Attacking Players Finally Click Then Subs

Zizou

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Took an age for Aribo, Hagi and Kent to really click but they started cooking then the usual raft of substitutions come on. I just don’t understand it.

Davis and Arfield slow the game down. They play backwards and don’t really extend themselves when they come on.

Felt for Itten, surely it makes sense for him to get game time with the likes of Aribo, Hagi and Kent on the pitch at the same time?

Roofe and Itten deserved to come On and play with the regulars.
Stop complaining.
All about game management whats point in risking injuries to kent,aribo etc when game is done.
Top of league enjoy you night
 

Papasmurf

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Took an age for Aribo, Hagi and Kent to really click but they started cooking then the usual raft of substitutions come on. I just don’t understand it.

Davis and Arfield slow the game down. They play backwards and don’t really extend themselves when they come on.

Felt for Itten, surely it makes sense for him to get game time with the likes of Aribo, Hagi and Kent on the pitch at the same time?

Roofe and Itten deserved to come On and play with the regulars.
I had you down for better than that.
 

Brother Crockett

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5 subs is a useful rule right now, but here is no chance we use that when we start to get into close games. 1-0 up at Easter Road, not 5 subs but we may be happy that a guy coming on has had several run-outs against some diddy teams at home. Any Hibs fans looking in. You're still a diddy team but you're a diddy team full of hammer throwers at home.
 

roffey

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I think they are still getting used to each other. All going well by October they’ll be dynamite.
 

bjorklund-by-the-sea

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Took an age for Aribo, Hagi and Kent to really click but they started cooking then the usual raft of substitutions come on. I just don’t understand it.

Davis and Arfield slow the game down. They play backwards and don’t really extend themselves when they come on.

Felt for Itten, surely it makes sense for him to get game time with the likes of Aribo, Hagi and Kent on the pitch at the same time?

Roofe and Itten deserved to come On and play with the regulars.
when Gerrard said after the game he wasn’t happy with the performance at 3-0 I think a lot of that was probably down to the changes two of which have barely played with the rest of the team. The standards did drop but I think with the 5 subs we will see a lot of games peter out after 70 mins. Bad for the sport and the fans.
 

BoxToBox

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If you’ve got the chance at 3-0 up then giving key players an extra 30 mins rest is well worth it. It will change the game dynamic that many subs at once but we were never threatened there on in.
 

RFC1976

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3 games a week and potentially a 60 game season. Are you at the wind up?
First answer nails it yet again on here also add in the players coming on are in need of important game time , why are there always so many negative threads on here after positive performance do folk just sit in the house and look for ways to be annoyed instead of enjoying the game
 

Blu_ultra

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Took an age for Aribo, Hagi and Kent to really click but they started cooking then the usual raft of substitutions come on. I just don’t understand it.

Davis and Arfield slow the game down. They play backwards and don’t really extend themselves when they come on.

Felt for Itten, surely it makes sense for him to get game time with the likes of Aribo, Hagi and Kent on the pitch at the same time?

Roofe and Itten deserved to come On and play with the regulars.
All Of the players who came in needed game time. I don't think we can keep them as subs giving them 20 mins here and there and then expect them to step up as soon as we have an injury.
 

Jeb

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Honestly it's like crazy town in here tonight.

The gaffer has been slated for not subbing for well over a year. Now he starts subbing to rest players (as we have almost 2 games a week till march) and he's slated.
 

MearnsUnionist

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Took an age for Aribo, Hagi and Kent to really click but they started cooking then the usual raft of substitutions come on. I just don’t understand it.

Davis and Arfield slow the game down. They play backwards and don’t really extend themselves when they come on.

Felt for Itten, surely it makes sense for him to get game time with the likes of Aribo, Hagi and Kent on the pitch at the same time?

Roofe and Itten deserved to come On and play with the regulars.

Big game on Sunday mate.

Game tonight was won, so conserve energy.

Makes perfect sense.
 

JD1872

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Actually glad Gerrard is making more use of the subs, it is a long season ahead and we have ran out of steam the last 2 years
 

DarthVader

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AWK is never happy. Too many subs, not enough subs, easy to criticise with hindsight.

We won the game with a good bit to spare, clean sheet, hopefully no injuries and the new players got a run out.
 

GF7

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Davis and Arfield slow is down big time. I sense they’ll be a source of frustration this season.

Add in Kamara beside them and it’s grim viewing
Arfield was further up the pitch more than Jack and Kamara combined.

