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Marcus Fraser is a surprise. If he'd been a top target then I'd imagine we'd have signed him earlier (he left County at the start of June).

I'm wondering if we've drawn a blank in finding a suitable left back and, with the season about to start, Fraser is plan B.

Young striker on loan the last bit of business?

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19 minutes ago, Julian Banjos said:

Marcus Fraser is a surprise. If he'd been a top target then I'd imagine we'd have signed him earlier (he left County at the start of June).

I'm wondering if we've drawn a blank in finding a suitable left back and, with the season about to start, Fraser is plan B.

Young striker on loan the last bit of business?

I think that's likely to be the case. Either way, I think with Tait performing well for Motherwell last season at LB we should be quite confident. 

Fraser - McCarthy - Shaughnessy - Tait 

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1 hour ago, Julian Banjos said:

Marcus Fraser is a surprise. If he'd been a top target then I'd imagine we'd have signed him earlier (he left County at the start of June).

I'm wondering if we've drawn a blank in finding a suitable left back and, with the season about to start, Fraser is plan B.

Young striker on loan the last bit of business?

I still think we could do with a bit of defensive cover. We only really have Baird or midfielders that can fill in there.

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Marcus Fraser is a surprise. If he'd been a top target then I'd imagine we'd have signed him earlier (he left County at the start of June).

I'm wondering if we've drawn a blank in finding a suitable left back and, with the season about to start, Fraser is plan B.

Young striker on loan the last bit of business?


I’m not sure, I wonder if he was hoping to get a gig in England and couldn’t sort anything so has settled for a team in Scotland again.

I think he’s a decent player, if we t it over the line a defence of

Alnwick Tait Shaughnessy McCarthy Fraser

Seems as solid as we have had in the top flight recently
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2 hours ago, waldorf34 said:

It's all very well getting in decent defenders in but it's people to put the ball in the net  that will get us 3 points a game .

We've already got someone who scored as many goals as Lyndon Dykes did last season.

However, we could do with another striker with a similar scoring rate.

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2 hours ago, waldorf34 said:

It's all very well getting in decent defenders in but it's people to put the ball in the net  that will get us 3 points a game .

I'm hopeful that our midfielders will step up this season and contribute in the goalscoring. The likes of Durmas, McAllister etc are all more than capable of chipping in with goals when they are playing well. 

Maybe obvious,  but the key to having a decent season can be goals coming from all positions.

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A few ideas for a goal scorer....

Joe Gormley - Cliftonville

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/joe-gormley/leistungsdaten/spieler/191258

153 goals in 254 games, 39 assists too

Joe-Gormley.jpg

 

 

 

Patrick Hoban - Dundalk (piss their fans off again) :D 

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/patrick-hoban/profil/spieler/158951

Their top scorer with 5 goals in 5 games so far this season, 14 in 34 last season

Patrick Hoban's late penalty earns Dundalk a priceless win

 

 

Seem like the kind of players Goodwin might scout 

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11 minutes ago, Doakes said:

A few ideas for a goal scorer....

Joe Gormley - Cliftonville

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/joe-gormley/leistungsdaten/spieler/191258

153 goals in 254 games, 39 assists too

Joe-Gormley.jpg

 

 

After suffering a serious knee injury, Gormley moved on loan to Scottish club St Johnstone in August 2016. After becoming "disillusioned" with professional football, Gormley cancelled his contracts with Peterborough and St Johnstone. 

Think he's comfortable where he is.  

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9 minutes ago, pod said:

After suffering a serious knee injury, Gormley moved on loan to Scottish club St Johnstone in August 2016. After becoming "disillusioned" with professional football, Gormley cancelled his contracts with Peterborough and St Johnstone. 

Think he's comfortable where he is.  

Might want another crack at it, quite late in his career and is bang on form

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20 minutes ago, Doakes said:

A few ideas for a goal scorer....

