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I actually thought the officious wee steward who was tailgating GA on the way to the stand was cruising for a bruising yesterday. Thankfully, our manager just gave him the Death Stare.

As usual, I have to ask  if Stevie G or Neil Lennon would have been sent off for questioning decisions in such a manner?

I worry about our manager. He seems to have aged about ten years in four weeks.

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42 minutes ago, Kmcalpin said:

It seems that GA was red carded for an arm gesture.

With 2 fingers stuck on the end??

 

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Listening to Clyde tonight and they’re going on and on about Gerrard being offered a one game ban for his red the other night. Anyone know why we’ve heard nothing about GA given he has been sent off twice in the last month?!

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1 hour ago, couttsy said:

Listening to Clyde tonight and they’re going on and on about Gerrard being offered a one game ban for his red the other night. Anyone know why we’ve heard nothing about GA given he has been sent off twice in the last month?!

his punishment is a contract extension :wink:

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8 minutes ago, wellsince75 said:

his punishment is a contract extension :wink:

Let’s hope it’s his and not ours ;-)

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quite like the vibes  GA is giving out with his loyalty to players and just the way he speaks + heez passionate about MFC hence he ends up in the stand long may it continue 

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5 wins in 12 (I think) that’s a good return from Alexander.

Bar the two ckusterfucks against accies and st Johnstone  we’ve been decent in most games

tommy Wright not looking the safest pair of hands at killie 

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Getting a god return from the January window. Kelly is immense and Robert’s making a difference up front. Mcgloire stepping in and holding up well at the back along side Lamie. 

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Thought it was really interesting to see that the gaffer has changed over the dugouts...wish someone had asked him the reasoning behind the move...

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3 minutes ago, davkel said:

Thought it was really interesting to see that the gaffer has changed over the dugouts...wish someone had asked him the reasoning behind the move...

Commentary thought it's so he could get closer to the linesman. Given the 2 red cards, no sure about the wisdom of that move.

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8 minutes ago, bobbybingo said:

Commentary thought it's so he could get closer to the linesman. Given the 2 red cards, no sure about the wisdom of that move.

I thought it was so they would send off Martindale instead of him.

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2 hours ago, 0Neils40yarder said:

Surely it's because it's right on halfway line?

That's what I thought. 

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2 hours ago, 0Neils40yarder said:

Surely it's because it's right on halfway line?

It is the smaller of the two, will we see some reconstruction over the summer?  What are the basic requirements of a dugout?

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3 hours ago, 0Neils40yarder said:

Surely it's because it's right on halfway line?

My mind might be playing tricks - it was a long time ago, but I'm sure that was the side Ian St John had a box built above the dugout, for that actual reason. That and the fact he could actually see what was happening on the park. Can't remember when the move was made back to the current (well prior to yesterday) arrangement.

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31 minutes ago, steelman1991 said:

My mind might be playing tricks - it was a long time ago, but I'm sure that was the side Ian St John had a box built above the dugout, for that actual reason. That and the fact he could actually see what was happening on the park. Can't remember when the move was made back to the current (well prior to yesterday) arrangement.

You are correct Ian St John had a box built above that dugout when he was manager.

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The jury is still out on Graham Alexander for me, but he's beginning to impress. His first piority surely, is to keep us in the Premiership and he's certainly improved results and performances, despite a 1 in 200 year injury list.  With a very few exceptions, he's used the same players as Robbo but has them playing more confidently and has tweaked the system to suit the players we have e.g. Tony Watt, Chris Long, Devante Cole and Robbie Crawford. In other words no square pegs in round holes.  He's also made some behind the scenes improvements.  All to the good. Do we need to ask questions of the players though?

He's still to be tested though in the transfer market and in his influence on the youth development system. Presumably his record with youth is one of the reasons that he and not Tom Wright got the job. These of course are longer term objectives. Time will tell, but so far so good.

 

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35 minutes ago, yosemite sam said:

You are correct Ian St John had a box built above that dugout when he was manager.

Why did he do that did he use it to getter a better view of the pitch?

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5 hours ago, 0Neils40yarder said:

Surely it's because it's right on halfway line?

It's closer to the linesman

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2 minutes ago, Coatsy said:

Why did he do that did he use it to getter a better view of the pitch?

Yes - and I can't understand why it wasn't adopted more. The perspective between pitch level and even a few rows back is quite marked in my perception of a game.

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