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Barack
Posted (edited)

Must win. Or must not lose? If you're Levein, it's option 2.

 

Pereira & Whelan will almost certainly be playing.  So for me, that instantly provides more confidence.

 

Naismith is the worry. With a tight hamstring & coming off last week as a precaution. He'll want to play, provided he comes through training.

 

Thing is, do we risk him? Aggravate it again, & we could be looking at 3-6 weeks out, meaning he'd miss the Derby. Perhaps he won't get 90 minutes.

 

I think we'll squeak this one. 1-2 Hearts.

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Whatever
Posted (edited)

We can only win or lose tomorrow.

 

1-1 aet.

 

Win on penalties. Pereira saving 3.

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Mikey1874

Hearts to win

 

 

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Mikey1874
Posted (edited)
4 minutes ago, Barack said:

Must win. Or must not lose? If you're Levein, it's option 2.

 

Pereira & Whelan will almost certainly be playing.  So for me, that instantly provides more confidence.

 

Naismith is the worry. With a tight hamstring & coming off last week as a precaution. He'll want to play, provided he comes through training.

 

Thing is, do we risk him? Aggravate it again, & we could be looking at 3-6 weeks out, meaning he'd miss the Derby. Perhaps he won't get 90 minutes.

 

I think we'll squeak this one. 1-2 Hearts.

 

League Cup knock out games are played to a finish. 

 

Extra time and penalties if level at 90 minutes.

Edited by Mikey1874

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5jambo1

Yeah I think this game suits us. Away from home so less fan pressure and against a team that will open up slightly more. Whelan starting as well so I think we may sneak it. 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 please, can’t afford to get overrun in the middle of the park.

 

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afanderson33

Pereira, Smith, Halkett, Berra, White, Whelan, Damour, Walker, Clare, Mulraney, Washington

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Sir Gio

3 1 Motherwell and the Mother... of well....all meltdowns.

 

Magic bullets rarely exist, our team needs a few weeks.

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Turkishcap

Looking forward as ever. 50 years it takes a lot to get me down but lately I have been tested.

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PTBCAL

Naismith and Uche doubts 

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Monsieur Maroon
5 minutes ago, PTBCAL said:

Naismith and Uche doubts 

Quite happy to see Uche sit out for a few games, just to see our style of play without him.

 

hope Naismith fit though.

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hueyview

Odds at Hills.....8/5 Motherwell.  7/5 Hearts.   

Can see a close away win.

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Robbo-Jambo
Posted (edited)
12 minutes ago, PTBCAL said:

Naismith and Uche doubts 

Would imagine both on the bench if they are reasonably close to playing fitness wise. 

 

Uche seems to be a doubt before most games tbh. 

Edited by Robbo-Jambo

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salvo69

I’ve just got tickets for tomorrow and judging by the response at the TO it’s going to be empty 😂 I’m not a happy clapper in any way but also not a depressed wreck so would like to see progress and the team starting to gel..a win would be a bonus and I think Motherwell are poor at the back so a chance

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Bring Back Paulo Sergio
Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, Monsieur Maroon said:

Quite happy to see Uche sit out for a few games, just to see our style of play without him.

 

hope Naismith fit though.

Last year it meant punting balls to MacLean.

Edited by Bring Back Paulo Sergio

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kila

Don't think Naismith will start, probably come on with 25 mins left.

 

 

                            El Gato

 

Smith        Halkett      Berra        White

 

          Clare      Whelan       Damour

 

      Walker     Washington     Mulraney

 

 

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Sir Gio
1 minute ago, kila said:

Don't think Naismith will start, probably come on with 25 mins left.

 

 

                            El Gato

 

Smith        Halkett      Berra        White

 

          Clare      Whelan       Damour

 

      Walker     Washington     Mulraney

 

 

Swap Hickey for White. Still my preference for the time being, 2 footed left back is a huge asset I think. I would go with something along those lines. I would take Clare out and put Irving in.

