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20 Mar 2019 16:26:23
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As I was saying, terrible stats. Basically we currently have wingers playing where we actually need inside forwards, players who can contribute and create far more goals. Add to that the fact we play with 3 fairly defensive/ sitting midfielders who also don’t contribute many goals and there is our problem.
Therefore we either need to decide to play a 451 with the two wingers working hard to cover the fullbacks (as they do) but with 1 sitting midfielder and bring in 2 creative/ attacking midfielders to support the striker OR play 433 but with two actual supporting forwards rather than wingers, who are both able to get closer to the main striker and both create and score more themselves. Problem is these type of players don’t come cheap!
I’m not saying Kent may not develop into this type of player but currently although he is great to watch, his decision making and final ball are both poor. And although I do like him for his effort and work rate, Candieas just doesn’t offer enough in that position.

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20 Mar 2019 19:25:02
you are spot on with regards to the team we should play with 2 attacking mid if we play with wingers or play with 1 attacking mid and 2 defence mid and two inside forwards.

Kent is great if you want someone to dribble with ball and do step overs all the time but he lacks end product and same goes for candelias on other side lack of end product from them both.
To move forward we need to add goals to the team and creativity with end product.

20 Mar 2019 21:29:28
100% agree! Very similar to an earlier post of mine. We need the attacking midfielders to chip in with more goals and they can't do that whilst hugging the touchline or whilst in their own half. We need the attacking midfielder (left and right) to be more central at times offering support to the striker and allow the fullbacks to overlap and create the width which they generally do quite well.

We also need the midfielders to get ahead if the striker at times which they currently very rarely do.

20 Mar 2019 21:37:29

Good post - anyone in particular you would like to see brought in or anyone good enough you think we could attract to come in to fill the positions
At this minute I have no idea who we are going to bring in during the summer but by listening to gerrard they have players in mind just hope it’s a higher calibre of players then we have currently as we should always be trying to attract a better player than we have to fill any position a current player will lose upon leaving or for competition within what ever area they come in to play for.

I’ve had a few posts that I sound not very optimistic
But I actually do like Morelos he’s a strong player and has been good especially being left up front on his own his work ethic on the park is very good - he has missed a lot of chances but scored well also - he’s young hopefully he gets better if he stays longer at the club and matures

I have no idea what positions Gerrard will be wanting to improve and what players he’s looking at BUT I’m optimistic and hoping and praying we get the players out club needs and deserves to get us a force to be reckoned with again.

20 Mar 2019 22:24:46
Hi Thestigno1, Who to bring in for those positions really is the question and we can only hope our scouting system is much better than mine! Considering what our budget will be I’m guessing it’ll either mean trying to find younger players from abroad who are untested, problem with that is you don’t know if you’re getting a Morelos or a Grezda (having said that I’m still holding out hope that he may come good next season once he’s more settled, injury free and playing regularly, he’s certainly rated highly by Albania and realistically that’s the kind of markets we’ll be shopping in) . Either that or picking up an older player maybe on loan who’s not getting a game at s bigger club somewhere.
I’m just thinking back to around the Mcleish days when he sometimes played a front 3 consisting of the likes of Arveladze, Prso, Caniga with also the likes of Lovenkrand and Novo playing the wider forward positions.
Unlikely we’ll be able to bring in quality like that though unfortunately!

20 Mar 2019 23:55:56
Arveladze there’s a name I haven’t heard in long time
Big Prso also what a player he was

Totally agree could be going players untested but older players not getting a game for there club
But look where that has got us so far especially with Defoe
We actually have a great bunch of youngsters at the club already would be good to see them starting to get bedded into the team they could actually make the difference young hungry full of grit and determination

Looking forward to see Polster get his 1st full game and Jones coming in the summer
With hopefully Murphy back to fitness also Kamara looks a bargain
There is definitely some good young talent within the squad I just hope gerrard gives them there chance to impress in the team and see if they can maintain a place in starting line up instead of the players that are playing week in week out letting us down right now
Big McKenna from Aberdeen would be a great addition I think our defence has been pretty awfull lately

Suppose time will tell 👍.

