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  1. 8 points
    Jeezo mate,I'm sorry to hear that,it puts football in perspective,we all get annoyed and pissed off with the game but in reality there's always more important things in our life going on.i don't know you pal but I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you,all the best to you.
  2. 7 points
    Games like this scream 'nuke the entire squad'. I've said before that there is an unprofessional attitude at the club in terms of the standards that are demanded and tonight is that squared. We are being out grafted by a team that might well be in the League 1 next season and we don't seem that bothered. There is an absolute pall of apathy out there in a Scottish Cup game - it's not good enough.
  3. 7 points
    Can't wait til we're independent and we can be free of this pish.
  4. 5 points
    With this whole affair I think there are a few things everyone can agree on: There was a trigger clause in his contract, brought to public attention in a newspaper article (more about that below), known about in private before and confirmed by AB by what he didn't say at the AGM. The trigger clause was a win win for both player and club, here is some extra money .... play well and you'll earn a move in Jan and we get a wee kickback. If not you get that extra money for 2 years, stability and we retain your services to next summer and get a larger sum or see out your contract till 2022 and retain an International defender in the squad. He's not played as well as he did last season. Most rational supporters will have no issue with a player looking to move to better themselves at a higher level, make more money or for family/geographic reasons. It is no more than you'd hope for yourself in your own career. Most rational supporters will have no issue if a player conducts themselves with a degree of decorum and respect for their employer, especially if they are captain. However, most rational supporters will have issue if a player looks too much like a mercenary and does their talking in a tabloid opposed to on the pitch. The timing of his injury was unfortunate for fuelling conspiracy theorists and for retaining his Scotland starting position. He will be boo'd by a significant amount of the home support upon his return in anything other than C&A, (if Reynolds is despite leaving under the best of terms then Dec has no chance). I do have an issue with the club captain either under his own volition or at the direction of a representative to use a friendly hack to remind those of his availability and that in a few weeks time there would be a transfer fee required because he would then have 18 months left of his deal. "Roll up! Roll up! this offer won't be here for much longer".
  5. 4 points
    Lucky teams win cups, and in the context of Scotland that usually means the rare seasons that both ugly sisters have went out in earlier round. We have made 4 finals since 91 which I think is a decent record for a club our size. 2005 LC Rangers 2017 LC Celtic 2011 SC Celtic 2017 SC Celtic So no easy Diddy teams in the final for us, occasionally a team will have a good result and beat Celtic or Rangers in a semi final as we did in 91 but it is very rare for both of the ugly sisters to be out before the semi finals. So would the likes of StM or StJ have won had they been playing Rangers or Celtic, probably not.
  6. 4 points
    Alexander was brought in to stop the rot and keep us up which was everything to us all in the current economic crisis. Barring a catastrophic disaster he has accomplished this , so for that I am certainly grateful. Sadly a lot of people have forgotten though that Robbo and his signings put us in the horrible position he came into. The however in all this for Alexander and the club and fans is if you honestly think resigning/being left with the core of players that put us in this position is going to improve us next season you are deluded - resigning Crawford and Mugabi has already set the tone for what is in store next season and Alexander signed some dross when he arrived as well. Some will be happy with the small wee club , punching above our weight for years pish but I’m not . We should be challenging top 6, especially with the revenue we have generated of late, have some form of entertainment value along with giving youth a chance - signing crawford and mugabi alongside Lamie I just don’t see us improving. I’ve seen better junior and under 18 players . I hope I’m proven wrong but just can’t see it . Robbo and those that gave him free reign have a lot to answer for .
  7. 4 points
    It's never been a Derby, up until this recent spell in the premiership they were never in the same league as us, we only ever played them in in the Lanarkshire Cup when that still ran and the occasional Scottish or league cup game. You need to be an explorer to find an accies fan, anytime we are at the cannabis stadium or whatever its called we outnumber them about 10 to 1,, the same when they are at Fir park, no fans. So all this derby and feeling a bit more needle talk is pish, when they get relegated they will be the same as Airdrie, and Albion Rovers, ie another shitey wee Lanarkshire side wishing they were as well run, well supported, and as good as the best team in the county ie us.
  8. 4 points
    As someone said, Prince Philip never changed his plans when Rangers died.
  9. 4 points
    McGinley has been ok despite picking up a few injuries. Its been a tough year for him off the pitch and he deserves a chance to prove himself.
  10. 4 points
    I’d much rather Alexander handed out contracts than listen to the opinion of a grown man calling him Jobby Crawford, grow tf up ffs
  11. 3 points
    The “wee club, punching above our weight” thing is nonsense. Self defeating nonsense and a ready made excuse for not performing well in games or competitions. I am under no illusions about the size of club we are, we are obviously a ‘smaller’ club than the Old Firm and the City clubs but outside of that, there is not much difference in size of supports etc. From our point of view we have been a top flight club for well over thirty years, in which time have won the Scottish Cup, regularly competed and finished in the top half of the league which has on a good few occasions now earned us European qualification. And yet STILL, we have supporters saying “oor wee club, we really shouldn’t expect anything other than survival” and other such nonsense. Some inside the club seem to buy into that too it would appear. So how long do you have to punch above your weight before that becomes your weight?
  12. 3 points
    Did Jock just say "up there unmolested"
  13. 3 points
    Morton have a player called orsi...we have 6 donkeys!!
  14. 3 points
    "I think there was something at the start of the season that I wasn't privy to and when I came in [as manager] it was about keeping him here until the summer and having another conversation with him - and that hasn't changed." Quote from Alexander. Not sure how that confirms anything was bollox.
  15. 3 points
    You shouldn't be drinking while you're pregnant, Meghan.
