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Everything posted by mfcdez

  1. Decent point in the end up , all things considered . Boab deserves a start at killie next week after coming in for an impressive 45 today . Personally would put him in for Ojamaa , and also drop Daley , putting Cummins alongside Hutch and try Ramsden in middle with Las , as hes supposed to be quite versatile , which would maybe allow Law to sit wider and give us the threat we are lacking in the final 3rd .
  2. 6th placed finish in that league is undoubtedly impressive , but their record of W- 16 , L-15 , D7 , makes it sound a bit more do-able ! Hope we can get close to the crowd and atmosphere we had against Pana to give us an edge and hopefully a wee lead to take over there .
  3. Bit of perspective required . We will take a 3-0 beating by a much worse team than that in the league at some point during the season , its fitba , it happens , especially to a team with young inexperienced players such as ours . As has been said , we had a fair amount of the ball without having the quality to get into the final 3rd and threaten their goal , while they sat in and picked us off to great effect again . Thats the difference between us and teams at this level with big budgets . A sore result ? Definitely . An embarrassing result ? Not at all IMO , just beaten by a superior team , in a competition we should all be proud as fuck to even have taken part in ! . Onwards and upwards , look to take 3pts on Saturday , and get a favourable draw in the Europa . MTW .
  4. Don't take my comment the wrong way , possibly worded it badly . I like Page and think he can do us a job , just better suited to sweeper type role in my opinion , with someone with a bit of presence in beside him , as I think he's a good reader of the game , but balls in the air are not his main strength . I didnt feel Ramsden offered anything more than the boy Cummins did when he partnered Page at end of last season , and I wouldn't like to see us blow what little money may be available on someone whos no better than what we already have . I jusr hope we hold on to Hutchy in transfer window and he stays injury free
  5. I know its only a pre season game geared towards getting fitness levels up etc. , and team was a mix of experience and youth , but central defence to me at moment is a big concern . Page to me is a few inches too short and struggles aerially , and I'm not convinced Ramsden is any better than the youngsters we have at our disposal already .
  6. Always thought some kind of set up where you could drop kids off , say 1pm , for some supervised activities and a visit from players and mascots , allowing you to have a few sociable beers in the Cooper before picking them back up in time for kick off , would be a good idea . I'm sure most folk wud be willing to pay a modest fee for such a service , say £3 a time , and then put another few quid in the coffers enjoyin a beer without worryin about the kids . While the adults are in the Cooper you could have raffles etc. to draw another few quid . Not ideas to pull big bucks , but every little really does help , and anything that can draw more youngsters into following the well should be worth considering .
  7. Really impressed with this kit , also good to see that they took posts off here into consideration when working on the design , well done to all involved !
  8. For sheer elation / relief , big Mitch Van Der Gaag's free kick in '96 - '97 season ( I think ) , to avoid a relegation play off against Airdrie springs to mind when I get asked this question . For technical ability both Hamilton and the Juke are right up there .
  9. 100% every game and one of lifes good guys . Not everyones cup of tea , but must go down as a true club legend having skippered us during a period of sustained success , and to some of the greatest heights in our history . Cheers big guy , and all the best .
  10. Gutted yet again with usual outcome against that mob . If we don't get pumped we give away goals through poor defending . As has been said , McCall should have made changes with about 20 mins to go . Humphrey was blowin out his farter , and at that point we had a lot of posession in the final 3rd , introducing Daley or Murphy at that point could have made all the difference .
  11. Celtic wanting to jump back into bed with Rangers to vote against change and reform is exactly what you'd expect from the arrogant , self-indulgent rats that they are , after going on record saying they could live without them . Take away Rangers right to vote until they have a ' fit and proper ' owner in place , because if Duff and Phelps are allowed to vote on their behalf , they will only go for whichever option offers most financial benefit to them , regardless of any other options which are proposed for the betterment of Scottish football as a whole . Taking the power of veto away from the old firm is the only way our game will ever begin to build again and prosper in the long term . The chairmen of the other clubs have taken this stand , and they MUST see it through . No buckling under pressure and idle threats from Lawell et all when they come face to face at the next meeting . It's all fine and well giving anonymous interviews to the press , but they must look these arseholes in the eye and tell them enoughs enough , we may all be smaller than them , but in the SPL as a business , everyone should be equal . No matter their income or fanbase , every member club is one twelfth of that business , no more , no less , and they must be made to realise that . Alternatively they could just tell them both to f*ck off , and gie us all peace .
  12. If they get between 1000 - 1500 in the POD , I'd reckon thats around £30,000 revenue to the club . Why not just lump £5 onto the cost of a ticket for the south , which if it holds 4800 works out at £24,000 . That leaves a deficit of only £6,000 , which for the safety and enjoyment of our own fans is surely a price the club should be willing to pay . And as a few folk have pointed out , with them housed in the one area , a few more of our own may be inclined to come along and take up some of the resultant empty seats in the POD . Obviously the O/F would greet about it , but there is no doubt that when push comes to shove they would always have enough willing to pay an extra couple of quid to sell out their allocation . I know the club needs every penny it can generate , but the enjoyment and safety of our support needs to be the main priority . Apologies if this suggestion has already been made , haven't had a chance to read whole thread .
  13. mfcdez