21 Mar 2019 09:12:49
I think a 442 would appreciate the type of player kent is. We need a goal scoring target man striker. As I said in a previous post, we lack dig and creativity in the centre of midfield and this has to be addressed in the summer. Two cm's that can play a 442 is a must otherwise if we continue with the 433 we will continue to struggle against the better, more organised spl sides. One st play's into the hands of teams who are tight and compact. We are then forced to play wide, hoping that we get lucky from an aimless cross👍.

20 Mar 2019 16:17:44
Everyone’s obviously disappointed with what’s happened over the last few weeks and how things are currently sitting. We were all desperately hoping to win at least a cup this year but considering everything that has happened over the last 6/ 7 years maybe sometimes we can hope for too much too soon. We yet again changed our manager and entire squad over the summer, just as we have done almost every year since starting again. When you look at it that way we’re we really ever honestly expecting to go on and win the league? Yes the cups have been disappointing, no ones arguing that, but we are still growing and developing as a team. Maybe the good start and euro run ended up building expectation too high.

Anyway here is what I feel we need to do going forward. Gerrard is clearly trying to set us up in a similar style and formation to the likes of Liverpool and Man City with the 433 formation, which if played in the right way I believe will work. However here is our current problem: if you look at liverpool’s Front 3 their goals contribution alone so far is 20, 20 and 13 (not sure on assists) Our regular front 3’s stats are as follows. Morelos 29 goals and 6 assists (35 goal contributions in 44 games. Kent 5 goals 7 assists (12 contributions in 38 games) Candieas 6 goals and 6 assists (12 contributions in 48 games) .
Therefore Kent has less the 1 goal contribution ever 3 games and Candieas 1 in every 4 games! They are terrible stats for forward players playing for rangers.

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20 Mar 2019 15:31:35
We are all hurting as our expectations for this season did not materialise and feels like the same thing happening year upon year. Steve has a great chance to show what he can do next season as the squad should be settled in by then.

We don't have the cash to compete with the manks but looking at their recent performances we have the players if properly managed could get us there.

I don't know if the manks deliberately play the waiting game by scoring a winner at the last kick of the ball, if they do then it's up to us and other teams to make sure to defend till the final whistle.

I for one have noticed for years now (regardless of who is in charge) that when we are in front we usually fall asleep and concede goals. We never go in for the kill against the top 6 of the league clubs.

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20 Mar 2019 15:26:59
So Coulibaly is off then after all the great hopes and expectations we all had when he arrived.

Mind you there are a few still here who are the same position as him.

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21 Mar 2019 08:10:13
he never recovered form after his injury. I think Kamara is better anyway.

20 Mar 2019 11:22:15
We must do everything we can, to keep our loanee winger ryan kent at rangers, beyond this season. Whether its another season long loan deal or not, we must do it. Obviously like the majority of us bears, i would love to tie him up on a permanent deal, although i do admit, he may be out our price range. Also liverpool rate kent and in all probability, will want to keep him. If its another 1 year loan deal, i'd take that right now, because anything can happen within the year and at least he'd still be with rangers!

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20 Mar 2019 11:51:54
We all said the same about kent months ago, infact mark allen came out a couple of months ago and said that he had been in regular contact with liverpool about the possibility of extending kents stay. Better late than never I suppose coop👍.

20 Mar 2019 12:30:56
SCE. I have to agree with you about Kent he’s a good player But he has to stop getting bullied off the ball My Opinion.

20 Mar 2019 13:27:59
kent has played 32 games this season and has 5 goals 4 assists and started every game.
Middleton has played 26 games this season 5 goals 4 assist with his games been a lot of sub appearances.
So my point is why should we pay a lot of money for some one who has the same return of 1 of our own younger players who has played less games and risk stifling Middleton career.
We will also have Murphy and Jones for next season the club should save the money and buy a proper number 10 with the cash that is what we need.

20 Mar 2019 13:33:46
I think we need upgrade on Kent to be honest, we need more of an inside left that can get 10-15 goals, our width should come from our full backs if we are to stick so rigidly with this 4-3-3.

