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30 minutes ago, ShineOnYouCrazyDiamonds said:

This Andy Ryan signing has been imminent for an awful long time now

Just seems to have come from a couple of ITK fans on facebook, who!e thing has got out of contro!,  The club as far as I can see have not commented quite rightly until the ink is dry,    in saying that there is no smoke without fire and I expect Mr Ryan to be unveiled in due course to help our quest for unexpected glory.     Apart from Ryan's possible return, the club have made promising moves in resigning Thomson, Seagal, MacDonald and the superb McCann..   Hats off to Paul Hetherington and his fellow directors who had to run the gauntlet when they took the reins of a rudderless ship and move us forward, no doubt costing themselves a small fortune in the process, For the first time in a long time we have hope and our pride back...... Onwards and upwards

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https://www.airdriefc.com/1920news/090120/Diamonds-return-for-striker-Ryan?fbclid=IwAR2vo6txM7DIUcmljB2NP87Jt26EHpE5kRR7H09BUyN3bGPU7d4gL7lx18M

Just gies the trophy now... 

Absolutely delighted to have this confirmed and there's so much to like about the statement as a whole; 
With the paperwork now complete on his return to the Penny Cars Stadium, Andy told airdriefc.com: “It’s great to be back! As soon as I heard of the interest I just wanted to get myself back here.

Of course any player is going to say they are pleased to be wherever they are but there's a real meat to this desire on his part and you can sense it from the guy. 

I also love the point Ian Murray makes, when he mentions that first and foremost Andy has to get himself into the team, speaking both to the player himself and motivating him but also to those who have the jerseys already, saying they have earned the shirts and won't just be stripped of them whilst simultaneously telling them that there is very healthy competition up that end. 

I like the classy nature of their thanks to Dunfermline, naming names and making special mention of their Chairman, but the best bit for me comes with the final two paragraphs;

Of course, the backing from our sponsors and fans is a major factor in our ability to strengthen the squad at this stage of the season and we are grateful for our increased commercial revenues and the success of the Diamonds Club, our premium matchday hospitality package. All profits from commercial revenues are invested into the playing squad and the club would like to thank everyone who has supported these ventures.

The club would also like thank the supporters for their magnificent contribution this season which has been a huge factor in our turnaround. A fantastic bond has developed between the players and fans who have been like a twelfth man,  which the players and management have massively appreciated. Attendances have increased in 2019/20 and we would love to see this continue - as we push for promotion to the Championship, we urge everyone to encourage a lapsed fan to return and support the team for what promises to be a very closely fought title chase. Please be assured that every extra pound through the turnstile will be invested in moving our club forward.

 Aye, of course it's blowing smoke up our arses a bit and all very easy to say but there's a definite sense of togetherness and genuine warmth which is incredibly encouraging regards the culture of the club, the direction of travel and the future of the team. 

It's all getting a bit giddy, this. 

Long may it continue and welcome home Andy Ryan. 

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Excellent signing for Airdrie. They’ve looked solid defensively in our two meetings so far but pretty toothless going forward. You’d imagine if he can get anywhere near his performances for you last time, Ryan will make a huge difference in that area.

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2 hours ago, R.R.FC said:

Excellent signing for Airdrie. They’ve looked solid defensively in our two meetings so far but pretty toothless going forward. You’d imagine if he can get anywhere near his performances for you last time, Ryan will make a huge difference in that area.

Great to see him back.. just a thought on Stevie Crawford's comments just before AR signing... Eh would not take a mortgage out...

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Not many teams win the league in January but with Andy Ryan signing they should give us the title and scottish cup just now. 

One game at a time must thank the board of directors to hopefully to where we belong which will be difficult hopefully the fans get right behind the team cmon the Diamonds.

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1 hour ago, The clean living guy said:

Not many teams win the league in January but with Andy Ryan signing they should give us the title and scottish cup just now. 

We have a stronger chance now than we  had yesterday 👌👌👌👌

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Played against Stranraer unfortunately.
That was so shit it shouldn't count.

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Great to see us having what looks like to be a very solid core squad signed up for next season already. C'mon.

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48 minutes ago, Diamond8 said:

Great to see us having what looks like to be a very solid core squad signed up for next season already. C'mon.

Aye and if we can gain promotion maybe have a chance of Andy Ryan staying .

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Of the players signed up for next season the majority are currently full time but it'd be interesting to see if guys like Gallagher and Thomson who are currently part time and signed up for next season will be going full time if we get promoted

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Also I don't think it's been mentioned here but according to the Mark Pirie article Pyott trained with Cove tonight with the possibility of a loan move. Would be a good move for him imo if he can get game time for a side that are flying

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