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There were a couple of million deleted two or three years ago.

A lot of post counts aren't accurate any more, I've been on here since 2005 and it used to show me with upwards of 20,000 posts but not any more.
EDIT: 2004 even!

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If its arrogant to say getting one point is easier than three.. I'll take arrogant thanks. 

No, it’s arrogant to state your opinion on the basis that it’s the only one that counts.....

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On 07/03/2020 at 12:18, ShaggerG said:

I think Miller's first game in midfield was also McKinnon's last at Dumbarton?

 

On 07/03/2020 at 12:50, Russ said:

 


Nah his first game there was away in Linlithgow.

Btw it was absolutely the right decision to give Gomis an extra year. Regardless what division we’re in I wouldn’t expect him to be an automatic starter but he’s a good player to have in the squad and his performances this season deserved the extension.

 

I think you may be wrong there. I wasn't at that game but know that Miller definitely played in it and I seem to remember some folk berating McKinnon for playing him in midfield when he was perceived to be a right back.

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9 hours ago, bairnsaloud said:


Big crowds may have nothing to do with the run in. We could be playing all our games closed doors by then.

Just trying to imagine the fiscal chaos and carnage in fitba below the Premier level if this happened. Simply having to refund 20-25% of season ticket monies alone would put some sides in distress.

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I think you may be wrong there. I wasn't at that game but know that Miller definitely played in it and I seem to remember some folk berating McKinnon for playing him in midfield when he was perceived to be a right back.


Yeah fair play I was wrong there must’ve completely blanked that awful game out of my mind. Wish I could do the same with all of McKinnons games tbh.

One of the few good decisions he got right for us along with signing up McManus but getting Gary Miller in the door. McManus will quite rightly walk the player of the year awards as he is by a distance our best player but special mention for me to Miller who came in at and really made our midfield a lot more solid. He doesn’t anything complicated or that just tough tackling winning the ball back and moving it on. Every team at our levels need a Gary Miller imo.

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1 hour ago, Russ said:

 


Yeah fair play I was wrong there must’ve completely blanked that awful game out of my mind. Wish I could do the same with all of McKinnons games tbh.

One of the few good decisions he got right for us along with signing up McManus but getting Gary Miller in the door. McManus will quite rightly walk the player of the year awards as he is by a distance our best player but special mention for me to Miller who came in at and really made our midfield a lot more solid. He doesn’t anything complicated or that just tough tackling winning the ball back and moving it on. Every team at our levels need a Gary Miller imo.

 

Think as POTY the stand outs for this season has to be McManus without a doubt but alongside that Mutch, Miller and start of the season had my doubts on Gomis but cracking we player Connolly much improved as well

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In recent times it's really only given me the fear tbh. And this collection of players deserve no comparison with the last ones to do well for us in front of big crowds. I dont think its doom and gloom. It seems to be a pretty common and often referred to thing on here. Whenever theres a big crowd and expectant atmosphere it tends to fall flat. 
FWIW if we do get to the last day in touch I'd probably fancy us to do whatever is needed to get past Raith
Big occasions beget The Fear. It's just natural. Keep the positivity

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A lot of post counts aren't accurate any more, I've been on here since 2005 and it used to show me with upwards of 20,000 posts but not any more.
EDIT: 2004 even!
Was there not a purge of the forum at some point circa 2010?

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From the man himself putting the Tidser debate to bed. He was told by M&M he would get his chance but would have to wait (see Connolly for the exact same chat) He immediately asked to leave. Seems to be his MO, but if he wants to play then fair enough. Laters.

He also says he's very fit but has had his fitness questioned throughout his career.

The last 20 mins of so are about falkirk. Actually quite enjoyed listening to the whole thing, albeit over a couple of days.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5q5eyVi3xse6mukrgeoAyr?si=Jk7WwVEpRBqgEQdEUiUE_Q

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34 minutes ago, mic_17_uk said:

From the man himself putting the Tidser debate to bed. He was told by M&M he would get his chance but would have to wait (see Connolly for the exact same chat) He immediately asked to leave. Seems to be his MO, but if he wants to play then fair enough. Laters.

