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I was thinking with the work going on at the stadium with the pitch has their been anymore on a safe standing area at the stadium?   I know it was talked about a few seasons ago before covid.   Anyone know if it's still being considered or is the idea a non starter? 

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Cammy Ballantyne done a short interview with the Daily Record and states he's got a 2 year deal with us.

Find it really odd that the club don’t tell us this. Same with Watson saying he signed his contract months ago but couldn’t talk about it until we announced it recently. I don’t really understand the benefit of keeping things secretive like that.
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15 minutes ago, ShineOnYouCrazyDiamonds said:


Find it really odd that the club don’t tell us this. Same with Watson saying he signed his contract months ago but couldn’t talk about it until we announced it recently. I don’t really understand the benefit of keeping things secretive like that.

Yeah strange, looking at it i think we're the only club when we announce players we don't announce the contract length seems every other club in the league do. 

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The important thing is 2 year deals are being offered,  players want a little more security when joining a club,  if players are scouted properly then that should lessen the risk, we have been stung with Page, Conroy etc although every signing has a risk ....in saying that one year deals have a place for the squad fillers in all teams (subs).  

apparently QOS have offered our summer target Grant Savoury a 2 year deal......

 

 

Any further word on the support system for Rhys any runners and riders

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19 minutes ago, Passionate said:

The important thing is 2 year deals are being offered,  players want a little more security when joining a club,  if players are scouted properly then that should lessen the risk, we have been stung with Page, Conroy etc although every signing has a risk ....in saying that one year deals have a place for the squad fillers in all teams (subs).  

apparently QOS have offered our summer target Grant Savoury a 2 year deal......

 

 

Any further word on the support system for Rhys any runners and riders

 

There's also times when players would prefer a 1 year deal too though. Particularly if you are a promotion chasing club like us and the player is young and fancies themselves to move up the leagues regardless of whether the club does. A 2 year deal means that if your team doesn't get promoted you are stuck in the same league for another year. Someone like Callum Smith is probably an example of this, if he'd been on a 1 year deal I'm sure a Championship club would have taken him this summer, as it is he's still in League 1. Of course the flip side for a player is that if he'd had a stinker of a season, or got a serious injury, we'd have released him and he'd have no club now. I guess it's all down to how much faith the player has in their own ability and/or whether they can afford to take the risk of a 1 year deal. In general I agree it's better to be able to offer 2 year deals because it's almost impossible to build a team otherwise. It also ensures more buy-in from the squad because promotion/relegation actually affects them.

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43 minutes ago, Passionate said:

apparently QOS have offered our summer target Grant Savoury a 2 year deal......

I would be making him a better offer. Something we need to do if we're serious about winning the league.

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26 minutes ago, Kenny_m said:

I would be making him a better offer. Something we need to do if we're serious about winning the league.

Seen on twitter that Josh Rae had shared that tweet about Savoury being away, would think if Savoury signs for us, Josh Rae would follow suit.

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50 minutes ago, David Fernández said:

Seen on twitter that Josh Rae had shared that tweet about Savoury being away, would think if Savoury signs for us, Josh Rae would follow suit.

Rae gone to Carlisle

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2 hours ago, Kenny_m said:

I would be making him a better offer. Something we need to do if we're serious about winning the league.

This.  Some would call me arrogant, but if we want to have a serious campaign this season and Savoury WAS one of our main targets then we need to put some of our resources into securing his signature and stop him from going elsewhere.  I know clubs don’t get to sign everyone that they want but this seems to be a very doable addition to the team. Board have to work with Reese to get this over the line if its that important to our plans 

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Seen on twitter that Josh Rae had shared that tweet about Savoury being away, would think if Savoury signs for us, Josh Rae would follow suit.
Be very surprised if rae signed for you was excellent for us thought he would be targeting a gig a in championship at the least.
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31 minutes ago, QosLoyal said:
10 hours ago, David Fernández said:
Seen on twitter that Josh Rae had shared that tweet about Savoury being away, would think if Savoury signs for us, Josh Rae would follow suit.

Be very surprised if rae signed for you was excellent for us thought he would be targeting a gig a in championship at the least.

Compensation required to QOS

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52 minutes ago, QosLoyal said:
10 hours ago, David Fernández said:
Seen on twitter that Josh Rae had shared that tweet about Savoury being away, would think if Savoury signs for us, Josh Rae would follow suit.

Be very surprised if rae signed for you was excellent for us thought he would be targeting a gig a in championship at the least.

Thought the same about Cammy Ballantyne but we managed to get that over the line on a two year deal despite him rumoured to be going to a championship team. Josh Rae already rumoured to be signing for Carlisle by a few posters on here anyways. But for Grant Savoury I think both Airdrie and yourselves have offered him a two year deal.

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20 minutes ago, 19QOS19 said:


 

 


Where did you hear this, out of interest?

 

Just rumours going around at our end our summer targets were Ballantyne, Brown and Savoury,  only heard of QOS the other day, he might not sign for any one of us, I expect him to be unveiled somewhere in the next few days... I dont know where the Josh Rae GK talk is,  we are apparently going down the premiership loan keeper route.

 

question would you guys take Connor Murray back....

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18 minutes ago, Passionate said:

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question would you guys take Connor Murray back....

No. Never done much at Partick and unfortunately not good enough imo. 

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Just rumours going around at our end our summer targets were Ballantyne, Brown and Savoury,  only heard of QOS the other day, he might not sign for any one of us, I expect him to be unveiled somewhere in the next few days... I dont know where the Josh Rae GK talk is,  we are apparently going down the premiership loan keeper route.
 
question would you guys take Connor Murray back....

It would be a very meh addition. I wouldn't be annoyed but I certainly wouldn't be excited by it. He'd probably be solid enough signing at this level but being greedy I'm hoping for something better than Murray.
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