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#1 vikingTON

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:24 PM

A basic set-piece that happens about 20 times per game, yet Morton under their incumbent tactical Einstein have no credible plan to either attack or defend them.

Attack: shan, floated toss up or down the line. Results in giving the ball away without causing any opportunities.

Defence: Refusal to pick up the throw in taker, inability to deal with a long throw.

For a full-time professional football team to neglect such a basic part of the game demonstrates piss-poor management and coaching.

Bring back Sir David Irons and Erik Paartalu.
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The site is supposed to be a place for the extended 'family' of Morton supporters - having an affinity with people that you don't know, because you share a love of your local football club. It's not supposed to be about point scoring and showing how 'clever' or 'funny' you are, or just being downright rude and offensive to people you don't know, because you can get away with it. Unfortunately, it seems the classic case of people who have little standing/presence in real life, use this forum as a way of making themselves feel as if they are something. It's sad, and I've said that before..

So, having been on Morton forums for about 15 years I guess, I've had enough... well done t*ssers, another Morton supporter driven away. You can all feel happy at how 'clever' you are


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:33 PM

This has bugged me for a long time. We are never quick, ready to take, people looking for the ball. We give the ball away far too often at them.

Then when defending them we just let the opposition out easily.
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 05:31 PM

We also throw the ball at our players’ chest instead of to feet which has annoyed me for a long time as well. Forces us into taking a couple of extra touches and slowing the game down.
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 06:53 PM

This has bugged me for a long time. We are never quick, ready to take, people looking for the ball. We give the ball away far too often at them.
Then when defending them we just let the opposition out easily.

Has been like that with us for years
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:28 AM

The one that really bugged me was Harkins being in space but not looking for the ball. It was like he had lost focus while waiting for the ball to just be chucked up the line. Too many players just weren't on their toes yesterday.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 02:08 PM

A pass back was chased down by Dobbie in the first half and was blocked, giving us a throw-in deep in our own half. That should have been the warning there. We kicked off the second half - same thing and from our inability to use the throw to get out of our own half, we went 2-1 down. 

Basic stuff - this team doesn't learn. 

 

We once lost a home game against Airdrie through calamitous defending and in the following game at Ayr every pass back to Wylie was aimed at least 10 yards wide of the goal - just in case. Even McGraw's teams learned from mistakes.


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