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  1. No man, woman or child has the right or power to demand once in a generation/ lifetime democratic votes. If it was ever said, it was as opinion not a factual view. We live in a democracy & democratic votes are down to the will of the people. The question on votes always comes down to the mandate, not throwaway comments during a campaign… like such comments as, a no vote is the only way for Scotland to stay in the EU or Boris Johnson won’t ever be PM.
  2. Glad to see it return, a very good initiative & use of the money.
  3. All but qualified for the play-off now. Bit of a shame, I think we’ll miss out in being seeded due to the earlier draw with Ukraine. My understanding is, that will mean two rounds of play-offs.
  4. Well he has stood out to scouts from teams including Benfica, Bayern Munich & Rangers. I imagine they are better equipped to gauge his potential than you. I can also only assume they’ve seen far more of him than you.
  5. Must be some added expense for the time machine to go back and see one half of the ‘old firm’ Vs St Mirren.
  6. A contract protects us beyond next year, if he doesn’t sign one & leaves, yes it would go third party (if both sides don’t agree). What that third party agrees would be based on a number of factors but we can compare to a few other examples. If Rangers got £500k for Gilmour, I can’t see how we could possibly be entitled to any less.
  7. Maybe but this is risky on their part. If he continues to improve & attract interest, they increase their chance of missing out on him. Again John McGinn is a good example, Celtic had the chance to sign him pretty much unopposed the second last year of his Hibs contract but chose not to meet the valuation & wait until the end of the next summer window & he attracted interest from Villa. Will be interesting to see what happens but if they want him, we are in a strong position for a very good fee. I would be bitterly disappointed if he went for anything as low as £500k this summer.
  8. No need to cash in with one year left on his contract at his age. We can let his contract expire and still get a decent amount of money & potential sell on because he’ll be under 23. John McGinn as the perfect example. I would say an offer would need to be massive (easily 7 figures) to let him go this summer.
  9. How many times can you possibly have seen him to conclude above teams like Benfica & Bayern Munich who have been tracking him? Just because he hasn’t regularly played in the first team, doesn’t mean he isn’t a great prospect. He was one of the stand out in the game against the champions Celtic last season for example.
  10. Exactly, £400k this year can get in the sea. Surely when looking at comparables, the compensation we’d be owed would be higher than that at the end of his contract next year. Billy Gilmour for example, never kicked a ball for the Rangers professional team, left at 16 & similar Scotland youth experience. They got £500k and add one for him. Dylan Reid if he keeps progressing would likely have played a bunch more professional games, two years more development experience & have even more Scotland youth caps. We would have a strong case for larger compensation if he really looks like a prospect.
  11. This for me is where the argument sits. Has there been enough material change to merit the SNP/ Greens going to the Scottish public at elections with a manifesto promise of a second vote? My persoanl view is EU exit is enough of a change given it was factually one of the main arguments Better Together used for support & the Scottish voting publics more pro-EU stance. I think that’s significantly change rather than just general change that goes along with the world we live in. I wouldn’t support a second referendum just because we are in an ever changing world.
  12. This is certainly true but it’s not a valid reason to stand in the way of democracy. ‘Should have known better the first time’ isn’t a good enough reason not to have a second vote. Democratically the SNP & Green’s have stood on mandates for a second vote & they delivered a seat majority in the Scottish election. Scottish voters can feel cheated about the last one based on the messages that were given by Better Together at the time but there was no real wrongdoing from what I can tell. It’s still a bit irrelevant regarding the mandate for Indyref2. The ask is only for the people to have their say based on what we know now. Don’t see any valid reason to why anyone would be against that.
  13. But far more risky if our fans react and start fighting because there isn’t the separation.
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