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 Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC FT
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 17:58

I’m awa to do some shopping so thought I’d get this up early doors.

Last game o the season before the first of the play offs next week.

Let’s hope we get some oomph in tonight’s match to send us on our way.

🖤🤍❤️



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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:00

7 changes to starting line
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: EdmontonPar  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:02

Got the stream on but no sound, is it just not playing sound yet or do I have an issue in my end ?

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: ParfectXI  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:06

Team today is a joke - are we not bothered about the possibility of 3rd place and the extra money?

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: nazpar  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:08

DUNFERMLINE: Cammy Gill: Kyle Macdonald, Paul Watson, Euan Murray (c), Josh Edwards: Ewan Henderson, Paul Allan, Declan McManus, Kerr McInroy: Lewis McCann, Kevin O’Hara,
SUBS NOT USED: Craig Wighton, Aaron Comrie, Vytas Gašpuitis, Lewis Mayo, Scott Banks, Matthew Todd, Owain Fôn Williams (GK)

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:13

Edmonton, just traffic noise this now in background if turn volume up really high.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: Pars_1986  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:13

Had us on the coupon for tonight but after seeing our starting line up I've cashed it in to get bet back and stayed well clear of this game.
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:14

Not interested in trying for third place then...
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:14

ALLOA ATHLETIC: Neil Parry: Scott Taggart, Andy Graham (c), Nicky Jamieson, Liam Dick, Kevin Cawley, Lucas Williamson, Ray Grant, Innes Murray, Stefan Scougall, Innes Cameron.
SUBS: Liam Buchanan, Adam Brown, Lee Connelly, Robert Thomson, Edin Lynch, Cameron O’Donnell, Reece Willison (GK).

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: Dafc1996  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:16

People paying good money to see us push for 3rd... And put a team like that out... No disrespect to some guys as not their fault... They don`t even have game time due to no reserve league... Very poor

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:17

Pity that Wilson isnt even in the squad which suggests he wont be fit to start on Tuesday - what`s the problem - I cant recall him getting injured?

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:18

dafc1996.... people knew the high probability of a much changed team, could easily have waited to hear the team before paying for the stream tonight.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: EdmontonPar  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:19

Got sound now. All good

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:19

Interesting line up.
Good to see Gill getting some game time but third place still within our grasp? Let’s hope so.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: Bucuresti Par  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:21

I want to see us give the playoffs a good go, the chances of us finishing 3rd are slim and doesn`t change the equation much from a football perspective - can`t see there being a great advantage with a second leg at home behind closed doors (I know financially its a decent amount).

The team isn`t that bad either, its capable of beating Alloa. Not sure about the balance though, can`t see any natural wide player in that XI, I hope McCann is not playing wide but suspect he might be. Let`s see!

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: Dafc1996  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:22

There`s risks involved in football injury. Bookings. Sending off. Why not keep a winning team on the park keep the momentum going into the playoffs take those risks keep the winning streak going into the playoffs

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:23

certainly a few formations we can go with the line up thats for sure

awaiting someone to panic and post that thomas isnt there and must be an injury......

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:24

yet again a manager cannot win in any way.

Wilson, Crawford has mentioned it in a few interviews, an achilles problem. not being available tonight doesnt mean he wont be available for Tuesday either.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:27

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Dafc1996, Fri 30 Apr 19:22

There`s risks involved in football injury. Bookings. Sending off. Why not keep a winning team on the park keep the momentum going into the playoffs take those risks keep the winning streak going into the playoffs



cause the risks highly outweigh anything else.
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:30

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PARS207, Fri 30 Apr 19:27

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Dafc1996, Fri 30 Apr 19:22

There`s risks involved in football injury. Bookings. Sending off. Why not keep a winning team on the park keep the momentum going into the playoffs take those risks keep the winning streak going into the playoffs



cause the risks highly outweigh anything else.


