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Totally agree. We were talking about that during the game. Ayunga had some great wee flick ons to nobody as Main was on the other side of the pitch. Main does a lot of work but Greive or Brophy would be a better partnership with Ayunga. And Ayunga is the first striker we have had in a long long time who can hold a ball up top.
I don't think it helped that we were playing so narrow at times, forcing Main to come out wide to chase/cover - particularly on the left side.
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2 hours ago, AW saint said:

A fit Scott Allan is an excellent option. His range and accuracy of passing is a cut above. He would create chances no doubt about it. 

However would he dislodge anyone currently playing? 

 

I was thinking the same thing when I read the article this morning. A fit Scott Allan that wasn't asking for a luxurious wage would definitely be a goer for me. Whether he makes it as a starter every game or not, he undoubtedly has the quality to improve the squad.

If Dylan Reid goes in this window after the interest already shown in him, I'd be keen on a move for Allan.

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2 hours ago, sergie's no1 fan said:

It was pretty much a one man show up front. I am all aboard the Ayunga hype train. Fair enough he won't score loads, if he could finish he'd be playing at a higher level, but when he gets the ball or runs with the ball I am on the edge of my seat. The kind of player I'd hate playing against us. 

How are we feeling after the weekend? Much needed win. A few managers under pressure now, well according to on here. Our 2 ex managers didn't have a good weekend. 

United fans talking about our game being a must win already for JR, which is mental considering 2 weeks ago most of pnb would have had United finishing top 4 after beating AZ at Tannadice. 

Again though, we are tyring to build a bit of momentum and United are desperate for a win, conceded 11 goals in 2 games, only means one thing. Comfortable home win 😵.

 

 

Feeling ok, I actually never thought things were as bad as some were saying, it's all pretty similar to the Goodwin seasons, we are capable of winning or losing to anyone, and we are probably going to go on winning/losing runs all season again. At no point have we looked truly terrible though, like we did under Stubbs, Craig, Rae, etc.

We definitely need to score more goals though (again, similar to the Goodwin years). Tait's goal on Saturday was a belter, but I'd probably have been happier if it had been a routine tap in from one of the strikers.

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37 minutes ago, GAD said:

We definitely need to score more goals though (again, similar to the Goodwin years). Tait's goal on Saturday was a belter, but I'd probably have been happier if it had been a routine tap in from one of the strikers.

I think the conditions and the way both teams played didn't help on Saturday as it wasn't a very open game and it was a slow pace.

I mean I can't really remember Ross County having a chance in the first half but they had a lot of the ball and were fairly stuffy defensively. Not a surprise they've only lost by the odd goal and Celtic took till 84th minute to get their 2nd. 

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19 minutes ago, flyingscot said:

I think the conditions and the way both teams played didn't help on Saturday as it wasn't a very open game and it was a slow pace.

I mean I can't really remember Ross County having a chance in the first half but they had a lot of the ball and were fairly stuffy defensively. Not a surprise they've only lost by the odd goal and Celtic took till 84th minute to get their 2nd. 

Yeah, bad conditions and Ross County are not a bad team at all, I don't think many expect them to be in any trouble this season. Saturday will be interesting considering, for about the first time this season, it won't be us feeling the pressure. To be honest, I think it'll be pretty tough, Dundee United are another team that are way better than they have showed last two games.

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Baccus was outstanding on Saturday. He's only going to get better too - an absolute diamond.

Erhahon is like a new player this season, complete transformation in his game and Robbo needs to get a lot of the credit for that.

Dominating the midfield gives you a tremendous platform to win games and what a chance we have of doing that against some of our peers in the Premiership with those two in there.

Our biggest problem, as it always seems to be, is going to be scoring goals.

Ayunga has surprised me, he's much better than I thought he was going to be after the initial first impressions, but I'm still not convinced he's going to score enough goals and whilst there's lots to like about Curtis Main the same applies, he's a nuisance and he'll create chances but I can't see him getting too many himself.

Then there is Brophy. Perennially unfit, and in 18 months not a single goal scored in Paisley 😞

Offord and Grieve might pitch in with some but is either ready to start every week in the Premiership?

I guess it's unrealistic to expect us to find a 15 goals a season striker but that, IMO, is what we need to do if we're to kick on in this league. Look at the difference RCC's goals made to Ross County last season. That's all we are missing IMO.

Hopefully Ayunga will be that man.

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17 minutes ago, Div said:

Baccus was outstanding on Saturday. He's only going to get better too - an absolute diamond.

Erhahon is like a new player this season, complete transformation in his game and Robbo needs to get a lot of the credit for that.

Dominating the midfield gives you a tremendous platform to win games and what a chance we have of doing that against some of our peers in the Premiership with those two in there.

Our biggest problem, as it always seems to be, is going to be scoring goals.

Ayunga has surprised me, he's much better than I thought he was going to be after the initial first impressions, but I'm still not convinced he's going to score enough goals and whilst there's lots to like about Curtis Main the same applies, he's a nuisance and he'll create chances but I can't see him getting too many himself.

Then there is Brophy. Perennially unfit, and in 18 months not a single goal scored in Paisley 😞

Offord and Grieve might pitch in with some but is either ready to start every week in the Premiership?

I guess it's unrealistic to expect us to find a 15 goals a season striker but that, IMO, is what we need to do if we're to kick on in this league. Look at the difference RCC's goals made to Ross County last season. That's all we are missing IMO.

Hopefully Ayunga will be that man.

