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Motherwell v Livingston 26/12/2021

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5 minutes ago, David said:

The ham-fisted way that the government have approached this most recent round of restrictions is the problem for me. I'm not denying there's a virus out there and that elderly and vulnerable people need protecting (although the vaccine supposedly deals with that) but the way they've went about this is a prime example of the complete lack of common sense and intelligence we've seen throughout the past few years.

500 people in grounds. Why? There must have been some sort of scientific process to come up with that number, right? I'm no scientist, but surely the way to approach this would have been to take into account that we're talking about an outdoor event. I would think they'd have looked at increased social distancing, masks being worn while moving around the stadium, and been able to put some of those all-knowing individuals that we're not allowed to question to work in coming up with a crowd percentage that would apply to each stadium?

Since it seems like the in-thing to just grab numbers out of thin air on a whim, what about having each stadium at 50% capacity? So, for example, Celtic park would allow more fans than Fir Park, and Fir Park would allow more than somewhere like Gayfield. 

And this nonsense about the problem not being people actually in the stadiums, but travelling to the stadiums? It's fucking obvious that it was a group of men who thought that one up, as me no longer being at the football and not riding the train to Airbles doesn't mean I now sit in the house and can be considered one less super-spreader on the street. 

No, as soon as the football was cancelled the wife immediately said "Great! We can now go and check out the sales, and maybe grab some lunch and drinks!" All journeys that will have my arse sat on the same train carriage I'd have been on going to the football! The only difference is that instead of being sat shivering in the pissing rain outdoors, I'll be wandering the indoor confines of every fucking shop known to man. 

Don’t forget your face mask….MFC one of course :xmascouple:

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What the consensus, will Watt be playing against Livi?  Will there be any statements from the club or Watt? Either way I’ll be up to watch it at 9am. COYW!! 

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53 minutes ago, texanwellfan said:

What the consensus, will Watt be playing against Livi?  Will there be any statements from the club or Watt? Either way I’ll be up to watch it at 9am. COYW!! 

If we're still paying his wages, he should be earning his keep. Get him starting.

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I see that David Martindale is at the windup, in the Rancid. This is taken from the BBC website as I don't read that publication.

"Livingston manager David Martindale reluctantly let goalkeeper Liam Kelly go two years ago and believes Motherwell will face a similar issue, suggesting Celtic and Rangers may be interested in the stopper. (Record)"

Who is it we play again today? Good for a laugh if nothing else. Shades of the Tom Wright/Declan Gallagher scenario here? 

 

 

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On 12/23/2021 at 12:40 PM, Motherwell Daft said:

Science tells us that 0 people have died of The latest variety of the virus, I think another virus that leaves more people than the current virus  struggling is flu, yet we do t shut down businesses,   Crash economies, destroy lives n bankrupt the country again because if that,  so peoples lives are very important but so is the ability to make a personal choice to go to an outdoor football game  and not be holed up in the bunker because of a “very mild virus “ (as  described by multiple eminent scientists) so perhaps you yourself should take a peek at yourself from behind the bed or wherever you’re hiding from the virus n then maybe your views might not be so honkin 

Well said,take your eyes off the tv,live your life and ask yourself where is the pandemic without the tv pandemic for the measures taken in last 2yrs ridiculous, 

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On 12/23/2021 at 1:58 PM, Electric Blues said:

What, and risk falling off the edge of the flat Earth in the dark? Not a chance.

On a (much) more serious note, 'Well 3-1 Livi. I feel Bevis's name may be on one of our 3.

The strawman arguments that come from folk that accept the spoon fed info that comes from the TV without applying any critical thinking.

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The covid rules and break are what they are at this point. Big game today and getting 3 points before the break would be brilliant.

I'd start the regular front three assuming everyone is fit, not sure on the midfield mix, maybe Slattery, Goss and Donnelly assuming all fit and same back 5 as last week again if available.

Quite looking forward to having a couple of cans watching the game on the couch, can't be arsed leaving the house, appreciate that's not how most folk will feel though.

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In these circumstances I'd have no hesitation in telling Tony Watt (and that comes from someone that's a big fan of his abilities) that he will never wear a claret and Amber strip again...we were told after the St Johnstone game that this was happening and something stinks about the whole thing...

 

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Pre contracts are a pain in the arse no doubt but how you deal with them is something that you really need to do on a player by player basis.

If Alan Campbell had his Luton deal done as a pre contract last I'd have had no hesitation in starting him every week just cos of who he is and how he approaches the game.

Is Tony Watt the same, I wouldn't say so but do I trust him to do a job today? I don't know. Big call for Alexander.

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33 minutes ago, C&A not the shop said:

I'd start the regular front three assuming everyone is fit, not sure on the midfield mix, maybe Slattery, Goss and Donnelly assuming all fit and same back 5 as last week again if available.

Agree about Watt, but Slattery is suspended for this one game.

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1 hour ago, C&A not the shop said:

Pre contracts are a pain in the arse no doubt but how you deal with them is something that you really need to do on a player by player basis.

If Alan Campbell had his Luton deal done as a pre contract last I'd have had no hesitation in starting him every week just cos of who he is and how he approaches the game.

Is Tony Watt the same, I wouldn't say so but do I trust him to do a job today? I don't know. Big call for Alexander.

I love him but Campbell's final appearance was a bit sketchy. 

I think Watt will get the opportunity to show he's committed but if his level drops he'll get the Big Dec treatment. 

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1 minute ago, Wellfan90 said:

Is there any way that we can watch the game today ?

 

Season ticket holders can watch it online. Pretty sure you'll get it on Hesgoal if not a ST holder. 

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1 hour ago, 0Neils40yarder said:

In these circumstances I'd have no hesitation in telling Tony Watt (and that comes from someone that's a big fan of his abilities) that he will never wear a claret and Amber strip again...we were told after the St Johnstone game that this was happening and something stinks about the whole thing...

 

We don’t have anything concrete at this point do we ?

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Well done Alexander . Showing good management . Bench him for the season . I we might miss his ability but a least can’t damage us. 
He’s done well this season and worked his socks off but don’t take the piss out the fans Tony .  
Good luck with your move and the money that goes with it but no tears shed from me . 
played well for 3 months . That doesn’t qualify him as being a club legend . Not a chance 

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If Watt’s attitude is solid he should be playing. Not because he is the SPFL top scorer but because the alternative is Connor fucking Shields. 

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3 hours ago, steelman1991 said:

Nice factual reporting there. Martindale wasn't the manager when Kelly left for QPR :nono:

Martindale has been running Livi for a lot longer than he's been the manager. 

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