Balogun injury

cm72

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I'm actually fine with whoever comes in,think all our defenders will handle Dykes no problem. but remember Herlander is coming back from a lengthy lay off and that livi pitch,if you can call it that,is horrendous.
 

Arkanoid

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I know that, but would you rather play someone who has played 90 minutes against Leverkusen and featured in our last 2 league games, or a lesser player whose last involvement was a friendly nearly 3 weeks ago?
Seasoned Serie A player and Swedish international to boot
 

Valley Bluenose

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If fit Balogun will start. If not it will be Helander. Edmundson is, currently, miles behind either of those two in terms of ability. I’d have no fears over either of the three of them against Dykes tbh. I thought Dykes looked sluggish against Motherwell last night in all honesty.
 

So Mote It Be

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I’d give Edmundson a start.

Would rather he was given some first team action than risk having Katic, Balogun & Helander all crocked at the same time.

Edmundson may not be first pick but he’s rarely put a foot wrong when called upon.
 

GazzaG

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I know that, but would you rather play someone who has played 90 minutes against Leverkusen and featured in our last 2 league games, or a lesser player whose last involvement was a friendly nearly 3 weeks ago?
I'd play Helander over Edmundson all day, I don't have any fears over George getting the nod though
 

Commentator

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Only the first game there last season. The second game, 2-0win - Dykes was crawling out of Helanders pocket come final whistle.

Big Fil seemingly doesn't make the sane mistake twice!
Assuming you're not making an oblique reference to him being a berserker, you've nailed it, Scarlett.
He has looked not too clever on occasion but he doesn't make a habit of it. In short, he's a pro.
 

Rio Loyal

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I hope not he is useless
That’s a bit out of order he’s a young guy and our fastest CB or was before Balogun came in ,
Helander is a good defender but not quick at the best of times and we play deeper when he comes on .
 

Laudrup11Cooper

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Balogun exudes confidence.Something that none of our other center backs do.
Must be that German descent.Ithink him and McLaughlin could turn out to be our most shrewd signings of the summer.
As for Sunday.Helander doesn’t look up to full fitness for me.
Would much rather it was Big George.
He will do just fine.
 

prenzlauerbear

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There is not a chance Edmundson will come in on Sunday. Helander played 90 minutes against Leverkusen and got 45 the other night. He plays.
 

Southsidefollower

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This guy has been a great signing but it’s one position where we really do have great strength in depth.
I wouldn’t be phased about either helander or edmundson starting. Bring katic back in the new year and it’s an area of the pitch where we truely have great cover
 

Gee

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That’s a bit out of order he’s a young guy and our fastest CB or was before Balogun came in ,
Helander is a good defender but not quick at the best of times and we play deeper when he comes on .
Davie Weir had no pace Terry Butcher too the first yard in in your head and positional sense is far more important. Edmundson really isn’t very good at all he gets caught ball watching and his positional sense is terrible
 

Rio Loyal

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Davie Weir had no pace Terry Butcher too the first yard in in your head and positional sense is far more important. Edmundson really isn’t very good at all he gets caught ball watching and his positional sense is terrible
He’s hardly the worse and to call a young guy rubbish Is a poor show.

I can’t remember many games he’s cost us and has been outstanding in several including Braga away .
 

Gee

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He’s hardly the worse and to call a young guy rubbish Is a poor show.

I can’t remember many games he’s cost us and has been outstanding in several including Braga away .
Sorry it’s my opinion age has nothing to do with it and btw he isn’t a youngster he is Two week short of turning 23 hardly a youngster he is all the player he will ever be We are guilty of calling players youngsters far too much anyone over 21 is not a youngster anymore Edmundson will never be a regular starter with us he will end up in lower leagues down south within 3 yrs
 

MearnsUnionist

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Balogun exudes confidence.Something that none of our other center backs do.
Must be that German descent.Ithink him and McLaughlin could turn out to be our most shrewd signings of the summer.
As for Sunday.Helander doesn’t look up to full fitness for me.
Would much rather it was Big George.
He will do just fine.

Helander has played against Leverkusen, St Mirren and St Johnstone in the past week.

George hasn't played for almost 3 weeks and hasn't played a competitive minute this season yet.

Helander will be more match fit than Edmundson, I'd say.
 

Nathan9719972

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Picking up such an injury at this age, be lucky to see much more of him, suspect it’ll be Helander and Goldson for the foreseeable
 

Laudrup1

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Edmundson has the strength to deal with dykes.
Helander dealt with Dykes just fine the 2nd time he played at Livingston.

It only took him 90 minutes to get used to that carpet of a pitch and he was ideal on it.

It's taken Barisic a year to find his form since he signed with us.

Let's not write off a Swedish international because he struggled a wee bit on a new park against an unfamiliar player.
 

Laudrup1

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Evening Times are reporting he got hooked at half time as he couldn’t cope with St Johnstone’s front man. Absolutely clueless
There comes a point where newspapers just shouldn't be mentioned on here or any Rangers social media channels (club based or fan media) at all.

You wouldn't take heed of the town drunk rambling at your in the street after his 2nd bottle of whisky for the day.

These sort of comments in the press carry the same level of worth.

They're still taken at some sort of value as far as comments on Rangers go. They should be entirely blanked from our thoughts.
 

JeffreySpauIding

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From press conference he is out for the Livingston game, waiting on the results of a scan, problem with his quad.

Hopefully we are not about to suffer the reason he is available on a free.
 
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