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A bit unsure why asking about who watch Callum is of importance. His Dad and Grand dad get to as many games as possible even if the boys not playing. They  include having been at Greenock, Firhill, Dunfermline as well as many home games as possible including the Dundee United game. Callum has a supporting family who attend as many games as possible and give him support playing or not.  His fitness after some nasty injuries is a concern for us for his well being. I know he is committed to getting back to his fighting levels of performance  Anyone questioning the support of his family should remember its a fair way from Sheffield to grounds in Scotland

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17 hours ago, baw heid said:

A bit unsure why asking about who watch Callum is of importance. His Dad and Grand dad get to as many games as possible even if the boys not playing. They  include having been at Greenock, Firhill, Dunfermline as well as many home games as possible including the Dundee United game. Callum has a supporting family who attend as many games as possible and give him support playing or not.  His fitness after some nasty injuries is a concern for us for his well being. I know he is committed to getting back to his fighting levels of performance  Anyone questioning the support of his family should remember its a fair way from Sheffield to grounds in Scotland

If only he had the same commitment in shedding the excess weight! While he is a paid member of the squad and the fans pay their hard earned money supporting the team he can have no grumbles about the criticism he is getting. He's a tremendous defender when fit which is what's making it so frustrating.

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2 hours ago, football maniac said:

If only he had the same commitment in shedding the excess weight! While he is a paid member of the squad and the fans pay their hard earned money supporting the team he can have no grumbles about the criticism he is getting. He's a tremendous defender when fit which is what's making it so frustrating.

Just to be clear he is not complaining about criticism and never has. My comment was prompted about another comment regarding his families attendance at games and I hope it answered that. He does have to get match fit there is no doubt of that. I mentioned the nature of the injuries he has had where for long periods you can not do any training except gentle swimming. Callum will play when asked you might wonder why he is selected if he is not fit.  When fully fit he is an asset to the team and I know he is not pissing about but is working hard to get back to his level of performance demanded of the team and the paying fans

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I'm sure Semple played for the reserves mid week as well, so that was 2 matches he was involved in. I assume how he played in the reserve match at Motherwell was taken into account before his use on Saturday?

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4 minutes ago, JessieField said:

I'm sure Semple played for the reserves mid week as well, so that was 2 matches he was involved in. I assume how he played in the reserve match at Motherwell was taken into account before his use on Saturday?

 

He has played last 2 reserve matches. 

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I've just watched the highlights and I think it's a bit much to blame Semple solely for the defeat on Saturday, there's a few others in defence that don't exactly cover themselves in glory. However, once the Palmerston boo-boys get their teeth into a specific player, then he tends to get the blame for everything apparently.

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22 hours ago, baw heid said:

A bit unsure why asking about who watch Callum is of importance. His Dad and Grand dad get to as many games as possible even if the boys not playing. They  include having been at Greenock, Firhill, Dunfermline as well as many home games as possible including the Dundee United game. Callum has a supporting family who attend as many games as possible and give him support playing or not.  His fitness after some nasty injuries is a concern for us for his well being. I know he is committed to getting back to his fighting levels of performance  Anyone questioning the support of his family should remember its a fair way from Sheffield to grounds in Scotland

Yass. Nothing I love more than when family members of players come onto pie and Bovril. 

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Just to be clear he is not complaining about criticism and never has. My comment was prompted about another comment regarding his families attendance at games and I hope it answered that. He does have to get match fit there is no doubt of that. I mentioned the nature of the injuries he has had where for long periods you can not do any training except gentle swimming. Callum will play when asked you might wonder why he is selected if he is not fit.  When fully fit he is an asset to the team and I know he is not pissing about but is working hard to get back to his level of performance demanded of the team and the paying fans

Was there a post deleted? All I saw about his family was someone questioning if they still attended. I didn't see any malice in the question tbh.
I've just watched the highlights and I think it's a bit much to blame Semple solely for the defeat on Saturday, there's a few others in defence that don't exactly cover themselves in glory. However, once the Palmerston boo-boys get their teeth into a specific player, then he tends to get the blame for everything apparently.
I'm not sure anyone has solely blamed Semple for the defeat. It was more to do with losing Kilday, who's been very good alongside Brownlie. Semple just never stepped up to the mark and getting subbed back off is always going to raise questions. He wouldn't have been the reason we lost the game but the fact he clearly wasn't up to standard was a concern.

