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1 minute ago, ShaggerG said:

Not sure that I'd want 6 players on loan TBH. Imagine if they were all in the team and we win the league with them as key men, knowing that they'd all be fucking off at the end of the season, leaving us with a mini rebuild again? 2 or 3 maybe but not 6.

If the choice is the above or not winning the league I know which I'd pick.

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1 minute ago, Marshmallo said:

If the choice is the above or not winning the league I know which I'd pick.

Aye, me too, obviously. Ideally I'd prefer to do it with our own players to avoid another rebuild though.

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If you use your loans correctly you end up with players that are too good for this league but too raw for their parent team. Quite happily have 5/6 loans in as ultimately that should mean we have money to spend elsewhere. For example I fully expect us to bring in a keeper on loan as back up rather than wasting a wage on someone who all going well isn't going to play.

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1 hour ago, FFC 1876 said:

I didn't realise we have 14 players already signed up, 15 if you include Lee Miller. So we're probably only talking about 5/6 new signings to come in if we're lucky. 

I’d be surprised if Leitch and Laverty don’t go out on loan.

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2 minutes ago, Moutinho said:

I’d be surprised if Leitch and Laverty don’t go out on loan.

Leitch was given a new deal last year and popped out on loan for the second half of the season I'd be very surprised if he's then put out on loan again this season.

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47 minutes ago, FFC 1876 said:

If you use your loans correctly you end up with players that are too good for this league but too raw for their parent team. Quite happily have 5/6 loans in as ultimately that should mean we have money to spend elsewhere. For example I fully expect us to bring in a keeper on loan as back up rather than wasting a wage on someone who all going well isn't going to play.

Aye, would fully expect the back-up keeper to be a loan. If we bring in 6 loans though, where would we be spending money? We'd have a 21 man squad at that point so don't think we'd be bringing anybody else in.

Who was the last loan that we signed permanently? With 6 or 7 deals expiring at the end of the upcoming season, the expiry of 6 loans at the end would possibly leave us with yet another rebuild.

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36 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

The numbers are one thing its the 4 allowed from any one team that is farcical.  

Aye, that doesn't sit very well with me either. Could end up with Sevco or Sellick reserves playing for us every week!!

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Some key players for ourselves and others around us over recent years have been loans, or younger players freed by the OF. I'm hoping Miller/McCracken have connections at enough top flight clubs or through eg Robbie Neilson or Jim Jefferies to get us a few decent players in on loan.

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2 hours ago, FFC 1876 said:

For example I fully expect us to bring in a keeper on loan as back up rather than wasting a wage on someone who all going well isn't going to play.

Most loan deals for players that are any good require the club to pay a large part of the wages. Very few loans are free.

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If you use your loans correctly you end up with players that are too good for this league but too raw for their parent team. Quite happily have 5/6 loans in as ultimately that should mean we have money to spend elsewhere. For example I fully expect us to bring in a keeper on loan as back up rather than wasting a wage on someone who all going well isn't going to play.

Why would a club loan us a keeper knowing that he would not be playing?
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Some key players for ourselves and others around us over recent years have been loans, or younger players freed by the OF. I'm hoping Miller/McCracken have connections at enough top flight clubs or through eg Robbie Neilson or Jim Jefferies to get us a few decent players in on loan.


Completely agree. At this level and to an extent the Championship there’s a lot of 1 year deals about so whether that’s a loan or not it really doesn’t make any difference.

Just hopefully better than utter shite we wasted our loans on last season. David McMillan, Rafa De Vita and Lewis Moore ffs.


Why would a club loan us a keeper knowing that he would not be playing?


It literally happened in January when we got Ferrie on loan from Dundee.
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No really been on much with the lack of football and missed all the new contracts earlier in the week. But fair to say I’m still absolutely gutted that I need to watch that gutless wee jobber Charlie Telfer steal a wage again this season.

Seething.

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10 minutes ago, HopeStreetWalker said:

If we do go up we would require a rebuild any anyway, there would be no more that 4 -5 players kept from what we have signed at present.

Yes, but if the 5 or 6 that we've still to bring in are mainly our own rather than loans, I'd want them to be better than we already have and capable of making the step up. Therefore I'd be looking at signing players on longer deals (with probably a no-promotion get out clause)

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46 minutes ago, Russ said:

No really been on much with the lack of football and missed all the new contracts earlier in the week. But fair to say I’m still absolutely gutted that I need to watch that gutless wee jobber Charlie Telfer steal a wage again this season.

Seething.

And Sammon

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