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5 minutes ago, madton said:

I take it McInroy is out of contract at Celtic and not been offered a new deal so no compo required?

Liked the look of him, hopefully Dougie has made him an offer, about time we took some your players!

I heard he was waiting to see if Morton were going to put in an offer.

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7 minutes ago, madton said:

I take it McInroy is out of contract at Celtic and not been offered a new deal so no compo required?

Liked the look of him, hopefully Dougie has made him an offer, about time we took some your players!

Celtic have released him, so he’s a free agent

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13 minutes ago, davidkennedyshand said:

Jack Baird offered terms 🤔

Would be surprised if he accepted them- he's obviously limited but would expect he would be looking to be a first choice at either lower end Championship or top end L1 rather than staying here as a backup.  

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I saw Nick McAllister was getting rave reviews from Clyde fans after his loan spell.  Could he return to a side hopefully not battling relegation and improve like Mick Rose the second?  He looked miles off it but it was his first season at this level and was injured for all of pre season so you never know...

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5 minutes ago, North Terrace Gazza said:

I suspect a lot of this current squad have been offered reduced terms to re-sign as a good number are just not good enough.

Which we already know, so why offer them anything then?

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18 minutes ago, madton said:

Doubt he will be short of offers then.

He's good, but he's not THAT good.

My personal thoughts are that he lacks the pace to really make it at a higher level, although he's definitely a goalscoring midfielder who I reckon could add between 7 and 12 goals over a season from long range shots / free kicks etc and they are definitely few and far between at our level.

In a good settled team with good players around him then I think he could excel, however he's not a one man team or anything like that and he can also have games where he fails to get too involved and doesn't have that much influence.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that Yes, if we could get him signed then I'd definitely take him, but by the same token I wouldn't burst the Bank if he was playing hardball as he's not irreplaceable, although he's young and should still be improving, so maybe I'm being a little harsh.

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51 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:


Aye that’s probably likely. Willing to push the boat out a bit more for those two to try and match what a Premiership club might offer.

Only other thought is that it could be a distinction between players who have agents and players who don't.

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Right so if everyone that’s been offered a deal signs on then we should be looking at something like this.

McAdams

Muirhead
New CB
McGinty
Reading

O’Connor
McInroy
Murdoch
New LW

New ST
Adeloye

Subs;
Albinson, Houston, Baird, Dempsey, Hewitt, New W/AM, Ashford

You’ve then got McAllister, Smith, McKenzie, Bryden and Ecrepont to supplement the squad which gives you a total of 23 players which is a good number for this level. It also leaves you with options to switch to a 4-3-3 which might still be Bullen’s preferred formation with the right players.

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Keeping 3/4 of last seasons centre halves is concerning. If they all re-sign we really need to make sure the 4th one is solid as a rock and not injury prone.

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9 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:

Right so if everyone that’s been offered a deal signs on then we should be looking at something like this.

McAdams

Muirhead
New CB
McGinty
Reading

O’Connor
McInroy
Murdoch
New LW

New ST
Adeloye

Subs;
Albinson, Houston, Baird, Dempsey, Hewitt, New W/AM, Ashford

You’ve then got McAllister, Smith, McKenzie, Bryden and Ecrepont to supplement the squad which gives you a total of 23 players which is a good number for this level. It also leaves you with options to switch to a 4-3-3 which might still be Bullen’s preferred formation with the right players.

Yes, in the absence of us signing a new RB, then Muirhead has to play there ahead of Houston. Not only does it make us more solid, but it also gives us a much better aerial threat and presence in the opposition box from set pieces.

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I'm definitely in the minority but I'd be happy enough if all the ones offered deals signed. 

 

For me it's all about whether the quality of the new signings is high enough to push us forward (which does concern me quite a bit).   They need to be guys that will be top end for the division and that's the same regardless of whether it's Baird / Houston / Muirhead etc backing them up or 3 new guys who lets face it probably wouldn't be that much of a change in standard. 

 

Edit - I'd of course be more concerned if Adeloye and McInroy both leave as that's then another 2 higher quality signings needed.  

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13 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:

Right so if everyone that’s been offered a deal signs on then we should be looking at something like this.

McAdams

Muirhead
New CB
McGinty
Reading

O’Connor
McInroy
Murdoch
New LW

New ST
Adeloye

Subs;
Albinson, Houston, Baird, Dempsey, Hewitt, New W/AM, Ashford

You’ve then got McAllister, Smith, McKenzie, Bryden and Ecrepont to supplement the squad which gives you a total of 23 players which is a good number for this level. It also leaves you with options to switch to a 4-3-3 which might still be Bullen’s preferred formation with the right players.

That defence gives me the fear to be honest. I’d be hoping for at least 2 starting defenders to be signed but given the offers made it doesn’t look likely.  Hopefully I’m wrong and they can improve as a collective unit but I don’t think muirhead is the answer at right back. 

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