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7 minutes ago, stu92 said:

I know the general backstory but never saw the tweets or what the content of them was. Any kind individuals here able to enlighten?

There was a tweet which said "Counting down the weeks until we can get out of this shithole and get home" or words to that effect. Then one saying "There are people in the world I hate and Graham Alexander is one of them". Again, can't remember the exact wording but it was along those lines.

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1 hour ago, stu92 said:

I know the general backstory but never saw the tweets or what the content of them was. Any kind individuals here able to enlighten?

The amusing part of it is that she was firing these tweets off 10 minutes after the final whistle of games we won.

Polworth "opened up" about his time under Alexander and basically it turns out he ended up being told to f**k off and go and train with the weans. There's not a lot of self awareness in his wee chat with the P&J.

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“I was offered a new contract just before January and I turned that down," Polworth told the Press and Journal.

"A few other things happened after that and things didn’t work out for multiple reasons, which is the best way for me to put it.

“So, once I had turned down the contract there, it then became a long and frustrating six months.”

“I played the first few games under the new manager and got sent off at Aberdeen and, after that, things didn’t go to plan.

“It has been an eye-opening six months. I have got to see the other side of football.

“At the age of 26, you are sent away to train with kids of 14 or 15. I am just glad it’s over and I can move on.”

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This was after he had turned down a new contract, was part of an XI that was literally bottom of the league, had a shitfit and got himself sent off against Aberdeen then phoned in one of the most abject performances you've seen against St Johnstone...

"a few other things happened"...no fucking shit Liam.

After the Aberdeen game we played 17 games without him in the team and only lost 4.

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Even if Germany had won the War, it’s pretty unlikely that a whole country would change it’s language in the space of 70 years. 

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1 hour ago, Swami said:

Even if Germany had won the War, it’s pretty unlikely that a whole country would change it’s language in the space of 70 years. 

Apart from anything else - a lassie in her 20's coming out with 1970's Alf Garnett patter is fucking tragic.

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9 minutes ago, Gianfranco said:

Was that guy we were linked with in the summer from Ireland?


Talking of ex players, Ritchie Tait’s bird is sound.

Hard pass from me. Used to think some recipes were sound, now it's just doing everything as a shill.

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2 hours ago, YassinMoutaouakil said:

more shree year deals

 

The Irish Tam Muller.

On 12/09/2021 at 15:12, capt_oats said:

Seems to be a bit of Twitter chat in the mentions here about us being the team in for Ross Tierney from Bohemians.

Centre mid. The Irish Thomas Müller no less. Shoutout for massive FM regen energy in the thumbnail here.

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Be interesting to see how Tierney gets on/how hes used.

From what I know he seems to have almost exclusively played as the "10" in a 4-2-3-1 shape, sometimes so advanced hes virtually playing up front. Not one whos used in CM in a 4 man midfield unless its a hail mary move.

Maybe Goss (I know) as the immobile playmaker, Slattery as the all action one, Tierney as the attacker, in a 3 is the plan? 

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LW - Tierney - RW

Goss - Slattery

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9 hours ago, RandomGuy. said:

Be interesting to see how Tierney gets on/how hes used.

From what I know he seems to have almost exclusively played as the "10" in a 4-2-3-1 shape, sometimes so advanced hes virtually playing up front. Not one whos used in CM in a 4 man midfield unless its a hail mary move.

Maybe Goss (I know) as the immobile playmaker, Slattery as the all action one, Tierney as the attacker, in a 3 is the plan? 

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LW - Tierney - RW

Goss - Slattery

Funnily enough, I was just speaking about 4-2-3-1 as a way we could go a few weeks back that I thought might be beneficial

Due to Watt/Grezza not meeting eye to eye to begin with, Tony having a deal nearly over the line down south in August, KVV being brought in, it seems clear in retrospect that Grezza was leading with KVV as the main central striker with Shields a back up and the others taking the wide forward spots .

However, with Watt (thankfully) still around and it all being cuddles with Grezza now as he mentioned in a recent presser, he's left with two first choice real strikers and a formation that doesn't support it. Having either pushed out wide really doesn't work to their best ability 

Its attacking as f**k, but I'd like to see the below tried one match...KVV/Watt changeable.

KVV

Roberts Watt Woolery

Slattery A.N.Other (from Donnelly/O'Hara/Goss/Maguire/Grimmy)

 

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9 hours ago, RandomGuy. said:

Be interesting to see how Tierney gets on/how hes used.

From what I know he seems to have almost exclusively played as the "10" in a 4-2-3-1 shape, sometimes so advanced hes virtually playing up front. Not one whos used in CM in a 4 man midfield unless its a hail mary move.

Maybe Goss (I know) as the immobile playmaker, Slattery as the all action one, Tierney as the attacker, in a 3 is the plan? 

ST

LW - Tierney - RW

Goss - Slattery

That's interesting as it's been mentioned before Alexander's apparent 'go to' Plan B has been a 4231.

It's a longstanding discussion on here that while we've addressed the defence and forward areas from last season our midfield's still not quite right. The chat was that we were after another midfielder in the last window but Robbie Gotts ended up at Barrow on deadline day.

It'd be interesting if Tierney was a similar profile of player to Gotts as it'd suggest that we'd been targeting a specific role.

On the face of it it'd leave us quite heavy on numbers in midfield but I suppose Parker's deal is only until January while O'Hara, Donnelly, Grimshaw and Crawford's are up in the summer.

From the RTE piece:

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"The 20-year-old can score and create goals, while his work off the ball is what marks him out as something different, even at League of Ireland level."

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It's fair to say that's something that we don't really have in our midfield options at the moment?

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I think we certainly need a #10/creative midfielder.  It's the one thing we don't have in the squad.  We haven't replaced Polworth and his form from the year we finished 3rd.  Whether Tierney can do that, we'll need to wait and see.  It's a step up from the LOI, no doubt, so it may take time.  

As has been mentioned previously, we're looking pretty decent for day 1 of next season with the number of players signed up on long term deals.  Given Alexander has only really had one transfer window (i'll not count last January as he was just in the door) I'm very intrigued as to what he can build once he has the January window to tweak and the summer '22 one to get a couple more main targets.

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1 hour ago, superward said:

Due to Watt/Grezza not meeting eye to eye to begin with, Tony having a deal nearly over the line down south in August

This is the first I've heard of either aspect of that - is this ITK or have I missed something?

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