Scottish Fitba' 19/20

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Sounds crazy after a whole 4 matches played but it’s time Peter Grant was “relieved of his duties” at East End Park!

Absolutely abysmal start to the season with players being played out of position to suit a formation that isn’t working and rumours already of him having lost the dressing room and a player looking to have his contract cancelled so he can get away from the place (as I say rumours)

And yet the arrogant little turd blames everyone and everything else and nothing is ever his fault! This is a man who said he doesn’t need to have a CV as his “career” speaks for itself and came in saying how he was here to win the league not go up through play offs! Yet we sit bottom of the league having conceded 11 goals in 3 games and managing one measly point!

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Crazy is keeping him. It's an utter shambles and I also heard the dressing room rumour after the game yesterday. He makes John Collins look modest in his arrogance.

We will be lucky to stay up at this rate if the board don't take action.
 

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Crazy is keeping him. It's an utter shambles and I also heard the dressing room rumour after the game yesterday. He makes John Collins look modest in his arrogance.

We will be lucky to stay up at this rate if the board don't take action.
Was a poor appointment in the first place as was thought by many fans at the time and we are all being proven right so far!

We must be the only club in the world who employs a manager who just got a team relegated from the same division we are trying to get promoted from!

I can accept defeats (I’m a Pars fan I’ve seen many) but the manner of them so far this season is unacceptable, and his insistence on blaming the players every week is just totally baffling! No wonder the rumours are that some of them don’t want to play under him!

Get him away to feck out of my club before it’s too late!

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Was a poor appointment in the first place as was thought by many fans at the time and we are all being proven right so far!

We must be the only club in the world who employs a manager who just got a team relegated from the same division we are trying to get promoted from!

I can accept defeats (I’m a Pars fan I’ve seen many) but the manner of them so far this season is unacceptable, and his insistence on blaming the players every week is just totally baffling! No wonder the rumours are that some of them don’t want to play under him!

Get him away to feck out of my club before it’s too late!

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Must think he is some kind of Mourinho fellar 😂.
Sooner he is out the better, I am at the point where I am finding other things to do than go to any games until he’s rid.
 

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Must think he is some kind of Mourinho fellar 😂.
Sooner he is out the better, I am at the point where I am finding other things to do than go to any games until he’s rid.
Have watched them all online and don’t think I’ve got past about 70 minutes yet without the tv getting turned off in disgust!

Have also stopped watching his interviews as I just find my blood pressure rising with every word that comes out his mouth 🤬

Time the board held their hands up admitted it was a mistake and got shot of him and let’s get someone in who actually applies for the job and actually has a reasonable record in management

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We look absolutely clueless/ amateurish at times against a slick, snappy LYON team who know what to do and when to do it-2 good goals(1st was belter)-for the 2nd they had 3 men in/around 6yd box--we only done that at corners and frees!
At least Celtic scored 2,lost 4 and scored again-we don't even look like scoring:mad:
Poor, poor display!!
Watching this after a meet and play with a fellow forumner( when I also played like Rangers--Oh, the shame; The ignomony)-nice lad though' him and his mate!!+he was shooting off to see 'THEM' :whistle:
 
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Disappointing. Celtic..OK…losing by the odd goal in 7 is no great failure…though blowing a two goal lead is never good. But Rangers losing at home by two and not scoring…does not bode well.
 
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True but playing a far better team in both cases.
So it would seem…but let’s not blame the rest of Scottish football. It is what it has to be and can only be. It’s up to the OF to recognise that they must raise their game when playing European football, and to be able to do it.

Rangers players and team celebrated wildly when they went 2-1 up against St Johnstone last weekend - the game finishing that way. With StJ struggles and failings in the lower echelons of European football these last few weeks the warning bells should have been ringing loud and clear. This is not to dismiss the quality of StJ in Scottish context, but to point it out in the context of Europe.

Truth is…I don’t know what the answer is for the OF. Maybe they can only just plough on and do their best. That said I do wish them well for what is to come in their European campaigns this year.
 

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So it would seem…but let’s not blame the rest of Scottish football. It is what it has to be and can only be. It’s up to the OF to recognise that they must raise their game when playing European football, and to be able to do it.

Rangers players and team celebrated wildly when they went 2-1 up against St Johnstone last weekend - the game finishing that way. With StJ struggles and failings in the lower echelons of European football these last few weeks the warning bells should have been ringing loud and clear. This is not to dismiss the quality of StJ in Scottish context, but to point it out in the context of Europe.

Truth is…I don’t know what the answer is for the OF. Maybe they can only just plough on and do their best. That said I do wish them well for what is to come in their European campaigns this year.
Who's blaming Scottish football?🤔
 

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So it would seem…but let’s not blame the rest of Scottish football. It is what it has to be and can only be. .
agreed, rangers can barely keep a clean sheet in the spfl so it should be no surprise they cant do it in Europe either

I'dve thought the ideal prep to win in Europe is don't concede goals in the regular games ;)
 
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Who's blaming Scottish football?🤔
We have heard it enough in the past with OF soundings about a North Sea (or whatever) European league…or indeed just the suggestions that the regular Scottish league is insufficient prep for Europe - though this is true to some extent.

@Slab makes good point. The Rangers defence was pretty shambolic when MO’H waltzed through it for StJs goal last weekend. So, for instance, it’s all very well and good for Tavernier to score a cracker…but his #1 role is in defence.
 

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I think fans might have said this, not sure about the clubs.
The proposed euro leagues are about income, especially from TV. Current Sky, BT contracts for Scottish football are a joke.
Rangers and Celtic on every week as there is next to no interest or audience when anyone else is on.
 
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I think fans might have said this, not sure about the clubs.
The proposed euro leagues are about income, especially from TV. Current Sky, BT contracts for Scottish football are a joke.
Rangers and Celtic on every week as there is next to no interest or audience when anyone else is on.
Indeed. And yes … the thinking of many of the fans… hmmm. Though Rangers and Celtic have the riches of Croesus compared with the rest of Scottish football and should, you’d think, be able to attract players of significant and sufficient European experience to see them OK in European matches. Anyway. As said - not having a go at the OF as I want them to do well to raise the profile of Scottish football.
 

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Indeed. Though Rangers and Celtic have the riches of Croesus compared with the rest of Scottish football and should, you’d think, be able to attract players of significant and sufficient European experience to see them OK in European matches. Anyway. As said - not having a go at the OF as I want them to do well to raise the profile of Scottish football.
Rangers have done really well in Europe in the last couple of years and Celtic have done well prior to that.
Now they are being written off after one game!
 

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Indeed. And yes … the thinking of many of the fans… hmmm. Though Rangers and Celtic have the riches of Croesus compared with the rest of Scottish football and should, you’d think, be able to attract players of significant and sufficient European experience to see them OK in European matches. Anyway. As said - not having a go at the OF as I want them to do well to raise the profile of Scottish football.
Riches of Croesus compared to the rest of Scottish football but comparative paupers compared to the rest of Europe. Football is a money game on the whole. Every so often a club develops a group of players eg Ajax, that have been brought through but for most of the time money talks and the OF don't have enough of it. That is the reality.
 

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Indeed. And yes … the thinking of many of the fans… hmmm. Though Rangers and Celtic have the riches of Croesus compared with the rest of Scottish football and should, you’d think, be able to attract players of significant and sufficient European experience to see them OK in European matches. Anyway. As said - not having a go at the OF as I want them to do well to raise the profile of Scottish football.
How was St Johnstone's training on Thursday, seen as they didn't have a game...
 
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