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    McMullan

    Looks to me like he's been reading UnitedMad. Lovely goal. IMO he should be a key player for us but needs to be paired in a two upfront. In the Championship there is no excuse for playing one up front so Csaba get it sorted.

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    If he could play like that consistently, that would be great.

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    When i see 1 up front i immediately give up hope

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    its a modern day thing isnt it playing 1 up top.

    teams can be just as attacking by having 1 up top it all depends on the support to that player. if we have wingers who are attacking including central midfield runners then its not 1 up really. i actually don't mind mcmullan up top because it forces us to play and also gives us an out ball in behind with his pace this then allows us to get up the park and get support.

    Mcmullan is very frustrating to watch as he has them good moments in him but he also has the stupid QOTS and Brechin moments in him. if he can be more consistent then we can start to improve

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    How many times has he scored a goal like that now? Think its the 3rd time ive seen him score from similar positions.

    Hopefully this is the fruits of Shabba having had a meaningful discussion with McMullan from which he will go onto produce more of the same. Needs to keep the lid on his temper and stay on his feet from now as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chick A Saw View Post
    How many times has he scored a goal like that now? Think its the 3rd time ive seen him score from similar positions.

    Hopefully this is the fruits of Shabba having had a meaningful discussion with McMullan from which he will go onto produce more of the same. Needs to keep the lid on his temper and stay on his feet from now as well!
    In my book (Darren) if you play 2 uptop they start to develop an understanding after a bit. (This would be a new concept for us by the way!) and more goals will come.

    Chick if I recall he was booted around a fair bit at StMirren
    If as you say Shabba maybe had a word about temper to be honest I'd be starting him upfront in the next games with who I do not know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stokearab View Post
    In my book (Darren) if you play 2 uptop they start to develop an understanding after a bit. (This would be a new concept for us by the way!) and more goals will come.

    Chick if I recall he was booted around a fair bit at StMirren
    If as you say Shabba maybe had a word about temper to be honest I'd be starting him upfront in the next games with who I do not know!
    The way this season has gone with injuries, i dont think anyone has been able to get an understanding with anyone! Add to that we have so many new players and so little time to get something going for the run in. Lewis, Robson, Durnan, King and McDonald are probably the most present, but the gaps between them have been filled by too many different players.

    As for who to pair McMullan up front with, the obvious is Mikkelsen with Lyng on a wyng, but that defeats what has been said above.

    I also have a thought that King may be able to do a job at the no10 as he has drifted in there for short spells a few times and i think did ok.

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    during the game i said jokingly to my brother that mcmullan was our best striker. then i realised it was actually true. sad indictment on the rest of our so called strikers

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    Quote Originally Posted by offshore_arab83 View Post
    When i see 1 up front i immediately give up hope
    It wasn’t problem when Murray played up front coz he put himself about, harried every defender on the park and caused general mayhem. Fast forward to the present day and we have single forward just generally trotting about between defenders, absolute waste of time, especially playing the teams in our league. Should be three up front from now until end of season, Lyng on one side, young Matty on’t other, and McDonald through the centre and all should remain up top even when the oppo has a phukkin corner

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    Quote Originally Posted by bawbagg View Post
    during the game i said jokingly to my brother that mcmullan was our best striker. then i realised it was actually true. sad indictment on the rest of our so called strikers
    In fairness some of the ball forward from back four was shocking, getting pinged into corners or straight through to their keeper when our solitary striker’s still at halfway.

    Hard to blame lyng for that, one of the few balls he got to his feet, he played in Stanton for the first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahlltanyirhide View Post
    It wasn’t problem when Murray played up front coz he put himself about, harried every defender on the park and caused general mayhem. Fast forward to the present day and we have single forward just generally trotting about between defenders, absolute waste of time, especially playing the teams in our league. Should be three up front from now until end of season, Lyng on one side, young Matty on’t other, and McDonald through the centre and all should remain up top even when the oppo has a phukkin corner
    It was a problem. We were shyte

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    Ling - McDonald - Smith wouldn't put much fear into the opposition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUSTaway View Post
    Ling - McDonald - Smith wouldn't put much fear into the opposition.
    Correct.

    I think there's goals in Mikkelson but not from the way we play at the moment. Asking Mikkelson to chase long balls or high punts up to him is no good at all. He needs a wide player who can turn defenders get them facing their own goal, down to the byeline for cutbacks or crosses. Been pasted on here for suggesting this before but I'll say it again, if Scobbie is fit play him at LB and move Robson in front of him with the dual job of protecting Scobbie and then getting forward to link with McMullan .

    edit this is while Fraser is unavailable

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    Too many "ifs" and "buts" and the season is almost over - other teams have players injured too.

    United have handed St Mirren the title on a plate - lets call it an early xmas gift.

    We still have time to get ready for the play offs - it won't be easy, but if the team can hit a winning run and keep a clean sheet the player's will start to believe promotion is possible via the play offs.

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    Play 2 wingers and 2 forwards rest of season. We are mince, so why not just go for it. Leave 2 in the middle who can get about the park.

    King Stanton Flood McMullan

    McDonald Mikkelsen

    Even with Fyvie & Fraser fit I would go 4-4-2 with players we have at our disposal.

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    Would like to see at Livi:

    Lewis

    Murdoch
    Durnan
    Scobbie
    Mason

    Gillespie
    Stanton
    Flood

    Mcmullan
    Mikkelson
    King

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    Lewis

    Murdo Durnan Scobbie Mason
    Gillespie Flood Stanton King
    McMullan Mikkelsen

    Robson deserves to be dropped IMHO, been honking for a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryTheTerror View Post
    Lewis

    Murdo Durnan Scobbie Mason
    Gillespie Flood Stanton King
    McMullan Mikkelsen

    Robson deserves to be dropped IMHO, been honking for a few weeks.
    Lewis needs dropped or that may just cost us promotion. But Robson has done really well with Scobbie beside him and Fyvie and others to cover his forays up the wing. Now they are not there, Robson has not been himself but i hope the break between games will help give him a rest and allow Edje and Scobbie time to get back.

    Hopefully Doc does go to RB, but i really dont understand the whole Ballantyne thing.

    Flood is another who needs to be dropped as he is not good enough any more to do everything on his own! I would use Gillespie in there with Stanton and try King and Lyng on the wings. Mikkelsen and McMullan up top might need a couple of games to strike up a partnership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenshedtastic View Post
    its a modern day thing isnt it playing 1 up top.

    teams can be just as attacking by having 1 up top it all depends on the support to that player. if we have wingers who are attacking including central midfield runners then its not 1 up really.
    But we dont, and 1 up front is pish, its really really pish for us...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahlltanyirhide View Post
    It wasn’t problem when Murray played up front coz he put himself about, harried every defender on the park and caused general mayhem. Fast forward to the present day and we have single forward just generally trotting about between defenders, absolute waste of time, especially playing the teams in our league. Should be three up front from now until end of season, Lyng on one side, young Matty on’t other, and McDonald through the centre and all should remain up top even when the oppo has a phukkin corner
    would still have preferred someone along side him A.

    3 upfront would do me mate, atleast try f ucking go for it

    Im not gonna comment on corners at the risk of smashing up my imac. Boils my piss

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