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Bart Verheul

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  1. Bart Verheul

    The 'Magnificent' David Turnbull Discussion Thread

    Saw Graeme McGarry tweeted that so you have to assume it'll be a done deal anytime. Apparently according to Graeme McGarry in today's herald, Man City had asked to be kept informed. Also in the same article it suggests we have a substantial sell on fee included.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Patience is required in Danish Yes I was sad enough to Google it
  3. Maguire is playing in the play off final versus raith for Queen of the South is he not?
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    Post Split Fixtures

    I can tell them what the 2017/18 fixtures should be and if anybody fancies a wee flutter I can predict the scores for you too.
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    Hamilton Accies Man of the Match

    There wasn't a failure for me yesterday, the back four never looked troubled and I can't think of an easier 90mins that Gillespie will have had since he came in to the side. Main held things up well, pressed well, finished we... on the bench, hastie was quieter but still got a goal and looked dangerous on a couple of occasions. Campbell was his usual self, he almost gets overlooked every week because bar a few games this season he has always been consistently good. The three standouts however were Gboly, Gorrin and Turnbull. Gboly was outstanding in the first half and his unbelievable ability to look like he's lost the ball only to come out with it and leave 2 defenders on their backside is a joy to watch. He doesn't get my vote though as he faded in the 2nd half plus he and Curtis Main have obviously been doing extra shooting practice with Keith Lasley. Gorrin is everywhere picking up loose balls and just sticking his foot in to break down attacks, plus he can play a bit too. He was a very close second but Turnbull was absolute quality and I think he only gave the ball away once near the end with a tired looking cross field pass. He scored 2 and set up the other so on that basis Turnbull gets my vote.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I was in the east stand and there were a few boos when the teams were being read out. I'm sure though there was a slight baws up with that and hastie was actually read out as number 28 and turnbull wasn't even mentioned. (This may have been my middle aged ears playing tricks on me though) So I'm going to take an ultra positive view on it, that the fans who did boo were suffering from OCD and the fact that the team lines were read out wrong enraged them enough to react.
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    2018/19 Game 29: Hamilton (H) March 9th 3pm kick-off

    I agree with you that Scott should be given more opportunities. I also agree that main's goalscoring record is nowhere near good enough but the system we have been playing forgives that more, especially when he holds the ball up and brings others into play like he can. If we are going to persist with this system then Johnson would be aswell leaving as he will never ever fit the criteria needed. Today looked like Robinson knew the game was won and was almost challenging Johnson to prove he can play in that system and put himself back in front of Scott in the pecking order. Trying to find a striker who can do all the things main does well and score goals will be very hard with our finances so Scott should be given the chance to try and make that spot his own for next season.
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    2018/19 Game 29: Hamilton (H) March 9th 3pm kick-off

    I think gorrin was taken off because he was booked. Probably harsh to say main wasn't good enough to be fair, yes in terms of goalscoring be is nowhere near good enough but I don't think we would have won 7 out of the last 9 playing that system and having Johnson up top.
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    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    I think it's Andy Smith who we had on loan from Preston. I'm sure he was a Northern Ireland striker who was the ultimate heidless chicken.
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    Heart of Midlothian Man of the Match

    He was clearly giving Naismith some grief after the winning goal, which deserves a contract extension in itself.
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    2018/19 game 25: St Mirren (A) Wednesday 6th February

    Would it be unfair to point out that hastie has scored as many goals as mccormack has had touches since he's come back
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Deal done according to Tam mcmanus with Scott mullen basically confirming as much
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Sorry for going all Eddie May and quoting myself but further digging reveals its a left back on loan and the deal only didn't happen yesterday due to bad weather. 2 +2 =5 etc etc but fingers crossed
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Crewe set to sign a defender with football league experience from a team in Scotland and have seen a few of their fans suggesting the bold ATS. That would make sense from our point of view as he appears to break after 45mins of use
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    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    Luton being linked with a loan move for Louis moult
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    2018/19 Game 22: Hibernian (H) Wednesday 23rd January

    In fairness to main regarding this one incident, how many times this season has he played with a winger who has beaten his man and then put a cross like that in for him. He's been used to the ball either hitting the first man or getting shelled 3feet above him from the full back in a supporting position.
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    Great Post, I think like most people on Saturday I wouldn't have been disappointed had he chosen to go however by Monday morning when the anger has lessened you sit and think who else could we get in that would fulfill all the criteria listed above. I watched the steelmen documentary on Friday night and actually commented how I think Robinson is the manager closest to Tommy McLean we have had. Wee Tommy's side was built from the back and it was a wee while before he got any sort of entertaining attacking performances from the team. My memories may be slightly hazy as I was only 7 when I started going regularly in 1986 but it wasn't until the likes of Bobby Russell and Davie Cooper came in that we looked like we had any sort of attacking threat. Again after last night it's easy to paint things as all being rosy in the garden (it's far from it) but Robinson at least showed that he is willing to send out a team that looked like they wanted to play a bit of football. Of course we now need to try and get a wee run going and not go back to the lose 4 or 5 games in a row by looking like a team that's never met each other before pulling out a performance like that when it looks like the manager's peg is not only shoogly but has come right out and is only being kept up because its caught on the peg next to it.
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    Robinson Signings

    Steady on
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    Scottish Cup 4th Round Motherwell v Ross County Sat 19th January (H)

    At least the much heralded change of shape paid dividends. It doesn't matter where you put players on a pitch if you insist on having your centre halves lumping it 60yds up the pitch its not going to change anything. Ross McCormack was nowhere near fit but he must have been on his phone to his agent to get him back on the plane to Australia or to at least install 10ft electric gates at his house
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    Scottish Cup 4th Round Motherwell v Ross County Sat 19th January (H)

    Sorry I couldn't resist. I don't normally correct typing errors but that was just too good on a few levels.
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    Scottish Cup 4th Round Motherwell v Ross County Sat 19th January (H)

    Who scored William Wallace?? Before anybody points out the obvious, I know he wasn't even born then?
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    International Call Ups

    They got beaten 2-0, both goals in the last 3minutes. No idea how they played or more specifically how Turnbull played
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    I didn't actually realise his record in the championship was that good. Possibly his start at Livingston is clouding my judgement and the fact that he always sounds like he's struggling to put a sentence together. That's probably more a symptom of coming from Linwood to be fair. Also just to point out that as a player Lambert was one of my favourites in the best Motherwell side I've ever seen so this isn't a personal attack.
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    Would much rather have Hurst than Lambert to be honest. Lambert has never really impressed me as a manager. I'm sure Hurst got Grimsby promoted with tait and clay in the squad. All hypothetical anyway as we still have somebody in the job just now, but if Robbo was to leave or was pushed Hurst would be my leftfield shout.
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    Agree with you about the fixtures being a hard start for a new guy but there's also the argument that whoever comes in could have these games as a kind of free shot and allow us the chance to modify the style of play in order for us to be readier for the so called easier games. We may even nick the odd brucie bonus point or two along the way, but lets be honest we'll probably get pumped every week!

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