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Eagle4Caley last won the day on September 3 2018

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  1. Implementation of Pitch improvements that were delayed last year, is excellent news Noting that our better players are getting contract extensions, new players in general are getting longer contracts than the previous regime seemed to give out (to our cost) recruitment being maintained in each of the last windows, and more expensive players 'eased out' over the past two seasons (to help balance the books?), plus rebuffing approaches for our manager (please maintain that stance), whilst season ticket prices don't seem to have raised many hackles this time around...in many respects our current board seems to be doing the right thing. Of course communication with the fans is perhaps the one bone of contention.
  2. Sounds like we were rather hard done by, but also a match too far for a slim squad...I think the players can hold their heads up high, and us fans can be rightly proud of a season where we got to the Cup Semi final and came third to the two best financed teams in the league....many pluses I think, McCart, Welsh, Walsh, Jordan (unfancied but plenty of goals) Doran, Donaldson, Trafford (coming good in the end) ...I have hopes for McCauley annd Daniel Mackay will be stronger next season. Would be great to get McDonald back (I think he's done well), and we've signed two already. I have high hopes for next season.
  3. Others have suggested we played alright...doing enough to get through.... Management and Players have to think the long game, bearing in mind how small the squad is with no Welsh, and Tremarco, and Walsh looking like he needs to be managed fitness wise..... We will have to play 6 games to stand a chance of going up, Dundee Utd have had the benefit of more than a week off and have a larger squad, we'll do well to get a draw on Tuesday (given that we have only won 5 games at home in the league) to take it to a 'winner-takes-all' on Friday. So why would we expend more energy and potential bookings by going all out? Guys like Austin, Macdonald and McCauley are going to have to make a difference, we're lucky that Trafford has stepped up with Welsh out, and McHattie doing enough with Tremarco out. I kinda think Dundee Utd are a round to far but if we can get past them and not lose White, Donaldson and McCart to injury or suspense, then we do stand a chance against either St Mirren/Hamilton who finish their league fixtures on Saturday (and both play mid-week as well). I'd take a boring 0-0 home draw and a nervy 0-1 away against Dundee Utd any day, if we can do it....Tuesday's the key.
  4. I only saw the last 10mins of the first half, but I though for 30mins of the 2nd half, we didn't look like we were playing with 10men, as we moved the ball pretty well, but couldn't really fashion a decent chance, eventually ran out of puff. I've seen worse penalties than White's, but really Robbo ought to show the players video's of Palace's Lukas Milivojevic taking penalties, think he's missed just two out of 20odd in two years and scored his last 9! (Mind you didn't they practise from 15yards for the Cup tie?). Trafford out for 1 game I guess, not helpful with Welsh out. Thought Chalmers looked good, and the defence largely kept County pretty quiet, bar a couple of scrabbles and long range shots
  5. Superb...Caley rode out a bit of Partick Thistle pressure and saw the game out well in the end. Great game from Doran, back to his best isn't he (or better). Lovely goal from Walsh, so good to have him back, and so important. Thought White lead the line well (and a great dummy for Doran's goal) Trafford good, he's found his feet at last. Chalmers influentila in first half, Polworth managed the game after Doran went off, and Welsh is a good engine. Backline pretty solid. Back into forth and we've pulled Ayr back. Shame they moved the game forward a day, otherwise I would have seen it live!
  6. White...another example of a cut-price signing looking like it at the start of the season then growing into the role. Ditto Trafford ...finally On this basis I reckon Rooney will score the winning goal either in the Semi or...... (Or if Austin could reprise his performance against Dunfermline end of last season...but for 95mins)
  7. Irn-Bru Yes, Scottish Cup Yes Scottish League Cup erm..No?
  8. Unfortunately, I'll be in Malaysia onthat weekend visiting a daughter...but with Palace playing Man City on the Sunday, I would have been hostage to the SFA TV scheduling Gods...in the same way that I would have been watching Caley away at Partick later this month with 3 members of my family until the match was moved to the Friday!
  9. Agreed... and if we can get Walsh fit, with McDonald and McCauley adding a bit, who knows
  10. Bloody brilliant! All of the boys played well, but Trafford and Doran pick of the bunch? (Best game from Charlie since he joined) Didn't see the first half, but got all of the 2nd, and Dundee were never really in it, bar the lucky penalty My neighbour must be wondering what the hell I was watching when Doran got the winner
  11. Maybe that's what helped us get Anthony MacDonald, who solely from the minutes I saw of him at Falkirk, looks a useful player
  12. Got to see the last 20mins after McKay's goal on my phone ... we seemed to be in control until the last 10mins, when Donaldson went off. Pushing Tremarco into the centre into the centre was probably the right thing to do, as Rooney defensively leaves me cold, Trafford doesn't start a game for a reason, but fresh legs were needed Game management is a tricky thing, because we were forcing County back until that last 10mins, but what was needed in the last 5mins was some keep ball even if it was continually going back to our goalie. Unfortunately MacDonald was cup-tied I guess, I reckon he would have been decent to come on, and we needed legs up from, which I guess was Macauley, but would have been nice to see Austin or Daniel up front chasing down players.
  13. Not going to be able to see it since it's on BBC2 Scotland and I can't get that down here Can't help thinking County are probably favourites...But if Ridgers, Donaldson and Tremarco are fit to play, then we should be steady at the back....McCauley worthy of a start? probably depends on the midfield TBH