MrCaleyjag

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  1. Sorry once you log into the prediction league it's in 'my profile'
  2. I will do, hopefully tonight, just haven't had time to do it so far
  3. If you log into the prediction league and go to the settings tab you can subscribe to the new league there.
  4. So will we get back to the topic then?
  5. Was a good watch and coming from/growing up in FW it was good to see some exposure and their plight being highlighted regardless of the reasons why. Was great to see that they finally won on Wednesday night and almost inevitable after the programme was aired.
  6. Agreed regards welcoming him back and I've no doubt if he did he'd contribute far more than the likes of Trafford ever would - also could it be a case of can we afford 'not to' buy him back?
  7. More out of want than realism I would start with 4-4-1-1 and go with the following: Ridgers McKay Donaldson McCart Tremarco Walsh Carson Vincent Doran Keatings Todorov Keatings drops back in defensive situations but when attacking he plays just off the striker moving into the space to hopefully supply the through balls or pick-up knock-downs. FBs start slightly deeper and a little narrower knowing that the wingers are closer to them in the transition between defence and attack. Unfortunately my head tells me that Robbo will stick with with 4-2-3-1 and start White up front as per the league cup games which will leave us exposed in midfield and probably on the wings as well. I'm hoping to see some improvements though and a full week of training will hopefully have given the players some valuable time together. Season opener so if they can't get motivated for this and look to avenge the end of last season then we have issues.
  8. 1st: Dundee Utd 2nd: ICT 3rd: Dundee 4th: Partick Thistle 5th: Morton 6th: Dunfermline 7th: Ayr Utd 8th: Arbroath 9th: Queen of South 10th: Alloa Athletic I do think it'll be just as competitive this season as in the past with every team taking points off each other, expecting a couple of the foreseen front runners to make a sluggish start but hopefully we can hit the ground running. There's been a big turn around of players in most teams so will be interesting to see how they fair and what impact new managers may have. My money is on the first manager casualty being Gary Caldwell, maybe that's more out of hope though haha.
  9. Can you send me the details for this and I'll have a look, never taken part before - I've sent you a PM as well
  10. My prediction HT: 0v0 FT: 2v1 1st ICT: Walsh 1st Opp: McMullan Crowd: 9001 Caleyjag's prediction HT: 0v0 FT: 1v1 1st ICT: Keatings 1st Opp: Shankland Crowd: 8567
  11. Two days to go until the Scottish Championship kicks-off and we'll all be full of optimism I'm sure, some of us more than others, so it seems like the right time for the run down our opponents. For a bit of fun what's your league prediction from top to bottom? Also your thoughts for ourselves? Here's a quick overview of all teams in the league in terms of personnel changes and the bookies prediction for each: ALLOA ATHLETIC - Manager Peter Grant - Last season 8th Bookies prediction: 10th Ins: Robert Thomson (FWD), Andy Stirling (MID), Kevin O'Hara (FWD), Liam Buchanan (FWD), Peter Grant (Manager) Out: Jordan Fitzpatrick, Joseph Moore, Jim Goodwin (Manager) ARBROATH - Manager Dick Campbell - last season Winner 1st Division Bookies prediction: 8th Ins: Derek Gaston (GK), Scott Stewart (DEF), Robert Wilson (DEF) Out: Ryan Wallace, Danny Denholm, Ryan McCord, Darren Hill AYR UNITED - Manager Ian McCall - last season 4th Bookies prediction: 5th Ins: Sam Roscoe (DEF), Kris Doolan (FWD) Outs: Robbie Crawford, Lawrance Shankland, Michael Rose, Liam Smith, Declan McDaid, Chris Higgins, James Hilton, Stuart Faulds DUNDEE - Manager James McPake - last season bottom Premiership Bookies Prediction: 2nd Ins: Shaun Byrne (MID), Danny Johnson (FWD), Jordan McGhee (DEF), Declan MacDaid (MID), Josh Todd (MID), Jordan Marshall (DEF), Jamie Ness (MID), Jordan Forster (DEF), Luke Strachan (FWD), Out: Elliot Parish, Sam Jackson, Kyle Gourlay, Nathan Ralph, Kenny Miller, James Vincent, Kerr Waddell, Nathan Meres, Darren O’Dea, Martin Woods, Genseric Kusunga, Jesse Curran, Faissal El Bakhtaoui, Jim McIntyre (Manager) DUNDEE UTD – Manager Robbie Neilson – last season 2nd Championship Bookies Prediction: 1st Ins: Adrian Sproule (DEF), Mark Reynolds (DEF), Adam King (MID), Lawrence Shankland (FWD), Liam Smith (DEF), Deniz Mehmet (GK) Out: Rachid Bouhenna, Luc Bollan, Aidan nesbitt, Margano Gomis, Lewis Toshney, Stewart Murdoch, Archie Thomas, Kieran Inglis, Fraser fyvie, William Edjenguele, Billy King, Callum Booth, Christoph Rabitsch, Thomas