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Discussion in 'Rangers Transfer Talk' started by Arh_itsnotjustagame, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Arh_itsnotjustagame

    Arh_itsnotjustagame Club 1872 Contributor

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    We probably won't be lining up as a 4-4-2 but I just wanted to draw out all the players we currently have in the squad (and I am including Dorrans and Walker because I am a cocky bastard). It does look quite interesting when you see it laid out like this...

    30 players:
    - How many should we have in our squad this season?
    - Who would you loose to get it down to your optimal number?


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    For me: 23 in the squad

    Loan Crooks
    Lose Kiernan
    Lose Forrester
    Lose Haliday
    Lose Windass
    Lose O'Halloran
    Lose Waghorn
     
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    Like you I would lose, Kiernan, Forrester, Halliday, Windass, ohalloran, & Waghorn. Don't know about Crooks as have only seen him play in that game against hertz when he was chucked in at the deep end, though purely based on the fact that he was a Warburton signing I would get rid.

    I would get rid of Hodson as well as I don't think he has shown anything that merits worth being kept. Id include Beerman & Barjonas in the squad also & would like to see us signing a decent RB which will probably happen as we are loaded these days :) That would see us around 25 if my maths is correct.
     
  3. highpie

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    You will prob find that Miller and waghorn may take up some wider roles and we will just run with 3 main strikers / Dodoo + Morelos + Herrera
    If miller doesnt play wide he will be dropped in behind the two front men and play that role alongside the likes of Windass and Pena
     
  4. Zepp

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    I would like to

    Loan
    Windass
    Crooks
    Ohalleran

    Loose
    Waghorn
    Tav
    Hodson
    Haliday
    Forrester
    Kiernan - but I dont think hes as bad as made out

    Retire
    Miller
     
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    Tell the truth.

    Ud be happy just to see that

    :LMFAO:
     
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    Agree with that , except for retire miller ... though i dont think we will see as much of him in starting line up as last season
     
  8. Cobretti

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    Miller won't start much but then we'll realise the strikers that have came in aren't very good so Miller has to play painter and decorator again.
     
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    I think KM will play a part, but it will be from the bench.

    Impact Sub.
     
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    Painter and decorator.
     
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    Well, they say there's a shit load of work needing done at Ibrox
     
  13. Pathfinder

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    I am not a fan of the diamond in midfield. I think P.C will be forced to play 4-4-2 when we are one or two down due to being overrun by a 4 or 5 midfield against us which will be the case every week like last season. These diamonds are favoured by non British managers and is not that effective in the British game.

    Lets hope we revert back to the sensible 4-4-2 after a couple of bad results playing this crap diamond formation.
     
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    Pretty much agree wi that I'm not a fan of it.

    But if he's goin wi Tav & Wallace as RB/LB they will be in about there supporting I'd imagine.

    Soon see I suppose.
     
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    I know mate that is how we played most of the time last season against 4 and 5 midfields, as soon as they won the ball we had 3 or 4 men charging at our 2 or 3 man defense because our R or L back was trying to help the undermanned midfield. As far as i am concerned it is just smart arses over complicating a simple game. Christ even "Them" played 4-5-1 and how may times when we played with a diamond against them were we successful? and when we did not play a diamond? I hope P.C is a fast learner.
     
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    Retire Miller?

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    If you go with the modern 4-2-3-1 formation which is basically a 4-4-2 with an attacking midfielder/striker, your gonna have morelos or herrera up front with a target man behind him. Miller should just concentrate on working with the under 20's this year and leave the striker jobs to the younger players
     
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    That's how the monopoly usually ends up in my house!!
     
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    c*** of a game
     
  21. 1912

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    Loan Crooks
    Loan Holt
    Bin Kieran
    Bin Forrester
    Bin Haliday
    Bin Windass
    Bin O'Halloran
    Bin Waghorn

    Doubtful Fortheringham
    Doubtful Hodson

    If we get decent fees, would happily part with Tav and even McKay.
     
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    Sell - MOH
    Sell - Forrester
    Sell - Halliday
    Sell - Kiernan
    Sell - Waghorn
    Sell - Tav
    Sell - Hodgson
    Sell - Danny Wilson

    Not bothered if we keep guys like windass or crooks who we aint seen play much, even loan them out for some experience or just have them as squad players.
     
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    I'd keep Wilson, Crooks I'd like to see given a chance, Windass ... ?

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    I don't rate Wilson, think he looks unfit, overweight and just not the defender we had the first time around. Makes too many errors for my liking.
     
  25. SL Loyal

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    I agree mate.
    Playing well, games comfortable, then Wilson tries one of his Beckenbaur cross field passes that gets intercepted and the opposition then proceeds to score a goal
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    I mean, cool. But if you do that we won't have any right backs and zero cover for left back so we better find replacements quick smart.

