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 Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: USMac  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 04:49

Hamilton is a big miss. Fortunately, Allan is well versed to play at the base of the midfield triangle. I think Wiggy then moves back to fill Allan’s position as an attacking midfielder. Then, the question is who fills Wiggy’s spot on the wing? I would plug in MacDonald on the right, with O’Hara going left. That leaves Toddy and Chalmers as subs — the former if we’re chasing the game, and the latter if we are managing it.

There are other options:
- Chalmers in a straight switch for Hamilton or playing as an attacking midfielder; or
- Toddy instead of MacDonald, with Toddy playing as striker and McCann going to the left.

What I set forth above seems to me the best 4-3-3 option, though. And I wouldn’t mess with the back four.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: DJAS  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 08:35

Will be surprised if it isn`t just Chalmers in for Hamilton from last week`s team.





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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 09:07

Whatever the team, it`s going to look pretty underwhelming.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 09:16

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DA-go Par Adonis, Sat 30 Jul 09:07

Whatever the team, it`s going to look pretty underwhelming.


Yep and unbalanced. Ridiculous as it sounds, this is a must win game, I feel




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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 09:34

I`d be tempted to give Andrew Tod a run out wide, maybe even start him. He likes to run at players, has decent pace and can cross a ball.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 09:35

As in last weeks game our same old problem of last season will haunt us , poor finishing , none of our strikers seem to have a natural finishing ability and lack the skill to take on men in a one to one situation , the game should have been out of site by half time last week , but poor finishing was once again our downfall

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: hudza  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 11:44

Chalmers for Hamilton will be the only change.
I would personally start Todorov ahead of Mccann, feel Todorov has more goals in him.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 11:55

Would be tempted to go three at the back today.
Ben, Breen and Comrie. Edwards and McDonald as wing backs. Mid three of Alan Todd and ... yes.... Chalmers. Mcann and O’Hara up top

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 12:20

Chalmers is comfortably the best of those 3 centre midfielders - that`s how bad it is without Hamilton.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 12:42

"Whatever the team, it`s going to look pretty underwhelming."

and plenty of questions can be asked as to why, not that i would expect any answers mind you.

probably will be Chalmers for Hamilton in the only change, if its the usual front 3 if you can call them that put Wighton on the right and O`Hara on the left.

the best news of the day so far is Andy Graham is suspended for Alloa.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 12:58

Feels like it will be our poorest line up since the admin days given hamilton suspended and dorrans out. Some decent pro’s in there but some real important positions being filled by youngsters who I’m not convinced are at level where they can compete in this league and to be honest they are only playing until we can get reinforcements in. Of course you can get away with some youngsters but not in key creative positions using players not naturally creative.

I think we have the strikers for the league but without a decent midfield or wingers they are having to do other jobs instead of being in the box ready. McCann doesn’t play on the shoulder and doesn’t have the nouse or instinct to get ahead of defenders when the ball comes into the box, but he works hard. I’d go with todorov upfront but without wingers it’s a hard shift.

The whole team lacks resilience and could have really done with a lift this week with a quality player being brought in and one who could start.

As has been the case the last few years, first goal is all important.

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 13:32

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Berkey, Sat 30 Jul 12:58

Feels like it will be our poorest line up since the admin days given hamilton suspended and dorrans out. Some decent pro’s in there but some real important positions being filled by youngsters who I’m not convinced are at level where they can compete in this league and to be honest they are only playing until we can get reinforcements in. Of course you can get away with some youngsters but not in key creative positions using players not naturally creative.

I think we have the strikers for the league but without a decent midfield or wingers they are having to do other jobs instead of being in the box ready. McCann doesn’t play on the shoulder and doesn’t have the nouse or instinct to get ahead of defenders when the ball comes into the box, but he works hard. I’d go with todorov upfront but without wingers it’s a hard shift.

The whole team lacks resilience and could have really done with a lift this week with a quality player being brought in and one who could start.

As has been the case the last few years, first goal is all important.


Can`t argue with any of that. You just hope this season will be the making of one or two of them. McCann and Todd look most likely.

