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That’s a positive signing. Although I thought the same about Goss, so will wait and see. 

Two defenders short still, but two gaping holes filled this week (Mayzo and Holt), with the potential of three depending on Ralston’s ability. 

Left back probably all we’ll get which leaves us a centre back and possibly a quality right back short of a really decent squad. 

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4 minutes ago, mizfit said:


Ralston signed as cover and heard from united fans he’s good enough.
 

Unless we sign another right back, there’s not a hope Ralston has been signed as cover imo. 

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3 minutes ago, Bankfoot Saints said:

Remember Tommy saying in an interview that the chairman likes a wee gamble on deadline day so wondering if one more left field one to come in 

think this is more what he meant...

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Seriously though, who the f**k is Ally Roy?

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Left back probably all we’ll get which leaves us a centre back and possibly a quality right back short of a really decent squad. 


There’s been plenty of this “good squad” chat since pre season. With May and Holt in and Wright back it’s now incumbent on them to start living up to that.

Next two games aren’t ideal right enough...

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3 minutes ago, ali_91 said:

That’s a positive signing. Although I thought the same about Goss, so will wait and see. 

Holt feels less of a gamble than Goss was.

Holts profile feels like exactly the type of signing we should be making, along with May. Mid-20s but plenty of experience in this division, transfermarkt has Holt having 98 Premiership games under his belt.

Rangers fans talking about how hard working he is, we need some legs in the middle of the park, and he seems to be technically impressive too. 

Even if he fails I think this is a signing we all agree with.

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Goalkeepers

1. Zander Clark (27) -2022

12. Elliot Parish (29) – 2021

48. Max Johnstone (20) -2020

45. Ross Sinclair (18) – 2021 ­­– on loan at Brechin

 

 

Defenders

2. Wallace Duffy (20) -2021

21. Anthony Ralston (20) – 2020 – on loan from Celtic

6. Steven Anderson (33) - 2020 

23. Liam Gordon (23) - 2021

15. Jason Kerr (22) – 2022

5. Madis Vihmann (23) – 2020 – on loan from Flora 

3. Scott Tanser (24) - 2021

Midfielders

7. Drey Wright (24) - 2020

10. David Wotherspoon (29) - 2021

8. Murray Davidson (31) - 2020 + 1

4. Ross Callachan (25) - 2020

26. Liam Craig (32) - 2020

19. Jason Holt (26) - 2020 -on loan from Rangers

18. Ali McCann (19) - 2020  

33. Matty Kennedy (24) - 2020

11. Danny Swanson (32) - 2020

Forwards

16. David McMillan (30) - 2020

9. Chris Kane (24) - 2020

17. Michael O'Halloran (28) – 2021

14. Stevie May (26) – 2021 + 1

22. Callum Hendry (21) - 2020 

Getting there lads. 

 

Kyle McClean mutually consented as I was about to send this post. That’s a strange one. 

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He's well down the pecking order, particular with Holt in. Maybe wanting back home.

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TBF McLean is well down the pecking order now.

Davidson, Holt, Craig, McCann all easily ahead of him. An argument Wotherspoon goes in there too, and Callachan is still hanging about.

He'll walk into a top flight Northern Irish side after his Linfield loan last season.

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8 minutes ago, Jamie_Beatson said:

 


There’s been plenty of this “good squad” chat since pre season. With May and Holt in and Wright back it’s now incumbent on them to start living up to that.

Next two games aren’t ideal right enough...

 

Yep, don’t think Tommy can have too many grumbles with the end result of the window, although obviously the timing of getting it almost right is still a grumble. 

Hopefully we can work on getting the shape right over the next few weeks and come out flying after the internationals. 

Winning one of the next two games would be a realistic aim, but even if we get any sort of positive result in one of them I’d be relatively happy. 

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48 minutes ago, RandomGuy. said:

Been mentioned on Twitter by a Hearts fan tbf...

 

34 minutes ago, Honest Saints Fan said:

Another social media f**k up. They meant 9...

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I was told we enquired a few weeks ago. 

No idea how true but can imagine we at least would enquire. 

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So we line up how?

                    Clark

Ralston  Kerr  Gordon  Tanser

Wright  Holt Davidson Kennedy

                    MOH

                    May

Something like that? 

That's a decent team with a good bench. Agree they need to step up but that defence is worryingly young. 

edit - and virtually no defensive depth. 

edit 2 - FFS just realised I wrote Clarke again, risking the Wrath of Tam

 

 

Edited by Valentino Bolognese

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Just now, Valentino Bolognese said:

So we line up how?

                    Clarke

Ralston  Kerr  Gordon  Tanser

Wright  Holt Davidson Kennedy

                    MOH

                    May

Something like that? 

That's a decent team with a good bench. Agree they need to step up but that defence is worryingly young. 

Yup, a lot of pressure on Ralston, Holt and May to hit the ground running. 

Then again, none of us have any real hopes for the Aberdeen/Rangers game, so they've nothing to lose as they settle in.

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3 minutes ago, Valentino Bolognese said:

So we line up how?

                    Clarke

Ralston  Kerr  Gordon  Tanser

Wright  Holt Davidson Kennedy

                    MOH

                    May

Something like that? 

That's a decent team with a good bench. Agree they need to step up but that defence is worryingly young. 

 

Clarke is worse than Miller, go and stop that. Start calling your work mate Clark or something. 

Agree with your team though, although I’d be playing Spoony ahead of Kennedy or O’Halloran at Aberdeen, bit more balanced with him in the side. 

We really do have an abundance of options from the midfield onwards. Kane/Hendry with May looks like Partnerships that might work, Kennedy off the left or behind May, MOH either side or behind May, Spoony on the left, McCann/Craig in the middle with two wingers and May. That’s without even mentioning Swanson. Finding the right balance for the right game is going to be a headache for Tommy at times. 

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Defence aside, that's the best-looking Saints team I can recall. Unless we bring in a couple of impressive reinforcements at the back, our gameplan must surely be to go for the jugular and hope we score more goals than the opposition. If we approach matches too conservatively, we could be in a spot of bother.

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Not sure what to make of the McClean departure? An indication we haven't managed to shift a more obvious candidate and someone had to be cut from the squad before Holt could sign, or something that has been on the manager's mind? 

I liked him for what he was, a young guy making his way in the game but maybe the impact on McCann gave TW second thoughts on him? 

Think everyone will be pleased with Holt but then, as said, the same was true of Scougall and Goss in the centre of the park. Again as said though, he knows this league better. Would have been nice to have him in before the last day but better late than never. 

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