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  1. I was genuinely really pleased with the Clarke appointment until seeing this at 0:24 :( Here we go again...
  2. It's weird having Scottish "Star Players!" again and I'm glad assists stats became a thing. James Forrest is someone I'd love to see in the EPL incidentally, with a decent team before he's past it. The white Sadio Mané! I genuinely think he'd do quite well. We're so close to being a decent side... I can feel it... through the embittered numbness and relentless kicks to the balls... we're close!
  3. Scotland! Scotland! https://www.premierleague.com/stats/top/players/goal_assist
  4. John Fleck is another guy that when I've seen him, he really doesn't seem to give the ball away. I like that in a player. I honestly think Scotland's stats for incomplete passes since we last qualified for a tournament will be among the worst in the world. Once we make 3 passes my brain focuses "How are we going to lose possession here? Who and how?" You know it's coming and usually it's because no one wants the fucking ball. Nobody moves. Static. So the guy on the ball just goes "Waaaaaaa!" and the commentator says "Careless again in possession" and it never ends. Go watch every Scotland game from the last 20 years and notice when one of our players is on the ball.... nae options. Everyone hiding. No one fucking moves. Spaces open up all the time but our guys are still man marking for when we lose it. Bah!
  5. I also confess to not seeing a great deal of him but every time I have, just generally on the ball and in tight situations, he usually finds a team mate or makes something happen rather than blindly punting the ball in a general direction. Controversial statement here but... every time I've seen Barry Bannan too.. I love how he can keep the ball with 2 or 3 guys on him and find a pass. He was superb when he came on for Sheffield Wednesday last night against Norwich, in my opinion. We absolutely (imo) want players like that. Players that can pass to teammates I mean. It's quite important.
  6. I couldn't find a thread for "The Wee Man" sorry. Maybe he isn't worthy of one but there's a chance he could be off to one of England's "Big" clubs in the summer according to rumours; Arsenal being the club talked about most. I've noticed his stats being mentioned a few times this season mainly with regards assists and it's pretty damn impressive when you consider he's ahead of everyone except for Hazard (he might even be tied with him now, not sure) in one of the top leagues not just in Europe but on EARTH itself! Anyway... I had a wee browse through an Arsenal forum trying to gauge their opinion and it was pretty predictable stuff much like the Liverpool fans with Robertson: "Not good enough for us" and "Meh" being the general consensus. That's fine and understandable but I bet they didnae see this! https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/13/ryan-fraser-callum-wilson-equal-record-held-iconic-arsenal-strike-partnership-9197594/ Pretty good eh?
  7. He's been excellent against 3 of the best teams in the world. That's some evidence there to suggest he can do it against teams that aren't the best in the world too. I don't think the questions are necessarily about him and more about his team mates. As we all know... football is a lot easier when your teammates are really good. When they're shite.... you're gonna look shite too because they'll never make the run for your pass and they'll never show for the ball so you lose possession and so on. Great players are absolutely reliant on good or at the least, average team mates. c***s that can at least pass the fucking ball towards "GIANT TARGET STAR PLAYER!" Scotland still haven't worked out how to even pass the ball and I know these players can pass. I'm on that bandwagon. We're far more shite than we... are? Joking. I think we're far better than we show and I absolutely believe we can give the top teams a proper game. Going into games thinking you're shite isn't a good start. f**k it.
  8. Improving... see.... 22... Billy Bremner at 22... this forum woulda spat oan him. Dalglish "Oooo bum like one of them Benny Hill tarts" Jimmy Johnstone "Hahaha get back tae Harry Potter!" As Gordon Strachan once said... "Yer no a paedo if ye shag a 15 yer ald wummin" and I agree with that because it's fact. I'm no' saying it's right.... but I'm also saying it's no wrang. Sorry, was doing an impression of a Glaswegian there.
