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14 John Reilly

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  1. purestate

    Hibernian Man of the Match

    Scott definitely. The look on Whittaker’s face as JS passed him in second half was priceless
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    Vs Hibs

    Attacking line up. Could cause them problems with Long and Scott swapping around
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    Reserves/Under 20's/Youths

    At no point have I called for managers to be fired, players crucified or punted, etc. Don’t understand the comment on computer game or TV show I get to see a reasonable amount of development level football so feel I have a perspective to differentiate between basic technique and application and fully fledged experience and guile. I recognise it was a young team against more seasoned professionals but since Clyde have had a less than stellar start to their season I don’t see why the result and most of the performances cannot be characterised as disappointing? It is important for younger players to get this experience and there are ways of getting it - this competition being one so part of my personal disappointment is that Motherwell FC didn’t seem to take it seriously enough Evidence only 3 subs - Jamie Sempie (scorer last week and not a likely starter on Friday) was there so why not at least on bench
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    Reserves/Under 20's/Youths

    Very disappointing performance from almost all of the Well team. Basic passing and control absent and too easily beaten in challenges. A harsh lesson and absolutely no sign that anyone anywhere near stepping up to first team squad. We also only had three subs and one was goalie.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Tanner on twitter saying he got 65 mins. Promising sign.
  6. purestate

    Annan Athletic Man of the Match

    Donnelly is obvious choice for goals and had a decent allround game however I think Ilić (only one l) looks like he is going to be a major player for us. He got stuck in and was making intelligent moves and passes throughout.
  7. purestate

    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    Brian McLean may be playing g against us on Friday although maybe should tell him he’s now with Morton. https://twitter.com/bmac__6?lang=en-gb
  8. purestate

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Overall the “rebuilt” squad looks stronger than last year. On potential alone it looks like it could be a pretty exciting season.
  9. purestate

    Pre-season 2019/20

    Wasn’t aware of that Twitter insights which feature him suggest he is involved in same sessions
  10. purestate

    Pre-season 2019/20

    12 subs and Tanner not one of them. Not looking good for him sadly.
  11. purestate

    The 'Magnificent' David Turnbull Discussion Thread

    You’re pretty negative for someone with that avatar.
  12. purestate

    The 'Magnificent' David Turnbull Discussion Thread

    David Turnbull seems to be approaching any potential transfer in the same confident and mature (beyond his years) way we’ve had the pleasure of seeing him play for us. How many times has taken the extra touch or created the space when others would have been hurried/panicked into snap decision. I’ll be delighted if he stays and equally delighted if he goes to a club of his choosing.
  13. purestate

    The 'Magnificent' David Turnbull Discussion Thread

    How about a thought for Turnbull himself. He’s still a young lad and being able to step up to a “bigger” club (European games, realistic chance of winning league) without totally have to uproot may appeal. He may also think he’ll get more game time at Celtic than likes of Bournemouth. From a Scotland POV he’s also more likely to get involved in national team as a semi-regular player than primarily a reserve league /odd ten minutes sub appearance in EPL. Not that I’m happy him going to Celtic but I’d be just as disappointed as him fading into obscurity down south.
  14. purestate

    2018/19 Game 33: Rangers (H) April 7th 12.30pm Kick Off

    I wasn’t overall dispirited by today’s performance - we’ve seen a lot worse this season - so hopefully we’ve got some of the ridiculous mistakes all out in this game. I agree we should look to play the last 5 games with a view on next season e.g. Scott ahead of Main, but we should be looking to finish 7th with attendant prize money.
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    Rangers Man of the Match

    Grimshaw definitely showed commitment throughout and did as much as a defender should be expected to. Gorrin also came into game. Ariyibi showed some real good touches.

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