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Everything posted by Eddiesteelman

  1. Can't let a thread like this go by without mentioning my dear Ol' Dad, who without his influence the "Fergiecrew" wouldn't be what they are today, and a dear friend Rab McLaren, who made the bus trip to Katowice almost a pleasure. I'll have a tear in my eye just before kick off thinking about them roaring our favourites on from above !!!!
  2. Apart from the standard of Groundsman , nothing has changed much at Fir Park since I first went in '68 !!! I'm more embarrassed about some folk on here spending way too much time and effort slating the Club for everything and anything that isn't up to scratch as they see it. If you're no' happy, go and watch Airdrie or Celtic or Rangers or Motherwell Miners, and gie us all some peace.
  3. See if you're all that embarrassed about this fiasco, and embarrassed about the Groundsman, and embarrassed about the Board of Directors, and embarrassed about the standard of players on the park, and embarrassed about the nick of Fir Park, and embarrassed about the average attendance of MFC......then what the hell are you doing on a MFC supporters forum. Seriously, get a life.
  4. Very intelligent post by Mio !!!
  5. Done a "Scream Team" to accompany a "Dream Team" I did for GLF a few years back, and the line up I came up with was, 1. Stevie Woods, 2. Peter Carr, 3. Billy Dickson, 4. Allan Mackin, 5. Karl Ready, 6. John Capaldi, 7. Mike Cormack, 8. John Reilly, 9. Jim Gillespie, 10. Davie Shanks, 11. Gordon Mair. Enjoy the memories !!
  6. I've got to say that the alarm bells are ringing loud and clear at Fir Park in my humble opinion. Not particularly as far as results and performances are concerned (I kinda expected a tough season), but the recent demeanour of our manager, his interviews, criticism of Referees, and now his own players is worrying. Yesterday he sounded like Berti Vogts during his Scotland days with his " what more can I do" line. His claim that his players can't pass properly, and can't defend properly, no matter how much he coaches them, don't go down well with this fan, and sure as hell won't go down well with his playing staff. I get the impression, and have had for a period of time, that Jim Gannon will be back down South sooner rather than later. That doesn't concern me in itself, but I'd hate to think the Club is going along with, and standing behind the current manager in his discourteous remarks regarding players who have served this Club with distinction for a number of years. Man management is an art that perhaps Jim Gannon should brush up on.These guys deserve MFC's, and our respect
  7. Thought it was a 3-4-2-1, with Reynolds and Yass supporting O'Brien and Murphy.
  8. The Club is in no position, with the paper thin squad, to get rid of anyone, never mind the Club Captain. To me it looked like three OG's/deflections, surely we don't start childishly blame defenders for getting the "last touch"? Also you've got to give St. Mirren some credit for putting dangerous crosses in loading pressure on our back lot, something we painfully failed to achieve.
  9. Absolutely gank. It's been a long time since I've saw a Motherwell team that had 14 god awful performances within it. In fact make that 15, cause Jim Gannon had an absolute nightmare. This is the kinda stuff I expected pre season with the collection lower league English , players from our under 19's and those left from the Fir Park summer fire sale that Gannon cobbled together, although it disnae make tonights result any easier !!!! The early games had given us some promise, but let's be honest, tonights result has been on the cards for weeks. We were fortunate against Caley, Falkirk, Celtic and on Saturday, when we've got the breaks, but now is the time to call an egg an egg. Keep trying to play football in your own half (and at times penalty box) will not be rewarded with a top six finish or anything like it. Tonight, we could argue about the rights and wrongs of the starting line up, but, the way Gannon tinkered with it defied logic. The three players with any kind of pace, and therefore a degree of threat (all be it minimal !!) were eventually withdrawn in a cup tie that was slipping away from the first 15 minutes.
  10. To be fair to me, who started this thread. It wasn't based on rumour, it was info which I thought (wrongly as it turns out) might be of interest to this Board.
  11. Boy this has grown arms and legs !!! I was under the impression that the first post was quite positive, in that although he'd require another op, he did see his immediate future at Fir Park. This bizarre condemnation of his character (and his advisors), which have followed leaves me regretting starting such a thread. The next time I hear a bit of gossip, I'll keep it to myself !!
  12. Slane knows, Gannon knows, and we all know, that Paul is far from being the finished article. To describe him as the most exciting prospect in years, and comparing him to James McFadden just is laughable, he's nothing more than just "another" prospect emerging from the Motherwell youth system. As I said, he knows he has to develop in the Motherwell 1st team for a couple of years to continue his footballing education. However tempting it may be to him to join Celtic, he knows Fir Park is the place for him at the moment, and will tie himself to Motherwell. As to why he hasn't yet signed that contract, I honestly don't know.
