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2 hours ago, Kenny_m said:

Scott Walker has it all to prove to me as I only seen an average hard working player but perhaps he will improve.

Squad looks to be short on pace too which is a big problem.

Agreed that we are desperate up front although Gal is a handy player to have around with a decent goal scoring record, but definitely a penalty box striker. We need to push the boat out for better though if we have any ambition for promotion.

Agreed, it has to be a priority now. Like I said though I can't even think of many strikers who were released let alone good ones. Only ones who come to mind that you'd think are realistic possibilities are Blair Henderson and Russell McLean and neither of them exactly excite! Perhaps I just lack imagination. Hopefully we'll pull something better out the bag in the coming days and weeks. 

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Just now, airdrieman said:

Agreed, it has to be a priority now. Like I said though I can't even think of many strikers who were released let alone good ones. Only ones who come to mind that you'd think are realistic possibilities are Blair Henderson and Russell McLean and neither of them exactly excite! Perhaps I just lack imagination. Hopefully we'll pull something better out the bag in the coming days and weeks. 

Didn't Blair Henderson sign for Spartans?

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19 minutes ago, Chapelhall chap said:

Chris Malone/Mick O'Byrne: That's enough of a timely reminder of how scary some of our past squads were! The rest of Airdrieman's post  is well worth reading and agreeing with.

I remember Chris Malone put in a particularly rage-inducing performance at Methil. I've had rotten luck watching Airdrie there, including last season's effort on the stream. Should probably just avoid it next season...

2 minutes ago, lionel wickson said:

Didn't Blair Henderson sign for Spartans?

You're probably right! 

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17 hours ago, Mybitchunderprotest said:

Andy Ryan signing with the accies. Makes his 1 year drop to the 4th tier all the more strange.

It's the same people behind the scenes at both clubs. After they sold their share of Airdrie some of them got involved at Stirling Albion. Part of Andy Ryan's deal to move to Stirling was a job with M&H Logistics. 

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6 hours ago, Tory Boy said:

It's the same people behind the scenes at both clubs. After they sold their share of Airdrie some of them got involved at Stirling Albion. Part of Andy Ryan's deal to move to Stirling was a job with M&H Logistics. 

Yep,signs a two year deal with Stirling then suddenly signs for Hamilton 

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So any trialists for our glamour tie vs Cumbernauld Colts this weekend or is this squad it, meaning we are actually going with Allan or Pyott up front and someone shoehorned into the defensive midfield role?

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Have Stirling brought in Iain King and Nico Sumsky yet? If Wotherspoon is back in the football business (not that it’s necessarily him you mean) I hope he’s grown a thicker skin and a better plan than just hiring his mates in every key position. 
 

Best of luck to Andy Ryan. He’s a cracking player and much better than jobbing it around in League 2 with Stirling Albion. I hope he can make the most of his opportunity at Accies. If not we’ve managed to get loans off them before... 

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2 hours ago, G_H said:

So any trialists for our glamour tie vs Cumbernauld Colts this weekend or is this squad it, meaning we are actually going with Allan or Pyott up front and someone shoehorned into the defensive midfield role?

  There probably will be trialists on the bench but no one will be shoe horned in aggy will control the midfield alongside mccabes legs to get up and down the park with Eastons flair and creativity to create chances for the two strikers             

                              Max

Wardrop Watson Kerr Fordyce Quitongo 

                  Mccabe Agnew

                         Easton 

                Gallagher Allan

 

Subs:Cantley Ritchie Frizzell Walker Pyott

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19 minutes ago, Spanish Armada said:

  There probably will be trialists on the bench but no one will be shoe horned in aggy will control the midfield alongside mccabes legs to get up and down the park with Eastons flair and creativity to create chances for the two strikers             

                              Max

Wardrop Watson Kerr Fordyce Quitongo 

                  Mccabe Agnew

                         Easton 

                Gallagher Allan

 

Subs:Cantley Ritchie Frizzell Walker Pyott

Played Dunfermline tonight lost 1-0

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39 minutes ago, airdrieman said:

Daily Record version of this article says that Ian Murray is going to play him in midfield. We will be signing a goalkeeper to play up front after this, I expect.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/local-sport/motherwells-matthew-mcdonald-set-sign-24428076

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24 minutes ago, G_H said:

Daily Record version of this article says that Ian Murray is going to play him in midfield. We will be signing a goalkeeper to play up front after this, I expect.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/local-sport/motherwells-matthew-mcdonald-set-sign-24428076

Aye play some of the midfielders we signed at right back, youngsters will never with this league, same old story with Murray, 

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40 minutes ago, G_H said:

Daily Record version of this article says that Ian Murray is going to play him in midfield. We will be signing a goalkeeper to play up front after this, I expect.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/local-sport/motherwells-matthew-mcdonald-set-sign-24428076

Yeah I’m not convinced by that at all (for right-back or midfield). Though as we know - playing a defender in midfield is very Ian Murray! I wonder if the plan is to play him at right wing or wing-back or as our holding midfielder? I could be making a lot of assumptions, and we don’t know what other players we might have looked at who’ve went elsewhere instead, but it doesn’t say a lot for our planning in that holding midfield position if Plan A was Paul Paton and Plan B is a right-back who’s never played a game of senior football let alone in that position before. Playing defenders in there was literally our biggest problem last season. Even in his natural position it’s not as if we need any cover there. We’ve already got Wardrop and Walker and Kerr, Fordyce, Watson and Ritchie can and have all played there before. If we have to go down the youngster route I’d rather we just signed a proper centre-mid on loan. 

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