20 Mar 2019 13:34:07
Middleton has good pace and directness and has made an impact in a few games this season but he's too one dimensional at the moment. Too often he just looks to knock it by someone and run but with teams putting so many behind the ball there isn't the space to do that and he's not as effective. Despite having similar stats I feel kent has had a greater impact on matches, although he struggles with consistency as well.

20 Mar 2019 14:08:47
His stats aren't that great. I certainly wouldn't be breaking the bank for him. He's decent in a poor league. I would expect more of a return from a Rangers player on the wing than he has currently now. I would keep him next year if possible 100% but he is 100% replaceable. Jamie Murphy had better stats in 16 games last year in the league. I'm no convinced we will keep him. I expect a lot of change in the final third positions over the summer.

20 Mar 2019 17:55:53
Ryan Kent flatters to decive and is not good enough his stats this season are poor to be truthful.
He has had one outstanding game and then the rest have been ok.

20 Mar 2019 17:56:27
Jamie murphy is a far more complete player than Kent. more of a goal threat, more assists.

20 Mar 2019 18:28:03
I have to say I am and always have been a massive fan of jamie murphy.
I said on here when we signed murphy from brighton, that i was delighted and that he'd be a tremendous signing for us. Jamie murphy is so very direct and very skillful, who chips in with a good few goals, into the bargain.

20 Mar 2019 21:40:37
Can't see what anyone sees in either Murphy or Dorrans tbh. Murphy a left winger with no pace and no left foot and Dorrans a midfielder nthat can't pass two feet in front of him. He can't even master the sideways pass! We need players that are a higher standard or least on a par to those at Celtic. Neither of those two would get in their reserves. But if you fancy a walk down memory lane go and watch last season's old firm games and remember how great they are!

20 Mar 2019 11:06:33
Superb news, as graeme shinnie and his agent have totally ruled out any chance of a move to rangers. Said from the start not good enough or any improvement on what we already have, for that type of midfielder! We've got more than enough of that sort. Its a creative midfielder we're badly needing. A player that can pass the killer ball between the lines, to break the most stubborn of defences down and can also hit double figures in goals!

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20 Mar 2019 11:40:23
So a player that has over run us in midfield in 5 out of 6 games and has only lost once against us, put us out both cups and bullied our current players is not good enough. That doesn't say much for your beloved jack who has failed continually against shinnie in midfield. If jack or the rest had half the heart as shinnie we might have had the upper hand against aberdeen. Played 6 won 1 drew 2 lost 3. Bizarre that you would think that a team that has pumped us all season would not have a player who would be good enough to play for us. 👍.

20 Mar 2019 11:49:56
Obfuscation Supercoop, you’ll love it when Shinnie signs.

20 Mar 2019 12:11:42
Obfuscation has to be the word of the day bankie😂👍.

20 Mar 2019 12:39:51
SCE Superb news for you If Shinnie doesn’t sign Have to disagree As Coldo has stated how many times he has bullied the Rangers midfield Can he not also play as a fullback Once again only my opinion.

20 Mar 2019 13:39:12
Yes but how many times has he been posted missing for Aberdeen in the games that aren’t against Rangers? He’s not good enough and better must be found to mount a challenge.

20 Mar 2019 13:47:19
Rangers midfield totally underperformed in most of the games against the sheep and that's why shinnie dominated. He didn't dominate in our 4-2 win at the sheepdome did he. Its all swings and roundabouts and the bottom line for me is shinnie is no better than ryan jack,
so we don't need a shinnie type of midfielder. I won't be swayed on this one. He ain't good enough IMO.

20 Mar 2019 13:56:26
1 win against aberdeen is exactly my point👍.

20 Mar 2019 14:13:26
The problem with rangers against Aberdeen is the lack of a final ball, their midfield is good at defending but to say that shinnie has run over the top of us is just nonsense, would however be an upgrade at left back.

20 Mar 2019 14:20:21
SCE Is that not a worry as you say the midfield Underperformed in most games And Shinnie has a bad game and Rangers win.

