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Everything posted by killiefife

  1. I would be interested to hear fans view of our Managers game philosophy. We have an almost complete re-build of the squad and I appreciate the need to get games together. People more aware of the game than me seem to consider that the personal brought in are at the upper end of Championship players. The said players recruited will clearly fit the Manager's vision of how he wants us to play. While I think it is unreasonable to expect us to bang in six every other game it does very much concern me that we cannot seem to be on the front foot and boss games. I then think back to Wrights time at St Johnstone. They were in the main a solid workmanlike side , difficult to beat with in general terms little flair. Is this his preferred strategy at Killie. Play tight and get the winning goal. I suppose if that strategy worked over the season we will be fine. From memory the away trips to Perth were in my view the most consistently boring games in the league. I suppose it takes two to tango! Maybe the ground, smallish crowd etc. also played their part. Is it just not his syle to play expansive football?
  2. killiefife


    Yes looking at the picture reminds me of someone from many years ago whose nickname was Jasper. Are you any chance John Paton from Galston.
  3. Yes Kris was not a speed merchant but he was still quicker than Innes especially at that age. In addition he had a natural strikers instinct which was there for everyone to see at all levels of his career something I have yet to see with Cameron. It is the "Forum" thing that he is a young boy. He is 21. A young player these days is 16/17. Good luck to him but he appears not to have shown any great progress in the past 2/3 years. Hope I am wrong.
  4. Difference is that both Brophy and Sammon had a bit of pace. Cameron is still as slow as he was two years ago.
  5. Cameron is still as slow as a week in the jail. Reminded of the quote by the great HughMciivanney in respect of Joe Bugner. " he possessed the physique of a Greek statue but with fewer moves”
  6. Maybe wrong. Are you thinking of Billy Murdoch brother of Bobby?
  7. We have been segregating Society since this thing started, shielded, elderly etc. Why the difference now. Are we now saying that our behaviour is to be determined by the weakest link in the chain ie those who CHOOSE not to be vaccinated.
  8. The only thing that will motivate that bunch of frauds is MONEY. The majority have no affinity with the Club, Don't care what happens to the Club. They don't even seem to have personal pride. As I said the only thing that will get a performance from that lot is a juicy bonus to stay up. Basicly bribing them to do something that should be at their hearts.
  9. Personally I think he lost the coin toss. In either case both of them probably dropped it!
  10. I think Wright has a few decisions to be made regarding Sunday. Accies are virtually but not mathematically relegated. I don't think this will impact on their performance on Sunday. They will still be the bitching time wasting niggling dirty team they have always been albeit with a couple of decent skilful players in their ranks. Our record on the ground is awful when we have had much better teams than the present shower. Given the above I think there is a strong case as said above in other posts to rest Lafferty. I honestly cannot understand how he has not been sent off during his short spell with us especially when we have seen such soft dismissals this season. How his hand ball did not result in a second booking amazed me. Added to his lunges/elbows in other games he has been fortunate. It appears to be a concensus that he is the only reason we have not been automatically relegated and he is our main hope of winning a playoff. Given the above you can guarantee the Accies players will be doing everything in their repertoire to get him dismissed and his luck will probably run out which I assume will see him banned for the Dundee game, someone can maybe confirm. So we play him with an outside chance of gaining 10th spot with I think a fair possibilty he will be sent off or we ensure he is available for the play-offs which seem more likely. I appreciate he could still be dismissed in the first five minutes of the first leg given his temperament/commitment. Difficult call but thats what Wright is paid for.
  11. Controversial. Rest Lafferty v Hamilton?
  12. I would sub Lafferty. Cannot afford him being sent-off and there is no chance he will survive another forty five minutes without a second yellow.
