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 Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:02

Today`s lineup:-

1 Deniz Mehmet
36 Miles Welch-Hayes
5 Chris Hamilton (c)
64 Malachi Fagan-Walcott
3 Josh Edwards
10 Matty Todd
18 Paul Allan
6 Ewan Otoo
17 Owen Moffat
20 Chris Kane
11 Lewis McCann

Subs:-

4 Kyle Benedictus
8 Joe Chalmers
14 Alex Jakubiak
16 Ben Summers
23 Michael O’Halloran
26 Taylor Sutherland
33 Xavier Benjamin
38 Brad Holmes
44 Max Little (GK)


Referee Peter Stuart



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 Re: Match thread - Pars v Ayr United
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:05

Morton loose an early goal!

Along with Dundee Utd

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 Re: Match thread - Pars v Ayr United
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:23

Pars are playing well. Looking composed with some exquisite passing play. We are pressing effectively and winning most of the midfield tussles. A couple of good chances so far.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars v Ayr United
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:30

Should have scored at least twice, just hope that doesn`t come back to bite us. McCann, Todd, Kane and Moffat all looking sharp and causing problems. Will be looking forward to seeing the highlights tomorrow to review that penalty shout. Looked like it might have been off an arm or two but he may have had his arms tucked in?

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 Re: Match thread - Pars v Ayr United
Topic Originator: 87Par  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:38

Inverness winning 2 nil. Got to make the pressure count.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars v Ayr United
Topic Originator: wulliepar57  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:39

Morton Not helping us at the moment
Now Morton 0 -- ICT 2

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 Re: Match thread - Pars v Ayr United
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:45

1-0 Hamilton header

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 Re: Match thread - Pars v Ayr United
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:45

How did that go in! Smallest man on the park, straight at the keeper... looked like he got stuck in the mud?

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 1 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:47

Tremendous goal by Hamilton

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 1 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:49

2-0 Kane

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 1 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:50

Magnificent opportunism and composure from Kane.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars v Ayr United
Topic Originator: RhinoPars  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:50

Composed finish from Kane to make it 2-0
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 1 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: wulliepar57  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:52

Another good Goal from the Pars !
Great composure and no more than we deserve ,
Just shows you what happens when you put pressure on the opposition and chase everything
Cmon Ye Pars



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 Re: Match thread - Pars 1 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Toddyrov  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:52

Cmon the pars, brillant first half

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 1 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:53

Wonder if we`ll be able to make Kane`s move permanent in the summer? He`s levels above our other striking options. Goes without saying keeping Todd and keeping him fit would be great too.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 1 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:53

Playing some good football ,passing and fight .Moffat is having a good game
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 1 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:56

Doing well, quick goal second half will finish it.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 1 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 15:58

HT: An impressive half from the Pars. Everybody is contributing. I like the way Welch-Hayes and Moffat are combining on the right, and the work of McCann, Todd and Otto on the left is really opening up opportunities. Defence is solid - 4 works so much better. Allen`s corners are fabulous, full of variety. What more is there to say? That`s very good, Pars. Keep it up!

Oh yes... it`s great to hear the choir in the NW back in full song, supporting the team.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: incognito  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 16:01

Need to to keep at it I`m the second half and put this game to bed!

Inverness form doing us a solid today and just need airdrie to find an equaliser and we`re into 5th. All said easier on paper but it seems we`re turning a corner and the other results are going our way.

"Did you see what happened to the magic car?

It turned into a street!"
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 16:19

Airdrie 1-1

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 1 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: wulliepar57  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 16:19

Airdrie have equalised so 1-1 now

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 1 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 16:28

And Pars up to 5th, crazy league!
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 16:35

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LochgellyAlbert, Sat 2 Mar 16:28

And Pars up to 5th, crazy league!


Only 2 points of 2nd bottom though

Zwei Pints Bier und ein Päckchen Chips bitte
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: DRreturns  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 16:39

AdamAntsParsStripe wrote:

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LochgellyAlbert, Sat 2 Mar 16:28
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> And Pars up to 5th, crazy league!