20 Mar 2019 14:40:06
Laudrupeleven, out of 6 games we have won 1 drew 2 lost 3, aberdeen's full team have run over the top of us. Or would you call it luck or a fluke? Failing to see the obvious is nonsense👍.

20 Mar 2019 14:47:11
You couldn't make him up cunny, talk about contradicting yourself coop😂👍.

20 Mar 2019 15:12:13
Was it Shinnie himself who ruled out Rangers?

20 Mar 2019 15:32:46
Have to agree with coldo ;-
Shinnie has single handedly ripped a new one out our midfield all season so far.
If what we have is better, then that's a lot of off days!

20 Mar 2019 15:29:09
I would call the draw at pittodrie a fluke, 1 shot on target and the 91st minute. But I don't see how a team that just sits back and has what 1 shot in target at ibrox in the 1 0 game and scores from a corner in the 86 running over the top of the midfield coldo.

20 Mar 2019 15:54:48
They dominated us in the majority of these games👍.

20 Mar 2019 16:11:15
Shining can fill in at left back
A better option than we have at the moment as he is the type of player suited to our league and he is free.

20 Mar 2019 17:58:11
Shinne is far better than jack coops in my opinion you talk some nonsense on here it’s embarrassing constantly contradicting yourself.

20 Mar 2019 18:35:41
Ryan jack as far as i'm concerned is better than shinnie! Laudrupeleven you've summed it up superbly mate.
They played defensive football and shinnie plays well in that system, with those tactics. Don't need him and we have currently better midfielders than him, already at rangers. We need better midfielders than him and a different type, not the same as what we already have. I'm more than happy with ryan jack and ross mccrorie as our defensive mids,
we don't need shinnie, simple as that!

20 Mar 2019 21:34:15
Celtic fan in peace . I woukd have shinnie at parkhead . Think he could be a replacemnt or alternitive to scott brown.

21 Mar 2019 00:05:40
Shinnie HAD to come out and distance himself from rangers the sheep would hound him if he signed a pre contract look at the way the trelated Ryan jack when he went up to Aberdeen to visit his family they are animals and hate the famous.

21 Mar 2019 09:08:25
Correct Blueblood1, obfuscation.

21 Mar 2019 12:27:10
Shinnie would be an improvement to our team and would be a good option at left back. Just can’t see supercooper’s argument about not being good enough to play in our midfield. Judging on all games against Aberdeen this season he has easily been the best midfielder and has had more of an impact than Jack. For me Jack does not produce it consistently and goes missing too often.

19 Mar 2019 22:59:36
I get where people are coming from on Morelos being petulant
And I get where everyone else comes from that he scores goals only problem is
What's his goal ratio against Kilmarnock, Aberdeen and most importantly against Celtic
Boyd Miller McCoist Hatley all had great records scoring against said teams
Defoe why did gerrard bring him? Seriously why did he bring him in anyone got a decent answer?
Lafferty why was he brought in seriously why
How many games have they played - more importantly how many crucial games have they played they made an impact or a difference in us wining said game?

