Jesus Christ, we’re playing a team at a venue we’ve struggled massively at. We’re not playing East fife in the cup.Id have a front 3 of Barker, Morelos and Jones.
Kent on bench as needs a restas does Hagi us Jones knows the pitch.
Maybe try Zungu in a 3 with 2 from Kamara, Jack and Arfield. Rest Davis
Would also go with Balogun over Helander and even maybe Bassey for Borna
I was a strong advocate of picking Hagi last night but he would come out of my team for Sunday.Kent's form has dropped off the last few games. If it wasn't Killie away next i would want him rested but need a player like him for these games. Kent, Aribo, Hagi and Kamara are all players who are good with the ball in tight situations so would have them all starting on Sunday along with Alfie back in the side. Defence picks itself so only position up for debate should be Davis or Jack
This picking McLaughlin as he can play like Xavi from goals needs to stop.McLaughlin
Tav Goldson Helander Barisic
Arfield Jack Kamara
Expect us to have a lot of the ball and the task will be more about breaking them down rather than worrying too much about them. So, have McLaughlin and Helander instead of McGregor and Balogun as they’re better at playing out from the back.
Davis gets a rest, Arfield in midfield as we’re more attacking when he’s in there. Aribo because of his trickery and goal threat. Morelos because he’s still the best forward we have.
I think it’ll be a tough game and wouldn’t surprise me if 0-0 at half time and we need something from the bench. Roofe, Itten double substitution to change it.
It didn't stem from FF, I'd say it's more to do with top managers using GKs as starting point in passing patterns. Whether you like it or not it's a tactic our own manager employs, the keeper has to be comfortable on the ball nowadays and McLauglin is more comfortable than McGregor.This picking McLaughlin as he can play like Xavi from goals needs to stop.
Now he’s recovered from injury it is undeniable McGregor is our number 1. No one is scoring goals and winning games because the goalkeeper passes like Pirlo. It’s a wild idea that’s got out of control on here.
The fact our manager picks AM every match he is fully fit appears to negate your point that JM “is the better option“ in these games.It didn't stem from FF, I'd say it's more to do with top managers using GKs as starting point in passing patterns. Whether you like it or not it's a tactic our own manager employs, the keeper has to be comfortable on the ball nowadays and McLauglin is more comfortable than McGregor.
McGregor is undoubtedly the better keeper but if we're controlling games the way we are then McLauglin is the better option if it means we can make the pitch bigger and feel more comfortable leaving keeper to be pressed on the ball.
Teams are using their keeper to draw opposition onto them which leaves space further up the pitch and makes it easier to score.
The Jack Kamara issue wasn’t the players. It was the tactics and strategy the manager employed.Sightly surprised so many folk are wanting to see the Jack/Kamara pairing against an ultra defensive team... But I guess depends on how fit Davis will be.
If Roofe is completely over his injury, I'd move him into Hagi's role and bring Alfie, Helander and Aribo in. Can't wait to see both Aribo and Roofe playing together against one of these zero ambition teams
Aye, fatigue is just a made up concept.I don’t understand this ‘tired’ argument.
90 min twice a week shouldn’t be beyond super fit athletes.
Tennis players manage up to 5 hours every other day with no team mates to help.
And it’s amazing how much less tiring it is when you are winning.
The fact our manager picks AM every match he is fully fit appears to negate your point that JM “is the better option“ in these games.
If you are going to cite the manager for the implementation of the Pirlo-keeper strategy you must also concede that the fact the same manage always picks AM when fit suggests that fans on here are wildly overstating the importance of this tactic or JM’s superiority in executing it.
Cant have it both ways. Can’t cite the manager as the argument for employing this purported essential tactic, but then ignore the fact the manager prefers AM anyway.
Or the factory workers on 12hr continental shifts or shop workers working every hour god sends on minimum wage to make ends meet.Tell that to medical staff who are knocking out six 12 hour shifts a week.