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  1. In some ways that was a better performance than on Saturday. There was a discipline to our shape and dare I say it looked like an understanding between our players, in particular our defence. Davidson was superb tonight and I thought he showed a discipline in his play that I've often criticised him for lacking. McCann continues to impress- he is so calm in possession for such a young, inexperienced lad. He rarely wastes a pass and for a smaller, lighter player he doesn't half win possession back alot. The lad for Hearts (no 7) was a decent player and he could dominate quite a few midfielders in this league but our lads just ended up too good for him tonight. Kerr and Duffy managed very well with their strike force.... Call him a carthorse all you want, but that big lad will cause problems for any centre-back that doesn't fancy a physical battle. Wright looked like he's picking up with game time and Spoony had a good game, giving Tanser plenty of protection and keeping their talented full-back relatively quiet. Only small gripe is I feel Matty's final ball and choice of pass could be better. A couple times May made some smart movement and Kennedy delayed the pass, went himself or chose a different option. What a difference two games make. Just what we needed. Biggest positive is it looks like we may have found our best starting XI and I'm pretty shocked that O Halloran and Holt aren't in it for now.
  2. That was a fantastic performance. Showed a real maturity and positional sense/concentration to match his usual effort.
  3. It's hard to argue against this..Season after season I've always thought there was "better" starting options, but as a side we do tend to look more balanced with him in the team. When playing one up front I think it's important to have wider players that can cut inside as well. Spoony looks a better player when he's able to come inside from the left. I also think Kennedy would benefit from a run centrally. Leaves a fight between Wright and MOH for the right side.
  4. I reckon that's the best Saints performance I've seen from Spoony- he looked dangerous coming inside and was a real leader for the team today. McCann was outstanding and it's hard to believe how composed he is on the ball at just 19. At the start of the season I thought there was points he was a bit naive with runs off him, but even in the short time he's been in the team he's improved in that area. He barely wasted the ball the whole game, kept the play ticking over and looks like the kind of player that can go on to a higher level. Duffy a major concern for me and May didn't look as sharp as I would hope. Wright also was a bit rusty and isn't up to the standard he was at last season- will hopefully come with time. Great finish from Hendry at the end.
  5. Complete dominance from beginning, but the defence is a mess any time they have to deal with any sort of pressure (which hasn't been often!). Spoony has been fantastic, McCann hasn't wasted a ball. Drey Wright still looking very rusty. We should easily walk away with three points, but this defence still has mistakes in them.
  6. This is a pivotal game for us. If the lads love Tommy as much as they all claim, they will be fired up and fighting for him from the first whistle. I've no idea what our starting XI should be, but I think there are certain players we need to hit form if we are going to move up the table.... Time for them to step up.
  7. I've said it for a good few seasons now- Murray has much to admire in a player, but I'd rather have Callachan in the side now..... For all his faults I believe he is the better option now.
  8. The next two games at home are hugely important to Tommy's future.
  9. Have you ever seen either Cleland or MacKay coach before?
  10. My two cents worth: I found that display very worrying- not because I couldn't see any positives, but rather because the team on the whole looked extremely naive and it's effecting the decision making both front and back. Holt looks just the player we've needed, Ralston is an obvious improvement on Duffy, May looks sharp enough, McCann looks like he's ready to play regularly and yet I came away worried because we are unable to do the basics of the game and at times under no pressure we were choosing the wrong options or simply playing very slack football. Kerr was miles behind his previous performances last season. Some of his passing was dreadful and there's no excuse now when in both Holt and McCann we have two players looking to get on the ball. Gordon (who I've championed before) wasn't much better and looked flat footed on more than one occasion. I thought Tanser was bullied at points and all four of the back four would make very naive decisions. Whilst it's great to see Wright back and he's bound to be rusty, he was very slack with some of his passing. The whole midfield worked hard, but there was little creativity. Everything felt forced and the link up play just want there. Just have to hope it comes with time together. What really annoyed me is that is was clear Motherwell wanted to make the game disjointed in the second half and disrupted play with several "falling over moments" and yet time and time again our players seemed to make it easy for them to go down by barging into the back of them, etc rather than just applying pressure and trying to force mistakes... It simply allowed Motherwell to keep taking the flow out the game. They managed the game in the second half very well. The next four games are vital- no doubt about that.
  11. Happy enough with that... It's a decent back up option, short term deal so there's no real risk for the club.
  12. I noticed a real change in tone from supporters last Saturday towards Kane. He can be of use to us, but playing the solo role is never going to suit him, when his best play is with his back to the goal. A players confidence is never going to be improved if there's a large section of support being negative towards them every game.
  13. Couldn't agree more. Craig seemed to be asked to cover more ground than at points last season and I thought he looked a bit naive at times. Didn't add any drive to the middle and didn't provide the usual cover when asked to sit deeper.
  14. WAP gets a bad rap from certain ones on other sites, but when two fans can have differing opinions and explain why then I think it's where online forums come into their own. Good to have difference of opinions- I personally didn't see McCann lose many battles and I think his two fellow central midfielders weren't much help to him at points when it came to building possession. As for the centre-back pairing up until last season I believed Gordon was the better player of the two, but Kerr's performances week in and week out were excellent and convinced me he is a future top class player, a poorer performance like yesterday isn't going to convince me otherwise and I think we all may have to accept with such a young back-line mistakes will be made. I'd guess one day we get a decent transfer fee for both of them. Did our goal look onside on the tv?
  15. Funny how we all see the game differently, I was in the "we are doomed camp" but even in defeat there was enough positives for me to think we can avoid a relegation battle. I thought McCann was very tidy on the ball and kept it ticking over well, also thought that for a slight lad he did not too bad in his physical battles with more experienced and good opposition players. The centre-back pairing need time and we will concede a few more weak goals, but they will come good. Main positive is that Tommy will know without doubt Duffy is a country mile away from being a regular starter and we HAVE to get a starter at right back. Craig looked positionally weak at points and I prefer him when he sits, but at points McCann sat deeper than him. Kane had a poor game, and slowed/wasted several attacking phases of play, but I still think there's times his work in a 4-4-2 could be of benefit to May. May looked sharp, Wright as well. It may take a few weeks until we get the ball rolling, but I think we can start to get some decent results if we add a right back and a central midfielder.