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2 hours ago, Stellaboz said:

Weren't we going to get a link with an English club at one point? Although recently, the loans we've had from down south have been terrible. Except Jakub.

Nah, Dylan Duncan was one of the finest loan signings in our history.

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Saw that there was a new post on the club's social media. Got excited.
It's McPake's interview regarding Saturday's game.


They really shouldn’t be doing any announcements on deadline day unless it is a signing.

Doesn’t look as if there is any signings being made anyway, but still.
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I do agree with McPake that there is no point in wasting time and money bringing in players if he doesn't rate them.

We get a few injuries, dips in form though we will be in a whole heap of trouble this season. Especially when you consider that he doesn't seem keen on putting the young lads on.

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40 minutes ago, Cardle is Magic said:

Especially when you consider that he doesn't seem keen on putting the young lads on.

We are only 5 games into the season this also being their first season as young professionals, let's be honest the only league game they could have realistically been thrown into was the Edinburgh game and they weren't in the match squad.

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8 minutes ago, 101 said:

We are only 5 games into the season this also being their first season as young professionals, let's be honest the only league game they could have realistically been thrown into was the Edinburgh game and they weren't in the match squad.

I wasn't criticising the decision to not use them. Just commenting that it will be a long slog with the current squad if there are no further additions and the manager can't rely on the young players when he needs to freshen it up.

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22 minutes ago, parxyz said:

Notice James Craigen has left Arbroath on a free. Not expecting him to drop down a division but his versatility would be exactly what we need imo.

If it was an option, I’d be happy with that. Decent utility player that could provide cover for a number of positions.

Also, given the transfer window is shut, I wouldn’t imagine there should be a long wait for loan players - despite the domestic loan window being open until the end of the month. These clubs higher up the ladder now know what their squads look like and who is maybe unlikely to feature. So it doesn’t benefit anyone to delay loan moves until later in the month.

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4 minutes ago, The Toun Clock said:

What is the 5 sub rule Stella? Not aware of this.

In all seriousness, you must have noticed teams have been making more than 3 subs during games? Away to Arbroath last season, we made 4 subs at once.

Basically, you’re allowed a 9 man bench and can bring on up to 5 players now. But it can only be done across 3 stoppages in play. So can’t stop for 5 separate substitutions, have to make multiple changes at a time to make the most of it.

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That’ll free up some wages. A complete waste of money, and we all predicted it would turn out that way when he signed. Guy was finished as a footballer when he was at Dundee.

Surely to Christ we have some players lined up to sign asap.

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That’ll free up some wages. A complete waste of money, and we all predicted it would turn out that way when he signed. Guy was finished as a footballer when he was at Dundee.

Surely to Christ we have some players lined up to sign asap.

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Transfer Deadline Update from David Cook:

"Like you, we are frustrated that we could not add to our squad ahead of the transfer window closing for permanent transfers in Scotland and in England.

"Both the management team and I were at KDM Group East End Park until late in the night looking to conclude deals on identified targets.

"As we have said throughout, we are keen to strengthen the squad but we want to sign players that enhance a good group of players rather than just sign players to pad out the squad.

"We made enquiries and loan offers for several players in England at established Premier League and Championship clubs. The reality of playing in SPFL League One meant that these offers were rejected by the parent clubs who were hoping to place these players at clubs playing at a higher level.

"We made offers for two players based in Scotland. One was rejected by a club whilst the other was accepted only for the player to decide to stay with his parent club. In addition, we made a number of enquiries for players in the SPFL Premiership. 

"As the Scottish transfer window remains open for loan moves until 30 September, many of the clubs advised that both they and the players preferred to wait till after the transfer windows closed in England and the SPFL Premiership before they would consider domestic loans in either the championship or League 1.

"We continue to look to strengthen the squad and there is budget available. We remain committed to adding further quality to the group and will continue to explore all options available to us."

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