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> Only 2 points of 2nd bottom though
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> I’m here to take over!!

Only 5 points off of promotion play offs..

I’m here to take over!!
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 16:46

Three subs? Oooh, I have a bad feeling about this.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 16:59

FT 2-0 Brilliant result. Well done, Pars!

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:01

Good result and performance!
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:03

Important win given how tight it is, say what you like about 10 team leagues but as a Football fan I’d hate to be one of those mid-table sides in England where from January onwards you’ve nothing to play for.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: wulliepar57  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:03

well done and well deserved !
Hopefully we can keep this going now

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:09

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OzPar, Sat 2 Mar 16:46

Three subs? Oooh, I have a bad feeling about this.


And one of those subs Oz cleared off the line.Good team performance
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: 87Par  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:10

Great result. Nice to get a win on the board at home. Same again Tuesday please.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:17

Legends is bouncing and it’s just a fantastic feeling going up to 5th place.

What a change of pace today.
Chris Kane my man of the match together with Matty Todd.

Kane’s goal - wow just wow

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:22

Quote:

buffy, Sat 2 Mar 17:17

Legends is bouncing and it’s just a fantastic feeling going up to 5th place.

What a change of pace today.
Chris Kane my man of the match together with Matty Todd.

Kane’s goal - wow just wow


Crazy Buffy, we were at one time 9th as the results were going ,we have a game in hand on three of the teams below us .Thought our defence were excellent would be hard to drop anyone to fit in Bene ,what a good position to be in
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:23

Thought Welch-Hayes was absolutely dominant. Totally bossed it. Never looked in threat at any time. You could have gave MOTM to a good few of those players, but I was particularly impressed with him.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:27

Yeah, Al, I thought the same as you five minutes after I typed that and saw Joe Chalmers save our bacon.

:)

I was thinking of a game a while back where we brought three subs on and completely lost our rhythm. Fortunately, everything seemed to click today.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:28

I know Al. I was keeping an eye on the other scores as usual and watched us slip then leapfrog everyone!

What a difference a win makes.

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Parfect69  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:28

Thought Hamilton was immense today as well
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:29

Quote:

Row_ZZ, Sat 2 Mar 17:23

Thought Welch-Hayes was absolutely dominant. Totally bossed it. Never looked in threat at any time. You could have gave MOTM to a good few of those players, but I was particularly impressed with him.


Agree ,he had a great game
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:39

Superb performance, Hamilton, Fagan-Walcott and Welch Hayes excellent performances.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: PansPar  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:49

Good performance. The back 4 were all excellent, credit to Paul Allan too who had a good game and offers up great set pieces. Hard to pick a MOM but probably Hamilton or Welch-Hayes for me.

And two clean sheets in a row.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: StevenPar77  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:54

It`s good to see us have a strong bench for what seems like the first time this season.

I thought we nullified the likes of Dowds, Chalmers and Murphy really well.

Shouts for Miles and Malachi as MOM but Hamilton is a giant in our team.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: cfad  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:55

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StevenPar77, Sat 2 Mar 17:54

It`s good to see us have a strong bench for what seems like the first time this season.

I thought we nullified the likes of Dowds, Chalmers and Murphy really well.

Shouts for Miles and Malachi as MOM but Hamilton is a giant in our team.


Agreed re. our bench. 5 subs made today and all were decent. Makes a big difference
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:56

Not seen a mention for Moffat but I thought first half he was excellent as well.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Bucuresti Par  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 17:59

Very good first half, very solid second, apart from Otoo`s mistake early in the second and a few corners in injury time, we never looked in danger. The referee was good I thought, I think his one big mistake was in our favour, it didn`t look like a foul on Hamilton in the first half when Dowds (I think) was through. So a few things are starting to go in our favour now, and nice for us to score from a corner and a defensive blunder.

Hard to choose MOM, perhaps Hamilton, although all the back four were really good. I`d have Allan after him, he was excellent in the middle. Moffat did pretty well on the right wing, especially on that surface and Kane and Todd make us much more of a threat down the middle.

