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9 hours ago, FFC 1876 said:

We can't really complain as Raith fans did tell us McGlynn does struggle to recruit a decent striker.

 

52 minutes ago, Tea and Busquets said:

 Nothing is won or lost in July. 

We have had a few fans on here coming out with "in McGlynn we trust" or words to that effect. Well, he needs to start earning that trust now. He presumably knew what our squad was like and and what their contract situations were before he signed up. I am assuming that he also knew what his playing budget was going to be. He now needs to use his experience and contacts to wheel and deal and get shot of the dross and bring in better. 

While the league isn't won or lost in July, it could well be lost in August / September.

Over to you, Mr. McGlynn.

 

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Keeping a level head on our overall performance and deliberately didn’t post until the alcohol thinned.

Defensively we have improved and thought Donaldson was excellent after little game time. Yeats covered every blade of grass and McGynn strolled it, but early booking took shine off. 
Thought Montrose played to there strengths, as obviously allowed Morrison as much time on the ball as he’s got absolutely no end product.

Concerns and everyone at the ground could see, is that Williamson Hetherington Nesbitt are not good enough, Morrison (again) was absolutely honking and our front two not that great.

”In M&S we trust” - Yes we need to, but as commented and if our aspirations are top four, there needs to be some critical wheeling and dealing before the transfer window closes. 

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49 minutes ago, Bairn in Exile said:

Where did I suggest otherwise?

It’s the needs to start earning the trust garbage that irritates. He has already brought in 7 that have improved us. We would have lost easily yesterday with last seasons squad, easily. 
He knows what he needs to sort it and I am confident he will sort it, maybe not this window fully but certainly given time he will. 

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Personally I think we are 2 or 3 attacking players away from being a decent team which Mcglynn will know himself. 
 

Hopefully the players calm down next week and find a wee bit more composure to do the simple things better. I like how Mcginn absolutely ripped into the goalie for just aimlessly punting the ball up the pitch! 

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9 minutes ago, Ecosse83 said:

Personally I think we are 2 or 3 attacking players away from being a decent team which Mcglynn will know himself. 
 

Hopefully the players calm down next week and find a wee bit more composure to do the simple things better. I like how Mcginn absolutely ripped into the goalie for just aimlessly punting the ball up the pitch! 

He also roasted Morrison for giving the ball away in the first half and not making any effort to make up for the mistake. He is a real leader 

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5 hours ago, Bairn in Exile said:

 

We have had a few fans on here coming out with "in McGlynn we trust" or words to that effect. Well, he needs to start earning that trust now. He presumably knew what our squad was like and and what their contract situations were before he signed up. I am assuming that he also knew what his playing budget was going to be. He now needs to use his experience and contacts to wheel and deal and get shot of the dross and bring in better. 

While the league isn't won or lost in July, it could well be lost in August / September.

Over to you, Mr. McGlynn.

 

I think that's harsh. We trust McGlynn because he's an actual football manager. Signings like Mackie, PJ, Donaldson and McGinn are vast improvements on the shit we had.

He's just not had enough scope to improve the rest of the team budget wise. I very much doubt he actually wanted Allegria - looked like a cheap roll the dice option from the loan market.

I bet privately he'd love to chase Morrison, Williamson, McGuffie and co.

He's dealing well with a really bad hand. I think we'll get a lot better too. I just wish we had more money to give him

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I think in general if we play badly and don't lose that bodes well. We have to do a lot better clearly but are capable of that as the Hibs game showed.

It's just whether that's 1 game in 2 or 1 game in 20. 

Playing away might suit us better. Fancy us to get a win at Airdrie. 

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We haven’t conceded more than one goal in a competitive fixture this season. Mind you we haven’t scored more than one either.
Airdrie away next week. That game should definitely be a clue to where we are going this season unless we find a creative midfielder…..

Ps. Not sure about Telfer. I wouldn’t be against it, but he would need to be much more consistent than last season. Having seen the improvement in McKay under McGlynn that may be possible though….

