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  1. Honestly don’t have a clue how this will pan out. Our performances against Clyde have been shambolic this season and if it wasn’t for 2 dreadful Goodwillie penalties, we’d of probably lost both games. We capitulate at any sort of pressure and ultimately Clyde will have every right to think they could win this I’d be shocked if we don’t have at least 1 new player in for Saturday. Yes we don’t have a manager but this squad is taking us straight to mid table mediocrity. Not only that but the consistency in key players getting injured is ridiculous. “Injury prevention work” by the sport scientists really has paid off this season. That’s brown now getting injured from Saturday aswell, it really is concerning. In terms of how we lineup, I wouldn’t be adverse to getting Davidson back in at right back and at worst have Doyle at right centre half alongside Fox. Doyle has bundles of energy but his crossing and passing has been chronic in recent weeks, whereas Davidson linked the play brilliantly against Falkirk and created a number of openings for players. Gillepsie and Longstaff quite simply both need to be dropped. Gillespie started the season off strong but he’s tailed off massively and he consistently losing the ball in key areas which is helping nobody. Longstaff has the odd decent touch but there’s so many aspects lacking in his game. Such a disappointment considering he’s been brought up from Liverpool. Hopefully longridge is back and maybe an opportunity for Quitongo to start and get 60 minutes or so under his belt ?
  2. Which equates to 18 points dropped. Astounding stat considering we’re only 19 games in
  3. There’s a serious mentality issue with this team. Whether that’s been a result of Ellis or just the players themselves I don’t know but the way we approached that 2nd half was nothing short of embarrassing. Comfortable as you like 1st half and then we decide to sit back and let Alloa play until they scored. The marking for their goal was atrocious and then all of a sudden, we try and play the game to alloa once we’re level. Nonsense Reinforcements are desperately needed this month, in particular a striker and holding midfielder. Bob McHugh had a good month but he’s back to his usual anonymous self and Murray is crocked. Man of the match easily goes to ferrie. Been outstanding since he’s been in goals and he was seriously unlucky with Alloa’s goal Good that the preview mentioned only 3 players out in Muir, Lyon and Murray which then proceeded to have our best player in longridge out alongside Morrison and Moore ? 6 wins from 19 overall is atrocious with the resources and ultimately a lot of players just aren’t good enough
  4. Jack Thompson signs a new 18 month deal. Can’t say I’m over the moon with that. He’s a decent enough player at league 1 level but hasn’t shown enough for me this season
  5. Noticed on Twitter that John Potter is gonna be in charge of the Alloa game on Saturday until they finalise a new manager. Jack Ross’s assistant at hibs and also worked with him at st Mirren and Sunderland. I really want to add 2 + 2 together and hope it means a potential chance of Jack Ross coming in but we just have to wait and see
  6. I think Grant might just be a better player than Jamieson mate
  7. My goodness We’re a different club now, not the plucky amateur team that could afford to buy time for rookie managers. The club have invested a substantial amount of money on the playing side of things and unfortunately it’s clearly evident that things haven’t worked out. I wanted things to work for Ellis but it was getting to a point that were was no coherent or effective plan on the pitch and to me a few players had given up on him. That’s professional football nowadays, once the players stop playing for you, it’s game over. The Grant claims are absurd in all honesty. I was a huge fan of Jamieson but he wasn’t getting a game under McKinnon and since he’s left QP he’s been loaned out from Alloa and now playing for mid table league 2 side. In hindsight it was probably the best decision to let him go
  8. Completely agree with all of that. Far too many players have regressed over the season. The likes of Doyle, Robson, Gillespie, Kilday and Murray are getting worse by the week and that’s got to come down to the management at the end of the day. The names mentioned are all experienced pros where the majority have played and had success playing in the divisions above. They should be more than capable of coping with demands of league 1. I would say the only players that have kicked on this season would be Longridge and Morrison? Ellis has one style of play and it was found out straight away after we played Falkirk in august. How many times have we heard opposition fans mention that we’re a tidy team but ultimately there’s no punch to our side to get the consistent wins. Teams are totally fine with us having the ball majority of time and it’s telling cause whenever we play against rigid set ups like Clyde, East Fife, Alloa and even Airdrie the first couple times, we’ve quite simply not been able to beat any of those teams. Ellis has been unable to adapt to the opposition far too many times and ultimately its drained the confidence of many players and now I’m very uncertain we’ll make the play offs at this rate. I think if Falkirk weren’t having such a shambolic season, scrutiny would be placed on the team a hell of a lot more. Now is the perfect time for Dempster to cut her losses and admit she made a mistake with the appointment of Ellis. Get someone in with the relevant and necessary experience of managing a team aiming for promotion so we can sign the right players next month.
