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With all of yesterday's results pulling the whole division closer to each other from the top to the bottom which direction of the table should we be keeping an eye on ?

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Before yesterdays games in the English Championship the top nine were separated by only three points. Our league could end of a similar tight fight for next few months. Results are showing there is no outstanding team or really poor one that may slip away.

A run of three wins could have you top. I think we should be glad its only six off top despite how poor we have been.

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We're so poor we should be looking down with dread and up with envy.

As it's going right now those above us are just going to stretch away and those below will see us as catchable.

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2 minutes ago, Prince Buster said:

We're so poor we should be looking down with dread and up with envy.

As it's going right now those above us are just going to stretch away and those below will see us as catchable.

And beatable, home or away.

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Long way to go.

A lot of twists and turns will happen.

Table was looking excellent at 4.40pm yesterday.

We have to improve though.

6 adrift first quarter doesn't seem too bad after our poor start but 6 could become 12 at the end of the next quarter, 18 at the end of the following quarter and so on.

Yesterday seemed massive already psychologically though.

We had ourselves in a perfect situation with other results and we blew it in spectacular fashion.

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Our squad, with the right manager, is more than capable of winning this league.

The fact we're even contemplating how far off / close to the bottom we are says everything about how poorly we 'select' our managers.

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4 minutes ago, 8utters said:

The fact we're even contemplating how far off / close to the bottom we are says everything about how poorly we 'select' our managers.

I can only assume that the McIntyre selection caused our leader to revert back to his 'experiments', on the basis that he tried experience and it was as bad.

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4 minutes ago, Parcbara said:

I can only assume that the McIntyre selection caused our leader to revert back to his 'experiments', on the basis that he tried experience and it was as bad.

Yesterday we really should have been out of sight before McPake's substitutions handed the points to Partick.

But you could argue that the blame was on the players too with all the missed chances and squandered opportunities.

Do we lack real leaders both on and off the park?

Of course, it's easy to criticise now and had we managed to sneak a second before the equaliser we would likely have won and be enjoying being with 3 of the Dabs.

Ayr on Friday is now a crucial game for the club.

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48 minutes ago, CW 90+3 02/05/16 said:

 

Table was looking excellent at 4.40pm yesterday.

We have to improve though.

 

Table looked excellent yesterday at 4.40pm but if we're honest we looked scarily bad at the same time.

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18 minutes ago, 8utters said:

Yesterday we really should have been out of sight before McPake's substitutions handed the points to Partick.

But you could argue that the blame was on the players too with all the missed chances and squandered opportunities.

Do we lack real leaders both on and off the park?

Of course, it's easy to criticise now and had we managed to sneak a second before the equaliser we would likely have won and be enjoying being with 3 of the Dabs.

Ayr on Friday is now a crucial game for the club.

I think the truth is that we are not making progress, we are stuck with a miss firing team and clueless coaching staff.

Decent teams don’t throw away games as we did yesterday, good managers and coaches don’t make the stupid changes that our coaches made.

We are on our fourth piss poor manager that we can’t afford to fire, a league that is there for the winning with a bit of application and a team with decent players that’s tossing away points.

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Don't think we're too bad but very fragile obviously. We have the skills but not the heart. 

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4 minutes ago, blueboy said:

Don't think we're too bad but very fragile obviously. We have the skills but not the heart. 

You may well be right blueboy ... But for all the cricism ofJMP (justified as it may be at this time) I never thought "fragility & heart" would ever be words that would be associated with our manager & his players. It does look like our manager has still got a great deal to learn yet. But I thought one of his easier first lessons to teach his players was, toughness, courage, heart and determination (characteristics, that he never lacked in himself) I wonder if there is some kind of disconnection between him & his players?

The Players have to take more responsibility surely.

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It’s the overall performances that worries me, Arbroath game aside we have been extremely lucky to get 1 point or 3 points from the other games. Think back to the first game of the season away to Dunfermline, the first half was a complete shambles and Dunfermline could have been 4 or 5 up. The victory over Alloa with the penalty save, Utd gave us six, the Ayr game could have easily ended the same as yesterday, Morton away we had one shot at goal. 
I tipped Dee to be 4th or 5th at the start of the season due to McPake being in charge, I’m now thinking 7 or 8 after the first nine games of the season.

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3 hours ago, 8utters said:

Yesterday we really should have been out of sight before McPake's substitutions handed the points to Partick.

But you could argue that the blame was on the players too with all the missed chances and squandered opportunities.

Do we lack real leaders both on and off the park?

Of course, it's easy to criticise now and had we managed to sneak a second before the equaliser we would likely have won and be enjoying being with 3 of the Dabs.

Ayr on Friday is now a crucial game for the club.

From the top of my head.

Hemmings - two gilt edged chances and one good save.

Gowser - a goal and one sitter, plus a decent chance and at least two half chances.

Todd - decent chance with a flicked header.

McDaid - Ballooned one sitter over the bar, ball bounced over him almost on the goal line and three decent(ish) chances from distance.

And there was more than that, McGhee burst into the box twice - one he elected not to shoot when he should, the other he blasted a week wide of the post. Dorrans had a poor shot from distance that should have been better.

And all of this is before we touch on the five, six, seven? missed cutbacks (honestly, cutbacks, we had cutbacks!!!!) from the byline that didn't once pick out a player.

Let's rinse McPake for the second half (even if half those chances came in the second half) and absolutely slap him about the chops for the substitutions, but the PLAYERS are 100% to blame for the defeat yesterday. We should have EASILY been around 4-1 up at half time yesterday. Home, hosed, out of sight and with the cigars out. 

McPake is capable of coaching and choosing a side that utterly dominated for 45 minutes and yet he's equally able to put the shitiest of sh**e sides out there too. Inexperienced? Unlucky? Garbage? Out thought during the games? Maybe one, two, three or all four of those covers the manager right now. 

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1 hour ago, blueboy said:

Don't think we're too bad but very fragile obviously. We have the skills but not the heart. 

Without that it will be more heading downwards rather than upwards.

Edited by Dondeh

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