A much needed home win, no reason why we can`t follow it up on Tuesday.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: hudza  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 18:30

Well done Pars, great performance!!

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 18:37

After a good performance and win the forum is very quiet .
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 18:38

Very impressive…….

2-0 up and well deserved at HT, game managed the SH really well.

Good all round team performance never looked in trouble.

It’s very tight but keep playing like that & we should be okay. No room for complacency.

“.........it ain’t over till the Pars score!”
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 18:47

Really well managed second half. Don`t think the keeper had anything to do at all.

Great to see a strong bench as well. Haven`t seen that in ages, possibly all season.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: adj27  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 18:48

What a crazy league this is - great win today and now 4 unbeaten but still just 2 points clear of second bottom. Whole back 4 were fab today - the other 3 have all had well deserved mentions but Edwards was excellent as well.

Otto didn’t have his best game but we look so much more solid with him in the midfield (barring his nightmare at the start of the second half).

Great to see Kane getting on the scoresheet.

Andy
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 18:53

Despite the reservations of some I think the loan players we have brought in have strengthened the team. Kane up front has taken the pressure off the defence giving them options to play the ball out from the back. The team is improving with every game Bourne out by the results we have had. Back to winning ways at an important stage in the season
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: cammypar 1995  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 18:53

Hamilton is by far our most valuable asset as of performances this year. I hope we have him tied down.

Fagan Walcott was solid although thought Ayr would have improved second half. Good to see we didn`t risk bene today as there is no point risking someone who has been out so long.

Wish we had more of a go second half as there was probably more goals for us with that donkey in goals for them.

c'mon the pars
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 18:54

First half hour thought we were decent created a few good chances then for 10 minutes we lost control a wee bit.

The timing of the goals was massive couldn`t have been any better.


Second half I thought bar one or two chances for Ayr we were comfortable.

Player wise thought the goalie and back 4 played well.

Midfield had energy and I liked the way Moffat got the ball and his first thought was to go forward.

Kane work rate causes any defence a problem good to see him scoring.

My only negative McCann think recently He`s been poor think he could do with a wee stint on the bench
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:00

A much more solid performance today. Albeit one of these games where a goal could have came out of the blue and changed the course of the game.
I thought Hamilton was excellent again and Malachi was very good alongside him.
Plaudits to Kane for his goal and workrate.

I thought he might have left out McCann and played Moffat on the left with Todd at RWB but Todd has such a major influence through the middle it was right to keep him there.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: k76  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:06

Solid performance today, possibly for the 1st time this season we had a very good bench.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:09

Good performance, thought we started bright then drifted a bit and we resorted to
Long balls to mccann who wasn’t anywhere near winning any of them, not sure how Walcott missed that chance at the back post.

Hamiltons goal was a vital breakthrough at the perfect time. Great gamble by Kane to close the defender down and showed composure we have rarely seen upfront this season.

Second half was a bit of a non event where we managed the game out relatively well with a few scares but never looked like scoring on the break and we tired after putting so much into the first half.

Team looked okay today, I thought we looked a wee bit weak in the tackle at times particular down Moffat and the welch hayes which lead to them playing a lot of cross balls into that area but nothing came of it.

Bene on the bench was a bonus, looking forward to him coming in and Hamilton moving further forward.

Man of the match was Hamilton yet again…

Back to being drenched in my own negativity….

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:16

I`m really not comfortable with all this positivity. Can someone post a moan?
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:25

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jake89, Sat 2 Mar 19:16

I`m really not comfortable with all this positivity. Can someone post a moan?


I`d like to make it clear that given the pars have done almost exactly the opposite of all my prediction league posts, I deliberately went for Ayr today. A happy moan, but a moan nonetheless.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: cfad  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:26

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Rigger Al, Sat 2 Mar 18:37

After a good performance and win the forum is very quiet .


