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The love ins some of our support have with some players is worrying, signing people like him tell you all you need to know about this season. 

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Listen, big Kev’s a cult hero and in his day, it was magnificent watching him absolutely body a Peterhead player into the dugout when we were on our way to a 4-1 home loss. However, as others have said, he was past it two years ago and he’ll be even more past it now, in League One.

He’s here on amateur terms so at least he won’t be taking a wage. Good for the dressing room, will help the young lads in training etc.

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2 minutes ago, SLClyde said:

The love ins some of our support have with some players is worrying, signing people like him tell you all you need to know about this season. 

I agree. I personally only ever rated him during his first loan spell under Duffy. He was dreadful under Chapman (he's about the only player that should have suited him), played okay during Lennon's first six months and was then a passenger for big parts of the promotion season. A quick passing team with both him and Rumsby giving the ball away (under the pretence of crunching tackles and headed clearances) led to an inconsistent first half of the season which ultimately cost us a title. He was given an absolute chasing down at Annan in the play-off final. I'm not sure the difference when we started pairing up McStay and Grant in midfield could have been any more clear. 

Once again though, this is just another symptom of running up a ridiculous and embarrassing debt chasing promotion, which was compounded by the ludicrous decision to hand out 2-year contracts to unproven squad players like Rumsby, Cuddihy, Johnston and Wallace. Last season we got away with not signing a left-back by the skin of our teeth (amateurs like Liam Allison, Michael McMullin), this year we haven't been able to replace McStay/Grant and have been left once again signing completely pointless amateurs to make up the numbers. It's all a bit embarrassing at this level.

 

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Went from a midfield of Rankin, Grant and McStay to one of Nicoll, Robertson and Cuddihy.

It's ridiculous that we've ended up in this situation again. I thought the CIC structure was supposed to prevent us from running up debt again.

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Kevin Nicoll is not a cult hero, ffs. He had 2 or 3 average to poor seasons with us. Does it now make you a cult hero cause you fly into challenges recklessly, picking up needless bookings and sending offs in the process?

Get a grip. It also says alot when your club captain is a benchwarmer throughout the majority of a promotion winning season.

A cult hero would be Paddy Keogh, Andy Smith, David Goodwillie, Brian Carrigan, Andy McClay. Nicoll isnae on the same level as them.

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46 minutes ago, David W said:

I agree. I personally only ever rated him during his first loan spell under Duffy. He was dreadful under Chapman (he's about the only player that should have suited him), played okay during Lennon's first six months and was then a passenger for big parts of the promotion season. A quick passing team with both him and Rumsby giving the ball away (under the pretence of crunching tackles and headed clearances) led to an inconsistent first half of the season which ultimately cost us a title. He was given an absolute chasing down at Annan in the play-off final. I'm not sure the difference when we started pairing up McStay and Grant in midfield could have been any more clear.

 

I couldn't believe he started that first leg down in Annan. Played right into their hands. Thankfully there was no daft team selection in the 2nd leg!

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37 minutes ago, BullyWeeStonehouse said:

Kevin Nicoll is not a cult hero, ffs. He had 2 or 3 average to poor seasons with us. Does it now make you a cult hero cause you fly into challenges recklessly, picking up needless bookings and sending offs in the process?

Get a grip. It also says alot when your club captain is a benchwarmer throughout the majority of a promotion winning season.

A cult hero would be Paddy Keogh, Andy Smith, David Goodwillie, Brian Carrigan, Andy McClay. Nicoll isnae on the same level as them.

A cult hero is someone who is admired by a relatively small audience despite limited success. Kevin Nicoll is most definitely a cult hero. I think he’s pretty shite personally, but he is revered by some parts of our support.

However, the likes of Goodwillie, Keogh etc. are most definitely heroes.

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43 minutes ago, C. Muir said:

I couldn't believe he started that first leg down in Annan. Played right into their hands. Thankfully there was no daft team selection in the 2nd leg!

That was a honking night all round.

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17 minutes ago, Scott-Replay said:

A cult hero is someone who is admired by a relatively small audience despite limited success. Kevin Nicoll is most definitely a cult hero. I think he’s pretty shite personally, but he is revered by some parts of our support.

However, the likes of Goodwillie, Keogh etc. are most definitely heroes.

Mickael Marsiglia > Kevin Nicoll.

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Agree Kev Nicol a poor signing and a bit worrying that this is all we have to bring to the table, wasn’t good enough 2 seasons ago hence why he was released.. panic signing. Guy is nearly 35 

We don’t beat Monty or at least have a positive performance tomorrow it’s panic time.

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Nicoll re-signing makes sense when you see we are apparently completing the Glasgow Cup from last season?! 

Given that normal people can't do anything bar go to work and the supermarket, it seems ridiculous to be playing a couple of friendlies.

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Nicoll re-signing makes sense when you see we are apparently completing the Glasgow Cup from last season?! 
Given that normal people can't do anything bar go to work and the supermarket, it seems ridiculous to be playing a couple of friendlies.
Surely the Glasgow Cup has been binned? We only have a squad of 19 so unless we can field the u19 players would be madness to play in that.

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1 hour ago, David W said:

Nicoll re-signing makes sense when you see we are apparently completing the Glasgow Cup from last season?! 

Given that normal people can't do anything bar go to work and the supermarket, it seems ridiculous to be playing a couple of friendlies.

Absolutely. We should be withdrawing from that nonsense. Tournament that has been irrelevant for decades, if it was every relevant at all. Especially irrelevant as we’ve not been a Glasgow club for a generation now. 

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No chance we should be playing any Glasgow cup games, imagine we ended up getting a positive case through it. Outrageous to even suggest playing it. 

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42 minutes ago, Jack Burton said:

Surely the Glasgow Cup has been binned? We only have a squad of 19 so unless we can field the u19 players would be madness to play in that.

It was in the programme that last years cup is going to be finished. We've still to play Rangers Colts & Queens Park.

A piece of nonsense that we could do without really.

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