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 Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 30 Mar 17:48

Airdrie v Arbroath (A) and Raith (A)
Morton away to Ayr. Games in hand.

Us playing Partick and Airdrie Ayr away to Raith......
5pm on 13th April, we will have a clearer picture but still plenty squeeky bum time.

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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Sat 30 Mar 19:35

Can’t see Caley catching us now. Honestly just happy to see us stay clear of the relegation playoff spot. If we can keep the momentum going the playoffs are very possible.
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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 30 Mar 23:02

To be honest we looked like the games had caught up with us in the second half today and struggled.

We’re almost in the mix for 4th though, beating Partick next week would be one of the ‘shock’ results we’ll need to reach the playoffs.

At least it now feels like we’re safe from playoffs so only looking one way. Welcome week without a game now for us to get ready, we lacked energy in the 2nd half today.

Back to being drenched in my own negativity….

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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 30 Mar 23:10

We `shocked` Thistle at Firhill. I`m not sure beating them again would be a shock.
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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Sat 30 Mar 23:47

Not sure how the team in 4th is `almost` in the race to finish 4th.

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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sat 30 Mar 23:54

So games in hand only counts when we have them over other teams?

Back to being drenched in my own negativity….

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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 00:23

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Berkey, Sat 30 Mar 23:54

So games in hand only counts when we have them over other teams?


No of course they don`t. They`re not guaranteed points.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 08:21

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Berkey, Sat 30 Mar 23:54

So games in hand only counts when we have them over other teams?


I am not really sure how you came to that conclusion.

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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 09:15

To be honest in this league I’d rather have points on the board than games in hand.
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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 10:42

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Berry, Sun 31 Mar 09:15

To be honest in this league I’d rather have points on the board than games in hand.


Correct. Games in hand count for nothing

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 11:15

"I am not really sure how you came to that conclusion."

Maybe because when we were in 8th or whatever it was people kept saying "stop panicking, we`ve got games in hand"

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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 11:22

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da_no_1, Sun 31 Mar 10:42

Quote:

Berry, Sun 31 Mar 09:15

To be honest in this league I’d rather have points on the board than games in hand.


Correct. Games in hand count for nothing


Yep, a bird in hand is worth two in the bush
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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: weemike  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 11:31

Quote:

red-star-par, Sun 31 Mar 11:22

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da_no_1, Sun 31 Mar 10:42

Quote:

Berry, Sun 31 Mar 09:15

To be honest in this league I’d rather have points on the board than games in hand.


Correct. Games in hand count for nothing


Yep, a bird in hand is worth two in the bush


:-)
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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 12:26

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kelty_par, Sun 31 Mar 11:15

"I am not really sure how you came to that conclusion."

Maybe because when we were in 8th or whatever it was people kept saying "stop panicking, we`ve got games in hand"


Nope. Most folk said "don`t panic half our team is missing".

Turns out they were pretty much right

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 12:47

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da_no_1, Sun 31 Mar 12:26

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kelty_par, Sun 31 Mar 11:15

"I am not really sure how you came to that conclusion."

Maybe because when we were in 8th or whatever it was people kept saying "stop panicking, we`ve got games in hand"


Nope. Most folk said "don`t panic half our team is missing".

Turns out they were pretty much right


This.
I can’t remember a season like this where we had so many injuries to key players.
We are like a new team the last few weeks.
Still lots of improvement needed but we look like we could win any game now.

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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 13:03

I remember, after that 9-game run without a win, some posters saying they couldn`t see where our next win was coming from. McPake was even mocked for saying there was no way this group of players would be relegated. Since then we have played 8, won 5, drawn 1 and lost 2.

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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 13:12

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wee eck, Sun 31 Mar 13:03

I remember, after that 9-game run without a win, some posters saying they couldn`t see where our next win was coming from. McPake was even mocked for saying there was no way this group of players would be relegated. Since then we have played 8, won 5, drawn 1 and lost 2.


You can`t then mock people for thinking that though. 9 games without a win and staring at 9th was not fun.
Bene and Todd returning was huge, I think we all know that.
The spine of our team has returned and we`re suddenly competitive again. Its great to se. However, it was grim looking and nothing changes that.

Ep.14 of East End Tales is out now- The Draft

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1972630/14182410
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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 13:36

I`m not mocking anybody. I`m just stating it as I remember it and you seem to be agreeing with it. Some of us saw some light at the end of the tunnel and have been justified in that view. It`s always the same on here; you show a bit of positivity and get stick for it for some reason.

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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 13:36

I don`t blame people for panicking, it was bleak and we had no basis for assuming the injury situation was going to turn around. Especially when people seemed to be getting re-injured on a weekly basis.

What blows my mind though was folk calling for McPake`s head or claiming the injuries weren`t (chiefly) to blame.
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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 13:50

Quote:

wee eck, Sun 31 Mar 13:36

I`m not mocking anybody. I`m just stating it as I remember it and you seem to be agreeing with it. Some of us saw some light at the end of the tunnel and have been justified in that view. It`s always the same on here; you show a bit of positivity and get stick for it for some reason.


I`m not giving you stick. It just shows that some people are more positive than others, even in the darkest of runs.

Ep.14 of East End Tales is out now- The Draft

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1972630/14182410
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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 13:57

Telling me I was mocking people when I wasn`t is stick in my book.

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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 14:04

Are you mocking me?

Ep.14 of East End Tales is out now- The Draft

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1972630/14182410
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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 14:06

I`m fcking about now, enjoy your Sunday!

Ep.14 of East End Tales is out now- The Draft

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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Sun 31 Mar 15:23

I think in this league games in hand count for little. No point in worrying about what we can`t control. Our focus can only be on the games we have left.
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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Mon 1 Apr 19:02

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kelty_par, Sun 31 Mar 11:15

"I am not really sure how you came to that conclusion."

Maybe because when we were in 8th or whatever it was people kept saying "stop panicking, we`ve got games in hand"


Even if that were true, which I don`t think it was (the positive crew were saying we could be OK as long as our injured players got back in time - rather than citing that we had games in hand), it is still irrelevant to the point I was making.

That point being, we are in 4th place. You can`t say that we`re `almost` in the race for 4th - even if Airdrie, who are 2 points behind us, have 2 games in hand. Especially, as we have still to play them.

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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: bigdonnie  
Date:   Tue 2 Apr 11:57

never thought i would ever say this cmon the lichties tonight v airdrie

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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 2 Apr 17:11

"I think in this league games in hand count for little. No point in worrying about what we can`t control. Our focus can only be on the games we have left."

Indeed, counting chickens before they`ve hatched has a habit of disappointing outcomes.



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 Re: Big Fortnight Ahead.
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 2 Apr 17:22

It`s quite straightforward really. Just concentrate on winning the next game knowing that, as well as improving our own prospects, we`re damaging a rival`s. It could be that, because we have so many players just returned or returning from injury who have missed a few games, we could have a relatively fresh squad for the run-in which might work in our favour.

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