Squad changes for next season

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  1. Valhalla You cut me off mid funk Gold Member

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    If we’re going to do a ‘rebuild’ then we should do it right, no half measures.

    Players out of contract, end of loan or who would probably accept a pay off.

    De Vries
    Gamboa
    Lustig
    Toljan
    Compper
    Hendry
    Izzy
    Allan
    Mulumbu
    Burke
    Sinclair
    Weah

    Players who should be sold if we can get decent money

    Gordon
    Bitton
    Eboue



    In

    First team GK
    First choice CB to play beside Ajer
    Young CB as back up and can be developed, basically the next Ajer
    First choice RB
    Back up LB
    New number 10
    First choice LW
    Striker
     
  2. saltire78

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    So... pay off/release half the squad... take any old offer for a handful of others... buy about 6 'walk into the team' players and a couple of quality backups...

    Anything else? Hand-delivery by Santa maybe? There's no * chance our board splurge that kinda cash... even if we'd qualified/done well in CL and sold someone for super bucks... I love the sentiment mate, but it's pipedream...
     
  3. Mr. Slippyfist Gold Member Gold Member News Writer

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    If Lenny gets the job, I'd be hoping he'll revert to a diamond shape. Maybe not all of the time, but definitely a formation he used well when last in the dugout permanently.

    Or domestically, we can afford to go 3-5-2.


    Bain

    RB CB Ajer Tierney

    McGregor

    Brown New CM?

    Forrest

    Eddy Griff
     
  4. McGuire Gold Member Gold Member

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    Want most of the squad gone..
     
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  5. Keano88 Hoops we did it again! Gold Member

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  6. Keano88 Hoops we did it again! Gold Member

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    Bain
    Gumny - Alvarez - Ajer - Tierney
    McGregor \o/ Christie
    Forrest Shved
    Edouard​
     
  7. mayo

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    GK:
    New GK
    Bain
    Hazard

    RB:
    New rb
    Ralston

    CB:
    Ayer
    New cb
    New cb
    Bitton

    LB:
    Tierney
    Hayes

    CM:
    Brown
    McGregor
    Nitcham
    Eboue
    Henderson

    RM:
    Forrest
    Shved

    CAM:
    Rogic
    Christie
    Johnstone

    LM:
    Edouard
    Sinclair

    ST:
    New St
    Griff
    Bayo

    As much as I like Bain and Griff. A Dembele and Forster signing starts giving us hope again against big named teams at Parkhead. Rb and Cb goes without saying we need to strengthen there. Eddy is a LW in my eyes. Also gives us an option of 2 up top.

    Always love to see youth given a chance hence a few squad names that some might question.

    Maybe even cash in on Nitcham and hope to find the new Wanyana. Being very optimistic here but I always will be with Celtic HH
     
  8. Goggzy60

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    So many changes for next season hopefully sign a few great players.

    Squad for next season currently looks like this.

    Craig Gordon
    Jack Hendry
    Jozo Simunovic
    Nir Bitton
    Scott Brown
    Leigh Griffiths
    Bayo
    Scott Sinclair
    Daniel Arzani
    Jonny Hayes
    Ryan Christie
    Tom Rogic
    Olivier Ntcham
    Odsonne Edouard
    * Mikael Lustig*
    Scott Bain
    *Timo Weah*
    Marvin Compper
    Kris Ajer
    Callum McGregor
    James Forrest
    Tony Ralston
    KT
    Mikey Johnston
    Eboue Kouassi
    Lewis Morgan
    Kundai Benyu (Loaned out until February 2020)
    Youssouf Mulumbu
    Calvin Miller
    Conor Hazard
    Andrew Gutman ( See Below)
    Manny Perez (Loaned out until Nov 2019)
    Marian Shved

    From that I would sell or loan out

    Craig Gordon. If a GK with cheaper wages is available e.g Marciano.

    Jack Hendry. Loan Out.

