Team vs Livi

Crown_Defender

Well-Known Member
Official Ticketer
Stewart isn't good enough and can’t see him getting near the starting 11 , apart from that can’t Argue the rest of your team.
I disagree about Stewart mate, although I appreciate he still has it all to prove in our shirt. A packed away defence at Ibrox, is exactly the type of game he has been bought for imo.
 

Realger34

Well-Known Member
Most of you have went with Kent and I hope yous are right.

But Gerrard has put him on a training programme to get him up to speed so might start on the bench.
 

Valley Bluenose

Well-Known Member
Despite FF having 'spoken' Goldson will not be omitted. I also reckon Kent will only feature from the bench.

The 6 from middle-to-front is a conundrum, with Davis, Kamara and Aribo all playing this midweek and Jack an injury doubt. I reckon King will come in but have no idea at all who he will replace. Its fair to say this is why we have an overload of midfield players. Feyenoord looms on the horizon as well, so the temptation to rotate will be high. Any permutation SHOULD be capable of getting the job done.

All that said, Livi are on a high and are a very physical team. You could see the sense in sticking with Katic for Helander, for example. We might also need the 'dig' of Jack (if fit), in particular, and Arfield rather than the more lightweight options. Docherty remains an option as well. Trying to pick a 6 for middle-to-front right now really is a bit of a lottery - which, in some ways, is nice. Hell, with Murphy getting just a 45 minute run-out in the Dev Squad today could he even be an option?

Something like this odd looking 4-1-3-1-1:

McGregor

Tavernier
Goldson
Helander
Barisic

Davis

Ojo
Kamara
Aribo

King

Morelos
 

Yeti_Hunter

Well-Known Member
Let's call a spade a spade. Goldson will have had 2 weeks off. If he isn't in the team he's been dropped/rotated, not rested. He doesn't need a rest after 2 weeks without a game.
This was my thinking tbh. Everyone saying he needs rested, just had two weeks.
 

chucknorris

Well-Known Member
mcgregor

tav goldson helander barisic

king jack aribo
stewart kent
morelos

From reading this you would think Goldson has had a terrible start to the season, one major balls up aside hes been fine.
 

Necro

Well-Known Member
mcgregor

tav goldson helander barisic

king jack aribo
stewart kent
morelos

From reading this you would think Goldson has had a terrible start to the season, one major balls up aside hes been fine.
Katic has been our best central defender by miles though, if one drops out for Helander it should be Goldson
 

Muzza

Well-Known Member
Many budding Steven Gerrard's on here. Hope he doesnt hold a grudge like some on here. Looking forward to seeing Kent back in a Gers strip. Goldson has had a rest and may or may not be selected. Personally would rest Jack and Aribo to make sure they are firing for Feyenoord.
 

Valley Bluenose

Well-Known Member
What in the name of god is that abomination?
Yup, I did describe it as 'odd'. Would I be shocked to see those players as the starting eleven? Nope. How they line up is anybody's guess. We even have some eejits calling for a 3/5 at the back.:eek:

You've not been brave enough to give us your lineup yet I notice. ;)
 

dynamo_rosco

Well-Known Member
Yup, I did describe it as 'odd'. Would I be shocked to see those players as the starting eleven? Nope. How they line up is anybody's guess. We even have some eejits calling for a 3/5 at the back.

You've not been brave enough to give us your lineup yet I notice.
I usually don't bother posting it if someone else has already beat me to it.

McGregor

Tav Katic Helander Barisic

King Davis Aribo

Ojo Morelos Kent



Kent will be fine for an hour or so.
 

Haining84

Well-Known Member
Arfield needs to be rested and I’d start Ojo.He needs to get back to putting in a good performance to get the last 2 out his system.
 

Valley Bluenose

Well-Known Member
I usually don't bother posting it if someone else has already beat me to it.

