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17 minutes ago, crazylegsjoe_mfc said:

The biggest difference for me is that Robinson was playing Watt through the middle and Cole in wide areas. Simply switching them over has saw Cole score five times as a centre-forward and Watt now has five assists in the same period. 

This is kind of it for me as well. Now the dust has settled I think you're beginning to see Alexander highlight areas where Robinson had definite blind spots.

I don't think it's unfair to say that Robinson struggled to get a goal return out his strikers.

Whether that was by design or not I don't know, he seemed to want them running channels and acting as facilitators rather than being bothered about them scoring 15 goals a season or whatever. I don't think it's any coincidence that the previous two seasons our top scorers were midfielders (Donnelly last season and Turnbull the season previous, albeit Long was tied with Donnelly with 7 league and 11 overall) even Campbell had a career best last season with 6 at the point the league was called.

Ultimately that's all fine until the midfielders stop chipping in with goals as well. Then you're just left with a team that doesn't score goals.

I mean, our front 3 are still rotating but there's no doubt that Alexander is getting more of a tune out of Cole and Watt than Robinson was.

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How's big weird Harry been for you guys? Was looking through free agents for Livi and he was one of the names that ended up popping up as a recommendation 

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5 minutes ago, ATLIS said:

How's big weird Harry been for you guys? Was looking through free agents for Livi and he was one of the names that ended up popping up as a recommendation 

He’s been seeing the sights in London as far as I know, he had about 40 minutes cumulative at the beginning of Feb before he disappeared.

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3 minutes ago, ATLIS said:

How's big weird Harry been for you guys? Was looking through free agents for Livi and he was one of the names that ended up popping up as a recommendation 

Like half our (massive) squad he's injured. Although it looks like we've still to decide what's wrong with him.

In all honesty we've only seen a couple of appearances off the bench in the role vacated by Jordan White.

He should 100% have done better with the header that Laxalt cleared off the line in the 2-1 game against Celtic the other week though.

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4 minutes ago, ropy said:

He’s been seeing the sights in London as far as I know, he had about 40 minutes cumulative at the beginning of Feb before he disappeared.

 

4 minutes ago, capt_oats said:

Like half our (massive) squad he's injured. Although it looks like we've still to decide what's wrong with him.

In all honesty we've only seen a couple of appearances off the bench in the role vacated by Jordan White.

He should 100% have done better with the header that Laxalt cleared off the line in the 2-1 game against Celtic the other week though.

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From a glance at his stats he was a massively outlier for being great in the air down south*, was one of the things that had me looking him up more. Wonder what will happen to him then, if he was loaned out I'm not sure they'd be offering a new contract and it doesn't seem like you lot are likely to offer a deal either.

Few different places saying he has a year left after this season and some saying otherwise so who knows

*In large part due to the fact he's 6'5 :D 

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4 minutes ago, Jim McLean's Ghost said:

Loving that 3 deadlines signings have injuries TBC

Three Bad Contracts

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3 minutes ago, YassinMoutaouakil said:

I can hardly contain my excitement for Scott Fox's return in May. I'm setting an alarm on my phone.

Think he will be one of the first out the door.  I would love to be the one holding the front door open for more than a few of them as they are given the news and I can tell them to GTF. 

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Without wanting to reprise the Keep, Punt, Undecided thread here are the players we've got contracted for next season, out of contract and loans expiring.

Contracted:
Carson, Morrison, Grimshaw, Carroll, Lamie, McGinley, O'Hara, Maguire, Donnelly, Lawleff, Watt = 11

Out of contract:
Fox, Chapman, Mugabi, Dunne, Gallagher, O'Donnell, Campbell, Crawford, Polworth, Semple, Cornelius, Foley, Long, Seedorf, Robinson, MacIver, Cole = 17

Loan expires:
Kelly, Nolan, Magloire, Hastie, Smith, Roberts = 6

:lol:.......fucking hell.

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Without wanting to reprise the Keep, Punt, Undecided thread here's the players we've got contracted for next season, out of contract and loans expiring.
Contracted:
Carson, Morrison, Grimshaw, Carroll, Lamie, McGinley, O'Hara, Maguire, Donnelly, Lawleff, Watt = 11
Out of contract:
Fox, Chapman, Mugabi, Dunne, Gallagher, O'Donnell, Campbell, Crawford, Polworth, Semple, Cornelius, Foley, Long, Seedorf, Robinson, MacIver, Cole = 17
Loan expires:
Kelly, Nolan, Magloire, Hastie, Smith, Roberts = 6
:lol:.......fucking hell.

It’s going to be some job for GA. I’d only be offering contracts to Gallagher, O’Donnell, Campbell, Crawford and Cole I think but it’s likely we’ll lose most if not all of them. I’ve got a feeling Polworth has made his bed and will be moving on sideways or seaside ways. Maybe Mugabi as back up.

I’d love to have Kelly back and if Roberts has a good end to the season he can stick around too.
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Just now, Beastie Russell said:

Heard we are sniffing about a centre back from you guys on loan

He's a current starter in our midfield, so would be weird.

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1 minute ago, Beastie Russell said:

Heard we are sniffing about a centre back from you guys on loan

Barry Maguire's a midfielder and he's starting pretty much every game at the moment.

As @Mitch says it'd probably be David Devine or Yusuf Hussain if it's a centre back on loan.

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5 minutes ago, capt_oats said:

Barry Maguire's a midfielder and he's starting pretty much every game at the moment.

As @Mitch says it'd probably be David Devine or Yusuf Hussain if it's a centre back on loan.

Or want away contract rebel big Dec.

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