20 Dec 2016 22:11:24
Just left the stadium, for me our second string is a long way short of the first team players that they are stepping in for. We need to sign 2 or 3 first team ready players to give us a stronger squad to pick from.
20 Dec 2016 22:32:59
Totally agree dafabet. gamboa mcgregor even Henderson for me ain't good enough, add into that Mackay Steven and there's still a lot of deadwood to get rid of! That's before we even start on ambrose boyata and Ciftci! But Brendan knows what he wants and needs to bring in, and I trust him to do that! With the amount of games we've had lately we were always going struggle a wee bit at some point! And with the constant squad rotation it was always going to be difficult to try and gel! Get through these games until the January break and add 1 or 2 in the window, we'll be good to go again!
21 Dec 2016 00:05:49
I am sure BR realizes he inherited a surplus of mediocrity that do not measure up to his standards - and definitely not CL quality.
However, we do have a strong nucleus of maybe five/ six that have excelled most of the season and a couple more that are improving.
He has only had one 'window' to work with and there will be a clear-out at the end of this season and one or two beforehand.
The performances have been erratic because of the changes - and the changes have been forced because of the ridiculous fixture schedule and when the likes of Tierney, Forrest, Rogic return and Sinclair is fully match fit, we will have a full squad and settled side to kick on after the winter break.
The good news is we are 17 points clear and unbeaten - even when we have not been at our best and that is an excellent effort all round and we know when we do get back to our best, there is nobody here, to touch us - and we will get even better in 2017.
21 Dec 2016 00:45:15
67 14 points clear mate not 17.
21 Dec 2016 07:55:58
Look the amount of games we've been playing in a short space of time was always gonny have a knock on effect, players are starting to show a bit of tiredness, remember we've played about 20 more games than everybody else let's just get to the winter break hopefully still unbeaten and you'll see us go again HH.
21 Dec 2016 09:12:53
Cheers WCW; Apologies for mistake - Mind The Gap lol.
21 Dec 2016 11:31:05
Yes there is some deadwood, but think your being a bit harsh mate. The number of games played recently, plus the fact of a changed team, playing a stubborn thistle on a cold wet night.
I think motivation Is a big thing too, when the league is a canter, and Europe is finished with.
21 Dec 2016 14:36:34
It will be 17 clear soon 67 lol.