More people happy to comment when we lose as opposed to when we win - ‘fans’ forum? To be fair, someone started a thread moaning about the pies…
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:26

I guess the moaners have gone into hiding till the next bad result. Hopefully that won`t be for a long long time.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:29

Folk out enjoying the win probably. I’m just home fae a happy and boisterous Legends!

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:30

Best performance at home this season. I’m glad to see Moffat finally get a start and he had an excellent opening half. The formation change massively benefits us as we look a lot stronger in defence and are finally creating chances up top as we have natural width and a top class striker. Hopefully we can sign Kane and MFW on permanent deals in the summer.

We have another important game on Tuesday that we desperately need to win to create some breathing space from the relegation playoffs. This league is insane. 5 points off the promotion playoffs and 2 points of the relegation one! Airdrie will be a very tough game but at least we can go into it with confidence. We’re not out of the woods yet but I thought Ayr would cause us a lot of problems today however we completely out played them in the first half and it’s great to see us finally do this to a team in the championship. We mastered the basics today and Ayr struggled with us quickly closing them down, which lead to our second goal.

That’s 4 games unbeaten now and we have injured players starting to return. It was great to see Bene back on the bench but even better to see we didn’t need to bring him on, which gives him a bit longer to recover.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: adj27  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:32

I agree McCann has been disappointing recently and I would have left on the bench for Jakubiak but in fairness to him I thought he was much better today.

Andy
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:38

Quote:

RossF, Sat 2 Mar 19:30

Best performance at home this season. I’m glad to see Moffat finally get a start and he had an excellent opening half. The formation change massively benefits us as we look a lot stronger in defence and are finally creating chances up top as we have natural width and a top class striker. Hopefully we can sign Kane and MFW on permanent deals in the summer.

We have another important game on Tuesday that we desperately need to win to create some breathing space from the relegation playoffs. This league is insane. 5 points off the promotion playoffs and 2 points of the relegation one! Airdrie will be a very tough game but at least we can go into it with confidence. We’re not out of the woods yet but I thought Ayr would cause us a lot of problems today however we completely out played them in the first half and it’s great to see us finally do this to a team in the championship. We mastered the basics today and Ayr struggled with us quickly closing them down, which lead to our second goal.

That’s 4 games unbeaten now and we have injured players starting to return. It was great to see Bene back on the bench but even better to see we didn’t need to bring him on, which gives him a bit longer to recover.


I think Bene will get some game time on Tuesday ready for the Raith game ,bring him in and push Hamilton I to the mid field
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:56

RossF, Sat 2 Mar 19:30~#~Best performance at home this season.

I`d have said the 3-1 win at home to Morton edged today`s.



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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Socks  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 19:59

That`s a great win, and no doubt we deserved the points today. Was that Paul Allan`s best game for us? A very good game from him in both defence and attack.

It started out as a decent game with both sides looking capable of scoring, but we got on top quickly and played well in the first half. What a diffrence to just see us do the basics right, and play simple football to get us on the ball in the opposition half. Hopefully we`ve seen the last of the passy rubbish for this year. In the end, the goals didn`t come from any great play, but maybe an example of pressure eventually leading to goals. It doesn`t always work, but keep making a defence do some defending and there`s always a chance something can come from it.

Really enjoyed Chris Kane`s goal - a bad mistake to let him in but he forced the mistake himself and still had a lot to do with what was a very good finish.

For the second half, I can`t quite decide if we were good defensively as a team or a complete shambles. Mainly the positive side I think, but there were times when we were all over the place and I`ve rarely seen two of our players go for the same ball as often as happened today. For a while, it seemed that nearly every mistake we made was leading to a goal, so thankfully we got away with that one at the start of the second half today. We didn`t get any time to play in the second half, but often seemed to want to slow things down a bit too much when we had the chance to break. But, overall, the back 4 had a very good second half.

I was a bit wary when we put 3 subs on at the same time near the end, as sometimes a drastic change to the team takes a while to settle. It worked OK though, with Chalmers having two big moments near the end, winning a critical header then clearing off the line. Of all the players we have, Ben Summers would probably be the last I`d want to put into that situation where we need the whole team to work defensively, but he did fine and helped get us up the park a couple of times late in the game.

