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Berra
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Acey
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08-26-2019, 09:21 PM -
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Jimmy Sob get him back ffs
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08-26-2019, 09:43 PM -
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Back shree of Dunne Halkett and Souttar is fucking pinilla
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08-26-2019, 09:48 PM -
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Smit Halkett and Soapy will satisfy my sexual desires
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08-31-2019, 04:11 PM -
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Finished. Monty Oh Well

Two absolute disasters in consecutive weeks, the physical edge to his game has gone and his technical ability, always limited, makes him a liability.
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08-31-2019, 04:22 PM -
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(08-10-2019, 04:32 PM)Grumblebum Wrote: Thought Berra was ok today. Eek

Usually critique him too.


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He was abysmal.
"genuinely frightening and downright staggering"
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09-01-2019, 07:42 AM -
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It's actually embarrassing watching him now. The cunt limps about when he's walking. Monty But Retire man.
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09-01-2019, 10:35 AM -
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I said in the match thread, Pressley at Berra's age was more mobile, and Snakely was not exactly Mr nimble.
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09-01-2019, 10:37 AM -
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(08-31-2019, 04:22 PM)Bert Le Vein Wrote: FuckMe

He was abysmal.

You've quoted my comment from the other week, Bert.

Berra was dugshite yesterday. He's not fit for purpose.
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09-01-2019, 10:45 AM -
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Pressley, while a snakey cunt, had a great football mind, so was still a useful defender after he lost his pace.

Berra has been fucking woeful since that injury. A striker’s dream.
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09-01-2019, 10:47 AM -
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The harsh reality about Berra is that he was quite shite the first time around as well. He’s a brick wall but a woeful football player.
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09-01-2019, 10:50 AM -
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Also the god of Hearts fans John Souttar who will make us 10 million - Jimmy Dunne and Craig Halkett both superior, imo. Monty Oh Well
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09-01-2019, 10:51 AM -
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Nah - he was a great defender. Couldn’t do anything else, right enough, but he could defend.
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09-01-2019, 10:51 AM -
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Berra hid behind stand out performances alongside him - he was always the number 2 central defender.

The club need to make the hard (easy) decision to bench him and go with the Halkett/Souttar partnership, and let's not pretend, those 2 will be the National teams main defenders for years to come.
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09-01-2019, 10:52 AM -
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Berra prior to his injury was unreal, his reading of the game and tackling were brilliant and he never lost a header. Since his injury whatever pace he had is gone and it’s affected his reading of the game big time.
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09-01-2019, 10:55 AM -
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Berra was outstanding last year. Let’s not go overboard when an ageing players legs have went. It happens to all of them.
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09-01-2019, 11:02 AM -
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Aye he was superb. Distribution always been bad but used to be fantastic defender
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09-01-2019, 11:05 AM -
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(09-01-2019, 10:51 AM)Felix Wrote: Berra hid behind stand out performances alongside him - he was always the number 2 central defender.

The club need to make the hard (easy) decision to bench him and go with the Halkett/Souttar partnership, and let's not pretend, those 2 will be the National teams main defenders for years to come.

I agree with that.

Not questioning his defending but as a football player he is ridiculously poor. It's not a new thing. He's actually making more effort not to launch it but it's panic stations every time he has the ball. I feel sorry for him as he clearly isn't fit.
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09-01-2019, 01:36 PM -
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(09-01-2019, 10:55 AM)Arthur Morphan Wrote: Berra was outstanding last year.  Let’s not go overboard when an ageing players legs have went.  It happens to all of them.

In 2017/18 but not last season, the signs of decline were clear after he came back from injury.

The harsh reality is a player like Berra does not age well. It's quite depressing to see it unfold so quickly as he was an solid, strong defender who never failed to play less than 30 games a season from 2007 until last year. Time comes for us all. Monty Oh Well
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09-01-2019, 02:10 PM -
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(09-01-2019, 01:36 PM)Snake Plissken Wrote: In 2017/18 but not last season, the signs of decline were clear after he came back from injury.

The harsh reality is a player like Berra does not age well. It's quite depressing to see it unfold so quickly as he was an solid, strong defender who never failed to play less than 30 games a season from 2007 until last year. Time comes for us all.  Monty Oh Well

Fair enough, he was still a good CB for us I would have said last season though but not as good as season 1.

Berra was never given time to recover after any injury, he was back in the squad almost immediately and at that age it’s going to take its toll.  He has run through brick walls for us in his second spell and has put his body on the line, not going to slate him as he gives it everything but this is the problem with players at that age.

Eventually it will happen to Naismith too although at least with him it looks like we’ve went the other way and tried to protect him as much as possible with niggles.  Berra could’ve broken his leg and he would’ve been shoved back in as soon as the stookie was off.
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09-01-2019, 02:12 PM -
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Time for Berra to be given the arm around the shoulder and told some home truths.

For him, the war is over. He's done.



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