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11 minutes ago, Diamond Oracle said:

Ignoring McKay at the moment because we haven’t seen him in action, I reckon our best side at the moment is:

Hutton

Fordyce - Crighton - Kerr - Eckersley

Wedderburn

Thomson - Hawkshaw - O’Reilly

Roy - Smith

I can’t say I’ve been overly impressed with Ally Roy so far but he’s scored goals, which you can’t argue with.

With Gallagher, Carrick, Cowan, Millar & Russell all available from the bench we seem to have a really strong group.

With the above in mind, I feel obliged to once again remind everyone that we’re gonna win the league.

East -fife will be saying that after last nights result .

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On 23/07/2019 at 13:37, DiamondOwl said:

Mmm….Nobody cares whether I come back…. Seriously, this is the sort of attitude coupled with a real lack of entertainment on the park that has caused our support to steadily decline over the past few years. Whatever you think of me, if you are a true fan you should want as many people as possible paying to watch the team and for car parking, food, etc.  Surely, it is vital to ensure that the club continues to be viable.

You’re challenging me on being a true fan but talking not attending games yourself? A tad hypocritical don’t you think?

We’ve started the season quite well with some decent new players signed and played some promising football. 

There’s been plenty of good attacking football and the players signed indicate we’re setting up to go win games.

cant ask for any more than that at the moment. 

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8 minutes ago, Moon said:

score predictions for tonight?

 

I'm going for 3-1 to the diamonds.

A 10-2 rout of QP by ten man Airdrie.

David Hutton to get sent off and we chose to play with no 'keeper.

Ally Roy with a bakers dozen.

 

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3 hours ago, Jack Reed said:

East -fife will be saying that after last nights result .

No we're not, this is going to be one hell of a competitive league so we will just keep our own council on that for the present thank you.

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28 minutes ago, LiamA said:

No we're not, this is going to be one hell of a competitive league so we will just keep our own council on that for the present thank you.

Paying your team a complement but really couldn't give a toss if you were relegated 

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6 hours ago, Pesadilla said:

The last few pages of this thread just prove the old adage that we, as a fan base, could not agree on the colour of shite.

Is it not amber and claret?

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2 hours ago, Moon said:

score predictions for tonight?

 

I'm going for 3-1 to the diamonds.

Murray said post match Sunday that he wanted to go into the game against Hamilton ahead of them on goal difference. Given that both Hamilton & Partick struggled against Queens (only only conceding 2 goals in total in those two games against higher opposition) it looks like a tall order. 

Current form suggests a tight game with few goals in it and a draw or a 1 goal victory either way.  Queens will be the fresher team, however Murray rested a few key players on Sunday and may freshen things up to counter this.

The sun is shining so I'll throw logic to the wind and go 3-0 Airdrie.

 

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4 hours ago, Glenmavis Diamond said:

You’re challenging me on being a true fan but talking not attending games yourself? A tad hypocritical don’t you think?

We’ve started the season quite well with some decent new players signed and played some promising football. 

There’s been plenty of good attacking football and the players signed indicate we’re setting up to go win games.

cant ask for any more than that at the moment. 

Perhaps, you’ve got a point. At least from the fact that you make it, I can tell you are intelligent, and so worth a response. Whether I am still a true fan might well be up for debate. But it’s not about me. It’s about the attitude your post displayed and the attitude of others on this site to any dissension whatsoever. This would appear to be: Such people are to be discouraged from attending. Their money is not as good as ours, because their opinions don’t tally with ours. We only want clones of ourselves as Airdrie fans.

I respect your opinion on the team. Yes, some of the signings do appear positive and as I’ve said many times before, perhaps I am wrong, and this will be the dream season. Maybe things are changing, we’ll just need to wait and see.

I think for me it’s been a steady drip, drip, drip of boring teams and poor managers with very little to entertain us on the park. Turning up in the freezing cold to watch dross. Murray has been getting the stick because he’s the present boss and there didn’t seem to be much improvement after he took over from Findlay . That’s despite the whitewashed version of the glories of the end of last season that some people have put on here. 

