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Don't know who Colin McMenanin or East Stiringshire are but a decent effort all the same.

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Yesterday I don’t think The Shire played terribly and I think at 60 min the result could’ve probably went either way. Mark Miller was having a cracking game but seemed to magically disappear in the latter stages of the 2nd half. We don’t have any legs in the middle of the park and that has been our issue right from the start. Bobby Barr absolutely stealing a ridiculously high wage at this point imo. We made these “star studded” signings and I think our best signing thus far has been Matty Flynn, who came from a LL side!

I don’t think it’s all over just yet. We have had one of the hardest, if not the hardest, start of any team in the league so I was expecting us to drop points early on but having said that, I would’ve at least expected us to come away with some points from Bonnyrigg and EK. We must win every game till Christmas and then take it from there however something has to change when we come up against the big teams. Right now we are losing these games in the middle of the park and will be no where near the title if that keeps happening.

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4 minutes ago, Shirey Pirey said:

Yesterday I don’t think The Shire played terribly and I think at 60 min the result could’ve probably went either way. Mark Miller was having a cracking game but seemed to magically disappear in the latter stages of the 2nd half. We don’t have any legs in the middle of the park and that has been our issue right from the start. Bobby Barr absolutely stealing a ridiculously high wage at this point imo. We made these “star studded” signings and I think our best signing thus far has been Matty Flynn, who came from a LL side!

I don’t think it’s all over just yet. We have had one of the hardest, if not the hardest, start of any team in the league so I was expecting us to drop points early on but having said that, I would’ve at least expected us to come away with some points from Bonnyrigg and EK. We must win every game till Christmas and then take it from there however something has to change when we come up against the big teams. Right now we are losing these games in the middle of the park and will be no where near the title if that keeps happening.

I've only seen the Shire one this season but legs in the middle was an obvious area for strengthening. Millar will be one of the best in the league but won't have enough in the tank for 90 minutes most games box to box.

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Really should have been 2 or 3 goals up by that stage, with the domination and chances created. Midfield would have been full of running, then. We didn't take them though and you're always vulnerable to the breakaway goal. 

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17 hours ago, AlanCamelonfan said:

I was at your game today and yous were shite lol. You can always come support camelon next week against auchinleck 

Shame you never came along to see your own team at the San Fergie. Who knows, you may never get the chance again.

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11 minutes ago, The Mantis said:

Shame you never came along to see your own team at the San Fergie. Who knows, you may never get the chance again.

Yeh afraid I wasnt able to go yesterday. Shame

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I seen a good post on the forum showing that we’re actually a point worse off than we were last year. The only difference is we’ve scored more goals. None of the big money signings have merited their wages yet. Dyer and Malone both had knocks and have been out for about 2 months, Peter macdonald has looked so off the pace, Low and miller both go missing when the going gets tough and don’t even get me started on Bobby Barr. If he left the club right now I honestly wouldn’t be bothered. There’s still time for it to click and maybe it will but at this moment there’s nothing that gives me an inclination that we could challenge for the title. Our only glimmer is the fact we’re possibly only 6 points off the lead despite playing some of our harder fixtures.

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17 minutes ago, craigiemack said:

I seen a good post on the forum showing that we’re actually a point worse off than we were last year. The only difference is we’ve scored more goals. None of the big money signings have merited their wages yet. Dyer and Malone both had knocks and have been out for about 2 months, Peter macdonald has looked so off the pace, Low and miller both go missing when the going gets tough and don’t even get me started on Bobby Barr. If he left the club right now I honestly wouldn’t be bothered. There’s still time for it to click and maybe it will but at this moment there’s nothing that gives me an inclination that we could challenge for the title. Our only glimmer is the fact we’re possibly only 6 points off the lead despite playing some of our harder fixtures.

What amazed me yesterday was millar Flynn being that slow to get back on side and passes could have been played had they been in line quicker. It doesn't look like a team it looks like a lot of individuals. Time to improve though

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I seen a good post on the forum showing that we’re actually a point worse off than we were last year. The only difference is we’ve scored more goals. None of the big money signings have merited their wages yet. Dyer and Malone both had knocks and have been out for about 2 months, Peter macdonald has looked so off the pace, Low and miller both go missing when the going gets tough and don’t even get me started on Bobby Barr. If he left the club right now I honestly wouldn’t be bothered. There’s still time for it to click and maybe it will but at this moment there’s nothing that gives me an inclination that we could challenge for the title. Our only glimmer is the fact we’re possibly only 6 points off the lead despite playing some of our harder fixtures.


Dyer is a complete fraud I'm afraid, if he isn't injured he's just mincing around looking uninterested. One of the worst I've ever witnessed at Dumbarton and I've witnessed my fair share of shiters over the years. Given that you have lumped him in with the "big money signings" I assume you're paying him a decent wedge? I know Barr was being offered more by yourselves than what we were willing to pay him but I assumed Dyer would just be on a bog standard wage.