Very pleased that we managed to see it out without losing a goal, which was a good effort from them all. And if we can find a way to use our tattie field to our advantage beofre pitches start to recover in late March, all the better.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 20:07

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GG Riva, Sat 2 Mar 19:56

RossF, Sat 2 Mar 19:30~#~Best performance at home this season.

I`d have said the 3-1 win at home to Morton edged today`s.


Agreed. We were worth a few more goals that day.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 20:18

Good point GG but the difference for me is that Morton were unbelievably poor back then (were they not bottom at this point?) Ayr had won 4 in the last 6 before today and we completely outplayed them in the first half. Also, we badly needed this today, especially after Inverness causing a shock. So proud of the team and the way they performed today.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: DunPar  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 20:23

I’d definitely agree that the Morton game (3-1) was better than today.
We had seven loan players in our squad today. I’d sign Moffat. Kane is definitely a lot more useful than wighton. I agree Welch Hayes looks ok. Otoo is growing into a very good signing. Be good to see summers play a few more games to the standards he’s capable of.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Parfect69  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 20:28

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cfad, Sat 02 Mar 19:26

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Rigger Al, Sat 2 Mar 18:37

After a good performance and win the forum is very quiet .


More people happy to comment when we lose as opposed to when we win - ‘fans’ forum? To be fair, someone started a thread moaning about the pies…


Yip that was me. Not just pies but all hot food. Nice to moan about something else tbh
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: weemike  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 20:50

Excellent result and performance. Let`s keep this up and see where it gets us.

It`s never how you start the season and always how you finish!

Keep on picking up points with strong performances and we might have something to play for as the season closes.

Well done all round.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 21:05

When Ayr had a late cross after some pressure I heard a ladies scream from the Norrie. I was in the middle of the NW! I thought she had seen Norman Bates.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Gaz3822  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 22:26

Originator: jake89
Date: Sat 2 Mar 19:16

I`m really not comfortable with all this positivity. Can someone post a moan

Yes

How long are we going to have to put up with the headless chicken McCann ? Asking for a friend.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: king lad  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 22:36

Delighted with that win, a really valuable 3 points against a team right next to us in the table. Just have to keep finding these results to force the pressure onto the other teams
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 22:44

Staying positive, McCann was doing some good work down the left in the first half, overlapping with Todd and Otto. They were successfully exploiting Ayr`s defence and frequently breaking into the penalty area. McCann`s final ball tends to let him down. And also on the plus side, he popped up in defence to make some effective tackles and interceptions. He seems to tire after about an hour and lose concentration, but that is probably due to amount of ground he covers and the effort he puts in.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 23:27

Just wanted to come on and say that was a cracking performance today. Very much enjoyed the game. Particularly pleased with Kane absolutely stealing that second goal. Great work rate pays off when you force mistakes like that.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Skid Chicane  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 23:34

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Socks, Sat 2 Mar 19:59

That`s a great win, and no doubt we deserved the points today. Was that Paul Allan`s best game for us? A very good game from him in both defence and attack.

It started out as a decent game with both sides looking capable of scoring, but we got on top quickly and played well in the first half. What a diffrence to just see us do the basics right, and play simple football to get us on the ball in the opposition half. Hopefully we`ve seen the last of the passy rubbish for this year. In the end, the goals didn`t come from any great play, but maybe an example of pressure eventually leading to goals. It doesn`t always work, but keep making a defence do some defending and there`s always a chance something can come from it.

Really enjoyed Chris Kane`s goal - a bad mistake to let him in but he forced the mistake himself and still had a lot to do with what was a very good finish.

For the second half, I can`t quite decide if we were good defensively as a team or a complete shambles. Mainly the positive side I think, but there were times when we were all over the place and I`ve rarely seen two of our players go for the same ball as often as happened today. For a while, it seemed that nearly every mistake we made was leading to a goal, so thankfully we got away with that one at the start of the second half today. We didn`t get any time to play in the second half, but often seemed to want to slow things down a bit too much when we had the chance to break. But, overall, the back 4 had a very good second half.

