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If Sula isn’t injured, I would like to hear Danny explain why he took off the only mobile defender we had, and left the 3 on that are pedestrian at best, surely he has to explain, think at times Danny watches a different game than the rest of us.

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1 hour ago, haufdaft said:

Heading into the finial weeks of September and the problem with fullbacks continues. We all can see an issue there. Why the delay?

Centre halves look weak and slow too

What a combination.

I've just seen the goals from yesterday on Twitter. That was outrageously bad defending
 

Said it on the match thread just there but Thicot is an embarrassment for the 4th. Just simply bullied.

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Lennon has to make some hard decisions, choose his first choice defence and stick with it for a few games. The constant chopping and changing isn't helping anyone.

I wasn't there yesterday but interested to see people surprised/annoyed that Sula was the centreback to get subbed. The same happened in the Edunburgh game, Peter Grant was having a nightmare, McLean not much better, and yet it was Sula that Danny took off.

Maybe he feels obligated, or at least more inclined, to play the other centrebacks as they're more experienced but Sula is more mobile and probably a better passer than the rest too.

Lennon has to decide who our rightback is, Cuddihy or Lyon. Obviously that's been hampered by Cuddihy being injured but choose one and stick with it. I personally would go with Cuddihy as Lyon's end product in attack is so poor and Cuddihy underwhelms too often in midfield anyway.

Then pick Kennedy or Rodden at leftback. I'd probably go Rodden and hope he gets better but there's not much in it.

Then choose 2 centrebacks and stick with it. I'd probably try Sula and McLean for a while but just give a couple of them time to form a partnership before tinkering with it.

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55 minutes ago, TamClyde said:

Hopefully Peter grants contracted is terminated. Paying him out now will save us at least 2 to 3 goals a week. Would be money well spent IMO.

Agree on this. Parry picking up pelters for his lack of fitness. 

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1 hour ago, Jaggy Snake said:

Lennon has to make some hard decisions, choose his first choice defence and stick with it for a few games. The constant chopping and changing isn't helping anyone.

I wasn't there yesterday but interested to see people surprised/annoyed that Sula was the centreback to get subbed. The same happened in the Edunburgh game, Peter Grant was having a nightmare, McLean not much better, and yet it was Sula that Danny took off.

Maybe he feels obligated, or at least more inclined, to play the other centrebacks as they're more experienced but Sula is more mobile and probably a better passer than the rest too.

Lennon has to decide who our rightback is, Cuddihy or Lyon. Obviously that's been hampered by Cuddihy being injured but choose one and stick with it. I personally would go with Cuddihy as Lyon's end product in attack is so poor and Cuddihy underwhelms too often in midfield anyway.

Then pick Kennedy or Rodden at leftback. I'd probably go Rodden and hope he gets better but there's not much in it.

Then choose 2 centrebacks and stick with it. I'd probably try Sula and McLean for a while but just give a couple of them time to form a partnership before tinkering with it.

Sula was playing well yesterday, much, much better than the dinosaurs that can't move that Lennon decided to keep on. McClean has been ok but is too slow now and gets caught out way to often. PG is just a complete waste of a jersey. 

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6 hours ago, shawfielder said:

 

If Sula isn’t injured, I would like to hear Danny explain why he took off the only mobile defender we had, and left the 3 on that are pedestrian at best, surely he has to explain, think at times Danny watches a different game than the rest of us.

Agreed.. in fact I’d like to hear the interviewer actually ask questions like that post match, or for example why he Dropped Allan couple of weeks ago?


I get that it’s difficult to ask however that’s what we want to hear. 

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7 hours ago, Passionate said:

Clyde have got enough problems, but what was that strip all about, one of the worst I have seen in a while, last seasons  Clyde away was absolute clas s the red and black Rob Roy esque hoops....     

It went to a fan vote as one of these 4 options and the majority still managed to pick the worst of the 4.

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9 goals conceded in 2 games and dropped from second place to 3rd bottom in a few weeks might suggest there’s a bit more to be concerned about than the strip. Tactics dreadful for the second half yesterday. Players look demoralised, and who wouldn’t playing a system which clearly does not work.

