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  1. Agree entirely, the atmosphere at Parkhead benefits massively from it. Intrigued to see how it works out at Killie, which is probably a better indicator as to how it would go for us.
  2. We've drawn Celtic/Rangers away 3 times in the last decade in the knockout stages across the two cups, and met Rangers at Hampden twice in semi finals. In that period we've been eliminated by St. Mirren (x2), Hamilton (x2), Inverness (x2), Hibernian, Aberdeen (x3), Albion Rovers, Dundee United, Morton, Hearts (x2), Ross County. We get pretty good cup draws, tbh.
  3. Aye. I wasn't concerned by Hearts or Hibs, but if the NI job comes up he'll be there, I reckon.
  4. No longer! In as a replacement for Ibrahim Savane at Livi.
  5. Nah. It comes off Hamalaainen (#14)'s right toe rather than Johnson (#5)'s arm. It does look like that from the angle though!
  6. And misses the penalty that puts them out of the Tunnock's Trophy.
  7. Are there folk who aren't carried away?
  8. I feel for O'Donnell, as he maybe isn't quite of that level, but at the same time, we should be able to survive with a couple of bodies of a lower quality. That only works if guys like Robertson, Forrest, Fraser, McGinn etc., who do play at a higher level and can be much better than they've showed for Scotland actually do it. They need to step up and play at the level they can. FWIW, I think Tait is unlucky to not have had the call. At the time I'd say it was a straight choice between him and O'Donnell, and unfortunately for Tait, O'Donnell got the call so he's the guy and you'd imagine will remain there because he now has the experience.
  9. I wouldn't say so. We saw last year how vital Gorrin was to turning us around, and he barely kicked a ball til January, and ultimately it was a disappointment to lose him. O'Hara surely more of Campbell back-up? If we were to lose him for a few weeks, I'm not sure we have anyone else that could match the energy he brings to the midfield. Looking at it, O'Hara and Campbell either side of Donnelly would probably allow the big man to score twice a game...
  10. Even more tough when you realise that IFAB has 8 votes, requiring a 3/4 majority to pass, and we're one of the 8...
  11. These have already been wound down by IFAB, fwiw. The way in which these were applied over the summer at international tournaments was not actually in keeping with the wording of the laws, so unless someone makes a complete dick of it, we shouldn't see this.
  12. I mean, you could argue that, but he also jumped into Devlin's thigh, so maybe don't do that?
  13. I think planting your studs in someone's thigh is generally deemed unreasonable.
  14. Yep. We did really well at Fir Park by making Gordon, in particular, kick the ball into areas he didn't want to go (Danny Johnson 1-1 game?). Bain is...marginally better with the ball at his feet, but we've got to be on top of them.
  15. Agree. I'm not really big on blaming pitches and complaining about the plastic ones, but Saturday was grim like. The ball just wouldn't move on it, you could see the guys like Ilic and Hylton hesitating and keeping possession rather than driving with it because they weren't convinced it would move. The Killie one looked much better on the telly yesterday (it is brand new so you'd hope so), but the Livi one needed a good watering before and at half-time, down to the heat as much anything. That said, we didn't sort ourselves out to play on it, so that's on us as well. Thought the back 5 were pretty good, some start of season jitters aside. Carroll has turned out vastly better than any of us imagined, and Dunne and Gallagher look a good pairing. Mental how Gillespie is so good given he spent half the season in the stand last year. Beyond them... ups and downs. Long and Cole might have something, Scott still looks to raw, Hylton sound when he finally got the ball, Ilic looked like the pace took him by surprise. Polworth Campbell and Donnelly... battled. Seedorf needed to stretch the play that bit more, continually dropping closer to Tait is not what was needed, but hard to be critical this early. All in all, I think just about everyone identified that we could use a recognised centre-forward, which Robinson also knows. Fingers Crossed.

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