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82% of Thistle fans on a twitter poll would keep Christie Elliott. Sums up the pathetic expectations of our fanbase. Hes a legend though eh?


I’d keep him but that’s only because Caldwell would sign Mark Wilson as his replacement.
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1 hour ago, Jacky1990 said:

A mate of mine is currently doing a contamination assessment for the land we have earmarked for the training ground. He says the place is a heavily contaminated swamp land, so this may explain the delay.

Others far more in the know than me might have more info though.

Chernobyl levels of radiation hopefully.

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5 hours ago, AMMjag said:

He's been playing full back for us now for a good few years and it's quite clear he still hasn't bothered to grasp the basics of the position - yesterday's sauntering about keeping the man onside for the second goal being the latest example of his ineptitude costing us a rate of about a goal a week. He also surrendered the captaincy (which albeit he should never have been given) out of pure shitebaggery. 

His attitude has been absolutely appalling and he should be the first out the door next week. 

Penrice plays the man onside for the second goal. 

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1 hour ago, dave.j said:

Penrice plays the man onside for the second goal. 

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Penrice is marginal but Elliot is clearly playing Telfer onside - I noticed McCarthy having an exchange with him after the goal.  However this picture does show how disorganised the side is - there are 8 Thistle players back in their own half but the 2 Morton players were able to cut clean through.  Scobbie has moved over from right centre back to the left back position leaving a gap  and McGinty is spectating.  I don't think either of them are good players but the changes in personnel and formation in central defence don't help.

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1 hour ago, Nightmare said:

They're both playing him onside. Penrice slightly deeper.

Absolute shambles either way.

He actually runs into an offside position and has to check his run and go horizontal for a coupla yards before continuing it forward. It's quite smart running but how the defence managed to miss the opportunity to step up is incredulous. Caldwell might be a shite gaffer but that's basic as f**k stuff he should expect his defence to know

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A mate of mine is currently doing a contamination assessment for the land we have earmarked for the training ground. He says the place is a heavily contaminated swamp land, so this may explain the delay.
Others far more in the know than me might have more info though.


I can’t comment on the contaminated land however GB did provide an update for the training ground on the 4th December.
The training ground needs planning permission from the local authority. It’s a staged process so an indeterminate timeframe was given.

A question was asked at the Q&A about the project continuing should we go down again this season (one of the Facebook bangers uploaded this on soundcloud) and GB assured it would proceed due to the business set up with Three Black Cats (we would lease the facility).

On a different note - having watched the post match interview with Squiddy - I think he’s going to move in the transfer window.

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Better keep a Saturday in May free, because I can't see anything other than us being in another playoff.  It's basically now going to be a race to see who can bring in enough players to avert the course between us and Falkirk with the "winner" getting the playoff.  Unless we can both improve enough to overhaul Alloa, but they at least look like a competent team.

I've said it before, but the thing that always gets me is the complete lack of movement in the team when we've got the ball. Was Archibald - and now Caldwell - actually instructing this as part of the gameplan?  It certainly seems that way, because that's two managers now where we've played the same slow, ponderous, unimaginative football.  So many times on Saturday we'd have the ball in a promising position, but take two, three, four touches, and think about it until the point that Morton had eleven men, subs, the manager and their entire travelling support behind the ball.  For a team that can ping the ball quickly, or one with any kind of creativity within their ranks, that might not be so bad, but do we have ANYONE in the team - or even the squad - that you could trust to unlock a defence?  We're a team who looks like our only chance is a counter, who steadfastly refuse to counter.  It doesn't matter if you're likely not to get the ball, but you're always going to be harder to pick up when you're actually moving.  I hate the da's in the crowd screaming at every pass going even remotely sideways, but I bet there'd be a lot less if the player in possession actually had options that weren't standing around picking their nose.

Doolan seems to be shying away from coming deep to get the ball now, which is a step in the right direction, but there's no point having him in the box waiting for service when he's surrounded by a gang of absolute shitebags who are never going to give him what he needs.  A few times where he did actually get involved, he had to come slightly deeper, leaving no-one in the middle to receive the eventual ball.  He's definitely lost a few yards, but he's being made to look far worse than he actually is thanks to his supporting cast.

And I'm not usually one to give players anything more than equal blame as the manager and staff, but I fucking hate Miles Storey.  I'm not going to go as far as hoping something awful happens to him, as I'm sure he's a nice guy, but surely something can happen to him that's not a serious injury that keeps him from bringing his insipid style of football to us?  

I'm also never usually one to suggest managers should be punted as quickly as others are, but Caldwell better act quickly when the window opens and get players in.  I expect we'll get a standard 2-0 pumping from United, but then it's three home games in a row.  Lose either of the first two, and I'd get rid.  I'm not convinced that there's no-one out there that could at least steer us to 8th in the fucking Championship.

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1 minute ago, Maine said:

If there is a keeper coming in on loan I hope we don’t have to pay his wages. Allowing us to punt Lennox and Bell to free up some extra cash to Punt Miles Storey.

How far do you think you could realistically punt Miles Storey?

Or would it be a better idea to just let him do what comes naturally and run in a straight line until he's too far away to matter?

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