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4 minutes ago, G51 said:

McGinn has been pretty poor for a long time now. 

Assuming you mean for Aston Villa...

Anyway - woeful set up and Clarke reverting to his dinosaur tactics of bypassing the midfield. McGinn and at least another seven absolutely awful. 

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12 minutes ago, ZX1886 said:


We have a decent squad on paper. They are good enough for their clubs. Yet again at home to a nation around our level we don’t show up. The players simply aren’t interested and the so-called Scottish media couldn’t be more delighted that Ukraine won.

Starting with two up front tonight was a mistake. Hickey is not a RWB yet so there was not much progress on that side In the first half. Robertson was always marked so never had it easy on the left

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1 minute ago, sergie's no1 fan said:

That will confuse the f**k out of the Rangers fans who revel in Scotland losing but also hate Sturgeon with a passion.

A tricky one for the bears indeed.

good one m8

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Euros are alright, but you really want to be at a World Cup.

I turned 24 during the first one in my lifetime that we missed.  

We've only made one since.  

 

 

I've never watched us in any with my son and he'll be 20 by the next time that's possible.  It's grim.

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Obviously Clarke might not have played him anyway, but that game could’ve really used Ryan Jack. Get him in for Dykes/Adams, push McGinn forward and we’d have had far more control and physicality in the middle of the park. 

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Just now, Rugster said:

She really doesn’t. 

What should she say as the leader of a country? She has to be diplomatic. Congratulate Ukraine and say the good thing about Scotland.

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Think that might have been the worst performance I've seen under Clarke. Apart from Gordon I thought everyone was really poor. Special mention to Hickey, I thought that was one of the most comical performances I've seen in person in a long time. He (along with a few others) were breathing out their arse after about 15 minutes. So bad. I think the 3 at the back works when Tierneys fit, otherwise I think its time to think about how else we can set up. Not saying what we saw at the end there is the answer because we were 2-0 down in a one off game, but Cooper at LCB certainly isn't the solution either. 

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2 minutes ago, eez-eh said:

We’ve scored a few good goals from inswinging corners recently.

Does anyone know why for every corner we decided to float in outswingers that were nowhere near that complete haddy of a keeper?

Austin McPhee seemed to make a big difference since coming on board. Like I said in previous post the squad as I understand only got together on Sunday except mini camp of 3 or 4 players last week. In my opinion bulk of squad should have been assembled a week earlier and could have used that time on things like set pieces. Pretty poor that 3 or 4 players feel need to arrange their own camp and that there was not a larger take up. 

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That starting 11 gave me a bad feeling and so it came to pass. Clarke want Dykes and Adams on the pitch together, unless we are playing Cowdenbeath it does not work. Pick one and work with that player to make it work. 

He has a simar affinity for McTominey regardless of where he has to play him. 

Hickey should never have started it was a game for O'Donnell. 

That said regardless of the line up that performance was fucking woeful. 

 

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1 minute ago, QwaarJet said:

What should she say as the leader of a country? She has to be diplomatic. Congratulate Ukraine and say the good thing about Scotland.

Just say nothing. That shite about Ukraine is extremely patronising to them, and it makes us look like a nation of losers.

Which we are, but we don’t need the First Minister confirming it.

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Before I go off on one, credit where it is due. Ukraine were miles better than us tonight and a well deserved win. Outclassed. Out thought. Out played. Out. Genuinely hope them and their fans have a good night. Hope they go on and pump Wales.

Now. Rant time.

We lost tonight because of one man. Steve Clarke. I can handle players performing below standard or outright shite. But we set up in a system with tactics that were never going to work, because theyve been proven not to work. We didnt play badly because of individual errors. We played badly because we trained and planned for a system that has ALWAYS made us play badly.

Dykes and Adams up top together do not work. It has never worked. They are too similar. 

For all the song and dance around him, McGinn is not, and never will be, a number 10 against good opposition.

We attempted to play an attacking formation and ended up nulifying our 3 most prominent attackers while confusing and overloading our midfield which have been class together for nearly a year.

Clarke over thought this big time and we paid the price. If I could see the inevitable as soon as the team was announced, why cant Clarke or any of his coachinf staff?

On a side note, can we leave the SOD slander now? Hickey was chosen tonight and had about as much attacking threat as a marshmallow.

Fucking fizzing.

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That's bollocks, they're all miles better. The reasons why is the issue.


They are all miles better, but none of them are going to win the World Cup.
The point is you don’t have to be a very good team to come to Hampden and win easy.
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15 minutes ago, Ayr23 said:

Looked like they had an extra man all night. Fucking shite. Robertson, and everyone else for that matter, absolutely hopeless. Armenia and Ireland... Can see those games far enough.

A lot of these teams , eg Croatia , look like they have an extra man.

I think it is partly because , on the whole , they are more comfortable on the ball.

They can have five at the back at times but pile forward when they want

 

 

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2 minutes ago, grazza said:

Austin McPhee seemed to make a big difference since coming on board. Like I said in previous post the squad as I understand only got together on Sunday except mini camp of 3 or 4 players last week. In my opinion bulk of squad should have been assembled a week earlier and could have used that time on things like set pieces. Pretty poor that 3 or 4 players feel need to arrange their own camp and that there was not a larger take up. 

Even if you think they should have gotten together sooner - they’ve shown they know how to take a good set piece in the last run of games. It’s wild that we didn’t bother putting any right on top of the keep.

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