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 Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: nick_dafc1  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 17:08

What does he do?

Half hearted effort for every ball and doesn`t have the injury excuse to use anymore.

Laziest player I`ve ever seen at EEP
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 17:10

I’m not even joking I would rather play a man down , he looks Miles off it.. although has for seasons now

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 17:10

Has always been the same .. not interested and actually hides most games

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Toddyrov  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 17:12

Totally not interested

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: wulliepar57  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 17:20

I cannot understand what any manager sees in him
I am sure there were better options on the bench before him (players that would actually put a shift in) he is a lazy sod and only canters about the park

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 17:22

Liability since the day he came to E.E.P, he can,t even cut it in this division

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 17:24

I just don’t understand..

He can’t run
He was struggling to even stretch for the ball
He gave up on every sprint

Is he’s not fit enough to play ffs just leave him out, what we as fans want to see this season after last season is commitment, WIGHTON IMO has never shown this in his time with us

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 17:27

Quote:

RMGpar, Sat 1 Oct 17:24

I just don’t understand..

He can’t run
He was struggling to even stretch for the ball
He gave up on every sprint

Is he’s not fit enough to play ffs just leave him out, what we as fans want to see this season after last season is commitment, WIGHTON IMO has never shown this in his time with us


Even when he had his most prolific spell in his career when he first joined? Away man.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 17:33

Don’t agree with the comments above. He was important for us before he went out on loan to Arbroath.

He’s just not the answer anymore.

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 17:40

Topic Originator: buffy like
Date: Sat 1 Oct 17:33

Don’t agree with the comments above. He was important for us before he went out on loan to Arbroath.

He’s just not the answer anymore.

This ^^ When he first signed and banged in some goals I honestly thought he was the answer to our striker position .. Unfortunately he has steadily gone downhill

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 17:42

Most prolific… says more about his career tbh 6 goals
In about 30 games

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 18:28

Shocker giving him 45 minutes today. You can see from space he’s finished as a pro.

Half hearted and half fit is about right. We paid the wrong guy off last month.

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Parfect69  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 18:41

Quote:

Berkey, Sat 01 Oct 18:28

Shocker giving him 45 minutes today. You can see from space he’s finished as a pro.

Half hearted and half fit is about right. We paid the wrong guy off last month.


What a load of p&sh. Not like you. Half for, yes half hearted na.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 18:44

I thought it was common knowledge that he didn’t want to be here

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Bamba-Daft  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 18:46

Quote:

Berkey, Sat 01 Oct 18:28

Shocker giving him 45 minutes today. You can see from space he’s finished as a pro.

Half hearted and half fit is about right. We paid the wrong guy off last month.


Spot on. Absolute waste of a shirt, him getting a game shows how bad the board & mcpake have completely f*cked up the recruitment.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: par-4-life  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 18:58

I would rather watch a 16-17 year old academy player running about and showing some enthusiasm than see Wighton in a pars top again.

45mins we played today with 10 men no wonder so many subs were made having to cover ground for him

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: PARadise  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 18:59

Clearly not fit so why are we playing him? Even if he was he’s got a lot to prove he’s still at a level worth having in the squad…
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 19:20

When was the last time he had a good game ?




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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 19:22

Would be staggered if he and O`Hara were still here next season.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: nick_dafc1  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 19:24

Quote:

Jeffery, Sat 1 Oct 19:22

Would be staggered if he and O`Hara were still here next season.


Hes best mates with McPake so get used to him lol
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 19:24

In his defence, playing him right midfield is not helping him.




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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: nick_dafc1  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 19:29

Quote:

Raymie the Legend, Sat 1 Oct 19:24

In his defence, playing him right midfield is not helping him.


That`s even worse, you would think playing out of position he would at least make up for his lack of familiarity in that position with some hard work and effort.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: nightboat  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 19:33

If that is true then McPake picking his pals will mean we will fail miserably this season. What happened today was predictable yet the manager didn’t see it so I’m worried about the future. Peterhead set themselves up to stop us scoring then mcpake got complacent and changed us to open the door. The referee was terrible but we should be training our team to expect that at this level. It’s inexcusable to lose a 2 nil lead at that point of the game.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 19:41

Agree with most here that Wighton offered nothing today.

