LundavraJag

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  1. I would be interested in hearing more, as would members of my family. I'm not sure how I would feel about paying for a journeymans wages for one but if it was put to good use such as youth development as mentioned above and there was fan representation then I would be happy to contribute.
  2. I heard he will be paid up only till the end of this year and not the remaining 2.5 years. Pretty confident this is true.
  3. Some of the signings sound decent enough but its really far too early to say if they're any good or if the manager has done a good job in the transfer market. Boden came with a decent scoring record in league 2 remember. It is good to see some younger players being signed with a blend of experience at this level so at this stage I am fairly content with the activity. Draper needs to be retained, I agree that he could be the main catalyst(by playing him in his best position) to us gaining promotion.
  4. Agreed, the complete lack of reasonable communication together with the season ticket carry on is a complete shambles. The names that are cropping up as potential managers is nothing short of **** poor and not a single one makes me consider paying more than last season for my pair of season tickets. I'm not saying people shouldn't have holidays but the more I keep reading about poor quality linked managers, Brian Rice organising the team, 'player recruitment' happening before appointing a new manager and the fact that half of our board are off on a jolly during one of the most critical times in our clubs history is really turning me off. Sort it out ICT.
  5. No pressure on us though according to Foran. Have to disagree and say there was some pressure not to get absolutely battered.
  6. Agree about the white collar but they're otherwise both really nice tops.
  7. We might have spotted something if Yogi was the kind of manager who played his players in their best positions.
  8. A very positive signing by the sounds of it, a striker that has a recent record of scoring goals. See Yogi, that wasn't so difficult .
  9. Nice one Richie, I was feeling a little pessimistic a couple of weeks ago but now we have an appointment I'm really happy. Someone who will be totally committed and knows the team already, hopefully get a decent assistant on board and we are good to go. I think the club has made the right move at the right time. If Yogi was still in charge I would not have been looking forward to the new season, now I am and probably time to commit to that ST renewal.
  10. KC: "so Yogi storms into my office, he says it's me or Dave, Kenny he has to go"...."I said I'll let the fans decide that one!"
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    David Raven

    So pleased for David and the fans. Now starting to look forward to next season with some optimism, some difference a week makes! Had a feeling this was going to get done so well done to the club for making it happen. A well deserved contract which was a no brainer to everyone except John Hughes.
  12. I think Horner has had some decent games and can be good going forward but on the opposite end of the scale he has had a couple of terrible games and can literally just run straight into an opposing player with no idea of what to do next when attacking, conceding the ball in feeble fashion. The decision has been made that Raven is going and Horner is staying but at the very least I am hoping we see Horner in the RB positon and not Josh, I agree with the line ups mentioned above. Tremarco was quite poor when he first came to us but stepped it up a gear this season and was one of my players of the season, with game time there is every chance Horner can do the same.
  13. It's hard not to feel a bit sick about this deal, if not only because it is Aberdeen yet again poaching a player who has shined for us. This is probably unlikely to be them finished in that respect.
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    David Raven

    A 'Save the Rave' banner needed at the last few home games.
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    David Raven

    Echo all of the above comments. Dreadful team news and I am gutted for the man himself who, as others have stated already, loves the place and wanted to stay. There is no reason JH couldn't have kept him in the squad as his reliability when played is clear, he has earned his place in the team but for some reason is not favoured. Up there with some of JH worst decisions to date as this is not simply not being able to keep hold of a good player but a concious decision to get rid of a fan favourite.
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    David Raven

    Good news tm4tj, now there's no excuse for him not to get another run out before the end of the season.
  17. Just don't get the decision making from the dugout at all this season. Last night on paper was a good point and it was an even better point when you look at the chance Djoum had in the second half to win the game which in the north stand it was hard to tell how good a save it was by OFW but it was a point winning save all the same, not to mention a one on one situation. Last nights game was a good point but yet another terrible performance, I didn't think we were solid and it must have taken us 40 odd minutes to register a shot on goal. Passes going to the opposition more often than their intended recipient, fans can only take that for so long before becoming discontent at what they're seeing. Vincent hardly looked bothered when he came on, there was no fight there at all and I don't understand the decision to replace Storey with Williams. Thought Warren deserved his Motm and liked Polworths performance too, the run where he skinned two hearts players before playing in Mutombo via someone else was tidy. Need to get him signed up. Vigurs was decent but sometimes he takes forever on the ball but sometimes you can't blame him as there are no options. Storeys tasty chip across into an empty box from the edge opitomised our performance. Agreed about Meeking's not being a RB, he is a far more composed CB than Devine who got caught in possession again last night. The uncertainty by a good few people is justified and mutual, I have a bad feeling about next season and the contract situation / signing policy of our manager is my greatest concern. He has earned the right to go out and build his own team though so will just have to go with it and hope he can step up to prove us doubters wrong. Having seen us destroy teams last year with the passing style I think it can do definitely do the business but when you start having to filling in gaps with lesser players or through injuries this totally breaks down and becomes far less effective. Aside from the Aberdeen games and our first Hearts win earlier this season every home game since we have been honking.
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    David Raven

