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6 minutes ago, Fletch said:

I thought he did the right thing in keeping the side that were on. We were on top, we were looking the better side. There was no need to disrupt what we were doing.

You can't tactically plan for an accidental hand ball.

However you want the manager shot, so I don't know why I'm bothering.

If you look which you clearly have, I've commented further down saying I used a bad choice of words, but he showed his inexperience. I felt we had quality on that bench that would have been better options than some on the pitch later in the game.

FWIW I thought his starting 11 was spot on

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4 minutes ago, Souleycouley93 said:

Power and Burke we’re phenomenal tonight. 

Power was the real driving force from midfield and anything creative was always gonna be Burke’s doing. Haunstrup looked good again. Waters too. 
 

Pinnock looks like Invisible DT. 

Maybe bit early to judge pinnock as he was carrying injury and just getting into the system. Looks technically sound but certainly not quick. Lack of pace in the mid to front remains a bit if a worry.

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Funny how after Sunday’s game Gary Dicker is immense and invaluable yet tonight some think he needs binned as past his best and other options are better?  Fickle as f**k!!

What isn’t in question is individual BIG errors are costing us points in every fixture so far and that needs to be cut out or we’re going to be the hard luck story that costs AD his job. 

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I think the fact the same players came out and had a completely different attitude speaks more to what AD has management skill wise, it’s easy to sit and criticise no making subs ( I do think we need to get better at it) but a lot of folk on here not appreciating that most of the time I takes a player 5-10 mins to get up to speed in a game that can cost you just as much as not making a sub. More so what’s cost us tonight is a few refereeing decisions - we should’ve had a pen & theirs looked a bit soft and an defensive lapse at a set piece. 

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It’s only 2 points from 9 but I think it’s not a bad return from a difficult run of games. We really need a win Saturday though to give us a good base to build on.

Burke was phenomenal again & I worry about our reliance on him for creativity. Power was excellent as well. Really impressed with Millen again. Haunstrup impressed when on the ball and looks like he has a hell of a cross on him. I wonder if LM could be his position in a 442 if Waters keeps playing well. 

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Is Brophy away? He’s been on bench and no featuring much.  Dropped totally tonight ..?
 

If so we seriously need two strikers. Burke and Power grabbed the game with scruff of neck and dragged us ahead. Power plays Dicker or Tish arguably Tish atm. Haunstrup looked really good again. Number 10 a Greg Stewart type would be a game changer.

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8 minutes ago, casual observer said:

Apart from the two goals that were created?

Yes. 

We had one shot on target against Celtic, 2 against Hibs. Maybe 3 tonight, scoring 2.

If we want to win games, we need to create more chances. 

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6 minutes ago, piffer said:

Need to start turning performances into results. This is rolling over from last season. Times we played well and came away with nothing or less than we deserved. Hopefully we can change the record soon. Cutting out the stupid mistakes that give opponents a goal of a start will be a big help

This 100%.

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4 minutes ago, piffer said:

This is rolling over from last season. Times we played well and came away with nothing or less than we deserved. 

Frustration tonight is that we did something we seemingly couldn't under Dyer last season, changed the game and got back in front, only for an unfortunate pen to get in the way. Between that and the keeper error in the Hibs game it's so difficult to tell if things are any different this time around. Lineup on Saturday will be really interesting. 

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It’s all very well sticking another attack minded player in there, but we’ve conceded 5 goals in 3 games so far with players there protecting the back 4. Are we confident enough in them and the keeper’s ability to cope with less protection in front of them? I’m not. 

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9 minutes ago, Silent Bob said:

Not sure we can criticise Pinnock when he barely got a touch first half. He was a bit more involved 2nd half and seemed to be told to get closer to Kabamba. Early days. 

