MORTON V FALKIRK - 20/10/18

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MORTON V FALKIRK - 20/10/18

Post by havenbairn » Friday 19th 2018f October 2018 09:24:23 AM

Will be interesting to see how our players react to the atmosphere at Cappielow on Saturday

The local paper will have a lot to answer for if there is any trouble at the match

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Post by ellonbairn » Friday 19th 2018f October 2018 12:49:15 PM

Yes agree - its is shocking. Even the police saying they have concerns.

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Post by Pete » Friday 19th 2018f October 2018 02:08:38 PM

What a bunch of inbreds. There's chat of folk being attacked, buses bricked etc. Mental :lol:

Re the game id like to see a whole new defence with mitchell, kidd, McGhee, Brough and Robson, highly doubtful though

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Post by ellonbairn » Friday 19th 2018f October 2018 02:30:38 PM

Agree with your defence (on the football field that is).

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Post by John Markie » Friday 19th 2018f October 2018 09:17:37 PM

With Pete on the need for a new defence. Muirhead, Dallison and Harrison are all woeful. Personally I'd play Mitchell in goal, with a back 4 of Russell-McGhee-Brough-Robson, but think that we will still have the usual keystone kops defence with our Captain leading the way as only he can - badly. Russell and Robson at least offer something going forward.
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Post by Habib Utak Al Hansi » Friday 19th 2018f October 2018 09:42:28 PM

John Markie wrote:
Friday 19th 2018f October 2018 09:17:37 PM
With Pete on the need for a new defence. Muirhead, Dallison and Harrison are all woeful. Personally I'd play Mitchell in goal, with a back 4 of Russell-McGhee-Brough-Robson, but think that we will still have the usual keystone kops defence with our Captain leading the way as only he can - badly. Russell and Robson at least offer something going forward.
Exactly the defence I would go with, but there is no chance sadly. McKinnon appears to have selected a core group of players and is sticking with them regardless of form or alternative options. I'm actually disappointed at how conservative he is in terms of team selection, especially when it patently isn't working. At a push he might play McGhee in central defence but even that would probably faciliate the return of Paton, so no net benefit. Fully expect Captain Fantastic and the Chuckle Brothers to all start and another pumping against a Morton team who will be fired up to put one over their previous manager.
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Re: MORTON V FALKIRK - 20/10/18

Post by Brian Scrimegour » Saturday 20th 2018f October 2018 12:23:15 PM

Surely if buaben is available mcghee cpukd play centreback without needing to bring in paton.

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Post by Pete » Saturday 20th 2018f October 2018 05:11:16 PM

Started quite well today, played some football and looked a little dangerous, bauben was decent. As the half progressed we resorted to hoofball, bauben got tired then injured.

2nd half brutal. Fasan fecked up again, can't believe mckinnon persists with this guy, thankfully he's now suspended. We lack any kind of composure with Paton, Muirhead and Lewis the worst culprits, basically they kick it in whatever direction they are facing and usually it's in the air. Sammutt was just a jersey filler, hid all game.

Can't believe the fans applauded that team of chances at the end.

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Post by Kiddy » Saturday 20th 2018f October 2018 05:22:26 PM

£40+ well saved. :thumb:
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Post by Falkirkfan6871 » Saturday 20th 2018f October 2018 09:01:57 PM

League one beckons by the looks of it. Alloa won.

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Post by Habib Utak Al Hansi » Saturday 20th 2018f October 2018 09:31:49 PM

Fairly even first half, in that both teams were pretty brutal. Rudden should have done much better with his header. Bauben looked head and shoulders above anyone else on the park, very comfortable on the ball, therefore standing out a mile amongst the dross surrounding him. His substitution at half-time, followed by Fasan's moment of madness, meant the second half was about nothing more than survival, and it was noticeable that when Morton started to threaten there was not one player looking to receive the ball, pick a simple pass, even just take it out wide to relieve a bit of pressure. Boot it as far away from goal as possible was our only tactic, but it just kept coming back. Rudden looked absolutely done after about 60 minutes, so we had no outlet at all, yet there is nothing on the bench to replace him. The lack of leadership is glaring. The really galling thing is that we are losing to and being outplayed by some pretty underwhelming sides. who we would have steamrollered not so long ago. God help us if McKinnon really was proud of them after that performance. Oh aye, and yet another game where we did not record a single shot on target. Embarrassing, but the support seem pretty numbed to it all. A lot of people will only wake up when we're visiting the likes of Forfar and Arbroath next season.
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Re: MORTON V FALKIRK - 20/10/18

Post by Duncan Freemason » Sunday 21st 2018f October 2018 02:35:15 AM

McKinnon can say nothing else other than he is proud of them (in public). He needs to keep these “players” onside for now, but he is no mug. He knows he is trying to turn a bag of rubbish into a football team.
Bad as we are, we are probably only a couple of players away from having a side that would be good enough to beat Morton. Thing is, unless changes happen quickly, we will win no more games this year. It’s not often you can claim to field 7 or 8 players undeserving of wearing the jersey, but that’s where we are.

