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Balmullo Bud

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  1. I think JDH is a talent. He was superb in his first few games; something to prove, playing further forward? He’s not looked as interested since coming back from injury. Maybe thinks he too good for us and his celebrations after the Killie shoot out were pretty muted. He seems keen to get out as soon as possible. Ethan shows some touches of class at times but lacks consistency. He also looks a slow at times and today he looked like he was way off the pace trying to track back. I’m sure the pitch at Hampden is the same size as St Mirren Park, so shouldn’t have been more of an issue today?? Still young so hopefully will kick on. McGrath does drift in and out of games and I’m not sure why. His delivery and touch on the ball is brilliant, but he is quiet for long periods. Think he would tick with better players around him/better shape. Our midfield shape didn’t work today, again. Totally agree there’s too big a gap between midfield and up front. We definitely need to strengthen in midfield. Would be delighted if Flynn could get fit and a long run in the team. He’s been a massive loss this season. Think/hope Brophy and wee Henderson could have big seasons for us next year. Would be sad to see Obika go. Dennis looks like he will score goals with service. Quaner was always leaving and was unlucky with injuries. Not had enough football to see him sharp and at his best. Was happy to see him come on today(hindsight is a wonderful thing). Goodie is going to have a bit of a rebuild on his hands over the summer but we do have a strong keeper and defence to build from.
  2. Absolutely gutted like the rest of you. The chances we missed today are a real sore one. St Johnstone we’re quicker and stronger today, but other than Jack’s wonder save from a the header and the opener, all the Fakes chances were from range. We missed better chances and that’s why we’re all greetin into our beers. Fine margins. Some of the long runs that the Fakes made from their own half unchallenged were hard to watch. We definitely need more bite and and legs in the middle for next season. Looks like big Jon, possibly McGrath (if we get a decent offer), JDH, Connolly, Flynn (massive talent but body starting to pack in) and Durmus could be ofski. We need to try and try and keep Durmus. Thought he was excellent today, but needs to play further forward in front of a back 4. Jim needs to lift the team and do everything in his power to get 7th. Could be the difference between 2 new players in prize money. The one silver lining is we don’t need to panic about rushing through our UEFA licence now.
  3. Erhahon is only 19 and still has a lot to learn. He lacks consistency, but has a great shield/turn on him the keep the ball (like J McGinn)and shrug players off. He can pick a good pass and finished the offside Obika knockdown well. His decision making can be frustrating at times but he’s good at playing the ball out from the back under pressure. He’s also scored our goal of the season so far. I think he could develop into a great player for us. McPherson I’m not too sure about. We’d have won that with a full squad tonight. A Brophy or Dennis playing off Obika instead of Erwin, a McGrath or JDH in midfield instead of McPherson. The squad is tired and thin. I wonder if Jim has his eyes on the Livvy game waiting longer to make subs. Still think we shaded it tonight.
  4. His shoulder got initially injured in a very late challenge by Welsh going for a header. Welsh went through the back of Jamie, leading with his shoulder, well after the ball was gone. Jamie pulled up just after that, again grappling with Welsh, but the damage was obviously from the earlier challenge. Poor challenge by Welsh and looked premeditated. 63499083125__2E5D10B6-921F-4D87-B414-7B38AC8F164B.MOV
  5. This is doing the rounds on twitter for the away kit. Don’t know if it’s genuine??
  6. Can he play right back? Anyone would be an improvement on O’Donnell.
  7. How low is this from Accies?? Their underhand tactics to win or scrape a draw at any eye-bleeding or cost is in evidence here. Any shady tactic to get an advantage. Our team talk is already taken care of by them for the next time we play them.
  8. Looks accidental. Be really unlucky to get done for that, but as said above, with the muppets at The SFA who knows?? Is there not a ruling that if the ref sees it and took action (yellow) it’s deemed as dealt with?
  9. Was speaking to him briefly outside the ground on Saturday and he said with a bit of frustration there were strict rules about coming back after a head-knock so must defo concussion. Didn’t get a timescale from him as we nearly got knocked down by the Accies team bus.
  10. What a strike. I miss wee Stevie Mallan.
  11. We can play much better, but deserved a draw yesterday. Disallowed goal was onside and Magennis really unlucky not to score with the 2 great strikes that hit the woodwork. Marking was really poor for both their goals. Accies game is massive next week.
  12. Was brilliant. Was just a lad, but had a great view of it too. Frank was in the box jogging back up the park and had a nibble at McAlpine who had the ball in his hands, causing the crowd to react and make the ref turn around just as McAlpine had a nibble back. Frank hit the deck and we got and scored the resulting pen. It was hilarious, but not if you’re an Arab. Too young to remember his first stint with us, but McGarvey was a character and a special footballer too.
  13. Really disappointing performance tonight. Sat far too deep with a pish defence after our goal and could’ve easily been a bigger defeat. Only positive was McGinn getting his goal. All about the Finland game now.
  14. Experience, dig, composure, height, versatility and committed attitude. Only question mark is his legs at 35, but looks like a great piece of business. Good luck and welcome back bigman.
  15. Bit out of the blue this one. Jack is a great competitor and wears his heart on his sleeve. Great attitude and ball winner, but falls a wee bit short with the ball at his feet. Hope he grows in confidence at Morton and gets the chance to develop his distribution. Wish him the best of luck and hope to see him back.
  16. Livvy pumped them 4-1 up there and if our players turn up like they did the second half yesterday we are as good as Livvy. It’s on proper grass which will help us too. We need our strikers starting to deliver though. Heart says 2-0 Saints, heed saying 1-1.
  17. Painful defeat today. Some of it self inflicted and some down to poor final ball and finishing. Thought McAllister looked another level compared to everyone else on the park in the second half. Just didn’t fall for him, but some of his passing and movement was superb. Felt sorry for McLoughlan, think he struggled with the ridiculous surface. Was getting the ball caught under his feet, causing a few mistakes, but he didn’t hide and kept offering for the ball. Obika looked clumsy and was dominated by their defenders especially in the air, but hopefully he’ll improve with game time. Our fullbacks got in some good attacking positions, but their delivery wasn’t great. Magennis took his goal brilliantly, but the goals we lost were cheap. Livvy bossed the midfield first half, but Saints had the better of the second half and Livvy couldn’t really have complained if we snatched a draw. What about that ref??? He was absolutely honking. Lost control of the game and is the reason I’ve lost my voice tonight. Gave us nothing and constantly got conned by Livvy’s antics, especially the left back that came on and feigned the head injury. Still early days, but already starting to see the same pattern of Livvy stretching away from us. Hopefully we can get a big result against County to turn thins around. A wee thank you to Stephen McGinn. Made my son’s day when he posed for a photo with him outside after the game. Seems a real gent and ended our frustrating day on a real positive.
  18. Ffs 2-0. Mistake at back. Out of nothing. Completely against the run of play. Sickener
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