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  1. SkyBlueScot

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    I've always wondered why that suggestion's not made more regularly. I'm not saying they should do it, but why isn't it discussed? I don't think it's so ridiculous. Also, I've always wanted to know why it's Tierney who has to adapt. Now that Robertson's a Champions League finalist some would say that he's the better left back and so he has the right to start there but firstly it's not certain who is better and secondly up until fairly recently Tierney was considered the better of the two. I remember Carragher suggesting Liverpool play Robertson at centre back last year. Finally, those that get annoyed with playing players out of their position are they saying one of them should be on the bench? Personally I'd go with the back three as it resolves two issues at once. Tierney and Roberston can play together and it sort of helps address our shortage of right backs by playing a wing back. It's in no way ideal though.
  2. SkyBlueScot

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Fraser was man of the match today. Howe said, ""If we can keep Ryan [Fraser] fit he'll be a big player for us this season. We needed this win after a poor start last year."
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    Griffiths

    He was very good against Hungary. He made me think again and I'm sure many others on here as well. Think a lot of folks have forgotten that. Not going to get bags of goals but works hard and does what is asked of him. If Armstrong and McGregor back up a striker whi can hold the ball up we can score goals.
  4. SkyBlueScot

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    I really hope so. As said above it's fantastic that he's so close to the starting XI. I've not really seen enough of him and haven't seen in him what Mourinho clearly has yet. My hope for him is based on the fact Mourinho (As noted, one of the best managers in the world) has faith in him rather than what I've seen. I'm not being negative there, just would like to see more.
  5. SkyBlueScot

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Not exactly 'in action but Man Utd have announced their squad numbers which includes McTominay (No 39) and Hamilton (No 48). I know squad numbers Don't mean so much but McTominay's number doesn't suggest a breakthrough just yet.
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    John Fleck

    I don't get the pessimism. A choice from Armstrong, McGregor, Forrest, McGinn, Cairney and Fraser. Backed up by an option of Henderson, McArthur, McTominay (we need more time assess him), etc. I know what's being said about Collins/Lambert etc but those above are good. Hopefully a young player can also break through too.
  7. SkyBlueScot

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    In the paper at the weekend fans of each team talked about the coming season and picked their first XI. It was interesting to see the Cardiff fan didn't include Paterson.
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    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Malky Mackay seems to be talking up Ryan Jack as a right back. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/malky-mackay-reveals-believes-scotlands-13042496
  9. SkyBlueScot

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Looks like Henderson played the full 90 minutes in veronas's 4-1 against Juve Stabia.
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    John Fleck

    I don't know Che Adams. Sam Gallagher played for Scotland at youth level so can see that but what are Adams' links to Scotland? One player not mentioned above is Phillips. Not saying he's a superstar but he's done well recently and I've changed my opinions. So that's Griffiths, Phillips, and McBurnie. Ok i guess. Think Hornby is too young to be considered yet (but it doesn't stop me praying)
  11. SkyBlueScot

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    And me. The initial response to his signing wasn't positive at all. Really Hope he thrives.
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    Scottish player transfers

    We should have a separate thread for 'SPL compared to other leagues' in order to stop every discussion disappearing down the same rabbit hole.
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    Scottish player transfers

    Is the McKenna deal very likely then? Not heard anything for a while.
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    John Fleck

    I've said this before but I'm guessing most people wouldn't call Iceland's midfield 'International class' or Northern Ireland's. In fact I'd go as far as to say I'd rather have McGregor, Armstrong, McGinn, McTominay, Cairney, Fraser and the immediate potential of McTominay and Burke. Not that I'm saying Fleck doesn't deserve to be considered. It's just that I think we don't value our midfield enough.
  15. SkyBlueScot

    Scottish Players in Action 18/19

    Can't you be interested in both or do you mean you have less faith in Hendry? Desperately need more than one coming through. Bates, Hendry and McKenna are all in that mix (along with Tierney) so I'm wishing them all well.
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