He also says he's very fit but has had his fitness questioned throughout his career.

The last 20 mins of so are about falkirk. Actually quite enjoyed listening to the whole thing, albeit over a couple of days.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5q5eyVi3xse6mukrgeoAyr?si=Jk7WwVEpRBqgEQdEUiUE_Q

I enjoyed the interview too, thought it was a good listen. Tidser comes across as a very decent, honest lad.

M&M told him he’d get his chance. Anyone who honestly believes he was given that chance is kidding themselves on. He was brought in away to Montrose and did very well in a 2-3 win yet was back out the team again the following week. He never kicked a ball for us again.

I’m with Tidser on this. FAR too good a player to be sitting on his arse warming our bench in League 1 whilst dross like Robbie Leitch, McShane, Telfer and De Vita got game time ahead of him. No wonder he fu*ked off!

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From the man himself putting the Tidser debate to bed. He was told by M&M he would get his chance but would have to wait (see Connolly for the exact same chat) He immediately asked to leave. Seems to be his MO, but if he wants to play then fair enough. Laters.

He also says he's very fit but has had his fitness questioned throughout his career.

The last 20 mins of so are about falkirk. Actually quite enjoyed listening to the whole thing, albeit over a couple of days.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5q5eyVi3xse6mukrgeoAyr?si=Jk7WwVEpRBqgEQdEUiUE_Q

I don’t think it does put the debate to bed.
It may explain why he left but does nothing to clarify the mysterious lack of playing time during his period with us.

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15 minutes ago, Relegator Ritchie said:

 I’m with Tidser on this. FAR too good a player to be sitting on his arse warming our bench in League 1 whilst dross like Robbie Leitch, McShane, Telfer and De Vita got game time ahead of him. No wonder he fu*ked off!

I agree with you that he's better than all of them. If he were still here I'm sure he'd be playing more than any of those four, though in the case of Leitch and McShane that wouldn't be hard. I suppose it's even possible that if he'd said he wanted to stay and fight for his place we might not have signed De Vita.   

Where I disagree with you (and others, evidently) is whether his performances were good enough to deserve more games than he got. I wasn't a fan and wouldn't have put him in ahead of Gomis, Miller, Connolly or Longridge. You and others probably would have. Fair enough. All about opinions and there's no right or wrong answer.

But as soon as a player says he wants to leave I'd jettison them as soon as possible. If they're not committed to the club then get them out of it. 

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8 hours ago, 18BAIRN76 said:

He never got his chance. What a complete waste.

Agree can’t help thinking something still to come out on this sorry episode. As commented far better player than at least four maybe five of current squad.

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He was told he would get his chance, but he'd have to wait for it. He said no, I want out. In that same meeting. The exact same conversation as Aidan Connolly has described. One wasn't up for that and bailed. The other kept his head down, took his chance when it came and is now one of the first names on the team sheet. Tidser left because of Tidser.

People referencing the montrose match so I had a look back at the match thread. People were asking how he was playing and this was my view on it during the match:

"Plays nice stuff when he has time. Gets robbed or left for dead the rest of the time. He doesn't look disinterested at least.

I'd have kept McShane on rather than him."

While the montrose performance was an improvement on his previous games I still had the same issues with him as I had previously. He got an assist in that match, but 90% of that was down to McManus.

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So if he asked to leave does that mean that we didn't have to pay him anything to go?
No. A severance deal was arrived at he said. Presumably he had quite a weak hand in negotiations.

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If Tidser was the Messiah, why is he playing in the pub league ?

All of our players gone in January have went down the league's for a reason

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We have 8 games to go and still don't have regular settled starting 11 probably tells it's own story. However we may just have finally got our best strike partnership together in McManus and LM, compliment each other quite well. If we could only get the balance correct in central midfield things would looks lot better, we don't have the personnel to get that though.

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