Jump to content

Sons' sorrow


Recommended Posts

6 hours ago, Nowhereman said:

I also wonder if the relationship between Andrew Hosie and Colin Hosie is of detriment to the club. Colin's a nice guy but i wonder if his relationship with Andrew blinds him to the fact that Andrew does not have the club's best interest at heart. We must be unique in Scottish football having owners who take absolutely nothing to do with the running of the club

You’ll find the exact same set up at East Fife owners who take nothing to do with running the club or putting in a penny. Both clubs relying on a board that are basically fans running the clubs. Only interest is the profit that can be made from around the stadium.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, fifer67 said:

You’ll find the exact same set up at East Fife owners who take nothing to do with running the club or putting in a penny. Both clubs relying on a board that are basically fans running the clubs. Only interest is the profit that can be made from around the stadium.

And unsurprisingly both struggling to stay in League 1. At a q&a last night our manager talked about the importance of a good structure off the park. Again unsurprisingly the teams faring well in the league have this……allows continuity on the park with player retention via 2 year contracts. 
Im sure other things contribute to success and failure but I get his point. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Faz said on Tuesday that our good performance on Saturday was tied to having our best players back and that he'd like to have a settled team.  In which case expect the same as last week.

Only one of that lot I might change would be Duthie, perhaps for Wilson or Wylde.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

50 minutes ago, sonsanorak said:

Faz said on Tuesday that our good performance on Saturday was tied to having our best players back and that he'd like to have a settled team.  In which case expect the same as last week.

Only one of that lot I might change would be Duthie, perhaps for Wilson or Wylde.

 

I think to suggest that we were good is pushing it a bit but there is no doubt having the likes of big Josh back had us looking like a semi competent football team again. 

I’d tend to agree regarding Duthie. I actually like him as player but his crossing, passing and shooting is getting worse with each passing week. I’d like to see young Wilson given a chance, I think we tend to forget this young man won the division’s player of the month award and he has barely kicked a ball since. A few bad performances (to be expected from a youngster in his first season of first team football) and he’s just been completely frozen out. I heard what Farrell said about him the other night and I think he was waffling a bit of shite, if you add up the boys minutes over the last 6 months it can’t be hellish much. It’s good to know Wilson has been chapping on his door asking to play, I think he has every right to.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What’s needed to avoid the playoff after today’s late drama?

Six points almost definitely won’t cut it, IMO.

Having said that, I thought we were finished under Farrell, so I clearly know nothing.

Edited by FifeSons
Link to comment
Share on other sites

49 minutes ago, FifeSons said:

What’s needed to avoid the playoff after today’s late drama?

Six points almost definitely won’t cut it, IMO.

Having said that, I thought we were finished under Farrell, so I clearly know nothing.

God knows, but one thing I do know is that Syvertsen should be the first name on the teamsheet next week. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

50 minutes ago, FifeSons said:

What’s needed to avoid the playoff after today’s late drama?

Six points almost definitely won’t cut it, IMO.

Having said that, I thought we were finished under Farrell, so I clearly know nothing.

Peterhead's run is:

Us (a)

Queens Park (h)

East Fife (h)

Airdrie (a)

 

We win next week and it's a 1 point gap. You'd expect them to beat East Fife at home.

Leaves us with:

Airdrie (a)

Cove (a)

Clyde (h)

 

We'll hopefully beat Clyde at home.

It'll come down to who does best between the 2 teams v Airdrie and whether they do better against Queens Park than we do against Cove.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

25 minutes ago, BallochSonsFan said:

Peterhead's run is:

Us (a)

Queens Park (h)

East Fife (h)

Airdrie (a)

 

We win next week and it's a 1 point gap. You'd expect them to beat East Fife at home.

Leaves us with:

Airdrie (a)

Cove (a)

Clyde (h)

 

We'll hopefully beat Clyde at home.

