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  1. I had a real nightmare trying to throw my QR code onto the pitch in disgust after the weekend's game like. Impossible to get rid of them.
    5 points
  2. While I don't agree with everything Dave Cormack says or does, the boy has put money into the club, not only helping fund the training ground but also steering the club through a pretty rocky 12-18 months due to covid and then giving the manager funds to invest in the team afterwards. He's also tried stuff with the merkland which has proved popular. If we're calling for him to go after that then I don't see why anyone would ever want to take us on.
    3 points
  3. Saudi Arabia can go fuck itself
    3 points
  4. The whole link up with Atlanta was his doing and so far it's been atrocious. Although we can't really get rid of him now that he's named the training ground after himself.
    2 points
  5. I have no time for him from his support for the Atlantic league through his constant carping about restrictions during a global pandemic to claiming that after an exhaustive search a development team manager from the MLS who just happened to be his mate was the best candidate he has completely called things wrong. I would like him to go if I am honest but financially I am not sure club will survive him going so suspect much like Glass we are stuck with him.
    2 points
  6. I thought the way Dykes pulled his hand away was pretty telling but fortunately they had blurry mobile phone quality video footage that made it impossible to overturn. I agree VAR ruins the game though. Every time someone scores a goal now a little part of your brain is telling you to hold on a minute because there might be some borderline foul somewhere. It's completely undermined the biggest appeal of football which is the raw immediate reaction to a goal being scored. Prioritising technical accuracy over entertainment is just daft.
    2 points
  7. Well that was a tremendous watch, sore throat from screaming and nearly peed my pants when the winner went in That game had everything, great free kick, missed penalty, wtf was the ref doing with var and that goal, late winner wow!!
    2 points
  8. Delighted to be proved wrong. In fairness to the boy, he was great towards the end and really stood up to be counted. Thoroughly deserved his goal. Hard to recall ever having seen Scotland play better than they did in the second half. Looked like Hampden was absolutely bouncing. Hoping we will look back at this as one of those coming of age moments for our national team because they really did show how good they can be if they show a bit of belief, actually pass the ball and play with a decent tempo. Also great to see Dykes get his goal after missing the penalty. Tierney and Robertson also seem to have blended into a brilliant partnership down the left and look to be loving playing alongside each other.
    2 points
  9. Why on earth would you let Dykes take another penalty, he got lucky against Austria and any keeper reviewing his last pen for Scotland would have thought "he'll put it down the centre again". But then again all our corners/free-kick have been rank...good to know we've got a set-piece specialist on board.
    2 points
  10. Love the way Pirate broadcasting of TV is deemed unacceptable for an owner of a premier league club but being involved in state sponsored murder and terrorism gets a pass.
    2 points
  11. Yep, that's what fitba is all about. At least they're not trying to hide it. I don't get why people even watch that pish down South, it's pathetic. Although it won't stop Scotland trying to follow in its footsteps. I'm guessing that if nobody walked away with Ashley in charge, a Saudi dictator won't be a problem.
    2 points
  12. Are you sure the tims weren't condoning the 13 year olds throwing of a plastic bottle by singing about the International Recycling Association?
    2 points
  13. Outstanding work Caution a 13 year old for throwing a empty plastic bottle at the Dod Michael lookalike but fail to be able to identify and take action against a single one of 1700 smelly Tims from Glasgow's East End singing in support of a foreign terrorist organisation. P.S Not in any shape or form condoning the actions of a 13 year old but merely highlighting just how ridiculous it is.
    2 points
  14. Almost renewed my season ticket there.
    2 points
  15. How has that happened? Let's look at the six teams above us. Rangers - People were queuing up to say Gerrard was too inexperienced, and a year before he won the league there there were fans who wanted him out. Hibs - Fans wanted Jack Ross out last season because they kept blowing it at Hampden. Hearts - Fans demonstrated outside Tynecastle for him and Budge to go. Motherwell - Not actually a very popular manager with the fans. Dundee Utd - Start of season fans were saying he's not up to it. He was getting slated during the Dundee derby up until they scored. Celtic - well, the fact they're sixth on this list says it all. Sometimes a bit of patience pays off.