Hopefully reinforcements arriving next week.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 13:33

Quote:

gordi-b, Sat 30 Jul 09:35

As in last weeks game our same old problem of last season will haunt us , poor finishing , none of our strikers seem to have a natural finishing ability and lack the skill to take on men in a one to one situation , the game should have been out of site by half time last week , but poor finishing was once again our downfall


I agree with most of what you say but not that our issue is finishing. Give the strikers enough decent quality chances and they will score.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 13:42

We`ll take our chances today 4 or 5-1 .

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 13:59

Your Pars team for today’s
#cinchLeagueOne | #DAFC v @AlloaAthleticFC |
1 Deniz Mehmet
2 Aaron Comrie
4 Kyle Benedictus (c)
12 Rhys Breen
3 Josh Edwards
6 Kyle Macdonald
8 Joe Chalmers
26 Matthew Todd
18 Paul Allan
7 Kevin O’Hara
14 Lewis McCann
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 14:01

2 up top , was always going to happen with no wide players

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 14:01

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RMGpar, Sat 30 Jul 14:01

2 up top , was always going to happen with no wide players


Suspect it`ll be the same 4-3-3 with Macdonald out wide
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 14:12

Benedictus, comrie and o’hara aside that’s a reserve team. We have been severely handicapped by not being able to move on any of the contracted players on by the looks of it.

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 14:18

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Berkey, Sat 30 Jul 14:12

Benedictus, comrie and o’hara aside that’s a reserve team. We have been severely handicapped by not being able to move on any of the contracted players on by the looks of it.


It`s okay, we`ve got Dorrans back soon.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 14:22

Keep the heid now lads. Let`s not have them beat before a ball is kicked. You know it makes sense!!!

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 14:29

The usual suspects losing their sh1t on day 1 😁

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 14:29

That midfield is frightening. Zero depth on the bench either. Yikes.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 14:44

Dorrans helping out with training

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 14:48

Joe Chalmers already the blame according to social media.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 14:55

McCann needs to deliver today, he was woeful last week.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 15:02

Deliver what exactly bannockburn par? We’ll get the same level of effort we always do from him.



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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 15:08

This is woeful. Alloa definitely should be winning.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 15:10

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Berkey, Sat 30 Jul 15:02

Deliver what exactly bannockburn par? We’ll get the same level of effort we always do from him.



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He missed a hatful of chances, two clear cut.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 15:11

Sammon lucky to be on the pitch for me.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 15:33

Thought McCann had bulked up over the summer? Their centre half is dominating him and brushing him aside far too easily. Todd should have really hit the target and we butchered a chance at the back post when Chalmers (I think) couldn`t get it across with his weak foot but I think that Alloa header was over the line so probably should be grateful we`re not behind.

Pretty awful game and the atmosphere is like a cricket Test Match with a murmur in the background and not much else.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: dafc-chris1  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 15:47

Chalmers is brutal how he gets a game is crackers
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: dd23  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 15:50

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dafc-chris1, Sat 30 Jul 15:47

Chalmers is brutal how he gets a game is crackers


What exactly has he done wrong for you to say that?
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 15:52

Dismal stuff. Two really poor teams.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 15:54

When you have 0 width and 0 creative players in the middle you`re always going to struggle. This team is mid-table fodder without additions
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: FA1968  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 15:55

1st half analysis.

1 paced - slow
Predictable
Boring
Entertainment value 0
Alloa quicker in thought

Nobody willing to take a gamble, everything played in front of Alloa.

To be fair to Chalmers he has done nothing wrong and very little right.

Allan way to predictable and the sideways passing is doing my head in.

Win lose or draw we are *****.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 15:59

FA1968, that analysis could have been about every game last season as well. We are crying out for width,pace and creativity.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 15:59

How can the board expect us to start winning games again without having a single match winner in the team?

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 16:00

Don`t know why Chalmers is being singled out. He`s hardly put a foot wrong. Very calm on the ball. Always available for a pass and two of his dead ball crosses almost led to a goal. Lay off the guy and go lie down in a dark room.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 16:01

Chalmers been decent so far. Macdonald, O’Hara and McCann have all been poor. Not sure where a goal will come from.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 16:23

Taking off your most experienced midfielder is rather rash in my opinion.Hope it doesnt backfire.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 16:32

Goal! This would be a good result if we can hang on!

