GLF 52: More from John
Farce - the latest "all that glitters" gold proposals for next season - bully wee at tattie howkers, bairns on pars plastic and maroon morons on a rugby pitch.the last one is probably the only ideal suggestion out of the three as murrayfield is more suited to their robust style of play. isn't it funny how the bairns who whinged so much last year still ain't got a legoland of their own in place to play at yet.
mair plastic - i note that uefa, who sanctioned these deathtrap pitches, are allowing any european opponents of the pars to decline to play on their plastic !
meanwhile, scots clubs in the spl could have had four trips next season had the bairns won their
league- crazy !!
coupon buster - so butcher's boys managed to grab a score draw at beggardome against the supposedly invincible saint o'neill's charges.being away at the time i only got ten seconds of del boy's
goal on the national news.i read snippets how understrength beggars were for the game, but you can only play who is put in front of you in each game.
top / bottom six - the only difference in this artificial split is cash -with motherwell's problems and the requirement of undersoil heating and
resurfacing of the fir park beach we can use the extra revenue.however, the likely outcome will be that butcher will be unlikely to be able to add to the 'after-eight thin squad which should be of concern during the close season, providing motherwell manage to exit administration
successfully.the disciplinary record
seems to have been addressed and injuries were minimal, however with " sicknote phil " back on board and already having been sidelined, let's hope we carry few long-term injuries next season.i read idiotic gold suggesting teams in the split should start their fixtures against the same clubs - perhaps a reason to end up in the bottom six ?allied to points deduction if in administration, it doesn't look too clever !
very acceptable - wot ever position butcher's side ends up in this season, it has been very successful as regards the fare and results being much better than anticipated.despite the loss of two of the jewels in the crown, it has apparantly not played any detrimental part top the overall strategy which bears testimony to butcher's motivational skills, given the restrictions placed on the club due to being in administration for such a long period.
fir park beach - the relaying and installation of undersoil heating i fear will not solve the problems regarding the overhanging stands and the lack of air and light onto the playing surface.
unfortunately a roll on and off one like the schalke pitch isn't an option either. thankfully butcher has ruled out the plastic option - i notice blobby fae the leith graveyard had voiced concern over the pars abomination and serious injuries.only the bluster pars chairman seems ' over the moon' about plastic.
higns n' lows - the decent results when we try to play a passing game could perhaps do with a couple more attempts on goal at times.the downside is the waste - of - time long ball game used at times with small, nippy forwards punting long balls - it is counterproductive and just gives opponents the opportunity to have possession. we look a decent side when we try to pass the ball and probe teams so lets have more of the same next season.
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