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Ayr United Related Forums => AUFC Talk => Topic started by: MonkeyHeid on May 05, 2019, 01:04:15

Title: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: MonkeyHeid on May 05, 2019, 01:04:15
QuoteSomerset Park is the place to be on Tuesday night to cheer on Ayr United in their quest for promotion to the Premier League.

The players have exceeded all expectations this season to qualify for the play-offs and the Club have made a fantastic gesture by reducing admission prices for the game to just £12 adult and £6 concessions with under 12's FREE accompanied by an adult.

Win 3 x 2 legged ties and Ayr will be back in the top flight for the first time in 41 years. Come along and give them your support

C'mon You Honest Men


Love this quote. Who cares. Put recent results, playoffs is completely different situation so support the team and let's do this👍
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: real deal on May 05, 2019, 01:41:13
Well said totally agree a big ask but never expected to be there
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: Jeff Vader on May 05, 2019, 02:13:33
Disappointed we couldn't hold on to 3rd place but Tuesday night is when we need everyone to pull together to give us a fighting chance for Saturday. Hopefully a 3000 + crowd will come along and cheer on the lads.
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: TonyH on May 05, 2019, 15:46:55
Inthe post match interview McCall sounds happy to have avoided having to go to Inverness on Wednesday night.
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: MonkeyHeid on May 06, 2019, 09:28:35
Quote from: TonyH on May 05, 2019, 15:46:55
Inthe post match interview McCall sounds happy to have avoided having to go to Inverness on Wednesday night.


yes, the extra day recovery and no midweek travel.

Really hope we can get a result on Tuesday and make Saturday a little easier. Worst case is Inverness do another 7-0  :'(

Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: shinglis on May 07, 2019, 13:00:40
Interesting comments from McCall on the matter -

QuoteAyr United manager Ian McCall says "it's utterly pathetic" to expect his side to play four games in 11 days during the Premiership play-offs.

He claims the rules are a "carve up" to favour the side finishing second bottom of the top flight


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48185538 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48185538)
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: ghostofjimmysmith on May 07, 2019, 13:08:34
Excuses in early or look how great we did defying the odds.
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: MonkeyHeid on May 07, 2019, 13:56:31
Quote from: ghostofjimmysmith on May 07, 2019, 13:08:34
Excuses in early or look how great we did defying the odds.


Also just stating what everyone else is thinking, but that's been the way since the playoff was devised. Didn't realise no 3rd or 4th place team have been promoted via it.

Looks like the Railway end may be open tonight (subject to final away crowd numbers), so here's hoping for a decent crowd and backing the team.
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: shinglis on May 08, 2019, 11:48:37
Ticket information:
QuoteOn Saturday we travel to Inverness for the second leg of our Premiership Play Off quarter final. The match kicks off at 3pm.

Inverness have a ticketing system which will allow our supporters to purchase tickets for the away end. You can even buy these on the supporters bus on the way up - this means avoiding queues on the day. The tickets will then be available on your phone or if you prefer you can print off at home.

Tickets for the match are as follows

Adult: £12

Concession (Over 65, 16-25, Junior (12-15) ): £6

Under 12s: FREE *



Link to Ticket Order : https://ictfc.tickethour.co.uk/privateSales.html?deepLink=97&hash=YLaardKlicuiOf3k9ySRLlDQMFY1287 (https://ictfc.tickethour.co.uk/privateSales.html?deepLink=97&hash=YLaardKlicuiOf3k9ySRLlDQMFY1287)
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: wuffster on May 08, 2019, 11:50:10
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: TonyH on May 08, 2019, 12:36:20
Disappointed but not surprised.
We keep hearing how teams have 'sussed us out', well that's five times we've played Inverness and we still haven't sussed out how to play against them !
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: titus on May 08, 2019, 14:14:07
Wee budget,wee squad,injurys to key players.all in all i am happy with our first season back in the championship where we belong.
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: ghostofjimmysmith on May 08, 2019, 15:51:34
ICT will be ecstatic, they played five big guys at the back and one man up front, clearly hoping to keep it tight and they came away with a 3-1 win. They were also far more direct and purposeful going forward.

Need pace and directness on Saturday - summed up late on Forrest getting the ball and running at pace from left to right touchline as he faced a wall of hammer throwers and there was no way through.

We are not Liverpool, so will be amazed if we can get this back. Need to start McCowan.
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: shinglis on May 09, 2019, 07:51:14
Positive assistance from the directors to support travel to Inverness.  ;D

QuoteTRAVEL CLUB INFO FOR INVERNESS
We are hoping to run 3 busses to Inverness on Saturday leaving from the ship inn at 9am with help from the directors the cost has now been slashed from £20 to £5 YES £5. We have 70 booked so far and 100 seats available so please book ASAP so as your not disappointed.
Please text or phone
Jamie 07792747354
Jeanne 07599289517
Lisa 07599289514
Strictly no alcohol on Bus
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: Balloon Boy on May 09, 2019, 11:58:29
well done again the directors, they deserve great credit for this.  the game isnt over till its over & many will regret not travelling if we manage to pull it off.

Also a chance to thank the players for an outstanding season if we dont & say goodbye to quite a few, i wouldnt miss it for the world.....
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: wuffster on May 12, 2019, 00:21:16
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: real deal on May 12, 2019, 02:37:56
Emotional scenes at the end we are Ayr  :'(
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: TonyH on May 12, 2019, 20:34:11
Good to hear Ian McCall saying he wants to build a squad to win it next season.
Can't wait to see who he brings in and can't wait for the start of the new season, bring it on !
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: ghostofjimmysmith on May 15, 2019, 09:14:45
John Robertson moaning about questionable refereeing decisions in their game against Dundee United last night, given the debatable nature of their second goal and their penalty last week is a bit cheeky.
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: TonyH on May 15, 2019, 13:48:11
Couldn't believe the way Robertson was going on about the ref.
He must have forgotten about last week's officials handing them victory on a plate.
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: ghostofjimmysmith on May 15, 2019, 14:16:27
Folks doing the interviews need to indulge in a bit of whitabootery with this stuff - could easily have shut Robertson up with "you have to admit that ICT being in the semi-final was in part based on some questionable referreeing in the game at Somerset Park, do you think you are only unhappy as this time it didn't go this way?"

Apply the same when Steve Clarke, Steven Gerrard, Craig Levein on so on indulge in similar rants. Clubs react by not doing interviews........ oh dear, how sad....  never mind.
Title: Re: Playoff -Inverness
Post by: titus on May 16, 2019, 12:24:35
Glad jimmy has cleared things up for us all.