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  1. Another brutal game. We'll not win any game this season where Kane is the lone striker. He does put a load of effort in but with no support he just can take advantage of anything that end of the pitch. Shocking goal to give away but defence looked pretty comfortable most of the game. Need to see highlights but impression from behind the goal was Zander hesitated when he should have cleaned everyone out to get the ball before the decisive strike. The fact he never roared at everyone makes me think he is disappointed with himself. Our main issues continue to be in the centre of midfield which gives little protection for the defence and seems unable to pick out a pass for our forwards. Big positive was seen Wright back on the pitch. He is a level above our squad in terms of attitude and ability. Be happy to see him on the right with one of MOH/Kennedy in beside May and the other on the left. Monday is going to be a big day, really missed Foster today, Duffy not yet at this level yet but showed ablot of promise. Ref was poor but not why we lost.
  2. Depending who (if anyone) we get to replace Foster we might be weaker on paper but our success in the past has been built on teamwork and this is at least the 3rd offence, certainly the 3rd that is public. If he did loose the rag at being asked to do a drill again the correct vice captain's response would be to go out and do it again and encourage the rest of the team to get the finger out. Foster is a pretty good player for us but if he's becoming that disruptive then Tommy has no choice. Hope he wakes up and sorts himself out off the back of this. As a side note I hope that some members of the team ****ing about during training is a one off and not a regular occurrence.
  3. First half was awful, 2nd goal was as bad a goal as I've seen us concede. The kids and I agreed at half time if Livi got to 4 in the second half (something that was entirely possible at that point) that we'd leave....something I've never thought of doing before. Everyone was sloppy and slow with nobody wanting the ball. 2nd half was better but we seemed to be helped by Livi sitting back for whatever reason. But couldn't relax as I don't have confidence in our ability to defend from the middle of the pitch back to the goal and long balls to Kane were useless. Until we get another option Hendry should start with Kane, he brought some energy and a bit of passion, glad he got his goal. Ref was awful for both sides, really inconsistent and how Kane can be clobbered while taking a throw in and the offender only gets a yellow card is beyond me. I do wonder what Tommy's reasons were for coming out early after half time. Perhaps he gave them a roasting and was giving the players some time alone to discuss it among themselves.
  4. Confidence looks gone. Nobody wanting the ball, no urgency and no real command in midfield or at that back. Very poor, striker won't solve this and this team should be better. New centre half looks out of his depth.
  5. Defence has been a worry for a while now.Pity we couldn't have gotten Cuptie in as a coach this season
  6. Lack of goals wasn't our issue today. An inability to defend as a team was and has been for so many months. Celtic are just better at exposing this as they can finish their chances. Don't want to go over the top just yet but you'd imagine we had a good number of our first pick midfield and defence on the park today. Here's hoping Duffy and yon lanky Estonian step up the the mark soon.
  7. Might not have been looking up Stevie May for long. It's the first image that comes back in an image search for "stevie may st johnstone".....sort of thing you might do if you were just wanting an image of him in a Saints strip for some reason.
  8. Decent result against a really poor Dundee side. Kennedy had a great game, troubled their defence all night and got back to cover when needed. Hendry always seems to impress, hope we see a bit more of him next year. Back 4 did their job, Zander making some important stops. Kane started well but seemed to go off the boil after his fresh air shot. Still offers a lot though. Still concerned at the ease at which Dundee cut us open, they should have scored twice......but then we should have scored 4.
  9. There's one important staff member missing from that list....Big Tommy. Get his long term future sorted and I imagine several players could be convinced to sign an extension on his staying alone.
  10. Yeah something about him not covering the edge of the box at set pieces. Tommy was absolutely raging at him but Liam clearly wasn't pleased himself. Bet it was a colourful dressing room at half time.
  11. Really enjoyed that game. Great goal from Saints. First half we controlled the game. Bit surprised that Craig was hooked at half time, although Tommy was going mental at him just before the break. Still though we could have won the game, Alston has a great chance and we created several more chances, despite the Dons stepping things up a little. The penalty can be debated, certainly no contact but if Lewis doesn't make the challenge we score. Where there is no debate is that the Dons fans now have the same sense of entitlement that you get form the Old Firm. Spent more time in the first half complaining about the SFA than questioning why they hadn't had a shot on goal. Good result for Saints, some great play in all areas of the park. Bodes well for the season.
  12. Have the Dons not got 4 centre halfs injured/suspended for this? It's fair to say we have an attack that could trouble them at the best of times but having to chuck a young lad in for his first start against the likes of Watt and Swanson..... confident there will be goals. I reckon an entertaining 2-2 draw* *Horrific 0-0 borefest beckons.
  13. Really encouraging performance today. So refreshing to have some wingers who carry the ball. Craig was fantastic, couple of Pirlo-esque balls played up front. Foster was great defensively and up top and Watt is a different class. Been a while since we had a player with such raw confidence. Keep him focussed and he'll be steal of the season. If muzz is out long term I'd be happy with Craig and a new midfielder in there.
  14. Opted for Wright. Granted the opposition isn't top flight but he seems to have all the attributed to be a success at Saints. But Gordon was fantastic at the back, is really turning into a solid centre half. Much more composed than Ando. Sure he's probably got the odd clanger 8n him due to inexperience but great to see the young players coming through. Also thought McClean did really well after coming on. Watt does seem to have a temper. unfortunately I can see him getting a few silly yellows. But if he stays the Macca side of naughty we can have no complaints.