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Everything posted by NeoGeo7

  1. Warburton SSN interview

    I often wonder if the interviews we did just involved talking about ideologies rather than actually understanding if the manager knew what he was talking about or was just working off of a textbook of phrases and soundbites. It would be good to know that we actually tested knowledge and understanding of tactics. "So Mark, you're playing at home against St Johnstone and you are losing 1-0 at half time. They have set up with a 4-5-1, sitting deep, with a pacey striker who has already scored on the break in the first half. What do you do?" "I tell the players to keep doing what they are doing but better. Learn from your mistakes in the first half and make sure that our pitch geography is correct" "Sorry Mark, what would you actually do?" "Oh right, yeah sorry. I'd wait until 60 minutes then bring on like for like players to keep doing Plan A but better" "Ok, that will be all Mark. There's the door"
  2. 3:58 for the legend himself
  3. 0:38 onwards exactly what I think we need in the dressing room
  4. Would have loved to have seen his reaction to our players on Saturday had he been in charge. Instead we get:
  5. International break: Opportunity

    Gives you something to do then
  6. We all hate international breaks and coming off the back of two home losses it makes it seem twice as long but Murty has a chance to do something productive. The reason we have our worst home record since 1914 isn’t down to players being afraid of Ibrox or the flat atmosphere on days like Saturday. Its down to our opponents setting up against us knowing exactly how we’ll play and they know exactly how to frustrate us. Murty to me is Warburton v2.0. He plays one way and one way only, he wants to be respectful and friendly with everyone but in particular his squad and he isn’t learning from his mistakes. Lets start with the obvious. 4-2-3-1 is what he likes to play whether it’s home or away, against Fraserburgh or the scum. Now it’s fine for a manager to have a favoured formation, I get that and I see why we’ve signed who we did in January (with the exception of Cummings who really isn’t suited to playing the lone striker role) but when you setup the same way with nearly the same XI every week you may as well have done a Pedro and announce your first team days ahead of the match because we are predictable. If Murty wants the job then he has to make changes. I don’t think he’s capable of tactical adjustments during a game so if that’s the case let’s see if he can do it with a 2 week gap between matches. Imagine the scenario where Clarke is expecting 4-2-3-1 with perhaps the only question mark is whether Cummings plays or Morelos to then see we have gone to a 5-3-2 WB. Now I’m not saying this instantly wins you the match but it gives him something else to deal with. He was expecting a lone striker and wingers where if he packs the box and sits a bank of 4 in front that you can pretty much deal with anything provided your players remain disciplined. Now he has 3 in the middle and two up top. He’s not used to seeing us play this way and will have to wait to see how to adjust his tactics. Ok so it means you drop Murphy and Candeias to the bench but that means you have two really effective wide players on the bench so that you can react as the game changes. This is what we need to do in order to break down defensive teams at Ibrox. We need options in our approach and keep them guessing rather than just doing the same thing over and over and just trying to do it better. As predictable as we are so too are our opponents at Ibrox yet we have failed to plan for this. I don’t believe Murty has any notion of doing something like the above or he lacks the balls to drop certain players. Either way if he keeps doing what he is just now he shouldn’t get the job permanently. As for the respect comment I feel he’s too soft on the squad. Ask yourself this. What would a Souness or a Smith said after Saturday, “Guys you need to keep believing”? No, they’d have launched into them because results and performances like that are not what made us who we are. This is why I feel he’s best suited to working with youth players so that you keep that positivity going rather than knocking lumps out of them emotionally to build them back up and build character. Learning from mistakes was my last point. Murty said of Cummings “I thought it was a good game that would fit him, but he doesn’t play in isolation”. For me this shows two things. Firstly. He says he thought it would be a good game that would fit him. So this suggests that he thought Killie were going to give us space in and around the box to give Cummings clear chances to score. If this is the case then he’s alarmingly off the mark tactically. Secondly, he doesn’t play in isolation. Well true to form Murty plays one up top and given Killie’s tactics he was always going to be isolated whereas if Morelos was alongside and able to ruffle some feathers in the back line then Cummings may have had something to work with. Surely he saw from other games previously that Cummings needs a partner up top? I just don’t think he is actually learning he just knows that it sounds good (or at least he thinks it does but we are wise to the bullshit that we get fed after every poor result/performance). So it’s up to Murty to do something here. If we simply line up the same way and try the same things game after game then the board really need to do what’s right and let him go or demote back to u20s. He’s an inexperienced manager therefore some leeway is given but that period of leniency is over in my mind. 5 home defeats out of the 7 have been under Murty and we’ve seen the losses to Hamilton, St Johnstone and Killie have the same hallmarks of a well organised defensive unit frustrate us and hit us on the break. He’s not learning, he’s not adjusting things during or in between matches and for me unless he manages to win the Scottish cup and not lose again in the league he’s not going to be our manager next season.
  7. International break: Opportunity

