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Hammi

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I thought Jackson was coming on to a game, although he had one particular stinker. No mention of Newell either, who also was starting to look like a player befoe getting hurt? I agree on Docherty although the Gogic boy looks interesting after a few on here pointed him out. We are light on keepers although I would not be surprised if Bogdan comes back?

Actually forgot all about Newell, he does look a much better player in the middle of the park, he worked well with Hallberg I thought. Compliment each other well.
Jackson seemed like 2 different players on any given day, although he did come onto a game with Porteous out. Helped that we were a more drilled looking team by that point. Maybe we were harsh on him earlier on.
 

The Family

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How much have you seen those other players? Any idea how much energy it takes to play a proper winger and cover against an opponents wide defenders and midfielders?
Any team that plays a wide style will expose the life out of that team.

What I would do. All day against that team, is cross field counters. Completely bypass our midfield and force our defenders to spread wide to attack that ball.
Think about it.

Weve just attacked down left hand side.. 2 forwards are in the 18 yard box, right winger is at his edge of the box, our left winger has just crossed the ball so hes at his corner flag.
Scott allan in central edge of the box. Omeonga is deeper, central left in case our winger played short.
Gogic is centre circle.
Porteous Hanlon and Odonnel are just outside our third.

That's how an attack from us will look. Laid out everyone on the park.
To defend that, you have 4 defenders, 2 midfielders.

Attack fails, their wingers are already wide, the ball moves MUCH quicker than any human can, so boom, cross field to their left midfielder who's already motoring down the wing to chase.
Counters on, now we're 4 v 6, can't stay tight, have to attack the ball. Porteous is on his own with players everywhere.

It doesn't matter how much we attack if we're exposed at every counter.
Then we stop committing players because we can be spread short.

All those players can be useful at the club, but just picking 11 good players doesn't make a team.

Ross wants more pace in his team, both Miller and Aaron’s would give us that, O’Donnell would improve our defence that’s all I was pointing out.
 

Hammi

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Ross wants more pace in his team, both Miller and Aaron’s would give us that, O’Donnell would improve our defence that’s all I was pointing out.

Any and every signing should be made to improve us.
I'm trying to point out that in the current situation, we still have players at the club who can do a job. We cant replace 60% of the squad just now.

I dont think the money will be there to do that or for other clubs to come and take all these players from us.
 

The Family

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Any and every signing should be made to improve us.
I'm trying to point out that in the current situation, we still have players at the club who can do a job. We cant replace 60% of the squad just now.

I dont think the money will be there to do that or for other clubs to come and take all these players from us.

We will just have to wait and see what Ross decides, for me I would prefer we got these players instead of missing out to another team in our league.
 

Hammi

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We will just have to wait and see what Ross decides, for me I would prefer we got these players instead of missing out to another team in our league.

Another obvious statement, c'mon clearly I feel the same way.
But at the same time, Mallan would do a job for any team in the league, Horgan would do the same. That's strengthening other teams in our league in the process.
 

Zab

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There’s no way Hibs will undergo a massive rebuild in this window. 4/5 players in at the most, don’t expect many departures other than Flo. If we signed the likes of Gogic & O’Donnell on free transfers, done a deal to get Docherty back permanently, and signed a striker, I’d be happy.

Jack Ross seemed to be getting the best out of Doidge, Jackson and Newell. I think he can get more from Mallan and Horgan.

Docherty seemed to be a leader, we badly need that. Pretty sure Gogic was captain at Hamilton too?
 

The Family

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There’s no way Hibs will undergo a massive rebuild in this window. 4/5 players in at the most, don’t expect many departures other than Flo. If we signed the likes of Gogic & O’Donnell on free transfers, done a deal to get Docherty back permanently, and signed a striker, I’d be happy.

Jack Ross seemed to be getting the best out of Doidge, Jackson and Newell. I think he can get more from Mallan and Horgan.

Docherty seemed to be a leader, we badly need that. Pretty sure Gogic was captain at Hamilton too?

I think it will determine on how many leave and what Ross wants for his team including the ones he doesn’t want. Gogic will give us what we were lacking, a real leader with steel in our midfield.
 
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I think it will determine on how many leave and what Ross wants for his team including the ones he doesn’t want. Gogic will give us what we were lacking, a real leader with steel in our midfield.

mate it will, but I don’t think many will leave. Simply because there are so many free agents this summer, and most clubs won’t be in a position to do business with under contract players.

Agree on Gogic, hope he’s a priority.
 

Greenmachine

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Omeonga would be great to get on a permanent deal. He never hides, is good at winning the ball back and carrying the ball forward. Limited he may be, but we are never going to be able to sign players who can do everything well.

We will sign about 3 or 4 new players IMO. Assuming Kamberi goes for money, we will need to replace him and probably McNulty as well. I'm fairly sure we want Nisbet, but I wouldn't be getting into a bidding war for him. We tried to sign Mikel Miller in January so I think that we will probably be in for him....hope so, he is a very good, skilful player. Gogic is the type of player we need to add a bit of aggression into our midfield. Like The Family I think Ross wants more pace into the team, but I really hope that doesn't mean we will be losing Martin Boyle. Full backs will probably stay as they are unless somehow we can get better. Naismith (if he signs) and McGinn will fight out the right back spot, but a fit Sir David would always be my preferred starter there. Lewis at left-back unless Mackie can improve on the defensive side of his game and his positional awareness. I also think Bogdan might be back.

A few Youth Academy players will IMO make the breakthrough this season. Ben Stirling for one. Big strong versatile defensive player with ability and a great attitude. Make or break season for Fraser Murray. Like Sam Stanton before him, he has all the ability to be a top player but he has yet to really make the breakthrough and stay in the first team.
 
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AG1337

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I can’t recall Gogic performance wise but can remember his name, seemingly the new messiah though?
It always amuses me how players suddenly become the perfect fit for Hibs and what we need. Nisbet is unproven at the top level, he might have potential but Hibs will only pay so much, quite rightly imo, for such a player.

Regarding Horgan and Mallin, they are both quality imo, they would play regularly in all SPL teams outwith the ugly sisters.

I just can’t see us signing ODonnell, he will want big bucks, we all know Hibs will be outbid by other teams in terms of wages ( Aberdeen and Dundee Utd for starters).

Docherty is a player, would be fantastic to keep him.
It is worth remembering, all Scottish teams will be affected massively by cash flow, clearly some more than others but it is all relative.
I just can’t see there being too much money available for significant signings.
 

cleanyman

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A season unlike any other

I think we should tighten our belt

There are teams in the league at the minute who literally have 6/7 players

I want to see more of our youngsters playing. There's pressure there to perform but with no crowd you might see them flourish
 

The Family

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I thought Jackson was coming on to a game, although he had one particular stinker. No mention of Newell either, who also was starting to look like a player befoe getting hurt? I agree on Docherty although the Gogic boy looks interesting after a few on here pointed him out. We are light on keepers although I would not be surprised if Bogdan comes back?

Seemingly Bogdan could be on his way to Turkey, we were linked with the Ex Gunt keeper that was at Sunderland McLaughlin but I don’t know if there is any truth in it.
 
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