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Was at the game saturday.  Craig Barr is a machine and looks exactly the type of player we need - organiser/experienced and looks a top signing. 

Archie Thomas as someone said earlier looks like a football player wants to play the right way has a little burst of pace and good feet. Will get better and I think a good signing. Michael Herd I was impressed with neat and tidy and has a little presence as he is 6ft. Reads the game well and plays the game the right way e.g composed on the ball etc..

Goalkeeper - hmmm will reserve judgement - he is clearly a talker and organiser which is a positive but looked nervous - good height and kicking was ok.

left back. - Nope... he wont do. sorry but I can tell if a player will get better - he is unfit - lightweight and his use of the ball is terrible. He did have a hard time saturday due to being overloaded time and time again which is a nightmare to defend against as it makes you look stupid. He played left wing back first half and this system defo worked better than when we went 4-4-2.

We brought a lad on left mid. Quick... Nothing else.

Jamie Todd is growing into a decent player and although extremly limited passing wise he is a solid defender.

Ok the arguement about Sheerin. Is he overweight - yes. But actually watch what he gives us during the game - he gives us more than renton - that was apparent on saturday. The ball stuck with him. He kept it simple and he was busy. Renton and cox link up better however. Jordan allan and cox should start but nice to have options.

The team defo wasnt as fit as Airdrie on Saturday and perhaps we are a week behind them but these games are about fitness. However come Betfred games i hope we are fitter than we are currently.

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Did the highlights shortchange cowden or were Airdrie that domineering? Few quick balls and cowden carved open , never a fan of 3 at back but that’s just me 

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Did the highlights shortchange cowden or were Airdrie that domineering? Few quick balls and cowden carved open , never a fan of 3 at back but that’s just me 

Very big pitch also I think had an impact at this pre-season stage

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The keeper's positioning for the first goal was wild! Interesting to see how we do against a strong East Fife team on Saturday.

Nice to see the "Pet Sock Boys" sponsor the socks as well.

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5 hours ago, NELLY said:

Was at the game saturday.  Craig Barr is a machine and looks exactly the type of player we need - organiser/experienced and looks a top signing. 

Archie Thomas as someone said earlier looks like a football player wants to play the right way has a little burst of pace and good feet. Will get better and I think a good signing. Michael Herd I was impressed with neat and tidy and has a little presence as he is 6ft. Reads the game well and plays the game the right way e.g composed on the ball etc..

Goalkeeper - hmmm will reserve judgement - he is clearly a talker and organiser which is a positive but looked nervous - good height and kicking was ok.

left back. - Nope... he wont do. sorry but I can tell if a player will get better - he is unfit - lightweight and his use of the ball is terrible. He did have a hard time saturday due to being overloaded time and time again which is a nightmare to defend against as it makes you look stupid. He played left wing back first half and this system defo worked better than when we went 4-4-2.

We brought a lad on left mid. Quick... Nothing else.

Jamie Todd is growing into a decent player and although extremly limited passing wise he is a solid defender.

Ok the arguement about Sheerin. Is he overweight - yes. But actually watch what he gives us during the game - he gives us more than renton - that was apparent on saturday. The ball stuck with him. He kept it simple and he was busy. Renton and cox link up better however. Jordan allan and cox should start but nice to have options.

The team defo wasnt as fit as Airdrie on Saturday and perhaps we are a week behind them but these games are about fitness. However come Betfred games i hope we are fitter than we are currently.

Thanks for the update on the game. Interesting.

re fitness, airdrie  have gone full time this season so expect their fitness to be better.

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The pitch was/is massive and for how Bollan likes to play especially defensively a tighter pitch (CP) Is much better.

3 At the back will work well with Pyper/Todd/Barr we need another centre half I think. Defo need a left sided player 100% and another goalkeeper but it appears we will put our faith in the young hibs gk.... eeek...

I think like for like what has went out and came in doesnt match for better quality from what ive seen very little of.

Mcgurn out - young lad in. Mcgurn better 

Fraser out - Herd in - Fraser better

Malcolm out - Thomas in - 50-50 on this.

Talbot/swann out (should swann move on) - valentine in - 100% swann is way better than Valentine.

Barr will be our best signing by far.

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Is Swann likely to play for us.

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Is Swann likely to play for us.
Genuinely hope so. I honestly think with the right advice and support from coaching staff he can be our best player and move on to better things.

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15 minutes ago, CowdenLoyal said:
1 hour ago, PELE said:
Is Swann likely to play for us.

Genuinely hope so. I honestly think with the right advice and support from coaching staff he can be our best player and move on to better things.

Me too. With a bit more confidence and improved fitness he could play at a much higher level. Be a waste if we don't play him, for Harvey and us.

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21 minutes ago, PELE said:

Me too. With a bit more confidence and improved fitness he could play at a much higher level. Be a waste if we don't play him, for Harvey and us.

He isn't a signed Cowdenbeath player - we cant play him

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19 minutes ago, Cowden Cowboy said:

He isn't a signed Cowdenbeath player - we cant play him

Is he free to go anywhere? Or, are we due compensation if he signs with another team?

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4 minutes ago, PELE said:

Is he free to go anywhere? Or, are we due compensation if he signs with another team?

We are due compensation - hence why he didn’t sign for Stenny.

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2 minutes ago, PELE said:

Is he free to go anywhere? Or, are we due compensation if he signs with another team?

 

Just now, Muzza81 said:

We are due compensation - hence why he didn’t sign for Stenny.

Due compensation if joins any other club on a professional contract  in Scotland

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3 minutes ago, Cowden Cowboy said:

 

Due compensation if joins any other club on a professional contract  in Scotland

How long does that apply? I can see big spending Kelty snapping him up.

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It would be a shame to see him sign/go amateur to get a game. Hopefully this gets resolved in a way that suits all parties. 

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Rest of this season and next season
So if no-one wants to pay the deserved compensation he could be out of football for 2 seasons? That's a tough one for him but surely someone will come in for him or he ends up back at Central Park.

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5 minutes ago, UsedToGoToCentralPark said:
7 minutes ago, Cowden Cowboy said:
Rest of this season and next season

So if no-one wants to pay the deserved compensation he could be out of football for 2 seasons? That's a tough one for him but surely someone will come in for him or he ends up back at Central Park.

It would be good if it was the latter.

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I presume Swann has been offered a contract. Having nearly signed for Stenny perhaps he feels awkward about  're- signing  but surely it would be in the club's interest to make the first move. We don't have many left sided players.

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23 minutes ago, iateallthepies said:

I presume Swann has been offered a contract. Having nearly signed for Stenny perhaps he feels awkward about  're- signing  but surely it would be in the club's interest to make the first move. We don't have many left sided players.

My understanding is that he has been offered a contract. Otherwise we wouldn't be due compensation if he moved elsewhere. So he can accept the contract or hope someone whim pay us the small fee him.

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