McGregor

Tav Katic Helander Barisic

King Davis Aribo

Ojo Morelos Kent



Kent will be fine for an hour or so.
Fair enough mate. So, the only differences in personnel (if not shape) are I have Goldson - we both know he won't be dropped - and I have Kent coming off the bench rather than starting, with Kamara starting instead and King further forward.

You're not a million miles away from my 'abomination'. ;):)
 

Bluerhap

Well-Known Member
McGregor.

Tav-Barisic-Helander-Katic

Davis-Kamara-King.

Kent-Morelos-Ojo
Would be surprised if Kent is started. He hasn’t had much competitive game time and they were giving him extra sessions to get his fitness up. Think he will start on the bench.
 

Graemeh89

Well-Known Member
Official Ticketer
I disagree about Stewart mate, although I appreciate he still has it all to prove in our shirt. A packed away defence at Ibrox, is exactly the type of game he has been bought for imo.
I hope you’re right , but previously he’s failed and Aberdeen and Birmingham , had a good season at Kilmarnock , and from what I’ve seen he’s miles off the quality required to make it at ibrox.
 

BlueSevenTwo

Well-Known Member
Wouldn’t make wholesale changes as 3 points are a must and Livingston have started well.
But time to see what Helander has got with Goldson most in need of a rest.
If any doubt about Jack bring in King or possibly for Aribo after his international exploits.
Everybody going for Kent for obvious reasons but how match fit is he , might be better as an impact sub until up to speed.
 

AzorIbrox

Well-Known Member
I'd definitely like to see Helander, King, Kent & Morelos come in to freshen things up and give these guys the opportunity to impress.

No one can feel hard done by after the previous performance.
 

Macdonsj

Well-Known Member
Mcgregor

Tavernier
Helander
Katic
Barisic

Jack
Davis
Aribo

Ojo
Morelos
Kent

Subs
Foderingham, goldson, Polster, Kamara, Stewart, defoe, king
 

Macdonsj

Well-Known Member
Wouldn’t make wholesale changes as 3 points are a must and Livingston have started well.
But time to see what Helander has got with Goldson most in need of a rest.
If any doubt about Jack bring in King or possibly for Aribo after his international exploits.
Everybody going for Kent for obvious reasons but how match fit is he , might be better as an impact sub until up to speed.
Aribo scored on his debut for Nigeria
Lad will be flying with confidence now
 

RainMan1972

Well-Known Member
Why did we sign him then?
Still trying to work that out Chuck.

I think there was a thought that Stewart would be fine in certain SPL matches maybe after a European game, the likes of at home to Hamilton, St Mirren etc and in some games like the league cup etc.

We haven’t seen that much of him yet aside from V East Fife (where was very poor) and a cameo v Hibs, there was a very nice assist for Defoe’s 2nd v St Joseph’s but that’s pretty much it. Still plenty time for him to come good, issue is how far down the pecking order is he? Kent, Ojo, Arfield, Jones are all definitely ahead of him. You could argue Barker and Murphy are as well. He’s not getting a game up front with Morelos and Defoe ahead of him.

Just seems like a free agent squad signing where it will turn out he will rarely play.
 

DylanGer

Well-Known Member
If Helander starts which I think is likely then I would be surprised if Katic isn't the man to be benched.
 

DylanGer

Well-Known Member
Wouldn’t be surprised if your right but imo shouldn’t be.
Katic is a fan favourite I think the harsh reality is Goldson is a better defender overall....he's getting a backlash from the OF game but in the world of Stevie G's he has lived a football life where a core of players tend to have a standing within a squad then means they play. He is not vice captain for no reason.

Of course I could be wrong but that's how I think it will go.
 

Macdonsj

Well-Known Member
Re: Katic
Last season 100% he'd be dropped for Helander

This season? Goldson been shaky to say the least
Stevie G talking up Niko as well

The message needs put out that poor performers have competition ready to come in
 

BlueSevenTwo

Well-Known Member
Not knocking Goldson and you are right about the vice captain bit , just think Katic has had the better start to the season.
 
Top