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First round of fixtures
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Hank Scorpio
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10-27-2021, 09:10 PM -
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Overall, it has to be a thumbs up for the season so far. A frustrating amount of draws, with the one last Saturday being properly deflating, but being 3rd only 3 point off top was beyond our expectations in July.

I think the system works for the most part, but we definitely need a bit more squad depth. We at least have a decent selection of attacking midfielders and wide players, but we've seen what happened tonight without Boyce. Could do with another RWB as well.
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10-27-2021, 09:14 PM -
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Yea you’ve got to look at the positives, unbeaten and 3rd and we could really be top if we’d been a bit more clinical. 

We’ve got to find another forward though, we can’t keep wasting these dominant periods of games and drawing or losing them.
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10-27-2021, 09:14 PM -
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(10-27-2021, 09:10 PM)Hank Scorpio Wrote: Overall, it has to be a thumbs up for the season so far. A frustrating amount of draws, with the one last Saturday being properly deflating, but being 3rd only 3 point off top was beyond our expectations in July.

I think the system works for the most part, but we definitely need a bit more squad depth. We at least have a decent selection of attacking midfielders and wide players, but we've seen what happened tonight without Boyce. Could do with another RWB as well.

We just need to not be cowards about actually going for it against teams who have no interest in attacking us. Spent the full second half banging on the St J door tonight and the only changes we made were to take off 2 of the front 3. Grow a set of balls and hook one of the back 5 to give us an extra body in the box FFS.
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10-27-2021, 09:15 PM -
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My thing with games like tonight when the opposition have already shot their muck and we've got them pinned on the back foot...Take Halliday off, move Kingsley across one, go to a back 4 and bring on another attacking player. I don't mind the system it works well but it has to be adaptable depending on how the game is going.
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10-27-2021, 09:17 PM -
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(10-27-2021, 09:15 PM)Shteve Wrote: My thing with games like tonight when the opposition have already shot their muck and we've got them pinned on the back foot...Take Halliday off, move Kingsley across one, go to a back 4 and bring on another attacking player. I don't mind the system it works well but it has to be adaptable depending on how the game is going.

Robbie Aye

We're already playing with 2 10's so get a defender off and go 4-3-3/4-2-3-1.

Drawbie's a shitebag though. Draw's get you naewhere.
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10-27-2021, 09:18 PM -
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I was expecting us to be in relegation trouble so I'm delighted with how this round of fixtures have went.

Aye we could have turned a few draws into wins but all teams are dropping points at the moment, it's a decent league. I'd expect the Glasgow two to pull away sooner or later unless we invest in January and refs suddenly become fair but we are a very decent team at the moment.
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10-27-2021, 09:21 PM -
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Drawbie Nonsense Get To Woy

Nah, it's been pretty good. A couple of signings away from sustaining a proper challenge imo.
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10-27-2021, 09:25 PM -
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(10-27-2021, 09:15 PM)Shteve Wrote: My thing with games like tonight when the opposition have already shot their muck and we've got them pinned on the back foot...Take Halliday off, move Kingsley across one, go to a back 4 and bring on another attacking player. I don't mind the system it works well but it has to be adaptable depending on how the game is going.
Aye its well frustrating that we don't go all out. Now that we have Beni and Devlin as a shield, we can afford to commit one more forward, rather than the gung-hp nonsense under Stendel. It seems more frustrating with Woodburn, as number 10 seems to be his best position, but never play that formation.
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10-27-2021, 09:32 PM -
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Generally happy but still, been a bit deflating with the last two results. Brings it home that we're still a bit short on the clinical side of things. Feel we're only really short a proper #9.
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10-27-2021, 09:42 PM -
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The performances have been good on the whole but at least three of those five draws feel like points dropped. The really frustrating thing is that neither Rangers nor Celtic look all that dominant this year so it feels like a bit of a missed opportunity.
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10-27-2021, 09:49 PM -
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(10-27-2021, 09:42 PM)Snake Plissken Wrote: The performances have been good on the whole but at least three of those five draws feel like points dropped. The really frustrating thing is that neither Rangers nor Celtic look all that dominant this year so it feels like a bit of a missed opportunity.

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10-27-2021, 10:30 PM -
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Frustrating not to win the night, especially with results elsewhere.

If we go on a run the next couple of months and are still in the mix up the top come the January window I’d love for Jimmy Anderson to sling us a mil or two to bring in a proper finisher and attacking mid.
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10-27-2021, 10:40 PM -
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Aye we need to fleece Ando, manipulate him, blackmail him. Get Budge to fulfill his darkest fantasies, anything for him to hand over his money is fine by me.
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10-28-2021, 08:13 AM -
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Too many draws like. Undefeated is impressive but when it's 6 draws in 9 games it puts a bit of a dampener on it. Totally agree we need another striker to make the difference.
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10-28-2021, 09:24 AM -
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10-28-2021, 09:26 AM -
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(10-28-2021, 09:24 AM)CM Kash Wrote: https://twitter.com/splstats/status/1453...33761?s=21

Quite Good

Shows how hard it is to achieve that even if it’s draws
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10-28-2021, 09:38 AM -
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It is quite an achievement but we're pretty lucky points are being dropped elsewhere. If it was 11 draws we'd have 11 points and be 9th or 10th. I'd rather not be undefeated and have a few more wins and a few losses. You get to a point where you're clinging on to draws to keep a streak alive that means fuck all in the long run. Celtic have 3 losses and are above us now, I'd rather be in that position.
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10-28-2021, 09:40 AM -
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Undefeated in 11 games flag day at the next home game VanGaals Bitch
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10-28-2021, 09:51 AM -
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It gives you something to hold on to keep going but too many draws isn't really much good, you're as well losing one or two but winning more in terms of points, I'm also fairly interested in how we react when we do end up losing.
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10-28-2021, 09:54 AM -
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There's only shree teams in the leagues with more wins than us tbf. We need to turn the draws into wins but staying unbeaten will give the players more confidence and belief. Was reading we haven't lost for 16 games. It's a good habit.

Maybe is a bit of holding on to the draw to keep the run going. Last night was a tricky one though as we were all over them so not sure what else we could have done other than have Boyce on the pitch.

https://twitter.com/ThisMyStoryPod/statu...0995616768

Lack of goals from the midfield is where the problems lie.
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