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  1. When watching the hearts game I noticed that they had classic match highlights at half time, and pretty sure they had scheduled classic matches on the channel (they also showed highlights of the women’s game during half time which I thought was a good idea).

    We do have some good YouTube resources for old stuff, and some of us have a bunch of DVDs, but I wonder what the barriers would be to MFC putting old stuff up on the site.

  2. The front three were all decent today. Long faded away in the second half, and although hylton had a far better performance today he did make some dangerous decisions when we were defending.  I went for aarons as he did a great job of keeping hold of the ball and did his fair bit of tracking back.

  3. It was a very scrappy game with neither team really putting more than a couple of passes together at a time. We were the better team in the first half, but we froze at the start of the second (again) and could have easily gone behind. Hearts missed some sitters in injury time, but we made some decent chances and had the best of the last 20 minutes.

    All of the defense, including Gillespie were really shaky, with some poor decision making throughout the game. Long was a pest again and I thought Aarons and hylton did well at taking the ball in and keeping possession. Hylton forced a good save from zlamal near the end from a well struck half volley, and Gallagher had a couple of headers go over.

    Losing Campbell early wasn’t ideal considering his form. Maguire did fine but we lacked the driving force.

    A point there isn’t terrible, and we’re still still in third.

  4. Not much in the way of negatives tonight, I thought we were pretty solid after their goal.

    Long was an absolute pest all night, and the midfield 3 all put in a great shift. Campbell has that knack of getting into position to score, and he looked back to his old self. Watt's finish for the 4th was excellent.

    Aarons and Hylton were fine, but they have nothing to aim for when they are in a position to cross.

    Results went our way to a degree again, so maybe we are destined for that 3rd spot.

  5. I thought it was well produced, and it was interesting to see the behind the scenes of rehab. It would be great if we could do more features like this about other aspects of the club, we have some really talented people in that department.

    I agree with the sentiments that this was done to show that he’s not damaged goods. They had his scan on the screen and the doctor saying how good his knee is ffs. This combined with the 10 minute montage of his big move away falling through seemed to be aimed at his future clubs fans more than us. Could have just done a gif with scan > doctor thumbs up > Turnbull wink > burrows phone number.

  6. From the highlights that challenge on Aarons looked like a red. Maybe he’ll get the retroactive treatment like Carroll did (if someone chooses to watch the video). 

    Booking Gillespie at the first sign of time wasting was weird considering the game was at 0-0 and there was still a fair bit of time to go. We’ve seen so many teams do this and milk it until the ref finally books someone 3 minutes into injury time, so this was the other extreme. 

    Then we have the joke of Gallagher getting booked for trying to get the ref to implement the simplest of fucking rules.

    I’d summarize that our refs are just plain shite. There may be reasons for that, but the result is still the same.

  7. With the nature of Hartley’s removal yesterday, do we think he’s done? Unless he had an injury I’m not sure how you can come back from that. He has seemed to be way off the pace this season, and with his (probably expensive) contract coming up its possible we don’t see him start again. With Dunne probably not quite ready, are any of the reserves ready for the step up? Or did Donnelly look like he could slot in there next to Gallagher longer term?

    For me the only issue I had with the lineup before the game was not seeing Gallagher there, but that was unavoidable. I had expected mciver to be in based on things Robbo said during the week, but it sounds like he’s not quite ready.

    I’d agree that the 4-3-3 has run its course. We don’t have the players for it.


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  8. Just make it 18 teams. It would add some variety to away days, we only have to host the ugly sisters once each, and there’s next to nothing between the non-city clubs in the premier and most of the championship anyway. It would also add some good old fashioned complete mismatches and banter. 

  9. I wonder if we’ll try to get clever with things/overthink it and mix it up since we’re playing them twice. 

    It’s hard to see what worthwhile changes we could make. Our forward options have depth in numbers but not quality, and other than Polworth in for one of the midfielders there isn’t much we can do there. Maybe bring him in for Donnelly?

    going 3-5-2 would  mean having Mugabi on the park, so I’d probably steer clear of that option.

    If Carroll is suspended then it will be Tait in at LB and a realistic chance for him to claim a regular place.

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