Jump to content

The Official Airdrieonians Thread - 2019/20 and beyond


Recommended Posts

8 hours ago, Mr November said:

You could make some team out of that lot. Eoghan Stokes and Patrick Pyott, what a strikeforce!

To be honest, there aren’t many names on there that seem realistic that I’d want, although admittedly I don’t know too much about the non-Scottish guys from the Championship clubs. For positions that we’re looking to strengthen, Dunfermline seem keen on Robbie Crawford and Jamie Hamilton has signed for Hamilton again. Other than the long running Charlie Telfer saga and Leon Jones, who McCabe presumably doesn’t fancy, not much else jumps out as being great signings. I’m expecting another couple of young players on loan and maybe a permanent signing too but I do think it’ll mostly be younger players who will fit into our high energy, pressing team.

I think you're right but I do worry about the depth of squad in defence. Through suspensions and injuries it's not that uncommon for teams to have 3 or 4 defenders missing at the same time, I just don't know how we would cope in that sort of situation. 

Last season in defence we started with Fordyce, Watson, Kerr, Lyons, Walker, Quitongo and Wardrop. With the likes of McCabe, McGill, Ritchie and MacDonald who could cover. We still had problems. 

Other than McCabe there's not really anybody further forward that sticks out as being able to cover at the back if needed. 

We're really relying on our defence to stay injury and suspension free. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, David Fernández said:

Here's a list of all the players in league 1 and the championship who are without a club. Some might not be 100% accurate and might have gotten a club but if are going down the route of signing a few experienced guys. I'd imagine one or two might be on these lists.

Does anyone think we should go for any of these players on the lists? What's everyone's thoughts?2edf3d31bec18d60152b0076b48f60d9.jpg1678162bb5d3b7c0d328a667ec7d0613.jpge1756742812d416bab9b96bbd633716b.jpg0dcabf03e493b67ba23cd45c71feb06c.jpg

I think I read Robbie Crawford was training with a team in the division above. 

Not many standouts in that list, if any at all. 

We'd all like experienced additions who are good players and who fit the style of play Rhys is committed to, who also happen to be free and available and who have no better offers at higher levels, but wanting them doesn't make them actually, y'know, exist. 

We cannae manufacture them out of thin air and nobody in those lists is the sort to set any hearts a-racing, I don't think. 

If it is to be loanees, then we've until end of September I think, don't we? 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

34 minutes ago, G_H said:

could try for someone like Scott Allan who is premier league material but clubs wont touch due to a health condition:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/62543432

Though it's defenders we really need at the moment (I'm assuming we are extending the Hibs guy in regards to goalkeeper?)

Regarding the Goalkeeper once again really poor communication from the club announced him on a 7 day loan and he's played the last 3 games for us and not heard a jot about how long he's here for, don't think it's too much to ask to keep us updated with these little details. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, AndyDD said:

I think I read Robbie Crawford was training with a team in the division above. 

Not many standouts in that list, if any at all. 

We'd all like experienced additions who are good players and who fit the style of play Rhys is committed to, who also happen to be free and available and who have no better offers at higher levels, but wanting them doesn't make them actually, y'know, exist. 

We cannae manufacture them out of thin air and nobody in those lists is the sort to set any hearts a-racing, I don't think. 

If it is to be loanees, then we've until end of September I think, don't we? 

 

It's clear that Rhys is getting the benefit of the doubt over signings, but at some point he will have to sign let's be honest bench warmers,  For whatever reason signings haven't been forthconing,    We all thought the deadline  would be the end of the pre season group tournament and be ready for the league,      Now its cacceptable  to ki c k the can down the road to the end of September,   we have no play squad wise and results could downturn pretty quickly.....    We all wanted QUALITY loanees have we got them.......Jury is still out ...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 15/08/2022 at 10:25, Skyline Drifter said:

7 days, at a time.

 

45 minutes ago, AJ77 said:

Regarding the Goalkeeper once again really poor communication from the club announced him on a 7 day loan and he's played the last 3 games for us and not heard a jot about how long he's here for, don't think it's too much to ask to keep us updated with these little details. 

