27 Jul 2022 17:33:14
So Mings no longer Captain. Is it the beginning of the for him? Or will he respond?

1.) 27 Jul 2022
27 Jul 2022 17:46:22
So Mcginn is definitely staying, let's see if it improves Mings game, obviously Gerrard doesn't see him as a regular starter. I don't think Konsa is the answer either,so for me its Chambers or a new signing. Reading below most, like me, don't seem overly optimistic with what we currently have. So most agree that Ings and Watkins don't work and that's obvious to everyone except gerrard, midfield is still a problem. I agree we have sone great youngsters but most aren't ready. So unless we add players and change the style of play from last season its going to look pretty much like last season and most honest fans will realise that.

2.) 27 Jul 2022
27 Jul 2022 18:40:29
Ummm. To me mcginn would not be a automatic starter so to make him captain is a bit strange.

3.) 27 Jul 2022
27 Jul 2022 19:19:25
Will be the making of McGinn making him captain. I don’t get why he’s getting so much stick on here after a few seasons without a proper defensive mid behind him, and a few pre season friendlies which are more about fitness than anything else. Hopefully with Kamara at the club we’ll see the McGinn we expect, I’m going to say 10+ goals from him this season if he doesn’t have to cover as much defensively


4.) 27 Jul 2022
27 Jul 2022 20:17:35
McGinn was always going to be a starter it’s just a question of where. If we get a quality defensive midfielder then I think Gerrard will play 4-2-3-1 and McGinn will play in the middle of the three, which poses an interesting conundrum for the manager in who occupies the remaining two out of Ramsey, Coutinho, Bailey or Buendia. If we don’t sign that quality defensive midfielder then McGinn will play that role I believe and then only one of the above is set to miss out.

5.) 27 Jul 2022
27 Jul 2022 23:07:37
I agree, it’s a bold choice. I assume he understands that leadership involves not trying to hospitalise the opposition, which has seemingly being a pattern of the pre-season. It could have been part of the deal to get him to stay. Personally, on balance, I think it’s the right decision ?

6.) 27 Jul 2022
27 Jul 2022 23:12:48
Have I missed something here or isn’t Kamara the defensive mid that we’ve been lacking and now we need 2 and they’d be starters? I thought we might line up with a midfield 3 of McGinn, Ramsey/Luiz/Sanson or a mother with Kamara deep lying? 1 striker and a 2 picked from Coutihno, Buendia, Bailey, Traore, El Ghazi etc behind the striker? I know some of those might be gone by the end of the window but that’s how I’d imagine we’d line up, 433 ??‍♂️


7.) 28 Jul 2022
28 Jul 2022 11:35:38
I think it'll be 4-3-3 as well Ally - Think McGinn will assume the Ramsey (more attacking role) if we sign a new Number 8 (which I'm still hopeful of doing)!

8.) 28 Jul 2022
28 Jul 2022 14:19:21
OMG formations formations formations. Can we not just go back to a 2-3-5 :)

9.) 28 Jul 2022
28 Jul 2022 20:28:51
I miss proper wingers with 2 up front, big man little man combo