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6 hours ago, Superhursy7 said:

I'm not not thinking we should be be flush and throwing money about but you would think we would have a similar budget to last season.

Makes sense to have less tbh. 

6 hours ago, Hawk89 said:

 to an extent ICT & Dunfermline with their new found millions from selling Longridge. 

Even without the Longridge money we should still have a bigger budget? 

4 hours ago, WATTOO said:

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McDaid, Crawford and even Shankland were all League 1 players, they weren't proven Championship standard and prior to our good run clubs weren't exactly falling over themselves to offer them deals 

They'd all had good league 1 seasons though and would've had teams interested, Dunfermline were interested in McDaid for example and that would've drove his wages up. 

 

Shankland was well known after his wonder season and Crawford for some reason is genuinely liked by some managers. 

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21 minutes ago, AyrExile said:

Slightly confused here. The budget is lower at the minute because last years included betfred cup cash that hasn’t been banked yet. Did this add up to £175,000? I think it’s perfectly reasonable to increase our budget over a season depending on cup income. If our starting budget this season is now lower than our starting budget last year then I’d be more concerned. If McCall is comparing total budget spent to budget this year (before cup money added) then its most unhelpful in terms of creating a goodwill message 

Quickly off the top of my head from a final standings perspective, we've lost,

Robbie Crawford, Declan McDaid, Lawrence Shankland, Michael Rose, Liam Smith, Ross Doohan, Nicky Cadden, Calvin Miller & Chris Higgins.

We've brought back David Ferguson and Craig McGuffie and signed Sam Roscoe.

Currently that's a net deficit of 6 players (not to mention some of our best players and highest earners).

Coupled with the above we've also re-signed some of our squad on reduced terms which of course is another cut.

As for what we've got, well I reckon we have no striker as Moore won't be fully fit until September (best case) and neither Moffat nor McCowan are centre forwards.

I'm not panicking as yet, however the reality of the situation is that we have no Goalkeeper other than an untried boy and no fit strikers which coupled with an apparent drastic cut in budgets doesn't really auger well for the coming season..........

 

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Just now, Grant228 said:

Even without the Longridge money we should still have a bigger budget? 

To be fair it was a wee snide comment as I'm still gutted Roberts let him go. 
My assumption is your budget will be similar to ICT, that includes pre-Longridge transfer. Ayr are the next tier down in this league mixing it up with Morton and QotS when it comes to financial fire power. 

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It amazes Ethan folks talk about the budgets for clubs when they don’t know the facts. 

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27 minutes ago, madton said:

How was Nicky Cadden for you, just signed for us?

If you happen to stand behind the goals at Cappielow, prepare to catch 75% of his crosses. Absolutely cannot fault his effort though.

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Cadden struck me as a player who might have something with a good pre-season and a manager who can give him some confidence.  He did absolutely nothing in his time at Ayr though.

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2 hours ago, madton said:

How was Nicky Cadden for you, just signed for us?

He was really poor to start with, but improved once he got match fit. He has pace and some ability, but didn't do much for us.

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2 minutes ago, rb123! said:

Surprised McCall didn't want Cadden back, tbh ways things are going he probably did.

Probably couldn’t afford him. 

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8 hours ago, callum-ayr said:

The new PA system and wall was coveted by the lottery I’m sure.

They gave a donation for it but I don't think it was for all of it. 

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Surprised McCall didn't want Cadden back, tbh ways things are going he probably did.

Don’t see why he would want him. He wasn’t exactly a stand out.

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5 hours ago, RandomGuy. said:

Apparently you're after Scougall again, but on a part time contract as hes wanting to start a career outwith football.

Sounds like shite as I didn't think you ran with part time players?

We have two part time players. 

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Carlisle seem pretty confident he’s going to sign a new deal.

If he did sign, could he replace Crawford in central midfield? Or is he more of a wide/attacking midfielder?

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12 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:

Carlisle seem pretty confident he’s going to sign a new deal.

If he did sign, could he replace Crawford in central midfield? Or is he more of a wide/attacking midfielder?

He’s an attacking midfielder but there is not a hope in hell we will get him on our vastly reduced budget.

Offering PT deals just shows how dire a situation we are in. 

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26 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:


Don’t see why he would want him. He wasn’t exactly a stand out.

True but remember when he signed him he was thinking already about getting him permanently, maybe wasn't as good as expected. Like McDaid thought he could be someone who'd McCall could get firing on all cylinders with a full season with him.

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He’s an attacking midfielder but there is not a hope in hell we will get him on our vastly reduced budget.
Offering PT deals just shows how dire a situation we are in. 

He’d probably be an upgrade on what we’ve got then so if he wants to go PT surely we should consider it. Besides if McCall has got in touch with him and is still interested then we can likely afford him. We wouldn’t waste our time chasing someone we couldn’t afford.

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5 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:


He’d probably be an upgrade on what we’ve got then so if he wants to go PT surely we should consider it. Besides if McCall has got in touch with him and is still interested then we can likely afford him. We wouldn’t waste our time chasing someone we couldn’t afford.

I’d only take him if it was on a full time basis. Too many PT players and we start going down the hybrid route which is not the route we should be taking.

i reckon we’ll get Doohan and that will be our it lot.

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I’d only take him if it was on a full time basis. Too many PT players and we start going down the hybrid route which is not the route we should be taking.
i reckon we’ll get Doohan and that will be our it lot.

You think we’ll sign one more player this summer?

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2 minutes ago, D'Jaffo said:


You think we’ll sign one more player this summer?

Every chance or the others we do get will be loanees. 

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23 minutes ago, ayrunitedfw said:

He’s an attacking midfielder but there is not a hope in hell we will get him on our vastly reduced budget.

Offering PT deals just shows how dire a situation we are in. 

I'd imagine the club will fold within the hour. 

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