I posted last week and I stand by what I said, I really thought we would have had such a better season than what we're having
Aberdeen and Kilmarnock and Celtic how many times have we beaten them since gerrard has came in the door
How much money are we spending on wages take Celtic out against the budgets of Aberdeen and Kilmarnock even Dundee and Hibs
All these teams have taken points from us
I thought we would have attracted a better calibre of player with gerrard in charge and we really haven't his signings so far have been awfull let's take the blinkers off if pedro was still in charge would we be accepting these results and these players performances NO
I'm totally fed up watching listening talking about this rubbish absolutely fed up
Rangers our football club has been torn apart dragged through the tabloids we have been laughed at over the years and I thought gerrard was going to be different bring some respect back to our club make Ibrox a fortress one more unfortunately he is struggling right now.
We need new ideas fresh ideas not bringing back past players that just aren't doing it paying a wage for what?
We need a better calibre of player creative players players willing to fight for our club it's not bloody happening just now I can tell you that
We can defend them all day long but when you have our top scorer being sent off being banned missing games because of it. what's the point of him being here and why we paying top wages to Defoe if he's not good enough to replace said petulant child being banned and sent off and missing games
Lafferty again can't replace him
Give me strength - stop 🛑
Steven Gerrard you have a big name I was expecting some astute signings from you real grafters real attacking exciting football creative hardworking mentality
We have all been let down
I'm sick of it totally fed up sick of it all our current team is rubbish I'm sorry guys don't agree that's fine
It's my opinion and until something drastically changes my opinion will hold firm
£10 million for Morelos? Please I'll bite the hand off the club that offers
And for the rest bar a handful can go too
Gerrard you will have a summer and 10 games into season to make the changes that's needed or we get beat of said teams in the first 10 games just forget it.
There players sitting out not getting games and not getting the chance het the same ones letting us down game after game
What's wrong with him - is he really out his depth and we don't want to say it out load is that the problem guys
Come on no stupid answers
If your rangers men come back give something positive - give honest feed back if ty don't agree that's fine give me the argument that says what I think is wrong please - because I'm dying of death here waiting and watching same thing year in year out
Imagine Celtic backed Rodgers the way he wanted them too - oooft doesn't bare thinking about?

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20 Mar 2019 00:25:01
i feel your pain mate, I've said it so many times. We are on a toy circular train set, round and round and going nowhere. We need change, we need REAL talent. we need players who WILL die for our club. Not petulant idiots like Morelos, how many points has he lost us, missing sitters and getting booked or sent off then banned. He IS a liability, no matter what his fans on here say.

20 Mar 2019 02:12:33
For a start Morelos has scored 12 goals against Kilmarnock and Aberdeen combined this season so far so not sure what your on about. I agree none against Celtic is not ideal but kris Boyd scored 1 I’m sure in all of his time with us so again your comparison is laughable. McCoist and hateley were class. Never got past the 1st paragraph of your post. Tuesday night sesh for you?

20 Mar 2019 06:23:57
Boyd scored 1 more than Morelos against Celtic.

20 Mar 2019 07:29:58


I’m sorry long post did a few last night - so short and sweet for you - there NOT good enough and we will never win the league with them
What’s Gerrard thinking coming from where he has came from
I get were not going to get word beaters but I’m hoping with the right recruitment and working with our scouts we can certainly get better than this crop if not forget it.

20 Mar 2019 08:53:48
Well, a rather negative post to say the least Thestigno1! After we beat Celtic just before the winter break, things were looking much better and that was a great performance. It is since the new year that the wheels have come off. In 9 Premiership league games played in 2019 our record is P9, W5, L1, D3. That is 9 points dropped and we are currently 10 points behind them. Enough said. We are also out of the Scottish Cup with two away draws to Kilmarnock and then Aberdeen and lost the latter. Something has gone wrong since the turn of the year. I totally disagree about Morelos. Without his goals where would we be this season? However, I do agree about Defoe, Lafferty and indeed Davis. Why did SG sign them? The focus now must be to finish 2nd, regardless of the result at the piggery at the end of this month. We'll be in Europe again and hopefully SG can build and add to the squad. My successes this season have been:

TAVERNIER (despite what people say about him, he's scored goals)
KATIC (not given a chance)
MCCRORIE (not given a chance)
HALLIDAY (never gives up)

Sadly, that's about it.

End of rant!

20 Mar 2019 09:21:04
@doiger listen I agree mate I am being negative
I’m just disappointed by what you say the turn of the year has been horrendous and Gerrard doesn’t change things and insists keeping the same players who’s letting us down
I’m not having a go at Morelos he is a good player but petulant all the less
And still hasn’t done it against Celtic and misses a lot of chances he’s still young and maturing I agree
But the stupid behaviour at times needs to stop ASAP

And before anyone says ejaria is not longer here I was just putting him in as a point in some of the signings and money spent has been no where near what I thought Gerrard would have brought in
I’m hoping that changes in the summer
But the players I listed aren’t good enough they really
are not and that’s not me being negative it’s true
We’re paying far to much for Defoe he’s doing nothing picking up a lovely wage that’s about it
Lafferty no where near the class we need
David doesn’t look very interested

Murphy when he’s back
And some of the youngsters

The rest need moved on - listen it’s just my thoughts and opinion and not ramming it down anyones throat
Like everyone else I want our team back to being on top it’s been a long time and this taking one foot forward then two back is getting boring now
And players coming for a wage and letting us down really angers me.

