Valentino Bolognese

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  1. Valentino Bolognese

    Saints v Saints 16/3/2019

    Mostly under cover. Was at a game a couple of winters ago when then snow was the same. The issue will be waterlogging and the car park. It's half an inch at least deep here.
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    Round 38 - St Mirren (H), 16/03/19

    A side 3 B side 2 Kerr 2001
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    Race for the top half...

    I went Hibs but it's really pretty open. Quite exciting for a change, but given where we were in January it shouldn't be as exciting as it is. Hopefully a half decent crowd tomorrow although the weather is looking grim.
  4. Valentino Bolognese

    Saints v Saints 16/3/2019

    That's the last of the 4 games and on the same day Hibs have a local derby which I have a feeling they won't win, so maybe by that stage a point will do. Very much agree on the Motherwell issue too but the fact that it's a 6-pointer and maybe a reshuffled team might get some fire in the belly. As before, Motherwell beat Hibs this weekend and we beat Midden and it's all to play for again. I don't buy the Motherwell renaissance - Turnbull has been fantastic all season but there's nothing else in that team for us to worry about. On paper at least. "One game at a time, sweet jesus ..." Tabla does a better curry, IMHO, or the Everest. I'm hoping that the Motherwell or the Kilmarnock game will be last chance saloon, but the next 3 games are absolute must-wins unless there's some dramatic results for our top 6 rivals.
  5. Valentino Bolognese

    Saints v Saints 16/3/2019

    Certainly everyone's suggesting different teams to the one that Tommy will put out, that's for sure. I get what you're saying about Matty and don't really disagree, I think that if we lose on Saturday I'd be more comfortable though. While we still have a sniff at the top 6 I think we have to play our best player. I'm afraid that I see Wotherspoon as very much a liability and not a safe choice. He's been simply dreadful recently. One thing I've noticed is that we're struggling to get any chemistry between full-backs and wingers, there seems to be no combination that works. However I do think that he best of a bad lot is Kennedy in front of Tanser. In that situation I'd prefer to see MOH in front of Ricky Foster, although admittedly that could leave us very exposed down that side. Maybe it is time for Joe to move to RB and bring Gordon back, as some have suggested.
  6. Valentino Bolognese

    Saints v Saints 16/3/2019

    Spoony ahead of Kennedy? What's the thinking there?
  7. Valentino Bolognese

    Saints v Saints 16/3/2019

    It would only guarantee 7th, Hibs would have to get 8 points from their games which you could see them doing. Equally though, their results have been much better than the performances and I can certainly see them dropping points. 3 points for us and Motherwell this weekend and it really is game on. Let's hope 'Well have one more performance in them before they crash and burn.
  8. Valentino Bolognese

    Saints v Saints 16/3/2019

    I see the merit in the impact sub option, but he's our best player, and he tracks back to cover the full-back, and also Tommy's not one for making substitutions before minute 75. We're good enough, or should be, to have the game wrapped up by then. By all means hook him and bring on Swanson if he's on the wing or Watt otherwise. We can't afford to have him on the bench from the start IMO. St Midden will be absolutley up for this and we need to start fast and hard, which hasn't been our defining feature lately.
  9. Valentino Bolognese

    Saints v Saints 16/3/2019

    Need to ring the changes and drop the non-performers (where we don't have better or cover at all). Clarke Foster - Kerr - Gordon - Tanser MOH - Callachan - Craig - Alston Kennedy Kane No chance at all though.
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    Saints vs Livi - 9/3/19

    # Club W D L Goals +/- Pts 1 Celtic 8 7 1 0 18:2 16 22 2 Motherwell FC 8 6 1 1 13:6 7 19 3 Rangers 8 5 2 1 22:5 17 17 4 Hibernian FC 8 4 1 3 13:10 3 13 5 Aberdeen FC 8 3 3 2 11:9 2 12 6 Heart of Midl. 8 3 2 3 9:8 1 11 7 Dundee FC 8 2 2 4 9:15 -6 8 8 Livingston FC 8 2 1 5 5:11 -6 7 9 Hamilton Acad. 8 2 1 5 5:18 -13 7 10 Kilmarnock FC 7 1 3 3 5:7 -2 6 11 St. Mirren 7 1 2 4 6:16 -10 5 12 St. Johnstone 8 1 1 6 4:13 -9 4 Form table since the winter break. But let's not over-react eh? I'm not calling for Tommy's head but I do want him to, frankly, sort it out. And every team gets injuries.
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    Saints vs Livi - 9/3/19