Joe Gormley - Cliftonville

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/joe-gormley/leistungsdaten/spieler/191258

153 goals in 254 games, 39 assists too

Joe-Gormley.jpg

 

 

 

Patrick Hoban - Dundalk (piss their fans off again) :D 

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/patrick-hoban/profil/spieler/158951

Their top scorer with 5 goals in 5 games so far this season, 14 in 34 last season

Patrick Hoban's late penalty earns Dundalk a priceless win

 

 

Seem like the kind of players Goodwin might scout 

They would do !

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3 minutes ago, Doakes said:

Might want another crack at it, quite late in his career and is bang on form

To be fair, both guys have struggled big time outwith the Irish leagues.

I'm all for using those leagues as a source of good players but anyone coming in would have to be early 20s at the oldest for my liking. Guys who are late 20s and early 30s still in LoI are there with good reason.

Look at David McMillan with St. Johnstone, he came over with some LoI record and struggled in League 1 with Falkirk here.

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19 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

It was me. I'm not a Christian hater I just think they are moronic for believing in an omnipotent sky fairy.

Ok I should have said Christian haters and mockers...   He who has the last laugh...

I think you are confused - I don't know anyone who believes in an omnipotent sky fairy... Once you meet God you will think differently.

 

So is Fraser signing ?  And 1 striker won't be our last signing till January . . . :ninja

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6 minutes ago, djchapsticks said:

To be fair, both guys have struggled big time outwith the Irish leagues.

I'm all for using those leagues as a source of good players but anyone coming in would have to be early 20s at the oldest for my liking. Guys who are late 20s and early 30s still in LoI are there with good reason.

Look at David McMillan with St. Johnstone, he came over with some LoI record and struggled in League 1 with Falkirk here.

Flip side, I've been impressed with Conor McCarthy - Jamie McGrath looked good in flashes, especially playing through the middle. 

This website ranks McCarthy 24th. Sean McLaughlin listed 16th and Jamie McGrath 14th.

https://punditarena.com/football/thepateam/the-25-league-ireland-best/

They list Pat Hoban as the 2nd best player in the league. A few on that list would probably be worth a look!

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4 minutes ago, Doakes said:

Flip side, I've been impressed with Conor McCarthy - Jamie McGrath looked good in flashes, especially playing through the middle. 

This website ranks McCarthy 24th. Sean McLaughlin listed 16th and Jamie McGrath 14th.

https://punditarena.com/football/thepateam/the-25-league-ireland-best/

They list Pat Hoban as the 2nd best player in the league. A few on that list would probably be worth a look!

Yeah but that's sort of my point. McCarthy, McGrath (and McLoughlin who we'd tried to buy before them and Hull got in before us) were all young players, 20, 21, 22 years old. 

I'd like more of that ahead of guys in their late 20s and early 30s who have already been over to the UK and struggled a bit.

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5 minutes ago, djchapsticks said:

Yeah but that's sort of my point. McCarthy, McGrath (and McLoughlin who we'd tried to buy before them and Hull got in before us) were all young players, 20, 21, 22 years old. 

I'd like more of that ahead of guys in their late 20s and early 30s who have already been over to the UK and struggled a bit.

I see your point but I think the priority is to find a goalscorer - regardless of age - that's within our budget 

Stephen Dobbie was still banging them in despite being further on in his career. Someone like that would do me! 

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3 hours ago, Sweeper07 said:

Ok I should have said Christian haters and mockers...   He who has the last laugh...

I think you are confused - I don't know anyone who believes in an omnipotent sky fairy... Once you meet God you will think differently.

 

I really don’t think he’d feel differently after meeting me at all

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7 hours ago, Sweeper07 said:

Once you meet God you will think differently.

Oh so you're a  Jehovah's Witness now as well?

I'd invite you round for some tea or coffee but you wouldn't show....and, if you were ever in need of a donation of my O negative blood, you'd rather die.

Yeah, Fraser is a good signing.

 

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3 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Oh so you're a  Jehovah's Witness now as well?

I'd invite you round for some tea or coffee but you wouldn't show....and, if you were ever in need of a donation of my O negative blood, you'd rather die.

Yeah, Fraser is a good signing.

 

I was wondering which weird, batshit crazy cult he was following.

Wonder how realistic a striker before the weekend is going to be.

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