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  1. borojock

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    I read that when he was younger he was a more attacking player. The problem i have with him is i dont know what he is or does. Ive watched 5 of his games on YT where it shows you all his action in the game and he really isnt very creative in any of them, he doesnt run with the ball forward and i dont see him having the presence and positioning to be a top defensive mid. In all the games he keeps it very simple and passes the ball sideways or back and keeps it moving. To be a top player at a top club like Utd thats not enough you need to be able to screen the defense or create something for the players upfront and sadly i just cant see it As ive said below i really hope im proved wrong on this as i would lobe him to be a top player for Utd and Scotland
  2. borojock

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Love your passion - i didnt say his carear was on a downward spiral what i said was i expect he will remain in the squad this season and then move down the league where i think he will level out to his skill level. If that does happen he will still have a very impressive career Personally from the little i have seen of him and read on the Man Utd forums i dont rate him that highly hes a good player not a great player and i think too many see that he's playing a small part at a big club must make him some sort of great player. I also think theres an aspect of Mourinho being pig headed against the criticism he has faced from the press last season that he doesn't give youth a chance and tried to prove them wrong by playing and hying some of the younger players up which McTominay would fall into that category I personally expect that he will remain a squad player picking up some 10 mins here and there. The reality is he is at one of the top clubs in the world where they are always going to go out and buy the top players and he has an extremely hard job on his hands to break into that team. At the moment hes up against some top class players for a role in the midfield 3 position. I personally think hes behind Matic, Pogba, Fred, Herrera and Pereira and at the same level as Fellaini and when all are fit he wont get in the match day squad Im also sorry im not one of these happy clappy fans that sees our constant failings as something to be celebrated but rather i have an opinion of my own based on what i see and read and the fact it may be different from yours doesn't necessarily equate to it being negative drivel. I would like to think everything i have said on here is based on my own opinion which is based on watching, reading or thinking about the subject matter. And isnt that what forums like these are about where we can engage and debate about different views.
  3. borojock

    Nations League

    poland were the team i was thinking about they were 5th in the rankings about 18 months ago, flying high on that rocket
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    Nations League

    I remember reading about a team cant remember what country but they rocketed up the ranking as they didnt play none or very few friendlies and ended up getting in a very good pot
  5. borojock

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Crazy the lefts backs that we have at disposal Robertson, Tierney, Douglas, Bryan and then on the right hand side of the pitch no one close to either of those 4
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    i wonder if McLeish will be looking at Joe Bryan, Jamie Paterson also another one who i believe see's himself as Scottish. Playing upfront in the Championship and scored today i believe
  7. borojock

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    I will rip my own face off and eat it if McTominay becomes a regular starter over Matic Whats to say Matic and Herrera are now down the pecking order? Whats to say is that they are both blatantly better players then McTominay - i really hope McTominay does become a regular starter for Man Utd and Scotland, i would love that i really would. However i think your mistaking my reality on the situation for negativity as you said above. The lad isnt that great and if you go onto the Man Utd forums you would find a lot of fans who have watched him probably more than you or I have the same thoughts on him. If i was a betting man i would expect him to be a squad player for the next season and then disappear down the league a bit like Gibson and Cleverly - and thats me being realistic rather than negative
  8. borojock

    Nations League

    So he gets one competitive match and that's it for you - i'll have some of whatever your smoking Forget the friendlies, travelling over to South America with your B team who had very little to play for in a very difficult environment playing against teams prepping for the WC was always madness whoever set them up needs firing. The manager (whoever it was) was always going to come away from that set of friendlies with very few positives I agree he wasn't the most inspired manager but who else was better that was actually wanting the gig or would take it? Were not paying top buck, we dont have a great squad or team, we havent had a successful recent record of qualifying - its a very hard job
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Looks like hes starting the season well down the pecking order with Matic and Herrera still to come back in
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    Griffiths

    Agree with this i cant help but think McLeish isnt 100% sure on what formation and tactics to play and my worries is that we try and shoehorn Robertson and Tierney into the starting 11 at the detriment to the formation and rest of the starting 11. I agree its easily arguable that Robertson and Tierney are our 2 best players but its a team game and we need to consider what formation, tactics and starting 11 give us the best chance of winning I keep flipping between 3-5-2 and 4-2-3-1 i feel midfield is our strongest part of the squad and i think 3-5-2 we lose a certain something compared to 4-2-3-1
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    Scottish player transfers

    Greaish making some headlines with his proposed move to Spurs at the moment
  12. borojock

    Scottish player transfers

    Thanks for correcting it appreciate it - would you agree its a very low number
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    Scottish player transfers