    2 points
  16. I'd say that was slightly less pish than recent weeks, we almost had the shape of an actual football team at points, in the final third. Incredibly harsh two yellows and at that point we needed the McInnes cautious sub that never came. Bates was poor today like. Lewis with a poor clearance on his wrong foot, but keepers do that all the time and the most basic rule of defending is to get into your line as quickly as possible. I mean it's drilled into players, but Bates was miles behind the others. You sprint out and retain your shape as soon as the ball leaves the keeper's foot, just as a striker should never be caught offside because they didn't get back in time. Bates also at fault for their second, and threw himself into loads of needless challenges. He just looked way off the pace. Lewis makes the wrong decision for the third, but he was always going to be second to that one and the only option of going through main was probably fairly risky - they got fucking lucky that main basically missed it. Another naive performance unfortunately.
    2 points
  17. I watched the game from the comfort of my living room with a rather large glass of wine and it's just not enjoyable knowing the moves are gonna break down every time - Ramirez just looked pish, I thought Feguson was trying too hard with no finesse, we were slightly better with the introduction of Hayes & McGinn but hard to see where the goals and points are coming from. You also just knew May would score against us!!! At this moment I'm not optimistic that we are ever gonna look like a team that has a clue - I was a bit meh about Glass being appointed and the football we are playing is not giving me the slightest inclination to actually go to a game!!
    2 points
  18. https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/5d033aa9-3f42-40f1-99cc-131f20c6e4e0#AbojlTgu.copy
    1 point
  19. According to former director Andrew Little DC and his American pals are into afc to the tune of 20 mill. It's hard to say he's not put his money where his mouth is. Glass was always a gamble (and it doesn't look a good one at the moment) but it was his to make. Unless we get caught up in the relegation dogfight you would think, as cormacks man, glass will get the season but we don't really have any previous form to compare to. Maybe he will be ruthless
    1 point
  20. 1 point
  21. Obviously it's Cormack's fault for hiring Glass, but really what you want from a chairman is someone that invests money and he's done that to be fair. Most chairmen are clueless when it comes to the actual football bit so that isn't a fatal flaw necessarily if we can tombola our way into the right manager. If he refuses to sack Glass then that will be different but it's starting to make Cormack look bad so I think he'll do it out of self-preservation if nothing else.
    1 point
  22. Fair comment. In Clarke’s defence, these last few games we look like we have turned a corner and made a bit of progress. Unfortunately I don’t think we are in the class of a Sweden, Norway or Czech Republic therefore we will probably end up being beaten in the playoffs. I would still question some of Clarke’s tactics at times. The other night we could all see Fraser was making nothing of it and it was crying out for Patterson yet he waited until about 10 minutes from the end before making the change. Also bringing on McGregor for Hendry, just to drop McTominay into defence looked a pointless sub when we were desperate for a goal and taking off Billy Gilmour when we needed to keep the ball at the end was a strange decision. From the outside, he certainly seems to have fostered a good bond between the players though and no one can deny they are willing to fight for him. Dykes is also an upgrade on a number of those who were given a chance before him (McBurnie, Brophy, Shankland, Burke, Fletcher). He may not be world class but he is a threat and must be a nightmare to play against. Arguably the best goal scoring threat since Kenny Miller.
    1 point
  23. The good thing about Moldova is that it's the first of the two fixtures. The double header does seem to throw up a few difficulties for us. A big first fixture and we struggle to match that in the second, as if we've already done the hard work. A poor first fixture and we are a bit shaky in the second. It must be a difficult psychology for the manager, it's not really like anything else in football. A European game is two legs against the same team, which gives it the air of a single game. It's almost like we have to treat each game in a double header as a single fixture, where it only counts if you meet your objectives in both.
    1 point
  24. Bastard that’s another memory I had spent years trying to bury with drink brought back to the surface. Thanks a lot.
    1 point
  25. Great for guys like me then at the other side of the world And the foul given to Italy in euro 2008 qualifiers for a start which stopped us from going through.
    1 point
  26. Have to disagree Haar. Don’t think either goal was contentious. As Rico says Last nights was rightly given and 2nd on Saturday should never been disallowed in the first place.
    1 point
  27. Meant to mention the ref. He was one of worst I have seen at international level. I just assumed Fergie had just chined McTominay in the tunnel to produce the improved performance.
    1 point
  28. What a bounce that was. I will admit to considering the pub when Zahavi scored Great goal from Super John McGinn. Could not believe it when we conceded again so quickly. Thought Gilmour and McGinn were excellent but Robertson was a deserved man of the match. Thought Patterson struggled in first half but had a better in second half.
    1 point
  29. Fucking excellent win...and fully deserved on our 2nd half play. But even the final corner into the area was crap but we got the break...you just know it's going to come back and haunt us.
