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  1. Most of their goals today came on counter attacks , from general slack play and poor decision making from us , aided and abetted by some very questionable refereeing .

    Normally under the cosh for large periods in these fixtures , but possession was 50/50 , we just made far too many rash and naive decisions throughout the whole match  and were punished accordingly .

    We were the better team in the first half and really had them on the back foot with lots of energy and pushing high up the park .

    To take the lead and then throw it away within a minute was criminal , they should have been chopped down in the middle of the park long before the ball made its way to Ajer .

    Gillespie never exactly covered himself in glory at the free kick either , every single person in the Cooper knew exactly where it was going before Griffiths had even placed the ball , and it wasn't even well struck .

    I'm sure we will go on to have a fairly solid mid-table season , and even dish out a few shoeing's to the team's around us along the way , but against the top 3 or 4 sides we need to be much , much better .

    Oh , and the terrorist glorifying really is horrible and sickening to listen to . Vile mob .


  2. Any joy we get today is going to be down Celtic's left hand side , if the new boy Bolingoli plays . It sounded like he had an absolute howler in their midweek game , and could be the weak link in their defence that we need to expose .

    There's no point in going gung-ho against them , but setting up positively and utilising our wide men down that side when chances arise could be our best bet .

    If we're up for it from the off I can see this being a close and entertaining encounter , and have a feeling we will take something from it .


  3. Just popped in for my periodical visit to enjoy the usual unbridled joy and optimism at our latest signing and , as ever , I've not been disappointed .

    Obviously Manzinga's pedigree and track record to date is somewhat questionable and uninspiring , but before him we have had Moult , Johnson and Kipre , from Wrexham , Kidderminster and Leicester u23's respectively and none of them worked out too badly .

    Sometimes a player just needs the right environment and coaching to find their spark and begin to fulfill their potential .

    I doubt very much that the coaching staff in any way have him pencilled in as our first pick number 9 and main goalscoring threat , more likely a low cost punt who may , just may , click in our setup ( both on and off the pitch ) and kick on to fulfill the early promise seen in him by a very prestigious European club . 

    Moult , remember , was originally behind Wes Fletcher in the pecking order to start with , but grabbed his chance with both hands and became our most prolific striker in a long time and landed us a sizeable transfer fee ,  whilst Fletcher faded back to anonymity in the Welsh leagues . 

    For the moment I will trust the judgement of the management and scouting team , and hope that his signing works out well and he is a valuable addition to the squad .

    Welcome young man , and best of luck .



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  4. Was recently gifted this immaculate 89/90 home shirt. 

    Don't know much about its history, but think it's a genuine official squad shirt. 

    Mate who gave it to me is from Hamilton and says his old man and Davie Coopers were friends, so likely from that connection, but don't think there's any real way of authenticating. 

    Either way, I'm fkn delighted with it. 



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  5. Great 3pts that should have us looking up for the remainder of the season, rather than down. 

    A couple of weeks ago Hibs and Livi looked out of sight, but the former are in meltdown just now with the Lennon situation, and the latter have levelled off a bit now after their early season run. 

    Would love to see us chase them down to give a bit of interest, after the whole season looking a dead rubber following the Scottish Cup exit last week. 

    Not a pretty 3pts, but a massive 3pts in terms of safety. 

    The job is almost done, get it over the line in the next couple of games then I would be delighted to see some of our youngsters get decent game time in the remaining fixtures. 

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  6. Ridiculously bad again today. 

    Absolutely nothing going forward at all, no creative spark from midfield and forwards who couldn't score in the proverbial barrel of fannies. 

    Robinsons' signings have to a man been poorer than what we already had, and along with the loss of Moult and Kipré have left us with a very low quality squad. 

    One or two shrewd additions in the summer could have kicked us on, but instead the ridiculous 'strengthening' of 12-18 has absolutely fucked us. 

    The managers refusal to admit his system isn't working is killing us. Anything less than, 2 wins in our next two outings could rightly see the end of his time with us. 

    I will always be grateful for the two finals, but no man can live on past glories for ever. 

  7. Would imagine this will be a tight affair lacking in any real quality , but hoping it's at least some way more entertaining than the shitfest that was the Livi game. 

    Two teams on a poor run of form and don't see how the bookies can have us at evens and Saints at almost 3/1. The way we're going , no-one is a 3/1 shot against us. A great price that I'm sure many of their fans will be lumping on. 

    We couldn't keep hens out a close, so a clean sheet seems unlikely , but will be glad to see Dunne return if he's back in, although it will take him time to get back match sharp and to the levels of last season. 

    I'll have a punt on the even money, and a narrow 2-1 win would do for me. 

  8. Predictability rating 10/10 .

    Chance to go two up and give ourselves something to defend passed up and , as sure as night follows day , we leak a couple of soft as shit goals straight after .

