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How many Scottish Cup Semi-Finals have Airdrie played?

Was just looking up the 1971 Semi against Celtic and seen we'd also played them in the Semi-Finals in 1955 and 1961, which I didn't know. 

Obviously the 4 times we made the Final in 1924, 1975, 1992 and 1995. 

Any other Scottish Cups Semis?

 

1955 Semi Final footage some quality commentary 👌

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... sadly I am old enough to remember. 🫤

My day will come, 30 years from now I’ll be talking up Martin, Coyle, Sandison, Ceaser, Black, Boyle, Honor, Kidd, Stewart, Balfour, Reid, Lawrence, etc. I know I left a few out. My early years of supporting Airdrie, surely one of our best teams ever

Looking forward to seeing the team today, keeping a special eye on the trialists. Wondering how many surprise faces we will see today
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11 minutes ago, FLDiamond said:

Wondering how many surprise faces we will see today

Airdrieonians: Rae, Ballantyne, Trialist, McCabe, Fordyce, Trialist, Frizzell, Smith, McMaster, Devenny, McGill Subs: Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Gallagher, Trialist, Trialist

Loads it seems.

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7 minutes ago, David Fernández said:

Number 8 is Charlie Telfer

Is he not absolutely gash? Or am I thinking of another of Falkirk's team of shame from last season? They all blur together for me.

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8 minutes ago, cb_diamond said:

Is he not absolutely gash? Or am I thinking of another of Falkirk's team of shame from last season? They all blur together for me.

He's one of the few players from last season that a lot of their support wanted to keep. 

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We're never going to replace Easton like for like but I think Telfer would be a great signing. His output in a rubbish Falkirk team last season was actually decent and he would fit into the style of play we seem to be going for again. A midfield three of McCabe, Frizzell and Telfer would lack a bit of physicality but we got away with that last season through dominating the ball. That might be trickier this season but it would certainly be a good base to build from. 

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Did anyone recognize any of the other trialists?

Looked up Telfer - appears to know McCabe from Rangers youth academy. Makes sense and I would be happy with him in midfield. Falkirk were a shambles last year but as mentioned and as far as I remember, he wasn’t one picked out for criticism too much. I always rated him as a decent player when I saw him

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Thought that was fairly enjoyable for a pre season game, pretty much dominated the full game and knocked the ball around really well. McCabe must actually enjoy playing centre half as that's where he was playing. Other than Charlie Telfer, unfortunately I didn't recognise any of the other trialists. As McCabe is that vocal, our trialist at left back was someone called Euan, but that's all I got.@airdrieman unfortunately didn't get to see 'Ose' on the pitch today, but he was there on the bench.

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1 hour ago, Mr November said:

We're never going to replace Easton like for like but I think Telfer would be a great signing. His output in a rubbish Falkirk team last season was actually decent and he would fit into the style of play we seem to be going for again. A midfield three of McCabe, Frizzell and Telfer would lack a bit of physicality but we got away with that last season through dominating the ball. That might be trickier this season but it would certainly be a good base to build from. 

 

I wouldn't be concerned about physicality in midfield with those 3. Frizzell and McCabe can more than look after themselves. As you say certainly no less physicality than the 3 of Agnew, Frizzell and Easton last season which was never an issue.

It's complete guesswork but I do think Telfer is the type of player who would have done well for us last season - playing on the front foot and having lots of the ball. Any creative player in that Falkirk team would have struggled, although he'd still have to take his share of responsibility. If we're planning on playing a similar style this season I'd be happy with him signing - a bit like McCabe in that he's someone who has played at a higher level and clearly has the ability if you can find a way to get it out of him. He's still young enough that a couple of good seasons with us and he could get himself back up the leagues.

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7 minutes ago, ShineOnYouCrazyDiamonds said:

Telfer looked good. Frizzell played with the freedom Easton played with last season. Rae didn’t have too much to do but his kicking seems a massive improvement on what we’ve had recently.

 

It was discussed a wee while back but I'd definitely be interested to see Frizzell playing a bit further forward this season. His goals return last year wasn't great but that was mainly due to having to play a bit deeper due to Easton. I think he'd be a real threat playing off the striker.

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It was discussed a wee while back but I'd definitely be interested to see Frizzell playing a bit further forward this season. His goals return last year wasn't great but that was mainly due to having to play a bit deeper due to Easton. I think he'd be a real threat playing off the striker.

He actually finished the game as the deepest midfielder, though that was maybe to conserve some energy before tomorrow’s game. Looked like everything was intended to go through him, with him dropping deep to collect the ball and start most of our attacks, much like Easton did last season. I think he will get a better return this season if he plays that role. One goal and one assist at least today, and while I can’t remember perfectly I think it might have been him that put the ball into the box for the third goal as well.
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Another Rangers academy product. Did he play well today?
I thought he was just okay, he got himself forward quite a lot. But his crossing wasn't the best. I think Telfer will probably be the only trialist that will get offered a deal. The boy from St Mirren played really well.
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