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3 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

My point is that the current recruitment shouldn't be treated any more leniantly than m and m and Holt were in the last two January windows. They were both castigated for bringing in dross and not getting the right signings over the line. There is time to go and that's fine but this excuse that we  can't get players in just won't cut it with me. The second half of the season depends on us getting 3 or 4 signings over the line it's as simple as that. Whether that's this week or next week is secondary but we do need to get them in.

Who is? We have only signed one player. We all know we need better players as does the manager, he has admitted that, but so will other clubs. 
It is frustrating but positively we seem to be holding out nerve to get the players that will improve us not just jump at any old shite the agents throw our way 

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3 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:

Who is? We have only signed one player. We all know we need better players as does the manager, he has admitted that, but so will other clubs. 
It is frustrating but positively we seem to be holding out nerve to get the players that will improve us not just jump at any old shite the agents throw our way 

We'll know soon enough as the end of January draws ever closer.  As long as we get the players through the door that's all that counts.

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8 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

My point is that the current recruitment shouldn't be treated any more leniantly than m and m and Holt were in the last two January windows. They were both castigated for bringing in dross and not getting the right signings over the line. There is time to go and that's fine but this excuse that we  can't get players in just won't cut it with me. The second half of the season depends on us getting 3 or 4 signings over the line it's as simple as that. Whether that's this week or next week is secondary but we do need to get them in.

Let’s not also forget that we were sitting either 1st or 2nd in these windows you’ve mentioned. We were in a far better position then than we are now. 
 

Im sure Rennie is working hard to get players in and as BPM has just said, I’m glad we’re holding out rather than signing players for the sake of it

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2 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

We'll know soon enough as the end of January draws ever closer.  As long as we get the players through the door that's all that counts.

We can get loans in up until the end of February 

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1 minute ago, Rocco said:

Let’s not also forget that we were sitting either 1st or 2nd in these windows you’ve mentioned. We were in a far better position then than we are now. 
 

Im sure Rennie is working hard to get players in and as BPM has just said, I’m glad we’re holding out rather than signing players for the sake of it

I've not got a big problem with us holding out although I'd have liked to seen at least one more new face in by now . As long as we get them in that's all that matters.

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Just now, Shadwell Dog said:

Our bloody season will be well and truly over by then though FFS. Hardly worth bringing a player in at that late stage.

Agreed, however, if clubs won’t loan players until they’ve done their business, what else can we do.

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2 minutes ago, Rocco said:

Agreed, however, if clubs won’t loan players until they’ve done their business, what else can we do.

Premier teams deals will all be done by the end of the month so next week should see them concluding their business.

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48 minutes ago, TedCrilly said:

Covid certainly isn’t helping either. Many premiership clubs are reluctant to let go of their youth players incase they are hit with cases within the first team squad. Tough window at the best of times and it’s likely we might not see movement until the last week. Also the fact we are in a truly awful position as a club and not the most desirable for a player / parent club.

Clubs will be looking to get fringe or nearly ready players are a club where they will improve.

That will not be a Falkirk then so for that reason don't look for any loan players of the quality we require.

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3 minutes ago, bairn88 said:

Cove have a plastic pitch. 

Yeah we do. Location and the relationship with Gordon Young who was youth academy coach at Motherwell when Mark was upcoming probably contributing factors to the signing.

Interesting to see how he gets on. We're going very experienced or could say old. Not many of the starting XI under 30.

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19 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:

Who is? We have only signed one player. We all know we need better players as does the manager, he has admitted that, but so will other clubs. 
It is frustrating but positively we seem to be holding out nerve to get the players that will improve us not just jump at any old shite the agents throw our way 

Are we though? Thats purely speculation. I've seen nothing to suggest we are holding on for anything. It could be the polar opposite and we have absolutely nothing.

Reynolds would have been ideal to strengthen the defence yet he is away to Cove. 

Our reputation is that bad that we don't have the luxury of holding out for anything unless its a gamble from a lower league or a kid from the Premiership. Aboslutely soul destroying stuff.

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46 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

Then we've got the wrong person doing recruitment. How do you think managers win leagues? They do it by getting the right players in one way or another. That's how they are successful. The managers who don't don't last very long.

So, what are you advocating then, bribery?, intimidation?

