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SouthernBear1872
14-02-2017, 00:12
Just think why not try Wallace in the holding role he is more physical and defensive minded than haliday.

_BlueNose_
14-02-2017, 00:13
That you Eck?

Tomato Plant
14-02-2017, 00:16
Because he's done his hamstring?

brunovski
14-02-2017, 00:16
Great idea. And the left back would be?

Butcher6
14-02-2017, 00:16
No no no.

He struggles at his natural position ffs.

Put the can down and go to bed🖒

ontheline
14-02-2017, 00:17
What is the obsession with a holding midfield player?
Can't we just be Rangers and attack?

Jack Sparrow
14-02-2017, 00:18
Just think why not try Wallace in the holding role he is more physical and defensive minded than haliday.

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Shamelessly nicked from the Lampard/Redknapp thread.

Silly season is most definitely upon us.

cupfinalmoustache
14-02-2017, 00:18
You could play Wallace & Tav as deep-lying defensive midfielders with a back 3 behind them, that could give attacking 3 midfielders with Miller or garner as lone striker.
Not that bad an idea

Virgil Hilts
14-02-2017, 00:18
I cant see it

SouthernBear1872
14-02-2017, 00:19
Great idea. And the left back would be? Hodson in at LB and when he is fit aswell.

ibroxkev
14-02-2017, 00:20
No because he's a left back

NachoN10
14-02-2017, 00:20
You could play Wallace & Tav as deep-lying defensive midfielders with a back 3 behind them, that could give attacking 3 midfielders with Miller or garner as lone striker.
Not that bad an idea

That sounds ****ing horrendous mate :D

Nathan-Jones
14-02-2017, 00:23
Hodson in at LB and when he is fit aswell.

Get off the internet!

Cyberniv
14-02-2017, 00:24
You could play Wallace & Tav as deep-lying defensive midfielders with a back 3 behind them, that could give attacking 3 midfielders with Miller or garner as lone striker.
Not that bad an idea

Good concentration required for DM, so that rules out both of them.

daven37
14-02-2017, 00:26
How about Barry McKay as sweeper, with his pace he would be first to any loose balls.

Reckon we could have garner at CB as he wins all his headers.

Waggy good holding midfielder, strong and won't get pushed off the ball.

Nsaimfgekiuncani

GEODGC
14-02-2017, 00:26
Just think why not try Wallace in the holding role he is more physical and defensive minded than haliday.

He's the least 'defensive minded' in our back four:confused: Always bombing forward at every opportunity, looking to overlap and get in behind the opposition. Is what way is he 'defensive minded'?

kendot
14-02-2017, 00:28
Tackling or intercepting play is not his strong point and neither is his defensive positioning/awareness. He struggles to shut down crosses into the box as it is. He is main attribute is being an overlapping LB. Let's keep him there

devilman
14-02-2017, 00:28
Wow! Really is getting mad. We don't have a defensive midfielder so don't use one. Simple.

SouthernBear1872
14-02-2017, 00:30
He's the least 'defensive minded' in our back four:confused: Always bombing forward at every opportunity, looking to overlap and get in behind the opposition. Is what way is he 'defensive minded'?
More defensive minded than haliday though and better in possession as well.

tambourineman
14-02-2017, 00:32
You could play Wallace & Tav as deep-lying defensive midfielders with a back 3 behind them, that could give attacking 3 midfielders with Miller or garner as lone striker.
Not that bad an idea

1 goalie
2 defensive midfielders
3 at the back
3 attacking mids
1 striker.

So wo play with 10. Creates more room space for players to run into I suppose.

BTW your formation has no FBs/wing backs/wide mid players or whatever you want to call them.

GEODGC
14-02-2017, 00:40
More defensive minded than haliday though and better in possession as well.

In what way is he more defensive minded than Halliday?? You've lost me on this one. 9 times out of 10, when Wallace takes possession of the ball he is looking to go forward, playing a pass and looking for a through ball or one two in return etc.

Gazza wazza
14-02-2017, 00:50
Wallace is lucky to be playing lb never mind dm. Lahms retiring but we don't have him mate.

SouthernBear1872
14-02-2017, 00:53
In what way is he more defensive minded than Halliday?? You've lost me on this one. 9 times out of 10, when Wallace takes possession of the ball he is looking to go forward, playing a pass and looking for a through ball or one two in return etc. He is looking to go forward and play one two's because he is playing as a wing back and most likely told to get forward whenever he could just like if you told him to play a holding role he is not going to be sprinting with the ball up the middle of the pitch.

Sir_Walter1872
14-02-2017, 00:56
Jesus Christ!

GEODGC
14-02-2017, 01:12
He is looking to go forward and play one two's because he is playing as a wing back and most likely told to get forward whenever he could just like if you told him to play a holding role he is not going to be sprinting with the ball up the middle of the pitch.