Falkirk, then Montrose next up in the league and if we retain these tactics we’ll take no points.
We are only in mid September and already closely checking who those below us are playing each week……. how long before we can only look above us to check?

Could not care less about the kit and I understand the comments were in defence of criticism from an Airdrie fan, but the lack of debate on here as to what’s happening on the pitch is as worrying as the problem itself.

Are we all so absorbed and consumed by the move? If so, no-one seems too interested that the main Board director who was the lead on the relocation group has resigned and left the Club and our former interim Financial Director has now assumed the Chair of the Club Foundation which is the entity bidding for Crown Point. Nothing to see here obviously?

More players in? Is there the budget? Do we have faith in who is having final say on players?
Tactics? Playing a back 3 with poor wing backs who are integral to the success of that formation is madness. 
A long, very long season ahead if something does not change quickly and in the short term that has to be a back 4 with protection in front. The back door has got to be closed and fast before we hit the bottom of the league.

But never mind eh…. we’ll be back in Glasgow but competing at what level?

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1 hour ago, Bob731 said:

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/9477804/open-goal-broomhill-talking-on-pitch/
 

Article about Broomhill at Broadwood…1500 at recent home Cup game…personally of all this talk about moving etc, Cumbernauld was definitely a missed opportunity. 

If Open Goal sustain fans it won't be because of embracing the local community, it'll be the Lawwell families money bankrolling success. Their current strategy is playing to bored old firm fans on a friday night wanting to hear bits n pieces when they score and get a laugh at Si and Slaney, seeing z list local celebs like ravie davie shilling them on tiktok. Between them though, B teams, womens teams, all the other tinpot mobs down the pecking order competing for the Old Firm wee team coin, its a pretty saturated market to try and sustain, especially once the novelty wears off - thats why they need instant success. The other price of success is the closer you get to playing the bigger teams and you become more expensive to watch, its harder to sustain being nothing more than a vanity act and folk will drift back to their real teams. Clyde were a legitimate football team with a history and identity coming to Cumbernauld, unlike Open Goal who are a vehicle for a podcast which is essentially based on being super scoreboard for weans. 

 

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45 minutes ago, Benidorm said:

If Open Goal sustain fans it won't be because of embracing the local community, it'll be the Lawwell families money bankrolling success. Their current strategy is playing to bored old firm fans on a friday night wanting to hear bits n pieces when they score and get a laugh at Si and Slaney, seeing z list local celebs like ravie davie shilling them on tiktok. Between them though, B teams, womens teams, all the other tinpot mobs down the pecking order competing for the Old Firm wee team coin, its a pretty saturated market to try and sustain, especially once the novelty wears off - thats why they need instant success. The other price of success is the closer you get to playing the bigger teams and you become more expensive to watch, its harder to sustain being nothing more than a vanity act and folk will drift back to their real teams. Clyde were a legitimate football team with a history and identity coming to Cumbernauld, unlike Open Goal who are a vehicle for a podcast which is essentially based on being super scoreboard for weans. 

 

A good reply Benidorm appreciated…And based on what you said about Clyde having a history etc then for me it highlights a wasted opportunity even more. It was a chance to make history. Hopefully the ongoing discussions around Crownpoint become a real solid option…otherwise, how long can the club survive without a solid base ?

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5 hours ago, Bob731 said:

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/9477804/open-goal-broomhill-talking-on-pitch/
 

Article about Broomhill at Broadwood…1500 at recent home Cup game…personally of all this talk about moving etc, Cumbernauld was definitely a missed opportunity. 

Remember I said a couple of months ago that Broomhill had sold over 1k season tickets for the season and they would get bigger crowds than we ever did

I was slaughtered for that comment and told than they would be lucky to get over 100 at games

A crowd of over 1500 against Brora Rangers is all the evidence you need that the fan base was in Cumbernauld if correctly harnessed

Broomhill have a good PR machine behind them plus they have been very clever in putting homes games on Friday nights to capture supporters who might go and see the old firm on a Saturday and Sunday

I fully expect them to have crowds of over 3k in the next few seasons (something that was a pipe dream for us)

 

 

 

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I understand the points you’re both making but I’m not sure you can say that Broomhill’s crowds are down to much other than the ‘Old Firm da’ types going along because they like Simon Ferry and Paul Slane - in much the same way the Old Firm B teams get a handful of fans through. Absolutely fair enough but not exactly concrete evidence of Clyde missing out on a gold mine of Cumbernauld-based supporters. Particularly when you add in the Friday night, Scottish Cup tie novelty of the occasion.

