domingo, 31 de julio de 2011

St. Johnstone 0-2 Rangers. The return of the army in McDiarmid Park.

I could start talking about victory, buy would see olny a part of history. Still to be improved in a few respects. There are many things to take from this game. In principle, I must say that the team does not finish set the pace of play, many times (and in most games) the ball leaves the opponent. Invariably, in the case St. Johnstone, takes the ball and attack, but without doing damage as in the preceding part of the Rangers. No pressure is exerted either in midfield and St Johnstone came several times in the first half. It seemed that I was watching a movie repeatedly: long balls, again and again.
Here I shall digress now to mention the work of Papac, always saved is a letter, throw the best centers to Jela, no doubt. Although insistent on this resource. And back to the midfield. I must be frank, I´m not convinced the performance of McCulloch. He did not press consistently rivals and when the ball goes a forced split or untimely foul.
Another guy at the scrutiny of the fans was Maurice Edu. Twitter was commonplace to question his performance. Maurice, unlike others player keeps the ball dow. The problem is that he is not confident with the ball or is guilty of individualistic and easily lost the ball with rivals. The role of Edu, at times, was puzzling over the second half. I got out and leaned on the right without much luck. Has to work harder or he could lose his place in the team.
The player who has played major role in the midfield is Steven Davis. I offered astuteness in midfield. And Naismith is a great time, brillant. Take the team, it is loaded on the back and their driva and quality of the rest.
Now let the actions of the new. Wallace made a good match, at left-back dynamic, very confident, determined, deep and making good use of free-kicks. As for the Romanian Goian, in the first cornet and showed he can be effective in the area and the head is one of its virtues. Goian be useful from set pieces. When he played for Palermo, I saw several headed goals scored matches. Goian been solid so far. His aerial ability is great. Goian was given his debut in the heart of defence alongsid Madjid Bougherra. Goian seems to be a ready-made replacement for Bougherra.
The win is a way to regroup to face the match against Malmo, wich will be very difficult. The 2-0 also serves to calm the waters began to move sharply in recent weeks.


 








 



jueves, 28 de julio de 2011

David Odonkor will get his chance at Ibrox Park?



Rangers have taken former Germany international winger David Odonkor on trial. He will spend “the next few days” training at Murray Park. Odonkor, right-sided player, had a bright future ahead, his prodigious legs allowed him to reach 100 meters in just 10.8 seconds, making it possibly the fastest player in the World. The impressive speed gave him a clear advantage in the field, but very seldom was able to use because, three years ago, a serious injury to the cartilage of the knee in his way to success.

The player underwent several surgeries and endless rehabilitation sessions. Still, the injury never quite left him. During the five seasons he was in the Betis, Odonkor continued relapses prevented him from playing regularly.

Theirs is a drama, a cluster of bad luck. The injury suffered was nothing exceptional, but if their postoperative complications. The experts spoke of a genetic lesion that showed his face because of this injury, and that sooner or later would have ended Odonkor hanging up his boots, not football but perhaps the sport at the highest level.

For Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga only played 75 games between 2002 and 2006. Odonkor, who played the 2006 World Cup in Germany was third, had a contract with Betis until June this year.

In the 2006/07 season took to the field 13 times, 20 during the following season and only seven in the 2009/10 season, in which Germany enjoyed a brief moment of success at the end of it, when Betis fighting for promotion by scoring two goals and an assist in three games. But this is only an exception because the rest of his appearances could not highlight because of their physical and technical limitations.





miércoles, 27 de julio de 2011

Rangers 0-1 Malmo. Premature disappointment?


In 1993, in Sofia, Todorov's tremendous goal below us outside the European Cup was hard to bear the loss to Levski. Many years later he returned to Kaunas give bitter taste. Now Malmo, can station an early exit or final take-off point of the team. A psychic instance that we face in the second leg.
I think the team is struggling to take the initiative to impose their game and have more depth. And I think someone is missing, to stop the ball, and connect with Jela and Naismith. The first half of Saturday's match, they were all balls for Jela, who got back to goal. And end up losing the ball with rivals. Consistently repeated that mistake.
In addition, the right side of the defense has some cracks to be sutured. Templeton on Saturday and Larsson & Wilton showed erratic sector. Unfortunately, what happened was worse Whittaker, many fans questioned it enough yesterday on Facebook. Sometimes the work is necessary to add some degree of luck. The start of the second half against Hearts should be the action taken by the team.
St. Johnstone is the next goal, I hope the team responds to reach the second leg in Malmo. The mood can have an impact on individual and collective performance.



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