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  1. I presume Morton fans are saying Erskine should have been off just for going mental at the disallowed goal? Can’t remember him doing anything else and think it would have been very harsh to send him off for dissent given the circumstances. Chris Millar ran the show first 25 mins but after big Brice got into the game, I thought we were more than deserved winners. Probably the best second half performance we’ve had in a while. Seeing Banzo back on the park was amazing. His passing was so crisp and miles away from what Barton/Edwards and Woods were serving up last season. He can do things with one pass that they would do together in two, so should help speed up our attacks. Big Jinty McGinty might actually be a player. Had written him off after the Ayr game but he was imperious yesterday. A lot of good performances all over the pitch and Erskine showed he’s still a match winner at this level. Happy days.
  2. I was one of the ones that wanted Archie to stay but it’s looking like the wrong decision already. Will an Alan Archibald team win the league? No Will an Alan Archibald team have the balls to win a minimum of two ties in the play-offs? No Was a great manager for us but it’s so much harder to win promotion from this league than it is to avoid relegation from the Scottish Premiership. I don’t think he’s up to the challenge and unless he makes four or five amazing signings, we look like we’ll finish 5th-7th at best.
  3. Fair play to Livi if they go up over the two ties. If we had even half the heart they had we'd probably have more than enough for them, but we are soft as shit. The only way I see us beating them is if we bring more width into the game. Trying to go through the middle or lumping big balls up on to their centre backs is pointless. If our players can't get up for these two games then they're getting what they deserve.
  4. I think I'd ditch most of these wasters whatever happens next season. Keep Erskine, Doolan, Penrice, McCarthy, Cerny, Elliott, Bannigan(on a 6 month deal) and two or three others, and then ditch the rest. We could do with signing a few nutjobs. We've been soft for years but managed to get round that by playing good football, which we haven't done for a good while now. Still think we're in this, especially if Erskine is back as we lacked any direct running last night. Hopefully Keown will be fit too, just so we never have to see Danny Devine play for us ever again. Been a dreadful season whatever happens, though.
  5. Think tonight showed why we’ve been forced to play Barton and Edwards together for so long this season. Woods was absolutely done by about 50 minutes and Fraser offered absolutely nothing off the ball.
  6. We’re an absolute mess at the moment. I’d say we have the worst centre half and central midfield pairings in the league at the moment. We’ve been without a proper left back for about two months. Cerny has been an abomination the last two games. Spittal has regressed massively, and just shoves the ball straight back to Turnbull whenever he receives it. Our only hope is to get to the winter break with the gap being no bigger than it is currently. Hopefully Woods is now fit enough that we can break up the shit show of Barton/Edwards. I can’t tell if the performances are down to a lack of confidence/not caring. Archie has undoubtedly made mistakes but I don’t think he could have expected signings like Keown to have been so disastrous. We need a Lee Mair style signing to steady the ship back there. I’d potentially play whoever that is with Turnbull, drop the Chuckle brothers in the middle and then Penrice will hopefully save the day at full back in the new year. Didn’t even think Killie were that great yesterday, but having a solid spine to their team made all the difference.
  7. Would imagine he'll start ahead of Milan against County and Elliott will move to left back. Always thought he was decent enough at Dundee.
  8. I think Storey could probably off the wings in a 4-2-3-1. Archie said he wanted two signings. A straight striker and winger cum striker, so maybe it's Sammon and Storey on that basis.
  9. Some suggestion on the St Johnstone thread that the second signing might be Connor Sammon. I would be fine with that if he's not our main man. Offers an aerial threat, and we're a bit small up top.
  10. Still think Archie made the right decision signing Blair Spittal and in selling Azeez, but we do lack pace and power to mix it up with Azeez and Amoo away, despite the latter being a useless shitebag most of the time. In an ideal world I'd like us to sign two strikers - a pacy one like Miles Storey and a target man like Brian Graham - and then another attacking midfielder(whether that's an attacking midfielder or winger). We might end up having to settle for just one striker. If they're even just a tiny bit better than Azeez then I would accept that as Azeez was alright. I think unless we sign something a bit different then we'll rely a lot on scoring perfect goals like the first one against Hibs, which is not ideal. But we were okay yesterday, and I think most teams bar Rangers, Celtic and Aberdeen would have lost that, so it's not the end of the world.
  11. I think he gets a nod just before most signings are announced, given that the club works so closely with the paper. Know nothing about the Czech guy, but useful that he can play centre half as well.
  12. Given today's the last day Jordan Turnbull can leave Coventry on a free, it certainly looks like he might be today's signing. Looks an impressive signing and similar to Spittal in that he's played a lot of games for someone in his early 20s.
  13. Probably adding 2+2 and ending up with 5, but Stranraer posted a picture of their ex-player Gregory Tade in the crowd at Firhill yesterday. Can't imagine he was there just to cheer them on. I wonder whether he is one of the signings on the way. Currently a free agent, and I think would be an upgrade on Azeez. Was a hugely effective player towards the end of his spell in Scottish football, done quite well abroad, and would help compensate for the lack of power we have in the team at the moment.
  14. Osman and Bartley appear very similar players, as do Bannigan and McGinn, so midfield battle should be really interesting. Suppose it partly depends on whether we go with another central midfielder to shore it up, or go more gung-ho with Spittal, Erskine and Lawless off the front. Think it should be a good game, and no idea how it will turn out.
  15. Couldn't believe quite how bad you guys were yesterday. Was expecting a real challenge, but that was probably one of the poorest performances I've seen at Firhill in the last five years. Didn't look like there was much athleticism in that side. A lot of stocky big guys, or very small guys. It was all very ponderous around the box as well - like night and day to our link up with Spittal, Erskine and Lawless etc. Hopefully you guys get it together for the start of the season, but you certainly look like a team that would struggle to put up a challenge for even the play-offs.
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