That's not a dig at Jack or Kamara as they did their jobs brilliantly tonihht, but Arfield presses the hell out of teams and gets in behind way more than either.

Davis I agree slows us down but that's what he is supposed to do, the game turned into pinball.
 

chilebear

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Took an age for Aribo, Hagi and Kent to really click but they started cooking then the usual raft of substitutions come on. I just don’t understand it.

Davis and Arfield slow the game down. They play backwards and don’t really extend themselves when they come on.

Felt for Itten, surely it makes sense for him to get game time with the likes of Aribo, Hagi and Kent on the pitch at the same time?

Roofe and Itten deserved to come On and play with the regulars.
Game management IMO. Keep possession and dont let in at the back.
 

Delboy Trotter

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Your a source of frustration with your constant negative nonsense tbh. Kamara was excellent tonight, grim viewing indeed.
I didn’t slate Kamara

My point was that Davis and Arfield together slow us right down. It’s brutal viewing.

Both are similar type players to Kamara. When all 3 are together we are so slow at moving the ball that it’s grim viewing.

Kamara was decent tonight IMO

Our manager also stated final 30 wasn’t good. It’s not being negative. It’s being honest .
 

insanicdrunk

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Took an age for Aribo, Hagi and Kent to really click but they started cooking then the usual raft of substitutions come on. I just don’t understand it.

Davis and Arfield slow the game down. They play backwards and don’t really extend themselves when they come on.

Felt for Itten, surely it makes sense for him to get game time with the likes of Aribo, Hagi and Kent on the pitch at the same time?

Roofe and Itten deserved to come On and play with the regulars.
I started a thread on Sunday saying similar tbh.

I would prefer to see Itten with the full firing midfield for a while as well.

I've thought about it more, and think that while I dont like it at the moment, it is new, we need to learn how to play it. It is up to the subs coming on to find the tempo, or for the manager to time the subs to get maximum impact.

3-0 may be a good bet for those inclined to do it.
 

Delboy Trotter

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Do you ever post anything positive about Rangers?
Plenty.

Already said in another thread I was delighted with how ruthless we were tonight. Also great others are chipping in with goals.

No point pretending it was a great performance though. It wasn’t. Our own manager has said similar ...
 

Godrup99

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Took an age for Aribo, Hagi and Kent to really click but they started cooking then the usual raft of substitutions come on. I just don’t understand it.

Davis and Arfield slow the game down. They play backwards and don’t really extend themselves when they come on.

Felt for Itten, surely it makes sense for him to get game time with the likes of Aribo, Hagi and Kent on the pitch at the same time?

Roofe and Itten deserved to come On and play with the regulars.
Game won
24 degrees in the evening
Bad pitch on Sunday
We have depth

Yeah, I'm puzzled.
 

Stoorie

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Took an age for Aribo, Hagi and Kent to really click but they started cooking then the usual raft of substitutions come on. I just don’t understand it.

Davis and Arfield slow the game down. They play backwards and don’t really extend themselves when they come on.

Felt for Itten, surely it makes sense for him to get game time with the likes of Aribo, Hagi and Kent on the pitch at the same time?

Roofe and Itten deserved to come On and play with the regulars.
There has never been a raft of subs like that ever.
So I don’t think anyone understands what you’re talking about, including you.
 

RangersLad1983

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Honestly it's like crazy town in here tonight.

The gaffer has been slated for not subbing for well over a year. Now he starts subbing to rest players (as we have almost 2 games a week till march) and he's slated.
To be honest Gerrard said himself he was not happy with the team after the subs, it's not just posters on here who are perfectly happy with the result but can see how badly they played in the last 30 mns.
 

Forth Bear

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I didn’t slate Kamara

My point was that Davis and Arfield together slow us right down. It’s brutal viewing.

Both are similar type players to Kamara. When all 3 are together we are so slow at moving the ball that it’s grim viewing.

Kamara was decent tonight IMO

Our manager also stated final 30 wasn’t good. It’s not being negative. It’s being honest .
Our manager also praised Davis and Arfield for trying to keep the tempo of the game up.
 

Kingdom Bear

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Took an age for Aribo, Hagi and Kent to really click but they started cooking then the usual raft of substitutions come on. I just don’t understand it.

Davis and Arfield slow the game down. They play backwards and don’t really extend themselves when they come on.

Felt for Itten, surely it makes sense for him to get game time with the likes of Aribo, Hagi and Kent on the pitch at the same time?

Roofe and Itten deserved to come On and play with the regulars.
Davis in particular never connected with one single forward pass ... the game looks way too quick for him these days
 
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