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 16:32

1 nil Matty Tod….howler from the Alloa keeper 😂
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 16:54

CHAMPIONSHIP CHARGE STARTS NOW!!
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: USMac  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 16:57

Well done, Pars. A little fortune never hurts, but you need to make it stand up.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: StevenPar77  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 17:08

Good to get 3 points.

Hopefully get the squad sorted as we are looking very light and have better teams to face with all due respect to Alloa.

That said, 3 points and joint top!

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 17:09

Well I quite enjoyed that. A welcome win and something to build on.

There`s obviously been better players play at EEP but there`s not many put the effort in that these boys do. I think they`re worth backing.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 17:15

Well done guys. Alloa have always been a bit of a bogey team for us. So take any win against them

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: par-91  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 17:16

First half was slow and sloppy, but changed the shape second half and think we deserved the win. Deserved that but of luck for the goal and defence remained solid towards the end. It wasn’t pretty, but the players/manager did their job and that’s what matters.

A win’s a win and hopefully we can kick on from here. Benedictus and Breen at CB were excellent today and I thought Todd had a good game in midfield. McCann played better once we switched to the 3-5-2 as well, and he had a partner up beside him. A lot of positives to take from that and the players will have gained confidence from that, particularly the second half performance.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 17:23

BREEN and BENE were outstanding at the back.

MEHMET made a good save to keep us in it

MCAANN much improved 2nd half, held the ball up, played
For the foul when needed

WIGHTON and TOD both made improvements to the team when came on.

Crying out for some width though

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 17:29

Great to get a rub of the green for a change. It’s evident we need wide players signed asap.
Enjoy the 3 points tonight.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 17:35

Ah Pars, it’s guid to be back 😊

I’ll take aw 3 points and two lovely pieces o cake from TRBFC

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 17:37

Hopefully we make our own luck and the sign of things to come.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: NikNakPar  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 17:38

I knew before I got back there would be negativity towards Chalmers. I do wonder what people watch while there. He done nothing wrong today. I would`ve hooked Allan I stead of him.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Pars Athletic  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 17:38

Got the rub of the green today, evident we need players in badly if we are going to compete for promotion but happy to take the 3 points from the Peter Grant Derby!!
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 18:07

We were very poor today but got the win and that`s the main thing. We will seriously have to improve to stand a chance of challenging but it is clear we are still 5 (maybe more) player short of a decent team.

I`m not the biggest fan of Chalmers but I don`t think he was bad today.. He didn`t give the ball away and put in a few decent crosses. The criticism of him is pretty unfair today. Matty Todd would be my man of the match. He has improved since last season. We were unbelievably lucky with the goal but Todd worked so hard to get into that position. The game should have been killed at the end but Todorov`s finish was shocking. O`Hara and Todorov came to the club as goal scorers but for some reason they can`t seem to do it at us? Hopefully it all falls into place eventually, perhaps some natural width will help with that.



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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: DJAS  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 18:08

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NikNakPar, Sat 30 Jul 17:38

I knew before I got back there would be negativity towards Chalmers. I do wonder what people watch while there. He done nothing wrong today. I would`ve hooked Allan I stead of him.


Agree. Said that when they made the sub.





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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 18:12

Chalmers had a decent game. Passed to his team mates and his deliveries were good.

Much better when McCann and O’Hara actually played closed together.

Edwards was our best player today. Does a power of work and put in some good crosses




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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 18:15

We won against the grain today which makes a change , no width at all , our best attacker was probably Josh Edwards , Mcdonadl,s crossing on the other wing was abysmal , we have no ball carriers like Scougal who created all day long while we huffed and puffed , woefully short of a wide man or two , not winning any league with this lot

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 18:24

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RossF, Sat 30 Jul 18:07

We were very poor today but got the win and that`s the main thing. We will seriously have to improve to stand a chance of challenging but it is clear we are still 5 (maybe more) player short of a decent team.

I`m not the biggest fan of Chalmers but I don`t think he was bad today.. He didn`t give the ball away and put in a few decent crosses. The criticism of him is pretty unfair today. Matty Todd would be my man of the match. He has improved since last season. We were unbelievably lucky with the goal but Todd worked so hard to get into that position. The game should have been killed at the end but Todorov`s finish was shocking. O`Hara and Todorov came to the club as goal scorers but for some reason they can`t seem to do it at us? Hopefully it all falls into place eventually, perhaps some natural width will help with that.


