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Worried before kick off when I seen the line up. Too defensive by a long way and even then EF exploited the three at the back to great effect from the second goal onwards.

 

We never got to grips with Liam Watt, on the left and cuts inside to finish. Did no one inform our players of his trademark move? Like others I feel we are weak in terms of being an attacking unit. We seem to have one ploy which is to get Thomson to the bye line to put a cross in. If he doesn't perform then we seem incapable of unlocking a defense any other way.

 

This game highlighted what we all know in that we need a quality creative midfielder who can drive at the opposition and create chances and a forward up front with height and presence.

We were well beaten today by a good side but on this occasion the manager must take blame for the original setup.

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This game highlighted what we all know in that we need a quality creative midfielder who can drive at the opposition and create chances and a forward up front with height and presence.
We were well beaten today by a good side but on this occasion the manager must take blame for the original setup.


Correct.

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1 hour ago, Spanish Armada said:


It’s alright SM and IM will sign another 16 year old and everything will be alright,keep the faith emoji5.png

 

1 hour ago, Spanish Armada said:


It’s alright SM and IM will sign another 16 year old and everything will be alright,keep the faith emoji5.png

Yes, we will be some team in the future ,east fife team from the start knew to a man where and what is expected of them ,they looked today streets ahead of this hybrid thrown together bunch ,it seems to be up to the players what they do and don't do in this case .you have a long way to go. Mr Murray before you call yourself a manager .

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Yes, we will be some team in the future ,east fife team from the start knew to a man where and what is expected of them ,they looked today streets ahead of this hybrid thrown together bunch ,it seems to be up to the players what they do and don't do in this case .you have a long way to go. Mr Murray before you call yourself a manager .

f**k bettering other teams youth players we should be improving our own,Murray and Millar should hang there coats on the peg on the way out today for signing that utter dross




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2 hours ago, Stevo1968 said:

Utter pish

mckay, Fordyce, Hutton and Millar miles off it! Clocks ticking for Murray 

I am reluctant to single out individual players but I would include Wedderburn today and for much of the season. I thought the back three early on exposed Fordyce but he was better at CB. Don't know how Hutton slipped for the opener but had no chance with the others as we got done from the wide areas. Players out of position and continual changes each game ( and during) don't lie with the players. Murray was getting some strong individual pelters today, most of it deserved.

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Really don't know how a team in this league could have a player and play a system to suit Wedderburn ,Raith obviously felt the same ,need someone a bit more mobile in this league .think we still have some good players but in their preferred position .

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Obviously home and away fans see players and games differently but I thought Wedderburn was far from the worst Airdrie player on view and was surprised when he was taken off so early.

You had decent spells in possession but didn’t look capable of scoring (apart from the wee Christmas present at the end)

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1 hour ago, ewan_fife said:

Wedderburn would be better at centre back

 

 

Bizarrely, if you watch the second goal that is exactly where he runs to. The position that Watt scores from is exactly where one of our two defensive midfielders should have been screening across and blocking a shot. Instead Wedderburn runs straight back towards goal even though there is no-one to mark, and Watt has a free shot at goal. We play with 2 defensive midfielders yet neither of them are to be seen when a guy cuts inside and has a shot from the edge of the box in the middle of the goal. 

Edited by Diamonds are Forever

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44 minutes ago, Diamonds are Forever said:

 

Bizarrely, if you watch the second goal that is exactly where he runs to. The position that Watt scores from is exactly where one of our two defensive midfielders should have been screening across and blocking a shot. Instead Wedderburn runs straight back towards goal even though there is no-one to mark, and Watt has a free shot at goal. We play with 2 defensive midfielders yet neither of them are to be seen when a guy cuts inside and has a shot from the edge of the box in the middle of the goal

Ok, but where is Kyle MacDonald right wing back he was getting pelters from Murray and Crighton for not going with the runner,  we were outplayed again by a supposed play off rival, just like For far at home,  our side seems to struggle against a high tempo passing side which is worrying,  Falkirk this week is massive a real pivotal game, we win , we could end up near the top,  a defeat and we are in a dogfight with pish like stranraer and Dumbarton.

Question is the hybrid system working or do we have to wait 3 years to see.

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Have we played the same team two games running yet this season? I doubt it. 

49 minutes ago, AFC1878 said:

"Take up a position with the Airdrie first team". A coaching position? Player-manager? 👀 Probably just a full-time playing contract.

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1 hour ago, Passionate said:

Ok, but where is Kyle MacDonald right wing back he was getting pelters from Murray and Crighton for not going with the runner,  we were outplayed again by a supposed play off rival, just like For far at home,  our side seems to struggle against a high tempo passing side which is worrying,  Falkirk this week is massive a real pivotal game, we win , we could end up near the top,  a defeat and we are in a dogfight with pish like stranraer and Dumbarton.

Question is the hybrid system working or do we have to wait 3 years to see.

Highlights are always edited and I agree he gets pelters from the management team but I think he was caught up the park in one of our rare attacks and he was at least 20 yards away from Watt when the attack broke down ; this suggests to me that Fordyce should have been covering that space. As for those two giving any one pelters they should start with whoever decided to play that formation. Even Murray admits we lost it in first 25 minutes-his choices. I suspect we will float around 4/5th like last season unless we become more energetic as you say

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Have we played the same team two games running yet this season? I doubt it. 

"Take up a position with the Airdrie first team". A coaching position? Player-manager?  Probably just a full-time playing contract.

 

I’m sure he was full-time already and coached the Morton youngsters in the evening.

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"Take up a position with the Airdrie first team". A coaching position? Player-manager?  Probably just a full-time playing contract.

Having the captain around full time can surely only be a good thing, particularly (hopefully) for the younger defenders like McKay, Kerr etc.

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We should never play a midfield duo of both Wedderburn and Millar, makes the team way too defensive and just invites the opposition to run at us. Also don’t understand why Hawkshaw doesn’t get a game as from what I’ve seen he’s one of the most talented players we have and find it hard to understand why Gallagher hasn’t earned himself a start after last weeks 2nd half performance. Ps Ally Roy is utter pish

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13 hours ago, Diamonds are Forever said:

 

Bizarrely, if you watch the second goal that is exactly where he runs to. The position that Watt scores from is exactly where one of our two defensive midfielders should have been screening across and blocking a shot. Instead Wedderburn runs straight back towards goal even though there is no-one to mark, and Watt has a free shot at goal. We play with 2 defensive midfielders yet neither of them are to be seen when a guy cuts inside and has a shot from the edge of the box in the middle of the goal. 

The mistake from a defensive point of view was not picking up Liam Watt in time to show him away from goal on his left foot...

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The mistake from a defensive point of view was not picking up Liam Watt in time to show him away from goal on his left foot...

Liam watt is far better than any of our Center mids and that says something,Big Nat runs at walking pace,Kieran Millar is never a box to box man and Kurtis has got energy but is still learning his trade

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