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BarneyBattles44

Us Jambo's play a huge part in how we support the Team we are capable of being a force tomorrow. I'm unable to make a prediction as I've no idea what our style is. I hope for a bruising 1-2 Hearts into next round and we all celebrate a win and finally arrive in the big time 

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PTBCAL
7 minutes ago, Sir Gio said:

Swap Hickey for White. Still my preference for the time being, 2 footed left back is a huge asset I think. I would go with something along those lines. I would take Clare out and put Irving in.

 

Hickey is in for White so I’m told - makes sense as we have to be careful with White for a while 

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                     Pereira

         Smith Halkett Berra hickey

                    Damour Whelan

              Walker  Clare Mulraney 

                         Washington

Would have naisy in for clare if he is fit. 

white could easily start but not sure if his fitness would allow it just yet.

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Saint Jambo
8 minutes ago, kila said:

Don't think Naismith will start, probably come on with 25 mins left.

 

 

                            El Gato

 

Smith        Halkett      Berra        White

 

          Clare      Whelan       Damour

 

      Walker     Washington     Mulraney

 

 

 

Would be happy with that team. Obviously happier if Naismith is fit, but I think more likely he will start on the bench. Ahead of the Aberdeen game, Levein said that if Naismith was only able to play part of the game he'd rather bring him on than take him off. I think that logic applies to this game. I do hope we start without Uche, as I'm hopeful that will force us to change our style and play better football. 

 

2 minutes ago, BarneyBattles44 said:

Us Jambo's play a huge part in how we support the Team we are capable of being a force tomorrow. I'm unable to make a prediction as I've no idea what our style is. I hope for a bruising 1-2 Hearts into next round and we all celebrate a win and finally arrive in the big time 

Would be nice to think that if it is a low turnout that means it is only the happy clappers that are going and the fans will remain behind the team and vocally back them.

 

Motherwell's confidence has hopefully been dented by a draw with Livingstone and a heavy defeat to Celtic. No reason they should be going into the game with any more confidence than us.

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lsimp77

Does it go straight to pens if it’s a draw? 

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Sir Gio
1 minute ago, PTBCAL said:

 

Hickey is in for White so I’m told - makes sense as we have to be careful with White for a while 

Good choice, perhaps bench for both him and Naisy

 

Doyle, Dikamona, White, Bozanic, Clare, Naismith, MacLean. Not a bad bench. That's without Souttar or Ikpeazu, let alone adding our Japanese option

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BarneyBattles44
14 minutes ago, kila said:

Don't think Naismith will start, probably come on with 25 mins left.

 

 

                            El Gato

 

Smith        Halkett      Berra        White

 

          Clare      Whelan       Damour

 

      Walker     Washington     Mulraney

 

 

 

Can you do that side in nickname's.

El Gato etc ?

 

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Sir Gio
Just now, lsimp77 said:

Does it go straight to pens if it’s a draw? 

Extra time, where you then become entitled to use a 4th sub

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The Spy Who Loved Me

Ref is Bobby Madden.

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BarneyBattles44
4 minutes ago, Saint Jambo said:

 

Would be happy with that team. Obviously happier if Naismith is fit, but I think more likely he will start on the bench. Ahead of the Aberdeen game, Levein said that if Naismith was only able to play part of the game he'd rather bring him on than take him off. I think that logic applies to this game. I do hope we start without Uche, as I'm hopeful that will force us to change our style and play better football. 

 

Would be nice to think that if it is a low turnout that means it is only the happy clappers that are going and the fans will remain behind the team and vocally back them.

 

Motherwell's confidence has hopefully been dented by a draw with Livingstone and a heavy defeat to Celtic. No reason they should be going into the game with any more confidence than us.

 

Correct. The plus side is no one knows what to expect from Us. Its been a while since any side have humilated Us and we have added players of international pedigree that have never played for us in the LC or as yet to come SPL games. A few debuts. Either way its going to kick start a Football revolution. Hearts Are Here.