I was a bit wary when we put 3 subs on at the same time near the end, as sometimes a drastic change to the team takes a while to settle. It worked OK though, with Chalmers having two big moments near the end, winning a critical header then clearing off the line. Of all the players we have, Ben Summers would probably be the last I`d want to put into that situation where we need the whole team to work defensively, but he did fine and helped get us up the park a couple of times late in the game.

Very pleased that we managed to see it out without losing a goal, which was a good effort from them all. And if we can find a way to use our tattie field to our advantage beofre pitches start to recover in late March, all the better.


Agree re Paul Allan. Said that during the match that I thought he was having the best game I`ve seen in a Pars shirt.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 23:39

Tremendous result. Performance was good. Started off really well. Could/should have been 2 or 3 up but then fell out of it until we scored. 2nd goal came at the perfect time.

The second half was OK. Thought we got lucky a couple of times but in the main we managed it quite well.

3 points on Tuesday and suddenly we`re on a good run of form!

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Parsfangaz  
Date:   Sat 2 Mar 23:58

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OzPar, Sat 2 Mar 22:44

Staying positive, McCann was doing some good work down the left in the first half, overlapping with Todd and Otto. They were successfully exploiting Ayr`s defence and frequently breaking into the penalty area. McCann`s final ball tends to let him down. And also on the plus side, he popped up in defence to make some effective tackles and interceptions. He seems to tire after about an hour and lose concentration, but that is probably due to amount of ground he covers and the effort he puts in.


Nah, it’s just cos he’s crap
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 00:16

Aw we need is my old mate to pile on and the unholy trinity will be complete.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 01:54

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jake89, Sat 2 Mar 19:16

I`m really not comfortable with all this positivity. Can someone post a moan?


Aye. I’m travelling home just now and missed the game and just catching up now.




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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 07:25

Da no 1 your summary of the game above isn’t that far away from mine to be honest.

On McCann, I Know there was a bit of a wind yesterday but he seemed to be beating himself for the headers by mistiming his jump. Got into some great positions on the overlap and in the box but as ever the end product just isn’t there despite the endeavour. It’s one of our weaker positions on the left midfield and one I’m sure will be addressed in the summer now mcpake seems to have found a better tactic to give more dynamism in midfield as we look like creating chances.

Also noted at times we have a tendency to head clearances too central and not far enough away, loads of headers from their crosses landing central just outside the penalty box, we got away with it though.

Feels like the way other results have gone that despite us turning a corner we’re still uncomfortably in the mix near the bottom, win against airdrie and it will give us some breathing space with a run of harder games to come.

Arbroath will be sick that effectively that result against raith meant nothing in terms of catching those directly above!

Back to being drenched in my own negativity….

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 07:55

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RossF, Sat 2 Mar 20:18

Good point GG but the difference for me is that Morton were unbelievably poor back then (were they not bottom at this point?) Ayr had won 4 in the last 6 before today and we completely outplayed them in the first half. Also, we badly needed this today, especially after Inverness causing a shock. So proud of the team and the way they performed today.


You make a good point, too, Ross. Morton were joint bottom at the time, and I didn`t realise they had 9 of their first team squad unavailable that day and we dominated them for the whole 90 mins - it could easily have been 5 or 6. Unfortunately for us, the boot was on the other foot when they came calling again last month. 🤥

Not taking away anything from yesterday`s win as we deserved our halftime lead, but we weren`t dominant after the break but saw the game out reasonably comfortably. Had Ayr managed to nick a goal, it would have made for a very nervy finish, I reckon. 😱



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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Vamos Pars  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 09:09

Ayr looked like an absolute gang to be honest. Offered absolutely nothing and I’d be shocked if we managed to finish below them.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 10:22

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GG Riva, Sun 3 Mar 07:55

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RossF, Sat 2 Mar 20:18

Good point GG but the difference for me is that Morton were unbelievably poor back then (were they not bottom at this point?) Ayr had won 4 in the last 6 before today and we completely outplayed them in the first half. Also, we badly needed this today, especially after Inverness causing a shock. So proud of the team and the way they performed today.


