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Falkirk v Hearts - 8th of Feb

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1 hour ago, The Master said:

South stand is to the right when sitting in the main stand, yes?

Because that’s a BBC camera in there. 

Really? Looks like they bought it off eBay.

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That was a very poor game of football and the conditions can only take some of the blame for that. 

Whoever said "only one team in it and that was us (Falkirk)" gave me a good laugh though. 

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Always good to beat my most hated team in Scottish football and as per usual Falkirk supporters thinking they’re a  bigger club than they really are.

 

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Game panned out a lot differently than I was expecting, after seeing the line-ups I thought that front 3 were going to give us an absolute doing but fair play we competed really well and our ability to press was surprising.

Thought whilst Hearts had more of the ball they really didn’t do much at all with it. Thought they potentially could’ve had a first half penalty when Mutch came out and didn’t get a touch on the ball but I’m not sure how much of Clare he actually got though, Naismiths dive though was fucking laughable should’ve been booked for that. Our only real chance in the first half was when Todd was through it looks like he should’ve done a lot better with it.

Second half Hearts changed their formation and went to back 4 which I think caught us out to begin with. I was too far away to be able to properly tell about the penalty that was given but going by the reactions of the players seems like it was fair enough. It was a fucking stupid tackle for Doyle to make as Boyce was going away from goal. Then we had our 3 chances that hit the woodwork and that’s when you really knew it wasn’t going to be our day. McManus probably should’ve done better with the first shot but was really unlucky with the second. Really thought Gary Millers effort was going in was some strike but I’ve no idea how Sammon missed the follow up he needs to be burying that. After that it was some good game management from Hearts and poor substitutions from us and we just never looked like we were going to get back in the game.

I say this every week but again I thought Miller was our best player. Feared the worst when he got booked so early on but fair play to him he was some driving force from the middle of the park and along with Gomis competed extremely well. McManus battled away and closed down well from the front and fair play to Durnan as well I thought he was absolutely solid and strolled it.

Our subs were wrong and offered nothing imo. Big Louis fan but he didn’t get into the game at all and the other 2 are shite. Bringing on Telfer wide left was strange anyway but he was gash and McMillan just fucking hell. Literally running into the ball.

I think I was expecting too much from Hearts though. I know they’ve been shite this season but really was expecting more with their new signings. Their ‘keeper is awful but we never tested him anywhere near enough. Andy Irving has improved since he was with us he made 2 cracking 40 yard passes in the second half and Michael Smith just strolled it in all 3 positions he ended up playing in.

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Pretty shite all round tbh, weather wasn't great at all and the pitch is w**k. 

Didn't think Hearts created much until later on when falkirk seemed to tire a bit. Falkirk pretty unlucky to not score hitting the woodwork 3 times. 

I think the worrying thing is Falkirk never played well and still created a few chances. 

I think we are really in danger of going down. 

Poor turnout from the home crowd, I might be remembering my youth wrongly but I always thought of Falkirk as being a pretty well supported team. 

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It was a kind of free shot tonight in a way. If we'd got through, then great, if not we could concentrate on the league and get the 'unbeaten' monkey off M&M's back.

We were very unlucky to go out I thought though, very unlucky with the efforts that hit the woodwork and we gave Hearts problems throughout. I said when the penalty was awarded 'f**k, I thought he'd given a penalty there for a second' as I assumed it was a goal kick. Don't remember any Hearts players or fans claiming it either.

I thought the substitutions were wrong again too. I would certainly have brought Longridge on but he should have been further forward. He came on with about 20 minutes left but I don't remember him ever getting into a position where he could cause any damage. McMillan and Telfer were pointless and it just cost any momentum that we'd built. I can understand bringing on fresh legs if folk are struggling but that didn't seem to be the case with the 3 that went off.

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It was a daft tackle and a definite penalty.
Unbelievable bad luck with the woodwork but that's life.
Hearts are not a good football team and Dikamona is so horrendously bad he would struggle to get into our late 2018 side.

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Falkirk looked more than a match for Hearts here, though I fear that says more about how awful we are, than how good Falkirk were.
 
Could easily have gone the other way but I’ll take the win and am happy we avoided the reply. Everyone with eyes will be happy we avoided a replay.
Both sides were of mid-low 1st division standard. Hearts are pretty much where we were a couple of years back.

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Pleased to have got through that.

Falkirk will feel unlucky having the best chance in the first half, and hitting the woodwork three times in the second half. 

Hearts weren't great, but the conditions were horrible for both sides.

Crazy coverage too! :lol:

Edited by paranoid android

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25 minutes ago, Unleash The Nade said:

Always good to beat my most hated team in Scottish football and as per usual Falkirk supporters thinking they’re a  bigger club than they really are.

 

Do you genuinely hate Falkirk more than Rangers, Celtic and Hibs?

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I said when the penalty was awarded 'f**k, I thought he'd given a penalty there for a second' as I assumed it was a goal kick. Don't remember any Hearts players or fans claiming it either.


That was my thoughts, everyone round me thought he'd given the goal kick & were astonished that he'd given a penalty for that challenge.

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31 minutes ago, Unleash The Nade said:

Always good to beat my most hated team in Scottish football and as per usual Falkirk supporters thinking they’re a  bigger club than they really are.

 

Did bad things happen involving Falkirk when you were young ?

Most Hearts fans I know hate Hibs and some hate Celtic too ?

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34 minutes ago, Unleash The Nade said:

Always good to beat my most hated team in Scottish football and as per usual Falkirk supporters thinking they’re a  bigger club than they really are.

^^^

First Hearts game was the 6-0 IMO

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37 minutes ago, Unleash The Nade said:

Always good to beat my most hated team in Scottish football and as per usual Falkirk supporters thinking they’re a  bigger club than they really are.

 

1 shot @ goal against a 3rd division team & that was a penalty. Frustrating to watch their blatatant diving.  On that showing relegation beckons

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32 minutes ago, Marshmallo said:

Do you genuinely hate Falkirk more than Rangers, Celtic and Hibs?

Yes.

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