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43 minutes ago, UpInTheAyr said:

We can also confirm that we have ended our previous agreement with Clydeshore, who have operated the burger vans in the North Terrace for many years.

yas praise GIF

Good news indeed, although why the club felt the need to email that (along with other stuff) at 8 in the morning is a bit much.

The email would have been written yesterday and scheduled to go out this morning at 8 am. Probably a good time of day to email everyone and perhaps encourage people sitting on the fence to come along. For all the years our previous Commercial Manager was in charge, I don’t recall ever getting a pre-match email which is ridiculous if you think about it. Such a simple and cost effective way to advertise to and inform your punters! 
 

As for the food van on the North Terracing closing… Thanks for the memories.

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Me reading this thread back having not logged in last night.oh no sigh GIF by BBC

As for Bullen "Results maybe didn’t go our way in the cup". Malcolm Tucker would be proud of that spin.

I repeat make a fucking signing Ayr! 

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Who is to blame then? State your agenda.

Why are you looking for someone to blame? Not absolutely everything is someone’s fault. The whole rigmarole is annoying but there is absolutely nothing to be done about it. Folk just need to accept it and move on.
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39 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:


There’s no way of knowing with this kind of stuff though. My point is if they had the chance to do it all again, would they?

Anyone laying blame at the feet of the club for this situation is miles off it.

Completely agree. The only people who are to blame are the English  for dragging all of us out the EU and Westminster who should have negotiated a better brexit deal 

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There we go at least someone’s honest.

Given proper businesses are struggling for staff and can’t get them in the country I find it laughable that an unknown foreign footballer would be any different or that it would be unforeseeable.

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Well yes obviously this is a result of Brexit but that’s the much wider picture and you can debate for days about the stupidity of that and the people that made it happen.

I’m focusing on the actual signing David Bangala and pointing out that it’s no one’s fault he hasn’t joined up the team. I’m not quite sure why people are using it as a stick to beat the club with.

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Even if Bangala were here we still need signings. That's near universally accepted amongst the support. Where are the signings? When are they coming in? We heard nothing on that score from Mathie other than we only want players who want to be at Ayr.

More worringly, Bullen thinks we performed well in the League Cup but didn't get the results. Which begs the question - are we actually going to make more signings or is Bangala it? 

 

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8 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:

I’m focusing on the actual signing David Bangala and pointing out that it’s no one’s fault he hasn’t joined up the team. I’m not quite sure why people are using it as a stick to beat the club with.

Think it's more that Bangala has actually signed and the club's severe lack of signings. He's been put on a pedestal because of it and is largely expected to be a good player, due to the time it's took. 

The lack of signings does cause slight anxiety before the season has started, due to last season. It's a shame for Bangala as it's nobody at the club's fault but some people need scapegoats 😒

 

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5 minutes ago, Trogdor said:

are we actually going to make more signings or is Bangala it? 

Didn't Bullen say he was hoping to add to the attack with someone experienced in Scottish football?

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Even if Bangala were here we still need signings. That's near universally accepted amongst the support. Where are the signings? When are they coming in? We heard nothing on that score from Mathie other than we only want players who want to be at Ayr.
More worringly, Bullen thinks we performed well in the League Cup but didn't get the results. Which begs the question - are we actually going to make more signings or is Bangala it? 
 

Mathie and Bullen have both said they want more signings so I see no reason why we’d settle with what we have as soon as Bangala gets into the country. You can’t really give an update on signings unless there is something genuinely imminent. Clubs can’t make them go any faster as it’s all down to the players. Much like Bangala and his visa, it’s a waiting game.
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Think it’s basically that the standard of player we want doesn’t want to come to Ayr, and understandably we don’t want to break whatever the wage structure is in place to get them. What that’ll cost us in the long run who knows. It’s a fairly odd situation having biggish teams in L1 and new money in the Championship. 

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Feel bad for Bangela because he's this kind of mythical figure just now some folk will be turning him into the new N'Golo Kanté in there heads, if the poor guy does not hit the ground running they will turn on him just as quick.

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1 minute ago, D'Jaffo said:

Mathie and Bullen have both said they want more signings so I see no reason why we’d settle with what we have as soon as Bangala gets into the country. You can’t really give an update on signings unless there is something genuinely imminent. Clubs can’t make them go any faster as it’s all down to the players. Much like Bangala and his visa, it’s a waiting game.

I get what you are saying about it taking how long it takes. However, what players are we actually looking for? Is it a striker, a right back, a creative midfielder? Details are thin on the ground. Telling us what they are looking for doesn't compromise the search. The lack of specificity and the spin about the League Cup has me a little worried. 

P.S. Also acutely aware of bazka's point, competition is fierce for the same pool of players. There are a lot of clubs on the up chucking money at it.

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Completely agree. The only people who are to blame are the English  for dragging all of us out the EU and Westminster who should have negotiated a better brexit deal 

I didn’t realise Mcglashan from Absolutely posted here.

Wales voted for Brexit too I think you’ll find.
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33 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:

Well yes obviously this is a result of Brexit but that’s the much wider picture and you can debate for days about the stupidity of that and the people that made it happen.

I’m focusing on the actual signing David Bangala and pointing out that it’s no one’s fault he hasn’t joined up the team. I’m not quite sure why people are using it as a stick to beat the club with.

I don't want to get into any of the politics but I did say on this forum that based on my experience (I have hired a large number of skilled workers this year) it takes around 3 months. I am not hiring footballers so maybe there are some differences but I would not expect a big delta on that timeline. Given that Bangala was announced on 11 June I would therefore be penciling in late August to early September. But as I say I have not hired footballers nor do I know anything about his circumstances.

I think the club could have managed expectations better but perhaps they naively believed the time lines quoted by the home office. But as I said earlier this is not something the club can control.

Also if you are hiring someone on a two year deal I doubt you would change that decision based on a delay of 4 to 6 weeks.

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3 minutes ago, AUFC 1910 said:

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Pulled this from their Facebook page

No chips cheese curry or Capree Sons? I also see they do proper stone oven pizza, would be class to get a slice of that 🍕

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