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2 minutes ago, YassinMoutaouakil said:

James Scott hasn't set the heather alight for Hibs

For the record, I had totally forgotten that Scott was at Hibs..

Anyway - it must be near the time that we sign Devante Cole - it's been at least 6 months.

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6 minutes ago, YassinMoutaouakil said:

Maybe Tierney could play CF at a push but everything I've read seems to suggest he's an 8 playing as a 10 rather than a 10 that could potentially become a 9, if that makes sense.

Scenes when we deploy him as the Raumdeuter.

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22 minutes ago, YassinMoutaouakil said:

I said as much on Steelmen but I'd definitely be looking for a wide forward to play off the left of Van Veen rather than compete with him for the central position. James Scott hasn't set the heather alight for Hibs, but I know we were linked with him in the summer, which makes sense if we had half an eye on Watt leaving. Scott's already played for Hull and Hibs this season so wouldn't be an option, but I'd be looking for someone in that mould if possible.

I suppose the issue is that Van Veen will inevitably miss a few games due to injury/radgeness and I don't fully trust Shields to lead the line for any significant period of time yet. Maybe Tierney could play CF at a push but everything I've read seems to suggest he's an 8 playing as a 10 rather than a 10 that could potentially become a 9, if that makes sense.

Interesting that's the player at Hibs you flagged as 'wide forward to play off the left' given there's another really obvious one there whose contract is up in the summer (and who has actually made more appearances than I expected for someone whose knee is held together by sellotape).

Not that I'm advocating signing him more that he was pretty much the first player I thought of given Maloney seems to be having a bit of an overhaul.

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6 minutes ago, capt_oats said:

Interesting that's the player at Hibs you flagged as 'wide forward to play off the left' given there's another really obvious one there whose contract is up in the summer (and who has actually made more appearances than I expected for someone whose knee is held together by sellotape).

Not that I'm advocating signing him more that he was pretty much the first player I thought of given Maloney seems to be having a bit of an overhaul.

I've honestly not seen enough of Murphy since he came back up to have much of an opinion, but it has a bit of an air of inevitably about it for me.

We could probably do a lot worse, anyway.

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We could start a legends team with Murphy and noises about United wanting to punt Reynolds.  They could play a 30 minute game pre-match and encourage the punters in early to avoid that crowding that the medical people don’t like at the moment.

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6 hours ago, YassinMoutaouakil said:

he's an 8 playing as a 10 rather than a 10 that could potentially become a 9, if that makes sense.

 

6 hours ago, well fan for life said:

Scenes when we deploy him as the Raumdeuter.

 

 

Yeah I was gonna say, I am against positions now being numbers. Give me the lingo version please!

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It seems like Court's now writes to the Daily Record hacks with his Christmas list rather than sending it to Santa.

  • I'd like the leagues top scorer
  • I'd love it if he could come early
  • It would be nice if we could offload our shite too

"Consider it printed Mr Courts"

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2 minutes ago, Kapowzer said:

It seems like Court's now writes to the Daily Record hacks with his Christmas list rather than sending it to Santa.

  • I'd like the leagues top scorer
  • I'd love it if he could come early
  • It would be nice if we could offload our shite too

"Consider it printed Mr Courts"

Hasn't that always been how stories get in the paper - "you print my slevers and I'll feed you some good stuff later"?

On a similar theme, I did notice an interesting line in this Record piece:

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That hasn't gone down well with Motherwell fans and it would be in the best interests of all concerned to bring that move forward to this month before the transfer window slams shut on January 31.

..which sounds even more like it is coming directly from someone with an interest in Watt's transfer going through before the league resumes. Watt moving now being "best for all concerned" is at least a pretty debateable point and I prefer the old fashioned method of using a source close the deal said when dropping these things in...

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57 minutes ago, Busta Nut said:

 

 

 

Yeah I was gonna say, I am against positions now being numbers. Give me the lingo version please!

:lol: aye fair. I basically meant that I know he's been playing as an attacking midfielder, but he strikes me more as a central midfielder who's been playing further forward, than a natural attacking player we could use as a striking option. But I could be wrong.

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Essentially we've been messed about here as we were with Dec to Aberdeen. We've had the rugged pulled with Cadden/Oxford/Columbus and countless other wee bits and pieces over the years.

We've sometimes done it ourselves, Chris Humphrey being one that stands out and didn't we benefit with cross border rules with Louis?

Sometimes you win (Dec and his demise), sometimes you win big (400k for Hastie after his purple patch), sometimes you get a kick in the baws. I'd say these all even out but like in life the bigger and wealthier you are, the more you get away with stuff.

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Scott is an interesting one as he genuinely looks like he's forgotten how to play football at hibs.

That said, he did all his best work wide (and in front of the St mirren family stand) rather than as a centre forward, and that's mainly what we're looking for eh?

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