You make a good point, too, Ross. Morton were joint bottom at the time, and I didn`t realise they had 9 of their first team squad unavailable that day and we dominated them for the whole 90 mins - it could easily have been 5 or 6. Unfortunately for us, the boot was on the other foot when they came calling again last month. 🤥

Not taking away anything from yesterday`s win as we deserved our halftime lead, but we weren`t dominant after the break but saw the game out reasonably comfortably. Had Ayr managed to nick a goal, it would have made for a very nervy finish, I reckon. 😱


Morton game was our best performance this season, albeit against a team that was decimated with injuries. Ian Wilson, our former player came on at right back and even he was limping after 5 minutes!
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 11:04

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Vamos Pars, Sun 3 Mar 09:09

Ayr looked like an absolute gang to be honest. Offered absolutely nothing and I’d be shocked if we managed to finish below them.


They didn`t do too badly in the games they played immediately before yesterday.



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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 11:12

Agreed, GGR. We shouldn`t judge a team on one performance. I thought ICT looked like `an absolute gang` last Tuesday night but they managed to beat Morton at Cappielow yesterday.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: preston par  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 12:50

A good performance overall from the full team. I think it makes a big difference when we have most of the starters playing in their preferred positions.
Back 4 were solid, think Hamilton organises well and MFW has settled in better now and has found his feet. Right back looked good as well.
Makes such a difference having Otoo and especially Todd in the middle - Todd`s runs in behind will cause mayhem for a lot of defences! Moffat looked lively out on the wing as well, by far his best position and Kane leads the line better than any other striker we`ve had up top this season. Overall, a good performance that we can hopefully take into Tuesday night.

Will be interesting to see what happens when Bene is back? Hamilton into CDM and Allan drops out?


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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 13:49

At least we’re debating positives things GG!

I’d like to add as well that Paul Allan deserves a lot of credit with how he’s performed since the Partick game. I’ll admit that I didn’t think he had what it takes to play at this level but it seems to be more based on who he plays with. He’s looks much more effective playing with Otoo and Todd in the midfield. Hopefully he can keep improving. I always thought the obvious choice in the next few weeks was to move Hamilton into midfield in place of Allan so Bene can return to defence, but it would be very harsh to drop Paul Allan based on his last few games for us.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 13:56

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RossF, Sun 3 Mar 13:49

At least we’re debating positives things GG!

I’d like to add as well that Paul Allan deserves a lot of credit with how he’s performed since the Partick game. I’ll admit that I didn’t think he had what it takes to play at this level but it seems to be more based on who he plays with. He’s looks much more effective playing with Otoo and Todd in the midfield. Hopefully he can keep improving. I always thought the obvious choice in the next few weeks was to move Hamilton into midfield in place of Allan so Bene can return to defence, but it would be very harsh to drop Paul Allan based on his last few games for us.


Hamilton into midfield and McCann to the bench
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: McCaig`s Tower  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 14:14

That was almost remarkably unremarkable – just a normal mid-table game with the home side winning. We could do with a couple more of those.

I thought we were OK for 40 minutes – not great but OK – much better than some of the rubbish we’ve seen – we got the ball forward quickly, created a couple of chances. Moffatt and Todd were looking bright. Normally you’d think that 0-0 at HT but shooting into the home end in the second half might be a cause for optimism, but we were playing the wrong way.

Getting the goal when we did was at a nice time to get it – getting the second (I confess I’d looked away so I missed the build up) was a real bonus.

The second half was a bit dull – but we looked fairly comfortable, riding our luck a couple of times. Two nil is an awkward score – do you stick with what you have, or do you keep looking for a third and risk conceding? I expected Ayr to make it more awkward than they did – they must have known confidence was shaky and we could be vulnerable to pressure but I didn’t sense this in their play.

