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18 Jul 2019 00:49:20
So supposedly we have paid 1.6m for Hatem Elhamed 1 cap for Israel and is a cb that can play rb and cm

Underwhelmed definitely he’s not going to be better than ajar simo or jullian probably not even biton or Henry, I can imagine he will play right back I really don’t understand this signing

Even Eli Dasa has 19 caps for Israel and is a right back and has no club 26 year old imo a better player than Elhamed and of more use to us and free, to clear this up though I’d have none of them at celtic park not good enough imo
I’d take Danny Simpson for a year as back up until wee see how manny Perez turns out but we need a quality first choice rb please say it won’t be Elhamed?

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18 Jul 2019 05:33:22
And tour an expert on Israeli football as we obviously need two right back and back up for CB it could be decent cover! Folk wrote off Henrik, Lubo before they kicked a ball!

18 Jul 2019 05:56:58
Have you seen the boy play?
How do you know that the boy isn't bring brought in as back up as obviously Lennon doesn't rate Ralston as he could even get a game before Ajer at RB.
Lennon did say he wanted to bring in 2 RB's so let's just wait and see before deciding the boy isn't good enough.

18 Jul 2019 06:40:57
Hese obv just cover and adding abit of depth as he can play a few postions.

18 Jul 2019 08:42:45
Let's reserve judgment till we've seen the boy.

18 Jul 2019 08:55:18
Chris I totally agree it's massively underwhelming, and I said the same last week israels first choice right back would be a far better option than this lad who at 28 with 1 cap for his country just speaks volumes about his ability, I mean Bitton has 21 caps, he's not exactly brilliant is he.

18 Jul 2019 09:19:18
Maybe he's more to cover the cbs than rb we only have 3 cbs and big jozo is prone to missing large chunks of the season.

18 Jul 2019 09:19:33
Is it just me that thought we were playing with 3 CBs and wing backs? People talking about Ajer playing right back. He looked to me to be playing on the right of a back three with Bitton and Simo. Bolingoli and Forrest in the wider advanced areas. Whilst this does seem like an underwhelming signing I can't say I've seen him play. If he's played CB and RB he should be comfortable on the right of a back 3. Then perhaps we'll continue with Forrest in that role or even bring in another RWB?

18 Jul 2019 10:32:19
Impossible for him to be worse than Hendry.

18 Jul 2019 11:26:26
It was a back 4 but Boli giving license to bomb up and down left with Ajer tucking in to make back 3 when in attack. Rodgers played something similar a few times.

18 Jul 2019 12:19:06
From what I've seen Boli was a winger with occasional defensive duties rather than a defender with occasional winging duties. Very weird, whatever it is.

18 Jul 2019 12:44:04
You would take a 32 year old domestic abuser who nearly went to jail for domestic assault over an honest pro whether good or bad. Interesting.

{Ed007's Note - Maybe Simpson's read the Neil Lennon book on how to treat women and influence people.}

18 Jul 2019 14:18:37
At 28 years old and only one sub appearance for his country it doesn't look like an inspired signing on paper I totally agree with you guys on that but we can't judge a signing before he's even kicked a ball for us just yet.

I think this looks more like a versatile back up signing as he supposedly can play centre half and right back which I wouldn't mind, just as long as he's solid enough.

As for formations etc, it did look like a back 3 at times last night with boli given the nod to bomb forward and for ajer to tuck in which we used to see similar with lustig and Tierney at times.

Lenny could be experimenting with different players in different positions, he mentioned Forrest could be playing a more central role at times which may point to him playing in the no.10 instead of christie if we do play with a right wing back, I know we could play them both but Forrest imo is far more effective going forward instead of playing as a wing back.

Christie looked the part last night but if we did go with a 3-4-1-2 this season I'd love to see 2 solid wing backs with forrest edouard and Griffiths up top, time will only tell.

18 Jul 2019 14:30:47
Just read this wrote about the big defender.

Elhamed is known as one of the best Israeli defenders today”
“First off, Elhamed could play in multiple positions. He has experience as a right back and as a defensive midfielder, while over the past 3 years he played at a very high level as a centre back.
“Elhamed is tall (1.86 Meters) which helps him with his heading ability, perhaps one of the best in Israel, as he won 61 out of 84 aerial battles this past season. Elhamed was one of the fastest defenders in the Israeli league, is a decent passer, and an excellent tackler, as he won 75 tackles out of the 108 he attempted. ”.

{Ed007's Note - Who wrote that, Dudu Dahan?}

18 Jul 2019 14:32:41
Greenclover why would we play Forrest in the 10 role instead of Christie when Christie is better in there.

Anytime Forrest gets pushed in that role it totally nullifies his game.

18 Jul 2019 14:33:48
Bond I've missed you.

{Ed007's Note - Thanks but I've always been around somewhere.}

18 Jul 2019 15:07:27
Naw ed a some reporter called Moshe Halickman.
Take it your not to keen on the signing?

{Ed007's Note - I'll wait and see what he's like as a player but my worry is that it could be him or Simpson that are our first choice RB.}

18 Jul 2019 15:47:38
Kev, I'm not saying I would completely drop christie, I would have him on the team sheet every week but I'm just mentioning what Lennon said about Forrest adapting to other positions and that we might see him more central.

Lennons second game back against hibs in the cup, Forrest played no.10, played a blinder and scores a screamer, other games christie has done the same, last night for example.

I personally think the way we've set up albeit successful is starting to become too predictable at times so a change depending on the opposition might be good especially if we end up getting into the group stages and play against better quality.

Forrest for me has been our best player the past 2 seasons and is undroppable to the team, it's just about finding a way and system to play all our best players (including christie) that also provides a balance to the team that also isn't too predictable, that's why I believe Lennon is going to be experimenting these next few weeks with different players in different positions.

18 Jul 2019 15:35:44
I really don't think he's been brought in as a left back.
As for Simpson I can only go on what I've seen and he seemed a good player but that was a few seasons back.

{Ed007's Note - Which one's replacing Hendry and which one's replacing Compper in the squad? 😉

18 Jul 2019 18:37:22
What about a striker that's twice been done by police and sfa for racism in more than one occasion Lawman?

18 Jul 2019 19:16:05
What's your point Kev?

19 Jul 2019 01:20:19
Id make them both carry hendry back to dundee.

19 Jul 2019 04:34:14
I can’t see this boy coming in as the first choice right back or even first choice centre back. Lennon is looking for cover, the squad is as thin as it’s been in years. Jozo spends large parts of the season injured so unless thy changes we have Hendry and bitton to cover that which isn’t ideal. This boy should be decent cover for that. Personally I didn’t actually know about the Simpson domestic abuse thing until yesterday and I still haven’t looked up on it, but he would be a quality signing with slot of experience but I can’t see that being the only right back coming in even if he does get a contract. The right back position is one that Lennon will want filled with quality and I believe that he will get it sorted. Let’s keep the faith and don’t bring down new signings. It’s rodgers fault the squad is needing so much change and if Lennon doesn't get it right it’ll cost us the league title.

19 Jul 2019 11:17:28
My point is should Griffiths be kicked out the club as well?



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