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42 minutes ago, crazylegsjoe_mfc said:

For a couple of years now, I've had the gut feeling that Campbell has hit his ceiling as a good Scottish Premiership level player. He has fantastic attitude and work-rate and clearly prides himself on being in peak physical condition, but I don't see him having the technique to go and stand out at a level where hard-working, physical players are ten a penny.

 

39 minutes ago, well fan for life said:

I don't know if it's been as long as a couple of years for me but aye. Like fair play to him if he goes to the Championship to give it a bash but would I be shocked to see him turn up at Aberdeen in 3-4 years time? Probably not. 

I don't disagree in principle. I think it's pretty fair to say he's hit his ceiling with us - assuming that knock he took doesn't keep him out then he'll have hit close to 160 appearances for us by the time he's done and he'll have had 5 seasons in our first team. That's a pretty good return from an academy player.

Absolutely fair play if he wants to have a crack at the Championship. I said it the other week when @RandomGuy. mentioned Campbell - it really depends where he ends up.

I noticed a comment in the replies to the Tweet from the Record along the lines of "he could do better than Luton" - I mean, maybe he could but to me if he wants to make a go of it in the Championship then flagshagging gammons and racists aside 'a Luton' or 'a Millwall' is probably going to be his best bet of actually getting games at that level.

He may not replicate someone like McGinn and be that player but Hutchinson's carved himself a solid career at that sort of level with Millwall, would I put it past Campbell being able to do similar or follow a path like MacArthur going from Accies to Wigan, probably not.

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Campbell I think will do absolutely fine in the Championship if that is where he ends up.  I don't think he will set it alight but I do think he will be well thought of and play regularly.

 He could move down there and make a very good living for himself, playing a decent standard of football, which to be honest I think he probably deserve. If it was me I'd want to have a crack somewhere else rather than move to another SPFL team having already played here for years. Albeit the SPFL teams are probably priced out a move this year due to the comp owed.

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I've said it before but if I was a middling SPFL football player I would absolutely be touting my services for a gig overseas somewhere. Get a decent wage while having a stay somewhere nice in Europe? Yes please. 

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1 minute ago, well fan for life said:

I've said it before but if I was a middling SPFL football player I would absolutely be touting my services for a gig overseas somewhere. Get a decent wage while having a stay somewhere nice in Europe? Yes please. 

America seems the most obvious example.

Get paid shedloads, potentially move to an incredible city, and compete against jobbers most weeks.

What's not to like?

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Just now, RandomGuy. said:

America seems the most obvious example.

Get paid shedloads, potentially move to an incredible city, and compete against jobbers most weeks.

What's not to like?

Absolutely. 

Unless you're doing it as a shitehawk Chris Cadden move so f**k that guy. 

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1 minute ago, well fan for life said:

Absolutely. 

Unless you're doing it as a shitehawk Chris Cadden move so f**k that guy. 

Unresolved questions of our time

1. how exactly was the Cadden compensation situation resolved, seems to involve Hibs

2. Why can Alexander get red and yellow cards in successive weeks and suffer no punishment?

3. Eddie Nolan 

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5 minutes ago, RandomGuy. said:

America seems the most obvious example.

Get paid shedloads, potentially move to an incredible city, and compete against jobbers most weeks.

What's not to like?

Always the chance you'll get shot while you're just minding your own business, of course.

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5 minutes ago, Gallus Numpty said:

Always the chance you'll get shot while you're just minding your own business, of course.

Did you not watch the episode of 24 hours in police custody few weeks back?

Polish lad got shot coming out his local shop. Luton is a warzone. 

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They publish the figures of MLS salaries and I'm sure someone posted them somewhere and it showed that Cadden was on a very modest wage in the MLS, similar to what he'd have been on here.

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9 minutes ago, crazylegsjoe_mfc said:

They publish the figures of MLS salaries and I'm sure someone posted them somewhere and it showed that Cadden was on a very modest wage in the MLS, similar to what he'd have been on here.

That was me...it was very weird.

He was on $56,250 which converted at the moment is roughly £40k.

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For comparison Andy Rose was on $192,500 (£137k) - Link.

Spoiler

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Yeah, it is very weird. 

You could argue that the whole uproar surrounding his move wasn't really worth two starts in the MLS on less money than he'd have been on at Fir Park. 

He'll probably see it is a very drawn out and complicated means to an end now he's ended up at Hibs without them needing to pay a fee, right enough.

