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  1. I'm torn on the whole creativity thing, we certainly do lack it, but I still maintain they don't have anything to hit in front of them. Chris Kane can hunt down a loose pass or tries to win things in the air, but he actively hides when we break forward and drops into a position between a defender and a midfielder, Stevie May always wants to drop short, I'm not seen enough of Eetu but he looks like a similar kind of player, Wotherspoon isn't one to break in behind, neither is MOH who always wants it to feet. Middleton is the only one I've seen occasionally try to make a run between a full back and a centre back, but I've said it multiple times before, we're so easy to play against, just press us high with a high line and there's no way we'll get in behind, the only tactic we have is Kane trying to win free kicks at the half way line and then pumping a long ball into the box. We could have a midfield of Pirlo, Guti and Riquelme in their prime, they still would still struggle with the absolute refusal of any forward to find space or run in behind
  2. This is one of the main things I've been trying to figure out, is it a total lack of confidence, on CD for just being uber-defensively focussed and restricting the players or something else? Obviously a different level but I remember something about Louis van Gaal at Man United and players moaning that he was just so rigid in his instructions and defensive drilling that it just took over and they didn't know how to attack once the basic plan was figured out by the opposition. That would make sense from that Livi game at home where literally all we had was a giant switch out to MOH, and when that didn't work, we just kept trying it over and over. Something needs to change in the manager's methods to free us up going forward, but the interview he gave last night where he somehow thought Hibs didn't deserve to win makes me fear he'll stick to it even more rigidly than ever. In some ways I won't even be surprised if we shitfest a couple of 1-0s over Dundee and County, we might even end up in the top six conversation on paper at xmas if we get lucky, but it can't go on like this either way
  3. CD's post match presser is really ringing alarm bells, surely he isn't that deluded?
  4. We'll get Cleary and one addition to the forward line who'll be a half-season loan - likely Matty Kennedy or Drey Wright, maybe someone like Mikey Johnston if we're really lucky, and an Izzy Jones type who'll play 20 mins in the cup against a lower league team
  5. Is that now 1 goal from open play that we've scored in 7 games?
  6. Crawford gives me Scougall vibes, lovely player but not suited to our style at all
  7. Sounds about right, he'll score once, we'll give him a three year deal and then try to get rid of him in the summer while the manager says he has no money to bring new faces in
  8. Rooney's general answer to celebrating stuff is to get on the pints, plus I really didn't think reopening the pub at the ground was worthy of a "pre-announcement" to try and generate some added social media engagement but there we go
  9. In a way I will find it funny if CD pulls an Eetu/Melamed and says he needs a few weeks to get up to speed
  10. I'm not sure he's ever really been a striker, he's a pacey winger who can play either side, at least it gives defences something to think about
  11. I'm sure he missed a proper sitter against Trakai, possibly in the second half to make it 2-2 Tanser still would've shat it in the return leg despite that
  12. My abiding memory of Cummins was against Aberdeen when we lost 3-0 at home, it may also have been Stevie's first game back against us. He just couldn't get going at all, and it ended with Tommy Wright just yelling "Graham, please just fucking try and do something" it summed up his time towards the end
  13. Looks like we're making a proper run at signing this Daniel Clearly guy from Dundalk, only 25 which is positive, although a former player of Gary Rowett so do have to wonder if we actually have any kind of scouting system etc. Right sided so maybe Efe would be off?
  14. CD talking about getting Macca back into training, almost definitely a joke, but the fact that it made we think he might improve the team shows yet again how sh*te our strikers have been this season
  15. I mean even when May, Middleton and Kane were available it wasn't like it was ever monsoon season in the final third unless we played Dundee but they are also a bad team so nothing to be relied upon. Can't wait for Eetu to play and score the winner in Kane's absence this weekend only to get dropped because CD doesn't feel he's become culturally immersed enough yet
  16. The biggest problem is that we don't have any forward who's going to be a consistent goal-threat throughout the game, and that makes us too easy to play against Saturday was actually the kind of game where Chris Kane is valuable, he put himself about, tried to get us up the pitch and presses hard so that's all fine. The problem is we have nobody who's clever enough to move into the space he vacates. Spoony likes to drift inside and do his thing, he can cross and pick a pass, but he can't get beyond a defense or score goals from distance. MOH has always had the issue where he's not capable of making runs that bother a defense, he hangs wide and wants it to feet before trying to beat players before shooting or crossing, but the lack of goal threat again means teams can push us high knowing that nobody is going to get in behind. Eetu at least demonstrated that he'll try to score goals and has some kind of game intelligence - his turning of the defending before shooting, actually trying to pick out a teammate or a dangerous area in the box with his header rather was both pleasing and worrying - I still maintain we are the worst team in the league for actually taking care of the ball - too often it's just about trying to win a header and seeing where it goes rather than showing some kind of awareness to cause the defenders problems. The fact that Eetu looks like a big plus because he was simply trying to engineer a shooting chance or picking out a teammate shows how genuinely rotten our attacking play has been this season, and we still need someone with movement and attacking instincts in January to prevent a relegation battle, but anyone who can do that and press won't be available for us so I won't hold my breath.
  17. out of interest what was said? I don't think I've ever interacted with the page but it appears I've been blocked for some reason
  18. I would imagine the problem is more yet again, we've sucked any ounce of joy out of the club after an unprecedented achievement and are playing the worst football in the country. If I wasn't properly dedicated or die hard I wouldn't go either, I can also see that this close to xmas that any families who are hard up won't see this as a priority. It's a weird feeling to describe, I feel no sense of excitement or anticipation about this game at all, we are beyond tedious to watch
  19. Given the increasingly desperate tone on the Twitter page about Semi Final tickets, I would say it's safe to assume that the numbers are much lower than hoped
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