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We've signed Aiden McAdams on loan from yon The Rangers. 
I was hoping he was a centre half but he's a goalie. 
Regan Lumsden has gone out on loan to Hill O'Beath. He's been scoring for fun for the u20s so hopefully a spell in the EOSL* will do him good and he can come back and be a City superstar
*almost typed "Juniors" there until I remembered Hills are now Seniors! The world turned upside down. 

"Hills"!! It's the "Haws" - never ever been Hills. Hills were the local dry-cleaners!

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2 minutes ago, Cowden Cowboy said:


"Hills"!! It's the "Haws" - never ever been Hills. Hills were the local dry-cleaners!

Aye, you're right. Hills must be someone else and I've been hung out to dry by faulty memory! 

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12 hours ago, Cowden Cowboy said:


"Hills"!! It's the "Haws" - never ever been Hills. Hills were the local dry-cleaners!

Definitely entering Waffenthinmint territory with that in terms of being in his own little world with club nicknames. 

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On 09/08/2019 at 23:19, tamthebam said:

We've signed Aiden McAdams on loan from yon The Rangers. 

I was hoping he was a centre half but he's a goalie.

Strange move for City to sign a goalie when we already have two quite good ones. In fact this is the one area were ok.

We also get a new midfielder, when we're actually desperate for some decent defenders and a  striker.

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On ‎09‎/‎08‎/‎2019 at 23:54, Cowden Cowboy said:


"Hills"!! It's the "Haws" - never ever been Hills. Hills were the local dry-cleaners!

Could have been worse he could have called them Hill of Beith

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5 hours ago, gogsy said:

Could have been worse he could have called them Hill of Beith

Not a mistake I would make- I've been to Hill o' Beath and I've been to Beith. 

 

 

 

 

But I've never been to me.. 

 

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I nearly went to Cupar once because the bus driver thought that's where we wanted to stop on the way to Brechin. Fortunately we discovered this in time and explained we wanted Coupar Angus.

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Edinburgh City club captain Josh Walker has retired due to ongoing knee problems.

Josh is still only 30 so having to retire quite young must have been a tough decision to take.

Good Luck for the future Josh, thanks, and  all the best buddy!

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City fans twitter says fans are welcome at the Queensberry Bowling Club which is about 5-10 mins walk away from Ainslie Park.

Address is 16 Pilton Drive North. 

:guinness

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9 hours ago, tamthebam said:

City fans twitter says fans are welcome at the Queensberry Bowling Club which is about 5-10 mins walk away from Ainslie Park.

Address is 16 Pilton Drive North. 

:guinness

Never knew about that place.

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2 hours ago, tamthebam said:

Henderson's a poacher and Court can hold up the ball/ rumble them up at corners so I'd play both of them

Agreed. 

While I can half see what Ally says, I just can't have Court as a lone striker, as the guy couldn't score into an empty net!

Sure, have Court on the park to do whatever he does, but we still need a striker beside him to score the goals!

Stenny are a decent team, and this will be a tough game, so City need someone (BH or SS) on the pitch to put away the chances we create.

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Genuine question here, n not to sound like an erse but do Edinburgh city have fair few of their own fans? From what I’d heard most of the fans in attendance are hibees or jambos if their teams playing away. 

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Genuine question here, n not to sound like an erse but do Edinburgh city have fair few of their own fans? From what I’d heard most of the fans in attendance are hibees or jambos if their teams playing away. 

There is a bit of that to be fair but you also get a lot of folk who maybe are Hibs or Hearts but stopped regularly going to games at Tynie or Easter Road a few years back and are either season ticket holders at City or are there every week.

We are a very small club even by League 2 standards with 2 huge clubs in the same city so it’s always going to be hard to have a massive base of our ‘own fans’ but I think there’s a halfway house between the 2 extremes (Hearts/Hibs fans coming on away days for something to do vs City badge tattooed on your leg type fan) that can work in the short to medium term.

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2 hours ago, Pars1885 said:

Genuine question here, n not to sound like an erse but do Edinburgh city have fair few of their own fans? From what I’d heard most of the fans in attendance are hibees or jambos if their teams playing away. 

Quite a few of us originally were Meadowbank fans who decided being told to "f*ck off" by Mr Blobby wasn't conducive to supporting a franchise 15 miles away in a different town. Others have joined the merry band along the way.

Having our own ground might help but we are where we are (thanks Spartans, thanks pals)

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On ‎23‎/‎08‎/‎2019 at 13:13, tamthebam said:

Quite a few of us originally were Meadowbank fans who decided being told to "f*ck off" by Mr Blobby wasn't conducive to supporting a franchise 15 miles away in a different town. Others have joined the merry band along the way.

Having our own ground might help but we are where we are (thanks Spartans, thanks pals)

is there a bit of rivalry with Livingston then with them relocating and changing name?

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I wouldn't say rivalry as such. Given we've been watching City in the EOSL/LL for most of the last quarter century Livingston are now more of an irrelevant nuisance. Our rivals for a long time were Spartans and Whitehill Welfare as they were the 2 big local EOSL teams (and there was, shall we say, a history of "interesting" refereeing decisions in games against them). Spartans are now our thoroughly decent landlords and Whitehill are decayed in fortune. City don't really have a local rival now as such- the only club we had a sort of rivalry with was Clyde but they're not universally popular among other clubs' fans either and Clyde's rivals will always be Partick or QP. 

To take a scenario Cowden rejoice when the Pars lose but I doubt many Pars fans care about Cowden's score as they're more likely to be hoping the Bairns lose. I wouldn't cry if Livingston were to go bust again but the current Almondvale board seem to be pretty careful so it seems unlikely. I have never set foot in Almondvale and never will and If City were to draw Livingston away in a Cup I wouldn't be going and one or two others feel the same way but that's about as far as it goes.  For me as a Meadowbank fan the real bitterness is 1) Meadowbank Thistle Football Club seem to have been airbrushed out of history (see also Clydebank FC who played in the Premier League twice) and 2) the fans' story was never reported, it being easier for reporters to get a quote from Bill "Blobby" Hunter. Otherwise Hunter lead Livingston to their first near bankruptcy through incompetence and that's almost a vindication of our stance (see also Gavin Masterton and Dunfermline)

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Unlike the chairmen of some clubs, the bank manager didn't hide under his desk when John Blacklaw walked in. Thistle were always in the black in those days (apart possibly from the very first season) though I admit that the subsidy paid by many Ferranti employees will have helped here. It was only when Blobby got involved that things started to go tits-up financially. Incompetence off the field as well: the last straw for me was the first game of the final season, Brechin away, which we won comfortably but were then stripped of the points because one of our players was suspended. I only went to three more games that season: a cup-tie against Celtic, played at Hampden because Parkhead couldn't handle the huge Thistle travelling support was being redeveloped, the last home game and the very last game of all - Morton away, IIRC.

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