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jambopilms
Posted (edited)

Walker, white, Damour, Uche, hickey, naismith are all unlikely to last 90 mins how do we manage that ?

Edited by jambopilms

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EIEIO
9 minutes ago, 75Beau said:

Ref is Bobby Madden.

Best leave Uche out even if he's  fit then.

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The Treasurer
11 minutes ago, 75Beau said:

Ref is Bobby Madden.

Called it last week.

I said we'd get one of the "Really Terrible Trio" of Collum, Beaton or Madden

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Posted (edited)
10 minutes ago, jambopilms said:

Walker, white, Damour, Uche, hickey, naismith are all unlikely to last 90 mins how do we manage that ?

Walker - Lasted 90 mins at the weekend

White - Hickey will probs play

Damour - lasted 70 mins at the weekend (probs could last the 90) 

Uche - probs on the bench

Hickey - could last 90 but may be replaced by white as a sub

Naisy - if fit enough will probs come on as a sub. 

 

would expect naisy to be coming on rather than going off as a sub. we will only be playing one of white/hickey. 

 

 

 

Edited by gov

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Hungry hippo
31 minutes ago, gov said:

                     Pereira

         Smith Halkett Berra hickey

                    Damour Whelan

              Walker  Clare Mulraney 

                         Washington

Would have naisy in for clare if he is fit. 

white could easily start but not sure if his fitness would allow it just yet.

 

Exactly what I'm thinking.

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Absolute Scenes
Posted (edited)
34 minutes ago, BarneyBattles44 said:

 

Can you do that side in nickname's.

El Gato etc ?

 

 

 

 

                            El Gato

 

EL Fidedigno    El Chateux     El Past Eet        El Blanco/ El Nino

 

             El Perezoso    El Yayo    El Guerreo

 

         El Rodillas    El Prolifico     El Rapido

 

You're welcome

Edited by Absolute Scenes

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GorgieFifeLife

Pereira

 

Smith

Halkett

Berra

White

 

Walker

Damour

Whelan

Naismith

 

Washington

Keena

 

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King prawn
52 minutes ago, kila said:

Don't think Naismith will start, probably come on with 25 mins left.

 

 

                            El Gato

 

Smith        Halkett      Berra        White

 

          Clare      Whelan       Damour

 

      Walker     Washington     Mulraney

 

 

Good looking team that

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Robbo-Jambo
26 minutes ago, 75Beau said:

Ref is Bobby Madden.

:jj_facepalm:FFS

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Robbo-Jambo
39 minutes ago, gov said:

                     Pereira

         Smith Halkett Berra hickey

                    Damour Whelan

              Walker  Clare Mulraney 

                         Washington

Would have naisy in for clare if he is fit. 

white could easily start but not sure if his fitness would allow it just yet.

Most likely starting eleven I would think.

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Smith's right boot
Posted (edited)
58 minutes ago, kila said:

Don't think Naismith will start, probably come on with 25 mins left.

 

 

                            El Gato

 

Smith        Halkett      Berra        White

 

          Clare      Whelan       Damour

 

      Walker     Washington     Mulraney

 

 

 

 

That team is good but also a concern.

 

White, Damour and whelan are not match fit. 

Walker and Washington also not 100%.

 

Our subs will Likley be forced as opposed to change the game  types, and if Et happens, I'd fear for us. 

 

I think a 2-1 win either way. 

I'll go for Walker and Washingston in a 2-1 win. 

 

Could easily go the other way, tho. 

Edited by Smith's right boot

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Bongo 1874
Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, kila said:

Don't think Naismith will start, probably come on with 25 mins left.

 

 

                            El Gato

 

   Hickey    Halkett      Berra        White

 

          Clare      Whelan       Damour

 

      Walker     Washington     Mulraney

 

 

Smith didn't train on Tuesday or Wednesday don't know about today though Naismith missing on Wednesday aswell. 

