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18 minutes ago, thediamonddude said:

 


St Mirren won't pay that kind of money for Andy Ryan and he won't sign for them - I'll leave it at that.

 

I'll be delighted if Ryan is still with us next season but I'll also be very surprised. Whether it will be St Mirren or some other team we should prepare for the worst. As has been pointed out by others the real issue is spending any money we get for him wisely. 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Diamond Oracle said:

I always thought he'd end up at Killie...

Dont think they've got a transfer kitty.

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Dont think they've got a transfer kitty.


The sale of Coulibaly + Michael Johnston departing may see a bit of investment at Killie, but you never know I guess.

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Airdrieonians Supporters’ Trust (AST) are proud to announce the first ever Sensory Cup, to be held between teams from Airdrie FC, Rangers FC, Middlesbrough FC and Sunderland FC. The contest will take place on Saturday 10 June at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie, who are sponsoring the tournament. It involves clubs who have installed sensory rooms in their stadia for those who suffer from a Sensory Process Disorder (SPD), such as Autism. The stadium will be open from 10:30am, with the first match kicking off at 11:15.

In January this year, Airdrie became the first club in Scotland – and at that time, only the fourth in Britain – to install a sensory room to allow children with an SPD to watch the game with their families in a safe and calm environment. Sensory equipment, ear defenders and chill out zones are among the features that help children to watch matches that would previously have been a harrowing and uncomfortable experience for both them and their families. AST has adopted a ‘Football for Everyone’ philosophy, and have enjoyed seeing families enjoy the game where previously they would not have been able to do so.

Since its inception, the room has been full to capacity at every home match.Fundraising for specialised equipment spearheaded by AST has smashed its original target.

Rangers followed suit in March of this year in Scotland, while in England, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Watford and Notts County now have similar facilities. It is hoped that many more clubs will follow, and that the tournament will raise awareness. The tournament is the brainchild of Airdrie Youth Coach Stevie Burr, who was the driving force of the Diamond Sensory Room after seeing his 5 year old son Calum struggle to last a whole match. He and his Sunderland counterparts have already booked the Stadium of Light for next years’, where it is hoped that even more clubs will feature after introducing sensory rooms.

The teams on the day will have a variety of talents on display. Ex-players, such as Bryan Prunty and Stephen Docherty will play alongside members of the Airdrie Ladies team who have helped fundraise, family members of some of the children who have benefitted from the room, and some of those in the local community who have helped get the project off the ground. The other 3 teams will also feature a mixture of fans, helpers, and some ex players, keeping with the ‘Football for Everyone’ theme.

The day will end with players and fans of both teams mingling side by side in the stadium bar to watch the Scotland vs England match, and with two teams present from each side of the border, the banter is expected to be flying!

Football fans of all clubs are invited along on the day to enjoy the occasion. The Diamond Sensory room will be open for any interested parties to come along and have a look.

Entry is free, but a donation box will be set up at the main door, with all proceeds going to the Hope for Autism group in Airdrie, who have been a huge help in getting the room up and running.

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Edited by Evil Jim Fenner

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3 hours ago, Evil Jim Fenner said:

Airdrieonians Supporters’ Trust (AST) are proud to announce the first ever Sensory Cup, to be held between teams from Airdrie FC, Rangers FC, Middlesbrough FC and Sunderland FC. The contest will take place on Saturday 10 June at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie, who are sponsoring the tournament. It involves clubs who have installed sensory rooms in their stadia for those who suffer from a Sensory Process Disorder (SPD), such as Autism. The stadium will be open from 10:30am, with the first match kicking off at 11:15.

In January this year, Airdrie became the first club in Scotland – and at that time, only the fourth in Britain – to install a sensory room to allow children with an SPD to watch the game with their families in a safe and calm environment. Sensory equipment, ear defenders and chill out zones are among the features that help children to watch matches that would previously have been a harrowing and uncomfortable experience for both them and their families. AST has adopted a ‘Football for Everyone’ philosophy, and have enjoyed seeing families enjoy the game where previously they would not have been able to do so.

Since its inception, the room has been full to capacity at every home match.Fundraising for specialised equipment spearheaded by AST has smashed its original target.

