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    Scottish Cup 4th Round Motherwell v Ross County Sat 19th January (H)

    Hopefully Ross County will treat this tie like Liverpool did. Hardly likely to play a second string but maybe in the back of their minds they think getting papped out the cup let’s them concentrate on league matters and promotion back to top flight. This has / had all the hallmarks of a difficult game. But our kids team ran them close and QOS thumping them 4-0 puts it into perspective a little. Will the break count in our favour ? Looking forward to getting back at the football. If we are up for it and thoroughly professional I see us winning through to the next round. Probably come too early for Ross McCormack starting at least judging by comments in Tenerife etc.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Certainly looks like it will be an interesting transfer window. I must admit the McKinstry transfer has for me come from left field. Never even heard of this kid, which is strange given a club like Leeds are reputedly prepared to pay up to £400k to sign him if the press stories are at all accurate. Another vindication of our youth policy. All that said if it does go through you wonder what kind of player he is was and is capable of becoming. In other words will we rue this day several years down the line. Rose is off ski as is Bowman most probably. Rumours of Main interesting clubs down south and silence on Turnbull, the latter of which were rumoured to be of interest to Southampton. Then throw in Ross McCormaack which if David is to be believed is a done deal. Again nothing concrete in the media and no info coming from down under where he is apparently still on loan from Villa. Could be an interesting window for sure. Just hope we are much stronger when it comes to end of January and the cup tie v Ross County.
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    Yodo is the classic message board troll and why anyone rises to his bait I really don’t know. I have never seen a remotely positive post and don’t expect to see one regardless how we are doing or who is in charge. It is too much put on to be sincere or realsitic. If I could put him on ignore I would
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    No Calanders

    There was also one Motherwell Calendar left in the Gyle centre in Edinburgh as of 12 noon. Plenty of Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibs left........
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    FFS Shaka it is quite clear you do not like him but to suggest he has been abysmal is stretching it. The good news I am going to give up responding to these overtly negative posts about Robinson. There is no middle ground. He is shite - end of. No taking into account his budget, no taking into account 2 cup finals. Whether the boo boys like it or not we are still in the exact position we should be with the 4th lowest budget in the league. That fact seems to escape them. No one likes losing games and not at home, but we have had some amount of bad luck thrown in to the mix. For the avoidance of doubt I would like to see him replaced if our results continue to suffer and there is a real threat we will be relegated. But unfortunately for the nay sayers he will get the January transfer window to try and strengthen the team and nd move the squad around. He will also get a couple of months on top of that. And if we avoid relegation comfortable he will stay in his job as it should be.
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    This thread is full of people that are glass half empty and glass half full personalities. I suppose that is no surprise as it probably represents life in general and most fans of football clubs. So you get an overly negative post and someone from the glass half full side comes into defend Robinson and Burrows and vice versa. I am a realist. I look at the situation and think should we be in this position and where should we be based on the money and resources we have at our disposal. There is no doubt that the football being played at the moment is not pretty to watch. There is no doubt that some of the players are not playing to their abilities and some of the summer signings have not come good (yet) as the Manager would have hoped. There is no doubt that the Manager tactics are a little agricultural and some formations and substitutes have proved to be mistakes. But the reality is that we are almost exactly where we ought to be in the league based on our budget. So however you look at it he is NOT failing in that respect. To dismiss as many do the cup results is just bizarre and to any rationale person fundamentally unfair on Robinson. Only twice in our 130 yr history have we reached 2 cup finals and that is not worthy of praise or recognition. In the finals we played a team with 20+ times our budget and were not humiliated in either. We had great semi finals, again beating teams with much larger resources and playing squads. Even this season we get to a quarter final. I remember many Well teams not getting through the 1st round of cup fixtures v lesser opposition. To dismiss that imho shows that your views are glass half empty in the extreme and that quite frankly regardless how we perform you will never be happy.... Short of getting Steve Clarke I am not sure what replacing Robbo would achieve. We could have a better brand of football but lose even more games. I personally hope he can keep us clear of the 2 relegation places and maybe another run in the cup if we are lucky with the draw. If he does that he deserves to stay on as Manager. If he does not and we lose to Ross C and slide back into 11th or 12th then I am sure the club will act and I would agree with that.
  7. Missing this due to Xmas at the in laws in Perthshire....only getting there on Boxing Day lunchtime so would not go down well if I about turned. Even with the poor fare that has been served up of late I would rather be at Fir Park. In some ways our savings grace may come in the form that Kilmarnock will be favourites and will try and play football. We have proved v Rangers and Aberdeen at home that can inspire us. St Mirren were every bit as poor as us on Saturday but we tend to lose those games. Still expect a narrow defeat because Killie have decent strikers and wingers and we really don’t. They turn up occasionally but Greg Stewart seems to turn in decent performance as does Brophy. Would love any sort of result to go into Hamilton but can see a narrow 1 goal defeat. Hope I am wrong.....
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    2018’19 Game 19:St Mirren (H) Saturday 22nd December 2018

