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If you were picking the team for the game against Motherwell what would do?

 

                     Doyle

Smith  Halkett  Berra  Hickey

            Damour  Clare

Walker      Naismith     Mulraney                                 Washington 

 

After his last game at Fir Park, I can scarcely believe I'm picking him but after Saturday Zlamal just can't play. Possible loan keeper might be signed in time but probably better not to throw him straight in.

 

The defence picks itself with Souttar out. Hickey back in for White.

 

Whelan could be here in time to play centre midfield, in which case I'd play Clare instead of Walker. Would also consider McDonald instead of Walker.

 

Naismith has to play in the centre because that's where he'll play anyway!

 

Washington deserves a shot as the main striker with the three behind him creating chances. Uche needs a rest from the starting eleven until we learn to play football again. 

 

I really hope Levein is going to pull out all the stops to win this game. The League Cup is one of our best chances of winning silverware... although history would suggest otherwise!

 

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ramrod

Can't see Naisy being fit, White will

probably play at left back if fit and Walker will be very lucky to retain his place . 

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Cruickshank for Scotland
5 minutes ago, gnasher75 said:

If you were picking the team for the game against Motherwell what would do?

 

                     Doyle

Smith  Halkett  Berra  Hickey

            Damour  Clare

Walker      Naismith     Mulraney                                 Washington 

 

After his last game at Fir Park, I can scarcely believe I'm picking him but after Saturday Zlamal just can't play. Possible loan keeper might be signed in time but probably better not to throw him straight in.

 

The defence picks itself with Souttar out. Hickey back in for White.

 

Whelan could be here in time to play centre midfield, in which case I'd play Clare instead of Walker. Would also consider McDonald instead of Walker.

 

Naismith has to play in the centre because that's where he'll play anyway!

 

Washington deserves a shot as the main striker with the three behind him creating chances. Uche needs a rest from the starting eleven until we learn to play football again. 

 

I really hope Levein is going to pull out all the stops to win this game. The League Cup is one of our best chances of winning silverware... although history would suggest otherwise!

 

 

Doyle in

 

Ironic after his disaster the last time we played at Fir Park which condemned him to the bench.

 

He will feel he has something to prove and that might work in our favour.

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R1874

Doyle

 

Smith

Hallkett

Berra

Hickey

 

Cochrane

Irving

Clare

 

Walker

Washington

Mulraney

 

Bobby dropped. White and Damour not risked given their playing time. Naismith unknown I guess. Uche was poor on Sat. 

 

Need more control in midfield. Would like to think those three and Walker can get on the ball and create chances. 

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Sagan
Posted (edited)

                          Doyle

 

Smith     Halkett     Berra     White

 

                        Dumour 

 

Hickey                                    Mulraney

 

                         Naismith

 

      Washington.              Uche 

 

 

 

I'd have a complete overhaul ready for the 2nd half when that goes tits up lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Sagan

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Jodami

The team for Friday are going to have to dig in and battle and hopefully produce a couple of moments of quality to get through. 

Zlamal or Doyle (risk is equal) 

Smith Berra Halkett Hickey

Clare D'amour Whelan Mulraney

Washington

Keena

Assumption is that Naismith can't play. Can't see White playing 2 games back to back, did OK on Saturday. 

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Hercules

Motherwell a pacy team this season. Quite offensive. Basically the opposite of us. Be amazed if Naismith makes this.  

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Zlatanable

the best 11 after the players have a big argument

 

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Leveins Battalion

People wanting Doyle 🤣🤣🤣🤣🙈 Zlamal is pish but Doyle is a whole new level of dugmeat.

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Gambo

It's a pity we do not have another right back to call on (Brandon seems miles away from team at moment) as I'd be tempted to play Smith and Halkett as a central defensive pairing.

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Captain Canada

Doyle/New GK

Smith Halkett Dikamona

Hickey Damour Whelan Mulraney

Clare

Washington Keena

 

Subs: Silva, Brandon, Berra, Cochrane, Zanatta, Walker and Uche 

 

I know it's an odd selection but we need to do something different. Berra can't handle their pace but Hickey and Mulraney are quick enough to match their wingers. 

 

If we have Damour and Whelan protecting the defence, it will allow the wing backs to go forward when we have the ball and give Clare more freedom. 

 

I don't think playing White again is a good idea against their pace given how he tired on Saturday. 

 

Zanatta, Walker and Uche could be decent impact subs. I don't think Naismith will make this one. 

 

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1971fozzy

Would imagine mulraney will start and whatever other lucky dip Levein pulls out his lottery bag.

naismith will not play I’d imagine so god only knows. Probably will bring randomly Cochrane or MacDonald back in from the wilderness.

Keeper wise I’m not fussed as both are average.

 

strangely enough I’m looking forward to going. Have a feeling it’ll be some evening.

hope we win but not sure at all what we will be getting

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To Be Frank

Don’t care who starts as long as they are properly organised and motivated unlike Saturday!

