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  1. Well. At least he’s better than Marc Fitzpatrick reincarnated, Sean Goss
  2. Posted in the Celtic thread but better here: If we needed any further clarification, yesterday proves how critical this summer is. We absolutely must bring in a first choice left back, 2 centre halves, 2 central midfielders and 2 strikers in the summer; all of whom need to be first choice starters. That’s 7 players and the spine of a team that we desperately need. We need a couple of senior leaders in the middle of the park and central defence. The rest are simply not up to it: Carroll, McGinley, Grimshaw, Nierenold, Goss, Donnelly, Amaluzor, Roberts, Efford should all be away by the time European competition starts. It’s a huge summer. ———————Kelly SoD/Mugabi——X———X———X —X—Slattery/Cornelius——X —X———-Van Veen——X Subs: Fox Solholm Ojala Woolery Maguire Shields Tierney
  3. If we needed any further clarification, today proves how critical this summer is. We absolutely must bring in a first choice left back, 2 centre halves, 2 central midfielders and 2 strikers in the summer; all of whom need to be first choice starters. That’s 7 players and the spine of a team that we desperately need. We need a couple of senior leaders in the middle of the park and central defence. The rest are simply not up to it: Carroll, McGinley, Grimshaw, Nierenold, Goss, Donnelly, Amaluzor, Roberts, Efford should all be away by the time European competition starts. ———————Kelly SoD/Mugabi——X———X———X —X—Slattery/Cornelius——X —X———-Van Veen——X Subs: Fox Solholm Ojala Woolery Maguire Shields Tierney
  4. Scenes you love to see. Shitfesting our way to Europe. fuckin yas
  5. It’s a pretty terrifying list. From this, realistically you’d need to be looking at a serviceable premier league first team of: ———————-—-Kelly O’donnell/Johnston--Solholm/Bevis—X—X ———-—-Slattery—-X——X —-X———Van Veen————X Subs: Fox Morrisson Maguire Ojala Cornelius Shields Woolery Tierney Offloading Mcginley Carroll (out of contract) Grimshaw (out of contract) Lamie (pre) Nierenoold (out of contract) Goss (shite) Shaw Donnelly (contract) O’Hara (contract) Amaluzor (contract) Roberts (contract) Efford (shite) IMO The scary part here is that realistically, I see us needing 6 first team starters next season whilst offloading deadwood or utter garbage like Goss, Efford and McGinley to avoid going into next season as favorites for the drop. I agree with the 22/23 first team squad approach. I’ve been crying out for years that culling the squad to that number and condensing 6 salaries into 2/3 would be enough to all but ensure us top six in Scotland. I’m beyond the point of even considering Alexander of being up to the job so the question in my mind now lands at the board - who within that group has the vision for the footballing side of things to make the infrastructural changes required?
  6. Watching it now aye. Same for the last 4 months, utter garbage
  7. Any chance Burrows could grow a set at half time and fire this arsehole?
  8. Kmac

    Alexander.

