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Happy enough with the two signings today. Lb was a concern so glad dick has more competition there. Nolan is a complete unknown but I'm happy to go with Murrays judgement on it. I still back him and am glad he's finally got these signings over the line, but we need more. 

I liked davie asking Nolan "if he was chosen is he ready" he's no choice surely, he's our only fit natural cb. You're not getting the few weeks to adjust, just go and play. 

Just a small note on the club. Iv had two emails from the club the past two days. One was asking me to renew my season ticket and the other was about hospitality. Both of these should have been sent after these signings where anounced rather than after berra retired. It's amateurish that wasn't the case. 

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Was signed on loan for a month to play in the Kidderminster first team and ended up playing just 64 minutes of competitive football on 12th March and didn't play again.

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Albeit, he did feature for Northampton for 45 mins in a friendly against St Mirren and 30 mins against Dundee United this summer. Can only assume he played well enough in those two short appearances for Murray to be convinced to hand a one year deal to him.

Full pre season or not, I'm not sure I'd want to chuck him into the starting line up against Cove though.

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9 minutes ago, St. Starko said:

Right? He just came back from a long injury and he was never going to be upto speed in a short space of time, now he’s had a pre season and had a fitness build let’s see how he does for us 

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20 minutes ago, Varna Rover said:

is a striker to sign today7???? i hope so then we are hopefully complete to compete this term

I think we're still one natural centre half away from being complete but there is still a whole loan window to go 

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39 minutes ago, Varna Rover said:

is a striker to sign today7???? i hope so then we are hopefully complete to compete this term

Someone on loan from Killie who Murray had at Airdrie apparently 

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10 hours ago, Ro Sham Bo said:

I've tried to look into his record a bit online. He got put out on loan to Kidderminster in March. He started the first match after he signed but was taken off after about an hour. After that he struggled to even make the bench, only being listed once and even then he was an unused sub. 

From that, to Raith Rovers saviour.

4 Championship level centre backs with plenty appearances out. 1 in who is unproven at Championship level with no appearances. 

You can tell we are so desperate for signing news that any signings seem like excellent news. Hopefully this guy is good enough and can stay injury free.

 

 

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It's great to see some signings but I have to question the quality of players offered to the club if the best we can get is a 4th choice left back, a centre half no one has heard of and a striker that was last season on loan at East Fife. Hopefully they work out but I get the distinct feeling we are in for a long season.

Was hoping the rumour of Rooney was true maybe in his 30s but scores goals. Was hoping we would still try and get Ashcroft been there and done it at this level and higher. 

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7 minutes ago, raith1974 said:

It's great to see some signings but I have to question the quality of players offered to the club if the best we can get is a 4th choice left back, a centre half no one has heard of and a striker that was last season on loan at East Fife. Hopefully they work out but I get the distinct feeling we are in for a long season.

Was hoping the rumour of Rooney was true maybe in his 30s but scores goals. Was hoping we would still try and get Ashcroft been there and done it at this level and higher. 

The same Adam Rooney who scored 13 goals in the last two seasons for Solihull Moors? I'd have preferred us to make a bid for his strike partner Andrew Dallas, but he'd cost actual money.  I'm fine with the left back if he adds something that neither Dick or Young can offer right now, same at centre half. The last i'd seen of Ashcroft, you'd be better off dropping a traffic cone on the 18 yard line and putting a shirt on it, it would still hold a better line. 

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5 minutes ago, CountryBumpkin said:

The same Adam Rooney who scored 13 goals in the last two seasons for Solihull Moors? I'd have preferred us to make a bid for his strike partner Andrew Dallas, but he'd cost actual money.  I'm fine with the left back if he adds something that neither Dick or Young can offer right now, same at centre half. The last i'd seen of Ashcroft, you'd be better off dropping a traffic cone on the 18 yard line and putting a shirt on it, it would still hold a better line. 

The signing especially of Nolan does reek a bit of BRS, hopefully the guy has just had a run of bad luck and will in time get up to speed, think it will be a back line of millen, brown, dick  and ngwenya on Saturday and Nolan on the bench , connell if true looks ok tbh and is young with potential to improve but these signings of everyone is honest are plan B or C and definitely not first choices 

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15 minutes ago, raith1974 said:

It's great to see some signings but I have to question the quality of players offered to the club if the best we can get is a 4th choice left back, a centre half no one has heard of and a striker that was last season on loan at East Fife. Hopefully they work out but I get the distinct feeling we are in for a long season.

Was hoping the rumour of Rooney was true maybe in his 30s but scores goals. Was hoping we would still try and get Ashcroft been there and done it at this level and higher. 

4th choice at Aberdeen, 19 years old and rated by his parent club with even an international cap.

A centre back that no one has heard of but at least had previously shown good promise at youth level.

A striker who was on loan at EF, who were struggling and got relegated but he still managed a 1 in 3 return.

You aren't wrong that we are signing relative unknowns. That isn't necessarily the same as saying we are signing terrible players. Let's face it, we've been let down a good number of times by better kent faces than that.

There has been very few high profile signings at our level this year. I suspect that might add a degree of unpredictability to various team performances.

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3 minutes ago, renton said:

4th choice at Aberdeen, 19 years old and rated by his parent club with even an international cap.

A centre back that no one has heard of but at least had previously shown good promise at youth level.

A striker who was on loan at EF, who were struggling and got relegated but he still managed a 1 in 3 return.

You aren't wrong that we are signing relative unknowns. That isn't necessarily the same as saying we are signing terrible players. Let's face it, we've been let down a good number of times by better kent faces than that.

There has been very few high profile signings at our level this year. I suspect that might add a degree of unpredictability to various team performances.

Can only hope so and your right about previous signings keatings cough cough . On paper the players aren’t upgrades but hopefully tomorrow we show what we are about at cove, despite them driving me mad all week or so wish I was going but unfortunately working , can’t wait for Dundee at home thou 

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4 minutes ago, Been going too long said:

Can only hope so and your right about previous signings keatings cough cough . On paper the players aren’t upgrades but hopefully tomorrow we show what we are about at cove, despite them driving me mad all week or so wish I was going but unfortunately working , can’t wait for Dundee at home thou 

We do need another CH to play alongside Nolan preferably before the dundee game (I mean a proper CH) No of this square pegs round holes pish like Brown or Dick at CH 

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