    Robinson is responsible for signing utter dross in the summer , and in turn they will be responsible for his inevitable emptying before December if there's not a miraculous turn in fortune very , very soon .

    Dundee ahead at Hamilton too compounding a poor day at the office .

  9. Using his limited resources to add a couple of quality additions to the starting 11 would by default have strengthened the 12-18 positions, and along with giving the youngsters knocking on the door more of a chance, should have been the way to go. 

    Losing a few key players through transfers and long term injury has further proved his recruitment policy to be badly flawed. 

    I actually like Robinson and want him to succeed, but his dealings this summer could ultimately be his own undoing if we can't string a few wins together very soon. 

  10. Dear oh fucking dear. 

    Hamilton are abysmal and came looking for a point from the off. We were chronically bad and let them waltz off with all three. 

    So if Accies are abysmal, what does that say about us ? 

    We amassed the bulk of our points early last season with our 'robust' style and by bodying teams all over the place. 

    As the season went on, everyone else sussed us out pretty easily and the cup runs covered what was in fact an absolutely dire points return in the league from December on. 

    Fast forward to now and Robinson has just tried to assemble another squad of exactly the same type of personnel, but without a little bit of class a la Moult to bail us out in shitfests like today. 

    Danny Johnson did more in the last 20 mins against Hibs last week than Main and Sammon had done in the entire match, yet found himself back on the bench today. Speaks volumes of the managers bland hoofball shite. 

    He keeps coming out with this 'Earn the right to play football' bollocks. - If you can't set up to be positive at home against a bottom 3-4 side at the very start of the season, when can you.? 

    An awful lot of deficiencies to be remedied before last seasons good will quickly runs out for Mr Robinson. 


  11. Johnson did more in the last 20 mins than the rest had done in the preceeding 70, so would be straight in my starting line up next week, one of the few positives to take from today. 

    Not too disheartened as Hibs are a good side, and we're not the only team who will lose by a few at Easter Road this season. 

    Early, early days and I'm sure when key players come back from injuries and suspensions we will be fine.

    Not yet convinced we've added enough quality to progress from last season, but time yet for a couple of signings that could kick us on. 


  12. The blame for the shit Rodgers spouts lies at the door of the sycophantic tossers who pass as the media in this country. 

    He comes out with crap week after week and not one single journalist has the balls to call him out on any of it. 

    In recent his most recent  interviews alone he's defended Browns' unsportsmanlike antics when Kipre got sent off, and  actively tried  to get Davies a heavier ban, by comparing offence  to a red card of their own and suggesting the Ross Co player should be dealt with more harshly. 

    Plays down his own teams faults and highlights those of others, after being on record saying he doesn't like to comment on other sides. A parody of himself indeed. 

    Arsehole of the highest order who needs the press to give him a much rougher ride, like the ones the ladyboys give him. (Allegedly). 

  13. The rebuild by Robinson surely has to be considered a success - to this point. 

    Done a fantastic job of clearing the decks last summer and built a substantially more robust, physical, and competitive side than the lightweights he inherited from McGhee. 

    Some signings haven't worked out, but with the number that came in, that  was always going to be the case. 

    Grimshaw has had little impact, Plummer is obviously made of glass, and although I don't think we'll be paying him particularly much, Petravicius is absolute humpty. 

    As far as Bigi is concerned, his relative failure has been the biggest surprise and disappointment.

    Came with decent pedigree and was considered a coup for the club. Personally feel the style and formation favoured by Robinson has been detrimental to his chances. There's definitely a player in there, but our way of playing this year has meant strength over skill in the middle. 

    Although not on the scale of last summer, there will be a number of comings and goings at the end of the season, and hopefully with a solid base from this current group and a few more creative additions, Bigi could remain and be a greater influence on a side that's more easy on the eye next time out. 

    The football on the whole  hasn't been pretty, and there have been a few eye-bleedingly bad performances, but at the end of the day we've had some memorable cup moments,( with more to hopefully come ), and amassed enough points to surely have us safe, so it's pretty much mission accomplished. 

    As I say, I definitely feel there is nothing that can suggest the rebuild is anything other than  a success til now, and the management will be well aware of which areas need addressed to progress further next season. (Which I'm sure they will immediately crack on with after the open top bus parade with the Scottish Cup on Sun 20th May.!!). 

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  14. Lack of cutting edge and poor final balls were really our undoing today.

    We had the most possession and forward play, but nothing came off for us up top.

    Ciftci was poor, Tanner held onto ball too long on a few occasions, when a pass was on, and although he saw a lot of the ball, Frear failed to put too many actual dangerous crosses in for Main to attack.

    The backline were again solid and not at fault for the goal, with Main losing the ball, and they handled most of what Killie threw at them pretty well.

    In the middle we really missed the dig and drive of Allan Campbell, and some of Bigi's play was rather erratic when he replaced Rose.

