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I think we need to shift some out before we can bring any more in.

Still 2 weeks to go, though.

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On 1/8/2019 at 9:27 PM, Yorkyred said:

Am I the only one quite excited by the early transfer dealings ?

At the minute, for me the jury is out. One young centre back away on loan, a striker sold and a centre midfielder moved on. A winger returning from a loan spell at Alloa, another winger in on loan and a striker returning from injury on loan (albeit a striker with an excellent pedigree). I like the idea of adding pace and width but how we plan to set up is a mystery to me. Robinson has talked of now having 433 as an option. Where does McCormack fit in there? As the central striker? Not the best use of his talents. 352 to allow him to play off a main striker makes the signing of Aribiyi and recalling of Hastie pointless.

Before anyone points it out, I know it's good to have different options but the thinking doesn't seem very joined up to me...

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29 minutes ago, MelvinBragg said:

At the minute, for me the jury is out. One young centre back away on loan, a striker sold and a centre midfielder moved on. A winger returning from a loan spell at Alloa, another winger in on loan and a striker returning from injury on loan (albeit a striker with an excellent pedigree). I like the idea of adding pace and width but how we plan to set up is a mystery to me. Robinson has talked of now having 433 as an option. Where does McCormack fit in there? As the central striker? Not the best use of his talents. 352 to allow him to play off a main striker makes the signing of Aribiyi and recalling of Hastie pointless.

Before anyone points it out, I know it's good to have different options but the thinking doesn't seem very joined up to me...

Take the point that at this stage of his career RMcC may be best as a second striker, but that is the standard approach of our manager and the new signings will fit fine in a 442. If you watch McC's goals on Youtube over the last few years he basically scores the same 4 again and again - 1. pens; 2. belter free kicks; 3. placed shots from around the 18 yard line; 4. poached sitters at the back post. That makes him pretty versatile at our level as he'll find these kind of opportunities from any advanced position.

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These two signings, return of Hastie and emergence if Scott in the managers eyes give us a huge amount of options - can't be sniffed it. For what it's worth I think we'll see 352  a lot less, a lot more of 442, 4231 and 451/433 in this second half season.

It's also only the middle of January....there will be more movement. 

 

 

 

 

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It feels like McCormack has been around for years (I suppose he has), but he's only 32 and, if he stays fit, should still have plenty to offer.

Davie Cooper was 33 when he signed for us and he just about managed to put in a performance or two.

I'm more interested to see if the new signings change the way we play or if they will be forced into the current system.

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I think we should play the Bielsa 3-3-3-1.

Mainly because I hadn’t heard about him until yesterday and I like the cut of his jib, and it would be a hilarious contrast to our philosophy so far, and our players run into each other anyway.  Let’s win 4-3.

Aldred Hartley Dunne

Tait McHugh Livingstone

Boly Campbell Frear

McCormack

I don’t even know if that’s how it’s supposed to work, but lets just enjoy ourselves.

 

 

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I would fully expect us to be changing shape from 352 to a 442 or 4231 with McCormack part of the 2 or middle of the 3.

Tait aldred Dunne/Hartley dunne/livi/ATS

Ariyibi Campbell Turnbull Hastie/frear

McCormack main

Prefer dunne at CB but may be better off using him on the left for now depending on how ready livinstone is, or uninjured ATS is. I don't see main getting dropped, but if he does, maybe McCormack as the 1 in a 4231 with Turnbull middle of the 3 and mchugh in with Campbell.

 

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