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Motherwell v Aberdeen 11/09/21

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I don't mind international football, but the need to have a break from domestic action  can be a bit of a drag. Oh for the good old days of internationals on a Wednesday night with normal service resumed on the weekend.

As for this game, looks like a good chance to see where we currently stand in the great scheme of things. Hopefully we have had a productive few days, further bedding in the new arrivals. I am sure that a decent performance will see us pick up a point at least.

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I hate International football/breaks. Good to be back to normality for a few weeks at least, before the merry-go-round starts back up.

2-0 (Van Veen and Roberts, if he plays - with both assists from Tony Watt)

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Likewise, I can’t stand international breaks during the season. All they do is get in the way of the real football. 
 

Tough one on Saturday, hopefully we are at or as near to full strength as we can be.

Can see this one either being a draw or a narrow loss.

2-2 or 1-2

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I would imagine that McGinley will replace the suspended Carroll in our starting line up.

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20 minutes ago, Kmcalpin said:

I would imagine that McGinley will replace the suspended Carroll in our starting line up.

I bloody hope not...I would prefer a defender with a broken leg, dodgy hip and blind in one eye before McGinley

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McGinley deserves another chance. He was poor last season but I'm sure Alexander has told him what he wants to see from him. For me he was too passive as a defender and needs to stop backing off players and be more physical.

The last time we played Aberdeen with fans at Fir Park was nearly two years ago. Obviously both  clubs have new managers but even on the playing side there is only Grimmy and Maguire in contention for us and Lewis, Considine and McGinn for them.  That definitely makes the game more interesting and Gallagher and Brown in their team should add a good bit of spite to the atmosphere.

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3-2 to us with a  97th minute Tony Watt cross hitting Declan Gallagher in his big stupid face and the ball trickling over the line as he looks on helplessly.

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I thought McGinley was OK last season, but really struggled in his first few games this season. Hopfeully, that was just him taking a little longer after pre-season.

Doesn't appear to be much between the two teams at this point, and would not be suprised if we pick up all 3 points. The winner coming from a penalty when Gallagher fouls Watt.

I also hate the international breaks, and miss the days when players would play club football on Saturday, a Scotland game on a Wednesday and back to their club games the following Saturday.

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im interested to see how we'll set ourselves up with the new signings.

Hope to see a more obvious structure to our game with better ball retention and movement. 

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Really looking forward to getting back to Fir Park for this one and finally getting to sit in my own seat with an unrestricted crowd. Absolutely no idea how this one is going to go due to the number of changes in both squads. Just hope we have been able to bed in some of our new players and we get a competitive performance from them.  I think McGinley gets a bad press on here. He is far from the worst defender we have ever had and would benefit from a run of games in his natural position.

Re the international break. That probably deserves a whole thread of its own. I love international football and playing for your country at the World Cup should be the pinnacle of every players career, but I understand the frustrations everyone has about the week of football which, lets face it, is entirely designed for tv audiences and makes it very tough for supporters who want to travel home and away.

Anyway 2-1 Motherwell based on absolutely nothing!

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I think this could go in any direction. We certainly go into this with choices in attack, midfield, and defence. We could see a first 11 with over half the players being summer signings which is quite exciting, the two Scandinavians, Van Veen, Roberts, Slattery, Woolery, Goss all look in with a shout which would only leave 3 outfield players from last season, quite a turnaround. For me a game that should give an indication of just how the season may pan out. I like Carroll but still think McGinley has something about him if given a run in a settled team and O’Donnell is solid enough. Watt needs to start every game regardless and I’d like to see Donnelly given a run in the team although OHara is not without his merits.

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I think Sean Goss made a promising debut in the Dundee game.  I would like to see him in the starting eleven on saturday!

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2 hours ago, SteelmaninOZ said:

The gaffer says 

 

He's hard to listen to for 10 mins.  Tried hard but ended up fast forwarding  bits. 

Hoping to see some better football tomorrow. 

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7 minutes ago, wellsince75 said:

He's hard to listen to for 10 mins.  Tried hard but ended up fast forwarding  bits. 

Hoping to see some better football tomorrow. 

I prefer it to Robinson going for an Oscar every time he saw a camera. 

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just hope VV smashes gallagher right in the coupon in the first minute      just for     well  just cause heez a dick 

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3 certs for tomorrow Get yer money on Gallagher picking up a yellow card,in the top  four by ten to five and folk on here still pissing and moaning about how we didn't win by playing like Brazil 1970 world cup winning squad. 

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11 hours ago, grizzlyg said:

Gallagher doesn't play for us so I will only be focusing on our own players,  

Fair enough, but it will be lovely if we put one over on him.

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2 hours ago, ohwulliewullie said:

Fair enough, but it will be lovely if we put one over on him.

Yep if he scores last minute og you will definitely hear me then !! COYW

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Kelly

Grimshaw

Mugabi

Ojala

Solhom

McGinley

Slattery

O'Hara

Woolery

Van Veen

Watt

 

Harsh on Lamie.

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personal view Woolery needs to get his finger out and start proving he deserves to start games. I'd have had Goss in rather than him, (appreciate not a like for like position)

Anyway - thats'a strong physical team we have - let's get in about them. 

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