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  1. Al B

    2018/19 Game 24: Livingston (H) Saturday 2nd February

    "Joining me tonight in the Sportscene studio are Stephen Thompson and Michael Nostradamus."
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    2018'19 Game 23:Dundee (A) Saturday 26th January 2019

    Serious question, could you put together a post explaining the reasons you feel he is out of his depth? If you can, can you avoid mentioning personal opinion on things like his background and his history, as these are things you've no idea about. I'm not trying to be facetious or pick an argument, i'm genuinely trying to understand why someone who people in high positions at other clubs have openly expressed the high regard in which they view him, who various members of Scottish media in all formats have voiced respect for, and who has recently been voted onto the board of directors of the SPFL, would be seen by one of his own clubs fans as seeing out of their depth? I genuinely can't get my head around it.
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    I'm not sure what you're referring to but he'd have been what...6 or 7 years old ffs? I'm sure we can forgive any recollections not being pin-sharp. Not sure how you can feel that one of the most widely respected voices in Scottish football within other clubs, governing bodies, and sports media, who was elected onto the SPFL board of Directors, sounds out of their depth? Edited to add....the post you've just added while I was typing this, answers my question. I'm not going to comment on it....it says more about you than any response ever could.
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    Stephen Robinson was asked to get us a run in the cups. He's reached two finals. (You can talk all you want about how losing 2 finals isn't an achievement, but he wasn't asked to WIN cups, he was asked to get a run in cups, and he achieved that, therefore in the tick-box exercise that is a company performance review, it's an achievement). He was asked to bring in money through player sales. Club has brought in more money under him than any other manager (I think). He was asked to keep us clear of a relegation battle. We are comfortably clear of a relegation battle. He was asked to do it all within a very restricted budget. He has done that. He was asked to promote youth into the first team. He has done that. In the form table over the last 5 games, we're 6th. In the form table over the last 10 games, we're 6th. In the form table over the last 15 games, we're....yup, you guessed it... 6th. Now, you can debate opinion on how much you enjoy the games, how you feel we're doing, who you think should play, how you think we should set up.... until the cows come home, I have mine, everyone else has theirs, and they are probably all variations of a theme. However, the club look at the things on the list, a return on their remit. It's objective and it's fact based. Putting aside what you "think" or "feel" for a moment. Could we as a club get a manager that would exceed what's on that list above? Are the club going to want to get rid of someone that's exceeded everything in the remit that they put in front of him? What has he not delivered on that would make the club consider his position? Sorry if you're not happy, but it doesn't matter what you or I think. It's not about opinions. Stephen Robinson is currently in the middle of being an extremely successful Motherwell manager relative to what the club have asked of him, and that's what his employment status is based on. The idea that they would even be considering punting him is a massive LOL.
  5. Al B

    retro kits

    I've got loads from the 90's and 00's in a cupboard at my mums, I should be able to pick them up at some point tomorrow so i'll take pics and be in touch.
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    retro kits

    Also might be an idea to say what size you're looking for.
  7. Al B

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    So if we didn't already know, you've just confirmed that even although you can't even manage simple formatting, you're still a smartarse know-it-all twat that actually doesn't have a clue. It actually says it all about how you're viewed everywhere other than in your own head, that you can post what looks like a 2-2-1-1-1-2-1 formation, and no-one assumes you've made a mistake. It's just, here's this mongo again.
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    Where are the bois?

