Nir Bitton

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  1. Slaw Gold Member Gold Member

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    Your memory is evidently quite a bit shorter still. Ralston, Hayes and Hendry have become mainstays on our bench. Our squad doesn't exactly ooze quality outwith the first 11 and Bitton, as recently as 2 or 3 years ago, was our most composed player in Europe. He has something to offer.
     
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    I honestly love big Nir. He’s a very likeable guy and one of the most popular guys in the team. Happy that he’s back!
     
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    Your comparing players that don't naturally play in bittons position. In the cm role we can play brown, McGregor, ntcham and porbably Christie. Even if 2 of those 4 get a game you would have the other 2 ahead of bitton surely?

    So yeah, he would struggle to make the bench now.
     
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    He would struggle to make the bench as they are all playing quite well. Won't take long for him to be in ahead of Hendry as back-up centre half Id imagine. Options are good!
     
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    He’s ahead of CB than Hendry for me. The fact is he can cover CM, CDM, CB and Brendan likes him. He’ll have his place on the bench.
     
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    Didn’t he play both CL City games? He’s a good composed player to bring on to slow play down. A lot of top teams have a player like that in their locker.
     
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    Good to see him back
     
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    Played a big part in the 5-0 Hun game as well, his ball for Dembele’s 2nd was * excellent.

    He’s a good player, he’s useful to have around. He’s also scored a few goals from corners and is capable of a screamer every now and then.
     
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    Could potentially be the new Mulgrew we have been absolutely crying out for. IIRC a few people said Mulgrew wouldn't get a game; but he could play CB, LB, LM, and deep playmaker. He got plenty of games. Every team outwith the superrich needs a player like that who can cover several positions competently. We can't afford to have 2 quality players for every position.
     
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    Aye and a variation of talent as well so you can drastically change when its not working. McGregor is probably the most useful at that and we have Christie and Ntcham as well that are good at changing roles on the pitch. Broony can do it but probably not really got the legs for it anymore... Tierney.

    If you give yourself options on the pitch and the bench, a guy like Brendan should never be beaten tactically.
     
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    There was a period under Deila he was our best player. Looked phenomenal in the holding role, just a wee bit laboured in possession for Rodgers though.
     
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    Well done for him coming back wouldn't have been nice
     
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    You're ahead of Hendry, at CB, for me. :giggle1:
     
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    Bring back Efe. :fear:
     
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    Congrats on the new arrival to the family bitton .
     
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    Guy has a point with his response to Sinclair over the racist * on Sunday.

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