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2 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

At least we'd be entertained. This Mackay , hetherington and mcguffie love in I'd horrible to view.

Unpopular opinion but I thought Mcguffie was actually one of our better players when he came on today. Actually looked to play football as opposed to hoofball. For me use the Mckay red card to change it up next week and go with the below. Would obviously be easier if Morrison wasn't out injured. Get Telfer further up the park and allow Jacobs to sit and anchor the midfield.

Mutch
Williamson Watson Dixon Mccann
Jacobs
Mcguffie Telfer Kabia
Dowds Griffiths

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5 minutes ago, FFC 1876 said:

Unpopular opinion but I thought Mcguffie was actually one of our better players when he came on today. Actually looked to play football as opposed to hoofball. For me use the Mckay red card to change it up next week and go with the below. Would obviously be easier if Morrison wasn't out injured. Get Telfer further up the park and allow Jacobs to sit and anchor the midfield.

Mutch
Williamson Watson Dixon Mccann
Jacobs
Mcguffie Telfer Kabia
Dowds Griffiths

We certainly need to get back to a 442.

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We dont have wingers for a 442. A 4 at the back needs to be a 4 3 3 IMO for us, or a 4231 at a push but I dont like that option.

Obvious back 4 and obvious 3 up top for a 433, but Jacobs, Telfer and a n other out of whats left doesnt inspire huge confidence.

We have 2 full backs capable in the forward areas, but it seems MR doesnt trust them (or trust the cover from midfield and at CH) to get up the park on a regular basis to provide the necessary width.

We are short of players for every formation you can think of.

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36 minutes ago, Ecosse83 said:

Time to accept we will concede goals and set up to score as many as we can and win 5-4 every week 😂

4132 for the rest of the season 

We took 2 pts off QP today- have to say they are not that great. Actually think you guys were better against us.
 

But as you all know, and  even Stevie Wonder could see that  your midfield isn't good enough- You cant win games of football against the better teams with a midfield that can be easily dominated. Just be our luck that you sort it for Saturday.

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Rennie has had 2 main objectives left this season. 

1. Reach the playoffs

2. Win the playoffs

I believe he has done enough to set us on course for the first of these. If we were to continue beating the teams under us, hold QP, and lose to the top 3 we would make 4th.

The issue I have though is there is nothing here to show we can win a playoff if we continually lose to the other teams occupying the positions. There's a week or so left to get loan players in, it would be some terrible management not to pull something off. 

 

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15 minutes ago, Bairney The Dinosaur said:

Rennie has had 2 main objectives left this season. 

1. Reach the playoffs

2. Win the playoffs

I believe he has done enough to set us on course for the first of these. If we were to continue beating the teams under us, hold QP, and lose to the top 3 we would make 4th.

The issue I have though is there is nothing here to show we can win a playoff if we continually lose to the other teams occupying the positions. There's a week or so left to get loan players in, it would be some terrible management not to pull something off. 

 

It’s hard to imagine the 9th place Championship doing anything other than battering us.  We most certainly are not “on the up”, and in L1, we have failed to win back to back games at any point in the season……an utter joke of a statistic for a full time club. Simply horrendous.

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16 minutes ago, Bairney The Dinosaur said:

Rennie has had 2 main objectives left this season. 

1. Reach the playoffs

2. Win the playoffs

I believe he has done enough to set us on course for the first of these. If we were to continue beating the teams under us, hold QP, and lose to the top 3 we would make 4th.

The issue I have though is there is nothing here to show we can win a playoff if we continually lose to the other teams occupying the positions. There's a week or so left to get loan players in, it would be some terrible management not to pull something off. 

 

Imo we have no chance of making it up through the playoffs, even if we do miraculously finish 4th. We're such a poorly coached side compared to the top 3  that we'll just get rolled over.  Theres still that bit hope that we'll magically turn into this well oiled outfit, but the weeks just keeping passing by and it's the same old tripe with no real progress.

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4 minutes ago, Duncan Freemason said:

and in L1, we have failed to win back to back games at any point in the season……an utter joke of a statistic for a full time club. Simply horrendous.

We won three consecutive League One games - Peterhead, Airdrie, Clyde - under Sheerin in August.

There are, unfortunately, any number of alternative, and equally horrendous statistics to support the joke of a full-time club theory. Four home wins out of twelve - all, surprise surprise, against bottom half teams, the negative goal difference, the 6 points from an available 36 against the top four.  Take your pick really. There is no progress whatsoever. 

 

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It’s the plain fact Rennie doesn’t even change formation when it’s obvious to even Stevie Wonder that it wasn’t working. 
I left early and I don’t normally do that, but to travel for 2 and a bit hours each way to be served that guff yet again it’s now beyond a joke. I have know idea why ATS continues to start ahead of Dixon at the left side of the three. He was a goal waiting to happen at Alloa and today he got the first part of Cove opener wrong by continually letting Fyfie run free. He’s murder. We need to ditch this playing out from the back and as negative as it may be, we need to just bypass the midfield. It’s utterly hopeless that we just continue to try and play through these jokers of footballers. 

