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Obviously a bad day in the office for the defence last night - they will know this and won't need to be told.

Hancock is not a winger and should never be playing in that position - he also hold onto the ball for too long and often fails to make the easy safe pass, resulting in losing the ball and putting the defence under pressure - he needs to learn fast to stop doing this ( DC also needs to understand that he can't keep playing him out of position - it's not working).

We have until the end of August to bring in a proven striker, an attacking mid-field player and a winger - I an sure DC will be looking at these positions and trying his best to sort this out.

We could have won last night - but we need to take our chances, something a proven goal scorer will do.

Great away support last night and a few more signings will make all the difference ( but we really need to stop playing players out of position).

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1 minute ago, clashcityrocker said:

Obviously a bad day in the office for the defence last night - they will know this and won't need to be told.

Hancock is not a winger and should never be playing in that position - he also hold onto the ball for too long and often fails to make the easy safe pass, resulting in losing the ball and putting the defence under pressure - he needs to learn fast to stop doing this ( DC also needs to understand that he can't keep playing him out of position - it's not working).

We have until the end of August to bring in a proven striker, an attacking mid-field player and a winger - I an sure DC will be looking at these positions and trying his best to sort this out.

We could have won last night - but we need to take our chances, something a proven goal scorer will do.

Great away support last night and a few more signings will make all the difference ( but we really need to stop playing players out of position).

But we have 3 wingers who can’t get on the park already? 
 

He will keep playing Hancock there it was obviously why he was signed 

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Overall I thought we did pretty well given the team selection although Dundee were much better than us for spells . But 4-2 flattered Dundee somewhat.

Gaston made one great save and one mistake, unfortunately the mistake cost us a goal. Doesn't matter if goals are scrappy, as long as they go in and Hammy was in the right place to score our second. McKenna would have scored if the keeper hadn't tripped him for the penalty. Hancock started well but lost his way as the game went on.

Thought Craigen did OK after coming on when Gold was injured. But did the the other 3 subs work? Well one of them did. I have no doubt the manager will continue to use the others throughout the season although it is painfully obvious that they are lacking at Championship level, but no one likes to admit to a mistake. 

 

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On 01/07/2022 at 21:52, clashcityrocker said:

There is a much higher risk of getting injured playing on an artificial turf - in particular ACL injuries and also injuries to your legs, feet and ankles.

…….but these are the facts.

Can you show me these facts please.

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24 minutes ago, clashcityrocker said:

Obviously a bad day in the office for the defence last night - they will know this and won't need to be told.

Hancock is not a winger and should never be playing in that position - he also hold onto the ball for too long and often fails to make the easy safe pass, resulting in losing the ball and putting the defence under pressure - he needs to learn fast to stop doing this ( DC also needs to understand that he can't keep playing him out of position - it's not working).

We have until the end of August to bring in a proven striker, an attacking mid-field player and a winger - I an sure DC will be looking at these positions and trying his best to sort this out.

We could have won last night - but we need to take our chances, something a proven goal scorer will do.

Great away support last night and a few more signings will make all the difference ( but we really need to stop playing players out of position).

Agree with most of that although it’s a physical, holding midfielder we need not an attacking midfielder. We already have attacking options there but no one to help Low win and retain possession. It was the same against ICT. We have been second best in midfield this season, especially last night.

A physical central midfielder and a striker and I think we’ll be fine.

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First of all what a magnificent away support last night especially on a Friday night and the game live on TV and getting robbed at £24 a pop.

I thought Sir D-ick got his subs wrong, imo Nicky Low was running the show and i could not believe he got taken off, no wonder he was fuming , also i would have started Sir Bobby as he was causing them problems when he came on plus i would also be starting Craigen he would do a great job in the centre of midfield with Low. 

C'Mon the Red Lichties 36-0.

 

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Nouble getting another goal, very nearly missed it but his foot work, power and speed is an absolute joke. Good to see everyone starting to see it, really hope he gets another big move and very envious of Livi fans getting to watch some of the absolutely ridiculous stuff he comes away with 

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2 minutes ago, ecto said:

Noticed Euan Henderson wasn't even on the bench for Hearts today, he would be worth a shout, surely 

Noticed that too. Hearts looked hugely impressive and had some serious talent on the bench. You think it's going to be increasingly difficult for him to get game time.

Doubt Neilson has finished adding to his squad but he did say Euan won't be loaned out. A few clubs will be trying to test his resolve I suspect.

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Right lads change of plan, we are going to canter to the title but are willing to offer you 2nd and a chance to relegate United (if they can finish 11th) on your way to promotion. What do yous think? I'll throw in whatever it is folk from Arbroath like.

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25 minutes ago, Crawford said:

Right lads change of plan, we are going to canter to the title but are willing to offer you 2nd and a chance to relegate United (if they can finish 11th) on your way to promotion. What do yous think? I'll throw in whatever it is folk from Arbroath like.

We are not going to finish anywhere near second.
 

Think you will win the league though, on paper I wasn’t too sure but in the flesh I think Bowyer has had a really good influence on that team and those players. Centre halves very dodgy though. 
 

The United stuff in recent days on social media has been pretty embarrassing, they’ve got short memories. We've beat them a couple of times in recent years and in my opinion played them off the park in the second half of our last game against them in the League Cup last season. Acting billy big time because you had the audacity to celebrate a last minute winner v us.
 

Strange behaviour from them

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