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    @hibs.net private member Lancs Harp's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by easty View Post
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    The Hibs team that day was better than the Hibs team yesterday. The St Johnstone team yesterday was better than the Ross Co team then.
    Thought we were bl00dy unlucky to lose that game to Ross County the best team always wins obviously , thats what its all about, but I thought we dominated that game.

    The 2015/16 team was a championship team and failed to get promotion but I would say that team is better than our current one, certainly played far more entertaining football.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancs Harp View Post
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    Thought we were bl00dy unlucky to lose that game to Ross County the best team always wins obviously , thats what its all about, but I thought we dominated that game.

    The 2015/16 team was a championship team and failed to get promotion but I would say that team is better than our current one, certainly played far more entertaining football.
    The common denominator being a very balanced, skilful midfield. Arguably one of the best in the country at the time.

    As an ex-midfielder you simply have to get that area of the pitch right, and to rely on counter-attack football and be prepared to give up possession is a dangerous game to play. Our midfield slows the game down far too much and I am seriously hoping Jack has noted that and is prepared to be more adventurous and sign two players that can collect the ball and drive forward. Lost count yesterday the amount of times we had opportunities to drive through space in the middle but chose the safe option of playing square and allowing Saints to simply re-group and keep their lines solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMurdoch View Post
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    McGregor would only have made a difference by being played in the centre of a 3 with Porteous and Hanlon either side of him.
    It's what I had hoped for but it didn't happen.
    It was daft repeating our shape from the previous unsuccessful games against St Johnstone.
    The match up 3-5-2 might not have looked good but I don't think they would have scored against it.
    Wanted the same formation with Daz in the team. St Johnstone are a big physical team and having 3 centre backs in a 3-5-2 would have gone some way to nullifying their offensive threat.

    I think Daz's presence would also have made Hanlon an Porteous more comfortable.

    As many others have said, Ross had to change something yesterday, either personnel, tactics, formation and arguably all 3. He changed nothing and it's no surprise to anyone that the game went the same way as previous games against St Johnstone.

    What was a surprise is how 10 outfield players can be so listless and passive in such a big game. They had no belief which is the most worrying thing for me. Something not right in the preparation?

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