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27 Dec 2017 22:29:52
Okay, just left Ibrox after the game and still raging about some of the shocking tackles. I've just watched the Jack tackle on you tube and just can't believe that from 2 yards away the ref didn't even show a yellow card! It was a straight red every day of the week. I wonder what the outcome would have been had the roles been reversed?

No doubt the tackle will keep Jack out for months. Just what we needed and typical of our luck going into matches against them.
On the plus side it was a good second half performance with Alves and Wilson stand outs at the back. I was really impressed with Barjonas when he came on and also thought Holt did well and must be a shoe in for breezeblock towers. My man of the match was Niko. The guy is quality and always has been.

Ok the legs don't work as well as they used to but some of his touches and passes were just sublime. I would start him on Saturday with some energy around him in the midfield. Up front I thought Herrerra and Morelos worked hard. I think we should try and get balls in to Herrerra's feet as I think he may be effective flicking the ball on for Morelos and any midfield runner.

At least there was some fight on show tonight and if we show the same application on Saturday we can't really grumble. Assuming Jack will be out and Wallace doesn't make it i woukd go with one up top and 3 centrebacks with Wilson sitting just in front of the other 2. Fod, Tav, Alves, Cardoso, Wilson, John, Holt, McCrorie, Barjonas, Kranjcar and Morelos.

It wouldn't be a pretty game but I think we have to have protection for the defence and some real energy in midfield. We really need to roll the sleeves up and get in about them. If things are going well we coukd change it up with the pace of Candeias and Windasd to try and create something for Morelos. As I've said we need to keep it tight, keep our discipline and get I'm about them. It can be done!

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27 Dec 2017 23:39:26
U want to win the game yet want Niko in your team, priceless.

28 Dec 2017 00:37:11
I followed the ball and missed the tackle on Jack. Kipre burst herreras nose and injured Jack in the same game but only got a yellow card. The linesmen decided to try and give them 2 throw ins which the ref overturned. It was bizarre. Hate to say it but the level of officiating in this country is beyond a joke. Players just don't get the protection from teams like motherwell who just set up to kick lumps out you. Football in this country won't move forward until something is done. There was also a two footed studs up tackle on holt which only received a yellow. Bowman also led with the arm in the face of tavernier in the 2nd half nothing given. Still we battled through it and got a good win.

28 Dec 2017 02:29:40
Krancjar? The game will go by him if he is picked a waste of a jersey

28 Dec 2017 07:31:52
Niko man of the match? REALLY? I'm sorry but he is well past his best and was well off the pace during last nights game. Still has skill with ball at his feet, but miles to slow. We need more energy in the midfield and this long ball game we are trying is not really working. Teams are stifling us by putting an extra man in midfield . High pressing game required against the dark side or we will be slaughtered!

28 Dec 2017 08:18:59
Aye leave out probably your most technically gifted player. Seems to be the Rangers way these days. I wonder if Gazza and Laudrup would get a game for us. Better selling players like Barrie McKay and bringing in duds like Dalcio to play in his position. Now that's priceless

28 Dec 2017 10:08:57
Seeker you are comparing apples and pears -Gazza and Laudrup had great skill and Krancjar has as well, (but in my opinion nowhere near the same quality as those two) with the ball at his feet- the difference is he has no pace and does not seem fully fit, which leaves you a man down when we lose the ball - No fans had any say in Mckay being sold or signing Dalcio so not getting your argument to be honest!

28 Dec 2017 10:38:36
Aye Geddes I suppose that was Pedro's idea to let McKay go and bring in Dalcio. It just pains me to see people speak about the likes of Niko and Alves and say that they are poor players when quite clearly they are not. Kranjcar was one of the best midfielders in Europe, a class act and most definitely not mince. If he had played like young McCrorie did last night he would have been slaughtered (and no disrespect to the lad. He is young and still learning the game) . I think we really need to find a way to use Niko by way of having eager midfield runners like Holt, Barjonas and McCrorie in there with him. Utilise the talent you have. Walter would have him in there as the mainstay of the team I'm sure of it. I've always loved watching the skilful players turning out for us. Yes the hard men had their place in the team but players like Gazza, Laudrup etc lit the place up. Even when they were having quiet games they would more often than not produce a bit of magic to turn a match. Niko is one of those players imo

28 Dec 2017 10:39:59
I wouldn't start niko Saturday, as we need as much pace/ energy as possible.

But, I think there's a place in the team for niko. We know where we are with him regarding speed, but will always be capable of putting that final ball through- always.

Surely, in a team so reliant on tav/ candias for assists, we can find a place for niko.

28 Dec 2017 10:57:12
Seeker we have had some truly gifted playersover the years and your right- we need a player or two with speed and skill to create the chances for the others. Its a team game and we need to play with what we have consistantly. On his day Niko can change a game - there's no doubt and if he plays Saturday, I'll be right behind him. Murty has to decide how he's going to set up for that to happen.

Anyway its all about opinion, hope the guys show up on Saturday, if they give their all anything can happen! , unfortunately we never know what team is going to show up these days! Enjoy the game, and all the best for 2018 -onwards and upwards!

28 Dec 2017 12:54:24
Some good points well made guys. I just hope that whoever plays on Saturday turns up expecting a battle and leaves all they have on the pitch for this great club. If this proves to be not good enough then we hold our hands up and move on to the next game. Whoever is playing will get my full support.

Unfortunately I will not be there on Saturday as I refuse to give any other club except Rangers my money, but I wish all the bears going there all the best and really hope they have much to shout about. And please, everybody in the ground from both sides - keep the heid and stay safe. After all it is only a game! Lol

28 Dec 2017 12:52:37
Good post The Seeker, would definitely play 3 at the back although think woukd play Bates ahead of Cordoso. If Nico not fit would go with Candeias. Good to see Herrara get a run tonight.



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