Job done on a shitey park in shitey conditions, no injuries, four goals and a good home draw. What's not to like?
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As a clarification, the BSC fans sang of him bein a shagger, it was my 13 year old nephew who knew he was a PE teacher and goalie coach.Heard it also Billy, though their fans are right too. Two or three jobs. If you include BSC.
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Totally agree with that. The best teams are always built from the back, the confidence a team gets from a strong reliable defence cannot be underestimated.I think this is a bigger problem than most folk give credit to. @Green Sleeves wants us to be swashbuckling every week, but the reality is that if I was playing middle to front in that side, I wouldn't trust the back four to be solid either. I genuinely think this is bleeding through the whole team, and Ross is trying to manage it.
As another poster has said, we're scoring goals - I would hardly call us "conservative". But the fact is, we concede virtually every game we play, and every side, be they 5th tier or Premier League, will fancy getting goals against us. And I'd wager that the anxiety about losing goals is right in all our players' heads.
A lot has been said about Liverpool's full-backs bombing on with gay abandon, for instance, because they feel totally secure that Van Dijk and Gomez won't make mistakes. Basically, attacking verve is always built on defensive solidity.
The absolute No:1 priority in the summer simply has to be signing a commanding, first-choice centre-half. We are obviously not going to get a Van Dijk, but someone who is a leader and will imbue everyone with a bit of confidence at the back is an absolute must. He must also be a signing, not a loan.
Funny you say that B, my son suggested Sparky was carrying a bit of beef, he is right. I just don't like shirkers, we had at least 3 today, the defence is as bare bones as it has been in many years. Daz can't play on those surfaces and clearly James is not rated enough to be considered. I liked Gullan left and Fraze right last 10, I also think Hallberg helped Docherty get forward more. As others have added, the best bits were a Sparky hat-trick and the delight from Greg Docherty at his goal. Pie on a roll seemed popular too! Nae lentil soup for heat or beans for the pie though.Thanks for the Just Back, @1875. I didn't think we were as bad as you say, as I thought we were playing within ourselves, taking into account the conditions and that awful plastic surface. I also thought McNulty had a very good game, making some intelligent runs and working hard the whole game. Once he gets his sharpness he'll be a real asset till the end of the season.
The beeb commentry was biased as fuck towards BSC, by fuck did they want a cup upset. No joy beeb *&*^.Good report 1875, can't argue with anything. Just a comment from the Sportscene coverage. Just the clinical finishing of McNulty really, probably made the difference today.
I certainly hope McGinn doesnt keep doing Berra impressions.I ken it was awful conditions but that disnae account for the lazyness of players. Horgan and Boyle the biggest culprits. McGinn didnae look like he gave a fuck tae.
It did improve, first half it looked like none of the three looked like they knew where to be. Whittaker has actually played well at centre half on a couple of occasions now, his versatility is proving very useful.I don't think the conditions helped, neither of the three of them looked comfortable in a back three, it improved with Whitts joining them second half.