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  1. On 19/09/2018 at 07:42, The Ibrox Derry said:

    Was just reading up there on the history of Spartak Moscow, and like ourselves, in 1982 there was a disaster in their stadium, which like ourselves, resulted in the deaths of 66 fans. Perhaps at somepoint over the 2 matches this can be acknowledged by both clubs and both sets of supporters.

    Never knew that.Good shout mate.:tu:

     

    And good luck to all the Bears travelling over for the game.Be careful over there.

     

     

  2. Tricky one this. Under estimate a team going strong in their league could prove costly. Trying to balance playing players just back from injury or returning to the starting 11 after a long period out - like Sadiq - is risky.We obviously need to rest players with some massive games coming up............so what do we do?

    It's all about getting the balance right imo.

     

    This is a real test of SG's managerial skills.

  3. All good positive stuff from GM. Sounds as though a few of our fringe players will start tomorrow night - which I think is good news- keeping as many players involved in first team action as possible.

    Felt a little bit sorry for Wes as he looked very uncomfortable answering the questions but he can have no complaints sitting on the subs bench as 2nd choice behind Greggs- who has been absolutely outstanding for us since his return to the club.

     

    Thanks for posting OP.

  4. 3 minutes ago, Aubie92 said:

    I'm too young to have watched his Rangers teams, but Jock Wallace's former players say he was ahead of his time in terms of ensuring everyone knew their tactical role, and having dossiers on opponents and strategies based on that. Gerrard seems to be of the same ilk as Wallace and Souness; he's focused on the fitness, made sure everyone knows their specific role and builds from there. 

    The effect it has on players is evident just by watching Halliday. A decent, albeit limited, player whose confidence had been eroded over the last few years; target for the boo boys, and closely linked to Miller and Wallace. Rather than boot him out we've seen Gerrard put him out with specific roles and tasks, and Halliday has, by and large, carried them out. He's a decent utility player for us. 

    I understand the "we need better" point, but quality players aren't going to sign to be fourth or fifth choice central midfielder when everyone is fit, third choice full back etc. Most successful teams* are greater than the sum of their parts and contain those utility players that, on paper, shouldn't be in the starting XI, but can fill in for more than one position and play their part. 

     

    *Bar the likes of the Galacticos era Real Madrid, or the current Madrid side. 

    Good post.

     

    If AH  can keep improving as he has done under the guidance of SG then he will be a valuable asset as the season progresses.

     

    If anyone can bring out the best in a player - I think it's Stevie G.

  5. 5 minutes ago, Real Ranger said:

    Delighted to see the transformation in Haliday's form this season and undoubtedly a large part of this is down to Gerard's man management. 

     

    5 minutes ago, Real Ranger said:

    Delighted to see the transformation in Haliday's form this season and undoubtedly a large part of this is down to Gerard's man management. 

    This.

    He's done well recently.Hope he can grow into a valued member of our ever increasingly strong squad.

     

     

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