Jump to content

Streets of Raith

Gold Members
  • Posts

    18
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation

23 Excellent

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. You can tell when someone is lucky enough not to have experienced a significant ligament injury. I've torn my ACL and even after surgery the ligament can never be as strong as before. Obviously professional athletes will do an incredible amount of strength and conditioning to every other muscle to compensate, but the ligament itself will always have a weakness. The common procedure is to remove a string from your hamstring in order to graft the torn parts of the ACL together. So that presents another issue. God knows what they have had to do to someone like Vaughan who has had multiple operations. Can't keep doing that. There is also the factor of muscle wastage from inactivity, which results in lots of wee niggles that slow down the process. The idea that you can avoid doing your ACL again by doing less football-like training is a fantasy; you need to be doing all the in-match actions in order to get back that level of muscular strength for a professional playing comeback. I really hope that Vaughan can get to a point where he can continue to play (at any level) without a reoccurrence, I thought he would pack it in after the last one. Great determination on his part.
  2. You can tell when someone is lucky enough not to have experienced a significant ligament injury. I've torn my ACL and even after surgery the ligament can never be as strong as before. Obviously professional athletes will do an incredible amount of strength and conditioning to every other muscle to compensate, but the ligament itself will always have a weakness. The common procedure is to remove a string from your hamstring in order to graft the torn parts of the ACL together. So that presents another issue. God knows what they have had to do to someone like Vaughan who has had multiple operations. Can't keep doing that. There is also the factor of muscle wastage from inactivity, which results in lots of wee niggles that slow down the process. The idea that you can avoid doing your ACL again by doing less football-like training is a fantasy; you need to be doing all the in-match actions in order to get back that level of muscular strength for a professional playing comeback. I really hope that Vaughan can get to a point where he can continue to play (at any level) without a reoccurrence, I thought he would pack it in after the last one. Great determination on his part.
  3. Not to mention a dominant performance vs Poland where they got a dodgy VARless penalty gets a "meh", and an open game of two halves vs Austria where we could have scored more gets spun in a negative fashion. Fitting his agenda around the facts.
  4. Adams is our best striker by a country mile. People who can't see that shouldn't be allowed an opinion on anything to do with football.
  5. At this stage I'm more inclined to think that he has been asked and is not bothered about playing for Scotland.
  6. The biggest problem McTominay has faced in his club career is that he not a pivot player; he is not a passing metronome and recycling possession is not his biggest strength. This has often been compounded by the fact he is often forced to play with another midfield partner who is also unsuited to that role in Fred or Pogba. He's an athletic player that needs to be allowed to cover all areas of the midfield. He is a good third man runner, but there is no space for that role in United current midfield composition. It's similar in the way that we would all consider it a waste to ask John McGinn to sit back all game.
  7. Yeah RLC has played everything from number 10 to centre back in his sporadic appearances for Chelsea. It's comparing apples and oranges a bit.
  8. Nothing to add regarding our glorious leader Billy Gilmour, but the list is for players with +1000 minutes played in their domestic league. Pedri has played 890 mins to date, due to injury.
  9. Not really, because we need to make a good go at winning our Nations League group again in June.
  10. Fair point on Tierney, but I don't see another left centre back in the squad.
  11. Difficult balance for Clarke to strike tonight. On one hand winning breeds confidence and it's important to maintain the unbeaten run going into the June matches. However, for a country at our level, there are no friendlies anymore as we need to take the Nations League playoff spots seriously. So it's the best opportunity to see new faces. I'd go with something like this: Gordon Hendry Hanley Tierney Patterson Robbo Gilmour Jack Ferguson Brown Adams 45 Minutes: Clark/Kelly, Dykes for Adams, McLean for Jack. ~20 sub appearances for Stewart and Hickey.
  12. He's either spoken to him, or he hasn't. Your Options 3 & 5 are the same as 1). Option 4 is a potential outcome of speaking to him 2). If Livramento turns out for us, it will either be in a few of years time, with his England/Portugal prospects having diminished somewhat, or this Winter at best by the dangling carrot of a place in the World Cup squad.
  13. He's scoring at the fastest rate in his club career, at the highest level so far. Clearly now is the time to declare him rubbish.
×
×
  • Create New...