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Once we get relegated, there has got to be a complete clear out from top to bottom of this club if we want to get serious about bouncing back to the Championship. With Petrie’s Montrose, Kelty Hearts, Falkirk etc we will not have an easy time getting promoted straight away. Instead of challenging in the Premiership, the German revolution is going to see us dig out our buckets and spades for an unwelcome return to the seaside league. Fucking raging what these fucking idiots have done to this club this season. Every single one of them need chased out of Dunfermline.

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1 hour ago, Zen Archer (Raconteur) said:

I get where you are coming from but Wighton is nowhere near the player that Vaughan is.

We're also not sending him to a direct rival, and if he scores against Morton, Ayr, Queen of the South etc. and frees up some wage budget to get someone in who will play as a lone striker (or someone of decent quality to play in the middle of the park) then it does make a wee bit more sense than the Vaughan one.

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10 minutes ago, Salvo Montalbano said:

We're also not sending him to a direct rival, and if he scores against Morton, Ayr, Queen of the South etc. and frees up some wage budget to get someone in who will play as a lone striker (or someone of decent quality to play in the middle of the park) then it does make a wee bit more sense than the Vaughan one.

Does it not make more sense - if you're banking on him scoring goals - to keep and play him? Benefiting directly from his goals?

It's all a bit of a stretch getting those ducks in a row otherwise. 

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13 minutes ago, Salvo Montalbano said:

We're also not sending him to a direct rival, and if he scores against Morton, Ayr, Queen of the South etc. and frees up some wage budget to get someone in who will play as a lone striker (or someone of decent quality to play in the middle of the park) then it does make a wee bit more sense than the Vaughan one.

His (if he scores any) goals could still relegate you.

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Does it not make more sense - if you're banking on him scoring goals - to keep and play him? Benefiting directly from his goals?
It's all a bit of a stretch getting those ducks in a row otherwise. 
Yes, but he wasn't playing, despite him being the best striker at the club.
He's probably one of the highest paid players at the club too, which isn't worth it if, for some mad reason, Yogi has no interest in playing him.

I'm not defending the decision btw, I think its mental. Realistically we needed to move on 1 of our strikers but Wighton was the last one it should have been.
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27 minutes ago, Goldenface said:

Yes, but he wasn't playing, despite him being the best striker at the club.
He's probably one of the highest paid players at the club too, which isn't worth it if, for some mad reason, Yogi has no interest in playing him.

I'm not defending the decision btw, I think its mental. Realistically we needed to move on 1 of our strikers but Wighton was the last one it should have been.

Yep, the answer was to keep it simple for the Jan window. Play Gasputis right CH, someone beside him, bring 2 midfielders in and a wide player, 2 up top.

Instead more players have left than arrived and it's looking like a colossal f**k up from top to bottom.

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Selling your better players for money and loaning your best striker out are very different. Sending your most talented striker out on loan when you’re struggling at the bottom of the league suggests some horrendous mismanagement of players.
I said a couple days ago that this had Lewis Vaughan vibes and you disagreed. We sent our most talented striker out on loan when we were struggling at (near) the bottom of the league. Granted, Wighton's not gone to a trapdoor rival but surely to christ he'd be better scoring goals for you (yes I know he doesnt currently get a game) than for some other mob. We were horrendously mismanaged at the time and you are now / have been all season. Both scenarios complete madness. Pretty strong vibes I'd say.
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Thanks for Wighton.

Really have no idea what’s going on at East End Park. Feel really bad for you guys having such a bunch of incompetents ru(i)nning your club.

Like most of you, I thought punting Grant would be a turning point in your fortunes but it appears that the rot is too deep - once that losing, defeatist attitude/culture sets in, then it’s difficult to stop, never mind reverse - see Falkirk, Brechin, Partick, Cowdenbeath etc.

Even though we’re obviously delighted to see Wighton back I would be fecking raging if I was a Pars fan. Dunfermline should be fighting tooth and nail for every single goal and every single point but, nah let’s loan a guy who could actually help do this to a team in the same division.

Mental!

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I'm not defending the decision either really, just saying it makes more sense than the Vaughan one. And if we can get in an Ian Ferguson/Martin Hardie type it might work out well. 

It's just Hughes being Hughes though. Gaspuitis played in his first game in charge, the 3-0 win v Ayr then in two games where we conceded one goal in each, Partick in the Cup and Hamilton in the league (which was a penalty that shouldn't have been). He then talked pish about "setting traps" and Breen was brought in and Gaspuitis bombed out. Since then we've conceded 3 to Queens, 3 to Arbroath and 5 to Morton. We did have the abandoned 1-1 at Killie and 0-0 with Raith but we haven't exactly tightened up.

He played Wighton from the start down at Rugby Park (playing in a front two against one of the better teams in the league when he doesn't against the poorer sides) and he was rewarded with a goal. Since then, nothing. Kennedy scored one and got two assists against Queens then wasn't seen again. There was talk of an injury but he was fit enough for the bench and to sign for Hamilton...

If you didn't know better you'd think it was Agent Hughes the Falkirk fan trying to ruin Fife football.

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When Vaughan went to Dumbarton Rovers weren't struggling and were in fact nearer the top of the table where as Dumbarton were toiling nearer the bottom, could be wrong but I'm fairly sure we were about 10 or 12 points clear of them at that stage. If anything this move is the polar opposite.....but equally baffling.

I can understand a manager not fancying a player and wanting rid of them (Yogi has previous here, ask Bobby Barr) to free up a wage but realistically who is (a) available, (b) any better and willing to join the circus currently running at EEP?

Finding a prolific goalscorer is hard at the best of times, never mind when you're desperate.

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When Vaughan went to Dumbarton Rovers weren't struggling and were in fact nearer the top of the table where as Dumbarton were toiling nearer the bottom, could be wrong but I'm fairly sure we were about 10 or 12 points clear of them at that stage. If anything this move is the polar opposite.....but equally baffling.
I can understand a manager not fancying a player and wanting rid of them (Yogi has previous here, ask Bobby Barr) to free up a wage but realistically who is (a) available, (b) any better and willing to join the circus currently running at EEP?
Finding a prolific goalscorer is hard at the best of times, never mind when you're desperate.
Time will tell but I don't think he'll be letting just Wighton go in order to get another forward. I'd imagine other areas of recruitment are more important. Now down to 3 strikers for 1 starting place.
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