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  1. I’m impressed that the OP has edited his post, but hasn’t corrected himself saying ‘back to domestic football’ after a Scottish cup game. Being honest, I think we should be winning most of our games this season. We’ve played 16 league games so far and kept 10 clean sheets. I do think that we are the best team in the league and QoS seem to have been poor disappointing. We have a solid defence and attacking players capable of scoring goals. We’re 7 points clear for a reason and it’s up to us to keep it that way/extend the lead at the top as the season goes on. It won’t be easy, very few games have been. But given the last 16 league games we’ve played, I have faith that McPake is the right man for us and the team are more than capable of going out and getting a result most weeks. Obviously there will be a few more hiccups along the way (already had Clyde/Peterhead at home and Montrose away), but I think we’ll continue our charge towards the title with another win next week.
  2. Just watched this. Saw Cardle and Docherty got sent off at the same time and thought it might be entertaining. But just two stupid/needless red cards without adding any entertainment. Definitely looks like Docherty stamps on Cardle and Cardle had lost the head. He went flying in over the top of the ball with the challenge and that merited the red card in itself, he was out of control and dangerous. Did Lawless get booked? Seemed to be quite aggressive with Cardle, pinning him to the ground and looked like he had his hand on Cardle’s throat area when trying to keep him down. I think that’s when there’s the potential ‘punch’ from Cardle? Either way, definitely looks like two red cards. Referee didn’t really have much option with them.
  3. Routine win. We were never in trouble and could have easily scored more. Credit to McPake and the players for getting the job done and putting in a decent performance. A lot of players (particularly defence/keeper) did nothing wrong, without having much to do. Hope KRH is ok and just went off as a precaution.
  4. Been very good, but needs to come off. Forfar number 19 is a thug that’s horrendous at football and has been kicking him all game. Challenge at the end of the half was a shocker, right down the Achilles.
  5. I hadn’t seen that until I read your post earlier. Hopefully they can all play - suggests clubs might want them to stay here beyond January, which would be good.
  6. Be interesting to see how we approach this. Will McPake try and have us blow them away early on, so that he can give fringe players/youngsters game time and give first team players a rest late on? I certainly don’t think we can afford to risk playing a weakened/rotated side from the start. I wonder if our loan players will be able to play? Think in the past we’ve had players whose parent club refused to allow them to play, in case they were recalled in January.
  7. Agree with this. You need to have sustained success before you start worrying about style. But it’s worth noting, as a manager, if you have an ‘unattractive’ style of play, you will be given less time by the fans/board. There are downfalls to having a set style of play. For example, I believe Klopp and Liverpool are struggling due to teams working out a way to play against them. Klopp seems to have no real solution. Everyone at the club is there to suit his ethos. When that isn’t working, there’s no alternative. As a fan, I just want my team to win. The Falkirk game wasn’t pretty on the eye, but I thought we played well and deserved the win. If there’s one thing we found out last season, possession counts for absolutely nothing. You can pass the ball about the back all you want but football is, and always has been, about scoring more goals than the opposition.
  8. Another test for McPake this weekend. Can he end our Scottish cup curse? Our last win in the competition was 18th November 2017 - over 5 years ago. Last goal we scored was 20th January 2018 - Declan McManus v Morton. We’ve appointed a total of 4 new managers since we last scored a Scottish cup goal. In fact, last time we scored a Scottish cup goal, Falkirk were a championship club. I know you can be unlucky with tough draws, but we haven’t been drawn against a side from a higher division during this run.
  9. They might might got a point today if they hadn’t accepted his resignation.
  10. Two updates - Alan Main’s been removed from the management team on the official site. Also, Arbroath game is Friday 9th Dec at 7:45pm.
  11. Yeah, I’ll never understand it. There’ll be Celtic fans that went last night, who won’t see a single first team game at Celtic Park this season (or ever). Even then, you have ‘fans’ that stay in Dunfermline , or anywhere else, that have never and will never attend a game. They just like saying they support Celtic. It’s a really odd mentality. Theres something special about supporting your local team, getting to as many games as you can and experiencing the highs and lows. It’s a rollercoaster but it makes the successes, no matter how small they seem, so much more enjoyable.
  12. you’re at it. We had three 16 year olds playing, against a very good youth team. Don’t know any of the Celtic players, but would assume they’re mostly in their late teens/early 20s? Correct me if I’m wrong. I honestly don’t know. I wasn’t there, but wouldn’t imagine the first team players were bursting a gut, particularly once they went 2-0 up. Good experience for the kids, decent kickabout for the guys needing minutes and a waste of time for Fisher, Todd and Chalmers. McPake seems happy and got what he wanted out the game. That’ll do, as far as I’m concerned.
  13. If it was a real team that were the opposition, I’d probably be there tonight. However, even though my non-attendance will make no difference, I personally feel the need to opt-out of the game as I don’t agree with them being involved.
  14. Watch out, if you keep saying this people might think you’re being serious.
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