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  1. Have you ever seen either Cleland or MacKay coach before?
  2. 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.
  3. Happy enough with that... It's a decent back up option, short term deal so there's no real risk for the club.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. Clark Duffy- Kerr- Gordon- Tanser MOH- Davidson- Craig- Kennedy Kane- May Think McCann could be overpowered by the Killie pairing so would rather have Craig in there for this one. Possibly a bit cruel to leave him out (going off the reports at Hibs which I didn't attend) Think May could well benefit from having Kane doing the donkey work behind him and I think the advantages of Kane's link up play will become more apparent when we have a striker looking to get into the box and taking some attention away from Kane's own movement. Kerr and Gordon need time to develop the partnership. Want to hear them both be very vocal and take the lead in a very young defence.
  9. Very much depends on what they've got on the table just now though doesn't it. Someone or something is only worth what people are willing to pay for it. I'm surprised Hutton hasn't got something lined up already- he was still well liked by the Villa fans and although very much at the end of his career I reckon someone in the lower English leagues would get a good season out of him.
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    Season Tickets

    Pretty shocked that we have sold more this season to be quite honest.
  11. Fully agree with Random here- our transfer dealings have been totally and utterly woeful. Sure it's been good to retain certain players, but it's painfully obvious either the budget has been extremely mismanaged or been cut from last season. The club's PR is dreadful and it seems to be doing all it can to kill off some of the limited "loyals" we had as opposed to attracting more. I was in conversation with a customer of mine that had been a Saints season ticket holder for years and gave it up about twelve years ago.... His statement "trust me, once you stop going, it's very easy not to return to the park and find other hobbies/things to do with your money" It's the main reason I keep my season ticket- I don't want to get out of the habbit. Whether Steve Brown knows it or not the next couple weeks is MASSIVE for this club and it's future- make a couple of solid signings, bring in a proper social media guy and look for outside help (fans that would be willing to give their expertise for free) and build a feel good factor before we lose another set of fans. We need fans to make that clear to him at the forum. Rant over.... Transfers... Oli Shaw... No thanks, but when it's all said and done I don't really have the energy to care this season.
  12. I must admit I don't share the optimism many saw in the second half. We're we better- yes, but it was almost impossible to perform worse than the first fourty-five minutes. I've said the same thing again and again since Millar left, but if you want Davidson in your team, you need a very effective partner in the middle that looks for the ball, has good positional sense and can pick a pass. Otherwise it becomes a matter of long wasted punts to an isolated striker surrounded by taller players. McCann looked a country mile away from being good enough in the first half, he was much better in the second half but there was still major warning signs with him and players found it far too easy to find space in dangerous positions Infront of our defence. Whilst the second half showed his ability to pass a little better and I though he showed maturity with the professional foul, I'd much rather see him given game time on loan to a championship club were he can get positional awareness from playing every week. Let him make his mistakes at a slightly lower level. A better team than Livingston would of really hurt us today. They seemed to press us well in the first half, but backed off in the second when there was no real reason. MOH and Kennedy looked good in the second half, but that vital spine of our team looks weak. The new lad at centre-back has to improve, if that's the best he's got to offer Gordon comes in and take his space easy (providing a voice Tommy says is missing from the team). Ricky looked off the pace and sloppy. Swanson was incredibly sloppy and lost the ball several times and Kerr looks totally unsure at points- he will come good again but our midfield left him isolated at points and the partnership in central defence didn't look fluid at all. I'm usually a glass half full type of guy and should be coming away delighted we got the two goals back, but I must admit I'm really worried about this current side unless we add a good few faces and get Wright back asap. This is going to be a long hard season.
  13. First half as bad as I've seen us play. Second half we showed fight, but we're still miles away from anything but a relegation dog fight.
  14. Surely that's what I do when I pay my season ticket!? About 6 months ago I was looking for a venue for my tenth anniversary party.... I visited McDiarmid Park as I had a biased want to use it. I was told a girl would know I was coming, she didn't. She showed me the room (which was miles behind others I looked at) but she said they'd send me pricing etc... I waited a week and didn't get anything as I expected. Easy decision and I went to a venue more suited most likely at a better deal.... The long and short of it is between what I paid for the party, food and the bar takings (which I was told by the new venue was very good) the club lost out on potentially quite a few grand. If the club can't be bothered working for business that's delivered to their door I'm not going to waste a penny above my season ticket from now on.
  15. Is anybody else interested in these players? Hooper will have been clearly on a wage higher than what we've ever paid anyone, but what are people willing to pay him now? If you don't ask, you don't get...