Edited by Bongo 1874

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Cruyff Turn
1 hour ago, kila said:

Don't think Naismith will start, probably come on with 25 mins left.

 

 

                            El Gato

 

Smith        Halkett      Berra        White

 

          Clare      Whelan       Damour

 

      Walker     Washington     Mulraney

 

 

Must win.

 

That team.

 

Motherwell 1 Hearts 3

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Mr Elwood P
30 minutes ago, jambopilms said:

Walker, white, Damour, Uche, hickey, naismith are all unlikely to last 90 mins how do we manage that ?

 

Walker and White has both played 90 mins last weekend. Hickey plays the same position as White. Naismith might not play at all. Surely you could have thought that through?

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Smith's right boot
2 minutes ago, Mr Elwood P said:

 

Walker and White has both played 90 mins last weekend. Hickey plays the same position as White. Naismith might not play at all. Surely you could have thought that through?

 

 

I get you point, but whyte barely lasted 90 minutes, he was still standing but gubbed after 70 minutes. 

 

Et is a possibilty as well. 

 

As a side note, Whyte looked very good. 

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1953

Nobody was happy with last week's performance, not Ann, CL, the players or the fans so I reckon we'll get a reaction tomorrow. 3-1 to us please.

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Cruyff Turn
5 minutes ago, Smith's right boot said:

 

 

I get you point, but whyte barely lasted 90 minutes, he was still standing but gubbed after 70 minutes. 

 

Et is a possibilty as well. 

 

As a side note, Whyte looked very good. 

We need to keep playing White until he’s fully match fit. When he’s back to his best he’ll be a superb player. I’d imagine we’ll look after him though so he might only play 25 games a season, got good depth in that position with Hickey and also when Ben comes back.

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BarneyBattles44
31 minutes ago, Absolute Scenes said:

 

 

 

                            El Gato

 

EL Fidedigno    El Chateux     El Past Eet        El Blanco/ El Nino

 

             El Perezoso    El Yayo    El Guerreo

 

         El Rodillas    El Prolifico     El Rapido

 

You're welcome

 

Can you now translate back to English knicknames please. Unless you have already done it. 

Great Graft . A few laughs thanks.

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Buzz Killington

Based on absolutely no evidence so far this season I think we will win this quite comfortably, 0-3

 

Walker, Washington x2

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Absolute Scenes
4 minutes ago, BarneyBattles44 said:

 

Can you now translate back to English knicknames please. Unless you have already done it. 

Great Graft . A few laughs thanks.

                       El Gato: The Cat

 

EL Fidedigno: The reliable     El Chateux: The Castle    El Past Eet: The Past It       El Blanco/ El Nino: The White/The Child

 

             El Perezoso: The Lazy    El Yayo: The Grandad    El Guerreo: The Warrior

 

         El Rodillas: The Knees    El Prolifico: The Prolific     El Rapido: The Fast

 

Glad to assist

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BarneyBattles44
12 minutes ago, Sir Gio said:

Bozo extricated, Coco on the sidelines, hopefully El Gato is not El Loco 

 

Song moment. Una Paloma Blanca im just a bird in the sky.

 

Portuguese revolutionary song.

 

May replace bird with cat.

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BarneyBattles44
11 minutes ago, Absolute Scenes said:

                       El Gato: The Cat

 

EL Fidedigno: The reliable     El Chateux: The Castle    El Past Eet: The Past It       El Blanco/ El Nino: The White/The Child

 

             El Perezoso: The Lazy    El Yayo: The Grandad    El Guerreo: The Warrior

 

         El Rodillas: The Knees    El Prolifico: The Prolific     El Rapido: The Fast

 

Glad to assist

 

Would laugh if anyone can write that on the scribble board inside The Boss door in Tynie. Excellent thanks.

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