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What do folk think after today then? Steadied the ship a bit? Certainly our defence looked much better with Stubbs in and great to see Smith continuing to perform up top.

With St J, Livvy, St Mirren and maybe Killie looking poor, there are some tiny green shoots of encouragement. . .

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Some points from the forum:

  • The club have taken measures to avoid another Ferguson scenario - longer contracts for youth players and if I heard correctly, the club have the option to trigger extensions. 
  • Maitland doesn't like developing other teams' players (i.e. the loan market) but will do it if necessary. 
  • His comments on Adedoyin were eerily similar to what Ronnie said about Kozo before he got the bullet. 
  • McGonigal was brought in to help with recruitment but his vision wasn't in line with the club. Reading between the lines, he wanted to delve into the foreign market which others were less keen on. 
  • Rice identifies positions he wants (and I'd imagine players) while the analysts (Keith Glendinning and another guy) and Maitland help him out. 
  • At the start of the window, they wanted three CBs: Easton and McKenna were first choice and they wanted an experienced one as the third player. They've been trying for one all summer but issues, mainly budgetary, meant they haven't managed to get one so went for Stubbs (who was identified at the start). I don't think we'll sign another. 
  • They're still trying to claw back the scammed money (which was confirmed as £800K or thereabouts) but I'd be v surprised if they got it. 
  • Maitland spoke about wanting to bring two random season ticket holders into the Directors Box for every home game, which sounds like a good idea but will go to pot once some bozo makes a mess of it. 

I might have missed info out but have tried to cover what I can remember. 

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  • His comments on Adedoyin were eerily similar to what Ronnie said about Kozo before he got the bullet. 
  • McGonigal was brought in to help with recruitment but his vision wasn't in line with the club. Reading between the lines, he wanted to delve into the foreign market which others were less keen on.
  • At the start of the window, they wanted three CBs: Easton and McKenna were first choice and they wanted an experienced one as the third player. They've been trying for one all summer but issues, mainly budgetary, meant they haven't managed to get one so went for Stubbs (who was identified at the start). I don't think we'll sign another.

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    Wouldn’t surprise me at all if Adedoyin is sent packing unless his attitude and play acting antics are swiftly dropped at the Airdrie game.

     

    The mcgonigal point will be sheer nonsense IMO. Something else in that, the club have been happy to go foreign many times before.

     

    I heard the opposite about the CB point that we could still see one come in but it’s more likely to be at the end of August similar to Kilgallon when all other better paid options haven’t taken them on.

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    On 08/08/2019 at 23:40, Im_Rodger said:

    Had a random thought that I'm glad the worst thing that can happen to us this season is relegation to the Championship. 

    Put this team in the Championship and it will struggle badly. 

    This is the least optimistic I have ever been going into a season. 

    Hope Rice makes me eat my words but honestly I'd say most of the Championship squads are better than ours. 

    What have the board being doing with the Premiership £££'s?

    We have been getting over a million a season in prize money for 6 seasons yet we see pretty much none of that returned into the first team. 

    If relegation occurs questions must be asked.

    This was a bit doom and gloom.

    Stubbs was the CB we've been crying out for. 

    Gogic looked so much better as a midfielder today instead of a defender. 

    We would pump the diddy league if we were in it.

    That is why we are a Premiership club and will remain so for eternity. 

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    Adedoyin not even in squad for u21s tonight. Reckon he will be back at Everton soon.

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    5 hours ago, FuzzyBear said:

    Adedoyin not even in squad for u21s tonight. Reckon he will be back at Everton soon.

    Attitude problem and  a bad apple's is the word on the grapevine along with telling senior players what he is on down South(allegedly £4k weekly but find that hard to believe).

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    Lyon was a bit of a 'nothing' player with us. Just kind of there without doing anything remarkable (although his Old Firm goals were decent).

    Will watch with interest how he gets on in the Championship.

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    Scored an absolute worldie against Dundee, scored twice against Rangers and.... Nope, that's it... 

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    Any info on Darren Lyon? Signed a 1 year deal with ourselves.
    Nae luck. He is dogshite at everything. Cannot believe he is still a professional player.

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    5 hours ago, 19QOS19 said:

    Any info on Darren Lyon? Signed a 1 year deal with ourselves.

    Not suited for Premiership football.

    Might work for your lot though.

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    Nae luck. He is dogshite at everything. Cannot believe he is still a professional player.


    Yous will know dogshite when you see it tbf

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    21 minutes ago, qos1990 said:

     


    Yous will know dogshite when you see it tbf

     

    Well that's just unnecessary 

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    So, not only did Will Collar play a league game, he played quite well. The problem is that he's just the same as Gogic, Martin and MacKinnon.

    Jamie Hamilton was better than I thought he would be and probably deserves to keep his place next week.

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