Liviforever wrote:Hindsight and all that but dunno why Sibbald had to play in that Gateshead game anyway, he'd already proven himself in Betfred games and had a decent run out in them. The Gateshead friendly was more for the players that hadn't had their chance yet.
It's up there with Hoppy risking Hardie in a meaningless league game against Utd, when the cynical side of me thinks they did him knowing how much of a key player he'd be against them in the play offs.
Once both of them are back we'll be a much better side in the league.
If they get played. Sibbald wasn't starting games in the Betfred. It would be great to get back to where we were last season when you almost knew what the team would be every game. K Miller doesn't seem to know his best 11 yet.
This is true. Though before Sibbald got injured in the Gateshead friendly Miller started playing him, so I think he would've been an established starting player now. Sibbs came on for the last 25 mins against Airdrie and looked class, was left on the bench against Accies and kept there till the 83rd min, almost scored in the brief time he had then it looked like Miller finally saw how good Sibbald was and started him against Annan. Then he got injured in a friendly against Gateshead.
I think if he leaves Hardie out when he's back fit to play the fans will soon let him know how much of a mistake that is. He'll prob have to ease back into things though and come on as a 2nd half sub a couple of times, which is the norm when a player has been out injured and not done any pre season training or games.
The main problem I see is him being able to step back and realize he may have to drop himself to give the team a better shape in attack.
Only other gripe I have is Lithgow being left out, imo I think he has proven himself to be 2nd choice defender after Halkett and don't see Lamie as being better than him. Lamie is a good looking option if Lithgow or Gallagher's performance has dipped, or someone gets injured/suspended, but Lithgow isn't even getting a chance.
Not sure about the new signing Brown being better than McMillan either i'd rather see Jack getting a game.