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2 hours ago, WhoAmI said:

This is the second week of training on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays!! I think that the under 20’s train at same times ( probably gonna need some of them to bolster the squad!!!!!!!  Got to be one of the worst close season for signings in a long time.

As for the season ticket prices, so much for donations, “go fund me” page etc as regards to loyalty and so on as we get hit with probably the highest prices in this division and higher than some in the divisions above. The higher ST price is certainly not reflected in the player signings although it probably will be in the attendance figures.??????
 

Was reported that Crawford had his budget before season tickets went on sale. They probably base it on last season's figures.

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53 minutes ago, Another The Other Chairman said:

I think they finished mid-table. Are you going to make a point ?

With the inclusion of the under 20s in the first team will they be able to make any points?

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League positions at youth level are of no relevance whatsoever.

For several seasons running, Celtic won the reserves / under 20 league then would free almost the entire squad immediately after.

At the time Crawford himself, along with Colin Cameron, Jason Dair and others came through the ranks at the Rovers, I don't recall our reserve team being particularly prolific in terms of winning leagues and cups (except the Fife Cup at the old Bayview at the start of 92/93 when it was held over a weekend).

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do we have anyone left from the u20s anyways? That’s cammy Dow away to crossgates on a permanent deal. I was hoping he would be use as back up, maybe he wanted game time.

i can recall the u20s finishing 11th but the likes of mckenzie is away to St. Andrews I herd also. Surely they’ll be more signings to come. 

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2 minutes ago, Cambuslang Fifer said:

do we have anyone left from the u20s anyways? That’s cammy Dow away to crossgates on a permanent deal. I was hoping he would be use as back up, maybe he wanted game time.

i can recall the u20s finishing 11th but the likes of mckenzie is away to St. Andrews I herd also. Surely they’ll be more signings to come. 

Walls, Healey, Cunningham & Anderson ?

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4 hours ago, AberhillEnd said:

Was reported that Crawford had his budget before season tickets went on sale. They probably base it on last season's figures.

Ok take your point

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1 minute ago, AberhillEnd said:

Possibly ? Don't know much about him tbh

Jack Healy came back from loan to East Stirling in transfer window and Adam Mansouri replaced him there. Prior to that he was with under20’s.

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4 hours ago, AberhillEnd said:

Was reported that Crawford had his budget before season tickets went on sale. They probably base it on last season's figures.

And were last seasons figures based on last season’s prices????

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2 minutes ago, Another The Other Chairman said:

These are just pointless questions. You are saying nothing.

Being mid-table doesn’t mean there are no players capable playing in the first team.

The under 20’s were a very young team last year ie 17/18 year olds. Doubt if they would be ready to are the step up.

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32 minutes ago, Another The Other Chairman said:

These are just pointless questions. You are saying nothing.

Being mid-table doesn’t mean there are no players capable playing in the first team.

The point I am trying to make is we need more experienced players as well some younger ones.Not a team filled with under 20 players we don’t know will be good enough to make the step up .

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7 minutes ago, troy said:

The point I am trying to make is we need more experienced players as well some younger ones.Not a team filled with under 20 players we don’t know will be good enough to make the step up .

Well we do have Fleming, Murdoch, Slattery, Mercer, Millar, McManus, Trouten, Shepherd. Plenty of experience their but yeah, a few more wouldn't go amiss.

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20 minutes ago, troy said:

The point I am trying to make is we need more experienced players as well some younger ones.Not a team filled with under 20 players we don’t know will be good enough to make the step up .

We have experienced players. Any new signings are unlikely to be inexperienced youngsters. Any U20s in the squad will be there because the manager feels they are good enough. 
We are nowhere near having “ a team filled with u20 players”

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6 hours ago, troy said:

I did hear a director say we have some great under 20s players who could play in the first team.

Where did our under 20s players finish in their league ? 

 

 

And what was your response? 

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21 minutes ago, AberhillEnd said:

Well we do have Fleming, Murdoch, Slattery, Mercer, Millar, McManus, Trouten, Shepherd. Plenty of experience their but yeah, a few more wouldn't go amiss.

You mention 8 players who have experience, Murdoch, McManus and Trouten missed large parts of last season through injury so that makes it 5 experience players if they are not fully injury free yet and any further injuries or suspensions.

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1 hour ago, Cosmic Joe said:

And what was your response? 

I asked if their were any signings lined up.He replied that players were still under contract at that point.I then said I hope your looking at players for the midfield.I was then told their were good players in the under 20s that could play there.My feeling at that point was we were not going to be making many signings ,but that’s only my opinion.

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