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23 minutes ago, Ecosse83 said:

People need to stop this. O'Hara was rotten for stenhousemuir in League 1. He isn't good enough.

 

Was unclear there, I don't want him in the team it just shows to me how far we've dropped. Instead of him getting to our level, we're getting near his.

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Some big donut on the Facebook page wanting to re-sign Grant and build the team around him since he has just been released by Carlisle.. Another wanting to get Scobbie back because he knows what it's like to be a bairn. Another suggesting we buy back Vaulks and build the team around him. Some interesting individuals on that page..
People need to stop living in the past

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7 minutes ago, Chinatoon Bairn said:

Some big donut on the Facebook page wanting to re-sign Grant and build the team around him since he has just been released by Carlisle.. Another wanting to get Scobbie back because he knows what it's like to be a bairn. Another suggesting we buy back Vaulks and build the team around him. Some interesting individuals on that page..

Dinnae mind PG tbh.

I love that boi still.

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Some big donut on the Facebook page wanting to re-sign Grant and build the team around him since he has just been released by Carlisle.. Another wanting to get Scobbie back because he knows what it's like to be a bairn. Another suggesting we buy back Vaulks and build the team around him. Some interesting individuals on that page..

I’m sure if enough of us remortgage there’s a real possibility we can get Vaulks back......

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26 minutes ago, Rocco said:
30 minutes ago, Ecosse83 said:
People need to stop this. O'Hara was rotten for stenhousemuir in League 1. He isn't good enough.
 

To be fair to the lad he was playing in a team that eventually finished second bottom. He was also being played out of position. I can see him getting another years contract in the hope that playing in League 1 might help his development

Giving O Hara another years contract to help his development is the definition of insanity (doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result) he hasnt changed any in the other years he has signed i wouldnt expect this one to make any odds.

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The club are taking their time issuing the release list. But I don’t think a fifth complete rebuild in two years .would do us any good.

I’d be looking to realistically keep Dixon, McKenna, Edge, McGhee, Kidd, Paton, McShane and Petra. 

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12 minutes ago, LatapyBairn said:

The club are taking their time issuing the release list. But I don’t think a fifth complete rebuild in two years .would do us any good.

I’d be looking to realistically keep Dixon, McKenna, Edge, McGhee, Kidd, Paton, McShane and Petra. 

Petra selling his car and looking for a quick sale, would suggest he is leaving the country,

I doubt McKenna's dad will allow him to sign on for a league one team, can see him staying high championship at worst.

Can see McGhee ending up at a Livingston or Hamilton as a backup. 

McShane has a fat arse so if no one else wants him, he might stay on.

Kidd will stay, he isnt good enough for anywhere else and will likely shine in League One

Edge and Dixon I reckon will sign up for next year, which I would be quite happy about

 

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Anybody willing to keep “wee Kev” is aff their nut in my opinion. He wouldn’t look out of place at Camelon Juniors.

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41 minutes ago, Chinatoon Bairn said:

Some big donut on the Facebook page wanting to re-sign Grant and build the team around him since he has just been released by Carlisle.. Another wanting to get Scobbie back because he knows what it's like to be a bairn. Another suggesting we buy back Vaulks and build the team around him. Some interesting individuals on that page..

Well, that's GOT to be a wind up. Nobody could be that thick!

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1 hour ago, LatapyBairn said:

We’re about to get more for Will Vaulks than all the academy sales in total

Hopefully that'll happen but it's very much the exception to the rule don't you think? When you add up transfer fees and add-on's, he would have to be sold for about £20m (assuming that we've got a 20% sell on deal) for us to receive more than the total academy sales and I don't think Rotherham will get anywhere near that much.

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I doubt McKenna's dad will allow him to sign on for a league one team, can see him staying high championship at worst.

Think daddy might have to remove his rose-tinted specs, he's barely good enough for low championship.

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1 minute ago, PG.Colossus said:


Think daddy might have to remove his rose-tinted specs, he's barely good enough for low championship.

aye but the potential is there...he could go on to be as successful as Darren Barr if he really wants it

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4 minutes ago, ShaggerG said:

Hopefully that'll happen but it's very much the exception to the rule don't you think? When you add up transfer fees and add-on's, he would have to be sold for about £20m (assuming that we've got a 20% sell on deal) for us to receive more than the total academy sales and I don't think Rotherham will get anywhere near that much.

If he goes for around £8 million, we’ll get £2 mil of that, which is more than all the academy sales we’ve had. Yes, a sale that big is an exception to the rule but there’s no reason we couldn’t get lots of smaller sales if we have the right scouting network in place(ie not Hartley and Mitchell).

The way we recruited McKenna is an example. There are lots of players coming out of the American college system and the money saved from the academy could allow us to offer longer term contracts to get a return on them.

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22 minutes ago, Falkirkfan1985 said:

Petra selling his car and looking for a quick sale, would suggest he is leaving the country,

I doubt McKenna's dad will allow him to sign on for a league one team, can see him staying high championship at worst.

Can see McGhee ending up at a Livingston or Hamilton as a backup. 

McShane has a fat arse so if no one else wants him, he might stay on.

Kidd will stay, he isnt good enough for anywhere else and will likely shine in League One

Edge and Dixon I reckon will sign up for next year, which I would be quite happy about

 

I actually think Kidd is underrated.

Anytime he plays we seem to do well. Scored in the 6-1 Dundee United game n aht.

He's best pals with McShane so just play them CM together next year.

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Also, I think this spiel about the academy turning out hundreds of superstars is wide of the mark. 

McGrandles, Fulton and Kingsley were the only players who came through and established themselves in our first team before being sold on over a 10 year period. 

Biabi, Gallagher and Blair weren’t good enough to play for us when sold for buttons and I’d be astounded if any have a future at any decent level.

The idea that we’ve shut something that was consistently producing first team players being promoted by the likes of Tam McManus and John Hughes or even that it contributed to our relegation is utter rubbish.

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17 minutes ago, LatapyBairn said:

If he goes for around £8 million, we’ll get £2 mil of that, which is more than all the academy sales we’ve had. Yes, a sale that big is an exception to the rule but there’s no reason we couldn’t get lots of smaller sales if we have the right scouting network in place(ie not Hartley and Mitchell).

The way we recruited McKenna is an example. There are lots of players coming out of the American college system and the money saved from the academy could allow us to offer longer term contracts to get a return on them.

You seem to be in the know (or are you just the latest incarnation of Edibairn)? so maybe you could give us a break down of the monies received from the academy sales and how you've worked out that we would get £2m from an £8m sale?

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5 minutes ago, BendtnerBairn said:

I actually think Kidd is underrated.

Anytime he plays we seem to do well. Scored in the 6-1 Dundee United game n aht.

He's best pals with McShane so just play them CM together next year.

Kidd will be playing championship football next season if he doesn’t sign for us. He also has the advantage of playing 3 positions.

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Just now, LatapyBairn said:

Kidd will be playing championship football next season if he doesn’t sign for us. He also has the advantage of playing 3 positions.

Kidd love in....defo Edi

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Just now, ShaggerG said:

You seem to be in the know (or are you just the latest incarnation of Edibairn)? so maybe you could give us a break down of the monies received from the academy sales and how you've worked out that we would get £2m from an £8m sale?

I’m purely going off the rumour that the clause is 25% and the figures suggested for sales at the time. If we say Fulton, McGrandles and Kingsley went for around £400,000 each which is probably generous, you then have Gallagher for a rumoured £200k and Biabi and Blair probably less.

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