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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from turrabuddie in Kyle Magennis   
    This is how I look at it. Kyle is out of contract next summer and can sign a pre-contract with a club from January. We receive a development fee of around 200-300k.
    Club were holding out hope they could get him to sign a new deal, though as soon as Hibs submitted their first and second bids, Kyle as reports say, he was keen to speak to Hibs. As soon as a player does that he has made it clear that he sees his future elsewhere.
    I can't see the club selling for any less than dev fee unless there was a hefty sell-on fee included.
    I also believe that the club will already have targets that may have been prepped for January we may approach now.
    Players have to take a chance when it comes, it's a short career and anything can happen. Moving to a top 4 club under a man he can trust and work well with. I really do wish him well and like Jack Ross and Paul McGinn, I hold no grudges.
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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from jaybee in Kyle Magennis   
    This is how I look at it. Kyle is out of contract next summer and can sign a pre-contract with a club from January. We receive a development fee of around 200-300k.
    Club were holding out hope they could get him to sign a new deal, though as soon as Hibs submitted their first and second bids, Kyle as reports say, he was keen to speak to Hibs. As soon as a player does that he has made it clear that he sees his future elsewhere.
    I can't see the club selling for any less than dev fee unless there was a hefty sell-on fee included.
    I also believe that the club will already have targets that may have been prepped for January we may approach now.
    Players have to take a chance when it comes, it's a short career and anything can happen. Moving to a top 4 club under a man he can trust and work well with. I really do wish him well and like Jack Ross and Paul McGinn, I hold no grudges.
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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from antrin in Kyle Magennis   
    From what is reported Gary, when Kyle knew interest from Hibs was there after a couple of bids were rejected, he was keen to speak to JR about a move. When a player makes noises about a move and is stalling on a contract thats been offered by our club, there is not much more you can do. It's a decent move for him and with being out for say what 9 months and already been out for a length period before that in his career, that move may not come around again any time soon. 

    Look at McAllister, we actually sold him with a re-occurring injury. Derby tidied that up, he never reached the heights and he's back with us not any fitter, or the player he looked like being.
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    kevo_smfc reacted to djchapsticks in Kyle Magennis   
    Depends on how much we're talking. If it gets 2 or 3 decent additions in before the end of the window it's a win given we don't know how he'll recover from the injury.
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    kevo_smfc reacted to djchapsticks in Kyle Magennis   
    We don't need a 20 goal a season striker in. There's no striker out there who would score 20 a season in this team.
    We need a player or two players who can create or contribute to several meaningful and incisive attacks per match. The sort of players who will pull defenders out of position, have a bit of ball retention and put passes in areas that attackers like to get on the end of rather than feeding off of scraps.
    Until we get that, we'll not score goals regardless of who is up top.
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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from BuddieinEK in Annual, Manager Must Go Thread.   
    My stream went blurry with about 15/20 mins left in the game and I couldn't get it fixed with even logging out and back in. I eventually gave up as I'd lost interest in the game anyways. I'm not sure if part of it is due to not being able to attend games, though I just feel fed up this season already with what I've been watching. 

    If it wasn't for the sentimental connection with Goody, I think more fans would be making noise over the performances. It can't take the first quarter of the season to work out a formula surely. I give credit for the effort against Celtic, though its been followed up with unacceptable performances.

    It's all good and well trying to make yourself difficult to beat (it's not worked so far dropping points), though we need to do something in the final third. Too many passengers getting a show in every week. 
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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from lenziebud in Annual, Manager Must Go Thread.   
    My stream went blurry with about 15/20 mins left in the game and I couldn't get it fixed with even logging out and back in. I eventually gave up as I'd lost interest in the game anyways. I'm not sure if part of it is due to not being able to attend games, though I just feel fed up this season already with what I've been watching. 

    If it wasn't for the sentimental connection with Goody, I think more fans would be making noise over the performances. It can't take the first quarter of the season to work out a formula surely. I give credit for the effort against Celtic, though its been followed up with unacceptable performances.

    It's all good and well trying to make yourself difficult to beat (it's not worked so far dropping points), though we need to do something in the final third. Too many passengers getting a show in every week. 
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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from Sweeper07 in Jack Baird   
    Bazil, you are fighting a losing battle. Haters will be haters. Some 'fans' are never happy regardless. 
    I am happy with progress. Plenty of room for improvement, though I am happy with recruitment and how we are shaping up.
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    kevo_smfc reacted to HSS in Lewis Morgan.   
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    kevo_smfc reacted to bazil85 in Jack Baird   
    Agreed bud, well said. 
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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from bazil85 in Jack Baird   
    Bazil, you are fighting a losing battle. Haters will be haters. Some 'fans' are never happy regardless. 
    I am happy with progress. Plenty of room for improvement, though I am happy with recruitment and how we are shaping up.
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    kevo_smfc reacted to ALBIONSAINT in Speculation Thread   
    The goalkeeper for the first goal should be playing down the racecourse 😂
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    kevo_smfc reacted to djchapsticks in Speculation Thread   
    Goalscoring record last season was actually very impressive.
    Seems to enjoy being an impact player.
    14 goals in under 1600 minutes on the park means a goal every one and a quarter matches.