Why do we have to seriously improve? Who else on the league started better than us?

Seems the .net experts told us Kelty will pass us on the way past, they done well today! Falkirk? QOTS? Both then signed loads of players where we didn’t, they do well?

Let’s take 1 step at a time. Club will sign wingers this week no doubt and improve the squad
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: YeParss  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 18:29

JamesAndrew74 wrote:


> Why do we have to seriously improve? Who else on the league
> started better than us?
>
> Seems the .net experts told us Kelty will pass us on the way
> past, they done well today! Falkirk? QOTS? Both then signed
> loads of players where we didn’t, they do well?
>
> Let’s take 1 step at a time. Club will sign wingers this week
> no doubt and improve the squad


One of the most ridiculous posts I`ve read on this forum. Thats saying something I know...

Aye James, one game and we won and some other teams didnt so all must be well... ok bud...

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 18:38

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YeParss, Sat 30 Jul 18:29

JamesAndrew74 wrote:


> Why do we have to seriously improve? Who else on the league
> started better than us?
>
> Seems the .net experts told us Kelty will pass us on the way
> past, they done well today! Falkirk? QOTS? Both then signed
> loads of players where we didn’t, they do well?
>
> Let’s take 1 step at a time. Club will sign wingers this week
> no doubt and improve the squad


One of the most ridiculous posts I`ve read on this forum. Thats saying something I know...

Aye James, one game and we won and some other teams didnt so all must be well... ok bud...


Equally things aren’t that bad, despite the rubbish that’s spouted on here. The poster said we have to seriously improve? Well we don’t if the others don’t either. Common sense tells you that. Imagine if we had drawn at home to Montrose or lost hugely to Clyde at home? Maybe even FC Edinburgh? There’s the 3 league winners listening to “fans” on here

Just enjoy the win and go from there.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 18:40

Clyde, Edinburgh and Airdrie did, since you asked. We will play tougher teams than Alloa who would have punished us today if we keep playing like that. A very very lucky goal got us the three points. I`m delighted we got the win but it wasn`t an impressive performance. How would you assess the performance?.

I would imagine Falkirk and Queens will be up there come the end of the season but granted, the Queens result shocked me today, especially after taking the lead. Falkirk Montrose came as no surprise as Montrose are a very organised team who will give us a big test in our next home game. Kelty will be nowhere near it - not with Potter in charge. When did anyone say that about Kelty?

Hopefully we do make signings this week. We badly lack depth.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Bamba-Daft  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 18:44

That team will not win the league without reinforcements. We relied on edwards & MacDonald being our main attacking threats.. edwards put a couple of decent balls in but MacDonald’s crossing was terrible. 2 wingers are an absolute must if we want to finish top 3. Thought Todd and Benedictus were our best players.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 18:58

Brutal, lucky to get the points.

We badly need a winger who can cross the ball.

Need to play a lot better than that, at no point in the game did we have control & very lucky at the end not to concede.

Playing Wighton, Todderov & McCann doesn’t work they are all far to similar.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 19:04

When has the manager said we don`t need reinforcements? Every week someone comes on here and states the blindingly obvious as if no one had never mentioned it before.

FWIW, I thought we played better last week and over the two weeks a win and a draw (over 90 mins) was probably about right. Last week there were a few comments on here about the players being tired late in the game, something I hadn`t noticed. I haven`t seen any such comments this week. Surely they haven`t managed to improve their fitness significantly in seven days? Is it just that players look fitter when they win?

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: dafc-chris1  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 19:04

When chalmers went off we got a goal that is a fact and when we scored last week Chalmers was not on the pitch and also he is too slow at moving the ball he kills any tempo in our play
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 19:11

You`re just making a fool of yourself now with your constant scapegoating of Chalmers.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Gadgie59  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 19:22

I thought the one off the bar was going in; and I reckon a lot of refs would’ve given Alloa a penalty in the first half - which, if they’d scored I doubt we’d have come back from (but, you never know?).

If this game had been the other way round, and we’d lost like that at Alloa, I’d be pretty disappointed.

We definitely got the rub of the green today; nice to get a win, but didn’t look like a team out of place in League 1.