  9. He's improving with each game, man. He really has looked assured in the big Man Utd games I've seen... there's hope!
  10. He's looked pretty good 1st half in my opinion although he runs like a.... ehhm.. trying to think of something really slow and lumbering.... he runs like a Scottish footballer. edit: he's looking really good 2nd half too. I love watching a young player progress. You can tell his confidence is building with every game. Go on boy!
  11. He's only been in Garth Crooks team of the week once this season which says a lot in my opinion. He's had one good game all season.
  12. That's the funniest thing I've read in years, annoyingly.
  13. Why does it always look like Scotland players are on their phones and picking their arses when playing football?
  14. We're making them look like Barcelona. f**k me.
  15. Nice of Ian Crocker to stifle his laugh whilst saying "It's only 0-1 against the worst team in the world" - what a guy!
  16. The manager has to shoulder the blame for this shite. It's beyond the worst I was able to imagine. This is horrific. It's like end of times awfulness. I've almost lost the will to live.
  17. We're so slow and static and... the same as always. You see how seldom someone moves into space and they all remain perfectly regimented. Nae fucker dares move into space to create a pass. So scared. "I was told to stand here!"
  18. I think the Russia result shows how monumentally awful Scotland were although I reckon Kazakhstan probably gave 100% against us and didn't have much left. Luckily we've still got 98% in the tank for San Marino. It's all about knowing when and where to expend that energy.
  19. You do eventually see there... he's got the awareness around the box at a young age. He's looking for movement and would often find a pass or would manage to skip a tackle and find time. He did look good I thought. Definitely not writing him off.
  20. Probably my fav Ryan Gauld (I actually wrote Guald there like in Stargate: Ryan G'uald) video this. I was intending to show how skilful and aware he was at a young age and shouldn't be written off but most of the highlights here are him being fucking fouled by St Johnstone players to pop music lol Sorry. This really made me laugh. The audio cuts out completely half-way.. I guess copyright? Mini Messi in the title. I loved this, sorry
  21. I have to confess, I've hardly seen him play so he didn't come to mind at all. McGregor isn't Scotland's new Brown though... I pray.
  22. What I've seen of Henderson, he's always looked really tidy and technically competent and even quite athletic without being spectacular. Jurgen Klopp would make him great I bet. Get some belief into our players. A wee swagger that we seem to have lost. Imagine playing football thinking the whole time "I'm shite. I'm gonna f**k this up. I don't want to mess up. Give it to him instead.. boo hoo... I'm crying inside... thank f**k the crowd can't see this... Eeeeeee get the ball away! Waaaa! It's a spider!"
  23. I really cannot see McGregor filling a defensive role for either Celtic or Scotland in the long-term. It would be a waste of his talents in my opinion in that he can score goals, he can create chances, he's decent at going past players to create a wee bit of space and he can run for all time apparently. I believe Scotland need players like that a bit further forward. Also, he doesn't have that combative style. There's no aggression! He doesn't really tackle and niggle and violently slam into the opposition like a McGinn or a Brown. He's more prone to standing off (eh!) and just trying to fill space and observe what's going to happen. I'm not saying we shouldn't have technically impressive players playing defensive roles incidentally. Nay... thrice.. etc. I'm saying we need to make the most of what we have which generally means having someone that can't really pass the ball or create (Brown) at the back just... stopping the opposition and being a pest. At the moment, McGinn seems the most "Brown-like" player we have (and I don't mean shite haha etc). He runs a lot, he can break up play he can sometimes pass the ball to teammates... he can physically kick the ball.... I know he's MoM pretty much every Villa game since joining and I hope he learns some composure like those continentals. What was I talking about? McGregor I like attacking... that was it. Sorry.
  24. Well that was mildly exciting eh? Haha... ahahaha.... ffffff... wh... *THUD*
  25. Not the defenders individually but the team, defensively, as a whole. There are some big gaps back there at times for the wee darting runs. Makes my stomach go inside out. I'm so afraid
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