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Posts posted by kevo_smfc

  1. Oli Shaw is half decent, though I think he would be too high a risk of a signing to part with 6 figures. In total he has only had around a season and a halves worth of first team football at Hibs and that includes championship level.

    I wouldn't be surprised if we see a player come in from overseas, with our scouting range we have in place now.

  2. 9 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:

    You have to think if Goody can add another proven or even young hungry striker this month then we will be an entirely different and much more potent force going forward.
    Big question is how will the new look defence bed in? It was only a trading game on Saturday, and Brox barely got in our half. Once it twice though our backline looked all at sea. Hopefully just settling in lapses.

    Yeah, we won't see anymore teams come to Paisley with 9 men in and around the box at every saints attack. 

    I'm confident however that the news boys will be ready and what better way to start with your league debut against one of the tougher opponents away from home.

  3. 18 minutes ago, Sonny said:

    I reckon Morias gets on a lot better playing wide where he has time and space. He did get a couple of decent shots in late in the game when he moved further out from the middle.

    And from Saturday's brief appearance McGrath looks like he would be a great no 10 playing just off a striker.

    He was magnificent out wide vs Killie. With space to run, instead of holding the ball up to beat the last man, is where he seems more effective.

  4. 26 minutes ago, JM1 said:

    Goody confirmed at yesterday's press conference that we weren't in for Middleton anyway. Last time we made any enquiries was in the summer and he picked Hibs. emoji2371.png

    Seems like we have our eye on a couple of other players going by his interview. He said we are in no major panic to bring anyone else in though the one or two we are looking at would add quality to the squad and may be too good to pass up. Something along those lines.

  5. 7 hours ago, munoz said:

    Has only played 21 games for Rangers and Hibs combined, but still experience. 

    You have to wonder why his loan at Hibs was cut short, and he never played from October onwards.  

    I don't think he ever fitted Hibs' system and seemed to have players in front of him in the pecking. They seemed very overloaded in midfield. Much easier to cut a loan short than try and offload a contracted player. 

  6. 3 hours ago, melmac said:

    Certain green n white websites saying they got considerably more than what they paid us and that we could be due upto 25% of the profit.

    I seen it reported somewhere that the fee Celtic received was around  £450k. I find that hard to believe, if they have made a 'considerable profit' as mentioned from Parkhead. Maybe thats an upfront with add-ons, or then again it may be pish reporting?

  7. 25 minutes ago, elvis said:

    Another example of a young player getting there head turned by the gruesome twosome only for it to go tits up a great player wasted again. 

    If he does well enough over there, which I believe he will (I watch the MLS regularly), he may get a bigger move in the future. Still young at 23.

    Great move for him to show what he can do, with a tremendous lifestyle to add to it. All eyes will be on Beckhams team come the new season.

  8. 22 hours ago, Lord Pityme said:

    Oh... the boo bout will have you for bigging up Alfie..! Not because of the actual player, no... but some twisted mentality about who signed him.

    Ask Hayden Coulson.

    I don't think there will be many to be honest, as I think he was one of the better signings. Im sure most would agree on that.

    I think Coulson fell victim to Stubbs not actually having a proper formation in place he could work to his preferred tole. If anything he probably weakened Coulsons ability at the time with his positioning. Saying that, I watched Coulson playing for Cambridge last Feb/March at Carlisle and he wasn't very good, but he seemed to be playing a free role along the back and in midfield. Seems to be getting his game now. I'd imagine he is playing his preferred role as he has had decent game time.

  9. Delighted with this news. I always knew we intended bringing in another centre half after McCarthy. We definitely seem more prepared at the back with Broadfoot in mind, coming back from injury too.

    Seems to be highly thought of and was the u23 captain at Norwich.

    Been on the bench a couple of times this season so manager obviously rates him.

    We didn't do too badly with Alfie Jones last season who had a similar background with Southampton.

  10. 3 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:

    Ya think?
    Imo Goody just doesn't rate Bairdy. So he was always going out the door one way or another.
    I think Goody is gambling that Conor hits the spot, and the crocs return from the physio table.
    Let's hope so. Foley can slot in there, but we lose his drive in midfield.

    I think Jack himself feels he should be an established first pick by now at his age and game time since his debut. I like him, though in order for him to get first team football every week, it is probably best for his career for a move.

  11. 6 minutes ago, Bud the Baker said:

    Why not poll the fans to see if the West Stand could be designated as the "Away Stand" - the remaining three Stands would be more than enough to accommodate our fans and a singing section behind one of the goals would be more effective than their current position in W6/7.

    This would reduce the number of tickets currently allocated to the OF by 771 and might provide an opportunities when Aberdeen/Hibs/Hearts & Kilmarnock are in good form. 

    The quote is lifted from wiki & I presume is out of date for the Main Stand.

    I think there is a sentimental value to the West Stand. It has become the home of many fans who sat in the Northbank at Love Street and to many giving up a seat that you purchased during the move from the old ground means a lot.

    The Northbank boys in W7 have also worked hard to generate an atmosphere in that corner.  

  12. I've not looked through all of the pages on this topic, so apologies if I have missed anything.

    At the Killie game, the guy in front of me said that there was only around a 400 attendance difference between the Killie game and the Celtic game.

    Are we charging OF fans more per head, than we would be  housing our own fans in the family stand? I just wanted to check the weigh up in difference of income.

