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28 minutes ago, doonhamer said:

Can you name four better central defender targets who we could realistically afford?

Have you looked at his career since leaving us? Injury prone and won’t cut it.

he only looked half decent for us as he was surrounded by shite like Marwood and Ball! 

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1 hour ago, Sweeper07 said:

and we could do a whole lot better...   Halkett and O'Ware coming our way soon.... if they agree

The Championship centre halves of the year. I'd be reasonably happy with them, though would still have preferred Davis to stay. 

(Having said that, have you seen Livi are putting a plastic pitch down as well - that would have been another two games he couldn't have played).

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Not convinced by O'Ware, but would happily be proved wrong if he signed. Halkett looks a bit better, but he might fancy a crack at the Prem with Livi.

My worries about both are more or less the same, they're both dominant aggressive centre backs which is great, but they've both been fairly limited in sort of football they've been asked to play. Morton play more football than Livingston, but they're still quite direct. I'd worry a bit about them making the step up and adapting their game to a more passing style at the same time, could be a big ask. Suppose it depends how we're going to play next season.

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5 minutes ago, Saint Garf said:

Not convinced by O'Ware, but would happily be proved wrong if he signed. Halkett looks a bit better, but he might fancy a crack at the Prem with Livi.

My worries about both are more or less the same, they're both dominant aggressive centre backs which is great, but they've both been fairly limited in sort of football they've been asked to play. Morton play more football than Livingston, but they're still quite direct. I'd worry a bit about them making the step up and adapting their game to a more passing style at the same time, could be a big ask. Suppose it depends how we're going to play next season.

I think we're unlikely to go up and attempt to play really nice football all the time. I've been quite surprised by what I've seen of the Premiership this last season in terms of the physicality. 

I'm hoping that by adding a bit of steel (either the players mentioned above, or different ones, I don't really care) we'll be able to go to the Ibrox, Parkhead, Pittodrie and Tannadice (oops :P ) and go toe-to-toe with them.

But yes, I agree with you: a bit of composure at the back would be nice. Part of that will come from making sure there's plenty of available out balls and lots of willing runners in front of them.

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3 minutes ago, Magic Monkey said:

I think we're unlikely to go up and attempt to play really nice football all the time. I've been quite surprised by what I've seen of the Premiership this last season in terms of the physicality. 

I'm hoping that by adding a bit of steel (either the players mentioned above, or different ones, I don't really care) we'll be able to go to the Ibrox, Parkhead, Pittodrie and Tannadice (oops :P ) and go toe-to-toe with them.

But yes, I agree with you: a bit of composure at the back would be nice. Part of that will come from making sure there's plenty of available out balls and lots of willing runners in front of them.

Spot on Magic Monkey 

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6 hours ago, Saint Garf said:

Not convinced by O'Ware, but would happily be proved wrong if he signed. Halkett looks a bit better, but he might fancy a crack at the Prem with Livi.

My worries about both are more or less the same, they're both dominant aggressive centre backs which is great, but they've both been fairly limited in sort of football they've been asked to play. Morton play more football than Livingston, but they're still quite direct. I'd worry a bit about them making the step up and adapting their game to a more passing style at the same time, could be a big ask. Suppose it depends how we're going to play next season.

On the other side of it, O'Ware would be a massive threat from set pieces as we've seen ourselves time and time again. Knowing the advantage of having him in both boxes with our current midget squad, would it be something to work around? He could always improve the passing side of his game while with us too.

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30 minutes ago, Cornwall_Saint said:

On the other side of it, O'Ware would be a massive threat from set pieces as we've seen ourselves time and time again. Knowing the advantage of having him in both boxes with our current midget squad, would it be something to work around? He could always improve the passing side of his game while with us too.

Oware would be OK. Halkett too 

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1 hour ago, St.Ricky said:

Oware would be OK. Halkett too 

I've heard good things on Halkett but not seen anything myself to form a fair opinion. O'Ware was an easier option because he scores against us every time :angry: although I do know Halkett netted against us too.

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2 hours ago, Cornwall_Saint said:

I've heard good things on Halkett but not seen anything myself to form a fair opinion. O'Ware was an easier option because he scores against us every time :angry: although I do know Halkett netted against us too.

I've seen more of Halkett. Watched our 4 games against Livvi plus them via United and Dunfermline (twice ) Very solid. Not flashy.  Saw less of Oware as I missed the last 2 Morton games  (1 away, 1 at home). Big physical presence. 

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11 hours ago, Taylor Edgar said:

Scott fraser is leaving dundee utd at the end of the month would be a decent signing

Been impressed with Fraser a bit 1 footed, but talented and looks dangerous, but I'm sure I'd heard he was heading to Hibs? Might be making that up.

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7 minutes ago, Saint Garf said:

Been impressed with Fraser a bit 1 footed, but talented and looks dangerous, but I'm sure I'd heard he was heading to Hibs? Might be making that up.

Well don't. :rolleyes:

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