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11 Jul 2015 22:08:22
Ryan hardie promoted to senior team from youth set up for this season. Youth is getting it's chance at last. Best of luck to the kid. :-)
1.) 11 Jul 2015 23:59:12
I can't be the only one who doesn't think he's that good. Hopefully MW will sign a pacey striker with an eye for goal. I don't think Ryan hardie is the answer to the goalscoring problems we have. I would put Clark and temps up top and give it a go
2.) 12 Jul 2015 13:24:03
Hardie deserves a shot but he is a squad player at best. Maybe he can develop but we can't rely on that.
Neither can we rely on Clark and Templeton, they have both been failures and have had plenty chances. Tempelton is frustrating as he has the talent but has wasted it.
3.) 12 Jul 2015 13:24:13
Have a word with yourself Love it, the kid broke into the 1st team under McCall and will be hoping to progress under Warburton and Weir and all you have to say is he's not good enough. How about keeping your negativity to yourself and give the kid a chance.
4.) 12 Jul 2015 14:06:06
good luck Ryan give it your all
5.) 12 Jul 2015 14:35:55
I agree with love it
6.) 13 Jul 2015 11:26:09
I think the boy lacks a bit of strength maybe that can be worked on in pre season but the boy has stacks of ability in my opinion
7.) 13 Jul 2015 18:44:02
Walsh, murdoch and sinammon also now officially first team players and no longer with youth squad.
8.) 13 Jul 2015 19:00:55
Better correct my last post before an art smarse does lol. By first team players I mean in the first team squad, not necessarily regular starters. ;-)
26 Aug 2015 22:52:29
Just back from taking my eldest to his first game tonight. He loved it. Another good performance, halliday absolutely ran the show. Zelalem was tidy and linked well with oduwa and Wallace. Ball looked good again and tavernier goal was outstanding to wrap things up. Know Clark gets a lot of stick on here but took his goal well and his all round play was very good imo, didn't do much wrong at all and I think he will improve as season goes on. Same with shiels, talked zelalem through the game, worked hard and scored a decent goal too. Good to see hardie getting a run out also although he didn't do much tbf. The magic hat chants made my kid smile too lol. Happy household. :-)
1.) 27 Aug 2015 09:59:56
Good stuff spart7,a good first game for your boy.He'll cherish the memory for the rest of his life.
26 Aug 2015 16:21:10
Team for tonight? Feeling he will ring the changes again so here's my guess.
Tavernier, ball, wilson, Wallace
Halliday, holt, zelalem
Oduwa, Clark, Walsh
Miller waghorn mackay kiernan law all on bench to start with.
1.) 26 Aug 2015 19:23:35
Foderingham, Wallace, Kiernan, Ball, Tavernier, Halliday, Zelalem, Shiels, Oduwa, Clark, Waghorn.
07 Jan 2017 00:55:19
Tbf, tomusa, dembele was never close to being within our current price range. The fee was £500k which we could've afforded easily enough and we could also have agreed to him recieving a a healthy percentage of a future transfer fee as celtic have apparently done but we couldn't have matched his signing on fee (which I'm led to believe was hefty) or his reported £32k per week wages. Just not in our current ball park unfortunately. Celtic will receive a huge fee for him eventually imo but there won't be anywhere near as big a profit in it as we will be led to believe once he gets his cut etc.