I`d still prefer to judge him when he gets an opportunity through the middle.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: GG4  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 19:44

Wighton`s finished and has been for a while imo. Offers sweet feck all.

As for O`hara his contracts up in the summer.

Definitely wouldn`t be renewing either players contract.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: par-91  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 19:49

Quote:

nick_dafc1, Sat 1 Oct 19:24

Quote:

Jeffery, Sat 1 Oct 19:22

Would be staggered if he and O`Hara were still here next season.


Hes best mates with McPake so get used to him lol


People on here said the same about Dorrans - who McPake openly said he was good friends with. Don’t know what their relationship is like now, but the Dorrans situation certainly suggests McPake isn’t just looking out for his mates.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 19:50

Or how about giving the guy a game in his natural position? He’s never a wide player yet constantly he’s played out there

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: nick_dafc1  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 20:03

Quote:

parsfan97, Sat 1 Oct 19:50

Or how about giving the guy a game in his natural position? He’s never a wide player yet constantly he’s played out there


Do you think he deserves a game in his natural position?

If he came on and worked his socks off you might be like we`ll that guy deserves a chance through the middle.

McCann was also played out of position today but at least he left his all out on that pitch.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 20:12

McCann was like playing a man down he’s absolutely awful. A striker that can barely hit a shot on target

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: nick_dafc1  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 20:23

Quote:

parsfan97, Sat 1 Oct 20:12

McCann was like playing a man down he’s absolutely awful. A striker that can barely hit a shot on target


Defending Wighton for not being in his natural position but laying into McCann yet not in his natural position 🤣🤣
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 20:29

Some fans love all this conspiratorial stuff about managers being pals with certain players which affects their team selection. Any manager would be crazy to let that influence his selection knowing he`ll be judged on results. In any case, it was Stevie Crawford who brought Wighton to the club and he was still under contract when McPake arrived. I certainly think he`d be more effective through the middle than on the wing but it`s looking like one of these signings that just hasn`t worked.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Sat 1 Oct 20:32

It must be hard just constantly coming off the bench and not getting a run of games. McCann has had a run of games and imo he’s not up to it wherever he plays. Had a golden chance start of 2nd half and can’t even get a shot on target 18 yards out, his constant fouling irritates me too as there’s no need. Wide players must start next game

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: EastEndBoy  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 01:35

I`m not having any of the defence here.

From his HT warm up to full time, he looked unfit, overweight and uninterested.

Im done.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: fergie  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 06:19

He is a waste of a jersey and gotto go
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 06:29

Was told that Craig has been carrying an annoying reoccurring knee injury from last season. I imagine this has had a massive effect on his training and subsequent performances.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 08:03

Which is fair enough but why bring him on at half time in that case and why on the wing when he is better suited to playing centrally?

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 08:11

I reckon toddy would beat him for pace so what would he offer in his natural position? I’d even have McCann ahead of him for striker and he just runs about a lot. If wighton was slipped through on goal today you really think he’d have scored? The defender would have had time to make a cuppa before getting back in to cover let’s not kid ourselves on here that the problem is the position he’s playing in that’s the issue.

Good thing about the 2 new boys is that I can see at least one of them coming into the 11 and McCann or mcdonald dropping out. That pushes wighton down the pecking order.

Shame as wighton looked good when he arrived but hasn’t looked up to it for some time.

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: CrossPar  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 08:58

The fact is that he doesn`t look interested, no matter what position he is in . Personally, for us, his best position is out of the team. Terrible signing.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 09:52

starting the games at the start of the season he looked out of sorts shall we say but yesterday was probably the worst of the lot.
McPake talked him up massively in preseason but there has been absolutely nothing positive to come from Wighton so far.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 12:12

Said this before but i think you can tell that he has had a bad injury and that must be on his mind even subconcsiously.

