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8 hours ago, Lichtie78 said:

Donnelly really has to be in the last chance saloon. No league goals in 2 and a half years is a mental stat considering how much he has played.

 

8 hours ago, RedLichtie86 said:

He isnt good enough for this level. If he was, DC would not have brought in 4 strikers on loan this season and played them ahead of him.

I know certain fans love him but he was barely scoring for Stranraer in League 1 when we bought him. He has scored some for us but its clear to see he lacks the ability to play at this level as a striker and he doesnt fit into the tactics in any other position.

 

8 hours ago, Tattie36 said:

It’s mental how much game time he gets for such little return. I was convinced he’d played his last game for us after the defeat to Aberdeen B where he was hopeless against a bunch kids. His goal (not) scoring record is atrocious and indefensible. It’s not like he doesn’t have plenty of opportunities.

No doubt some will be on to defend him and mention his assists and general play etc, but the bottom line is that he’s meant to be striker, and at the moment he’s the only one on our books.

I don’t dislike him and he’s obviously a good player with ability but he’s just never fulfilled his potential - so frustrating. He played well in the cups against Kelty and Forfar which I think tells us that that’s his level.

Just catching up with latest posts.

I get the feeling that the management can be stubborn and hate to admit that they are wrong about anything, so keep playing Donnelley and extending his contract.

It would be interesting to see what other players honestly think of him, if they think he brings anything to the team. But that ain't ever gonna happen.

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This is going to be an interesting summer. Already posted the players but I think in terms of a starting 11

 

Gaston

 

New RB

Little 

ToB

Hammy 

 

Stewart

New CM

Low

New winger 

 

McKenna

New Striker 

 

Sub Keeper

JT

Gold

Henderson

LD 

Craigen 

Bobby

 

With Patterson away out again on loan. 
 

Crying out for a left winger (we could just play Bobby but that’ll never happen) and I imagine we will do our usual and sign atleast one striker on loan. 
 

With that 7 being the core of our starting 11 though I think we will do reasonably well. 

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3 minutes ago, 1320Lichtie said:

This is going to be an interesting summer. Already posted the players but I think in terms of a starting 11

 

Gaston

 

New RB

Little 

ToB

Hammy 

 

Stewart

New CM

Low

New winger 

 

McKenna

New Striker 

 

Sub Keeper

JT

Gold

Henderson

LD 

Craigen 

Bobby

 

With Patterson away out again on loan. 
 

Crying out for a left winger (we could just play Bobby but that’ll never happen) and I imagine we will do our usual and sign atleast one striker on loan. 
 

With that 7 being the core of our starting 11 though I think we will do reasonably well. 

I’d absolutely be trying to get Dom Thomas 

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2 minutes ago, lichtie23 said:

I’d absolutely be trying to get Dom Thomas 

Definitely but heard Queens Park for him. Everyone and their dug be after him I think 

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Don Thomas is full-time and probably on a very good wage. Can’t see him coming to us.

He’ll easily get a good full-time contract somewhere.

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Would love to see Kevin McDonald in an Arbroath shirt.Just been released by Dundee United,local aswell.

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4 hours ago, 1320Lichtie said:

This is going to be an interesting summer. Already posted the players but I think in terms of a starting 11

 

Gaston

 

New RB

Little 

ToB

Hammy 

 

Stewart

New CM

Low

New winger 

 

McKenna

New Striker 

 

Sub Keeper

JT

Gold

Henderson

LD 

Craigen 

Bobby

 

With Patterson away out again on loan. 
 

Crying out for a left winger (we could just play Bobby but that’ll never happen) and I imagine we will do our usual and sign atleast one striker on loan. 
 

With that 7 being the core of our starting 11 though I think we will do reasonably well. 

A fit JT well worth a start in my book.

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48 minutes ago, 1320Lichtie said:

Kevin McDonald, Charlie Adam and Nicky Low midfield 3 #legs

I've been thinking Charlie Adam for a while......just didn't want to mention it first  😊

His old man did a job for us. 

No reason Charlie jnr couldn't have a great season here.

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1 hour ago, DUAFC said:

A fit JT well worth a start in my book.

I think he’s on his last legs and not been the same going forward recently. We’ve had a lot of issues on and off with right back over the season id like to see us go for Scott Taggart or Cammy Ballantyne 

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14 minutes ago, 1320Lichtie said:

I think he’s on his last legs and not been the same going forward recently. We’ve had a lot of issues on and off with right back over the season id like to see us go for Scott Taggart or Cammy Ballantyne 

Big Lewis Strapp fan. But highly unlikely he would sign for us. 

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2 minutes ago, stan3600 said:

“Inverness are "astonished" Devine's red card appeal was unsuccessful. (Press and Journal)”.
Who would have though a last man rugby tackle was a red card? emoji23.png

His arm was barely on him and Hamilton basically headed the ball back to Ridgers, Hamilton was never getting to it even if Devine was no where near him, It was never a red card.  Thankfully it didn't matter as 9 men was enough to beat you.

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His arm was barely on him and Hamilton basically headed the ball back to Ridgers, Hamilton was never getting to it even if Devine was no where near him, It was never a red card.  Thankfully it didn't matter as 9 men was enough to beat you.
Both arms were around him and if there wasn't contact Hamilton would have got to it. If you look back at it Ridgers was actually nowhere near the ball. Thought it was a red at the time and the right call has been made. Quite surprised ICT wasted their time even appealling it after watching it back tbh.
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4 minutes ago, TheScarf said:
His arm was barely on him and Hamilton basically headed the ball back to Ridgers, Hamilton was never getting to it even if Devine was no where near him, It was never a red card.  Thankfully it didn't matter as 9 men was enough to beat you.

Both arms were around him and if there wasn't contact Hamilton would have got to it. If you look back at it Ridgers was actually nowhere near the ball. Thought it was a red at the time and the right call has been made. Quite surprised ICT wasted their time even appealling it after watching it back tbh.

Not for me, Clive.  There's no where near enough contact for it to be a foul. Hamilton know's he's fucked the header, feels the contact and goes down.

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8 minutes ago, TheScarf said:

Not for me, Clive.  There's no where near enough contact for it to be a foul. Hamilton know's he's fucked the header, feels the contact and goes down.

I’m in two minds but I am not surprised the appeal was rejected 

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42 minutes ago, TheScarf said:

Not for me, Clive.  There's no where near enough contact for it to be a foul. Hamilton know's he's fucked the header, feels the contact and goes down.

Knows he’s fucked the header ? That’s one really strange way of describing that situation. Personally feel leaping and hanging in the air like he did to even get contact before the centre half should be applauded. If only he took it done on his head , kept it up all the way to the goals then scored eh

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I’m going to go against the grain a little here and say that I didn’t think it merited a red at the time (was celebrating it though) and I still don’t. Free kick and a yellow card.

If every mistimed jump/foul when two players jump for a ball and have a tangle, was a red then we’d have multiple sending offs in every game. I don’t think any Arbroath fans would be happy if it happened to eg O’Brien at the other end.

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