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Devlin was offered a new deal at Walsall too but I see what FF is saying, just have to hope the management team have got it right.  

Devlin has prob been our best signing, and Souda has potential to be an excellent signing, and signing Bartley was a great piece of business, so they are doing no bad for the most part with their signings..

 

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I'm confident that we still have easily the smallest budget in the division. The management team are clearly doing something right. They can't all be winners, the occasional Wylde is inevitable, but we've made some cracking signings for cheap in the past few years.

This year, early signs suggest that Devlin, Souda and Bartley are top 3. Dykes is solid. Crawford looked decent in the Betfred. Savane could be anything, and Pepe will learn. I'm happy with the summers business. Another striker would be lovely though.

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Plus of course we managed to sell a number of player over the summer period:

  • Cadden
  • Byrne
  • Kelly
  • Van Scheik - nominal fee plus sell on.

Not sure if we got anything for Halkett or Gallagher - probably not as both were out of contract.

An apparently are due money for Menga as part of his loan agreement although that seems to be taking an age to come through.

Commercially I would say that was none too shabby considering none of them cost us anything.

Have I missed anyone?

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Plus of course we managed to sell a number of player over the summer period:
  • Cadden
  • Byrne
  • Kelly
  • Van Scheik - nominal fee plus sell on.
Not sure if we got anything for Halkett or Gallagher - probably not as both were out of contract.
An apparently are due money for Menga as part of his loan agreement although that seems to be taking an age to come through.
Commercially I would say that was none too shabby considering none of them cost us anything.
Have I missed anyone?
I'd imagine we've also saved some money on the wages of the other guys out in loan; Rafa and Hamilton etc

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2 hours ago, Cptn Hooch said:
5 hours ago, Durnford said:
Plus of course we managed to sell a number of player over the summer period:
  • Cadden
  • Byrne
  • Kelly
  • Van Scheik - nominal fee plus sell on.
Not sure if we got anything for Halkett or Gallagher - probably not as both were out of contract.
An apparently are due money for Menga as part of his loan agreement although that seems to be taking an age to come through.
Commercially I would say that was none too shabby considering none of them cost us anything.
Have I missed anyone?

I'd imagine we've also saved some money on the wages of the other guys out in loan; Rafa and Hamilton etc

Pity we couldnt get young Jack back,would give Lyndon someone beside him.He is a Striker after all.God knows we need one.Frustrating.

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3 hours ago, Troy.1995 said:

Pity we couldnt get young Jack back,would give Lyndon someone beside him.He is a Striker after all.God knows we need one.Frustrating.

Maybe get him back in Jan if he does well at QotS.

 

The Motherwell game we couldn't score but kept a clean sheet, the St Johnstone game we score 2 goals and had the chance of a 3rd from the pen spot but missed it, so goals weren't the problem there it was conceding them. Plenty time to get things sorted at both ends though, was a silly mistake by Keags that cost us at the weekend. so not really any major issues.

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Maybe get him back in Jan if he does well at QotS.
 
The Motherwell game we couldn't score but kept a clean sheet, the St Johnstone game we score 2 goals and had the chance of a 3rd from the pen spot but missed it, so goals weren't the problem there it was conceding them. Plenty time to get things sorted at both ends though, was a silly mistake by Keags that cost us at the weekend. so not really any major issues.
Don't hold your breath, he looks out of his depth at this level. A significant downgrade on Dykes.

Still very early days though so hopefully he can find some form soon. Knowing our luck he'll find it in December and be recalled in January.

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1 hour ago, 19QOS19 said:

Don't hold your breath, he looks out of his depth at this level. A significant downgrade on Dykes.

Still very early days though so hopefully he can find some form soon. Knowing our luck he'll find it in December and be recalled in January.

I'd say he was a different type of player to Dykes...even to the likes of Miller for us. He's drawn some comparisons to Ryan Hardie's style of play in the past so I think he'd work well with Dykes. Has a bit of pace about him considering his size.

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Yeah he's more of a goal scoring striker than a target man, but he doesn't seem to be doing too well on the goal scoring front from his last 2 loan moves in the Championship. Scored more in the Premiership for us before being put out on loan. Still a teenager though so a few years to develop yet.

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No idea if it's because he's being used differently at Alloa/Queens than he would be here.

I see him as a poacher and probably the kind of player we'd actually be looking for alongside Dykes; assuming he could improve on his shooting a little bit (as much as he gets himself in the right positions, most of his shots tend to be weak and easy for the keeper to save - even a lot of the goals he scored at Penicuik/Berwick just bobbled along the ground into the bottom corner.)

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Not long to go for the quarter final draw, think we need a home tie for the best chance of getting to the semi's. Would like Hearts or Hibs at the Spaghettihad.

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Aberdeen with a late equaliser taking their game to ET now, c***s, we'll have to wait another 40 odd minutes now, for their ET and fannying about between halves. Or will they just make the draw anyway and have Aberdeen/Dundee as one of the options?

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Livi vs Partick Thistle in the semis please. Hopefully in front of about 11k at Hampden to further enrage the guid auld boys of Sportsound even further 

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2 hours ago, Estragon said:

Livi vs Partick Thistle in the semis please. Hopefully in front of about 11k at Hampden to further enrage the guid auld boys of Sportsound even further 

Now that would be banterlicious, they'd make the venue at Easter rd or Fir park though.

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If we didn’t get drawn against rangers or Celtic we had a very good chance of reaching semi final. 

 

On the players what’s going on with tiffoney? He looked sharp last season now he’s hardly had a chance. 

Dont know what’s going on with Lawson would be good to get an update on the situation? 

We have lost Menga and not really replaced him. Need another striker 100%. Maybe a loan move?

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On 12/08/2019 at 03:50, ATLIS said:

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Byrne was not, and is not good enough for us. Great player and a huge servant to us in our rise through the leagues however he's too slow to play Premiership football. Letting him go and getting money for him was always a great deal for us absolutely. Like for like, we lost him for Bartley, and it was a great swap. 

Strange comment? He was up there with our best players. Him Pittman Kelly Halkett Gallacher Keags were outstanding first half of the season and he was easily good enough. Do you not remember the unbeaten run at start of season? Lawson was very good second half of season but cost us a lot goals first half of season. I would love to know what’s going on with Lawson as everyone seems to be guessing. 

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