    To an extent what worries me the most is that performance was more akin to Livi away than any other recent home performance. We had a lot of the ball but did the square root of bugger all. The amount of times we got in and around the edge of their box and yet again the final ball was woeful. St Mirren defended well but then we let them. There was little in the game which makes all the more infuriating . You could see why St Mirren are one of the poorer teams in the league. Even for their goal they get a break and Gillespie’s save breaks between 2 of our defenders straight to Jackson to tap into the net. On to the negatives of which there were many. The team as a whole but mainly midfield and up front. This was a crucial home game but I saw no urgency or dynamism until they scored. I expected (wrongly) that the team would be right up for this. The front 2 could have played all day. I like Johnson but that was a poor game from him. Main again missing from point blank range. But what cost the game was the substitute. And that is on the Managers door fair and square. As has been mentioned the defence did not seem to know or understand what the formation was. How can that be. And for Bigi. Nice guy as everyone has said and decent enough footballer every now and then, but has proved time and again he cannot defend and has costs us quite a few goals as a result. I almost understand why they did it. But even with hindsight it was a poor sub. After that chasing the game. Crucial 2 games coming up. 4 points is minimum and less than that and we move onto Ross County in cup. An adverse result in that and it is time up for Robbo. I don’t think we have the money to pay him off so I hope he can turn it around. If we get a decent run in the cup and avoid relegation then to be fair to him that is pretty much his remit.
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    Normally I am a happy clapper of sorts but that was woeful today. Apart from Goalie and defence the rest of the team were awful. Wee Campbell has gone backwards of late. That subsitution. A draw v St Mirren whilst not great is better than defeat. I can get what they were thinking but subbing Mbulu for Bigi cost us the game. I am sure there is a good footballer in Bigi and he has turned up once or twice, but for me he is more of a liability than as asset. His defending is worse than a 90 year old granny. Maybe it is harsh but I would rather not see him play again. All that said the midfield and up front were poor too. Whilst we are out of the relegation places the club will stick by Robinson but many more days like that and his time is up. Whether we can afford to bin him is another matter.
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    2018’19 Game 18:Celtic (A) Wednesday 19th December 2018

    Your not going to please all - certainly not on this forum. But imagine we played a full strength side and lost 1-0 but had injuries to a couple of key players ? The ones on here moaning about lack of professionalism, would be on here moaning about Robinson not learning his lessons from last December. I could almost guarantee it..... Fwiw I agree with his decision to rotate the squad and have already forgotten about a loss v Celtic away. We now have to kick on and get the 3 points on Saturday. If for nothing else it will stop a few on here coming back on and saying the changes made v Celtic meant nothing and so on.
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    I would ask the Q why are we even debating it or discussing it. Yes it is a message board but we are so shit and he is so shit - we have recently beaten Aberdeen, drawn with Celtic and won away in Perth. I get a sense that if we won every game some on here would say we should get of Robbo because we have not won every game by 3 clear goals. I would agree if we were sitting where the bottom 2 are - but we are not. He put out a reserve side tonight which after the injuries same time last year was the right thing to do. We have taken full strength teams to the tattiedome and been beaten by bigger margins. Settle.
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    2018’19 Game 18:Celtic (A) Wednesday 19th December 2018

    With our second string I see they have had 5 shots at goal. Sometimes you see 27 shots and 1-0. We need to shut up shop. 5-0 and move on. We have huge GD advantage v bottom 3 but will take a dent tonight. Celtic should be beating every team 5-0+ with the financial disparity / gulf.
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    AGM 2018

    Thanks for posting the summary of AGM above. Nothing of any note in terms of news most might have been unaware of. The move to Ravenscraig surely is a non starter unless we win the lottery or a Sheik takes a liking to claret and Amber. I did see on P&B and it is mentioned above that Turnbull and / or his agent have turned down up to 4 offers of an extended contract. May not be that many but clearly we seem at an impasse. Hope it can be resolved as we are protecting a valuable asset and one that has integrated well into the 1st team. Also hope that Turnbull looks at the many youngsters who have left the club prematurely and whose careers have stalled or even ended altogether. He does seem more level headed than the likes of Slane, Erwin, Thomas etc but another year or 2 at Fir Park will hopefully see him earn more in the longer term if he kicks on.
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    2018’19 Game 17:St Johnstone (A) Saturday 15th December 2018

    That occurred to me too. Especially if as I suspect Rangers go top of the table this afternoon. In years gone by Celtic would be comfortably ahead and you could always hope they take the foot off the gas a little. But as much as they will probably still win the league comfortably it is quite good to see half a dozen sides within a couple of wins from the top of the league. It would be great to get something but hopeful we don’t get a tanking and any injuries.
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    2018’19 Game 17:St Johnstone (A) Saturday 15th December 2018

    I thought he was partially to blame for goal v Hearts recently. Came off his line and was no where....but.....hard to argue with saving 2 penalties in a row in crucial games at crucial times. So maybe cost us a point at Hearts but has probably given us 3 points more in 2 games v Celtic and today. Delighted with the result today, especially managing to hang on after they scored. The key is to try next week and break this run of one crap result followed by one decent result. Large malt this evening....

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