20 Mar 2019 09:25:38
And your right meant too say - Halliday does try his heart out pity there were not more like him with his desire

The players that are not getting there chance I wish we could get an explanation why there not being given a chance - where is the American youngster we signed also Matt Polster

Should have also said Kamara he will hopefully be a talent
Jesus we have that big a squad I forget who we actually have loll

Come on Gerrard get it sorted and give us a team worthy of the famous Glasgow Rangers.

20 Mar 2019 09:35:13
"Without his goals where would we be this season? "
Doiger, could the answer be in exactly the same position. Well done to him at the weekend, but how many times has he turned a defeat in to a draw; or a draw in to win. I don't know the answer, but my feeling is not many.

20 Mar 2019 10:12:57
To be fair to Stevie G. He has bought some very good players and brought some of the kids on, although maybe not enough playing time for some of the better young players, like McCrorie, but then he has to ( try ) and reach targets for both the board and supporters? Very few managers blood a lot of young players on a regular basis unless the player is exceptional. He is not getting his first choice players in because Rangers just don’t have the money ( yet ) so Mark Allen and himself are trying for the best they can afford, then the injury to Murphy came at a very bad time as the guy was starting to play . Don’t think I’m making excuses for some of his bad decisions because the buck must stop with him, as he knew the job before he signed up, I just feel in my water that the guy will do well because he has that winner attitude in his blood.

20 Mar 2019 10:37:04
Lot of posts not happy with manager but he must be given more time to get team sorted. SG could have got a job in lower lge in England I've no doubt about that but despite getting warned and advised not to touch the job the man had the bottle to take Gers job on unlike other people who were linked with job. He could have lived the easy life down south and he's not up here for the money that's for sure as he's not short of a bob or two I'd imagine. If SG thinks he can turn us into a team that can challenge for trophies then let's give him a chance to do his job.

20 Mar 2019 11:03:47
Thestigno1, we are agreeing and most things at the end of the day. It is a shame that Wallace, Dorrans and Murphy have all had long-term injuries. As for Morelos Styab, without his goals we'd probably be 4th or worse!

20 Mar 2019 11:18:01
I agree morelos has to drop his petulance but he is a top player for us I don't think anyone can deny that. 👍.

20 Mar 2019 11:27:54
Bit negative there doiger, only half our squad are a success. you sure you are not a tim🤔👍.

20 Mar 2019 12:52:03
Would like to see big laff up front againt the tic rather than morelos.

20 Mar 2019 13:19:58
Coldco I wonder what sort of player Morelos would be without the petulance.
We see players like broadfoot trying to goad him on Saturday, players take turns in hitting Morelos hard, example hibs, Aberdeen and killie recently.
I wish someone could convince Morelos this is a back handed compliment.

20 Mar 2019 13:28:54
Stig my reply was about Morelos. Never read the rest of your novel so couldn’t agree or disagree.

20 Mar 2019 14:41:35
A much better one jboy👍.

20 Mar 2019 15:30:37
Celtic did back Rodgers. go and have a lie down my friend.

20 Mar 2019 21:13:24

If Celtic backed Rodgers the WAY he wanted them then he might still be there and would have been miles ahead of us
Sorry my friend it is you who needs to go lie down and take off the blinkers it is what it is.

They didn’t back him the way he wanted hence his fallen out and departure he wanted more money to compete in Europe and the Celtic board never agreed
That’s a part of it his departure and the rest is his business

Not sure why people such as yourself come on with a attitude of every persons opinion is wrong bar yours

Rangers fans I know stick together and can have open debate over club players manager and all opinions are taken on board and gives you something g to think about and maybe see something you never seen before or thought that way about
Don’t come on with attitude there is no need
If you think they backed him fine state your case and I may see it from your point of view given facts or how you see it differently from me.
It’s not too difficult to be nice mate.

