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  1. A well deserved award for Ouamaar I'm just surprised that Cummins didn't make the team of the year....
  2. Challenge Cup Final - Saturday 12th April 2020 Queen of the South vs. Falkirk Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland The Line Up's We had pretty much a first choice line-up. The only real debate was at left back where Kieran MacDonald just about got the shout ahead of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. Prince Buaben, who has been slightly disappointing this season was selected for his age and experience over and above the younger alternatives in Dave Ingram and Oscar Threkeld. The Match Graham Cummins had just confirmed his status as an icon at this club!! He was already our top goalscorer in the league, but in what was otherwise a tight game Cummins was head and shoulders above the rest scoring a fantastic hat-trick. Fawzi Ouaamar also was outstanding with two brilliant assists.
  3. Great performances from 2 of our star players really helped us along the way:
  4. Youth Intake Day A decent enough youth intake, but nothing compared to last years batch of youngsters, who have really been developing well in the last season. Just the 2 players who've made the grade to be signed up this season: Alan Young - good technical skills, great first touch and a high work rate but lacks pace or attacking flair. My coaches rate him as high potential, but I'm not really convinced that he'll make it to the top. Kevin McDonald - nothing really spectacular to right home about. Again he's highly rated by the coaches and I hope he'll fulfil that potential, but he's got some work to do to impress me.
  5. Sorry for the long wait for updates, more coming soon. I've got a couple of seasons to update on.
  6. Midseason update and we're absolutely flying - one very disappointing defeat away to lowly Dunfermline is the only black mark against us. Once again we're oferring plenty of excitement to the fans with goals aplenty.
  7. 2019 / 2020 - Preseason Last season proved to me that we didn't have a problem with scoring goals - we were averaging well over 2 goals per game - but we needed to strengthen in defence. So what do you think I did in pre-season. Give me more goals Joe Thomson - Free - AM RL - I had been chasing Joe Thomson for a while at Berwick but he had been unwilling to join a semi-professional club. With Celtic not wanting to renew his contract I've grabbed the opportunity to snap him up on a free transfer. He has massive potential. Fawzi Ouaamar - Free - AM C - I was amazed that Fawzi was available on a free transfer from Motherwell, he's just scored two goals against us in the play-off 2nd round. As one of Motherwell's best players last season I can only presume that he'd chosen to leave, although I'm not entirely sure why he thought we were a better option. Regardless, this was a no brainer decision Aidan Connolly - Free - AM RLC - Another really promising attacking prospect who can play across the front 4 in my squad, joining from Rangers. We're getting a bit congested now though, so competition for spaces will be limited. Prince Buaben - Free - DM / M / AM C - An experienced midfield general who had a decent >7 AR season at St Johnstone last year with 3 previous seasons in the Premiership at Hearts. Ashley Pecora - Loan - S C - Really exciting 20 year old striker from Leicester City. His stats look good, although in fairness he had a relatively disappointing time at Burton in League 2 last season, so he's got something to prove. Now we've done with the goals, let's try to tighten up a bit at the back........ Matthias Bossaerts - Loan - D C - Having been unable to break through at Manchester City, I think it's a real coup that we've been able to bring in this 23 year old Belgian to Falkirk. A huge improvement from our previous defenders. Oscar Threkeld - Free - D RC / DM / M C - A versatile player who can play in a number of different positions and really help to give the squad depth. Ross McCrorie - Free - D RC - Ross was actually my first signing as Falkirk manager, signed on my first day in charge, but I had to wait for his contract to expire before he could join. He's hugely exciting though and is a massive prospect for us.
  8. 2018 / 2019 Season - End of Review Having taken over half way through the season I ended up precisely where I expected to - in 3rd place. Dropping out of the play-off's in the 2nd round was also as per my expectations, although I was surprised that Motherwell weren't able to beat Hamilton Academicals in the final play off round, as a result we'll be playing them again next season. Key Players Kieran Duffie - it seems I have another decent right back. Maybe not to the same quality as Ewan McNeil but with 13 assists he has already proved his value. Kieran MacDonald - hard to believe that this future star had only played one game for the previous manager. He went straight into my first team at left back and had a really solid second half to the season. His predecessor (previously seen as a hot prospect) is now on the transfer list Scott Wright - loanee Scott Wright had a really solid season for us and we'll need to find a replacement for him next season Graham Cummins - 21 goals this season is an impressive return. At the age of 31 I should manage to get another good couple of seasons out of him, although this could well have been his peak season.
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