    Your right i apologise went off Wiki on that one - and as IMHO i think he's joining a stronger league i really do hope that he is a massive success down there and can play a contributing factor to the national team in the nations league and next euro qualifying campaign
  14. borojock

    Scottish player transfers

    Thanks for the reply 1/ I have named all players - not players that could or couldn't get a game. I though if we were going to have a friendly debate on our differing opinions its important to provide all the data. I don't want to choose a sub-section of the transfers to make my argument stronger as thats not what you do, its important to look at all the data objectively and then make your decision 2/ My point wasn't based on Scottish players. It was based on the standard of quality of the SPL vs the Championship so the fact they are Scottish or English or anything else is irrelevant Genuinely as a friendly debate/discussion and not as some slagging match as i respect everyone has different opinions on a subjective matter like this - i'd love to hear your argument on why you think the players in the SPL are at a similar standard to the championship. I think ive put a strong argument to you backing my own opinion and would love to hear a reasoned response from you - some evidental data to back your points up would be great
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    Scottish player transfers

    Ok i admit im being obsessive now in making my point but i think its interesting reading (also would like to think it proves im not ignorant on the subject matter being discussed) So ive gone through the last 10 transfer windows and got all transfers from Scottish football to Championship clubs (a couple i think weren't in the championship at the time but thought i would include them to pad it out) A couple of observations before the list First is there is so few players moving from Scotland to the Championship on average 4.6 a transfer window - which if it was at a comparable level and the players are so cheap to buy you would have thought it would be a bigger number Second observation is when players do move down to England is not to the Championship its to the lower levels of England, i dont have the stats but ive just Wiki'd the last 10 seasons and the data is there to prove - which again is strange cos if these players were playing in a league comparable to the championship you'd think they would move to that league rather than a level down Now of the 46 players that have moved from Scotland to the championship in the last 10 windows there is 46. Of the 46 i would suggest that 6 have as you would say skooshed the league which works out as 2.76% which i wouldnt class as "a long list". But heres the list below let me know if you disagree with the numbers Summer ’18 - None Winter ’18 - Kenny McLean (Aberdeen to Norwich free) Louis Moult (Motherwell to Preson £500,00) Summer ’17 - Stevie Mallan (Thistle to Barnsley Undisclosed) Liam Lindsay (Thistle to Barnsley Undisclosed) Liam Boyce (Ross County to Burton Undisclosed) Callum Paterson (Hearts to Cardiff Compensation) Joe Garnder (Rangers to Ipswich Undisclosed) Martyn Waghorn (Rangers to Ipswich Undisclosed) Jason Cummings (Hibs to Forrest Undisclosed) Barrie McKay (Rangers to Forrest £500,000) Ben Heneghan (Motherwell to Sheff Utd Undisclosed) Winter ’17 - Kyle McAllister (St Mirren to Derby Undisclosed) Matt Gilks (Rangers to Wigan Undisclosed) Summer ’16 - Greg Stewart (Dundee to Birmingham Undisclosed) Anthony Stokes (Celtic to Blackburn) Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic to Blackburn) Ben Hall (Motherwell to Brighton) Jackson Irvine (Ross County to Burton) Josh Magennis (Kilmarnock to Charlton) Michael McGovern (Hamilton to Norwich) Will Vaulks (Falkirk to Rotherham) Scott Allan (Celtic to Rotherham) Darnell Fisher (Celtic to Rotherham) Winter ’16 - None Summer ’15 - Marley Watkins (ICT to Barnsley) Calum Butcher (Dundee Utd to Burton) Lee Erwin (Motherwell to Leeds) Jack Hendry (Thistle to Wigan) Winter ’15 - Fillip Twardzik (Celtic to Bolton) Beram Kayal (Celtic to Brighton) Mickael Antoine-Curier (Hamilton to Burton) Tony Andreu (Hamilton to Norwich) Jason Holt (Hearts to Sheff Utd) Billy McKay (ICT to Wigan) Summer ’14 - Kane Hemmings (Cowdenbeath to Barnsley) Gavin Gunning (Dundee Utd to Birmingham) Denny Johnstone (Celtic to Birmingham) Andrew Robertson (Dundee Utd to Hull) Conor McGrandles (Falkirk to Norwich) Andy Little (Rangers to Preston) Marc McNulty (Livingston to Sheff Utd) Stevie May (St Johnstone to Sheff Weds) Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk to Swansea) Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Partick to Wigan) Winter ’14 - Dylan McGeouch (Celtic to Coventry) Adam King (Hearts to Swansea)
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