    Scott Sinclair. Cash in now before he goes for free. Give Johnston and Shved a chance out left

    Olivier Ntcham. Looks uninterested, Sell and use money to buy a replacement.

    Marvin Compper. Get F**king rid.

    Lewis Morgan. Sell if a bid comes in if not loan out.

    Youssouf Mulumbu. I'm unsure if he's good enough to stay as a squad player, I thought he played well in a few games I would just Sell Him or Pay Him Off.

    Daniel Church. Loan

    Stephen Welsh. Loan and Renew his contract.

    Armstrong Oko Flex. Loan

    Kerr McInroy. Loan

    Ross Doohan. Loan

    Robbie Deas. Loan

    PJ Crossan. Renew Contract, then loan out.

    All loans to Prem Teams or English League 1/2

    Promoted from Youths

    Ewan Henderson
    Jack Aitchison

    It would give us a squad size of around 25 with a new GK, 2 CBs, 1 RB (Who could also play LB) 1 ST. We are solid every where else.

    Bain
    New RB, New CB, Ajer, Tierney
    McGregor
    Rogic, Christie
    Forrest,Griffiths,Edouard​

    That 11 could also be changed to a 4-4-2 or 3-5-2, depending on the next managers formation. With a Back up 11 containing
    New GK/Gordon
    Lustig,Simunovic, New CB, Hayes
    Brown, Bitton
    Arzani, Shved, Johnston
    Bayo
    With also Ralston, Kouassi, Henderson and Aitchison to cover for injuries.
    I would also try to extend Weahs loan

     
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    Players I won’t kind seeing go including players on loan I don’t want back.

    Gordon
    Gamboa
    Boyata
    Weah
    Burke
    Toijan
    Sinclair (know he’s staying)
    Lustig
    Hayes
    De Vries
    Hendry
    Ntcham
    And I’m sure there’s a few more

    McGregor, Forrest, Ajer, Simunovic, Bain, Griffiths, Rogic are the players I would hate to see leave.
     
  10. G_portillo

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    Its a huge rebuild thats needed and its probably the biggest one since before the 8 began.

    I hope we finally learn and identify and appoint our manager early doors and then move for signings early also.

    Literally cannot go all this going into qualifiers with a make shift starting line up pish.

    Whatever happens, its gona be an interesting summer and my gut says that the board will give lennon the chance to take us to 9 and possibly beyond..
     
  11. PorchBhoy67

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    Agree that we have a big rebuild in the making.

    Keep
    Broony, CalMac, Bain, KT, Ajer, JF, Eddy, Rogic, Jozo, Christie, Lustig, Sinclair, Hayes, Gordon, Griff, Henderson, Arzani, Bayo, MJ, Ralston, Shved, Morgan

    Sell / Let Go / Return
    Hendry, Boyata (wants to leave), Compper, Toljan, Benyu, Gamboa, Kouassi, Ntcham (wants to leave), Izzy (sad to type this, but seems best), DDV, Bitton, Allan, Miller, Mulumbu

    Bring Back, if possible
    Benko, Burke, Weah

    Unknown / Loan
    Hazard, Gutman, Perez

    Get
    RB, 2 CB, LB, CF, 2 CDM, CAM
     
  12. HTG "I have an uncle who does Yoga"

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    Keep
    Bain
    Lustig(Wouldn't be upset if he leaves but he would be useful backup)
    Ajer
    Simunovic
    Tierney
    Brown (Should play a smaller part next season and try and get a midfield of Mcgregor/Christie/Rogic or a new CAM up and running)
    Christie
    Mcgregor
    Rogic
    Forrest
    Edouard
    Griffiths
    Shved
    Hayes

    Punt
    Hendry, Compper, Ntcham, Bitton, Mulumbu, Miller, Gordon

    Loan
    Ralston, Hazard, Gutman, Perez, Johnston
    Bayo (I'd like to see us bring an experienced, temporary 3rd choice striker in next year and get bayo some game-time else-where for 6 months, wouldn't be against keeping him either but if griffiths goes missing again/isn't fully ready i'd be worried if Bayo was all we had for eddy, we'll see how he gets on in pre-season)

