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5 minutes ago, ilostmyself said:

One thing that annoyed me today (aside from the worst refereeing performance I've seen) was in the dying embers of the game we kept going for a third instead of just taking it to the corners.

I slightly disagree with this. There was a spell of 1-2 minutes where we played in the corner but it was far too early to do that (maybe 7-8 minutes go) then we went back to being open again.

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3 minutes ago, bridge of allan bairn said:

Lot of folks rightly making the point on chances created versus goals. To be fair to mcglynn he highlighted this very point in the pre match interview. Our clinicalness in front of goal is a concern. You could argue this both ways though, it will cost us at some point, or like today, we have 21 shots, score only 2, but, we still manage the win. 

On the ref I'll be keeping an eye on him (Sneddon?) And hope we are far enough ahead in the league later in the season so we aren't depending on him to win the next game he refs where we are playing.

More pressure on Hamilton next week. A win for us and we're 3 ahead with a game in hand. A win for them and we can catch them (on points) if we win our game in hand against cove (who annoyingly keep winning and three points in this game will be far from a given).

Decent day at the office though, two points gained. 

It's another game off the list. Teams now know what we are good and poor at and are adapting their tactics accordingly. Hence the importance of freshening things up in the transfer window. On the out are  players that won't get a game and football elsewhere is their best chance of getting a club next year. Very good chance that an offer for Morrison will be made and that will be some hard thinking for McGlynn.

As for signing the first time in ages clubs and players will see Falkirk as a good fit for some loan deals.

Going to be interesting.

 

 

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With January I think another striker has got to be a high priority. I’d imagine Jordan Allan will be away on loan somewhere and I think we really need to get a striker in that is a better fit for the system than Allan is and a proper back-up and replacement for MacIver.

I’d also be horsing Bisland back to Dundee Utd and be looking for an upgrade there.

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An appalling display by the two out of three officials. Dress this up any which you want, but this guy was horrendous. 
Morrison turned in a performance which confirms why he’s playing in this league. Felt we never really bossed the game, and credit where it’s due Kelty had a real go. Their two CBs strolled it till late on, and think it was there 23 who’s positional play was good. Next three four games will determine what size of balls we have.

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3 minutes ago, Russ said:

With January I think another striker has got to be a high priority. I’d imagine Jordan Allan will be away on loan somewhere and I think we really need to get a striker in that is a better fit for the system than Allan is and a proper back-up and replacement for MacIver.

I’d also be horsing Bisland back to Dundee Utd and be looking for an upgrade there.

In recent years, there's not been a better manager more suited to making sure the squad finishes January stronger than it starts it than John McGlynn, so heres hoping.

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10 minutes ago, Springfield said:

An appalling display by the two out of three officials. Dress this up any which you want, but this guy was horrendous. 
Morrison turned in a performance which confirms why he’s playing in this league. Felt we never really bossed the game, and credit where it’s due Kelty had a real go. Their two CBs strolled it till late on, and think it was there 23 who’s positional play was good. Next three four games will determine what size of balls we have.

Absolutely this, MacIver has been a good signing but it's obvious to everyone that Allan doesn't suit our system and when MacIver isn't on it we need someone McGlynn trusts to come on and change the game.

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1 minute ago, ilostmyself said:

Absolutely this, MacIver has been a good signing but it's obvious to everyone that Allan doesn't suit our system and when MacIver isn't on it we need someone McGlynn trusts to come on and change the game.

Especially since its abundantly clear that a shift to 2 up top really doesn't seem like something he's willing to consider. Not a criticism, but a very thin squad for the system nonetheless

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If we truly are a fan owned club, we should be writing a public letter to the SFA about that Ref.

With the usual football club  ownership model we might have had directors seeking Blazers or committee positions in the SFA, we should no longer have that problem. 

Because that was fucking corrupt today, I bet in the future there will be a huge scandal with Scottish refs betting on bookings and fouls in the games. 
 

 

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Just watched the highlights and don’t know if it was deliberate or not but they never showed any of the yellow cards dished out today by one of the most inept referees I have ever seen.

