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2 minutes ago, Bantabairn said:

 

Most likely loans/out/in 

We never really utilise the loan market effectively. I get that we ideally want to develop our own players but when you have 6 loans to use this season it seems silly not to take advantage of that market. So far we've signed a back up goalie and now a back up 17 year old left back.

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10 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

I did wonder  if the signing of Kelly and deveney may have seen us moving to 3 at the back .

God I hope not. Back 3 with Gomis and Miller sitting is an M&M wet dream it seems.

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1 hour ago, Shadwell Dog said:

I did wonder  if the signing of Kelly and deveney may have seen us moving to 3 at the back .

Well, I hope not because RC fans say that Kelly's not good at defending and Mercer's too slow to play RWB.

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Where did you find this data? I have been trying to get a hold of figures but official channels are only giving me ICU figures for Scotland as a whole

From an ICU nurse who has been there since the hospital opened. It’s probably a degree of granularity for each hospital that is politically unwelcome.

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Anyhoo, Kelly. As many have pointed out, if Dixon moves to centre half alongside Durnan, and Kelly slots in to his recognised slot as a left back capable of bombing forward with decent crosses as a result, then yes, it’s a positive.

I know it’s said he is not the best at defending, then a good few tiers up, the same could be said of Andy Robertson. Hopefully the defending part is the bit he will be using the least.

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COYB facebook post saying Lee Miller is having to isolate after his son has Covid.

Quite worrying if he has been working with the squad this week...

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8 minutes ago, Long Suffering Bairn said:

Question:   If some of the team come down with covid, will we be forfeiting league games 0-3 as is the rule for cup games?

No just the cup games.

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There is no absolute rule for league games yet. That may be finalised soon as the current process within the SPFL proceeds.

The punishments for breaking protocol will possibly become clear very soon as Kilmarnock and St Mirren face charges in that line.

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59 minutes ago, Long Suffering Bairn said:

Question:   If some of the team come down with covid, will we be forfeiting league games 0-3 as is the rule for cup games?

If we have 13 fit players we play. 

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6 hours ago, FFC 1876 said:

We never really utilise the loan market effectively. I get that we ideally want to develop our own players but when you have 6 loans to use this season it seems silly not to take advantage of that market. So far we've signed a back up goalie and now a back up 17 year old left back.

The loan market isn't as plain as getting a borrow of a player especially from the top league. I bet you we were paying a large skelp of the McManus wage last season and tends to happen nowadays with loans.

The lower down in the league you go may get a better loan deal but clubs generally want £s for loans if you can pay it.

5 hours ago, ShaggerG said:

Well, I hope not because RC fans say that Kelly's not good at defending and Mercer's too slow to play RWB.

Kelly could be the LWB, then you have 3 from Miller, Dixon, Durnan and Hall.

I'd prefer to play 3 at the back in this league and I do think Miller favours that formation after his time at Livi. 

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5 minutes ago, MrDust said:

The loan market isn't as plain as getting a borrow of a player especially from the top league. I bet you we were paying a large skelp of the McManus wage last season and tends to happen nowadays with loans.

The lower down in the league you go may get a better loan deal but clubs generally want £s for loans if you can pay it.

Kelly could be the LWB, then you have 3 from Miller, Dixon, Durnan and Hall.

I'd prefer to play 3 at the back in this league and I do think Miller favours that formation after his time at Livi. 

Relying on the loan market this window was a non-starter with premiership clubs having 9 spaces on the bench to fill. 

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55 minutes ago, MrDust said:

The loan market isn't as plain as getting a borrow of a player especially from the top league. I bet you we were paying a large skelp of the McManus wage last season and tends to happen nowadays with loans.

The lower down in the league you go may get a better loan deal but clubs generally want £s for loans if you can pay it.

Kelly could be the LWB, then you have 3 from Miller, Dixon, Durnan and Hall.

I'd prefer to play 3 at the back in this league and I do think Miller favours that formation after his time at Livi. 

Who plays RWB then?

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12 hours ago, Duncan Freemason said:

Anyhoo, Kelly. As many have pointed out, if Dixon moves to centre half alongside Durnan, and Kelly slots in to his recognised slot as a left back capable of bombing forward with decent crosses as a result, then yes, it’s a positive.

I know it’s said he is not the best at defending, then a good few tiers up, the same could be said of Andy Robertson. Hopefully the defending part is the bit he will be using the least.

Yeah the left back for one of the best teams in the world can't defend 

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38 minutes ago, Marshmallo said:

Yeah the left back for one of the best teams in the world can't defend 

I know Scotland have won their last few games but let's try not get ahead of ourselves.

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10 hours ago, Dawson Park Boy said:

Don’t think players are tested at our level unless they have symptoms?

I still can't get my head round this. 

The clubs can't afford it so they don't have to test?  Who made that rule up?

But Premiership clubs are richer so more important and will get charged if they don't follow protocols.

 

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8 hours ago, gav-ffc said:

Relying on the loan market this window was a non-starter with premiership clubs having 9 spaces on the bench to fill. 

There's a difference between relying on and utilising. Partick have managed to make 5 loans from the Premiership so there were players there. I'm not negating that generally you'll have to pay some part of the players wages but if you're getting a better quality of player I see no issue. Bruce Anderson & Cammy Smith to Ayr, Kai Kennedy to Inverness, Josh Mcpake to Morton.

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26 minutes ago, Hank von Hell said:

I still can't get my head round this. 

The clubs can't afford it so they don't have to test?  Who made that rule up?

But Premiership clubs are richer so more important and will get charged if they don't follow protocols.

 

Probably all to do with the TV deals and what games are shown on Sky doesn't look good if you have players tested positive and the televised match is not shown due to a player/players breaking protocol not to mention how that reflects on the club with some clubs/players breaking the rules agreed at the start of the campaign with the Scottish Government to allow the season to kick off.

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