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9 minutes ago, the snudge said:

Why did I think big Josh was on loan?

I think he was, but his contract will have ran out with us and his club down south I think, hard to tell cause he’s not been in for future chat yet 

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Finally got round to facing P&B again... what a clusterfuck of a season that was!

Not too happy about most of the guys retained to be honest. Lynch, McKee, Wylde, Carswell and Buchanan can all go as far as I am concerned. They won't because they will all be aware that they aren't going to get interest from any other clubs, due to their dreadful performances this season and/or the fact they are just finished.

Wilson has so much potential and if we can develop him a bit he will come on leaps and bounds. My concern is that we stagger his development again and he contributes next to nothing next season.

Orsi is a player who always gave his all and looked up for it. But lacked quality quite often. I also feel he just isn't a striker but offers a bit more on the wing. Hope dropping a league will let him be more effective.

Maclean is a great player especially if he keeps his head down and doesn't get drawn into silly things. I think he may have attracted interest from a few of the other league 1 clubs if he wasn't signed up. Happy and confident he will be good in the league below.

The big issue we have is the management team who are coaching the guys. Things won't change and a losing habit is very difficult to stop unless you make the big decisions at the top end, IMO.

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22 hours ago, Sweet Pete said:

Delighted to see the back of Paton. p***k and shite.

No surprises in the released list. Not sure I've seen enough application from Oyinsan to merit a new deal. Syvertsen would need to prove his fitness first, for me.

Having a number of the squad already retained is a double edged sword. On one hand it's less rebuilding and settling etc. On the other, it's hard to break the losing habit. Plenty of teams have gone down and down again, or at least down and stayed down.

Called it.

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When Josh first arrived he gave us a badly needed presence up top and looked like he could be the answer to our striker issue. Unfortunately he got injured and just looked a but uninterested as the season rumbled on. Not the worst but not offering him a deal is the correct decision. 

His hold up play was actually pretty decent but we seemed to insist on shelling balls up towards him which just didn’t suit him at all. In that 2nd game against Edinburgh City I actually felt sorry for him, pretty much every single time one of our defenders got the ball they just aimlessly punted it up the park.

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Tam Brindley released by Killie. One of those who looked alright at times under Duffy depending on where Duffy's tombola chose to play him on the field on any given day.

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4 minutes ago, Sweet Pete said:

Tam Brindley released by Killie. One of those who looked alright at times under Duffy depending on where Duffy's tombola chose to play him on the field on any given day.

Aye, and Chris Hamilton playing very well in midfield this season on loan at Arbroath, in contrast to his time here where he became frustrated and eventually anonymous before Hearts withdrew him.

It goes to prove the old adage that it's easier to look a decent player in a decent team than a poor one.

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I was never convinced by Josh. Wasn't particularly technical. Didnt use his size and strength particularly well. The injury clearly didn't help, but he wasnt great at holding the ball up and bringing others into play, turning his marker and then going for goal or being a big battering ram up front and causing havoc in the opposition box. Given the number of clubs he's had, I also doubted that he would have stayed even if we had offered him a deal.

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52 minutes ago, The Moonster said:

Technically a shite footballer but he made us better. Danny Lennon probably already on the blower to him. 

*shudders*

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1 hour ago, squeezebox-son said:

You won't need him when Goodwillie is signed up. Do you still have Bobby Jones signed up too..? 🙄

Jones was released today

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1 hour ago, squeezebox-son said:

You won't need him when Goodwillie is signed up. Do you still have Bobby Jones signed up too..? 🙄

 

11 minutes ago, the snudge said:

Jones was released today

A guy who should be playing for Dumbarton Riverside or similar. Would struggle to get a game with the Sons supporters team. Utterly dreadful.

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20 minutes ago, Sweet Pete said:

 

A guy who should be playing for Dumbarton Riverside or similar. Would struggle to get a game with the Sons supporters team. Utterly dreadful.

Didn't he join Dumbarton from a Stranraer team managed by Stevie Farrell ?  Stranger things and all that.

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26 minutes ago, Frank Quitely said:

Didn't he join Dumbarton from a Stranraer team managed by Stevie Farrell ?  Stranger things and all that.

It's an instant sacking offence if a manager signs big Bobby twice. First time round I accept you might think he has something about him but anyone who has watched him for a season knows he's mince. 

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Faz saying on Facebook that our first two new signings will be announced on Saturday. A proven League Two player and a guy who has hit double figures across League One and Two for the last four years.

The first one could be anybody. And I'm struggling with the second. Dale Carrick has hit 13/9/11 in his past three seasons, but is under contract at Stirling Albion. Which is about as close I can find from current L2 players. So I've no idea who that is.

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3 minutes ago, Jan Vojáček said:

Faz saying on Facebook that our first two new signings will be announced on Saturday. A proven League Two player and a guy who has hit double figures across League One and Two for the last four years.

I’m expecting a Dale Carrick, Greig Spence type of signing based on Faz’s description. Kane Hester and Russell MacLean fit the description as well.

Wouldn’t be surprised to see Tony Wallace in a sons shirt next season either.

 

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8 minutes ago, THE CHOSEN SON said:

I’m expecting a Dale Carrick, Greig Spence type of signing based on Faz’s description. Kane Hester and Russell MacLean fit the description as well.

Wouldn’t be surprised to see Tony Wallace in a sons shirt next season either.

 

Didn’t Elgin turn down a 6 figure sum for Hester at the start of the season? I really don’t have high expectations for our new signings if I’m being honest and I’d be astounded if we sign anyone near the level of Hester.

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Seeing the man’s face just annoys me. 
 

dissapointed with the interview too, should have asked him “what would you say to some supporters who are currently suggesting with holding season ticket money until there is change at club” 

I would imagine he wouldn’t have a leg to stand on. P***k

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