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    Player and Young Player of the Year

    How about when we won three out of four in October/November when Turnbull came into the team and scored three goals. Did he combine with Ariyibi and Hastie then? Facts are Turnbull has been a huge contribution to almost all our wins this season, is our top league scorer, our top league assist provider and clearly the most accomplished player from a technical point of view. Tait and Aldred might be two of the better performers in the squad but they were part of a team that couldn't win a game and was dire to watch pre Turnbull. Like I said for Turnbull not to win both awards would be ridiculous considering his own personal performances and the transformative effect he's had on the team in general.
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    Hibernian Man of the Match

    Went for Turnbull. On a day when we were lacking a bit of quality and final ball Turnbull was the only guy that really looked comfortable out there.
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    Player and Young Player of the Year

    Turnbull is most responsible for turning the season round than any other person at the club. For him not to win both awards would be ridiculous.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    By offering them contracts before other clubs see them doing well at the top level and come in with offers 10 times what we can offer. Bit harder when you do it the other way around.
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    2018/19 Game 30: Hibs (A) March 16th 3pm kick off

    I thought there were quite a few substandard performances. Thought the whole back four was poor today, Campbell had his poorest match in a while and Main didn't look interested in being out in the rain. Even Gillespie looked a bit ropey at times. Outside of Gorrin, Hastie and Turnbull everyone was below average. The substitutes improved us and should have been made earlier as it was obvious what was wrong.
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    2018/19 Game 30: Hibs (A) March 16th 3pm kick off

    Conditions made it difficult for our ball players. Hibs did enough to win but their goals were down to our sloppiness rather than great play. On another day it could easily have been 0-0 with a wee bit more defensive concentration.
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    2018/19 Game 30: Hibs (A) March 16th 3pm kick off

    Not at our best but don't think there has been two goals in it....both soft ones to give away. Main has been really poor today so far. Penalty really took the wind out our sails.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    So your policy is to ignore the best performing youths and let them run out their contracts? No one is saying every hot youth player makes it but it's got to be the best and most sensible policy to keep these players under contract if it's even a 70-30 chance that they don't make it because there are hundreds of thousands of pounds, maybe even millions resting on it, if they do. We've invested a lot of time and money into Jake Hastie, he comes in, does brilliantly and he could leave off the back of a shocking lack of foresight. I'm afraid this Hastie/Turnbull contract situation is inexcusable.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    He was booed when his name was read out in the team line up and then he was booed a second time later. Wasn't hundreds of people but it wasn't one or two either.
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    2018/19 Game 29: Hamilton (H) March 9th 3pm kick-off

    And what happens if Hastie leaves and perhaps someone comes in for Turnbull in the summer or he picks up an injury? The answer is we have a team that doesn't score again. We are doing well but there will always be areas that can be improved upon and I'm afraid Main is the one most would point out. No one is saying he doesn't contribute but his scoring record is fairly pathetic and it's not like he's not had chances, he's had plenty chances and fluffed most of them. Maybe someone else can come in and contribute what Main provides and be a better source of goals? I don't think it's beyond the bounds of imagination to believe so. Before our good run we had plenty people on here saying our mediocre league position and poor performances were as good as we could do given the budget, small club, players etc. That's turned out to be a lot of hooey. You should always be trying to improve and the fact that we've picked up form doesn't mean we can sit back and relax. We should always be looking to identify where the team can be strengthened and aspiring to be better.
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    Hamilton Accies Man of the Match

    Gorrin would have been my man of the match if he hadn't been taken off fairly early in the match. He was superb in the first half. Ariyibi was good 1st half but faded a bit in the second. Campbell was solid. Got to go with Turnbull though.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Cos I saw him playing for the Under 20s and Hastie and Turnbull were the stand out players in a good team. ANYONE that watches the Under 20s will tell you the same. It's nothing to do with hindsight. These guys have turned the season around, no one was expecting them to do this well and have the level of impact that they have but it remains a mystery as to why the two best youth prospects at the club went into the 2nd half of the season out of contract. And the supporters that booed Hastie today need to take a long hard look at themselves.....especially as probably about half of them are fair weather guys.
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    2018/19 Game 29: Hamilton (H) March 9th 3pm kick-off

    I agree to an extent with that. However I think it's maybe time to give James Scott more starts. He does some things well but 3 goals in 35 starts from Main is just not good enough for a forward player.
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    2018/19 Game 29: Hamilton (H) March 9th 3pm kick-off