What risks highly outweigh keeping a winning team playing?
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: Dafc1996  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:30

Let`s hope these guys can push to even get in the team in the coming games never mind in the bench

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:33

FFS
Buffy`s away shopping. On game night

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:36

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DBA, Fri 30 Apr 19:30

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PARS207, Fri 30 Apr 19:27

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Dafc1996, Fri 30 Apr 19:22

There`s risks involved in football injury. Bookings. Sending off. Why not keep a winning team on the park keep the momentum going into the playoffs take those risks keep the winning streak going into the playoffs



cause the risks highly outweigh anything else.


What risks highly outweigh keeping a winning team playing?


injuries, suspensions ??

imagine Thomas was playing and gets injured or sent off, misses next 2 games cause of it, who's gonna get the blame for that?

Manager can't win either way tonight with team selection and gone cautious looking at the bigger picture with possible 4 games in 10 days ahead of us.
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:36

Keep up min.
Aldi’s 6pm on a Friday is THE place to be 😂

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: Parsfangaz  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:38

Don’t see what all the fuss is about , play offs on Tuesday FFS , Team looks ok to be fair, weakest link looks to be McCann , he has had plenty chances and took none , here is hoping he can take this one as I can’t see him getting many more. Still fancy us to take the points with that line up.
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa v DAFC
Topic Originator: dafc-chris1  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:38

The clear priority is the Playoffs and i am fully behind this decision in what is essentially a meaningless game
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: AlterPar  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:43

Squads a squad. This site is full of Peps. Watch this, we will scud them 5 zip.
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:44

Dundee to fail to get a point tonight is a 4/1 chance, we need 3 for which we are 10/11.
So effectively our chances of finishing 3rd are 8.5/1.
Resting the majority of the key players instead of going for what is nearly a 1 in 10 chance seems the correct call to me.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: ParfectXI  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:44

I don’t understand how people can say this is a meaningless game - we are 3 points behind Dundee and they have a +2 goal difference- Dundee aren’t unbeatable and QOTS is definitely a team that could beat them. Then a 2 goal win for us puts us into 3rd and 75k richer. Now that’s clearly money we could use as we aren’t a rich club. So meaningless it isn’t.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:47

Anyone else's feed just dropped?
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:52

ICT 1-0 Ayr United

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 19:57

Raith Rovers 0-1 Hearts



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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:02

QoS 0-1 Dundee

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: FRED1981  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:17

How many times have we had a shot only for it to hit a defender

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:19

QoS 0-2 Dundee

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:21

Results stay as is we’ve got couple of tasty ties with Rovers.
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:22

BBC reporting we’re having the most possession so far. Paul Allan has had a couple of close shots but Alloa defending well.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:24

Playing well so far.

Henderson looks a player

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:25

Penalty for Ayr
ICT 1-1 Ayr United

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: dafc-chris1  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:26

Bring on the Rovers 😃
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:27

Absolutely ludicrous to have a go at the gaffer for putting three or four key players in bubble wrap FOUR DAYS before a promotion play off for the sake of a long shot.
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:28

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Absolutely ludicrous to have a go at the gaffer for putting three or four key players in bubble wrap FOUR DAYS before a promotion play off for the sake of a long shot.


Agree
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:32

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Rusty Shackleford, Fri 30 Apr 20:27

Absolutely ludicrous to have a go at the gaffer for putting three or four key players in bubble wrap FOUR DAYS before a promotion play off for the sake of a long shot.


100%
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:33

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Westies squint kicks, Fri 30 Apr 19:44

Dundee to fail to get a point tonight is a 4/1 chance, we need 3 for which we are 10/11.
So effectively our chances of finishing 3rd are 8.5/1.
Resting the majority of the key players instead of going for what is nearly a 1 in 10 chance seems the correct call to me.


Correct.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: FRED1981  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:33

Keep thumping high balls up ,when was the last time we won a header in the opposition half so frustrating.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:33

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PARS207, Fri 30 Apr 20:32

Quote:

Rusty Shackleford, Fri 30 Apr 20:27

Absolutely ludicrous to have a go at the gaffer for putting three or four key players in bubble wrap FOUR DAYS before a promotion play off for the sake of a long shot.