  13. Would laugh if it wasn't true.
  14. I don't get the hate for Millen over last nights penalty incident. The posts are usually of the type " he should have kicked it clear - he knows what Doyle is like" If the above is the case that is down to the Manager who selects such an inept keeper that no member of the team can trust him to do anything a competent keeper would take in his stride. Doyle despite being as slow as a month in jail should still have got the ball before the St.Mirren player. I think he did get there in time but fumbled the ball as usual. It was a keeper's ball everyday of the week. What does the "he knows what Doyle is like" mean. Should no player ever pass the ball back to him, maybe someone else should take kick outs. Never let him near the ball. If a ball is heading in his direction intercept it. Totally ludicrous in practise.
  15. Lafferty has had such a major influence and with his goals you could easily make a case that he has given us a great chance of surviving this season, something that I think we would have doubted a few weeks ago. On the downside he could on another day/referee have been sent-off three times. Given this risk of a rash tackle/challenge/keeping him fit should we rest him against St.Mirren. In either case does a sending-off in a cup game carry over to the league games?
  16. As many have said after last night the God's presented us with the best possible combination of results and at the end of the day that is the main objective. Regarding the overall performance I am not so sure. For the first half hour we looked anything like a team fighting for its future in the sense we were again second to every ball and no urgency. Thought that United looked the sharper more controlled team in the first 30 minutes and the majority of the second half. They could easily have scored a couple goals in that second half when we were totally exposed. While defensively I thought di Rossi was an uplift from Madeley, not difficult, Haunstrup continues to disappoint and we were exposed on numerous occassions. It was like the Hearts game last season. A purple patch of 15 minute when everything went well and 75 minutes of average football.
  17. Certainly a lot of "s**t" about him!
  18. I keep on reading re Medley "he's just a young guy". Come on in footballing terms today a "young guy" is 15/17 years old. Medley will be 21 in three months hardly a youngster. Maybe inexperienced would be a better term or just crap as in the last half dozen games.
  19. Diana died in the early hours of Sunday morning. We were still in Dublin after the Shelbourne game on the Thursday and saw the news early doors at Dublin Airport. Reached Edinburgh and headed to Killie v Motherwell game which ended up being postponed.
  20. Another Firs Park tale. Must have been early seventies. I was working over on Arran at the time. The rest of the guys would pick me up at Ardrossan on the Saturday morning and set-off wherever. We were as a team pretty low at that time and even the away support was nothing to talk about. Anyway reached Falkirk. parked the car and headed to a hostelry close to the ground for some food and a few pints. Pub was verey quiet. Left said pub around 2:50 and made the short walk to the ground. We did wonder even given the low attendances why we did not see a single supporter. Yes when we arrived at the ground we discovered game had been postponed earlier. A wasted trip football wise but still a good "Day Away".
  21. It again is a relection on the quality of our squad and the standard of Scottish Football in general that a close to 34 year old is head and shoulders above anything else at the Club in respect of so many aspects of the game, Control, Awareness, Ability.
  22. Also watched Sportscene with interest. All comments regarding the first goal are spot on. Doyle's attempt at a punch, Dickers clearance and excuse for a tackle followed by three statues claiming offsiide. I think you can add Kilties's contribution to the goal. It was him that passed Dicker's initial clearance backwards to the County winger. We might as well name and shame them all.
  23. As Lafferty was booked can the Compliance Officer intervene? Is he looking at a ban. Obvious red card.
  24. We are in a hellish position. You only need to read the posts above. Players mainly out of contract at the end of the season. Where is their incentive other than personal pride and effort which has been missing all season. Supporters understandably calling for a clear-out of said players at end of season even if we did scrape survival. Obviously Covid has not helped but in all my fifty odd years supporting this Club through thick, and lots of thin, I have never felt such as disconnect between support and players. A Perfect Storm
  25. I have always wondered when a footballer is described as "cannot shoot" what this means. A wean can "shoot", guys in the playground can "shoot", pub team players can "shoot". Any professional player should be able to do all the basics like pass, ball control and even "shoot". This should be taken as a given. If they can't they are in the wrong profession. Yes you can have guys that are exceptionall good/great even at particular aspects of the game but every player that crosses the line should have the basic abilities. I think it is more a state of mind with some of them.