  16. 2 points
    The academy can only produce players that are willing to come/stay at Motherwell. We’re up against Rangers, Celtic, Hamilton, Livingston, Hibs and Hearts to get players in and then any decent club down south to keep them long enough to make the first team. We have done well in recent years but we have also lost a few potential first team players at the same time.
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
    That's how I took it, as well as Polworth editing his own hype videos and ranting to his wife about through balls.
  19. 2 points
    Do the pens count for your bet on Motherwell scoring more than 2
  20. 2 points
    You get it on garage forecourts from a hand held nozzle.
  21. 2 points
    I don’t understand why everyone is being so negative, when was the last time we scored 6 goals in a game?
  22. 2 points
    Stop feckin whinging, it's a cup game main objective met, we won , total dugshite for 119 mins, but all that matters is we are in the quarter finals. We were pish against morton 30 years ago and look how that cup run turned out, coyw
  23. 2 points
    Hunt the fucking lot of them. Embarrassing performance from start to finish and that include the manager with his formation and lack of subs.
  24. 2 points
    Oh and thank god for Liam Kelly. Were gonna seriously miss him next season!!!
  25. 2 points
    Never mind blaming plastic pitches, we've got plenty plastic footballers who couldn't trap a baw on wet cement. Awful.
  26. 2 points
    Very light on forwards on the bench. Only Hastie as an attacker.
  27. 2 points
    One of my all time favourite days following Motherwell that was. At Hampden, comfortably seeing off Aberdeen and their media chums and a brilliant atmosphere in our end. The Electric Bar was absolutely bouncing that day/night. That and the other Semi Final from that season (the Moult game) were days that are what makes the shite times supporting us feel worth it.
  28. 2 points
    Given the way they dealt with the Covid breach, the SFA would probably end up awarding St Mirren a 1 - 0 win for Crawford's handball.
  29. 2 points
    I’d expect development will change as recruitment method changes. The bulk of our development group aren’t contracted so interested to see the wastage, natural and enforced. Shipped out those who felt needed the experience & decided others development was best served around the first team but, haven’t offered game time - that’s a false economy. Before the usual suspects downcry that ideal - I’m well aware of the position we’re in and the variables involved. It’s a fine balance, taking Fortmartine as an example we decided at 4 and 5 nil up to introduce a loan player, an ageing short term deal who’d offered us 7 minutes previously then Lamie was given appearance money. For a club who advocates a clear pathway, they certainly aren’t practising what’s preached.
  30. 2 points
    Are you suggesting Watt is approaching a contract clause?
  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    It's only right Scottish football pays its respects. Andrew's been a big fan of the Juniors for years, apparently.
  33. 2 points
    Wee Lizzy would still be the boss after independence or not
  34. 2 points
    This needs to be our goal, and whatever results are required to achieve it I hope it happens. So I want Dundee United and St.Mirren crash and burn and hope we win all our remaining games by a cricket score. As long as we do this, I don’t care who goes down.
  35. 1 point
    Right manager, decent squad, no reason why we can't compete for top 6 - and better - most years. We'll have poor campaigns, happens to everyone. Since our last relegation Dundee Utd have spent 5 seasons in Div 1/Championship, Hibs 4 and Hearts have gone down twice in the last 5 years. Sometimes we'll have to grin and bear it, but the trick is not getting into a tailspin. Given our apparent inability to buy, never mind buy big, recruitment and management are everything to us. Whoever recruited this crop needs hunted (if they're still here) and Alexander will get his chance to prove this isn't good enough over the summer.
  36. 1 point
    Cole showed little last night to suggest there would be teams after him. He was well shackled by the Morton defence, and when he was given crumbs he did little creatively with them.
  37. 1 point
    Whit beer would that be then?
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    Just 5? Reckon your being generous there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  40. 1 point
    Aye we badly miss Roberts energy and movement.
  41. 1 point
    Awful first touch? Can't pass? No problem. Welcome to Fir Park.
  42. 1 point
    And that’s always been my argument. The people stating there was a clause were the same ones that then added the feigning injury line, he then needed to be kept out of the first team even thought he was club captain and when fit the obvious choice, it literally grew arms and legs bases on next to nothing other than a line in a less than reputable rag. I get the argument that the club should make a statement but I’m not at all bothered if they choose to stay quiet on a players contract details, even if it’s just a denial.
  43. 1 point
    A few posters have covered my thoughts already already. Given Alexander's comments when he first came in that there we do have a decent squad but it's fuckin massive, and the fact he's got us sitting 5th in the form table tells me we'll keep the core of this squad, reduce numbers and try bolster with some quality instead of quantity. How the academy fits into this I don't know.
  44. 1 point
    I'm hoping we replace all the players that aren't as good with players that are better.
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    Fantastic bit of business, we would have been very lucky to have attracted anyone better.
  47. 1 point
    Stephen O'Donnell is a solid SPL level full back. Not a world beater, and against higher quality opposition he can get found out at times. However, anyone who thinks there is a queue of superior players lined up waiting to sign on at Fir Park needs a reality check. This is very good business for the club, not just from a playing perspective, but in raising or at least maintaining our profile as a club who can help players progress their careers. It may help attract some decent palyers in the summer.
  48. 1 point
    I'll have time to see us wrap it up in the first half hour anyway, so I'll be back on the sofa in time to enjoy the last 15mins of showboating.
  49. 1 point
    Tend to agree. I'm no fan either, but like it or Scotland is still part of a monarchy, and there's always going to be a bit of a fuss when a senior royal dies. And it's not like it happens every other week (although I'd guess we won't have as long to wait until the next one).
  50. 1 point
    Agreed and while I'm no lover of the Monarchy the way I look at it is that the whole of the UK's sporting community is showing a bit of respect for the old guy by reorganising events I don't really want to be the only part that doesn't as the fallout in the national media would not show us in a good light.
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