    That’s really the point isn’t it? Some of us have been crying out for years that we needed quality over quantity. No one can tell Me that combining the salaries of Amaluzor, Neirenoold, Parker and Roberts this season wouldn’t have seen us land a relative top quality player for our level. Given the nature of the league, sometimes one is all it takes to excite people and propel a team up the league yet for some reason we continue to splash the cash on bodies rather than having a plan of exciting the support.
  9. This 100% Yesterday should have been a screeching siren warning sign to the board if one were needed. Yes, our home support for old firm matches is always poor but yesterday was exceptionally woeful and as a fan owned club, that is a red line. Why is that the case? There’s nothing to buy into, no youth being brought into the squad, no technical quality and absolutely not a clue tactically. Getting beat by a better team is never an issue - getting overrun by a hungrier and fitter side with 10 men is an absolute no-go zone. Alexander out.
  10. In normal circumstances, a goal with the last act of the game to take us into the top six would have been met with utter delight and delight alone however I, like many others, believe it may just have prolonged a problem. There is no escaping the fact that we are AWFUL to watch. In a season littered with poor performances, yesterday was approaching top 3 greatest hits material. Again, time and again, I come back to the board. Record earnings last year, no debt, budgeting for 10th and now finishing minimum 6th (an extra 300/400k) - extra post split gate money from at least one of the uglies. How do we plan to use it? For me, giving Alexander another summer to rebuild the squad shouldn’t be on the cards as it will simply alienate the support base even further given his style of football and THAT is what we cannot afford. We’re going to need virtually an entire new back line and midfield next season and a starting center forward - he isn’t the man I’d trust to do that in a way that will A) ensure we stay in the league B) Be open to change enough to refocus the style of play to something that doesn’t boil the blood
  11. But again, why would we sell? He's undoubtedly the most talented player in the squad - his passing actually puts some of our outfield players to shame. Business model or not, having 11 players on par with Nathan Mcginley next season gives me the fear and the boke in equal measures.
  12. Why do we need to take it? We've just posted record profits
  13. Mcginley - Shite doesn't do him justice
  14. Christ almighty, we're the home side and set up with what a back 5/6? We might get through, who knows, but questions seriously need to be asked.
  15. You’re spot on. It has been absolutely turgid for years and I do think a lot of the blame ultimately comes back to the board. There is absolutely no vision at board level for the club on a footballing level - it’s crystal clear at the AGM’s. Yes, Burrows puts a shift in and our social media is neat and tidy but when it comes to the direction of travel, we simply don’t have it. No harm to the guys, but it’s a board of directors populated by old men with largely accountancy backgrounds that have neither the vision nor foresight to strategically plan for what we want to achieve in terms of product. If they don’t have it, we should be bringing in a director of football to ensure a top down vision or bottom up vision. That lack of strategy at the top means that we come down to the whims of managers whom we entrust to provide the big vision and therefore you have phases like Robinson’s ‘throw enough lower league English shite at a wall’ or Alexander’s particular brand of eye bleed. Managers are there to facilitate the will of the club, not to determine the will; but that’s not the situation we have. It means that we have season after season of turnaround - stop/start youth progression and a complete feeling of disillusion which manifests in what we see now. The atmosphere is dreadful and how could it not be? I, like others have said, found myself last season and this thinking for the first time ever in 30+ years - maybe I’ll give the game a swerve this week. The league being as it is, means that it wouldn’t have taken much investment in January to have cantered to 4th but we didn’t. We sat on the record profits and rather than gaining a step on the rest of the league, we’re quite possibly looking at loosing near 600k in league money and the euro money that would’ve come next season. That decision again stems from a lack of footballing vision/ direction.
  16. This would get football stopped. Our passing is shite when we do try it - rather than the usual hump up the park
  17. Last night was brutal but as others have said, it's absolutely no different to the shite we've watched for the vast majority of the season. I genuinely have no idea what our intention is tactically other than pump high balls to the front three and feed off second balls. Our midfield however move as a line rather than one dropping and two pushing or vice versa, which means we are either miles away from the front three who become quickly isolated and spread so far apart that they have no chance (especially when they have the talent level of Shields) or they get caught goal side constantly; take the floor Liam Donnelly and Liam Goss. We are absolute dug meat. A relatively expensive squad which is packed full of shite. Our best midfielder is warming the bench and we've handed out long term deals to players like Mcginley who is worse than Carroll (who in himself is a liability). We had one quality forward in Watt that left without an investment to replace him and if Efford was that attempt then the Scout should be getting his jotters. Grim stuff which could quickly turn into a relegation scrap. ps. could someone tell O'Donnnell to stop smashing knee height balls into the centre forwards from the touchline. There is literally nothing good which has or will ever come of that.
  18. That’s a fair point, but seriously, it wasn’t even close to a penalty… it wasn’t even on the edge

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