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  1. Worst performance I can recall. Outdone for desire, fitness, quality. All by a part time team. Pretty shameful
  2. a game with very little in it, and always likely to be decided by a mistake. Our final ball into their box was dreadful, and always ended up behind our strikers. Expect Sunday to be another tight affair, as really nothing between the teams.
  3. Defence looked worse once Col went off and McKay went to centre half, was always a case of trying to hang on after that enforced change. Cant believe we don’t have the guile and savvy to see a game out, not a bunch of kids we have playing.
  4. Agree with pretty much all of the above, but think the biggest thing we lack is pace throughout our team. Too slow and ponderous, and sadly with Tremarco out the team it is sadly evident we have no leader on the pitch, willing to demand more from the other players
  5. Not often I don’t enjoy our games, but that was turgid. Jordan White is not mobile enough, doesn’t hold it up well enough, or good enough in the air to play the lone striker role. When we played it long, in the unlikely event of Jordan winning the header, the 2 wide men were 30 yards away front him and not in a position to react. When we got the ball on the ground we did create problems, but didn’t do it often enough. I think we have better players than this, but there again I don’t see them every day in training.
  6. Am I not right in saying Nick has already turned down a short term contract with us, and was hoping to go and play lower league in Spain? Would be good if we could sign him, but doesn't look like he sees any future with us.
  7. Like any new manager Robbo will, and should, be judged on the results after he takes control. I understand some of the scepticism, but in the grand scheme of things we aren't the most attractive of propositions, (finance, crowds, salary, to name 3) how many of the people mentioned would even want to come here? I can't think of getting excited at any of the names linked to the job, so to that end this doesn't put me up or down.We keep being told it's difficult to recruit players to the 'far North' so maybe it's the same issue getting a manager in. I wish Robbo every success, in the same wa
  8. Bottom line Is this was the only sensible decision going forward. Have to separate Foran the player from Foran the manager. As a player was everything you want, quite the opposite as manager. Lessons to be learned all round, but we have to move on in an upward manner. Unfortunately due to mismanagement at both Board level and Management of football side, a lot of people's jobs are at risk.
  9. Have to agree with all of the above re youth development. Growing up , AstroTurf was the surface sold on making first touch and passing better, yet as a country we produce fewer first class players now than we did when kids played on streets and in fields with jackets as posts. I know the game is greatly different now, but kids are over coached from an early age, instead of letting them enjoy and learn to love the game before we get into serious stuff.Do we think Patrick paying £4m for training facilities will produce more talent and better end product than currently? Can't see it myself.
  10. Wow, we are chronically bad. Playing a keeper who looks well less than 100%, and a team selection based on a Wooly pick n mix. I feel sorry for the fans who have made the trip, are being conned at what that are having to watch. The club accepted our fate months ago.
  11. Post match Richie says he is 90% to blame for the position we are in and the players 10%. Much as I admire his honesty, the 10% improving is not going to do much. He has been shown amazing loyalty by the fans, given what has been on offer this year, and any other manager would have made to walk the plank a long time ago. If we want to stay up we need to have a change of manager now, if we want to survive in the championship next year the change needs to be made at the end of the season. Much as I like Richie, he clearly doesn't have it. We are really on the edge of the abyss.
  12. a tad worried by line up. looks like a team bereft of any width, given Aberdeen have decent wide men, looks a free run at our full backs
  13. Big call whether we play him again this season. Is he really going to be 100% committed to the predicament we are in just now? In our position we need everyone to give 100% to try and save ourselves. Not a go at Tansey but if our survival is to depend on a 50/50 tackle where injury is likely, will he stick his foot in? He isn't playing for his future, that's safely tucked up now.
