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    Motherwell win three in a row

    Second half goals from Bowman and Moult delivered three points for Motherwell as Kilmarnock were beaten 2-0 at Fir Park. After five games we hold fifth place in the league table. - External Link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Footymad View Post
    Second half goals from Bowman and Moult delivered three points for Motherwell as Kilmarnock were beaten 2-0 at Fir Park. After five games we hold fifth place in the league table. - External Link

    its very satisfying watching us right now.. entertaining with some nice football on show Campbell , Kipre and Bowman standouts... so much better than the utter sh1te we suffered last year

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    The difference between now and last season are there for all to see.

    We may not be a side awash with quality players but in Moult and Cadden we have two gems and we have some raw potential in the likes of Kipre, Campbell, Bowman and Frear, as well as a competent goalkeeper in Carson who is a massive improvement on Samson.

    For me the biggest difference this season is that we have a squad of players who look like they enjoy playing football and play the game with endeavour and a will to win and most importantly we have a manager who puts his all into the job and makes the right decisions at the right time during matches. Again today it was Robinson's substitutions which turned the game in our favour after a tepid first half so huge credit to him for that.

    It's early days but I can honestly say that I have found this season more entertaining than the last two put together. Gone is that arrogant, puffed up poppinjay of a manager and with the exception of Hammell, gone is the 'old boys brigade' and in their place we have a younger, fitter and more content squad of players and an enthusiastic, hungry and more adventurous man in the dugout. Robinson was far from my first choice to replace McGhee but he's gone about his business well so far and I like what I see and hear from him.

    Long may the feel-good factor continue!

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    Thought young Campbell was the outstanding player on the park,also thought Hartley had a calming influence in the back line and will only get better as his fitness improves.Three games won in a row that more than likely last season we would have taken a maximum of 4 points from.Certainly enjoying the season so far and the team spirit we have on the park long may it continue

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    I am quite impressed by the start to the season, thought initially with al the new recuits it would take a bit longer to mould into a cohesive unit, so well done to the manager. The team's never say die and more physically approach to the game is so different from last year
    I like Robinson's comment about bringing players I who want to be here and the players response on and noticeably off the park by joining the Wel Society is really heartening.

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    The fans responded to the effort being put in on Saturday. We have a group of big - hearted triers who, on Saturday's evidence, would chase an empty crisp poke if it blew across Fir Park. Much more than that, some of our passages of play were great to watch, and there are guys who seem to be improving with each appearance. And the manager;yet again the changes he made were telling. If we can survive the January transfer with the squad intact there'll be every reason to be looking up the league, rather than fearfully over our shoulder at the teams below. As the manager said in his post - match interview on 'Sportsound' 'We won't win every game'. He's right, but it won't be because we haven't tried.
    PS - I also think that, should we suffer player losses in January, the manager has shown that he knows how to fill the gaps.

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    Can any of my fellow Firparkcorner posters put me out of my dilemma, I was at the game yesterday and IMO young Campbell was outstanding and my man of the match.Having read several newspapers with reports on our game his performance doesn't seem to warrant a mention and he failed to get in any of the papers I read team of the day. Did I watch a different game yesterday or was my opinion of Campbell's performance totally wrong would just like to know what my fellow "Well" fans think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by texaco cup View Post
    Can any of my fellow Firparkcorner posters put me out of my dilemma, I was at the game yesterday and IMO young Campbell was outstanding and my man of the match.Having read several newspapers with reports on our game his performance doesn't seem to warrant a mention and he failed to get in any of the papers I read team of the day. Did I watch a different game yesterday or was my opinion of Campbell's performance totally wrong would just like to know what my fellow "Well" fans think!
    It says more about the newspapers than it does about young Campbell's perfomance. Their job is to sell copies not report the facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texaco cup View Post
    Can any of my fellow Firparkcorner posters put me out of my dilemma, I was at the game yesterday and IMO young Campbell was outstanding and my man of the match.Having read several newspapers with reports on our game his performance doesn't seem to warrant a mention and he failed to get in any of the papers I read team of the day. Did I watch a different game yesterday or was my opinion of Campbell's performance totally wrong would just like to know what my fellow "Well" fans think!
    You're right. He was outstanding. I lost count of the number of times he broke up Kilmarnock possession in midfield. If he keeps this up he'll soon start to get noticed.

