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1 minute ago, Hank Scorpio said:

Who is Euan Murray supposedly joining?

Aberdeen were sniffing with regards to a PCA, however that was when he was scoring from set pieces in every game. I don't think he's largely been at fault for a lot of our downfall but I'd be gobsmacked if Aberdeen wanted him now.

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Especially given a change of manager now there, too. 

I'd fucking pay Aberdeen to take most of these c***s off of us. 

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There is absolutely no way Euan Murray is anything approaching good enough for any side in the top 6 of the Premiership.

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There is absolutely no way Euan Murray is anything approaching good enough for any side in the top 6 of the championship


Fixed that for you hank.

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What is Crawford saying after those two defeats? Just the usual managerial nonsense?

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What is Crawford saying after those two defeats? Just the usual managerial nonsense?


Not much. Can tell in his voice he is totally lost. Doesn’t sound as if he is walking so it is up to the BoD to take action. Needs to happen asap. There is no way he should be in charge of this club.

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1 hour ago, DAFC. said:

Aberdeen was the supposed interested party. 

They are after the wrong centre half then. Watson far superior.

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They are after the wrong centre half then. Watson far superior.


Glad we have him for next season tbh. Last night just showed how bad we are without him. Not saying we would have won with him but f*ck me the basics were non-existent.

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1 hour ago, DAFC. said:

Aberdeen was the supposed interested party. 

It must've been when McInnes told the board he wanted to sign Murray that they decided to sack him.

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I bet when Murray plays in a competent team with someone experienced beside him he'll do fine.

Happens with so many players and, once again, people refuse to understand how big a role confidence and morale has with players.

Could be wrong of course and he'll be pish, but the point about confidence and morale stands and I don't understand why so many football fans seem to be blind to it or, worse, claim it has no effect.

That's not to say that some players can't have a shite game or that some genuinely have chucked it, but the number who 'chuck it' is never anywhere near what some would have you believe.

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59 minutes ago, Ludo*1 said:

What is Crawford saying after those two defeats? Just the usual managerial nonsense?

He gave a long monotone reflection like he was taking a funeral service. Gave Rovers no credit, just repeating that his team's performance was unacceptible. It's on Dunfermline's website.

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4 hours ago, JFPar said:

This. As much as it would please me to have Stephen Robinson at Dunfermline it's not going to happen. Nearly spat my tea out when I realised he had his own thread on dotnet this morning.

Serves you right for reading the utter drivel on .net 

32 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

I bet when Murray plays in a competent team with someone experienced beside him he'll do fine.

He's exactly the same as Ashcroft decent middling championship CH that can raise slightly beyond that with a good partnership in defence.

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1 hour ago, DAFC. said:

 


Glad we have him for next season tbh. Last night just showed how bad we are without him. Not saying we would have won with him but f*ck me the basics were non-existent.

 

The 'basics' not being completed by him was the reason Ashcroft was so dominant in the game before tbf.

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2 hours ago, Hank Scorpio said:

There is absolutely no way Euan Murray is anything approaching good enough for any side in the top 6 of the Premiership.

Reminds me of Ashcroft - when things were going well he was getting rave reviews but if you watch him closely (as I said before we signed Ashcroft) he's pretty shite. 

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Reminds me of Ashcroft - when things were going well he was getting rave reviews but if you watch him closely (as I said before we signed Ashcroft) he's pretty shite. 

Would agree with this. Similar weaknesses (concentration, tracking runners, ball watching, unnecessary panic), but would trust him to get his head on the end of a cross - something Watson was unable to do at defensive corners on Saturday!

Ashcroft absolutely destroyed Watson at every set piece on Saturday, similar to Murray against everyone early in the season. Not sure why we stuck with the same man marking him until he scored/Watson went off. There were so many warnings before Ashcroft’s header that led to the equaliser, never mind Ashcroft’s winning goal. Crawford’s mentioned before that teams now double up on Murray at corners, but he couldn’t work out we had to do that to Ashcroft on Saturday.

That being said, we were clearly absolutely horrific at defending from open play last night which is a different issue. The full back 4 and keeper need to take responsibility for that. None of them hit any sort of standard that is acceptable. No matter how well Raith played (and they played very well), we should not be giving them, or anyone, so much freedom.

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Our rearranged game against Dundee, a week on Tuesday, is now on BBC Scotland.

Another televised embarrassment! Hooray!

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Murray was good for us in League One, and I was disappointed when he left, but he was more of a utility player than a standout first pick for the centre of defence. He played across the back line for us and (if I remember rightly) at least once in a holding midfield role.

He was 7 or 8/10 every week, wherever he played. Never a disaster, but with clear weaknesses. I'd take him back at the Rovers, but I think he'd slot in as the third best central defender. You could make the argument that he's better than Benedictus, but on the last few months showing he'd definitely be behind Musonda. 

Talk of a move to a much bigger club seems very premature. It seemed to stem from paper talk when he was scoring goals earlier in the season and I'd be surprised if anyone outside of the bottom two or three Premiership clubs had sustained an interest. 

I'd have thought the most logical move for him would be staying where he is or getting a sideways-ish move to somewhere like Dundee to pick up some extra money, and hope for a title challenge next year. 

The Championship looks like his level, and I think to get a proper look in at Premiership level he'll need to make himself key to a title winning defence and go up with the team. Of the two, I'd rather have Watson. While he might not be as dominant in the air, he's a much better all round centre half. 

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24 minutes ago, DA Baracus said:

Our rearranged game against Dundee, a week on Tuesday, is now on BBC Scotland.

Another televised embarrassment! Hooray!

'Mon the draw!

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Silence is deafening from our club just now. Not a fucking peep on social media since that debacle ended last night.

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Silence is deafening from our club just now. Not a fucking peep on social media since that debacle ended last night.

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