  14. I don't think we have the personnel to line up 3/5/2 5/3/2, as we don't have an Andy Shinnie or Ryan Christie with pace or guile to break and support in this system. First half was awful, and on couple of times we broke, the midfield were 40 yards behind Billy and Arnier. First 10 minutes of second half were better, as we had an urgency about us, but once we had the lead, and County were pressing, couldn't understand why we didn't change our shape, at least to make it a bit more difficult for County. Thought Vigurs was good before he hurt his ankle, although really disappointed with
  15. Thought we started well but lost the goals at key moments. Two decent balls into the box which we were unable to defend. Great to see a bit of fight in our boys and got a point, when you could argue we deserved all three. Esson was poor and doesn't inspire any confidence so OFW has to return. Thought our full backs were very good and both put their bodies on line to stop shots etc. I feel Gary Warren has lost half a yard and is being found out of position more than ever before, and on this viewing McCart is very green and not ready for this level yet, and feel we have better options avai
  16. Can't agree with previous post. Doumbaya may have scored, but guilty of missing 2 gilt edged chances prior to scoring. He was ineffective and any headers he wins, he has no control or no idea where ball is going. Boden held up ball well IMO and brought others into game, but he provided little in way of goal threat. Overall I was disappointed in the performance, and didn't see any reason to be optimistic for the coming weeks. On another note, the young lads can provide fantastic vocal backing for the team and am generally all for them, but please stop with the flares, and the need to run 5
  17. If this ends up true, which it looks like it will be, it's a sad day all round. Afte what Yogi helped to deliver last year, he should have been leaving the club a hero, not like some pantomime villain. However, the rhetoric he has been spouting for past 3 months is akin to a man who simply didn't fancy it anymore. The job itself is exact same as when he took it on (unless promises were made when he signed his new contract) and we will never be a club with lots of cash to spend, so unsure why he is wingeing about it so much now. Maybe the board have reservations about Yogi's ab
  18. I wouldn't say sacking Yogi is the answer, but unfortunately he is the one who has created the doubts. Sub standard signings, seemingly unable to vary tactics, lack of use of subs. I personally think a lot of our isses this year stem from the lack of pace throughout the side. Last year we had Watkins and Shinnie who could break at pace with the ball and stretch the game, we have nothing like that in the wide areas to do this, and that is compounded without having a real goal scorer to rely on. injuries haven't helped, but due to European football,some of our guys are near on com
  19. What is the rule with domestic football being broadcast live on a Champions League night? I always thought that there was a blanket ban on any domestic footie being broadcast when Champions League was on, yet tomorrow night Arsenal v Hull FA Cup is live despite it being a Champions League night. Can anyone shed any light?
  20. Great result today and all that we can ask for. Looked like Storey was carrying a knock before being replaced, was a yard off his normal all day. We looked better than them all day but created very little. Roberts strike was a joy to be hold. Bring on the quarters.
  21. So Yogi questioning a player/players desire to play through injury. He obviously knows who he is targeting, but I can't help feeling it's a dangerous route to go down. Given our players are a close bunch I can't see what good this kind of thing is going to do. The reaction Yogi is looking for may work in the opposite way.
  22. reading elsewhere suggested that due to Storeys form Swindon want more cash for loan to be extended whilst we thought it would continue under original terms, and the haggling is the hold up.
  23. Hopefully with having Yogi signed up, the players will start to follow suit. Good news to have that piece of uncertainty removed, let's hope results now pick up.
  24. It highlights how little money is currently in Scottish football. Amazing season we had has given little financial reward, and just shows why as a club we have to be so frugal. it may be frustrating for Yogi, but he knew the parameters he would require to operate in, and irrespective of what we achieve that is not going to change.
  25. Tonight illustrated one thing, we have no pace in the vital areas. So one paced it was unreal. When was last season we had zero pace in key areas? i feel sorry for Devine and Meekings as appeared they had nothing to hit. Vincent and Vigurs were anonymous and Storey had no support. undoubtedly we have a major injury crisis, but Doran apart, can't see anyone improving us in the final third How we were in this game with 30 to go was a mystery, poor all round
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