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    Firstly - for us to win 3 in a row is a fantastic start to this season. Should also have had a point against Sevco don't forget.
    Looks like we've got a robust and decent squad now with a few nuggets thrown in for good measure. Encouraged, but not deluded at the moment. Definitely a 'team' feeling on the park, and players are playing for their team mates, the Manager ... and the fans. All good stuff. I'll start getting carried away after we put Aberdeen out the Cup.
    As for the debate around young Campbell and his performances to date; I think his progression will be pretty rapid as he's got the look of a determined and ambitious young man. Robbo had a glint in his eye when asked about his performance on Saturday and certainly eluded to the fact that he merited his place. Lasley's gone, but perhaps re-incarnated in the young fella.

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    There's definitely a lot to be happy with but plenty reason for caution too...we were twice very lucky not to go behind on Saturday which could have made it a different game.

    If we can keep building our advantage over the bottom three to November and then have half of it left by Christmas I think we'll be able to safely start looking upwards rather than downwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome_Devil View Post
    There's definitely a lot to be happy with but plenty reason for caution too...we were twice very lucky not to go behind on Saturday which could have made it a different game.

    If we can keep building our advantage over the bottom three to November and then have half of it left by Christmas I think we'll be able to safely start looking upwards rather than downwards.
    So far so good but we'll need to perform at the likes of Easter Road before I'm fully convinced. There's no doubt we're a much improved team since last season but we'll need to start pickig up draws, at least, at tough away venues. Our result and performance at Perth was nothing to write home about. So, some real tests coming up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texaco cup View Post
    Can any of my fellow Firparkcorner posters put me out of my dilemma, I was at the game yesterday and IMO young Campbell was outstanding and my man of the match.Having read several newspapers with reports on our game his performance doesn't seem to warrant a mention and he failed to get in any of the papers I read team of the day. Did I watch a different game yesterday or was my opinion of Campbell's performance totally wrong would just like to know what my fellow "Well" fans think!
    Today's 'Herald' report belatedly recognises Campbell's influence though, as often happens to us, the gist of the report was about Killie's failings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texaco cup View Post
    Can any of my fellow Firparkcorner posters put me out of my dilemma, I was at the game yesterday and IMO young Campbell was outstanding and my man of the match.Having read several newspapers with reports on our game his performance doesn't seem to warrant a mention and he failed to get in any of the papers I read team of the day. Did I watch a different game yesterday or was my opinion of Campbell's performance totally wrong would just like to know what my fellow "Well" fans think!
    What are you thinking about man......He doesn't play in green and white or blue and white.

    Campbell had a great game on Saturday and it will be difficult to displace him from the side if he keeps it up. The next two games will be a good judge of how far we've come. Progress in the cup and a point at Easter road will do for me.
    Last edited by wellin; 11-09-2017 at 05:32 PM.

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    I note that Campbell made the SPFL team of the week. Excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellin View Post
    What are you thinking about man......He doesn't play in green and white or blue and white.

    Campbell had a great game on Saturday and it will be difficult to displace him from the side if he keeps it up. The next two games will be a good judge of how far we've come. Progress in the cup and a point at Easter road will do for me.
    Saturday was my first game of the season and I agree Campbell was outstanding. The 1st half was attrocious but the second half saw a better performance due to SR changing the formation and players. One thing about us that I noticed that we are physical and competitive in most areas of the park.

    Hammell coming on changed things completely down the left side as he has the ability to get up and support the players in front of him on that side.

    All in all a pleasing performance and confirmation, if any was needed, that we were right to offload Thomas and Erwin.

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    I thought Erwin in particular was very poor. I would have taken him back before a ball was kicked this season. That was an error of judgement. He looks as if he has lost his way a bit. He will have to get the finger out or he will struggle big time.

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