    The only positive for me about that scenario is that Horner may well improve with more game time, much like Tremarco has this season but up till now he has hardly set the heather alight and at times has looked terrible. I think Tremarco used to be an obvious weak point in the team and somewhere for the opposition to exploit but he has proved me wrong this season and made the position his own. Raven is the clubs best RB, it is as simple as that.
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    David Raven

    Would be absolutely gutted if we never get to see Raven in an ICT shirt again, he is totally deserving of some sort of extension. Unless he is after megabucks I think it will be a joke if he is not with us next season and an unnecessary risk.
  20. This summer will be huge for us, I don't have too much confidence. Ravens situation staggers me, we have a player that is desperate to sign on, he is a well known reliable player for us and has been for years yet it sounds like he is not wanted. Why risk that only to get a complete unknown, untried and untested player in in his place? I'm not surprised Vincent and Williams have decided to move on and certainly not for 3 year deals but I'm disappointed at losing Danny Williams.
  21. I thought the same lightwelter. Stunning halftime scoreline, leaves County a lot of work to do let's just hope we don't do any of it for them.
  22. Mutombo was in the gym a couple of days ago fully kitted out. Saw him again today, he was only doing upper body weights during the time I was there. I didn't see Liam Hughes against St Johnstone but think he is being given a bit of a hard time after last nights game. Yes he was quite ineffective but I thought the tactics in the first half were just that and like a lot of others he played his part in a system that yielded nothing. Like a few others have mentioned if he is not played in his natural position then he will never be as effective as he would be normally so I'll reserve most judgement until I've at least seen him where he normally plays. I thought he put in plenty of effort chasing down the opposition and in terms of aerial balls in he was on the end of plenty of them...they just amounted to no end product really. In the second half I thought he improved but then so did the entire team. Hibs were somehow 2 nil up at half time, having had a split share of a dull but fairly equal first half. The first goal was simply down to comical defending, two defenders could have cleared but in schoolboy fashion it bumbled over the clumsy pair at head height to the feet of Stokes who will probably never score an easier double. One thing that I noticed and has been mentioned is the lack of creativity in our team compared to theirs. I was left frustrated on a number of occasions by our players being skinned like they weren't even there. On top of that the situations where two of our players would closed down an attacker at the same time and he either skips through the pair of them(getting the break of the ball on occasion too) or he just plays it past them to his overlapping team mate who the two defenders closing down were not switched on enough to notice. Such simple stuff but happened time and again. They played it wide, played it back in then wide again. We barely ever do that, we played awful long balls this time with no substance. Does Yogi not remember how we equalised against Hibs last time? We don't have a Ryan Christie anymore to show flashes of genius like he did against Aberdeen but we definitely had players capable of quick creative play, they just weren't on the pitch. Hughes wasn't good, largely ineffective but did put in the effort. Wedderburn for me is not good enough to play for us, I wanted him to succeed but I can't remember a game where he has looked decent since his first against Astra. Meekings was poor at right back, skinned a few times but it's not like he has had game time or that he is a natural right back. Devine is not covering himself in glory at the minute so maybe it's time to get JM back in alongside GW. OFW had some good saves. I don't know what Yogi is up to but if he had played the right personnel gone for a different system I absolutely agree that this overrated Hibs team were there for the taking. Yes they're a decent team but no way are they deserving of all the cringe worthy loving they seem to get from the pundits especially on the back of 4 defeats and a draw.
  23. Unfortunately Yogi will have been watching the cup final yesterday and I'm certain will do exactly this...
  24. Heart says Dean Brill and probably in terms of ability but head says OFW. Tough one to decide but from the clubs perspective you have to look at risk, only then does it become a little clearer who would be the safer bet.
  25. I thought the scoreline was the main disappointment for today's game. I would say tactically we were absolutely spot on and as a critic of Yogi against Celtic(I think he gives them too much respect at times for the team they are now)I thought he really got it right today. Team were solid but ultimately lost the game in the first 15 minutes of the second half and the scoreline was buffered by the quality of Griffiths. Roberts caused them problems getting himself a beauty of a chance to give us the lead with a 1 on 1 with Gordon but fluffed it and arguably his decision making caused a 4 v 2 attack to fall flat. Warren had a free header quite early but failed to hit the target. Celtic were poor. We were the better team for 55 minutes of that game but was just a bad day for us in front of goal. Performance was there and on another day it is never 3-0. Celtic Park really is a dump but luckily for us the city is a top night out. Not worried for Dundee.