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Everything posted by lenziebud

  1. Sutton leads the line well, we are not the same side when he doesn't play. I'd start Loy on Wednesday instead of Todd but JR might want the width Todd gives. We overplayed in the box today and didn't get the breaks but at least we picked up another point on Ayr against a dangerous opponent.
  2. Keep playing like we played today and we will stay up. I haven't the slightest doubt. Dunfermline are a good outfit and improving all the time. We were the better side today especially in the seconf half and deserved to win. Didn't take our chances and didn't get the breaks but maybe that will happen on Wednesday ! On todays performance level we will beat all of Dumbarton, Ayr and Raith in the home games and are capable of picking up other wins away from home. I'm sure we can get the play off place and wouldn't rule our 8th but that may be pushing it. If we get the play off then I'd be stunned if we go down. Ayr are utter junk, a really poor outfit and being four point behind them with a home game to come against them then I think it would be a disgrace if this squad was 10th
  3. What relegation. We are not going down !
  4. Whats Mark Warburton got to do with it ? I firmly believe that Rodgers should be testing himself at the highest level and not inflating his already enormous ego in a backyard league in Scotland.
  5. I wouldn't listen to Rodgers comments. He's hiding up in Scotland. In early forties he should be managing and learning at a much higher level, not infalting his ego with a club who have a spending capacity light years ahead of the rest. He had a good 6 months spell at Liverpool and then it all went downhill. Totally failed at Reading. Good man manager but not the mesiah he is being hailed as. Eddie Howe, Paul Clement, Sean Dyche are streets ahead and testing themselves and learning at the top !.
  6. Jack Ross will keep us up this season and I think he'll do it without a play off. Thing is he may not be our manager next season because a bigger club willl recongnise the talent and appoint him. I think this guy is the one of the top coaching talent of the young generation of managers. Bright, articulate, respected by players, knows how to manage people and knows a player. Top drawer IMO and we won't have him for long. So enjoy it whilst he is here cause it aint going to be long !
  7. Thought we were brilliant tonight. Best perfomance from SMFC side for 3 seasons now. Thought big McKenzie was brilliant alongside Davies tonight. Mallan and McGinn in midfield were superb. On this form I'm suprised McGinn was released by Wycombe. Need to enjoy McGinn's perfomances for the rest of the season as he'll be long gone next. Way to good for Championship in Scotland.
  8. Mallan now showing what he is capable of at long last. Dominated the middle of the park tonight alongside McGinn. That is the perfomance of a player we should have been seeing for quite a while. That is the type of performance that merits interest from Barnsley. Playing like that he will have a chance in England. Great to see.
  9. I was getting a bit unsure of wether JR was going to turn it round but no doubts now. Starting to do a brilliant job, I think we'll stay up without play offs now given the attitude and performance of the whole squad over the last 2 league games. We were immense on Sat and tonight was another step up
  10. Watched last 30 mins of Hibs game last night and we can match them. Yesterday was marked improvement in the team. Attitude was first class throughout, we defended for our lives and created chances throughout. Could easily have 4 or 5. We have not had a BIG win against a GOOD side for a LONG time and this really is the time to do it. With Ayr playing Raith at the same time, I feel we have to at minimum match their result or worst case its back to square one. Wish Hibs had won last night as I think they will be back up for it again on Wednesday. Was hoping to catch them on an off night !
  11. If we lose on Saturday then the Jack Ross comments on Saturday night should be interesting ? A win and its game on
  12. He started Clarkson at Dumbarton !. He's won 2 in 15 and we are still shipping horrendous goals. Raith probably should have had a penalty awarded at the end of our 1-0 win ?. Not overly impressed with Ross so far but next few weeks will give us a better idea. I have this feeling that Ross may be out his depth in Championship but could get us out of League One if we land up there, but takes us nowehere after that !
  13. Agree. Not sure what JR is seeing though. Clarkson started on Sat !!!. For me Storrie was lucky to stay on the park on Sat, looks a bit of a loose cannon. Losing abysmal goals. If that keeps up we are down. I think we are down anyway if Ayr beat Dumbarton on Sat
  14. No need to crawl back into any hole. I'm impressed with your reply and like you hope that Steve can capture his best form again and get back the player he has the potential to be
  15. If Ayr beat Dumbarton on Saturday I think we are down. 10 points is too much I feel for this current sqaud to haul back. I don't think we are good enough to beat Ayr twice and beat Dunfermline at home. We can't beat a poor Dumbarton team and a point was all we deserved on Saturday. Ayr will be battling for all its worth and I don't see that in us. Just not showing it at all. So for me I think we are virtually gone if Ayr get 3 points on Saturday Also have my doubts about the ability of management team to get us out of it. Starting Clarkson for Sutton on Saturday just makes me despair.
