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  1. I was pleasantly surprised by how the game went. Thought Foster had a cracking game, as did Wright in front of him. Watt played well, he had alot of work to do at times being on his own. Craig did well in the first half. Hibs started to dictate play a little more in the second half and the fact we desperately need the new central midfielder became a little obvious again. Thought Tanser gave Boyle far too much space at times- just before his cross for the goal I commented that it could punish us if Tanser didn't start to get tighter and block crosses. Was a little bit disappointed by Tommy's subs. He seemed happy to accept the point, when I thought the game was crying out for Scougalls energy in place of Alston. A good point and good to get off the board.
  2. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I'm afraid Tommy has to take a huge chunk of the blame if we don't get the centre midfielder we REALLY need.
  3. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Totally agree with this post. Before I'm accused of over-reacting to one result, this has been my feeling before a game was played. Whilst I'm happy about our additions this pre-season- there is a glaring weaknesses to our squad which was there last season. We need a player in the centre of the park that can control the game, especially when Davidson is in there (a player with plenty attributes but helping us play a possession style game it is not). Spoony is not that guy, Craig is not that guy and Alston is not that guy. I'm all for having two of the three of them in there as squad players. They are good options to have, they give 100% when they are needed, but they lack the quality needed to cover Millars place in the team. I'd happily let one of them move on in order to bring quality into the centre of the park. Millar did the work of two men at times in his prime and made up for the fact that in Davidson we have a central midfielder that is often better when the opposition has the ball. We need someone who is brave on the ball, who is willing to help his backline when they are under a little pressure and a player that can read a forward pass. I think that's vital to unlocking Scougall in a more advanced central position. A quality player in that role all of a sudden can improve several players around him. How many times did Millar drop back into space taking pressure off MacKay or Easton and allowing them to 'pass and go' wide. How often did he pick up on MacLeans movement into deeper positions starting attacks? How often did he give Anderson a simple 10 yard pass and take away the lack of distribution he sometimes suffers from. I'd go as far as saying a getting the right player for that role could be the difference in 5-6 places in the table.
  4. Some very good performances from a few of our lads in a match where Falkirk were pretty blunt and lacking any real quality. Liam Gordon continues to impress and Ando was rock solid until about the 70 minute mark when he started to lose a little concentration. Foster had a good game at full-back (great through ball for the goal), Wright looked good on the wing and Watt showed glimpses off quality. We didn't create an awful lot, and very little will come from the left any time Liam plays there. He gives 100%, but we never look anywhere near a threat with him on that side. Pretty vital we get another central midfield option in a similar mould to a Morris/Millar type. I just don't think we can rely on Spoony to play that role with any sort of consistency. Good win- hopeful with a bit more time playing together we start to look more threatening going forward.
  5. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I think the fact that Tommy made a move for McGowan a while back, probably tells you he is aware he needs a replacement for Millar. Neither Alston or Spoony have shown they can play the same role as him with the same effectivness. Spoony shows he may be an option is spells, but he must do more to become a regular starter in the middle of the pitch. A left sided midfielder and a central midfielder and I'd be happy enough with the squad.
  6. Player Contracts + Transfers

    It's a risk, but the lad has no doubt got a load of ability. It's his mindset that seems to be the problem and if Tommy can do similar to him as he seemed to do to both Swanson and O Halloran then I think we could have a player on our hands.
  7. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Would be very happy with both.
  8. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Losing the spine of our most successful team, the squad looks very light, lack of signings that have played a pre season with us (if at all), losing our assistant manager, injuries to returning players. Hope I'm wrong but looks a very big list of reasons that could be used when explaining a relegation battle this season.
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    Not overly fussed to miss out on him. I'd prefer us to base the side around Scougall playing centrally. He's a superior player to Williams.
  10. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Ryan Edwards used a release clause in his contract. I'd have him in a shot at Saints. Always really impressed me and a very good age. Happily have him brought in instead of trying to sign Williams permanently.
  11. Player Contracts + Transfers

    All your points could well be right, but I would of liked to see him get the chance in that position at the end of the season. I actually think having a winger that doesn't necessarily need to beat his man and can cross a brilliant ball in from deep could well be a good thing at times. Does the opposition full-back find himself in a position where he has to press further forward and thus leaves gaps behind him for our left back to overlap into or a striker to come across into? Looks like Tommy agrees with your opinion though and its very unlikely we will ever find out if Tanser could play that role.
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    Or possibly he has looked at the attributes of the player in question and like myself believes that Tanser as as individual could be effective in a further forward role!? Every situation is different, Gareth Bale's move from attacking full-back seemed to work out well enough.
  13. Player Contracts + Transfers

    Give Scougall movement around him and his ability would be obvious. I genuinely think hes the most talented player we've got on our books - whilst he didn't hit the heights we all hoped for there is a very creative player in there if given the right surroundings. What impressed me the most about Scougall last season was that he was being played out of position, clearly didn't have too much movement for him to create for and yet showed a fantastic attitude, constantly trying to win the ball when not in possession and never being overly critical of his team mates when they didn't make the movement he was looking for.
  14. Player Contracts + Transfers

    I'm not overly bothered about whether Williams joins us or not. Whilst he's clearly got some quality- his end product never amazed me. I'd much rather we found a formation and system that allows Scougall to play in a central role next season.
  15. Saints Kit Supplier 2018/19?

    Never really been to Campus since Big Frank left, thought he was a top guy that gave a very good service. I'm sure a club store, with an office staff member working in there during the week could well work.