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  1. How Max isn’t playing ahead of Crawford is absolutely criminal! I’d rather be gets 15/20 minutes off the bench to try something rather than watch Crawford contribute nothing.
  2. Agreed about Mahon getting another chance, one bad game doesn’t make a bad player. Same with Gallacher, he was showing signs of having something before his injury.
  3. I think the short kick outs were a necessity @RandomGuy. Remi Matthews is clearly still struggling with his hip and was wincing every time he kicked the ball. Had that not been the case I imagine we’d have gone long more. That being said, I think today there were some tired legs. Clark, Considine and May all looked a little jaded and out of sorts, same with Gordon.
  4. Why Crawford and Brown came on ahead of Max and Gallacher is beyond me!
  5. If you’d offered me 11 points from the last 15 I’d of taken it without doubt, but can’t help but feel that’s an opportunity missed today to get another win. Kudos to Crawford for possibly his worst 15 minute cameo ever!
  6. I noticed that and also noticed the fact that Remi's left footed kicks were barely any different to his right. It's actually impressive that in 3 months of a season I don't flinch every time a ball goes back towards our goalkeeper now. Clark was notoriously poor from the ground at times!
  7. So the last game for both teams before the winter shut down. Both teams in that large hunch in the middle, looking to pull away as much as possible. Saints unbeaten in 4, Motherwell almost the opposite. Still these are always tightly contested games and usually end 2-1 so that’s probably the result one way or another.
  8. Agreed, he’s the only player we’ve got in the squad who can go past a couple of men on the turn and get you on the counter. He’s a bit hot and cold, but then again that could be his career in a nutshell. Either way I’d rather have Murphy playing than O’Halloran!
  9. I was sceptical about signing Nicky Clark, but the boy knows where the net is. He’s scoring the goals to replace Hendry’s whilst also being a very accomplished partner for May.
  10. He wins the ball and his momentum takes him up as he tries to slow down, he’s high, but it’s not out of control and forceful. The moment it went to VAR referee was never not changing his mind.
  11. I mean that shouldn’t even have needed VAR to have been given, how the referee didn’t see it immediately is even more bizarre. Edit - I should say that I’m not sure it should be a penalty ever, but under the new rules and the recent awards it is.
  12. May being out is unavoidable if he’s picked up a knock, these things happen. But it’s unforgivable that Brown has once again gone to left wingback, has he genuinely not learnt anything. Even if Montgomery isn’t fit to play, he’s got Gallacher!
  13. We saw last season how it panned out with Parish in goals, so why not just play Sinclair if you’ve recalled him? I know he played yesterday, but he’s actually got game time behind him this season.
  14. I mean Celtic are a far superior team and they only just beat us, so logic dictates Rangers will struggle in this game.....
  15. He’s a very good player compared to some of the dross we’ve had play in midfield before. He’s athletic, hard working, technically pretty good and his attitude and spirit is spot on. He does however take one too many touches on the ball and his fitness isn’t amazing. Which is why he’s with us. I’d be offering him a new deal based on his contributions, but I doubt he’ll be here next season unfortunately.
  16. Not sure I'd say it was a foul on the goalkeeper, but there you go! Either way I think both VAR decisions were the correct ones in the end, I can see why McInnes was annoyed, but realistically all that VAR has done in the last 2 games is correct the decisions that we'd normally be punished for. (As it should!)
  17. I can’t even begin to understand the thought process for that one! Absolute madness!
  18. He's been excellent since then and one of the main reasons we have been performing slightly better.
  19. May as well kick this off since we're halfway through the week. Who knows what saints will turn up, if it's the team for the first hour against Hibs, then Killie win, if it's the team from the last half an hour, we might actually win the game. Either way, May and Spoony both have to start, they made the difference on Friday and please to god, never let James Brown near left wing back, ever, ever again.
  20. I think the centreback thing that @Radford has picked up on is quite key here. The back 5 does only work if you can get support to your wingbacks. An example of this was on Friday night, when for the first time McGowan who'd been moved back there went up to support McLennan and as a result it freed up the cross and ultimately we scored from it. Now I get that this was against 10 men; however the point is still the same. McGowan is the only one of the centrebacks with a willingness to get involved. Considine of 5/6 years ago would have, but he doesn't have the legs anymore and has to play conservatively. It's genuinely frightening the number of times our wingbacks receive the ball with nobody within 30 yards and are simply expected to take 2/3 men on. I can understand why Stevie May does end up wide half the time, since he's actually one of the players trying to help. What was also noticeable on Friday was when Spoony came on, the ball got played that must faster into attacking areas, which we've missed. It meant Hallberg wasn't on the ball as much, but actually that worked in our favour as it meant he got up the pitch and when he did get it, he was more effective. For all we played poorly on Friday for 70 minutes, you could actually see more of a positive game plan as a result which is interesting.
  21. Ok so this may go against the grain and doesn't actually reflect the way I feel about the management, but whilst we're all very quick to slate the tactics and Davidson (and rightly so in my opinion) I think we as a fan base do need to acknowledge that he's slowly sorting out the biggest issue we had last season. We're now sitting at 13 goals scored, which is more than a goal a game in the league, higher than 5 other teams and only 1 behind Motherwell and third place Hibs. As a team we appear to have found a way to score more goals, which is maybe masking a lot of other issues, but it is at least allowing us the chance to win games now! For example, when was the last time we had 2 players up front who actually looked like scoring? The last time we had a partnership both score was against Dundee in the 3-1 win I think, but even then Kane isn't someone who you'd class as a finisher. Nicky Clark is certainly that, but yet we still need to create more for him, as he will score given the chance.
  22. People gave up and just sat anywhere. We missed the first 15/20 minutes despite being in the queue at 7pm pretty much on the dot. The fact that the turnstiles were then stopped when the game started could have caused serious, serious issues. I felt for the stewards as it was the idiot safety officer who was actually causing more problems than not. It was getting seriously heated, there were a few folk I had to tell to calm down as I was trying to speak with the stewards rationally. (They weren’t happy about it either for what it’s worth and were only following instruction) Yet through it all, the one person who once again comes away with credit, is Bev, who was in an impossible situation yet still managed to help everyone.
  23. I missed the first 20 minutes for tbh us shite! If I didn’t live in Edinburgh I’d be fuming as a saints fan, what’s on show has been nothing short of abysmal. Once again Davidson has totally hamstring the team and played for a draw, it’s still time to go and it has been since mid-way through last season. That 3-0 over St Mirren shouldn’t mask anything. I actually feel sorry for Nicky Clark, he’s having to work with zero service and head home to zero sleep, poor guy.
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