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5 minutes ago, Chewing Taffies said:

First or second post in here for weeks!  Just to congratulate you lads. Will be your only win for the next 168 days 😂 

Thanks for making the effort. 

Feel free to pop in again any time. 

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4 minutes ago, Chewing Taffies said:

I think it will be a while to be fair

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For the two or three transfer windows, I've wondered how realistic it is to hope to sign another Morris/Millar type player. Should be doing everything we can do tie down McCann to a long term contract.

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With each game that has passed this season I've been thinking who do you give the captaincy to, cause Kerr needs the Ando treatment in terms of taking the pressure off and just getting on with his own game imo.

Liam the obvious choice if he plays, which due to injury and competition for spaces he hasn't done so much this year.

Only other viable candidate was Muzz, but there must be a reason he wasn't selected during the summer?

Wotherspoon today showed a lot of the characteristics, after we went 1-0 down he was the one trying to get everyone back up. Only really one game I know and he was also not selected during the summer when Kerr was.

Either way I think sooner the better for changing it, but still not sure who to give it to!

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I’ve heard a few rumours of Muzz’s private life which may have been why he’s not been offered the armband.

Would Clark be a good shout for the armband?

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30 minutes ago, Super_J said:

With each game that has passed this season I've been thinking who do you give the captaincy to, cause Kerr needs the Ando treatment in terms of taking the pressure off and just getting on with his own game imo.

In the league:  Clark, Kerr, Tanser and Davidson have played every minute. (900 mins). Kennedy 767 mins and McCann 754 mins are the next closest.

If Tommy like most managers wants his Captain to be playing in every game ther are his choices.

I believe the Captain should be a leader who can rally the team when things are going aaginst them and raise the team to play better. Also give out praise and a bollocking when needed.

There is nothing written in stone that states you cannot have a club captain and  change your on the field Captain from game to game. In my opinion this is what is needed.

It has been suggested that Craig (233 mins played) and Wotherspoon (250 mins played) have the qualities to captain the team. Therefore make them captain when they play.  If he has to chose a player that is playing every week, I would take the prssure off of Kerr and give it to Tanser because at this momentin time Kerr is contributing nothing as a captain and it is hindering his game.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, tree house tam said:

Almost as bad a decision as giving it to Kerr. 

So you agree that would be better captain as he is not as bad as Kerr.

Who do think should be Capain. Or should Kerr just plod along in the hope that he eventualy become a captain and hope his game will return to the standards of last season.

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1 hour ago, Templar said:

So you agree that would be better captain as he is not as bad as Kerr.

Who do think should be Capain. Or should Kerr just plod along in the hope that he eventualy become a captain and hope his game will return to the standards of last season.

This is boring. I'd have neither Spoony or Jason as captain, reasons are, Jason is unproven and tbh not that great a player. Spoony is Spoony, turns up 1 game in 10, that's even if he gets a game and has as many shockers as has good games. I want a captain who leads by example and will play 35 games a season. That rules out ALL of our current squad.

Fair enough having Liam Craig as the off field captain who organises all the behind the scenes shit,  he leads by example. I'd say the only person capable-ish on field is Murray  Davidson but as said previously his off field shit isn't exactly exemplary and counts against him.

So really we don't have anyone who could be a true club captain in my eyes.

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Don’t think who is captain matters that much in football, you can be a leader without being a captain, as Spoony showed yesterday, and having leaders is the most important thing. 

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Enjoyed seeing the players having a right go at each other after the first accies goal and then when the penalty was conceded. Duffy was tearing strips off kane for missing the ball completely then turned his attention to Davidson who was on the end of a mouthful. Great to see and something that has been missing this season to date.

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3 minutes ago, perthsaint1977 said:

Enjoyed seeing the players having a right go at each other after the first accies goal and then when the penalty was conceded. Duffy was tearing strips off kane for missing the ball completely then turned his attention to Davidson who was on the end of a mouthful. Great to see and something that has been missing this season to date.

Noticed that in the highlights at the penalty, initially thought Muzz was going for the ref then he walks away in the background... 

The reaction after the penalty was brilliant too, not one player decided to chuck it and feel sorry from himself, straight from kick off they went for the throat and the winner. Compare that to last weeks second half "performance", and the circumstances they were in, and it was great stuff. They gave the fans a reason to back them and I think we did our best to help them too. 

I think everyone at the club needed that result, and arguably the way we won it was a bigger boost than if we'd cruised to a 1-0.

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I’ve heard a few rumours of Muzz’s private life which may have been why he’s not been offered the armband.

 

Would Clark be a good shout for the armband?

Clark is having enough difficulty with his gloves and his boots without having an armband to think about too.

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I’ve heard a few rumours of Muzz’s private life which may have been why he’s not been offered the armband.


Well.......

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On 27/10/2019 at 09:55, ali_91 said:

Don’t think who is captain matters that much in football, you can be a leader without being a captain, as Spoony showed yesterday, and having leaders is the most important thing. 

This ^^

In this day and age, it really shouldn't matter on the field who the captain is.  Those who are vocal will rally or bollock people as necessary, regardless of an armband.  the club captain is now more of a PR thing for clubs.

We have some leaders on the pitch (Liam and Muzz) and it was good to see Duffy taking on some of that by getting on at people.  Clearly he is now settling down and finding his voice.  

I think that Tommy should take the armband off of Kerr, at least on the pitch, and let him get back to just concentrating on his game. this would take some of the pressure off him that is clearly affecting him this season.  Any of the more senior figures in the team can take it whilst on the pitch, but that shouldnt stop players like Duffy using their voices when required.

However, it was important for the team to get the win on Saturday, and hopefully this restores a bit of belief in the players and they kick on from here.  Hearts are not a team to be feared for this weekends game, and the players have to believe that they can get a result.  It would be interesting to see a May-Hendry partnership upfront to see if it brings a bit more of a balance to the team and give both strikers a partner to play off.

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31 minutes ago, Saint Paul said:

Hearts are not a team to be feared for this weekends game, and the players have to believe that they can get a result. 

Best to turn up on Wednesday night for the Hearts game SP, otherwise you might end up attending a funeral reception in the Centenary Suite. 

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On 27/10/2019 at 01:28, nelsjfc said:

For the two or three transfer windows, I've wondered how realistic it is to hope to sign another Morris/Millar type player. Should be doing everything we can do tie down McCann to a long term contract.

Just came on to post about McCann and saw your comment.

That performance on Saturday, especially the first half, though he was still good the entire game, was absolutely superb.  One of the classiest central midfield performances from a Saints player I've seen in a good while.  Almost every first touch took the ball away from an opponent and gave him the opportunity to find the next pass. Nothing overly complicated, he just seemed to buy himself so much time on the ball and cruised through the match when others were huffing and puffing all around him. It was the performance of a player capable of playing at a far higher level.

Obviously it's only one game, and it was up against a poor Hamilton midfield, but he stood out. He's had decent passages of play already this season, but not dominating the way he did on Saturday. He also works hard, gets stuck in and tracks runners well.  

Far tougher match on Wednesday, should be a good challenge.  Really exciting to see how he progresses this season. 

There can't be a better centre midfielder of his age in the league.  And to think hes lost to Scotland already.

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