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  1. Is there substance to this? I heard he’s being released and saw a couple of things on Twitter linking him with us. It seems logical that White could be on the way out given we’ve now got 4 players up top. If he’s away that would potentially leave funds available for Tansey. I wouldn’t imagine his wage demands can be that high given that he hasn’t achieved much since leaving us.
  2. Not surprised with the outcome of the play-off. Usually the better quality team will win over two legs and United are a better team with better resources. I think everyone knows that we are building and next season the aim should be automatic promotion, but it won't be easy. I think it was an OK season. We got to Hampden, and finished 3rd in the league behind two teams who are better than us. Looking at it objectively, we're a small club, with a small following and limited funds, so we've probably finished where most predicted we would. As such, I don't agree with the doom and gloom, as at times we've played some excellent football this season. With some promising recent signings, next season should be interesting!
  3. Plenty of very good players in the non-leagues in England. I worked with a university team in the 9th tier and one of their players is now a regular starter at Port-Vale. Jamie Vardy, Iain Wright both came from non-league teams.
  4. What channel with the game be on? I live in France but get most british channels including bbc Scotland.
  5. Keatings is a very decent player at this level. Could be a nice combination if him and Whyte are to play up top together.
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    4G Pitch?

    4G pitch is expensive but the cost of maintenance is surely lower than grass, and you might have opportunities to gain income by allowing other local clubs to use it. BUT we are at enough of a disadvantage with recruiting players because of our location, I think having an artificial pitch might put some players off signing for us.
  7. McDiarmid!? Horrible place. If the semi gets moved there I won't be booking a flight over from France especially for it. Hampden isn't the best stadium but for me it has a special feel, especially after our cup win.
  8. Watched the game all the way from France (I recently moved to St Etienne), what an unbelievable performance. Some of the best football I've seen from us since Yogi was at the helm. A brilliant mix of doing the ugly stuff well and showing attacking intent. White is not the most elegant but he is definitely a handful, he held off the defender on a number of occasions. Trafford battled for everything, Doran wreaked havoc, Polworth was always a threat, Ridgers made some really important saves. Absolutely buzzing. I'll be booking flights back home for the trip to Hampden!
  9. Another solid win, we’re creeping towards a play off place now, 5 points off. If we can bring in a clinical finisher (easier said than done given our financial predicament) we can really push on.
  10. 17 shots, sounds like we should have taken all 3. An improvement from recent weeks at least.
  11. For me Robbo's comment are a breath of fresh air. With Foran there was too much tip toeing around what was really going on, and seldom did he criticise the players until it was too late. Like any manager when results aren't going well, Robbo is not blameless, but a lot of what he's saying is correct. It's basic errors that seem to be killing us. Allowing an attacker to score a rebound from a free-kick whilst totally unmarked is schoolboy stuff, and many goals we've conceded seem to be of a similar mold. Ultimately though, there's clearly an issue with psychology and the mentality of the team as a whole. Do we lack leaders? Warren is (or at least was) someone who could rally the troops, but maybe all he's been through with the club in terms of relegation has affected his motivation. Tremarco is an experienced player who we need on the pitch to help motivate his team mates as much as we need his quality as a player. The off-field problems with the board in recent times can't help either. Robbo is most certainly a motivator, and he has a huge task on his hands to be able to improve the teams confidence and turn our season around.
  12. Having worked in sport science, it is not at all uncommon for athletes to eat "junk food" following a competition. As was mentioned above, the media often sensationalise scientific research, but there had been studies that show that it's the macronutrient content that's important in terms of replenishing glycogen and repairing muscle damage. Hopefully those behind the scenes know the macronutrient content of the food the players are eating, but food with a high glycemic index is recommended post-match, and foods like pizza meet the criteria in that respect. While most sport scientists wouldn't advocate dominos pizza post match, there's an element of ensuring you have buy in from the players and if you're going to allow one junk meal a week, having it after the match is the best time to do it.
  13. On paper he looks like a decent signing. Plenty of goals for FC Twente's second team who play in the Dutch second tier, which is surely of a higher standard than the Scottish Championships (although obviously a much different style of play).
  14. More referring to the fact that we used to poach their players like Rankin and Cowie, hopefully Drapes would be more loyal than to move to our main rivals.