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Game 29: Ross County (H) 4th March 2020

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13 minutes ago, steelboy said:

Campbell's limitations mean he will probably be at Fir Park for a while. He does a lot of things well but he's not got the physicality to play in the holding role, he's no pace and he's not very creative. He basically needs a Gorrin type behind him and a Turnbull type ahead of him to be effective. 

 

Glad you've found another good player to start picking on. It's almost like your saying that midfield needs a balance of players and that it's better for them to play together as a team than as individuals.

That's pretty radical, and I doubt it will catch on. Next thing you'll be saying that strikers need other players to cross the ball to them.

Madness.

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16 minutes ago, weeyin said:

Glad you've found another good player to start picking on. It's almost like your saying that midfield needs a balance of players and that it's better for them to play together as a team than as individuals.

That's pretty radical, and I doubt it will catch on. Next thing you'll be saying that strikers need other players to cross the ball to them.

Madness.

Over the last few weeks just about every player has been talked down by a couple of the usual suspects on here. It’s worth again asking that if they are all so useless, and every other manager has found us out and has a game plan we don’t have. How on earth are we third in the league and not bottom ?

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2-1 Ross County for me. We're down to the bare bones and don't have the capacity to make drastic changes. Hope I'm wrong.

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8 hours ago, steelboy said:

And we saw Big Cosgrove rag doll him when he went to centre half.

Campbell's limitations mean he will probably be at Fir Park for a while. He does a lot of things well but he's not got the physicality to play in the holding role, he's no pace and he's not very creative. He basically needs a Gorrin type behind him and a Turnbull type ahead of him to be effective. 

 

To be fair to young Barry he’s not likely to be up against monsters of the ilk of Cosgrove very often. And if I remember rightly Cosgrove out ran him for his goal at FP rather than out muscling him...

If O’hara’s not fit (and I hope to hell he is) who should we play in the defensive midfield role then?  

Most midfield players at our level are likely to look better when playing alongside Turnbull....

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I'm not overly criticising Campbell I just think that he is a Motherwell level player the same as Lasley, Hammell and Craigan who are legends.

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Unfortunately Dunne seems to be one of those players that is always picking up injuires. It's how we managed to get him in the first place, so was a bit of a risk.

 

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I’m going for an unexpected 3-1 win for the steelmen based on absolutely no supporting argument. COYW :clapping:

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Assuming O'Hara is fit....for me:

Carson

Grimmy Gallagher Hartley Tait

O'Hara Campbell Polworth

Long Watt Aarons

Or 

Same players, back 3 with Grimmy and Aarons wing backs.

That's a decent team, we need some confidence back.

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6 minutes ago, grizzlyg said:

Jambos doing us big favour, yet another chance for us to open a gap but...............

With the added bonus of sending Accies to the foot of the table ! 

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20 minutes ago, texanwellfan said:

With the added bonus of sending Accies to the foot of the table ! 

Accies are goners this season

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They can't even count on any more of the inexplicable amount of points they manage to take off us either.

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It's the same group of hard working players who have a European spot in our own hands so hopefully the crowd is patient tomorrow and gets behind them. Canny be fucked with sitting 3rd and folk sitting grumbling into their bovril after 5 minutes. 

It's clear that hitting the back of the net has been a huge problem since christmas. Curiosity took me to scorers in the 7 games since then compared to the first 7 of the season. Has the departures of Cole and Scott really lost us all these goals? 

First 7 - Donnelly (4), Cole (2), Long (1), Seedorf (2), Hylton (2), Campbell (1), Hartley, Gallagher

Last 7 - Donnelly (2), Long (1)

 

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As others have stated, we're kind of down to bare bones at the moment so there's not a huge number of options team selection wise. 

I'd be going 352 

Gillespie 

Gallagher Tait Hartley

Grimshaw Campbell O'Hara Polworth Aarons 

Watt McIver

If O'Hara isn't fit, I'd be tempted to play Maguire, Semple or Cornelius in the middle. Risky but no riskier than playing Grimshaw in there and having Mugabi in the back three. McIver is simply a better option than Long in my opinion, an opinion that I know is unpopular. 

Like I said, that would be my team but I fully expect 433 with Tait at left back...

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Team: Gilliespie, Tait, Gallagher, Hartley, Grimshaw, O'Hara, Campbell, Polworth, Aarons, Hylton, Long.

Subs: Carson, Maguire, Mugabi, Ilic, Turnbull, Watt, Manzinga

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2 hours ago, MelvinBragg said:

Like I said, that would be my team but I fully expect 433 with Tait at left back...

Ahem...

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Here is a wacky suggestion...why dont we play Hylton and Aaron's on the side with their preferred foot, that way we arent as predictable.....just saying 

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A strong lineup on paper although I hope Turnbull and Watt manage a decent spell on the park. A two goal margin at least would do our confidence no end of good. So 3-0 the Well.

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12 minutes ago, Hope Springs said:

A strong lineup on paper although I hope Turnbull and Watt manage a decent spell on the park. A two goal margin at least would do our confidence no end of good. So 3-0 the Well.

Strong? Deary me. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome is borderline insanity. Time will tell...

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Would have preferred two up top but hey ho. Just glad O'Hara is making it. 

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