    Clancy was solid at the back today , and I can see why he's getting a fair share of the vote , but for me Jenno's dig and fight in the middle of the park was the MOTM performance in what I thought was actually a decent game of fitba .
  14. My first experiences of coming to Fir Park were the mid 80's when we won the 1st division to seal our return to the top flight . Since then I have obviously witnessed the highs of 2nd and 3rd place finishes , european football , and numerous trips to Hampden , including the Scottish cup win . The contrasting lows of administration , final day survival fights , and the Malpas era put into context the varying fortunes a club of our size faces . With the fanbase we have and the modest revenue it generates , there can be no arguing that we have been spoiled in recent times . The problem is that the more success the team has , the more some people come to expect . The perspective I try to maintain is to enjoy the good times when we have them , while realising that the tougher times may one day return .and in these times of ever decreasing gates and budgets the chances are that they will . Win , lose or draw , so long as there are 11 players on the park in a 'Well shirt putting in an honest shift more often than not , that'll do for me .
  15. mfcdez

    Dundee Utd

    Great all round performance yesterday , solid defensively , and the midfield took control right from the off . Can't argue with any of the voting so far as their were several who were worthy of MOTM for their contribution , but my personal pick was Las.
  16. Heading up to this one tomorrow . Record and performances on the road this season better than at home , so hoping for more of the same . I see it being an open game with a few goals . Hoping we edge it , but in truth would be happy with a point . Heres hoping for a day like today weather wise , and with the same level of backing and noise thats been created at the previous away games so far , a top performance from the boys to take us into the international break in a really good position . Mon the Well !
  17. Can obviously see the logic in going with the same team and giving them the chance to make amends . The worry is that , if they go out and produce the goods and get a win , will an element of complacency remain and the players think they can have off days and still be a first pick ? With the absence of a reserve league the fringe players only have the odd bounce game to impress McCall . The league cup is the ideal stage to give a couple of these boys a chance to stake a claim and put pressure on the jerseys , especially so after an abject performance like Saturdays . I would like to see a couple of changes to freshen things up , but if it is to be the same 11 , I would be hoping to see 100% from every one of them from first whistle to last , And for the love of god , when they get a sight of goal , instead of playing tippy two-ey SHOOT !
  18. No matter who starts on Tuesday , theres got to be a reaction after yesterdays performance . Would like to see a couple of the fringe boys given their chance , and maybe play their way into contention for a regular game . A couple of regular starters could certainly do with a rocket up their arse , and competition for jerseys is the best way to achieve that . Seeing Hibs defence crumble in the 2nd half against Dunfermline gives me hope that our forwards can get at them , find the net again , and return to winning ways .Dont see there being much in it , so would settle for a scrappy , shitty 1-0 win , and progression to the next round .
  19. Losing heavily to the OF is a habit we seem to have too easily fallen into over the last couple of years , with the exception of the 2-0 win over Celtic last season . As soon as the first goal is conceded in each game you immediately get the sense that the floodgates have opened , and our boys seem to resign themselves to defeat . Although they obviously have better players than us , I honestly feel that a negative mentality is as much to do with the manner of the defeats as any gulf in class . Even with 11 players at the top of their game we would need luck on our side to get anything from these matches , but a more positive and resilient frame of mind would certainly go a long way towards at least coming out of them with our pride and morale intact . No matter what system McCall opts for , there has got to be more spine in the team and a will to at least compete over 90 minutes , instead of the usual capitulation .
  20. Hard to watch , but even harder when ur listening to a right couple of biased arseholes commentating . Sad thing is , the shite they're spouting is what 99% of their support ACTUALLY think . Volume aff !!
  21. 14 goals for a side playin the brand of football St Mirren were last season , battling to stay in the division , isn't the sign of a bad striker . If people stay off his back , and our wide men get good balls into the area , the big man will score goals . End of .
  22. Never saw it myself , but according to a couple of my Rangers supporting mates , their 2nd half display tonight was shocking . Players allegedly tired and increasingly nervous and desperate as game wore on . Hopefully this will give us an advantage at the weekend . With a near full squad to choose from , if McCall gets his tactics and formation right and the defence perform as they have been doing , we might just get ourselves a result . The lack of depth in their squad defensively , along with potential fatigue , adds weight to the argument to keep Forbes in the side as well as bringing back Las . Possibly use Jenno in a holding role , with those two in the middle , then if all going according to plan , bring Humphrey on for last 20 or 30 mins to take advantage of weary legs .
  23. mfcdez

    Game Today?

    Don't think there will be a reserve game tomorrow , Fringes . They had one yesterday , beat Raith Rovers 3-2 .
  24. I would be inclined to go with Las back in at the expense of Humphrey for this one . His dig and commitment will be vital in the middle , and while I think some of the critiscism of the Hump is a bit ott , I don't think Papac is someone he's had much change out of in the last couple of encounters with Rangers , so feel he could come on in the later stages and use his pace to advantage when some legs in their back line are starting to tire . Defence is definitely their weak point at the moment with the loss of Bougherra , and with Weir and possibly Bartley out for another couple of weeks . The new guy Goian looked decent for them against Inverness , but with some direct running from Law and Murph , we are certainly capable of causing them problems . If our back four can continue their solid start to the season I see it being a good contest , and being realistic I would be delighted with a share of the spoils .
  25. Wasn't at game yesterday , but between listening online and reading some of the comments in this thread , really pleased to see the much lambasted Forbes had a good game . But what happens next week ? Does he get dropped to make way for Las , or does someone else make way ? Don't see McCall starting against Rangers without Lasley , so interesting to see if Forbes drops back out after a good display , or if someone like Humphrey , who has been abit off the boil lately , makes way and we change shape a bit .

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