    1 point
  30. Newcastle should be a big club. No hunnish-ness involved, neither projected nor real. They’re a proper working class football club. With a history of glorious failure. Stadium in the city centre, passionate local fan base, no southern affiliations (they fucking hated Ashley et al for being cockney wide-o’s). Absolutely no way they would let their club get liquidated EVER, even if this Saudi experiment goes tits up. On fan base alone they’d be top? 1? They could double the size of St James’ and still fill it (with a hint of success). The only way to win anything anywhere now, is with billionaire sponsors, they’ve got the billionaires of billionaires. It’s a risk but let them enjoy it.
    1 point
  31. Maybe a handful of match of the day highlights per season. Usually only if there's a Scotland player kicking about. Often check to see if Scotland players are getting a game or not too.
    1 point
  32. That was my third go as well.
    1 point
  33. Couldn't quite see it properly. Do you have any videos of it from seat D46 behind the goal?
    1 point
  34. My two Bob from today. Too tired after the early trip to look earlier. Started under the cosh and slowly came into the game. Kyogo had fantastic movement and instinct. I put the goal more down to his sharpness than our marking. Then we started to turn up. We seemed split across both sides of the pitch with nobody holding the middle of the pitch. Putting them under real pressure before half time and with more composure around the box. Should've gone in even. Second half. Midfielders turned up. Brown and Ferguson started to win it in there and after our goal there only looked one winner. We had our chances and had Hayes or Samuels had a bit better decision making, should've killed the game. Then fucking Rogic came off the bench to do what he does to us every fucking time. He's crap all season and always turns up to bury us. Quality of the play at the 2nd can't be argued although I think that had brown still been on, this may have been dealt with before Rogic could turn on the edge of the box. Not hitting the panic button yet. Fingers crossed for a couple of goals at Dundee. Once the three points come I think we're more than capable of climbing the table by the year ended
    1 point
  35. On Woods, he invited pressure on us on a few occasions with poor touches and passes. Lewis was getting accused of being poor on the ball, but it's evident that the problem lies with the defence and the tactics. Over the years, Lewis has never struggled with the ball into feet - quite the opposite. He's always been calm and sensible in possession, clearing long when required. The problems stem - for both keepers - when our defence pass it to them onto their wrong foot, pass it to them with a defender bearing down, when the defender doesn't either drop into the space or tell the keeper to go long. The defence today regularly passed it to Woods whilst very close to him. He'd then be under pressure in a second with no defender offering the relief of an easy pass. Our defenders aren't good enough to be playing it out from the back and they make both keepers look bad.
    1 point
  36. 1 point
  37. Don't really remember any saves from Woods. Celtic had two shits on target and not sure he could have done much about either of them.
    1 point
  38. Ruth with another goal for Falkirk in their 2-1 win over East Fife. Conor Barron played 87 minutes of Kelty’s 2-1 win over Annan. Mark Gallagher played 90 minutes of Forfar’s 1-1 draw against Stenhousemuir. Jack Milne scored and was named sponsors man of the match in Brechin’s 3-2 win over Buckie.
    1 point
  39. Aye,I meant Lewis form probably aligning with a settled defence,inc the early McKenna/Devlin combo,McKenna/Considine/ even Taylor
    1 point
  40. I am not doubting Lewis' poor play and lack of confidence......but...... Last 3 seasons we've bounced between a back 3,4, and 5. In 3 seasons we've had Logan, Devlin, Taylor, Considine, McKenna, Leigh, Hoban, McCrorie, Hayes, Ramsay, McKenzie, and Bates, Gurr, and Gallagher. That's 14 players. 15 if you add Jon Gallagher. Plus we've had changes in management, coaches, and tactics/style of play. Have we ever really developed shape, formation, understanding, and continuity/chemistry? A strong, stable, and consistent defense always makes your keeper look better. While I rate Ramsay and McKenzie, they are youthful and naive, and they don't have a solid and stable central paring to help them, or strong and consistent players around them. In the past we used to praise the work of McGinn and Hayes when helping Logan and Considine, or Shinnie, our young guys don't have the same experienced and effective support. Lastly, have we had a consistent midfield protecting the defense, particularly a strong holding mid filling that central spot?? Again plays a factor in a shit defense and that affects' a dodgy keeper.
