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On 18/11/2021 at 10:02, Old Diamond said:

Totally agree with the above statements, despite being top of the league our record so far this year against the clubs sitting 2nd to 4th is W0 D1 L2, so I think that it is psycologically important to chalk up a win on Saturday

And so it continues, sick does not come close, get strikers, Airdrie will never fail to let you down, 

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Just as we praise the team during fortune. We can also show our frustration after games like today.

 

That was the flattest Airdrie performance I’ve seen since last season. The sharp passing that we’ve almost become used to was nowhere today. 
 

I have to say, Gallagher is not the answer up front. He is consistently offside and wins about 4% of headers. I’d much rather see Allan up top. He’s direct and puts himself about a lot more than Gal. I appreciate that Gal shows up with a vital goal here and there but unfortunately that counts for nothing if you aren’t consistent. 
 

Cove are a proper team who came with a plan and stuck to it well. It’s no surprise that they looked a lot more lethal when attacking than us with the quality that they have.
 

It almost seems like we wait to concede before trying to win games and that’s just not on. The long ball tactics were useless and I beg that this was a one off. 
 

Hopefully this cup tie gives us a different focus for a week and we can kick on in a fortnight. 
 

 

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16 minutes ago, Diamond1924 said:

Just as we praise the team during fortune. We can also show our frustration after games like today.

 

That was the flattest Airdrie performance I’ve seen since last season. The sharp passing that we’ve almost become used to was nowhere today. 
 

I have to say, Gallagher is not the answer up front. He is consistently offside and wins about 4% of headers. I’d much rather see Allan up top. He’s direct and puts himself about a lot more than Gal. I appreciate that Gal shows up with a vital goal here and there but unfortunately that counts for nothing if you aren’t consistent. 
 

Cove are a proper team who came with a plan and stuck to it well. It’s no surprise that they looked a lot more lethal when attacking than us with the quality that they have.
 

It almost seems like we wait to concede before trying to win games and that’s just not on. The long ball tactics were useless and I beg that this was a one off. 
 

Hopefully this cup tie gives us a different focus for a week and we can kick on in a fortnight

We really have only played well for 90 mins and not in the same game, that's out of the last 5 games, aye we are in second place but very seldom to we dominate a game, the home game against East fife being the only one I can think of, you are right it's not runners we need it's someone to put the ball in the net. 

 

 

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16 hours ago, Diamond1924 said:

Just as we praise the team during fortune. We can also show our frustration after games like today.

 

That was the flattest Airdrie performance I’ve seen since last season. The sharp passing that we’ve almost become used to was nowhere today. 
 

I have to say, Gallagher is not the answer up front. He is consistently offside and wins about 4% of headers. I’d much rather see Allan up top. He’s direct and puts himself about a lot more than Gal. I appreciate that Gal shows up with a vital goal here and there but unfortunately that counts for nothing if you aren’t consistent. 
 

Cove are a proper team who came with a plan and stuck to it well. It’s no surprise that they looked a lot more lethal when attacking than us with the quality that they have.
 

It almost seems like we wait to concede before trying to win games and that’s just not on. The long ball tactics were useless and I beg that this was a one off. 
 

Hopefully this cup tie gives us a different focus for a week and we can kick on in a fortnight. 
 

 

Allan 😂 you're having a laugh. Whether Gall is the right man or not, Allan ain't a better option. Jeezo. You say Gall barely wins headers and opt for a shorter player to replace him... One who doesn't even have a decent goal scoring record. You're totally clutching at straws here

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5 minutes ago, Glenmavis Diamond said:

Allan 😂 you're having a laugh. Whether Gall is the right man or not, Allan ain't a better option. Jeezo. You say Gall barely wins headers and opt for a short arse to replace him... 

Allan is a far better option. Gallagher’s role is to hold play up and he fails miserably at it. Allan is a striker, who scores goals. Goals win matches. Not sclaffy headers and offside runs. 

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If we are going to rest Gallagher ( and there is a strong case for that)then McGill is the better alternative. The defeat today however did come from not scoring first, after being slow to get going in the first half. Yes there was an excellent chance for Easton and another for Gallagher in that 20 minute spell after half time,  and  I thought we were gong to get the opener. The poor defending at Megginson's goal was the decisive point, and we were not helped by falling asleep a few minutes later.  Frustrating day but it's a tight L1 especially when you look at the other results. 

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Just now, Chapelhall chap said:

If we are going to rest Gallagher ( and there is a strong case for that)then McGill is the better alternative. The defeat today however did come from not scoring first, after being slow to get going in the first half. Yes there was an excellent chance for Easton and another for Gallagher in that 20 minute spell after half time,  and  I thought we were gong to get the opener. The poor defending at Megginson's goal was the decisive point, and we were not helped by falling asleep a few minutes later.  Frustrating day but it's a tight L1 especially when you look at the other results. 