7 days. At a time. Renewed each week if Josh Rae isn't fit, which he's nowhere near to being. What you're effectively asking for here is a return time on Josh Rae which they probably can't predict exactly yet.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

30 minutes ago, Passionate said:

It's clear that Rhys is getting the benefit of the doubt over signings, but at some point he will have to sign let's be honest bench warmers,  For whatever reason signings haven't been forthconing,    We all thought the deadline  would be the end of the pre season group tournament and be ready for the league,      Now its cacceptable  to ki c k the can down the road to the end of September,   we have no play squad wise and results could downturn pretty quickly.....    We all wanted QUALITY loanees have we got them.......Jury is still out ...

To be fair I don’t think anyone is signing we’re fine to wait until the end of September, we need players in as soon as possible for competition and to improve the squad. It’s just that if we are struggling to bring in key targets then while that’s clearly not ideal, it’s not the end of the world if we’re still sitting here at the end of August with the same squad.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

While results have been good on the field, I don't think it's the right approach to treat lack of depth in the squad as anything less than quite concerning at this point.

Some people seem comfortable for any future signings to be deferred till next summer by the looks of things,  but with few options on the bench and no cover for injuries and suspensions it will really damage the clubs ability to accomplish anything with this season.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 minutes ago, G_H said:

While results have been good on the field, I don't think it's the right approach to treat lack of depth in the squad as anything less than quite concerning at this point.

Some people seem comfortable for any future signings to be deferred till next summer by the looks of things,  but with few options on the bench and no cover for injuries and suspensions it will really damage the clubs ability to accomplish anything with this season.

 

True words, it's certainly getting  worrying. Not easy to judge on  Sat because  of the heat, they seemed to change the game with their subs, we did not improve  any with ours, not complaining  about result but  would have been good to stay with Dunfermline  on points, even some rumours  on new players would give us something, 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'd rather keep waiting than sign filler - we need the players signed to make a contribution. We've got a squad of 16, not including Murray Johnson. 

It looks like we're going match by match at the minute to buy time until either the right (loan?) players become available or until McCabe's hand is forced by an injury/suspension. 

We're probably only a couple of bodies short of where we'd want to be to avoid having players signed just to pad out the squad (see Ritchie, Pyott for example) and McCabe clearly doesn't want to go down that road. 

There's a chance we could have a disaster (say Fordyce and McCabe both injured in the same game or something) but given we've started the season relatively well, and have a fair degree of consistency in the starting 11 anyway I'd rather hold on for a McInroy than rush out for a Caves. 

 

On an unrelated note, I see Call Gall is 7 away from 50 Airdrie goals, and 2 off the Prunty/McLaren post-liquidation record - only a matter of time now surely? If he keeps up the current 1 goal a game record in the league he'll have topped them by Halloween!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Mr November said:

To be fair I don’t think anyone is signing we’re fine to wait until the end of September, we need players in as soon as possible for competition and to improve the squad. It’s just that if we are struggling to bring in key targets then while that’s clearly not ideal, it’s not the end of the world if we’re still sitting here at the end of August with the same squad.

AYE AND NO WORSE  THAT 2 POINTS OFF THE TOP. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

 

5 hours ago, Mr November said:

it’s not the end of the world if we’re still sitting here at the end of August with the same squad.

It wouldn't be far away from it if we get beat by Alloa and Dunfermline!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, G_H said:

could try for someone like Scott Allan who is premier league material but clubs wont touch due to a health condition:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/62543432

Though it's defenders we really need at the moment (I'm assuming we are extending the Hibs guy in regards to goalkeeper?)

I’d be delighted if we got Allan in but I’d be slightly worried whether or not he’d be able to cope with playing at a high intensity which McCabe seems to favour.

Good start to the season but we absolutely need some bodies in sooner rather than later. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

18 hours ago, ShineOnYouCrazyDiamonds said:

I’d be delighted if we got Allan in but I’d be slightly worried whether or not he’d be able to cope with playing at a high intensity which McCabe seems to favour.

Good start to the season but we absolutely need some bodies in sooner rather than later. 

Class player, out of our budget I would think, 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...