Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Be The Boss - Claire Morrison
This week's "Boss" is daughter of the KFCSA boss man James Morrison...say hello to Claire! Claire of course has her own views on our team and tactics and she has some tough decisions to make given she's having to make decisions on the morning after deadline day...
First match at Rugby Park: May 1997 Scotland v Wales – Hartson scored the winner. Been an East Stand season ticket holder since the following season ‘97/98 and loved wee Pat Nevin! My favourite Killie game was on 18th March 2012 which had the longest 6 minutes of my life after DVT scored.
With the transfer window having "slammed shut" Lee Clark now has even more options through signing The Fish, a young Charlton starlet and completing the permanent signing of Scott Boyd. Having stumbled on a football team (as opposed to a hoofball side) last week I can only hope Lee Clark is not “Tinkerman” and sticks with the team which finished and won the match against Ross County.
Formation 4-2-3-1 which seems to be the LC’s fave:
Freddie Woodman - Young Freddie has been impressive since his move from Newcastle and his distribution does appear better than MacDonald’s at times through opting to play from the back rather than ‘hoofing’ up the park. I do feel bad for MacDonald though and a player of his quality is far too good to be sitting on the bench every week.
Luke Hendrie - Luke has been one of Clark’s best signings and most consistent (apart from his daft red card in the final minute against St Johnstone). He isn’t afraid to put the odd tackle in and he appears to be developing well as a player each week.
Gary Dicker - Wow, what a difference moving Dicker to the back made against Ross County. Gary ‘Mr Cool’ held his own in defence last week and was so impressive. I reckon Clark may opt for Scott Boyd in this position this week though but given how brilliant Dicker was I’d go with him as first choice.
Kristoffer Ajer - What a talent we have in this young Norwegian. Our central defence has looked so much more solid since he came in and his mazy runs through the pitch have been impressive. At only 18 years old, I can’t wait to see what sort of player he becomes in a few years time. He’s also a pretty gorgeous piece of eye candy too for the female fans!
Greg Taylor - For me there’s no other option for this position. Greg has been quite the starlet since coming in and cruising through the Play Off Final against Falkirk in May. He reminds me a bit of Garry Hay with his runs up the flank and he’s done exceptionally well making the jump from the Development Squad.
Iain Wilson - Putting Wilson on last week was the best substituting decision Clark has made all season and was the first time we had an actual midfield. At just 18 years old, he ran that midfield like a seasoned pro with excellent passes and distribution. I only hope Clark sees sense and keeps Wilson in the starting line up this week and doesn’t resort back to the ‘Killie Bingo’ we’ve been so used to suffering.
Steven Smith - For me Smith can be a bit ‘hit or miss.’ But he does put in several good tackles and closed down Ross County last week. He also seems to have formed a good understanding and partnership with Greg Taylor.
Jordan Jones - ‘Arrghh’ is all I can say about the majority of Jones’s season so far (especially his corner kicks!) He is so enigmatic and reminds me so much of Dopey Topey. He did improve against County and had more of an end product though, hence why I’ve picked him for this week. I would like to see Frizzell given a chance in this position though too as he was really developing well last season when given game time.
Sean Longstaff - Sean took his winning goal very well last week and appears to be a positive addition to the squad. Working in partnership with Rory and Wilson I feel this may be a good formation and given time, Longstaff could do well with us.
Rory McKenzie - Rory is one of these players who many fans love a good moan at, which reminds me of James Fowler – Rory is regularly pushed to different positions and does a lot of the ‘dirty work’ like Fowler did but rarely gets credit for such as tracking back and blocking tackles. When on form Rory is a real burst of energy and can be a nightmare for opposing teams.
Kris Boyd - I bet no footie fan ever thought that big Boydie could make it to the 18 yard box in 10.4 seconds last week for the fastest goal in SPFL history! Kris continues to break records and he will forever go down as a Scottish footballing legend. I hope with the departure of Coulibaly, Kris can find his shooting boots again and become the prolific goal scorer we all know and love.