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5 minutes ago, Dick Van Dyke said:

So you think a 1 year deal makes sense? 

I think sometimes you have to accept players don't want to spend long at Saints. Sandaza only signed a one year deal, presumably refusing to sign any longer as he wanted to use Saints as a stepping stone to bigger things. I don't think anyone should claim that was a deal we shouldn't have done.

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A season or two back Dave McMillan was one of our top few earners and on a three year deal, it didn't work out and we had to keep him on longer than intended because he knew he wouldn't be able to match the deal anywhere else so was happy for us to pay his big wage while he played for Falkirk in the third tier or our reserve team.  It limited our ability to bring in new players due to budget.

A one year deal is fine.

Its about the here and now. We need a goalscorer to drag us up the table and hopefully get the other strikers firing as well. This season is about staying up, anything more is probably a bonus. 

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Sanel Jahic, Madis Vihmann, Plamen Krachunov... all signed with no previous experience in Scottish football and all played / contributed hardly anything. I think a one year deal is fine. If he impresses, let’s not leave it until Easter to start talking about extending. 

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Presumably the Israeli national team don't need to quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Scotland? 

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2 minutes ago, Costanza said:

Presumably the Israeli national team don't need to quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Scotland? 

Nope. Likewise when international players return to their teams. 

Exceptions for international football teams. Although they're probably not allowed to go wondering around the town centre etc?

Travelling on private flights probably helps as well. 

Edited by Mr Positive, sometimes.

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2 minutes ago, Costanza said:

Presumably the Israeli national team don't need to quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Scotland? 

 

Just now, Mr Positive, sometimes. said:

Nope. Likewise when international players return to their teams. 

Exceptions for international football teams. Although they're probably not allowed to go wondering around the town centre etc?

They get exemptions as they're not meant to have any close contact with anyone apart from opposition players on the pitch, and are in and out of the country fairly sharp.

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Just now, Costanza said:

Presumably the Israeli national team don't need to quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Scotland? 

Have to say I'm also totally confused by the rules on this. 

Would have been good to have him have a bit of a run out in the cup games but just pleased we've made a signing, and to be fair if it's meant moving on Duffy and returning a striker that was clearly never going to get a run in the team to bankroll it then that's good business I think. 

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Jesus Christ, Dick.

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Goalkeepers

1. Zander Clark  -2022

12. Elliot Parish – 2021

 

Defenders

19. Shaun Rooney– 2022

15. Danny McNamara – 2021 – on loan from Millwall

6. Liam Gordon - 2021

5. Jason Kerr – 2022

4. Jamie McCart  - 2022

3. Scott Tanser  – 2021

24. Callum Booth – Jan 2021

 

 

Midfielders

10. David Wotherspoon - 2021

8. Murray Davidson - 2021

26. Liam Craig – Jan 2021

18. Ali McCann – 2023

13. Craig Bryson - 2021

7. Craig Conway - 2021

 

Forwards

9. Chris Kane – Jan 2021

11. Michael O'Halloran – 2021

14. Stevie May  – 2021 + 1

22. Callum Hendry - 2022 

17. Guy Melamed - 2021

 

Here's hoping we don't pick up too many injuries, particularly at centre back. Decent quality throughout the squad though.

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9 minutes ago, Kyle said:

Here's hoping we don't pick up too many injuries, particularly at centre back. Decent quality throughout the squad though.

Agree. If Melamed can do a job for us that's a decent crew. 

Might come back to bite me in the arse but right now, not feeling too panicky about being bottom of the league. 

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Ideally you'd have another CB and wide player, I think. 

We might get away with such a small squad but you're putting yourself at the mercy of luck with a small squad.

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Ideally you'd have another CB and wide player, I think. 
We might get away with such a small squad but you're putting yourself at the mercy of luck with a small squad.
Is young Denham out on loan or still at the club?

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4 minutes ago, The Marly said:

Is young Denham out on loan or still at the club?

Never seen him mentioned as going out. There's a young CB we signed from Celtic who's been training with the first team too, and I've completely forgotten his name now (it's not Duffy, he's younger).

Guess they're maybe deserving of a squad role and we just don't know it yet? 

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16 hours ago, Dick Van Dyke said:

And then he leaves for nothing and we are back to square one 

How long would you have had him sign a contract for?

Would you have moved on to a lesser target if the player himself only wants one year?

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Although I'm all aboard the Melamed hype train I'd have been very wary of giving a guy you've only seen in videos more than a one year contract. If he does well then obviously try and sign him up for longer and quickly.

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