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If we're looking for a young loan player from England to replace him, then there should be plenty of options available.

Although, must be difficult for a young player on his own, living the way that players have to at the moment, in an unfamiliar setting.

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36 minutes ago, smellthepaw said:

Plus is it not pretty much unlimited if they are from outside Scotland? I mind Gretna went on a loan signing spree all those years ago.

Dunno. I thought it was changing but not sure of what to. 

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3 hours ago, djchapsticks said:

Dunno. I thought it was changing but not sure of what to. 

A maximum of six players can now be signed on loan by any one side in the coming season - up from four previously. And clubs will also be allowed to loan two players from any team in the same division - instead of just one -and four from sides in different levels of the Scottish league - up from two.Jul 21, 2020

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Jim Goodwin today said that he may well be dabbling in the league of Ireland for another couple of Players. 😉

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5 hours ago, glenburn bud said:

Jim Goodwin today said that he may well be dabbling in the league of Ireland for another couple of Players. 😉

I'd be shocked if he wasn't looking there. 

Equally, I'd be shocked if any of the players he was looking at came to fruition in this window as LOI players are all contracted until January so we'd be looking at a transfer fee for any we'd want to get just now. 

I watched the first half of Bohemians vs St. Pats last week waiting on our game to start and there were one or two players in the Bohemians side that looked quite tidy. 

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Talking of Irish football, albeit in the North, and with a nod to someone once of this parish, I see Kearny guided Coleraine to a win over Maribor. I spotted there was a live stream on the BBC last night, and while I didn't watch much I did see a well kent face on the touchline.

That's a very decent result for them. Maribor have huckled bigger teams than Coleraine out of Europe.

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48 minutes ago, Ric said:

Talking of Irish football, albeit in the North, and with a nod to someone once of this parish, I see Kearny guided Coleraine to a win over Maribor. I spotted there was a live stream on the BBC last night, and while I didn't watch much I did see a well kent face on the touchline.

That's a very decent result for them. Maribor have huckled bigger teams than Coleraine out of Europe.

It was a result most Scottish clubs wouldn't have pulled off. 

Some achievement. 

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Problem with loans is other clubs aren't really going to be keen if the player isn't going to get a regular game

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57 minutes ago, Biscuits said:

Problem with loans is other clubs aren't really going to be keen if the player isn't going to get a regular game

Yup.

As we've just seen with Thor, players aren't going on loan to warm the bench. So for a backup centre-half, we're either going to be looking at experienced journeyman, or promising young guy. We've just let one of the former go (Gary Mack), and we've got a promising youth team guy in the senior squad. Plus Jack Baird.

Goodwin must really not fancy Baird if he's more likely to bring in an unknown quantity, who is happy to be backup, who is also better than Baird.

 

TBH, I'd prefer to bring in a versatile Hodson-type who can cover both fullback positions, as that's where we have the least genuine cover, at least until Flynn is back.

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50 minutes ago, Coventry Saint said:

TBH, I'd prefer to bring in a versatile Hodson-type who can cover both fullback positions, as that's where we have the least genuine cover, at least until Flynn is back.

Yup, Tait has been superb, but I'd fear for us if he got injured (or sent off). We really don't have cover for that LB spot. I said previously maybe Fraser can play the other side of the fullback, as we have quite a bit of cover for RB so maybe that's on Goodwin's mind.

The way Tait has been playing, I'd have no issues with him retaining that spot consistently for the remainder of this contract (2 years thankfully). He's only 30, but I don't think it would be a daft idea to identify a player that could be his future replacement now. I've no idea what sort of mentor he would be, although didn't he wear the Motherwell armband in the past?, so you'd hope we could pick up someone with potential (or promote from within) and develop them rather than going out and finding the finished article.

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22 minutes ago, Ric said:

Yup, Tait has been superb, but I'd fear for us if he got injured (or sent off). We really don't have cover for that LB spot. I said previously maybe Fraser can play the other side of the fullback, as we have quite a bit of cover for RB so maybe that's on Goodwin's mind.

The way Tait has been playing, I'd have no issues with him retaining that spot consistently for the remainder of this contract (2 years thankfully). He's only 30, but I don't think it would be a daft idea to identify a player that could be his future replacement now. I've no idea what sort of mentor he would be, although didn't he wear the Motherwell armband in the past?, so you'd hope we could pick up someone with potential (or promote from within) and develop them rather than going out and finding the finished article.

Yeah, agree with this. The way we play, we don’t really do the overlapping fullback thing so it’s not like he’s busting up and down the wing for 90 mins. Don’t see him being an issue for the next two seasons, but would be good to invest in the future and either promote within or take a punt on a younger, lower league player.

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Don't do the overlapping full back? Tait scores the winner against Livi then sets the ball on a plate for Obika against Accies. Reckon Tait spends more time in the opposition box than our midfield.

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38 minutes ago, NorthBank said:

Don't do the overlapping full back? Tait scores the winner against Livi then sets the ball on a plate for Obika against Accies. Reckon Tait spends more time in the opposition box than our midfield.

Did they not both stem from set pieces though? It’s just not a general feature of our play to see the full back hitting the opposition byline.

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2 hours ago, aldo_j said:

Did they not both stem from set pieces though? It’s just not a general feature of our play to see the full back hitting the opposition byline.

You are right - both goals came shortly after a set piece. Although both times Tait stayed up the park and is willing to get into the box when he can. Could not imagine any other recent left back do what he has been doing.

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Training footage from this week showing Flynn playing in practice match and hitting shots at full pelt.

Think we'll see him on the bench sooner rather than later.

Magennis was playing too, but didn't see him striking the ball.

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Training footage from this week showing Flynn playing in practice match and hitting shots at full pelt.

Think we'll see him on the bench sooner rather than later.

Magennis was playing too, but didn't see him striking the ball.

They both can't come back quick enough, well obviously they can but we desperately need them in that team.

 

I'm willing to file today under write it off and never speak of it again as long as we learn from it.

 

Not too chuffed with the gaffer tonight, it has to be said.

 

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Dismal day for St Mirren as injuries pile on top of poor performance at St Johnstone

 

The Buddies were outgunned in the battle of the Saints as the Perth side deservedly picked up the spoils.

St Johnstone spurned a host of first half chances as St Mirren struggled with an unfamiliar 3-5-2 formation, with only some excellent defending from Richard Tait and shot-stopping from Jak Alnwick keeping the sides level.

Continues: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/local-sport/dismal-day-st-mirren-injuries-22599595

@ZingaliMan - Where did you hear that we will be part of the trial?

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1 hour ago, sergie's no1 fan said:

They both can't come back quick enough, well obviously they can but we desperately need them in that team.

 

I'm willing to file today under write it off and never speak of it again as long as we learn from it.

 

Not too chuffed with the gaffer tonight, it has to be said.

 

In every game we have played  there are far too many long periods where we play far too deep. It's a weakness that's yet to be fixed the weakness at the moment is midfield. Play is  not getting  broke up enough putting us under pressure.  I would go as far as to say we are lucky not to lose many more goals due to a good defence. But we are putting them under too much pressure.  Midfield needs fixed. 

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