    I am far easier with the idea of selling wingers or midfielders because that's where we are bloated at the minute.
     
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    If we sell the players mentioned above we will be getting rid of a couple midfielders in Halliday, MOH, Forrester & also if we are to sell or loan crooks and windass out that would be 5 players that can play in the midfield. 6 if you include waghorn who is used out wide a lot.

    As for the defenders mentioned, sell them and maybe reinvest in bringing in another quality right back, we have Beerman to cover for Wallace
     
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    I'd like to give him a season alongside Bruno before we give up, played his best football with us alongside the prick that backed the wrong horse, so might find that form again alongside another no nonsense defender.
     
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    Definitely sell Kiernan , Forrester, O`Halloran and it looks like Halliday . Possibly sell Hodson , Windass and Waghorn if decent offers come in,it would t would mean we would need cover in at full back and possibly another striker unless Hardie is seen as first team material .I would keep fan " favourites" Dodoo ,Tavernier, McKay and Crooks as I think they all have talent and I would like to see if Pedro can tap into it .

    Gks - Foderingham , Alnwick , Kelly,
    FBs - Tavernier , Wallace , Beerman , Hodson,
    CDs - Cardoso, Alves, D.Wilson , Bates,
    MD - Jack , Pena, Rossiter, Dorrans , Kranjcar , Holt , Crooks, Thompson
    W - Walker , McKay , Candeias ,Dalcio
    S - Miller , Herrera, Morelos , Dodoo, Hardie

    Squad of 28 but it includes a few youngsters like Kelly , Hardie , Thompson and even Bates and Beerman who will be in and out as part of their development .
     
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    That sounds pretty good to me, but I'd still look for a new first pick RB.
    The numbers look pretty decent imo, there's a few players in there who are made of glass & cant be relied on 100% to maintain their fitness so we need the cover.
     
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    Fuck sake...that looks like some new poofy boy band!!
    Short back and sides, shaved and a suit for the lot of them!!
     
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    Looks good with a couple of minor tweaks. Forget about Walker, list Tav as a winger, that just leaves us short a RB. Wouldn't be unhappy if we keep Windass too, that said we have a lot of midfielders now so wouldn't mind one of him, Crooks or even Holt being offloaded.

    Sadly looks like Pedro prefers Wagstaff to Dodoo up front!
     
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    Dodoo has similar traits as McKay, talented but very chilled and non emotive.

    Neither he or Barrie are the type to be very vocal on the park or training and I think fire in the belly is something Perdo looks for in a player.

    I don't doubt the both of them have more talent that quite a few for the guys who've made that cut, Waghorn especially but, I think Waggy is more likely to stick his leg in where it could get broken or throw his head in where it could be kicked off his body. Waggy is also very motivated, he'll try and try and try. Like it or not he has finished top scorer 2 seasons in a row and we've already established he's not the best but ...... He just keeps trying and I'd assume he's the same in training.

    I'm not a fan of Waggy, I'd have had Dodoo in his place for that sqaud but, I think Pedro prefers those with personality and can add their character to the team.

    You never know, this could be the boot up the arse required for Dodoo to make a point and get in to the sqaud should we make the groups.
     
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    Not seen Wagstaff - is he any good?
     
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    Only £16.90 - nice touch!
     
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    Seen an article saying Matt Crooks ain't been given a squad number at Scunthorpe.

    Maybe expected back at us ?

    Hope so, I'd like to see what he can offer when fully fit.
     
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    I thought it was the other way around, mate. That he wasn't given a squad number with us so Scunthrope think they're going to get him back on loan at the least.

    He's another player that we have on contract for 3 more years so it would be good if we gave him a chance or put him out on loan again to see if he can develop to the level that Pedro wants him to be. It's a shame he was injured from the beginning, he never really got a chance. I think there's potential there but I wouldn't be particularly upset if he left.
     
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    Ur entirely right bud.
    Read that wrong
    Apologies

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    Well if our fullbacks are going to be spending most of the game past the halfway line, having three at the back would probably be a good idea.

    And yeah, this guy looks like a real prospect, Chelsea might fancy testing him in the Glasgow goldfish bowl for a season. I really wouldn't mind striking up a good working relationship with a club that could potentially give us a constant stream talented players.
     
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    To play three at the back our wing backs would need to be superfit.
    Hardest and most demanding job in football.
    Spoke to a few players that have played that position and you have to patrol the whole touchline with very limited cover.
    They will cover more ground than any player and is a thankless position imo.

    My son played this position last year and got so fed up with it he had thoughts of packing it in.


    Philip Lahm was the master ,and we will see another at Ibrox for Marseilles in Patrice Evra.
     
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    Man U have never replaced Evra. Huge mistake to let him leave.
     

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