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We’ve seen the virtue signalling and posturing all before. The truth is if you do sign DG it will make no significant difference to your attendance. A few will stick to their guns and stop attending, maybe that will be offset by more fans turning up if you can get a winning team on the park. The outrage around the signing will subside as the goals rattle in and DG will score plenty of goals, he’s the best striker outside of the premier league imo. From that perspective I hope you don’t sign him and he stays at Clyde.

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Surely if the only reason it falls through is due to a poor offer this won't stop all these posters not going back etc to just throw morals out the window because the deal couldn't be reached?

Falkirk want David Goodwillie and have made an offer. Stick to your guns lads and give up on the club.

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7 minutes ago, Vimto90 said:

Surely if the only reason it falls through is due to a poor offer this won't stop all these posters not going back etc to just throw morals out the window because the deal couldn't be reached?

Falkirk want David Goodwillie and have made an offer. Stick to your guns lads and give up on the club.

f**k off p***k.

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Tbh if I was Goodwillie (feel a bit sick saying that) I don’t think I’d want to leave Clyde. He’s found a fan base that will overlook his past because he scores goals. If he makes the move to Falkirk he is going to end up being hounded out of that club eventually.

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The Falkirk board trying to put the fear of their club struggling financially into their fanbase in order to try and make them complacent with signing Goodwillie is pretty despicable, imo.

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Being neither a student nor statto of the game, anyone know what DG’s track record is in terms of getting the club he plays for promoted on the back of the goals he scores? Is he widely seen as the player equivalent of Sam Allardyce…..well maybe not, as he is more about avoiding relegation than getting promoted, but you know what I mean.

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1 hour ago, Hank von Hell said:

Could we sign Goodwillie and have him doing hard labour on a chain gang during the week and playing football on a Saturday?

That might please everyone. 

That would work for me, but only if we can stipulate the following caveats:

1) We sign him on a 15 year deal on amateur terms.

2) We immediately loan him out to FC Bar(ca)linnie.

3) He agrees to participate in their 24/7 in-house training programme.

4) he admits to and accepts responsibility for his crime.

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6 hours ago, Duncan Freemason said:

You need to dig a wee bit deeper. Martindale was “installed” by an unknown 3rd party at Livingston, and despite any manner of managerial appointments or removals, he remains untouched. I would suggest there is a reason for that.

He is of such good character that in 2017 this guy who only occupies the lane marked “straight and narrow” was nailed by the police for concealment of assets under proceeds of crime laws, and had to hand over £35k. A good character?

Eh? You're delusional :D He was given a job helping out at training sessions by Mark Burchill, due to their link at Broxburn Athletic where they knew each other from. Burchill was born in Broxburn and was involved in the local club at the same time Martindale was coaching with them.

He's stayed 'untouched' at us because he's been incredibly successful. Under his recruitment (a job given to him by Hopkin) he took us from where you are now to the Premiership in two seasons. 

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7 hours ago, Clyde01 said:

We’ve seen the virtue signalling and posturing all before. The truth is if you do sign DG it will make no significant difference to your attendance. A few will stick to their guns and stop attending, maybe that will be offset by more fans turning up if you can get a winning team on the park. The outrage around the signing will subside as the goals rattle in and DG will score plenty of goals, he’s the best striker outside of the premier league imo. From that perspective I hope you don’t sign him and he stays at Clyde.

Sadly I think you're right. 

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32 minutes ago, Aufc said:

Fair play to falkirk. I know you are desperate to get back up the leagues but signing a rapist was something that I didn’t think even you would stoop to.

We haven’t signed him and despite the hysteria on here we probably won’t be signing him. 

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9 minutes ago, Ecosse83 said:

We haven’t signed him and despite the hysteria on here we probably won’t be signing him. 

Starting to think this tbh. More ive thought about it the more I cant see it happening.

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18 minutes ago, Caractacus Potts said:

I’m pretty certain now that he is being considered and if we don’t sign him then it will be because of the ‘hysteria’ on here. 

Or the offer doesn’t meet Clyde’s valuation?

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25 minutes ago, Caractacus Potts said:

I’m pretty certain now that he is being considered and if we don’t sign him then it will be because of the ‘hysteria’ on here. 

I very much doubt the hysteria on here will have anything to do with it.  Can just see the bod saying every time they need to make a decision  okay hang on a minute before we do that I need to check what the folk on pie and Bovril think. 

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2 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

I very much doubt the hysteria on here will have anything to do with it.  Can just see the bod saying every time they need to make a decision  okay hang on a minute before we do that I need to check what the folk on pie and Bovril think. 

1. The board/club 100% read this forum (and other fan sites).

2.  Nobody is suggesting that is a feasible way to run a club or make the vast majority of decisions but can you stop playing this down as if it’s no big deal.

You’ve certainly changed your tune now your pals are calling the shots.

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43 minutes ago, Caractacus Potts said:

I’m pretty certain now that he is being considered and if we don’t sign him then it will be because of the ‘hysteria’ on here. 

I reckon if we don't sign him it will be because Clyde want too much money. 

I'm about 90% certain he'll sign. We have just had an influx of cash via Patrons and the statement yesterday made it sound like we need to go up this year or next. Goodwillie is the ultimate panic button move.

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Lafferty at 2k a week or even 3k a week gives you an end total of 12k/18k for the rest of the season. As opposed to Goodwillie who's going to cost 50k possibly along with his 1.5k wage, a hell of a lot of bad press and a lot of fans leaving.

Lafferty however we'd have to compete to sign so it all depends on how pally Miller really is with him. Rennie did talk about wanting more of a presence in the box and Lafferty would certainly provide that. Obviously may still be looking for more than 3k as I have no idea roughly what he was on at Killie.

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