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Louis Longridge

Post by 1995Bairn » Tuesday 31st 2017f October 2017 04:55:47 PM

http://www.falkirkfc.co.uk/hartley-make ... dge-joins/

Paul Hartley's first signing. An "emergency loan until January 3rd". A name I've heard of a lot as hes's played a lot of games for Hamilton. Scored against HIbs in their 3-1 win earlier in the season. It says on the website that he is a striker but I thought he was more of an an attacking midfielder. Either way, we needed attacking players and we've got one.

Edit: Just seen that it's being discussed on the "Rest of Season" thread, and not sure how to delete a new topic.

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Post by kent brockman » Tuesday 31st 2017f October 2017 05:23:26 PM

He scored 14 goals in 133 games for Hamilton.
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Post by Back Post Misses » Tuesday 31st 2017f October 2017 05:40:26 PM

kent brockman wrote:
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He scored 14 goals in 133 games for Hamilton.
He will play wide right in the three behind the striker sure of it.

Provider rather than a goal scorer.

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Re: Louis Longridge

Post by Olaf Thom » Tuesday 31st 2017f October 2017 06:15:39 PM

Might give us a boost, but hardly the type of player we've been crying out for.

Its a sad day when we are all praying for a guy who cannot get a game for Hamilton Accies to save us. :(
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Post by AL_bairn » Tuesday 31st 2017f October 2017 07:41:44 PM

Good to see a new face come in to boost the squad. Can't say I remember much about him so will look forward to see him in action on Saturday. He has plenty of top flight experience so should be a reasonable signing.

Got to admit it frustrates the hell out of me that Hamilton are loaning us players. Fair play to them but it should be the other way around!

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Re: Louis Longridge

Post by Romaines of the Day » Wednesday 01st 2017f November 2017 10:27:46 AM

Positives for me are:

- Not a goalkeeper
- Not another goalkeeper
- Has no history with any of the following: Dundee United

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Re: Louis Longridge

Post by rusty_nail » Wednesday 01st 2017f November 2017 10:33:41 AM

Olaf Thom wrote:
Tuesday 31st 2017f October 2017 06:15:39 PM
Might give us a boost, but hardly the type of player we've been crying out for.

Its a sad day when we are all praying for a guy who cannot get a game for Hamilton Accies to save us. :(
Who said anything about him 'saving' us. We're all aware it will take more than one player (new or old) to improve our season.

I'm sure this will confirm how lazy Hartley is as he's only signed him from 30 miles away... :wink:
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Re: Louis Longridge

Post by Olaf Thom » Wednesday 01st 2017f November 2017 12:04:32 PM

I don't think you can get an emergency loan from outwith Scotland, can only get normal loans.

From what I have been told Hartley is the opposite of Houston in the laziness stakes. Note how Dunne gets a look in, instead of Housties usual Brylcreem boys.
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Re: Louis Longridge

Post by Creative Redemption » Wednesday 01st 2017f November 2017 01:47:50 PM

A lazy, lazy signing. This guy is only from 15 miles down the road.
Unnaceptable and lazy signing.
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Post by Brian Scrimegour » Wednesday 01st 2017f November 2017 03:05:49 PM

Olaf Thom wrote:
Wednesday 01st 2017f November 2017 12:04:32 PM
I don't think you can get an emergency loan from outwith Scotland, can only get normal loans.

From what I have been told Hartley is the opposite of Houston in the laziness stakes. Note how Dunne gets a look in, instead of Housties usual Brylcreem boys.
Surely Dunne is thee most lazy selection you could ever make as he was already there all along? Not sure about longridge. Never looked anything special when he played against us for Raith but lets wait and see.

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Post by Olaf Thom » Wednesday 01st 2017f November 2017 04:41:41 PM

Dunne wasn't a lazy introduction, Hartley actually went to a development game and picked him for the first team. Did Houston go to the development games?
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Re: Louis Longridge

Post by Falkirkbairn90 » Wednesday 01st 2017f November 2017 05:13:52 PM

Olaf Thom wrote:
Wednesday 01st 2017f November 2017 12:04:32 PM
I don't think you can get an emergency loan from outwith Scotland, can only get normal loans.

From what I have been told Hartley is the opposite of Houston in the laziness stakes. Note how Dunne gets a look in, instead of Housties usual Brylcreem boys.
For once I agree with you on this one. He has went to the development games to see what was on offer, liked what he saw in Dunne and took action. I was starting to get riled towards the end with Houston constantly picking the same players regardless of form. We've went from a young team under Pressley to an ageing squad in just a few years. I say ageing loosely as I'm aware there are still younger guys there but I think Falkirk lost its way with bringing youth through over the past few years. I'm also aware that Pressley had no choice in the matter but if there are guys who are ready then I am happy to see them make the step up.

