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4 minutes ago, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

I don’t claim to know anything about Dunfermline’s current financial position, but surely any Championship club other than perhaps Dundee Utd, wouldn’t be in a position to hold out for that kind of money. Would they be able to turn their nose up at £80/90k? Not that I’m saying we can afford that, but I doubt they’d be able to hold out for middle six figures. 

Well.. Looks like we can't 

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33 minutes ago, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

I don’t claim to know anything about Dunfermline’s current financial position, but surely any Championship club other than perhaps Dundee Utd, wouldn’t be in a position to hold out for that kind of money. Would they be able to turn their nose up at £80/90k? Not that I’m saying we can afford that, but I doubt they’d be able to hold out for middle six figures. 

Don't think they are in as much peril as they used to be. If I remember correctly, they shelled out about £40-50k for Andy Ryan from Airdrie a couple of years ago. Even at that. If we could offer 80k, there's going to be an Aberdeen, Hearts or Hibs who could and would easily come in and shark us.

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14 minutes ago, djchapsticks said:

Don't think they are in as much peril as they used to be. If I remember correctly, they shelled out about £40-50k for Andy Ryan from Airdrie a couple of years ago. Even at that. If we could offer 80k, there's going to be an Aberdeen, Hearts or Hibs who could and would easily come in and shark us.

Doing our business in private has worked well  Said earlier that I think the boy is talented and has an eye for goal. The Pars main financial woes are behind them but still shaky. 

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I don’t claim to know anything about Dunfermline’s current financial position, but surely any Championship club other than perhaps Dundee Utd, wouldn’t be in a position to hold out for that kind of money. Would they be able to turn their nose up at £80/90k? Not that I’m saying we can afford that, but I doubt they’d be able to hold out for middle six figures. 

I don’t think their financial position has improved dramatically, and think it would be a good punt.

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I don’t claim to know anything about Dunfermline’s current financial position, but surely any Championship club other than perhaps Dundee Utd, wouldn’t be in a position to hold out for that kind of money. Would they be able to turn their nose up at £80/90k? Not that I’m saying we can afford that, but I doubt they’d be able to hold out for middle six figures. 

I don’t think their financial position has improved dramatically, and think it would be a good punt.

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17 minutes ago, mattman said:

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Personally don't think he is what we need. He's at a good age, though he has been a journeyman and scored very few goals in his career so far. Wasn't overly impressed with him at St Johnstone.
We need someone with a decent goal ratio to their name

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my take on recent speculation. 
 

Nothing short of £200k for P McGinn or I’d be disappointed 

would be happy with Watt, fakes wanted to keep him this season, tells me he could probably do a job. 
 

hopefully a right back lined up if McGinn goes and with the cash, would love to see a left back, someone to plug the Maggenis gap and maybe an out and out striker which Watt isn’t really. 

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8 minutes ago, bazil85 said:

my take on recent speculation. 
 

Nothing short of £200k for P McGinn or I’d be disappointed 

would be happy with Watt, fakes wanted to keep him this season, tells me he could probably do a job. 
 

hopefully a right back lined up if McGinn goes and with the cash, would love to see a left back, someone to plug the Maggenis gap and maybe an out and out striker which Watt isn’t really. 

A bit high on the few B.. Although I would love you to be right!  Don't disagree too much with your other comments. 

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10 minutes ago, bazil85 said:

As I said, Watt isn't an out and out striker, doesn't make him a bad forward option player.

These fakes... 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47861667

But we need an out and out striker. We've got plenty that fit the "decent forward option" category.

Watt is a waste of space who has made a career out of one goal against Barcelona. I hope we don't go near him.

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42 minutes ago, St.Ricky said:

A bit high on the few B.. Although I would love you to be right!  Don't disagree too much with your other comments. 

We received around £25k for Jason Naismith when Ross County wanted to bring him in early after agreeing a pre-contract. I would expect something similar, though a bonus if we do get more, as we are not exactly in a position to release a consistent great performer without there being something in return for it.