Barr's a weird one. I wasn't all that arsed when he left us but he had his moments. I thought he'd do well in the Lowland League mind you.

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Dyer is a complete fraud I'm afraid, if he isn't injured he's just mincing around looking uninterested. One of the worst I've ever witnessed at Dumbarton and I've witnessed my fair share of shiters over the years. Given that you have lumped him in with the "big money signings" I assume you're paying him a decent wedge? I know Barr was being offered more by yourselves than what we were willing to pay him but I assumed Dyer would just be on a bog standard wage.

Barr's a weird one. I wasn't all that arsed when he left us but he had his moments. I thought he'd do well in the Lowland League mind you.



I don’t know his wage but going by the fact he joined from league 1 id imagine he’s on a decent wage. He played the first game and was apparently decent but was injured in that game. I was told he was fine to play on our tour of Wakefield but was just being rested, it’s now a month on so who knows.

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I don’t know his wage but going by the fact he joined from league 1 id imagine he’s on a decent wage. He played the first game and was apparently decent but was injured in that game. I was told he was fine to play on our tour of Wakefield but was just being rested, it’s now a month on so who knows.
He played 70 minutes of the reserve game and was on the bench tonight

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On 25/08/2019 at 11:58, craigiemack said:

I seen a good post on the forum showing that we’re actually a point worse off than we were last year. The only difference is we’ve scored more goals. None of the big money signings have merited their wages yet. Dyer and Malone both had knocks and have been out for about 2 months, Peter macdonald has looked so off the pace, Low and miller both go missing when the going gets tough and don’t even get me started on Bobby Barr. If he left the club right now I honestly wouldn’t be bothered. There’s still time for it to click and maybe it will but at this moment there’s nothing that gives me an inclination that we could challenge for the title. Our only glimmer is the fact we’re possibly only 6 points off the lead despite playing some of our harder fixtures.

If you were at Gala on Wednesday I think you might have changed your mind about Low, Miller and Barr. All of them outstanding. Played some great football. Unfortunately not sure if that is the way to get out of this league.

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If you were at Gala on Wednesday I think you might have changed your mind about Low, Miller and Barr. All of them outstanding. Played some great football. Unfortunately not sure if that is the way to get out of this league.


I really don’t think I would’ve. Being ‘outstanding’ against a poor Gala team doesn’t cover the fact they go missing against the top teams.

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Gala weren't great they did try to bring something to the game, shire dominated Low and Miller dictated the Midfield and Flynn up front causing problems. Should of been more than 3 but 3 points that count.

 

Dalbeattie hasn't be a happy hunting ground for us over the years

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Gala still had pretty decent players but the difference between this season and last is that they're a much, physically, smaller team. 

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Dalbeattie today were as tough as they always have been against us at Islecroft and to be honest Shire had the breaks at the right times of the game and capitalised on that to win a much desired 3 pts.

Vinnie Parker's moment in the Star's goal in the 2nd half when he was unable to hold onto a Shire shot which was then tucked away to put Shire 2-0 up probably sealed the win for us.

Star at home are a hard team to beat and on both on the trip down and back I was just thinking 3 pts for the Shire no matter what please.  Very happy after 3 previous draws at Dalbeattie that we finally came out on top today.

Shire at the moment are still a team yet to hit top gear but gradually the connections between the players is developing. Crazy that it is only 1 mth into the season and every pt is critical. Such is the way of the Lowland League these days.

 

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Didn't think we were great today, although the pitch must hard to play on. Looked quite lush but you could see how bumpy it was and with all the rain that's fallen in the last couple of days, you could understand if the grass hadn't been cut a little shorter.

We were able to play in patches and create "moments" in the game, where the goals came from. 

Sean Brown looked sharp, after his long layoff and will get another run out with the reserves on Monday. Would like to see him on from the start, alongside Matty Flynn, in our next first team game. 

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Good win yesterday at a place we’ve always struggled. Hopefully round the weekend off with a good Scottish Cup tie. Would love an away day to the Highland League as always, preferably a bottom half team. Failing that a nice easy home tie to see us safely into the next round.

I am prepared for Kelty/Bonnyrigg away however.

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Broxburn away it is, could be a tricky tie but we’ll surely be favourites going into it. Quite close aswell so hopefully a big shire crowd through to cheer us on, what the Scottish cup is all about

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Always good to play someone different and go to another ground. 

Think I may have been there before. My granda used to take me to the occasional Junior Cup tie in what seemed like the middle of nowhere to me! 

I was never quite sure where I was. There was one occasion where I thought he said we were in Roxburgh (I had heard of Andy Roxburgh, who was still a player at the time). I realise now that I must have been at Broxburn! 

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