100%


101%

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC HT
Topic Originator: Bucuresti Par  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:34

We are doing ok, if Banks come on to play right wing we`ll stretch them even more. McManus playing in central midfield is painful to watch.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC HT
Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:44

The Dundee result so far is proving Crawford's team selection was spot on. A bit concerning regarding Wilson though. He is a player we really need back for the Play Offs.

Awight Pat!
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC HT
Topic Originator: Kessel  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:45

What date of each month does the newsletter get sent out for the Stevie Crawford Fan Club lads?
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 0-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:47

Penalty to ICT

ICT 2-1 Ayr United

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:48

Alloa score

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:51

sleeping at short corner
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: FRED1981  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:53

Another 2 games of torture coming up.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:54

Ah well, fourth it is then.

I don`t know, I think McManus is doing okay playing deep. Certainly, Henderson is shining in that midfield; everything of interest is coming through him. That was a very nice move late in the half where Henderson fed a sweet pass through to O`Hara, who didn`t quite connect a decent shot.

It`s been a scrappy game so far, but there are some positives. We`re largely keeping the ball on the deck and it is clear to see that our players are comfortable on an artificial pitch that they are familiar with.

McCann isn`t really doing much and unless he surprises us and breaks his duck, I would expect Wighton to come on at some stage. It`s a shame McCann hasn`t made it at EEP. He looks the part, but seems to make the wrong decision too often and jump for headers too early.

Good commentary by the Alloa lads. Wouldn`t mind Cameron and Grant in our side next season if we stay in the Championship.

In our side, gold stars so far to McDonald and Henderson. We need to capitalise on the opportunities we get. Seeing the Ochil Hills in the background on what looks like a nice spring evening, makes me a little bit homesick...

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:58

Raith Rovers 0-2 Hearts

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:59

How much of a first team have Raith got out? Imagine strong to try retain 2nd?
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 20:59

Homesick Ozpar? You would have to swap 24 degrees for 10. But I did have a lovely walk from Aberdour to Burntisland today. Bit too cold to sit on the beach though. But as to the game we are adopting the correct tactics. Get beat by the bottom team and lull our playoff rivals into a false sense of security and then let em have it.

Looks like Raith are doing similar, down to ten men and Hearts just missed a penalty.



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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:02

Raith Rovers down to ten men. Davidson sent off.
Hearts had a penalty but it hit off the crossbar.
It remains Raith Rovers 0-2 Hearts

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:02

Raith down to 10.
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:04

Will Davidson be banned against us then?

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:06

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Will Davidson be banned against us then?


yes unless they appeal and win it
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: BIG W  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:06

Cant imagine Rovers won’t appeal the red card it was never a foul never mind a red

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: Gaz3822  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:07

Well it wasn`t a sending off so should be rescinded

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:07

Davidson` card will probably be rescinded if appealed, he didn`t make any contact.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:09

ICT 2-2 Ayr United

Red card for McGinty at Morton

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: stevemac  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:09

∆ as above

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:11

Raith Rovers 0-3 Hearts

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:14

McCann really hasn't kicked on at all has he? Looks slow and a bit out his depth.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:14

Alloa come close with a shot tipped over the bar, according to the BBC

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:15

Raith Rovers 0-4 Hearts

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: dafc-chris1  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:15

Bye bye Morton 🍻
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: mars par  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:16

Lovely bit of play and through ball there from McCann but again we choke when through on goal

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:16

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TAFKA_Super_Petrie, Fri 30 Apr 21:14

McCann really hasn't kicked on at all has he? Looks slow and a bit out his depth.


I'm not one to criticise players generally, and especially young players, but he's nowhere near a Championship player just now. Should have had the season out on loan.
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:17

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TAFKA_Super_Petrie, Fri 30 Apr 21:14

McCann really hasn't kicked on at all has he? Looks slow and a bit out his depth.


