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Again everything pretty much covered in previous posts.

 

Hard to criticise level of football on that abysmal excuse for a football pitch.

 

Dunne did not play well. At least 3 times he tried to take the ball past an Accies player only to lose possession and each time they could have capitalised. Nothing against the guy per se. He is fit and athletic but he is the weakest signing from the summer. Hammell would not have been risked on that pitch but reamianis to be seen who plays left back v h**s.

 

The biggest mystery is why all Well fans are not backing Hartley to score goals. I took £160 profit today for anytime and last goalscorer. Cashed out after 65 minutes or it would have been £100 more

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"As long as Madden is not appointed referee. If he is we should call for an enquiry."

 

Remember he refereed at Ibrox when we cuffed The Sons of William 3-1 in the play-offs and was pretty fair.

 

I worry more about Spirtle-Legs Thomson or Gollum, my preciousssss, to be honest.

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If one of the top three wins the Scottish Cup, does 4th get into Europe...?

 

Also I cannot believe I wanted McGhee to stay at the time around he got sacked last season. The difference in attitude, mentality and footballing ability between under McGhee and under Robbo is staggering.

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Not sure why but we struggled to even play simple short passes last year. The one thing I have noticed, in what little I have seen this season, is that there is much more movement from our players off the ball when we are in possession. I think what Robinson has done is the fix the basics and what a difference that has made. Remains to be seen if he can build on that foundation and turn us into a really good football playing team...... while keeping the basics there and still winning games.

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Not sure why but we struggled to even play simple short passes last year. The one thing I have noticed, in what little I have seen this season, is that there is much more movement from our players off the ball when we are in possession. I think what Robinson has done is the fix the basics and what a difference that has made. Remains to be seen if he can build on that foundation and turn us into a really good football playing team...... while keeping the basics there and still winning games.

with a totally younger squad n with more fire in there bellys :) :)

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The biggest mystery is why all Well fans are not backing Hartley to score goals. I took £160 profit today for anytime and last goalscorer. Cashed out after 65 minutes or it would have been £100 more

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I also think some of that was due to the way our season was going. Get into a negative spiral, heads go down, nobody wants the ball, and before you know it, none of your players are capable of passing the ball ten yards. It's a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

 

The belief, determination, and work-rate in this current side are credit to Robinson though, and it's much easier to keep doing good things when you're getting the results.

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The biggest mystery is why all Well fans are not backing Hartley to score goals. I took £160 profit today for anytime and last goalscorer. Cashed out after 65 minutes or it would have been £100 more

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You cannot play the ball on the ground on that apology for a pitch so it was horses for courses and glad to see we can adjust to different curcumstances but jeeez it wasn't pretty

 

 

The pitch totally dominated the game yesterday and it wasn't the place or time for pretty football. It was a day to grind out a result which we are more than capable of doing these days. Accies could have tried to play a better brand of football, but with or without Crawford, they know its not effective on that surface. Peter Hartley for me was MOTM and again Andy Rose showed his worth with tireless running and an important goal. Carson too impressed and is certainly a huge improvement on Samson.

 

I thought that Cadden and Campbell looked jaded but they still gave 100%. Had both been fully fit then it might well have been a more comfortable scoreline for us. Although still remaining competitive in midfield, we did lack that wee edge we normally have and midweek international duty took its toll. I did wonder if Campbell might have made way for say Grimshaw at half time. Cadden looked knackered.

 

The game was scrappy, niggly and tousy with Accies predictably resorting to their simple but usually effective brand of non football. It was a hoot to watch Martin Canning castigating the officials for failing to punish us for time wasting. Craig Thomson again had a poor and inconsistent game and was too easily conned by streetwise players. However some of the dives had to be seen to be believed. I don't know yet how Darian MacKinnon lasted until half time let alone full time.

 

We were sat in front of a smashing old lady and her son and boy did she let her feelings known. Suffice to say that neither Thomson nor MacKinnon will be on her Christmas card list. A real character!

 

Its a good time to be a Well fan and whatever the result we are guaranteed to see the team battle, fight and give 100%. Well done Robbo and Keef.

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Seven points gained after we have gone behind. Says it all about the character of this team.

In the last couple of seasons we rarely came back after losing the first goal.

Onwards to the semi final with great hope that we can do it.

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Seven points gained after we have gone behind. Says it all about the character of this team.

In the last couple of seasons we rarely came back after losing the first goal.

Onwards to the semi final with great hope that we can do it.