There was an oddity with the indirect free-kick – the keeper was looking for a quick throw, changed his mind and the ball slipped out of his grasp. His instinct was to chase and grab it, which he did. I thought he’d grabbed it outside the box, but the lino didn’t flag – instead the ref correctly awarded an indirect free-kick just inside the box. I had to check up on the law; that doesn’t happen very often but the ref at least was on the ball. Of course, the kick never came to anything.

Suddenly we look a lot more like a football team. Kane causes problems, Todd is a goal threat, MFW has found his feet and MWH looks solid. I think this takes the pressure off the others a little and they can play their own games. And the bench looks pretty strong all of a sudden with lots of options. What a difference a couple of weeks makes.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 15:04

Kane’s guidance for the players around cannot be underestimated. He was instructing players around all the time. I really feel now that this is what we have been missing. Strong seasoned Professionals in key areas.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 15:28

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RossF, Sun 3 Mar 13:49

At least we’re debating positives things GG!

I’d like to add as well that Paul Allan deserves a lot of credit with how he’s performed since the Partick game. I’ll admit that I didn’t think he had what it takes to play at this level but it seems to be more based on who he plays with. He’s looks much more effective playing with Otoo and Todd in the midfield. Hopefully he can keep improving. I always thought the obvious choice in the next few weeks was to move Hamilton into midfield in place of Allan so Bene can return to defence, but it would be very harsh to drop Paul Allan based on his last few games for us.


Paul was excellent yesterday - he`s always been a neat and tidy player. I think he and Joe Chalmers are perhaps too similar to play together. Having Ewan and Matty in midfield was bound to help him. I`m sure Joe would also improve playing with those two and maybe Hamilton, too, once we have the likes of Bene, Breen and Fisher available to play at the back.



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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 15:49

I`m not sure where Breen gets in right now. For me he`s behind Bene, Fisher, Walcott and even Hamilton, as well as the Livi lad on the right if we went to a 3.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 16:01

Surely the last few months have taught us that the more cover you have available the better. Breen has the advantage of being a natural left-footer.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: cammypar 1995  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 19:45

I`d be surprised if we keep breen seems to be injury plagued and since we have announced loses of 1m we can`t afford a luxury of a guy who will only be available for a handful of games.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 20:15

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cammypar 1995, Sun 3 Mar 19:45

I`d be surprised if we keep breen seems to be injury plagued and since we have announced loses of 1m we can`t afford a luxury of a guy who will only be available for a handful of games.


And Bene is not !!!
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 20:33

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Parsfangaz, Sat 2 Mar 23:58

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OzPar, Sat 2 Mar 22:44

Staying positive, McCann was doing some good work down the left in the first half, overlapping with Todd and Otto. They were successfully exploiting Ayr`s defence and frequently breaking into the penalty area. McCann`s final ball tends to let him down. And also on the plus side, he popped up in defence to make some effective tackles and interceptions. He seems to tire after about an hour and lose concentration, but that is probably due to amount of ground he covers and the effort he puts in.


Nah, it’s just cos he’s crap


You know you missed an n and a y out the middle if your moniker Gaz.

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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 21:32

A match thread wouldn`t be complete without somebody having a pop at a particular player - even after a win.
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 Re: Match thread - Pars 2 v 0 Ayr United
Topic Originator: Parsfangaz  
Date:   Sun 3 Mar 22:28

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PARrot, Sun 3 Mar 20:33

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Parsfangaz, Sat 2 Mar 23:58

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OzPar, Sat 2 Mar 22:44

Staying positive, McCann was doing some good work down the left in the first half, overlapping with Todd and Otto. They were successfully exploiting Ayr`s defence and frequently breaking into the penalty area. McCann`s final ball tends to let him down. And also on the plus side, he popped up in defence to make some effective tackles and interceptions. He seems to tire after about an hour and lose concentration, but that is probably due to amount of ground he covers and the effort he puts in.


Nah, it’s just cos he’s crap


You know you missed an n and a y out the middle if your moniker Gaz.


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