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Motherwell v St Johnstone 06/08/22

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8 hours ago, Onthefringes said:

Ratings mean very little, often marked by persons not even at the game so easily discounted.

Holding them up as some sort of virtue in comparison with rest of the team playing badly is a nonsense.

I'm not sure the analogy with regards applause - verging on the ridiculous that.

He had a wee spell where he looked as if he would do the business, hence the cries for contract extensions. Sadly has reverted backwards. Confidence is low.

In fact I would say Shields, Mugabi and if we are unfortunate very soon Tierney, Spittal and Morris could all be lacking in confidence.

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The prospect of a Sol and Bevis partnership is both terrifying and intriguing. Stick SOD and Carroll either side and it will be box office, in a bad way. If mcginn is fit we could maybe go with a back three, but I don't see it, as I'm not sure Sol can handle the left sided role.

Hammel did mention that he wanted to make more changes for last week, but didn't have the time. Maybe we see that on Saturday?

Hopefully the players turn it up a notch in front of their next boss. Maybe some candidates will be in the stands.

It's going to be a shitfest of a game, but at this stage all I care about is getting the three points.

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I’d rather we play a back 3. For this game hoping ojala is back and play McGinn , Solhom and ojala 

That enables slattery as a holding midfielder to connect play and add width and depth to the misfiled 

Time is our biggest enemy , not sold 7 days will have been enough time for hammel to make the changes he alluded to 

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2 hours ago, wellsince75 said:

I’d rather we play a back 3. For this game hoping ojala is back and play McGinn , Solhom and ojala 

That enables slattery as a holding midfielder to connect play and add width and depth to the misfiled 

Time is our biggest enemy , not sold 7 days will have been enough time for hammel to make the changes he alluded to 

Solhom and Ojala are slower than a sloth on speed! :lol:

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6 minutes ago, El Grew said:

Solhom and Ojala are slower than a sloth on speed! :lol:

Steve Austin in slo-mo is quicker than ojala. And I refer to the six million dollar man for lovers of classic 70's TV, not the wrestler.

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3 hours ago, wellsince75 said:

I’d rather we play a back 3. For this game hoping ojala is back and play McGinn , Solhom and ojala 

That enables slattery as a holding midfielder to connect play and add width and depth to the misfiled 

Time is our biggest enemy , not sold 7 days will have been enough time for hammel to make the changes he alluded to 

So Slattery who was totally out classed against Sligo is still being held up as some kind of answer to the midfield problem time to smell the coffee sorry to burst a lot of bubbles but he ain’t the answer more the problem 

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26 minutes ago, Yodo said:

So Slattery who was totally out classed against Sligo is still being held up as some kind of answer to the midfield problem time to smell the coffee sorry to burst a lot of bubbles but he ain’t the answer more the problem 

His performance was better than this feeble trolling attempt.

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Personally I'd be going 

Kelly

O'Donnell Mugabi Solholm Carroll

Slattery (if available) Maguire Goss

Spittal Van Veen Tierney

If Slattery is unavailable, I'd be moving Tierney back to midfield and playing Shields up top. If Spittal is a creator of chances as his Ross County stats last season suggest, let's get him where he can do damage. Tierney is one of the few fearless players in the squad who will run at players and not just take a touch and toss a hopeful cross in or play a safe pass. Rest of the team picks itself due to lack of options.

Morris can sell the pies. Not anywhere near good enough...

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I think our hand will be forced somewhat tomorrow with injuries and suspensions. With McGinn, Lamie and Slattery all likely to be out. Id still like to see us move away from 4-3-3 and with a weeks extra training it should be possible. Something like                                         

                                          Kelly

      SOD          Mugabi        Sol         Carroll

                                       Maguire    

             Cornelius     Spittal        Goss

                                         Tierney    

                                           KVV

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50 minutes ago, weeyin said:

His performance was better than this feeble trolling attempt.

No trolling just my honest opinion Wee fella we can have different opinions or don’t u allow that 

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1 hour ago, MelvinBragg said:

Personally I'd be going 

Kelly

O'Donnell Mugabi Solholm Carroll

Slattery (if available) Maguire Goss

Spittal Van Veen Tierney

If Slattery is unavailable, I'd be moving Tierney back to midfield and playing Shields up top. If Spittal is a creator of chances as his Ross County stats last season suggest, let's get him where he can do damage. Tierney is one of the few fearless players in the squad who will run at players and not just take a touch and toss a hopeful cross in or play a safe pass. Rest of the team picks itself due to lack of options.

