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Auchinleck Talbot v Hamilton Accies


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On 25/11/2021 at 10:22, Big Davy Boy said:

Really? Clydebank took more than that to Elgin away last round and to Glenrothes in the South Challenge Cup last weekend.

This will be the best Accies support of the season.A few Pubs who  don't normally run buses are doing so for this game and a lot of folk who have stopped attending are going.

Simple reason is Accies fans turn out in decent numbers when it is a ground we haven't visited.This is partly because we have a solid core of fans who have watched us at 40+ grounds due to our descent  down the Leagues and then rise back up...now we are on the slippery slope again.

A lot of our fans expect us to lose here: a dreadful Cup record,wee boys v experienced campaigners,home advantage etc etc but the fact this is so and the current turmoil at the club means losing will only send the critics into full tonto mode.

Thus, for once we may give a Scottish Cup tie the full attention it deserves as playing a severely weakened side will potentially bring another Annan style thrashing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 25/11/2021 at 10:51, LongTimeLurker said:

Accies have tended to lose a lot of support locally to Motherwell over the years (going back to being in the old second division post-WWII when Motherwell were doing well in the top tier) in addition to the effect of being so close to the Old Firm. The club has over-achieved in a big way in recent times thanks to having Ronnie MacDonald on board. Take him out of the equation as is now happening and League One is probably the natural habitat. Ability to remain full-time in the years ahead and stay ahead of nouveau riche clubs like Queen's Park, Kelty Hearts and Cove Rangers is definitely not a given.

Accies were always a solid mid-table Championship club for most of the last 45 years I have been watching us,so way out of kilter with this.

Think we have only spent 3-5 years in The Seaside Leagues since League reconstruction with not far off treble that in the top division.

What we have done though is lose 60-70% of our support sadly.The only club to win promotion to the top tier and lose half a fanbase when other clubs did the opposite.

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Ye Olde Hamiltonian said:

Accies were always a solid mid-table Championship club for most of the last 45 years I have been watching us,so way out of kilter with this...

Accies have usually been well run for most of that time with obvious exceptions. Jan Stepek was the Ronnie MacDonald figure in earlier times. If a club like Airdrie are now a League One fixture can Accies expect to be more than that if badly run? All depends who has control of the club in the years ahead.

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Well done Talbot, just shows what you can achieve if you actually show interest in the footballing side of things. Well run club, decent support, everything we are not

Just how much worse can it get

Our "crowd" at the next home game should be interesting

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