Jump to content
Wilky1878

The Alloa Athletic Thread

Recommended Posts

19 minutes ago, KierenAAFC said:

Robertson and Trouts as well I believe?

 

Disappointed with Kirky leaving. Thought he had another year left on his deal. I know he didn’t get much game time but he’s a cracking option to have and for the market we’re in, don’t think we can get much better. You saw the impact he can have with little time in his last minute goals last season!

 

If they’re throwing money at it, then so be it. Weird one.

 

Oh well should have their signing news tonight then :lol:

11 minutes ago, Bring Back Paddy Flannery said:

Did Kirky not sign an 18 month deal in January?

*cough* No 6 months *cough* I had to check whether I had jumped the gun I'm sure I just put permanent deal. 

Okay yeah was on the website, wrongly. :lol:

Edited by LeodhasXD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Did Kirky not sign an 18 month deal in January?

I thought that too so double checked and yeah, he did.

No doubt some mutual agreement between the clubs similar to the way we were able to sign him from Saints. However, never a good thing when a team in the league below is offering more moneys!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
*cough* No 6 months *cough* I had to check whether I had jumped the gun I'm sure I just put permanent deal. Was either the Advertiser or our own website.
This suggests he signed a deal until the end of 2019/20

http://www.alloaathletic.co.uk/GalleryBrowse.aspx?pageid=5&mid=29&pagenumber29=5

If that is the case he can't just leave for more money. He may well be earning more at Forfar but Goodwin must have been happy to rip up his contract and let him leave. Unless of course the information on that link above isn't accurate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Bring Back Paddy Flannery said:

This suggests he signed a deal until the end of 2019/20

http://www.alloaathletic.co.uk/GalleryBrowse.aspx?pageid=5&mid=29&pagenumber29=5

If that is the case he can't just leave for more money. He may well be earning more at Forfar but Goodwin must have been happy to rip up his contract and let him leave. Unless of course the information on that link above isn't accurate.

It wasn't the case. Which is why I'm laughing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, KierenAAFC said:

Robertson and Trouts as well I believe?

 

Disappointed with Kirky leaving. Thought he had another year left on his deal. I know he didn’t get much game time but he’s a cracking option to have and for the market we’re in, don’t think we can get much better. You saw the impact he can have with little time in his last minute goals last season!

 

If they’re throwing money at it, then so be it. Weird one.

 

Not so much throwing money at it but having lost Baird, Easton and Reilly in one weekend we clearly had wages freed up and a need for some quality creative player (s) take it he’s a decent player?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, nofixedability said:

Not so much throwing money at it but having lost Baird, Easton and Reilly in one weekend we clearly had wages freed up and a need for some quality creative player (s) take it he’s a decent player?

That's what I said to it. Kirky was behind Trouten in our pecking order so its just swings and roundabouts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, LeodhasXD said:

That's what I said to it. Kirky was behind Trouten in our pecking order so its just swings and roundabouts.

Would agree with that, I doubt money is really a factor and more that Kirky has been mainly a sub since coming back in January. It was a bit unfortunate in that we had two very good players in Trouts and Kirky who are excellent in the middle of the 3 behind the striker but not so effective elsewhere in our system. I actually rate Kirky as the better player but Trouts was doing well and scoring and deserved to keep his place. Credit to Kirky though, didn't hit his best form this time but still came up with 2 massive goals off the bench. A player I love watching when he is on song and without doubt, when he has the right manager and system around him, a real class act. Good luck to him. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Zaltan said:

any truth to Jim G taking over from Steve Clark at Killy

I thought about that yesterday, not sure Killie will go down that route though to be fair, but we couldn't argue if he made that move.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, nofixedability said:

Not so much throwing money at it but having lost Baird, Easton and Reilly in one weekend we clearly had wages freed up and a need for some quality creative player (s) take it he’s a decent player?

Kirky is a fantastic player, for me better in a 3 playing behind the striker, or as a 2nd striker.  Can score all types of goals and on his day will take some stopping in league one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
any truth to Jim G taking over from Steve Clark at Killy

Haven’t seen his name linked with it anywhere or on the bookies radar. Gary Holt was the favourite last time I checked. I’m most worried about the St Mirren post potentially becoming available in the next few weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Liam Buchanan released from Raith ... could do a lot worse!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gutted about kirky leaving, our loss is forfars gain. Everyone was offered a new deal according to reports so could only be money or like someone else said the fact he has sat on the bench loads since returning.

Unsure on liam bucannan, dont think he is as fit as he was, could maybe do a job

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Unsure on liam bucannan, dont think he is as fit as he was, could maybe do a job

Agree with you this one. Think it’d be a risk and one that I wouldn’t be too overly excited about but just look at what he did in this league with us a few years back! Granted a lot has happened since with Buchs. I’m still surprised that he never really established himself in this league after he left us. What could have been if he never left Livi ...

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very true, i would imagine there will be a bit of interest having said that.

Hopefully we can tie up the rest of the guys listed above asap

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, KierenAAFC said:

Liam Buchanan released from Raith ... could do a lot worse!

Not for me lads, never set the heather on fire last season against predominately part time teams, asking him to do the business against a league full of mostly full time teams at the age of 34 is a big ask.

If Goodwin is still about will probably be looking to utilise the loan market again, a younger more mobile player would be a better option in my opinion.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kirky is a more effective player at Championship level than Trouts IMO.
Thought he was poorly treated with the number of starts he got last year and now we appear to have paid the price for that. Not good news.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd have thought Kirkpatrick would be hard to replace with similar quality. That's some signing for Forfar.

Would have been delighted to see Buchanan back before now, but looking at age and recent form in a lower division, the time's surely passed for that move.

Share this post


Link to post
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...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...