Scobbie, Adam Barton, Gavin Ritchie, Mati Zata DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC – Manager Stevie Crawford – last season 7th Championship Bookies prediction:6th In: Aaron Comrie (DEF), Thomas Bragg (DEF), Gabriel McGill (FWD), Paul Paton (MID), Euan Murray (DEF), Josh Edwards (DEF), Kevin Nisbet (FWD), Kyle turner (MID), Ryan Dow (FWD), Tom Lang (DEF), Lucas Berry (FWD), Ben Swinton (GK), Matthew Bowman (DEF) Out: Kallum Higginbotham, Jackson Longridge, Robbie Muirhead, Ryan Williamson, Mark Durnan, Aidan Connolly, Brandon Luke, Myles Hippolyte, James Craigen, Lee Robinson, Sean Murdoch, Louis Longridge GREENOCK MORTON – Manager David Hopkin – last season 5th Championship Bookies Prediction: 7th In: Henk van Schaik (DEF), Nicky CAdden (MID), Robbie Muirhead (FWD), Aidan Nesbitt (MID), Kyle Jacobs (MID), Brian McLean (DEF), Calvin Orsi (MID), Sam Ramsbottom (GK), Cameron Salkeld (FWD), John Sutton (FWD), David Hopkin (Manager) Out: Jonaton Johansson (Manager), gary Oliver, Lee Kilday, Robert Thomson, Derel Gaston, Charlie Telfer, Michael Tidser, Denny Johnstone, Gregor Buchanan, Peter Grant, Jack Iredale, Jack Purdue, Rory, McKeown, Ben Armour INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE – Manager John Robertson – Last Season 3rd Championship Bookies Prediction: 4th Ins: James Keatings (FWD), James Vincent (MID), Nikolay Todorov (FWD), David Carson (MID), Mitch Curry (MID Loan) Outs: Darren McCauley, Owain Fon Williams, Liam Polworth, Joe Chalmers, Nathan Austin PARTICK THISTLE – Manager Gary Caldwell – Last Season 6th Championship Bookies Prediction: 3rd Ins: Mitch Aistin (MID), Kenny Miller (FWD), Shea Gordon (MID), Scott Fox (GK), Lewis Mansell (FWD), Ryan Williamson (DEF), Alex Jones (FWD), Tommy Robson (DEF) Out: Aidan Fitzpatrick, Scott McDonald, Blair Spittal, Souleymane Coulibaly, Kris Doolan, Cammy Bell, Christie Elliott, Ally Roy, Aaron Lennox, Euan Griffiths, Lee Duncanson, Nial Keown, Miles Storey, Andy McCarthy, Anthony Eadie QUEEN OF SOUTH – Manager Allan Johnston – Last Season – 9th Championship Bookies Prediction: 9th Ins: Kevin Holt (DEF), Lewis Kidd (DEF), Gary Oliver (FWD), Lee Kilday (DEF), Callum Semple (DEF), Dan Pybus (MID), Michael Paton (MID), Allan Johnston (Manager) Out: Gary Naysmith (Manager), Josh Todd, Kyle Jacobs, Deniz Mehmet, Andy Stirling, Michael Doyle, Callum Fordyce, Russell Currie, Nicky Low *** Sources: BBC Sport for transfers, Betfair for bookies predictions ***
  12. Not present but watched on tv I'm almost embarrassed to type this out and really struggling to pick a first , second and third - speaks volumes that a player who got roughly 15mins game time gets my 3pts: 1st (5pts) - Keatings - for first half display 2nd (3pts) - Todorov 3rd (1pt) - McCart Ref: 2 (Poor)
  13. Well that was grim watching and I'm really struggling to take anything from the performance other than surely we can't be that inept again,? I didn't think either team was particularly impressive but at least if you're a Dundee fan you'd see signs of promise and some good foundations. What bugs me the most is that we changed nothing, we made no tactical switch and Robbo unfortunately seems either incapable or afraid to change the system. I'd have accepted a defeat far better had we been trying something different and mixed it up a little but we didn't. Long balls pumped up high to a player who is taller when he stands up than when he jumps, I'm sorry Jordan I defended you a lot last season and yes the service was poor but you were bereft of any quality at all but also not alone. Struggling in midfield we should have dropped Walsh and Doran deeper, tucked the FBs in a little, replaced White with Todorov and played Keatings off him. At least we may have had a chance of seeing if we were more solid or not. I mean our crosses were from deep so why not have them from that area by players who are paid to do that job anyway. Yes we've lost Polworth and Chalmers but the nucleus of that team is the same yet we are all still seeing and coming on here reporting the same issues and problems, what are the coaching team actually working on with the players during the week? Whether we treat the League Cup as a serious competition or not, I'd expect some more application, some more innovation and for us to try something different. At least treat it as pre-season of old where we tried new formations, new styles of play, new link-ups and set pieces and gave younger players game time rather than this scared attitude towards losing that so many of the players seem to have. Onward and upwards as they say but a huge improvement is needed all round, this is not the type of league you can start slowly in as we all know too well.
