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I haven't seen anything in print or in audio to suggest that Caldwell has said he prefers 3-5-2 but it's bandied around a lot, on that basis we have as it stands

Sneddon

Saunders O'Ware McGinty

Williamson..........................................................................................Penrice

Gordon Bannigan

Fitzpatrick

Miller Mansell

With: Robson, Harkins, Slater, Wilson and Cardle in reserve

Obviously need a 2nd keeper, a 4th CB in case of injury (experienced like Anderson but not him) and 2 more strikers. 

Midfield has numbers, but I think both Slater and Harkins are best as attacking midfielders (relative in the latter's case) but Caldwell doesn't see it that way. I'd like to see us sign an out and out ball winning midfielder e.g Abdul Osman circa 2014 to allow them to play further forward.  Though the manager seems to favour Gordon further forward.

Fitz (provided we don't sell him)  and Cardle are slight spare parts in 352 though I think Fitzpatrick might again be best as a number 10 as he develops.  I think we'd need one more attacking midfielder in any event, so that would be 6 in total and a first team squad of 22. 

I think Wilson might go out on loan for the first half of the season if we get enough numbers and assume that's also the plan with the 6 modern apprentice lads given the abandoning of the reserve team (or the ones who are too old for the u18s anyway)

 

 

Edited by Fuctifano

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I wonder if Caldwell would be up for using Penrice in midfield when using a back 3/5, with Robson on the left. Did he ever say that he only sees him as a left back? I think I recall him saying it but might be talking out my arse.

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1 minute ago, Slacker said:

I wonder if Caldwell would be up for using Penrice in midfield when using a back 3/5, with Robson on the left. Did he ever say that he only sees him as a left back? I think I recall him saying it but might be talking out my arse.

He said at his meet the manager night in December that he considered Penrice a natural wingback. Didn’t mention if he’s considered him at CM at all.

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Am I missing something ? why the "thank you" did you predict something ?


No you didn’t.

Thank you.

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5 hours ago, Shandon Par said:

There have been a few half-arsed attempts at a P&B glossary over the years. "Thank you" would be in there. There once was a visitor to P&B called Sebu. He was clearly foreign (his English was better than that of most of the natives) and he was after scarves. Turned out Sebu was a truck driving, hard drinking Corsican possible serial killer (with the inference being he would tie up roadside hookers with the scarves) so obviously got on like a house on fire with most posters. He signed off many posts with "thank you", to the mild amusement of many and formed a special affinity with The Dees. Hence you will see many Dundee posters signing off with "Thank you". 

Coming to cinemas in May 2020.

Thank you. 

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57 minutes ago, Zen Archer said:

C Moon.

 

Oh ok, it was shite anyway like everything they all did really after they split apart from maybe Imagine.  Never did a band break up at the right time like they did.

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11 minutes ago, BillyAnchor said:

Oh ok, it was shite anyway like everything they all did really after they split apart from maybe Imagine.  Never did a band break up at the right time like they did.

I know.

 

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9 hours ago, John Lambies Doos said:

Any update on the takeover?

Tons of speculation, doomsaying and general dismalism, but nothing official to react to. It does seem Thistle will become the bottom rung of a ladder that also includes Barnsley but may or may not include Nice.

 

By the way, does JLow's PR client list include the Rocks guy? Anyone know? 

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22 hours ago, Fuctifano said:

I haven't seen anything in print or in audio to suggest that Caldwell has said he prefers 3-5-2 but it's bandied around a lot, on that basis we have as it stands

Sneddon

Saunders O'Ware McGinty

Williamson..........................................................................................Penrice

Gordon Bannigan

Fitzpatrick

Miller Mansell

With: Robson, Harkins, Slater, Wilson and Cardle in reserve

 

Jamie Sneddon

Ryan Williamson --- Tam O'Ware --- Sean McGinty --- James Penrice

Shea Gordon --- Stuart Bannigan

Aidan Fitzpatrick --- Craig Slater --- Joe Cardle

Kenny Miller

 

Tommy Robson (RB)

Steven Saunders (CH)

Gary Harkins (CM)

Callum Wilson (CM)

Lewis Mansell (FW)

 

 

I'm sorry, but that is not a squad thats close to competing to win the league!!! 