  13. Heard today Paul Slane has to go for another operation, putting him on the sidelines for 4/6 weeks. Celtic are definitely chasing him, but he sees his short to mid term future playing first team football at Fir Park.
  14. Why would anyone better then Motherwell want to offer Jim O'Brien a better deal than what he has got at Fir Park ? Paul Slane is nothing more than a "Promising Youngster" with nothing to offer the first team other than, an occaisional bit of magic. These two players could leave and I wouldn't miss a heartbeat. MFC will move on !!
  15. Dearie me guys. Zemmema scored a crackin' goal and celebrated in front of you. It's football, deal with it and move on. Had Motherwell won 4-3 would this thread have happened ? I don't think so. We love the celebrations following a Motherwell goal, let's no' get too disheartened when it's the other lots turn !!!
  16. I've just got to say Phil didnae get the abuse. Yeah, Tom Boyd and Andy Walker, but Phil O'Donnell...........he didnae get it.
  17. I really do think some guys are going way, way over the top here. Sure, in an ideal world I wouldn't want these kinda chants aimed at any individual merely doing his job, however, talk of the Club being carpeted over this is surely crazy. As anybody who read the last OSB would know, I believe McGhee left our Club in dire straits. So much so that if I had been at Pittodrie today I may have directed a few shouts his way in much the same way as we did to Big Eck at Easter Road. Indeed these guys at Aberdeen today probably feel the same way I did about Jock Wallace way back in 80's, when he left MFC in tatters to return to Govan. I abused that guy 'cause I was young and passionate, I wouldn't abuse McGhee 'cause I'm older and more laid back. If we want to encourage the young team in the East Stand(and I guess it would've been them today) to sing and up the atmosphere at Fir Park, we can hardly castigate them too much if they perhaps over step the mark (no pun intended !!). If your puppy "widdles" on the carpet, you smack it's nose to tell it that it's wrong so that it learns what's acceptable. You don't get it put down for a first offence. Other Clubs fans abuse each other and opposing players/fans and nothing is reported to officialdom. I mean what kinda reception did Strachan get from the Enclosure at Ibrox on any given visit, or Walter Smith vice versa ? So guys lighten up a bit. Yeah some of the chanting today was poor, but it wisnae a hanging offence.
  18. Why does no-one on this board (or FPC) ever comment on our two fine fanzines. A power of time and effort is put in by the contributors, especially by the editors, and nobody seems to give any encouragement or feedback. I'm not privvy to the details as to wether the fanzines are self sufficent, but they are produced for you guys, and you've got to support them and tell the contributors if they've got it right or wrong. The latest OSB came out on Saturday, and I thought it was a cracking read, every bit as good as the £2.50 offical programme !!! Long may Matt and Chris keep having the desire !!!!
  19. Dearie me guys, are some of you on the wine already ??? Some of you have got us down for a 3, 4 or even 5 goal skelping of the Saintees tomorrow, and I really don't see where the optimisim is coming from. Last season we finished seventh, and since then we've lost, arguably and amongst others, our best three players in Hughes, Clarkson and Quinn. They've been replaced by a guy whose team were relegated to League 2, no one and no one. Pre season we've been gubbed twice (not unexpectedly) by Steaua, beaten by an Albanian side which finished sixth in their league last term and the Welsh League Runners Up. The remainder of the squad has been topped up by a rake of under 19's, which I don't think have got more then half a dozen first team appearances between them, Stevie Jennings, the fourth choice Everton 'Keeper, a Guy that plied his trade in League 2 last year and somebody else that tried and failed to get a contract at Accies !!!!! Where are the grounds for this optimisim ? Now don't get me wrong, I did see both the Flamurtari, Steaua games at Airdrie, and I was pleasantly surprised at how we went about our business, but let's not get carried away. I see this squad very similar to the one Butcher inherited post Administration with Hammell, Lasley, Pearson and McFadden. That season saw probably my most enjoyable year following our Club, sadly though we finished bottom. On the back of that I'd be delighted with a draw tomorrow, and a top eight finish. However, a bad start and it could be a long dark winter. Cheeri-bye !
  20. Somebody is shouting down the street "Press conference at 6 pm"
  21. 'Flow, for some reason I'm not being allowed to PM anybody, however I will E.mail Jade my details and hopefully she'll sort out my issues, thanks for the help.
  22. 'Flow. I E-mailed [email protected] via the contact page on the website at 22.11 last night. Dunno how you haven't got our address as we got the John Boyle letter (14th April) and all previous renewals and postal info from the Club with no problems. Tried to PM you, sadly this aging technophob failed miserably !!
  23. 'Flow, this house, in darkest Renfrewshire, is still waiting on three renewal letters !!! E.mailed the Club last night, but no reply yet.

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