Yup - I can't see him breaking through here unfortunately.

Awight Pat!
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:22

Rovers having a torrid time. 35mins with 10 men backs to the wall will do us no harm.

“.........your on mute Jordan” 😀
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:25

We`re winning 10 corners to 2 and 13 shots to 9. Must be doing something right!!!!

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: the saline hill puma  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:26

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Paralex, Fri 30 Apr 21:25

We`re winning 10 corners to 2 and 13 shots to 9. Must be doing something right!!!!


We are losing 1-0
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:26

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Angus_W, Fri 30 Apr 21:22

Rovers having a torrid time. 35mins with 10 men backs to the wall will do us no harm.


exactly and majority of our 1st team that will start Tuesday been resting tonight, worked out well would hope lol

not adverse to another red for raith though of they could oblige
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:28

A win tonight makes no difference in terms of positions. Better to have rested first team regulars and avoid any injuries or bookings.
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:29

McCann has really disappointed me every chance he has had. I expected so much from him with the way he as raved about by coaches but he has never impressed me. Perhaps he needs a move to another club (permanent or on loan) to give him some more belief and bring him on as a player.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:29

Not for first time but how bad is O' Hara's basic control and first touch....

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:30

Why do you have to bring goals into it Saline hill puma. And don`t say that`s what win games.

Aye I`ve noticed O`Hara`s serious lack of ball control in previous games. Don`t want to get on the lad`s back but there does appear to be serious deficiencies in his play.



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Topic Originator: the saline hill puma  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:33

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Paralex, Fri 30 Apr 21:30

Why do you have to bring goals into it Saline hill puma. And don`t say that`s what win games.


Well it's the only stat that matters when all is said and done in the game
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Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:35

You don`t say. I`ve been puzzled about that for many years. It`s all falling into place now.

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Topic Originator: FRED1981  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:38

Why should we be happy with these performances the players on the park should be playing for places.the last two games gave us a bit of hope but I’m afraid two games of torture still to come.

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Topic Originator: Bamba-Daft  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:40

There was absolutely no desire to get an equaliser there. Every 2nd pass was backwards, abysmal as per almost every away game under Crawford
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Topic Originator: ParfectXI  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:41

FRED1981 wrote:

> Why should we be happy with these performances the players on
> the park should be playing for places.the last two games gave
> us a bit of hope but I’m afraid two games of torture still to
> come.
>
>


Don’t let the Crawford Fan Club hear you!! It was atrocious- I honestly couldn’t see any tactics there at all, and there was definitely no cutting edge

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Topic Originator: Polt  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:42

Crawford done the right thing tonight. I am not going to even consider how we played or the fact we lost.
I saw improvement lately and that's what I want to see in next 2 games. Up for it and going all out to get back into premiership.

So taking tonight's result with a pinch of salt and see what future holds. Remember we don't do things the easy way.....always the pars way
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Topic Originator: pacifist  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:42

No idea why getting beat by the team getting relegated didn`t produce a better reaction. Unfortunately McCann is doing nothing for us. Wasn`t good tonight so we are left wondering what on earth we will be like on Wednesday.

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Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:46

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ParfectXI, Fri 30 Apr 21:41

FRED1981 wrote:

> Why should we be happy with these performances the players on
> the park should be playing for places.the last two games gave
> us a bit of hope but I’m afraid two games of torture still to
> come.
>


Don’t let the Crawford Fan Club hear you!! It was atrocious- I honestly couldn’t see any tactics there at all, and there was definitely no cutting edge


Whilst I am far from Crawford 's biggest fan I think we can wait until the Play Offs are done before assessing where we are and how we go forward. Let's support the team in the coming games. You never know we might just do something.

Awight Pat!
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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:47

it was the same tactic they have used in the last couple of games, just different players then they changed it a couple of times after the subs were made, pretty simple.

disappointing result but Tuesday night is what matters most.

