Team vs Motherwell

RangersLad1983

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I think if there are any changes it maybe Helander for Balogun as he looked like he maybe tweaked something against Aberdeen. No point taking risks.
Also Zungu might come in for Aribo as.it was his lapsein concentration that allowed Kennedy to break up field unchallenged.
Having said that if both Balogun and Aribo are fit and selected then i have no issue with that
Yep Aribo has been poor for a while now and is constantly caught on the ball, he would be my only change.
 

Valley Bluenose

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He had some great moments v Aberdeen. His feet are lightning but he needs to tighten up with his concentration
Right now we get the best out of Aribo further forward but, as yet, he is still a little indisciplined in fulfilling his defensive duties in a midfield three. Ultimately midfield is where he will excel and I remain of the view that, if we can hang onto them, we should be building around him and Kamara. I'm sure it will be coached into him. He certainly has all the attributes to develop into a major player.
 

Macca

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We’re short in midfield, I think he’s looked pretty good in his brief appearances so far and I worry about continually calling upon Davis when we get back to 2 games a week.
2 games a week is 5 weeks away. Davis has had 7 days recovery, he will be fine. Would be utter madness to put him in. He has done nothing yet to suggest he warrants a 1st team start but to be fair he needs time to settle before we may see the best of him.
 
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willg89

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I'd like to see Itten and Defoe get some meaningful minutes soon, but would be happy with the OP's starting XI

Think Itten would be well-suited to playing against them (his goal against them in the game last year was superb) but Morelos certainly has the requisite physicality to cope against them and can't be dropped after his performance v the sheep.
 

1914-18

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Was speaking to a colleague who is a Motherwell fan, speaks well about the game, be reckons we will absolutely annihilate them and they are bricking it from a doing
 

Polar bear

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I think if there are any changes it maybe Helander for Balogun as he looked like he maybe tweaked something against Aberdeen. No point taking risks.
Also Zungu might come in for Aribo as.it was his lapsein concentration that allowed Kennedy to break up field unchallenged.
Having said that if both Balogun and Aribo are fit and selected then i have no issue with that
Hopefully Helander in for Balogun and same team that aside.
Why?:rolleyes:
 

julescotia

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I'd start Zungu for this 1, prob for Aribo
A toss up between Helander & Balogun
Unless Roofe/Jack are back, which I dont think they will be .... then the rest picks its self.
 

AppleBear

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Yep Aribo has been poor for a while now and is constantly caught on the ball, he would be my only change.
Aribo is not poor. He's just not being played in his best position and being asked to do too much defensively, which is hindering his ability in the final third.

I'd like to see Zungu in their in Jack's role this weekend and Aribo pushed forward in place of Hagi.

McGregor
Tav - Goldson - Balogun - Barisic
Zungu - Davis - Kamara
Aribo - Morelos - Kent
 

Albertz Loyal

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Aribo is not poor. He's just not being played in his best position and being asked to do too much defensively, which is hindering his ability in the final third.

I'd like to see Zungu in their in Jack's role this weekend and Aribo pushed forward in place of Hagi.

McGregor
Tav - Goldson - Balogun - Barisic
Zungu - Davis - Kamara
Aribo - Morelos - Kent
If Zungu starts, would be straight swap. Hagi is playing well
 

Livibear

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Shagger

Tav
Goldson
Balogun
Barisic

Kamara
Davis
Jack or Aribo

Hagi
Morelos
Kent

This mob will be out to do damage on Sunday. The big Tarrier baseball player especially before he joins his boyhood heroes.
 
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bucks72

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Fair enough. My opinion and I’m entitled to it. I’ve said numerous times I think Helander is the best CB at the club.
I can see where you are coming from here when we need to defend for large parts of a game. But I feel Balogan is quicker against a counter attack though when we have 8 men up the park.
 

Vince

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Remember what they will do - as per recently at Ibrox: A full team defence, packed centrally allowing us space in the flanks. Frustrated at the lack of space centrally we starting launching crosses in - therefore playing to their strength and our weakness. They will do this at every minute up to going 0-2 down.

I would like to see their ‘allow us to cross plan‘ become a bit more dangerous to them by having Itten in the box. Having an aerial threat really makes their ploy a dangerous one to play considering the quality of our crossing.
 

BertsEBT

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Helander might come back in and hopefully Jack can make an appearance but I think it will be very similar to last weekend. The worst thing we could do is start fannying around with the team right now. If we can keep up the winning run until the Antwerp game then we might see some rotation and hopefully give the EL as good a shot as we can.
 

Strathbungo Bear

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It would be nice to have a very strong start to the game, get a few goals up and bring on a few peripheral players in the second half to get some minutes in their legs. I don't think goal difference will be an issue this season but good squad management could be a real bonus.
 

GallowgateBlue

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Same team as last week. The batteries should be recharged and ready to go with a week etween matches. Scud these cretins into next week and keep marching on. Hopefully another game closer come Sunday night.
 

tazzabear

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I think if there are any changes it maybe Helander for Balogun as he looked like he maybe tweaked something against Aberdeen. No point taking risks.
Also Zungu might come in for Aribo as.it was his lapsein concentration that allowed Kennedy to break up field unchallenged.
Having said that if both Balogun and Aribo are fit and selected then i have no issue with that
I’ve been debating similar on another thread.
Seems quite a punishment for one error.
If we took that approach, how many others could, should, you drop from Sunday.
Morelos for his first minute mistake with the keeper to beat?
Tavernier, who made a major mistake missing the penalty?
Balogun, for very poor defensive play when Aberdeen broke upfield almost straight after the early Morelos miss?
Goldson for a mistake during the same move?
 

Gibraltar Loyal

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I’ve been debating similar on another thread.
Seems quite a punishment for one error.
If we took that approach, how many others could, should, you drop from Sunday.
Morelos for his first minute mistake with the keeper to beat?
Tavernier, who made a major mistake missing the penalty?
Balogun, for very poor defensive play when Aberdeen broke upfield almost straight after the early Morelos miss?
Goldson for a mistake during the same move?
None of which resulted in Aberdeen scoring and getting back in the game.
Anyway whatever SG decides will be right for the team
 
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