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13 minutes ago, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

But we need an out and out striker. We've got plenty that fit the "decent forward option" category.

Watt is a waste of space who has made a career out of one goal against Barcelona. I hope we don't go near him.

Several Jonnies on P&B all say he is not a goal scorer but holds the ball up, brings others into play and works hard. Which is more than our current forward line do. Although we do tick the box for missing lots of sitters.

' I'd have him back in a minute to be honest. Maybe wont solve your goalscoring problem because he was inclined to miss a lot of sitters with us but he was excellent at holding the ball up, bringing others into play and worked hard for the team. Certainly not the work shy trouble maker we were warned about when he played for us.'

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1 minute ago, kevo_smfc said:

We received around £25k for Jason Naismith when Ross County wanted to bring him in early after agreeing a pre-contract. I would expect something similar, though a bonus if we do get more, as we are not exactly in a position to release a consistent great performer without there being something in return for it.

Also.. As a guide... Aberdeen paid £70k to get Mattie Kennedy in this transfer window 

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4 minutes ago, Sonny said:

Several Jonnies on P&B all say he is not a goal scorer but holds the ball up, brings others into play and works hard. Which is more than our current forward line do. Although we do tick the box for missing lots of sitters.

' I'd have him back in a minute to be honest. Maybe wont solve your goalscoring problem because he was inclined to miss a lot of sitters with us but he was excellent at holding the ball up, bringing others into play and worked hard for the team. Certainly not the work shy trouble maker we were warned about when he played for us.'

Fair dos.

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1 hour ago, bazil85 said:

As I said, Watt isn't an out and out striker, doesn't make him a bad forward option player.

These fakes... 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47861667

You were on about Fakes fans, not Tommy Wright.

We have enough of these strikers who do other things well but can’t find the net. Danny runs around a lot, Morais does the same thing as Watt, Cooke doesn’t get a chance but scored more in one league match than Watt did all season. Fans slate Obika but he’s already one goal off matching last season’s top scorers.

Watt isn’t going to add anything we don’t already have. We had some fans wanting May and Miller and they both turned out to be total gash at the Fakes and Dundee.

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54 minutes ago, TPAFKA Jersey 2 said:

But we need an out and out striker. We've got plenty that fit the "decent forward option" category.

Watt is a waste of space who has made a career out of one goal against Barcelona. I hope we don't go near him.

I think Watt would add to the team overall, could see him being a big player for us. That’s not me denying we could use a striker, as Goody has said many times, they aren’t easy to come by. We shouldn’t take it for granted we’ll get one that fits.

You’ll likely get your wish if he goes anywhere near our fan sites or social media. Ripping a potential signing is ridiculous.

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8 minutes ago, Cornwall_Saint said:

You were on about Fakes fans, not Tommy Wright.

We have enough of these strikers who do other things well but can’t find the net. Danny runs around a lot, Morais does the same thing as Watt, Cooke doesn’t get a chance but scored more in one league match than Watt did all season. Fans slate Obika but he’s already one goal off matching last season’s top scorers.

Watt isn’t going to add anything we don’t already have. We had some fans wanting May and Miller and they both turned out to be total gash at the Fakes and Dundee.

No I wasn’t “Fakes wanted to keep him” In other words the team, I was referring to them offering a new contract. That’s just pure word spinning from you. But TBH Tommy Wright would be the first opinion I’d go for in Scottish football regarding him at the fakes last season, certainly ahead of any St Johnstone fan. Same as I would take people like Gus, Tony and Goody’s opinion if they’ve evaluated the player over any St Mirren fan.

I personally think Watt would be a step up on Danny and Cooke, potentially on Morias as well, although he is showing shades of his ability. Comparing Cooke scoring in one game to Watt is irrelevant, I already said he isn’t an out and out goal scorer. Also, that hat-trick definitely has to be taken with a pinch of salt.

I don’t slate Obika, can be frustrating at times but like Morias I think he’s very close to being a really good player for us.

That’s your opinion, I think he will and as above, I’ll trust the people at the club over the fans who have very likely seen much less of him.

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