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Squad currently sitting at 17.

 

Thomson (injured until January, best case)

McGurn

 

Watson

Benedictus

Davidson

McKay

MacDonald

 

Matthews

Spencer

Hendry

Tait

Anderson

Victoria

Dingwall (injured until August, best case)

 

Vaughan (injured until August, best case)

Smith

Tait

 

22 was mentioned as a total squad number, so around five to play with. One has to be a goalie, regardless of whether Lyness signs. Would say need two strikers, so two left. Michael Miller has been mentioned as effectively signed, a CM/CB/RB. So one left.

 

We really need someone who can play LB as well as somewhere else, in the Murray mould, as currently it’ll be McKay or Watson out of position at LB if MacDonald missed a game. The specialist RB looking like a pipe dream at this moment in time, unless we’re running with 21/22 plus loanees....

 

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17 minutes ago, grumswall said:

If we're running a squad of 21/22 I can't see us having a reserve team.

This^^^

Depending on who is still to come I can see some of there likes of Tate, Smith, Bowie and Watson going out on loan.

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17 minutes ago, Scottydog said:

This^^^

Depending on who is still to come I can see some of there likes of Tate, Smith, Bowie and Watson going out on loan.

Lots of the bigger clubs ditching the reserve league, I agree loaning the boys out would be more beneficial to them and us

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2 hours ago, sirscottyoung said:

 


But who would the offer to him have been instead of?
Barring the fash Debacle we got all our first choice targets...

 

Meggat left not sure if you replaced him or not

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Meggat left not sure if you replaced him or not

Still time but it will probably be a loanee. Another Jason Kerr would be braw

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I don’t think this has been suggested, but what about Anderson at RB? Was it not McKinnon that played him there when Thomson was out injured?

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I don’t think this has been suggested, but what about Anderson at RB? Was it not McKinnon that played him there when Thomson was out injured?

Our problems lay last season because we played players out of position at full back.

 

You’re suggesting the solution may be... to play a player out of position, at full back, next season?

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Not sure you can class Tait and Bowie as part of the 21/22 they are modern apprentices who are still very much learning the game. So I would say we have 15 with 6 to come in. That will include a keeper, 2 strikers, possibly another centre midfielder who is likely to be Michael Miller as I've heard it's a done deal then 2 more for defensive cover.

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We made a mistake re-signing Davo, wage would have been better spent on a right back. I would also like to see a big commanding centre half come in, someone who just commands the penalty box and none of our centre halfs have done that recently.

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13 minutes ago, Beastie Russell said:

What about Bodge for stadium announcer ?

See the source image

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17 minutes ago, Beastie Russell said:

What about Bodge for stadium announcer ?

I wouldn't mind that at all tbh

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I don’t think this has been suggested, but what about Anderson at RB? Was it not McKinnon that played him there when Thomson was out injured?

He'd be an ideal candidate for wing-back, certainly much better than a converted centre half. But as part of a back four, no. We need actual full backs!

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I think I'll have a meltdown if we continue to do anything other than sign a proper right back. I genuinely think we'll start the season with McKay there in all honesty. And it will continue to be rotten.  That isn't Dave's fault (much in like how we had no width when Matthews kept getting shoehorned in as a winger). It's just down to the system. 

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“Let’s get right behind the Rovers” will become
“Letsh get right intae these minky b*****d Methil c***s Rovers......ahhhhh!”

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“Let’s get right behind the Rovers” will become
“Letsh get right intae these minky b*****d Methil c***s Rovers......ahhhhh!”

Lol. Poor Bodge. He does love a peeve before, during and after a game eh!!

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I think I'll have a meltdown if we continue to do anything other than sign a proper right back. I genuinely think we'll start the season with McKay there in all honesty. And it will continue to be rotten.  That isn't Dave's fault (much in like how we had no width when Matthews kept getting shoehorned in as a winger). It's just down to the system. 


I'm already resigned to this and I'm trying to not think about it. It'll be McKay with Miller, assuming he signs up, as back up and Watson as the nuclear option. I've still got a reasonable level of confidence in McGlynn but the right back issue is the biggest black mark against his performance since he came back.

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Iv defended mcglynn not getting a rb in last season but if he doesn't sign one this summer it's indefendable. A clear problem area for us last season. If he doesn't I can only imagine he sees mckay as a rb but he's a far better cb who could play at rb if needed. Watson showed enough last season to be a capable backup but not any more than that.

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Our problems lay last season because we played players out of position at full back.
 
You’re suggesting the solution may be... to play a player out of position, at full back, next season?

No absolutely agree, we 100% need a RB, however if Watson isn’t to get a game I wouldn’t be surprised if McKay or Anderson was to start there.
I’d play Bene & McKay as my Centre half pairing.
Would also love it it we could get Wright back from the rangers on loan, he looked an excellent young keeper

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53 minutes ago, WSDR 88 said:


No absolutely agree, we 100% need a RB, however if Watson isn’t to get a game I wouldn’t be surprised if McKay or Anderson was to start there.
I’d play Bene & McKay as my Centre half pairing.
Would also love it it we could get Wright back from the rangers on loan, he looked an excellent young keeper

So just to be clear your preference is both for a right back and a Wright back too?^_^

I too am hoping that McGlynn brings in a genuine RB as my preferred central partnership would also be Dave and Bene.

Edited by Scottydog

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