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Brisk first 5-10 minutes without really creating a clear cut chance, ICT work their way into the game, Hearts become increasingly sideways. 0-0 HT.

 

ICT score, Hearts equalize and we all moan like feck on here.

 

That's the Friday night script and we know our lines inside out.

 

 

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BarneyBattles
16 hours ago, One five said:

I only watched the second half on Saturday thought he was quiet but heard he was good in the first, I think he will be a good signing for us good football brain and lots of energy.

 

First half he reminded me of Colin Cameron a few times with great runs / 1:2s. Second half he reminded me of Barry Ferguson, sideways passing. 

 

Probably due to formation / tactical changes. 

 

Agree, I think he will be an excellent player for us. 

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I know it is two completely different situations but much of what we tend to talk about on here is the tendency to play the ball either across the field or backwards. The thing is when you watch good sides play it you can see it working perfectly, as it is used for the right reasons and/or in the right manner. Last night's Champions League game between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Manchester City was the perfect example of it working in a very simple but effective manner. When we play it that way it tends to pan out that it is our players who are being pulled out of position, whereas the whole idea is to pull the opposition out of shape, make them do all the running and thinking, and eventually change how they want to play. It is isn't a difficult way to play, and it has a lot of bonuses, even if it is being utilised by players at HMFC's level rather than the quality of players Manchester City have. But the principle, the means of execution should be the same. Tomorrow I hope we win, but I think it will be very close. We need to keep the wingers wide, and two up front in and around the penalty area, with someone in the middle who can pass the ball accurately and move it quickly to pull defenders about. I think it will be close tomorrow night, but I'd hope we can get a win, and at this stage of the season even a 1-0 win would be acceptable, we need to get back to winning games, tying up the competition and then look at how the same formation will work one division up and use the last few games to get a better idea of where we need to strengthen.

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49 minutes ago, portobellojambo1 said:

I know it is two completely different situations but much of what we tend to talk about on here is the tendency to play the ball either across the field or backwards. The thing is when you watch good sides play it you can see it working perfectly, as it is used for the right reasons and/or in the right manner. Last night's Champions League game between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Manchester City was the perfect example of it working in a very simple but effective manner. When we play it that way it tends to pan out that it is our players who are being pulled out of position, whereas the whole idea is to pull the opposition out of shape, make them do all the running and thinking, and eventually change how they want to play. It is isn't a difficult way to play, and it has a lot of bonuses, even if it is being utilised by players at HMFC's level rather than the quality of players Manchester City have. But the principle, the means of execution should be the same. Tomorrow I hope we win, but I think it will be very close. We need to keep the wingers wide, and two up front in and around the penalty area, with someone in the middle who can pass the ball accurately and move it quickly to pull defenders about. I think it will be close tomorrow night, but I'd hope we can get a win, and at this stage of the season even a 1-0 win would be acceptable, we need to get back to winning games, tying up the competition and then look at how the same formation will work one division up and use the last few games to get a better idea of where we need to strengthen.

 

That's what it's all about.

 

3 points, remain comfortably clear at the top and, eventually with a bit to spare, clinch our ticket of this horrible league.

 

A few goals (mostly Hearts) and entertainment would be nice but turgid is acceptable as long as we win.

 

Hopefully, once we've achieved what we must, Neilson will sus out what and who we need for next season and, frankly, what and who we don't.

 

 

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2 hours ago, martoon said:

Brisk first 5-10 minutes without really creating a clear cut chance, ICT work their way into the game, Hearts become increasingly sideways. 0-0 HT.

 

ICT score, Hearts equalize and we all moan like feck on here.

 

That's the Friday night script and we know our lines inside out.

 

 

😀 so true

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NANOJAMBO
2 minutes ago, Sir Gio said:

Might wait until 845 before switching on

😄

 

I was thinking about the good old days of Ceefax.

 

I'll maybe just "watch" it on here and see how it pans out early doors.

Join in late for the celebration or the seethe. 

 

Given the schitzophrenic nature of recent performances I'm going for a comfortable Hearts win. 

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10 minutes ago, NANOJAMBO said:

😄

 

I was thinking about the good old days of Ceefax.

 

I'll maybe just "watch" it on here and see how it pans out early doors.

Join in late for the celebration or the seethe. 

 

Given the schitzophrenic nature of recent performances I'm going for a comfortable Hearts win. 

 

I've been quite enjoying a Friday night TV game... with a few beers... then a rant on JKB!

 

Sets you up for the weekend... or down. The beers definitely help.

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NANOJAMBO
1 minute ago, Rogue Daddy said:

 

I've been quite enjoying a Friday night TV game... with a few beers... then a rant on JKB!

 

Sets you up for the weekend... or down. The beers definitely help.

I've "invested" in two boxes of Brewdog. 😆

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2 minutes ago, Rogue Daddy said:

 

I've been quite enjoying a Friday night TV game... with a few beers... then a rant on JKB!

 

Sets you up for the weekend... or down. The beers definitely help.

Yep. Love a Friday night game. 

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Rogue Daddy
Just now, NANOJAMBO said:

I've "invested" in two boxes of Brewdog. 😆

👏👏👏 Nice!