It'll come down to who does best between the 2 teams v Airdrie and whether they do better against Queens Park than we do against Cove.

We could really do with Cove wrapping up the title asap, so they have nothing to play for against us. Hopefully Airdrie might also decide it’s over by the time we play them if it’s a 7/8 point gap, and take their foot off the gas.

Guess it’s just the cliche of one week at a time. Must win next week to get it down to 1 point. If Clyde lose next week, they may also be dragged in…

Edited by FifeSons
Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 minutes ago, Bring Back Paddy Flannery said:

God knows, but one thing I do know is that Syvertsen should be the first name on the teamsheet next week. 

I agree, and having now replaced Big Josh in the last two games, that would seem the obvious role reversal.  But I wouldn't stop there.  Kalvin Orsi just isn't producing enough for me, and I would transfer Connor Duthie to the right and bring in Calum Wilson from the start.  Next Saturday and thereafter we need to cease the hoofball and have players driving at the opposition.  I really hope Stevie Farrell isn't seduced by the final score today, as for the first 80-odd minutes we were gash.

However, full credit to the team for digging out a win in an incredible finale.  In a season of mediocrity, that's now two of the most sensational endings to a Sons game I've seen in nearly 60 years of following the team, Airdrie away being the other.  We've given ourselves a chance of a chance.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Since our relegation from the Championship four years ago, I've never celebrated survival in L1. Last year I was relieved but not happy if that makes sense. However, after the way I reacted today when we scored the second and third goals, I think reality has hit and I'll be in full on celebration mode if we stay up. Am I wrong? Thoughts?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 minutes ago, microdave said:

Since our relegation from the Championship four years ago, I've never celebrated survival in L1. Last year I was relieved but not happy if that makes sense. However, after the way I reacted today when we scored the second and third goals, I think reality has hit and I'll be in full on celebration mode if we stay up. Am I wrong? Thoughts?

Not at all. We’ve had little to cheer recently, and got to enjoy one of those rare moments supporting Dumbarton can serve up today.

I think almost everyone has been resigned to relegation, so if we do stay up, it’ll definitely be a reason to celebrate. Combined with how costly going down would be and the threat of the trapdoor, I’ll be giving it yaldi if we stay up.

(Of course, in the wider context, we should be doing better than we are, in my opinion, but I could hardly care less about that when Syvertsen won it today).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

With the result at Firhill yesterday I think that any notion of Cove or Airdrie taking their foot off the gas has now disappeared, and it will be up to ourselves to put in a performance against both.

But first we need to produce one on Saturday, and I really hope that Faz pays heed to the closing passage of play at Alloa in his starting team selection.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'll be honest, I'm more confident of taking a point away at Airdrie than I am taking all 3 at home to Peterhead. Without the latter the former is useless so hopefully the team can pull it out the bag on Saturday. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

37 minutes ago, DobbiesAgent said:

If and its a big IF farrel keeps us up I hope it doesnt distract from the fact the guy should still lose his job 

On what grounds would you sack him if he kept us up? From his comments the other night his remit from the board was to keep us in the division. I'm no expert on employment law but I'm not sure you can sack employees for meeting their targets. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, O'Kelly Isley III said:

With the result at Firhill yesterday I think that any notion of Cove or Airdrie taking their foot off the gas has now disappeared, and it will be up to ourselves to put in a performance against both.

But first we need to produce one on Saturday, and I really hope that Faz pays heed to the closing passage of play at Alloa in his starting team selection.

I'm not sure. Cove could well still have the league won by the time we play them. In fact, it would likely be the day they get the trophy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

51 minutes ago, The Moonster said:

On what grounds would you sack him if he kept us up? From his comments the other night his remit from the board was to keep us in the division. I'm no expert on employment law but I'm not sure you can sack employees for meeting their targets. 

If that is indeed his remit, no you can’t, but pre season, he told us his squad was good enough for top 4. So either he’s hopeless as a manager, or he’s signed duds

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...