05 Jan 2017 22:45:56
I'm actually a certified sfa coach ecky so I do know a little bit about tactics etc, but it's pretty obvious to me and tbh wouldn't take much 'nous' to work out even if I wasn't. He's a right footed player playing (mostly) on the left wing. He's been chosen by his manager to play there instead of on the right where even I would expect him to whip balls in from if that was his position. If and when he does get to the left by-line he cuts back onto his right anyway and looks for a pass on the deck. He's not as 1 footed as waggy for example but he's not just going to swing at it with his left peg either, nor should he. Both full backs have licence to get forward at every opportunity and, to generate space for Wallace, mackay takes the full back inside then slides the ball through (that's the theory anyway and will be a managerial instruction) . However, our game plan is obvious to most teams we've faced and he's normally doubled up on (celtic had three on him a few times if you watch the game back) which affects both Wallace's runs (I know he wasn't playing but is the normal pairing) and limits mackay's forward options. Warburton has mentioned many times we have a focus on ball retention so at the start of the season he played square or backwards passes in that instance in order to follow his managers instruction and keep the ball. The 'get it up the park and play the second ball' fans amongst our support then gave him pelters for it. He lost his confidence and became far less effective. He's clearly learnt from that (remember it's only his first full season in the top league) and now instead of square passes he's taking on the two markers or pinging diagonal passes (BTW there isn't a better or more accurate passer in the league imho) to the right wing more often than not and has become far more effective again. He is the only player we have I'd be confident wouldn't be 'left behind' when better players eventually arrive. Krankjaer highlighted his potential when he was interviewed after his second day of training and I think he'd know a lot more about his ability than you or I. He's got an unbelievable first touch, great range of passing and the vision to go with it, excellent close control and blistering pace. He would absolutely thrive in a better team, not vanish within it. He's exactly the type of player I pay my money to see. We can agree to disagree though, one man's aguero can be another man's sebo etc. :-)
05 Jan 2017 20:56:26
Wee ecky. Take it the Swedish international lustig is slow given he couldn't get near mckay at any time in the match? Can throw in celtic's three midfielders too since they couldn't catch him either when he ran 70 yards with the ball and they were sprinting flat out without it. he's got pace, and plenty of it. Honestly, some of the drivel on here about the lad boils my urine. He's ten assists already for the season in a team that clearly doesn't score enough goals. Wallace is next with 7 and for 6 of those barrie played Wallace in to cut it back for the goals. No end product? Are you actually being serious or just blinded to his attributes because he doesn't thunder into a tackle etc? As for delivery, at the risk of repeating myself ad infinatum, he isn't there to cross it into the box (even when we actually have anyone in the box which is rare), he's there to play through balls, retain possession or cut inside the full back and play Wallace in down the line. He's our best outfield player by a country mile. You're entitled to your opinion obviously but you've picked three attributes that you can't back up with evidence whatsoever. Try supporting the kid.
15 Oct 2016 11:57:56
Fancy explaining your name mate? Is it 'hung one 88' or 'hun gone 88'? Either way, it ain't clever or funny, first one you're portraying yourself as sectarian, second one as a bigot. Which one is it? Certainly isn't 'banter' unless it's purely over exuberance on your behalf of course.
22 Aug 2016 22:39:59
I see the usual objective hammering of any young Scottish player to come through our youth ranks and break into the first team is still alive and well on here anyway. Give the kid a break and try supporting and encouraging him instead of berating him. He's consistently been one of our best players, imo our poty last season and outside of fod, tav and Wallace has played the most amount of games out of the entire squad. That alone tells you how highly warburton rates him. Almost the first thing krankjaer, who has played and trained with genuine top quality players, said following his initial training sessions was the sky was the limit for this kid yet he clearly can't spot a talent either as all I read in here is the usual garbage previously reserved for Hutton, Adam etc from those that obviously know better. The bit that really gets my goat though is the sheer ignorance of the position he's been asked to play. It's not his job to 'beat his man, get to the byline and fire in a cross'. His job is to retain possession, cut inside and either play it to someone else inside him or, more often than not, slide Wallace through to cross it in. He does the latter superbly well and consistently every game, which is why he is constantly picked whilst the other positions are rotated. If you'd rather he hit the byline then moan at the manager, not mackay, he's doing what's being asked of him. Ok, he was poor the other day, but so what. Everyone has an off day and he's still young, he won't be outstanding every game. The grief he gets is beyond belief at times.
