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3 hours ago, da_no_1 said:

I'd love to see the statistical evidence to support this theory that we score at will when shooting into the Norrie second half. The last time I can remember this being a "thing" was when Bert was in charge. Happy to be proved wrong.

I did a 3 season sample a while back and the difference was slightly towards more goals scored into the Norrie

2 hours ago, Stellaboz said:
3 hours ago, da_no_1 said:
I'd love to see the statistical evidence to support this theory that we score at will when shooting into the Norrie second half. The last time I can remember this being a "thing" was when Bert was in charge. Happy to be proved wrong.

I may have missed it but don't think anyone said we score at will 2nd half into the Norrie end. It's more about wanting to see your team win the game and score goals closer to you where you have a great view. I'm sure you know this though.

But it's absolutely this. All about being closer to the action.

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Great initiative. Eddie looks like he does a lot on this side of things, and although the club’s community engagement has left a lot to be desired recently, this has been a consistent feature.

One question, what would you say to critics of the ‘male only’ side of it. It’s good to see males being targeted for this kind of support group in recent months/years, but surely leaving it open to everyone wouldn’t risk males being heavily outnumbered (and therefore less willing to engage) since football is such a male-saturated sport? Is it more about having a space for guys who won’t/can’t necessarily open up to women?

Great stuff though, hope it takes off
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This starts a week today
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Great initiative, credit to all involved. Hopefully it’s well received by the young guys and well attended. I’m too old myself, but good to see Eddie trying new things to help with everyone’s mental health. I’d imagine there’s a high percentage of guys that age are more likely to turn up for a game of football than attending the walk and talk events.
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1 minute ago, smpar said:


Great initiative. Eddie looks like he does a lot on this side of things, and although the club’s community engagement has left a lot to be desired recently, this has been a consistent feature.

One question, what would you say to critics of the ‘male only’ side of it. It’s good to see males being targeted for this kind of support group in recent months/years, but surely leaving it open to everyone wouldn’t risk males being heavily outnumbered (and therefore less willing to engage) since football is such a male-saturated sport? Is it more about having a space for guys who won’t/can’t necessarily open up to women?

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Eddie is an absolute gem for a club that has so many dedicated volunteers that keep so much stuff going Eddie is one of the best.

I would caveat my response with the fact I'm just going along and not involved at all. But I think you are more likely to get men to open up when it's a group of guys and male suicide is the biggest killer (under 50 I think?) It's worryingly a rising issue to young girls in particular and that needs nipping in the bud for sure.

I'm sure if a female equivalent had the necessary attendees then it would get support however you take a look round EEP and you see it would require a large proportion of the girls in that age group to attend to get the required numbers. There is also Eddie's excellent walk and talk events although a bit impractical if you work full time.

That said I turn 25 in July so at the end of the block of sessions it's my intention (although I haven't spoken to Eddie) to see if Eddie would consider getting involved or supporting me running a weekly football game for 25-35 for example.

We are lucky at this club that if you want something you can find folk to ask and 9 times out of ten would would be supported to give it a try!

3 minutes ago, CallumPar said:

I’d imagine there’s a high percentage of guys that age are more likely to turn up for a game of football

Yeh I think so although, I'm a terrible footballer so may be advised to going walking instead :lol:

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Back to football...

Macdonald to Airdrie is a bit of a strange one given he could play right across the back 4 although now Martin is back I guess he also has that attribute.

But you have to imagine Yogi is bringing in a defender of some description

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Is this one of these “chuck him on loan until his contract is up” loans or just needing more game time?

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MacDonald was going to struggle for game time, but with Martin being a starter at CB, that leaves us with no cover at full back. Haven’t kept up much with other clubs business. Could this be a sign the boy Maxwell might come? Think we were linked with him.

Defensive cover is a necessity. Surely this is one that we put on hold until a replacement was sorted out. Otherwise, it would just be crazy.

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Is this one of these “chuck him on loan until his contract is up” loans or just needing more game time?


Think MacDonald signed a 2 and a half year deal last January, so he’s here until next summer. Probably loaning him to league 1 just now, to see if he’s good enough to play for us at that level next year.
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Think MacDonald signed a 2 and a half year deal last January, so he’s here until next summer. Probably loaning him to league 1 just now, to see if he’s good enough to play for us at that level next year.
I see what you did there
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34 minutes ago, CallumPar said:

MacDonald was going to struggle for game time, but with Martin being a starter at CB, that leaves us with no cover at full back. Haven’t kept up much with other clubs business. Could this be a sign the boy Maxwell might come? Think we were linked with him.

Defensive cover is a necessity. Surely this is one that we put on hold until a replacement was sorted out. Otherwise, it would just be crazy.

We have Fenton who can cover left back. Perhaps Hughes thinks that he could cover right back as well if needed? Or we have Martin who can play left or right back, with Breen or Jones able to cover in the middle.

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We have Fenton who can cover left back. Perhaps Hughes thinks that he could cover right back as well if needed? Or we have Martin who can play left or right back, with Breen or Jones able to cover in the middle.

I’d have thought that if Hughes thought Fenton was a better option as cover, he’d have been on the bench ahead of MacDonald. I genuinely don’t think we’d have sorted/agreed to this loan move if at least one defender coming in wasn’t close to being announced. Could be wrong though (wouldn’t be the first time), I’m just speculating.

In the past, I’ve noticed a trend of announcing a departure early afternoon, followed by an arrival late afternoon/evening. But Airdrie were maybe keen to get this announced and we may have to wait until tomorrow/later in the week for another club to agree to announce the arrival of someone at Dunfermline.
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5 minutes ago, CallumPar said:


I’d have thought that if Hughes thought Fenton was a better option as cover, he’d have been on the bench ahead of MacDonald. I genuinely don’t think we’d have sorted/agreed to this loan move if at least one defender coming in wasn’t close to being announced. Could be wrong though (wouldn’t be the first time), I’m just speculating.

In the past, I’ve noticed a trend of announcing a departure early afternoon, followed by an arrival late afternoon/evening. But Airdrie were maybe keen to get this announced and we may have to wait until tomorrow/later in the week for another club to agree to announce the arrival of someone at Dunfermline.

Our bench is thread bare and have rescheduled game with Clyde tomorrow so imagine management were keen to get this deal done asap.

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At the start of the window, Hughes said that he had enough budget to bring in 2-3 players without getting rid of any. Since then we have done the following business.

 

In

Coll Donaldson, Lewis Martin and Steven Lawless

Out

Kai Kennedy, Ross Graham, Vytas Gaspuitis, Mark Connolly, Craig Wighton, Kyle MacDonald.

 

That must leave a budget for 3-4 decent wage packets.

 

Hopefully he gets those plates spinning a bit faster this week.

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He's also said there are players in and they are taking a look but basically they aren't setting the heather alight. 

We are a club that deals in dregs at the minute, I dont think we'll get any quality in. 

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Quite a few club have had success from the low English leagues last couple of seasons.

Doesn't seem to be a route that Pars have gone down since signing McGill, Bowman and the boy from Norwich. They were all really young players though.

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I think Wilson and Thomas can strengthen us upon their return. Perhaps just enough to secure 9th. 

Thomas - Wilson - Dorrans/Pybus - Cole/Dow - Lawless 

Compared with..

Lawless -Todd - Pybus - Allan - Dow. 

Could be the difference. 
 

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