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1 hour ago, ATLIS said:

Bradley looking phenomenal since coming on. 2-0 up Bradley getting the second. Going close another few times. 
 

Guthrie on, and doesn’t look completely shite actually?

Yeah for a spell we looked very last season's final few pre, and then 5 post split games, knocking it about at the back but going nowhere, until Bradley came on and actually turned with the ball and ran up the pitch with it. Immediately putting opposition players on the back foot and creating havoc in their defence.  He was a breath of fresh air when he came on.

Pitts had a good game too, scoring the first and an assist for Bradley's goal. Credit to Guthrie finally heading the ball downwards and almost scoring, forcing a good save from the QotS keeper. Both Queen's keepers had good games, as did Shamal, helping us keep a clean sheet.

Devlin and Sangare had good solid debut's. Hopefully see Hayes and the trialist on Tues against Alloa.

Obileye was pretty weak with his penalty, can we get Kelly or Bradley to start taking them now, no point having all the ones that missed pens last season trying them again. 

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1 hour ago, Dav nan Gael said:

Remember it's League 1 opposition in a friendly ?

All this is,is a run oot for the players,the competitive League Cup games will tell us more of where we are at ......

Dont think anyone was confusing this with a competitive match on any level.  The formation in particularly was heavily experimental to give a number of players the opportunity to show what they're all about; there wasn't much opportunity to hide.

I don't think a competitive match would have had Sean Kelly as central defender; likewise having Montano as right wing is also being played out of position.

I was please with what Sangare seemed to have to offer; similar to Omeonga but with physical presence; likewise Devlin seemed a strong replacement for Fitzwater. I did think there seemed to be a bit of an edge with Devlin particularly in the first half where he seemed to keen to impress.

Bradley certainly was up for it but I was a little disappointed with Brandon; seemed a bit off the pace and got robbed too often.

One thing that really pleased me was to see Scott Pittman playing like his very life depended on it. This was the Pittman of old; if only he can keep it going for several games on a run.

Worried though that we do at least seem to be carrying the Penalty hoo doo into the new season.

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To be fair it was a weird hybrid 3421, no wingers and Montano at RWB/RM, Penrice LWB/LB. I can't see us using it in the league but it was interesting to see. Thought De Lucas had a good game as well.

IMO Devlin looks like an upgrade on Fitzwater which I was worried we wouldn't find. Let alone like for like. 

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57 minutes ago, ATLIS said:

Signing incoming in the next few days apparently, seems like our first lot of business is done and now 1 in 1 out after that

I'm sure I saw Aphelele Teto, the young South African forward we've been linked with, in the stands today. There's also the trialist on the bench who could be signing.

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15 minutes ago, Cptn Hooch said:

I'm sure I saw Aphelele Teto, the young South African forward we've been linked with, in the stands today. There's also the trialist on the bench who could be signing.

Aphelele Teto is a right sided winger isn't he? Not sure that's one of the positions we need to strengthen unless Bohaboula is leaving.

Don't know how true it is but someone mentioned to me that we'd had six players on trial but only one actually made the bench today

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2 minutes ago, Durnford said:

Aphelele Teto is a right sided winger isn't he? Not sure that's one of the positions we need to strengthen unless Bohaboula is leaving.

Don't know how true it is but someone mentioned to me that we'd had six players on trial but only one actually made the bench today

And one was playing for QotS after Martindale recommended him to Marv.

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On the game, I know it's pre season and against lower league opposition but there were some notable things worth mentioning.

Back 3 seems to suit our personnel, would like to see us stick with it this season as it seemed to get the best out of Pittman and Kelly in behind the striker. 

Stephen Kelly is pure filth and won't be with us very long

Shamal George looked so much more confident today and reminded me of how he played before he got injured. Off his line well, 2 fantastic saves and claimed high balls. His kicking was also much improved. Big season for him

Mikey Devlin looks like he could be an upgrade on Fitzwater, so calm on the ball and genuinely never shuts up at the back which seemed to help Ayo settle into the game. 

Pittman was like a new signing today. He just wasn't himself last season and I'm sure he'd admit it, but today he was everywhere and certainly seemed to enjoy playing further forward.

