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1 hour ago, rocket_scientist said:

Very good post afc1903mad and I look forward to agreeing with you. Would you define that as a "sitter" though!

Stude, your definition of a sitter is more than 50%. That's harsh in my book.

RUL, why do you think it was a sitter? You were the one who introduced it. 

I may have already covered it previously but  one on one with the keeper, plenty of the goal to aim at, doesn't even hit the target. That is my definition of a sitter.

As to why he missed it? He opened up his foot to much I thought, may even have been a case that he should have curled it in. For all the keeper did well to close the angle, and generally I thought Rogers was decent, he didn't make the save, Wright missed because he failed to hit the target completely.

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Bobby Conner ( and I actually rated him and wasn’t sure why he got so much stick) missed the definition of a sitter of a header against Celtic. Harder to not score.

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1 hour ago, RUL said:

I may have already covered it previously but  one on one with the keeper, plenty of the goal to aim at, doesn't even hit the target. That is my definition of a sitter.

If he had hit it in the direction of just inside the post - and therefore is counted as a shot on target instead of off - but the keeper's left leg/foot blocked it to prevent the goal, would that still have been a sitter?

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17 minutes ago, rocket_scientist said:

If he had hit it in the direction of just inside the post - and therefore is counted as a shot on target instead of off - but the keeper's left leg/foot blocked it to prevent the goal, would that still have been a sitter?

Surely the definition of “a sitter” is the situation, not the execution. 

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4 minutes ago, sheepcrooky said:

Surely the definition of “a sitter” is the situation, not the execution. 

Nae sure.

Do you ever hear of someone scoring a sitter? 😮

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16 minutes ago, sheepcrooky said:

Surely the definition of “a sitter” is the situation, not the execution. 

I would've thought so too but he was the one who included it in his definition. He also said that he may have "covered it previously" which I didn't see, unless there was a debate on another thread about the definition of a sitter so he may be forgetful of what he posts, although I could easily have missed that previous debate of course. 

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2 hours ago, Ten Caat said:

Own personal opinion...he should have scored. The Killie keeper (correctly) guessed that he was going to shoot early and was committed to the dive to his left hand side. Wright could (should) have taken the ball around the keeper's right hand side and would have been left with an empty net.

But in view of the clearance that he made almost from right under our own crossbar in the first half, which certainly prevented a goal being scored....he's getting a free pass from me on his miss. I don't think the Wright of 2 seasons ago would have been anywhere near the position he was in in order to make the headed clearance.

I also thought he could have dinked it over Rogers as he fully committed to the dive . What i would have done 

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TBF, Wright getting involved in assists, chances and defensive clearances is certainly a step up. Just let’s hope he keeps it up. 
 

He seems to have a good relationship on and off the pitch with Hedges which is bringing the best out of both of them. 

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1 minute ago, sheepcrooky said:

TBF, Wright getting involved in assists, chances and defensive clearances is certainly a step up. Just let’s hope he keeps it up. 
 

He seems to have a good relationship on and off the pitch with Hedges which is bringing the best out of both of them. 

Article in "Pink News" incoming shortly??

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3 minutes ago, Ten Caat said:

Article in "Pink News" incoming shortly??

They do look rather friendly. A bit like those Irish wallopers from a few years back, Jedward (I know they were brothers). 

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3 minutes ago, Ten Caat said:

Article in "Pink News" incoming shortly??

Wasn't the Pink News Edinburgh's version of the Green Final?

Sure I recall being at many a Hibs/Hearts away and getting a copy for the results before getting train hame to the Granite.

Perhaps imagined.

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1 minute ago, sheepcrooky said:

TBF, Wright getting involved in assists, chances and defensive clearances is certainly a step up. Just let’s hope he keeps it up. 
 

He seems to have a good relationship on and off the pitch with Hedges which is bringing the best out of both of them. 

I was always wanting Wright to get a start but at the age of 21, having been at AFC for at least 4 years, he had only started 4 games.

The last game he started if if remember correctly before he got shipped out to Dundee was the debacle v. Sevco, the weekend when Chris Commons and all them on Sky thought it was a done deal McInnes to Ibrox, before Milne threw a chequebook at him. Wright was shite that day, as was each and every one of them but I never thought he had ever been given a decent run and folk were already writing him off!

Hedges I've never seen in the flesh but he was the only highlight for me when he came on as a sub in the first game of the season, again v Sevco and another horrible overall team performance. Was just speaking to a guy who I used to play with and like me, he's been very pleasantly surprised at the standard of AFC since the first two games, being more than fortunate to pick up 3 points at McDiarmid.

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49 minutes ago, muttonhumper said:

Nae sure.

