Rangers vs Morton (Zelalem Starts)

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  1. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    discuss
     
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  2. teamitup76

    teamitup76 Member

    Mar 25, 2003
    CA
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone watching on FS+?
     
  3. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    im watching through a stream
     
  4. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    lots of sloppy passes from rangers
     
  5. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    1-0 rangers
     
  6. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    spun pass defender on 1 sequence. nice sequence leads to sog
     
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  7. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Just happy that he's back in the starting lineup. thx for PBP.
     
  8. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    nice pass by zelalem leads to chance,
     
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  9. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    out at 57. probably for defense
     
  10. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    bummer. 50+ minutes. Not enough in for my liking.

    how'd he do overall?
     
  11. Gacm32

    Gacm32 Member+

    Chelsea FC
    Switzerland
    Nov 28, 2010
    Geneva
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    GZ looked good in his time on the pitch, involved in every good forward move from Rangers. Subbed out for Defensive midfielder with a 1-0 lead.
     
  12. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looked rusty at the beginning. Trouble seeing the field, leading to a few turnovers when he tried to pass forward or took time on the ball. Started to get in a groove later on, with nifty spin moves, chips, and whatnot to advance his team's position, and put them in a better chance to score. Also did the typical good job wheeling the ball around, for the technically and athletically superior team. But when he gets near net, he freezes up and his lack of burst to get by defenders and show up quickly in a different open space rears its ugly head. Defensively, showed some improved awareness and aggression when asked. But his role was primarily offensive. I'd say 6/10.
     
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  13. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    might of just shored up another start. halliday red
     
  14. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rangers win 2-0, go up 5 points on Hibernian and 7 over Falkirk (game in hand on Falkirk).
     
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  15. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Halliday is not straight competition for GZ but he will miss game after next, I think. Depends a bit on what is up with Holt as well, but clearly MW is not concerned about giving Z minutes at the moment.
     
  16. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    also, fwiw the couple of on-line article/rating pages I saw had GZ in the 5-6 range. Didn't feel like he made the most of his chance. Sheils and even Law were thought to contribute marginally more on the day and/or across the season.

    Law is trying to get a fat new contract. Holt has already been re-signed.

    BTW, is today GZ's 19th b'day?
     
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  17. bballshawn

    bballshawn Member+

    Feb 5, 2014
    Delaware
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    tomorrow
     
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  18. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    saw it mentioned in one of the articles. Guess today was already Glasgow's tomorrow.
     
  19. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Highlights from the game, his start at the 1:20 minute mark of the video.

     
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  20. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
  21. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
  22. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He was in the center circle.
     
  23. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Yeah "in the direction of..." is the actual issue. He turned to the Morton fans and raised his fist. It's a pretty silly rule, but given all the history of hooligan brawling, understandable. But this one looks like some overkill.
     
  24. Scottish_Morton

    Jul 7, 2003
    Irvine, Scotland
    He also walked in our direction with his arms out wide - pretty silly thing to do with the assistant ref right in front of us. I don't think the rule could have been ignored on this one, trying to provoke the opposition fans in this way is always going to get a booking. If they'd actually shown the whole incident on the TV they could have saved all the controversy over it which followed.

    Here's a video which shows more of it, even if it's not the best quality:
     
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  25. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Yeah - As I said, given the history of fan behavior there is no reason not to crack down on that stuff. celebrate with your own fans, don't provoke the opponents.

    I think in some other circumstances he is not carded, but Halliday attracts a bit of ref attention in general.

    So Halliday gets a holiday.
     
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