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3 minutes ago, lichtiekev said:

                            Gaston 

                              Little

Stewart  Jacobs       Craigen Hancock

         Linn     Mckenna       Allan     

                         Shanks 

 

Unless we get anyone in I'd go for this on Saturday, start with only 10, would rather the rest were on the bench

 

     

What’s that a 1-4-3-2? 😂

 

Hopefully JT is ok. Could things have actually gone any worse this year 

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2 minutes ago, 1320Lichtie said:

What’s that a 1-4-3-2? 😂

 

Hopefully JT is ok. Could things have actually gone any worse this year 

We have been so lucky with Injuries last few seasons, Henderson was ideal but can't blame him for leaving, 

Little last line of defence, there's no one I'd rather have doing that job

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15 minutes ago, lichtiekev said:

And I wish the club would give an update on Nicky Low,

If for any reason he is refusing to play when clearly his current team mates need a bit of support then it's really poor on his part,

Don't sell him unless we get a stupid fee,

But maybe they can’t. Maybe it is personal reasons, obviously Nicky does not want to discuss or air his private life in public. Just leave it just now and see what happens 

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2 minutes ago, lichtie23 said:

Allan looked fucked at the end. 
 

4 players in by Saturday please Dick

Hopefully in his words they are better that what we have, because most this season and Ford and Bakare from last season have been massive flops, 

Can't believe how much we miss the 2 Hamiltons and Henderson...

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12 minutes ago, lichtiekev said:

 

Don't sell him unless we get a stupid fee,

Suspect this is the problem.  We want a fee, the club he's going to have next to nae money.

All the time the clock runs down and we can't then get suitable players in. I really hope this isn't allowed to happen  !!

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Certainly looked like the team were playing for the jersey tonight. Was always going to be hard going with the players we had missing and Thomson adding to that. 
 

Looks like Nicky is away or is trying to force a move through. As much as he is loved , that’s football and players move on, don’t think there’s anything more to it than that. 

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5 minutes ago, Smokerson said:

Certainly looked like the team were playing for the jersey tonight. Was always going to be hard going with the players we had missing and Thomson adding to that. 
 

Looks like Nicky is away or is trying to force a move through. As much as he is loved , that’s football and players move on, don’t think there’s anything more to it than that. 

Good to hear. Saw a photo of Scotty Allan at the end and he looked distraught. It is backs against the wall stuff right now, can’t be easy for the players. They put a lot in 

 

Hopefully we can get a break soon

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47 minutes ago, DUAFC said:

Suspect this is the problem.  We want a fee, the club he's going to have next to nae money.

All the time the clock runs down and we can't then get suitable players in. I really hope this isn't allowed to happen  !!

We have just sold the naming rights to the ground for over a 100k so yes we do have a bit of money. But as good a player as he is I doubt we will want to pay a fee.

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FWIW I thought Scott Stewart did well when thrown in at CB last night. Certainly didn’t look out of place. 

I have to agree but I’m still perplexed as to why we’ve started the season with such a weak squad. You could argue that we’re missing ToB because he’s been exposed in defence and had to make last ditch tackles and fouls to keep us in the game.
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Thought our makeshift defence did well last night especially thomson then stewart for playing out of position. Mckenna looks miles off it this season and im not convinced at all about jacobs or fosu. Special mention to hilson who gets a lot of stick but worked his socks off last night for little reward.
We probably need a minimum of 3 quality players to come in.

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15 minutes ago, timlichtie said:


I have to agree but I’m still perplexed as to why we’ve started the season with such a weak squad. You could argue that we’re missing ToB because he’s been exposed in defence and had to make last ditch tackles and fouls to keep us in the game.

I understand where you're coming from but, even in hindsight, I can't really see what we could have done up to now.

 

The position we're in means we're shopping in a very limited market. There's very few part-time players in Scotland that will improve us and the ones that would are playing for clubs that have the finances to demand a decent fee. Therefore, we're gambling on unattached players from over the border. This season poses an additional challenge with Cove in the division, competing in the same market.

 

Central defence in particular would have been difficult to recruit because we couldn't guarantee games for any arrival.

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13 minutes ago, afc_36_0 said:

Thought our makeshift defence did well last night especially thomson then stewart for playing out of position. Mckenna looks miles off it this season and im not convinced at all about jacobs or fosu. Special mention to hilson who gets a lot of stick but worked his socks off last night for little reward.
We probably need a minimum of 3 quality players to come in.

He might have got more reward if he had stuck to his position up front and provided the team with an out ball.  Him working his socks off and running himself into the ground achieved nothing for us.

I think Jacobs and Fosu are improving.  They are starting to integrate into the team, and I can see what they can bring to the team.  

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57 minutes ago, timlichtie said:


I have to agree but I’m still perplexed as to why we’ve started the season with such a weak squad. You could argue that we’re missing ToB because he’s been exposed in defence and had to make last ditch tackles and fouls to keep us in the game.

Hamilton, ToB and Gold all out is why. That’s an extremely unfortunate thing to happen at the one time. Also as LL says any defender we sign knows they’re not first choice. 
 

LD signed for Alloa. Good luck to him

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