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It should be played beautifully.”
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 19:34

Totally agree with wee eck, scapegoating Chalmers today is way off the mark. The guy did what he`s good at, spreading the ball. If anything he adds a bit of composure. To make out that his substitution was the reason we got a goal is just ridiculous. The goal was a complete fluke. I was right behind the goal and everyone around me couldn`t believe it went in.

But special mention to McCann who managed several times to win balls he had no right to win and his set up for the Todorov chance really should have been stuck in the net. I`m positive that I would have netted that one. Why did he not just put his laces through the ball and it would have been 2-0, game set and match and no need to waste time at the end.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 19:35

It was interesting listening to Derek McInnes on Radio Scotland tonight teasing the pundits about their predictions for the outcome of the Premiership this season. He couldn`t understand how they could do it at all accurately so early in the season when new signings hadn`t bedded in properly and most squads hadn`t even been finalised yet.

If folk who get the chance to see all the teams in the league and watch football for a living aren`t in a position to make a logical assessment just now, where does that leave your average fan?

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: NikNakPar  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 19:35

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dafc-chris1, Sat 30 Jul 19:04

When chalmers went off we got a goal that is a fact and when we scored last week Chalmers was not on the pitch and also he is too slow at moving the ball he kills any tempo in our play


We also never strung 2 passes together in midfield when he went off.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: thenatural  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 19:52

First game since lockdown. I thought we were well worth the win. Goal was a fluke but I’ll take that. Team’s still a work in progress and McPake’s well aware of it. As he (and the chairman) say, it’s important to get winning games of football again.
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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 19:56

a bit like the other games so far this season, didnt learn anything we didnt already know but its a win and we aint seen many of them for quite a while.

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Topic Originator: DBA  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 19:57

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wee eck, Sat 30 Jul 19:35

It was interesting listening to Derek McInnes on Radio Scotland tonight teasing the pundits about their predictions for the outcome of the Premiership this season. He couldn`t understand how they could do it at all accurately so early in the season when new signings hadn`t bedded in properly and most squads hadn`t even been finalised yet.

If folk who get the chance to see all the teams in the league and watch football for a living aren`t in a position to make a logical assessment just now, where does that leave your average fan?


How boring it would be if we waited until a round of games had passed before making predictions. Bookies would be out of business.
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Kessel  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 20:38

Good to get 3pts on the board after the first game. Proper jammy goal but I`ll take that.

We desperately need signings though as that was howling today. Even if it is good enough to get us promoted in this guff league, which I doubt, I don`t fancy watching that drivel every week.
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Topic Originator: obiwanyouknowme  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 20:47

After last season and this season so far I’ll take any win but that was honking today.

Need bodies through the door, too many square pegs in round holes.

Ps Todorovs chance - bambi on ice

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Socks  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 23:53

Poor game overall, though it did get a bit more exciting towards the end. Not much in it but I think we had slightly the better of the game - a narrow Pars win or a draw would both have been fair enough.

Alloa started the better side and had their one chance from the corner, but from 10 mins on it was quite even and for all that we were very poor, we did have 3 decent chances, the shot past the post (Todd I think) being one we should have scored from. Aside from that early header off the line, Alloa didn`t threaten at all in the first half. We were slow, passes seemed to be underhit with a general feeling of dullness. Is it too early for me to say passy-passy pihs-pihs?

Second half was a bit better with more urgency and directness. We looked liklier than Alloa to score but they did threaten too with the shot off the bar. Not sure about the change of shape and there isn`t really anything obvious that suits us. Wighton was a bit better in that position behind two forwards than he`s been when played wide, though that wouldn`t be difficult.

After that change to 3 at the back, we seemed to be incredibly deep without the ball. It was concerning that, several times, we allowed them to come forward with the ball for a shot.

As for no comments today about players being tired - I`ll say that Kyle MacDonald looked absolutely burst for the last 15 minutes. Well done to him for getting through the full game, because he was definitely struggling by the end.

