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FM19 - The Great Glasgow Alternative

Recently retired hard man Roy Scully ventures north of the border for his first job in management. Steve Gerrard, he ain't.
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Justice's avatar Group Justice 2019-02-14 00:04
00 5453 posts 677 likes joined Feb 11, 2013
A Royal Rumble-style contest between the backroom staff would be a glorious way to judge who has the biggest pair of balls!
tenthreeleader's avatar Group tenthreeleader 2019-02-14 20:08
us 691 posts 30 likes joined Jun 22, 2015
Justice, this is for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrHNZBrN3xg

:)
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He treated them like the big boys and they seemed to like that a lot.

It was a regular Championship away day as far as Roy was concerned, and he made sure the youngsters got the full treatment. They needed to know what it was like with the first team, anyway, and those who already knew expected no less.

Roy couldn’t bring a full team to Rugby Park. Counting noses the night before, Roy and Litmanen could only come up with 17 viable players for the match squad. No matter – they got the full tactical briefing, same as the senior team. So, when they took the pitch they were ready.

GK – Jamie Sneddon
DR – Shea Gordon
DC – Alex Pascanu
DL – James Penrice
MR – Lee Duncanson
MC – Anton Eadie
MC – Callum Wilson
ML – Jack Storer
ST – Jai Quitongo
ST – Evan Galasso

There was a sprinkling of senior team experience in that group – Gordon, Pascanu and Storer had sniffed around the edges of Roy’s XI on most match days – and Max Melbourne, who had done more than sniff, was on the substitute’s bench.

The crowd was under 1,000 but that didn’t matter to the players on either team who were getting debuts in cup competition. The match was still full-blooded.

The cubs did well. It was the young striker Quitongo, one of the club’s brightest prospects, who got things started in 27 minutes by turning in a perfect cross from Storey. Honestly, it was nothing less than their play deserved, and Thistle led.

Having dominated possession, it was a good first half in every way for Thistle, who continued their dominance in the second half.

Goals wouldn’t come, though, not that any more were really needed. For Roy the trick was to keep his players from getting frustrated, so the manager played the role of nursemaid on the touchline, trying to instill confidence and keep the players from the kind of switch-off that might really damage confidence by getting them beaten.

Happily for Thistle, young Aiden Fitzpatrick lifted spirits still further with a very well-taken goal in 71 minutes, with Callum Wilson the provider. The young players were coming good and they were fun to watch in the process.

To put icing on the cake, Galasso was bundled over in the penalty area in added time and the penalty was given. Quitongo completed his brace with the last kick of the match and the final scoreline was more reflective of the Jags’ dominance.

IRN-BRU Cup First Round – Kilmarnock Reserves 0-3 Partick Thistle

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Justice's avatar Group Justice 2019-02-15 16:50
00 5453 posts 677 likes joined Feb 11, 2013
Making the competition look like putty in your hands, keep smashing 'em sideways!
ScottT's avatar Group ScottT 2019-02-17 16:29
gb 1722 posts 274 likes joined Apr 04, 2016
A great performance from the young squad. Thistle are looking to be a very well-managed team under Roy, far from the side of last season in which was relegated from the Scottish Premiership.

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