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Louis Laing

Post by Old Git » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:27 pm

Could he be converted to a stopgap striker. He is tall enough to win headers and has a fair amount of skill on the ball so could be a possible option for us.If Hedley and Liddle are available on Wednesday he will be surplus to requirements as a defender.Would give us a different type of threat if starting or from the bench and would be something Walsall would not be expecting. It may be a gamble but we are really short on options. Ainge proved a very effective makeshift attacker for a while at Harrogate so who knows what could happen.

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by MCFCDarlo3 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:55 pm

Old Git wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:27 pm
Could he be converted to a stopgap striker. He is tall enough to win headers and has a fair amount of skill on the ball so could be a possible option for us.If Hedley and Liddle are available on Wednesday he will be surplus to requirements as a defender.Would give us a different type of threat if starting or from the bench and would be something Walsall would not be expecting. It may be a gamble but we are really short on options. Ainge proved a very effective makeshift attacker for a while at Harrogate so who knows what could happen.
Off the bench as he was at Walsall, he did cause them problems and its a decent option.Good shout that.

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by jjljks » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:01 pm

Laing can cause the defence problems, but mainly in ours. Agreed he is good in the air, but not sure he is able to turn or hold the ball up if he played CF, like O'Neill did. Really need someone from midfield to run at their defence & get into the box to create chances. Would love to see Thommo take one & that record (but anyone in a hooped shirt would do!)

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by Old Git » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:23 pm

jjljks wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:01 pm
Laing can cause the defence problems, but mainly in ours. Agreed he is good in the air, but not sure he is able to turn or hold the ball up if he played CF, like O'Neill did. Really need someone from midfield to run at their defence & get into the box to create chances. Would love to see Thommo take one & that record (but anyone in a hooped shirt would do!)
Point is that Thompson Rivers Campbell etc. are all capable of running at defenders and causing problems but we need another option as well.There will be times when a high ball upfield is the only one available and we could do with someone to compete for headers.Bit desperate I agree but nobody else available at present.

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by Darlopartisan » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm

It’s an option, who would you take off to slot him in up front?

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by Old Git » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:12 pm

Darlopartisan wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm
It’s an option, who would you take off to slot him in up front?
Possibility try Laing through the middle with Rivers and Thompson playing wider. Campbell maybe not at his best recently,not quite a central striker not quite a winger. Not a bad player just not quite sure exactly what he is.

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by Emdubya » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:30 pm

Old Git wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Darlopartisan wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm
It’s an option, who would you take off to slot him in up front?
Possibility try Laing through the middle with Rivers and Thompson playing wider. Campbell maybe not at his best recently,not quite a central striker not quite a winger. Not a bad player just not quite sure exactly what he is.
So you think a bloke who has probably never played up front in his life would be a better option than a highly mobile specialist forward with seven goals .
Bizarre.

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by Old Git » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:08 pm

Emdubya wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Old Git wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Darlopartisan wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm
It’s an option, who would you take off to slot him in up front?
Possibility try Laing through the middle with Rivers and Thompson playing wider. Campbell maybe not at his best recently,not quite a central striker not quite a winger. Not a bad player just not quite sure exactly what he is.
So you think a bloke who has probably never played up front in his life would be a better option than a highly mobile specialist forward with seven goals .
Bizarre.
Never said that I am saying we need to think outside the box and look at other options.Clearly Tyrone is a massive miss and looking at who we have available in the squad who might be able to offer a different approach. Our other forwards are all a bit similar in style and any football fan knows you have to have a plan B,C, D etc.

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by darlo2001uk » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:11 pm

Laing might well find himself starting alongside Storey.

Galbraith did not look good when he came off yesterday and although AA said it was a kick and not a twist, he could be struggling.

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:20 pm

Think he'll be OK. If it wasn't late in the day he'd have come back on and run it off.

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by darlo2001uk » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:30 pm

You are more confident than me!

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by Old Git » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:02 am

Old Git wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:27 pm
Could he be converted to a stopgap striker. He is tall enough to win headers and has a fair amount of skill on the ball so could be a possible option for us.If Hedley and Liddle are available on Wednesday he will be surplus to requirements as a defender.Would give us a different type of threat if starting or from the bench and would be something Walsall would not be expecting. It may be a gamble but we are really short on options. Ainge proved a very effective makeshift attacker for a while at Harrogate so who knows what could happen.
As I put this out there it looks pretty clear the answer is no based on his brief appearance on Wednesday night.

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by divas » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:48 am

Old Git wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:02 am
Old Git wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:27 pm
Could he be converted to a stopgap striker. He is tall enough to win headers and has a fair amount of skill on the ball so could be a possible option for us.If Hedley and Liddle are available on Wednesday he will be surplus to requirements as a defender.Would give us a different type of threat if starting or from the bench and would be something Walsall would not be expecting. It may be a gamble but we are really short on options. Ainge proved a very effective makeshift attacker for a while at Harrogate so who knows what could happen.
As I put this out there it looks pretty clear the answer is no based on his brief appearance on Wednesday night.
Hahahah I was in completely the same boat as you pre-Wednesday and now can totally see why he wasn’t tried there sooner.

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:50 am

Emdubya wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:30 pm

So you think a bloke who has probably never played up front in his life would be a better option than a highly mobile specialist forward with seven goals .
Bizarre.
Specialist forward? He needs to start proving it then.
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Re: Louis Laing

Post by Emdubya » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:08 pm

Ghost_Of_1883 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:50 am
Emdubya wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:30 pm

So you think a bloke who has probably never played up front in his life would be a better option than a highly mobile specialist forward with seven goals .
Bizarre.
Specialist forward? He needs to start proving it then.
Totally agree with you Ghosty,but he’s still a better option than Laing up front .

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by grimsbyquaker » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:32 am

Are we still in for this Gary Martin move in January? If so he/Donawa could see us through to the end of the season. Remember this is a rebuilding year.
I can see us going for McGuire in the summer esp if York go up to the NL

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by Quaker85 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:24 am

grimsbyquaker wrote:Are we still in for this Gary Martin move in January? If so he/Donawa could see us through to the end of the season. Remember this is a rebuilding year.
I can see us going for McGuire in the summer esp if York go up to the NL
Do you not think McGuire is good enough to play in the NL?


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Re: Louis Laing

Post by grimsbyquaker » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:12 am

Not sure but he can’t have imagined that he’d go to York to then play so little

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Re: Louis Laing

Post by Quaker85 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:36 am

grimsbyquaker wrote:Not sure but he can’t have imagined that he’d go to York to then play so little
He’s been injured / unfit for most of the season


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Re: Louis Laing

Post by divas » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:39 am

Quaker85 wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:36 am
grimsbyquaker wrote:Not sure but he can’t have imagined that he’d go to York to then play so little
He’s been injured / unfit for most of the season


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