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A lot of Airdrieonians fans on here last week very critical of Darren Young post match . What was the difference this week from Murray didn’t here him give Raith much praise for their victory. All the fault of the ref. What goes around comes around. Especially with the standard of refereeing at our level.

Darren Young is a wee ned comes across as it as well,Murray was only telling it how he seen it Young was moaning about how his team gave away a clear penalty kick

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The challenge was fine IMO
The leading leg/foot seemed okay but it looks like the trailing leg took the boy out. Only the Raith player could say for certain if that was deliberate or not but I reckon he knew what he was doing.
A lot of Airdrieonians fans on here last week very critical of Darren Young post match . What was the difference this week from Murray didn’t here him give Raith much praise for their victory. All the fault of the ref. What goes around comes around. Especially with the standard of refereeing at our level.
Difference being we lost a game narrowly where there weren't many chances. So he's hardly likely to say that Raith fully deserved the victory and were the better side because quite simply they weren't. But they got the points and that's what matters come 5pm on a Saturday.

East Fife on the other hand were utter guff and the manager could have acknowledged that they didn't deserve anything. But he's an arse and he didn't.

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4 hours ago, Mybitchunderprotest said:

The leading leg/foot seemed okay but it looks like the trailing leg took the boy out. Only the Raith player could say for certain if that was deliberate or not but I reckon he knew what he was doing.

Don't think the pitch conditions were doing any players any favors. Lots of clumsy challenges to go around because they were near water skiing.

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Good to see Fordyce's red card over-turned. We have a settled defence that is (pretty) solid so that being unchanged will be a help going into Saturday. 

Anyone know if Roberts is likely to be out on Saturday? We've lost something like only one game (Saturday) out of all the games he's started or something ridiculous like that and he's instrumental to how we play so he'll be a huge loss if he's out. Big chance for Dean Hawkshaw to step up though if that is the case. I thought it would be a big season for him but he's barely featured which has been disappointing. I think he's certainly got the potential to step into the role Roberts has played though albeit not quite as good at the dirty stuff. 

In general, I think we have a good starting XI but I am worried about squad depth. With the exception of Eckersley I don't think we have anyone on the bench or in the reserves that could replace someone in the starting XI and do as good a job or better. That is something that is going to have an affect on the run-in and I'm not sure how much scope we'll have to bring in new players in January given how large our squad already is. Within the reserves there are some decent young players who have the potential to develop into first team players over the coming years but I'm not sure how many would be ready to step up at this very moment if called upon. Guys like Leighton (who has been decent enough whenever he's featured in the first team) and Barrowman should be in and around the first team and Pyott, Ross, Burke and Moore have been on the bench a couple of times too. RE Barrowman - no offence to Charlie Reilly (I hope he has a full and speedy recovery from his horrific injury on Saturday) but I don't think Barrowman could offer any less than what he has to the first team. I assume James Cowan will take Reilly's place on the bench on Saturday but there'd be no harm in Barrowman getting a shot. 

Charlie Reilly passed his driving test earlier in the week btw so hopefully that means his injury isn't has bad as feared. 

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Fordyce's red successfully overturned and Christie's pies at the stadium. Great day to be a diamond.

If you want hepatitis A.

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In general, I think we have a good starting XI but I am worried about squad depth. With the exception of Eckersley I don't think we have anyone on the bench or in the reserves that could replace someone in the starting XI and do as good a job or better.


It's normal that there's no one on the bench you could expect to come in and do as good a job or better. If there was they'd be part of our best starting XI. In terms of players coming in as cover I don't really have any problems with guys like Eckersley, Kerr, Hawkshaw, Wedderburn, Roy and Thomson (when he recovers) as backups to the first team. I think we maybe could have better depth in midfield and I'd love us to bring in someone new to play there but I think we have a relatively strong bench, even if guys like Wedderburn, Hawkshaw and Roy have been a bit underwhelming.

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I wouldn't be surprised if Wedderburn is gone in January. I can't see him being happy warming our bench.

Agreed. And would be good if we could maybe get a couple of others off the wage bill so Murray can get one or two necessary players on loan for the second half of the season. Can’t help but think we’ll need the coverage eventually

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1 hour ago, FLDiamond said:


Agreed. And would be good if we could maybe get a couple of others off the wage bill so Murray can get one or two necessary players on loan for the second half of the season. Can’t help but think we’ll need the coverage eventually

Personally I wouldn't be paying any players out there contract ,  we did that last year and it is undubstainable,  Big Nat appears to be this season's scapegoat,  we always have had one every season anyway....   I agree we need to strengthen probably 2 players preferably with a bit of experience guide us through the second half of the season,   This season we have currently or have used 4 loan players,  is there not a limit for loan players for a season.....

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19 minutes ago, Passionate said:

Personally I wouldn't be paying any players out there contract ,  we did that last year and it is undubstainable,  Big Nat appears to be this season's scapegoat,  we always have had one every season anyway....   I agree we need to strengthen probably 2 players preferably with a bit of experience guide us through the second half of the season,   This season we have currently or have used 4 loan players,  is there not a limit for loan players for a season.....

Not sure if there's a limit on loan players but it would make sense.

I was hopeful that the appointment of Murray's old chum Jack Ross at Hibs might see us sneak a few of their up and coming youngsters. Wishful thinking I guess!

 

 

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Personally I wouldn't be paying any players out there contract ,  we did that last year and it is undubstainable,  Big Nat appears to be this season's scapegoat,  we always have had one every season anyway....   I agree we need to strengthen probably 2 players preferably with a bit of experience guide us through the second half of the season,   This season we have currently or have used 4 loan players,  is there not a limit for loan players for a season.....

Scapegoat?The guys probably the worst player ever to play for Airdrie,He can’t run,he can’t tackle,he’s got the turning circle of a lorry in a narrow street,he’s gash and should never have been signed

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On 11/12/2019 at 22:28, ShineOnYouCrazyDiamonds said:

 


It's normal that there's no one on the bench you could expect to come in and do as good a job or better. If there was they'd be part of our best starting XI. In terms of players coming in as cover I don't really have any problems with guys like Eckersley, Kerr, Hawkshaw, Wedderburn, Roy and Thomson (when he recovers) as backups to the first team. I think we maybe could have better depth in midfield and I'd love us to bring in someone new to play there but I think we have a relatively strong bench, even if guys like Wedderburn, Hawkshaw and Roy have been a bit underwhelming.

 

I think you can add Gallacher to that list also...so maybe not such a threadbare squad.

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Scapegoat?The guys probably the worst player ever to play for Airdrie


Not even close. For a start he’s not on loan from Hamilton.

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He's not been worthy of a start, but he's not even the worst Airdrie player in the last decade.  Not even close.  Not good enough to be a regular player for a team that wants to go up, and I'd be happy to see him go and free up a place for someone else, but let's not get hysterical.

Letting a couple of players go, plus money from the Hearts game, ought to see us able to strengthen the squad.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Tulloch Gorum said:

He's not been worthy of a start, but he's not even the worst Airdrie player in the last decade.  Not even close.  Not good enough to be a regular player for a team that wants to go up, and I'd be happy to see him go and free up a place for someone else, but let's not get hysterical.

Letting a couple of players go, plus money from the Hearts game, ought to see us able to strengthen the squad.

 

 

Who else would you like to see let go besides Wedderburn?

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