View Full Version : Central Defence - Who Gets The Nod?

Big D
21-08-2011, 17:59
Given that central defence isn't an area to be tinkered with unless it can't be helped, what will be our first choice central defensive pairing be when everyone is available? Goian, Bartley, Bocanegra, Weir & Perry - which 2 from 5? I reckon it may be Goian & Bocanegra, with Bartley taking over the McCulloch midfield role.

21-08-2011, 18:00
Goian and Perry at the moment. I've not seen much of Bartley as a CH to make a judgement.

I think Ally will choose Bocanegra to play with Goian.

21-08-2011, 18:02
it will be bocanegra and Goian on thursday i believe

21-08-2011, 18:03
I doubt Weir will get a regular game again for us.

21-08-2011, 18:03
Great to have some competition at last the two young lads today have done themselves no harm at all

21-08-2011, 18:18
Pretty sure Bocanegra will be back in for Thursday. Experience always seems to get the nod for European games.

21-08-2011, 18:23
Bocanegra for sure,the euro game was his first outing playing with a new team and having to rush to Slovenia from France in the middle of the night to make the game didnt help.
Once hes got a few games under his belt it'll be fine.

21-08-2011, 20:16
We've got 5 capable boys to play centre half but it would be Weir and Bartley for me.

texas ranger
21-08-2011, 20:19
Bocanegra and Goian will be the starters for me.

21-08-2011, 20:19
The brilliant thing is we have options for the season ahead:D

Wish we had a defence as dependable as the mhanks Baldy Dan and Gay Loovens mind;)

21-08-2011, 20:21
Weir should be used more to coach the players who can learn from his experience. He should only feature in case of need. Any two from four of the others for me.

21-08-2011, 20:21
Whoever is fit and playing well.

Goian looks great business, Perry looks very capable, Bartley is going to be a cracking player and Bocanegra brings a wealth of experience. I cant see Weir playing a lot of football.

I think Ally will go for Goian and Bocanegra on Thursday night.

21-08-2011, 20:31
Goian - Bocanegra

21-08-2011, 20:34
Goian - Bocanegra

Dumbarton Ger
21-08-2011, 20:51
Can see Bartley playing CM alongside Stevie Davis

21-08-2011, 21:09
Think it will be Goian & Bocanegra.

21-08-2011, 21:14
Although Perry did brilliantly today I think Ally will go with Goian & Bocanegra. I think Bocanegra's experience will prove to be the deciding factor in terms of who gets picked. I would go along with that too. Although if Perry was to get picked then I'd have no problem with that.

21-08-2011, 21:21
Goian and Boca, it makes sense. I hope the manager uses this season to give Perry experience and look to include him in our future plans, that's the way "planning ahead" works.

21-08-2011, 21:28
Bartley is a central defender, we've got enough midfielders without playing someone in there out of position.

21-08-2011, 21:31
I doubt Weir will get a regular game again for us.

He is only there to help Ally and co who are all former attacking minded players with the defence i bet you!