21 Mar 2019 13:57:19
"As for Morelos Styab, without his goals we'd probably be 4th or worse! "
I work out he is responsible for 9 points, i. e. goals from him which are the difference turning defeats to draws or draws to wins. Still second, but just ahead of Aberdeen.

19 Mar 2019 22:50:20
Reading a lot of posts regarding players not being good enough etc. For me the manager has assembled a very good squad of players albeit very inconsistent. But it's the managers job to manage that inconsistency. He has a very large squad, he and his coaches should be recognising which players are on form, off form, depesperate for a chance etc. But he seems to be failing in that department atm which needs to improve.

I also think how he sets his team out needs looked at. For me Kent and Candeias need to play more central to support Morelos. They are far too wide offering no support. In this 4-2-3-1 formation the attacking midfielders should be as much a threat as the main striker. Ours are offering very little other than industry and crosses into an empty box. I know width is important to create space but the attacking full backs can do this and should be supplying most of the crosses!

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20 Mar 2019 05:51:03
We have a good base to build a team now instead of the revolving door we've seen in the past few years.

20 Mar 2019 08:15:18
lol zikos i have heard it all now kent and candeias are too wide well mate that's where a winger should be, i get what your saying i. e support for morelos but wingers should be hugging the touchline and firing in crosses something candeias can't do to save his life granted but a good attacking side need width.

20 Mar 2019 11:19:32
I think the revolving door will be revolving again this summer, sadly too many just not good enough👍.

20 Mar 2019 13:21:17
Who would u move on coldco, who would you bring in.
Also who can you see as marquee signings,

20 Mar 2019 14:31:10
To be honest anyone apart from mcgregor goldson katic arfield jack kamara could go, the loans will obv go although hopefully we can extend kent's stay. I think tav and morelos will be sold and if we want marquee signings then that's where the money would come from. We obv need a ST and a RB. I also think we need a right mid/ winger and our central midfield needs overhauled, not enough dig or creativity in the centre of midfield for me. I would stick with katic and goldson at the back. Could murphy play the number 10? It was ashame he got injured because he started the season so well. Barasic made a difference on saturday, looked much better in a 442 as did the whole team. Teams will always sit in and make it tight against us, they have been doing it for decades, but there is absolute No point hitting he byline to fire in crosses with only wee fredo to aim at. Signing players that can play 442 has to be the way forward for next season other wise we continue to struggle against the better spl sides. We are so predictable at the moment. We go from side to side then hit a hopeful ball in that easily gets cleared because we have no height and no one to aim at, except wee fredo. Two St is the way forward. 👍 eg, boyd miller. Jelavic miller. Mccoist hately. Dodds wallace. Pointless putting an aimless ball in hoping one wee st does the buisness. Big laff hasn't had a fair crack or enough game time consistently to build any form. Laff tore motherwell apart at fir park in the 3 each draw and grabbed us a draw in villareal. The goal he scored for hearts against celtic at the start of the season proves he can finish. 10min here and there is in no way enough time to judge him. Laff and morelos could be great together. How many crosses did we put in on saturday after we went to 442? Plenty, how many did wee defoe and fredo win? None. 👍.

20 Mar 2019 16:29:54
Queens11 - That's my point, we are playing with out and out wingers, they can't influence a game other than cross into the box. and if we're only playing one up top then the chances of an end product are slim. They need to play inside slightly and let the attacking full backs overlap giving us width.

The problem for me is Morelos is the only source of goals. Kent and Candeias can't score any goals if they are hugging the touchline. Jack and the other holding midfielder can't as their too deep, therefore going by your expectation we need a number 10 to score 30 goals per season?

No We need the attacking 3 behind Morelos to be chipping in with at least 10 goals per season each.

20 Mar 2019 20:41:07
Not a bad post coldco, but I'm really unsure about Kent, lack of goals and assists.
Agree re barisic, I like him but needs to harden up.

