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 " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:04

Quote from the manager.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Heinz57  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:08

He was watching a different game from me then
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Sammy_Must_Die  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:12

And me.



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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Parsweep  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:15

And me

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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: SergioDuarte  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:15

Drugs !
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:16

I think he means he was better than previous performances - but he couldn't really have been worse in the games I've been at.

He managed to screw up a very promising quick break close to half time by his inability to control a pass.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Hay Fever  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:19

Hippolyte was Good.... said nobody ever!!
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:26

He can trap a baw further than ah can kick it :-)
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: JohnnyW  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:28

2 year contract folks.... :-/

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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:32

Was fighting it with higgy for the worst player on the park today and he even lost that.

Both are utter dross.

Just sitting here drenched in my own positivity! AJ is gone!
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:32

Like most of the team I thought he had a good 1st half. Like almost all of the team he was posted missing 2nd half.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: hudza  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:36

He’s dross
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Perkins  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:46

Two year deal for him is up there with the worst signings I can remember the club making
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:49

Perkins wrote:

> Two year deal for him is up there with the worst signings I can
> remember the club making

Two years with the intention of playing him in a different role
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: FRED1981  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 19:56

Couldnae tackle a fish supper.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 20:03

Doesn’t look even interested 2yr contract you couldn’t make it up

G.B
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Sliema Par  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 20:08

I regret the fact he did not have the maturity or good sense to apologise for the events of 22nd April 2017.

Leaving that aside,he was the poorest player on the park and not the calibre of player we require.

There is one position needs resolving in this Transfer Window ie his.

Aidan Keena has massive potiential but needs a competent striker beside him.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 20:10

he wasn't the reason we didn't win today
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 20:19

Worrying thing is that he is still better than Faisal.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 20:20

^^ Smith and Muirhead also
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Hay Fever  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 20:28

“he wasn't the reason we didn't win today”

Obviously, but still doesn’t change the fact he was so poor today verging on not interested. Should have been off by 60 mins
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: wulliepar57  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 20:33

Higgy should have been off by 60 mins also , you could see all game he was miles off everything !
Cannot give many a pass mark for that second half display , from being in control and knocking the ball about well in the first half , the second half was hard to take in , still thinking why did we not use a Sub to disrupt the pattern of the game it is beyond belief
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: nick_dafc1  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 20:38

Higgy was given man of the match lol
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: wulliepar57  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 20:41

yip higgy was given man of the match , i had a good laugh about this but then thought it must be his turn
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: PARadise  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 20:42

Best i’ve seen Hippo all season tbh, folk questioning his work rate but i thought he looked up for it today, he should have been taken off at 65 mins tho

jamie noble
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Parsdave  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 21:11

I actually thought hippo had a good first half but tired early in the second. We should have seen muirhead subbed on for him to allow a bit better hold up play up front. Joe thomson worked his socks off to get the front ‘4’ in decent positions but only Keena seemed to show any imagination. Higgy tired and should have been swapped wings at least when Williamson came on.

I think this result has to go down to AJ’s tactical naivety in not making the subs to counteract Goodwin’s ones...
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: AB Loyal  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 23:23

Played really well first half. Clearly some have an agenda against him which will never change.

The Prophet - 12/07/18.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 23:28

Watched him in a attacking move.Was standing midfield, sauntering forward,no urgency.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 23:28

Agree AB. Not my favourite player but I prefer to watch the game and call it as I see it.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 23:30

Never played "really well " since he came here totally uninterested

G.B
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: nick_dafc1  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 23:52

He had that amazing free kick in the second half today
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: CrossPar  
Date:   Sat 5 Jan 23:56

Quote:

nick_dafc1, Sat 5 Jan 23:52

He had that amazing free kick in the second half today


For a professional footballer, that was a total embarrassment of a free kick.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: tappies par  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 00:07

Hippolyte has never been a favourite of mine and I’m all for giving the benefit of the doubt. Thought he did well last week and first half he got pass marks. The whole team second half didn’t turn up. What changed or what was said??
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 00:16

Thought he did ok first half when the whole team played well. 2nd half......not so much

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 09:16

My St Mirren supporting workmates couldn,t believe we actually signed him , they reckoned he was up their with their worst ever signings, and we give him a two year deal , beggars belief

G.B
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Gaz3822  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 12:49

More proof Johnson doesn't have a scooby.
His luck has run dry.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 13:39

"Played really well first half. Clearly some have an agenda against him which will never change."