    I think if the club starts to move in the right direction, which I believe it is gradually starting to, putting more points on the board and climbing the table, we can increase our home gates. 

  13. On 12/31/2019 at 7:29 PM, insaintee said:

    Where is Jai these days?  I do remember Billy Dodds being very angry that Jai never got any caps for the U21's; If we don't cap him he will play for some else Billy said. Who else is Jai playing for?


    FWIW I think there was a decent player there once but a stinking attitude 


    His brother plays at Dumbarton. Last I'd heard Jai was playing out in the Iranian league round about same time Anthony Stokes was out there.

  14. 6 hours ago, djchapsticks said:

    We might not be. Budgets being adjusted in the winter is certainly nothing new but we were having to free at least some money up in summer for Kirk to come in, which was why Baird was shifted really out of the blue. Again, I'm not disagreeing that there is money in the budget to bring players in just now (by way of an increase), just that there was no more budget room for additional faces in the summer. 

    A PCA doesn't necessarily mean that there is budget just now either. It just means that wages freed up by guys who we already know definitely won't be here next season like Hladky are being prepped to be spent elsewhere. 

    Also, where are we declaring 5 players are arriving? Goodwin has mentioned he wants a couple of strong improvements coming in. Presumably that two he's looking for will now be three if Mcloughlin is really done with us. 

    In fairness Tony Fitz mentioned 5 positions we are looking to aff. I think one of the centre half positions is possibly with view of McLoughlin moving on as there was never any guarantee Hull would allow us to extend his stay. Whether the other centre half position is to replace Baird or to add to our options I have no idea, though with GMack being forever injury prone, this is most likely going to be his last season and a long term replacement with similar attributes will be the target of being sourced I'd think.

  15. 10 hours ago, BuddieinEK said:

    My prediction...

    Left back
    Two centre halfs

    S. McGinn
    J. Baird

    Spot on with the 'ins' from what Tony Fitz described pre-match yesterday,

    Would not be surprised if adding to the outs, a couple go out on loan. Goody has said that he would prefer Erhahon to be developed in his natural position (defensive midfield), though as it stands, imo he is not going to force his way into the starting lineup, especially with MacPherson now staking a place. Development could be better served on loan elsewhere. May also send out a couple of other young fringe players to give them experience to push closer to the first team next season.

    Djorkaeff is getting no game time in the first team and seems surplus to requirements imo.

    Mullen? - If its true we are looking to recruit another striker, that would give us 5/6 first team options upfront (Mullen, Obika, Cooke, Morias + possibly Andreu). Mullen has fallen behind the mentioned. I'm a big fan of Dannys though he seems to be down the pecking order.

  16. Tony said in the club yesterday what positions we need and the number rounded off to 5 players in, not including a goalie which makes me think the club will resist any offers for Hladky.

    The most obvious positions of the 5 are two centre halfs and a left back. We have been threadbare incentral defence and there are no guarantees that McLoughlins deal will be granted an extension by Hull

  17. 1 hour ago, Sweeper07 said:

    1. No guarantee we will let Hladky go. But if the price is right Gordon could be a decent replacement. (He has been injury prone at times too though) AND we have someone lined up.

    2. LB is signed to the end of the season. Not sure if he can be recalled, but probably can. Not sure how much he is costing, but we should get someone better. IF we do retain him, he should be the backup.

    3. Doubt we will get Morgan back - he is getting 1st team games now.

    4. Premiership reserve players is an option too...

    We will know more in a months time...  

    I also heard about a possibility of a keeper been targeted. Whether is was for the end of season or for next window I am unsure.

    I personally think we need a better left-back with more physicality that can get to the byline and put a decent delivery in.

    Celtic have just recently knocked back an approach from Stoke for Morgan, so that gives you an idea of the types of teams that are already showing an interest. I do agree we need a bit of a spark on the wing, as McAllister has not shown any signs of last seasons form and seems to be back to the injury table. I'm sure this is an area that the club will be scouting for. I thought though that Djorkaeff could operate on the left-side of midfield? He doesn't seem to be getting his opportunity at all.

    For me, a LB, Winger (If not Djorkaeff) and possibly cover at centre half. We would all love a free scoring striker, then who wouldn't? I think with Cody Cooks return, he could add some value to our frontline.

  18. 38 minutes ago, Tommy said:

    300K would be an extra 30% toward the players budget, if the £1 Million players budget is true   :whistle

    Or used the 300K to keep the family stand bigot free for the next 3 season  :lol:

    You would imagine 300k could get you up to 3 decent players on 2 year deals, including the replacement goalie.

  19. 43 minutes ago, turrabuddie said:

    Absolutely, but yet another great advert for the academy. If you were a young kid, or parents of a young kid, you’d have to impressed at what we can offer them. Surely a better opportunity than with the OF.

    The only thing i would say we have in our favour if any, is that you only need to look at the players who have came from our academy and worked their way into the first team. This is one incentive to stay at the club and earn your move at a later date when you have games under your belt. Teams like Benfica and Bayern Munich however don't come sniffing around too often.

    John McGinn bided his time and got a move a few years down the line which now has him playing at the highest level.

  20. Imagine at that age getting the opportunity to train at those two clubs. Some experience for the boy. 

    Hopefully we get the chance to see him develop at our club and make sure we help him reach his full potential. 

    I think if he was to leave at such a young age, the compensation fee is next to nothing.

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