 

I think that was evident in the crowds reaction to the Accies goal. No panic or "aw here we go" reactions. The team have proved that we should keep the faith, and in turn they're getting our backing even when we lose goals.

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And well done to Andy Rose, loads of folk were writing him off after only a few games. At times we can be very guilty of that ie...Higdon...Bowman. I have probably just jinxed him now for semi final and next week I will be starting a post saying ROSE MUST GO!!!! heh he......COYW

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Pitch ruined the game. Never felt we were gonae lose even when we were 1 down though. Also first game in a while i didnt think the ref had that bad a game but im sure others disagree.

 

Moult been subbed 2 games in a row and he didnt look best pleased coming off yesterday, no handshake for robinson just walked to the bench.

 

Cadden didnt have his best game and campbell was quieter. Rose and hartley were the standouts for me.

 

Cant wait for sunday!!

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That's fine by me. He's not been firing on all cylinders and robbo will take people off when required.

I love moult and know it's not going to affect his work rate when he's on the park.

The other thing is he will be away in the summer of not before so I like the idea that the team can play without him if needed as well right now.

I was actually quite pleased that he didn't score yesterday. Saving them all for Sevco.

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A lot of chat about how terrible a game it was as well. I honestly really enjoyed the first half, I thought we played some very good stuff. Fair enough, it was murder in the second, but I've seen far, far worse over there.

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The gaffer & players knew how shite a game it was going to be and Robinson set out the team for that. I feel if we were being honest we also thought that it might be too. The facts are we adapted to the pathetic excuse for a footballing surface better than the team who train & play on it on a daily/weekly basis. Even thought our boys started to play the ball around a bit late on in the game. Felt accies took diving and time wasting to a new level yesterday, in particular the penalty claim. Can't believe a card never came out for that one. There looked to be a healthier home support compared to recent games but it still looked bad in the highlights. Onwards and upwards to hampden for us. Could be the end of the road for accies, given all thats going on. Both on and off the park.

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I feared the penalty might be given, the boy did a good trick to pop the ball behind him then when he turned he fell over the legs that were behind him, given who the ref was that could have been given

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Felt accies took diving and time wasting to a new level yesterday, in particular the penalty claim. Can't believe a card never came out for that one. There looked to be a healthier home support compared to recent games but it still looked bad in the highlights. Onwards and upwards to hampden for us. Could be the end of the road for accies, given all thats going on. Both on and off the park.

Accies are a streetwise side and thats been a major factor in their top league survival to date. They approached the game in just the manner many of us expected beforehand. The dive at the penalty was simply ridiculous there's no other word for it. Accies conned Craig Thomson, an experienced ref, for much of the game. MacKinnon does a job for them and we all know what it is. However he threw 2 deliberate elbows yesterday and committed at least 10 fouls that I could see and yet was not even yellow carded.

 

I have to mention the poor stewarding yesterday which caused a completely avoidable altercation or two. Our party presented our tickets to a steward for checking but were told just to go and to sit anywhere, which we did. Just prior to kick off two guys appeared and asked us to move as we were in their seats. We explained what we had been instructed to do but they weren't happy, understandably so. The situation was resolved amicably though when we moved along one seat to accommodate them. All was well that ended well as far as that was concerned. As some of you will have witnessed, one punter turned up very late and demanded his ticketed seat right behind the goal. He then argued with a steward for what seemed like hours before he got his seat. I felt sorry for the fans in the row immediately behind him who no doubt hardly saw a thing for several minutes. No doubt there were more such incidents, which could have have caused totally avoidable trouble. Now I don't know what stewards were told beforehand; maybe our steward just got it wrong, but such things shouldn't happen.

 

But, to finish on a positive note, our team did the business on the park and our big support behaved well off it and backed the team to the hilt. Too often in the past the team has let down a big travelling support but not yesterday.

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have to mention the poor stewarding yesterday which caused a completely avoidable altercation or two. Our party presented our tickets to a steward for checking but were told just to go and to sit anywhere, which we did. Just prior to kick off two guys appeared and asked us to move as we were in their seats. We explained what we had been instructed to do but they weren't happy, understandably so. The situation was resolved amicably though when we moved along one seat to accommodate them. All was well that ended well as far as that was concerned. As some of you will have witnessed, one punter turned up very late and demanded his ticketed seat right behind the goal. He then argued with a steward for what seemed like hours before he got his seat. I felt sorry for the fans in the row immediately behind him who no doubt hardly saw a thing for several minutes. No doubt there were more such incidents, which could have have caused totally avoidable trouble. Now I don't know what stewards were told beforehand; maybe our steward just got it wrong, but such things shouldn't happen.

