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13 minutes ago, Tattie36 said:

It really is getting beyond a joke. The only thing I can think of is that we’ve narrowly missed out on a few or are on the trail and very close to getting a couple in.

I can’t believe I’m saying this but I wish we’d kept LD as even that would be marginally better than what we have.

I think that what we did last season should have made us a very attractive proposition for signings/loans and that players would practically have been queuing up to play for us… I fear we’re not such a draw now though.

Think we are an attractive option we’ve just not put our time into the right people in forward areas. Said to my mate last night. This Arbroath squad has

 

Gaston

ToB

Little

Hamilton

Tait

Allan

Stewart 

Linn

McKenna 

 

In it. Could even include Gold in there, but the above are all very good players. ToB and Scotty Allan probably up there in terms of best players I’ve ever seen play for us, Bobby too even in his advancing years

 

But we’ve not got a proper striker, it’s really a proper contrast of emotions. On one hand it’s so good to see so many good players at the club and on the other hand it’s so very frustrating because as a team we’re not going to get anywhere until we fix that problem 

 

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16 minutes ago, 1320Lichtie said:

Think we are an attractive option we’ve just not put our time into the right people in forward areas. Said to my mate last night. This Arbroath squad has

 

Gaston

ToB

Little

Hamilton

Tait

Allan

Stewart 

Linn

McKenna 

 

In it. Could even include Gold in there, but the above are all very good players. ToB and Scotty Allan probably up there in terms of best players I’ve ever seen play for us, Bobby too even in his advancing years

 

But we’ve not got a proper striker, it’s really a proper contrast of emotions. On one hand it’s so good to see so many good players at the club and on the other hand it’s so very frustrating because as a team we’re not going to get anywhere until we fix that problem 

 

16 days 

Scott Allan? One Best player you have ever seen play for you lot? Played 3 games has he not? 

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7 minutes ago, mo83 said:

Scott Allan? One Best player you have ever seen play for you lot? Played 3 games has he not? 

What’s that matter?
 

If we’d signed Messi and he’d only played once would I not be able to say that? 

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3 hours ago, 1320Lichtie said:

What’s that matter?
 

If we’d signed Messi and he’d only played once would I not be able to say that? 

Just a very bizzare comment in my opinion.If he had played a good amount of games for you and was absolutely brilliant then yeah you could come away with a comment like that.But your not telling me the amount of years you have supported AFC he is one of the best? Could turn out to be but he ain't done anything yet to merit that comment.

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4 hours ago, clashcityrocker said:

If I recall correctly, did Sir Bobby Linn not play up front as a centre forward for a couple of matches several years ago due to the squad being depleted? Don’t think it proved to be much of a success - but I would be tempted to give Linn a free role up front on Saturday- very few options, so perhaps worth a throw of the dice ?

Apologies if I am talking nonsense- just looking at all options until the suspended and injured players return and we sign a couple of strikers.

Bobby played upfront against us, in his last season for East Fife, didn't suit him at all

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Would consider going a bit more defensive saturday and leave Mckenna up top to work their backline. With support from Stewart, Tait and Linn.

Gaston

Oakley Little Hamilton Hancock

Stewart Gold Jacobs Tait Linn

McKenna

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4 minutes ago, Smokerson said:

Would consider going a bit more defensive saturday and leave Mckenna up top to work their backline. With support from Stewart, Tait and Linn.

Gaston

Oakley Little Hamilton Hancock

Stewart Gold Jacobs Tait Linn

McKenna

I had the exact team mate but with Shanks uptop instead with Mckenna but I actually love the idea of an energetic 5 man midfield with Mckenna doing what he does best uptop. Looks good 🤩🇱🇻⚽️ If the game is still tight last 20-25 throw on your energy players like Shanks Patterson and Hilson just to run at them, Don’t know anything about Kareem but if he has pace and good at pressing then Chuck him on too 

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Another week (two really) without any more attack minded signings. Are we really going to have to wait a few more weeks before anything happens? I really fear we’ll be cut too far adrift by then and, even if we do get someone decent in, will the losing habit be too ingrained?

I’m deliberately hoping this post makes me look like a right tit in hindsight after a couple of signings are announced later today or tomorrow.

 

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16 hours ago, Lichtie78 said:

A novel idea but Arbroath FC should consider playing Bobby Linn, in his best position, for as long as possible every game.

This sounds suspiciously like heresy, sir!

Do you not realise it might make good things happen on the pitch and lead to goals being scored?

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23 hours ago, mo83 said:

Just a very bizzare comment in my opinion.If he had played a good amount of games for you and was absolutely brilliant then yeah you could come away with a comment like that.But your not telling me the amount of years you have supported AFC he is one of the best? Could turn out to be but he ain't done anything yet to merit that comment.

He is yeah. Whether that transpires on the park is yet to be seen but on paper he is absolutely up there with the best players I’ve seen at the club

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10 hours ago, Smokerson said:

Would consider going a bit more defensive saturday and leave Mckenna up top to work their backline. With support from Stewart, Tait and Linn.

Gaston

Oakley Little Hamilton Hancock

Stewart Gold Jacobs Tait Linn

McKenna

Is McKenna back?

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2 hours ago, 1320Lichtie said:

He is yeah. Whether that transpires on the park is yet to be seen but on paper he is absolutely up there with the best players I’ve seen at the club

🤔🤔🤔🤔

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8 hours ago, 1320Lichtie said:

What’s so hard to get, I understand what you’re saying but you’re clearly not understanding what I am saying? What’s so difficult?

How many times have you actually seen Scott Allan play?

Your comment is just bizzare you mention TOB who you have seen play for many a year and your entitled to think he has been a great player for AFC.But with Scott Allan am not sure how you can say say the same?The guy has hardly kicked a ball since he was at Hibs?You a regular at Easter road back then?

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2 hours ago, mo83 said:

How many times have you actually seen Scott Allan play?

Your comment is just bizzare you mention TOB who you have seen play for many a year and your entitled to think he has been a great player for AFC.But with Scott Allan am not sure how you can say say the same?The guy has hardly kicked a ball since he was at Hibs?You a regular at Easter road back then?

I understand what he’s meaning but also get what you're saying… if that makes sense?

What 1320 is obviously meaning is that Scott Allan is one of the best players he’s seen “sign” for Arbroath. He doesn’t mean his performances so far, he just means that his pedigree, what clubs he’s played for, his stature in the game, how he’s rated etc puts him way above and beyond the vast vast majority of ex or current players. I agree with that, can’t think of many players that have played for us in my 44 years as a fan, or before, who were at his level before or after playing for us. Andy Penman, Jimmy Bone, Andy Webster, Craig Forsyth… maybe Nouble eventually.

You, on the other hand, are talking about what he’s done for us so far which isn’t much to be honest. He could well turn out to be another Kris Doolan (decent pedigree at PT but past it) and be a flop for us but he undoubtedly has the talent and ability to make a huge difference.

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