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Chripper

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  1. I had a strange impending doom sensation before the previous match and I'm getting the same now. I think it'll end 0:0
  2. Marshall - Reason for his omission has never been declared. Bardsley - Reason for his omission has never been declared. McArthur - Recently retired. Ritchie - Reason for his omission has never been declared. Snodgrass - Reason for his omission has never been declared. Cairney - Reason for his omission has never been declared. As you can see there's a lack of real communication between the fans and the manager/players/SFA.
  3. To be honest I don't think it's a manager situation nor is a player situation. It's much, much deeper than that. This has been festering for decades and I think it'll get a lot worse, it certainly won't get better till the SFA and the clubs in Scotland come together and decide to really invest and focus their time and resources on grassroots. For decades Scottish clubs, especially the Old Firm and the SFA have completely ignored any aspects of youth development. In recent years we've had Barry Ferguson, Darren Fletcher, James McFadden, Craig Gordon, etc, but these players have happened by accident rather than design. France established Clairefontaine when, in the late 80's? It takes up till 2014 (?) to create a few performance schools. The SFA should hang their head in shame for their neglect. Just last year they made £40m in turnover. What exactly are they doing with this money? And as for the Old Firm, over the years they've been dripping with money. If they had any brains at all, and big picture views, they would've build youth academies all over Scotland, employed the proper coaches, and trained the kids in a professional manner, But no, they choose to buy foreigners and try to be better than their rival, right here, right now. It's all a big mess.
  4. It was a struggle, I admit to it, but I managed to get through the to the end of the Labyrinth and decipher the text.
  5. I read it a couple times as I couldn't believe what I was reading. Are you trying to say that they're singling him out? Well, he was at fault for two of the goals... but fine, if you're saying that they're singling him out then I agree that it's wrong. Not one player came out of that match with any credibility. In fact, those players will go down in infamy as being the team who were responsible for the worst defeat in our history.
  6. So, you want to us an emoji to replace actual, literal words? Yikes. If you describe the words you want to use I can help find them.
  7. What an odd thing to say. So, you're saying that ex footballers shouldn't criticize current football? Does it work in every walk of life? If a plumber does a bad job installing a shower, should his fellow plumbers deny the obvious and congratulate him on fine work? Sounds like a secret society where everyone scratches their backs to get ahead.
  8. A chip? The only thing that I have even close to my shoulder is you hovering over me. Keep it up, though.
  9. Personally I loved the football we played with Craig Brown. I disagree, though, people say that "football has moved on". Has it? The only things that have moved on are nutrition, professionalism and sport science. Things off the pitch has changed, but what happens on the pitch has, and will always be the same I'd take Brown back in a heartbeat.
  10. Here's what I'll tell you, sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
  11. To be honest, I think it's the only way for our players to protect the defence. We're a limited team with players of limited abilities, there's no getting past that, so I say pack the defence and pack the midfield and make it difficult for teams to find space. That's the thing, when we play the way that we played yesterday there's far too much space between our players. When you look at Kazakhstan every single player had at least 2 plays 5 yards away from them, allowing them to make quick little passes... whereas we required Pirlo and Scholes to get the passing together. They were compact, we were like unfitted jigsaw pieces... all over the place.
  12. 3 in the middle of defence and three in the middle of midfield is the way to go and the only way to protect our defence. Kazakhstan did that and we never laid a glove on their defence.
  13. So, let's go the other way then, would it better if we played with one?
  14. Point taken, we did qualify for things back then, though. And what do we have now? McKenna, Souttar and Bates. Yesterday's result wasn't entirely down to Bates and McKenna, but if you watch it again you'll see how out of the depths they were. Adding an extra body would naturally fill a gap. Not saying that it's entirely down to the defence, it's not, the midfield has so many problems, too, and choosing a championship player and a player who is on the fringes of a poor Southampton team in front of a player who had a stormer against PSG a few weeks ago is absolute lunacy.
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