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Jilted John

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  1. 5 hours ago, TxRover said:

     IM seems less committed to youth than JMcG was, but that may be a factor of the loss of Fife Elite and future B team plans.

    Young players need to be better than those ahead of them to get in the side. As promising at Arnott is, he’s well down the pecking order. 

    Murray favours a massively high tempo in the middle of the park. Brown and Byrne press hard then move the ball on quickly. Even Spencer and Hendry wouldn’t have fitted into his current style.

  2. 2 hours ago, Michael W said:

    A big difference is that there is actually proper oversight in place now and we don't have an idiot manager dishing out contracts with automatic increases built in, thus decimating next season's budget. It took a fair bit of time for some of what had been going on to come out, but when it did you started to see where the issues were and could understand what had gone wrong. McGlynn was very well backed, but totally wasted it, partly due to a lack of someone in the boardroom setting parameters. 

    The benefit of proper management is that we are in a position to bring in the likes of Jack Hamilton, which I doubt we'd have been able to do with McGlynn spending half next season's budget on pay increases. 


    While I’d love to agree with all of that, let’s see where we are in two years time if we can’t get out this league. Maybe I’m a pessimist but I do worry about where the money is coming from for everything that we are doing both on and off the park. 

  3. 2 hours ago, Ro Sham Bo said:

    I've watched a reasonable amount of English league 2 matches on TV and the odd national league match, and in terms of technical ability, I don't think the standard looks much better than the Championship. The big difference is physicality, almost every player looks about 6ft plus,  and most of these teams would just overpower their way to the title up here. 

    I think Jack Hamilton mentioned this was the biggest difference when we signed him and I've heard a couple of other players who've moved down south say the same. 

    Gordon Strachan said something similar during his time as Scotland manager. He said genetics played a big part in why we were less physically able than some of the other countries. At the time he got a lot of stick for it but he’s definitely got a point.

  4. 4 hours ago, Scottydog said:

    Forgotten who we played but I remember one particular game at Starks defending the home end, an opponent stood facing McGurn blocking him, the corner was swung in right on top of him and we shipped 2 identical goals in succession.

    TBH I cant think of a keeper we've had that was noted for commanding his area by coming for crossed balls.

    Guido is the only one I can think of off the top of my head.

    Commanding your area isn’t always about running out for every cross though. It’s about organising the defenders. I’m hoping that all comes in time.

  5. 41 minutes ago, renton said:

    Brown and Byrne should start against the Pars, they bossed it today in midfield. You can't drop Smith on this form, and Hamilton should start if fit.  Given you probably need Mullin to give you the balls into the box it makes a difficult decision for the last No 10 slot out of Vaughan, Easton and Stanton...

    You could probably add Ethan Ross into the mix as well. He must be pushing for a start soon. How do you pick one between Easton, Vaughan and Stanton though? Two match winners and a rolls royce

  6. 1 hour ago, MICMAC said:

    Wasn't at the game but listened to it with RTV and it sounded like another lapse in concentration from a set piece that decided the game

    A set piece and a dodgy bit of goalkeeping. I might change my mind on it once I see it back on the highlights but it looked like the second goal went right under his body. Can’t fault the team on their efforts today though. Hibs are a strong side and we matched them for large parts of it.

  7. I certainly prefer the commentary on the Raith TV highlights. If I was being picky, I’d probably prefer them to do a summary commentary like Scotsport etc used to do for the shortened reels where they would explain what was about to take place. That’s more work for the guys though so wouldn’t expect it.

  8. I was watching on Raith Tv today. It wasn’t a penalty. I actually think that’s what changed the game a bit. Morton players became incensed by the decision and the game became a bit ‘agricultural’. Thankfully with players like Watson, Murray, Brown and perhaps Byrne in the side, we can give as good as we get now.

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