Will Aribo kick on or struggle?

The Predator

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Me and the Mrs are always in disagreement when it comes to Aribo.

For me I feel he looks better than he actually is at times due to how well he can trap a ball and retain possession.

But alot of the time he doesn't do a great deal with the ball for me. His finishing is also very hit or miss.
 

Pepperami

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Hopefully he can kick on, he's been one of the brighter performers this season.

I feel like he always takes one too many touches though when he gets into good areas, just needs a bit more composure.
 

Bigeye

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Big Joe is my favourite Ranger, his ability to shield the ball is amazing, no wonder Balogun and the Nigerians call him Spider Legs.
Super Ranger , Super Eagle, Super Joe Aribo.
 

Chris the Bandito

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If we're going to play with more width and crosses then the central 10 arriving late is going to get a shed load of chances, and needs to be a goalscorer as we'll probably get less from the wider players.

If his finishing doesn't improve he'll lose the spot to Arfield who has the correct skillset and gives us more physicality to support the midfield. Aribo is a goal threat but it's usually flicked headers or dribbling into the box. Timing runs and finishing first time isn't something he's demonstrated so far but he is absolutely capable of it given his technical ability and his athleticism. The question is more about his willingness to keep making the runs and his desire to attack the ball with defenders hurling themselves at it.
 

47blue

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Gio and Makaay will sort Aribo out(in the best way. Makaay strikes me as a no nonsense type. Aribo will thrive under him. Get in the box often enough and the goals will come.
 

Alan Johnson

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God bless the Rangers,
Never fear, inevitably we shall have our years of failure, and when they arrive, we must reveal tolerance and sanity. No matter the days of anxiety that come our way, we shall emerge stronger because of the trials to be overcome.
 

Captain_Buns

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From the little we’ve seen/heard/read about Gio’s style of play it’s likely we’ll try to:
- get the ball forward more quickly,
- keep wingers high and wide to stretch the opponents defense and try isolate them with one on ones,
- keep the forward in the box most of the time.

I think we’re all hopeful that the above will get the best out of Kent and Morelos especially but I was thinking about Aribo.

Space in front of him will allow him to make late runs into the box more easily and thread through balls but he likes to dwell on the ball (or is that unfair?) and not sure that suits us getting it forward quicker.

Ultimately the more space the better for talented attacking players so I think he’ll benefit. He’s a bag of tricks with ridiculously quick feet but I think he’ll be more effective if we can create more space in attacking areas.

Think we only got glimpses of his ability under Gerrard, if we can get the most out of him, Kent, Morelos and Hagi then we’ll be unstoppable.

He’ll kick on
 

Bluethruandthru

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If he doesn’t improve his finishing then aye he might struggle.

Fantastic player on his game but his finishing is nothing short of woeful at times. Just lacks that wee bit of composure
Is the correct answer.

Until such times as this is sorted (and it can be sorted) he's unfulfilled potential as far as I'm concerned.
He's a player with massive ability, the best here at Rangers for years imo, but he has to add significantly more goals to his game.
Do this and we would be out of sight in this league with the chances we create. we'd also have one hell of an asset to sell on at the end of the season.
 

MaxiMols12

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From the little we’ve seen/heard/read about Gio’s style of play it’s likely we’ll try to:
- get the ball forward more quickly,
- keep wingers high and wide to stretch the opponents defense and try isolate them with one on ones,
- keep the forward in the box most of the time.

I think we’re all hopeful that the above will get the best out of Kent and Morelos especially but I was thinking about Aribo.

Space in front of him will allow him to make late runs into the box more easily and thread through balls but he likes to dwell on the ball (or is that unfair?) and not sure that suits us getting it forward quicker.

Ultimately the more space the better for talented attacking players so I think he’ll benefit. He’s a bag of tricks with ridiculously quick feet but I think he’ll be more effective if we can create more space in attacking areas.

Think we only got glimpses of his ability under Gerrard, if we can get the most out of him, Kent, Morelos and Hagi then we’ll be unstoppable.
I’ve always played those 4 and 2 sitting on FM and its always worked for me
 

Bowery Boy

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Aribo has the talent to be the best player in Scotland imo. Just needs to be more ruthless in the final third. He's much better further forward than in midfield for me.
 

thenorthseabear

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I still feel we have the same problem as we did under the previous managers system in that it should be Hagi or Aribo in behind Morelos.
I feel when they both play it slows the team down.
When a number 10 looks up he should have wide players with pace running in behind and looking to slip the ball in.
When we look right we go into Hagi or Aribo’s feet and we lose a bit of momentum in the break.
On a side not if we play two in the midfield it’s ideal for Kamara and Jack.
 