I think Ayunga looks like he'd be brilliant with a pure poacher playing very close to him. He can cause havoc, but he might not be the guy to apply the finish all the time.

I think we all hope Brophy could be the man - I can imagine him feeding off the sort of scramble-y loose balls that Ayunga creates in and around the box. Just need that fitness up. If not Brophy, I'd like to see Offord in and about the team a bit more. I sense Robinson wants a few more points on the board before the younger players get more game time, which is entirely reasonable.

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6 minutes ago, AW saint said:

Scott Burns on twitter reckons we are still not done on signings if we can shift a couple out. 

Some rumours about Brophy Main and Marcus Fraser are favourites to be moved on.

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6 hours ago, Div said:

Baccus was outstanding on Saturday. He's only going to get better too - an absolute diamond.

Erhahon is like a new player this season, complete transformation in his game and Robbo needs to get a lot of the credit for that.

Dominating the midfield gives you a tremendous platform to win games and what a chance we have of doing that against some of our peers in the Premiership with those two in there.

Our biggest problem, as it always seems to be, is going to be scoring goals.

Ayunga has surprised me, he's much better than I thought he was going to be after the initial first impressions, but I'm still not convinced he's going to score enough goals and whilst there's lots to like about Curtis Main the same applies, he's a nuisance and he'll create chances but I can't see him getting too many himself.

Then there is Brophy. Perennially unfit, and in 18 months not a single goal scored in Paisley 😞

Offord and Grieve might pitch in with some but is either ready to start every week in the Premiership?

I guess it's unrealistic to expect us to find a 15 goals a season striker but that, IMO, is what we need to do if we're to kick on in this league. Look at the difference RCC's goals made to Ross County last season. That's all we are missing IMO.

Hopefully Ayunga will be that man.

Aren't you the happy clapper🙂

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Scott Burns on twitter reckons we are still not done on signings if we can shift a couple out. 
Some rumours about Brophy Main and Marcus Fraser are favourites to be moved on.
Not sure I'd be happy with Marcus Fraser going. If more than one CB gets injuries we are very light there.

If Brophy and Main went I wouldn't worry. I bet there will be a few in the family stand glad that Brophy would leave so they don't get battered by his wayward shots.
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I'd be surprised if Robinson shipped Main out, after all we've seen a marked improvement in his play since the new manager came in. Quite what that says about Main under Goodwin is a different debate, but he's definitely a better option for us (*) than he was before.

Brophy is constantly injured and was never a prolific scorer before he came to us, again another hangover from Goodwin's time here.

As for Fraser, it was not a good look when he tried to body block the left winger for County the other day (he was maybe 30 yards from goal) and the lad just ran around him leaving him for dust with Fraser desperately scrambling to make up ground he never could. I like Fraser, but I can see him ending up like he was at County before, great at the start, plateaued a bit, then puts in pretty average but never outright poor performances, and it may be the case that when he leaves us we'll have the same opinion as the County fans in the "yeah, decent player but perhaps a move to a new club will improve his output".

 

(*) the bar was so low during his time under Goodwin that it literally just takes him putting in an average to poor performance now in order to look better .. <_<

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I can't believe some folk still want to release (and presumably pay compensation to) the only striker we have that actually scored any goals last season, our joint top scorer. I reckon we'd have been at least 7 points worse off last season without his goals, leaving us right in the relegation mix. We have already lost our other top scorer from last season, a season where we only scored 33 league goals. Now the big idea is to kick out a guy who scored over a 5th of those goals and watch him sign and score for St Johnstone or someone? f**k sake.

 

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1 hour ago, Spam_Valley said:

One rumour. On Twitter. By a guy that barely gets anything correct 😂

Doesn’t concern me who posted the rumours, the person I’m referring to never posts anything about possible in’s and outs. 
A very honest individual who has no reason to post idle rumours. 
 

I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

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There's always a bit of action, both ways, towards deadline day, intrigued as I guess it will be an indicator to how good Lasley is gonna be as COO...

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16 minutes ago, btb said:

There's always a bit of action, both ways, towards deadline day, intrigued as I guess it will be an indicator to how good Lasley is gonna be as COO...

Can't believe how fast this year is flying by. In my head, transfer deadline day is at least six-eight weeks away yet. Can't believe it's nearly September.

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9 hours ago, Ric said:

I'd be surprised if Robinson shipped Main out, after all we've seen a marked improvement in his play since the new manager came in. Quite what that says about Main under Goodwin is a different debate, but he's definitely a better option for us (*) than he was before.

Brophy is constantly injured and was never a prolific scorer before he came to us, again another hangover from Goodwin's time here.

As for Fraser, it was not a good look when he tried to body block the left winger for County the other day (he was maybe 30 yards from goal) and the lad just ran around him leaving him for dust with Fraser desperately scrambling to make up ground he never could. I like Fraser, but I can see him ending up like he was at County before, great at the start, plateaued a bit, then puts in pretty average but never outright poor performances, and it may be the case that when he leaves us we'll have the same opinion as the County fans in the "yeah, decent player but perhaps a move to a new club will improve his output".

 

(*) the bar was so low during his time under Goodwin that it literally just takes him putting in an average to poor performance now in order to look better .. <_<

Fraser was also responsible for letting a county player run in behind him and head onto the post.

Almost identical to his mistake that led to Arbroath's winning goal in the cup game. 

Unfortunately the financial outlay on Main and Brophy has resulted in an extremely poor return in terms of goals.

I wouldn't lose any sleep if any of the aforementioned players were moved on.

 

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