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flyingscot

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  1. Felt we were pretty rubbish today all in all. Wrong lineup to start with, we are crying out for someone who can win a high ball so lord alone knows why Cooke didn't start- every high ball was meat and drink to the Dundee defence. Quite glad they went down to 10 and have a bombscare in goals without that I think it would have been a real struggle. We'll have to be much better against United.
  2. Jones might not be the answer, but I'd have preferred a straight swap than bringing on MacPherson and shifting McGinn which didn't seem to work that well. I'd give MacPherson a try on the right mid before Edwards though as he seems decent enough going forward.
  3. The problem I have with Kearney is the constant chopping and changing. If the same team that played via Kilmarnock was available last night, play the same team and formation. Yes we were beaten on that occasion (I believe down to tactics again with McGinn being put at CB) but matched them in the first half and were more of a threat than at any point last night.
  4. I appreciate its probably a typo, however Gus never won the cup. Its probably the main reason most fans lost patience with him. No. Gus was binned because of negative football and aiming for 11th place, whilst teams around us like St Johnstone and Hamilton came up and finished higher! He also seemed to love defensive centre mids!
  5. Stubbs was right not to come over. He would have got a mouthful of abuse given fans were booing the team and him off. McGinn has more of a connection with the fans and they are far less likely to give him the same issues as a player. Hippolyte a Morgan replacement? I suspect Jack was regretting that one with his performances last season, never a Premiership player! How do we know Robbie Neilson, a man who failed at MK Dons and was talking down budgets and the club on radio after Jack left, would be the man?
  6. Caravan? Harkins returning towing his?
  7. Totally agree with this. Need to keep the west for home, but did we not try the 1600 tickets for the OF before, only to have a poor attendance and some aways going in the home end? I can't see us having a nearly full home attendance either sadly. People will turn out to see us win things, like they did when Love Street was packed under Gus in D1, but many people drift away over a full season for various reasons. The OF games will be on TV too.
  8. I didn't know what was happening . Huge bang, something smacked me, looked over and genuinely thought the boy was in a bad way when was face down on the ground! At least he and everyone are ok.
  9. It's not really. When the team is winning, people come out. In 2006 the last couple of games at home v Dundee and St Johnstone would have been full. In 2000 against Raith it was also packed. The reality of the Premiership is that years of the same old and relegation battles don't really make punters come out and attendances will end up in the 3000-4500 range most weeks. It's also more affordable to manage demand by jacking the ticket prices than building capacity.
  10. I sort of see us as in between the first 2. I don't see us yo-yoing that frequently but have a good run in the top flight but some year we'll go down and have to rebuild. Will happen to everyone, with a 12 team league and 2 possible slots to go down, there is always a chance you can go out of it. Take Hibs recently and Dundee United too. . I don't think there are many clubs that you could say are comfortably established and don't worry about relegation- Motherwell and Killie have both been in the top flight for years but have dodged the bullet on numerous occasions. That aside- on the OF issue, I'd be tempted to do what Killie do - give them the 2 ends and take the cash. Not sure there is ever a family atmosphere on those days so could be missed out of the south ST or transfers to main. I'll admit, probably not a popular opinion, but if it gives us an extra £40k, I can understand why that's difficult to turn down when our fans don't pack the place out.
  11. Because people think that there has been a bailout. There hasn't been and Virgin East Coast has handed over more money to the government than when it was operated by the public sector in Directly Operated Railways. There is fault on both sides of that instance, public and private..
  12. Working in the engineering industry it is concerning to see that happening to a big company. Sadly many of these companies seem to be "finger in too many pies" doing everything from providing school cleaning to major construction. Just too big really. I can understand the government handing out new contracts to them recently though. They wouldn't have just chosen Carillion, that isn't allowed (with some exceptions) and they would have won a competitive tender. Public procurement is a difficult thing, despite doing a lot of bids, I wouldn't consider myself an expert in it. Whilst you can be removed from lists based on financial health, I don't know how, under the systems I bid through, that you could be disbarred when above the surface financially it seemed 'manageable' with accountants approving books and banks supporting Virgin rail was a storm in a teacup. Not anywhere near close in scale. The idea the taxpayer will lose out on that one is a bit laughable. It's difficult to say that. Sometimes the private sector has done fairly well in running public services. The issue is ensuring it is procured correctly and valued right. It can make sense however it can be terrible when it's wrong.
  13. I agree. 2nd half we clearly had nothing to change it up in midfield, and Reilly for Mullen was a straight swap of two similar players. Sutton did bring some height and hold up potential which we need, something that Loy was excellent at last season.
  14. The Morton banner was a bit daft and I can see how it was too close to the line. The club have over-reacted in the ban, a warning first would have been best (assuming none have been issued before).
  15. Yep a set of lights. I doubt it would improve things but there you go... There is also some work to the lights at Mill Street to put in stupid staggered crossings
  16. There is to be a right turn up Renfrew Road from the site. The road layout within the retail park looks a complete mess. Personally I think the 'traffic improvements' are rubbish but that is another story!
  17. The kid was barely on the pitch and folk around me were moaning about him, not giving him a chance. Someone gave a sarcastic comment right before he crossed it for Hilson. Give him a chance and let him develop.
  18. You can get a 5 journey ticket for £10 on their mobile app. Means it is £2 a journey. Only better if you're going longer hops where fares are above £2 right enough.
  19. Should save time and money and not even bother opening any stands for this one. Treat the SPFL's 'colt' pish with the respect it deserves- none.
  20. No, but if we are going to sling 100 odd fans into a home stand, I'd have thought the main stand to the south would be the best section rather than the family stand. Just have to share pie stalls and toilets. I wouldn't be surprised if it is segregated for Airdrie.
  21. Family stand was an odd choice given away fans are most hardcore of a teams support. I know family stand for night games is usually quiet so I'm guessing they banked on that. Don't think the Livi fans liked it either. This shows the issue in not having a suitable section within home stands where we are able to section off small away supports rather than waste money opening stands. Sure the west stand has segregation but as the busiest home stand then makes the other facilities congested. Is there a section of the main stand we could have given Livi in and mixed facilities? M1?
  22. Are they are poor side? They've drawn with Thistle and beaten us. They won't score many but they can defend which will win points and games. I think they'll be around mid-table. We might be in the same position.
  23. U20s teams can get to f**k but I have no issue with Irish or Welsh teams being added.
  24. Obsession of India was excellent last time I was in, although they cocked up an order, they did replace it quickly. I also like Balbirs when out in the west end.
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