown is.
Think the ‘captain’ needs a wee seat on the bench, offered little and when he did it was to slow the game down.

Two weeks is a long time in football.
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Did you honestly thought that was for real? Rovers propaganda keep the fans simmering expectantly.

If we sign someone it will be some kid from a Premier side not a 6ft 8 international player. I have little faith that IM or the BOD will bring in the right player. 

Where did the rumour come from other than some bellends online with little else to do in life? Or was that just it?

Pretty much

A very long time.
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31 minutes ago, CountryBumpkin said:

One thing though, the kick off routine of overloading the left and pumping the ball down the line and out of play can do one. Both teams were at it yesterday and it was 100% of the time, a waste

I was irritated by that too. Actually, I thought Ayr used it more effectively.

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Nothing inaccurate in my original question. Most of it is/was bellends online with little else to do with their lives. 
So you're a bellend with little else to do with your life? Just asking because you're posting on this site in the same way that everyone else is
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1 hour ago, Beastie Russell said:

Big John on his way ?

The wee man has been following his insta page, and he’s flying into Edinburgh

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He's following the club on Twitter as well 

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On 16/09/2022 at 08:40, Against The Machine said:

 

These two posts dovetail nicely. Look at the strikers that have arrived into the division this summer. There's been about three of them, and one is that duff trialist we had who has ended up at Arbroath two months later down the line. 

It's easy to say "Sign a striker!" but there simply aren't many. Morton opted not to gamble on a work permit previously and probably regret it now, we presumably pursued another option that didn't come through and have had to go offshore to find someone now. 

There's been this weird paradoxical chat about whether or not the money is there, but it's almost not even relevant. The players aren't there. In a normal summer, you'd look at the clubs around us, look at the strikers they've signed and go "Why couldn't we get him? Were we outbid? Were we not quick enough?" but there aren't really any names that jump out. Maybe Anton Dowds who went to Thistle, but that was arranged months ago, well before McGlynn left. 

Other than that, you've got Akinyemi at Ayr who's the obvious standout in the division but we know that non-league English market is a total gamble. He looks brilliant now, but nobody could say that the day he arrived. Steven Boyd? Jai Quitongo? Both picked out of League One, neither particularly good. 

One look around the threads you have Morton, Hamilton, Cove, Arbroath and Raith fans all shouting for weeks (months?) for the elusive striker signing.

It's slim pickings out there.

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I normally try and keep up with P&B during the day but didn’t manage yesterday, so very funny to see the general mood across Saturday afternoon  

From the “what’s the point in even playing the game..? prediction when the team was announced, to the;

“Here we go again, we’ll lose 4-2 now”theory when we threw the lead away. 

Not a criticism at all, as I was in the exact same boat, and shows you how difficult it is to predict anything in this league. I do think we wouldn’t have won that game from that 2-2 position last season though, so there might be something to be optimistic about here    

I’m still moving wildly between thinking we’ll be okay and worrying about us this season. 

There’s loads of good stuff in the team as has been covered, but also a few glaring issues, but if we can go on a good run, we could be in with a shout of the top four, I’m not convinced we’ll get that positive run, but who knows? 

Really, really enjoyed yesterday’s game, with the only concern the fact Ian Murray didn’t look to change it when things looked to be going awry in that second half. It ended up being fine regardless, but it was still strange, especially when he’s perfectly happy to make loads of wild substitutions when we’re a goal down but momentum is with us. 

Anyway, looks like we now have a Faroese frost giant signing for us, despite certain folk saying that was probably a myth, so I look forward to welcoming him into the team soon and celebrating his goals/getting furious at him losing headers to five foot 10 opponents. 

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