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  1. For a change I think we'll only see one change in the line-up and that will be Morelos in for Lafferty. McCrorie and Jack will be required to protect and defence and I can't see Grezda dropping out for Middleton at this stage. Hibs have their pride and will come at us and that should suit us very well because that is the kind of game we do have a good squad for. Looking forward to seeing Barisic and Grezda continuing to form a partnership on the left.
  2. Brilliant way of dealing with it
  3. We're always going to be over-criticised by the media, but what the table proves just now is that Rangers and Celtic are both performing significantly worse than the norms of recent history. If it says anything about our transfer record it's not particularly flattering and we can't escape that, even if it is being overblown.
  4. The point is that Livingston is the perfect place to prove himself because he’s getting first team football in our league. He has no chance of starting ahead of Morelos or Lafferty and he won’t earn a new contract in our reserves.
  5. Agreed, Hardie is in the perfect place right now and there’s no chance he’ll be recalled.
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    Hamilton on Rangers TV

    Anyone else getting a blank screen when trying to watch Hamilton full game on rangers tv?
  7. Very impressed with that video of Sol tbh. He clearly has some abilities than Morelos doesn't. Also the fact he's out of contract in the summer makes him much more attractive but also much less likely we'd fork out for him now, he still wouldn't be cheap. On the other hand we're playing 1 up front and if that isn't changing then we should focus our resources on a player who goes straight into the starting line-up.
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    [FT] Rangers 1 - 0 Hamilton (Candeias 3')

    A lot of common sense there @Gaffer that I think we all agree with. I think @Rousseau and I don't disagree with how we should be playing and what we should be doing as much as whether 4-4-2 can play a part in achieving it. The inside runs is one I've mentioned in connection with 4-4-2 before in that the striker on each side acts as a forward one-two partner for each winger, something that Arfield is normally tasked with because Morelos is often too far away, and sideways one-twos often don't come off. We don't see nearly enough of the winger getting the ball, playing a sharp pass in to the striker's feet and following his pass. The striker should then lay it back and spin off his man, leaving the winger in a very threatening position and the centre in two minds of whether whether to attempt a tackle or stick to his man. Works best with wingers playing on the wrong wing of course because they are running in on their stronger foot.
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    [FT] Rangers 1 - 0 Hamilton (Candeias 3')

    If you mean I'm trying to find a system to suit the way we play when we play poorly then no. I think a 4-4-2 suits the style we've had all season quite well and the players we have and would have helped in games like Livingston, Dundee, Kilmarnock, Hamilton.
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    [FT] Rangers 1 - 0 Hamilton (Candeias 3')

    A bit of an over-simplification of my argument. I think the system works best when you have technically gifted players who're comfortable on the ball, passing quickly on the deck and good at killer passes. I don't think that describes many of our players. They have plenty qualities but they're not the most technically gifted bunch, evidenced by lots of slack passing all season. It's not about being world class, it's about the kind of player you are. For example the system suits a Barrie McKay far more than a Middleton or Candeias. I confess I haven't seen them recently, but when I watched them last season their style of play was incomparable to ours, a big difference on the style and players type front. Mostly playing on the deck and getting a lot of joy from getting to the byline from smart through balls. And at that time Sterling and and Sane were on the wings and looking far more like wing forwards than just left and right midfielders like ours, and with proper creative players in the middle with both Silvas and De Bruyne. I'm not saying we should never use it but Gerrard claimed he'd be flexible on formation and willing to change things but it seems it's not even up for debate.
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    [FT] Rangers 1 - 0 Hamilton (Candeias 3')

    I think the system a team plays needs to suit the players they have and the style they are used to playing. To me there is a disconnect between those things. In terms of the players; Barcelona play a 4-3-3 as far as I know but they manage to get Rakitic, Coutinho, Messi and Suarez on the pitch. Our Suarez is Lafferty, our Rakitic is Arfield, our Messi in Candeias and our Coutinho is Grezda. We just don't have the technical ability in our side to really do the system justice. The so called 4-3-3 becomes a 4-5-1 in reality. Style is the other issue for me. Barcelona's technical ability is off the scale, Messi plays fast one-twos inside and jinks past players. They are very comfortable playing on the deck and that's their instinct because they're so good at it. Our style is pretty traditional. We try and get the ball wide and whip balls in the box. And we very often play long balls, especially away from home. This style really benefits from two strikers as we've seen over the years with Mccoist-Hately, Novo-Prso etc etc. A lot of crosses come from deep, especially from the likes of Barisic and Tav, and this just isn't possible/feasible. It's normally Morelos up against two big centre backs. If the ball doesn't fall perfectly it will be hoovered up by the second centre back.
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    Ball boy

    Surely that's an automatic fine from UEFA? They're fining clubs these days for far less.
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    [FT] Rangers 1 - 0 Hamilton (Candeias 3')

    Another demonstration of the madness of playing 1 striker against diddy opposition. I understand sacrificing a striker for a centre mid against Celtic but how many times do we need to see that 3 centre mids is a total waste against these teams, and how badly missed the second striker is with the dozens of balls launched into the box. Also, 22 corners and no headers on target from them by my count. Further proof that we are pathetic in the air and need to recruit players who can turn our corners into goals as well as working on them in training. Has nobody spotted Celtic are very weak in this area too and it’s a clear goalscoring opportunity against them?
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    [FT] Rapid Vienna 1 - 0 Rangers

    Exactly, it’s not going to be solved with more Sportscene scouting with the likes of Jones Totally agree. If you’re going to do long ball at least have two forwards who can do something with it, Prso and Novo style.
  15. 😭 if true he better be cheap
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