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Alan Murray

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  1. Challenge Cup draw

    Should have checked first before posting!
  2. Challenge Cup draw

    Teams in the next round. 1 The New Saints2 Connah’s Quay Nomads3 Sutton United4 Boreham Wood5 Crusaders6 Coleraine7 Bohemians8 Sligo Rovers9 Partick Thistle10 Ross County11 Dundee United12 Dunfermline Athletic13 Queen of the South14 Falkirk15 Dumbarton16 Raith Rovers17 Alloa Athletic18 Arbroath19 East Fife20 Airdrieonians21 Forfar Athletic or Livingston Colts22 Queen’s Park23 Montrose24 Peterhead25 Annan Athletic26 Edinburgh City27 Dundee Colts28 Motherwell Colts29 Hamilton Academical Colts30 St Mirren Colts31 Formartine United32 East Kilbride
  3. Challenge Cup draw

    It will be away to Ross County! lol
  4. Stranraer v Partick Thistle

    Bell, Spittal, McCarthy, Gordon, Erskine, Storey all doubtful.
  5. Andréa Mbuyi-Mutombo New Signing

    First we have people calling for Archie's head after the first league match of the season then we have people having a pop at a player they have never seen play! Let's wait till we actually see the guy before coming to any sort of judgment.
  6. Thistle vs Falkirk - Relegation Decider?

    Great win and a very good first half performance. A much needed win and will give the side confidence that has been missing recently. Huge improvement from Gordon – last week’s match totally passed him by but he played very well in the holding role. When he does turn over play he has the pace to break quickly and he was very effective doing this yesterday. Storey played well up front on his own – annoying thing was when he went out wide nobody was making runs into the box. We really should have scored more in that first half and buried the match. The second half panned out a bit as expected and Falkirk pressed hard. They could count themselves unlucky on a few occasions but it would have been a robbery if they had taken anything from the match. We need to work on how we maintain possession when the other teams are throwing players forward like Falkirk did in the second half. Need to kill the game and not allow them to build pressure up. Limited options on the bench really do not help though. Erskine was 100% back to his very best – great to see as he was poor last week. We now have a few cup games to play – hopefully by the time we play Dundee United we will have further strengthened and more players are available.
  7. Team rebuilding

    Archie will need to bring in an attacking mid if he wants to play 4-2-3-1 this season.
  8. Thistle vs Falkirk - Relegation Decider?

    Bell Elliot,O’Ware,Mcginty,Penrice McCarthy,Slater Spittal,Erskine, Storey Doolan How we deal with Haber and the second balls that will come from Falkirk punting the ball at him all game will be key. Big game for McCarthy - need him to step up and break up play and win second balls. Allow Slater to concentrate on being creative.
  9. Archie out - Now or Never.

    It is a results business and if Archie needs to go then so be it. However we are not at that stage yet in my opinion. My point here is though Archie's teams over his time have been far better than any that Dick Campbell produced.
  10. Thistle vs Falkirk - Relegation Decider?

    But we don't really know what would have happened if the players were available. That's why we need to give him more time. I am worried by the two performances against ayr. Remember however we did beat Morton who should be in the mix this year. Ayr has a settled winning team with a striker that looks like he would not be out of place in some of the better teams in the Premiership. Next time we meet he will probably playing for another team. Game on Saturday is huge - Falkirk are similar to us in then have had a huge turnover of playing staff. A much better match to judge us on. Lose and yes we should be worried.
  11. Thistle vs Falkirk - Relegation Decider?

    Supposed to be back in training from Monday. I think the Stranraer match seems likely.
  12. Thistle vs Falkirk - Relegation Decider?

    Squad against Ayr was missing 4 players still to come in, 2 suspended and 2 injured.
  13. Archie out - Now or Never.

    Are you seriously trying to say the team under Dick Campbell was of similar quality to the one we have today?
  14. Yes thought at the game pen was just outside the box. Looks like highlights back that up but it is very close. Clear pen as his hands go up to the ball - yes it's very close but it's a pen. Both decisions the type that can go either way though. Even if they had gone our way Ayr would have probably scored again.
  15. JUST IN

    Very disappointing start to the season. Weak in a number of positions. Archie really did drop a clanger putting Melbourne at right back. Spittal may lack a bit of pace to play there but he has done okay in the past. He really should have held his hands up on this in interviews after the match. We lost the battle in the center of the park and a lot of that was down to Gordon. Ran about a lot with little purpose. His lack of experience really counted against him. Think in time he could be good at this level but a lot of work needs to done on how he reads the game. McCarthy will be back in against Falkirk. Let’s not underestimate Ayr – they are not going to at the bottom of the table. Much more likely to be top six. They have a settled team who know each other’s games well and it really showed. Got to be said – both Erskine and Doolan were poor. We need much more from them. Archie really needs to bring in quality with the final positions left in the squad. We really need a big striker to give us options in attack. We need other options than Mcginty at the back also as the jury is still out on him. I actually thought that he played better than last week. He somehow escaped criticism for a very poor performance.
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