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  1. I don’t know if this is allowed so delete if not. I’d say it’s Motherwell related with how much of a impact mental health has on Motherwell and the surrounding area. I’m trying to run 5k everyday through February to raise funds for Chris House a local mental health charity. Please donate if you can(new signing Sam Foley thought it was a worthy cause)





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  2. What is it? Like 2 and a half hours from Glasgow? As opposed to four or five hours down to Stoke or wherever? 
    The point still stands. He'll have to take into account more than just his own circumstances unless he's a single guy with no relationships or anything going on. It ain't football manager, players aren't just making decisions based on their career, they have lives outside of football to consider as well.

    For a extra couple grand a week am sure he’ll be able to put up with a extra hour drive

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  3. But maybe he'll see Hibs or Aberdeen offering a decent wedge and figure it's a win/win as he'll be close to home and also earning a bigger wage. 
    A whole lot more to it than football, which, if we're honest, is only a job at the end of the day. Family comes first and all that jazz.

    Aye Aberdeen, just 5 minutes up the road

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  4. If it was just the players' fault we wouldn't be seeing the same pattern repeat itself year after year for 20 years. The issue runs much deeper than that, and starts at the grass roots level.
    I keep banging on about it , but when France had the problem of under performing teams, they put a ten year plan in place to develop players from the ground up. A plan they stuck with even after an early minor disaster of blowing a World Cup qualification in 1994. They followed it through and ended up with a national team that won the Euros and the World Cup.
    Meanwhile, when Strachan took over the international job he went on record with his surprise at the squads' poor technical skills and how he had to quickly dumb-down the tactics he wanted to use because the players were incapable of executing.
    Once the rot sets in, it takes more then swapping in new players to fix it. The whole system needs shaking up and there has been nobody in the SFA with the courage to change it. That's how you end up with Malky Mackay as the performance director for the past 4 years. (Any idea what he does? Me either.)
    We don't have the infrastructure in place to develop international teams, and I don't see anything that makes me think there is appetite for change.

    Isn’t that the “project brave” meant to do. So far tierney, gilmour and Turnbull have came through it. But whether or not that’s due to the structure or them just being talents is yet to be seen

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  5. I don't know about hopeless, but he's not at his best in a back 3 that Clarke seems to prefer. I wouldn't see being picked as part of the squad as being "career over" though.
    I'd be more concerned if I was O'Donnell as McTominay is not close to being a decent right-sided defender - not surprising given he is a centre-mid normally - and he has got the nod twice over O'Donnell.

    O’Donnell is another one probably not international standard

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  6. Just a thought. Maybe, just maybe, the team will play better without him. I got the feeling that everything had to go through him on Saturday.   Perhaps the others will step up and play more as a team. Then again maybe not.

    He has been having a lot of hit and hopes since he canes back

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  7. That's the managers job got to play players he can trust ,yes the injury list hasn't helped but playing people out of position hasn't helped so as I see it the only thing he can do is give youth it's chance . Now I haven't seen Devine or Hussain play but now is as good a time as any to see what they can do let's face it they can't be any worse than Mugabe and Grimmy . I would probably go for 3-5-2 on Saturday 
                                                                          Devine.                       Gallagher ( if fit)                 Hussain 
                                                O'Donnell            Campbell         Turnbull        Ohara           Hylton 
                                                                                               Watt.                  Lang 

    As mental as trying to inexperienced defenders would be.Devine is injured anyway.But both are very good defenders to be fair

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