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Skyline Drifter

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  1. Rather than providing a link to an entire document would you care to quote the particular part you think contradicts what I said? If indeed you are contradicting it and not agreeing with it, its not 100% clear. Either way, what I said was accurate.
  2. No you dont. You register a player for the duration of his contract the minute you sign him.
  3. This might, just might, be the biggest load of tripe I've ever read on P&B. Quite the accolade! How exactly do you think they managed to loan him to Clyde if he wasnt registered? Which he was anyway, before they announced his signing.
  4. Raith Rovers are VAT registered so the VAT is irrelevant. They'll have reclaimed that.
  5. Certainly unless he has something else lined up then getting released from Raith now seems odd. Unless he wanted a lump sum to start a business or something then he'd have been as well remaining employed until January I'd have thought.
  6. He can only sign for a foreign club in a country which currently has a window open. Which isn't many. He could also sign Lowland League, Highland League or lower if someone's willing to take the risk and flak that goes with it. The non Leagues don't operate windows.
  7. You can't sign him, he wasn't a free agent at midnight on 1st September and he no longer has a club in Scotland to loan him out. He can't play at SPFL level again before January (though in reality he's never going to play SPFL level again). He can't go to any country without a currently open transfer window either. He could go to Lowland League or lower though. They don't operate windows.
  8. Hard work this eh Ruggy? That's about 4 goes you've had at explaining that!
  9. We have 26 players in the first team squad, although that includes 3 teenage Apprentices (Lewis Gibson looks like he'll contribute from the bench at least regardless of only being 17), a teenage goalkeeper who is out on loan and the Manager himself who is still registered as a player. We've got too many players really though a bit a short of centre backs currently with two out injured.
  10. I'd be shocked if any of these appear any time soon (with the possible exception of McKay who was called into this squad). We had, what, 20 odd players in THIS squad and it didnt include the likes of Robertson, Hanley, Cooper, and Stewart (or Nisbet, Shankland, etc). Hardly any of them are in their 30s. I'm not sure what the obsession with calling up new players for the sake of it is. Neither Gordon of Everton nor Barnes of Leicester has any interest in playing for us, at least at the moment, eligible or not.
  11. Agreed. The neutral thing would have worked fine during Covid when they were playing in empty stadia anyway, but with fans back there's nothing wrong with a home advantage match. I don't want two legs either. Leaving aside the difficulty of fitting those extra games in, there's always such an anticlimax about a 1st leg anyway regardless of the result. The present arrangement is fine other than the potential question mark about where the final is played. Should it go to the No 1 seed and then No 2, 3, etc if those are beaten in the semis? Or should it go to the winner of a particular semi (either the one the No 1 seed is in or just drawn out of a hat)? There are arguments for and against all of these.
  12. He was still decidedly average though. Punched one into his own net against us last year. Detested by his own club's supporters at Dundee before that. He's not making a comeback to the Scotland side any time soon. As Donathan clearly isn't a fool I was presuming his post was sarcastic.
  13. Well, apart from the fact thst you did. I understood it fine, you're just determined to count half chances and good efforts as the equivalent of sitters. Ukraine had one sitter, Yarmolenko's very early on. Everything else was a good chance at best.
  14. So, basically you count any old half chance as 'gilt edged' then? I think maybe the issue here is one of comprehension of 'gilt edged'. Jack's chance wasnt even close to being one. Nor is a volley from the edge of the box nor a shot from outside it irrespective of how good Craig Gordon's save from it was.
  15. He looks offside to me (and sure they said on commentary that he was, though that's no proof of anything). He's leaning forward beyond Porteous. I'm confident VAR would have ruled it out if they'd scored. I never said it was controversial, I just don't agree. They had one. As did we. Not disputing Ukraine were the more proactive side and had far more chances.
  16. I don't have enough accurate info to post it on the OS as a fact. I think that was the team but I wasn't there.
  17. The Dovbyk one was offside. They played on as Gordon had the ball but it was clearly offside. I referred to the header from a corner already. It was a half chance for me, not gilt edged. The 2nd best valid chance they had was probably the one volleyed wide from the edge of the box.
  18. Fixed that for you. Calling the Carling Cup and Kirin Cup "competitive" is a reach!
  19. 2 or 3? I saw one. The best two chances of the game, one at each end, came in the first 7 mins. McGinn should have shot, and Adams was unlucky his effort was deflected wide. Yarmolenko puts an absolute sitter over the top after we got in a mess and left Taylor with two men to cover. Thereafter a succession of offside chances and a couple of headers at corners they might have done better with but were hardly "gilt edged" and a long range drive Gordon made a terrific save from but certainly wasn't gilt edged either.
  20. It's a pretty strong, and Gordon apart, youthful, squad right enough. I've not seen Brown play anywhere other than striker but that's semantics and there's a few of them can play more than one position, most obviously HIckey and Tierney. I'm not sure we need 3 left backs, especially when Hickey can play it too, unfortunately for Taylor, though Tierney playing centre back most of the time probably gets him in for now. I'm yet to be convinced by either Brown or Stewart either but they have time, and there's probably nobody else better in those positions unless Nisbet, Shankland or even James Forrest get back to regular football at a top level. I think Clark's better than Kelly (and probably McLaughlin) but he's not going to get picked playing for Hearts reserves. I'd be more inclined to have McCrorie than either of those two but none of them will play while Gordon's fit anyway.
  21. Then put them in when he gets injured, just like we put Porteous in when McKenna got injured. The like of John McLaughlan and Liam Kelly are not the future of Scottish goalkeeping, probably not Zander Clark either, though his more immediate problem is club action as long as Gordon is playing. McCrorie might be but I'm not desperate to see him play before he needs to. If you want to give them "experience" then fair enough but I don't see any need and the phrasing of your original post was "we need to try them" which more implied you want to see if they are good enough. We already know they aren't as good as Gordon.
  22. 2016 : Lyndon Dykes makes his debut for Queen of the South at the start of 3 seasons here followed by one at Livingston.
  23. Why? To find out what? We already know they arent at Craig Gordon's level. Some merit in giving McCrorie some experience maybe.
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