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1 hour ago, 19QOS19 said:


Was there a post deleted? All I saw about his family was someone questioning if they still attended. I didn't see any malice in the question tbh.
I'm not sure anyone has solely blamed Semple for the defeat. It was more to do with losing Kilday, who's been very good alongside Brownlie. Semple just never stepped up to the mark and getting subbed back off is always going to raise questions. He wouldn't have been the reason we lost the game but the fact he clearly wasn't up to standard was a concern.

Yes, I wondered about that.  The question about family sounded entirely like a genuine inquiry to me, without a hint of criticism, implicit or otherwise.

The defensive response seemed a little strange in the context.

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1 minute ago, Monkey Tennis said:

Yes, I wondered about that.  The question about family sounded entirely like a genuine inquiry to me, without a hint of criticism, implicit or otherwise.

The defensive response seemed a little strange in the context.

If there has not been a deleted post then it was a really bizarre reply and even more bizarre that he got 3 greenies!

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How's Hamilton getting on? Talk of us wanting him back in January since we have 2 strikers, one being Dykes (touted down south for a 7 figure fee move in January) and Lee Miller who is permanently injured and probably away to Falkirk to manage/coach

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4 hours ago, JessieField said:

I've just watched the highlights and I think it's a bit much to blame Semple solely for the defeat on Saturday, there's a few others in defence that don't exactly cover themselves in glory. However, once the Palmerston boo-boys get their teeth into a specific player, then he tends to get the blame for everything apparently.

Given that the manager took him off after 40 minutes, replaced him with a left back and was clearly hinting in his post match interview at making the wrong call by playing him at all, I think the Palmerston boo-boys might be the least of Semple’s worries.

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1 hour ago, ATLIS said:

How's Hamilton getting on? Talk of us wanting him back in January since we have 2 strikers, one being Dykes (touted down south for a 7 figure fee move in January) and Lee Miller who is permanently injured and probably away to Falkirk to manage/coach

He has improved last couple of games he has played linking up play with Dobbie and other forwards but went off injured v Ayr after 5min  and didn't feature on Sat v Dun Utd. 

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5 hours ago, 19QOS19 said:


Was there a post deleted? All I saw about his family was someone questioning if they still attended. I didn't see any malice in the question tbh.
I'm not sure anyone has solely blamed Semple for the defeat. It was more to do with losing Kilday, who's been very good alongside Brownlie. Semple just never stepped up to the mark and getting subbed back off is always going to raise questions. He wouldn't have been the reason we lost the game but the fact he clearly wasn't up to standard was a concern.

I think you missed a reply to my information regarding our continuing support when he is playing or not. I replied to that.  Both reasonable I thought.

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4 hours ago, Monkey Tennis said:

Yes, I wondered about that.  The question about family sounded entirely like a genuine inquiry to me, without a hint of criticism, implicit or otherwise.

The defensive response seemed a little strange in the context.

There was a second comment to my information regarding our continuing support when playing or not playing  Thought both replies were reasonable and informative

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4 hours ago, ATLIS said:

How's Hamilton getting on? Talk of us wanting him back in January since we have 2 strikers, one being Dykes (touted down south for a 7 figure fee move in January) and Lee Miller who is permanently injured and probably away to Falkirk to manage/coach

I’ll have some of what you’re on. As much as he’s improved this season, no-one is paying a seven figure fee for Dykes. Unless you’re including the two zeroes after the full stop. 

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Can't think of any reason a 21 year old footballer would want to  sabotage their own career by deliberately putting on weight and becoming unfit to play. Semple came to us as a hot youth prospect in an EFL Championship academy, shining on loan and getting called up to the Scotland U21s. He has since had an unsuccessful move to Ross County, got banned for eight games, been injured, and dropped down to the SPFL Championship on a free. I can understand why he might not be in the best physical condition. No-one has said it, but I would understand if he wasn't feeling great emotionally or was low in confidence, as well.

People would do well to remember the blog post by David Weatherson about his own battles with injury, anxiety and confidence when he was at Palmy ten years ago.

http://likeaweatherstone.blogspot.com/2018/02/hiding-nerves-and-anxiety-in-football.html?_sm_au_=iVVTBQsrdd3QFtdV34kv8KHMJK1v0

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/21/dressing-room-tough-place-depression-anxiety-david-weatherson

It's good that Callum has got militant family members like @baw heid to support him. 😝😂

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I think you missed a reply to my information regarding our continuing support when he is playing or not. I replied to that.  Both reasonable I thought.
There was a second comment to my information regarding our continuing support when playing or not playing  Thought both replies were reasonable and informative
I just thought you went a bit OTT, almost defensive. Someone asked if his family still came to watch. I didn't think it was a malicious question with a hidden agenda (if you will) just a query.

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