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3 minutes ago, RandomGuy. said:

An injury prone 30yo whos struggled for a game at Bolton over the past 2 years, and its just a 6 month loan deal.

A Callum Davidson special.

3 month loan deal. Even worse. 
 

He was a very good player in 2015. 

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There is no way Crawford is a Grieve signing IMO. I don't know what the "strategy" (surely the whole point of appointing a HoR) is at Saints but can bet you it's not a short-term loan for a 30-year-old who hasn't exactly been playing regularly since moving south, especially with our squad balanced as it is (expiring contracts etc...) currently. 

Interesting. 

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1 minute ago, Kyle said:

3 month loan deal. Even worse. 
 

He was a very good player in 2015. 

I've no idea where he even fits?

Defensively a non-entity, so you can't play in a CM two. Can't play wide in our front three. Could potentially play McCann as a holding CM with Crawford and Wotherspoon either side, but I feel sorry for our RCB if hes got Rooney and Crawford helping him defensively.

Guess he'll just be back up when we're trying to win the game or something? 

Hopefully this is the last window Callum Davidson has a major say in transfers. Hes done great things for us and all, but he can't build a squad that can last. In 12 months we'll be looking for, potentially, a starting GK, RCB, LCB, RWB, and CM, while Booth, Craig, and Davidson should all be back up, with May/MOH/Hendry punted. You can't sign 5 loanees and a couple of 30yo sticking plasters for that.

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46 minutes ago, The Real Saints said:

Decent player… but do we need him? Is someone getting offloaded?

Bryson and Gilmour are NEVER fit. Which is zero surprise as thats why Aberdeen moved him on. He was absent through injury for over 30 games in his time there!

McCann could leave also.

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2 minutes ago, double deluxe said:

Annoying that he wasn’t available for any of the European games, we missed him badly in both home legs.

Agreed.

His performance in the big games towards the end of the season I thought he was very good!

Same in the whole 45 mins I seen of him in pre season as well. 

He actually keeps possession!

 

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Not because of the nutmeg but honestly no clue why Saints fans are all crying and whinging about signing him. 

Between Bryson, Muzz & Liam their combined age is over 100!!

Bryson never fit, Muzz prone to being injured for long periods. 

Just because we've made a few quid from Europe doesn't mean we were ever going to make a blockbuster signing!

Yes another loan but if we can't get better options via a permanent signings then what do you want the club to do? Sign poorer players just simply because they're permanent. That would be stupid...

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3 minutes ago, PSJ.84 said:

May be imagining it but did Crawford not score a peach against us at NDP in a 1-0 as well? Could very well have been a tap-in or even not have happened…

Genuinely think that was 6 years ago.

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11 minutes ago, Mr Positive, sometimes. said:

 

Not because of the nutmeg but honestly no clue why Saints fans are all crying and whinging about signing him. 

Between Bryson, Muzz & Liam their combined age is over 100!!

Bryson never fit, Muzz prone to being injured for long periods. 

Just because we've made a few quid from Europe doesn't mean we were never going to make a blockbuster signing!

Yes another loan but if we can't get better options via a permanent signings then what do you want the club to do? Sign poorer players just simply because they're permanent. That would be stupid...

Should have nutted Barton.

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6 minutes ago, RandomGuy. said:

Genuinely think that was 6 years ago.

Very long time ago, just making sure my memory still works!

Managed to find it on YouTube - not much of a screamer…

 

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Maybe I’m a happy clapper but my first reaction to hearing this was mild to moderate pleasure at an attacking player I’d heard of and remembered being decent in this league + and actually scoring goals. Only when I came on here that I had second thoughts about whether this is a decent one for us or not… but then having third thoughts (bare with me), is 30 really that old and if we look at him as a Conway replacement, surely it’s a slight upgrade?

I know we want signings made with the long term in mind but it’s now deadline day and that’s not where we are. When Grieve is up and running properly and we start making money from McCann etc I reckon things should improve in that regard - at the very least, they can’t get worse. So I’ll stick my neck out and say welcome in Ali, you were decent in this league in the not too distant past, scored more goals in a season than our top scorer last season did in the not too distant past and all in a team that created far fewer chances than we do. Much much better than nothing imo.

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Is he a better option coming on for the last 20 than Hendry? Of course he is. Is he more creative and better on the ball than half our squad, of course he is. I do have issue with the length of loan but if he can pass the ball better and more often than what happened in  that last European game then he goes straight in the side for me because that was absolutely fucking brutal.

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