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  1. #171
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    Ultimately we lost that game through one poor individual error and one poor error from the officials. Until the game was opened up towards the end, Deniz had nothing to do. Both keepers were equally redundant. Macey in fact had the best save of the entire game.

    Yes Hibs dominated, yes we seemed unable to stamp our authority on the game. We aren't at the level yet to be controlling a game against Hibs though.

    Having watched utter dross for years, this remains significantly better. Still a work in progress. Again, Mellon reacted to how the game was going. The switch to 3 at the back was a calculated risk that could have paid off and did get us on the front foot a bit (admittedly Hibs sat back too) Haven't had a manager with the tactical ability to change shape in games for ages.

    Get that we can be disappointed. Get that the players will feel like they didn't deliver. Calling for the manager to go though is completely over the top in my opinion. Without even a vague suggestion of a realistic alternative, it is a bit desperate to be honest.

    If he chooses to go, I will be disappointed in him. Otherwise I look forward to what he can help the team to next season.

  2. #172
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamsof83 View Post
    Ultimately we lost that game through one poor individual error and one poor error from the officials. Until the game was opened up towards the end, Deniz had nothing to do. Both keepers were equally redundant. Macey in fact had the best save of the entire game.

    Yes Hibs dominated, yes we seemed unable to stamp our authority on the game. We aren't at the level yet to be controlling a game against Hibs though.

    Having watched utter dross for years, this remains significantly better. Still a work in progress. Again, Mellon reacted to how the game was going. The switch to 3 at the back was a calculated risk that could have paid off and did get us on the front foot a bit (admittedly Hibs sat back too) Haven't had a manager with the tactical ability to change shape in games for ages.

    Get that we can be disappointed. Get that the players will feel like they didn't deliver. Calling for the manager to go though is completely over the top in my opinion. Without even a vague suggestion of a realistic alternative, it is a bit desperate to be honest.

    If he chooses to go, I will be disappointed in him. Otherwise I look forward to what he can help the team to next season.

    Good post. United were unlucky, did well to get to the semi and itís a shame Hibs were a stronger team this season. Nisbit is a great player.

    Important United hold on to their better players and not try selling them. Your great squads in the 80ís were full of loyal players and that loyalty served them well in addition to it building the club up. Shankland has overwhelming support and is not ready for any other move so should be jumping at a chance to show his loyalty to his club.
    Iíd also offer a long deal to Fuchs, he has impressed me every time Iíve seen him.


    Looking forward to todayís other semi now, I want st Johnstone to go on and win the double now. Iím itís a shame they have no board to post on, st mirren donít seem to either :/

  3. #173
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    Overall this season we stayed up and got to SCF - a terrible header, terrible off side decision and a couple of poor finishes from us. Its a long building job i just cant understand why pawlett, connolly, harkes have extensions. We have some young potential for next season in fact i feel Appere should have played a lot more this season. We didnt get the luck we needed yesterday as lets be honest Hibs are a better team than us and we needed a bit of luck. Interesting to see if the Mellon rumours are true.

  4. #174
    Shankland owes us no loyalty. He had a huge hand in getting us promoted. He more than did his bit. This season he has been shafted by abysmal tactics. No other club would have wasted his talents the way we have. Don't be surprised to see him banging in the goals for hibs next season once Nisbet heads down south.
    They ( or whoever signs him), won't play him in a forward line alongside 2 other centre forwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanny14 View Post
    Shankland owes us no loyalty. He had a huge hand in getting us promoted. He more than did his bit. This season he has been shafted by abysmal tactics. No other club would have wasted his talents the way we have. Don't be surprised to see him banging in the goals for hibs next season once Nisbet heads down south.
    They ( or whoever signs him), won't play him in a forward line alongside 2 other centre forwards.
    He also squandered a sh*t load of chances that have come his way, including a great chance yesterday. He's not immune to criticism. He's been poor this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tHeArAb View Post
    He also squandered a sh*t load of chances that have come his way, including a great chance yesterday. He's not immune to criticism. He's been poor this season.
    Have to agree with this ArAb. Very disappointing even considering poor service to him frequently.

  7. #177
    Didn't suggest he was immune to criticism. Still doesn't change the fact that he's not been played in a system that suited him virtually all season. Looked much more like himself during the brief spell that Mellon actually played him and mcnulty together upfront before reverting to the abysmal 3 Centre forwards routine.

  8. #178
    Quote Originally Posted by tHeArAb View Post
    He also squandered a sh*t load of chances that have come his way, including a great chance yesterday. He's not immune to criticism. He's been poor this season.
    Yeah, this is fair comment.

  9. #179
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    Shanks was out injured earlier in the season for quite a few weeks, he was away warming his backside waiting to get game time for Scotland, has had poor service from the lowest scoring team in the SFPL, who in many games didn't realise there was a final third on the pitch.

    There are many mitigating circumstances for Shanks' lack of goals. His job has been more one of tying down two defenders rather than scoring goals. For his own sake he's better away from Tannadice. That said, I want him to stay. We could do worse than look at Raith Rovers' reincarnated Louis Vaughn.

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    Very good summing up.

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