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Topic Originator: cfad  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:47

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ParfectXI, Fri 30 Apr 21:41

FRED1981 wrote:

> Why should we be happy with these performances the players on
> the park should be playing for places.the last two games gave
> us a bit of hope but I’m afraid two games of torture still to
> come.
>


Don’t let the Crawford Fan Club hear you!! It was atrocious- I honestly couldn’t see any tactics there at all, and there was definitely no cutting edge


What's the deal with making this all about the Crawford agenda? The playoffs are worth more to the players, club, backroom staff, and us fans. Not just the manger. Leave the hauling over the coals until we know our fate at least, until then back the cause and act like a fan
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Topic Originator: neilholland999  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:47

Isn't the game on Tuesday...
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Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:48

Is anybody seriously considering how well we played tonight ?

Surely not.
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Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:49

Punting Turner and leaving us with whatever we no call a centre mid is looking like more and more of a stupid and bizarre decision
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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:52

no it doesnt

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Topic Originator: steaua  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:54

After tonight, I have decided I will not be watching the playoffs and wasting more money. I have watched streams home and away all season, but scunnered isnae the word at that tonight.

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Topic Originator: yorkiepar  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:58

With seven changes in the starting lineup you couldn’t view this as anything other than an opportunity for some players to fine-tune their match fitness and others to have a chance to show their mettle and maybe push for a place.
As it was it really didn’t produce anything very useful.
Positives? It was good to see Cammy Gill getting an outing and I thought he looked pretty solid. Didn’t cover himself in glory with their goal, but then nobody did. We were properly caught napping.
Henderson was, for me, the best player for us.
Glad Banks got a brief spell. He didn’t have enough time to do much but showed some good touches. Seemed to get his studs caught or lose his footing having taken a pass from McCann, and that was probably one of our best chances.
Speaking of McCann, didn’t feel he contributed too much I’m afraid. Most of his deep crosses were awful. Mac Donald was another culprit in that department.
Can’t make my mind up about McManus’s role. He’s certainly a busy bee, but he doesn’t really seem to achieve much and some of his passing is woeful. He just looks like a bit of a lost soul.
Wighton was introduced too late too, but he just oozes class and clever touches when he’s on. He’s a real nuisance of an attacker which I love to see.
On to the play-offs then. I just don’t understand the negativity of some on this forum. With our squad we’ve got just as good a chance as some others. We may not get promoted but I’m sure we’re going to give a decent account of ourselves and I, for one, am relishing the prospect.

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Topic Originator: Connor560  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 21:58

I thought we looked comfortable but just didn't have a cutting edge...maybe because the manager felt the games on Tuesday and Saturday were bigger so rested our more influential players...

Shows what an on form Thomas and Wighton bring to the team.

Bring on the wee team!

C'mon Ye Pars!
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Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:00

We don`t know why Turner was dumped, but I would bet that the manager believed he had a good reason to do so. You don`t sack someone without justification unless you want to meet them again in court. The law protects footballers just as it does you and me.

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Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:00

Does winning only 1 game from home matter aye it bloody does that is completely unacceptable.

Is that going to get better in the play offs first team, reserve team nah it won't.
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Topic Originator: nazpar  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:01

Can someone please tell the BBC that number 9 for Dunfermline is Wighton not McGill

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Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:05

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steaua, Fri 30 Apr 21:54

After tonight, I have decided I will not be watching the playoffs and wasting more money. I have watched streams home and away all season, but scunnered isnae the word at that tonight.


aye that's the spirit.....

Failing to see the bigger picture.

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Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:05

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Connor560, Fri 30 Apr 21:58

I thought we looked comfortable but just didn't have a cutting edge...maybe because the manager felt the games on Tuesday and Saturday were bigger so rested our more influential players...

Shows what an on form Thomas and Wighton bring to the team.

Bring on the wee team!


spot on
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Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:06

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steaua, Fri 30 Apr 21:54

After tonight, I have decided I will not be watching the playoffs and wasting more money. I have watched streams home and away all season, but scunnered isnae the word at that tonight.