No, he is looking to go forward and play one two's because that is the strongest point of his game. What part of his game has you thinking he would be a good holding midfielder? I'm genuinely interested to know what makes you think this.

gp1981
14-02-2017, 01:24
Had you argued it on the basis that Lahm got moved to midfield....tnhen you would have realised yourself, Lahm is defensive minded, great awareness, positioning, great touch, keeps it simple and has a great footballing brain that means he can play the role. Wallace has qualities but none of the ones listed....Im out for a few days, this place is only going to get worse in the weeks ahead

yosemite sam
14-02-2017, 01:26
Mckay could play centre half,great tackler and superb in the air!

Jacrispy
14-02-2017, 01:36
Honest to **** it's about time the folk on started sharing some of whatever drugs they're on with me

penilee57
14-02-2017, 01:39
Tackling or intercepting play is not his strong point and neither is his defensive positioning/awareness. He struggles to shut down crosses into the box as it is. He is main attribute is being an overlapping LB. Let's keep him there

this for me....

gp1981
14-02-2017, 01:57
Mckay could play centre half,great tackler and superb in the air!

You've just unwittingly made a case for Joey Garner at Centre half !

williewoodburn
14-02-2017, 02:06
Far too slow.

Diego Costa
14-02-2017, 02:19
It's a specialist position and we should only play players there who are either experienced in the position or are natural to it.

mayfairblue2
14-02-2017, 02:20
How about Barry McKay as sweeper, with his pace he would be first to any loose balls.

Reckon we could have garner at CB as he wins all his headers.

Waggy good holding midfielder, strong and won't get pushed off the ball.

Nsaimfgekiuncani
I have seen worse suggestions on here.:D

Gheorghe_Hagi
14-02-2017, 02:22
We should play a 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 formation where all our players line up in a single file and they take turns trying to get the ball off the opponent. If one player fails, it's onto the next player to try. It's based on that old challenge in Gladiators where you had to run through them all to get to the end. We'd be unstoppable.

GEODGC
14-02-2017, 02:27
We should play a 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 formation where all our players line up in a single file and they take turns trying to get the ball off the opponent. If one player fails, it's onto the next player to try. It's based on that old challenge in Gladiators where you had to run through them all to get to the end. We'd be unstoppable.

You might be on to something there. All players would of course be issued with giant sized cotton buds for comedy effect.

Raids
14-02-2017, 05:54
We should give Senderos a couple of games in goal, just until he gets his confidence back.

wd1873
14-02-2017, 06:01
Tbh mate i would play Wes in there, his passing is outstanding would never give the ball away and he has a big physical presence

wacaktb
14-02-2017, 06:21
Are some posters on the gear this last fiew days??

adamski
14-02-2017, 07:27
Just think why not try Wallace in the holding role he is more physical and defensive minded than haliday.

FFS Ally, get to bed

CaptainCourageous
14-02-2017, 07:32
This weeks crazy suggestion.

What attributes does Wallace posses that would make him suitable for a defensive midfield role?

Defensively, he's not very good.

YorkshireBlue
14-02-2017, 07:35
Is Barton coming back to play centre half?

Ayrshire Bear
14-02-2017, 07:37
Gordan Petric was really tall we could bring him back as a goalie.

david1291
14-02-2017, 07:59
He is defensively s***e and his use of the ball is restricted to 5 yard passes to McKay and lets Barrie do the hard work.

What on earth is the OP thinking.

Dakota
14-02-2017, 08:01
Surely there is a player in the under 20s worth a shot

paul8gascoigne
14-02-2017, 08:08
He's been awful lately and should have been dropped on form, not through injury.

And no - he shoudn't play holding midfield.

borderbear
14-02-2017, 08:11
Five at the back, with the current squad is the only solution I can come up with to our biggest weakness.

TimzRFudz
14-02-2017, 08:40
I've had a really shite night. This thread has cheered me up no end. Comedy gold. :D

interbear
14-02-2017, 08:42
Wallace's main strength is attacking down the flank. He's probably one of our main attacking threats.

Defensively he's not so good.

So you want to play him at defensive mid?

No thanks.

RaoulDuke11
14-02-2017, 08:56
For me, Lee Wallace's best attribute is his engine. He can run all day and is therefore suited to a role as an attacking full back.

Technically, however, I don't think he's up to much. His final ball is pish and his passing , generally, is nothing special at all. Defensively he's pretty weak.

Wallace is a more impressive athlete than he is a footballer.

If we can build a decent team over the next couple years to challenge the child molesters, I'm not so sure that Wallace would be in the starting 11, never mind "played out of position".

SouthernBear1872
14-02-2017, 09:20
For me, Lee Wallace's best attribute is his engine. He can run all day and is therefore suited to a role as an attacking full back.

