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On 11/04/2018 at 5:13 PM, faraway saint said:

You widnae know sarcasm if it slapped you in the face. 

We'd be better signing you, Weewillie. :rolleyes:

But could they afford you?:rolleyes:

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One of the papers saying Leeds want Stranraer's Kyle Turner and we're also interested. Son of Tommy which is presumably why they've linked us with him.

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10 hours ago, eastlandssaint said:

Definitely an effective big centre back and a threat from set peices, but not sure he's got the footballing ability we'd be looking for in a centre half.

Watching Baird last night made me think that's probably why he lost his starting place. Not much between them all as defenders, Bairdy may even be better in some aspects but MacKenzie and Davis both have more ability on the ball.  He's still improving and I think he'll get there, just needs work. 

If that's the style JR and JF prefer, then not sure O'Ware would be on their list. Signing him would, however, make me piss myself laughing, would be worth it just to see him score against them when the Renfrewshire Cup is resumed, now that the natural order has been restored.

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37 minutes ago, David Mc said:

I’ve a feeling he was in one of our youth teams some years ago too.

Correct heard at that time he was very good obviously very young then.  Edit just looked up on him midfield had a 4 day trial at Aberdeen.  

Edited by Isle Of Bute Saint

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I think we should take this brief opportunity to speculate before JR acts to equip us with the personnel to cope with the anticipated challenges of the Scottish Premiership.

He usually does not give us much time to speculate - going on his record since he became manager.

Is it just me - or do you feel a little bit peeved at not having all summer to speculate?

A bit of a spoil sport I would say!

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29 minutes ago, northstbuddie said:

I think we should take this brief opportunity to speculate before JR acts to equip us with the personnel to cope with the anticipated challenges of the Scottish Premiership.

He usually does not give us much time to speculate - going on his record since he became manager.

Is it just me - or do you feel a little bit peeved at not having all summer to speculate?

A bit of a spoil sport I would say!

I think it might be a bit more drawn out this time.

We are now in the top league, so fewer punts will be taken on the likes of Stewart and Kirkpatrick. The stakes are higher as the wages the players will command will be higher, so Jack will probably take a  it more time to weigh up the options.

Another factor is likely to be that the players we will now be looking at will have more in the way of options ( asked on the assumption that they are of a higher calibre).  As such, they will be less likely to sign the first contract that is offered.

I reckon we'll have plenty of time and scope to speculate.

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3 hours ago, Sweeper07 said:

Seems that he is out of contract... and he is really decent...

Been speaking to a few Morton fans one a good friend they all sing from the same book. Slow , not good at passing but can score. All said doubt he would make premiership grade. 

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1 hour ago, Isle Of Bute Saint said:

Been speaking to a few Morton fans one a good friend they all sing from the same book. Slow , not good at passing but can score. All said doubt he would make premiership grade. 

RE-SPECULATION ABOUT O'Ware - Until a few weeks ago Morton had the best defensive record in the Championship - so who then is their defensive star? (and surely O'Ware played his part?)

FURTHER SPECULATION on our Squad for next season : I think it is likely we will start next season with Davis, MacK and Baird plus 1 - it depends how much a priority JR makes of his 4th centre back. (i.e. is he looking for someone to be his new 1st choices or a back up probably along with Baird?)

I have no doubt that a really good striker would be the No.1 priority (Tall, strong and clinical) - presume we will retain Reilly and Mullen - But if Reilly goes I would be looking for another..

Then 2nd a goal scoring midfielder and 3rd a defensive midfielder...  (another creative one (good clinical passer) would be wise too)

After that a pair of Right backs and a left back.. (Smith was great over the season, but on a couple of occasions he was found wanting and played a major part in us losing 2 goals - not sure if we can get him back anyway without a fee).

Lastly a goal keeper to challenge or dislodge Samson

I make that 9 or 10 already...  makes me laugh at so many folk who think we need to sign 3 or 4 Premiership Quality players..

(Players like Davis, MacK, Baird and Samson and some others were among the best in the Championship - they could do a job in the Premiership BUT as always good management sorts out the bottlenecks and weaknesses in the Team/Business - so the weakest links need to be replaced with players who are superior... (fitter, stronger, technically more gifted etc..)

What we really need is strong competition for places and guys who can come in without weakening the team - that way we can ride through suspensions and injuries unless we are very unlucky - then emergency loans or youth players (if they are deemed good enough) can step up....

Someone might even start a thread for each of these positions... Ha-Ha

Even FURTHER SPECULATION - PS I still know a Proven Premiership striker who would love to lead our line next season... but he is on a very good contract, but not getting games

O we could do with him...possibly a loan...

Edited by Sweeper07
added in Green titles to help the dumb twat

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7 minutes ago, Sweeper07 said:

Until a few weeks ago Morton had the best defensive record in the Championship - so who then is their defensive star? (and surely O'Ware played his part?)

I think it is likely we will start next season with Davis, MacK and Baird plus 1 - it depends how much a priority JR makes of his 4th centre back. (i.e. is he looking for someone to be his new 1st choices or a back up probably along with Baird?)

I have no doubt that a really good striker would be the No.1 priority (Tall, strong and clinical) - presume we will retain Reilly and Mullen - But if Reilly goes I would be looking for another..

Then 2nd a goal scoring midfielder and 3rd a defensive midfielder...  (another creative one (good clinical passer) would be wise too)

After that a pair of Right backs and a left back.. (Smith was great over the season, but on a couple of occasions he was found wanting and played a major part in us losing 2 goals - not sure if we can get him back anyway without a fee).

Lastly a goal keeper to challenge or dislodge Samson

I make that 9 or 10 already...  makes me laugh at so many folk who think we need to sign 3 or 4 Premiership Quality players..

(Players like Davis, MacK, Baird and Samson and some others were among the best in the Championship - they could do a job in the Premiership BUT as always good management sorts out the bottlenecks and weaknesses in the Team/Business - so the weakest links need to be replaced with players who are superior... (fitter, stronger, technically more gifted etc..)

What we really need is strong competition for places and guys who can come in without weakening the team - that way we can ride through suspensions and injuries unless we are very unlucky - then emergency loans or youth players (if they are deemed good enough) can step up....

PS I still know a Proven Premiership striker who would love to lead our line next season... but he is on a very good contract, but not getting games

O we could do with him...possibly a loan...

Good post. 

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2 hours ago, Isle Of Bute Saint said:

Correct heard at that time he was very good obviously very young then.  Edit just looked up on him midfield had a 4 day trial at Aberdeen.  

He is still under contract at Stranraer (3rd tier) throughout 2019 and would be one for the future...

We need guys who can improve us big time right now

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22 minutes ago, Sweeper07 said:

He is still under contract at Stranraer (3rd tier) throughout 2019 and would be one for the future...

We need guys who can improve us big time right now

Yes it's experience we need up front and one or two other positions. On BAWA twitter read we would be surprised who would be let go . 

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