Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Div

      Pie and Bovril Nostalgia Mobile Phone Cases!   12/09/18

      We are delighted to have partnered up with Nostalgia Cases to offer a huge range of fantastic Scottish Football phone cases to our visitors. These high quality cases are available in a range of retro and up to date designs and there variations available for all Premiership, Championship and League 1 clubs as well as four of the League 2 teams. Within each club there are a range of choices. You'll find it difficult to choose! This is an Edinburgh based start-up, and they also provide a custom design service so if there is a kit you don't see that you'd love for your phone you can get in touch with them and they'll add it to their range. Naturally there is a HUGE support for all the major phone manufacturers and models and what's more delivery in the UK is completely FREE. What's even better is that Pie and Bovril users can get 10% off their order using the coupon code PIEANDBOV Take a look and browse the full range for your favourite club by clicking through to the website below. https://bit.ly/2M5laZs
Lichtie78

The Arbroath Thread

Recommended Posts

The season finished a week ago so I certainly wouldn’t be panicking. Also don’t think we will be playing 4-4-2 in the championship 

We didn't really play 4-4-2 this season, it was always really a 4-4-1-1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
are you being serious 1320 surely we have to get defensive cover in

 

Yes If Wallace leaves which looks likely we really need to strengthen upfront and add another couple players that are similar players to Bobby, like Alloa have. Denholm is away, Kader isn't good enough to have an impact like that and we are left with zero wide pacey creative players.

 

Defensive cover will happen but people have said that for 3 years now and we've won 2 leagues and finished in the play offs the other year

 

Wouldn't want to be relying on the strikers we've got and only Omar as our other wide player going into next year

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stated before we have to be realistic this season and obviously the aim is to try and stay up, we have an excellent part-time squad albeit on the small side but we were really lucky this season with injuries and suspensions, i reckon this season coming up we will have to increase our squad size by at least 2 players, so with DD away (i think he could have been a decent squad player this season but probably not a starter) and rumors that Ryan Wallace wants to leave (a player i would like to keep)  we should sign 4 players, i would go for Dumbarton's out of contract defender Craig Barr, also a good wide player, and a couple of strikers (i have always rated Alan Trouten but cannot see that happening) so try and get Kris Doolan now he is away from Partick Thistle and McGuigan from Stenny.

We have a decent goalie, not sure what we do with a back up, keep Hilly who is happy as number 2 or go for another good keeper who would be on a decent wage?

Will state again get Doris fit and he will do a job for us, sometimes playing up a league the more "silky" player gets more time on the ball so if we can get Pongo fitter he again would be a decent squad player, even in the last game against Dumbarton he dictated play in midfield, always looking to receive the ball, pinging passes, his shot was going in for our penalty and the Sons keeper had another 2 good saves from his shots, also he is excellent at set-pieces.

We have to be realistic also we cannot have a pool of 18 players who would all demand 1st team starts every week on "higher" wages.

Last season you would say the keeper and back 4 were "certs" them maybe Swanks and Bobby and to a certain extent McKenna but after that everybody else was a squad player.   

Interesting weeks ahead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Alloa seem to have done well with a load of loan players. Opinions?
Ideally you want to build a solid squad of players you can keep or sell long term but I've no issue with loan players if there going to improve the team.

Some of the loans we had under Moore/Lumsden were very poor but Scott Martin was excellent. Now we're in the championship there will be a decent chance of securing a couple of very decent players on loan and I'd be all for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Letting Wallace go is a huge mistake for me, clear for everyone to see he is our best option up front, Going into next season with Donnelly as a potential starter will be a disappointment,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, superlichtie87 said:

Wallace has said he doesnt know where these rumours are coming from. He said he is still under contract.

Bid accepted from East Fife 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He's away to EF. Think a lot of people only really started appreciating what he brought to the team when he was left out.

Would fancy DC to pull out a good replacement or two.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Think it is poor letting wallace go by far are best forward we have had this season ok if we are getting money for him its a bonus. As lichtie kev said donnelly as potential starter is big worry. Hopefully dick has something up his sleeve FINGERS CROSSED

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Donnelly was a great laugh when I spoke to him and admitted he has struggled since he signed. Im now on #TeamLuke

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don’t want to see Wallace leave either but if he is being non-committal about wanting to play here next season I can see why we’ve emptied him in order to give ourselves the best chance of getting a good replacement.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Use the Wallace fee and put it towards signing McGuigan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a bit of an open secret that Wallace doesn't want to and has no interest in playing in the Championship, think he feels that his previous injuries prevent him from attaining the fitness levels required for that Division. I think he feels that League One is his level where he can perform well and stand out, big fish in a wee pool and all that!!!
But the only proof of this is IF we get our act together and go up next season and then he leaves!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It's a bit of an open secret that Wallace doesn't want to and has no interest in playing in the Championship, think he feels that his previous injuries prevent him from attaining the fitness levels required for that Division. I think he feels that League One is his level where he can perform well and stand out, big fish in a wee pool and all that!!!
But the only proof of this is IF we get our act together and go up next season and then he leaves!!!

That fits in with what I’ve heard as well. Good player, but not irreplaceable and at least we will have his wage and transfer fee to invest in a new striker.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Arbroath fans, is the legendary De Vito's Nightclub still going strong? Ended up in it years ago after a Morton away game, a bizarre place that I hope to visit once more next season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×