    Buy
    Back-up GK to challenge bain
    Back-up LB
    First choice CB
    Young rotation CB
    First choice RB
    New midfielder to replace Ntcham
    New LW to challenge Sinclair
    Third choice ST
     
  13. Westlondonscot Gold Member Gold Member

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    I love reading people saying we need to get rid of half the squad and have 25 max. We used 34 players this season, due to injuries mainly. Getting players out on loan requires other teams wanting them and likely we will still pay half their wages. Selling requires a team to want them long term and meet or offer above salary. Not that * easy.
     
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  14. Goggzy60

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    A lot of players are also out of contract I think we only need 4-5 good players (Gordon replacement included). We have signed a ton of * recently and need to get rid of them in the case of Ntcham for example selling should bring in money for replacements.
     
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    Players IMO who should be at the club next season.

    Bain
    KT
    Jozo
    Ajer
    Lustig (back up only)


    Brown
    McGregor
    Rogic
    Forrest
    Christie
    Shved


    Eddy
    The Thumb

    Loan The following

    MJ
    Morgan
    Bayo

    We have a good few players out of contract come the summer and then get rid of deadwood, in turn this will free up a * load of wages on the end of contracts alone.

    What we need, again IMO

    Back up keeper with youth filling in as the third choice.

    Starting right back, use Lustig as back
    And youth players as well.

    2 x Centre half’s - one who is going to come straight into the first team to partner Ajer and another one to challenge for a starting place.

    Back up left back so that we can give KT a rest and use youth as well.

    Holding player to play next to Brown or look at someone who will come into the side and eventually replace him, still * of McGinn never signed.

    Left winger - need someone to come in as a starter there.

    A 10 type player - we have Rogic, but he can’t last a full game after 60 odd mins he is blowing out his * and I love Christie but he has been so unlucky with injuries.

    Lastly we need a true number 9 at the club a proper 6 yard type player who knows where the back of the net is.

    Yes it seems I’ve put down loads but IMO that’s what we need.

    But can I see it happening...... not a * chance, we will get loans and third and fourth choice picks.
     
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    You want to loan out Bayo before we even get a chance to see what he can do? In regards some of your other points, Shved could be a back up number 10 from what I have seen, which admittedly isn't much, but I think he should get a chance. If we do get an in the box striker Hayes would be much more useful, or I'd be willing to give Eddy a few games on the left to see what he can do, he tends to drift out wide anyway, might as well use that. We also have Arzani and Johnston that can play there. Ideally we'd get a new 1st team starter, but I think other areas (CBs, RB and back up LB) are the priority.
     
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    Wouldn't loan out Bayo, he's not been given a chance yet. Based on the clips of him, he is really good in the air which would suit Lennon's philosophy of firing in as many crosses as possible. If Lennon is in charge full time of course
     
  18. Blochairnbhoy Gold Member Gold Member

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    Get the back line sorted before anything further forward unless it’s a “too good to miss” signing
     
  19. bhoy81

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    I wouldn’t want to either but I can’t see him getting game here. If Lennon is the next manager I think he would rather get someone else in.

    That’s why I said loan him
     
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    I don’t want to loan him, if Lennon becomes manager I can’t see him giving him game time and would rather him lined out.

    I can’t see the new manager not bringing in another forward even if it’s not Lennon.

    I would like to see him play to be fair.

    Shved is a winger even on the YouTube stuff he cuts in all the time. Keep him on the wing.

    So would you start Hayes on the left then? I wouldn’t he is back up and good back up at that but we need a starter on the left.

    MJ is a prospect again I would loan him out to get more first team football he is not ready to claim that spot just yet.

    Arzani I would send packing back to City, sick not the whole season and was it a 18 month loan? So he will be away at Christmas? Rather get rid.

    We desperately need a starting left winger and the other positions I’ve already stated. We need to strengthen from a position of strength and stop this patch it and see.
     
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