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You've given a 2 year deal to Fattie Bell? Oh my!

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Are all these signings being given 2 year deals?

It's not exactly the makings of a team to challenge in the championship next year

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6 minutes ago, MarkoRaj said:

Are all these signings being given 2 year deals?

It's not exactly the makings of a team to challenge in the championship next year

All bar Gomis.

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8 minutes ago, MarkoRaj said:

Are all these signings being given 2 year deals?

It's not exactly the makings of a team to challenge in the championship next year

We have to make sure we get out of this league first. We have to piss with the cock we have whilst down here. 

 

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He hasn't played a lot since leaving us but Bell had a very good season for United. Played almost every game and looked like a good, all round keeper. Better than anyone we've had since he left (not saying much, tbf).

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Has there been any confirmed links with strikers. Beginning to think McKinnon isn't going to bother with goals and we will just defend our way out of League 1.

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Wonder how many loanees we are looking at this season. Attracting decent ones could make or break us, which is the other thing we need to remember for both this and next season aside from the signings.

Loanees were our best players in the last probably two seasons, and had a massive hand in keeping the other clubs up (Zanatta, Anderson, Kiltie et al) last season. Its such a crucial market now and a huge litmus test for Ray trying to get decent ones into this league.

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It was always going to be this way. We know by now that McKinnon isn’t adventurous or imaginative in the players he signs. They will have to have played for him previously, or be very well known to him.

Tidser and Telfer are the only two who are now playing at a level significantly below their ability, and we are going to need a few more of those to power our way out of L1.

Does McKinnon have the contacts, the persuasion to get one or two like Zak Rudden to sign on for the season? The jury is still out, but the next half dozen player arrivals will tell us all we need to know.

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Imo with how well Rudden done last season I can imagine rangers may send another young player our way.

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6 minutes ago, Duncan Freemason said:

It was always going to be this way. We know by now that McKinnon isn’t adventurous or imaginative in the players he signs. They will have to have played for him previously, or be very well known to him.

Tidser and Telfer are the only two who are now playing at a level significantly below their ability, and we are going to need a few more of those to power our way out of L1.

Does McKinnon have the contacts, the persuasion to get one or two like Zak Rudden to sign on for the season? The jury is still out, but the next half dozen player arrivals will tell us all we need to know.

I'd say virtually all the players we have signed would be comfortable playing in the bottom half of the championship at least. They're certainly a cut above the majority of players cutting about in league one just now. They've nearly all played top flight football in Scotland and should have more than enough to get us out this league with some more additions of at least that quality and above.

Edited by Shodwall cat

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  Literally said that they used surviving relegation as their springboard but we move.   Trump I dinnae want to faw oot as I like ye. And whilst I totally agree that all of them are more than good enough for L1, its just no the direction I would have went in.

Yep. I agree with you.

The players signed may be good enough to get us out of this league....if hungry enough to care that is. I do not doubt they have ability.

Personally, I’d rather see a few younger up and coming players in that mix, with real desire to push on to the next level rather than another set of journeymen.

It’s looking to me that we’re now in this ever revolving circle of a host of new faces each window for the next few years unless we change our ways.

RMcK is coming across to me as old school and not progressive, but I’ll be more than delighted to be proved wrong.....

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3 minutes ago, roman_bairn said:

Yep. I agree with you.

The players signed may be good enough to get us out of this league....if hungry enough to care that is. I do not doubt they have ability.

Personally, I’d rather see a few younger up and coming players in that mix, with real desire to push on to the next level rather than another set of journeymen.

It’s looking to me that we’re now in this ever revolving circle of a host of new faces each window for the next few years unless we change our ways.

RMcK is coming across to me as old school and not progressive, but I’ll be more than delighted to be proved wrong.....

To me most of the players we are signing at the moment would be fine for a squad in the championship.  Yes there are players that wont be good enough to start but once you're up and have a bigger budget to spend then you can add additions of better quality to the squad we already have. AT least if we have the basis of a squad next season to build on it shoukld prevent us having to bring in another 15 or 16 players.

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6 minutes ago, Shodwall cat said:

I'd say virtually all the players we have signed would be comfortable playing in the bottom half of the championship at least. They're certainly a cut above the majority of players cutting about in league one just now. They've nearly all played top flight football in Scotland and should have more than enough to get us out this league with some more additions of at least that quality and above.

We should be looking at Mutch , Laverty and Dunne to stake a claim to a first team jersey. If they can't then what's the point of having them on the books. Let them go so they can kickstart their career at the appropriate level.

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Just now, HopeStreetWalker said:

We should be looking at Mutch , Laverty and Dunne to stake a claim to a first team jersey. If they can't then what's the point of having them on the books. Let them go so they can kickstart their career at the appropriate level.

Depends on the contracts they were on. We also had to have players for the reserve side last year so they were cheap squad fillers.  I presume they are only on the books due to having contracts or they would've been punted.

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It’s looking to me that we’re now in this ever revolving circle of a host of new faces each window for the next few years unless we change our ways.


Hence the two year deals you fuckn doughball.

I really don’t know what you are expecting, we’re in league one. Last year we were all buzzing because the signing approach had change and we were bringing in “up and coming” players from down south. Look how well that turned out.

Signing mid-table championship players is absolutely the way to go currently. Get us out of league one and then to resolidify our place in the championship and build from there.

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4 hours ago, Shodwall cat said:

Wonder why we had a white home strip in 74-75? Was Don Revie in charge?

As I remember it the all white was a home and away strip mix and match because of clashes with some opposition strips.

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11 minutes ago, roman_bairn said:

 

Personally, I’d rather see a few younger up and coming players in that mix, with real desire to push on to the next level rather than another set of journeymen.

We saw how that worked out last year 

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3 minutes ago, LatapyBairn said:

We saw how that worked out last year 

Big difference between a few and 17 young boiz who hadn't kicked a bah.

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17 minutes ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

We should be looking at Mutch , Laverty and Dunne to stake a claim to a first team jersey. If they can't then what's the point of having them on the books. Let them go so they can kickstart their career at the appropriate level.

Mutch I agree should be fighting for a starting spot this season. Laverty I think is just still there out of good faith until he's fully recovered from his injury, then again i've never seen him play so I could be being incredible harsh on him there. Dunne's a mystery, looked a right good prospect when he came into the team. Quick, direct and could take a man on. Seemed to be getting assists near enough every reserve game last year(I know thestandards not the best) but he never got a sniff of first team action which is strange considering how shite we were.

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