We are 7 or 8 players of real quality away from being close. A Goalie, a Centre Half, a Left Back, a Defensive Mid, 2 attacking midfielders, one who can play wide, and a striker or 2.

 

Looking at what seems like our strongest starting 11, i'd say what does stand out is there's a lot of folk in there who you'd think would be suseptable to injury.

Edited by dave.j

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21 minutes ago, dave.j said:

Jamie Sneddon

Ryan Williamson --- Tam O'Ware --- Sean McGinty --- James Penrice

Shea Gordon --- Stuart Bannigan

Aidan Fitzpatrick --- Craig Slater --- Joe Cardle

Kenny Miller

 

Tommy Robson (RB)

Steven Saunders (CH)

Gary Harkins (CM)

Callum Wilson (CM)

Lewis Mansell (FW)

 

 

I'm sorry, but that is not a squad thats close to competing to win the league!!! 

We are 7 or 8 players of real quality away from being close. A Goalie, a Centre Half, a Left Back, a Defensive Mid, 2 attacking midfielders, one who can play wide, and a striker or 2.

 

Looking at what seems like our strongest starting 11, i'd say what does stand out is there's a lot of folk in there who you'd think would be suseptable to injury.

We've got 2 left backs..think willamson is more right back..wing back than centre half...agree about goalkeeper ..centre half..and a couple of strikers...

Edited by IR1970

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28 minutes ago, IR1970 said:

We've got 2 left backs..think willamson is more right back..wing back than centre half...agree about goalkeeper ..centre half..and a couple of strikers...

Is Robson left sided?

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I'd say we will be looking to add 3 or 4 more players so I wouldn't press the panic button just yet.

Need a good signing up front and some more creativity as well as the perennial goalkeeper and defensive cover, imo.

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4 hours ago, dave.j said:

Jamie Sneddon

Ryan Williamson --- Tam O'Ware --- Sean McGinty --- James Penrice

Shea Gordon --- Stuart Bannigan

Aidan Fitzpatrick --- Craig Slater --- Joe Cardle

Kenny Miller

 

Tommy Robson (RB)

Steven Saunders (CH)

Gary Harkins (CM)

Callum Wilson (CM)

Lewis Mansell (FW)

 

 

I'm sorry, but that is not a squad thats close to competing to win the league!!! 

We are 7 or 8 players of real quality away from being close. A Goalie, a Centre Half, a Left Back, a Defensive Mid, 2 attacking midfielders, one who can play wide, and a striker or 2.

 

Looking at what seems like our strongest starting 11, i'd say what does stand out is there's a lot of folk in there who you'd think would be suseptable to injury.

Think that’s about the best team from the players we have in the squad. Just hope big O’Ware can get back to where he was, but he has missed a lot of football. Hopefully Slater back fit for the start of the season. Certainly a team on the front foot. I’m sure there will be more new faces to come maybe a bit of steel to the side if required. I’m wondering how much of the Liam Lindsay money the manager will get if any. Plus he said he only spent a small amount of the January budget so maybe a couple of very decent signings to come.  

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I see Firhill is also one of the host venues for the women's under 19 UEFA championships next month, McDiarmid Park, Forthbank and St Mirren.  

You lot getting any exciting ground improvements out of it?  We're getting the old dugouts ripped out and replaced with a technical area at the front of the Main Stand, hopefully resplendent with big comfy leather chairs with an embroidered St Johnstone badge on, along with some other stuff that I can't remember.

 

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New scoreboard (hopefully it's on the bing and the size of the old one at Meadowbank) and some astro along the side of the pitch where the "technical areas" are

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