  9. Think that was Thompson’s last game tonight. Loan spell ends January 1st. Wouldn’t be in a rush to extend it anytime soon
  10. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still extremely excited about what the future holds for qp and how we can progress. We’re in a very fortunate position financially and for me personally it’s great to see us compete at the top half of league 1 whereas previously it’s always been about survival The issue comes when you have a rookie manager that isn’t getting anywhere near enough out of a squad that should be more than capable of holding their own with cove throughout a league campaign. There’s very capable teams in this league and we have no right to just be at the top but we’ve been underwhelming to a large degree. The Falkirk game masked the managers deficiencies. Very much reminds me when Mark Roberts managed to win away at Palmerston in the Scottish cup a few years ago and ultimately it hid his serious limitations as a manager throughout the league season for an extended period
  11. Just not good enough in the slightest. The fact we had to play the game with the amount of players out in the first place was a farce but there’s still 11 full time footballers on that pitch that played within themselves and quite frankly never looked like taking anything from the game. I really liked the way airdrie played but it’s so annoying to fully know how good they actually are when we had no longridge, Doyle, brown, Murray, ferrie, Muir, Moore, or Smith. Besides that, we were terrible. Mchugh and Longstaff were woeful and unfortunately Connell’s deliveries weren’t his usual standard. On a positive note, absolutely buzzing to see Jai Quitongo back on the pitch again. He seemed to add a spark in the opening stages of the 2nd half and I’d imagine the more games he gets, he’ll be key towards any potential success come the end of the season. Heraghty was also very assured in goals and he definitely looks like he could forge a career at this level. That’s 3 wins from our last 16 and at this point there’s every right to question Laurie Ellis. Arguably the biggest budget in the league and yet we’re so far off any title challenge and going further and further behind Montrose and airdrie by the week. I wouldn’t trust an Ellis run team in the slightest should we make the play offs against any of the above. Im going to assume since guys like Ferrie, Longridge and Smith were in the training pics prior to the Dumbarton game being cancelled that they’ll be isolating for the Clyde game this Sunday. I’d be doing my all to get that game postponed if I’m being honest
  12. For as rancid as Falkirk are, we were still utterly superb throughout the 90 minutes. You don’t win games of football 6-0 in this league without playing well.
  13. We’ve certainly got the ingredients to be a deadly attack for this level, unfortunately the consistency hasn’t been good enough. That’s why Cove are top of the pile because players like Megginson and Mcallister have made careers of being consistent and reliable frontmen. I’d be lying if I said Simon Murray has had anywhere near the impact I hoped from him this season. He had a tremendous first month winning league 1 player of the month but he’s been absolutely miles off it since then. I’ll always admire the way he tries to play each game, which is always 100% but I think the continuation of missing several clear goalscoring opportunities each game has really dented his confidence. The big one for me which will help us for the rest of the season is Jai Quitongo returning from injury. An absolute flying machine down the wing and we’ve missed him greatly this season. Buzzing to see him back on the pitch very soon
  14. Aye that’s them. Liam Brown is an outstanding footballer, very lucky we’ve got him tied on a 3 year deal as I’d imagine a number of big teams will already have him shortlisted for the future. There’s not a doubt in my mind that he’ll be playing in the spl within a few years, especially if he can add goals to his game.
