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Love it because we have gone bottom of the league for the first time in ages (by two points), we are not allowed to give the team plaudits and say it’s not a successful season.

 

Still challenging, unlike the part-timers last year and with significantly less budget than our rivals this year. Also, couple of good cup runs.

 

Obviously, a lot of things we can do better this season. However, people getting pedantic when we try praise the team is a bit much!

 

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18 hours ago, D'Jaffo said:


Have you done well this season? I’m not being disrespectful but what constitutes Alloa doing well this season? If you go down will that have been a successful season?

As an Ayr fan you will get our position better than most.You were relegated as a part time club,promptly won league 1 as a full time club.Despite a slump recently you have had a great season.We are the only part time club in the league,thats not been the case in recent years so it is tough.We beat yourselves and Raith on our full size pitch on the way to promotion,not because we are a better side but because it suits our players and we had our day,thats sport.Given that we retained the core of that squad it makes no sense to us that we tricked up the pitch.All it does is send out the message that we don,t fancy ourselves in a fair contest.The Pars only beat us 1-0 but it was really comfortable for them with us playing hoofball to a big young center forward who got nothing out of the Pars back line.It was brutal to watch.We all believe we have shot ourselves in the foot with the stupid pitch and failed to take advantage of the poor form of Partick and Falkirk.They have taken big steps to address this which we certainly cant match.

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We've  only retained our second tier status on three occasions in our entire history- 2 of which occurred this decade (in 2013/14 then the following season again). Although this seasons Championship is significantly weaker than both campaigns in 2013-15 (one of which was the Heart/Hibs/Rangers season), theres a sense of realism as to how far we can go.

The disastrous Brechin campaign last term has undoubtedly reduced expectation which has worked in our favour. And in all honesty we aren't too far away in terms of comparisons against most of the opposition in the league- which is reflected in the league table and points tally. I think we have 2 or 3 players who would get a game for the majority of the other teams.

For me, staying up through any means (even ninth via play-offs) would represent a really successful season. And if we go down, I cant see car park protests and burning effigies if we have a real go at it (as we have done to date)

In more recent times, Ayr have been an even more prominent yo-yo club than ourselves. Should Ayr drop out the play-off positions to a 5th placed finish, it would probably still represent a successful season for them looking at the bigger picture- of course it wont feel that way.

 

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We've  only retained our second tier status on three occasions in our entire history- 2 of which occurred this decade (in 2013/14 then the following season again). Although this seasons Championship is significantly weaker than both campaigns in 2013-15 (one of which was the Heart/Hibs/Rangers season), theres a sense of realism as to how far we can go.
The disastrous Brechin campaign last term has undoubtedly reduced expectation which has worked in our favour. And in all honesty we aren't too far away in terms of comparisons against most of the opposition in the league- which is reflected in the league table and points tally. I think we have 2 or 3 players who would get a game for the majority of the other teams.
For me, staying up through any means (even ninth via play-offs) would represent a really successful season. And if we go down, I cant see car park protests and burning effigies if we have a real go at it (as we have done to date)
In more recent times, Ayr have been an even more prominent yo-yo club than ourselves. Should Ayr drop out the play-off positions to a 5th placed finish, it would probably still represent a successful season for them looking at the bigger picture- of course it wont feel that way.
 
Perfectly summed up as usual.

Of course getting relegated wouldn't be a successful season in simple terms.

Has it been an enjoyable and good season so far? Most definitely IMO.

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Scott Bain starting for Scotland in Kazakhstan against the hosts. Delighted for him.

Scott McKenna too. Can't think of a time when two ex-Wasps played in the same Scotland team.

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Scott Bain starting for Scotland in Kazakhstan against the hosts. Delighted for him.

Scott McKenna too. Can't think of a time when two ex-Wasps played in the same Scotland team.

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1 hour ago, weetoonlad said:

Goodwin for Scotland

Can't do any worse than the manager/head "coach" we've currently got.

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6 hours ago, printer said:

Scott Bain starting for Scotland in Kazakhstan against the hosts. Delighted for him.

Scott McKenna too. Can't think of a time when two ex-Wasps played in the same Scotland team.

So it`s Alloa`s fault. :lol:

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