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44 minutes ago, Supremesons said:

Will we have a new home and away kit this season or just a new home one?

How do you find the Joma kit, we have just signed a 2 year deals with Football Nation....we had Hummell the season past top quality but not interested in the smaller teams..

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Quite unhappy with the way things turned out with Ryan Thomson.

He's had games where he looked good as the link between midfield and attack where he can hold the ball up with his back to goal or run at defenders and force them to foul him. He's looked ok in midfield at times. He filled in at right back for us and wasn't always terrible there.

He just hasnt shown what he's clearly capable of anywhere near enough and he's had injury problems that have been a struggle to clear. Was his poorer performances at times down to injury or attitude? Was he released because he wasn't good enough or because he was never fit and healthy enough?

Could and should have turned out differently for him at Dumbarton.

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Quite unhappy with the way things turned out with Ryan Thomson.
He's had games where he looked good as the link between midfield and attack where he can hold the ball up with his back to goal or run at defenders and force them to foul him. He's looked ok in midfield at times. He filled in at right back for us and wasn't always terrible there.
He just hasnt shown what he's clearly capable of anywhere near enough and he's had injury problems that have been a struggle to clear. Was his poorer performances at times down to injury or attitude? Was he released because he wasn't good enough or because he was never fit and healthy enough?
Could and should have turned out differently for him at Dumbarton.
I think there lies the problem, what's his position? Striker? Number 10? Centre mid? Full back? Played all those for us and although done ok never exactly set the world alight. Players who can play in so many positions are rarely exceptional, a classic Stevie Aitken signing. Personally I'd rather we signed actual strikers, midfielders and defenders rather than guys who can fill in. I'm not overly fussed about him leaving tbh.

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Just now, pleslie99 said:
14 minutes ago, BallochSonsFan said:
Quite unhappy with the way things turned out with Ryan Thomson.
He's had games where he looked good as the link between midfield and attack where he can hold the ball up with his back to goal or run at defenders and force them to foul him. He's looked ok in midfield at times. He filled in at right back for us and wasn't always terrible there.
He just hasnt shown what he's clearly capable of anywhere near enough and he's had injury problems that have been a struggle to clear. Was his poorer performances at times down to injury or attitude? Was he released because he wasn't good enough or because he was never fit and healthy enough?
Could and should have turned out differently for him at Dumbarton.

I think there lies the problem, what's his position? Striker? Number 10? Centre mid? Full back? Played all those for us and although done ok never exactly set the world alight. Players who can play in so many positions are rarely exceptional, a classic Stevie Aitken signing. Personally I'd rather we signed actual strikers, midfielders and defenders rather than guys who can fill in. I'm not overly fussed about him leaving tbh.

In a modern squad game it's rare to be able to have dedicated cover for every position, particularly in a part time club. Utility players who can fill in at another position can be useful.

It's certainly a worry that we never really found what his best position was. Partly down to injuries and partly down to the number of different positions we had him play. Also partly down to the player himself never really excelling anywhere. A run in a settled team and he'd possibly have shown more? 

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Quite unhappy with the way things turned out with Ryan Thomson.
He's had games where he looked good as the link between midfield and attack where he can hold the ball up with his back to goal or run at defenders and force them to foul him. He's looked ok in midfield at times. He filled in at right back for us and wasn't always terrible there.
He just hasnt shown what he's clearly capable of anywhere near enough and he's had injury problems that have been a struggle to clear. Was his poorer performances at times down to injury or attitude? Was he released because he wasn't good enough or because he was never fit and healthy enough?
Could and should have turned out differently for him at Dumbarton.
Never really gave Ryan Thomson a second thought tbh..

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Ryan Thomson looked a pretty average League One signing on paper, and proved to be just that in real life. It says a lot about him that Duffy chose to move Calum Gallagher into central midfield and start Boris up top rather than playing him in there against Forfar when Carsy limped out of the warmup.

I had thought he might become a more important player after the turn of the year, but anytime he played he just looked clumsy and ineffective.

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Ryan Thomson looked a pretty average League One signing on paper, and proved to be just that in real life. It says a lot about him that Duffy chose to move Calum Gallagher into central midfield and start Boris up top rather than playing him in there against Forfar when Carsy limped out of the warmup.

I had thought he might become a more important player after the turn of the year, but anytime he played he just looked clumsy and ineffective.
For one half v Killie he looked a decent holding target man; at the other extreme he had possibly the worst substitute cameo I've ever seen from a Sons player. In between there was next to nothing. Moving on......

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13 hours ago, Passionate said:

How do you find the Joma kit, we have just signed a 2 year deals with Football Nation....we had Hummell the season past top quality but not interested in the smaller teams..

The 1st kit they produced for us was an absolute peach (see bottom pic with Prince Nade)

Designs got more bizarre though, lots of stripes, flashes & colour fade, culminating in this season's mess complete with knee length knickerbockers. 

Be great if they would keep designs simple yet classy. (again bottom pic) :P

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144 hours since the end of the season, and all was quiet at DFC towers.

I had forgotten, in all the excitement of signing players, how dull the off season is for the most part :(

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144 hours since the end of the season, and all was quiet at DFC towers.
I had forgotten, in all the excitement of signing players, how dull the off season is for the most part 
Aye, it's strangely quiet.

I mean talks may well have happened with the players but the fact we haven't heard anything so far is odd, and maybe a bit concerning. We're normally pretty sharpish at announcing the released list after the season ends but this season we must be one of, if not the only non playoff club not to have announced who's being punted or offered new deals.

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4 minutes ago, Bring Back Paddy Flannery said:

Aye, it's strangely quiet.

I mean talks may well have happened with the players but the fact we haven't heard anything so far is odd, and maybe a bit concerning. We're normally pretty sharpish at announcing the released list after the season ends but this season we must be one of, if not the only non playoff club not to have announced who's being punted or offered new deals.

It's odd. Aside from the Season Ticket story there's been absolutely nothing since the season ended. I would've even expected a wee story about Cammy Ballantyne moving on like we had for Tom Walsh last season, or something about DT making Team of the Season - but nope. Silence.

The players surely must know by now, above all else they'll want to know where they stand with regards to getting their futures sorted - either at DFC or elsewhere. Of League One teams who aren't involved in the playoffs it's just us and Peterhead who haven't dropped their released list yet.

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28 minutes ago, Beastie Russell said:

Do the C&G boys keep their jobs if they’re freed from Dumbarton ? 

 

On what grounds could C&G sack them? Genuinely amazed at the number of people who think the two jobs are intrinsically linked.

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1 minute ago, The Moonster said:

On what grounds could C&G sack them? Genuinely amazed at the number of people who think the two jobs are intrinsically linked.

Not sacked, but I thought perhaps a back to back contract. 

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9 minutes ago, Beastie Russell said:

Not sacked, but I thought perhaps a back to back contract. 

They employ footballers that play for a variety of clubs, it would be madness to only hire them when playing for us.

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They employ footballers that play for a variety of clubs, it would be madness to only hire them when playing for us.
Not sacked, but I thought perhaps a back to back contract. 
Yeah I was always under the impression the C&G job was more of a lure to get them in the door and allow them to play part time for Dumbarton.

But as you say, if they leave Dumbarton, they can't really be sacked.
Unless of course, their contract with C&G was only for maybe a month or 2 longer than the football contract, in which case it might not be "renewed" if they move on.

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