As a Cumbernauld-based Clyde supporter, I don’t doubt that the club could have done more but when I was at school, they had community coaches going round the local Primary schools taking sessions with classes. I remember the coach giving everyone in my class a free ticket for a game against Hamilton in 2006. This was after the Celtic victory so the local level of zeal about Clyde was probably as high as it ever got during my younger days (and even then, most of that was from Rangers fans winding up their Celtic supporting mates). The only people who went to that game were me and my pal who were already going to games by that point anyway.

Don’t get me wrong, I’d love for us to attract 1500 to a game but Cumbernauld had several opportunities to buy into Clyde and vice versa. I’m fairly certain that if you removed the Open Goal element to Broomhill they’d still be playing to double digit crowds. Likewise, when Ferry eventually moves on to another team, I’m sure the attendances would drop off again too.

Out of curiosity, does anybody know the average Broomhill gate for their league fixtures?

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4 hours ago, Benidorm said:

If Open Goal sustain fans it won't be because of embracing the local community, it'll be the Lawwell families money bankrolling success. Their current strategy is playing to bored old firm fans on a friday night wanting to hear bits n pieces when they score and get a laugh at Si and Slaney, seeing z list local celebs like ravie davie shilling them on tiktok. Between them though, B teams, womens teams, all the other tinpot mobs down the pecking order competing for the Old Firm wee team coin, its a pretty saturated market to try and sustain, especially once the novelty wears off - thats why they need instant success. The other price of success is the closer you get to playing the bigger teams and you become more expensive to watch, its harder to sustain being nothing more than a vanity act and folk will drift back to their real teams. Clyde were a legitimate football team with a history and identity coming to Cumbernauld, unlike Open Goal who are a vehicle for a podcast which is essentially based on being super scoreboard for weans. 

 

Not to mention  that tit Ferry bullying his team at HT by shouting and swearing. 2022 mate. What a fud. 

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7 hours ago, Malcontent said:

9 goals conceded in 2 games and dropped from second place to 3rd bottom in a few weeks might suggest there’s a bit more to be concerned about than the strip. Tactics dreadful for the second half yesterday. Players look demoralised, and who wouldn’t playing a system which clearly does not work.

Falkirk, then Montrose next up in the league and if we retain these tactics we’ll take no points.
We are only in mid September and already closely checking who those below us are playing each week……. how long before we can only look above us to check?

Could not care less about the kit and I understand the comments were in defence of criticism from an Airdrie fan, but the lack of debate on here as to what’s happening on the pitch is as worrying as the problem itself.

Are we all so absorbed and consumed by the move? If so, no-one seems too interested that the main Board director who was the lead on the relocation group has resigned and left the Club and our former interim Financial Director has now assumed the Chair of the Club Foundation which is the entity bidding for Crown Point. Nothing to see here obviously?

More players in? Is there the budget? Do we have faith in who is having final say on players?
Tactics? Playing a back 3 with poor wing backs who are integral to the success of that formation is madness. 
A long, very long season ahead if something does not change quickly and in the short term that has to be a back 4 with protection in front. The back door has got to be closed and fast before we hit the bottom of the league.

But never mind eh…. we’ll be back in Glasgow but competing at what level?

The move away from Broadwood was an emotional one,  based on the preference of some of the board but championed principally by our former interm FD.  DGW was just an excuse in my opinion.

Due to OUR awkwardness we picked fights in almost every area and took no responsibly for any failure. This meant we were playing 2nd fiddle to the Colts, which in turn, further outraged the board.  

We can't expect any community or commercial buy in from Hamilton because the Accies are already there.  We can't expect C or C support in Cumbernauld because we're not there and can't build bridges in The Gallowgate because we're not there either. 

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