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I had a look through Linlithgow's squad today and it's pretty rank. Gary Thom and John Ovenstone at the back are ex-East Fife, and Mick O'Byrne was honking at Albion Rovers if I mind right.

Blair Bachelor in midfield was on our books yonks ago, and Paul Hilland is in their squad too.

They do look like they've got goals in them. Coyne is an ex-Killie youngster and was on the books at Alloa I think, and he's on 10, and they've someone else whose name escapes me on 11.

Theres no getting away from the fact that their squad looks really poor though. We should be looking to win this pretty easily.

Where did you get our squad from if you think Hilland is in it?

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I had a look through Linlithgow's squad today and it's pretty rank. Gary Thom and John Ovenstone at the back are ex-East Fife, and Mick O'Byrne was honking at Albion Rovers if I mind right.

Blair Bachelor in midfield was on our books yonks ago, and Paul Hilland is in their squad too.

They do look like they've got goals in them. Coyne is an ex-Killie youngster and was on the books at Alloa I think, and he's on 10, and they've someone else whose name escapes me on 11.

Theres no getting away from the fact that their squad looks really poor though. We should be looking to win this pretty easily.

ive had a look through your squad to and it's no much better? Ross Perry???? Lol
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Aw, getting told we're playing Paul Hilland then immediately that we're not... With one hand P&B giveth then with the other it taketh away. He was crisis.

He made Rory McKeown look accomplished. Their squad has a lot of ex SFL players but few, if any will have played in the top two leagues in Scotland.

This would be a routine win for most sides at our level, but probably not us.

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ive had a look through your squad to and it's no much better? Ross Perry???? Lol

So you've named one player( our fourth choice centre back) and came to the conclusion that our teams not much better then Linlithgow Rose? Despite Mcguigan1978 mentioning 6 or 7 of Linlithgow players that are failed SPFL players..?
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He's listed on two websites as being in your squad. I did see that he didn't play in the last round against Dalbeattie though, so presumed he didn't play much, especially as you didn't name a full list of subs for that game judging by the team lists.

I wasn't actually having a go, rather just pointing out that your squad is pretty weak.

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We should be winning this one pretty comfortably, but when you have a clown in charge its never as straight forward as that ... Probably have another 4-5-1 defense based formation with defenders who struggle to defend & midfielders who struggle to get forward to support the lone striker ... Who by the way will have the job of dealing with long punts all day ... Should be winning 3/4-0 but will probably scrape it 1-0 .... Who says I'm not positive hahaha :P !

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We should be winning this one pretty comfortably, but when you have a clown in charge its never as straight forward as that ... Probably have another 4-5-1 defense based formation with defenders who struggle to defend & midfielders who struggle to get forward to support the lone striker ... Who by the way will have the job of dealing with long punts all day ... Should be winning 3/4-0 but will probably scrape it 1-0 .... Who says I'm not positive hahaha :P !

Your not far wrong mate unfortunately, we'll be utter horse shit as per. Linlithgow have nothing to fear.

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On paper we're far too strong for them, but with our calamitous defending, inept tactics and the coaching staff's inability to read a game I wouldnt rule Lithgie Rose out. At least we have McGurn back; had it been Laidlaw in goal I'd have given them a more realistic chance.

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You are playing a team 3 divisions below you if you include the lowland league so I would expect a fairly routine win for you. Full time fitness as well. When we played QOS and lost 4 0 their players were that yard quicker than us ( and also a fair bit better). Not expecting anything from the game to be honest, its a Brucie bonus for the Rose. The main target for us is the Superleague and Scottish cup that has the massive trophy :-)

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Based on the season so far I actually expect Rose to be a yard quicker and just as fit over 90mins. Expect our (dare I say) "class" to be enough to see us through. Our manager has a way of scraping just enough in way of results to keep his job. Diddy Cup win, couple of wins at end of season to keep us up by a point from the mighty Cowdenbeath. This season we have been involved in some awful games where we have been slightly less awful than opponent and won. Games when opponent shows up we have been exposed and blown away on occasion. If we scrape through on Sat we will get the post match interview... The pitch was tight, they played well.... Being in next round is all that matters etc etc

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Based on the season so far I actually expect Rose to be a yard quicker and just as fit over 90mins. Expect our (dare I say) "class" to be enough to see us through. Our manager has a way of scraping just enough in way of results to keep his job. Diddy Cup win, couple of wins at end of season to keep us up by a point from the mighty Cowdenbeath. This season we have been involved in some awful games where we have been slightly less awful than opponent and won. Games when opponent shows up we have been exposed and blown away on occasion. If we scrape through on Sat we will get the post match interview... The pitch was tight, they played well.... Being in next round is all that matters etc etc

Or........

It could feasibly turn into another unmitigated disaster like a good many of our games where we've turned up expecting to do well and got embarrassed one way or another.

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If we lose this game it would be embarrassing (no disrespect intended) and it would be time for Bert to go. Again no disrespect intended, I expect us to win this game by a couple of goals. We are not a great team but we should be a big step up from Jr.

Fixed that for you.

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Personally, I've had enough of:

- His poor tactics

- His poor timing of subs

- His one-liners in his interviews

- His nice-guy approach

...The list goes on.

He will always be in the rovers history books for his cup win and I'm sure all rovers fans will be extremely grateful that he gave us that phenomenal Day/Weekend. But its time for him to move on.

He also doesn't hold high hope for our youth system either clearly. Mckeown has shown he really is an extremely poor footballer, people constantly say that we don't have anyone else to cover that position. We have our under 19 LB ( Ford is his name I think), give him a shot, can't do much worse than Mckeown. Hills on the bench, if he isn't fit, don't put him on the bench, if he is fit, play him, Perry is a bombscare. If we, as fans can see that, is it not a bit worrying if the man who we're meant to have faith in can't see that!

Time to call it a day Murray!

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