30 Oct 2016 02:15:06
Fair point re 50/ 50 tackles rangeken but tbf my 11yo is bigger than him and that's not what he's on the pitch for. Who has made the most assists in the team this year? Who played two killer balls in five minutes the other night that noone else in the team could've pulled off in terms of initial vision and then execution? He also has the best first touch in the squad and great close control, two things o'halloran could improve on considerably for example and that's not me having a pop at him btw. I coach kids football and I would have mckay in my team all day long before I'd have the clugger he ducked out of the header with the other night. My point was mainly that it wasn't that we played better because he wasn't in the team, as you're implying, we played better because o'halloran, garner and windass (in different positions to mackay's) were and played to form. Mackay is one of our best players, he'd compliment the others mentioned above even further imo.
29 Oct 2016 19:28:27
Rangeken. Miller played mackay's position today not o'halleran or windass. What's your point caller? Btw, agree both were excellent today, as was Miller, but blaming it all on a guy that doesn't normally play in either of their positions (who did more in 20mins on wednesday than windass did in 70 unless you're blinkered) makes no sense to me whatsoever. I just don't get the constant abuse the lad gets, the boy's a talent.
27 Oct 2016 08:10:19
Mackay -3- added nothing to the team? It's difficult to take the rest of your points seriously if that's your genuine belief. He was only on twenty minutes and did more in that time than Holt, halliday and windass did all match.
Played a worldy to Wallace who crossed for garner who really should've scored with the head. Pinged a 30/ 40 yard crossfield ball directly onto the toe of hodson, inch perfect, which led to halliday having another shot on target. He drove us 20 yards further up the pitch by dropping deeper, picking up the ball and running with it before passing it on. He also slid in and won the ball back near the left back area, beat two men then helped pass it out from there, quickly, and start another attack. He was excellent when he came on, personally the krankjaer role is his best position and I want to see him there at the weekend.
14 Aug 2016 02:12:43
And who put the defence splitting pass through to Wallace in the first place gannet? Yup, mackay. The other thing you need to realise about him is he's not a left winger he's a right footed inside forward so he will rarely go to the byline and fire over a cross, it's not what he's been asked to do. His job is to cut inside the full back and allow the naturally left sided Wallace the space to bomb past him unmarked and cut the ball back once he's been played in. First touch is exceptional, his vision is superb, his passing is superb too. Honestly, I cringe at the ignorance some folk on here show about this lad and the role he's been asked to play. Deservedly first name on the team sheet every week for me (and warbs by looks of it as the kid always plays despite the other five forward positions being constantly rotated between everybody else) . I only hope we can hold on to him, he's exceptional imo. Give the kid a break.
31 Mar 2016 00:00:01
Precious, that's a fair argument you make re different leagues/ opponents tbh. However, I've a few questions for you, if you don't mind. Is your team performing as well as you expect them to under ronny? Are you happy with your defence? If Griffiths got injured tomorrow and was out for the season, would you still be as confident of winning the semi and retaining the league? I've some close friends and relations who are Celtic season ticket holders (3 of whom were even in the 15k on mothers day) and all of them gave three unequivocal no's as their answers, which is why I'm asking you. They also tell me that without Griffiths this year then Aberdeen might already have wrapped up the league as Celtic have, for the most part, been extremely poor in comparison to previous seasons. He has completely carried the team according to them and continuously dug them out of losing situations. The only other positives they could offer were Tierney, the extremely rare lesser spotted commons, and mcgregor (when on his game) . Are they wrong about any of the above? Don't get me wrong, they are absolutely convinced you will beat us easily when we meet, they do support their team. However, when the green tinted specs aren't on and Rangers aren't involved, they give me honest, genuine answers and in the main they aren't happy bunnies. Personally, I can't wait for this game tbh, for me it's 50/ 50 and could easily go either way. Last year I could've seen that game far enough when the draw came out. It was always a non starter and I was just thankful Celtic didn't get out of second gear that day or we'd have got smashed. Celtic might still win on the day but it won't be anywhere near as comfortable as it was that last year.