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6 hours ago, Bairn in Exile said:

 

We have had a few fans on here coming out with "in McGlynn we trust" or words to that effect. Well, he needs to start earning that trust now. He presumably knew what our squad was like and and what their contract situations were before he signed up. I am assuming that he also knew what his playing budget was going to be. He now needs to use his experience and contacts to wheel and deal and get shot of the dross and bring in better. 

While the league isn't won or lost in July, it could well be lost in August / September.

Over to you, Mr. McGlynn.

 

Dear god, are you actually mental? 

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Think we all know where our problems lie, need to bring in at least 2 half decent forwards asap. 

Back line has steadied the ship and we dont look half as bad there as last years showing, but that would not have been hard to beat. Middle of the park needs tweaking to help both defence and attack but in general not too bad.

My fear is we drop away from the leading pack and once we do get things sorted we are too far away to catch up

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Attacking = Shite, lacking quality

Defence= Solid as a rock

 

Starting to think some of the people on here didn't attend any games last season calling that performance yesterday shite, it was a million times better than anything I watched last season home or away. 
 

Donaldson and Brad McKay (Wtf) were solid as f**k. So was PJ in goal. I think I'd prefer Mackie at LCB with McCann at left back. Shame he can't play right back because Ryan Williamson has got to be the worst right back we've had in the past 20 years I'm putting him at Scott Mercer levels. 
 

Still think we need a RB, another centre mid and a Striker. But I can't see us being a team this year that's going to concede 3 or 4 goals like last year. It's just going to take time for Us to get something to click up top. 
 

 

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6 hours ago, Bairn in Exile said:

 

We have had a few fans on here coming out with "in McGlynn we trust" or words to that effect. Well, he needs to start earning that trust now. He presumably knew what our squad was like and and what their contract situations were before he signed up. I am assuming that he also knew what his playing budget was going to be. He now needs to use his experience and contacts to wheel and deal and get shot of the dross and bring in better. 

While the league isn't won or lost in July, it could well be lost in August / September.

Over to you, Mr. McGlynn.

 

You're fucking nuts. 

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10 hours ago, bairn88 said:

Telfer still to get a club? 

Would take him ahead of McGuffie, Nesbitt and definitely Morrison who is going backwards from when he first arrived. Unfortunately Telfer was out of contract and the only one easy to punt.

McGlynn has definitely improved our squad with the additions but he is severely hamstrung by the amount of players on contracts left over from last season, but to be fair he has improved some of them.

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McGlynn said in his pre match interview that Kennedy had his hernia operation on Monday and that he'll now be 4-6 weeks recovering. Alegria didn't really do anything yesterday aside from his decent run near the end which the Montrose goalie done well to get out and smother.

The longer we wait the more chance we likely have of getting better quality in on loan but given our current options it would be a very big gamble to hold out for. Hopefully at least one in before Airdrie on Saturday.

 

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Been reading a lot of criticism over Callum Morrison. I get the frustration but to me he is one of our most talented attacking players. He definitely has areas he can improve on but if he didn’t then he’d be nowhere near us. We need to get the best out of him in order to help us at the top end of the field. 

Here’s his stats for the last couple of seasons:

20/21

Played 26 Goals 9 Assists 3

21/22

 Played 24 Goals 11 Assists 4

These are decent stats in 2 terrible sides. 

There’s a bit of chat about Kenny Miller coming in to coach the forwards(fishing trip I presume) however why not get Crunchie(if willing) to coach Morrison, McGuffie and Nesbit? If he could improve their decision making and final ball then pretty sure we’ll see a lot more goals scored. 
 

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Morrison just lacks good decision making. Getting shot of him would be a terrible idea. There's guys in that team (Nesbitt and Williamson) who are much more deserving of getting their notice. Morrisons pace and ability to beat a man is something that we won't be able to replace so easily. I don't think having him on the left side helps but we'll wait and see. 

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