  14. *** VOTING IN THE POLL ABOVE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THE MATCH ONLY *** If you were at the match, please use the poll above to vote for your top 3 players. As a bit of fun, we have also added an option to rate the referee .... Please make sure you vote for 3 separate players. If you make an error, let us know so we can fix it. PLEASE ONLY VOTE ABOVE IF YOU WERE AT THE GAME Anyone caught trying to cheat the system WILL be banned from voting in ALL site polls...this is your only warning. **NOT at the game ?** As a result of requests received, we have made a slight change to how these threads work for site users who watched the game on TV or listened to the full game live on the radio ....... You too will now be able to cast your votes, but should do it in the thread below, and NOT in the official poll above. Just list the three players of your choosing and award 5,3, or 1 point(s). You can give the ref a mark if you want too ! These votes will NOT be counted in the official total, as we only count votes from those who where actually at the game, but it IS a way for you to participate in the process .... which many people asked for .... a happy medium we hope !!!!!
  15. My prediction HT: 0v0 FT: 1v2 1st ICT: Keatings 1st opp: Mcdade Crowd: 2547 Caleyjag's prediction HT: 0v0 FT: 1v1 1st ICT: White 1st Dundee: Johnson Crowd: 3575
  16. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure that it's limited to 2 players between SPFL clubs in different divisions and 1 player between SPFL clubs in the same division. I understand your sentiment though but the rules must be different with Fort William being in the Highland League - I;m still trying to find that part in the rules ................................
  17. Progression is in our own hands as they say. I actually think the winner takes all situation surrounding this game is a good thing and could serve as a good platform for the start of the season, will certainly give an insight as to how level the playing field is. Like ourselves Dundee haven't had it all their own way in the last three games and they'll be eager to prove a point that they are indeed worthy of their title contenders tag that most expect from them. New manager, new Technical Director and big turnover of players means I'm not so sure. Saying that we'll need to be on the ball and defensively a lot better than the last three games, I expect to see us start tighter but believe we need to take the game to them from the start. Don't think there will be many changes in personnel, if any, but maybe a change in tactics and approach. Cautiously optimistic
  18. Possibly conceded 5 or 6 instead of 10 or 11 a game ? My home town club as well and a pity that they've struggled as much as they have, a point highlighted last season when they were featured on Gillette Soccer Saturday for being probably the worst team in the UK. It was actually a pretty decent report. I'm sure if the rumours are true they'll welcome the lads with open arms and be a huge boost to their squad.
  19. Those that were at the game can hopefully answer this as I wasn't there but against Peterhead I noted that our FBs starting position was very wide and high almost hugging the touchline. I wonder if this is one of the causes of our defensive issues? Lets be honest Tremarco is getting on a little and not the player he was and McKay isn't a natural FB so their positioning has a lot to do with recovery and moving back in to defend, against Peterhead McKay was caught a couple of times over the top with Donaldson covering leaving the middle exposed. Also their high positioning left McCart exposed twice in which he brought down the attaching player which the ref dubiously waved on. I'd be inclined to have their starting position slightly deeper and tucked in a bit meaning they can receive the ball in attacking situations further in field giving them time to control and push on, from what I saw they were pressed wide instantly against Peterhead and had no out ball and when they lost the ball they were isolated. It would also offer a bit more cover for the CB's if we lose the ball early.
  20. *** VOTING IN THE POLL ABOVE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THE MATCH ONLY *** If you were at the match, please use the poll above to vote for your top 3 players. As a bit of fun, we have also added an option to rate the referee .... Please make sure you vote for 3 separate players. If you make an error, let us know so we can fix it. PLEASE ONLY VOTE ABOVE IF YOU WERE AT THE GAME Anyone caught trying to cheat the system WILL be banned from voting in ALL site polls...this is your only warning. **NOT at the game ?** As a result of requests received, we have made a slight change to how these threads work for site users who watched the game on TV or listened to the full game live on the radio ....... You too will now be able to cast your votes, but should do it in the thread below, and NOT in the official poll above. Just list the three players of your choosing and award 5,3, or 1 point(s). You can give the ref a mark if you want too ! These votes will NOT be counted in the official total, as we only count votes from those who where actually at the game, but it IS a way for you to participate in the process .... which many people asked for .... a happy medium we hope !!!!!
  21. That would be nice and while we should be putting a few passed them how many times have we said that previously. A professional job is required and we shouldn't go into this game thinking 'it's Cove Rangers wer playing boys', I think that in itself is a little disrespectful although I don;t think for one second the team will have that thought.
  22. As Rig said below unless you meant something else?
  23. My prediction HT: 0v0 FT: 3v0 1st ICT: Doran 1st Opp: Masson Crowd: 979 Caleyjag's prediction HT: 0v0 FT: 2v1 1st ICT: Keatings 1st Opp: Megginson Crowd: 1001
  24. After Saturday's win it's important we keep the momentum going and while Cove Rangers, IMO, will give us a good game it's really one that we should win. If we aspire to progress in the competition then we need to win. I was busy Saturday so know little of the game against Raith but from what I've read there's plenty to be optimistic about and it was good that we bounced back after the Peterhead result. Hopefully see a couple of the younger lads at least get on from the bench, maybe one or two will start. Current table - https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/scottish-league-cup/table