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ECL Sligo Rovers v Motherwell 28/7/22

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1 hour ago, redalert1976 said:

Funny thing we were playing a similar predictable shite brand of football for a lot of this season, everybody in the league had us sussed.

Our manager couldn’t even suss out what colour his shite is.

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12 minutes ago, stv said:

Our manager couldn’t even suss out what colour his shite is.

Last night it was mainly white, with some claret and amber.

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5 hours ago, David said:

Ordinarily I'd agree, but there's a few weird situations going on. The main one is with O'Donnell. 

From the outside it seems like Alexander is punishing SOD and trying to embarrass him into asking away. Making him sit on the bench, watching poor performance after poor performance.  There is no rational reason why SOD did not make an appearance in either Conference game. God knows, it's not as if we were coasting along to an easy victory. I cannot believe it is down to injury. If so why was he retained in the Scotland squad and not returned to Club as happened with a good few others? And if Alexander is convinced SOD is not good enough why does he sit him on the bench in the first place?

You get shot down on here for expressing such views but Craigen's comments last night certainly pointed fans in that direction as well.

It can be an asset having a strong Manager and we all know some players need that. But this has gone on too long and appears to have become personal. Others have suffered similar, but not to this extent. If, as was rumoured, O'Donnell told Alexander his tactics were shite, then I think we can all see now he was correct.

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You also have to factor in that O'Donnell doesn't particularly seem a trouble-maker/bad egg, given Steve Clarke completely stands by him.

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I'll factor in that O'Donnell has played mostly shite and most of our fans are in agreement on that. He should be able to handle being a full back instead of his preferred wing back role without dropping of from international defender to total liability.

I don't think Alexander is good, and our squad is pretty rubbish, and that's pretty much it. I believe they're all trying to win, but just can't, because of not being good. It's tempting to make the whole situation more than what it is, with "losing the dressing room" and "working his ticket" etc, but most of the time it's more simple than that, we're shite.

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11 hours ago, Spiderpig said:

"Motherwell were outclassed by an inspired Sligo Rovers as the hapless Scots were deservedly dumped out of Europa Conference League qualifying."

Waking up in Sligo and reading that  headline from the BBC match report, " outclassed by Sligo Rovers ffs" that should be all the evidence the board need to get rid of Alexander, before this season starts badly as it will with his tactics etc i only hope someone at Fir Park has the balls to do it.

 

Exactly this. Sligo lost three goals to a bunch of Welsh amateurs in the previous round, who were presumably also  in their 'pre season' phase. The fact that we lost 3-0 over two legs to them and rarely even looked like scoring against them, says it all. 

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Forgetting the football Sligo was a cracking trip. In terms of bars, restaurants and cafes it had everything you need and the town centre was miles better than anything in Scotland other than Edinburgh and Glasgow. Some nice hotels as well and great scenery. Friendly people too and apparently 48 pubs in a town of 20,000 population so they are clearly very sociable. The police were brand new as well with a far more positive attitude towards football fans than Police Scotland.

Overall we were as well getting gubbed there as in Prague.

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Like the majority I watched the Sligo game game on TV and I have to say that after about 10 minutes or so I thought our players didn’t seem up for it.

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30 minutes ago, steelboy said:

Forgetting the football Sligo was a cracking trip. In terms of bars, restaurants and cafes it had everything you need and the town centre was miles better than anything in Scotland other than Edinburgh and Glasgow. Some nice hotels as well and great scenery. Friendly people too and apparently 48 pubs in a town of 20,000 population so they are clearly very sociable. The police were brand new as well with a far more positive attitude towards football fans than Police Scotland.

Overall we were as well getting gubbed there as in Prague.

Glad you enjoyed your stay, all the Motherwell I encountered were great people and I heard no bad stories about ye, only good. Sligo is classed as a border county and thus is in the region with the worst economy in Ireland, house prices are among the cheapest I think maybe 5 or 6th  least expensive of 26 counties in ROI.. other west coast towns further south are regarded as more desirable but there is none of them football towns.

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I think we miss Alan Campbell more than we miss Tony Watt
Absolutely. I miss him everyday. If the EFL wasn't so shite I'd watch Luton.

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Rubbish . We have a bad manager ok. But we have just renewed the full playing surface and sub surface , upgraded the stadium, finances seem alright , sold loads of season tickets again , in the cold light of day last year was a successful season ,top six . All within the confines of a relatively small support. Where are you making that up from. We are no Barcelona after all . Wring out yer knickers .
We even got (some) money for Kaiyne Woolery!! Amazing.

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4 hours ago, Haggischomper said:

We even got (some) money for Kaiyne Woolery!! Amazing.

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Woolery leaving was a strange one for me, I suspect he was another one who fell out with Alexander, it was all very sudden.

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8 minutes ago, Spiderpig said:

Woolery leaving was a strange one for me, I suspect he was another one who fell out with Alexander, it was all very sudden.

Seems if u disagreed with Alexander yer days were numbered pity a few more never spoke 

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5 hours ago, Haggischomper said:

We even got (some) money for Kaiyne Woolery!! Amazing.

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Next to nothing apparently but Burrows stuck in a sell on clause. 

 

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57 minutes ago, Spiderpig said:

Woolery leaving was a strange one for me, I suspect he was another one who fell out with Alexander, it was all very sudden.

A player who never really settled and I suspect was never played in his best position,   

He had potential and pace yet the ball was never put a few yards in front of him to push past his marker.  Other than the Rangers game.

Thought he flattered to deceive , partly down to him, partly down to how we played him. 

Equally I don't believe SPL is for everyone, making a move up from England to live in Lanarkshire and buy into Scottish football isn't that attractive. 

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14 minutes ago, wellsince75 said:

A player who never really settled and I suspect was never played in his best position,   

He had potential and pace yet the ball was never put a few yards in front of him to push past his marker.  Other than the Rangers game.

Thought he flattered to deceive , partly down to him, partly down to how we played him. 

Equally I don't believe SPL is for everyone, making a move up from England to live in Lanarkshire and buy into Scottish football isn't that attractive. 

Completley disagree if he was there for the 2 confrence league ties we would have had much more of a chance he at least poses a threat in behind and can hit the by line. We are desperatley lacking 2 quick actual wingers to feed Van Veen and Tierney if we play him in behind.

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37 minutes ago, wellsince75 said:



Equally I don't believe SPL is for everyone, making a move up from England to live in Lanarkshire and buy into Scottish football isn't that attractive. 

Aye getting paid probably 1 to 2k a week  for 2 or 3 years at most to move to Scotland would be a struggle right enough.

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Sligo pumped out the Irish cup at the first hurdle by a team in the division below them tonight, not that it matters to us now.

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1 hour ago, pretzel said:

Sligo pumped out the Irish cup at the first hurdle by a team in the division below them tonight, not that it matters to us now.

We'd have won the Irish cup as well :D

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2 hours ago, pretzel said:

Sligo pumped out the Irish cup at the first hurdle by a team in the division below them tonight, not that it matters to us now.

They were all probably still steaming from partying since thursday. Shows up what a clueless manager Alexander really was.

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1 hour ago, SteelmaninOZ said:

great report :drinks: 
 

 

I see there were more bottles on the pitch over there.

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