The person doing the recruitment is Martin Rennie. I've liked what I've seen from him so far with regard to improving what we have and he's already stated that both he and Miller have built up some good contacts. I'm confident that they'll have been working hard to try to get players in but it's a very hard window to be able to sign players who, remember, must be better than we already have. Where Rennie may be lacking in that dept. is the probability that most of his contacts will be overseas and I would imagine that, in this Covid world, it will be extremely difficult to tempt decent players to the third tier of Scottish football from the USA or wherever.

Presumably you'll be of the opinion that, if Rennie and Miller can't attract the required players they should be sacked and a manager who can should be brought in? Who, apart from the aforementioned and excellent McCall, Campbell and McGlynn do you think we should and could, (see above) have as our next manager? Bear in mind of course that, in addition to attracting the right standard of player to L1, they should be able to coach and manage said players to winning the title. 

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Just now, latapythelegend said:

Are we though? Thats purely speculation. I've seen nothing to suggest we are holding on for anything. It could be the polar opposite and we have absolutely nothing.

Reynolds would have been ideal to strengthen the defence yet he is away to Cove. 

Our reputation is that bad that we don't have the luxury of holding out for anything unless its a gamble from a lower league or a kid from the Premiership. Aboslutely soul destroying stuff.

Who knows. But I hope we have/are trying to get players in that improve the team. 
Our reputation, was the Deans regime reputation. It will have little to do with that IMO anyway, cash and the league we are in will be much more important. It is really frustrating, I hate to think what it is like if you are at the coal face doing it. 

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5 minutes ago, ShaggerG said:

So, what are you advocating then, bribery?, intimidation?

The person doing the recruitment is Martin Rennie. I've liked what I've seen from him so far with regard to improving what we have and he's already stated that both he and Miller have built up some good contacts. I'm confident that they'll have been working hard to try to get players in but it's a very hard window to be able to sign players who, remember, must be better than we already have. Where Rennie may be lacking in that dept. is the probability that most of his contacts will be overseas and I would imagine that, in this Covid world, it will be extremely difficult to tempt decent players to the third tier of Scottish football from the USA or wherever.

Presumably you'll be of the opinion that, if Rennie and Miller can't attract the required players they should be sacked and a manager who can should be brought in? Who, apart from the aforementioned and excellent McCall, Campbell and McGlynn do you think we should and could, (see above) have as our next manager? Bear in mind of course that, in addition to attracting the right standard of player to L1, they should be able to coach and manage said players to winning the title. 

We may as well just accept failure give up then aye?  Just totter along in mid table or lower in league one because how could we ever expect a club like Falkirk to be able to recruit players good enough to come fourth or above in league one?  You can have the best coach in the world but if he can't identify and persuade the right calibre of player to join your team then it won't matter a jot.  We've had manager after manager and a dof that couldn't get the right players in to give us a decent football team and until that changes we aren't going anywhere.  ACH well we tried doesn't really cut it. It's a results business and the manager will be measured on the players he brings in to get us the results we need to get into the playoffs. 

 

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5 minutes ago, Back Post Misses said:

Who knows. But I hope we have/are trying to get players in that improve the team. 
Our reputation, was the Deans regime reputation. It will have little to do with that IMO anyway, cash and the league we are in will be much more important. It is really frustrating, I hate to think what it is like if you are at the coal face doing it. 

As posted earlier don’t envy Rennies role in attracting the correct players. Almost at the stage of accepting no players coming in, if it’s jersey fillers and mediocre shite that’s been put in front of us for so bloody long.

One thing for certain is that a large majority of shite accumulated, will be released in the summer, including those on longer deals,as failure to get promotion will cancel contracts.

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4 minutes ago, Springfield said:

As posted earlier don’t envy Rennies role in attracting the correct players. Almost at the stage of accepting no players coming in, if it’s jersey fillers and mediocre shite that’s been put in front of us for so bloody long.

One thing for certain is that a large majority of shite accumulated, will be released in the summer, including those on longer deals,as failure to get promotion will cancel contracts.

You bring in noone better than Mackay or hall and by the time you get to season ticket sales day your going to struggle to get any poor sod to part with their money. It's imperative the fans see us moving in the right direction between now and June. Scraping 3rd or 4th bottom won't sell season tickets.

I mean we should have circa 250k floating about to finance a few players so surely we can entice a few decent signings with that sort of cash.

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