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  1. The African

    2019-20 Rebuild

    The Hastie saga has now reached the beyond boring stage. He seems to have made his decision and, had it been anyone other than the ugly sisters of Scottish football, I might have been inclined to wish him good luck in his career. As far as compensation goes, you know they will pay the absolute minimum they have to and no doubt try and wrangle a lower price by going to a tribunal if that Is an option in this situation. No blame on anyone at Fir Park. We offer our young talent the opportunity to develop and move on. If they choose to look elsewhere then that is up to them. The fact that many see the benefit in this, and sign on, shows that it is a system that works.
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    2018/19 Game 33: Rangers (H) April 7th 12.30pm Kick Off

    I suppose this site counts as social media, so I should be careful, but the shite that goes on the likes of twitter and Facebook, in this case attacking a 14 year old for throwing a pie, is beyond nonsense. The lad should ‘fess up to the club and take a self imposed leave of absence until next season. Hopefully the club would accept this and let him back in on the condition of a future blemish free record.
  3. The African

    2018/19 Game 33: Rangers (H) April 7th 12.30pm Kick Off

    Just enjoy the irony of the pure pond life and bottom feeders that follow the scum trying to claim the moral high ground when we all know that the scum have morals that would shame a crack whore. Then laugh yourself silly at the faux outrage from their mates in the media, who, to continue the metaphor, are akin to the pushers supplying said lady of negotiable virtue. Yes, the person who threw the lighter is an idiot and, if identifiable, should face the consequences of their unacceptable actions. I do not believe that capital punishment should be brought back, just to encourage the others.
  4. The African

    2019-20 Rebuild

    BBC gossip suggesting that Tom Aldred would be interested in staying on beyond the end of his loan deal. Please let it be so. He has been excellent for us.
  5. The African

    2018/19 Game 33: Rangers (H) April 7th 12.30pm Kick Off

    They were far more than League games. Must have cost them a fortune.
  6. The African

    2018/19 Game 33: Rangers (H) April 7th 12.30pm Kick Off

    I find the Sevco and “ new club “ references useful to remind us of the tawdry ways that this particular institution conduct themselves. The irony that it is not in the least bit dissimilar from the way the old club which was liquidated behaved is not lost on me. If it happens to wind up the knuckle draggers and bigots who follow, follow this club then that is a bonus, though not really worthwhile as winding up such vile pond-life is scarcely difficult.
  7. The African

    2019-20 Rebuild

    If the Main story is true, I am surprised he didn’t move in January. They must have offered peanuts. I think he put in a decent shift for us over the time he has been with us and would wish him well in the future if not signing for a rival. I would hope that, given the time to look around, we could find a reasonable replacement for him.
  8. The African

    2018/19 Game 33: Rangers (H) April 7th 12.30pm Kick Off

    Happy enough to start Ferguson if Gillespie is not ready. A big game, but we need to find out if he is up to it.
  9. The African

    2018/19 Game 32: Aberdeen (A)April 3rd 7.45pm kick off

    Depends on how bad the injury to Gillespie is. If he is fit to play then he has the jersey. If not, and we certainly do not need to take any chances with him, we have two options, trust in Ferguson or look around sharpish for a short term emergency loan. The coaching staff should be in a decent position to make the call.
  10. The African

    2018/19 Game 32: Aberdeen (A)April 3rd 7.45pm kick off

    Ferguson will be okay. He deserves his chance and good luck to him. I would have given him a couple of starts in the up coming games to see if e is capable of making the step up anyway.
  11. The African

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Glad it looks like Hastie is not off the Rangers. Hopefully he has not given up completely on signing up for us, as recent performances suggest that he is far from the finished article and the chance to develop in our first team should be seriously considered. Ido think that anyone who thinks that a move to MLS shows a lack of ambition is living in the past. It isa global game with options now available worldwide. The fact is that America is now an interesting and not unattractive option for any young player who fancies a fresh challenge, and if the money is good, even better.
  12. The African

    retro kits

    I think it is positive that a company like Copa are looking at producing stuff linked to our club. And these are not bad efforts, especially liking the tracktop.
  13. The African