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Post by rusty_nail » Monday 22nd 2018f October 2018 09:42:46 AM

Duncan Freemason wrote:
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Bad as we are, we are probably only a couple of players away from having a side that would be good enough to beat Morton.
Watched the highlights and although by their nature they won't show the full story of the game you could see in the 1st half that we aren't totally hapless but it becomes evident that the longer the game goes on (as the video gets into the 2nd half) that fitness/confidence ebbs and we become fragile.

As for Fasan's red card it I think Beaton get's it totally wrong. It's not hand-ball outside the box, it's not last man and if that was an outfield player it'd be a yellow minimum. It's true that when your down at the bottom you only have bad-luck or no-luck!

We are going to need an epic turnaround to get to safety from where we are at now.
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Post by havenbairn » Monday 22nd 2018f October 2018 12:55:50 PM

We desperately need a striker and its a pity the Scott Macdonald deal fell through.

Rudden gives you loads of effort but he is not a natural goalscorer.

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Re: MORTON V FALKIRK - 20/10/18

Post by grumpyoldman » Monday 22nd 2018f October 2018 07:46:10 PM

rusty_nail wrote:
Monday 22nd 2018f October 2018 09:42:46 AM
Duncan Freemason wrote:
Sunday 21st 2018f October 2018 02:35:15 AM
Bad as we are, we are probably only a couple of players away from having a side that would be good enough to beat Morton.
Watched the highlights and although by their nature they won't show the full story of the game you could see in the 1st half that we aren't totally hapless but it becomes evident that the longer the game goes on (as the video gets into the 2nd half) that fitness/confidence ebbs and we become fragile.

As for Fasan's red card it I think Beaton get's it totally wrong. It's not hand-ball outside the box, it's not last man and if that was an outfield player it'd be a yellow minimum. It's true that when your down at the bottom you only have bad-luck or no-luck!

We are going to need an epic turnaround to get to safety from where we are at now.
If the keeper hadn’t stopped and started he would have cleared the ball long before the striker got anywhere near it,therefore not giving the referee a decision to make.
Saying that I think the ref got it wrong

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Re: MORTON V FALKIRK - 20/10/18

Post by Dade » Wednesday 24th 2018f October 2018 10:43:17 AM

The rule is clear goal scoring opportunity not last man!!

If rounding the goaleeper and having an empty net to aim at is not a clear goal scoring opportunity then I don’t know what is!?

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Re: MORTON V FALKIRK - 20/10/18

Post by rusty_nail » Wednesday 24th 2018f October 2018 11:18:56 AM

Dade wrote:
Wednesday 24th 2018f October 2018 10:43:17 AM
The rule is clear goal scoring opportunity not last man!!

If rounding the goaleeper and having an empty net to aim at is not a clear goal scoring opportunity then I don’t know what is!?
I stand corrected on the terminology but having watched the incident again the Morton player still has a lot to do to score. A Falkirk defender *could* get back and cover the goal line in Fasan's absence.
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Re: MORTON V FALKIRK - 20/10/18

Post by Dade » Wednesday 24th 2018f October 2018 12:36:04 PM

rusty_nail wrote:
Wednesday 24th 2018f October 2018 11:18:56 AM
Dade wrote:
Wednesday 24th 2018f October 2018 10:43:17 AM
The rule is clear goal scoring opportunity not last man!!

If rounding the goaleeper and having an empty net to aim at is not a clear goal scoring opportunity then I don’t know what is!?
I stand corrected on the terminology but having watched the incident again the Morton player still has a lot to do to score. A Falkirk defender *could* get back and cover the goal line in Fasan's absence.
Have a look at the video. When their striker takes it past the keeper he is within a stride of the ball and the nearest Falkirk defender is on the D of the 18 yard line. That's a clear goal scoring opportunity and a red card all day long. Whether you think he'll actually score or not is incidental to the fact.

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Re: MORTON V FALKIRK - 20/10/18

Post by rusty_nail » Wednesday 24th 2018f October 2018 12:43:42 PM

Agree to disagree :wink:

Ultimately Fasan is out this week so every cloud...
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Re: MORTON V FALKIRK - 20/10/18

Post by Dade » Wednesday 24th 2018f October 2018 04:29:16 PM

rusty_nail wrote:
Wednesday 24th 2018f October 2018 12:43:42 PM
Agree to disagree :wink:

Ultimately Fasan is out this week so every cloud...
Come on Nis! Do you only consider it a clear goal scoring opportunity if they are 5 yards out with the full goal gaping?

Look at Hyppolytes goal against Rangers. If Foderingham had taken out Hippolyte would you argue that it wasn’t a clear goal scoring opportunity?

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