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1971fozzy
2 minutes ago, Captain Canada said:

 

 

I don't think playing White again is a good idea against their pace given how he tired on Saturday. 

 

 

 

Problem is Hickey tires after 60 mins so it’s six of one and half a dozen of the other (so to speak).

id play Hickey by the way

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<<1874>>
8 minutes ago, Gambo said:

It's a pity we do not have another right back to call on (Brandon seems miles away from team at moment) as I'd be tempted to play Smith and Halkett as a central defensive pairing.

Hickey is two footed

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RudiHMFC
2 hours ago, gnasher75 said:

If you were picking the team for the game against Motherwell what would do?

 

                     Doyle

Smith  Halkett  Berra  Hickey

            Damour  Clare

Walker      Naismith     Mulraney                                 Washington 

 

After his last game at Fir Park, I can scarcely believe I'm picking him but after Saturday Zlamal just can't play. Possible loan keeper might be signed in time but probably better not to throw him straight in.

 

The defence picks itself with Souttar out. Hickey back in for White.

 

Whelan could be here in time to play centre midfield, in which case I'd play Clare instead of Walker. Would also consider McDonald instead of Walker.

 

Naismith has to play in the centre because that's where he'll play anyway!

 

Washington deserves a shot as the main striker with the three behind him creating chances. Uche needs a rest from the starting eleven until we learn to play football again. 

 

I really hope Levein is going to pull out all the stops to win this game. The League Cup is one of our best chances of winning silverware... although history would suggest otherwise!

 

 

I like how your striker has gone a bit wayward :lol: very accurate.

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Bauld

___________Zlamal

 

___Clevid___Berra___Halkett

 

Smith__________________Mulraney

 

_______Clare___Damour

 

_____Wash_________Walker

 

___________Keena

 

 

 

Naismith for Walker if fit.

 

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Zlatanable
1 minute ago, Bauld said:

___________Zlamal

 

___Clevid___Berra___Halkett

 

Smith__________________Mulraney

 

_______Clare___Damour

 

_____Wash_________Walker

 

___________Keena

 

 

 

Naismith for Walker if fit.

 

I kinda spat my drink out there, but maybe

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Bauld
Just now, Zlatanable said:

I kinda spat my drink out there, but maybe

 

Got to try something.

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RudiHMFC

Naismith playing off Washington and a complete ban on hoofing it under no pressure, I'd rather someone lose the ball trying to play than blast it out  the pitch for a goal kick.

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Zlatanable
1 minute ago, Bauld said:

 

Got to try something.

you might be correct

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Balernojambo

                                 Doyle

 

Smith            Halkett         Berra       Hickey

 

                      Damour       Irving

 

Walker                  Naismith          Mulraney

 

                            Washington 

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                         Doyle

 

Smith    Halkett.      Berra.    White

 

              Clare  Irving  Damour 

 

   Walker.    Washington.   Naismith 

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DarioHMFC

Zlamal (he might be pish but Doyle is worse)

 

Smith

Halkett

Berra

White (Hickey if White can’t manage it)

 

Damour

Irving

 

Walker

Clare

Mulraney

 

Washington

 

Bench: Doyle, Dikamona, Hickey/White, Cochrane, McDonald, Uche & Keena

 

That’s working on the basis that Naismith is out. If he can play, swap him for Irving and move Clare back. 

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Smith's right boot

Should do what we done at school, Berra starts to pick then each player picks until we have 11.

 

The ones left all cry and need to play Brittish bull dogs or some shite. 

 

Or this

 

6 minutes ago, Cruyff Turn said:

                         Doyle

 

Smith    Halkett.      Berra.    White

 

              Clare  Irving  Damour 

 

   Walker.    Washington.   Naismith 

 

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Smith's right boot
40 minutes ago, Balernojambo said:

                                 Doyle

 

Smith            Halkett         Berra       Hickey

 

                      Damour       Irving

 

Walker                  Naismith          Mulraney

 

                            Washington 

 

 

Or this

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Cruyff Turn
4 minutes ago, Smith's right boot said:

Should do what we done at school, Berra starts to pick then each player picks until we have 11.

 

The ones left all cry and need to play Brittish bull dogs or some shite. 

 

Or this

 

 

I was going to cause an outrage and put MacLean and Naisy upfront, Walker and Mulraney on the flanks in a 4-4-2. 😬

 

MacLean alongside Naisy was a good partnership early doors last season. 

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amadjambo
1 hour ago, Leveins Battalion said:

People wanting Doyle 🤣🤣🤣🤣🙈 Zlamal is pish but Doyle is a whole new level of dugmeat.

Zlamal needs dropped. Doyle is our only other option so I understand why he is picked by so many.

 

Tried picking a midfield myself and just couldn’t pick one that even looks semi competent. 

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WheatfieldWarrior
1 hour ago, RudiHMFC said:

 

I like how your striker has gone a bit wayward :lol: very accurate.

