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Slapped the subtitles on for the post match commentary. They were tearing into their league set up saying what a quality side we were and that TNS have only conceded 1 goal this season but we decisively put 3 past them and it highlights just how technically superior Scottish football is.

Felt very much like the way part time Scottish football fans talk about us in comparison to the English leagues so was nice to be on the more positive end of it.

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7 minutes ago, Ludo*1 said:

Slapped the subtitles on for the post match commentary. They were tearing into their league set up saying what a quality side we were and that TNS have only conceded 1 goal this season but we decisively put 3 past them and it highlights just how technically superior Scottish football is.

Felt very much like the way part time Scottish football fans talk about us in comparison to the English leagues so was nice to be on the more positive end of it.

Yeah, there was a daft couple of minutes where they were talking in wonderment that some team could come to their gaff, look perfectly comfortable, and stick a couple of goals past them. I was thinking 'you are no Bayern Munich mate'.

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5 minutes ago, Boo Khaki said:

Yeah, there was a daft couple of minutes where they were talking in wonderment that some team could come to their gaff, look perfectly comfortable, and stick a couple of goals past them. I was thinking 'you are no Bayern Munich mate'.

Yeah. Must be intimidating playing in front of zero home fans in the middle of nowhere. 

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I honestly think it hadn't really occurred to them that TNS's dominance is more to do with the utterly hopeless level of day-to-day competition they face rather than them actually being a decent outfit. They have been on the receiving end of some total scuddings in UEFA competition so you'd think they'd be well aware, but on the other hand they've also secured some pretty impressive results, but then I think there's also a factor in play that it simply isn't easy for anyone in UEFA competition to go away from home to anywhere and routinely dish out pumpings. 

Probably much easier for their lads to lift themselves against 'glamour' opposition from Lithuania or something than it is Dundee FC. Unfortunate, but it's true.

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I'm still pishing mahsel at Cameron's 'seeya efter' to the no doubt bewildered Welsh lass. :lol:

You can take the boy out of Dundee...

I've inadvertently said it a couple of times myself when putting the phone down on call centre staff and such, and you can tell right away the sense of total puzzlement and 'eh?' on the other end. Wee Dundee colloquialisms are something I've gradually lost the longer I've been away, but as soon as I set foot back in the place it starts up again right away. Any time I've taken an Edinburgh lass to my parents she's just sat there in complete silence trying to figure out what language the three of us are speaking.

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Considering all the slagging he got in the first half, I thought Anderson really came into the game in the second 45. Was positive and challenged every ball, makes the challenge and interception that led to the 2nd goal and of course scored the 3rd.
He was like a different player in the second half.

It looked to me like was told to push up and let McGowan drop back.
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12 hours ago, SweeperDee said:


Louth is posh in that neck of the woods. I had a wifey that stayed in Broughton and the accents that neck of the woods are horrendous.

I only visited a printing factory there so didn't see much, or probably the best, of the place.

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30 minutes ago, Peadar BigDinnerO'Driscoll said:

One of their comms said TNS and Dundee have roughly the same playing budget. Interesting if true, not sure how they afford to be a full time club with such low crowds.

A very wealthy owner (a horrible, homophobic Tory Brexiteer) who has bankrolled the club since the 90s, having made a fortune in IT.

 

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10 hours ago, Boo Khaki said:

I honestly think it hadn't really occurred to them that TNS's dominance is more to do with the utterly hopeless level of day-to-day competition they face rather than them actually being a decent outfit. They have been on the receiving end of some total scuddings in UEFA competition so you'd think they'd be well aware, but on the other hand they've also secured some pretty impressive results, 

TNS are the only f/t team in a part time league so are always going to dominate. Connah’s Quay went full time for a season or so under Andy Morrison but Covid + tiny crowds scuttled that. Nomads knocked TNS off their perch for a while.

The top end teams are mid table Scottish league one and most below the top 4-5 are L2 standard. It’s all about building credibility for the Cymru Premier so last night will have been a sore one for “TNS”.

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23 minutes ago, Ivo den Bieman said:

A very wealthy owner (a horrible, homophobic Tory Brexiteer) who has bankrolled the club since the 90s, having made a fortune in IT.

 

He sure is a w****r. Says he wants to build a 10,000 seater stadium in Oswestry! The guy is a deluded little maggot. 

TNS are like some sort of weird North Korean experiment. 

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14 hours ago, DeeTillEhDeh said:

He was like a different player in the second half.

It looked to me like was told to push up and let McGowan drop back.

Dropping McGowan back gives him more options to pick a pass from and this is his strength. Likes of Anderson and Mulligan are then able to push up through the middle without leaving a ginormous hole behind them. Think worth testing having Gowser, Mulligan and Cameron as the starting middle 3. Maybe a bit lightweight but much more creative about them than Grayson and McGhee. As for Williamson, he just disappeared for big sections again last night.

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Dropping McGowan back gives him more options to pick a pass from and this is his strength. Likes of Anderson and Mulligan are then able to push up through the middle without leaving a ginormous hole behind them. Think worth testing having Gowser, Mulligan and Cameron as the starting middle 3. Maybe a bit lightweight but much more creative about them than Grayson and McGhee. As for Williamson, he just disappeared for big sections again last night.

Williamson just looks like a very sub-par hammer thrower; would be getting him punted back to Greyskull pronto.
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Yup, can't see what the point of Williamson is beyond being a heidless chicken. I'd still far rather play Grayson before him because at least we know from the Arbroath game Grayson is actually capable of playing a role that contributes something to the team, even if we've not seen the same thing since. 

With the squad we have available Gowser absolutely has to play in the furthest back rank of the midfield and not the central advanced role. That 'in between' role is what Mulligan and Anderson are for. Anderson just isn't a central midfielder. He is neither creative nor destructive enough to offer anything there. He's a huff and puff player whose real asset is being able to run at the backline from midfield, but he doesn't have the rest of the game that is necessary to play in the 'pivot' and still be effective. 

If we're playing 4-2-3-1/4-5-1 right now then it has to be Gowser and Grayson as the '2' with Mulligan central and further forward. Stop this playing him wide right just because McCowan is injured and Bowyer is in the cream puff with McGinn for whatever reason. McMullan is our right winger. Mulligan is wasted playing out there, and McMullan isn't as effective down the left either. Play McMullan in his natural position and give the left-sided role to Cameron.

Oh, and if it's not Gowser/Grayson, then maybe its time Finn Robertson was given another opportunity after being hung out to dry trying to play in a flat four alongside Dorrans.

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