Do you ever hear of someone scoring a sitter? 😮

Score a tap in,  miss a sitter.  Quite simple. 

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18 minutes ago, Ten Caat said:

Article in "Pink News" incoming shortly??

I'm a tad concerned that some of you cunts even know about the pink news. I don't. Never heard of it. I'm nae a poof, I'm nae a poof.

Nor doth I protest too much. I will be keeping my arse to the wall when posting from now on though, just to be safe.

Caught the end of a documentary of a famous faggot last night, George Michael. He was a genius and as gay as a goose. He gave away millions to good causes in his latter years and was very warmly regarded by those who knew him, including those who he didn't bugger. A good cunt by all accounts.

Edited by rocket_scientist

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1 minute ago, rocket_scientist said:

I'm a tad concerned that some of you cunts even know about the pink news. I don't. Never heard of it. I'm nae a poof, I'm nae a poof.

Nor doth I protest too much.

Caught the end of a documentary of a famous faggot last night, George Michael. He was a genius and as gay as a goose. He gave away millions to good causes in his latter years and was very warmly regraded by those who knew him, including those who he didn't bugger. A good cunt by all accounts.

I think the habit of hanging around public toilets put some folk off him. 

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57 minutes ago, muttonhumper said:

Wasn't the Pink News Edinburgh's version of the Green Final?

Sure I recall being at many a Hibs/Hearts away and getting a copy for the results before getting train hame to the Granite.

Perhaps imagined.

Had forgotten about that. Think it was just called The Pink.

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6 hours ago, Ten Caat said:

Plus one from me.

I honestly didn't think Wright had it in him and prior to the season starting had pretty much written him off. However the loon is producing his best...and more importantly, consistently good...form he has ever shown with us. I wonder how much his year out has actually helped by concentrating his mind that, with him now being in the final year of his contract, he really had to take this last chance of making a career in football at a relatively high level. And also maybe a bit of maturity thrown into  the bargain...in no way can he be considered " a young loon" any more,

Whatever it is...long may it continue. It's still too early to consider giving him a contract extension but he's certainly going the right way about earning it.

Yep, still got a wee boys body,  but something is just clicking right now

He always had it in him, you don't score a hat trick in one of your first games without having something 

A lot of it is down to hedges too, as he seems to have struck up a particular accord with him

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16 minutes ago, Millertime said:

Yep, still got a wee boys body,  but something is just clicking right now

He always had it in him, you don't score a hat trick in one of your first games without having something 

A lot of it is down to hedges too, as he seems to have struck up a particular accord with him

A lot of it may also be down to playing more adventurous football which guys like him and Hedges have more freedom to express themselves.

    Whether thats Dels choice, or what Dels been instructed is another matter,but you can see were getting more out of the players.Its what Del does after a defeat,.....revert to type?,or hud g'an and ride it out...

Edited by Laichomoray

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47 minutes ago, Ramandu said:

Had forgotten about that. Think it was just called The Pink.

Aye was just called "the Pink"

Always fascinated me how in mid 1980s Glenrothes, I'd get back from a game maybe at Muirton or East End Park....so maybe 5.45pm, 6 at the latest.....and I'd drop into the chipper for my post-match fish supper and they'd have it on sale already. The match reports tended to be incomplete, maybe finishing about the 75 minute mark but the full-time results were always there. Fucking good going to get it printed and distributed from Edinburgh as far as that in the time frame. In those days there was no A92 dual carriageway from Dunfermline all the way to Glenrothes...they'd have to go through Crossgates, Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly etc. 

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4 hours ago, Redmist1903 said:

It wasn't a sitter but he should have scored.

I agree with this , especially as his first touch couldn’t really have been much better.*  

*unless he scores with his first touch being a blistering shot a la Duncan Shearer against the Jute bastards in The Great Escape

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3 hours ago, sheepcrooky said:

Surely the definition of “a sitter” is the situation, not the execution. 

Decent point.

The situation was that it wasn’t a sitter though. The loon still had some work to do and chose the wrong option then was inaccurate in his shot as in he didn’t curl it enough.

 

Decent game though, let’s not lambast his for missing it and hope he gets another opportunity in the coming games to score and put it behind him.

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4 hours ago, rocket_scientist said:

If he had hit it in the direction of just inside the post - and therefore is counted as a shot on target instead of off - but the keeper's left leg/foot blocked it to prevent the goal, would that still have been a sitter?

If he'd done that he would have scored and we wouldn't be discussing it.

Edited by RUL

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If he had scored, you would say he put away a sitter whereas I would say that it was a fine finish.

But we are getting ahead of ourselves. We are still stuck on trying to work out what you were meaning. 

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