Rangers followed suit in March of this year in Scotland, while in England, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Watford and Notts County now have similar facilities. It is hoped that many more clubs will follow, and that the tournament will raise awareness. The tournament is the brainchild of Airdrie Youth Coach Stevie Burr, who was the driving force of the Diamond Sensory Room after seeing his 5 year old son Calum struggle to last a whole match. He and his Sunderland counterparts have already booked the Stadium of Light for next years’, where it is hoped that even more clubs will feature after introducing sensory rooms.

The teams on the day will have a variety of talents on display. Ex-players, such as Bryan Prunty and Stephen Docherty will play alongside members of the Airdrie Ladies team who have helped fundraise, family members of some of the children who have benefitted from the room, and some of those in the local community who have helped get the project off the ground. The other 3 teams will also feature a mixture of fans, helpers, and some ex players, keeping with the ‘Football for Everyone’ theme.

The day will end with players and fans of both teams mingling side by side in the stadium bar to watch the Scotland vs England match, and with two teams present from each side of the border, the banter is expected to be flying!

Football fans of all clubs are invited along on the day to enjoy the occasion. The Diamond Sensory room will be open for any interested parties to come along and have a look.

Entry is free, but a donation box will be set up at the main door, with all proceeds going to the Hope for Autism group in Airdrie, who have been a huge help in getting the room up and running.

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Nice one. Congratulations to everyone concerned and we'll done to the stadium company.

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52 minutes ago, GoalForAirdrie said:

Any signing rumours at all? 

No. Other clubs are actually signing players. We don't even have rumours. 

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2 hours ago, GoalForAirdrie said:

Any signing rumours at all? 

It was rumoured last week that Airdrie were in talks with Rangers to sign Liam Burke on a season long loan but haven't heard if that has progressed or is in fact true.

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It was rumoured last week that Airdrie were in talks with Rangers to sign Liam Burke on a season long loan but haven't heard if that has progressed or is in fact true.


Liam Burt?

I'm weeping with excitement.

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It was rumoured last week that Airdrie were in talks with Rangers to sign Liam Burke on a season long loan but haven't heard if that has progressed or is in fact true.

The thought of signing Liam Burt? Al no get much sleep tonight

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If anyone is at a loose end tomorrow and fancies cheap booze/something different. Club house will be showing both cup finals...£1.90 a pint...£1.30 a short.

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Gregor Buchanan signs for St Mirren.

Next season we have Russell, Ryan ( unless he leaves) Conroy, Gorman does anyone else know what players are signed for next season.

There are lot of players out of contract and Ayr and Allow have made signings. Who do we want to see signed for Airdrie next season ?

Top of my list would be Bob McHugh.

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1 hour ago, Cooper81 said:

Gregor Buchanan signs for St Mirren.

Next season we have Russell, Ryan ( unless he leaves) Conroy, Gorman does anyone else know what players are signed for next season.

There are lot of players out of contract and Ayr and Allow have made signings. Who do we want to see signed for Airdrie next season ?

Top of my list would be Bob McHugh.

Buchanan was never going to be signing for Airdrie. 

You know there are more players than that signed for next year. You've commented on posts on the matter on other threads. Ferguson, MacDonald and MacIntosh have another year I think. 

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I'd love McHugh ONLY if Ryan goes, wouldn't have the 2 of them together, since this would most certainly force Russell out wide, leading to both frustration for him and the supporters.
I reckon a back up striker (or 2), an out an out left footed winger are musts (After a defensive overhaul) I really wouldn't mind Mensing staying purely in a coaching, (emergency) back up capacity.
If they are going to go down the loan route, these MUST be gone over with a fine tooth comb and not just the blind, optimistic, "He plays wi tha ranjurs must be good".

Make or break season in a lot of ways, fail, and its back to part time but this time with a sub 400 home support, do it well and this wee team could be worth paying to watch again.

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I'd love McHugh ONLY if Ryan goes, wouldn't have the 2 of them together, since this would most certainly force Russell out wide, leading to both frustration for him and the supporters.
I reckon a back up striker (or 2), an out an out left footed winger are musts (After a defensive overhaul) I really wouldn't mind Mensing staying purely in a coaching, (emergency) back up capacity.
If they are going to go down the loan route, these MUST be gone over with a fine tooth comb and not just the blind, optimistic, "He plays wi tha ranjurs must be good".

Make or break season in a lot of ways, fail, and its back to part time but this time with a sub 400 home support, do it well and this wee team could be worth paying to watch again.


I thought the same about mensing in a coaching role possibly even Wilson's assistant

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The silence is deafening !!!!!

As another fan said to me today..As tight as a drum, not even a squeak.

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