Part-time supporter ;)
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Topic Originator: helensburghpar  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:07

No away wins in 13 games is atrocious. Wasn`t too bothered about tonight but would have been good to show we can actually win an away game. Thought we had a chance against the relegated team with one win in 12 but never really threatened. Anyway onwards and upwards. Think we`ll need to turn in a really good home performance to stand a chance

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Topic Originator: Socks  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:11

Absolutely the right decision to rest players tonight. That was a nothing game and it was really just about getting some players time on the park, not picking up injuries and nobody getting sent off and missing the important games to come.

The first half wasn`t too bad with quite a few chances. We had the better of it and were maybe a wee bit unlucky not to be a goal up at half-time. After going a goal down we did try to get back into it for a while, but once the subs started we played it like a friendly which I didn`t have any problem with.

Only two things concern me tonight. First is this mental system that we`ve played the last few weeks. It was OK to play it tonight, but my concern is that this is now the preferred system and we`ll do the same in the next games, which I would not be happy about at all. We`ll see how it goes. Second was the defending for the goal - that must be just about the worst defended short corner I`ve ever seen.

On the whole though - aye, whatever. No bookings, players coming back getting time in a game and it didn`t look like we got any injuries either. Although the second half was a bit disappointing, that was all that really mattered.

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Topic Originator: ParfectXI  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:12

Quote “What`s the deal with making this all about the Crawford agenda? The playoffs are worth more to the players, club, backroom staff, and us fans. Not just the manger. Leave the hauling over the coals until we know our fate at least, until then back the cause and act like a fan”


The deal is the fact he’s our weakest link. It’s beyond belief that a contingent of our fans have forgotten our form after Christmas this and last season, the boring turgid performances, the bizarre substitutions, the strange formations and are now saying he should get another season.

Today for me was something else, when there’s even a chance of climbing the table and finishing higher it’s something we should be going for, not giving in and settling for where we are! We aren’t the old firm where £75k is nothing really. Okay Dundee won but clearly we didn’t know that at the start.

Now we go into 2 massive games against the Rovers and what have we learnt from today? Absolutely nothing as I personally couldn’t see any tactics being played and Alloa looked more likely to score than we did.

And act like a fan? I think I am - I’m a fan who wants the best for the club and won’t be happy with the rubbish being given to us.

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:24

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ParfectXI, Fri 30 Apr 22:12

Quote “What`s the deal with making this all about the Crawford agenda? The playoffs are worth more to the players, club, backroom staff, and us fans. Not just the manger. Leave the hauling over the coals until we know our fate at least, until then back the cause and act like a fan”


The deal is the fact he’s our weakest link. It’s beyond belief that a contingent of our fans have forgotten our form after Christmas this and last season, the boring turgid performances, the bizarre substitutions, the strange formations and are now saying he should get another season.

Today for me was something else, when there’s even a chance of climbing the table and finishing higher it’s something we should be going for, not giving in and settling for where we are! We aren’t the old firm where £75k is nothing really. Okay Dundee won but clearly we didn’t know that at the start.

Now we go into 2 massive games against the Rovers and what have we learnt from today? Absolutely nothing as I personally couldn’t see any tactics being played and Alloa looked more likely to score than we did.

And act like a fan? I think I am - I’m a fan who wants the best for the club and won’t be happy with the rubbish being given to us.


Heart ruling your head.
Crawford got it right. You have it wrong.

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Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:28

The Rovers have had a great season no doubt about that.

.........If we had won tonight we would have finished 1 point behind them.

It’s a really tight league.

“.........your on mute Jordan” 😀
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Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:30

Oh well I thought we played tomm against Alloa.... can’t say I’m interested at the moment!

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Topic Originator: ParfectXI  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:37

PARrot:-

Quote “ Heart ruling your head.
Crawford got it right. You have it wrong.”

And if Dundee had been defeated would he still have got it right? You should always play until it’s mathematically impossible or extremely unlikely- it was neither today!! Luckily he got away with it since Dundee won.