 

My box of choice tomorrow is the Innis & Gunn variety box! Sweet!

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NANOJAMBO
Just now, Rogue Daddy said:

👏👏👏 Nice!

 

My box of choice tomorrow is the Innis & Gunn variety box! Sweet!

:2thumbsup:

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I'll be doing my usual tomorrow.

Settle down for the game with a few cans, and rant and rave at the telly for an hour and a half.😚

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2 hours ago, martoon said:

Brisk first 5-10 minutes without really creating a clear cut chance, ICT work their way into the game, Hearts become increasingly sideways. 0-0 HT.

 

ICT score, Hearts equalize and we all moan like feck on here.

 

That's the Friday night script and we know our lines inside out.

 

 

That's been the pattern last 3 games certainly. Great if we score early which is obvs the plan.

 

But what we do and how we adapt if we don't needs a helluva lot of work!!!!

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1 minute ago, bairdy said:

I'll be doing my usual tomorrow.

Settle down for the game with a few cans, and rant and rave at the telly for an hour and a half.😚

Sounds like me 🙄

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3 minutes ago, TheBigO said:

That's been the pattern last 3 games certainly. Great if we score early which is obvs the plan.

 

But what we do and how we adapt if we don't needs a helluva lot of work!!!!

This is it , if we don’t get ahead we don’t seem to have plan b and the team seem to go into a self disbelief attitude. A manager should identify the problem and change rather the formation or players that are not doing what they are set up to do.

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2 hours ago, portobellojambo1 said:

I know it is two completely different situations but much of what we tend to talk about on here is the tendency to play the ball either across the field or backwards. The thing is when you watch good sides play it you can see it working perfectly, as it is used for the right reasons and/or in the right manner. Last night's Champions League game between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Manchester City was the perfect example of it working in a very simple but effective manner. When we play it that way it tends to pan out that it is our players who are being pulled out of position, whereas the whole idea is to pull the opposition out of shape, make them do all the running and thinking, and eventually change how they want to play. It is isn't a difficult way to play, and it has a lot of bonuses, even if it is being utilised by players at HMFC's level rather than the quality of players Manchester City have. But the principle, the means of execution should be the same. Tomorrow I hope we win, but I think it will be very close. We need to keep the wingers wide, and two up front in and around the penalty area, with someone in the middle who can pass the ball accurately and move it quickly to pull defenders about. I think it will be close tomorrow night, but I'd hope we can get a win, and at this stage of the season even a 1-0 win would be acceptable, we need to get back to winning games, tying up the competition and then look at how the same formation will work one division up and use the last few games to get a better idea of where we need to strengthen.


You make a good point but you might be missing the most glaring issue with this style of play. The other team HAVE to press. 
 

We can play keep-ball along the back four and deep lying midfielders all we want against the like of Morton and Queen of the South. They will just sit in their banks of 4 and 5 let us keep passing it. We ain’t drawing them out of shape. They don’t want the ball.

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davemclaren
33 minutes ago, NANOJAMBO said:

I've "invested" in two boxes of Brewdog. 😆

God, I hope we win. 🍻🥴😄

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1 hour ago, NANOJAMBO said:

I've "invested" in two boxes of Brewdog. 😆

I've been at a few recruitment events Brewdog stand nearby. They like handling out freebies,  much better than our stationary  :lol:

 

Wasted on me, not a fan, sure you will enjoy Friday night one way or another. 

 

Some tough games for the others the next few weeks, 3 wins would put it to bed I'm sure 

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NANOJAMBO
1 minute ago, Sir Gio said:

I've been at a few recruitment events Brewdog stand nearby. They like handling out freebies,  much better than our stationary  :lol:

 

Wasted on me, not a fan, sure you will enjoy Friday night one way or another. 

 

Some tough games for the others the next few weeks, 3 wins would put it to bed I'm sure 

I'm getting proper revved up for this now : the match prog just arrived (still no ticket tho :angry:). 

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Smith's right boot
32 minutes ago, davemclaren said:

God, I hope we win. 🍻🥴😄

 

A narrow win will keep all happy. 

Hearts get 3 points and the 17% can go on about style. 

 

Win/win

 

 

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Hoping for a Raith Rovers away style performance from Hearts. When will I learn? Prefer a Friday night game as I have a good old rant at the telly  , less so when I'm stone cold sober on a Saturday afternoon in my living room.

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1 hour ago, bairdy said:

I'll be doing my usual tomorrow.

Settle down for the game with a few cans, and rant and rave at the telly for an hour and a half.😚


same here, Friday routine now, with the wife and daughter retiring to the spare room to watch Corrie etc, with the words ringing in my ears ....

‘don’t shout at the telly it upsets the dogs !" 

 

it upsets the dogs !! They aren’t half as upset as me , 😂 
 

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Rogue Daddy
11 minutes ago, EIEIO said:

Hoping for a Raith Rovers away style performance from Hearts. When will I learn? Prefer a Friday night game as I have a good old rant at the telly  , less so when I'm stone cold sober on a Saturday afternoon in my living room.

