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  1. DW1872

    Rangers, Scotland Squad

    Not fussed at all about the Scotland squad. Actually would prefer none of our players in there because I'd rather not risk the chance of injuries. Also makes it a bit more awkward supporting the opposition when there are Gers players playing.
  2. This all day long. A run of positive results and the games can't come quick enough.
  3. DW1872

    Some perspective...

    Fair point and it adds more pressure to get something from the game next week. But I still say that if we'd passed better today and marked better at set pieces we would have won. That's basics, not formations. I think that we're in better shape than I would have expected this early into Gerrard's reign and there's lots of football to be played and lots of improvement to come from us. There is most definitely a title race on this season regardless of what happens next week.
  4. DW1872

    Some perspective...

    Easy in hindsight to say why try that formation but most people on here seemed very keen to try it as well. On paper it made perfect sense and I think he tried it today as we now have 2 genuine wing backs which wasn't the case before Barisic signed. Also think he tried it today with a view to the next 2 games. He said he wants a squad that can adapt to different tactics and formations depending on the opposition. I know every game that Rangers don't win is the start of a mini crisis but the 3rd league game of the season isn't 'must win'. I do agree that we didn't look anything like as solid as previous games but if we marked properly at set pieces we'd have won. That's what cost us 2 points today. Having said all that I'm hoping and expecting a back 4 on Thursday and Sunday.
  5. DW1872

    Some perspective...

    Absolutely. He played at the very top all his career and maybe is still adjusting to managing players who frankly couldn't lace his boots. I'm with you though because I think he will be a top manager as well. I've no doubt he'll learn from today. But I keep saying this was a game we'd have lost last season so there's some positives in that.
  6. DW1872

    Some perspective...

    We'll never know if it would have been different with a back 4 from the start but our basics were lacking today (passing, marking) and when that's the case you could play any formation and not win.
  7. DW1872

    Some perspective...

    Yep, today we didn't play well regardless of formation. Hopefully a kick up the arse, lessons learned and onto the next two games. I still think the positive of today is that we played badly against a very physical team who bullied us last season and we didn't get beat. We would have been beaten in the last 2 seasons. A bit of a wake up call today that there's still a lot to do.
  8. DW1872

    Some perspective...

    They train all week and should be able to adapt to it in a game against Motherwell. The two set piece goals we lost had nothing to do with the formation. Having said that I hope we go to a back 4 for the next games as Goldson and Katic are a brilliant pairing.
  9. DW1872

    Some perspective...

    I get that but they would get to grips with it in training as much as against Ayr. I'm glad he tried it and wouldn't be against playing it again as it's good to be able to change tactics but I hope we revert to a back 4 for the next two (massive) games.
  10. DW1872

    Some perspective...

    I agree. We defended ok in the main. Tav lost his man twice at set pieces and we were punished. 2nd half we seemed to invite pressure.
  11. DW1872

    Some perspective...

    Wouldn't prove of it was good or bad against Ayr. We could play any formation and should be comfortable against them. Of course we're all wise after the event but I don't think many would have been unhappy with the formation before kick off.
  12. DW1872

    Some perspective...

    Today proved not to be the day right enough but I still maintain that it was right to try. Trying it at home in a comfortable game Vs Hamilton or something wouldn't give a real indication. Also today we defended ok apart from Tav losing his man twice. Individual error. I hope we revert to a back 4 because Goldson and Katic look solid as a pair.
  13. DW1872

    Some perspective...

    I think we're ahead of where most people thought we would be by this early stage of the season. There seems to be some real solid foundations to keep building from. Today was disappointing and the formation didn't work although it was right to try it and many on this forum have been wanting to see it for some time. We didn't play well at all but took a point which wouldn't have happened last season or the one before. Are we the finished article? Of course not. Are we heading in the right direction finally? Of course.
  14. DW1872

    Peter Hartley

    Let's see how much weeping they get from our current centre backs. Also these type of comments and things like the filth discussing other teams players at press conferences just magnify how much class our manager and team have.
  15. DW1872

    Rangers 5-1 celtic (2000)

    You're a lucky man. Treasure her!! Brilliant, I love that.