Have a look at the highlights from 4:55 and see who managed to mess up a really promising breakaway attack.

3-0 at that point would have finished the game.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 13:53

and we had plenty of other attacks that weren't messed up by him at 2-0 and 2-1 that aren't in the highlights.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Perkins  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 15:55

The only positives folk can find are instances where he didn't give away possession.

The breakaway he messed up and the free kick sum up his complete lack of ability.

To be fair though, one of the attacks he made no effort to get forward for was because he sat in for Williamson when he'd gone forward.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 6 Jan 16:07

Hippolyte not messing up is not the same as him playing well.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: cjp1981  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 00:30

I think Hippo played well in the first half, his hold up play is good, he’s got good physical presence and links up well, I think him and Keena have the makings of a good partnership, certainly looking the best two from what we have available at the moment.

That’s not to say he can’t frustrate at times, his first touch was poor on several occasions which meant some promising moves broke down at key moments, he also shouldn’t be anywhere near a free kick on the edge of the box as he’s ballooned one too many.

He put in a decent shift but agree that he should maybe have made way for Muirhead/Faiss to freshen our attack up. Beadling for me was also blowing after 65/70 minutes due to his lack of game time recently so he should also have been changed, but AJ and subs is another discussion entirely!!!
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 00:33

Thought he played far better than Higginbothom, Devine and Longridge yet they seem to be getting no criticism.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: SergioDuarte  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 01:00

Berkey has absolutely slaughtered Higgy on several threads. It would be extremely harsh for any other poster to continue with a similar character assassination.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: mach1  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 08:16

Have read various comments over the last few weeks about players 'blowing out their ar** after 65/70 minutes or so.

I could understand that if they had put in an exceptionally hard stint in a very frenetic game, or if we were down to ten men or less, or if they were part timers just in off a nightshift.
Even if it was their first full game for a while; but for full time professionals to not last 90 minutes is not understandable to me.

If they have a problem with stamina, the management, along with our sports physio should be aware of it and be working on it.
If they are struggling with an injury, should they be in the team from the kickoff?

Since I am not a football coach, maybe I am missing something obvious, but it just baffles me.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 08:41

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mach1, Mon 7 Jan 08:16

Have read various comments over the last few weeks about players 'blowing out their ar** after 65/70 minutes or so.

I could understand that if they had put in an exceptionally hard stint in a very frenetic game, or if we were down to ten men or less, or if they were part timers just in off a nightshift.
Even if it was their first full game for a while; but for full time professionals to not last 90 minutes is not understandable to me.

If they have a problem with stamina, the management, along with our sports physio should be aware of it and be working on it.
If they are struggling with an injury, should they be in the team from the kickoff?

Since I am not a football coach, maybe I am missing something obvious, but it just baffles me.


Agree .
Its sad if full time players are being out run by part time players .
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Toumba Libre  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 08:58

The full time/part time fitness argument is utter nonsense at this level. People that disregard a part time team have no idea what they are talking about. They didn’t spend the morning down a coal mine for god sake...it’s 2019!!
Most of the morons criticising our players have probably never stepped foot in a gym, no doubt have a sh1t lifestyle and don’t know the first thing about fitness.
Just listen to Jack Ross regarding part time teams. But yeah, full time automatically means you can run about more..haha Jesus wept.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 09:10

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Toumba Libre, Mon 7 Jan 08:58

The full time/part time fitness argument is utter nonsense at this level. People that disregard a part time team have no idea what they are talking about. They didn’t spend the morning down a coal mine for god sake...it’s 2019!!
Most of the morons criticising our players have probably never stepped foot in a gym, no doubt have a sh1t lifestyle and don’t know the first thing about fitness.
Just listen to Jack Ross regarding part time teams. But yeah, full time automatically means you can run about more..haha Jesus wept.


