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17 hours ago, ElChris04 said:

The break is the bit of luck we needed with the amount of good players we may not have had playing then there’s players like Gilmour who will have a bigger run in the Chelsea team come the play off game. 
 

the thought of seeing someone like O’Donnell against Håland and co as much as the guy tries for his country, is just absolutely brutal to think about. Ideally Tierney or Robertson will play at right back but it’ll be interesting to see how clarke works it. 

It's not just O'Donnell.  Pick any combination you like of our current crop of centre-halves then watch what Haland does regularly to defenders in the Bundesliga and you'll wince.

The emergence of Billy Gilmour is something to be positive about though. He was getting rave reviews before everything was put on hold, and I'm really looking forward to seeing him play again.

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Ryan Fraser refuses to sign a short term extension at Bournemouth to finish the season. Poor show, lacks loyalty, commitment and decency IMO.

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29 minutes ago, kumnio said:

Ryan Fraser refuses to sign a short term extension at Bournemouth to finish the season. Poor show, lacks loyalty, commitment and decency IMO.

Or shows ambition and a level of selfishness often found lacking in Scottish players.

If he takes a couple of month extension and gets injured, where does that leave his career? Who pays for his rehab? Who pays his mortgage or any other bills whilst he sits on the sidelines. How much of a reduced deal does he have to take when fit again?

His stock is quite high atm. His contract has expired. He is 100% correct to put himself first imo.

Too many Scottish players over the years have done the "right" thing to he detriment of their career. When our good players get relegated with a club they never push through a transfer to stay in the EPL. Im hoping McGinn doesnt fall into this trap. He has shown that he is an EPL player, even if some of his team mates havent. Another year in the Championship will do him no good at all and probably set him back. You can bet your house that Grealish wont be sticking around if Villa get relegated.

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I feel like a kid on Christmas morning! Can't believe the EPL is finally back. Really excited to see McGinn, McTominay, Gilmour (and hopefully Fraser and KT) continue going from strength to strength. 

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40 minutes ago, Diamond Scot said:

He is 100% correct to put himself first imo.

Quite literally couldnt disagree any more.

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54 minutes ago, kumnio said:

Quite literally couldnt disagree any more.

If he played and broke his leg do you think Bournmouth would offer him a 1 year deal on the same wages he is currently getting?

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24 minutes ago, Diamond Scot said:

If he played and broke his leg do you think Bournemouth would offer him a 1 year deal on the same wages he is currently getting?

It would be covered by his insurance.

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3 hours ago, Diamond Scot said:

Or shows ambition and a level of selfishness often found lacking in Scottish players.

If he takes a couple of month extension and gets injured, where does that leave his career? Who pays for his rehab? Who pays his mortgage or any other bills whilst he sits on the sidelines. How much of a reduced deal does he have to take when fit again?

His stock is quite high atm. His contract has expired. He is 100% correct to put himself first imo.

Too many Scottish players over the years have done the "right" thing to he detriment of their career. When our good players get relegated with a club they never push through a transfer to stay in the EPL. Im hoping McGinn doesnt fall into this trap. He has shown that he is an EPL player, even if some of his team mates havent. Another year in the Championship will do him no good at all and probably set him back. You can bet your house that Grealish wont be sticking around if Villa get relegated.

Exactly this, Bournemouth have chosen to run his contract down instead of selling him. Hes entitled to hold out for a club that has higher ambitions than avoiding relegation, Bournemouth have had a good few years from him and should wish him well as he's a player who could play for a top six side and he clearly wants to improve. 

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1 hour ago, JECK said:

Super starts, Fleck out.

Is Fleck injured? Surprised to see him not involved.

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15 minutes ago, scotlad said:

Is Fleck injured? Surprised to see him not involved.

Aye, should be back for weekend game so I read so just minor 

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9 hours ago, kumnio said:

Ryan Fraser refuses to sign a short term extension at Bournemouth to finish the season. Poor show, lacks loyalty, commitment and decency IMO.

Bit like his Scotland career then.

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26 minutes ago, JECK said:

Aye, should be back for weekend game so I read so just minor 

Thanks.

I think Sheffield United have missed him a bit, they haven't created all that much (apart from the goal that wasn't given!).

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18 minutes ago, SkyBlueScot said:

Tierney's starting

Good to see. His career had stalled through no fault of his own . Hope he retains fitness and continues to develop into the great player he could be . 
might put on the commentary. 

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Good to see Tierney and others starting but if truth be told not getting too excited yet re the play offs yet. You just know it will be a totally different picture with regards injuries and fitness come October and then the following month to. 

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10 minutes ago, ceudmilefailte said:

Oh well it would be a bit of a help. Not watching but is there no limit to subs here?

 

I think they're limited to five.

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41 minutes ago, ceudmilefailte said:

Has Tierney moved into central defence?

Imagine if Arsenal were forced to play him at centre back and he turns into a revelation!

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6 hours ago, SkyBlueScot said:

Imagine if Arsenal were forced to play him at centre back and he turns into a revelation!

Wherever he plays, playing alongside David Luiz will prepare him for the centre backs he will be playing with for Scotland.

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On 6/17/2020 at 12:22 AM, Big Ramy 1314 said:

Clarke Robertson. Just read this lad is hoping for a Scotland call up o or the next while. Anyone know anything about this lad. Played for Aberdeen, now with Rotherham, who have been promoted to the Championship...

His track record doesn't leave me more than a wee bit happy for him that he has got a promotion. Few matches for the Dons and then in the lower regions of the EFL, and about 26/27 I would guess. Not exactly international standard.

But on the same subject Coventry have Michael Rose and Dominic Hyam going into the championship, younger and both central defenders.

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11 hours ago, Burj_Alba said:

Wherever he plays, playing alongside David Luiz will prepare him for the centre backs he will be playing with for Scotland.

Savage.

ON a related note, Tierney was the highest rated outfield player for Arsenal yesterday via BBC.  

 

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11 hours ago, Burj_Alba said:

His track record doesn't leave me more than a wee bit happy for him that he has got a promotion. Few matches for the Dons and then in the lower regions of the EFL, and about 26/27 I would guess. Not exactly international standard.

But on the same subject Coventry have Michael Rose and Dominic Hyam going into the championship, younger and both central defenders.

Looking at coventrys league record this season, they have only conceded 30 goals and only scored 48 so that surely must mean their success is built on a good defence. Most of their victories are 1 nil wins. Maybe this could be good for Scotland if they can produce these performances at championship level as they are both relatively young for centrebacks and could improve as a partnership. 

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