Your Team Vs Livingston?

Portals_Bear_Blue

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Mcgregor
Tav Goldson Katic Barasic
Jack Davis
Arfield Kent
Stewart Morelos

My thinking is it's like the formation Walter Smith played only instead of Davis wide right it's Arfield. Yes, we all know he's not a winger, but he wont be deployed as a winger. He can come inside to offer more options in central midfield and he's found his shooting boots in recent games.
Kent, even though he isn't playing well, is still one of our most threatening players. The biggest problem is he's being double-teamed and we're not exploiting the space that's left. That's where the two forwards come in. Morelos can work the channels and run in behind. Stewart has shown on plenty of occasions this season he can receive the ball at his feet and turn at goal to create something. Plus if Kent and Arfield come inside you can overload and push the full backs on. If you need more creativity Hagi can come on and reshuffle. It's just a shame we don't have a Prso or Jelavic upfront.
When has Kent shown he is threatening this season?
Other than hamilton away at the start of the season and against them at new year I can’t think of any

needs benched as it’s like playing with a man down

nowhere’s bear the standard of a £7million player and very much the player who had failed loans at Bristol city, Barnsley and Freiburg
 

Bigbluebear

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What is it with people sticking Tav and Barasic as part of a midfield 5? Let's just play everyone out of position to suit the formation! They're fullbacks and should remain there, their game is having the length of the park to run into.
Wing backs in a 3-5-2
 

Manno

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McGregor
Goldson Edmundson Katic
Tavernier Kamara Jack Barisic
Hagi
Morelos Kamberi​

If Barisic isn’t fit

McGregor
Tavernier Goldson Katic Halliday
Davis Jack
Stewart Hagi Jones
Morelos​
 

Ranger1003

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Now I'm not having a go at anyone here. But see anyone that can't see we need to play 2 out and out strikers need to watch our games again. Get 2 wingers getting to the bye line and balls in the box. So easy for full backs when our wide men want to come inside. There going into packed boxes and areas.
 

47blue

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Edmundson was torture against hamilton mate. Katic was dropped for a clean sheet vs Aberdeen.
Whoever plays vs Hamilton should have played last night to get the experience of playing on plastic.
There were no positives last night. None. I would be here all day if I wanted to analyse individual performances.
For me the players are playing for their futures now.
 

Stephen Johnston

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Whoever plays vs Hamilton should have played last night to get the experience of playing on plastic.
There were no positives last night. None. I would be here all day if I wanted to analyse individual performances.
For me the players are playing for their futures now.
Even if we had world class players we still wouldn’t be allowed to win the league.
 
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Geez it

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Whoever plays vs Hamilton should have played last night to get the experience of playing on plastic.
There were no positives last night. None. I would be here all day if I wanted to analyse individual performances.
For me the players are playing for their futures now.
Something needs to change, 3-4-3, 3-5-2, 4-3-1-2, 4-5-1. We can’t continually play 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1. Play hagi central also would help tbh.
 

dudzo

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Edmundson was torture against hamilton mate. Katic was dropped for a clean sheet vs Aberdeen.
I think it might have been making an arse of a challenge with cosgrove which left him with a one v one with our keeper to be fair.

Niko will get there but at the moment he's all over the camp
 

TheBlueBlazerV3

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I see you have left out our best and most technical player, Steven Davis.
I think you were infront of me at the game last night, shouting “well done Halliday” and clapping like a seal at every 5 yard pass he completed.

The standards really are low.
At least he was completing the passes, and attempting to build forward momentum.
How many times did our creative forces lose the ball by not being able to play a five yard pass or by playing the ball backwards?
Halliday is what he is, an honest, hard working utility player - he will never hide or shy away from the task - right now we need that mentality in more of the squad.
 

47blue

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Something needs to change, 3-4-3, 3-5-2, 4-3-1-2, 4-5-1. We can’t continually play 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1. Play hagi central also would help tbh.
Never mind formations, has Taverniers crossing improved? Has Morelos game management improved? How many No10s do we need? How many of our wingers are effective?
We have serious issues all over the park with an unbalanced and underutilised squad. Gerrard has been given money, 2 x DoF, a huge coaching team and a new 4 year contract. Apart from Europe he is failing.
Everyone of the squad and management team should be on notice now. This slump is unacceptable.
 

