FC Porto next then, what to expect?

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I fully expect them to target Tav's area, they'd be stupid not to. Target that area, drag Goldson out and lookee there a big hole to exploit.
 

KensingtonBlue

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I think we’ll draw 1-1.

They’re no great shakes. Can’t see their attack troubling us too much.

The pressure is off and that’s when we perform our best. I wouldn’t be surprised if we even pulled off a 2-1 win.
 

Gerrard55

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Hardest game of the group.

A draw would be absolutely fantastic, but dont see us getting that if the same few undroppables play given their recent form
 

PMB1872

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Depends how well we defend and whether Kent is fit enough to start. If we have a couple of counter attack threats playing and no defensive brain farts, I’d not rule out a narrow win for us. As it is I suspect we will lose by a couple.
 

PMB1872

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Main focus should be Motherwell on Sunday. No point getting a result on Thursday and dropping points on Sunday.

Until the next international break we need to win every game in the league and make the final of the league cup. The 2 Porto games are a bonus.
Totally agree. Aside from the money aspect couldn’t care less about Europe now compared to a title or even trophy win.
 

strathavenbear

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Think we'll be subject of a narrow defeat, would take a draw just now.
I expect this place to be unbearable on Thursday evening if we lose
 

wilso10

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It's going to be a similar game to the Young Boys game but I expect them to be much better when they have the ball.

Our defence is going to have to be extremely disciplined, with no stupid individual errors because they will hurt us.

I actually think because they will come out at us it will suit us, just like it did against Young Boys for large spells of the game, however we need to be clinical when the chances come our way.

We absolutely need Ryan Jack for this one.

1-2 win for us.
 

Recoba

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Marega has been declared fit for them, a very powerful striker who could cause us big problems.

Any result would not surprise me but they are big favourites.
 

Bluebrox

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Think we'll be subject of a narrow defeat, would take a draw just now.
I expect this place to be unbearable on Thursday evening if we lose
I think most would expect a defeat. I hate defeat as much as the next bear but when you come up a better side and they beat you then you just have to accept it and move on. I think that will be the case on Thursday.
 

JamboReid1874

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Got caught out badly by Krasnodar in CL qualifier.

Ze Luis up front has scored 6 in the 7 league games he's played, he's big and physical and would expect him to start and rest Aboubakar or Marega (Recoba says he's declared fit though) who are first choice.

Luis Diaz is a new signing who Morelos may know from international duty, not the quickest for a wide player but very clever with his passing.

Point would be a terrific result.
 

StaunchEnclosure

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Main focus should be Motherwell on Sunday. No point getting a result on Thursday and dropping points on Sunday.

Until the next international break we need to win every game in the league and make the final of the league cup. The 2 Porto games are a bonus.
Completely agree.

And I'd go as far as personnel changes for Thursday, resting for Sunday.
 

Earl of Leven

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It's a free hit...as long as we don't make ludicrous individual mistakes and get NO injuries then we should go and enjoy it.
 

Danger Zone

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I’d bite your hand off for a draw. I expect a defeat though, they’re a good side and we’ve got one or two players in the side just now who are passengers.
 

Vamos_buffalo

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3rd in their league doesn’t really tell the whole story.

They’re level on points with 2nd and 1 point behind first. 6 wins, 1 loss so far and have won their last 5 league matches (best form in the league).

A point would be excellent.

FF will be a laugh if we lose.
We could lose to Liverpool next week mate and this place would be incredible
 

Vamos_buffalo

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I think we’ll draw 1-1.

They’re no great shakes. Can’t see their attack troubling us too much.

The pressure is off and that’s when we perform our best. I wouldn’t be surprised if we even pulled off a 2-1 win.
And this is the exact reason this place turns into meltdown when we don’t win games
 

Ronniemca

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It's going to be a similar game to the Young Boys game but I expect them to be much better when they have the ball.

Our defence is going to have to be extremely disciplined, with no stupid individual errors because they will hurt us.

I actually think because they will come out at us it will suit us, just like it did against Young Boys for large spells of the game, however we need to be clinical when the chances come our way.

We absolutely need Ryan Jack for this one.

