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Everything posted by ironfist

  1. Nice to be talking about some football news again. Seems on the face of it a positive move, the club must’ve convinced him we would be playing this season. Either that or Ayr couldn’t afford to keep him
  2. Again, sorry to hear that. Death certificates in the UK allow more than one cause of death to be listed. Obviously difficult to comment on individual circumstances without knowing details, but it could be the case that Covid was the tipping point beyond the underlying issues they had, therefore would need to be on the certificate.
  3. Mate, I sympathise with your friends. I do think though that the experience you have had in Norway is very different to what has happened in the UK. I would question too whether relatives are in a better position than a medical professional when it comes to deciding upon a cause of death.
  4. The AZ vaccine sounds like a game changer. First doses due in September. Health care workers and most vulnerable will get it first, then rolled out to the rest of the population. If that comes then Football as we know it could be back by Christmas
  5. So what are you trying to say? You’ve just highlighted that two of the managers had good track records. This would seem to suggest that even good managers can have bad spells. There is no guarantee of success. All the managers we have had in this time seem to have been backed financially by the board. it has undoubtedly been a terrible three years- but no one could have predicted the end to this season.
  6. I think that’s a good response, within it justifying the steps the club took at each stage of the process. Scottish football really is an utter shambles. A dinosaur of outdated policies, religious discrimination and corruption, composed of individuals on the whole who are at best described as morally questionable.
  7. The problem with legal action is not simply whether the club can afford to pay legal expenses but also if they can survive for longer without the SPFL money. Presumably the governments furlough scheme would help to some extent
  8. I think that’s me finished with football. This outcome is completely unfair and absolutely corrupt. At a time when communities are trying to work together for the benefit of others, this leaves a particularly bad taste in the mouth. Nothing changes in the murky world of Scottish football. Good riddance
  9. Yes- Forfar chairman was a diddy- after he said that he claimed no one had voted for financial reasons. Inverness chairman on the other hand- what a guy. Beacon of light in an otherwise very murky world
  10. Totally shambolic. But ultimately not surprising
  11. Agree with the posts above. Last two performances in particular were much better. A win on Saturday looks pretty crucial though
  12. That was more like it! Good performance
  13. Thistle played well in first half but somewhat unsurprisingly failed to get in front by missing two excellent chances. Points definitely there for the taking but it looks a grim league table right now with Alloa and QoS winning
  14. Positive is clean sheet and QoS rarely looked like scoring though any glimmer of a chance for them usually resulted from Oware clumsiness. He really doesn’t add anything to the team but don’t think McCall has it in him to drop him. more creativity required though unfortunately don’t see where it’s coming from.
  15. There were two smoke canisters used, one thrown from the stand after the opening goal and the second set off in the concourse of the JH stand at half time
  16. Penrice and banzo played next to no part in our relegation season. Archie is back in a different role, Gerry has been chief exec only since we were in the championship.
  17. Except how many of the current starting eleven have played in all three seasons? Not one that I can think of. The problem is that confidence is low and fragile and the huge turnover of players and staff has made it difficult to build any sort of momentum
  18. Think bannigan gets a lot of unfair criticism. Yes he has made mistakes and yes he probably isn’t the same player as he was, however he’s also been surrounded by a shower of absolute dross over the last two years in a very unsettled team. He never hides. I’ve seen every home game over the last two seasons and plenty away too. He is most definitely not the problem. I actually do think however that he probably should have moved on- for his own sake given the level of stick he takes from our support.
  19. The only hope we have of staying up is that Rudden gets fit quickly and Is on fire from minute one. Beyond that we are gone a giant front three of Graham Mansell and Rudden may also improve our chances of defending a corner...actually no fox would still be stuck on his line
  20. As others have said O’ware is absolutely hopeless, although sadly he’s not the only one. A shower of losers
  21. Britton can’t be blamed for the 17/18 relegation season- that was maxwell’s bag. I don’t think he was responsible for the firing of Archie or the hiring of Caldwell either to be honest- he answers to the board
  22. Didn’t say they were blameless, just perhaps a bit more capable than sometimes is credited
  23. Just under three years ago I sat in pretty much the same seat at Dens and watched a good thistle team comfortably beat Dundee and take a big step toward the top six. The difference between that team and today’s is incredible and makes it all the harder to take. however I don’t really buy the cronyism stuff- a couple of the folks still involved now were responsible for the building of the top six side. we are a small club with limited resources. Our ability to attract staff is therefore also limited. McCall is a decent manager for this level and he needs time but on the basis of the first few outings of his new team, some of his decisions seem questionable. We just don’t create enough chances to win games. Got to hope Rudden gets fit quickly and makes a big impact, otherwise seaside leagues here we come..
  24. Barjonas in particular- why oh why? He’s honking. Must have been an attempt to balance the books after the signings of Graham, Brownlie etc take a cheap loanee and let slater go
  25. McCall has not addressed the problems that were evident before the window. The defence is a shambles, we don’t create many chances and we have no fight. I think we’ll go down