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3 minutes ago, Bigmouth Strikes Again said:

Can't be doing with the whinging, people moaning about him, and he's not even pulled the shirt on yet. Great signing. IMO.

Aye, because you've never had reservations about a signing before.

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To counter balance my worries from earlier, does appear like we are doing something St Johnstone do very successfully in signing a range of boys that were never quite the darling child for their previous clubs and yet are flourishing with us. See McGhee, Byrne, Sow, Fontaine, Ashcroft and McMullan to name but a few. Hope these lads prove to be just as important for us in the coming season!

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13 minutes ago, Ludo*1 said:

To counter balance my worries from earlier, does appear like we are doing something St Johnstone do very successfully in signing a range of boys that were never quite the darling child for their previous clubs and yet are flourishing with us. See McGhee, Byrne, Sow, Fontaine, Ashcroft and McMullan to name but a few. Hope these lads prove to be just as important for us in the coming season!

Yes. We have to say that McPake has had a pretty good signing record. 

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3 minutes ago, Chateau Lafite said:

Yes. We have to say that McPake has had a pretty good signing record. 

Yeah, that's very true. I'd say out of his list of signings there's only about 4 or 5 that can be defined as total failures for us which is a much higher success rate than any other manager that I can remember.

I'd say Josh McPake, Tom Field, Nicholas Hamilton, Jonathan Afolabi, Jamie Ness and Jordon Forster are the main duds. McPake and Afolabi were signed largely as cover players so can be excused. Field was an emergency LB cover mid way into a season. Hamilton was done above McPake's head and was purely a business deal so that leaves largely just Forster and Ness as a major blight on his signing record. And I reckon most would have swooped for Ness, at the very least at the time.

That's definitely reassuring me!

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22 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:

Is Graham Dorrans still training with you guys?

Aye. You lot needing a CM? We'll sign Dorrans and send Finlay Robertson your way on loan. Has potential to be better than Dorrans IMO.

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21 minutes ago, Ludo*1 said:

Aye. You lot needing a CM? We'll sign Dorrans and send Finlay Robertson your way on loan. Has potential to be better than Dorrans IMO.

Loving the optimism but incredible claim to make on the back of the lad having some technical ability. He has a long way to go before even being first choice at Dens never mind pinging in half volleys at the Etihad. 

After the Haber shout yesterday, clearly your bevie sesh has continued into today, which i'm all for. 

(Big season for Robertson ahead).

Thank you. 

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6 minutes ago, Dundee-FC92 said:

Loving the optimism but incredible claim to make on the back of the lad having some technical ability. He has a long way to go before even being first choice at Dens never mind pinging in half volleys at the Etihad. 

After the Haber shout yesterday, clearly your bevie sesh has continued into today, which i'm all for. 

(Big season for Robertson ahead).

Thank you. 

It is a big shout but I've not witnessed many at Dens with that composure at 16 and arguably outperforming the rest of the midfield in that breakout season. Some talent. Long way to go but as you say this season is the crucial one for him as to whether he fulfills his talent or just becomes another of our long line of youths who don't make it.

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1 hour ago, SpiderDee said:

Sheridan will have a Cavani like impact imo!

I'm hoping for a Gilzean type impact.  169 goals in 190 appearances can't be too much to ask.  🤣

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1 minute ago, Ludo*1 said:

It is a big shout but I've not witnessed many at Dens with that composure at 16 and arguably outperforming the rest of the midfield in that breakout season. Some talent. Long way to go but as you say this season is the crucial one for him as to whether he fulfills his talent or just becomes another of our long line of youths who don't make it.

Agreed; his lack of pace and  ball winning worries me but there's no doubt about his ability on the ball. I personally think Anderson will go further - especially in Scotland. Interesting to see the two develop in the top flight this season. Some gym work to be done for Anderson in the coming years aswell no doubt. 

Thank you.

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Just now, Dundee-FC92 said:

Agreed; his lack of pace and  ball winning worries me but there's no doubt about his ability on the ball. I personally think Anderson will go further - especially in Scotland. Interesting to see the two develop in the top flight this season. Some gym work to be done for Anderson in the coming years aswell no doubt. 

Thank you.

Robertson's only 18, two years younger than Anderson so loads of time yet for him to get better at tackling.  After he's left Shankland floundering with a superbly timed tackle then nutmegged Clark at Tannadice his confidence will soar and Real Madrid will come in with an offer of £100,000,000 which Dundee will reject because it's not enough. 

These purple tablets the doctor gave me don't half make you more positive about things.  🤪

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2 hours ago, Bigmouth Strikes Again said:

Can't be doing with the whinging, people moaning about him, and he's not even pulled the shirt on yet. Great signing. IMO.

Based on?

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1 minute ago, Bigmouth Strikes Again said:

Correct. I don't make judgements until I watch them in dark blue.

Thank you.

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