Need to play the big Greek guy if we're lobbing crosses in, imoThe biggest difference I've noticed in our current shocking away form is the roles of the wide men.
Only using our wide men to hog the touchline and getting crosses in from very deep areas, not a tactic i would welcome whatsoever as to easy for there full back's to play against and winning them battles hands down.
Can't make sense of it, when using a central forward not renowned for heading ability and far to isolated.
If its meant to be for Turnbull and Rogic to attack there CBs, then fail to see how that works, with both lacking any pace to even get away from there midfield defenders.
Would have thought getting the wider men more infield to support the central striker and the possibility of quick one two's with the overlapping full back's getting crosses in from the space available would be a better attacking option, as the inverted full back's have only produced, 1 moment in the 3 games I can recall.
Need tactical changes away from home, as we've became far to predictable in our play and tactics atm
I must agree m8Look, wits the matter with all of ye's?
Yer aw panic merchants.
Jist do this an it will be fine.
Are ye ready?
1.2.3 cross your arms in front of your body.
See.. doesn't that feel better?
You can't compare European football with the spfl Stg.I must agree m8
Some of the shite I’ve read today is fucking illogical
Worldies v Betis
Cue delusions of grandeur after a loss
But same players not good enough 3 days later after a bad game v Livingston
Must just be me
I always find myself somewhere in the middle no matter how good or bad we are
spot on frankIt really has nothing whatsoever to do with panic. The facts are there and they're stark. Our away record is abysmal. I don't think it's any coincidence that we play to our capabilities on the wide open spaces of Paradise. Giving a considered opinion is actually the opposite of panic.
My own feelings regarding Ange's early tenure are still on the positive side. We have indeed witnessed some terrific football, but we've also seen some absolutely amateur defending at the same time. We've beaten a couple of very poor teams by big a scoreline , and for sure the football was very good. The flipside side of the coin is Tynecastle, Ibrox and Livingston.
It's actually healthy to question those stats. Definitely not panic.
And only interested in what our 11 do about that, in breaking down and stopping the other 11 from scoring and not making the ref the focal point.And how’s that johnno
The game starts with a baw, 22 players and a referee
I think your spot on with midfield BBLike a few posters I agree that the midfield for me was all wrong yesterday. Turnbull and Rogic don't seem to work together in the same 3 man midfield when playing away from home. I feel like they stifle each other and neither is strong willed enough to boss the other one so we end up where they both want to do similar things but neither ends up doing it. McCarthy started slowly, then for a wee spell I was happy to see him getting stuck in but he quickly faded away - obviously not fit enough.
I feel that we need a lot more steel in the midfield, someone who will get stuck in and take the fight to the opposition. We were lucky enough to enjoy Broony for over a decade in this role but let's be honest - he was rarely at the very high standards he set pre-lockdown after we returned last season. Also, if we did uncover another gem similar to him then he'd be moving on after a couple of years success with us.
I know many fans don't like us buying the best of players from other teams in the SPFL as they aren't good enough for us. But I feel that they understand what is required to win and play tough physical football to try to win the league. If you have a team of too many lightweight foreigners on the pitch at once then sadly they can occasionally find themselves getting bullied.
IMO yesterday was not a day for 4-3-3. Playing 2 wingers on that small narrow pitch which plays slowly due to it not being prepared properly means we are not playing to the conditions. I thought we needed an extra ball winner in our midfield to help us start attacks and to assist our defence. Why Ralston or Montgomery never got on the pitch is an absolute mystery to me. Keeping Abada on as well seemed strange as he was poor for the last 80 minutes of the match. The subs were needed as we were playing terribly, but IMO they were not the right players and we just kept the same shape which was clearly not working. Personally I thought a 3-5-2 or 4-4-2 would have been more sensible yesterday.
These are the sort of dropped points that can cost you dearly come the end of the season. I am still confident we will win the league but we need to be smarter and not so one dimensional.