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Twitter : (05 September 2015 - 07:10 AM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): RT @DavidClarkson85: Get to Fir Park tomorrow and support the top man @keithlasley in his testimonial match against Bolton! Gem of a guy 👌 …
Twitter : (05 September 2015 - 07:10 AM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): RT @Fitzy071109: @keithlasley all the best today mate, hope you get a great turnout! I'd defiantly of been there if i didn't have a game! E…
Twitter : (05 September 2015 - 07:10 AM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): RT @stevenhammell: Looking forward to @keithlasley testimonial tomorrow. Always a pleasure to play with such a great player/captain/teammat…
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Ya Bezzer! : (05 September 2015 - 06:56 AM)

There is more to it than 'standard'. Most of our players are playing at a higher standard than Georgia's players. What it is is a chronic lack of belief. The pressure of breaking the hoodoo buckles our guys. It's the same with England albeit at a later stage in the competitions.

weeyin : (05 September 2015 - 12:38 AM)

Aye, the general standard of our players has dropped dramatically in the past 20 years. It's pretty depressing.

underboyleheating : (04 September 2015 - 09:21 PM)

I know Weeyin, it just depresses me to think that we will almost certainly miss out on another major tournament. I was never conned by this new found belief under Strachan, as ultimately he can only work with the average players at his disposal.

weeyin : (04 September 2015 - 08:56 PM)

Don't torture yourself. We blew it. All that remains is the "until it's mathematically impossible" patter for the next few months

underboyleheating : (04 September 2015 - 08:41 PM)

3-1 Germany

underboyleheating : (04 September 2015 - 08:23 PM)

4-0 Now.

underboyleheating : (04 September 2015 - 08:11 PM)

As expected Ireland are putting Gibraltar to the sword, currently 3-0. Germany beating Poland 2-1

texanwellfan : (04 September 2015 - 06:36 PM)

Luckily i only saw the lasy 10 or 15 mins. Didn't seem to be even any urgency about trying to get a goal back...maybe after we got into stoopage time they picked up a bit but way too late by then

texanwellfan : (04 September 2015 - 06:33 PM)

Even no tloosing would have been crap........we needed to win the game

underboyleheating : (04 September 2015 - 06:30 PM)

Strachan says: 'We didn't do enough to win it' 'We didn't do much wrong to lose the game.'

underboyleheating : (04 September 2015 - 06:22 PM)

Tonight we blew it big time. R.I.P to our Euro championship hopes.

DEWELL : (04 September 2015 - 06:15 PM)

Feel for the marvellous fans who pay good money to watch that shit. Not a shot on target...Pathetic.

underboyleheating : (04 September 2015 - 06:02 PM)

Technically we were second best to a team that have no hope of qualifying. Ireland will have been given a boost by this result and will beat Gibraltar and I think Georgia as well.


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Fave Former Players - Top 5


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My mate and I were discussing former players at the weekend and were both in relative agreement on our top 5.


Being in our mid-30's we are largely influenced by the 91 cup side;

Cooper - top class to watch at close quarters from the front row of the old terracing
O'Donnell - especially the early days, box-to-box, unbelievable energy, goalscoring threat
MacKinnon - motored up and down the left side, gritty and determined
Arnott - Legend, 100% every game, did amazingly well
Nijholt - pure class at the back

Bubbling under;

Boyd
McFadden
Dikstra
Kirk
Martin

Anyone care to share their own?

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I'll take your 5 but I'll swap Faddy for McKinnon - not that there is anything wrong with McKinnon (except maybe the ginger 'tache)

Bubbling under, I'll fling in Krivokapic who I think is vastly underrated

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In no particular order:

McRae
Pettigrew
Wark
McAllister
Marinello

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A younger perspective (born 87): -

McFadden - For sheer entertainment
O'Donnell - Agreed as per your comments
Arnott - Agreed as per your comments (he was my favourite player when I first started going to games with ma da)
Coyne - quality striker who was a regular scorer in my young Motherwell supporting days
Martin - great defender for Motherwell playing over 200 games and I loved his old if in doubt punt the ball right over the east stand mentallity.

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Joe Wark
Willie Pettigrew
Davie Cooper
Dougie Arnott
Tommy Coyne

Closely followed by:

Bobby Graham
Davie Whiteford
Sieb Dykstra
Luc Nijholt
James McFadden
And the scorer for Motherwell,

The Cobra strikes again........................ It's Tommy Coyne.

