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The 2 full backs concern me.  Grimmy can never be faulted for effort and energy but he isn't a natural right back. Carroll I feel is ok but too often turns back once over halfway line. He is at least a natural left back but maybe with competition in that area both players will up their game.  

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Carroll is class imo. He'll probably never play for us again though, a good 8 months seems to be the most we can expect from a left back not named S. Hammell.

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9 minutes ago, Yassin said:

Carroll is class imo. He'll probably never play for us again though, a good 8 months seems to be the most we can expect from a left back not named S. Hammell.

I think Joe Wark might have something to say about that.

(Derek Murray does not).

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44 minutes ago, weeyin said:

I think Joe Wark might have something to say about that.

(Derek Murray does not).

That predates Stevie leaving his cursed amulet behind in the dressing room when he went to Southend 

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Carroll was excellent for us. He doesn't take many risks on the ball but still chipped in with assists and goals. His defending was very good and he knew when to rely on his pace/strength and when to foul. 

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10 minutes ago, steelboy said:

Carroll was excellent for us. He doesn't take many risks on the ball but still chipped in with assists and goals. His defending was very good and he knew when to rely on his pace/strength and went to foul. 

Looks like I am in the minority about Carroll,  i think my problem is I compare every left back to Rob McKinnon who was just awesome 

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Five subs are confirmed so there should be plenty of game time to go about. 

It'll be grim holding onto a result against the Old Firm and they bring another three attackers on for the last ten. There will be loads more fouls as well. 

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7 hours ago, Jumbomuir said:

Don't think so, why can't you just be positive about the team instead of your constant rumblings about, no being good enough!!!!! 

Which player did I say wasn't good enough?

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1 hour ago, steelboy said:

Carroll was excellent for us. He doesn't take many risks on the ball but still chipped in with assists and goals. His defending was very good and he knew when to rely on his pace/strength and when to foul. 

I’m also a big fan, with I think more to come.

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Good to see everyone is getting fired up for the new season!Defo need full back cover on the right outwith that good squad best we have had in a few years cant mind last time the midfield was so stacked.

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Agree that we probably need a bit more cover at full back, but would be very surprised if we got it. Utility cover is best we can hope for I reckon given the signings we've been making further up the field.

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With the transfer window open until October then back open again January it's really only  2.5 months we would be unable to bring in a replacement should Grimshaw get injured so as long as Grimshaw stays fit until the window closes I can't see anyone else coming in. McGinley will be the left back option until Carrol is fit. So unless Carroll has a set back then I don't see any other LBs coming in. In fact I don't see any more activity unless there's a bad injury somewhere in the team.

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1 hour ago, C&A not the shop said:

With the transfer window open until October then back open again January it's really only  2.5 months we would be unable to bring in a replacement should Grimshaw get injured so as long as Grimshaw stays fit until the window closes I can't see anyone else coming in. McGinley will be the left back option until Carrol is fit. So unless Carroll has a set back then I don't see any other LBs coming in. In fact I don't see any more activity unless there's a bad injury somewhere in the team.

Guess it depends who leaves ( if anyone)

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There’s suggestions our reserves may well be queen of the south’s first team next season (a slight exaggeration given restrictions on player movement) but a few could be headed there for sure

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Any of the defenders can cover right back or scope to go three at the back in an emergency

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I might well be off the mark but I have it in my mind that Gallagher played right-back for Livi in the 3-2 game on the last day of the season before he joined us.

I would need to confess he was largely unknown to me beforehand and the reports that he was about join obviously made him one to look out for in that game.  But I then seem to remember hearing, I can only presume it would have been on the radio going over Fir Park, that he was going to be playing full-back and thinking the "scouting" of him might not be a true reflection seeing as he would be out of position.

That could of course be tosh that somehow I've imagined to be true.

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5 minutes ago, Andy_P said:

I might well be off the mark but I have it in my mind that Gallagher played right-back for Livi in the 3-2 game on the last day of the season before he joined us.

I would need to confess he was largely unknown to me beforehand and the reports that he was about join obviously made him one to look out for in that game.  But I then seem to remember hearing, I can only presume it would have been on the radio going over Fir Park, that he was going to be playing full-back and thinking the "scouting" of him might not be a true reflection seeing as he would be out of position.

That could of course be tosh that somehow I've imagined to be true.

He certainly did play as a  full back that game.

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Donnelly has "right back" listed as one of his positions in wikipedia.

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15 minutes ago, weeyin said:

Donnelly has "right back" listed as one of his positions in wikipedia.

Yes, to me Donnelly would be the one to replace Grimshaw if necessary.

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4 hours ago, Andy_P said:

I might well be off the mark but I have it in my mind that Gallagher played right-back for Livi in the 3-2 game on the last day of the season before he joined us.

Yes he can play right back Andy. However it’s only in truly exceptional circumstances that I’d move him out of central defence. He’s the massive rock on which our defence is founded. If we were to move him out wide it would destabilise the middle of our rearguard. We do have a couple of more preferable options to fill in for Grimmy should he be indisposed. 

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25 minutes ago, Kmcalpin said:

Yes he can play right back Andy. However it’s only in truly exceptional circumstances that I’d move him out of central defence. He’s the massive rock on which our defence is founded. If we were to move him out wide it would destabilise the middle of our rearguard. We do have a couple of more preferable options to fill in for Grimmy should he be indisposed. 

I wouldn't disagree with any of that Dave.  It was more a thought that, whilst not ideal, there are one or two options Gallagher among them.

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