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4 minutes ago, BallochSonsFan said:

I'd like to see us try a back 3. Neil, McGeever and Hamilton. Play Wardrop and Quitongoas wingbacks because they're our only real width.

Midfield duo of Carswell and A.N Other. Could make a case for Wedderburn or Langan.

Johnstone up front with Jones and Crossan given licence to roam from their positions. Whichever one isnt roaming would support Denny as a 2nd striker.

I don't disagree. I actually thought we might play a back three when Hamilton came in, but it seems both Duffy and Neilson view him as a centre-mid. You have given me an idea though...

If we were to go to a back three then I'd play Wedderburn at centre-half.

McGeever and Neill are solid big meat and potatoes centre-backs, but we've really lacked a defender to play out from the back since Mango left. It hurt us last season because we bypassed the midfield a lot and it was evident again on Tuesday night. Dropping Wedderburn into there for a bit of ball playing ability at the back, then playing Hamilton and Carswell behind Forbes (who could be given a bit of freedom to roam about) in midfield with Crossan/Johnstone/Jones up top could be interesting.

Dabrowski also looked quite keen to play out with short passes and throws. Between him, Wedderburn, Carswell, Forbes and Johnstone we'd have a pretty good ball-playing spine of a team there.

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36 minutes ago, Jan Vojáček said:

I don't disagree. I actually thought we might play a back three when Hamilton came in, but it seems both Duffy and Neilson view him as a centre-mid. You have given me an idea though...

If we were to go to a back three then I'd play Wedderburn at centre-half.

McGeever and Neill are solid big meat and potatoes centre-backs, but we've really lacked a defender to play out from the back since Mango left. It hurt us last season because we bypassed the midfield a lot and it was evident again on Tuesday night. Dropping Wedderburn into there for a bit of ball playing ability at the back, then playing Hamilton and Carswell behind Forbes (who could be given a bit of freedom to roam about) in midfield with Crossan/Johnstone/Jones up top could be interesting.

Dabrowski also looked quite keen to play out with short passes and throws. Between him, Wedderburn, Carswell, Forbes and Johnstone we'd have a pretty good ball-playing spine of a team there.

I think that a back 3 would help us with squad options. Carswell and Wedderburn could both play as an aggressive sweeper to help 2 more traditional centre half players in Neil and McGeever. Would give us flexibility at the back and make up for our lack of wide options.

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I've known for weeks that I won't be able to view tomorrow's game, but even if I was I'd be a bit nonplussed at this suggestion that for whatever reason Pixellot may be operating on some sort of 'first come, first served' basis. I hope they smooth this out quickly as folk are obviously keen to support it.

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I’m not too arsed about having to register for each clubs stream, it takes about 30 seconds and you can just use the same details. It’s probably an easier and quick way of clubs controlling things invidually as well. Even though we are mostly all using the same system there would probably be a fair bit of work involved in creating an all in one platform type deal, it may be something that they can implement in the future but it’s not something that would put me off watching a game. If we weren’t all using Pixelot we’d have do that anyway.

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On 08/10/2020 at 21:15, BallochSonsFan said:

Price announced for Saturday's Cup game v Clyde. 

One thing that's really annoying is having to sign up to Clyde's online service. Both are done via Pixellot. Would have been far better if a single Pixellot user account could be used to purchase all streams, with any money brought in paid to the home team, or split as per cup regulations. Having to sign up to 7 or 8 teams streaming services when they're mostly Pixellot will be annoying and will probably put me off streaming away games. 

Easily annoyed eh? 😂😂😂

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11 minutes ago, BallochSonsFan said:

I dont really want to open my email up to spam from the other League One clubs. 

Dearie me. What a state to get yourself into. Avoiding watching the team you support due to “spam emails”. 

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I dont really want to open my email up to spam from the other League One clubs. 

If you are that bothered about it, just create a new email address specifically for these sites and any other sites you expect to get spam emails from.

 

Every club needs all the support they can get right now and watching streams is a good way to do that.

 

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This is why the Pixellot system should have been stress tested long before now. The Betfred Cup games are effectively now the test matches. Scottish football has to get it right for the start of league matches.

As for the game today? The only formation those players look able to play with any kind of balance is a 5-3-2, with a back 3 and 2 wingbacks. We can carry Forbes' lack of workrate if we have Carswell and Wedderburn doing all the grafting in the middle of the park. The only real width in that side will come from Quitongo and Wardrop. 

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