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Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:39

Again the wee happy clappers are here saying oh well that’s us in the play offs so see what happens blah blah.

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Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:43

FFS it was a nothing game tonight, don’t think you should be reading anything into it.

All eyes, quite rightly, are on mid-week.
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Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 22:53

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EEP, Fri 30 Apr 22:39

Again the wee happy clappers are here saying oh well that’s us in the play offs so see what happens blah blah.


Nothing mattered tonight at all.
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Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 23:05

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elvis_lives, Fri 30 Apr 22:53

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EEP, Fri 30 Apr 22:39

Again the wee happy clappers are here saying oh well that’s us in the play offs so see what happens blah blah.


Nothing mattered tonight at all.


Nonsense. We had a chance of 3rd. Dundee result means it couldn't have happened, but that still matters before a ball is kicked.

The merit of resting players tonight will only be justified or otherwise by the results in the next 2 games. If we win, 100% correct decision. If we lose though, would momentum by winning tonight have helped?

Bring on the wee team!
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Topic Originator: CrossPar  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 23:35

Crawford on Thursday was talking of trying to win the game at Alloa and to keep the momentum going. He failed on both counts. We are not Barcelona. If we are going to try to win games, we need to play our best players. We left a lot of them out tonight and I understand why, but that was always going to put his Thursday objectives at risk.

Anyway, on to the playoffs and who knows which Dunfermline will turn up, the one that scuffed the Rovers comfortably or the one that provided our most embarrassing result of the season against them. We will find out soon enough.
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Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 23:38

£75k potentially lost tonight ignoring the Dundee result. Crawford needs to be removed once the playoffs are over IMHO. We have been absolutely stinking since beating Hearts
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 23:54

We could have played our strongest team, won the game and picked up a couple of injuries to key players. Keyboard warriors always do the right thing though - win, lose or draw.

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Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Fri 30 Apr 23:56

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We could have played our strongest team, won the game and picked up a couple of injuries to key players. Keyboard warriors always do the right thing though - win, lose or draw.


exactly and then folk would blamed Crawford for risking it too much, tonight was a total no win situation no matter what team was selected.
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Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Sat 1 May 00:15

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PARS207, Fri 30 Apr 23:56

Quote:

wee eck, Fri 30 Apr 23:54

We could have played our strongest team, won the game and picked up a couple of injuries to key players. Keyboard warriors always do the right thing though - win, lose or draw.


exactly and then folk would blamed Crawford for risking it too much, tonight was a total no win situation no matter what team was selected.


Or we could have hammered Alloa and have all been on a high before the playoffs. Load of rubbish.

Believe it or not, disagreeing with you doesn't mean they're "keyboard warriors".
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Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Sat 1 May 00:35

For a little perspective for those that are desperate for any positive. Since beating Hearts on November 20th and going 1st in the league, we have played 26 games. 8 wins, 10 draws, 8 loses. A total of 26 games. Potentially 78 points. We have 34 points since then. That form is absolutely shocking. We have no midfield and recruited no back up wingers.
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Topic Originator: Frank Butchers LoveHandles  
Date:   Sat 1 May 00:41

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Andrew283, Sat 1 May 00:35

For a little perspective for those that are desperate for any positive. Since beating Hearts on November 20th and going 1st in the league, we have played 26 games. 8 wins, 10 draws, 8 loses. A total of 26 games. Potentially 78 points. We have 34 points since then. That form is absolutely shocking. We have no midfield and recruited no back up wingers.


Bed.

Awight Pat!
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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 1 May 01:02

“I personally couldn’t see any tactics being played”

What does that actually mean?




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Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Sat 1 May 03:27

I think we have to be realistic. The big game is next week. You should want to win every game but I wouldn't attach any importance to the loss today. The test will be next week and that is what they will be judged on.
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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 1 May 05:47

I would have thought that it’s quite feasible that the manager and the chairman had discussions as to whether to rest some players or play the strongest team, prior to yesterday and that the chairman gave his blessing to trying to do whatever it took to give the team the best chance of winning the play-offs?