20 Mar 2019 21:56:02
just a thought, how much is a marquee signing these days? what's the definition of one? we sell tav and morelos to buy one marquee signing then surely we are worse off. surely we are trying to strengthen, not weaken.

19 Mar 2019 19:04:48
See Jake Cooper coming up again watched him a few times recently and he very similar to Worrall maybe cheaper.

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19 Mar 2019 20:19:19
Signed long term contract this season with Millwall. Think would cost at least £8m, unfortunately probably out of our range.

19 Mar 2019 22:46:55
and he missed the penalty that got Millwall knocked out of the FA Cup. Don't need him, we have Tav to do that lol.

19 Mar 2019 22:52:20
'Probably' bless.

20 Mar 2019 08:33:06
8 million FS. 8 million pigeons?

19 Mar 2019 15:04:58
so after our stinking run of bad form,
where's Wallace. McCrorie, Middleton, Polster? also what exactly is wrong with Defoe and Lafferty? they would make a great front two instead of the child who keeps throwing his toys out the pram.
why is Coulibaly still in the squad?

why is preference still being given to Worrall . Barisic
Stevie G you need to go to spec savers mate.

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19 Mar 2019 15:15:10
yeah let's take out our top scorer. That'll help us win games.

19 Mar 2019 15:22:36
A take it the child you refer to is morelos who is currently the only one player that can score goals in our team
Can not believe some fans still moan about morelos be careful what you wish for because when he goes we are going be in worse state than we are now.
lafferty and Defoe will never play together it will be Defoe next season on his own and that when we will miss morelos as defoe offers nothing as a lone striker.
Gerrard does need wise up and play his best players like katic mccorie ect there is to many players who are in bad form in this team why they start is beyond me i would drop the lot of them and promote some youngsters in there place.

19 Mar 2019 17:31:28
it's a total waste of time posting on this site. I thought it was for opinions and chat, but it appears it's only for Morelos fans, the player who keeps saying he is leaving, keeps getting booked or sent off, and has point blank refused to learn English, loyal? loyal my arse, he is just a money grabbing youngster with no sense of loyalty.

Don't forget we managed fine after McCoist stopped playing, and we did pretty much okvwhen lazy bones Boyd went away. No successful team ever has been a one man band, but we have plenty youngsters who sadly are wasting their time hoping to make it with us. That will never happen while blinkered Gerrard is picking the team or wasting big money on rubbish.

19 Mar 2019 17:50:28
Rich bro Nobody is saying you are not allowed your opinions. When you Dis Morelos who has scored a dozen or so more goals than his nearest rival, even with his self imposed holidays, you will struggle to make your point. Lots on here dislike Morelos but his goal-scoring has shut them up for the time being.

19 Mar 2019 18:27:34
Morelos is a top player for us but if he dropped his petulance he would be even better. It is a fact though that if your post isn't all happy and rosey then you are accused of being negative or a tim by those who can't see without their blue specs. even though stevie wonder could see that all is not good. 👍.

19 Mar 2019 22:28:52
Not having a go at anyone but if folk post comments moaning about our best player this season you have to expect criticism.

20 Mar 2019 03:21:24
I will give all the morelas disser something to think about if you look at all the top goal scorers in world football at the moment, they all take their teams pens. If morelas took our pens and scored say 90% of them. He would be second top goal scorer in world football with only messi being above him.

20 Mar 2019 07:23:19
Middleton is absolutely nowhere near good enough. Gregg wylde mark2.

20 Mar 2019 08:27:36
stewarty that's a great point pal regarding morelos taking pens imagine the transfer fee going round if he was to add another say 15 goals a season through pens, you have to laugh at the bears on here still giving the boy a hard time yes he is petulant and no i don't think he will change but how much will it cost once he has left to replace his 30 goals a season i tell you all now we will struggle to bring in a striker who scores half the amount of goals he scores.

20 Mar 2019 11:14:31
Stewarty morelos is a top player for us but you can't compare top goal scorer in the SPL to mess's goal stats or any other top goal scorer in any of the top leagues. Its the spl man👍.


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