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06 May 2024 11:17:57
Going to ramble a bit here, hopefully get some discussion going.

Would like to see Clement go for a 4321 next Sat with:

Tav Souttar Balogun/ Davies Ridvan
Sterling Lunny Dio
Cantwell Lawrence

Think its the strongest 11 we have available and whereby I do think their full backs can be got at, I just don't think our options on the wing of Wright/ Silva/ McAusland are good enough. Would therefore keep a more narrow shape and get Dessers either playing off Scales every chance he gets or keeping Carter Vickers occupied so Cantwell or Lawrence have more licence to run at Scales with the ball.

Unfortunately I do think they're best midfield 3 of O'Reilly, McGregor and Hatate is better than our starting midfield so would overload it a bit more than we have done to try win the battle there with Dio and Sterling shunting over to cover our full backs whenever their wingers are attacking.

Really hope Sima is back for the cup final, not the most polished player in the world but made a massive difference against them in the last game. If he and Matondo are fit then I wouldn't be opposed to just trying the 2 of them up top somewhat similar to what Matondo and Sakala done against them towards the end of last year when we beat them 3-0 just playing constant through balls to them. They are both lightning quick.

Would like to know the common consensus hypotheticallty on who out of Barron, Watson, Cameron or Miller people would want to bring in to replace Jack or if they would just like to promote from within the youth team? All young Scottish players which we need that look very promising for the future, I would be happy with any of the above as long as we don't get shafted with the price.

I also want to give my opinion on a mixed topic here that I would 100% take Oli McBurnie on a free next year. We could and have done a lot worse in the past and if Clement want to persevere with the amount of crosses we throw in to the box then he might be the ideal man. Plus he seems to love the club and hates them, with the likes of Ryan Jack likely to be released it can't hurt to have another Rangers man come in. I would hope with Roofe and likely Lammers (and I would also still say Dessers for the right money) on the way out that he wouldn't be the only striker coming in and Koppen can find a more out and out goalscorer from somewhere but I think it is a no brainer to take a punt on him as an option.

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06 may 2024 13:07:09
a rangers man who loves scoring v celtic, that's a novel idea mate

yes mcburnie or shanks would be good with a poacher type,

dessers is awful footballer imo, the manager should know there's massive change needed, nit just up top, strong centre half is the first part, 2 years late but needed desperately.

06 May 2024 13:33:09
Tom there can't be many strikers going about whos not instinctive enough to hit it 1st time in the box. Always trys to cut inside. Terrible footballer hopefully he moves on also can't see it tho.

06 May 2024 13:33:42
The sad and frightening thing is that if dessers scored even half the opportunities he's missed. he'd be up there with mccoist on a season tally! ?.

06 May 2024 13:41:17
If Clement doesn't move these players on in the summer they will cost him his job.

06 May 2024 13:48:42
You are correct, Paul, he is a terrible footballer! Honestly, sitting watching our number 1 striker fail to hit a first time shot was excruciating.
Although, as I believe the league is lost, my opinion is apparently "irrelevant"! ?.

06 May 2024 13:48:56
Gerrard tried 5 centre mids against celtic and it failed miserably. Pace on the wings is key.

06 May 2024 13:52:22
If Tav is still our captain next season, Mark, then the clock will be ticking on PC.

06 May 2024 14:04:33
Gerrard never "failed miserably" in a game against them. SG was the last manager to have their number!

06 May 2024 14:18:43
Tbh I don't think formation matter the players don't believe they can go there and win and that's why so many need moved on.

06 May 2024 14:37:52
Tjn respectfully mate with Sima and Matondo both out then what pace on the wings do you suggest? God forbid we end up with Scott Wright there again.

06 May 2024 14:55:48
Gerrard certainly knew how to beat them. we've failed miserably since he left. nothing but a win will do against them.

06 May 2024 14:57:32
Raise, I wouldn't be surprised if Tav staying did cost him his job. Massive cull needed in the summer.

06 May 2024 15:56:22
RTR they beat us at ibrox 1-0 with an ntcham goal when gerrard tried to flood the midfield with 5 CMs and it was diabolical.

06 May 2024 16:35:18
I would definitely go for McBurnie, we need to upgrade the quality throughout the team and I believe that McBurnie would be a definite upgrade on Dessers.
With the number of chances that we created yesterday we should have had seven or eight, how Dessers failed to score at least a double is beyond me.
As far as our set up against Celtic is concerned it will be irrelevant if our attitude is the same as it has been in other games. We need to be in their face from the start, need to have a win at all costs mentality and we need to take our chances.
Unfortunately I feel that we have too many losers and players that are not up for the battle in our current squad and I don't see it changing sadly until there is a fundamental change in personnel.

06 May 2024 16:40:40
Was at Parkhead though ??.

06 May 2024 16:27:36
Gerrard never lost many games against they xxxxxxx tjn.

06 May 2024 17:34:12
He didn't win many trophies against them either mystar.

06 May 2024 18:03:35
In the end gerrard 100% had their number don't think we lost in his last 7 games against them. Strange comment.

06 May 2024 20:09:29
Storm think it was his record against them.

06 May 2024 21:07:58
Don’t have an answer, but if we play the usual 4231 it is game over. They pressed us well at Ibrox, lunny struggled to find an out ball most of the time, we need to offer something - anything - that is unexpected.

2 up front?

If we don’t win by at least 2 it’s probably all over, so why not roll the dice? Go Wide ball and long ball? I do not want to see soapy and Davies, who have barely met, trying to play out. Fast and long, and win the second ball. Pressure CV - he did not respond well vs the sheep.

The back 4 picks itself (tav/ soapy/ davies/ wee man) assuming injuries. Tav should probably be dropped for sterling, but free kicks will be key for us.

Dessy + Roofe (always good with head) up?

Leaves 4 in the middle?

Dio - has to play
sterling - ditto, engine room
MacC or wright - need width. Wee man will get forward on the left.
Lawrence - belter of a shot on him, plus Todd will get booked within 30.

Yes I’m smoked the wacky, but We need to offer the
Unexpected - otherwise Brenda has our number.

06 May 2024 19:11:26
We lost a cup final in a match we bossed. was gutted that day. Julian goal looked offside but didn’t have car then.



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