  15. That was absolutely phenomenal viewing. We were outstanding in every area of the park and witnessing some Falkirk fans leaving early was extra pleasing. If today doesn’t show Ellis what Charlie Fox is about then I’ll never know. The big man was absolutely outstanding today and his general presence made the likes of Robson and Morrison look a lot more comfortable. Fair play to Jake Davidson aswell, a tremendous performance at right back and it was pleasing to see a full back link play so effectively, which as much I like the guy, is something that Michael Doyle severely lacks in his game. Midfield had everything; Energy, bite and most importantly the quality. I don’t mind Thompson playing in these types of games where your primary role is to break up play and let the others do the business, it’s when we play the likes of Clyde and East Fife that he’s generally not much use. Brown was absolutely levels above anyone on the pitch and it was even more pleasing to see him add to his goals tally. Something that generally lacks from his game. Easily my man of the match. Connell put in a power of work today and although he may not be the quickest, that left foot is a match winner. Front three were superb and special mention to Louis Longridge. First time as captain today and he puts in a superb captain’s performance. Full of running, energy and moments of magic. He seems to have gained a consistency now that may have lacked throughout his career but he’s showing his quality in abundance this season. My player of the year so far for us I can’t praise the team without mentioning how dire Falkirk are though. Guys like Nesbitt, Telfer, Morrison and Mcdaid are generally very good technical footballers but there’s literally no character about that side. The defence was utterly chronic and the boy Lemon at centre back looked like he was dragged from the pub to play the game. Comical errors all over the place that wouldn’t even be accepted at Sunday league level. Serious issues throughout the whole club and surely Sheerin is gone by tonight
  16. Obviously I’ve only seen Falkirk twice but there’s not a hope in hell that defence gets you in the playoffs at this rate. The left centre half for you today produced quite comfortably the worst performance I’ve seen in a long long time. Morrison you can tell is a good player in a shocking set up but cove, airdrie, Montrose and ourselves are stronger at this point in time
  17. Being utterly hoaching at winning or even seeing out games of football with a full time set up since August is not healthy. There’s legitimate reasoning to question his job security as manager. I want him to succeed like any manager involved at the club but there’s no genuine sign of improvement so you’re gonna need to deal with myself and other fans questioning his capabilities for the time being unfortunately
  18. Would it be too far to suggest that whoever loses on Saturday, the respective manager might get the sack ? A defeat here surely puts the final nail in the coffin for either Ellis or Sheerin
  19. I’d of even kept Ross Maclean over Moore and Longstaff. Bitterly disappointing recruitment regarding the wingers A shame for Smith as I don’t think he’s a natural winger. His first 4-5 games, he played in between the midfield and strikers and looked terrific. Now he’s been punted out wide and looks half the player. Definitely more than capable if used properly
  20. What’s the thinking of the squad with January fast approaching ? Wholesale changes or very minimal ? I think with Ellis in charge or not by that point, I think there definitely will be a few moves both in and out as there are certain players who have underperformed massively so far Callum Yeats seems to have provided very little competition to Tommy Robson despite a number of questionable defensive performances Darren Lyon seems to have disappeared entirely Charlie Fox seems to have been made the scapegoat under Ellis Luis Longstaff has flattered to deceive massively. With Jai Quitongo’s long awaited return on the horizon, I would not be surprised to see his loan cut short if there’s no sign of improvement or general output Lewis Moore has done hee haw Jack Thompson’s loan ends at the start of January and quite frankly I wouldn’t be in a rush to extend it Those are realistically the players I’d say that are at most risk of being replaced in the coming weeks. With 3 crucial fixtures approaching, a lot might change but I’d suspect the above names won’t change much
  21. Yesterday all but confirmed what Ellis thinks of Fox. To pick Davidson who looked massively short of fitness(understandably) suggests that he’s not favoured anymore. We all know Fox is the best centre half at the club. Something must of happened and I’d be more surprised if Fox was a qp player once January is passed
  22. Will Ellis ever tell a player to be on the line for corners? Yet another soft corner conceded. A shame really as we’ve been really good across the half
  23. What ? I didn’t speak to the coach, I just commented to Fox that he should play each week and he just shrugged his shoulders as if he didn’t understand why
  24. “Both signed by Ellis” quite clearly a suggestion that you’re insinuating that Ellis was the influential figure in brining Connell to QP ? Sometimes realising you made a mistake provides a strong alternative that benefits the club. I don’t doubt he’s a good coach but his role in the qp management role might quite overwhelming at this point. We should of appointed someone that knew how to keep the Playing side on track, whilst off field matters are dealt with
  25. Genuinely astounds me that he doesn’t play. I shouted over at full time that should be playing every week and he shrugged his shoulders as if he didn’t know why he wasn’t playing Quite clearly the best defender at the club and one of the best in the league IMO
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