Disappointing had the chances didn't take them then started to fall deeper lost bad goal sadly you could see it coming. Imo showed them bit to much respect. 

Like Gal but not been at his best for me need to get McCabe back into midfield. 

The only way is up ♦️

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1 minute ago, Eric the half a b said:

Disappointing had the chances didn't take them then started to fall deeper lost bad goal sadly you could see it coming. Imo showed them bit to much respect. 

Like Gal but not been at his best for me need to get McCabe back into midfield. 

The only way is up ♦️

Agree about the chances today and although Agnew has been very good/tidy etc in the last few games I think we do need to get McCabe into the midfield. The problem is that we lack another centre back to challenge as long as Kerr remains injury prone/Lyons untested. We did not get enough out of Easton today as he was too far back . McCabe would certainly shift him onwards during most games. It's still early days in such a tight League. I know we don't do whataboutery but just have a look at the Falkirk thread . Yep we can get back on top but it needs commitment.

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30 minutes ago, Chapelhall chap said:

Agree about the chances today and although Agnew has been very good/tidy etc in the last few games I think we do need to get McCabe into the midfield. The problem is that we lack another centre back to challenge as long as Kerr remains injury prone/Lyons untested. We did not get enough out of Easton today as he was too far back . McCabe would certainly shift him onwards during most games. It's still early days in such a tight League. I know we don't do whataboutery but just have a look at the Falkirk thread . Yep we can get back on top but it needs commitment.

Was saying this as we showed some vulnerability throughout the second half, we need to sign a centre half in January because as good as Kerr is playing 1 game in 3 isn't going to win us the league

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Gal's had a good season for us, he's just not a target man. He's shown to be a fairly reliable goalscorer over the past 3 seasons and is involved in build up play and gets assists too. He struggled today and mistimed his jump for almost every long ball but his hold up play is actually good when the ball is played into his feet or body.

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Except for against Falkirk for some reason, Murray's teams (at this club anyway) seem to struggle in important/big games. They always go very flat and deliver an underwhelming performance. Not sure if its an inability to motivate, or players believing too much in their own press, but there is usually a struggle to step up a gear.

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43 minutes ago, G_H said:

Except for against Falkirk for some reason, Murray's teams (at this club anyway) seem to struggle in important/big games. They always go very flat and deliver an underwhelming performance. Not sure if its an inability to motivate, or players believing too much in their own press, but there is usually a struggle to step up a gear.

What is that telling you, 

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We were far too passive in the first half - similarly to alloa game as may have been pointed out elsewhere. Teams know to smother and close us down the midfield. We absolutely need to sort the centre-half position out l. It’s dragged on long enough. Would be happy to see Walker in at RB next week and Watson in there to get McCabe into midfield.

I’m getting increasingly pissed off seeing him back there despite the fantastic job he’s done. Typical IM to play one our best players in a position he’s not played in before. We need Easton up the park where he’s most dangerous. Smith gets himself in brilliant positions then has no idea what to do when he gets the ball. I’d like to see gabby get a game.

We’re also incredibly tight - we get very little width into our play. Other teams expose it and are able to leave men out of the touch line that we don’t cover.

Having got my moans out the way. In terms of the league, huge way to go, just disappointing that when we get the chance to kick on, we do what we always do

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15 hours ago, Diamond1924 said:

Allan is a far better option. Gallagher’s role is to hold play up and he fails miserably at it. Allan is a striker, who scores goals. Goals win matches. Not sclaffy headers and offside runs. 

Show me his goal scoring record then. I'll wait... 

Whether you think Gall is the answer or not, you're argument for Allan is totally unfounded. We have Gabby McGill and Salim who are both better. 

Wonder why you're so keen on Allan? 🙄

 

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1 hour ago, Glenmavis Diamond said:

Show me his goal scoring record then. I'll wait... 

Whether you think Gall is the answer or not, you're argument for Allan is totally unfounded. We have Gabby McGill and Salim who are both better. 

Wonder why you're so keen on Allan? 🙄

 

Oh I must be Allans agent then eh 😂

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6 hours ago, She who dares gins said:

We were far too passive in the first half - similarly to alloa game as may have been pointed out elsewhere. Teams know to smother and close us down the midfield. We absolutely need to sort the centre-half position out l. It’s dragged on long enough. Would be happy to see Walker in at RB next week and Watson in there to get McCabe into midfield.

I’m getting increasingly pissed off seeing him back there despite the fantastic job he’s done. Typical IM to play one our best players in a position he’s not played in before. We need Easton up the park where he’s most dangerous. Smith gets himself in brilliant positions then has no idea what to do when he gets the ball. I’d like to see gabby get a game.

We’re also incredibly tight - we get very little width into our play. Other teams expose it and are able to leave men out of the touch line that we don’t cover.

Having got my moans out the way. In terms of the league, huge way to go, just disappointing that when we get the chance to kick on, we do what we always do

Smith was the same first time  with us plenty pace, just no end product, 

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