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My faves in no particular order

Phil O'Donnell (see previousl descriptions)
Joe Wark (Old Rubber Legs, only man who could tackle from behind and not commit a foul)
Graeme Forbes ( The Original Psycho. (Sorry Colin))
Luc Nijholt (HIs "One of the Proudest Moments in my Life speech will be forgiven lol)
Ian McLeod (Big Marsh who wouldn't play on a Sunday, still was a no nonsense kind of player)

There are just too many who fall just outside this top five>
Dougie Arnott
Stevie Kirk
Shuggie Sproat
John Gahagan

And too many more without higjacking the entire thread

And so many of the players from the ancell babes era who I only have hearsay on how good they were

Sorry for rabbiting on guys

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1. Dougie Arnott
2. Stevie Kirk
3. Johnny Gahagan
4. Davie Cooper
5. James McFadden
6. Colin O'Neill
7. Jamie Dolan
8. John Philliben
9. Tommy Coyne
10. Martyn Corrigan

(Note: Couldnae stop at five!)
(Note 2: Craigan would be in that list but it did say 'former' players!)

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1. Alex Jones
2. Alex Jones
3. Alex Jones
4. Alex Jones
5. Alex Jones
BUAIDH-NO-BAS

العضو التناسلي النسوي

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1. Alex Jones
2. Alex Jones
3. Alex Jones
4. Alex Jones
5. Alex Jones


Hallowe'en's over

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McVie
McClaren
Miller
Watson
Stevens

ouch!!!!

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1. Colin O'neill
2. Dougie Arnott
3. Ally Maxwell
4. James McFadden
5. John Philliben
Did you vanquish the Nibblepibblies?

No, my lord Pigmot, I did not vanquish the Nibblepibbles because you just made them up!

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In no particular order

Wark
Pettigrew
McFadden
McAllister
Arnott

Oops missed out Luc!

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McRae
Pettigrew
Wark
Davidson
Kirk

Being an oldie the first three came fairly easily, and, if I'm honest so did the fourth. Vic Davidson was an absolute joy to watch, one of the best midfield players I've seen in a Motherwell jersey. From the modern era, McAllister, O'Donnell, McFadden, Cooper, all came close but in the end it was a straight decision between Kirkie and Dougie. Kirkie's all round boys own career, going in goals and saving a penalty scoring in every round of the cup incuding the winner in the final, becoming our top European scorer. If I had played for Motherwell that's the career I'd want.
0/1

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McVie
McClaren
Miller
Watson
Stevens

ouch!!!!



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Wark
Pettigrew
Graham
Cooper
McFadden

Quite simply Pettigrew without Graham, was like eggs without bacon. Not a front two to touch them - telepathic it was. The others speak for themselves.

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Bobby Graham (friend of my dad)
Dougie Arnott (pretty obvious)
Davie Cooper (genious, with the left peg anyway)
Willie Pettigrew ( Went to his dads house for halloween when I was a kid, idolised him and still a pleasure to meet him on occasion)
James McFadden ( when I stopped going to games, my mates talked me into coming along again to see this kid, entertainment value was there and I fell in love with the game again)


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James McFadden
Dougie Arnott
Martyn Corrigan
Tommy Coyne
Davie Clarkson

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DC, the Cobra, Phil O'Donnell, Doooogie, Buff, Rab McKinnon, Mitchell Van Der Gaag, Faddy, Seib,
"Battered them, battered them. A class above!" - Lee Erwin 31/05/15 WWW.MFC1886.co.uk

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1. Joe Wark (no shit!)
2. Wullie P
3. Johnny Gahagan
4. Dougie Arnott
5. Davie Cooper

Bubbling Under

1. Tommy Coyne
2. Sieb
3. Colin O'Neill
4. Luc Nijholt
5. Faddy
country road, take me home, to the place I belong.......

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Couldn't possibly keep to 5.

In no particular order

Dougie Arnott
Colin O'Neil
Davie Cooper
Luc Nijholt
Steve Kirk
Rab McKinnon
Brian Martin
Tommy Coyne
Sieb Dykstra
James McFadden
Miodrag Krivokapic
Martyn Corrigan

Good many others I have a lot of time for but these ones stand out for a variety of reasons. Again would also add Craigan when he becomes an ex player and the housewives favourite of course!
"So basically just like his previous 'chat' with him before the Levante game last August. ie informal to see if he would consider it or not. I would suggest that McFadden wasn't interested then and he won't be interested now so the McCall and the club shouldn't bother wasting their time. He does not want to sign for us just now, or any time soon, I think that much is quite clear."

MJC

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The morality of work is the morality of slaves, and the modern world has no need of slavery."

Bertrand Russell

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