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2 minutes ago, Tea and Busquets said:

Two terrible teams where a 0-0 draw wouldn’t have looked out of place. In games like today we need to defend set pieces better. Neither keeper I think had a save to make. Referee was atrocious. 7 points is a big gap and now puts the pressure on to beat them twice later in the season. 

I thought we were decent without creating much. 

The play acting from them was embarrassing and bar the set piece they had not much more than us.

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Too many who simply didn’t turn up for us today. We have a good number of players who can’t cope when we play a better side or are in a physical battle.

To be 7 points behind Dunfermline at the start of November is simply unacceptable.

Burrell was far too isolated first half, with Morrison and Nesbitt offering very little. I’d have had Alegria on beside him at half time but in all honesty none of the subs had much impact.

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3 minutes ago, Tea and Busquets said:

Two terrible teams where a 0-0 draw wouldn’t have looked out of place. In games like today we need to defend set pieces better. Neither keeper I think had a save to make. Referee was atrocious. 7 points is a big gap and now puts the pressure on to beat them twice later in the season. 

Said this on the match thread but the big problem we have is we struggle massively to beat the teams who you’d expect, and I mean expect, to be in the playoffs ie. Dunfermline, Airdrie and Montrose. Played them 5 times already and not a win yet with 3 points from 3 points from 15.

That needs to change pronto - is it psychological ? Not sure as it’s not my job to break the cycle but it needs changed quickly if we want out of this league.

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3 minutes ago, Blame Me said:

I thought we were decent without creating much. 

The play acting from them was embarrassing and bar the set piece they had not much more than us.

I thought we were slightly the better team, a 6/10 performance. They are brutal however brutal has got them clear now. Time wasting in the first half, faking injury and getting every decision under the sun probably helped. They will drop points but we need to be better.

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1 minute ago, Tea and Busquets said:

I thought we were slightly the better team, a 6/10 performance. They are brutal however brutal has got them clear now. Time wasting in the first half, faking injury and getting every decision under the sun probably helped. They will drop points but we need to be better.

We knew they were going to be like that and should have been set up tactically to combat it.
 

Listen, McPake is a dinosaur of a manager for such a young man, and I honestly don’t want coaches like him anywhere near Scottish football as he’s from the dark ages and it holds our overall game back, but his tactics are proving to be effective at this level as his teams have only lost 1 game and are 7 points ahead of us.

Don’t be surprised if McPake secures promotion at the end of this season.

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Played right into their hands unfortunately. They're a hard watch Dunfermline but very solid eleven men behind the ball don't create much at all. Both teams created very little . We didn't bring out a save from their keeper till about the 90th minute. Too many long punts up the park and those long throws were a joke. Yes try it a couple of times but don't keep doing it when it's not working. They're a big physical side you need to keep the ball on the deck and play the good football we are capable of.  I had a feeling if they were going to score it would be through a mistake and so it ended up with someone not doing their job and wighton getting a free header from two yards out.  No idea why mcguffie was brought on and not lawal. Very disappointing performance all round.

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Thought we were very poor today, we have no spark in midfield nobody that can split a defense with a pass. 

Kai Kennedy doesn't look like he can take on and go past a player. 

Nesbitt looks busy but really just runs with the ball diagonally from one side of the pitch to the other. 

Both teams were poor but Dunfermline scrambled a goal from a corner, I can only remember both keepers having 1 save each to make in the full game..... Dire

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We simply weren't good enough today, a 0-0 draw would have been about right.

Today reminded me why I don't go to much Scottish football now. Dunfermline time wasting after 20 minutes, shirt tugging, going down everytime we were in the box. They are within their rights to try these tactics but why oh why do the referees never deal with it? Awful game between two awful sides continually stopped flowing by poor gamesmanship and refereeing.

I thought Henderson and Nesbit were our best players. Tactics were poor from the start and took way too long to change. No idea how burrell got motm however in his defence he was completely isolated.

As others have said yet again we fail to impress against the top teams in the league and when a large crowd turns up.

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2 minutes ago, bridge of allan bairn said:

We simply weren't good enough today, a 0-0 draw would have been about right.

Today reminded me why I don't go to much Scottish football now. Dunfermline time wasting after 20 minutes, shirt tugging, going down everytime we were in the box. They are within their rights to try these tactics but why oh why do the referees never deal with it? Awful game between two awful sides continually stopped flowing by poor gamesmanship and refereeing.

I thought Henderson and Nesbit were our best players. Tactics were poor from the start and took way too long to change. No idea how burrell got motm however in his defence he was completely isolated.

As others have said yet again we fail to impress against the top teams in the league and when a large crowd turns up.

You hit the nail on the head. A 0-0 draw would have been exactly what that game deserved had we managed to defend one cross. I don’t buy into this from Dunfermline that McPake went with this grand plan. His grand plan lead to nothing of note from open play.

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9 minutes ago, bridge of allan bairn said:

We simply weren't good enough today, a 0-0 draw would have been about right.

Today reminded me why I don't go to much Scottish football now. Dunfermline time wasting after 20 minutes, shirt tugging, going down everytime we were in the box. 


Listen no football fans like to see this from an opposing team but McPake has been a manager for 3 years now so what did we expect ? That’s how he sets his teams up. Yes it’s awful, yes it’s not how I want Falkirk to play, yes it’s not helping our overall game progress but he got 3 points.

I’m more worried that we were unable to counter it.

 

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1 minute ago, Raith_Raver said:

I thought Falkirk would beat that mob. How a team that bad can keep sneaking results.

They are honking mate but we were shite today as well. Wouldn’t mind swapping Benedictus for Henderson, he gives me the fear at the back! 

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Dunfermline were set up not to lose. Said so early on. They actually got more than they set up for. One bit of lack of concentration and it was game over. Frustrating 

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Dunfermline were set up not to lose. Said so early on. They actually got more than they set up for. One bit of lack of concentration and it was game over. Frustrating 
That's what can happen, even when a team sets up not to lose, if you completely fail to carve out any actual chances.
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6 minutes ago, Bairnardo said:
16 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:
Dunfermline were set up not to lose. Said so early on. They actually got more than they set up for. One bit of lack of concentration and it was game over. Frustrating 

That's what can happen, even when a team sets up not to lose, if you completely fail to carve out any actual chances.

Still frustrating 

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