Jump to content

The Falkirk FC Thread


Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, bridge of allan bairn said:

Regarding Dowds, sheerin has watched him in training and pre season games.  I saw him against stirling uni and he looked overweight and unfit to me, maybe it's something outwith his ability that Sheerin doesn't like? Agree with you on Wilson though, saw him that game and was amazed we signed him and he's had (unproductive) game time ever since.

Yes good point it may well be an attitude problem.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 hours ago, 60`s bairn said:

You get a better view of it on the FTV highlights. Heatherington tries a reverse turn and is in the process of passing the ball when Easton comes flying in and over his outstretched leg. I thought the referee could have used a bit of common sense there and just given a foul. If you watch Easton he`s rolling about holding his leg like it`s ready to fall off. Then he takes a quick peek at the ref, sees he`s booking and sending Heatherington off and immediately jumps up and walks away!!

Hetherington gave away a foul pre the red which wasn't a booking then the following foul was a stick on yellow, so common sense did prevail with the ref making his decision. 

10 hours ago, Bairn in Exile said:

Can we afford not to spend the money and sign someone who will guarantee us those 15 goals? And possibly be stuck in League 1 ad infinitum?

We obviously will need to get Dowds out as 5 players for 1 position is poor squad management, even for 2 positions .

We then have the problem of getting someone in with him knowing he will be competing with 2 other strikers to be the back up or he is seriously challenging Keena to be first choice.

I personally think Keena will get 15+ goals this season and we will over the course of the season may go to 2 up top but I don't think another striker will come in whilst we have 4 in the squad.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, bridge of allan bairn said:

Regarding Dowds, sheerin has watched him in training and pre season games.  I saw him against stirling uni and he looked overweight and unfit to me, maybe it's something outwith his ability that Sheerin doesn't like? Agree with you on Wilson though, saw him that game and was amazed we signed him and he's had (unproductive) game time ever since.

Dowds warmed up right in front of me up at cove and I actually thought he looked like he had trimmed down a bit from last year, but not arguing the fact it could be certain factors out with ability that has him so far down the pecking order. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, FFC 1876 said:

Dowds off to Arbroath on loan. Should mean we're planning on bringing in another striker.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/sport/football/2458669/arbroath-anton-dowds/amp/

Good move for the lad.

I wonder if any non league side would take Wilson off our hands?

 

 

PS

Congratulations to Dunipace for winning the South of Scotland cup yesterday.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Reggie Perrin said:

Good move for the lad.

I wonder if any non league side would take Wilson off our hands?

 

 

PS

Congratulations to Dunipace for winning the South of Scotland cup yesterday.

Maybe Dunipace will take him? Inevitable that he'll be gone in January.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, Reggie Perrin said:

Good move for the lad.

I wonder if any non league side would take Wilson off our hands?

 

 

PS

Congratulations to Dunipace for winning the South of Scotland cup yesterday.

I heard he's away back to Rothes.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, MrDust said:

Hetherington gave away a foul pre the red which wasn't a booking then the following foul was a stick on yellow, so common sense did prevail with the ref making his decision. 

 

Fair enough, I wasn`t at the game so just commenting on what I saw on the FTV highlights. Heatherington should have had enough experience to know that he would have a "target" on his back after the first yellow and made sure he wouldn`t get into the situation he ultimately did. There`s no doubt Airdrie were waiting on a chance and he gave them it. It was interesting to note that once Easton had made his "miraculous recovery" he got a "Mission accomplished" hand shake from Fordyce. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Reggie Perrin said:

Good move for the lad.

I wonder if any non league side would take Wilson off our hands?

 

 

PS

Congratulations to Dunipace for winning the South of Scotland cup yesterday.

Pacy?? Are the courier taking the pish?

Will do I suppose but I'd rather he'd move to another full time outfit. I'd presume we'll still be stuck paying some of his wages in this case . Another one moving up a league though. Quite incredible some of the jobbers getting a gig in the championship 

Edited by Shadwell Dog
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Dowds is our second best striker by a mile IMO but Sheerin doesn't seem to agree with me. If this means we can get someone else in to compete with or support Keena then it's for the best though. I understand that Michael "Babe" Ruth has played wide in previous loan spells so perhaps he would be a better fit in the current formation.

Edited by Marshmallo
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, Big chungus said:

Yes good point it may well be an attitude problem.

Would be genuinely  surprised by that- very popular lad with staff, players, fans at EF. Great work ethic also..Simply must be the manager doesn't fancy him- happens to better players than Dowds up higher leagues than ours! Anyway wish the boy well, last time you visited us he was a shadow of the player that left us, mind you all your team were poor that day- hope he gets his mojo back and make’s it happen in a higher league…..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Marshmallo said:

Dowds is our second best striker by a mile IMO but Sheerin doesn't seem to agree with me. If this means we can get someone else in to compete with or support Keena then it's for the best though. I understand that Michael "Babe" Ruth has played wide in previous loan spells so perhaps he would be a better fit in the current formation.

I think the only reason he doesn't agree with you is due to the fact he made the decision to sign Wilson. So can't exactly try punt Wilson out right now so Dowds has to take the hit. Dowds hasn't been great with us but he's not half as bad as some on here make out and he's a mile better than Wilson in all aspects of the game. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Dowds might well be our second best striker  but that's not difficult when u look at the others. Ultimately he's not been good enough, I see Dick Campbell saying that Arbroath aren't scoring enough. He's in for a shock if he thinks Dowds is the answer to that issue. Good luck to him.  

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, ebobsboy said:

Dowds might well be our second best striker  but that's not difficult when u look at the others. Ultimately he's not been good enough, I see Dick Campbell saying that Arbroath aren't scoring enough. He's in for a shock if he thinks Dowds is the answer to that issue. Good luck to him.  

 

Yeah even at his best he's never going to score you a lot of goals. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Is it not just the simple fact that dowds doesn't fit the type of striker sheerin wants in his side.  Front players need to be able to play across the park and need to be far more mobile and quick than dowds.  

That would be a fine point if Wilson was mobile or quick, he is neither.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, FFC 1876 said:

Dowds off to Arbroath on loan. 

Best of luck to Anton. 
I think he can play a bit and was unlucky that we had a couple of idiots in charge last season. 
Sheerin has made several poor signing decisions and letting this lad go adds to those.

Could have returned from break  in better shape though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Is it not just the simple fact that dowds doesn't fit the type of striker sheerin wants in his side.  Front players need to be able to play across the park and need to be far more mobile and quick than dowds.  

I'd say that is probably a contributory factor as to why he's getting punted. Sheerin seems to prefer guys that have pace, mobility up front, as he likes to keep the ball on the deck. Saying that Dowds wasn't great in the air either. Struggling to think of any good goals from Dowds. His goal against Dumbarton at home to get us a draw was a decent strike, his worst miss has to be our first trip to Partick, absolute sitter. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...