Happy to win and will give them credit for seeing out the game, but we do need to improve.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Sun 31 Jul 06:35

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dafc-chris1, Sat 30 Jul 19:04

When chalmers went off we got a goal that is a fact and when we scored last week Chalmers was not on the pitch and also he is too slow at moving the ball he kills any tempo in our play


Ngl, shut up you
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Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Sun 31 Jul 06:39

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wee eck, Sat 30 Jul 19:35

It was interesting listening to Derek McInnes on Radio Scotland tonight teasing the pundits about their predictions for the outcome of the Premiership this season. He couldn`t understand how they could do it at all accurately so early in the season when new signings hadn`t bedded in properly and most squads hadn`t even been finalised yet.

If folk who get the chance to see all the teams in the league and watch football for a living aren`t in a position to make a logical assessment just now, where does that leave your average fan?


I mean, the average Brit is a complete moron. Anyone able to tell the colour of their own socks is an improvement. However, it doesn`t take an idiot to know we desperately need signings. Just look at the actual state of our bench, it`s kids and 2 strikers that can`t get near our first team
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 31 Jul 09:49

Where did I say we don`t need signings? My post was about how difficult it is to predict the outcome of any league so early in the season.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Bucuresti Par  
Date:   Sun 31 Jul 10:01

Nice to win! We were better last Saturday but sometimes that`s the way it goes.

I think we were better second half with the 3-5-2, although as pointed out above, at times the midfield seemed to disappear into the defence without good reason, something which happened with previous managers as well.

Mehmet and the defence were all fine, Bene looks an ideal partner for Breen. Edwards wasn`t quite as dynamic going forward, Comrie had some good moments first half but his crossing is at best average...at least it is better than Macdonald`s! Bar that one game last season in the league cup at Thistle, that is unfortunately his normal standard, the other parts of his game, his movement, his competitiveness and even sometimes his dribbling are quite good. I think he is a useful squad player, but we badly need some other wide options.

O`Hara was again pretty ineffective out there, Wighton is also no use on the wing, in a central position, although he can be frustratingly hit and miss, I think this team requires his creativity though, as there is none else. Chalmers was tidy but offers nothing more, I think Allan can do that as well as him but also offers more defensively, Matty Todd has good energy and movement but not much quality. McCann did pretty well with little to work with.

If we can add some attacking central midfielders, (ideally 2 wide ones and once central) then there is a solid base to work with, another centre back for cover/competition is also needed.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: alwaysaPar  
Date:   Sun 31 Jul 11:58

First half, very rigid, no one taking the ball forward to try and draw the opposition towards them to make space behind for others, everyone looked to get rid of the ball and pass without taking the responsibility.
Second half, especially with the double change and going to what I thought was more of a 343 with Wighton sitting in the number 10 certainly made a difference.
We got more guys in the box it was just unfortunate that the quality of cross was very poor to create more chances

3 points, clean sheet, hopefully confidence building
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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 31 Jul 13:18

I watched the disputed clearance for the Rice goal claim several times and finally decided no goal.
I can see how it looked like a goal in the flash of the moment as the defender appeared to be inside the goal. However after several views I concluded his leading foot was on the line and his head was further forward when he connected with the ball.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 31 Jul 13:46

Who needs VAR when you`ve got PAR(rot).😊😊😊

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sun 31 Jul 13:51

Rice is clutching at straws to say that was over the line. From where he was, the far side of the half way line, he has no idea. Even if our defenders feet were slightly behind the goal line, the whole ball has to clear the line and that does not seem at all likely from the evidence of the highlights. Dunfermline 1 Alloa 0, final score. Three points to the Black and White. End of story.

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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 31 Jul 14:02

The tweak at half time was more subtle.
O’Hara played much closer to McCann and to his right. Edwards’ starting position was much higher and McDonald’s, slightly deeper.
It was the distance between the two up top that had the greater effect




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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 31 Jul 14:05

To be fair, I think Rice was basing his opinion on what his players told him but their claims at the time seemed quite half-hearted.

Seeing Todd`s goal again I can`t help remembering that old saying `What goes round comes around`. In the opening league game at Cappielow last season we were leading 2-1 with about ten minutes to go when their sub hit a ball from the right which completely deceived Mehmet and landed in the net. In a way it set the mood for the rest of the season.

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 Re: Team v Alloa
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 31 Jul 14:06

Topic Originator: wee eck like
Date: Sun 31 Jul 13:46

Who needs VAR when you`ve got PAR(rot).😊😊😊


Like it wee eck :-))

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