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 First Team Squad Thoughts??
Topic Originator: tappies par  
Date:   Mon 27 Dec 18:17


My preferred first 11 who is available right now. What’s your thoughts?

Keepers
OFW

Defenders
RB - Aaron Comrie
CH - Mark Connolly
CH - Vytas Gaspunities
LB - Josh Edwards

Midfield
LW - Steven Lawless
CM - Graham Dorrans
CM - Dan Pybus
RW - Kai Kennedy

Forwards
CF - Kevin O’Hara
CF - Nikolay Todorov

I like the idea of giving youth a chance but there is a time and a place and that ain’t right now. We cannot afford that luxury unfortunately.

Denis Mehmet - Does he deserve another chance? Back Up

Lewis Martin - Injury prone unlikely to see him this season if ever
Ross Graham - Had a few howlers needs more experience
Kyle MacDonald - Good replacement for Edwards if needed. great crosser
Rhys Breen - Doesn’t look ready for the 1st team yet.
Miller Fenton - Youth player
Leon Jones - Not near good enough

Ryan Dow - Not been the same since he was injured.
Iain Wilson - If fit would have him in midfield instead of Pybus
Paul Allan - Great youth prospect needs development time.
Dom Thomas - Probably our best player when fit and on his A game.
Matthew Todd - good prospect nowhere near good enough for the 1st team
Reece Cole - Injured ?? Looked a decent player

Craig Wighton - Needs someone to feed off maybe try with O Hara
Lewis McCann - Raw not physical enough. Potential

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 Re: First Team Squad Thoughts??
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Mon 27 Dec 18:54

A midfield 2 with dorrans in it would get swamped, he’s not got the legs and drops deep leaving the other guy in there overrun.

It needs to be a 5 man midfield with what we currently have, a couple of decent midfielders arrive and it might mean we go back to a 442.

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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 Re: First Team Squad Thoughts??
Topic Originator: yorkiepar  
Date:   Mon 27 Dec 19:25

On Saturday I thought that Edwards looked a different (and better) player in the second half when he seemed to have been moved from his dithering left back position and apparently told to get up the park a bit and go on some runs: suddenly he became something of a threat. I’d like to see him repeat that in future games. I know it could leave the left side of defence exposed in a counter attack but it’s worth a try.

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 Re: First Team Squad Thoughts??
Topic Originator: k76  
Date:   Mon 27 Dec 20:52

We shouldn’t sugar coat this but our squad is very poor, if you were given a clean sheet who would you actually keep?

From GK to striker this is by far the worst squad I have ever witnessed at EE in 30 years.

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 Re: First Team Squad Thoughts??
Topic Originator: tappies par  
Date:   Mon 27 Dec 20:52

When Dorrans was out injured I thought we probably played better. On paper with his experience you would probably want him in your team.

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 Re: First Team Squad Thoughts??
Topic Originator: evo!  
Date:   Mon 27 Dec 21:58


OFW - would love better, but hasn`t let anyone down I don`t think.

Denis Mehmet - it`s rare to find a keeper, you can`t even say "he`s a good shot stopper" about. To me very poor and hope he doesn`t play again.

Lewis Martin - Would love to see him back for his sake. Whether he would be same player is debatable.

Comrie - poor season but a good player

Ross Graham - imagine confidence shot to bits. Best to move on and rebuild shattered confidence elsewhere.

Josh Edwards - Sometimes impressive, other times erratic. I say stock with him but Def need another someone who can fill in. A fully fit Martin would be better.

Gaspuitis - Not a great footballer, but a straight forward no nonsense defender, want him to play more.

Connolly - definitely a mistake or two in him, but has been one of better defenders

Kyle MacDonald - See Edwards.

Rhys Breen - Doesn’t look ready for the 1st team yet, looked an Arial threat v Ayr, so that`s something.

Leon Jones - unknown, but have no enthusiasm to find out.

Ryan Dow - Not been the same since he was injured. Been a fan but feel he is in last year at club.

Dorrans - see his quality in flashes, needs to be more consistent

Kennedy - Got ability but doesn`t do it enough, don`t think he is the answer

Pybus - A simple grafter, nothing more nothing less

Iain Wilson - If fit would have him in midfield, but don`t see him as being a massive step up in quality

Paul Allan - glad he getting games and shows composure, but lacks a bit of pace and ability to drive and look forward.

Dom Thomas - Probably our best player when fit and on his A game
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Matthew Todd - Pybus like but just not as good.

Reece Cole - hard to say

Craig Wighton - either the difference in games or just a hindrance, not consistent enough despite having ability

O`Hara - got ability but not showing it enough

Todorov - Think decent stroker in there

Lewis McCann - .Glad he has had a run and got goals, but not someone I`d want to spearhead an escape from relegation.


Best team..4-5-1 meets 4-3-3

OFW

Comrie..Gaspuitis , Connolly..Edwards/Martin pre injury

Dorrans..Allan..Pybus

Thomas...O`Hara...Lawless

Happily see OFW, Connolly and two of central midfielders replaced with better in Jan though.

BEAST!
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