El Aguai (sp?) who we had a few years back was the same, shadow of the same player we saw at Falkirk etc and you could almost sense he wasn`t going into challenges at full tilt as the previous injury was at the back of his mind. Only natural i suppose.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: bannerpar  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 13:22

In the Highlights package when you see him walking, his left leg looks very straight and he seems to be dragging it a bit.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 13:38

Could see what was coming as he jogged out at halftime and stood stationary beside the other players warming up until the coach started shouting at him to warm up. Result wasn`t his fault though, McPake has to take the blame for some bizarre subs.

Last season Wighton did nothing for us at the lower end of the table and nothing for Arbroath near the top. He`s a shadow of what he was a few years ago and can only assume it`s injury related.

On the `pals act`, and to be fair to McPake, he had to talk up how good a player he is for two reasons, 1) he`s stuck with him for a year and he might [I](unlikely) find form and, 2) talking him down could put off clubs who may have taken him off our hands this season.

I`ll believe the `pals` thing and seriously question McPake if he retains him.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: yorkiepar  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 13:53

Totally agree, Jeffery.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: PARadise  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 14:36

To be fair, McDonald looked like he’d never seen a ball in that first half so not surprised he brought wighton on
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 14:53

I know dorrans was injured and didn’t want to be here etc but I really hope we didn’t pay him off while the likes of wighton are still lingering around our team.

Dorrans was poor for us but offers far more on the park than a guy who looks like he literally can’t run. Against a poor peterhead team and I doubt he’d have got a game for them yesterday.

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 15:00

Made no sense bringing him on when one, we now have natural wingers on the bench now and two, if he`s still injured. Sad as he was a talented player on his day.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: cammypar 1995  
Date:   Sun 2 Oct 18:11

If he wasn`t fit surely he wouldn`t be on the bench ?

c'mon the pars
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: USMac  
Date:   Mon 3 Oct 15:34

Wiggy has excellent close control of the ball and vision and is a tricky player who can score goals out of nothing. That means he`s at his best in tight places. I would like to see him and McCann as a front two at some point because, with McCann`s running and effort, I think they would score a bucket full in that instance.

Out wide, he`s less than average because, as noted on here, he doesn`t cover that much ground. That doesn`t mean he`s a useless player; he`s just not effective in that position.

The other thought would be to play Wiggy and Todd as two No. 10s and play Mochrie on the wing.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: nick_dafc1  
Date:   Mon 3 Oct 17:23

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USMac, Mon 3 Oct 15:34

Wiggy has excellent close control of the ball and vision and is a tricky player who can score goals out of nothing. That means he`s at his best in tight places. I would like to see him and McCann as a front two at some point because, with McCann`s running and effort, I think they would score a bucket full in that instance.

Out wide, he`s less than average because, as noted on here, he doesn`t cover that much ground. That doesn`t mean he`s a useless player; he`s just not effective in that position.

The other thought would be to play Wiggy and Todd as two No. 10s and play Mochrie on the wing.


I`ll have some of what your smoking...

Wighton has never scored a bucket load anywhere he`s played for anyone.

He was brought on on Saturday to bring something to game not down tools.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Mon 3 Oct 18:54

Sooner he is paid off the better…..

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 3 Oct 18:59

That should encourage a few senior pros to sign for us...

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: kba  
Date:   Mon 3 Oct 19:01

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USMac, Mon 3 Oct 15:34

Wiggy has excellent close control of the ball and vision and is a tricky player who can score goals out of nothing. That means he`s at his best in tight places. I would like to see him and McCann as a front two at some point because, with McCann`s running and effort, I think they would score a bucket full in that instance.

Out wide, he`s less than average because, as noted on here, he doesn`t cover that much ground. That doesn`t mean he`s a useless player; he`s just not effective in that position.

The other thought would be to play Wiggy and Todd as two No. 10s and play Mochrie on the wing.


Best game I seen him play in was when we had a player sent off and wighton was.moved into cm. Good passing close control and some good vision for passes.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Mon 3 Oct 19:04

I have strong suspicions that USMac is "Wiggy`s" agent or close family member. The promise of barrowloads of goals from that particular direction is a fantasy to top them all. I doubt if I have seen a more frustrating player in the black and white. He is completely unwilling to throw himself into the action and prefers to hang back and let others do the graft.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: USMac  
Date:   Mon 3 Oct 19:27

Alex, that`s hysterical, and I didn`t promise anything. If you had 11 grafters on your team, it would score no more than 10 goals the entire season. You see examples all the time of players played out of position: how about McTominay at CB? He`s clearly more effective as a defensive midfielder.

