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Season 2020’21: Game 9: Rangers (H)

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At least we can quickly put our European exit behind us with a game against a team we have a great league record against. Oh....

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13 minutes ago, ropy said:

Cannot guess the defence, cannot defend the defence, defence can’t defend.

That will be the game in a nutshell. No way are we keeping a Rangers side that won a way in Europe 4-0 at bay with our current defence. Thank fully Bevis is back but sooner Carroll is also back the better. 

That plus the constant bleating about referees performance and Hibs brutality means we are a stick on for at least 2 penalties and 2 red cards. Also Bluenose John Beaton is referee. 

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If we had any depth to our defensive options, I’d be dropping Declan. Instead, I’ll settle for his pal being displaced. 

I’m not expecting much from this game as we’ll likely be low on energy but I have a faint hope that Watt, Long and Lang can give them a hard time, 

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4 minutes ago, Lobey_Dosser said:

If we had any depth to our defensive options, I’ve be dropping Declan. Instead, I’ll settle for his pal being displaced. 

I’m not expecting much from this game as we’ll likely be low on energy but I have a faint hope that Watt, Long and Lang can give them a hard time, 

Drop him. Play a back four of Grimshaw, Mugabi,  Maguire and McGinlay. We'll probably lose the game anyway so a message needs to be sent. Play a box midfield four with Crawford and Polworth sitting and Polworth and Campbell in front. Front two of Lang and Watt...

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Rangers flying high, only lost 2 goals all season, great win away in Europe, full of confidence,  while we have a very dodgy defence, zero goal threat, just been pumped by an average team, never beaten Rangers in the league, in years, can only be one outcome....home win :D

 

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We'll set up to play it tight and hit on the break.

Lose the first goal inside 15 mins.

Keep it tight until we lose the second goal just after half time.

Lose the next two chasing the game.

More or less.

 

 

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I think Motherwell's best chance is to take the game to Rangers, they haven't experienced it so far.

To sit back and let Rangers attack and you're looking at a doing.

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Our aim should be to avoid red cards and injuries. Anything over and above  that will be a bonus. Some changes required to freshen up a tired and no doubt dispirited squad. Maybe returns for Lang, White  and Mugabi? Will Crawford make his debut? Will Barry Maguire be given his chance?  

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2 hours ago, Lobey_Dosser said:

If we had any depth to our defensive options, I’d be dropping Declan. Instead, I’ll settle for his pal being displaced. 

I’m not expecting much from this game as we’ll likely be low on energy but I have a faint hope that Watt, Long and Lang can give them a hard time, 

I’m hoping that they might be pissed off enough to fire themselves up. 

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10 hours ago, weeyin said:

We'll set up to play it tight and hit on the break.

Lose the first goal inside 15 mins.

Keep it tight until we lose the second goal just after half time.

Lose the next two chasing the game.

More or less.

Pretty much. 

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Put the full bench on the pitch, tell them to play for their places.  See who is up for it.

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19 minutes ago, ropy said:

Put the full bench on the pitch, tell them to play for their places.  See who is up for it.

That is blatantly against the rules, they'd spot we had 18 players on the pitch in no time.

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12 hours ago, MelvinBragg said:

Drop him. Play a back four of Grimshaw, Mugabi,  Maguire and McGinlay. We'll probably lose the game anyway so a message needs to be sent. Play a box midfield four with Crawford and Polworth sitting and Polworth and Campbell in front. Front two of Lang and Watt...

Bad enough playing one Polworth but playing two is hard tae stomach 

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2 hours ago, Yodo said:

Bad enough playing one Polworth but playing two is hard tae stomach 

Ha! I obviously meant O'Hara and Crawford at the back end of midfield...

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1 minute ago, MelvinBragg said:

Ha! I obviously meant O'Hara and Crawford at the back end of midfield...

Lol 

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5 hours ago, Stu92 said:

That is blatantly against the rules, they'd spot we had 18 players on the pitch in no time.

We would still lose.

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Rangers are beatable, Motherwell will lift their game.

Nothing to lose if you are not expected to win.

Not exactly a David and Goliath encounter but people tend to forget that Goliath got his arse handed to him.

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Hopefully big bevis can come back in and have a good game as none of the rest of our defenders can be trusted,i have visions of lamie giving away a penalty.sit back and let the game drift by and we will get battered,best chance we have is to have a go and see where that gets us.

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We will play our "fantastic" brand of football, passing between the back 3 before one of them launches it 50 yards to nobody, we will gift them a goal with comedy defending, give them a stupid penalty and they will run out comfortable 3-0 winners, Robbo will blame the trip to Israel and the happy clappers will be smug cause Grimshaw passed the ball to a teammate twice in the match and managed a non illegal throw in. Declan will come on after the match saying "the boys worked so hard/we never got the breaks/Im proud of the effort"

Back to the bottom of the league, but its all good, Robbo DID take us to 2 cup final pumpings a few years ago!

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13 minutes ago, Shaka said:

We will play our "fantastic" brand of football, passing between the back 3 before one of them launches it 50 yards to nobody, we will gift them a goal with comedy defending, give them a stupid penalty and they will run out comfortable 3-0 winners, Robbo will blame the trip to Israel and the happy clappers will be smug cause Grimshaw passed the ball to a teammate twice in the match and managed a non illegal throw in. Declan will come on after the match saying "the boys worked so hard/we never got the breaks/Im proud of the effort"

Back to the bottom of the league, but its all good, Robbo DID take us to 2 cup final pumpings a few years ago!

Yes I think you have summed Sunday up in that post .Dont forget Robbo got us to 2 cup finals don't think we won any though .

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29 minutes ago, Shaka said:

Back to the bottom of the league, but its all good, Robbo DID take us to 2 cup final pumpings a few years ago!

It's almost getting like Tories telling the SNP to stop talking about independence and then continually talking about independence.  The only ones who constantly harp on about the Cup Finals these days are the ones who want to see the back of him.

EDIT: And oh look! There's Yodo skipping along to further re-enforce the point.

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