Morris can sell the pies. Not anywhere near good enough...

If we’re discussing our signings this early, heralded as adding to our attacking options Spittal wouldn’t feature high for a few I’d suggest on account he’s yet to make a forward pass since he arrived.

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15 hours ago, wunderwell said:

Nobody has picked a team - so I might as well as the new interim manager

Kelly

McGinn Sol Mugabi Carroll

McGuire Cornelius Goss

Slattery Tierney

Van Veen

I actually don't like this team at all, one goal will win the game but to who? It's clear we need signings that are direct up front.

 

Slattery is suspended, is McGinn fit?  Tierney hasn’t had a good match as a starter, although this is likely to be due to where he has been played.

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I'm looking forward to seeing our approach to the game this week, Hammell only had the one training session after Alexander's departure and he mentioned pre match he would have wanted to change more in regards to tactics and team selection but his hands were obviously tied so it'll be interesting to see if we shift formation and what lineup he'll plump for. I wouldn't actually be surprised to see Stevie firing in the likes of Speirs before Tierney or Cornelius. Another win here would be massive, like us last week St Johnstone struggled creatively up top, you can't help but feel the game won't be a classic and it'll either finish 0-0 or someone sneaking it by a goal, I miss the days of Chris Humphrey tearing them to shreds at Fir Park.

Willie Collum is the ref for tomorrows game.

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5 hours ago, Coatsy said:

funny how most people want to pick roughly the same team as Alexander picked 

For the simple reason we have a core of 12/13 first team players,so we have t go wi that,the thing i see with most comments here is same players different shape,something GA was to stubborn to adapt to with his 433

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On 8/2/2022 at 8:59 AM, wellfan said:

Unless we sign another proper fit striker, at least one winger and a competent LB, the current 433 will continue to be impotent.

With the current squad, I’d suggest a 352 to flood the midfield and start to create from there. It’s worth a try. 

We've not made any signings, and we're not going to have McGinn, Slattery (maybe), and Lamie, so I am pretty much at a loss what to suggest other than to predict the tried and failed 433. I do, however, think the players might pull it out the bag tomorrow and give us a 1-0 shitfest.

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2 hours ago, joewarkfanclub said:

I think our hand will be forced somewhat tomorrow with injuries and suspensions. With McGinn, Lamie and Slattery all likely to be out. Id still like to see us move away from 4-3-3 and with a weeks extra training it should be possible. Something like                                         

                                          Kelly

      SOD          Mugabi        Sol         Carroll

                                       Maguire    

             Cornelius     Spittal        Goss

                                         Tierney    

                                           KVV

That’s no a bad team selection 

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3 hours ago, Onthefringes said:

If we’re discussing our signings this early, heralded as adding to our attacking options Spittal wouldn’t feature high for a few I’d suggest on account he’s yet to make a forward pass since he arrived.

I reckon he's been played out of position, I could be wrong though. For me, he needs to be further up the park. Morris looks to have no engine and seems to specialise in crossing on to opposition centre half's foreheads. Good left foot? Sure but so does Sean Goss (and I can't believe I'm about to say this) and he works harder than Morris...

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It’ll be very interesting to see what Hammell goes with. He hinted last week that he wanted to make changes to shape/personnel but didn’t have the time in the build up to the game. He’s had a whole week now and if we line up the same shape/personnel as last week it’ll be slightly underwhelming.

 

How long is Lamie suspended for? I’m surprised it wasn’t extended as it really was a shocking challenge. 

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3 minutes ago, Last post by: said:

Has there been any updates on injured players? Not seen anything on Ojala or McGinley so I'm assuming they're both injured...

Ojala was training in the photos the club tweeted out yesterday,so I'm assuming he will be in the squad for tomorrow with lamie being out.ive no idea on mcginley though.

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4 hours ago, Kat said:

Willie Collum is the ref for tomorrows game.

Oh magic! :angry:

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1 hour ago, SteelmaninOZ said:

The acting gaffer said 

 

So I took out of that, we arent fit enough. Some players didnt get enough minutes in pre season to give us options and some of the players are low in confidence and need built back up. Quite a damning indictment on our recently departed manager.......

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