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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from turrabuddie in Speculation Thread   
    The club is in no way struggling financially, but I do agree we wasted a considerable amount between the part of the fee we paid and paying him off.
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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from ALBIONSAINT in Speculation Thread   
    The current quarantine rules in place for travelling to and from countries including Holland, would mean a player brought in from overseas is likely going have to self isolate for 14 days, then they would be behind on team training. 
    I think at the moment, our best chances of getting a striker in sooner, is a loanee or free agent from England.
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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from magnus in Speculation Thread   
    Be interesting to see how long this one plays out for. Hopefully PSV would be willing to act quickly on a loan deal considering our season has already begun and he is not in their first team plans at the moment.
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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from Mid Calder Saint in Speculation Thread   
    Be interesting to see how long this one plays out for. Hopefully PSV would be willing to act quickly on a loan deal considering our season has already begun and he is not in their first team plans at the moment.
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    kevo_smfc reacted to pod in St.Mirren v Green Bigots   
    They've got more than one camera.  
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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from BuddieinEK in Jakubiak   
    Seems a little similar to Popescu, where the agent has tried to bag a few extra quid. As soon as that happens, relationships break down and its no longer about wanting to play for the badge. 
    Jim would have had a list of players and like I would imagine, you fail with one target, you move on to the next without looking back. I'm glad the club stood their ground.
    As you mentioned,  a player that would have been our highest earner, as a striker would have to be a guaranteed goal machine to justify his worth.
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    kevo_smfc reacted to djchapsticks in Jakubiak   
    No. But they are willing to pay him more than we are. It's not about available funds, it's about what you are getting for your outlay and Jakubiak, rightly, shouldn't be in a position where he is commanding a large portion of our budget. The number I heard he went in and requested initially, would have meant he was being paid about 40-50% more than our next highest earner. Decent enough as he was, that's all he was. Decent. Could anyone honestly say he should comfortably have been our highest earner? Absolutely no chance. 
    We made the call not to pursue based on what we thought he was worth and his demands being way too far apart to meet in the middle. 
    So no, he didn't pick Dundee over us... at the point Dundee had moved in, we had long since removed ourselves from the running.
    Goodwin only mentioned the negotatonos with Jakubiak last week and as a result of that, I think a lot of fans feel this is just a recent happening but the negotiations where he outpriced himself were actually about six weeks ago at the point where it was reported us and Livingston (who clearly felt the same having received his wage expectations) were in for him.
    By the time the demands have come down, we've either turned our sights elsewhere or decided that Jakubiak is still not worth what Dundee are throwing at him. 
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    kevo_smfc reacted to djchapsticks in Jakubiak   
    It's f**king mental how Jakubiak and Danny Mullen have suddenly became became Ibrahimovic and Lewandowski since leaving for the league below in some fans eyes. 
    Both were hard workers and decent enough players who brought something to the team in fleeting glimpses but let's not pretend they won't go the same way as Cammy Smith (another whose ability we inflated above his level upon leaving) in finding their level in the championship. 
    I certainly wouldn't be paying Alex Jakubiak the level of money I heard Dundee are paying him. In my opinion we'll get far a better quality of player for the level of wage he is on. 
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    kevo_smfc reacted to turrabuddie in Speculation Thread   
    Interesting. I don’t think we saw enough of him on the pitch to form any kind of opinion.

    Perhaps he wasn’t played because of the good partnership Jakubiak had with Obika.

    If we are interested it certainly suggests JG rates him and that’s good enough for me.
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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from St.Ricky in Speculation Thread   
    Is Shaughnessy the next defensive target following any potential deal for Gogic gone?
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    kevo_smfc reacted to faraway saint in Speculation Thread   
    It has, but not as good as your post.
     
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    kevo_smfc got a reaction from FTOF in Speculation Thread   
    Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere. 25 year old Mitch Rose, a box-to-box midfielder most recently with Notts County is a target accordingly to one of the tabloids.
    He is the brother of Spurs player Danny Rose.
    On the subject of strikers, could we possibly run with Obika, Morias and one more (hopefully Jakubiak) if budget was stretched? There may be one or two midfield options who can play high up off the one striker as an alternative option? I'm not sure if there is potentially a striker within our reserves who could make up a 4th striker position. 
    Morias gives us flexibility in games to either move out wide or partner Obika. A player with similar attributes would be good.
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