WDYGH

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Me and the Mrs are always in disagreement when it comes to Aribo.

For me I feel he looks better than he actually is at times due to how well he can trap a ball and retain possession.

But alot of the time he doesn't do a great deal with the ball for me. His finishing is also very hit or miss.
I known what you mean. I think, a bit like Hagi, you need to use him in a specific role, which we don’t do.

When you sign players like this, you need to put them in the role they are best suited to, or you really don’t get anywhere near the best out of them.

For me, both Aribo and Hagi are best centrally, in the hole behind the striker(s). That way, they can create, using their ability to go either way to beat a man and play a killer pass.

Sticking them out wide limits their ability and makes them too predictable.
 

Bluethruandthru

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The guy has talent in barrel loads. He just needs to learn to finish. If I was Gio I would have Makaay constantly going through shooting practice with him. It's the only thing missing from his game. Playing him further forward with his abundant fast footwork and enhanced shooting skills could just take us to another level this season.
Agreed practice practice practice!

The faints, the trickery, the ball winning and athleticism all come naturally to this big guy, but if it's goals we want from him it really isn't any more complicated than focussed and consistent practice.
Get him on that training field with the coach and work at it until it becomes second nature then watch his numbers improve. There's no reason at all Aribo shouldn't be scoring every other week for Rangers.
 

RH91

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He's the 1 player we should be looking to build the team around, most talented player we have currently in the squad & has really improved since coming here

Hopefully a new management team will see him sign a new deal
 

Bernie Gunther

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Big Joe, like Kent, at times need to do the simple thing rather than taking on two or three opponents. It almost looks like they enjoy giving them a chance to catch up so they can bamboozle them again. A wee bit less of the cage football, at least until we're three up, please chaps.
 

Brian_Fantana

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He lacks a killer instinct. A lot of the players in this team do.

Aribo wants to wait for a perfect pass where he won’t lose possession, rather than trying to hurt teams with a gamble. Hagi is the opposite, it’s all or nothing with him, hence the assist numbers and the criticism from fans when he loses the ball.

There’s no doubt Aribo is massively talented and if Gio can get a bit of aggression into his play then to steal a quote ‘arry redknapp: “this boy can go right to the very top!”
 

Tpol_rfc

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For all the 'tricks are for the circus' comment was linked to Kent I think in reality the management team have to be working with Aribo on this.

His first movement/touch is so often the right one but he checks back into traffic or ducks out the obvious pass too often.

So often this season he's just ended up smothered by the opposition after doing the first bit well.
My thoughts exactly mate. It's not anything difficult or earth shattering he needs to change to go to the next level. Just release the ball at the right time, that's it.
Far too many times what he does at first is great sometimes winning the ball then getting himself out of tight situations with great footwork and use of body only to far too often push his luck too far and lose the ball when there had been a pass on just before.
 

Fuertebear55

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Joe prefers to assist than to go for goal if Gio change's his mindset and with a little more confidence he would score a good few goals this season.
 
I've still yet to be fully convinced by Aribo.

For all the talk of 'He could have had a hat trick' on Thursday, I feel that sums up a lot of his time with us - He get's 70-80% of the way but then struggles with his end product and really hasn't kicked on in terms of goals or assists. It's worth pointing out that in his last 25 games in Europe he's had 1 goal and 0 assists.

He got 11 G&A's his first season, 10 last season and is tracking to 10 this season again. Those aren't terrible numbers, but compared to Roofe, who he's been effectively competing with for that place on the right he's nowhere near. He's clearly talented, I just would have really have expected him to have kicked on by now after 2 and a half years.

It will be interesting to see how he does in a No.10 if that's what we stick with as he's clearly not a centre mid and I'm not convinced he has the build/speed to play on the wing. Saying that - I could say the exact same about Hagi who'd I'd love to see as a 10.
 

Mackania

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I've still yet to be fully convinced by Aribo.

For all the talk of 'He could have had a hat trick' on Thursday, I feel that sums up a lot of his time with us - He get's 70-80% of the way but then struggles with his end product and really hasn't kicked on in terms of goals or assists. It's worth pointing out that in his last 25 games in Europe he's had 1 goal and 0 assists.

He got 11 G&A's his first season, 10 last season and is tracking to 10 this season again. Those aren't terrible numbers, but compared to Roofe, who he's been effectively competing with for that place on the right he's nowhere near. He's clearly talented, I just would have really have expected him to have kicked on by now after 2 and a half years.

It will be interesting to see how he does in a No.10 if that's what we stick with as he's clearly not a centre mid and I'm not convinced he has the build/speed to play on the wing. Saying that - I could say the exact same about Hagi who'd I'd love to see as a 10.
I agree with you entirely. He doesn't influence anywhere near enough games.