  16. The buck stops with Stevie Mallan as to why he hasn't done it in the Scottish Championship. Nobody else. Blaming fans is a nonsense. He has talent no doubt but for me he has went backwards. Maybe that is the situation at the club etc but I doubt it, I think the buck stops at Stevies door. At the moment he wouldn't get near the Barnsley first eleven. I seen piles of English football at Championship level, 75 of the 92 teams and some 2 and 3 times over and he's way short at the moment. The potential is there but for me if he went to Barnsley he would be there a couple of seasons and no more. We have a guy who has been released by Wycombe in English League 2 who is head and shoulders above him at the moment. What McGinn is doing is what Steve Mallan should have been doing all season. Do we really think if it was just an issue whith what position he was playing that JR wouldn't accomodate it given where we are? Not meaning to have a go btw just saying it as I see it.
  17. Sorry but this is all excuses. Stevie Mallan has underperformed for a long time now and much of the fans criticism is valid. Yes he has potential and nobody debates that but when your team is bottom of the Championship and facing relegation to the lowest level in their history many are not going to accept the performances that he has shown this season and last. This is highlighted by the quality and attitude shown by Stephen McGinn who was also showing the same quality and attitude at the same age as Stevie Mallan. McGinn was doing it in the SPL also.
  18. Mallan for Barnsley. McGinn released by Wycome. You couldn't make it up. Been watching Mallan for a long time and today hopefully proved to many how far off the mark Mallan is. Might answer a few questions about why we are sitting bottom of the Championship in Scotland. What McGinn did today is what Mallan has failed to do consistently. He dominated a midfield in the Championship from start to finish. This is exactly the type of player we have needed in the midfield for a long time. Fit, box to box and good distribution. Not showboating junk.
  19. I expect a player who is being touted for the top level to be heads above most Championship midfield players and Mallan is nowhere near it. He's not being scoring regular goals and I want someone in midfield who is on the park for more than just having a good delivery at set pieces. I guess we will have to disagree but for me Mallan has went backwards and is not progressing.
  20. Yes agree, I was the same on Lambert. I was thinking that as I wrote about Mallan. Don't think the same will happen with Mallan though. Don't mind being wrong though
  21. I'm afraid we need a lot more than that from Mallan. Seen a lot of young players come through SMFC over the years and Mallan is not doing it for me. The talent and potential are there but its not happening and for me he's not improving. Don't think he's good enough for top level. He may get the move but don't think he'll push on after that. He should be dominating in the Championship but his overall play comes nowhere near it
  22. Meant Callum Gallacher. Not our keeper. Although do think we need 2 new keepers :-)
  23. Sorry Clarkson is washed up and done. Should never be near our first team and should NEVER have been signed. Ross will bin him Gallacher is utter junk also. Nowhere near good enough. Another who should NEVER have been resigned. Ross will bin him too McLear is a smashing young talent who has the potential and is good enough to make the first team on a regular basis. Mallan is overrated and not fulfilling the potential he has. I haven't seen him dominate the midfield in any Championship match this or last season. Couldn't fill McGinn or McLeans boots. Mallan should have stepped up today but he never does. I agree on McKenzie and Webster. McKenzie has looks far more solid beside Webster. I'd keep McKenzie long term. Offload Webster. I don't think we were more than decent for 60 mins today. I think we were very average for 60 mins and very poor when Morton went down to 10. We need to get someone to play up alongside Sutton to be more of a threat. Hopefully we find that player in the window. Shankland and Hardie have both contributed damn all this season. At the moment the jury is out on Ross. We are not picking up the points we need to. We have lost a lot of points to teams round about us. We need to start winning. Ross is a rookie manager fighting a battle that an experienced manager would find hard.
  24. I agree that McLear isn't the issue. I rate McLear highly and think he has the potential to be a first team regular like the 3 you mentioned. I cannot for the life of me understand what Jack Ross sees in Clarkson. Utterly washed up and done. He should have went with either Hardie or Shankland up front alongside Sutton and stretched Morton. Shankland being my preference as he has been effective when he has come on last 20-30 mins of games Instead he made the game 10 vs 10 by bringing on Clarkson JR needs to do well in the window or we could be struggling as the other sides above us are picking up points and battling already. Jan and Feb are massive. Minimum second bottom. Pretty sure we would stay up from there through a play off
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