    He needs to control his Tempur.
  9. Well, maybe eventually you'll learn that you can't have everything you want all at once. Priorities and patience.
  10. Yes you're absolutely right, it is. And you're just going to have to accept that until we've paid for our holiday, and then we can have nice things again. Are you 12? Do you need to pee before we get in the car?
  11. Well you were the one who used the past tense in "failed", so this crystal ball must be all yours. Some might call that accepting failure before the outcome. We're 9th. It's not even present tense fail-ING. Again whether or not you are enjoying yourself is neither here no there at the moment. He's massively exceeding what he's being asked to do. You seem like the kind of guy that isn't willing to go without in one area of life whist saving for a cracking holiday, has a great time, has nice clothes, and is making minimum payments on 4 cards whilst applying for a 5th.
  12. If his remit was to build a team that keeps us in the league on a bare-bones budget, and bide time until the major bills are paid, how exactly has he failed? In fact, he's actually provided the club with the ability to pay a larger portion of the bills much earlier than expected. Whether you are enjoying watching it or not is completely irrelevant, success is measured against remit and he's hugely exceeding it so not only has he not failed, he's succeeding spectacularly. "Keep Yodo entertained" wasn't in the mission statement. Sorry.
  13. It's sometimes comical how far removed the fans view of something is from the clubs. Robinson is exceeding every single target he's been set and the club are delighted with him. To be fair we should be too, given the remit thus far has basically been "keep us up, make us some money, and do it all on a low budget so we can use that money to pay debts and one-off bills". If that was the on-going remit for the manager of the side going forward then I wouldn't be particularly happy either, but as long as he manages that first bit for now, then I'm patient enough to wait for the "once those debts and bills are paid, any money from then goes to you to improve the side and we can kick on sustainably". Think of the money that's gone to re-pay Boyle and Hutchison, put a roof on the East Stand, put a scoreboard in etc. Then think of what that money could have done to the playing staff. Those are things that have to be done, but only once, so have a bit of patience.... In actual fact given the unexpected and un-budgeted levels of money from 2 cup finals, Kipre, amongst others giving us "unprecedented record profits", Robinson has actually shaved a couple of years off the timescale. Bearing in mind what we're trying to do, ever single one of us should be (albeit a little bit bored of the On-pitch aspect of this stage in the journey), absolutely delighted with Steve Robinson. What we're essentially doing, as a much smaller version of what everyone with half a brain thinks The Rangers should have done on "The Journey"....and laughed at them when they had no patience and tried to do everything all at once, resulting in them being half decent, but drowning in debt again. tl;dr version - We're going to be rubbish for a while until we can wipe our own backside financially, but if you keep us in the league til that point, then your playing budget increases dramatically.
  14. Al B

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I think your colleagues would have a very different view if their career had been guaranteed to end in their mid-30s at the latest, perhaps much earlier if they were injured.
  15. Al B

    The Positives

    We've won every game i've been to so far, 100% record. I'm really enjoying this season
  16. Al B

    The Well Society

    That's a really strong entry into any "extreme opinon on a topic you don't understand" competition. Daily Mail reader...absolutely nailed on.
  17. Tell us more about how Carl McHugh thinks he's a goalkeeper. It's fantastic material, it really is.
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    Chrissy Cadden

  19. Al B

    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    Steve Robinson would have Davie Cooper on the bench as there's parts of his game he need to work on. If we're still in the game with 15 to go he might bring him on to give us something a little different, but he can't rely on him for 90 mins. He needs to learn to do the ugly side of the game first and Connor Sammon did that brilliantly today, he's the kinda guy that Davie needs to look at in training and say you know what, that's what I need to aspire to if I want to be successful.
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    I haven't been to a league game this season, and I haven't missed it if I'm honest. Don't get me wrong I REALLY miss enjoying going to the football, but it's gotten so dull and boring that I wasn't looking forward to it, and wasn't enjoying it while I was there. As everyone is echoing, that's not tied to results or (relative) success...it's the excitement or entertainment that keeps you going (whether you win or lose), which isn't there. Would I go to the cinema to see a film that I knew in advance was going to be dull? Course not, and that's less than half the price, and isn't every week. At this time of year when you can add in the cold and wet weather, you need to give people a reason to go...and there just isn't one.
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    You wouldn't know an excellent piece if Gordon Ramsay made you a sandwich.
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    McLeish is quite clearly not well and it's been noticeable or a good couple of years. Questions should be asked of the people who have put him in this position, it can't be good for him.

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