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On 24/09/2022 at 15:24, DUAFC said:

 

Just listened to Dicks interview, I have lost any hope we will bring anyone in before the window shuts, 

Also he mentions 1 or 2 didn't perform well, I have a feeling he is aiming that at Linn, He was throwing his hand a up and pointing towards the corner after we lost the late goal, obviously Linns corner didn't beat the first man and they scored from it, 

Can't really say anyone played poorly in the game, some players aren't quite good enough but I think it's unfair for him to say some didn't play well,

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5 minutes ago, lichtiekev said:

Just listened to Dicks interview, I have lost any hope we will bring anyone in before the window shuts, 

Also he mentions 1 or 2 didn't perform well, I have a feeling he is aiming that at Linn, He was throwing his hand a up and pointing towards the corner after we lost the late goal, obviously Linns corner didn't beat the first man and they scored from it, 

Can't really say anyone played poorly in the game, some players aren't quite good enough but I think it's unfair for him to say some didn't play well,

I think Dick is feeling the pressure of such a poor start. Doesn’t have the media eating out his hand this season 

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TASC SOCIAL MEDIA MAN OF THE MATCH - RESULT 

Congratulations to Dale Hilson on winning the TASC Social Media Man of the Match for his performance in the Lichties 2-1 win over East Fife yesterday. Dale not only won the penalty that Michael McKenna slotted home to put us in front but also scored a delightful 25 yarder just a few minutes later. 

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6 hours ago, Lichtielegend said:

On the Hilson issue;

 

For the last couple of seasons, he's maybe been seen as a bit of an afterthought. He'd play upfront when we were missing Nouble/Dowds/Hamilton, knowing that he'd be straight back on the bench as soon as they were available.

He'd play on the wing or off the striker when we were missing Stewart/McKenna/Craigen, again knowing he'd be straight back to the bench even if he played well.

It can't be easy to keep yourself motivated when you're in that position and it may be that he was trying too hard.

 

However, it looks like he's going to get a sustained run so maybe it will help him find a bit of form. 2 good finishes in his last 2 games maybe means a corner has been turned.

 

Additionally, we look at the lower league teams we've played in the cup this season. Every game has been a bit of a stroll. I think it would be unlikely we would find a better striker than Hilson down there and the ones that might be are likely at the FT teams.

Agree in a way but put Hilson into a lower league team….

 

Its a stroll in the park because we are so much stronger in 9 out of the 11 positions than other part time teams it doesn’t mean there aren’t better individual players out there in that one position 

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13 hours ago, Hank Scorpio said:

😂 You keep believing that. 

Tbf it is. We have 4/5 players training at Gayfield through the week. This is new, definitely an option we should keep going forward if we are in this league if the loans from England etc are as good as what Oakley appears to be 
 

Obviously the loan guys train FT too but that’s not unique to us and every other PT team with a loan from a FT club will have the exact same. 

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So looks like this is it until January anyway 

 

There are positives there, mentioned the energy we’ve now got in the team and some very good technical players but I can’t help but feel like we are quite clearly an unfinished article and I’m not sure how it’s going to go.

 

I have a bad feeling it’s going to be an extremely frustrating next couple of months, think we will probably play quite well in games and look ok for spells but ultimately lack any real goal threat and if you’re not putting them away at one end and going a goal or two down that can have a major effect on a team.
 

That was the story of our season a couple of years ago, that start we had when we couldn’t win a game to save ourselves despite looking pretty decent in most individual matches. I feel like we could be in for a repeat of that which is not good especially considering how big the budget will have been for Dick this season. I think the striking situation is a monumental f**k up on his behalf albeit he’s clearly tried very hard he’s just not produced the goods 

 

Hopefully Hilson steps up, he was immense in Greenock and Man of the Match last week too. Hopefully he’s found his shooting boots and a bit of confidence. I am sure we will make opportunities with the likes of Allan, Tait, Bobby and McKenna in the team, Oakley too. We just have to hope that we can take them. Would like to see Allan and Tait in particular, he always finds himself in good areas, to have a pop at goal more often.

 

We will have to wait and see how it goes but ultimately I’m extremely disappointed in our recruitment in forward areas. We all know how crucial that is for us after the last 3 years in this league 

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31 minutes ago, 1320Lichtie said:

So looks like this is it until January anyway 

 

There are positives there, mentioned the energy we’ve now got in the team and some very good technical players but I can’t help but feel like we are quite clearly an unfinished article and I’m not sure how it’s going to go.

 

I have a bad feeling it’s going to be an extremely frustrating next couple of months, think we will probably play quite well in games and look ok for spells but ultimately lack any real goal threat and if you’re not putting them away at one end and going a goal or two down that can have a major effect on a team.
 

That was the story of our season a couple of years ago, that start we had when we couldn’t win a game to save ourselves despite looking pretty decent in most individual matches. I feel like we could be in for a repeat of that which is not good especially considering how big the budget will have been for Dick this season. I think the striking situation is a monumental f**k up on his behalf albeit he’s clearly tried very hard he’s just not produced the goods 

 

Hopefully Hilson steps up, he was immense in Greenock and Man of the Match last week too. Hopefully he’s found his shooting boots and a bit of confidence. I am sure we will make opportunities with the likes of Allan, Tait, Bobby and McKenna in the team, Oakley too. We just have to hope that we can take them. Would like to see Allan and Tait in particular, he always finds himself in good areas, to have a pop at goal more often.

 

We will have to wait and see how it goes but ultimately I’m extremely disappointed in our recruitment in forward areas. We all know how crucial that is for us after the last 3 years in this league 

Bobby in the team? 🤥 

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Watched this Nicky low podcast section about Arbroath and he still talks about DC and the boys really highly. He’s going to start doing coaching at nights in Inverclyde with his mate who’s started some new business wonder if that’s why he wanted a FT move to Morton. 
 

 

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Also anyone with any affiliation to the club needs to get down to Bobby testimonial on Sunday. If anyone deserves a good turnout it’s him, also would hope Ricky Little would get the same whenever his comes around. 
 

Praying he gets a good turnout for it 

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3 hours ago, 1320Lichtie said:

 

I feel like we could be in for a repeat of that which is not good especially considering how big the budget will have been for Dick this season. I think the striking situation is a monumental f**k up on his behalf albeit he’s clearly tried very hard he’s just not produced the goods 

We will have to wait and see how it goes but ultimately I’m extremely disappointed in our recruitment in forward areas. We all know how crucial that is for us after the last 3 years in this league 

A touch harsh, no?

I think near enough every team in the league is screaming out for a striker.  Every match thread seems to have the opposition bemoaning their complete lack of forward options.

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