 

Just trying Washington wide on the left is all :)

 

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Dusty
Posted (edited)

I’d go for something like this assuming Naismith is out.

 

                                GK

Dikamona, Halkett, Berra, Hickey/White

                            Smith

                Dacour, Clare/Irving, 

        Walker, Washington, Mulraney

 

Subs

GK

White/Hickey

Bozanic

MacDonald

Irving/Clare

Uche

McLean

 

 

Edited by Dusty

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BarneyBattles44
Posted (edited)

                      Bobby

 

 Smith                                   Hickey

           Dikamona       Berra      

 

                Damour Halkett

 

  Walker                      Mulraney

 

          Naismith Washington

Edited by BarneyBattles44

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lsimp77

Doyle 

Smith

Berra

Halkett

Hickey 

Damour

Irving 

Clare

Naismith 

Mulraney

Washington

 

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Ernie Eskilsson

Doyle

 

Smith

Dikamona

Halkett

Hickey

 

Cochrane

Damour

Irving

 

Walker

Washington

McDonald

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rmreido

Hearts WOMEN, would probably be a better option. imo

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Seymour M Hersh
9 hours ago, R1874 said:

Doyle

 

Smith

Hallkett

Berra

Hickey

 

Cochrane

Irving

Clare

 

Walker

Washington

Mulraney

 

Bobby dropped. White and Damour not risked given their playing time. Naismith unknown I guess. Uche was poor on Sat. 

 

Need more control in midfield. Would like to think those three and Walker can get on the ball and create chances. 

 

That midfield would not compete with Motherwell's and would be over-run very quickly.

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4forDevries

Bobby

 

Smith. Halkett Berra White

Walker  Whelan Damour Mulraney

            Washington  Keena

 

Not what CL will pick. Expect Naismith to be injured but Whelan to sign.

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DETTY29
Posted (edited)

Motherwell pressed Celtic for 30 minutes and made them makes mistakes when Celtic tried to play out.*

 

Worked to an extent but Celtic's quality** prevailed.

 

* Won't concern us.

 

** Won't concern us.

 

Zero point trying to hang in for a draw.  Just need to push up the park and take our chances on no defensive brain farts.***

 

*** Seriously concerns us.

 

Edited by DETTY29

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neilnunb
2 hours ago, rmreido said:

Hearts WOMEN, would probably be a better option. imo

 

 

I'd rather have the Raith women goalkeeper than our current options!

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letsalldothebeattie

For me:

Doyle

Smith Halkett Berra Hickey

Damour Irving

McDonald Walker Mulraney

Washington

 

Dont rush Naisy back. Don’t want him to be rushed and then get injured again and be out for a long time

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Sir Gio

Doyle 

Smith Halkett Berra Hickey 

Damour Irving 

Walker Naismith Mulraney 

Washington 

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The Treasurer

The LB position is a problem.

We have 2 good players for that position but neither are at the fitness level to last 90 minutes.

Tiredness cost Hickey a red card and White gave away a penalty for the same reason.

Bearing in mind we could go to extra time this is something the management have to take into consideration

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GorgieFifeLife

Silva

 

Smith

Halkett

Dikamona

White

 

McDonald 

Damour

Irving

Zanatta

 

Naismith

Keena

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rudi must stay

New GK (I believe Levein's comments hinted at that)

 

Smith

Berra 

Halkett

White

 

Walker

Damour

Whelan

Mulraney

 

Uche

Washington

 

 

 

 

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Portable Badger
9 hours ago, Balernojambo said:

                                 Doyle

 

Smith            Halkett         Berra       Hickey

 

                      Damour       Irving

 

Walker                  Naismith          Mulraney

 

                            Washington 

Would go with this though I don't think Naisy will make it so I'd put Zanatta or Keena in there instead 

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MTS1874

Let’s hope they’re working all week on a game plan and their shape.

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Coco

Hoping we can keep it tight and maybe snatch a goal from a corner or a long throw.  Keep our shape.

 

Then Maclean can come on to hold on to the lead.

 

That's the recipe for football success.

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Francis Albert
33 minutes ago, Coco said:

Hoping we can keep it tight and maybe snatch a goal from a corner or a long throw.  Keep our shape.

 

Then Maclean can come on to hold on to the lead.

 

That's the recipe for football success.

Revealing our game plan to the opposition! Shameful.

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To Be Frank

We cannot start Uche. We need to get our players out of the mindset of just looking where Uche is and hoofing it towards him. If the ball needs to ho long then it should be into the channels for Washington. His movement and runs are terrific. That gets us up the park where we can build moves on the deck.

 

At the moment Uche is best utilised as an impact sub imo.

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Uncle Buck

Silva

 

Smith Halkett Dikamona White

 

Clare Damour Irving

 

Walker Washington Mulraney

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gnasher75

                Pereira

Smith Halkett Berra Hickey 

          Damour Clare

Walker Naismith Mulraney 

           Washington 

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