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  1. BearInTheToon

    Morelos card appealed.

    Gotta be rescinded. When you see it in slow motion in the video below, I think it's pretty conclusive that McKenna hooks Morelos' foot towards him. In no way is it Alfie booting or stamping on him. Outrageous and disgusting comments by Derek McInnes and the media at large. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/scotland/47154887 (1:39 in)
  2. BearInTheToon

    State of squad

    Walter with Davie Weir... that not a massive success?
  3. There’s no way SG is going to play Morelos on the right. We’d lose way too much of his play/what he does for the team and he’d almost certainly lose confidence. It’s just not his game/position and he can’t be shoehorned into it. It’d be utter madness.
  4. BearInTheToon

    That drop Ball..

    The drop ball, trying to smash the ball in Lego's coupon and stretching his arms out (ala Lego to Diouf) just sky rocketed my man-love for Arfield even more. Make no bones about, Arfield absolutely intimated the shit out of Brown, both in terms of the aforementioned instances and in terms of his play, in how he completely dominated him. You could literally see on Brown's face how totally rattled he was - he had nae comeback. Which is all pretty ironic as I met/sat and had a beer with Arfield 3 years ago down in Holmfirth when I got him and his mate comp tickets for a gig I was playing on. And he's genuinely the nicest guy you could ever meet. Which really is like getting the old Rangers back when we can say we've got absolute warriors who can balance having a bit of swagger while being humble, respectful guys off the pitch too. Unlike the other lot...
  5. BearInTheToon

    Even Though We Ain't That Great (Yet)............

    Dorans is done mate. And there’s no way Murphy will come back as good a player after his ACL injury. That injury, for a winger, is a game-changer. But definitely missing the other two.
  6. BearInTheToon

    Gerrard and the away form

    Absolutely, and there’s no doubt SG will have said to them to take care/be wary of quick turns as the risk of injury is huge. It literally is a different ball game on those surfaces.
  7. BearInTheToon

    *** Official Rangers V Accies (Away) Thread ***

    Don’t think we do plastic pitches unfortunately. The team always look like they never fancy it on them.
  8. BearInTheToon

    *** Official Rangers V Accies (Away) Thread ***

    Northern Ireland invoked the 5 Day ban for him playing for us mate. Nothing to do with SG.
  9. BearInTheToon

    Club urged SFA not to help Rangers in 2008

    These two interviews with Peat just leave more questions than answers. I’m still waiting on a competent journalist asking him why, after he’s said ‘he saw no problem with extending the season to help Rangers’, that never happened. Why did it not happen, when everyone inside and outside football knew it was plain wrong to ask so much of one club to play so many games in such a short period of time? Maybe he was influenced after all... It was and is an utter shambles.
  10. BearInTheToon

    Offside...?

    In the last 25 years+ of watching football, I honestly can’t remember a time like the past two seasons in which we’ve had so many outrageous decisions go against us. This season has been a joke already on that front and it’s barely started. I don’t buy into conspiracy theories, but it definitely feels like we’ve become a soft target for refs, without the fear of a WS and Advocaat to rip them a new one. It’s not helped either by the quality of our team having dropped compared to years ago, meaning these shocking decisions are having a greater, more negative effect. Frightening just how bad the refs have become though.
  11. BearInTheToon

    Stevie Post Match Reaction

    To be fair, I think it's definitely a feature of virtually all of our games so far this season, which the likes of EL qualification or a 4-0 skelping today shouldn't disguise. That is we're giving the ball away way too often, too easily in every game and putting ourselves under needless pressure. Really glad to hear SG not paper over that fact because keeping better possession really needs to become a must, and fast. It's what made us fall into Motherwell's hands and drop points, not lay much of a glove on the scum and has been a big feature in Euro away games to some extent too. Nail that, and we'll be a serious team to come up against.
  12. BearInTheToon

    ***** The Official Beasts v Rangers Match Thread*****

    Happy with the team, though the bench is a bit weak. Clearly has no faith in Sadiq whatsoever. Let’s fucking do this!
  13. BearInTheToon

    ***** The Official Beasts v Rangers Match Thread*****

    Mate, we’d get destroyed with that team - our midfield would be totally overrun/ dominated by theirs. I reckon we definitely need 3 in the middle of the park for this game. Keeping possession for good spells is going to be key.
  14. BearInTheToon

    ***** The Official Beasts v Rangers Match Thread*****

    Sure, cos he didn’t have any other centre backs at the time other than Goldson and Katic, the latter being someone I’m not sure he was certain would fit right in, right away. So he needed a 3rd quality option, likely with Katic being the one to drop out. But given he’s been unreal, the need for that 3rd top quality CB has lessened. Also, I reckon the fact Kent almost certainly has the same agreement in place to play, and that we’ve brought in Barisic, just paid £2m for Grezda and that there’s no chance Tav is getting dropped, then it all points to those 4. Throw in having Candeias, Middleton and Murphy, I simply don’t think you can/he would carry that number of wide players without 433, his system to date, being the preferred option. All opinions though mate ?
  15. BearInTheToon

    ***** The Official Beasts v Rangers Match Thread*****

    Disagree, can’t see 352 being his preference at all in the future. Not going by his signings or the way he’s set up so far. Certain games, yes, definitely. Think if it were his preference though, it would’ve been introduced much earlier and signings made accordingly.
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