I like what i’ve seen so far. Looks promising, and but for a referee that shouldn’t even be near an under 11’s game, that showed him a yellow card today, he could possibly have had a solid hour, or more.
I agree with that.
I dont know why Sands was chosen to come on before him today, hes not good enough at centre half.
All these interviews the board are doing they keep talking about pathways for youth players, well we need Gio to stop playing Sands at cb ahead of King.
He will need to be good on that left side of defence because barisic is targeted every single game because the opposition know he is weak not to bad going forward but something has happened that he shits his pants defending.Not going to get too carried away after 45 minutes, but I thought we saw today why we brought him to the club.
A composed and effective performance, having a natural left sided centre back made the defence look far more solid. We defended corners well, and rarely looked like getting caught out with a direct ball through the middle.
Obviously taken off to make sure he starts on Tuesday.
Hope this can be the start of good things from him in a Rangers shirt.
Better then bassey ffs calm your jettsPositionally very, very good. I'd argue in that aspect he's far above Sands and even Bassey tbh. Always in the right position to clear away crosses/corners and it made Goldson look more confident too. Looking forward to seeing more of him now.
Aye I did read it
So Ben Davies plated 45mins yet better the Bassey positionly
Signed by Premier League clubs a take it you mean Liverpool who never played him once even when they were threadbare in cbYes. Bassey's positioning was his biggest weakness - luckily he usually had his pace to bail him out. To be fair, it was expected, as he was a relative youngster who hadn't played too many senior games.
This thread is on initial thoughts on Ben Davies, so yes I was saying based on 45 minutes he is better than Bassey positionally. It's not that outrageous a statement - most 27 year olds who were deemed good enough to be signed by a Premier League club are generally better positionally than players with essentially one season of senior football under their belt.
I usually prefer making short, fairly obvious statements and not having to spend multiple paragraphs having to explain them, but let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.
Disagree but our opinions don't matterKing was poor against Dundee Utd and as well as selling the goal, he struggled throughout against Tony Watt.
He's nowhere near ready for our 1st team yet.
Sands is definitely more of a defensive midfielder, but has still performed better than King in central defence and against far better opposition.
His booking was ridiculously harsh, it just seemed like the ref took the opportunity to book one of our defenders when it wasn’t even a bad challenge, the kind the hammer throwers and them get away with all the time.Cruised it. I thought his booking was very harsh.
Putting aside the fact it wasn't his pass for a minute, you managed to spell a player's name correctly!His pass to Matondo which led to the goal was world class.
He’s a ball playing centre half and could end up a great signing for us. Reminded me of Dave Smith a bit today. Keen to see more.
Absolutely. That is what infuriates me most about the shocking decisions refs get away with in our games.His booking was ridiculously harsh, it just seemed like the ref took the opportunity to book one of our defenders when it wasn’t even a bad challenge, the kind the hammer throwers and them get away with all the time.
Matondo's 'foul' on Gordon was more worthy of a card than DaviesHis booking was ridiculously harsh, it just seemed like the ref took the opportunity to book one of our defenders when it wasn’t even a bad challenge, the kind the hammer throwers and them get away with all the time.
I think you might be basing your opinion on that one mistake mate.Tackled himself and then got booked trying to retrieve it was a big moment so if you can’t remember that then ……did you watch it