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#1 DC92

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:22 PM

Tonight's team: McGregor, Bardsley, Caldwell, Webster, Mulgrew, Brown, Bannan, McArthur, Phillips, Maloney, Miller.

Decent team, considering.

#2 PASTA Mick

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:26 PM

Swap Webster for Wallace and move Mulgrew to centre-back and that would be my XI.

Good chance for McArthur, Phillips, Bannan and Maloney to impress.

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#3 wanderer

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:29 PM

Pretty much the team I thought it would be!

Not bad and be good to see what the midfield can do.
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#4 Parklife

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:32 PM

Only 2 Englishers which is surprising.

Shame Mulgrew is playing as he's shite.

Hopefully Maloney can show something positive.

#5 ParisInAKilt

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:34 PM

Pretty decent team considering the amount of players missing
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#6 wembley67lisbon

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:38 PM

Tonight's team: McGregor, Bardsley, Caldwell, Webster, Mulgrew, Brown, Bannan, McArthur, Phillips, Maloney, Miller.

Decent team.

Mulgrew at CB and wallace at LB would have been better though.

Only 2 englishman too!

Decent team, considering.



#7 Super_Scotlandfan

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:50 PM

Strange move putting Andy Webster straight into the starting line up at centre back instead of Scotland's player of the year in that position. Mulgrew had a poor game against Slovenia at left back, surely Levein should know by now that he can't play left back to an international standard. Why Wallace isn't playing left back is beyond me.

I know all about Mulgrew's failings as I'm an Aberdeen fan but the boy above saying Mulgrew is shite clearly hasn't watched him properly this season. Some players have to grow into the centre back position and he genuinely has. But aye Levein stick him at left back where he's been poor in Scotland, Celtic and Aberdeen jerseys.

#8 Bobby Russell's Lovechild

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:02 PM

I know some people are saying Wallace should be at left back, but according to this DR article back in January, Wallace doesn't consider himself a defender anyway. Maybe Levein will try him on the wing later in the game

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#9 Parklife

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

I know all about Mulgrew's failings as I'm an Aberdeen fan but the boy above saying Mulgrew is shite clearly hasn't watched him properly this season.


I've watched him plenty, mate :ok:

Everytime he's up against a decent forward and gets pressure on him he looks dodgy as flip. He's good for Celtic because his main job is to carry the ball out from the back and start attacks, which he is excellent at.

#10 Bzzzz

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

Hmm, you'd think we would have a left back at left back..
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#11 COLT NY

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

Here's a US perception....

http://www.soccer24-...d.php?p=4199753
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#12 the_fadiator

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:05 PM

I do worry about Miller as captain and seen as being pivotal heading into the campaign as I don't believe he'll get us the goals we need. That said, the other options don't fill me with confidence.

I haven't seen enough of him, but I thought Mulgrew's player of the season form was as a centre half.

Hopefully Maloney's kept in the middle as I think he's a waste of a jersey out wide.

Bannan is best in the centre, despite a good few games this season on the right. I prefer Brown in the centre too. We have too many good midfielders who seem to be best in a more central position - Fletcher, Morrison, Brown, Dorrans, Bannan, Adam, McArthur...

So, what's the formation?

In possession and my preference 4-2-3-1


McGregor


Bardsley Caldwell Webster Mulgrew


Brown McArthur


Bannan Maloney Phillips


Miller



Or 4-1-4-1


McGregor


Bardsley Caldwell Webster Mulgrew


McArthur


Bannan Brown Maloney Phillips


Miller



Or 4-4-1-1


McGregor


Bardsley Caldwell Webster Mulgrew


Bannan McArthur Brown Phillips


Maloney


Miller



And sadly what we seem to see a lot of with (and particularly without possession) 4-5-1


McGregor


Bardsley Caldwell Webster Mulgrew


Bannan Brown McArthur Maloney Phillips


Miller


Edited by the_fadiator, 26 May 2012 - 03:06 PM.


#13 ParisInAKilt

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:08 PM

Hopefully Bannan, Phillips and Maloney are able to play with the freedom that will get the best out of them.
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#14 McVinceSCT

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:14 PM

This team looks promising! Come on Scotland!
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#15 Loch_Sloigh

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:53 PM

Looks like a pretty attacking midfield . Will go with that team and looking forward to seeing the midfield getting forward (hopefully).

Wait and see i suppose .

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