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  1. League Cup 2018/19 Group G

    Weak team we put out. Predictable pattern to the match: pace kept for 45 then capitulate. Fairly standard midweek encounter between a full-time and a part-time team. Think it's clear that our attitude to this tournament is less than serious. Lennon's post Edinburgh comments and the squad rotations bring that out.
  2. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Almost certainly the quality of his delivery. Lennon and Moore were on at him to get the ball delivered "between the sticks" a few times. Add-in that Cuddihy's quicker and nippier, and that there was only inches to manoeuvre in yesterday. It made sense, really. Only thing that didn't make sense was the change to move Cuddihy into the midfield in first place, and to bring Duffie on at all.
  3. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Lennon said in his post-match comments that he's looking for one or two more players. And emphasised that there is definitely one area in particular that he wants to add-to. No prizes for guessing which. That's positive. Would be worried if we were out of the market until January.
  4. League Cup 2018/19 Group G

    The club is always looking for volunteers why don't you offer your services at technical director ? You clearly think you know more than Lennon and Moore Moore and Lennon worship at my feet. I've won League 2 with Clyde in Football Manager umpteen times. They still haven't managed it.
  5. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Edinburgh had us licked from the off. Any team with any sense will play the way they did against us. For as much quality as we have, we're entirely one dimensional. Keep the space between midfield and defence slim and we're left with featweight young boys, a slouch in John Rankin and a completely isolated centre forward. And that's with Stewart and Cuddihy giving us width, too. Imagine we'd Duffie, Lang, Cogill or McNiff down the flanks from the off. Woahf. I'm going to coin a phrase here, to spare length repetitions through the season: 'the Berwick problem'. Remember the last match of last season? It was a showcase for how one dimensional we are and for how, without adding-in some real physicality to our forward line and midfield, we will fail to take top spot this season. The fitness advantage we leveraged in the second-half of last season isn't there any longer. We need a tough, phyiscal partner for Goodie and centre-midfielder that'll let us play a 4-4-2 without worrying about being played through. It's a red line. Very clear and very simple. Find those players and we're untouchable. Carry on as-is and we'll be too predictable to be champions. All that said, QoS should be a better match for us. QoS aren't likely to approach it in the same way as Edinburgh did.
  6. League Cup 2018/19 Group G

    Aye, that's right. Today negates everything that went before it. But it's a minor blip at the same time. Nothing but science from the cfcuk keyboard, as per.
  7. League Cup 2018/19 Group G

    Edinburgh had us licked from the off. Any team with any sense will play the way they did against us. For as much quality as we have, we're entirely one dimensional. Keep the space between midfield and defence slim and we're left with featweight young boys, a slouch in John Rankin and a completely isolated centre forward. And that's with Stewart and Cuddihy giving us width, too. Imagine we'd Duffie, Lang, Cogill or McNiff down the flanks from the off. Woahf. I'm going to coin a phrase here, to spare length repetitions through the season: 'the Berwick problem'. Remember the last match of last season? It was a showcase for how one dimensional we are and for how, without adding-in some real physicality to our forward line and midfield, we will fail to take top spot this season. The fitness advantage we leveraged in the second-half of last season isn't there any longer. We need a tough, phyiscal partner for Goodie and centre-midfielder that'll let us play a 4-4-2 without worrying about being played through. It's a red line. Very clear and very simple. Find those players and we're untouchable. Carry on as-is and we'll be too predictable to be champions. All that said, QoS should be a better match for us. QoS aren't likely to approach it in the same way as Edinburgh did.
  8. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Cantankerous!? Bitch.
  9. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Paul Quinn would be an excellent signing, bringing precisely the sort of experience we need at the back. And, importantly, a right-foot. We could play him anywhere across the back. Got to wonder about forwards though. We've got unbelievable quality in defence and midfield, now. But a really shallow pool of forwards. Could do with another one at least. Ideally a big lad.
  10. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Ditto what David wrote. We were excellent: fit, superbly organised, skilful in possession, unyielding in defence. You can't usually say that a friendly had an intensity about it but we brought that. And to that extent, it wasn't a match played like a friendly. Hamilton won't have counted on us treating the game the way we did and were obviously a bit wrong-footed by it all in the first-half. Having said that, I'd still be a little worried if I were an Accies supporter. Quite a guileless lot that showed up to today. Reminded me of Kilmarnock in the game they narrowly won at Broadwood under Barry Ferguson: a team with lots of lads imported from England's lower-leagues who weren't quite alive to the pace of football up here. Just a bit flat and not very aggressive about their game. As for one up front. I'm dying for another forward or two. However, the form we came up with last season, and our performances against Alloa and Hamilton have all been predicated on Goodie leading the line with a busy five man midfield behind him. More than that, if we've only got two in the centre of the park, we'd be a far more vulernable team for it. But stick Grant, McStay and Rankin out with Love, Lamont or Boyle? That's a really tough midfield to play through. And a really tough one to stop playing, too. I think Rankin, McStay and Grant will be our best midfield three. Who you pick around and about them, I don't know. Spoiled, really. But with Grant and Rankin we get two really savvy players who'll waste nothing, organise us and snuff out so much. On the flipside, McStay gets the platform he deserves and three players to attack alongside him: Goodie, Love, Lamont or Boyle. It's outstandingly the best balance we could strike. Worried about Miller being there today. Subtract Goodwillie and our way of playing is undermined entirely. We'd be doing really well to replace him with a forward capable of playing up front himself and contributing in the way Goodie does.
  11. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Good game, that. And absolutely beyond argument that Grant was our best performer. Any game that doesn't see the opposing team charging-down our defenders zealously will be a good one for us, given the players we have. The more freedom to play from the back, the better. Only thing I'd add is that the criticism of Gorman is a hell of a harsh. I don't think his issue is composure; he never cut the figure of a player under pressure. He might've an issue with a fast-paced match, though. I didn't think his use of the ball was particularly bad. In fact, on two occasions he picked-out great passes into midfield. Whatever the case was, he's a good size and done the basics more than comfortably. Won every header and so on. Can't be anything but positive, really. We dispatched Alloa without much trouble. The goals conceded don't worry me terribly; I couldn't see us shipping goals in the same manner in a competitive match.
  12. Hi, new member

    Just posted something on the Clyde 18/19 season thread, there. Basically said I thought we could do with another player or two, so that we steam the league. Absolute dead-cert' I'll get grief for it, notwithstanding how tame an opinion it is. The grief will probably come in the form of comments to the effect of: 'We trust Danny more than you'; 'You reckon you're Sir Alex, don't you?'. That type of thing. The intellect just drippin' right aff it.
  13. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Point about injuries is a good one. If Goodie was crocked on day one we'd have only the most makeshift fall-backs, and a far poorer team as a result. I don't see Hopkirk as a centre-forward, and even if he was to be, he wouldn't be a patch on Goodie playing up top himself or partnered. We're one good or two half-decent forwards away from comfort there. But if we got comfort there, and one more grafter for the centre of the park, Christ... It'd be really hard to see past us for the title. I'll be honest, I've already put the line on.
  14. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    That's a really decent pool of defenders now. Lots of big laddies, too. Not masses of experience, but enough. And plenty talent.
  15. The Clyde FC 2018-19 Thread

    Dylan Cogill! Yaaaaaas. WAC. Etc.
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