    I suspect that may be the case though with this board who fucking knows.
  8. Cheating refs helping the filth

    Dont know why anyone would waste their time on a Sunday watching the scum on the telly
  9. new manager anyone

  10. Anyone thinking de boer’s comments at the weekend might mean he’s genuinely being considered or do you think he’s interested but the board aren’t because Murty is cheaper?
  11. **Official Rangers v Killie Match Thread**

    Back to FM you. thats like one of those mad 2-3-5 formations that worked in the early champ manager series
  12. **Official Rangers v Killie Match Thread**

    Killie had a tough game last night and will no doubt be down following their penalty shoot-out loss and failure to make Scottish cup semi-final. Quite fortunate as they were proving hard to beat but first and foremost we’ve got to recover from Sunday.
  13. Kranjcar - New Deal?

    HITC have an article on him: http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/03/13/will-Rangers-boss-graeme-murty-give-niko-kranjcar-a-chance-to-sa/
  14. Kranjcar - New Deal?

    That has all the hallmarks of an award winning HITC
  15. **Official Rangers v Killie Match Thread**

    Guess Schmeichel had it all wrong then
  16. Snippet of Rtv interview Murty

    Well it’s essential that they all actually learn from it rather than just saying it for the sake of saying it. We had enough of that with Warburton before and we don’t need it again. Sunday really hurt but if we do actually use it to our advantage then it’ll be worth it in the end.
  17. **Official Rangers v Killie Match Thread**

    Weren’t you saying he was too far off his line i.e. the picture on the right which has less space either side. Had he stayed on his line Edouard had more space within which the get the ball between Fod and the post.
  18. **Official Rangers v Killie Match Thread**

    For shots like that though keepers should be coming off their line to close the angle
  19. **Official Rangers v Killie Match Thread**

    As much as I’d like to drop Morelos I think the best thing is to play him again and hope he scores a goal however it goes in. He had that bad miss at Ayr and bounced back with a tough finish a few minutes after so he’s got it in him but a miss of this magnitude is one he needs to get out of his system as soon as possible. id also like to see us change formation so that Killie don’t just start up with 3 across the middle as most teams do with us but I can honestly see Murty starting with the same XI minus Bates for Cardozo.
  20. Beasts abusing Russell Martin

    Against our bitter rivals Morton that was going to incite a riot from a fist pump. All we ask for is fairness and consistency but in this cesspit of a country that seems like too much to ask for. Only way we are going to stop it is to put them in their place on the park and win 55, then 56 the year after.
  21. Beasts abusing Russell Martin

    It’s scum behaviour but you’d expect nothing less. I keep saying it the way to stop it is to win 55, regain the power and the SNP will be out on their arses before too long too and it’ll swing back round to normality. Plus winning 55 will see a reduction in their support due to the mass suicide of trying to deal with 55.
  22. Jimmy Nicholl

    Murray said in his post match he was screaming at his players to play it the way they normally do and they kept lumping the ball in the box from deep. Just went to shit yesterday and everyone looking for a single person to blame but the truth is there is blame all round. Too many 5 out of 10s rather than 7s with a few 8 and 9s
  23. Patience needed

    Is this the same patience that Murty showed in waiting to make a change following the red card or following Goss’ poor performance or Windass’ disappearance from the game following his goal? I said it with Warburton that his downfall was the whole Plan B is to do Plan A better. Murty could well be repeating Warburton’s mistakes. If Murty wants to be permanent manager then he has to start showing some guile. I hope it’s there and I hope he’s not just another one trick pony who plays one formation and tries to fit players in the formation (he spoke about Cummings wide left if Murphy didn’t make it and Cummings is not a left winger).
  24. Jason Cummings

    The problem I have with all of this is Morelos playing in a true partnership with Cummings would tick the boxes. You have your strong player, capable of holding up the ball, dropping deep, drifting wide and linking up with the midfield. Then you have your penalty box striker who'll be looking to get on the end of everything, score poachers goals from mistakes in the box or saves getting pushed back into play. The big problem is if you go down that route the rest of the formation has to change as our central midfield isn't strong enough to just have the 2 without an attacking midfielder sitting between the striker and midfield. So you go to a 3 in the central midfield. Then that means if you want to play Murphy and Candeias you have only got 3 players left for defence. So you play 3 central defenders. Then what of Tavernier and John? Ok so play Tavernier and John as wingbacks in a 5-3-2 WB but that means dropping Murphy and Candeias. Thats the issue here. We've built a team to play a certain way and this doesn't involve a classic striking partnership. This means you make a choice between Morelos and Cummings. Each player offers different qualities therefore you'll never get the best out of both in my opinion.