Sangare showed some signs of being a very good addition. Broke up the play well, not afraid to get tore into tackles and can really play. His eye for an early pass is brilliant and once he and his team mates are on the same page we should reap the rewards of that. 

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4 minutes ago, Durnford said:

Aphelele Teto is a right sided winger isn't he? Not sure that's one of the positions we need to strengthen unless Bohaboula is leaving.

Don't know how true it is but someone mentioned to me that we'd had six players on trial but only one actually made the bench today

He can play anywhere across the front 3 I believe. Could be a backup to Anderson (or replacement if St Mirren really put their money where their mouth is) or could even slot into one of the positions behind the striker that Pittman and St Kelly played today

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1 minute ago, Cptn Hooch said:

On the game, I know it's pre season and against lower league opposition but there were some notable things worth mentioning.

Back 3 seems to suit our personnel, would like to see us stick with it this season as it seemed to get the best out of Pittman and Kelly in behind the striker. 

Stephen Kelly is pure filth and won't be with us very long

Shamal George looked so much more confident today and reminded me of how he played before he got injured. Off his line well, 2 fantastic saves and claimed high balls. His kicking was also much improved. Big season for him

Mikey Devlin looks like he could be an upgrade on Fitzwater, so calm on the ball and genuinely never shuts up at the back which seemed to help Ayo settle into the game. 

Pittman was like a new signing today. He just wasn't himself last season and I'm sure he'd admit it, but today he was everywhere and certainly seemed to enjoy playing further forward.

Sangare showed some signs of being a very good addition. Broke up the play well, not afraid to get tore into tackles and can really play. His eye for an early pass is brilliant and once he and his team mates are on the same page we should reap the rewards of that. 

Just posted that on the QotS thread, best i've seen Pitts for a while, much more like his old self, getting involved more in attack.

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24 minutes ago, Durnford said:

Aphelele Teto is a right sided winger isn't he? Not sure that's one of the positions we need to strengthen unless Bohaboula is leaving.

Don't know how true it is but someone mentioned to me that we'd had six players on trial but only one actually made the bench today

We've only really got Bahamboula at RW so we need cover there IMO

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8 minutes ago, ATLIS said:

Stephen Kelly and Bradley could tear some teams apart this season I reckon. Kelly showing good link up with Penrice too

But with all due respects. Without the opposition were up against today🤷‍♂️.Got to get real.Yeh,first game back.This is going to get tougher.Sorry sounding like Sherlock.But not rocket science. We will struggle against the quality the SPL will provide this season.Or i am from a different planet?..

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4 minutes ago, Troy.1995 said:

But with all due respects. Without the opposition were up against today🤷‍♂️.Got to get real.Yeh,first game back.This is going to get tougher.Sorry sounding like Sherlock.But not rocket science. We will struggle against the quality the SPL will provide this season.Or i am from a different planet?..

Both young players that are developing quickly, with a good preseason behind them they should come in full of confidence

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3 minutes ago, ATLIS said:

Stephen Kelly and Bradley could tear some teams apart this season I reckon. Kelly showing good link up with Penrice too

Also think Anderson is more suited to playing alongside Kelly and Bradley, and we'd get the best out of him, look at those 2 games last season when Nouble was injured and they all played together, winning 2-0 against County away, and 4-2 against St Johnstone away.

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11 minutes ago, LIVIFOREVER said:

Also think Anderson is more suited to playing alongside Kelly and Bradley, and we'd get the best out of him, look at those 2 games last season when Nouble was injured and they all played together, winning 2-0 against County away, and 4-2 against St Johnstone away.

Yeah, I would have like to have seen Anderson in that system today with Pitts and Kelly running beyond him. I do wonder if the guys next to me were scouts watching Nouble (they were taking notes and left just after he was subbed) and perhaps Martindale was aware and trying to put him in the shop window

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9 minutes ago, Cptn Hooch said:

Yeah, I would have like to have seen Anderson in that system today with Pitts and Kelly running beyond him. I do wonder if the guys next to me were scouts watching Nouble (they were taking notes and left just after he was subbed) and perhaps Martindale was aware and trying to put him in the shop window

They might've at least hung around and watched Guthrie.

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