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  1. 8 hours ago, Onthefringes said:

    There are those to be ridiculed and debate to be had for those with validity in their posts so reply as such. 

    You do come across as a bit of an arse in your replies. I mean, it's a football forum. If this isn't the place for wild opinions then I don't know where is. 

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  2. 3 hours ago, Motherwell Daft said:

    My question about GA is what’s Burrows n the board doing, what games are they watching that we aren’t? 

    We ARE the worst team in the league since January, our performances are dire, the team doesn’t appear to be gelling, players who were our best before Christmas get splinters in their arses now sitting on the bench, why?

    Its now almost April with 0 victories in 11, pre Jan top 4 looked possible, now bottom 3 is likely, time Burrows came out from that solar eclipse darkness and acted in the best interests of OUR club, GA’s time is up, he’s out of ideas, time to go im afraid…

    I don't think they'll be under any illusions about how pish we are, but it's been 3 months of pish. In his first 12 months he had us 3rd in the calendar year - there's the proof that he does know how to win games.  He's got plenty left in the bank from those first 12 months, although I imagine it's rapidly dwindling. We're also only probably a couple of wins away from an "okay" season (i.e. finishing 6th / 7th), and still in touching distance of Europe, and the board have to consider the financial implications of ditching a manger with a couple of years left on his contract - won't be cheap at all. Aye, we're in relegation form but it's highly unlikely we'll be relegated. If the board stick or twist for the board and  it's a gamble either way. 

    I think the turning point will be when the players have switched off to the message. As soon as they've turned on the manager, he's fucked. If that's not happened yet then GA will be here for the foreseeable future. Hate to say this I can picture us scraping through to the end of the season with him, finishing 9th or something and GA getting the league cup groups and first month or so of next season to prove this summers signings were the answer he needed. 


  3. 45 minutes ago, GazzyB said:

    Wouldn't mind Amaluzor for another year, he's young and has shown flashes when he's had 15 minutes here or there. I doubt he's breaking the bank either.

    I like what I've seen so far too and I'm surprised he's not had proper game time. Not sure 25 is that young though so if Alexander isn't convinced by him now I'm not sure he'll ever be.


  4. 3 hours ago, yosemite sam said:

    I think Alexander has done pretty well overall, but this tactic of bringing on defenders and midfielders for attacking options has to stop. We allowed Aberdeen back into a game they weren't in, and the last ten minutes was nearly disastrous,  only for Kelly to make a great save at the death. It puts everyone on edge including the supporters.

    I think it gives everyone the fear as we're generally under pressure from then on in, however I can't recall us actually losing too many late goals? 


  5. 52 minutes ago, texanwellfan said:

    Also, I also took it as a thinly disguised slight on the OF support. I believe people don’t go because of having to deal with all the idiots as opposed to not going cause it’s almost a stick on defeat. 

    I'm not entirely sure about that. I'm a 37 year old man who doesn't have kids etc to consider so I accept my view is probably slightly skewed here, but I reckon we'd see a much bigger attendance if we were giving them a decent game on a regular basis instead of the almost guaranteed scudding.

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  6. 2 hours ago, star sail said:

    If the powers that run Scottish football truly cared about the product that is the top league in Scotland, todays results would have them declaring an emergency board meeting tomorrow morning. The third and fourth place teams in the league being thrashed by the top two teams in the league  with a gulf in quality and resource that is clear for all to see. The story is not new however and the powers that run the game in this country have proved unable or unwilling to do anything about it for decades. 

    I remember Brendan Rodgers (now one of the highest rated coaches in England) bemoaning the gulf in finance between Celtic and the teams like PSG and Barcelona that were regularly beating his side 5/6/7-0. He was made to look useless as a manager. In relative terms the disparity in finance between Celtic and Motherwell will be bigger than the disparity between Celtic and the top teams in Europe. 

    As fans we walk like zombies (at least I do) in to each and every Old Firm game with the delusion that this time it might be different. This time we might have a chance, despite the fact that history shows, that the chance is so small as to be almost negligible. Have a look at the league results against Rangers in particular over the last three decades. In the cold light of day the results make for grim reading.

    The one shining light in the years of misery was the play off double. That result was all the more remarkable when taken in the context of the results prior and all results since. Like  addicts we remember the hit and the high of those  games and go back again and again for that illusive moment when we can replicate the feeling, knowing in our heart of hearts that the thrill of the chase is the only thrill we can realistically hope for. 

    What can be done though? 


  7. 22 minutes ago, Yassin said:

    I think Steelboy's essentially saying that if we go 10 games without a win (excluding the Morton result) then the manager will be under pressure.

    Which I think is an accurate point, I'm just not really sure how relevant it is.

    Nah, he's saying he should be sacked. Which is nonsense. 

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  8. 14 hours ago, GazzyB said:

    I appreciate that there's a small gap between us and the likes of Livingston but St Mirren etc won't be good enough catch us. It'll be between us, Hibs, Dundee Utd and Aberdeen for 4th/5th/6th.

    St Mirren have just beaten those three very teams you mentioned, and taken 10 points from 12. I wouldn't write them off just yet. 


  9. 2 hours ago, Onthefringes said:

    Alexander’s interview - Donnelly had a great game? :O Apart from the goal am I missing something?

    What a manager says in public and what he thinks or says to the player aren't the same thing. He obviously sees Donnelly as being an important part of the team if he can get him back up to speed, and building his fitness and confidence is all part of that process. 

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  10. On 12/31/2021 at 2:24 PM, weeyin said:

    I took a few statistics classes at Uni, but I struggle to understand some of the meaning of some of these. Partly because there isn't much public detail available about exactly how they are derived - you need to pay for that - but mostly because they don't make much sense at footballing level.

    I can see how it makes a lot more sense in a game like baseball where a lot of the ideas were developed. A guy standing pitching a ball and another guy standing and hitting it with a bat is a lot easier to analyse than 11 players playing another 11 players who are allowed to run around and defend and tackle etc.

    Not to say they are all useless, but I think a lot of them are questionable, at least without a lot of context that isn't shared to the non-paying public.

    Ive read a few articles on it to try and get a better understanding, but it still all means nothing to me....

     

    On 12/30/2021 at 8:54 PM, wunderwell said:

    Who Has The Worst xGA?

    Fans of Motherwell FC will demand better defending in the future, with 1.86 xGA (Goals Expected Against). The worst of all teams in the Premiership this season.

    ....and heres the reason why. If we keep doing what we're doing and finish 4th then I'm absolutely fine with our 1.86xGA.... whatever the fuck it means. 


  11. 14 hours ago, Yorkyred said:

    Not sure I’d rate any of those as having  great success. Great success for me would be playing regularly in the Premier league down south.

    Depends on your definition of success. I think we (Motherwell fans) are often guilty of overestimating where we sit in the great footballing landscape. A move to a top-half league one club will almost always involve a significant increase in wages, regularly playing in front of bigger crowds and playing with and against a higher standard of player.  


  12. My dad is right into his local history and picked up this post card of Motherwell (Merry Street) post-marked 1904, when MFC was just 18 years old. It's the year after they were promoted into the first division after finishing second division runners up in 02/03. Apparently we were rotten in 03/04 so I'm assuming the sender is referring to the first half of season 04/05. The back reads "This is another for your collection, what do you think of Motherwell's team it is much better than it was last year. Tell Archie, Maddock got the sack".

    We were wondering, is Maddock someone associated with the football club? I'm thinking it's not, but thought someone here might have an answer. 

     

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