Geez it

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Never mind formations, has Taverniers crossing improved? Has Morelos game management improved? How many No10s do we need? How many of our wingers are effective?
We have serious issues all over the park with an unbalanced and underutilised squad. Gerrard has been given money, 2 x DoF, a huge coaching team and a new 4 year contract. Apart from Europe he is failing.
Everyone of the squad and management team should be on notice now. This slump is unacceptable.
Nobody was saying that 3-4 weeks ago when we battered celtic twice. Its not the personnel its the tactics and formations. The first 6 months we dropped points to them and aberdeen, teams now have us sussed. Why do you think they went 3-5-2?
 

Portals_Bear_Blue

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Y
You would think it should, but with our corrupt officials I wouldn’t bet on it!!
Wow man

paranoia on another level if you think that then mate

the refs are shockingly bad but to suggest they’ve cost us is insane

the players have let us down badly as well as Gerrards inability to change a game tactically
 

47blue

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Nobody was saying that 3-4 weeks ago when we battered celtic twice. Its not the personnel its the tactics and formations. The first 6 months we dropped points to them and aberdeen, teams now have us sussed. Why do you think they went 3-5-2?
Serious question. Is it because their manager knows what he is doing?
One prominent poster made the point that those performances resulted in the players thinking they had achieved something.
Gerrard and the players have the rest of the season to save their futures.
I don’t care how we win consistently, I just don't see it with this squad.
 

MSF

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At least he was completing the passes, and attempting to build forward momentum.
How many times did our creative forces lose the ball by not being able to play a five yard pass or by playing the ball backwards?
Halliday is what he is, an honest, hard working utility player - he will never hide or shy away from the task - right now we need that mentality in more of the squad.
We used to have a team full of them. (And by them I mean players who have limited ability and are Rangers men, its clearly what you mean) Halliday, Docherty, Dorrans, McCrorie, Holt, Cummings etc.

Back when we used to get beat 5-0 everytime we played the tarriers, remember that?
 

rinosprayer

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Based on current form, injuries and opposition

McGregor

Goldson Edmunson Katic

Tav Jack Arfield Davis Kent

Stewart Morelos
 

ChristchurchBear

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Unfortunately mate we need 11 players and he’s the only option so you’ve contributed no end

thanks for that

if people can’t come up with a genuine selection then don’t fvcking comment
He did come up with a comment son.

I personally feel a left back from the youth system should be promoted now
 

bob1873

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Doesn’t really matter, Gerrard will go with the same old humdrum crap as normal.

Livi will sit with two banks of four and if we don’t go two goals up, it’ll be squeaky bum time from 65 minutes onwards.
And that is THE problem.
 

Stephen Johnston

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Wow man

paranoia on another level if you think that then mate

the refs are shockingly bad but to suggest they’ve cost us is insane

the players have let us down badly as well as Gerrards inability to change a game tactically
I would agree with some of that, but if you don’t think referees have cost us points and games, then wow!!What was wrong with alfredo’s goal last night?should their first goal have been given?what about the penalty we should have had?League cup final was their goal not offside?I could go on, officials have cost us big time not even up for debate.
 

TheBlueBlazerV3

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We used to have a team full of them. (And by them I mean players who have limited ability and are Rangers men, its clearly what you mean) Halliday, Docherty, Dorrans, McCrorie, Holt, Cummings etc.

Back when we used to get beat 5-0 everytime we played the tarriers, remember that?
I dont recall me saying that we need a team full of the same ability, but a team with the same attitude and desire.
it was all too casual and cumbersome for the last 6 weeks or so. Standards have slipped, and noone is stopping that. Thats when character and desire can trump ability in these cases. We have always had that character for when things get gritty in our squads -Ferguson, Mccall, Thomson, Ferguson, Ricksen, Mcculloch, Weir, Brown - players who’s ability was outshone by their sheer burning desire to never be second best (not slating their ability - all fine players) - we have too many players who havent won a thing in their career.
 
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