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Topic Originator: RhinoPars  
Date:   Sat 1 May 07:44

I agree with Wee Eck and Raymie. What were the chances that Dundee were going to lose and we would win by one goal more than they lost? They had second place to play for (a big incentive) as there was a good chance that Hearts would beat Raith Rovers. Winning the play offs has to be the focus. Was important that no one got suspended or injured last night. The game was also an opportunity to test the fitness of those coming back from injury and to give a few fringe players a game.
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Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Sat 1 May 07:52

I don't want to blame Crawford for last night, yes I wanted to win, but I realise he was not risking any of our players. I hope that there is nothing wrong with Dom. The Alloa commontater talked about some of the Alloa players they won't see next year and some of our players will soon be in catagory.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC FT
Topic Originator: Bucuresti Par  
Date:   Sat 1 May 07:56

A little disappointing in the end, although we were probably worth at least a point, could have sneaked that 2-1 on another day.

Henderson was good again, O`Hara was quite lively although should have put us 1 up before half time. Our two best centre backs were back and looked in no trouble. Banks also looked good when he came on. Paul Allan did pretty well, although he`s a little slow to see a pass, he did constantly look to get on the ball and he did get stuck in and win possession a few times.

None of the fringe players made much impression. McCann was a little unlucky with a header cleared off the line and what looked like a perfect pass to put Banks through only for him to stumble, some very poor crosses though once he moved on to the left wing. Macdonald was aggressive and got forward well but his crossing was poor (especially first half). McManus is a fish out of water in midfield.

We have enough in defence and attack to give Raith (and indeed Dundee/Hamilton/Ross County/Kilmarnock) a good game but without some kind of base - two genuine central midfielders - Whittaker & Wilson (or Mayo) we`ll get brushed aside.

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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC FT
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 1 May 08:00

Paralex wrote: Homesick Ozpar? You would have to swap 24 degrees for 10. But I did have a lovely walk from Aberdour to Burntisland today. Bit too cold to sit on the beach though.


That did make me smile, Paralex. It`s autumn here in Oz and I set the alarm for 0430 in the morning and clambered out of bed, then went to my `man cave` in my back garden to watch the game.

It is autumn here in Oz, and I live just 400 metres from the beach. It was damn freezing. There is nothing between my little township and Antarctica but open ocean. No matter how nice it is in summer, at this time of year, I would gladly swap Fife or Alloa for St Andrews Beach in Victoria, I can assure you...

:)

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Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Sat 1 May 09:13

I would liked to have seen us go into the Rovers game with a bit if momentum but at the same time can't argue with resting players...
Support the team ffs.

Carole Baskin fed Rasta to a tiger.
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 Re: Match thread : Alloa 1-0 DAFC FT
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Sat 1 May 09:24

If Dundee were losing, there was enough on the bench to change it up for us. As it was, they put things to bed pretty quickly in Dumfries, so our game was a dead rubber from 35 minutes onwards.

Also, Crawford saying he wanted to win is hardly at odds with playing some fringe players. I'm sure he wanted us to hammer Alloa, with McCann, McInroy and Allan looking like Haaland, Kante and De Bruyne.

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Topic Originator: Kessel  
Date:   Sat 1 May 10:27

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PARS207, Fri 30 Apr 23:56

Quote:

wee eck, Fri 30 Apr 23:54

We could have played our strongest team, won the game and picked up a couple of injuries to key players. Keyboard warriors always do the right thing though - win, lose or draw.


exactly and then folk would blamed Crawford for risking it too much, tonight was a total no win situation no matter what team was selected.


Settle down Stevie, you got us into the play offs. Well done. Remember and take your medication this morning though.
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Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sat 1 May 11:24

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DA-go Par Adonis, Sat 1 May 09:24
If Dundee were losing, there was enough on the bench to change it up for us. As it was, they put things to bed pretty quickly in Dumfries, so our game was a dead rubber from 35 mins.


100% this.
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