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  1. St Mirren? And re Falkirk, you've got to ask where they'd be had they not moved away from Brockville. I have thought for a while a move away from FP may be a possibility sometime. I do just hope we manage to keep some sort of character to the stadium and not end up with a subbuteo ground. And thought given to transport/ accessibility hopefully also a high priority.
  2. I thought it was one of Donnelly's best games for us in terms of protecting the defence today. Particularly in the last 10 mins.
  3. I hope gallagher gets a game on sunday. It would only make sense for clarke to give guys like him, findlay and shankland a cap. Mulgrew was brutal on thursday. Tbh I was totally against clarke getting the gig. Nothing against him, he was a breath of fresh air in the premier league and worked wonders at killie, but he was the obvious choice. Ever since berti Vogts we have opted for the "obvious" choice and it is yet to work out. We need a good man manager and a bit of outside the box thinking would be nice. Absolutely no suggestions as to who so dont ask haha.
  4. Went for James scott for his goal and pieces of skill shown throughout the first half. Assume he was injured when he got subbed off?
  5. Allan Campbell for scotland. First name on our team sheet for me, and hard pushed to think of a midfielder in the league I'd have in my team ahead of him.
  6. Didnt see the donnelly incident myself as I was watching the ball. He seemed to be holding his hands up as if to say whatever he did was accidental. Strange one as the ref played on for a bit as if he hadn't seen it, then stopped play to give the red. Silver lining it might give macguire the platform to prove his worth. I thought he looked good in his few appearances last season and in the league cup group stage.
  7. Real disappointment. I hope the few extra home fans who turned up arent put off. Polwarth off was a strange one as there didnt seem to be any need for it and he has been so pivotal in our midfield all season - it's as if it was just to give o'hara a run out. Carroll should never have been a second yellow. He went in a bit recklessly but the ref let a lot more go in the game. The 6 ft 7 county boy went down holding his face, red comes out and hes straight up to high 5 his team mate - played the ref a belter there. I thought we were still going to win the game up to this point. Mix that in with the disallowed goal and the penalty shout and that's got to be one of the luckiest teams you'll see at fir park this season. Campbell was again brilliant - theres got to be some vultures circling now. Our best player right now.
  8. Allan Campbell for me. The boy is different class and and an absolute unsung hero. By a mile the most influential player on the park today.
  9. How can they also fail to highlight the most stonewall penalty you will ever see not given, against hylton yesterday?? If that was celtic or rangers they would have been all over it ffs.
  10. mfc88

    Vs Hibs

    Totally agree with this assessment. No doubt he can be frustrating to watch, not making the right runs, not looking for the ball when he should be. But there is certainly pace, skill, ability to go either side of his man to shoot or cross. If the rest falls into place he could be a right nightmare for defences at our level. Let's remember he's only 21 with a handful of senior games. Had he come through our own academy I think we'd all be talking up his potential rather than criticising what he lacks.
  11. Special mention for hartley but went for scott. His best game for us so far - think out wide might be his position, probably a bit raw to play the lone striker role. Hes still got a lot to learn but I only realised hes just turned 19 - thought he was about a year older than that, so plenty time.
  12. mfc88

    2019-20 Rebuild

    That absolutely baffled me as well. Did I miss something or did Michael Smith not just boot the ball into seedorf's chest from point blank range, sparking a very minor melee - we get 2 men in the book for it and only a booking for smith also?
  13. Is it to do with being fan owned though? I was sceptical at the beginning of the fan ownership, but under the right leadership I'm beginning to think it can work for us. IMO it's the areas we are spending the budget. We have a very fruitful youth system yet have signed 10 or 11 players this summer, and how many of them are better than macguire, semple, livingstone, Cornelius etc? So far I'll say 2, 3 maybe with the jury out on the rest. Why are we not signing 5 or 6 quality starters and bulking the squad out with the youths? I had the same complaints this time last year too. Or, genuine question, am I just being naive in my thinking?
  14. Last night was much more indicative to where we are than any other games I've seen this season (wasnt at livi). And I fear that we have yet again flooded our squad with below average players. Hylton and seedorf looked excellent against lower league opposition but out there depth last night. Seedorf was up against a 16 year old left back - should have been running at him trying to scare the shit out of him from the off but simply didnt, and may as well not have played the first half. He did improve in the second, however. Cole - I am yet to see literally anything from. Surprised robinson has not tried long out wide and scott central, rather than opting for one or the other and swapping them at half time. Based on the performances last night, Scott should have been far from the first hooked. Tait and gillespie arent looking themselves at all. Tait is playing like he's aged about 10 years over the summer.... I do trust Robinson will get it right, but its beginning to feel like the same mistakes as last year regarding transfers - quantity and not quality. Hope I'm wrong. Gutting to be out a cup this early yet again.

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