Agree looked slightly better 2nd half , do feel the players brought in from down south will take a few games to get match fit and adjust to the Scottish game ....just recall how it took Alan Power a number of games to show his best 

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8 minutes ago, casual observer said:

Funny how after Sunday’s game Gary Dicker is immense and invaluable yet tonight some think he needs binned as past his best and other options are better?  Fickle as f**k!!

What isn’t in question is individual BIG errors are costing us points in every fixture so far and that needs to be cut out or we’re going to be the hard luck story that costs AD his job. 

If we are packing our own box then maybe, but GD to me does not offer the creative edge needed to break down similar teams to us, we have steel in Power, we need the creative side now, that could be Kiltie, El Mak or someone else.

Bottom line is 2 points out of 9 is not going to look good on the scorecard, we need to start winning, pretty, ugly don’t care, just get a couple of 3 pointers onboard.

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4 minutes ago, casual observer said:

It’s all very well sticking another attack minded player in there, but we’ve conceded 5 goals in 3 games so far with players there protecting the back 4. Are we confident enough in them and the keeper’s ability to cope with less protection in front of them? I’m not. 

These subs can change the momentum of a game though. It’s a similar argument to the how many players do you leave up at a corner. Leaving more players up leaves you vulnerable but chances are your opponent will drop more back to cover them. 

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AD take on game

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Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer: "I'm happy with the boys. It was a good performance in the second half. We played 10 yards further up the pitch. We scored two good goals and could have had three or four.

"[On Chris Burke's penalty claim] He [Josh Reid] has pulled his shirt. The linesman should see it. He was through on goal. I don't understand that one. The second one [from goalbound Kirk Broadfoot header] was definitely handball. They got one with the handball on Burkey when it wasn't really handball. It's a good point but by rights we should have had three points. The performances have been good in all three games."

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Dicker’s the glue that holds us together when the going is tough. And let’s be honest, it gets tough for some parts in every game for us as we rarely win easily. His value becomes more apparent when he’s not playing. I think we should be demanding more from Power & Tish supporting the forwards instead of dropping the guy who sweeps in front of our centre backs. Just my opinion though.

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51 minutes ago, Mogwai said:

HA! That's what I get for not paying attention to what I'm typing.

I meant draw.

To be fair, it felt a wee bit like a loss.

haha. Yea thought we were onto a win there aswell 

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7 minutes ago, casual observer said:

Dicker’s the glue that holds us together when the going is tough. And let’s be honest, it gets tough for some parts in every game for us as we rarely win easily. His value becomes more apparent when he’s not playing. I think we should be demanding more from Power & Tish supporting the forwards instead of dropping the guy who sweeps in front of our centre backs. Just my opinion though.

Dicker is a good player with a good footballing brain who breaks up play well... however.

Dicker has also been a huge part of costing us 2 goals in 2 games.

Sundays we can argue because he may or may not have had to make that tackle.

But tonight's is awful. Getting outjumped or out muscled is acceptable. Being 3 yards off your man when he heads into a net from 6 yards out is amateur football defending. 

When we are trying in the last 5 minutes to go and win a game and we cant take our defensive mid off because "he protects the defense... the defense then need questioned I'm afraid.

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Who bailed out Findlay after he gave the ball away near the end ? .... oh aye that would be Dicker.

He was missing against Hibs and they waltzed through the middle of us repeatedly.... cannae be that big a handicap.

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The defence does need questioned, they’ve been very average so far - at defending that is. Good signs of life from full backs going forward but the defensive side is dodgy so far. 

we don’t have a manager who’s going to risk losing 3-2 in the last 5 mins to be more attacking when he seems fairly content with the point. 
 

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1 minute ago, chubbs said:

Who bailed out Findlay after he gave the ball away near the end ? .... oh aye that would be Dicker.

He was missing against Hibs and they waltzed through the middle of us repeatedly.... cannae be that big a handicap.

Are you seriously suggesting that GD would have kept up with the pace of Hibs? 
plus from what I seen we were the better team against Hibs, a goalkeeper blunder cost us. 

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