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  1. SIRB_72

    *****Official Shkupi vs Rangers thread*****

    We got the result over the two legs and that is what is most important. At the end of the day Rangers Football Club is about winning and at the end of the day it doesn't matter how it's done. However, there are a few concerns. I'm going to go OTT because we are two games into what is a new season, in the middle of July with a brand new manager and the team has only been together for 3/4 weeks. 4 of the back 5 looked solid and two clean sheets is a start and is by far the area we needed to sort first. Of course there will be tougher tests, but as I say it's a start. However, with Tavernier we are going to keep having the same conversations about him and it could kill us. This team at Ibrox and here knew he was the weak link. Anything they did productive over the two legs was down our right side and we need to find a balance with him because he does offer us something going forward. Jack and McCrorie were meh. I think they protected the centre halfs well enough but offered nothing going forward (as cautious as that is maybe it was the plan). I've wanted to Murphy behind the striker for a while but he didn't seem to get into the game much. Perhaps away from home you need someone a bit more leggy. Morelos the first half was isolated and I felt bad for him. The second half he was pish. First touch horrible, passing horrible, he goes down to easy and gives away niggly fouls. Windass for me wasn't terrible and fashioned two half chances for himself but he should be nowhere near the left flank. We had half a season of that and it did not work. If you compare both games to the equivalent games last year we have improved dramatically. I think if you hear the comments of the manager you can see he isn't exactly over the moon with the performance and that there is a lot of room for improvement and that is something we have needed in the dugout for years.
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    Great Night For Scotland

    The only thing Scotland fans or England haters can take from this World Cup is that England didn't win it. Sums a certain type in this country perfectly. Rather than comparing ourselves to a nation of 50 million Scotland should be comparing itself to the likes of Uruguay, Croatia, Sweden and why not even a relatively small country like Belgium? Four countries that in the last 20 years have produced world class players, Sweden don't even have their own world class player anymore and still got to the Quarters. When was the last world class or really top quality player Scotland produced? The highlight of Scotland's qualification campaigns since 2007 was a 2-2 draw at home to England for fuck sake!
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    Bolstered at the Back, Still lacking up Top

    Absolutely, and I actually think we created a lot of goal scoring opportunities today. Just missed a finishing touch.
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    Bolstered at the Back, Still lacking up Top

    For me improving the defence is the key and though I do like the look of the players we have signed time will tell. I do think we'll be picking up a lot more clean sheets than last season which does mean we can win games 1-0 or 2-0 which we haven't been able to do very often since being promoted. I do think we need another striker at the very least. Despite their good goal tallies last year we have seen that we cannot rely week in and week out on Morelos and Windass. I also think we need someone who can play behind the striker. Tonight, and before, we rely too much on wing play and sometimes you need someone who will make that killer pass through the centre. I do think Ojaria can give is something like that but he seems more of a box to box Pogba type player rather than an a number 10.
  5. Even last night he was an enigma. Missed some absolute brilliant chances but you have to credit him for getting there. This is the issue with him, out with missing a brain, we know he can produce and do good things but only when he wants and when he does he wants us praising him. For me his record at Ibrox compared to playing away shows the mentality of the player. I'm hoping the manager would consider dropping him on Tuesday, putting Candeias back on the right, Murphy behind Morelos and Middleton out left. However, at the same time there is a good chance he could score a couple because it's not at Ibrox.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Genuinely thrilling game once again in this World Cup. England have overachieved in this World Cup (good draw aside). Before the tournament I don't think many would have taken them to get so far and they can be proud of that. Going by the unders tournaments they have a very bright future and if there young guys get a chance at good clubs over the next 5 years there is no reason why England can't win a tournament in the next decade or so. As for Croatia, proper dark horses, who have an outstanding squad with some fantastic talents have combined it with hard work. This is something a generation of Croatians will hold for the rest of their lives and congratulations to them, I hope they enjoy it. I dunno how such a small country keeps producing such talent. I also think the English haters should be looking to Croatia's achievements rather than England's failure. It might actually help this country qualify for something.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    France have been the steadiest team throughtout the tournament. Not once have they looked like losing. Solid at the back, well balanced midfield and two or three world class players to top it off. They'd be worthy winners if they beat Croatia or England.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    It's not something new though is it? Throughout the 32 team era WC there have been many examples of teams who have got to the semi final by not playing some of the major guns. Brazil (1998) beat Scotland, Morocco, Chile & Denmark. Turkey (2002) beat China, Japan & Senegal to get there. Italy (2006) to reach their semi beat Ghana, Czech Rep., Australia & Ukraine. Uruguay (2010) beat South Africa, Mexico, Ghana & South Korea to get to a semi final. Can we really blame England (and Croatia for the matter) for Germany (who they would have faced in the QF) making a complete howling arse of it? Did any one predict that? Also did anyone predict Spain losing out in the last 16 to Russia pre tournament? Most people would have had Germany v Spain as the semi final in this side of the draw regardless of whether Belgium or England finished first or second in that group!
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    New Tops released (official pics included)

    All three kits are really nice. Good job Hummel!
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    They went a bit more direct and it paid off!!
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    I'm glad the Japs took advantage!
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    They concede from pissing about then hit the post cause Hazard decides to shoot.
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    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Belgium come across quite arrogant. Can't put my finger on it but they're playing like a team that are 4-0 up with there pissing about. Just fuckin' shoot!
  14. SIRB_72

    ***Official World Cup 2018 Thread***

    Spain are so so slow. Pass after pass after pass. Why is nobody willing to just have a fucking pop. Even if they get through this I can't see them winning the whole thing. They're just as bad as Germany. Fair play to Russia who have just kept them at arms length.
  15. Surely it would be like Japan & Korea and you would play your group games (at least) in one country? So groups A-E play in Canada, groups F-K in USA & groups L-P in Mexico? Group P sounds ridiculous by the way.