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    Reserves/Under 20's/Youths

    Went along to the Oriam centre at Heriot Watt university which is very impressive to watch the game against Hibs, can't say it was classic performance from both sides, we switched off for the first 2 minutes of the second half and never really got going after that, but was quite impressed with our No 14 today, according to the team sheet it was James Scott, but at the same time he played from the beginning but was a substitute according to team sheet!! Another one that stuck out was Tom Fry well for the first half at least, on that performance can't see any player threatening to start in the first team.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Do we really think he is that good? Hopefully I will be proved wrong, but I have to say his first 6 games were excellent, but clubs sussed him after that by out by putting two defenders on him which ended his threat, but to assess him on half a dozen games, I even think Sammon was supposed to be a class player when he started at Kilmarnock!! i still think we have signed the most potential player in David Turnball, so I am happy with that
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    As long as we are compensated handsomely I have no problem with Hastie taking Sevco deal, according to reports he has been offered £14,000 /week which we certainly could not even come close to match and is a no brainer for Hastie, especially for playing reserve games!!!
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    Carson or Gillespie

    Very unfair question as Trevor has been a good keeper for us and through no blame on him he has this horrible DVT, but has to be said Mark has been just as good if not better in recent form. Rumour control reckons Trevor will not play again?
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Have to agree Bigi I don’t think he will be greatly miss him and with us out the cup and a very outside chance of top 6 and hopefully relegation eliminated, we are quite rightly trimming the squad. What we need to do is get McGuire street wise as if Aberdeen rejected an offer of £5million for McKenna, McGuire potentially must be the same as can someone tell me why they value him over £5million as anytime I have seen him I didn’t think he was that good, although he did get picked for Scotland and had a decent game, so I assume his valuation is based on playing for Scotland!!
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    It will be interested to see how Dundee do now under JimMcIntyre, there is no doubt that McCann had lost the dressing room according to the rumours, I am also hearing that there is also some rumblings in our dressing room as well, from a pretty good source, but I wouldn't expect anything else the position we are in at the moment.
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    Reserves/Under 20's/Youths

    Both of them haven't been playing in the reserves (the Iron Bru Cup the exception) for a few weeks as they have been training with the first team, and that still didn't get them into the first team!!!!
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    2018’19 Game 9: St Johnstone (H) Saturday 20th October 2018

    I would imagine SR is under severe pressure at the moment and cannot see him taking any chances with any of our younger inexperienced players at the moment, but that may change especially if we get beat on a Saturday.
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    Reserves/Under 20's/Youths

    I agree entirely with your statement Casagolda, I have been campaigning for most of this season saying we need to get some of our reserves involved with the first and I mean playing as it's only SR thinks he has brought in better players in the summer than in the reserves, it baffles me why Donnelly, Sinclair will get games before Livingstone, I don't care it would be a big step up from the reserves to first team....or is it!! Everyone around us also commented it was probably the best game of football seen at Fir Park for a while as they did try and play football and I thought every player played their part in the TEAM and have to say Christian Mbulu improves immensely in every game he plays. I take it SR attended the game today, so maybe (fingers crossed) that he might be impressed enough to give one of them a start, I am not asking to drop the first team for our reserves, but surely one of them will break into the first team....if they get a chance Lastly Stephen Craigan no wonder you were proud of the team today, they certainly did the supporters very proud, well done
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    SR not doing too good in my opinion, but willing to keep him a bit longer although not too long to see if any improvemnt, have to say I am getting a bit fed up of pre and post match comments as it sounds like a broken record, I realise we are on a small budget compared to other teams in the division, but his signings this season have been awful in my opinion, I would have preferred to sign say two half decent quality players rather than the four numpties we have signed namely Donnelly, Taylor Sinclair, Sammon and Goring, ok Gillespie and Johnson might be OK (jury is out on them) but they will not be superstars like Kipre or Moult. Not sure about his youth policy as well, as he very reluctant to put any of them into the first team, I know it's a big jump from reserves to first team but I am sure Turnball/McGuire/Livingston would not be out of place in the first team, let's face how much worse could they be than their first team counterparts, I am not asking for the 3 of them to jump into the first team, but I am sure one of them could be used, even McGhee managed to put Hutchison in at centre half at a very young age and he was a revelation I ponder to think what division Partick Thistle would be playing if they had sacked Alan Archibald 9 months earlier?
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    2018’19 Game 9: St Johnstone (H) Saturday 20th October 2018

    I am sorry but I cannot see us getting a win, every week we here pre match from manager and a player saying how confident they are in getting a result, but after yesterday our confidence has basically gone and SR is running out of ideas and excuses to tell you the truth, hopefully I am proved wrong. The only positive for me with Swanson getting sent off which cancels out McHugh's sending off, I wonder if Turnball will get his chance, I doubt it as he will slot Grimshaw in McHugh's place.
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    Fir Park improvements - New scoreboard,PA, East stand roof and more...