Technically, however, I don't think he's up to much. His final ball is pish and his passing , generally, is nothing special at all. Defensively he's pretty weak.

Wallace is a more impressive athlete than he is a footballer.

If we can build a decent team over the next couple years to challenge the child molesters, I'm not so sure that Wallace would be in the starting 11, never mind "played out of position".
At least there is one well thought out argument no based on just writing abuse and no your wrong I can see your point I was just thinking of it because we tried haliday in the Lb position in the Linfield friendly.

Andy Weir
14-02-2017, 09:21
He... just... no.

interbear
14-02-2017, 09:24
At least there is one well thought out argument no based on just writing abuse and no your wrong I can see your point I was just thinking of it because we tried haliday in the Lb position in the Linfield friendly.

No one has actually abused, simply questioned your tactical suggestion.

Re Halliday, he is actually a more natural attacking left midfielder being played out of position at DM. I don't think we should repeat the error with Wallace, who's primary asset is his attacking threat down the left side.

superrangers
14-02-2017, 09:59
No no no.

He struggles at his natural position ffs.

Put the can down and go to bed🖒

This for me!!!

We have had far too many instances over the years, by numerous Managers, of trying to shoehorn players into Rangers' elevens by playing them out of position. I am not convinced that Wallace is good enough to start in his 'natural' position, let alone this kind of carry-on.

barryhopez
14-02-2017, 10:53
In the name of ****!!!!

Sutton_Blows_g0ats
14-02-2017, 10:54
Kieron Prior for goalkeeper. just saying

gerz1873
14-02-2017, 11:14
Great idea mate. could I also suggest Mckay to replace Wes in goal with Wes playing wide left and big eck at centre half. Sorted

jdilla
14-02-2017, 11:16
Good to see the stress of the past week isn't getting to anyone

supergers07
14-02-2017, 11:17
No, goddamnit NO!

Wallace is already extremely limited, lets not limit him further in a role he'd never do anything in. The guy can't head a ball ffs.

Heraclitus
14-02-2017, 11:40
How is this 3 pages long?

davieloyal
14-02-2017, 11:42
just cant see him in midfield he should be concentrating on stopping crosses into the box.

gers11
14-02-2017, 12:10
Why don't we buy a quality left back and play the big man wide left or in the old inside left position, he can't.tackle so why play him at fullback.And switch McKay over to the right or play him behind our strikers.?

slickrick
14-02-2017, 12:12
Jesus in last ten hours Steven Gerrard is the new manager and Wallace is our holding Midfielder!!! Must be a full full moon some where.

scooter70
14-02-2017, 12:28
Big Wes up front, bit of height up there

Any thoughts??

EddieWatt1690
14-02-2017, 12:30
Someone needs to lay aff the gear on a Monday night!

Haining84
14-02-2017, 12:31
Dave King wide left with Senderos overlapping?

potnbear
14-02-2017, 12:39
I think Garner at CH. senderos and Kiernan up front out the way, just a small tweak needed

Saltcoats_Bear
14-02-2017, 12:44
I remember a similar thread touting Tav for midfield, before the last game against the filth.

The OP was equally slated, until the manager actually did it and then everyone seemed to think it was a great idea.

The OP has suggested an idea on a football forum for discussion. That's all. The way some people act is pathetic. Some right snobs on here that love nothing more than looking down their nose at others.

Heraclitus
14-02-2017, 12:47
I remember a similar thread touting Tav for midfield, before the last game against the filth.

The OP was equally slated, until the manager actually did it and then everyone seemed to think it was a great idea.

The OP has suggested an idea on a football forum for discussion. That's all. The way some people act is pathetic. Some right snobs on here that love nothing more than looking down their nose at others.
It worked alright against Hearts at Ibrox. He was poor there any other time though.

scooter70
14-02-2017, 12:52
I remember a similar thread touting Tav for midfield, before the last game against the filth.

The OP was equally slated, until the manager actually did it and then everyone seemed to think it was a great idea.

The OP has suggested an idea on a football forum for discussion. That's all. The way some people act is pathetic. Some right snobs on here that love nothing more than looking down their nose at others.

Tav played further forward, not as a defensive midfielder

There's a world of difference between suggesting Wallace left side of Midfield than suggesting him as a defensive midfielder!

It's not snobbery it's sanity

Saltcoats_Bear
14-02-2017, 13:48
Tav played further forward, not as a defensive midfielder

There's a world of difference between suggesting Wallace left side of Midfield than suggesting him as a defensive midfielder!

It's not snobbery it's sanity

For the record, I agree, I don't think it's a great idea. Wallace going forward is his greatest attribute, and removing that doesn't stack up. My gripe is just the snide way that people respond. There's absolutely no need for it. Disagree, that's what it's all about, but people are too quick to get their "hilarious" wee digs in and it's just off putting.