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10 hours ago, 1320Lichtie said:

I’ve been a massive fan of Scott Allan for ages, I remember tuning in to watch him play for Portsmouth away to Sheffield United ffs!!! I’ve had 10 years of watching Scott Allan play football live and through highlights and also I am entitled to think whatever I want you don’t get to determine my opinions 😂

He also played 23 times for Hibs last season, hardly kicked a ball is a bit of an exaggeration 

In the here and now he is one of the best players I’ve seen at Gayfield, the original post about it was saying how we should be really excited as we’ve got some fantastic players at the club, some which are up there with the best I’ve seen here. In the 20 year I’ve been going Scott Allan on paper is 100 percent up there with the best 

He might not do very well who knows but in the here and now the above is true? Never ever thought I’d see the day where we would sign someone like that, also never thought I’d see such a good group of players 

The point was that it is frustrating because we still have a glaring problem to solve and if we don’t the above is all pretty meaningless and we will never see it’s potential

Fair play for sticking up for Scott Allan, our own fans are too quick to judge, the guys had no pre-season and played a handful of games and is already being written off by some. 

On all round ability he is a great signing.

My fear is, our way of playing if its how we usually play isnt going to get the best out of a player like that. But heres hoping something changes.

Lets hope Hilson gets a wee run in the team, over one of Noubles old mates/neighbours/ cousins or family friends.

 

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2 minutes ago, Lichteeeeee said:

Fair play for sticking up for Scott Allan, our own fans are too quick to judge, the guys had no pre-season and played a handful of games and is already being written off by some. 

On all round ability he is a great signing.

My fear is, our way of playing if its how we usually play isnt going to get the best out of a player like that. But heres hoping something changes.

Lets hope Hilson gets a wee run in the team, over one of Noubles old mates/neighbours/ cousins or family friends.

And before any of the Nouble fan club start, 15 clubs at the age of 26, 24 games and 4 goals doesnt mean he can invite all his buddies around to take over the club. he was a strong workhorse of a player but thats it. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Lichteeeeee said:

 

Lets hope Hilson gets a wee run in the team, over one of Noubles old mates/neighbours/ cousins or family friends.

 

Aha.  Hilson has shown nothing in 3 years.  Shanks definitely looks quite raw, so lets give the new boy Isiaka a shot, see what he can do!

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4 minutes ago, Lichteeeeee said:

Fair play for sticking up for Scott Allan, our own fans are too quick to judge, the guys had no pre-season and played a handful of games and is already being written off by some. 

On all round ability he is a great signing.

My fear is, our way of playing if its how we usually play isnt going to get the best out of a player like that. But heres hoping something changes.

Lets hope Hilson gets a wee run in the team, over one of Noubles old mates/neighbours/ cousins or family friends.

 

Aye spot on but I’m unconvinced on Hilson I think he definitely has and does something, first half against Partick I thought he was really good and looked sharp.
 

Just that ball breaking to him in the box second half and him not swinging a leg at it is the frustrating thing about him. Wish he was greedier and went for goal more often 

 

I mind the first game he played for us down in Alloa he was always looking to get a shot away. Even had an audacious half volley from about 40 yards. Playing out wide and in more defensive positions definitely taken a toll on him as a striker

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I’ve no issue with giving Hilson game-time but it has to be in very specific circumstances.

Firstly we need to knock on the head this idea that he’s a striker, my 76 year old mother-in-law is more of a goal threat than he is, even with her dodgy knees.

Imo his strength is coming on when we’re protecting a lead to buzz about, close down opponents and make a general nuisance of himself - see the 1-0 home win over Killie last season where he did a brilliant job of breaking up play.

Chasing a game, one on one with the keeper or a ball laid on a plate 6 yards out - no chance.

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8 hours ago, ExiledLichtie said:

When I see calls for Hilson, who has barely scored in 3 years, to be given a game upfront ahead of any unspecified "Nouble's mates", I can't help but wonder if there is something else at play.

Like what ?

You suggesting we havent had any of Noubles mates in on trial or signed up?

Would you rather see calls for Mckenna who isnt a striker to play up top?

Hilson has barely played, and lets be honest, it isnt like any striker bangs them in for fun the way we play. Your fav player ever Nouble got 4 in 24 games, he has 687 minutes of action last season. You make it out like hes playing 40 games a season and not scoring.

Stats pulled from here: https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/dale-hilson/leistungsdatendetails/spieler/130819

Whilst they might not be 100% accurate, its clear hilson hasnt been given much of a run, and that said he might not even be best served as a striker.

Onto Noubles mates

Kareem Isiaka London boy, played non league down there and is 100% Noubles mate

Ikechi Eze, was on trial pre season, now with Stranraer, London boy, played no league down there and is 100% Noubles mate

St Johnstone pre season game, at Gayfield, half the team were London boys all Noubles mates, cousins and everything all on trial 

There is your problem right there, nothing more nothing less, DC is on the phone to Nouble asking what mates he has, to see if we can pull another raw dimond from down London way thats played non league, potentially also went to the Icelandic second division.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Smokerson said:

Is there anything to substantiate that some of our signings / trialists are friends of nouble or has someone just made this up? 
Nouble left us in January 

They definitely are and DC has said he was using him for help in articles in the pre season 

 

ETA - not sure if ALL them have been but there’s definitely a few of them 

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17 minutes ago, 1320Lichtie said:

They definitely are and DC has said he was using him for help in articles in the pre season 

 

ETA - not sure if ALL them have been but there’s definitely a few of them 

Where did he say that? What a bizarre way to recruit players if true. 

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38 minutes ago, Smokerson said:

Where did he say that? What a bizarre way to recruit players if true. 

I posted one of the articles in here already I’ll try find it again 

 

Also managed to find the names of a few of the trialists after a brief look over Nouble socials

 

He recently tweeted about the guy Eze signing for Stranraer I think they must be good pals 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Smokerson said:

Where did he say that? What a bizarre way to recruit players if true. 

Don't think it's particularly bizarre. After all, nouble only signed for Livi because one of his mates (JET) recommended him. 

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Regarding Scott Allen, think we need to give him little more time to settle at the club. From what little I've seen of him he tries to play the ball at ground level to players feet instead of those long, high hopeful, balls that we see too often and which usually end up with giving away possession. Tait seems to do the same. Hopefully both with have more influence on the pitch once they get more games and get to know the other players better.

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17 minutes ago, timlichtie said:

After that excellent performance against Morton, Dick will have a selection problem next week. Both young full backs were terrific. It would be harsh to drop either of them.

O’Brien in for Ricky and keep both full backs ?

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18 minutes ago, timlichtie said:

After that excellent performance against Morton, Dick will have a selection problem next week. Both young full backs were terrific. It would be harsh to drop either of them.

Yes, agree with that, Think Oakley edged Hancock, not much in it, Hilson was solid, Goldy good game rest filtered in, no failures.

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We played football today and had a lot of energy. Hilson and Oakley excellent. Oakley made everything look so easy. Much improved from Jacobs he had a solid game too and Tait is a player. Scotty Stewart under the radar too, playing centre half and not looking out of place. That man is a hero

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