 

It was a farce. We had 6 tickets together (inc 2 x kids) ended up in various rows in close proximery, wasn't the end of the world but when the stands virtually sold out it would be far easier (especially with the queue to get in at turnstiles etc and people turning up after ko) for everyone to know where there gonna get a seat, particularly those arriving in larger groups. That said we didn't make an issue of it but there was plenty of aggro around us. Sit where you likes fine at Pitodrie midweek but not ideal at a virtual sell out.

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Dave to be honest it's the same every time you go over there. We arrived via the car park and joined the queue nearest. After about 5-10 minutes a female stewarding person came along the line and said if we had tickets it would be quicker to wait in the queue at the other end as there was only 1 gate open for tickets and 2 for PATG at the queue we were in. I asked why and she said she didn't know. Surely if Motherwell have been selling tickets all week and only a couple of hundred were sent back for sale the gates should have been the opposite way round and that not being the case they should tell the fans as they come out the car park and not after waiting in the queue for ages.

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I have to mention the poor stewarding yesterday which caused a completely avoidable altercation or two. Our party presented our tickets to a steward for checking but were told just to go and to sit anywhere, which we did. Just prior to kick off two guys appeared and asked us to move as we were in their seats. We explained what we had been instructed to do but they weren't happy, understandably so. The situation was resolved amicably though when we moved along one seat to accommodate them. All was well that ended well as far as that was concerned. As some of you will have witnessed, one punter turned up very late and demanded his ticketed seat right behind the goal. He then argued with a steward for what seemed like hours before he got his seat. I felt sorry for the fans in the row immediately behind him who no doubt hardly saw a thing for several minutes. No doubt there were more such incidents, which could have have caused totally avoidable trouble. Now I don't know what stewards were told beforehand; maybe our steward just got it wrong, but such things shouldn't happen.

 

But, to finish on a positive note, our team did the business on the park and our big support behaved well off it and backed the team to the hilt. Too often in the past the team has let down a big travelling support but not yesterday.

 

No doubt that instruction line caused issues, but I have to question why? There shouldn't be any need to be 'escorted - shown' to your seat. All the tickets have row and seat numbers on them, if you or anyone else is incapable of finding the correct seat, I doubt you should be out on your own. Has the nanny state taken that much control? We as a support shouldn't need to ask where to sit - go to the seat your ticket has been allocated for - is that really too much to expect?

 

As for the guy at the front - he had every right to arrive when he did and expect to get the seat he was given a ticket for. Would you expect to relinquish your season ticket seat, because someone else happened to be told 'sit wherever you lilke mate!".

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No doubt that instruction line caused issues, but I have to question why? There shouldn't be any need to be 'escorted - shown' to your seat. All the tickets have row and seat numbers on them, if you or anyone else is incapable of finding the correct seat, I doubt you should be out on your own. Has the nanny state taken that much control? We as a support shouldn't need to ask where to sit - go to the seat your ticket has been allocated for - is that really too much to expect?

 

 

We didn't ask the steward to escort us to our seats or where our seats were. We were told to sit anywhere. Normally I'm a stickler for sitting in the correct seat but we were instructed to sit anywhere. I was brought up to respect authority and if a steward tells you to do something, within reason, you do it. We were simply following "official" guidance or advice whatever you wish to call it. Either fans should be told sit in their seat or else or they should be told sit anywhere. I can see both points of view, but these incidents were down to stewarding errors.

 

Gordon, I take your point about the turnstiles and this has happened to us before. Now we simply walk to the far away ones.

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We did not ask the steward to escort us to our seats or where our seats were. We were told to sit anywhere. Normally I'm a stickler for sitting in the correct seat but we were instructed to sit anywhere. I was brought up to respect authority and if a steward tells you to do something, within reason, you do it. We were simply following "official" guidance or advice whatever you wish to call it.

 

Gordon, I take your point about the turnstiles and this has happened to us before. Now we simply walk to the far away ones.

You still had a ticket in your possession with a row and seat number which when you bought it you would be expecting to occupy surely. They do seem amateurish at best in organising crowd access. Made no sense at all that they sell 1800+ tickets and have more turnstiles for PATG, than pre-purchased tickets.

 

 

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