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13 Feb 2018 19:28:11
Could we play with back 5 Thursday

De Vrise

Lustig. Hendry. Jozo Ajer. Tierney

Forrest. Sinclaire



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13 Feb 2018 19:57:42
its possible, my shout is 4-4-2.

14 Feb 2018 10:26:04
More than Moussa need to step up. I think Rogers mindset about the team will be revealed through his formation. If he were confident he would go for both Moussa and Eddy. If he is concerned about our ability to defend he will play a more shored up defensive unit. By going down the tighten up route, this reduces our threat and accepts that his defence can’t cut it without additional defensive midfielders. Which to my mind at least is a miscalculation that we are in this position knowing we had this tie and literally doing nothing to improve it. A player who is cup tied and a Dundee player who looked to have the same technical deficiencies as the players we have.

I don’t think a defensive set up will work, because we simply cannot defend. Attacking them, having the ball and hopefully scoring is the way I would go. I’m reading this morning Rogers and Davies are concentrating on concentration with the defence. How many times do we need to focus on that before the penny drops that they simply don’t possess that skill?

At times both Boyata and Simo can look and play brilliantly, but they are continually getting caught out by unforced errors, dismal and suicidal cross field or forward passing. When these mistakes are made, and they occur in every game, we are vulnerable. The bounce back has gone this season. We crack. We stop taking risks, simple passes go astray. People don’t take a man on and pass on the responsibility which results on us cutting furrows across the park. We had 70% of the ball against Kilmarnock and created nothing but furrows.

We need to have a go, because we can’t cope with trying to nullify them having a go. It would be easier to take if we tried to give the support hope than them sitting there waiting for our mandatory balls up gifts them a goal.

We need to get at least a draw or CL qualification is harder and it’s never been easy even with unseeded teams. Play Moussa and Eddy, drop Charlie to the bench and put Rogic on as apart from a couple of flicks Charlie hasn’t made an impact and will need a bit of time. We could bring him on later.

My team would be

Bain, never going to happen but Dorus is not good enough.

Lustig Ajer Jozo KT

Nitcham, Forrest, Brown, Kouassi

Moussa Dembele

Forrest and Nitcham need to take the game to them with KT providing a threat also. Sincy has been getting even worse and he doesn’t deserve a start. We can’t afford passengers and he has been one recently. Charlie hasn’t imposed himself in any way yet and is a bit lightweight, so it’s the bench for him.

Rogic would be my choice to replace Nitcham if he fails to produce and Sincy or Musonda if Forrest doesn’t perform. I still believe if we hit top form we can beat them at home, but apart from the Aberdeen away game and Bayern we haven’t been at that level. This is the main worry. Not that we aren’t good enough to give them a game. That we are and due to a lack of form don’t produce. Even with the players out we should be playing a lot better. Moussa and Sincy in particular have stalled. If they regain their form wecare a totally different proposition. We need this on Thursday. And then take that on in every game until the treble is won. It is ours to throw away, because on form we can destroy anything the spfl can throw at us. Fingers and toes crossed that we play as we did against Rangers Lite.

14 Feb 2018 11:21:12
MP, i think we should field eleven players in the first place if we are going to get anything out the game. Lol.

14 Feb 2018 11:35:05
Ah, Moussa and Eddy. :)

Was giving them a chance.



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