Another issue is cost.  Surely, I am not alone in thinking the value for money has been terrible: £16, now going up to £17.  If any others on here have visited Junior Football, they will realise our product is vastly over-priced. If you’ve not tried out the juniors, then please, whenever Airdrie are not playing, and/or you have a free Saturday, give it a go. You’ll be supporting grass roots footy and will most likely be pleasantly surprised.   

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2 hours ago, DiamondOwl said:

Perhaps, you’ve got a point. At least from the fact that you make it, I can tell you are intelligent, and so worth a response. Whether I am still a true fan might well be up for debate. But it’s not about me. It’s about the attitude your post displayed and the attitude of others on this site to any dissension whatsoever. This would appear to be: Such people are to be discouraged from attending. Their money is not as good as ours, because their opinions don’t tally with ours. We only want clones of ourselves as Airdrie fans.

I respect your opinion on the team. Yes, some of the signings do appear positive and as I’ve said many times before, perhaps I am wrong, and this will be the dream season. Maybe things are changing, we’ll just need to wait and see.

I think for me it’s been a steady drip, drip, drip of boring teams and poor managers with very little to entertain us on the park. Turning up in the freezing cold to watch dross. Murray has been getting the stick because he’s the present boss and there didn’t seem to be much improvement after he took over from Findlay . That’s despite the whitewashed version of the glories of the end of last season that some people have put on here. 

Another issue is cost.  Surely, I am not alone in thinking the value for money has been terrible: £16, now going up to £17.  If any others on here have visited Junior Football, they will realise our product is vastly over-priced. If you’ve not tried out the juniors, then please, whenever Airdrie are not playing, and/or you have a free Saturday, give it a go. You’ll be supporting grass roots footy and will most likely be pleasantly surprised.   

 Go watch Gartcairn then ya dough ball. The fans saying that their money is better than yours is also a true comment, as  you aren't putting any in, and just going on this and attention seeking. Dildo.

Thought that 1st half was absolutely horrendous tonight, much better in the 2nd half despite a couple scares in the end from Queens Park. Unimpressed with Kerr tonight thought he would be better in the air with the size of him, I take it Gallacher is unfit or something? Would have started im over Smith.

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On 23/07/2019 at 20:05, Chapelhall chap said:

Having been hopeless in the last few seasons. I guessed a 2-1 win against Clyde so on that basis, I confidently predict a win by 2 clear goals over the mighty QP.

Got it wrong again so no surprise there. The changes Murray made to personnel and the positional changes , did not really impress. I don't think Ally Roy looked comfortable being wide left and Hawkshaw was well short as a No 10 which left us weak against a tough and well organised QP. It could have easily been a defeat and yet had Fordyce kept his header down we would have snatched a win. QP actually scored the two best goals and hitting the bar twice in the last five minutes, will mean they will feel they were "robbed". If they play like that in L2 they will be real contenders. Their No 7 had some lovely step overs and was a threat all night. Unless somebody clugs him he could star in L2. I also thought they looked quicker and fitter. As far as we go, it still looks early days and still experimental but we need to move the ball quicker in attacking patterns, not lumping it down the channels. I did hear Murray shouting about playing it to feet but the message was mixed.  I can't remember seeing such a long penalty ending but am pleased we did keep Saturday's game against Hamilton, alive.

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6 minutes ago, Chapelhall chap said:

Got it wrong again so no surprise there. The changes Murray made to personnel and the positional changes , did not really impress. I don't think Ally Roy looked comfortable being wide left and Hawkshaw was well short as a No 10 which left us weak against a tough and well organised QP. It could have easily been a defeat and yet had Fordyce kept his header down we would have snatched a win. QP actually scored the two best goals and hitting the bar twice in the last five minutes, will mean they will feel they were "robbed". If they play like that in L2 they will be real contenders. Their No 7 had some lovely step overs and was a threat all night. Unless somebody clugs him he could star in L2. I also thought they looked quicker and fitter. As far as we go, it still looks early days and still experimental but we need to move the ball quicker in attacking patterns, not lumping it down the channels. I did hear Murray shouting about playing it to feet but the message was mixed.  I can't remember seeing such a long penalty ending but am pleased we did keep Saturday's game against Hamilton, alive.