He is also in the habit of playing well for the first ten to twenty minutes of games then not being seen again until the 75th minute when he gets replaced.

If someone offered us a good bid for him then I'd take it in a heartbeat. You could get a more influential player than him easily.
 

linthousebear1981

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If Aribo can find more composer in front of goal then he is a 20m plus player as he has the technical ability, he has the strength, he has reasonable pace. He has all the attributes be a very dangerous attacking midfielder, he needs to add more goals to his game.
 

Smoky bear

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I love seeing Aribo play, velcro feet turns players with ease and I prefer him to play more forward on the right, I don't know if Gio would play a 4 2 3 1 if he did the 3 I'd pick would be Kent, Aribo and Hagi central behind Morelos.
For me Aribo has the ability to play out on the right, in midfield and he had a game at left back if I remember correctly and didn't look out of place, but I prefer him to play on the right of the 3, yes his finishing could be better but he is giving himself chances and more goals should come
 

Barrymoped

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I can’t see why he would struggle?
He needs to work on his finishing of course but he is still relatively young with a fair bit of improvement in him.
He has it all, if he can find more consistency he will be a huge player for us.
 

gersandproud

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I've posted many times about our Joe
IMO he's a really talented, skillful & exciting player with incredible ability

However I've also said I'm struggling to know how to get the most out of him - because he's nowhere near as effective as he could be

I'd like to think his talents will be better served under a 'Dutch' system / approach (whatever that may entail)

Like posts above have suggested- Ron Makaay's coaching might get more goals out of him - but I don't really mind if he s not scoring regularly if he's setting up others more often than he currently is

I'd certainly prefer to keep him rather than lose him -
I just hope he's about to settle into the next improved version of his development & it only takes a few more tweeks to his play for him to become a top top star - because I'm convinced he's not far away already
 

Highland Gers

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Great player and with still room for improvement.

Get the feeling we will sell him soon - maybe even at Christmas. Just a hunch
 

The Lone Sniper

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He's stood up and taken responsibility when we've had very few players do so over the past few weeks/months.

Very talented and I'd be surprised if Gio isn't excited to work with him.

Like most of our best players though, I suspect he'll want a move away in January or next summer.
 

SDF

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He lacks a killer instinct. A lot of the players in this team do.

Aribo wants to wait for a perfect pass where he won’t lose possession, rather than trying to hurt teams with a gamble. Hagi is the opposite, it’s all or nothing with him, hence the assist numbers and the criticism from fans when he loses the ball.

There’s no doubt Aribo is massively talented and if Gio can get a bit of aggression into his play then to steal a quote ‘arry redknapp: “this boy can go right to the very top!”

I agree with this.

Aribo has every tool you could possibly want in an attacking midfielder - physically strong, quick, killer first touch, wonderful close control, can hit the ball with power and accuracy - the only thing missing is the gallus streak.

He seems such a quiet and softly spoken guy you wonder if the ability to be a nasty bastard is in his make up.
 

barcelonabear

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Flatters to deceive an awful lot, don’t think he developed the basics as much as I thought under Gerrard, Got a feeling gio will turn him into a monster playing behind striker
 

W*A*T*P

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Must work on his ability to use his right foot. Finishing and decision making could improve as well but with the right coaching he will kick on.
 

SpikeRFC

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Aribo has so much natural ability, but he does need to improve in a few aspects of his game.

His decision making must improve. He very often will beat a couple of players and then run into trouble instead of releasing it.

I suppose Hagi and Kent are very similar in that they are all capable of excellent work but all guilty of losing possession too often.

That will hopefully be something our new boss and his team will work on with them.
 

BlueHaze

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Aribo just one of quite a few players with fantastic ability with built in inconsistency,Bi-polar performances.
 

Texas ranger

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He’ll kick on under this management team. If he can add more goals to his game, and I believe he will, he moves onto another level.
 

devilman

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He needs to do better with the shooting, sometimes he needs to just let fly rather than constantly looking to dribble. Even when he does create good space he tends to move on for some more dribbling.

Such a capable player and if he can add more regular goals then amazing. If not, he starts to become a bit of an issue.
 

Cucumbear

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Joe Aribo will improve greatly under our new management and will attract serious money. If Ceptic can get 8 figures for Ayer, a player who in my honest opinion was rank rotten, then we should command 8 figures for a great proportion of our players
 

Texas ranger

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Must work on his ability to use his right foot. Finishing and decision making could improve as well but with the right coaching he will kick on.
I don’t think that’s happening regarding the right foot. It would be nice but he doesn’t look to have that ability to develop it. Still you look at some of the players who made a living out of only having a left foot. Maradona, Cooper, etc and he’ll do ok.
 
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