Balogun - How Good?

Potnbear

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Hard to compare them tbh. Balogun is a lot better with the ball at his feet, don't see many aimless 40 yard punts into no man's land and comfortable walking out and taking on players. Helander reads the game very well and is a basic no nonsense defender. Goldston, is just Goldston, inspires those around him. It wouldn't really worry me who was in the starting line up between the three of them
 

Tailwind

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Goldson and Tavernier get a rest every international break. They're two of our most important players, so I'd rather see them rested in cup games, or brought off in games we're leading by 2+ with 20 mins or so to go.
Good point I hadn’t considered re: internationals.
 

Coplandbear

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Good defender who does the basics and has that added bonus of having a bit of pace and bringing the ball out from the back.

Goldson and Helander is our best and first choice pairing though.
 

rfc_chris_rfc

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Yeah we have three real quality cb now, Katic will need to go out on loan next year to get the game time. Because as of right now when he gets back to fitness he’s fourth choice at best. Baloguns just an overall better player, better defender and better on the ball. Think we may see both Edmundson and Katic go out on loan and we might just promote Mayo, or similar youth cb to cover.
 

Tailwind

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Well, we’ll see. Had the same debates last season but it was Helander vs Katic, most seem to have come round on that one now.
We will see.

Current evidence doesn’t support that any one of our 3 senior CBs shits all over the other 2.

Current evidence suggests we have 3 very decent players of different strengths who are not massively different in quality.

Is Helander the best. Perhaps. Is he miles ahead of the others as some claim. I don’t see that.
 

Timardim

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The O P was about Balogun . You said he was good ,why couldn't you just leave it at that. As for your other content you seem to be in a wee world of your own which I'll leave you with......
 

Hindleymonwafc

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We will see.

Current evidence doesn’t support that any one of our 3 senior CBs shits all over the other 2.

Current evidence suggests we have 3 very decent players of different strengths who are not massively different in quality.

Is Helander the best. Perhaps. Is he miles ahead of the others as some claim. I don’t see that.

Great Post...pretty much nail on head for me. What a good situation when various people are arguing who is best from 3 outstanding defenders.
 

Chester Loyal

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The O P was about Balogun . You said he was good ,why couldn't you just leave it at that. As for your other content you seem to be in a wee world of your own which I'll leave you with......

Because I believe Helander is better and we’re a better team with Helander in it. Not really that difficult to understand.

Probably the first time I’ve ever been pulled up for calling a Rangers player good on here.....
 

andrewmont1

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My understanding is that Duffy is paid entirely by Celtic and if he was at Brighton, you've got to be thinking 50-60K a week. That probably covers Helander, Goldson and Balogun. They are literally pissing money up walls and down the drain.
 

Tailwind

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My understanding is that Duffy is paid entirely by Celtic and if he was at Brighton, you've got to be thinking 50-60K a week. That probably covers Helander, Goldson and Balogun. They are literally pissing money up walls and down the drain.
£45k seems to be the accepted figure. And as you say, Duffy 100% confirmed in Twitter Celtic pay the full whack. Whatever that is.
 

Laudrup11Cooper

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Forgive my name but how accomplished does Balogun look? He’s come in, not had a lot of practice with his partners, had to put up with being in and out of the side but he is quick, excellent on the ball and decent in the air.

Looks superb.
Not going to get into that debate again, but this guy is quality.
Strong in every department.
 

wilso10

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Defence is starting to remind me of the days under Walter when we would sign one brilliant defender after the other.

Our defence right is now is littered with fantastic options, really does make a change from the nightmare days that was Rob Kiernan, Philipe Senderos and Russel Martin.
 

Grigo Yossarian

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I’d like to see this for the Hamilton game a week on Sunday. Prepare for worst case in Goldson getting a knock at some point and also give him a rest.

Agree Louch.

If Goldson sustained an injury just before a big game then at least they have a match together.
 

portubear

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Balogun is a very good signing, you can see why he has 32 caps for a side of Nigeria's quality. I think Helander is a better defender but it's brilliant to have such an able deputy.
 

lwl

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Out of interest, was Helander carrying a knock hence being ommited last night?

Or just Gerrard doing what he's been doing brilliantly and picking horses for courses / rotating to keep everyone sharp and happy?
 

Hindleymonwafc

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We’re arguing who’s the best now.

Three years ago we were arguing who was the worst.
So true....towards the end of last season I watched Balogun instrumental in Wigan's revival. He was immense. With the ball at feet he moves naturally but he's not ( yet ) bringing the ball much higher than half way. Don't know why because this extra layer to his game is a joy to watch. Maybe he doesn't feel sufficiently confident yet or lack of minutes or just good midfield lads in front of him who dont need him cramping their style, dunno. What I do know is how lucky we are to have him.
 

Grigo Yossarian

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So true....towards the end of last season I watched Balogun instrumental in Wigan's revival. He was immense. With the ball at feet he moves naturally but he's not ( yet ) bringing the ball much higher than half way. Don't know why because this extra layer to his game is a joy to watch. Maybe he doesn't feel sufficiently confident yet or lack of minutes or just good midfield lads in front of him who dont need him cramping their style, dunno. What I do know is how lucky we are to have him.

Excellent.

Was it something like 7 shutouts in 9 games for Wigan Hindley ?
 

Nemos 11

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Forgive my name but how accomplished does Balogun look? He’s come in, not had a lot of practice with his partners, had to put up with being in and out of the side but he is quick, excellent on the ball and decent in the air.

Looks superb.
Another great performance from him. We now have players who are solid in that area.
 

Russell

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I’m gonna throw big Leon’s name in as our best CH. From what I’ve seen I think he has everything you need to be a Rangers CH. It’s superb to have 3 quality defenders playing well.

Ge55ard has said he is managing both Bologun & Helander as they’ve had injuries recently but obviously Goldson is his first pick...CG hasn’t always floated my boat but I’m happy if he continues to prove me wrong & goes on & lifts 55.
 

Grigo Yossarian

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Aye but his problem is there are 2 fantastic other centre backs who are younger. If someone gets hurt its good to know we have back up of this quality though. If the opposition don't score we don't lose. Good Times ahead.

Here’s hoping.

He will be a vital squad member this season.
 
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