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  1. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 League Cup

    Gorrin was our defensive midfielder, always playing deepest of the three when he played...
  2. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 League Cup

    I'm sure those at the game will say the performance wasn't the best but we're getting the job done albeit against poorer opposition. Another clean sheet, with a different back four. Another new signing gets off the mark goal wise. Stuff that needs work? Sure but we seem in a better place than many of our rivals...
  3. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 League Cup

    Goal described as controversial by the BBC. Need to not give the ref a chance to even it up if he feels he got it wrong...
  4. MelvinBragg

    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    He looked no great shakes at Killie and I have no idea the last time he played a game. No thanks..
  5. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    You'd wonder whether that signals Scott going out on loan or possibly Danny Johnson? Robinson did say that any further signing would have to be someone who will offer something different and go straight into the first team...
  6. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 League Cup

    Playing two midfielders is like going into battle with a bow and arrow. Fine if the other guy has a bow and arrow but not if he has a machine gun. Very rarely do teams play with two in central midfield these days because they get outmanned. Even the 4231 which is sometimes quoted as a effective formation, the middle guy in the '3' behind the striker is invariably a midfielder effectively making it a 433. 442 is only used now where the 4 in midfield is a diamond shape or if it's a squinty 442 with one winger and three central midfielders (one may drift wide when attacking). We used the squinty 442 under McGhee when we had Johnson on one wing and Cadden on the other but quite often Cadden would tuck in when we didn't have the ball...
  7. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 League Cup

    Gorrin did a decent job for a few months but people seem to forget he had a knack of going to ground in the tackle and picking up too many yellow cards. Not saying Donnelly is necessarily the answer, but let's not turn Gorrin into Ngolo Kante....
  8. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    It seems that Robinson feels that Cole is a wide player. Also was Long not said to be able to play anywhere in the front three? I reckon Semple could also fill in at a push...
  9. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 League Cup

    Actually thought Donnelly looked as good as Polworth tonight and felt that Polworth got caught in possession a few times in the first half. Also despite what you said, felt Donnelly won his fair share of headers...
  10. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 League Cup

    Not sure why, but I have a slightly bad feeling about tonight. Hope I'm wrong but just a slight concern that we might come a cropper...
  11. MelvinBragg

    Robinson yer time is up

    To be fair, only one of Gillespie or Carson can play, Tanner is injured, Kipre was sold and Rose moved back for family reasons. Aldred and Aribiyi were generally successful loan signings, so the fact that only Dunne, Carson or Gillespie and Donnelly might start tonight doesn't say that they've been his only successful signings so far. I wasn't a fan but you could even argue that Main has moved to a bigger club on leaving so doesn't suggest that he was a disastrous signing. With a few notable exceptions (mainly at left back) most of Robinson's signings have contributed something in their time here...
  12. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    The guy Leighton played as a trialist in a game for Celtic this summer. Would certainly suggest he has options other than us. A case of wait and see but seems unlikely...
  13. MelvinBragg

    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    Suspect a few of the Levante and Nancy players went on to have decent careers. Not sure Hyypia played that game... EDIT I stand corrected, just checked...
  14. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Or like Fisher and Taylor-Sinclair, we find clubs to take them off our hands....
  15. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Agree with pretty much all of this. In the last few seasons, we've sold a guy we got as a trialist, a guy we got from Wrexham and a guy we got from Kidderminster for over £2m. That's before you consider Johnson's sell on. Add in the money Moult and Kipre helped make us by helping us get to cup finals, the money that Johnson helped us make (save?) by winning the playoffs, I think it helps pay for the 'mistakes'. And on that subject, the club does have a knack of remedying the situation quickly if it's not working out. You didn't see the likes of Alex Fisher, Taylor-Sinckair, Jacob Blyth, Lee Lucas or Wes Fletcher hanging around picking up a wage for too long ...

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