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  1. Wasn't Singh on the bench for Bayern the other day? He also played a bit for them in the Audi cup which I watched 10 days ago. He might get a game or two. Word of caution though...about 10 years ago Bayern signed a very promising English forward called Dale Jennings. Think he was 19 and playing well for Tranmere. Never broke through at Bayern, homesick, injuries etc and wasn't even a regular for their second team. Came back to England, played for a few clubs and is semi retired now, just lost his love for the game. No issue with players going out and giving it a true but it's certainly longer odds on him breaking through than if he stayed at Celtic.
  2. Will keep tabs on him now they're back in Serie A.
  3. Would still be good bench option, either 1-0 up and you need hard worker to come on to grind out a win (probably unlikely with next few opponents mind!). He started for West Ham so clearly very much in their plans even if he probably won't feature as much as last season. Clean slate under Clarke so would call him up.
  4. He actually qualified for Scotland? Scored some goals in premier league aswell last season, including equaliser v Man. United. He's very much the bright spark in a terrible Huddersfield side that could get relegated again. Liam Lindsey must also surely get a call up at last.
  5. Fraser Fyvie was another from around that 2010 period. Don't know how highly people were rating him at that time but did well enough to get 500k move to Wigan in 2012. Only played once for them that season but was unused sub in their FA cup final win. Only really played at championship level since coming back for Hibs and Dundee United. Edit: At that time Martinez liked scouting the SPL lower reaches, signed James McArthur and McCarthy from Hamilton in 2009 and both have had good premier league careers so was hoping Fyvie could've made similar impact perhaps.
  6. Always thought David Weir was a very underrated defender, was still playing to good standard for club and country well into his 30s.
  7. He's worth a go I guess. Personally if Armstrong was playing more at Southampton I'd be starting him as think he's the sort who can make runs into the box and start scoring some goals at international level. He scored the odd goal in his limited games for Southampton last season. Not hitting on Christie as I liked what I saw of him when he was breaking through at Caley Thistle. Taken him ages to fully establish himself at Celtic. I always thought he was more of a wide player so this goalscoring rush has come as a surprise. My other thought was for some games pushing Robertson up to left wing. It might work it might not, would try it in a friendly if any are planned although don't know if Tierney will be fit. Fraser obviously a stick on for the other wide role.
  8. Man. United midfield options until January are: Pogba Matic McTominay Fred Andreas Pereria McTom is first choice there now as Matic really declined end of last season. If you look yesterday you had him and Pogba sitting infront of back 4 with obvious licence for Pogba to move forward. If Clarke goes with a 4-2-3-1 I'd have Mctominay and McGinn in the two. McGinn plays as the box to box midfielder for us, never asa number 10.
  9. Liam Lindsey started for Stoke yesterday (he was suspended for their first game). Stoke are a bit of a mess atm and could be sacking their manager soon but at least suggests he'll be a regular. Would like to see him in the September squad.
  10. Started for West Ham yesterday so looks like he's going to be their regular RB this year, was in and out of the side last season.
  11. Yes CB situation is what it is. I still think there's hope in other areas. Think Steve Clarke will stick with a formation rather than just chop and change, would go 4-3-3 and stick with it through the qualifying campaign. Of course there are goalscoring issues but that hasn't stopped either Ireland nation making euro 2016 and making play offs for world cup. Midfield really needs to step up and chip in with goals. I actually can see McGinn getting double figures for us this season, he was really improving his runs into the box end of last season and already scored this season so over time think he can be credible goal threat from central midfield. Forrest has scored an international hat trick in his career and Christie in incredible scoring form so also players who need to threaten when they start.
  12. Don't really understand the point of him signing for Getafe with that happening. It's not like they've changed manager and the new one dosen't rate him like David Bates found at SV Hamburg this season. Seem to have pretty much the same size squad as last season and now playing in europa so he could've surely got some starts in that competition if not the league. Should've just signed a new deal at Malaga. Alcocoron got less chance of promotion than them you'd think from Segunda.
  13. Mentality and negativity from poor managers. Look at all the call offs at every away trek. Wales used to be like this. Likes of Bale and Ramsey made their debuts in 2007 so were playing for them for pretty much 10 years before they qualified for anything. What changed everything was Gary Speed coming in and making camp a fun place to be so call offs stopped overnight and then Coleman continued the process. You could also argue Southgate has done similar with England set up, loads of England players now say they can't wait to join up for get togethers which is completely different to a decade ago. Hopefully Clarke can be the one to change the mentality.
  14. Well I don't mind Mulgrew but he's getting a bit old now, will still get called up up to end of this qualifying campaign you'd suspect. Think McKenna if he gets a good move to England can develop into competant international CB although like everyone else he was poor in Kazhakstan. Slim pickings certainly. Souttar is having another season in league one so seems his development has stalled a bit if Stoke don't even think he's good enough for mid table championship standard.
  15. Don't rate Hanley tbh, very much in the Liam Cooper camp of being slow and cumbersome. He hardly played last season although don't know if he was injured. Norwich first choice CB is injured so it will be back to the bench when he's fit again just like at Newcastle. Hopefully McLean can hold his own in premier league, there's a nice group of central midfielders bubbling at the top level now.
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