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19 minutes ago, Hursty said:

Can't remember if it's been mentioned but saw Mikey Miller had signed permanently for Stenhousemuir

I quite liked him, was absolutely a squad player at this level but couldn't fault his efforts. Hope the move works out well for him and he can get back into full time football once his degree is done. 

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1 hour ago, ryanayr1987 said:

Houston struggled all season, he was pretty rank every time I saw him. Any time he got forward he never beat the first man with his cross. He needs to be no more than a squad player next season and the player replacing him needs to be better. 
 

out of the two full backs I’d much rather reading than houston 

 

1 hour ago, No_Problemo said:

Aye, Houston was largely horrific with a decent performance every six games or so. His sheer panic every time he received the ball the worst thing about him! 

Reading is absolutely miles in front of him - we saw how effective he can be going forward when he was actually allowed past the half way line. 

Got to agree with this, being brutally honest Houston offered little going forward, his positional sense was atrocious at times and defensively on a one on one basis he was pretty dreadful and he was also far too easily bullied and shoved off the ball.

He's still a young player and I hate being critical but it definitely needs told as it is.

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Full backs can be very limited if the player in front of them offers nothing. Houston’s best game this season was probably away to Dunfermline when O’Connor finally started a game in front of him.

If Muirhead signs then I think he might start off as our first choice right back but Houston is a decent back up.

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1 minute ago, D'Jaffo said:

Full backs can be very limited if the player in front of them offers nothing. Houston’s best game this season was probably away to Dunfermline when O’Connor finally started a game in front of him.

If Muirhead signs then I think he might start off as our first choice right back but Houston is a decent back up.

This is also a good point, Reading was at his best when O'Connor was ahead of him, they played well together and Reading got upfield and put in a fair few good crosses, unfortunately these games / tactics were few and far between.

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Posted (edited)

Found this when clearing through my stuff. 

What was the defence back then?

Rb Reid or Geggan CB Adams and Rose and Boyle at left back?

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Found this when clearing through my stuff. 
What was the defence back then?
Rb Reid or Geggan CB Adams and Rose and Boyle at left back?
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Geggan, Rose, Higgins, Boyle?

Reid and Ferguson both covered at full back with Reid also playing CB. Then Bell signed in January and played next to Rose after Higgins got injured.

Think Adams only played centre back against Killie for 45 minutes and then in the last couple games when we were down to the bare bones in defence.
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PTSD..... Auckinleck

It’s a shame that it’s tarnished his time with us because I quite liked him. I’m more inclined to blame McCall for playing a guy who had just been out injured for a year and had only played a full 90 minutes that season.
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31 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:

It’s a shame that it’s tarnished his time with us because I quite liked him. I’m more inclined to blame McCall for playing a guy who had just been out injured for a year and had only played a full 90 minutes that season.

Even so, a man of Higgins experience should be able to track a runner. I have tried to erase it from my memory.

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On 05/05/2022 at 14:28, Cardle is Magic said:

Why is Moffat getting offered a new deal at 37 having scored four league goals in the last three years?

Because from the way Moffat links up play on a good day you'd have thought he'd have spent his best years in the SPL, instead of the Juniors.

Anyway, Bullen was both a fan and player favourite at Wednesday. You have to imagine he has a degree of man management skills. Recall that legendary player-whisperer Uncle Ian often took a full season to polish the latest jobby to have ended up in the boots on the books. I still seriously hope at least two defenders are being scouted for instant first-team injection mind.

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If Moffat had shooting boots, he'd have played at a very high level. His drop off, touch and passing was terrific. Sadly (at least AT EEP) goals were too few along with some howling misses.

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It’s a shame that it’s tarnished his time with us because I quite liked him. I’m more inclined to blame McCall for playing a guy who had just been out injured for a year and had only played a full 90 minutes that season.
Even so, a man of Higgins experience should be able to track a runner. I have tried to erase it from my memory.
That loss wasn't just doesn't to Higgins.

We were off the pace and Talbot are a good team. Far too many of our fans underestimated them. In
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If Moffat had shooting boots, he'd have played at a very high level. His drop off, touch and passing was terrific. Sadly (at least AT EEP) goals were too few along with some howling misses.

To this day I’ll never understand what happened to his finishing when he went to EEP. Never known a striker at this level to so effortlessly skin goalies and pass the ball into an empty goal. A lot of it was speed but that one move worked countless times it was almost a cheat code.
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5 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:


To this day I’ll never understand what happened to his finishing when he went to EEP. Never known a striker at this level to so effortlessly skin goalies and pass the ball into an empty goal. A lot of it was speed but that one move worked countless times it was almost a cheat code.

Would he get into most Ayr fan's dream teams? 

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Would he get into most Ayr fan's dream teams? 

If I was to make a team of players I’ve seen then yeah and I’d imagine most fans feel the same.

Hope we keep giving him contracts until he’s played for us long enough to get a testimonial.
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Moffat absolutely was a very very good finisher early on with us. f**k knows what the pars did to him. Still, his link up play and touch were still absolutely class.

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1 hour ago, Stellaboz said:

If Moffat had shooting boots, he'd have played at a very high level. His drop off, touch and passing was terrific. Sadly (at least AT EEP) goals were too few along with some howling misses.

I don't remember seeing much of that during his first spell at Ayr. It was his work rate and energy which stood out more perhaps as he came straight from the juniors. Not sure who coached him at Dunfermline but they certainly added awareness to his game and next time around looked totally different for us

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