CHISHOLM THINKS UNITED NEED TO SCORE MORE

By United Mad
Last updated : 19 October 2005
After two 0-0 draws it’s apparent, crystal clear, plain as day, that we need to score some goals. I’m not knocking Chisholm, who I think is improving in his job, so sorry if it looks like I’m having a dig, I just couldn’t resist the jibe Gordon! Of course we need to score goals! Let’s not be too downbeat – we have kept two clean sheets against Killie and Rangers, both teams who have put bucket loads of goals past us in previous seasons – who can forget Kris Boyd and the CIS Cup semi (this semi gets way too many mentions on this site, it must stop! Note how I’ve not mentioned the score!). Defensively we were, for most of the game anyway, superb against Rangers, and we certainly got pass marks –v- Killie also - and here comes my honorary degree in rocket science too – we need to start scoring!!

But where are the goals going to come from? Our top scorer this season, on a mighty four, is Lee Miller, and he’s not been starting the last two games – and when he has appeared as subbie, he’s hardly set the proverbial heather on fire. Jim McIntyre – still a grafter and a player I much admire, has managed to find the net not once this season so far. Samuel? Seems to be showing more promise, and his pace and willingness to run at the opposition is a real threat. Goals? One in Europe.

Fernandez is capable of scoring, as are Mark Kerr, Peter Canero, Grant Brebner and Barry Robson, but in the league this season only five of our players have scored in 10 games. Ok, that’s not a particularly worrying statistic, but it needs to improve.

We are away at Falkirk this weekend (Sat 3pm) who must not be underestimated in any way. They have recently defeated their arch rivals Dunfermline on the Pars own soil (at least it is soil these days!) and also knocked a rampant Hearts out of the CIS cup – so if we think we are travelling away to play a team of minnows we will be taught a harsh lesson. We will need to be as resilient against the Bairns as we have been in our last two games, and we will need to work work work!!!

Incidentally – this game is all-ticket, see official website for details.

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