    SPFL Reserve League Cup final

    Scant reward, but you do have to get to a final even to lose in a final. Once the dust settles, they can be proud of their efforts.
  14. The African

    SPFL Reserve League Cup final

    Final score two nil to the Jambos. Still, an achievement to get to a final and looked like a young side. All about learning from the experienced and pushing on to improve and develop as players. Silverwear would have been nice, but not the end of the world.
  15. The African

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Having seen Gorrin play in the A league for Wellington, it was clear that he had ability, but not a given that he could adapt to the tempo and pace of the Scottish game. The dealwe offered of a year with the option of a further year iftargets were met makes perfect sense in such circumstances.
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    2018/19 Game 32: Aberdeen (A)April 3rd 7.45pm kick off

    Well, at least heir recent form suggests that we are in with a shout. Reckon we are still playing for seventh placed cash, but points here could go a long way to securing that.
  17. The African

    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    If true, and not in a position to say one way or another, this would be completely unacceptable. It has looked for some time like Scottish football is an utter clusterf*ck. This would surely put the tin hat on it.
  18. The African

    retro kits

    While I was a huge fan of Adidas at the time - they made simple styles of kit and for most of the big Europeanteams - it was obvious that we were getting the thin edge of the wedge in terms of design from them. Our of the kits I have actually seen us play in, I loved the All amber Admital kit of the late seventies, the Umbro kit of the late eighties, and the cup final Admiral kit from1991. I also have a soft spot for the Willie Pettigrew sash kit, but that might just be because WillieP was my first real’well hero. Not old enough to have seen them played in, but some of the really simple styles from the early sixties, both home and away, are very much to my taste these days.
  19. The African

    2018/19 Game 31: St Johnstone (H) March 30th 3pm Kick Off

    I agree that we are probably playing for seventh now. Still, extra cash andan achievement of sorts on our budget and given where we found ourselves at Christmas. Hopefully the break will do us some good and we can hit the form we showed during our winning run. If so, a home win looks more than possible.
  20. The African

    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    This. He always seemed to have a genuine affection for the club. I would also add that, when acting as a pundit for TV, he always wore his heart on his sleeve and was unerringly pro Scotland if it was an international match. I also recall him cheering from the commentary box asJohn Hewitt scored the winner for Aberdeen against Real Madrid in Gothenburg. Seems one of the good guys.
  21. The African

    2018/19 Game 29: Hamilton (H) March 9th 3pm kick-off

    Great result. Whatever happens in the fixtures up until the split, it has been an amazing turn around in performance and results since the winter break. Who would have thought we would be competing for top six rather than fighting for survival?
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    2018/19 Game 29: Hamilton (H) March 9th 3pm kick-off

    The Manager of the Month award gives me the fear. Also, I wouldn't pick Hastie, or have I'm in the squad for this. Two reasons. Genuinely, he will not be focused because of all the contract talk, and, tongue in cheek, give him an idea as to what next season will be like on Saturdays if he decides to leave.
  23. The African

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I do hope not. As for what it would mean if true, a poor return for us and talent probably wasted at a poisonous club. The one thing that needs to be said though, if this comes to pass, is that all the usual suspects who will blame the Club need to be told to wind their heads in. Young players at our Club are offered an opportunity to improve themselves as players and then go on to make the most of their careers. We can offer no more than that. Ifyoung players do not see it as such and choose to move on, their is precious little we can do about it.
  24. The African

    retro kits

    Still, a better result than the one I saw. We lost that 4-0. Both our fullbacks scored own goals. My memory may be hazy, but we may have played in white shorts that night. We were well beaten,but our kit looked great!
  25. The African

    retro kits

    If that is the four nil game under floodlights, I was there. Wishart got on the scoresheet but I seem to recall John Philiben’s was a real cracker.

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