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  1. Celtic have predominantly played a 352 since January in fairness. If they went back to a 4231 it would certainly suit him better and I think he'd do well, but they may have some concerns about whether he'd be effective enough in a wingback role (a concern most of us share I think). If you take into account that Celtic are much stronger than their usual opposition and spend a lot of time attacking, they might decide to take a gamble on him in that position anyway and see what they can work with.
  2. Going to be a really interesting period in the CL qualifying stages now as well, with one off games and a random home/away draw deciding each round. Could see plenty of bigger sides falling (especially if they get an away draw).
  3. If it's Premier League and Uefa Cup, it must be sometime between 1992 and 2009 - should be easy enough to work out from there?
  4. While our fan base is pretty rife with toxicity at the moment, I think as a rule most groups of football supporters are horrific on social media. Made the mistake of clicking on Arsenal’s announcement of possible redundancies recently and was (not) shocked to see it filled with fans ignoring the story to plead for an announcement of Aubameyang’s new (350kp/w) contract. I’m not a fan of supporters filling comment sections with abuse or opinions not related to the actual post, but many feel pretty invisible and believe this is the only way to get their opinions across or vent their fru
  5. He didn't score, but this is still thoroughly entertaining
  6. Well, no - the very fact they had to go down to the bottom division just further highlights my point that the club has been an utter mess for years. It isn't like they were just the perennial powerhouse everyone regards them as; narrowly missing titles, giving Gerrard an established platform to attack a title. They were rock bottom and are still desperately chasing to close the gap on Celtic. That's why Gerrard's job there is so much bigger than most people realise, or give him credit for. It would be a giant achievement if he won them the title this season - after years of restructuring, comi
  7. I think it would be a bit too simplistic to put one reason on it. Certainly the european games will play a part. The effort and energy needed to get through them will always become more sapping as the season goes on. To his credit, Rangers' european performances are on the whole excellent and SG deserves a lot of praise for what he's done there. There are a lot of reasons and even conspiracy theories suggested as to why they have dropped off the new year for the last two seasons; too cocky and confident after beating Celtic, inexperience in competing in a title race, internal problems in
  8. I think if the interest is real, then Gerrard himself probably has a very tough personal decision to make. I actually believe that him staying at Rangers and winning the title this season would be a bigger achievement than taking the reins here and leading us to promotion. But that is taking into account both where Rangers were when he took over, and also what a hugely historical season it is going to be north of the border. It's easy for many of us down here to look at the upcoming SPFL season as another pointless exercise, that will probably lead to another Celtic title. But with the pr
  9. Recently I commented on a post about how I'm not a fan of using the negative emojis to respond to posts, and how discourse should be encouraged instead. But honestly, this complete and utter car crash of a post had me close to the aubergine. Try and do better you utter dinosaur.
  10. You hear these sort of things about Phil Neville quite a lot, and I've always found them to be such hugely lazy characterisations that a lot of people buy into. While I don't think he's got the requisite experience in management to be considered for our vacancy, how you can call him a serial failure is baffling. He's had a coaching role at Valencia (that has already been pointed out started under Nuno Espirito Santo, not his brother), and a spell as head coach of England Women - in which even if you consider their 4th place World Cup finish about level (or even slightly below) their expec
  11. In terms of emojis, less is definitely more in my humble opinion. There should be a 'like' emoji, and that's it. It allows you to easily agree to a point if you don't feel the need to expand on it. If you disagree..? Either say so, or put a like on a comment that says so for you. Don't think there's any need for the others - LondonBristolian said it best: it just encourages laziness and a lack of respect.
  12. Gerrard's Rangers career so far has actually been pretty interesting. He's both improved them domestically, yet also underperformed at times. You need to appreciate he took over an absolute basket-case of a club, regularly getting hammered by Celtic and struggling to finish even second. He's improved the squad, and plays an interesting system - mostly a 4-3-3 with two Number 10's drifting in field rather than wingers, to try and overload the middle/final third in central areas and use the fullbacks for most of the width. They've certainly improved, and play some decent football, yet also
  13. I didn’t realise this initially, but I believe the crowd noises are only added for television audiences, rather than piped through into the stadium. In which case it would certainly only help the viewer!
  14. I'm definitely conflicted on what I'd do. I think on some level all of us would have the best interests of the club at heart, and would equate that with refusing a refund to keep the money with the club. On the other hand, I see comments in here about 'fair enough taking the refund if it's an airline or bank or fat cat retailer' and I can't help but think that for years now the club has treated us exactly as those companies do - as customers not supporters. It's all well and good for clubs to play on the loyalty of die hard fans now, but what about the years they've been raising pric
  15. Has anyone mentioned Samuel Eto’o for Real Mallorca yet? Was only a friendly obviously but he was absolutely incredible.
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