    Where to start? Bell - a disaster we were all warned about. Even at 2-1 down with time in the game, he's holding on to the ball, refusing to throw and dropping the ball to is feet only to pass it out to Joe or Scott who immeditely hoof it over the midfield to nobody, or out the park. Wotherspoon - utter and absolute liability. It is disgraceful that man is on the park and that's all on Tommy. None so blind as those that refuse to see. We don't have strikers that cannot score. I'll wait for the replay but it looked to me that Tony had a chance on an open goal from point-blank. Can't be too hard on him to be fair as at least he got in a position and he should never, in any team, be a player that's benched for Chris Kane. Murray Davidson looks like he's given up. And Tanser, just ****ing hell. He has one idea and he can't even do that. I can't be bothered to go on. That was utterly abject. A team that looks like it just couldn't care less. ****ing criminal. Let's be clear here. Livingston are a poor football team. They are not a team we should be losing to, under any circumstances, but especially not in that way. Time for Tommy to earn his contract extension and get a rocket up this rabble. We'll need 12 points as a minimum for top 6. Aye right.
  12. Valentino Bolognese

    Saints vs Livi - 9/3/19

    I was at the game earlier in the season but can't honestly remember if we played 3 at the back. I wouldn't be bothered if we did tbh, as it would be good to get Gordon back in. My concern would be that Tanser and Foster are a bit out of form (Ricky more than a bit). If MOH is genuinely fit I'd like to see us playing Kennedy and him as wingers, so a 5-4-1 could be a solution. I also think Ross Callaghan could introduce some chaos for us so would not be surprised to see him on the park at some point. After a few beers and a good sleep feeling much more up for this now, must have just been a hard week at work. COYS.
  13. Valentino Bolognese

    Saints vs Livi - 9/3/19

    Thanks for that. Sounds hopeful, maybe he'll get a few minutes tomorrow. Would be surprised if his first game back was on plastic. Random - do you think TW is likely to move away from his 'we need consistency' position? I don't think the recent issues have been down to formation. Play for 60 minutes away the way we did for most of the game against hibs and we'll beat livingston I reckon. In fact Alston in for Spoony and that's not far off our best 11, it sounds like MOH might get a run, Easton might be back and apparently Danny Swanson has turned a corner. All if buts and maybes and it might be Friday night beer talk, but if even one of those 3 make a positive impact it should make a difference, and of course it puts pressure on places.
  14. Valentino Bolognese

    Saints vs Livi - 9/3/19

    I'll be going. Hopefully the break's going to have the opposite effect to winter break. For what is an important game for a top-6 place, finding it hard to get worked up. Not sure what the injury situation is these days, there seems to be talk that MOH is on his way back but hard to believe that there'll be any sign of him before the split at least. Easton might be on the bench but is that exciting? Maybe just the time of year, not being able to get intested in top 6 or whatever but I'm frankly overcome with meh. Also Livingston's a pretty uninspiring away trip and a dull team to play against and it's almost certain to be a midfield header competition with the occasional foul and throw-in to liven things up. Watt Kane Alston Davidson Craig Matty Usual Cammy "FFS" Bell
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Ignoring the tease ... seems highly likely Joe will go, in part thanks to McInnes hyping him up which has helpfully taken some of the spotlight off Kerr. Cheers Deek. Gordon needs a good first team run, too good for the reserves from what I've seen (which isn't that much to be fair). So Joe leaving should be OK and it should free up a fair wage for a decent back-up CB. Not a lot of years on the clock between them but more than capable at this level, and there's always Anderson if we need to get the average up.