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Alloa -V- Inverness CT - Matchday Thread

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7 hours ago, CaleyD said:

When did people start perceiving that playing twice a week was some kind of negative?  Back in the early years when the fixture calendar was less congested we'd be playing friendlies against teams in order to get extra game time as it was beneficial...Robbo has also said himself recently that it's not a problem...so it's no excuse.  Also, dropping points against teams below us the way we have has been happening all season, even when we've not had as many fixtures, so 🤷‍♂️

It's not just this week though, there has been a lot of fixture congestion of late with mid-week games. These things can add up when you don't have the depth to rotate your squad. It's more of a psychological thing rather than physiological. 

Anyways it's not really an excuse, if we want to get promoted through the playoffs we should be beating the likes of Alloa. Hope Toshney is back soon, we will really struggle to win play offs with a McHattie and McKay partnership at the back. 

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1 minute ago, lightwelter said:

It's not just this week though, there has been a lot of fixture congestion of late with mid-week games. These things can add up when you don't have the depth to rotate your squad. It's more of a psychological thing rather than physiological. 

Anyways it's not really an excuse, if we want to get promoted through the playoffs we should be beating the likes of Alloa. Hope Toshney is back soon, we will really struggle to win play offs with a McHattie and McKay partnership at the back. 

I know, but under most previous managers (including Robbo previously) the club played closed door games against HL/lower league teams most weeks if we didn't have a midweek fixture.  The practice only really came to an end when the reserve leagues etc started.

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The only thought that comes to mind is that it's not the club's responsibility for the individual players to keep fit. It's theirs and a good, honest player knows this and works with his trainer  on moves and actions to achieve this.

Basically it's called ambition and self respect. Sooo…. midweek games should not be a huge impediment to achieving a high level of fitness. Surely not at this crucial and advanced juncture of the season.

True professionals and semi pros are not the same thing. The honest and really ambition and responsible athlete  works this out.

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3 hours ago, Scarlet Pimple said:

The only thought that comes to mind is that it's not the club's responsibility for the individual players to keep fit. It's theirs and a good, honest player knows this and works with his trainer  on moves and actions to achieve this.

Basically it's called ambition and self respect. Sooo…. midweek games should not be a huge impediment to achieving a high level of fitness. Surely not at this crucial and advanced juncture of the season.

True professionals and semi pros are not the same thing. The honest and really ambition and responsible athlete  works this out.

on the sherbet again

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We were outplayed by a part time team. They were more organised, moved the ball so much better and quicker than us and merited the win.  Why we persist in playing the ball through the air  (both short and long) beats me : it just doesn't work (especially in windy conditions as there were yesterday)

We had a couple of decent chances but they could have scored 4 or 5.

'Poor' would flatter us.

 

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On 3/8/2020 at 11:35 PM, DWH said:

We were outplayed by a part time team. They were more organised, moved the ball so much better and quicker than us and merited the win.  Why we persist in playing the ball through the air  (both short and long) beats me : it just doesn't work (especially in windy conditions as there were yesterday)

We had a couple of decent chances but they could have scored 4 or 5.

'Poor' would flatter us.

 

The big diagonal switch ball was the way Robbo played back in the day and he introduced it in his first season at ICT, the promotion year but things have moved on since then.

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