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Re: Louis Longridge

Post by Dade » Thursday 02nd 2017f November 2017 02:26:21 PM

No point in arguing with Olaf on this. There are plenty of arguments to highlight his hypocrisy when it comes to Houston’s signings but he’ll never recognise them.

As for Hartley, it is pleasing to see that he has been taking in development games and isn’t afraid to throw in a youth team player. Hopefully this will up the ante during development games and give the players a boost as a good performance could be merited with a call up to the first team.

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Post by Brian Scrimegour » Thursday 02nd 2017f November 2017 03:51:05 PM

I think Houston has paid the price a bit for allowing others to cloud his judgement on the ability of the development squad. Its quite obvious he should've been at these games more instead of relying on dubious reports from others. For instance its pretty clear now that McDonagh definitely rates Shepherd having taken him to Edinburgh City whilst we all know he's mince?

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Re: Louis Longridge

Post by Back Post Misses » Thursday 02nd 2017f November 2017 05:54:54 PM

Olaf Thom wrote:
Wednesday 01st 2017f November 2017 04:41:41 PM
Dunne wasn't a lazy introduction, Hartley actually went to a development game and picked him for the first team. Did Houston go to the development games?
Yes

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Re: Louis Longridge

Post by Dade » Thursday 02nd 2017f November 2017 06:05:20 PM

Brian Scrimegour wrote:
Thursday 02nd 2017f November 2017 03:51:05 PM
I think Houston has paid the price a bit for allowing others to cloud his judgement on the ability of the development squad. Its quite obvious he should've been at these games more instead of relying on dubious reports from others. For instance its pretty clear now that McDonagh definitely rates Shepherd having taken him to Edinburgh City whilst we all know he's mince?
To be honest I have a lot of sympathy with Houston on this. His teams got us to where we realistically shouldn’t have been and yet we all felt frustrations about the lack of youth coming through our system. He had no qualms in throwing in Shepherd, O’Hara, Blair and Gallagher amongst a couple of others but what’s clear to see now is that most weren’t ready or not quite up to the challenge. Shepherd was given plenty of game time but never really showed that he was any great shakes. I’d been calling for O’Hara to get more game time after his display against Rangers but a short run in the first team didn’t show that he had the cutting edge required, not yet anyway. Blair may have been the next one to stake a regular spot but he was sold as soon as he made his debut and people had been crying out for Gallagher to start for ages but several games in and he looks well off the pace.

I’m not saying that we should dismiss these youngsters instantly as they should be allowed to try and improve but it wasn’t like there were a load of gems being held back under Houston. I think the urgency to unleash more youngsters is based on necessity due to the imbalance in our first team squad, injuries and the fact that some are either too old or not putting in the performances required.

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Re: Louis Longridge

Post by Bainsfordbairn2 » Thursday 02nd 2017f November 2017 10:03:22 PM

Brian Scrimegour wrote:
Thursday 02nd 2017f November 2017 03:51:05 PM
I think Houston has paid the price a bit for allowing others to cloud his judgement on the ability of the development squad. Its quite obvious he should've been at these games more instead of relying on dubious reports from others.
Houston was at pretty much every Development game, other than the ones at Ross County and Inverness as those usually kicked off early afternoon and he would have had to miss first team training to attend them.

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Re: Louis Longridge

Post by Olaf Thom » Thursday 02nd 2017f November 2017 10:42:47 PM

Wasn’t there a game last season where he was a pundit on Radio Shortbread whilst the development team were playing.
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Re: Louis Longridge

Post by John Markie » Thursday 02nd 2017f November 2017 10:46:35 PM

Bainsfordbairn2 wrote:
Thursday 02nd 2017f November 2017 10:03:22 PM
Brian Scrimegour wrote:
Thursday 02nd 2017f November 2017 03:51:05 PM
I think Houston has paid the price a bit for allowing others to cloud his judgement on the ability of the development squad. Its quite obvious he should've been at these games more instead of relying on dubious reports from others.
Houston was at pretty much every Development game, other than the ones at Ross County and Inverness as those usually kicked off early afternoon and he would have had to miss first team training to attend them.
Houston at every development game was he? Was he fcuk. I go to pretty much every one and have seen him exactly zero times at any. Smith there every game, and I have seen Hartley there both when we played Dundee and the first home game after he took over.
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Re: Louis Longridge

Post by Dade » Friday 03rd 2017f November 2017 01:05:36 AM

I went to a few development games and never saw Houston. Not to say he wasn’t there but he wasn’t visible.

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