Ayr V Ross County 19/04/19

Started by Maybole Mauler, April 19, 2019, 10:24:44

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Maybole Mauler

There seems to be a  remarkable lack of interest in this game, considering we've got a chance to get the show back on the road against the Champions elect following last Friday's error-strewn second half performance against Dundee United.

There's still a lot to play for in the final four games of the regular season, even though we seem to have safely qualified for the play-offs already. There's a big difference in the prize money on offer between 2nd,3rd and 4th, but, above all, there's a chance to get a bit of confidence and momentum going before the play-offs start.

The previous three games this season against County have all been close, exciting contests and the weather for once looks set fair, so hopefully a good home support will turn up to cheer the lads on to victory in front of the TV cameras.


The difference in prize money between 3rd and 4th is about £70,000.
Would love to see us win this and then rest/rotate players for the last three games.
I'm going to miss this one, bought tickets for wrestling at Braehead for tonight so I wouldn't miss the game then they changed the game for TV !


Another depressing performance.

Jeff Vader

Some nice football but again dominated by a bigger, stronger team. Well beaten in the end.


Blatant handball at their equaliser. There seems to be a death of comment about this. Was I hallucinating?


For the equaliser, when Doohan pushed the ball out, Stewart's hand definitely moved towards it and he deflected it into the path of Graham who popped it in. Surprised none of our players appealed for it. Ref seemed to be unsighted, don't know about the linesman.

Madness from Doc at the end. We need every player we have at the moment, what with yet another mini injury crisis. Now Moff seems to be carrying a knock and it looks like Shankland might still be out for Tuesday. Wish we could get this one point we need to cement top 4, or (more likely) Dunfermline drop points.

Even if we get there and even if we get everybody fit, I can't see us doing much in the playoffs against ICT . We just can't seem to get a win against them this season even when they're playing crap.


Watching the highlights it is not totally clear but ball seems to hit their players elbow rather than his hand and we did get away with a Geggan handball in the box in the build up to Doohan's wonder save.

I think a patch work team did alright against the best team in the league - Docherty was actually surprisingly not out of place at rb when he came on. They were just better than us.


Like jm86 I just want our play off place officially confirmed, hopefully Dunfermline drop points today.
It's all about the play offs now, just want to have everyone fit and ready to go for it.


After they went 3-1 up I was thinking it could get a lot worse as they were overpowering us.

They had way more to play for and it showed. Unfortunately I think our season will end in the playoffs but I'm hoping McCall can get the players up for a final effort but it's going to be tough.


Good Saturday for Ayr. Inverness and Dunfermilne both lose. Definitely in the play-offs and a good chance of third place. All this without playing.