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Thread: Line up v Hearts

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    I hope he has bigger better plans, tactics, than that though ttt. Or it is going to be a long long long season.

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    What worries me is so many United supporters seem content with the managers decision to play out from the back to two of the worst central defenders in the club's history.Reynolds to be fair to him used to be decent but he has lost any pace he ever possessed and Connolly who i was assured was not a first choice is FN hopeless.
    If i was a betting man not one penny would be going on a league win IF they continue in the centre of defence.To be honest i thought Robbie having watched back any of the Play Off games would realise that even in this shyte league they could well cost him his job.It amazes me that Robbie a disciple of the LARGS coaching manual has not acted to change his back four.
    There are posters on here screaming for Robson never to play for United again yet say F ALL about our central pairing,i really do wonder if any of them have ever actually played a game of football,FACT.

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    You say that and yet our defensive record improved a lot after January, particularly when Reynolds played and if we'd had that over the season then we'd have been laughing

    Not saying they are very good but not as bad as you and others try and make out either, we are still in the market for a cb aswell

    Can't see posters saying that about Robson bte, bizarre if so as he played well second half of season too, another who improved since Neilson has been here along with McMullan

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryTheTerror View Post
    Indeed, which is why I really don't think we're going to be to much different from last season. To be fair, if we continue the points gathering started under Robbie we'll probably win the league and who can't be happy about that?

    Don't see the evidence of this considering we have only played Hearts at Tynecastle, however if we maintain the form we have had under him, particularly since January over a season then we won't be far off, regardless of how we do it

    Really looking forward to the season

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    Surely there is agreement we need to be more positive and play a real 4231 ie 4-2-4 when we are attacking 4-5-1 when defending and not the 4411 that Neilson teams look more like especially away from home at 1-0 up. (He did that last season as well) If Robson and McMullen had dropped any deeper would have been a 6-3-1 ffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedka View Post
    Don't see the evidence of this considering we have only played Hearts at Tynecastle, however if we maintain the form we have had under him, particularly since January over a season then we won't be far off, regardless of how we do it

    Really looking forward to the season
    tbf I think that's what Terry meant but I'm sure he'll tell us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryTheTerror View Post
    Indeed, which is why I really don't think we're going to be to much different from last season. To be fair, if we continue the points gathering started under Robbie we'll probably win the league and who can't be happy about that?
    As said before I believe we have enough to win the league, yes.

    But my question to you and probably Shedka is this. Would you not expect that the coach by now, with these players, would be getting us playing with some fluidity, the ability to hold the ball and find a man, build a move with some patience and creativity? Because that's what I'm not seeing. Thoughts?

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    was it just me that i actually thought we missed Sow up top on friday? someone who can at least hold the ball up and get us up the park? might have allowed us to then be able to get some passing going from the back as hearts would have dropped to prevent sow getting ball or tracking runners of him? (like we done with dealing with the big boy up top for them).

    some of the stuff people have said about the game is over the top.

    it wasnt our greatest performance and i would like to see an improvement all round but considering we were away at Tynecastle to a top 6 team to get a draw was decent enough. If we got a doing then i could see the negative but we were hardly given a beaten (benji had 2 good saves but we had two great chances in 2nd half where we should have scored)

    improvement needed but lets see how the other games go in the cup

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    I agree. The lack of positive attacking play which can open defences, and create fear in the opposition has been missing over the past 3 seasons. Something I had hope Robbie wld address.

    That said realistically itís still ipre season and a lot can change/ develop over the nxt 3 matches. 🤞

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenshedtastic View Post
    was it just me that i actually thought we missed Sow up top on friday? someone who can at least hold the ball up and get us up the park? might have allowed us to then be able to get some passing going from the back as hearts would have dropped to prevent sow getting ball or tracking runners of him? (like we done with dealing with the big boy up top for them).

    some of the stuff people have said about the game is over the top.

    it wasnt our greatest performance and i would like to see an improvement all round but considering we were away at Tynecastle to a top 6 team to get a draw was decent enough. If we got a doing then i could see the negative but we were hardly given a beaten (benji had 2 good saves but we had two great chances in 2nd half where we should have scored)

    improvement needed but lets see how the other games go in the cup
    Spot on post mate,we are only gonna play one up front cause that's in the Largs manual,so why waste a wage on Shankland when we already have Sow?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUNBOAT View Post
    What worries me is so many United supporters seem content with the managers decision to play out from the back to two of the worst central defenders in the club's history
    I dont think there are many supporters who like this feed the defenders to punt it. If Reynolds had a better partner, i may change my mind on that, but i doubt we could find someone good enough.

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    everyone has a opinion on sow, robson, 442 vs 4231 etc but for me there are 2 massive issues that are still causing us the most problems, putting us under pressure, and resulting in us being camped in our own half.

    1) poor distribution from the CBs giving it directly away to an opposition forward

    2) lack of ability to take the ball in midfield from the defence, when distribution is ok, and keep it, make some passes, push the team up the park

    The area between the 18 yard box and centre circle is causing us so many problems and totally dictating the pattern of matches, has been since last season. And I donít think itís down to the quality of players we have available in midfield, all of which could easily get games in the SPL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedka View Post
    You say that and yet our defensive record improved a lot after January, particularly when Reynolds played and if we'd had that over the season then we'd have been laughing

    Not saying they are very good but not as bad as you and others try and make out either, we are still in the market for a cb aswell

    Can't see posters saying that about Robson bte, bizarre if so as he played well second half of season too, another who improved since Neilson has been here along with McMullan
    Fair enough mate i have probably been too critical of our centre halves.What i will say about Connolly is he is in a very privileged position being paid for doing something most of us love to do for free or even pay to play.The problem with him is he does not appear to enjoy his job,its fair to say that he is constantly on edge and either does not want the ball or cant wait to get rid of it which does the rest of his team mates and the supporters no good whatsoever.

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    I don't agree with that assessment of Connolly. He has his weaknesses, no doubt, but taking responsibility is definitely not one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryTheTerror View Post
    I don't agree with that assessment of Connolly. He has his weaknesses, no doubt, but taking responsibility is definitely not one of them.
    I agree I think Connolly is brave at times to the point of stupidity and plays sometimes with heart rather than head. He would have been brilliant next to Andy Webster! Lack of lots of things but not any lack of passion or trying 100%. And we dont generally lose many goals since Seigrist/Reynolds/Connolly became a unit. Not a coincidence. Defence and DM would be greatly helped by front 4 pushing other teams back further....

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