...hopefully they'll get someone sent off early on then! 

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34 minutes ago, Smith's right boot said:

 

A narrow win will keep all happy. 

Hearts get 3 points and the 17% can go on about style. 

 

Win/win

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Rogue Daddy said:

...hopefully they'll get someone sent off early on then! 

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We were 2-0 up and cruising when Raith had their guy red carded. However if ICT get a red I won't be complaining.

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2 hours ago, bairdy said:

I'll be doing my usual tomorrow.

Settle down for the game with a few cans, and rant and rave at the telly for an hour and a half.😚

Same here. 

 

Better win tomorrow because fed up with being in a bad mood about half nine on Friday. 

 

So is the missus. Her face dropped when I said we were on again tomorrow night 😊

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Rogue Daddy
6 minutes ago, EIEIO said:

We were 2-0 up and cruising when Raith had their guy red carded. However if ICT get a red I won't be complaining.

Right enough! My bad!.. could have sworn it was around the 20 minute mark, before the goals. 🥴

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avhudtheteeshirt

3 points no matter how we get them, and let the others look and weep, another game nearer the Premiership return!!!!

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jambo-in-furness

 

 

The BBC are really hoping we slip up now,  games highlights to be shown on Sportscene.

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colinmorewasgash
6 hours ago, martoon said:

Brisk first 5-10 minutes without really creating a clear cut chance, ICT work their way into the game, Hearts become increasingly sideways. 0-0 HT.

 

ICT score, Hearts equalize and we all moan like feck on here.

 

That's the Friday night script and we know our lines inside out.

 

 

Nick Walsh is an appalling referee so who knows how it will pan out.We better win as its my 52nd birthday saturday and want a good weekend. It won't be pretty or easy and longer we dont score the worse we get. Worst scenario we lose then wighton scores winner again for pars. But if we score early a nervy 1-2 for us. Lose or draw this and pars win and the pressure mounts on Robbie then statement by Ann on monday saying board back him 100 percent.

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davemclaren
3 minutes ago, colinmorewasgash said:

Nick Walsh is an appalling referee so who knows how it will pan out.We better win as its my 52nd birthday saturday and want a good weekend. It won't be pretty or easy and longer we dont score the worse we get. Worst scenario we lose then wighton scores winner again for pars. But if we score early a nervy 1-2 for us. Lose or draw this and pars win and the pressure mounts on Robbie then statement by Ann on monday saying board back him 100 percent.

I doubt that scenario would result in a statement from the board.

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16 minutes ago, ramrod said:

Two huge games coming up and i don't fancy us to win either of them tbh

They are not filling us with confidence are they .

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OmiyaHearts

Can't see us winning this. Will be happy with a point, given the pish served up this season.

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3 hours ago, jambo-in-furness said:

 

 

The BBC are really hoping we slip up now,  games highlights to be shown on Sportscene.

 

Robbie was right, bizarre as it sounded.

 

The Beeb really are only covering Hearts games in the hope that we fail.

 

😄

 

 

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Francis Albert

Am I the only one with a sinking feeling that I will spend another Friday night watching this Hearts team?

 

Edit. Clearly not having read a few earlier posts!

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Francis Albert
18 minutes ago, martoon said:

 

Robbie was right, bizarre as it sounded.

 

The Beeb really are only covering Hearts games in the hope that we fail.

 

😄

 

 

Maybe But then it makes news and will please many potential viewers. And the odds on it happening are decent!

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Cory McNamara

It seems people like to talk with Tele. Now I can sleep peacefully.

 

51 F with winds at 10 - 15 miles per hour, hope it's OK and comfortable for Robb and crew to be around. 

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4 hours ago, jambo-in-furness said:

 

 

The BBC are really hoping we slip up now,  games highlights to be shown on Sportscene.

is it not live on sportscene ?

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Maple Leaf
7 hours ago, Smith's right boot said:

 

A narrow win will keep all happy. 

Hearts get 3 points and the 17% can go on about style. 

 

Win/win

 

 

 

I'll settle for that, but think it will take more than a narrow win to keep all happy.

 

We've lost our scoring touch and we need to get it back:  2 goals from open play in the last 4 matches, both score late in the game by one player, Jamie Walker.  We should be doing better, and tomorrow is the time to start.

 

 

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Francis Albert
1 hour ago, cookieboy said:

is it not live on sportscene ?

Live on BBC 1 Scotland . I think that is or was Sportscene. Whatever ... still crap!

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McCann likes an open game, can't see him sitting in,  this one might be better,  not promising anything right enough 

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Bull's-eye

See if you look forward to being entertained and getting to watch your club booting a football around, you'll have a good evening.

 

See if your a torn pussed arsehole looking for something to swear at, you'll also have a good evening.

 

 

Enjoy 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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6 minutes ago, Bull's-eye said:

See if you look forward to being entertained and getting to watch your club booting a football around, you'll have a good evening.

 

See if your a torn pussed arsehole looking for something to swear at, you'll also have a good evening.

 

 

Enjoy 🤣🤣🤣🤣

I'm with both of these.

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