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    Home first leg

    I think that being at home for the first leg might actually help us. Our crowd are understandably a nervous bunch after what's happened over last few years and this results in us going very quiet towards the end of tight matches and clearly affects the players. As we are essentially only hosting the first half of the game, this won't be the case as much so hopefully we can keep pushing the team till the last minute and get the goals we need.


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    agreed. if we can leave ER on Tuesday night with potentially a 2/3-0 advantage it would be enormous and put us firmly on the front foot, Falkirk are a negative football side naturally so for them to come out at home and have to break from their normal ***** tactics and chase goals would leave them vulnerable, definitely ours for the taking.. Tuesday is massive!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1875 View Post
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    agreed. if we can leave ER on Tuesday night with potentially a 2/3-0 advantage it would be enormous and put us firmly on the front foot, Falkirk are a negative football side naturally so for them to come out at home and have to break from their normal ***** tactics and chase goals would leave them vulnerable, definitely ours for the taking.. Tuesday is massive!


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    A draw is all we need at ER.
    We'll beat this mob at Falkirk with 1800 diehards screaming us on.

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    Agree

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    Agree, but it's also good to be at home for the 2nd leg knowing exactly what is required eg the Raith play off.

    1st leg will be tight, always easier to open up and have a go, if you need to when at home rather than away.

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    I don't think it'll make much difference. Three of the four games with them have been draws and I don't expect there to be much between the teams in either game. A two goal lead would be great to take to the second leg, but I'd be optimistic if we finish one up tomorrow.

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    Doesn't matter, we will attack home and away when we can, that's the DNA of the team!

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    Happy to be at home tomorrow, take a small lead to Falkirk, but would love a 2 goal lead.
    Be interested to how Falkirk would try and turn this around, here's hoping to have our noses on from at 9.40pm tomorrow

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    Win tomorrow, no stupid mistakes and park he bus hitting on the brake in Grangemouth.

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    I've never once seen this team set up to draw. We'll go at them in both games i'd think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanWilson View Post
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    I've never once seen this team set up to draw. We'll go at them in both games i'd think.
    I think we were set up to get a draw at Raith last week.

    Hanlon, Fontaine and McGregor at the back with Fyvie and Bartley in midfield.

    Other than that I would agree with you however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoopyboy View Post
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    I think we were set up to get a draw at Raith last week.

    Hanlon, Fontaine and McGregor at the back with Fyvie and Bartley in midfield.

    Other than that I would agree with you however.
    I thought we were all out attack first half, just nothing coming off for us. The 3 at the back can be used in a positive fashion as well as negative. But yeah, Bartley and Fyvie in the same team was probably more defensive than anything else

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoopyboy View Post
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    I think we were set up to get a draw at Raith last week.

    Hanlon, Fontaine and McGregor at the back with Fyvie and Bartley in midfield.

    Other than that I would agree with you however.

    Agree too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozyhibby View Post
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    I think that being at home for the first leg might actually help us. Our crowd are understandably a nervous bunch after what's happened over last few years and this results in us going very quiet towards the end of tight matches and clearly affects the players. As we are essentially only hosting the first half of the game, this won't be the case as much so hopefully we can keep pushing the team till the last minute and get the goals we need.


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    Agree 100%.

    Our home form is good and I'd like to see us approach this game the right way, take the game to Falkirk and give ourselves a commanding lead.

    We need to approach it the way we've approached our last 3 games though, i.e. we have to outscore the opponents by at least 2 and play with the right level of urgency and intensity throughout.

    Our away form has been appalling for months although it might suit us to be able to sit in at Falkirk and pick them off on the break.

    I don't fancy having to go to Falkirk and win, we don't want their fans to be going into the second leg with optimism.

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    what state is the pitch at falkirk at the mo?

    mountain range like raith?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Cabbage Kid View Post
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    what state is the pitch at falkirk at the mo?

    mountain range like raith?
    Artificial 4G
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Fleece View Post
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    Artificial
    so should be a good surface then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Cabbage Kid View Post
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    what state is the pitch at falkirk at the mo?

    mountain range like raith?
    Raith's is the worst around (depending on what your opinion of Alloa's is).

    Given Raith's recent form and the quality of the pitch at Stark's Park I still reckon that game could be the hardest one we face.

    Do Falkirk not have one of these half-real, half-synthetic pitches?

    It's only ever looked immaculate to me when I've been there.

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    so should be a good surface then?
    Always!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Cabbage Kid View Post
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    so should be a good surface then?

    Info here

    http://www.greenfields.eu/sports-new...<br /> <br />
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    I'd like to see us set up similar to Saturday in the first leg. Flat 4-4-2 with Fyvie, McGeouch, McGinn and Henderson in midfield. Hopefully get a goal or 2 lead and then maybe utilise Bartley to sit in front of the defence in the return leg, and maybe start Boyle too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Fleece View Post
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    do those pitches not cause alot of injuries??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Fleece View Post
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    You HAVE to laugh at the Alloa chairmans comments about their surface! He's clearly easily pleased!

    Mike Mulraney, Chairman at Alloa Athletic FC commented on the stadium developments: “Having put our faith in GreenFields and Allsports nine years ago when we laid our existing pitch, we have been so pleased by the advanced sports surface that we have once again selected the same team to provide our new surface for this coming season. Despite both club and community use our pitch has continued to perform to the very highest FIFA standards, which made this decision very easy for the Club. The 3D woven GreenFields® MX surface stood out as the best on the market and we look forward to another long association with these dedicated companies.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Cabbage Kid View Post
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    do those pitches not cause alot of injuries??
    Don't think Falkirk have had many injuries at all this season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozyhibby View Post
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    Don't think Falkirk have had many injuries at all this season?
    Two guys out for the season, Grant and the lad they got back on loan.

    Both been out for a while, couldn't argue if they were done on artificial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoopyboy View Post
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    Two guys out for the season, Grant and the lad they got back on loan.

    Both been out for a while, couldn't argue if they were done on artificial.
    McGrandles the loan guy from Norwich was injured away to Morton. Grant is a miss for them IMO.

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    The pitch did for Squirrel last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneone73 View Post
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    The pitch did for Squirrel last season.
    Was he not absolutely halfed rather than anything to do with the pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneone73 View Post
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    The pitch did for Squirrel last season.
    Did Jordan Forster not land awkwardly on it, causing one of his injuries as well (maybe even in the same game)?

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    Being at home first certainly worked against Inverness and Hearts (I know they weren't supposed to be two legged affairs)..

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