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2 hours ago, jd_mo said:

These comments about Montrose being physical...what game were you watching? St Johnstone were brutally physical but had best pal Barry Cook helping them along at every possible opportunity: he missed so many elbows and pushes/digs.

Didn't feel either team deserved to win to be fair and we need bodies but fair play for sticking in today.

As poor a "top flight" team I've seen for years.

:lol:

jd_mo wears the ends of bottles for specks. Fucking mutant.

 

 

On to the game, we did enough to win. It's a warm up for the real thing and we should have another couple of players playing who'll make the difference when the league starts. It's at these wee grounds you get to hear what the players say to each other, some very surprising comments too. Tanser needs told how to do the basics and where to be, Liam Craig was very scathing in some comments to him. Liam Gordon talks constantly and should be our Captain in the next year or so. Funny as f**k seeing Tony Watt rattle of things to Tanser in his weegie accent, totally baffling the laddie :lol:

 

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Falkirk fan watching a rerun of their last Cup win type post. 
Sake man, way to remind me of it...

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First half was very even and far too fast and direct,  it simply served to remind me of how much I hate watching senior football on AstroTurf.  If anyone, it was Montrose who tried to play it on the deck more.

Thought we were very good for the 30-35 minute period after half time, with Tanser and Foster getting forward more, Macmillan starting to link up, Alston getting involved in supporting the strikers (when he could stay on his feet) and Liam Craig getting hold of the ball in centre midfield. We created a lot of good chances and should have gone further ahead.

The last 10 minutes for whatever reason we were hanging on, and Mo hit the bar twice and were all over us as we kept hoofing it straight back to them.

Not a vintage performance,  but it was on a poor pitch up against a decent, hard working side. It's a win, a clean sheet and we created far more chances than last week. I'll be happy if we get through to the knockout stage showing steady improvement from game to game. 

 

Somebody in the pub after the game pointed out it's the first starting 11 we've had since 2014 without a single Scottish Cup winner on the park. Though I don't know if Paddy Cregg starting for Montrose cancels that out a bit!

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Highlight of the day was the sing song in the Albert pub after the game.

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Not too disappointed today. Saints won because they scored and Mo didn't but it was a competitive game and certainly not one sided. Mo gave as good as they got first half but Saints controlled most of the second half until Mo upped the ante to try to snatch an equaliser. Fair play to Mo who went from 5-3-2 to 4-3-3 second half to at least try up front instead of sitting deep

Just a word about the lad who waited for 7 minutes to be waved back on. Yes, it was too long but it was a 'blood' case and Saints had ample opportunity to put the ball out of play sooner. Want do you want, Mo to put it out of play??  True some brutal tackles and 3 Mo players booked but there were a few questionable Saints tackles as well none of which saw yellow. The one on Bolo in front of the dug-outs for example when Saints were winding him up and succeeding in him being subbed at half time. Look at it both ways and not one sided.

Anyway good luck against Falkirk but if Mo beat Forfar we'll finish at least second in the group.

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The ball doesn't have to go out of play for a player to come back on. As displayed several times today in other incidents.

Waiting seven minutes to be given permission to come back on was a piss take.

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30 minutes ago, MOFOREVER said:

 

Just a word about the lad who waited for 7 minutes to be waved back on. Yes, it was too long but it was a 'blood' case and Saints had ample opportunity to put the ball out of play sooner. Want do you want, Mo to put it out of play??  

It didn't need to go out of play. He should've been waved on at any point, yet the ref made a point of waving his hands saying he's not allowed on. 

Similar incident happened late on with Gordon and he was waved on within a minute of going off, whilst the ball was still in play. 

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36 minutes ago, Trackdaybob said:

The ball doesn't have to go out of play for a player to come back on. As displayed several times today in other incidents.

Waiting seven minutes to be given permission to come back on was a piss take.

If he needs to be checked for blood then it pretty much does. It's nearly impossible for the assistant to properly check that while play is going on.

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Montrose is a fine town, good boozers - had a few in the star and got the tunes on the jukey - went to Dundee after, met Simon Murray’s maw and she was incredibly sound, back to Perth for pints - ended up in north muirton for a perty and now I’ve rolled home. That what away days are all about thank you goodnight

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8 hours ago, Skyline Drifter said:

If he needs to be checked for blood then it pretty much does. It's nearly impossible for the assistant to properly check that while play is going on.

Would be valid if that happened when he eventually did come in. He was simply waved back on at a random point before TW got a talk down for moaning about it. 

Whys there no fourth official at these games? Asking for an immensely diddy moment when one of the refs gets injured. Both our cup games so far have seen this happen. 

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Missing the point. Surely you noticed the ref coming close to have a better look, then waved him to stay off, the physio gave the lad's face another wipe and only when the ref was satisfied did he wave him back on the next time play stopped. Unfortunate but 'blood' jobs have to be dealt with properly and it's no good fans moaning about it.

If there was a fourth official that might have made a difference but at Montrose we're lucky to have 3 officials never mind a fourth!

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It's finally happened.

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East Fife 4 - 5 Forfar Athletic

On penalties that is.

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Fairly even game mainly due to us being down to 10 men, we had the better chances And Forfar more of the ball. Would like to see the red card incident again.

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Quite an enjoyable game but the sending off changed the game, it doesn’t look as though Kane touched Dylan from where I was. Fair play to Young for keeping 2 upfront as well after Kane’s red card.

I liked the look of Dowds and Smith upfront with the latter giving the Forfar defence the run around at times, both became isolated in the 2nd half, understandable with a man disadvantage.

McCallum made a good save from Watson’s header and Agnew was unlucky when he hit the post.

Impressed with Meggatt and Dunsmore too. Will try and get to the game next week before heading back to New Zealand but the signs look pretty good.

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Sending off was a50 /50 decision but Kane was rash.The referee looked like it was his first senior season and was poor in handling the players.travis should have been yellow carded then was rightly booked for the identical foul on Smith.Weir sussed out the ref by subbing Travis.East Fife had far more chances though Forfar were the smoother team.If East zfife can keep Kevin Smith fit he still has a lot to offer.Thought Hilson was excellent for Forfar but Baird was really poor.

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Having watched the red card again, yes Kane’s foot was high but Easton should be embarrassed by his reaction, absolutely no contact, going down holding your face like that is just pathetic.

SPFL rules mean I can’t post the video until tomorrow.

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