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St Johnstone v Motherwell 8/8/21

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Probably much the same team maybe with Ojala coming in unfortunately I had to miss Sunday’s game due to being down South, not sure who he would replace, possibly Lamie?

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Biggest issue for me with the defence at the weekend was it was the first time they played together this season and weren't acting as a unit. Whoever GA decides is our best starters need to settle in quick so they can work out who needs to cover for who when we have defenders miles up the park.

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12 minutes ago, middleeastdave said:

Probably much the same team maybe with Ojala coming in unfortunately I had to miss Sunday’s game due to being down South, not sure who he would replace, possibly Lamie?

For me Ojala will  be the 1st pick every week but not sure who GA will see as his partner Mugabi or Lamie, for me I would have mugabi but at the moment it's a tough call .

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advantage with Lamie is he's suited to the left hand side of central defence.  I don't know enough about Ojala to know if he'll replace Muabi or Lamie. 

 

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I'd still love to see us drop Watt back and play behind the central 2 strikers - that would connect things up and leave space on the flanks for Carrol/S'OD to ping in some crosses. 

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5 minutes ago, steelboy said:

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11 hours ago, wellsince75 said:

I'd still love to see us drop Watt back and play behind the central 2 strikers - that would connect things up and leave space on the flanks for Carrol/S'OD to ping in some crosses. 

Aye, it's defintley an option I'd explore. Said elsewhere Watt is ideal for that role. 

However, I'd stick with the 4-3-3 for Sunday.

Same team but Ojala in and Lamie out. Lamie provides balance but I think Mugabi is the better defender tbh. Lamie makes so many poor decisions. 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm away to Denmark for a fortnight. Do the club streams work outside the UK? 

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18 minutes ago, CoF said:

I'm away to Denmark for a fortnight. Do the club streams work outside the UK? 

£12.50 will get you a month’s worth of broadcasts abroad.

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Surprised that people prefer Mugabi to Lamie, I have it the other way round.

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24 minutes ago, GazzyB said:

Surprised that people prefer Mugabi to Lamie, I have it the other way round.

Both are fine as back up but thats it. 

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1 hour ago, Kmcalpin said:

Both are fine as back up but thats it. 

agreed - bit like debating which is the better looking of the ugly sisters .
 

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Nice away win to get us off the mark. 

After Sundays performance and Saints having a trip oot to Turkey for a potential pumping. I think we'll have too much for them. 

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Perth is always a difficult place to go, regardless of how their European exploits turn out. They didnt win 2 trophies last season without having something about them. Id be happy to maintain the same level of performance and come away with a point. 3 points would represent a very good day at the office.

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2 hours ago, MJC_mkII said:

Our defensive frailties will cost us again here I reckon.

Saints will be hard working,  organised and solid as ever. You're right  our defensive frailties could be crucial.

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I'm usually apprehensive about Saints games, even when they've had far less impressive squads than this. I'm not this time for some reason, 0-2.

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Would be tough on Lamie as he has improved,  for me the biggest defensive headache is left back, If Carroll could defend as well as he could cross there would be no issue.  Same starting xi apart from Ojala but no idea which centre half he dropped unless we tried 3 5 2

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4 hours ago, MJC_mkII said:

Our defensive frailties will cost us again here I reckon.

4-2 home win.

I'd be amazed if St Johnstone score 4.  Most of their league wins last season were 1 - 0, with the odd 2 - 1 thrown in for variety.

If we do lose, it will be by the odd goal, but they didn't set the heather on fire against Ross County last week.

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1 hour ago, grizzlyg said:

Would be tough on Lamie as he has improved,  for me the biggest defensive headache is left back, If Carroll could defend as well as he could cross there would be no issue.  Same starting xi apart from Ojala but no idea which centre half he dropped unless we tried 3 5 2

One game Carroll defends great then next game has a stinker defensively think he’s a very decent player but his height and pace helps him out a lot. 

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problem i see is GA said of VV" thats the best game heez seen him play  " so does he not show up as well or does he keep his display as good as it was on sunday  ??

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2 hours ago, grizzlyg said:

Would be tough on Lamie as he has improved,  for me the biggest defensive headache is left back, If Carroll could defend as well as he could cross there would be no issue.  Same starting xi apart from Ojala but no idea which centre half he dropped unless we tried 3 5 2

I’m happy with Carroll but I know he splits opinion, bring in another centre half and we’re sorted at the back in my view, neither Lamie or Mugabi are long term options for me.

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41 minutes ago, weeyin said:

I'd be amazed if St Johnstone score 4.  Most of their league wins last season were 1 - 0, with the odd 2 - 1 thrown in for variety.

If we do lose, it will be by the odd goal, but they didn't set the heather on fire against Ross County last week.

They beat us 3-0 going on six when we last played them in February at Fir Park.

While there clearly were signs of encouragement to take from Sunday it is clear that we still have defensive concerns, something that was evident in the League Cup group games too. We need to learn to concentrate and ‘manage’ games better, otherwise we will continue to ship goals.

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