We really do need reinforcements

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That was a tough watch, far too similar to last season in terms of having a great period of play but failing to capitalise the way we should. We just waste far too many chances for my liking and looking at our bench makes me worry significantly.

We definitely need a few quality players in if we’re to challenge for the title otherwise it’ll be a case of same ol’. We’ve got the points and that’s what counts, but there’s no doubt in my mind that same type of performance will inevitably cost us a lot of points too.
 

gibby_ff

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That was a tough watch, far too similar to last season in terms of having a great period of play but failing to capitalise the way we should. We just waste far too many chances for my liking and looking at our bench makes me worry significantly.

We definitely need a few quality players in if we’re to challenge for the title otherwise it’ll be a case of same ol’. We’ve got the points and that’s what counts, but there’s no doubt in my mind that same type of performance will inevitably cost us a lot of points too.
We still need a central midfielder who can take control. And we will get one.
 

mathers1

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Hagi was quite a bit off it today.

Says it all that despite having 5 subs available we only made 1 and that’s with a game coming on Thursday.
 
We certainly do. Kamara, very poor need more drive from midfield, thought our new signing Balogun was excellent, need 2 more strikers as well Alfredo has lost his, sharpness. Take whatever money we can get for him and run as fast as we can
 

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It’s almost like we’ve got 3 more months of the transfer window and we’ve not played for 5 months
It’s almost like we can easily fall behind and chuck the league away well before the 3 months is out. I didn’t realise Aberdeen had been playing regularly over the last 4 months and that our staff weren’t allowed to search out suitable players during that time.
 

shota14

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There’s no one on that bench apart from arfield that can really come on and impact a game, ill be worried if in weeks to come that murphy, stewart and barker are still in the squad.
 

Danger Zone

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There’s no one on that bench apart from arfield that can really come on and impact a game, ill be worried if in weeks to come that murphy, stewart and barker are still in the squad.
I think some thought Barker had turned a corner, but it’s quite telling that even when the game began to open up at the end, Gerrard still never saw him as an attractive option.
 

JMCK

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That was a tough watch, far too similar to last season in terms of having a great period of play but failing to capitalise the way we should. We just waste far too many chances for my liking and looking at our bench makes me worry significantly.

We definitely need a few quality players in if we’re to challenge for the title otherwise it’ll be a case of same ol’. We’ve got the points and that’s what counts, but there’s no doubt in my mind that same type of performance will inevitably cost us a lot of points too.
The point of this OP is what exactly? Gerrard knows this, that much is obvious from yesterday's press conference; he hasn't changed one word since that defeat at Tynecastle.
 

JCDarcheville

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Strange to criticise the midfield in a game we completely controlled.

We do need more in attacking areas though. The gulf in standard between the first 11 and the bench is too large. Hagi has a poor second half, but there was nobody on the bench capable of coming on for him to make a difference.

We need to bring in some quality that is capable of challenging for a start. Hopefully we sell Morelos and get 3 first team standard players through reinvestment.
 

Colinrfc2

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It's pretty obvious that there's only certain players the manager trusts, no point in certain players being here if there not in the plans, we do need at least 3 players
 

Danger Zone

Just the tip...
The point of this OP is what exactly? Gerrard knows this, that much is obvious from yesterday's press conference; he hasn't changed one word since that defeat at Tynecastle.
For a bit of discussion on the extent to which we need players in and how our first competitive game illustrates how quickly we need them. You don’t like it, then bolt.
 

Gascoigne

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A tough watch? I must have been watching a different game.

We controlled it from start to finish, restricted them to one half chance, we were comfortable.

sure, we could have showed a bit more in the last third and upped the tempo at times, but its the first competitive game in 5 months, it’ll take time to get up to speed.

Swap Kamara for Zungu and you’ve got a great link between midfield and attack, another striker and we are in a good position.
 

dt17

A mate of mine.....
Gerrard said at the start we need more in the engine room. Jack, Kamara and even Davis playing together isn't the answer.

I think people are being overly critical though considering it's our first competitive game in 5 months against a team we usually struggle against. We didn't give them a sniff.
 

wd1872

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At no stage in the match were we even remotely tested. A total canter. Controlled the game from start to finish.

All it takes is one set piece, a scrappy goal for them and we are talking about dropping 2 points.

A movie we've seen far too often in the past few years.

We're a good Rangers team but to become a great Rangers team we need to be scoring the 2nd and 3rd goals week in week out and killing off teams, that's the only way we'll have a great season. We're not Juventus and won't be able to grind out 1-0's like that every game.
 
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