Greg Taylor

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  1. Hope N Ur Heart

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    Yeah CM,saw him trying to take on his man and the majority of the time he didn't get past him.When he did,I can't remember him getting a decent ball into our forwards.
    McGregor and him had plenty of the ball,but it didn't work imo.
    Two banks of four!!...we are talking about a Championship defence that are in a relegation battle that we could hardly breakdown.The team was set out for our full backs to get forward and feed balls into the two up front or Rogic.Quite happy to be proved wrong by the players in the future...Happy with the win but not the performance against an average defence set up.
     
  2. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    The White Kieran Tierney
     
  3. CookieMonster BOTB King Gold Member

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    Majority of time he was up against 2 players though, there was no runners into the channel or going down line for him until Arzani came on, everyone just crowded the middle of the pitch leaving him little options or space. Also got to remember he's barely played and he done more than Frimpong tonight. McGregor and Ntcham never worked in the diamond, bother were poor and that's where it slowed down too much.

    Other issue was a lot of time they were receiving the ball when getting closed down, we rarely got the ball forward quick enough to get either full back running onto the ball in the final 3rd it was always from deep. We made it easy for Partick with our overall play in the 2nd half especially to defend against, for me the full backs done as much as they could with little support. I want to see us play a 352 personally.
     
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  4. Hope N Ur Heart

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    I honestly think a more attacking formation in domestic games,as you say 352,suits the players and the style that we crave
     
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    Tierney could have coped with the diamond formation but Taylor clearly needs the 5 midfielders. He may still be a good signing with a run of games with the correct balance beside him.

    Wasn't impressed today however.
     
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    I don't think he was better or worse than wee Frimpong. he had no winger in-front to play off, and was left to cut back or play a short pass inside. He's never been an attacking wing back. I still think he's a better option than Boli, but LB still remains a problem position unless game time allows GT to kick on more, he'll be rustier than most just now.
     
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    Don't understand the criticism, to be honest. Thought he was fine. Ahead of Boli for me.
     
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    Same mate, thought he done well last night.
     
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    Thought he looked ok

    Would have liked to have seen him Get down flank and crossing for attackers but was new formation and first game for a while,

    You need to get the ball quickly to a fullback so he can attack and cross I don’t think we did that we were as usual happy playing keep the ball and in them cases the midfielder has to play a slide through ball or just be far more inventive in getting the full back in

    In my opinion we need to get the opposition out of their shells by getting early leads as just about every team we
    Play sits deep to frustrate us and we don’t seem comfortable

    Think we need to mix it up a lot more we are far to predictable

    We could and should be able to press right up in teams and force them to make mistakes and win the ball back and squeeze the * out of them but when we up the intensity and do that we seem to give fouls away too much

    That’s how I’d have us play anyhow
     
  10. made in ireland

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    None of the current crop of left backs are good enough, in my opinion. It’s still a position that the club need to address.
     
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    Theres not one positive attribute this guy posseses at our level. Bang average so far, but hes still only 22.
     
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    Written off after 2 games haha. Give the lad a run of games then judge.
     
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    He'll be a steady player for us. One of those that fans have low expectations of but never let's us down when he's called upon but as a first choice LB I think we'll need better & that includes Boli who is erratic at the best of times.
     
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    It's clear that Lenny dosen't rate him, his mind set cannot be good tbh, are we looking at more money (2 mil) wasted ?
     
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    Another sign that our scouting and recruitment at times is a shambles, we have spent the guts of £5 million on two left backs that can’t get a game ahead of Jonny Hayes.
     
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    It does seem strange that we spend a lot of money on him and 6 months later he doesn’t get game time ?
     
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    Taylor for me is the best of a mediocre choice at left back that we have, but i just want Lenny to settle on one and get them a run of games so they can start forming partnerships on the wing and be settled. Taylor or Boli aren't going to develop and become first choice with Hayes getting lumped in every other week, but maybe that's a sign of how Lenny see's them.
     
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    The way I'm seeing the whole situation is,
    Boli was brought in as the number one left back, but flopped at the start.
    Taylor was brought in as long term development.
    We persisted with boli and saw some consistency and small improvements with him adapting slowly to the game here.

    Hayes shows a dogged determination and plays with passion, with both Taylor and boli out at one point, Hayes gets the nod and becomes the "versatile veteran" that Lennon so loves to have.

    With Taylor being still seen as young and developing, boli being out of form and needing games to get up to speed, Lennon seems to want to stick with the supposed "safe" option in hayes. Hayes I like and he has done a shift for us at left back in the past, but it is clear as * he isn't a left back.

    If Taylor is fit though, he should be playing as a the natural left back. If boli can fight him for it, fine. But Hayes is a last resort option.



    Overall though, left back needs a * overhaul. Again.

    Taylor can stay, boli isn't good enough and Hayes needs to be used more sparingly and in a different role.

    Bring in a first team, ready to go, can start the next game for a full 90minutes and doesn't have an injury already, left back.

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    I don't think you can judge him yet. He isn't the greatest at going past a defender but he linked up well with Forrest when he played on the left (did a lot of 1-2s and got in behind) and I think he needs a winger to play with going forward but he seems good defensively and works hard. Needs a run to find out what he can do.