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  1. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    There are a few things about football that the casual observer might find difficult to understand. The above is one that can be epitomised by this Scotland team. Same sort of thing as folk saying "how can football players be tired or burnt out" some folk believe that the influence of a manager is limited and the quality of the players will be on show regardless. Bottom line is that a good player being told to stick to an unfamiliar or unworkable system in a role he doesnt understand will get rinsed by his opposite number. Put a few instances of that in the same team and you will get a Kazakhstan type result.
  2. Petty Things That Get On Your Nerves...

    I live at least 3 miles from Camelon thank you
  3. Calling Cards of Morons

    A good one is good but tbh I prefer a couple of rolls to the full plateful these days.
  4. Petty Things That Get On Your Nerves...

    Commentators giving it "once hes in the box you cant touch him, you cant tackle or put a foot in" Aye you fucking can, you absolute apologist for cheating wankers. The rant above was inspired by Raheem Sterling FYI
  5. Twitter

    Seen a reference to this guy on extreme polls. Thanks for the background!
  6. Pregnancy And Parenting

    The wife took it. Am away at work and she sends me photos that destroy my poor heartstrings
  7. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    Or alternatively, measured against Kazakhstan and San Marino, enough to NOT utterly humiliate ourselves. Yet here we are, blaming player development...
  8. Calling Cards of Morons

    *Accepted **Not required
  9. Calling Cards of Morons

    Mon tae f**k sir
  10. Calling Cards of Morons

    Well.... That, and the fact that you cant take a punch
  11. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    Mentioned during the game by someone else first, but for me the "high press" is a good frame for viewing how shite McLeish is and how applicable the dinosaur patter is. That style of play has become increasingly common in recent years. Its effective and something I like to watch. McLeish however, quite obviously thinks it just means "tell the forwards to run about loads and press their man." I have no doubt that like loads if people have said, the players are fully aware of the gulf in managerial nous between their clubs and when they rock up to be met with these utter fucking nuggets. Following the Bielsa spying thing, there have been a few features on various websites including BBC Sport about the sheer volume of data collection and analysis, player monitoring, and analysis of opponent that goes in every week at the top level. Thats the standard a lot of these guys are used to, constant focus on marginal gains. How much work does anyone think Eck puts in? It must be a demotivational factor on a scale most people couldnt begin to understand given the levels involved.
  12. Calling Cards of Morons

    Mr X is correct. I too have tomato ketchup on eggs and will square go anyone over it.
  13. Pregnancy And Parenting

    It does look like a distinct possibility there
  14. San Marino v Scotland - 24 March 2019

    No but they are entitled to voice their displeasure.