McPake is partial to a 4-3-3. I`m not a 4-4-2 fan either. But you should pick a system that fits your personnel, and until the two new wingers arrived, he really didn`t have the personnel to play 4-3-3.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 01:58

I`ve seen Craig Wighton play as central striker (a position I have some experience of). He lacks the physicality to play the role properly. He appears timid, as if not wanting to take the inevitable knocks that come with the role. He rarely wins a ball in the air. He needs a rocket up his backside to get him motivated. A central striker leads the line with conviction. He takes the pressure off his team mates. I`m sorry I`ve been frustrated long enough with Craig. I just hope he reads this thread and proves us all wrong because I`ve seen little to convince myself otherwise. By the way it`s not all about team balance and natural positions. Natural skill means nothing without belief and a steely determination to win.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 07:33

Topic Originator: wee eck like
Date: Mon 3 Oct 18:59

That should encourage a few senior pros to sign for us.


Just like Dorrans getting paid off did……….

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 08:39

Can`t disagree at all, Paralex I`ve opined that it`s not his talent that is in doubt, but rather his attitude.




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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 11:08

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Raymie the Legend, Tue 4 Oct 08:39

Can`t disagree at all, Paralex I`ve opined that it`s not his talent that is in doubt, but rather his attitude.


You were both pretty scathing of him in your commentary on Saturday, and quite rightly so!
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 11:26

Is his attitude a result of playing whilst injured though? He was sent off to Arbroath last season, which is assume was potentially related to attitude, and he was pretty poor there too.

Doing anything whilst in pain isn`t fun and will affect your confidence, mental health and general attitude.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 12:36

Reading this is going to have him bursting with confidence.
Im sure he is gagging to get out thete and perform for us.

Yeah I know he should be. Hes a pro and he should be up for proving us wrong.

Who knows what kind of a dark place he is in since falling from Hearts to div1. Its bound to affect him.

Criticism is important but a wee bit encouragement might be more effective.



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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: parathetic  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 12:56

^^^ this 100%
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 13:18

I was going to post something similar Parrot but it`s wasted on here. The .net jury hath spoken and he`s been found guilty.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: cammypar 1995  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 14:26

Quote:

PARrot, Tue 4 Oct 12:36

Reading this is going to have him bursting with confidence.
Im sure he is gagging to get out thete and perform for us.

Yeah I know he should be. Hes a pro and he should be up for proving us wrong.

Who knows what kind of a dark place he is in since falling from Hearts to div1. Its bound to affect him.

Criticism is important but a wee bit encouragement might be more effective.


I very much doubt he spends his afternoons scrolling through .net

c'mon the pars
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 15:02

The players read the forum. It was said so at one of the fan events.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: USMac  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 16:49

He would be more effective playing off another striker who can hold up the ball and especially one like McCann who can cover a lot of ground too. I would want to see that combo next time we switch to 3-5-2 because I have a sneaking suspicion that it would pay dividends. I could be wrong too.

I agree that he`s not your prototypical No. 9 because of his lack of physicality. In a 4-3-3, if he`s going to play, I would play him as part of an inverted triangle in midfield. He`s just not effective on the wing as Raymie, GJS and others have noted on here.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 17:44

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jake89, Tue 4 Oct 15:02

The players read the forum. It was said so at one of the fan events.


Players are strongly advised to stay away from the forum, but some - particularly the younger ones - can`t help themselves. I wouldn`t be too hard on them - it`s human nature to want to know what others think of us.

Most of us like to feel the love - very few can thrive on scathing criticism.