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27 minutes ago, AGPar said:

We won three consecutive League One games - Peterhead, Airdrie, Clyde - under Sheerin in August.

There are, unfortunately, any number of alternative, and equally horrendous statistics to support the joke of a full-time club theory. Four home wins out of twelve - all, surprise surprise, against bottom half teams, the negative goal difference, the 6 points from an available 36 against the top four.  Take your pick really. There is no progress whatsoever. 

 

You’re right. It seems so long ago. I was actually remembering the Airdrie game as a loss. God knows why I would think we’d get beat by Airdrie in L1.

I think the thing for me is that MR can improve things by changing players, but I think the jury is out on whether he is able to bring about improvement by coaching existing players. I have not seen any evidence that says he can.

Its the same thing with wanting a stable starting eleven, yet he hasn’t really tried to do that very thing. For me today, finding a starting spot for Hetherington but not Kabia……arguably the most exciting (and effective) player we have seen in a long time was MR having a serious bout of overthinking things.

His pre and post match interviews are now becoming very monotone. We all know about training well, and the players gelling, and there’s a great spirit in the dressing room, and we are all enjoying what we do, then we get beat half of the time.

I am not seeing the spark. He may well prove to be the right guy to restructure the playing side of things for next season, but coming in as a rescue specialist half way through a season……I really doubt if that’s one of his core skills.

It is really all about points on the board, and while he is ahead of Sheerin, its not by very much, and nor is it a case of the 10 points he has acquired from his 8 games are a sign of recent improvement……LWLWLDWL…..that’s a trend of nothing meaningful getting any better.

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54 minutes ago, Bairney The Dinosaur said:

Rennie has had 2 main objectives left this season. 

1. Reach the playoffs

2. Win the playoffs

I believe he has done enough to set us on course for the first of these. If we were to continue beating the teams under us, hold QP, and lose to the top 3 we would make 4th.

The issue I have though is there is nothing here to show we can win a playoff if we continually lose to the other teams occupying the positions. There's a week or so left to get loan players in, it would be some terrible management not to pull something off. 

 

If we lose our next to games then Rennie may achieve the 1st objective you have set him.

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Just back and unfortunately another inept and woeful showing, for me R&M got it wrong with the continued and brutal playing out from the back (and wrong line up)

There’s not one player(maybe Dixon) that I would be confident playing out with, the rest are not comfortable or not competent to play this tactic.

We were outmuscled and in the end a very comfortable victory for the gypsy, with a midfield and a strength all over that was miles ahead of us.

ATS - if he’s better than Dixon, sorry R&M don’t get or buy it. McKay showed his true form an absolutely a shite player stealing a wage. Bizarre we dropped our best in form player for Griffiths, and why guys like Heatherington and Nesbit get game time is utterly baffling.

Easy to have a go at the management but thought they got it crucially wrong today. Games running out and another “false dawn”

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1 hour ago, Duncan Freemason said:

It’s hard to imagine the 9th place Championship doing anything other than battering us.  We most certainly are not “on the up”, and in L1, we have failed to win back to back games at any point in the season……an utter joke of a statistic for a full time club. Simply horrendous.

Agreed 100%

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1 hour ago, Tea and Busquets said:

It’s the plain fact Rennie doesn’t even change formation when it’s obvious to even Stevie Wonder that it wasn’t working. 
I left early and I don’t normally do that, but to travel for 2 and a bit hours each way to be served that guff yet again it’s now beyond a joke. I have know idea why ATS continues to start ahead of Dixon at the left side of the three. He was a goal waiting to happen at Alloa and today he got the first part of Cove opener wrong by continually letting Fyfie run free. He’s murder. We need to ditch this playing out from the back and as negative as it may be, we need to just bypass the midfield. It’s utterly hopeless that we just continue to try and play through these jokers of footballers. 

We were told by others that ATS was a shite centrehalf but could do a job at wingback so we sign him and play him at centrehalf. No idea why the young centrehalf was signed. If he can't get a game before Mackay then he's another wasted loan deal to go with the myriad of others we have had over the past few years.  The one thing we needed in January was a real leader on the park and yet again we seemed to have completely missed the boat on that one. 

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7 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

We were told by others that ATS was a shite centrehalf but could do a job at wingback so we sign him and play him at centrehalf. No idea why the young centrehalf was signed. If he can't get a game before Mackay then he's another wasted loan deal to go with the myriad of others we have had over the past few years.  The one thing we needed in January was a real leader on the park and yet again we seemed to have completely missed the boat on that one. 

It makes no sense for either party to have him here if he isn’t an improvement on Brad McKay (which wouldn’t be difficult).

ATS doesn’t look good enough and Watson hasn’t really improved the organisation of the defence either.

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6 minutes ago, PedroMoutinho said:

It makes no sense for either party to have him here if he isn’t an improvement on Brad McKay (which wouldn’t be difficult).

ATS doesn’t look good enough and Watson hasn’t really improved the organisation of the defence either.

I kind of agree, but Watson hasn’t played in a long time, but maybe the case he’s looking at what’s he’s playing with. As said don’t think we’ve got anyone that can competently play out from the GK. 

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