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    New season

    Hopefully we get out the traps at full speed ,very important that we do
    start as we mean to go on

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    seems quite a difficult start to the season. Need to be patient and try to get behind the team. difficult ask for McPake and Nicholl to get us off to winning start given that the team is still being assembled.

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    Unfortunately we have a bad track record when it comes getting off to a winning start at the beginning of each season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islaydarkblue View Post
    Unfortunately we have a bad track record when it comes getting off to a winning start at the beginning of each season.
    Where are you getting that from Islay?

    Won 10 drew 4 lost 5 since the turn of the century for opening league games.

    Over 50% win rate less than 30% lose rate.

    False memory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Returnofrros View Post
    Where are you getting that from Islay?

    Won 10 drew 4 lost 5 since the turn of the century for opening league games.

    Over 50% win rate less than 30% lose rate.

    False memory?
    i was remembering good starts that turned into **** by Xmas lol

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    Obviously the other clubs including the doonsters have years of experience in this league which we don't have collectively but individually the players signed so far have more than enough. If they can hopefully gel in Spain and in the Betfred, then there's no reason to fear any other clubs who are also rebuilding. The 2nd best in that league last season are utter gash and would have lost the playoff final convincingly if the ref wasn't put in there to help them. Screw patience, basically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Returnofrros View Post
    Where are you getting that from Islay?

    Won 10 drew 4 lost 5 since the turn of the century for opening league games.

    Over 50% win rate less than 30% lose rate.

    False memory?
    Last season had a poor start to the league campaign whilst in the Deefiant season 2010-11 we did not exactly set the heather on fire at the start of the season culminating in losing at Cowdenbeath at the end of September 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islaydarkblue View Post
    Last season had a poor start to the league campaign whilst in the Deefiant season 2010-11 we did not exactly set the heather on fire at the start of the season culminating in losing at Cowdenbeath at the end of September 2010.
    Hardly a bad track record but we have made a couple of poor starts but generally we start average or better.

    We have a tricky start , 4 games all against teams that would expect not to be in relegation bother.

    I'm with taintedice on this though, this is doable.

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    Of course it is doable as the alleged favourites have not been close to winning this league in 3 attempts.
    Ross County won in a canter last year.Even with our rebuild we shud be expecting to challenge strongly.

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    The current squad as it stands will do very well to even reach the play offs.
    I expect more signings especially given the freed up wage from KM leaving but we really really need a keeper.

    If we sign another 4 of the same calibre plus a keeper then we could be on with a decent shout

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuntz View Post
    The current squad as it stands will do very well to even reach the play offs.
    I expect more signings especially given the freed up wage from KM leaving but we really really need a keeper.

    If we sign another 4 of the same calibre plus a keeper then we could be on with a decent shout
    I agree shunts,my post was on the basis of another 4 in 5 now miller has gone.We are far to light at the moment but I'm no sure we will see another keeper.

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    I don't know about a good start, we have to be realistic,
    We don't have a full team,we have two injury prone centre halves, one goal scorer And a keeper that's a bomb- scare.
    We have made some good signings, but we have not seen them play yet !
    After that debacle last season, with one league home win, I'll be happy if we could get into the play-offs

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    Quote Originally Posted by deecom View Post
    I don't know about a good start, we have to be realistic,
    We don't have a full team,we have two injury prone centre halves, one goal scorer And a keeper that's a bomb- scare.
    We have made some good signings, but we have not seen them play yet !
    After that debacle last season, with one league home win, I'll be happy if we could get into the play-offs
    Kind of the way I was looking at where we are at the moment. Think we need to be patient and look for improvements as the season progresses. Agree that recruitment can change the situation in a very positive way but that's still to be delivered and isn't a given. Think the youngsters might be used much more than in previous seasons and with a bit of patience they might produce the results later on in the season.

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    I disagree, need a strong start, this league tends to be won from the front certainly from Xmas onwards.

    It's difficult but we have signed good players, we have a good structure and probably at least 3 more to come in, I'm expecting to defo challenge and be in top 3 at the finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Returnofrros View Post
    I disagree, need a strong start, this league tends to be won from the front certainly from Xmas onwards.

    It's difficult but we have signed good players, we have a good structure and probably at least 3 more to come in, I'm expecting to defo challenge and be in top 3 at the finish.
    Great stuff. Will be delighted if we start well and keep it going.

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    may well be more difficult ,but think we need a good solid start and build on that

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    Every team is looking for new players, not just us so still too early to be worried about squad depth. Where we're lagging is McPake's inexperience and lack of contacts, perhaps. I'm sure there's plenty work going on behind the scenes. Can't see another goalie coming in though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taintedice View Post
    Every team is looking for new players, not just us so still too early to be worried about squad depth. Where we're lagging is McPake's inexperience and lack of contacts, perhaps. I'm sure there's plenty work going on behind the scenes. Can't see another goalie coming in though.
    Not seen enuf of Hamilton to comment whether he's good enuf or not but one thing I can't get my head round is folk saying "he's good enough for the championship".

    I don't get that. With goalies you can either be trusted to be competent or you can't, nothing to do with division we are in.

    Mibbe players dinnae shoot so much or kick it quite so hard in the championship but I doubt it.

    If I was Mcpake I'd be thinking can Hamilton come thru a ruck of players to take a last min corner in a derby or other big game, will his team have faith in him, can he bounce back from a blooper, can he get better, does he have the bottle.

    If the answers yes he's in if no to a couple he's got to get better.

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    Worst keeper I can remember since Kelvin Jack, would have preferred Parish but Ferrie signed up as well so he's went elsewhere. The only hope is he'll not be exposed as much because he won't be any better in the 2nd-tier, really fear for our chances in the bigger games. I'm sure McPake would like to drop him but 80k transfer fee says that ain't happening

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    Did we 100% really pay 80k
    OMFG

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