1-2 win for us.
Wouldn't have Jack playing this one.Much more crucial that he is available and fresh for the weekend.His presence won't make any difference to the result in Portugal ,we are taking nothing from that game.Keeping our main players fresh for the league games is essential imo
 

wilso10

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Wouldn't have Jack playing this one.Much more crucial that he is available and fresh for the weekend.His presence won't make any difference to the result in Portugal ,we are taking nothing from that game.Keeping our main players fresh for the league games is essential imo
Not sure where to begin with this.
 

Chris01

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I think we’ll draw 1-1.

They’re no great shakes. Can’t see their attack troubling us too much.


The pressure is off and that’s when we perform our best. I wouldn’t be surprised if we even pulled off a 2-1 win.
Based on what?

Soares if he plays has 35 goals in 67 games (inc 2 against young boys)
Marega has 33 goals in 67
Ze Luis has 6 goals in 7 games


And our defence at the minute is very very low on confidence.
 

Klos the Boss

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Wouldn't have Jack playing this one.Much more crucial that he is available and fresh for the weekend.His presence won't make any difference to the result in Portugal ,we are taking nothing from that game.Keeping our main players fresh for the league games is essential imo
This is the perfect game for Jack. Porto are technically good, but they're soft, they don't like a scrap and if we get in their faces from the off and let them know its going to be a battle, then we'll take at least a point.

If we sit back and try to catch them on the break then we'll most likely lose.
 

wilso10

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This is the perfect game for Jack. Porto are technically good, but they're soft, they don't like a scrap and if we get in their faces from the off and let them know its going to be a battle, then we'll take at least a point.

If we sit back and try to catch them on the break then we'll most likely lose.
We also need to be clever with the ball when we have it, which is Ryan Jack down to a tee.
 

PortoyMortoy

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Not expecting much, Porto are a good side and when the group was announced this game would be the one you write off. Would be a incredible result to get anything from it
 

sapper

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We seem to play better in Europe, than in the league, but I can't see anything other than a defeat for us. If we can't raise our game to beat Hearts, we don't have a hope of winning against a team like Porto.
 

superstar304

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They lost 2-0 to feyenoord so they are not unbeatable. We are more than capable of getting a result here as we should have plenty of space into in the forward areas which suits us.

whilst I agree the league and Sunday’s game are top priority there’s no way Gerrard isn’t playing a “full strength” team in this game with Tav, Goldson etc all playing. If Jack is fit he will play.
 

TN8

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It's a free hit really. If we look competitive against them and could take a draw it would be brilliant.
 

Gers

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Can’t play tht normal formation we play. Got to play with natural wingers if tht means dropping arfield then so be it.

Old Walter formation tomorrow 4-5-1 bore the tits off them get a point.

Be delighted if that was the out come
 

BlueSeaOfIbrox

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1-0 or 2-0 porto

Anything other than a loss would be amazing for us but I can't see it imo. This is the only game that I see in in europe group as a definite loss. Porto are just too good and even getting a point at home would be a difficult task nevermind away.
 

govwalker

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horrible game to try bounce back from
It isn't really.

We're in No lose situation.

Everyone expects Porto too beat us. But they are NOWHERE near the team we played with McLeish in charge. They aren't world beaters either.

This game suits us. Ie a team actually playing football and opening up against us.

Think we might be pleasantly surprised if we cut out the daft errors.
 

JamieBTB

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It isn't really.

We're in No lose situation.

Everyone expects Porto too beat us. But they are NOWHERE near the team we played with McLeish in charge. They aren't world beaters either.

This game suits us. Ie a team actually playing football and opening up against us.

Think we might be pleasantly surprised if we cut out the daft errors.

Lets be honest mate if it doesn't go well on Thursday there will be people in hysteria on here
 

govwalker

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Lets be honest mate if it doesn't go well on Thursday there will be people in hysteria on here
Hardly as the bookies odds tell us all we need to know. Anything is a bonus.

These games suit us way better than Domestic games away like yesterday do.

Porto were a Far better team in 2005 I think it was and we went there and got a point and we weren't really hanging on for it either.
 

JamieBTB

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Hardly as the bookies odds tell us all we need to know. Anything is a bonus.

These games suit us way better than Domestic games away like yesterday do.

Porto were a Far better team in 2005 I think it was and we went there and got a point and we weren't really hanging on for it either.
I agree mate but trust me if they give us the runaround there will be an overreaction from some lol
 
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