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Hearts Blog
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pauliewalnuts
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12-29-2020, 09:01 AM -
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Tin hat on but I've started a Hearts blog in the last few months. I've written a wee article about Liam Boyce below, feel free to have a read and give me any positive or negative comments! Cheers, Ruaraidh.

https://theoldcastlerock.wordpress.com/2...-the-boil/
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12-29-2020, 09:42 AM -
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(12-29-2020, 09:01 AM)pauliewalnuts Wrote: Tin hat on but I've started a Hearts blog in the last few months. I've written a wee article about Liam Boyce below, feel free to have a read and give me any positive or negative comments! Cheers, Ruaraidh.

https://theoldcastlerock.wordpress.com/2...-the-boil/

I enjoyed that. Sound

Good piece on why Boyce is so important and why the tweaks that Neilson has made of late have been effective. I liked that you didn’t disappear down a tactics rabbit hole, but instead wrote about it in the same way that people would discuss it in the pub or with their mates.

Was refreshing to read something that didn’t talk about xG and inverted wingers and the likes.

Keep up the good work.
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12-29-2020, 09:44 AM -
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Cheers mate I appreciate you reading that! That's useful feedback, thanks.
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12-29-2020, 10:45 AM -
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Yeah that was a decent read mate. Don’t read any blogs so I’ve nothing to compare it against though tbh  Monty Chuckle
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12-29-2020, 10:55 AM -
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(12-29-2020, 10:45 AM)Chris Benoit Wrote: Yeah that was a decent read mate. Don’t read any blogs so I’ve nothing to compare it against though tbh  Monty Chuckle

Warnock Cheers mate. Sound
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12-29-2020, 10:57 AM -
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Yeah enjoyed that. An easy read and not a technical tactical snooze fest.

Would read again.
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12-29-2020, 11:36 AM -
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(12-29-2020, 09:01 AM)pauliewalnuts Wrote: Tin hat on but I've started a Hearts blog in the last few months. I've written a wee article about Liam Boyce below, feel free to have a read and give me any positive or negative comments! Cheers, Ruaraidh.

https://theoldcastlerock.wordpress.com/2...-the-boil/

Agreed. Nicely written from a fans perspective rather than the usual blogs were people pretend they are Pep.
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12-29-2020, 12:09 PM -
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Aye quite a lot of good points in there.

Had noticed Boyce isn't coming as deep now and it's no coincidence he's started scoring. Glad Robbie has been instructing him to do so.
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12-29-2020, 12:16 PM -
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Cheers for reading folks, useful feedback for the next one.
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12-29-2020, 12:46 PM -
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Interesting article mate. I like dissecting players like this. 

All I'd add is it'd have been interesting to review where and why he's been successful. Most notably unfashionable Ross County where he scored 48 goals in 99 appearances. What was their formation? How did they utilise him? Did he have a strike partner? Are we doing the same? I don't know if we are.

Also. Maybe interrogating him for pace. Heading ability. Runs. I'm not too sure what his biggest asset is. I'm never properly seen him dominate a centre half yet. Is he a poacher? Feels like Robbie wants him now to hang about the 6 yard box, on the shoulder. 

Good article though and enjoyed it. Keep it going mate.
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12-29-2020, 01:38 PM -
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Decent read mate, which doesn’t as other have said disappear up it’s on arse.

Boyce is a bit of an enigma, you can tell he thinks he has the quality to play as a number 10 but his actual real qualities show him to be the perfect number 9 who poaches goals
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12-29-2020, 02:49 PM -
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(12-29-2020, 12:46 PM)Cammo Toe Wrote: Interesting article mate. I like dissecting players like this. 

All I'd add is it'd have been interesting to review where and why he's been successful. Most notably unfashionable Ross County where he scored 48 goals in 99 appearances. What was their formation? How did they utilise him? Did he have a strike partner? Are we doing the same? I don't know if we are.

Also. Maybe interrogating him for pace. Heading ability. Runs. I'm not too sure what his biggest asset is. I'm never properly seen him dominate a centre half yet. Is he a poacher? Feels like Robbie wants him now to hang about the 6 yard box, on the shoulder. 

Good article though and enjoyed it. Keep it going mate.

(12-29-2020, 01:38 PM)Staunch Halliday Wrote: Decent read mate, which doesn’t as other have said disappear up it’s on arse.

Boyce is a bit of an enigma, you can tell he thinks he has the quality to play as a number 10 but his actual real qualities show him to be the perfect number 9 who poaches goals


Cheers guys. Both good points, particularly about County form. His goal record as you've said for them was sensational for a non Old Firm striker.

Defo a change in how he's playing now, when I was writing it I took more screenshots of his other types of play like you mentioned, with a big part his game against QOTS dropping deeper to allow attacking midfielders to power through past the defence.

He's definitely got good technical ability when you watch the way he carries the ball if trying to hold it up for midfield runners. Interesting player but very glad he's at Hearts.
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12-29-2020, 02:51 PM -
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If you want your blog to have more content, i'm sure Cammo Toe would write up an article on what potential signings from the lower leagues of England our new DoF should be looking at. Warnock



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