    1 point
  41. Time to drop Joe Lewis. He's at fault for two of the goals. One clean sheet in 20 games - he's got to be culpable for some of that. I can give David Bates a bit more leeway in that he's still new, but fucking hell. Can we not find a decent centre half anywhere? Lewis Ferguson is another needing dropped. Offering very little at the moment. He's just playing for himself just now, constantly taking pot shots at goal because he wants to boost his goals for account and net himself a January move. That would be fine if he was hitting the target but most of the time he's not even forcing the goalkeeper into a save. Other than that, at times we were playing good stuff. It's easy to lose the head because of the run we're on. I watched Dundee v Rangers yesterday and Dundee missed a pile of chances and Rangers, without playing particularly well, get out of there with a 1-0 win. When you're luck is out, it's out. As negative as it would be, I can't help but feel maybe we should go three at the back next week v Celtic. We're losing too many goals with the back four and I really don't fancy us to go toe-to-toe attacking wise with Celtic just now.
    1 point
  42. I did predict he was gonna score ha
    1 point
  43. Interesting possession stats. However, possession was never really an issue under McInnes either. We had huge spells of un-scored possession last season too, which was variously described as "dominating". However, like last season we don't look like scoring. I think if we were to look back at around this time last season there'd have been talk on this board about someone "about to take a hiding" from the dons. We were playing with a lot of invention but weren't finishing, with Watkins providing great all round play without the finishing. We're not looking like giving anyone a hiding at present despite our possession as we look utterly unthreatening. Sounds like Watkins won't make it today as you say (although I don't think that would ever excuse suggesting Samuels up front though!), so it'll likely be Ramirez getting another run out. Hopefully we'll see a bit more invention with Hedges back, but I think that we're so disjointed at times that he might struggle to work out his role. I think I'd like to see us take the Steve Clarke at Killie approach for a while. Simplify everything down to a few basic instructions per player in a recognisable shape (3-5-2 or 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1) that provides good cover. For example, Hayes and Hedges hitting the byline and firing it across with Ramirez making the front post on repeat. Playing it in the channels and pressing the opposition, that sort of jazz. Get us back to some sort of form and then build back in the more elaborate stuff from a position of confidence.
    1 point
  44. I'm optimistic that at some point the goals will come back. We now have too many options for it not to happen. On Gallagher, I expected better but mcrorie had been a bombscare back there . I thought bates made a difference and if Gallagher and bates play together, we might see something more composed at the back. Clearly doesn't want to drop Ross but he doesn't know where to put him. It's maybe time more pressure was put on fergie, ojo and brown by Ross and Matty. All that said. I think that we'll have a 3-1 thriller.
    1 point
  45. Anyone want my ticket ?
    1 point
  46. They are not as good as they used to be but had been looking stronger this year so that result against Gala especially at home is a bit of a shock. Nah they are pish. Think surprise of the day is Sauchie beating Fraserburgh and Jeanfield beating Inverurie. Draw for second round is tomorrow.
    1 point
  47. The governments of all countries stop people taking drugs all the time, that's kind of one of their jobs. If they deem that there is a risk to people's own safety from taking ivermectin then they would be right to try and prevent it. More likely though is that they are concerned that it will replace vaccination as the popular choice. Unfortunately, ivermectin doesn't reduce infections and spread of covid and so concern around the ability to control the virus in Australia would be fairly genuine, as they're still administering lockdowns due to their previous success. The question for the government is if ivermectin is more efficacious than vaccination and certainly prior to the delta variant that was very much the case. They need something successful enough that they can promise no more lockdowns - they need a cure. The very political nature of the pandemic requires to be seen to be ended, which is pretty much what's happening in the UK. What that shouldn't mean is ruling out the use of ivermectin as a supplement to vaccine treatment, which I suspect we will see (and probably have seen) in the UK as the virus becomes endemic - if it passes the various trials with a high degree of success. I think the deliberate spread of misinformation about ivermectin being a cow wormer or whatever by various media outlets is equally as problematic as vaccine misinformation, as it may be something that is required in the near future. Ivermectin isn't a replacement for vaccination though, in the same way as vitamin D isn't. Vaccination is really the only good option (of the two) for reducing harm to the community over the individual, so I can completely see why a government would be very wary of people expressing their rights to self medicate and treating the pandemic as a personal problem.
    1 point
  48. Great weather on the west coast this weekend Glencoe https://postimg.cc/1fyPKrp2 https://postimg.cc/rKyspkYD Gen Lichd and Beinn fhada https://postimg.cc/bdWkDdkZ
    1 point
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