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6 minutes ago, theoriginalhedge said:

I think it's safe to say Ryan has had an impact at every club he has played for apart from Sporting Lisbon where he was the victim of internal cub politics between manager and president. 

He had a big impact at Hibs right enough.

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9 minutes ago, craigkillie said:

He had a big impact at Hibs right enough.

Does that not possibly reflect more the style of football he was asked to play at Hibs ?  The clubs at which he thrives are the ones confident enough to let him have a free reign in the middle/ front end  of the park . 

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6 minutes ago, theoriginalhedge said:

Does that not possibly reflect more the style of football he was asked to play at Hibs ?  The clubs at which he thrives are the ones confident enough to let him have a free reign in the middle/ front end  of the park . 

What style of football was he asked to play?

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3 minutes ago, craigkillie said:

What style of football was he asked to play?

I said it possibly reflects the role. 

By what I saw in the brief time he was at Hibs was that he just didn't look happy on the pitch . Whether that is down to tactics or how he was welcomed generally at Hibs ,  who knows . 

Also Hibs might not have been Ryan's first choice of loan move at that particular time. 

 

 

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Hmm... So when Gauld does well it's down to him but when he's poor it's the fault of the club?

Interesting to see everyone putting Vancouver's turn around down to Gauld and not giving any credit to the midfielder they spent eight times as much on in the same week.

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Gauld would be in direct competition with the second striker and McGinn. 

Would be really interesting to see him playing off of Dykes or playing McGinn's role. 

I'd definitely rate him ahead of Christie and Fraser given how much more he has to his game. 

I've watched the laddy all the way from his debut at United, aside from his spell at Hibs he's been class and quite frankly anyone arguing against that doesn't know the first thing about football. 

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9 minutes ago, ArabianKnight said:

Gauld would be in direct competition with the second striker and McGinn. 

Would be really interesting to see him playing off of Dykes or playing McGinn's role. 

I'd definitely rate him ahead of Christie and Fraser given how much more he has to his game. 

I've watched the laddy all the way from his debut at United, aside from his spell at Hibs he's been class and quite frankly anyone arguing against that doesn't know the first thing about football. 

If he is class then how come he is playing in the MLS and hasn't played for Scotland yet?

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15 minutes ago, ArabianKnight said:

Gauld would be in direct competition with the second striker and McGinn. 

Would be really interesting to see him playing off of Dykes or playing McGinn's role. 

I'd definitely rate him ahead of Christie and Fraser given how much more he has to his game. 

I've watched the laddy all the way from his debut at United, aside from his spell at Hibs he's been class and quite frankly anyone arguing against that doesn't know the first thing about football. 

Gauld is a more similar type of player to Christie than he is to Fraser. Christie came into the last set of games in really good form for Bournemouth but he didn't deliver enough for me - although did inject a bit of urgency in coming on against Israel.

I consider that if Christie continues to play well for Bournemouth I think Clarke will stick with him, regardless of Scotland performances when called up, at the expense of Gauld.

Russell was regularly involved in Clarke's earlier squads so don't think the distance in travelling for squads is a major issue but perhaps a contributing factor with Covid restrictions etc. 

Anyway long winded way of saying I agree Gauld deserves a call-up....

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I'd forgotten that Clarke was being asked about including Gauld in the Euro 2020 squad, despite him never having been capped.

I take it he just doesn't rate him, for whatever reason, but maybe this is also a side-effect of the death of friendlies? I don't think we've had a proper one since Clarke took over, so it makes sense that he'd try to keep the same squad together and limit changes. I don't think any of us miss the days of dreary meaningless midweek games against equally mediocre European opposition, but constant competition does rather limit the scope for experimentation.

(I'm not counting the games before the Euros, as they were preparation matches for the tournament squad)

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 Scotland head coach Steve Clarke says difficult to fit Farense player in. Scotland head coach Steve Clarke says Farense's Ryan Gauld is unfortunate to have missed out on the Euros squad, but that his competition for a place was just too stiff.

That might be the reason? It's either that or maybe the Clarke family has held a grudge against the Gauld family for the last 500 hundred years. In any case Johnny Russell would make more sense given his recent form in the MLS and the fact that he's been in the squad before. 

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Scores again yesterday. I'm the same as most here, no idea of the relative quality of the MLS but he's likely worth considering for this squad given the suspensions. Regardless, going by his social media, it looks like he's having an absolutely brilliant time out there. Fair play to him. 

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5 minutes ago, Big Fifer said:

Scores again yesterday. I'm the same as most here, no idea of the relative quality of the MLS but he's likely worth considering for this squad given the suspensions. Regardless, going by his social media, it looks like he's having an absolutely brilliant time out there. Fair play to him. 

Johnny Russell's goal (in the same match) and recent form is better to be fair.

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3 minutes ago, 2426255 said:

Johnny Russell's goal (in the same match) and recent form is better to be fair.

True, but we've actually seen Russell in a Scotland shirt before (in, admittedly, weaker sides) and he didn't look up to much. 

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