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6 hours ago, ArabFC said:

Fairly irrelevant when the manager has written him off. See Cammy Smith.

Don't think the manager has written King off, otherwise he wouldn't of signed him in a 3 year deal. He's someone he knows from when King was a youth player at Hearts and was signed to bring on, not as an instant 1st teamer. Smith on the other hand was signed for the 1st team

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Stanton away. I can see the reasoning behind it, he wasn't getting a new contract. I don't see this as weakening the squad as we have signed Powers. Stanton when played in a forward role and attacking looks useful, HOWEVER,  whenever he plays deeper as Neilson (and others to be fair) has played him at times he has been abysmal. Its like playing a man down, the opposition run right through us. Admittedly in his recent games he seems to have improved that part of his game.

 

Another reason I can see him going is the fact he can hardly train. Does he not do a lot of fitness work in the pool? The ability to work and improve him as a player will be limited due to how little he can train due to his knees.  I doubt he will be able to play a full season Premiership-wise.

I hold no ill feeling towards him and wish him well, he has contributed well to our promotion (hopefully!) this season, but I believe we would need a "stronger" player for next season than Stanton. Wish him well in America and wonder if the warmer climate may help his knees too 

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1 hour ago, Tannadeechee said:

Don't think the manager has written King off, otherwise he wouldn't of signed him in a 3 year deal. He's someone he knows from when King was a youth player at Hearts and was signed to bring on, not as an instant 1st teamer. Smith on the other hand was signed for the 1st team

King is 24 years old!

If he starts a dozen league games in his United career (regardless of the length of contract awarded) I'll be astonished.

 

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9 hours ago, Mark Connolly said:

Powers was named in the SPFL team of the week.

Interesting (if you like that sort of thing) analysis of his play...

 

 

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On Twitter certainly why are majority of fans already guessing he will fail down their ?
An awful mindset to have , but not surprising

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41 minutes ago, ArabianKnight said:

Soon to be at the likes of Dulwich Hamlet, Weymouth or Havant and WaterloovIlle year on year on loan as he fails to make the grade at Crystal Palace.

Money, money and more money all that counts to some.

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Dinnae let the door hit yer arse on the way oot, ya wee p***k
Soon to be at the likes of Dulwich Hamlet, Weymouth or Havant and WaterloovIlle year on year on loan as he fails to make the grade at Crystal Palace.
Money, money and more money all that counts to some.
Here we have it. Very positive posts.

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Wouldn't hold anything against the boy. He's at the very least doubled his wages and got a move down south. 

Aye I'm sure he could have stayed and developed further and helped the club out more but sometimes youth is short sighted especially is being advised by someone wanting more money than anything else. 

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Maybe it’s unreasonable to expect any sort of loyalty these days, but Banks has maybe been badly advised and could well go the way of other ‘prospects’ by moving prematurely.

His supposed wage demand when offered a contract and his supposed unwillingness to play suggests he feels he owes nothing to the club.

If we have indeed secured a fee well in excess of the statutory one and if we also get something from a sell off then fine.  

I’d be happy to him fall on his arse if I thought it would send a message to other young players about moving too soon but it seems that’s a lesson that won’t be learned, particularly when there’s a greedy agent in the mix.

 

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48 minutes ago, G_Man1985 said:

Here we have it. Very positive posts.
 

I blame agent more than anything but I would have thought that Banks would have taken note of the failure of Scott Allan at WBA and look to get himself more game time up here before moving south.

No danger of seeing him anywhere near the  Palace first team anytime soon if at all.

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I blame agent more than anything but I would have thought that Banks would have taken note of the failure of Scott Allan at WBA and look to get himself more game time up here before moving south.
No danger of seeing him anywhere near the  Palace first team anytime soon if at all.
So Allan went away, made some decent money and playing now in spfl.
Fraser left Aberdeen and got the verbal abuse and isnt doing too badly.
Even if he does fail , you got a fee out of it. You maybe have more fees to come ?

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Whilst it's frustrating that we didn't get to see the potential that Banks undoubtedly has, we cant really complain if Palace have thrown a bit extra cash our way and a possible slice of any future transfer fee to get him into their developmental set up now.

Dont want to see him fail - his wage demands were apparently unreasonable but best of luck to him. Hopefully he turns out to be an excellent player and makes it to the national side as well as netting us a future windfall.

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2 minutes ago, CaspianChris said:

I blame agent more than anything but I would have thought that Banks would have taken note of the failure of Scott Allan at WBA and look to get himself more game time up here before moving south.

No danger of seeing him anywhere near the  Palace first team anytime soon if at all.

Agree with that but hes not going down there to be near the first team anytime soon. He will get better coaching I'm sure and learn from the likes of Zaha , Townsend etc.  He thinks thats a better route for him than playing 50-100 games for United before moving on. Bit frustrating as it would have been good to see him develop but its his career and he only gets one go at it and may have never got the chance to move to a premiership team again.  We get about 300k plus a possible add on and hey thats more than dundee got for Kane Hemmings at his peak.😉

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53 minutes ago, Granny Danger said:

His supposed wage demand when offered a contract and his supposed unwillingness to play suggests he feels he owes nothing to the club.

I've never seen it suggested anywhere that Banks was unwilling to play.

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1 hour ago, CaspianChris said:

Money, money and more money all that counts to some.

Well, yes. Would you turn down such a lucrative life changing move? 

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