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3 minutes ago, AriG-FFC said:

Ye was told it was Yeats. Didn't realise he was only 18. Thought he looked very comfortable on the ball and looked to move it forward. Would be a good addition based on last night. 

No brainer for me as he will be costing you peanuts.  

Still waiting on the crunchie boys announcing who won the prize draw top prize of coming on and playing up front last night though.

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Like most have said, game was really competitive until we started bringing the trialists and younger guys on. Not arsed about the result cause you know.. it was a friendly.

 

Donaldson, Henderson and McGinn will bring the physicality we desire and I think we wouldn't have been bullied so much from set pieces if they were playing. However the zonal marking at corners gives me the fear. 
 

I liked the look of Oliver up top however I'd say we need some reinforcements.

 

McGuffie, Nesbitt and surprisingly Hetherington and McKay all had decent games. 

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As others have said, thought Mackie was excellent, especially first half.  

Don;'t think Yeats offers anything we don't have in spades (ie small, lightweight midfielders who can pass the ball sideways).  Neat and tidy but not what we need imo. 

Shades of Jaime Wilson from the number 9 - hopefully we don't default to just signing whoever we have on trial this year.  

Morrison (PJ) looked fairly solid and Hetherington much improved.  We desperately need strikers and some strength in the team.  

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16 minutes ago, Proudtobeabairn said:

As others have said, thought Mackie was excellent, especially first half.  

Don;'t think Yeats offers anything we don't have in spades (ie small, lightweight midfielders who can pass the ball sideways).  Neat and tidy but not what we need imo. 

Shades of Jaime Wilson from the number 9 - hopefully we don't default to just signing whoever we have on trial this year.  

Morrison (PJ) looked fairly solid and Hetherington much improved.  We desperately need strikers and some strength in the team.  

I thought he was the best on the ball in the middle of the park, had a few tasty nutmegs in the first half too. Would have liked to see him get more stuck in but given he's only 18 and it was his first game for us I'd like to see him again. Stranraer will be a better game to see him in.

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15 minutes ago, Proudtobeabairn said:

As others have said, thought Mackie was excellent, especially first half.  

Don;'t think Yeats offers anything we don't have in spades (ie small, lightweight midfielders who can pass the ball sideways).  Neat and tidy but not what we need imo. 

Shades of Jaime Wilson from the number 9 - hopefully we don't default to just signing whoever we have on trial this year.  

Morrison (PJ) looked fairly solid and Hetherington much improved.  We desperately need strikers and some strength in the team.  

Yeats only 18 though you've got to mind. Still got loads of time to improve and add other things to his game under the right coaching. 

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What was the deal with naming the academy players on the bench as trialist last night? Pearse Carroll, young left footer that came on in the middle of the park towards the end, was named but the rest weren't, is he the only one actually signed?

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Just now, FFC 1876 said:

What was the deal with naming the academy players on the bench as trialist last night? Pearse Carroll, young left footer that came on in the middle of the park towards the end, was named but the rest weren't, is he the only one actually signed?

Big team found.

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As others have said, thought Mackie was excellent, especially first half.  

Don;'t think Yeats offers anything we don't have in spades (ie small, lightweight midfielders who can pass the ball sideways).  Neat and tidy but not what we need imo. 

Shades of Jaime Wilson from the number 9 - hopefully we don't default to just signing whoever we have on trial this year.  
Morrison (PJ) looked fairly solid and Hetherington much improved.  We desperately need strikers and some strength in the team.  

On last nights performance Yeats was streets ahead of what we currently have, would definitely be a good investment.
Up front will remain a big problem till the loan market kicks in
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5 minutes ago, FFC 1876 said:

What was the deal with naming the academy players on the bench as trialist last night? Pearse Carroll, young left footer that came on in the middle of the park towards the end, was named but the rest weren't, is he the only one actually signed?

I thought that was strange too so I asked the question. He's registered on a player extranet system as being under contract for a wee while yet whereas the others aren't. I don't know anything about youth player contracts so possibly they'll reregister once they start playing again. The youth leagues are on some sort of break at the moment. I recognised five of the U18s last night, with two of them, Pearse Carroll & Scott Honeyman, coming on in the last ten minutes. 

I'm guessing we'll see more of the U18s and the other trialists when we play weaker opposition on Tuesday. 

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The lad Yates looks like he needs to improve technically but he has some engine. Even in the last couple of minutes he got back to clear an attack. 
At 18 he won’t be expensive. On last nights showing I would certainly look to bring him in. 

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4 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:

The lad Yates looks like he needs to improve technically but he has some engine. Even in the last couple of minutes he got back to clear an attack. 
At 18 he won’t be expensive. On last nights showing I would certainly look to bring him in. 

Agreed - he’ll only benefit from playing and training with McGinn.

McGlynn is clever enough to manage Yeats wisely and ensure he doesn’t burn out or suffer from huge losses in his confidence.

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I thought the much maligned McKay and Hetherington both played quite well. McKay still made a few loose passes though and we certainly need to replace him as a starter. Hetherington may be ok as back-up to McGinn though?

Mackie played well I thought although he's not tall or dominant enough to play CH I don't think. Could maybe work well on the left side of a 3 though if that's how McGlynn decides to go. The young number 14 looked lively and comfortable on the ball and may be ok to take a chance on. Probably not as a starter though?

I was disappointed in Oliver who had a few chances to run on to loose balls but didn't show enough desire to get there IMO and C Morrison offered very little. Someone said that he looked like he'd want to play elsewhere but, if he's looking for a move, he didn't go the right way about getting one.

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Am I right in saying that Mcglynn stated in the pre match interview that Nesbitt was injured? He obviously played last night and it was Seb Ross that was sitting in the stands injured. Bit of an awkward one if he’s got his own players names mixed up. 

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5 minutes ago, Big chungus said:

Am I right in saying that Mcglynn stated in the pre match interview that Nesbitt was injured? He obviously played last night and it was Seb Ross that was sitting in the stands injured. Bit of an awkward one if he’s got his own players names mixed up. 

As long as Seb Ross doesn't accidentally get any game time

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6 minutes ago, Just a bairn said:

Nesbitt was definitely carrying a knock last night, surprised he stayed on as long as he did. 

Ah fair enough then. Hopefully get a tune out of him and McGuffie but still desperately need another box to box scoring midfielder and a striker. 

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C Morrison offered very little. Someone said that he looked like he'd want to play elsewhere but, if he's looking for a move, he didn't go the right way about getting one.


I think im in minority but I've never got the love for Morrison that some off our fans seem to have, he can go if he likes, won't be a big loss imo, free up a wage to get someone else in.
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4 hours ago, FFC 1876 said:

What was the deal with naming the academy players on the bench as trialist last night? Pearse Carroll, young left footer that came on in the middle of the park towards the end, was named but the rest weren't, is he the only one actually signed?

I think their contracts have expired whereas Carroll’s runs until December.

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