Our toughest game in the cup so far against Airdrie. Fair result overall I’d say, both teams look like they might have strong seasons 

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Got it wrong again so no surprise there. The changes Murray made to personnel and the positional changes , did not really impress. I don't think Ally Roy looked comfortable being wide left and Hawkshaw was well short as a No 10 which left us weak against a tough and well organised QP. It could have easily been a defeat and yet had Fordyce kept his header down we would have snatched a win. QP actually scored the two best goals and hitting the bar twice in the last five minutes, will mean they will feel they were "robbed". If they play like that in L2 they will be real contenders. Their No 7 had some lovely step overs and was a threat all night. Unless somebody clugs him he could star in L2. I also thought they looked quicker and fitter. As far as we go, it still looks early days and still experimental but we need to move the ball quicker in attacking patterns, not lumping it down the channels. I did hear Murray shouting about playing it to feet but the message was mixed.  I can't remember seeing such a long penalty ending but am pleased we did keep Saturday's game against Hamilton, alive.

Wedderburn was the weak link good on the ball to slow can't close the opposing players down I prefer Roberts aggression and hope he gets in the team when he is fit.

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1 minute ago, Diamond legend said:


Wedderburn was the weak link good on the ball to slow can't close the opposing players down I prefer Roberts aggression and hope he gets in the team when he is fit.

They did a high pressing game and you are correct about his lack of pace. I was really surprised we signed him and even more that he was in the box to get the equaliser! I have no idea about Roberts but as Murray signed both, then maybe it is Millar to make way?

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Perfect summer evening , 4 goals , 23 converted penalties , both teams playing some nice stuff in periods despite a horrendous ref and impotent lino both of whom managed to upset everyone ... all for £12 ... not bad at all .

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3 hours ago, Diamond legend said:


Wedderburn was the weak link good on the ball to slow can't close the opposing players down I prefer Roberts aggression and hope he gets in the team when he is fit.

This won't be the last time this kind of post appears about big Nat throughout the season.

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Got it wrong again so no surprise there. The changes Murray made to personnel and the positional changes , did not really impress. I don't think Ally Roy looked comfortable being wide left and Hawkshaw was well short as a No 10 which left us weak against a tough and well organised QP. It could have easily been a defeat and yet had Fordyce kept his header down we would have snatched a win. QP actually scored the two best goals and hitting the bar twice in the last five minutes, will mean they will feel they were "robbed". If they play like that in L2 they will be real contenders. Their No 7 had some lovely step overs and was a threat all night. Unless somebody clugs him he could star in L2. I also thought they looked quicker and fitter. As far as we go, it still looks early days and still experimental but we need to move the ball quicker in attacking patterns, not lumping it down the channels. I did hear Murray shouting about playing it to feet but the message was mixed.  I can't remember seeing such a long penalty ending but am pleased we did keep Saturday's game against Hamilton, alive.
Agree with most of this.
I would really hope we're not pinning our hopes on Smith as the striker. Yes, he put himself about (more so in the 2nd half) but most of the guys did also. Gallagher came on UP FRONT (hooray!) And straight away, Fed off a scrap in the box to get the 2nd.
Thought queens looked lively and I actually applauded there 2nd, what a hit and it was only ending up 1 place, with the keeper no chance.
Kerr had a torrid evening and twice within 30 seconds was absolutely done by the number 7, the second time resulting in the opening goal.
Big nat was slow and cumbersome, but when he finds that yard of space, he rarely wastes a pass.
Roy gives 100% and you can already hear from the crowd when he's on the ball, they like him but he's definitely not a "wide man".
In summary, poor first half, much better open 2nd from both teams, I was certainly entertained of a Wednesday evening for £12!

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Thought we were second best last night overall,Nat as expected no pace and will be a problem,got to bring in a striker  if we are to be a serious challenge for the league. Queens very unlucky  near the end,got to say Queens will be as good as many teams in our league .only time will tell ,

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