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  1. The attached tweet took a couple of seconds to load for me there and with an initial glance I nearly fell off my chair.
  2. Can't say I'm really that surprised/disappointed with that. We've been waiting ages for a response indicating he wasn't exactly blown away with the idea of coming which seems to go against Hammell's chat about only wanting players that want to be here which he's reiterated on several occasions. Similarly, our midfield has looked good in the last few games which, combined with our clear emphasis on making better use of the academy players, has brought me to the conclusion that we don't need Snodgrass and can save the money in case business is needed in January and/or our lecky bills.
  3. Hadn't spotted he's also in the team! I literally wondered at points on Saturday if he might be getting bored.
  4. Look, I really want it to work out for Joe but did I miss something on Saturday?! I mean, he only played 35 minutes and other than cutting in and getting a deflected shot away, I can't remember him doing anything. This may have been raised on the match thread but just saw the TOTW on Twitter there and was scratching my head.
  5. I can see why they do it but ruling out half the field before the tournament even starts is a bit rough. Also brings this patter of "X would have won without Y being given the head start". I'd love if the season performance determined each player's seeding for a big match play tourny for the tour championship but would never happen. Plus the actual World Match Play event during the season isn't that great on TV.
  6. Didn’t have a great view of the penalty but immediate thought was it was harsh. Red card I thought was very harsh. First I agreed with a yellow but the second was the kind of nigly fouls the Scottish game is full of and, in isolation, definitely not worthy of a second yellow for me. Very little between the teams really and I don’t think we could have complained with a draw but if anyone was going to win I’d perhaps say we just about shaded it as Kelly really didn’t have to do anything. Back four looked good to me, kept Nouble out the game completely. Thought the midfield worked nicely but the forward players were a bit isolated, particularly in the first half. Would give MOTM to SOD, thought that was a really solid performance from him today.
  7. Bit slow and lacking in incident so far. Our pitch is a fucking carpet though. Magnificent.
  8. Quite interested to know who the one or two that Hammell didn't fancy who have impressed are. Given Joe (allegedly) beat a couple of players in the Aberdeen game with stepovers (again allegedly), could he be one that's gotten a wee boost of confidence now he's not needing to control as many balls shelled at him from 60 yards away?
  9. Feel the exact same as this. I was convinced through our shite patch last season and even into the start of this season that our squad really wasn't bad and we had some really decent players but were just being asked to play a horrible system and were low on confidence as a result. On the same timeframe as you, I'd gone from that to thinking that we genuinely need half a new team or we're fucked. Now I don't really know what to think. Not getting carried away at this point after what was a very promising result and performance but all I can say is that I can't fucking wait to get back to Fir Park this weekend and it's been 18 months (think that was the length of our sentence with Alexanderball) since I've felt that way.
  10. The "Strakers on, we're taking the piss" chant was one of so many highlights from that evening.
  11. I'd feel a bit bad for Shields, I actually quite like him and feel he's been given a raw deal out wide when I doubt it's his best position. Whether he should be a starter is a fair argument though. Wonder if I'm right in saying that we haven't really used the Scottish market as much as other clubs in the division over the years (might just be my feeling) but seems to have moved more to that this summer, bringing in McGinn and Spittal and I suspect most of Hammell's contacts will be based in the Scottish game so if we're speculating on potential signings, might not have to look too far from home.
  12. Aye a decent article. Suppose the bit I'd pick out is: "The wish though from supporters – and, I understand, the boardroom – will be to progress towards a more attractive style of football." I'd be keen to emphasise on this point that we don't want a Stephen Glass or Shaun Maloney type effort to play a free flowing passing style with players that aren't good enough to play it. "A more attrractive style" Absolutely but I actually think the fans don't ask for too much on this front. We just want a team that is capable of stringing more than two passes together and whose style isn't solely based around lumping balls into the box and hoping the ball will fall to somebody. I'm far from fussed if we're not the best team to watch in the league, I just expect a top flight football team in Scotland to actually look to play some football rather than a weird game of hit and hope.
  13. Think this is a good point actually. I suspect Hammell already being in the building, knowing where we're deficient and hopefully being able to act on it in a quick manner without needing a settling in period is one of the major reasons he'll have got the job. We don't know who this third candidate was and possible never will but now that the news is out, I can't wait to get behind Hammell. What some of our more "nervous" supporters (being kind) will need to realise though is that the seeds of decline seem to have been sown in our team and reversing that isn't easy. Hammell is going to need patience and support and if he loses on Saturday (fairly likely against an in form Aberdeen team), the usual suspects need to restrain every sinew in their body not to give it their usual treatment. I heard a few boos on Saturday, admittedly that was an end to the game which was heavy on emotions, but feels like something at this stage that we could really do without. He probably wouldn't have been my first choice going into the process, but now that it's done, I feel better about it. At the very least, the style has been identified as an issue so when we do win games, hopefully we won't be going home having to wash our eyes out and can actually feel good about it.
  14. Yeh I was in the same boat (regarding ST being in the closed seats). I didn't get a phone call either but really the online system should surely be able allocate us a nearby available seat if ours is closed? This issue of those bucket seats not being allowed in European competition isn't exactly new to us so don't think there's much excuse for there not being a plan for moving those whose ST seat in on one. I felt a bit for the stewards who were just trying to do their job and been dropped in it by poor planning. "Just find any available seat" isn't really a plan in a sold out stand. Absolutely dreadful stuff from us last night and, like everyone else, listening to GA's post match interview on the way home wondering wtf he watched. Didn't really agree with Craigan or Faddy's takes that Sligo were great. They were exactly what I expected them to be: organised, up for it and capable of nicking a few chances. If we weren't expecting at least that from them, then we haven't been paying attention to Scottish clubs in Europe (including ourselves) for the past 20 odd years. The players are all clearly lacking match fitness which is fine at this stage and excuses the odd poor touch or missed tackle but would still have expected the ideas for good play to be there even if the execution wasn't. We didn't put together any nice moves perhaps other than Morris getting played in early in the 1st half. There was no movement. Positives: I thought McGinn was good, Morris looks alright, Tierney looked like he could actually open things up when he came on. Negatives: We're still pedestrian AF on the ball, our full backs never have anyone to pass to, our front line can't hold the ball and our midfield is too much of a straight line. So......basically all the same issues as last season. Fucking sound.
  15. I'd be a bit disappointed to lose Woolery. Particularly remembering his performances in the game against Dundee Utd in the pishing rain, which he really showed his physicality in appalling conditions, and a game (can't remember opposition) where he came on as a sub and completely bullied their full back with pace, strength and power. If we're getting a decent sum for him, fair enough can't argue with that and my hope is this is further confirmation that we're moving away from 4-3-3. Clearly Woolery was brought in with that system in mind and tbf can't really see how we'd use him in a 5-3-2 kind of system.
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