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Ken T

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  1. Gayfield on a Friday night with the wind howling off the North Sea is never going to be straightforward. I'd have gladly taken a point before the game. The baffling part was why we insisted in keeping the ball airborne and as discussed we don't know if that was the players not following instructions or the manager telling them to boot the ball up the park. McGinn looked like Zidane when he came on compared to what had gone before.
  2. It's the lack of an obvious gameplan that's the biggest concern. We dont know what plan A is let alone B or C. That squad should be able to win the championship at a canter. You look back to Mixu, we were getting beat every week but we could all see what he was trying to build and the fans completely stuck with him. Wasn't much complaining at all because we were watching a team.trying to play.
  3. What's the story with Armstrong? Raith fans were raving about him last season. TW still in the huff about the East Kilbride fiasco?
  4. Fair shout, you're right. Remember coming out of Love Street where we took a massive support thinking we'd blown it. Only got up because Dunfermilne capitulated.
  5. Exactly. Maybe those of us who are less than enthusiastic about the standard do have a sense of entitlement that their team will actually try to play some football. The most entertaining football I've seen from us over the years were usually in the lower league (73/74, 78/79, 92/93) so I'm not buying this dogfight crap that means we can't expect to see a decent game of football in this league. The people with a sense of entitlement are those at the club who take for granted that fans will continue to show up to watch this pish. Folk have better things to do with their time.
  6. Dunno, don't remember his tactics being this bad at Saints so was prepared to give him benefit of the doubt. But agree he was completely outhought by James Mourinho McPake so you do wonder
  7. Don't believe for one minute Wright is happy with that. Defending his players publicly, but behind the scenes must be fed up watching this hoofball rubbish week after week
  8. I think his problem with us stemmed for the fairly shameful treatment of Eddie Morrison. Eddie gave him a lift to training from Port Glasgow and as well as being a club legend was an absolute gentleman. For some reason Willie Fernie didn't fancy him and he was punted without any fanfare at all. Not only that but Fernie paid by our standards good money for Rikki Bloody Sharp to replace him (don't think he actually scored a single goal for us). So the charitable me thinks Provan was disgusted at his mate's treatment. The uncharitable me think he was hacked off his lift had disappeared!
  9. Careful Chubbs, this is a no humour zone today
  10. That's more like it @Mclean07, been missing the grumpiness!
  11. So was just thinking there, I've been watching this lot for 50 years but can't think of a single season where we've won our first three league games. Thanks to David Ross's magnificent book charting our first 125 years I was able to check the archives. Turns out we last won our first 3 league games in......(drum roll) yes, the ultimate season, 1964/65! Well done lads Ps now told it was on the match thread on Saturday, sorry guys am not keeping up here!
  12. Better than last season's false 11
  13. I'm not buying this young kid stuff. The guy's 20. Plenty of under 20s have scored goals at the World Cup let alone the Scottish Championship. I'm working on the assumption (bear with me, suffer from pre-season optimism syndrome every year) that circumstances at a relatively big club have meant that he's not had a proper chance yet, and with a run of games at our level he'll thrive. Tommy's comments suggest we've actually done a bit of research on this one, which is probably more than can be said for certain other loan signings in recent years
  14. That's how I see it. Complete lack of mobility in midfield last season, got away with it under Clarke because the shape of the team was so good and everyone had a role which played to their strengths. Turned O'Donnell into Cafu on Friday! Power is a very tidy footballer but I can't get see you getting away with no pace against hungry teams in the championship unless you have Adam's range of passing and dead ball expertise (neither of which he has). Surprised at this, his last performance in Paisley wasn't great, caught on the ball a lot
  15. Despite being a loanee that guy showed nothing but passion and commitment towards our club. Congratulations on representing your country at the Euros Danny, we're all proud of you
  16. Of course we would take him back! Significant upgrade on anything we've got. We don't need badge kissers, need quality to get us out of the championship ASAP so it's certainly a yes from me!
  17. You'd think Lafferty was a club legend with some of the hyperbole on here. Tabloid trash fuelled by his agent. To paraphrase Piers Morgan I wouldn't believe Kyle Lafferty if he was reading the weather forecast. This is a fans forum. Would it be possible to give our club the benefit of the doubt here?
  18. Let's face it Admiral Nelson would be an upgrade on last season's pair. Pity Cerny's packed it in
  19. I'd check with Zorro. Oh wait...
  20. From his perspective surely he'd have a far better time roasting left backs in the championship every week than tracking back for a struggling premiership side or worse still not playing at all.
  21. We're obsessing over players who have now gone. We were never keeping Lafferty. If the others think they can do better elsewhere good luck to them. Kiltie needs a change, been drifting in and out the team for years. Can't think of any games he's grabbed by the scruff of the neck and dominated. Clarke didn't fancy him so that's good enough for me. His style of play doesn't fit that well into a team structure unless you are willing to give him a free role behind the front man - bit of a luxury player. Robinson on the other hand won games single handedly against big teams last season. And two Raith fans I know are gutted Armstrong's away. Onwards and upwards!
  22. This is what we thought we were getting when he came in. This is much more like it. He maybe was walking on eggshells trying to coax them over the line and now the gloves are off (apologies, seriously mixing the metaphors there.. )
  23. The silly season's started early this year - ticket allocations, Alessio, Dyer, Dicker - could we just look forward now instead of obsessing about the past which we can do f-all about anyway? Off to the potential signings thread now...
  24. By Boyd's standards I didn't think that was too bad an article. Some of the points are fair. Didn't read that as him having a go at Lafferty, more having a go at the fans for their treatment of Dicker and Broadfoot and I suppose if it was your mates and you had a newspaper column to defend them you'd do the same. This Alessio thing is ancient history. I was watching Gary Neville on Youtube the other night explaining everything that went wrong at Valencia incl.his inability to communicate properly with the players due to the language barrier. Got to the stage where he says he was embarrassed to go to training as everything had to be fed through an interpreter and took 10 times as long as a normal conversation. He said it must have been an absolute nightmare for the players. Reckon the whole fiasco was less to do with racism and dinosaurs refusing to embrace new methods and more to do with Alessio's inability to communicate properly and build a rapport with the team.
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