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42 minutes ago, crazylegsjoe_mfc said:

Yeah, it is very weird. 

You could argue that the whole uproar surrounding his move wasn't really worth two starts in the MLS on less money than he'd have been on at Fir Park. 

He'll probably see it is a very drawn out and complicated means to an end now he's ended up at Hibs without them needing to pay a fee, right enough.

Aye, I don't know how MLS salary caps treat bonuses or signing on fees - so who knows maybe over the piece it was worth his while.

Then again maybe he just really wanted to make sure we didn't get our development money if he thought we were pricing Aberdeen, Hearts, Hibs or the like out the market by seeking the full value.

Alternatively, to give him his due, if Oxford were the only other side in for him there's a fair chance he saw MLS as a more appealing move than League 1 in England despite them apparently being willing to pay our development money.

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1 hour ago, Archie McSquackle said:
3 hours ago, 18May1991 said:
Luton is an absolute hole. 
That is all. 

Do you think there's a similar Luton forum saying Motherwell is a hole?

 

1 hour ago, well fan for life said:

Thread started by Mrs Polworth. 


I was born in Luton and it definitely is a bit of a hole (though, as always, there are some nice bits, out by the golf course for instance).  
Luckily for me my parents moved us to Harpenden shortly after, just six miles away, and Harpenden is proper old-school stockbroker-belt stuff.  There have been a good few famous rugby (Andy and Owen Farell) and football players (Jack Wilshere, Ashley Young, Lee Dixon, ) knocking around there.  (And historically John Motson, Stanley Kubrick and Eric Morecombe were residents)

I'm sure Mrs Polworth would find that very acceptable ;)

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1 hour ago, well fan for life said:

I've said it before but if I was a middling SPFL football player I would absolutely be touting my services for a gig overseas somewhere. Get a decent wage while having a stay somewhere nice in Europe? Yes please. 

Cyprus is the goal. I love Cyprus and I was looking at the Pafos team on wiki on year and they had a few English jobbers and I thought "that is the life". 

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look actually. Few English jobbers (I've heard of Puncheon) and Simo Valakari's son. 

1 hour ago, ropy said:

Unresolved questions of our time

1. how exactly was the Cadden compensation situation resolved, seems to involve Hibs

2. Why can Alexander get red and yellow cards in successive weeks and suffer no punishment?

3. Eddie Nolan 

1. I believe it was mentioned as a small sell on somewhere. I dunno though.

2.  #TB4 (was that the right abbreviation ?)

3. Dunno

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2 hours ago, ropy said:

Unresolved questions of our time

1. how exactly was the Cadden compensation situation resolved, seems to involve Hibs

2. Why can Alexander get red and yellow cards in successive weeks and suffer no punishment?

3. Eddie Nolan 

1. We'll see it in the end of year accounts when they come out.

2. We are the establishment.

3. Doesn't exist.

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54 minutes ago, Busta Nut said:

1. I believe it was mentioned as a small sell on somewhere. I dunno though.

Weirdly it was clarified in a Well Society mail-shot:

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Did Hibs pay a fee for Cadden or did Columbus just cut him loose? There seemed to be chat that the deal was held up because of the ongoing dispute we had with them.

Hmmm...

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I mean, it doesn't matter a f**k as no one is paying money for Chris Cadden eh?

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50 minutes ago, capt_oats said:

Weirdly it was clarified in a Well Society mail-shot:

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Did Hibs pay a fee for Cadden or did Columbus just cut him loose? There seemed to be chat that the deal was held up because of the ongoing dispute we had with them.

Hmmm...

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I mean, it doesn't matter a f**k as no one is paying money for Chris Cadden eh?

On going economic rights, does that mean we get a cut of the Columbus cut?  

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3 hours ago, ropy said:

Unresolved questions of our time

1. how exactly was the Cadden compensation situation resolved, seems to involve Hibs

2. Why can Alexander get red and yellow cards in successive weeks and suffer no punishment?

3. Eddie Nolan 

On 2

Did anyone actually see the refs dishing out any cards or pointing him to the stand because I honestly cant remember.

Maybe he just took himself out of the technical area on the advice of the Ref. I cant think of any other reason he hasn't been up in front of the beaks unless someonein the SFA  has thrown out the Refs report with that days Sun or Record.

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36 minutes ago, YassinMoutaouakil said:

Motion to relocate the Curry tasting session to Harpenden?

Make it a road trip with pakora stops every couple of hours

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