Jump to content

Andy_P

Season 2020’21: Game 13: St Johnstone (A)

Recommended Posts

Can’t believe how St Johnstone finished game with 11 men no matter how poor we were Chapman never had a save and ref was howling but a point in Perth never a bad result . 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That was a hard watch. Passive is the word that springs to mind. Strung three passes together once the whole game, and scored from it. Poor goal to concede after getting ourselves in front, O'Hara too slow with the ball at the edge of the box, and a clumsy challenge from Mugabi, albeit May made the most of it. It was still a penalty though. Not a lot of link up play from middle to front in particular. Windy conditions probably didn't help, but St Johnstone coped better, and looked far more likely to win it.  The only bright spot for me was Crawford, especially in the first half - tidy, assured, and comfortable taking the ball under pressure. Looks like a good addition. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here we're not even into December and the rest of us are competing for no higher than 5th place.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not the most exciting 90 minutes of football we'll see this season, but a point away at St Johnstone when we didn't play particularly well? I'll take it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A good point which I would happily have taken pre match. St Johnstone have, for some years, been a combative and abrasive team. That is no accident and is part and parcel of the way they play. They could and should have picked up a couple of red cards but were very lucky they didn’t. Very annoying given the number of red cards we’ve picked up in Perth. This will now impact on next week’s game which will be very niggly. Knowing Saints they will be out to needle our lads next week with gamesmanship and “experience”.

Questions need to be asked of the SFA as to how the covid 19 situation arose and why the need for Campbell and Maguire to self isolate was only confirmed 4 hours before kick off. It’s grossly unjust that we should be disadvantaged by helping out the SFA if any organisational errors are found to have taken place. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Every time we play St Johnstone I’m always astonished they manage to finish the game with 11 men.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It seems to be 14 day isolation from the test result rather than from the contact so Campbell and Maguire will only be available the day before the Hibs game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wee bit concerned again at the amount of freedom the St Johnstone wing backs were afforded to sling over crosses. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A point away to St johnstone is decent eniugh result, hard place to go, pitch in poor condition, wind blowing a gale. Home side dominated possesion but never really troubled the keeper, same can be said about us in that regard. Win next week and we can consider it a good week. Robbie Crawford played well fwiw.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Given the disruption caused by the loss of two probable starters just a few hours before kick off, I'll be happy with a point. I generally see a draw as points dropped, but in this instance, one point is better than hee haw.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The number of passes we F’d up under no pressure was ridiculous.  Need to get their head in the game and be focused all the time. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Of the non OF teams we have played twice we are ahead on the head to heads, keep this up and we will be ok

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, livivoice said:

Didn't see game today.

Why was Long substituted after coming on? Injury or tactical?

Ankle knock after a tackle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Fairhill said:

Here we're not even into December and the rest of us are competing for no higher than 5th place.

Which is most likely to get you a European spot. Since it’s very probable that one of the top 4 teams will win the cup. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Fairhill said:

Here we're not even into December and the rest of us are competing for no higher than 5th place.

It might even be competing for 6th place as Dundee United are starting to pull away, as they should be on their budget.  Pre season I thought they'd be a good bet for a top six finish and I've seen little to dissuade me of that notion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Kmcalpin said:

It might even be competing for 6th place as Dundee United are starting to pull away, as they should be on their budget.  Pre season I thought they'd be a good bet for a top six finish and I've seen little to dissuade me of that notion.

We will finish top 6 Dave, Dundee Untd will slip back but think they will hold on to 6th. Its close now between us st J and Killie for 6th but I am confident we will moving up the table.

Let's be honest if we win our 2 games in hand, (or two 3-0 awards from the SPFL :ph34r:) we are back in tbe mix for the European places,  

We are going along nicely just now which should improve if we get some of the long term injury list back playing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Kmcalpin said:

It might even be competing for 6th place as Dundee United are starting to pull away, as they should be on their budget.  Pre season I thought they'd be a good bet for a top six finish and I've seen little to dissuade me of that notion.

The opinion of their own fans is that they are toothless.  We should have beaten them earlier in the season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just had the benefit of watching the highligts on BBC.  Our goal was well taken and worked although it had a slight element of good luck about it when the ball was deflected nicely into O'Hara's path.  That kind of thing though has often happened against us so I'll take it happily. Saints' penalty was a tad harsh but Mugabi was a bit naive and May made the most of it. That said O'Hara shouldn't have been dispossessed so easily and the No 10 had all the time and space in the world to work his forward. Any one of 3 midfielders could have closed him down but didn't.

Bryson ought to have seen red as a few have said. It was a trip - he tried to rake his studs down Chapman's calf and the ref only stored up further trouble by failing to show him the red card.

All in all though a decent away point at a difficult venue, especially in view of unavoidable late call offs.

If our injury situation improves there's no reason why we shouldn't be in the mix for a top 6 place.   On paper we have a decent squad if we can get all of them fit. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/21/2020 at 5:55 PM, Kmcalpin said:

A good point which I would happily have taken pre match. St Johnstone have, for some years, been a combative and abrasive team. That is no accident and is part and parcel of the way they play. They could and should have picked up a couple of red cards but were very lucky they didn’t. Very annoying given the number of red cards we’ve picked up in Perth. This will now impact on next week’s game which will be very niggly. Knowing Saints they will be out to needle our lads next week with gamesmanship and “experience”.

Questions need to be asked of the SFA as to how the covid 19 situation arose and why the need for Campbell and Maguire to self isolate was only confirmed 4 hours before kick off. It’s grossly unjust that we should be disadvantaged by helping out the SFA if any organisational errors are found to have taken place. 

I saw McInness interviewed at Ibrox earlier and he was asked about it. Apparently the SFA had a meeting at 11am yesterday and the isolations arose from that. No idea why it was 11am sat and not earlier, maybe they didnt know until the sat? Tho I find that unlikely

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

Twitter @MotherwellFC

×