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24 minutes ago, Ron Aldo said:

Just imagine a front 3 of Seedorf, Manzinga and Petravicius with them all under contract until 2026.Even joking about it gives me the fear.

I do wonder if there has been a change in strategy or whether, given the number of bodies he brought in, the option was there for Robinson to offer a 3 year deal to 1 decent player rather than 1 year deals to 5 shite players?

That branch of the timeline is fucking terrifying tbqh.

You're point about the strategy is something I've been wondering as well.

Like, I guess on a certain level transfer strategy is going to be informed to a degree at a board room level. At least, it'd have to be approved but unless I've missed it there's been no "we aren't able to pay top wages", "we've the 2nd lowest budget in the league" type chat coming from Alexander whereas Robinson leaned into it heavily.

I've a lot of time for Robinson but it often felt like he was being clever with semantics when he talked about budgets.

The idea that he'd maybe have say for arguments sake £1600 a week budgeted for a midfield position but out of choice we'd be risk averse and go for 2 players on £800 p/w and hope one comes good would lead to..."we can only offer players £800 a week" and spin that into us having "one of the lowest budgets" because of what how the manager has chosen to allocate his budget rather than what we had available.

Probably unanswerable question but I'm genuinely not sure that Robinson would have taken the risk of hanging around waiting for Kelly.

Anyway, assuming it's big Juhani that's the one "bubbling away" there's the potential of another 2 or 3 options on top of that. That's interesting.

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1 hour ago, well fan for life said:

Stephen Robinson seeing us get a transfer budget and long term contracts:

frustrated the wire GIF

The thing is I don’t think Robinson would even look to target players such as Slattery and look into those potential availabilities of them. He’d much rather as also before said bring in 2 and hope they come well than one kind of quality signing. And I know nobody is a guarantee to hit the ground running or be a nailed on huge influence but it does seem to be much more positive this year. 

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2000 away fans announced by Hibs

Bit disappointed in this. I spoke to ticket office regards my sons season ticket and was asking about public sale, they expect a very small amount to be available so if that’s the case we are giving tickets to Hibs that could be bought by payg well fans. Could we not have given Hibs the Cooper and used south for home fans this along more in ?
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1 minute ago, scmwell said:


Bit disappointed in this. I spoke to ticket office regards my sons season ticket and was asking about public sale, they expect a very small amount to be available so if that’s the case we are giving tickets to Hibs that could be bought by payg well fans. Could we not have given Hibs the Cooper and used south for home fans this along more in ?

I hear what you’re saying, but I reckon there will be more than just a few in the public sale.

Pretty much every Motherwell fan who wants one will get one I think.

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7 minutes ago, scmwell said:


Bit disappointed in this. I spoke to ticket office regards my sons season ticket and was asking about public sale, they expect a very small amount to be available so if that’s the case we are giving tickets to Hibs that could be bought by payg well fans. Could we not have given Hibs the Cooper and used south for home fans this along more in ?

I'm sure Flow was quoted as saying there will be more tickets available than the average amount of people who would rock up and PATG so no one will miss out. If that's the case makes sense to offer as many extra to Hibs as we can.

 

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Bit disappointed in this. I spoke to ticket office regards my sons season ticket and was asking about public sale, they expect a very small amount to be available so if that’s the case we are giving tickets to Hibs that could be bought by payg well fans. Could we not have given Hibs the Cooper and used south for home fans this along more in ?

Personally think general sale should’ve been done first and then allocate an away attendance on Thursday/Friday, while keeping a few remaining tickets for PATG.
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I hope so but ticket office sounded very dubious about the amount of tickets that will be available. No way should we be giving tickets to away fans when there is home fans missing out on tickets. I hope I’m wrong but time will tell.

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Personally think general sale should’ve been done first and then allocate an away attendance on Thursday/Friday, while keeping a few remaining tickets for PATG.

Dunno how feasible this would’ve been unless you move away fans into Cooper and home to the south stand.
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I'm sure Flow was quoted as saying there will be more tickets available than the average amount of people who would rock up and PATG so no one will miss out. If that's the case makes sense to offer as many extra to Hibs as we can.
 

I get that but I would be hoping for a larger than usual home crowd due to the pandemic not allowing fans for 18 months.
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There has never, not even once I would be confident in saying, been an instance where a Motherwell fan has not got a ticket to a game they wanted to attend at fir park when any went on a general sale.

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51 minutes ago, scmwell said:


Bit disappointed in this. I spoke to ticket office regards my sons season ticket and was asking about public sale, they expect a very small amount to be available so if that’s the case we are giving tickets to Hibs that could be bought by payg well fans. Could we not have given Hibs the Cooper and used south for home fans this along more in ?

If you are feeling disappointed, spare a thought for us who for some fucking reason, are likey to still only be getting a crowd of 1,000 vs Hearts with no reasonable explanation given.

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So consensus from the Gillingham forum is he's quality with the odd glint of something that alludes to the level he's played at previously.

Gives 100% with an engine to back it up and no stranger to a yellow card. Was instrumental in their high press. Slotted into team quickly and overwhelming majority would have in back in a heartbeat.

Seems he has a lot of potential.

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13 minutes ago, Kapowzer said:

So consensus from the Gillingham forum is he's quality with the odd glint of something that alludes to the level he's played at previously.

Gives 100% with an engine to back it up and no stranger to a yellow card. Was instrumental in their high press. Slotted into team quickly and overwhelming majority would have in back in a heartbeat.

Seems he has a lot of potential.

Any player who has spent 12 years at Southampton’s academy will have a good grounding in the game some cracking players have come through that route 

Think we have won a watch here

 

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So consensus from the Gillingham forum is he's quality with the odd glint of something that alludes to the level he's played at previously.
Gives 100% with an engine to back it up and no stranger to a yellow card. Was instrumental in their high press. Slotted into team quickly and overwhelming majority would have in back in a heartbeat.
Seems he has a lot of potential.
I've never seen Slattery play but from what I've read I'm getting definite Ally Gorrin vibes.
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While we're on Robinson, his son going from being in and around our squad and getting Europa League minutes to signing for Clyde then patching football altogether to move to Dubai within a year isn't a great look for him in hindsight.

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2 minutes ago, YassinMoutaouakil said:

While we're on Robinson, his son going from being in and around our squad and getting Europa League minutes to signing for Clyde then patching football altogether to move to Dubai within a year isn't a great look for him in hindsight.

You've obviously never flown on Emirates .... hosties are belters

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While we're on Robinson, his son going from being in and around our squad and getting Europa League minutes to signing for Clyde then patching football altogether to move to Dubai within a year isn't a great look for him in hindsight.

Europa League minutes*

Not touching the ball and giving away a penalty.
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