    My point is that we are spending money on various projects but we are certainly not buying any quality in the playing staff, yesterday we had 3 Scotsman in the starting team and I am sure we could pick some decent players from the Scottish championship or first division that would do a better job than we have at the moment.
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    Fir Park improvements - New scoreboard,PA, East stand roof and more...

    What has happened to the seat covers in the South stand? with nobody in it today and would think the same against St Johnstone, I would have thought that they would cover the seats, or is it just another waste of money being spent by the club.
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    2018'19 Game 7: Kilmarnock (A) Saturday 29th September 2018

    Now the first of the three big games is now got tougher with Livi being on a high after yesterday's result, I just cannot seeing us getting a win, a few weeks ago, yes but now I think we will struggle against them especially with our defence. The second half display on Saturday suggests to me SR has now lost the dressing room, I am hoping that we are proven wrong and he gets a positive result....but I doubt it!
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    I have to confess I was an admirer of SR and still think he can do a job, he refuses to make excuses of losing players through injury at the moment, but I have to say this seasons signings have been awful maybe apart from Danny Johnson, In my opinion he certainly hasn't strengenthed the team this season in fact it has been weakened I think he must be the only manager in Scotland thinks that Sammon has potential. I also worry about the lack of use of fringe players namely McGuire and Turnball at the moment they cannot be any worse than the so called first team players. I still haven't worked out if Hearts were that good or we were that bad, I suspect the latter. On the positive front once we get some players back from injury I would think we will start climbing the league table, although not the top six, we are certainly not any worse than say Livingston and see where they are!!
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I actually agree with your last statement, what I forgot to add was that I know it will not guarantee any of our players that step up will make the grade, but after watching them in the reserves I just feel they need a chance, after all despite all our good performances (Hibs apart) we are still only got 4 points and still got three difficult away games to negotiate in the next week, but I am confident we will not loose them all.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I knew this would happen, all the negativity around some praise of a couple of good prospects for MFC, look I go to the under 20's/ reserve games and believe me the transformation in the performance of the younger players is there to be seen, I am not saying that because the reserve side is undefeated that the players have the god given right to play for the first team, but when McGuire and Turnball play they really do stand out, now if that is not a reason or evidence of being ready for first team duties, I am not sure what will be apart from loaning them out. By the way you never mentioned Hamilton in the comparison !!!
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    At least the under 20's are unbeaten and our first team are 1 point above automatic relegation, considering we are supposed to have strengthened the team this season why are we down at the wrong end of the table. I know it's a marathon and not a sprint, but I think some of our first team players maybe need to be dropped as too many simple errors are costing us at the moment. I am sure Turnball and McGuire are ready for the first team duties and even Krones, Livingstone, Brown are not far away as well, plus are our players out on loan we seem to be in a healthy position as far as younger players coming though. As a footnote I will predict that Jamie Semple will be playing for Scotland full team within the next 5 years.
  19. As much as I am an advocate for our players being capped, but with our depth of squad we cannot rotate our squad to suit, but I felt all our players on international duties really tired in the second half, I know that Hearts had also players on international duty as well, but our youngsters ( not sure about Bigi but his travelling alone must have affected his performance) were really struggling especially going a goal down and goalkeeper down on Saturday.
  20. Looking forward to this game, although it will be tough, it is a winnable game. just wondering what size of crowd we will get, hopefully 8000+
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    Alan Burrows Podcast

    All the Dempster family are Rangers supporters. I would agree that Mr Burrows will be on the radar of a few clubs as he is doing an excellent job for us and is very popular within the football fraternity of Scotland, but he is a Massive and dedicated Well supporter, I hope!!!
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    Reserves/Under 20's/Youths

    Went along to the reserve game today, although we did have a few of our first team pool players playing it was still a good performance by the steel men with no real bad performers but have to say that there was some good performances from Jason Kronos, Mbulu ( who improves every game he plays) Adam Livingstone, Gorrin, but IMO David Turnball and Barry Mcguire were the stand outs and must be on the verge of getting back on to first team duties' so at least we do have some players on the verge of first team football, I am also impressed with Alfie whenever he comes on.
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    2018'19 Game 3: Rangers (H) Sunday 26th August

    Sorry Peter completely wrong thing to say and now I believe going to be in trouble with the compliance officer, so possible ban/fine imposed for a stupid comment.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Sorry I thought Hartley was starting to look his old self on Saturday, although he is stilll got a bit to do before he reaches his form prior to injury, but he seems to be making progress in every game he is playing. i worry about Tanner as everyone thinks he will just playing to the same form prior to injury and cannot see that happening right away, as a Motherwell supporter you have to be patient!!!
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    The League Cup 2018'19 Thread

    He has definitely parted company with Livingston, very strange indeed. Wouldn't think it was due to us defeating them, but I am sure it would be not enough funds for him, especially if only just over 500 fans turned up yesterday.

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