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  1. Match sponsors wanting a photo with Mulgrew? Other than his goal,.which was very well taken, I thought he had a stinker. I've seen the description of him being "rusty".which I thought was very kind. Fletcher for me was MOTM, can only assume they've met him before!
  2. Thought he put.in a decent shift, not perfect, but decent. His demanding ify the ball from Birighitti, run and cross for Middleton was great and reallly good to see.
  3. Obviously pleased at the result, scoring of goals & winning the proverbial 6 pointer. Some nice bits of play BUT some absolute horrendous mistakes and casual play that we have witnessed time after time this season and we won't get away with against better teams. Fox says on the radio."...Mulgrew brings calmness". He had me watching through my fingers tonight. Apart from the gaol I didn't think he had a great game. The defence has a whole were too hesitant and at times panicky. Midfield at times is non existent allowing too much time on the ball for the opposition. Need to tighten that up Fletcher though, for me, was head and shoulders above everyone else tonight. Hollding the ball up, closing down and harrying the county defence, bringing others into the game etc. We do need to get others to support him and get closer to him. Happened a number of times he hahd the ball, looking for support & no one with 10-15 yards of him. Again though I am happy with the result and 3 goals. Would just love to feel confident we aren't going to do something stupid at the back and chuck it.
  4. Birighitti was Ross signing seemingly, McGrath and Middleton were both Ross signings also. They don't need to be as such though, recommendations are out to him, he brings his own,looks at the options and chooses 1st,2nd etc choice TA goes to try and get them. I'm sure that has been said by the club previously that's how it works, which would be them being honest, but (many) fans don't or won't believe it. Can only assume that Clark was told.he could leave, but he'd be around until a bid came in. STJ have come in after agent has informed them about situation and off he goes. If this is refused then do you have an unhappy player? To be honest I'd have been OK with Clark staying if played along side Fletcher as Anaku was yesterday.
  5. My thoughts on our team/squad is we are down. Unless there is a big change then for me that's it. The season will determine exactly how bad it is. For the squad as @SGMilnepoints out above, we signed "exciting" attacking minded players. We have signed players, but have not created a TEAM. A team is greater than the sum of its parts, what we put out appears to be less than the sum of its parts. Not going through every player, but a few "highlights" Edwards is not a captain, seems myopic when receiving the ball at the back and can't see players wide open, especially to his right. He also seems to be unable to make a decision quickly. Graham seems lost, still a young lad though Behich for someonne who has over 50 caps, won the cup and league in Turkey as well as being signed for €4 million in the past, is poor. For someone who is known for bombing forward he is completely shirking responsibility. Almost every single time the ball came to him in that first half, irrespective of the situation it was first timed right back to the defender who gave it to him. Most of the time there was 1 Saints.player in front of him and space behind for him to run in to. Harkes, too soft, has ability, but not when under pressure in games. Harkes & McGrath cannot play in the same midfield. One or the other and on today's showing that should be McGrath. Fletcher, seems to care, one of a few that shows they do. Needs support and time machine to go back 5 years. Anaku looks very promising. Has pace, heart and a will to win. A few in this squad could do well to copy. Deserved his start and worked well with Fletcher Levitt, compared to last season's best performances for me, is playing too deep. Although it has to be said that's where he was playing for Wales, but he appears lost and completely ineffectual, with games passing him by. He looked far, far better after Harkes went off and he moved further forward. He needs to be played further forward with us or he is a passenger. Having said that it doesn't help him if no one is making a move for the ball. We play far too slowly and do not attack collectively. No one will take a shot when in position and pass the responsibility to someone else. The lack of an aggressive DM is killing us. Ignoring what may or may not have gone on, Butcher would have torn his team mates a new arsehole in a performance like that and would have at least have earned a booking for going through someone. He would have driven the team on and a player in that ilk would have broken up attacks, and then allowed Levitt and McGrath to play. Would also have an added layer of defense before it reached the comedy of errors that is our defence. The team is too passive, not strong enough, Harkes being brushed time after time off the ball. He wasn't the only one. The fact that there is no real reaction, no dig, no tackles, no imagination, no movement, no busting a gut, just flat nothingness is incredible. There has been one real blip at home to AZ, and the rest other than that win against Livi in the cup, is just insipid pish and that's being polite. The thing is from the on pitch reactions, some of these players just can not have any personal or professional pride, and are completely lacking in awareness of the current situation. McGrath in his DUTV interview thought we were the better team but didn't take chances. We had more possession but it's the no purpose defender to defender to wingback to defender to midfielder to defender to no one. I'm so scunnered at the whole thing so far, so annoyed, I'm no longer annoyed if that makes sense. See no signs of getting out of the current situation, it's just shite!
  6. That was a complaint Hibs fans had over his team. While he signed Gogic, he didn't ay him that often and seemingly did the same with Sunderland.
  7. Have to agree with pretty much everything said by @SGMilne A vast number of our fans these days have to have a "bogeyman" real or imagined. Everything has to be the fault of one person. Also opinions seem to change or indeed flip-flop as often as the date changes. The one thing I'd expand on though is the quoted bit. I remember all the comment last season about how we had 2 managers, one in the dugout and one on the pitch. I have also seen us last year slow the play down from the back, usually at the request of 1 player, stopping us from taking advantage of the opposition being out of position, while watching Courts react negatively. It wasn't a big reaction but you could see he was not pleased. You'd then hear him in the interview talking about how he wanted the play to be quicker etc. That ties in with some of what I'd heard about one source of friction. On the appointment he'll have my support, I just hope this isn't the easy option that doesn't annoy/upset the playing squad, and I would have given him to the end of the season, unlelss we have a walk a way option if it goes badly. It is mostly reported that Fox lead the training and put into practice what Courts wanted & is respected by the players. Having them play for you is half the battle (or more than half) and hopefully that continues.
  8. Aye, but isn't that as you said earlier because your a Dee c**t on a United thread?? I misread that as selling oil to the Saudis and was almost extremely impressed!!
  9. Why? Seen that line pulled in another forum, can't see why it, makes no sense. He's not being sacked, he's leaving under "mutual consent" with a nice write up, unlike others who have left recently. The "not happy with you, so I'll not do anything to you but we'll get rid of your son you didn't want at the club in the first place" all seems a bit gangster, small time and un business like for me. Suspect its more like an offer has come in, hes asked to be released from contract, we've thought he can go and allow new man to bring in own staff without us having to pay folk off etc. He'll probably go to Swansea with Goldie who brought him to Tannadice.
  10. Swansea would be my guess. He at the SFA under Goldie who brought him to United. Supposedly a good.coach, but never accepted at United and could never be promoted as the outcy and conspiracy theories would go mental.
  11. I'd quite agree, although it appears the the hard work and hard running was more prevelant last night at 0-0 than it was against Livi at home at the same or score or against St. Mirren. The improvement needs to continue. I just found it telling that Liam Fox felt he needed to mention it as it is at odds with his comments regarding "player power" at United and not playing for Ross.
  12. Telling that Liam Fox says in his interview with DUTV "Like I've just said to the guys there, shouldn't have to ask professional football players to run hard and to work as that just be a given. So that's where we need to get back to"
  13. It's a win. Better keep that up at Fir Park.
  14. It's good we are 2 up at half time. It's good we are putting in a performance. I'm not happy though, it just shows these b*****ds on the park weren't putting the effort for the last few weeks. They'll have to keep this up (performance wise) all bloody season to be forgiven for what I've witnessed on the park recently. May they keep me getting angry during the 2nd half as they show the effort missing previously!
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