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Quite enjoyed the game tonight to be honest.

Thought the defence looked better in the most part (on the viewing of the Woking highlights) and we certainly looked dangerous when we went 2 up top.

Olu had a decent game in the middle and took his goal really well.

Cooper was poor but Shepherd came on in his place and for into some good positions as always.

Encouraging, bring on the Shirey Pirey next Saturday.

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Double post.

Edited by gav-ffc

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My brief thoughts of the game

Very decent performance and result against strong opposition. Players like Loach, Arnasson, Milson, Tidser & Newton would breeze our Championship (and are on wages we could only dream of offering).

Still not a fan of 4-2-3-1 (Loy too isolated) but in Houstie I trust.

Taiwo good. Cooper trying too hard. Hopefully McCracken is ok and Sibbs and Duffie are back soon. Dick did well and although McDonald was a little indecisive is clearly a quality keeper. Good to see Biabi, Shepherd, Rowan, McGeever et al getting a run out. Maybury hopefully only to act as cover for Duffie/Rowan.

Two strikers please and a left back. And Millar.

Edited by NavyBlueArmy1876

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unfortunately houstie doesn't rate mark millar lazy barsteward at training apparently....who gives a f**k he is the dynamo we need in midfield but he will not be signing end off

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Enjoyed what I saw tonight. Had to leave with about 5 mins to go so missed their 2nd and our equaliser though. Liked the way we lined up in the first half and it could easily be effective as it leaves enough players back to put pressure on the ball and allows McGrandles to take it and find Alston/Cooper on the breakaway. However, I do think the 4-4-2 we played after we brought Shepherd (who I think made a difference today with his pace on the counter, will be important for us this season) on looked a lot better and more dangerous. As for Rotherham, they're no doubt a good side and their players are immaculate physically but f**k me, how could you watch that on a weekly basis. Tackle hard and kick it long to the big strikers. Not exactly difficult to manage although it's effective I suppose.

Notable performances: I thought Taiwo looked tidy, not as imposing or energetic as Millar but confident enough on the ball, composed and a good passer. Ollie looked good again, can dwell on the ball but good enough. Big, physical guy which is what we need. Maybury looked OK, capable back up but I don't think he makes it into a full strength first team. Not fast enough or good enough in the air for me.

Also, I did notice how animated Houston was on the touchline in comparison to Holt.

All in all an enjoyable experience, plenty to talk about and has left me looking forward to Saturday a lot. Bring on the Shire.

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Mark Roberts and Scott Crabbe were always at the end of a few shouts from me when they came back to play against us.

c***s.

I probably gave Crabbe even more stick when he was still with us. Mostly for diving if I remember right.

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Not too bad. We are still short though. We need a striker badly and a centre half. I was encouraged with Dick. I haven't fancied him before but he looked good last night. Confidence maybe what was lacking. Olu had a decent game and Shepherd was decent when he came on. Alston was great second half.

As for the new signings I liked the keeper and Taiwo. Cooper was poor and Maybury steady.

Overall encouraging but still short of players

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How hilarious was their miss at 1-1? That number 10 of theirs was easily the worst forward I've seen in ages. Couldn't pass, head, trap or control the ball. The goal he scored was an absolute sitter that he still looked like missing.

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Whats the views on Mark Millar folks? He's apparently playing as a trialist for us today.

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Think we need to go 4-4-2 with Biabi from the start and Shepherd as an impact sub. I like Ollie playing further forward, Taiwo giving him the freedom to do so

McD

Duffie-McCracken-Vaulks-Maybury

Taiwo

McGrandles-Ollie-Alston

Loy-Biabi

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Whats the views on Mark Millar folks? He's apparently playing as a trialist for us today.

Was one of the stand-outs in the division last season. Controlled the games against us.

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Looked to me like the first half would be out line up against the likes of Rangers, Hibs and Hearts whereas the second half more attacking possibly the line up against the rest of the league.

Wouldn't surprise me if we don't get any more signings in now but maybe go for a couple last minute loan signings. Looks to be the way we're going seeing as we've had no more trialists.

Edited by TheFalkirkBairn

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The way we set up in the first half wouldn't have worked with Millar in the team. Taiwo was releasing the ball quick and on a number of occasions we outnumbered their defence.

There wasn't a lot of Hughes or Pressleyesque, tippy tappy pish.

Still short of a couple of players though.

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Ross Perry has just signed for us, some very negative comments about the guy already, what was he like playing for you guys

?

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Whats the views on Mark Millar folks? He's apparently playing as a trialist for us today.

Very good player, his signing turned our season around last year. We used him as a sitting midfielder but I feel he's better when he's getting box to box. Good passer of the ball, likes to get stuck in, decent shot on him and good with set-pieces. Only real negative is he does love a booking.

He didn't get much of a chance at Dundee Utd a few years ago but there's no doubt he's good enough to make the step up.

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He was guff.

:lol::lol: ...........now don't you go holding back,min!!

What was his problem?

He was capped at u/19 and 20's for Scotland and is still only 24, must gone downhill big time?

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Ross Perry has just signed for us, some very negative comments about the guy already, what was he like playing for you guys

?

He's absolutely shite.

That pretty much covers it tbh.

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Ross Perry has just signed for us, some very negative comments about the guy already, what was he like playing for you guys

?

My 1st question when I seen him was "are we sure he's a Rangers player?"

My second question was "is he a football player?"

I also told a bunch of Gers mates "he will never play for Rangers as he's pish"

Says it all Ally played him

Edited by Gaz FFC

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