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Defence is a shambles. Particularly on the left hand side.

Lennon's solution? Push McNiff even further forward leaving even more space in behind.

Petkov? No idea what he brings at centre half. Weak, constantly under the ball.

Surely McNiff is better in that position. 

I'd ask Danny Lennon, how long will the adjustment to league one take?

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I don’t understand how experienced managers / coaches can get it so wrong. We are all just supporters and can see  a mile off what was required to make us competitive in L1. Summer recruitment has been shambolic and nothing from Management to improve the situation.  

Sorry; Petkov not ready, Howie not good enough, we all know about McNiff’s  limitations as with Rumsby

Johnstone decent, nothing from Smith or Wallace yet and don’t see much in them to date.

So, so disappointing as it’s all avoidable!!!

 

                  

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Johnston was decent? I honestly thought he was anonymous.

McNiff wasn’t great but the two centre halves were by far a bigger issue today. Petkov more so than Rumsby. For somebody that is 6ft 3 or so he continues to let the ball fly over his head. The number of free headers that were, thankfully, down Mitchell’s throat was staggering. It could have been a lot worse and it would not have been down to McNiff.

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Competed OK in the first half but the second was a shambles.

No idea what Lennon is thinking with continuing to push McNiff so far up the field. Especially as you have Wallace in front of him for knocks from high balls.

Petkov is no better than Howie or Rumsby. Massive down grade from having Lang and Cogill there.

I'm guessing Duffie is injured again? Bizarre he decided to keep him on giving his injury record.

Lamont and Lyon done well in midfield while Goodwillie and Johnston were anonymous up front.

Would think our only option is to bring one or two loans at the back. Assuming the budget is pretty much gone if we are bringing players in on amateur terms.

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Petkov is years away from being a decent centre half. He doesn't see any risk allowing balls to go over his head, and doesn't even know he's supposed to defend the front post to balls that come from the left.

I've only seen Allison in a couple of friendlies but we need to try him at left back for a while. Cuddihy is our only option at right back, and even he struggles at this level.

None of our centrebacks are ideal but Rumsby & McNiff know each others games so should be given a go.

Unfortunately, I can't see a back 3/5 working, as both McNiff & Howie have shown they are not good enough on the turn.

To be fair, I'll criticise some others. Wallace was completely ineffectual today. Johnson had a couple of moments in the first half and was then woeful in the second. Lamont had a good half, then disappeared. Goodwillie's turn (and loss of the ball), instead of shooting from a few years out was simply embarrassing decision making.

Oh, and Mitchell's distribution was woeful at times today.

Anyway, only Falkirk next week 😶

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1 hour ago, Jack Burton said:

Competed OK in the first half but the second was a shambles.

No idea what Lennon is thinking with continuing to push McNiff so far up the field. Especially as you have Wallace in front of him for knocks from high balls.

Petkov is no better than Howie or Rumsby. Massive down grade from having Lang and Cogill there.

I'm guessing Duffie is injured again? Bizarre he decided to keep him on giving his injury record.

Lamont and Lyon done well in midfield while Goodwillie and Johnston were anonymous up front.

Would think our only option is to bring one or two loans at the back. Assuming the budget is pretty much gone if we are bringing players in on amateur terms.

The worry is Petkov is a loan from a prem club and the general opinion is that he’s not good enough- 

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The worry is Petkov is a loan from a prem club and the general opinion is that he’s not good enough- 


He is a youth player from a premier club plenty of them end up not making it. Would much rather we attempted to bed howie in than waste more money loaning a guy who is no improvement.

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lennon press conference ," we are making progress"

fuk me guys we really are in trouble

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6 minutes ago, cfcuk said:

lennon press conference ," we are making progress"

fuk me guys we really are in trouble emoji853.png

I never bother listening to manager interviews as they rarely give their honest opinion.

It's only 3 games into the league season and, even if we improve, we'll still be looking at a fair few defeats this year. There's no benefit to him being critical every week.

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I never bother listening to manager interviews as they rarely give their honest opinion.
It's only 3 games into the league season and, even if we improve, we'll still be looking at a fair few defeats this year. There's no benefit to him being critical every week.
really so you think he is just bullshitting ?

yeah thats what I thought as well

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lennon press conference ," we are making progress"

fuk me guys we really are in trouble


Did he manage to keep a straight face this week?

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Clyde's defence yesterday

 

Cuddihy - 2 year deal

Howie - 2 year deal

McNiff - 2 year deal

Rumsby - 2 year deal

Petkov - until January

 

 

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Jordan Stewart never had a bad game for Clyde and wasn't injured when we decided not to offer terms. All you need to know about the anti-wisdom of our recruitment.

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Teams should be hitting double figures against us at Broadwood? It’s bad, very bad just now, but that’s nonsense.

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Nonsense? Wakey wakey mate! We’ve been conceding three for fun as standard lately.
 
Now they really, really, REALLY shouldn’t be, but that’s very much where we find ourselves at present, and let’s not pretend that Falkirk are just any other team. We know their calibre, and they are still fresh from scudding Dumbarton for six, who somehow appear to be in less disarray than ourselves. Do you honestly believe the fact they are playing at fortress Broadwood will hinder them in any way? And that’s kindly forgetting about our 5 goals beasting from Raith, and the atmosphere that a sizeable away crowd will generate which few of our team will have any experience of.
 
We play defensively and they will shred us apart with ease, we play “attacking” and they will absolutely rag doll us before we tire double quick.


I’m not denying at present they are likely to rock up and take a few of us at the moment but 10?

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