Not your average Sunday League player.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 18:41

If the players do read this forum I hope they realise that it`s not representative of the Pars` support in general. Social media tends to attract hypercritical, negative comments and I`d say this forum is no exception to that generalisation.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Tue 4 Oct 23:32

If our players are as delicate as that, we`ll never win this league. Good managers like Alex Ferguson were never reluctant to give players a rocket when required. We have as much, if not more resources than anyone else in this league. Let`s start to show it. In saying that, the performance down in Dumfries was super. A wee bit of that from all of the players every week and we can win this league and stop the desperados in our fan base from tipping Falkirk to win.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 5 Oct 00:08

Fergie would also put an arm round them when he thought they needed it. Posters on here tend not to be so discerning.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 5 Oct 11:07

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Paralex, Tue 4 Oct 23:32

If our players are as delicate as that, we`ll never win this league. Good managers like Alex Ferguson were never reluctant to give players a rocket when required. We have as much, if not more resources than anyone else in this league. Let`s start to show it. In saying that, the performance down in Dumfries was super. A wee bit of that from all of the players every week and we can win this league and stop the desperados in our fan base from tipping Falkirk to win.


Nothing delicate about losing confidence and constantly having your ability questioned every day by those that matter.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 8 Oct 17:05

Well done Craig today, stuck one in the back of the net. A wee rocket in the right place does no-one any harm. Keep it going and we`ll all get right behind you.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Sat 8 Oct 17:37

And would you look at that, he’s played in his natural position and scores straight away. Will shut a few fuckwits up on here for a bit

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 8 Oct 17:43

Very nice of you to put it that way parsfan97. I for one sincerely hope you`re right. We`ll see. One swallow etc.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sat 8 Oct 17:45

According to club twitter feed
“79 | AAFC v #DAFC | 0-3
Wighton slots away a deflected ball into his path”

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 8 Oct 17:53

Anyway, I`m delighted. Best win of the season. One of our strikers actually scores. What could be better? Well maybe if Falkirk, Edinburgh and Montrose had lost? But let`s not get into that.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: par-91  
Date:   Sat 8 Oct 18:07

Totally different player from last week. Looked to have that desire. Genuinely hope he can kick on from here and get more minutes in his natural position. If we see that Wighton more often, he’ll undoubtedly be an asset.
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sat 8 Oct 18:16

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par-91, Sat 8 Oct 18:07

Totally different player from last week. Looked to have that desire. Genuinely hope he can kick on from here and get more minutes in his natural position. If we see that Wighton more often, he’ll undoubtedly be an asset.


Disagree. He didn`t look any different, except the position he played. He`s clearly not fit yet, needs time.

Ep. 4 of East End Tales is out now with Colin Miller, talking about Tannadice from 1996

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1972630/11735127
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 8 Oct 18:22

The only person holding back Craig is himself. He has the talent. He needs the application to go with it. That’s down to him and him alone




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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 8 Oct 18:47

McPake had a go at Wighton`s critics in his post-match interview.

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: cammypar 1995  
Date:   Sat 8 Oct 18:56

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wee eck, Sat 8 Oct 18:47

McPake had a go at Wighton`s critics in his post-match interview.


He had a go at everyone in his interview

c'mon the pars
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 8 Oct 19:23

Feels like he’s now trying to prove us wrong. A player that couldn’t run last week scoring today is not something I seen coming (didn’t see it being 3-0) either.

He’s miles off fitness but if we can somehow get him fit for a run of games he surely could still do it in this league? Miles better than toddy and McCann when 100% fit, but that’s been so rare



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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: cfad  
Date:   Sat 8 Oct 19:30

At least he was played up front as opposed to out wide. Any goal from a striker is a plus, so well done today Craig W
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: Slop-par  
Date:   Sat 8 Oct 19:41

Being played out of position (as many players are) doesn`t preclude players from putting the effort in and working hard for the team.

I`m pleased that he got time in his natural/preferred position today (and got his goal) but we should still expect more from him going forward......
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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Sun 9 Oct 12:38

Was in the right place and took his chance well, didnt see much more from him , one ball into the left corner he was jogging towards it , whereas minutes before Josh Edwards was bursting a gut down the left to get a chance , different attitudes i suppose

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 Re: Craig Wighton
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Sun 9 Oct 14:29

Excuse my amateur description but isn’t Craig a poacher type of player? If so, then he was performing that role yesterday when he scored. In the right place at the right time.

Hopefully it’s a turn in the right direction in games to come. 😊

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”

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