Absolutely abysmal , him, not Falkirk TV I may add

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2 hours ago, Blane Fonda said:

If we truly are a fan owned club, we should be writing a public letter to the SFA about that Ref.

With the usual football club  ownership model we might have had directors seeking Blazers or committee positions in the SFA, we should no longer have that problem. 

Because that was fucking corrupt today, I bet in the future there will be a huge scandal with Scottish refs betting on bookings and fouls in the games. 
 

 

There already is a Manager in Scottish Football who never got the Accies job due to aforementioned rumours about taking bookings to help pay off gambling debts owed to one of our Football Club previous Owners,so nothing would surprise me.

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12 hours ago, bridge of allan bairn said:

Agree with the posts above re the ticketing at Hamilton. It will work in our favour though as the fans will be riled up and be right behind the team from kick off

Petty from Hamilton in the extreme. Which makes me think we should wave our paper tickets towards their BOD, as a wee ‘up yours’ , with every goal we score.

Pleasing win today and back on course at the top of the league, with a game in hand. Winning at Hamilton gives us a real chance to open a lead at the top. Kelty were competitive and tough, aided in no small part by a dire referee. He must’ve had bets on how many yellows and fouls given against us. On MacIver’s yellow, why would he dive when it was easier to score and he was about to shoot?? Crazy decision. And I think Dross was wrong on calling Miller’s first half header offside too. Both our goals were worked beautifully, Yeats and Morrison doing great to keep the ball alive, with a great flick by MacIver to Nesbitt. 2nd goal perfectly weighted from Nesbitt to Yeats and MacIver done great to header top bin. Kelty were gutted at the end but we deserved to win against the odds, playing against ‘12 men’ always a hard task ref. Onwards to next week and the pressures on Hamilton. A draw wouldn’t be the end of the world for us but a win would put us in a strong position heading to January.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, GunnerBairn said:

Petty from Hamilton in the extreme. Which makes me think we should wave our paper tickets towards their BOD, as a wee ‘up yours’ , with every goal we score.

Pleasing win today and back on course at the top of the league, with a game in hand. Winning at Hamilton gives us a real chance to open a lead at the top. Kelty were competitive and tough, aided in no small part by a dire referee. He must’ve had bets on how many yellows and fouls given against us. On MacIver’s yellow, why would he dive when it was easier to score and he was about to shoot?? Crazy decision. And I think Dross was wrong on calling Miller’s first half header offside too. Both our goals were worked beautifully, Yeats and Morrison doing great to keep the ball alive, with a great flick by MacIver to Nesbitt. 2nd goal perfectly weighted from Nesbitt to Yeats and MacIver done great to header top bin. Kelty were gutted at the end but we deserved to win against the odds, playing against ‘12 men’ always a hard task ref. Onwards to next week and the pressures on Hamilton. A draw wouldn’t be the end of the world for us but a win would put us in a strong position heading to January.

 

For me MacIver should just turn and hit it though I thought at the time the ball had got stuck under his feet. If he'd taken any longer to go down we'd have been at half time! I've said in the match thread that I didn't think it was a dive but I also didn't think it was a penalty. 

I thought at the time that Miller was offside and the highlights seemed to confirm it. 

Totally agree with your points about keeping the ball alive at the first and a great cross and header for the second, I suspect that's something that's worked on in training

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14 hours ago, ilostmyself said:

One thing that annoyed me today (aside from the worst refereeing performance I've seen) was in the dying embers of the game we kept going for a third instead of just taking it to the corners.

Our attempt at wasting time with a corner did exactly the opposite 😂

Good first half but felt we dropped a gear in the 2nd but was good to see us going up a gear to get the win.

Another day we win by more than one, hopefully saving the goals for next week.

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RE: Tickets for next week.

Is it not quite normal for the away club to be responsible for the sale and distribution for away matches where demand is highly likely to meet or exceed supply?

We had exactly the same with EK recently (which the club made an arse of selling, of course).

It would have been better for us to give you a bit more notice and time to conduct the sale but I think this is more to do with our club being run by balloons than anything else.

 

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