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As said before if teams are trying to muffle Callum then it is leaving space for Telfer. Teams will now see this and the marking will change. Good position for us. Connelly is also getting back up to speed so this also gives us options.

Thought Hall was outstanding today. It shows the managers that it was Durnan playing in Halls natural position that was the problem. Dixon has admitted that his legs are not good enough for the wing back role for 90 mins but his football brain and more importantly his communication make him a great CH. 6 points in the next two games and we can look forward to a better league next year

 

 

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Just been thinking of something. If we win or avoid defeat next Saturday we'll have gone through the first round of league matches unbeaten. When was the last time that happened? 

Not since we got relegated from the SPL, and certainly not when we were in it. Which takes us back at least fifteen years. 

We won the league in 2004/05 but I remember us losing the first game of the season at Love St when John O Neill got a straight red for what I think was an alleged spitting incident. 

We also won it wo years before that, in our final season at Brockville. Jobbie got us off to a great start. We won every one of our first eight games and were unbeaten until the very last match of the first quarter, when we went up to Arbroath. I can vaguely recall rumours that he'd just told the players he was leaving for Tannadice. Which may explain why we lost 2-0.

I can't be bothered checking further back tonight, but I'll have a look through the stats tomorrow. It must be a hell of a long time ago though. Prior to Jobbie's side, the best team I saw was the Stainrod one and it only clicked after a 2-2 draw in thick fog at Dens Park. At which point I'm sure we'd already lost three or four games. And that was around 1990. 

So at least 30 years since we went through an opening quarter (or third in this case) unbeaten? Anyone know for sure, or care to check up and save me the bother? 

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Just been thinking of something. If we win or avoid defeat next Saturday we'll have gone through the first round of league matches unbeaten. When was the last time that happened? 
Not since we got relegated from the SPL, and certainly not when we were in it. Which takes us back at least fifteen years. 
We won the league in 2004/05 but I remember us losing the first game of the season at Love St when John O Neill got a straight red for what I think was an alleged spitting incident. 
We also won it wo years before that, in our final season at Brockville. Jobbie got us off to a great start. We won every one of our first eight games and were unbeaten until the very last match of the first quarter, when we went up to Arbroath. I can vaguely recall rumours that he'd just told the players he was leaving for Tannadice. Which may explain why we lost 2-0.
I can't be bothered checking further back tonight, but I'll have a look through the stats tomorrow. It must be a hell of a long time ago though. Prior to Jobbie's side, the best team I saw was the Stainrod one and it only clicked after a 2-2 draw in thick fog at Dens Park. At which point I'm sure we'd already lost three or four games. And that was around 1990. 
So at least 30 years since we went through an opening quarter (or third in this case) unbeaten? Anyone know for sure, or care to check up and save me the bother? 
Well that's next Saturday fucking jinxed then.
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2 hours ago, Donathan said:

6 point lead at the 1/3 mark is a fantastic start. The best part for me is that I don’t even really feel we’re at top gear. We’re just going out there and winning against teams that we’re better than. I think we have a great chance to win the league.

Hope you're right! (Hopefully even more than 6)

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It's the first season in years we're not calling out for replacements in January. Mercer's took a lot of stick recently but I think the past two games he's been solid, even got himself a goal today.

M&M's people skills have played a big role this season as they've got everybody giving 100% so we actually look like a team this season as opposed to a group of individuals and everybody seems to have bought into their philosophy. 

19 cup finals to go starting with Airdrie next week. Trying not to get too far ahead of ourselves but it's a very good sign that even when we're not playing well we're still grinding out wins.

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The only team I'm worried of us losing to is Partick and I'd be confident playing against them. This is definitely much better now, today we didn't really play amazing and won 3-0, that's the way it should be. 

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12 minutes ago, FFC 1876 said:

It's the first season in years we're not calling out for replacements in January. Mercer's took a lot of stick recently but I think the past two games he's been solid, even got himself a goal today.

M&M's people skills have played a big role this season as they've got everybody giving 100% so we actually look like a team this season as opposed to a group of individuals and everybody seems to have bought into their philosophy. 

19 cup finals to go starting with Airdrie next week. Trying not to get too far ahead of ourselves but it's a very good sign that even when we're not playing well we're still grinding out wins.

19 games left seems so insanely short I had to double check it was actually right.

Given the platform we’ve given ourselves with the 6 point gap a shortened season can hopefully only help us 

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12 minutes ago, FFC 1876 said:

It's the first season in years we're not calling out for replacements in January. Mercer's took a lot of stick recently but I think the past two games he's been solid, even got himself a goal today.

M&M's people skills have played a big role this season as they've got everybody giving 100% so we actually look like a team this season as opposed to a group of individuals and everybody seems to have bought into their philosophy. 

19 cup finals to go starting with Airdrie next week. Trying not to get too far ahead of ourselves but it's a very good sign that even when we're not playing well we're still grinding out wins.

A centre half in January would be a bonus just in case injuries rear up in the second half of the season. 

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I don't think M&M will want to mess with the squad balance and atmosphere in January so although we all know Durnan's rank it's very unlikely we'll see him out the door. May see Sneddon and Laverty go out on loan which could allow us some room for manouvre if anyone we fancy becomes available.

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23 minutes ago, keithgy said:

We will i am afraid to say need back up at CH and he can sometimes and i mean sometimes be ok.

Not if we bring one in though. Durnan out another one in is what we are talking about.

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9 minutes ago, Bantabairn said:

Hearing two going out on loan, and with Keena back not expecting too much traffic inwards 

We're in the advantaged position that we don't need to take anything that comes our way especially as January is usually full of dud signings but if someone of interest becomes available then we may see one in.

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6 minutes ago, FFC 1876 said:

We're in the advantaged position that we don't need to take anything that comes our way especially as January is usually full of dud signings but if someone of interest becomes available then we may see one in.

It's far easier to add to a squad in January than to overhaul one completely.  At least we don't have to panic sign a da vita again.

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