For the record .I do know what Im talking about as ive done both many years ago .And have good friends currently with full time and part time clubs .
Its not about disregard to part time players .
Its simply a full time team dhould not be struggling on fitness against part time players after 65 mins of the game .
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: mach1  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 09:11

Well thanks for that intelligent contribution.

Try thinking next time and be less reactive.

Your comments in no way reflect what was said.

Many part time players could well be fitter than full time, but what was being said was that our players should be able to last 90 minutes in most circumstances.

If they can't, without a genuine reason, they need to be in a different job.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Toumba Libre  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 09:30

Yeah you’re both right. Our players are really unfit and we need answers!!! How can people who have a job outside of football be fit???? It doesn’t make sense in 2019

Post Edited (Mon 07 Jan 09:30)
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 09:51

A thread about Hippolyte has escalated into claims that our players aren't as fit as part-time players on the strength of a comment that Beadling was knackered after 70 minutes because he was lacking match fitness after injury. No one seemed to notice this last week when we won and he scored two goals.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 10:19

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wee eck, Mon 7 Jan 09:51

A thread about Hippolyte has escalated into claims that our players aren't as fit as part-time players on the strength of a comment that Beadling was knackered after 70 minutes because he was lacking match fitness after injury. No one seemed to notice this last week when we won and he scored two goals.


This, it's getting a bit poisonous.

I Hope You're Ok Today....
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: mach1  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 10:19

Wrong.

There was no general claim about our players not being fitter than part time.
It was also based on an observation that has been made many times wrt many players. Muirhead, Martin and others included.

Beadling who scored twice in the previous game was lacking match fitness was he? If so, he should never have started the game.

Ach I can't be bothered. Just go and argue with yourself.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 10:29

From what you say in that post it's you who'is arguing with yourself. I can't make any sense of it.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: mach1  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 10:43

That's your obscure view I can only imagine.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 11:09

I didn't say Beadling wasn't match fit. I was questioning how he could be judged not to be match fit on Saturday when he played the previous week, scored two goals in a win and no one questioned his fitness. Did he lose 20 minutes of match fitness in a week?

It's all part of the meltdown on here every time we have a poor result. Every single thing about the club gets questioned. When we win it's usually because the opposition is rubbish but no one is given any credit.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: mach1  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 11:34

Are so many fans wrong, with a fewer number right?

Some posters make it clear that they will accept almost any standard, so long as we have a club.
Others are less accepting of some of the poor performances we have seen this season.

Falkirk by anybody's standard have been rubbish this season, so we did well against them and were praised a bit.
When we beat Dundee United and played well against Hearts, the team were highly praised.

When we blew a two goal lead against Alloa we were rightly panned for that, with the manager taking much of that criticism.

All absolutely predictable and understandable.

Extreme words like meltdown are not an accurate representation of fans genuine concerns and feelings.

I presume you felt that the outrage being expressed at the end of the Alloa game was an unjustified meltdown. Maybe you felt it was overly harsh.

Anyway as ever, there are those who want better and those 'we have a clubbers', so grin and bear it.

Nothing will change.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 12:18

Meltdown, over-reaction, call it what you will, I think Admin has acknowledged that the forum is much more active after a poor result than after a good one. I'm not sure why that should be. We're all presumably Pars' fans but, for some reason, we seem more inclined to condemn failure than celebrate success. Social media in general seems to encourage negativity.

I'm not sure why you introduce the 'we have a clubbers' thing. Whilst I acknowledge the efforts of those who rallied round to save the club and like to think I did my own little bit, I've never felt that should limit our ambition but unfortunately it does place some constraints on how we progress.

I don't agree that 'Nothing will change'. In my experience, not just in football but in general, they usually do.
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 Re: " Miles Hippolyte was good "
Topic Originator: mach1  
Date:   Mon 7 Jan 13:07

Good.
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