    It's strange but I can't remember us going in at half time with a good lead and coming out 2nd half and really building on that. We nearly always switch off and that's what happened today. It was a bit too easy today and the game was effectively won in the first 15 minutes. Some good individual performances but I didn't think we really linked up as a team today except in a couple of spells, even first half there were a few fallow periods and while we looked comfortable enough there was a lack of impetus but that was probably down to having the points in the bag early in the match. Ariyibi was great in the first half, thought Gorrin had an excellent match and was a bit puzzled why he was the first to come off, Turnbull is just a classy operator. But Main wasn't good enough again and Johnson looked rather rusty, perhaps understandable since he hasn't played since December. Hastie and Turnbull have scored 10 of our last 15 league matches and while it's great they are scoring I think it points to the importance of them in this run. Take them out and maybe we are struggling a bit because the rest of the team and in particular the forwards aren't scoring.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    On the Hastie/Rangers thing, I don't have a problem with the player. I have a problem with the manager and the club who have allowed the two top players from a very good youth side to go into the last 6 months of their contracts without getting them tied up. If Hastie had been given a contract a year ago, or 6 months ago, when everyone knew he was one of the two stand out players coming through our system, he'd have probably signed up and that would be that. The way the club has conducted it's self over the last few years with regards to it's youth policy, it's (non existent) long term strategy of promoting youth and for giving youth players a clear path into the first team has been shamefully misguided and shambolic. Robinson's volte-face of recent weeks doesn't cut it. Horrendous mistakes and mismanagement have occurred under his, and his superiors, watch in this regard. Whether Hastie stays or goes some arse's need kicked, a coherent and future proofed youth strategy needs to be put in place and the first team manager should be working under a specific remit to develop youth players within a first team context.
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    2018'19 Game 28: Kilmarnock (A) March 2nd 3pm kick-off

    Will be a good test to see how far we have really come. Not putting down the winning run but that's a step up in quality from the likes of Dundee, Livingston and St. Mirren and you'd expect Hibs and Accies to be better than the last time we played them.
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    Kilmarnock Man of the Match

    Main contenders would have been Gillespie who made a couple of good saves, Aldred who's been a rock recently in defence and Gorrin. I'm giving it to Gorrin though.
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    2018'19 Game 28: Kilmarnock (A) March 2nd 3pm kick-off

    Difficult conditions with the weather and the pitch but I thought Kilmarnock were the better team marginally in the first half and were much the better team in the second. If anyone was going to score it looked like them especially as they strengthened by bring on Jones and Brophy as subs. Main had a very poor match today and we rarely threatened outside of the occasional cross or set piece. On the other hand I thought Gorrin was excellent today and as far as I am aware didn't get booked for once! Overall a decent point away at a difficult venue.
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    2018'19 Game 28: Kilmarnock (A) March 2nd 3pm kick-off

    Difficult conditions for the players. Not been a final touch in the 45 minutes.
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    2018'19 Game 28: Kilmarnock (A) March 2nd 3pm kick-off

    Saturday would make sense to replay it, but I guess there's considerations like Stewarding, Catering, Match Officials etc all unplanned and at short notice. Apparently Kilmarnock are away to Tenerife at the weekend so that's not going to happen.
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    2018'19 Game 28: Kilmarnock (A) March 2nd 3pm kick-off

    Visibility is probably 35-40 yards.
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    2018'19 Game 28: Kilmarnock (A) March 2nd 3pm kick-off

    Fog now so bad you can't even see the half way line.
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    Gordon Banks

    European Championship Finals....just cos I wanted to know. Bruno Alves (winner with Portugal but didn't play in final) Giourkas Seitaridis (winner with Greece, played in final, was unused sub for Panathinaikos at Fir Park) Kostas Katsouranis (as above). Thiago Motta (runner up, played in final. Played at Fir Park for Italy U21s) Andreas Thom (runner up, played in final. Played at Fir Park for Celtic) Aleksei Mikhailichenko (runner up, played in final for Soviet Union. Played at Fir Park for Rangers. Sorry for the Russian spelling Ukrainian nationalists!) Sergei Baltacha (as above, only played for St. Johnstone) Riccardo Montolivio (runner up, played in final. Was unused sub in Scotland v Italy U21 at Fir Park)
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    Gordon Banks

    The 'Big Three' East Germans that switched over to the Germany team were Mattias Sammer, Andreas Thom (played at Celtic of course) and Ulf Kirsten.
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    Gordon Banks

    Cannigia wasn't in the 1986 squad. He was in the 1990 squad but didn't play in the final.

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