    All in all there was little between the teams, and I don't believe Killie are any better a side than us, rather that sometimes when you hit a run of results you carry luck and rub of the green as well, much like us earlier in the season.

    Dundee next week is a big game now with their win today meaning there are only 4 pts between us just now.


    Would be good if someone in the know can confirm if this is correct or not?

    Bought tickets over the phone at the start of the week to be posted out and came home this evening and they still haven't arrived :angry: If they don't arrive tomorrow then at least PATG would be an option but it wouldn't surprise me if it was a typo.

    Just been posted on club twitter that a limited number of tickets will be available at the away end 1hr before kick off tomorrow.

    No idea how to copy link to here, technophobe of the highest order, sorry.!!

  16. Earlier communications from the club said tickets must be bought in advance from Fir Park, but the match preview post on the official site ticket info section now lists PATG option available.

    Just incase it helps anyone who hasn't noticed this and is planning on going and not bought yet , could save a trip to FP (assuming it's correct!!).

    On the game itself, would settle for a scoring draw in this one.

    1-1, Ciftci to get off the mark for us.

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  17. Back on topic from the pundit chat, on current form the January window is going to be massive.

    Too many of our supposed strong bench have been found wanting in the absence of a few regular starters.

    Griffiths iffy at best, Bigi Fisher and Petra so far less than set the heather alight.

    Moults departure is obviously going to hurt us the most and getting his replacement right is imperative to the cause.

    Both him and Johnson served us well, earning us a decent wedge on their departures, but now is not the time for another lower league punt.

    Whoever comes in is going to need to be proven at this level, as none of our current backups are capable of stepping up to take his place.

    Robinson has stated numerous times in his pressers that we have plans in place and targets identified.

    I hope this is the case, as although it's not quite panic stations yet, our current slide can't continue

  18. Always disappointed to lose heavily, but in context a late collapse given the effort and energy put in over a quick 6 days shouldn't be in any way unexpected or inexcusable.

    Celtic have the luxury of making three or four changes, bringing in players who would walk into the starting eleven of any other team in the league, then bringing on internationals in the last quarter to take advantage of tired legs and push home that advantage.

    Games against Celtic have minimal effect on our season as a whole. In the main I'm delighted with how our club has acquitted themselves both on and off the park in the past week. Time to draw a line under it and look forward to Tynecastle next week and getting back on track against teams we are more realistically able to compete.

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  19. Could anyone see St Mirren beating them to win the cup, could anyone see Kilmarnock beating them to win the cup ..... we will win tomorrow may not be silky may not be pretty but Im convinced this is our time. Im generally the biggest pessimist on the planet about Motherwell but I just got a feeling. They were pish against Ross County they do have bad games Scottish Teams too often are beat in their heads before they play them thats half the problem.


    Most Motherwell fans wrote us off before the Rangers game too

    This is the essence of the optimism in our ranks from the manager, through the team, to the fans.

    Mindset and approach to games against them is the key. Most sides when they go behind to them, or even under periods of sustained pressure, seem to accept the inevitable and collapse.

    Robinson has instilled a real belief and confidence in this group that by playing to our strengths and gameplan that we can match anyone.

    Celtic don't usually come across that in domestic games, and that's what I think sets us apart from the rest in being the side most likely to end this invincible pish, especially as they haven't met us yet and as such we are still a bit of an unknown quantity to them on the field.

    There's no denying that we will lose significantly in the possession stats, but if we stay disciplined in defence, and get good balls to our front two when we get a chance to break, we can take advantage of their weaknesses which are their defence and keeper.

    We are rightly underdogs, but every dog has their day, and tomorrow could just be ours.

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  20. Absolutely buzzing for this now.

    I honestly have a feeling, like many others, that by this time tomorrow we could have welcomed home our new generation of heroes.

    The odds in the eyes of most are stacked against us, but of anyone in the country I really think that we are the team most likely to end this whole invincible charade.

    Celtic are streets ahead in the league, but how much of that is down to genuine quality, and how much is down to opposition sides giving them too much respect, the fear factor, playing the occasion rather than the team, or any other clichéd shite you can think of ?

    I have no doubt that tomorrow Robinson will turn up with a game plan that has been meticulously worked on this week, and if the players go on the park and execute it with every ounce of energy and effort they can muster, we really do have a chance.

    As the club promo blurb says, it is time for new heroes. Get your arses along, be vocal from first minute til last, and help put that extra yard on every run, an extra inch on every jump.

    By getting behind the team and pushing them on , we can be heroes too. This is our time.

    Or, alternatively, fuck all that sentimental pish, have a bevvy in the morning, get to the park and sing your heart out. Then return to Motherwell and get blitzed - win lose or draw, as where we are now from where we've been the last few years is some fucking achievement already.


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