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41 minutes ago, northstbuddie said:

It would be interesting to establish how we compare re loan signings with other clubs in the Scottish Premiership.

Wages significantly affect quality of loanees.  That is why players like Greg Stewart, Ryan Gauld etc are at Aberdeen and Hibs who pay 2-3 times what we offer.

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David McMillan being allowed to leave St. Johnstone. 

Certainly worth a look in my opinion. He got unlucky with an injury as a result a horror tackle by Tomas Cerny on his debut last season and has found himself on the fringes of the Saintees squad since. Still managed 10 starts and 4 goals for them though so he can do it at this level.

He's very prolific at League of Ireland level with Dundalk and at 30, is a good age with plenty of experience.

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3 hours ago, waldorf34 said:

We have lost our way,selling off all our assets to be replaced by passers by 

Maybe you should support another team then.

Because you've got fuck all good to say about the team you supposedly support.

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I'd rather we have players on permanent contracts, and only one or two on loan. It's a long game to get to that point though, obviously the mission for this window was get anyone of decent quality in by any means possible!

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4 minutes ago, Kemp said:

I'd rather we have players on permanent contracts, and only one or two on loan. It's a long game to get to that point though, obviously the mission for this window was get anyone of decent quality in by any means possible!

Gives us the chance to see what's out there   and also to develop a few decent relationships with agents at a higher level than we have previously been dealing with. So relatively happy with this transfer window. My only disappointment was that we didn't go down this way in May. 

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2 minutes ago, Kemp said:

I'd rather we have players on permanent contracts, and only one or two on loan. It's a long game to get to that point though, obviously the mission for this window was get anyone of decent quality in by any means possible!

I think we'd all rather have players that are signed on longer term deals.

However, we're not currently in a position to do so.

It's amazing how much damage one wrong managerial appointment can do to a club.

However, as much as the board fucked up with our last managerial appointment, they seem to be backing OK to the hilt in this transfer window.

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1 minute ago, MenstrieSaint said:

Gives us the chance to see what's out there   and also to develop a few decent relationships with agents at a higher level than we have previously been dealing with. So relatively happy with this transfer window. My only disappointment was that we didn't go down this way in May. 

Well we haven't seen much of these guys yet other than McAllister. I'm not convinced they will all be of the quality required.

I'd certainly hold off before declaring this window a success.

And we still need someone up front to put it in the net!

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7 minutes ago, Kemp said:

I'd rather we have players on permanent contracts, and only one or two on loan. It's a long game to get to that point though, obviously the mission for this window was get anyone of decent quality in by any means possible!

Correct, as would Kearney.

The naysayers will pick up on the fact that he said at the Q&A several months ago that his preference is to have permanent players supplemented by a couple of loan deals but happily miss out the caveat of him saying 'but in January we know that might not be possible' as there are greater constraints to work within in this window.

Even in the season of the great escape, we signed 10 players. 5 were loan signings and 3 were on 6 month contracts in Todd, Fjelde and Stelios (2 of whom signed extensions after the season ended).

The only players we actually signed on anything other than an extended trial were McGinn and (I think) Eckersley who got 18 months each and even then, they both had relegation get out clauses.

You have to give up so many concessions in January to get what you want and need...no club who is doing well in January brings in 8-10 players so the ones that do have to make do and mend. That's just life when your summer window has been more or less FUBARed.

 

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I'd rather we have players on permanent contracts, and only one or two on loan. It's a long game to get to that point though, obviously the mission for this window was get anyone of decent quality in by any means possible!

We would all prefer permanent deals than loans but Even Celtic and rangers have more that double that in loan players two clubs in our league that have budgets to go out and spend money.

 

Unfortunately for us and many other clubs in Scotland our market if free agents and loan deals.

 

 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Kemp said:

Well we haven't seen much of these guys yet other than McAllister. I'm not convinced they will all be of the quality required.

I'd certainly hold off before declaring this window a success.

And we still need someone up front to put it in the net!

I'll put my neck on the line and predict that they'll be an upgrade on the players that we've just got rid of.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Kemp said:

Well we haven't seen much of these guys yet other than McAllister. I'm not convinced they will all be of the quality required.

I'd certainly hold off before declaring this window a success.

And we still need someone up front to put it in the net!

What isn't up for debate though is that the guys coming overall are playing either at higher standard of football, or crucially, more regularly over the last 12 months than those who arrived in the summer.

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1 minute ago, djchapsticks said:

Correct, as would Kearney.

The naysayers will pick up on the fact that he said at the Q&A several months ago that his preference is to have permanent players supplemented by a couple of loan deals but happily miss out the caveat of him saying 'but in January we know that might not be possible' as there are greater constraints to work within in this window.

Even in the season of the great escape, we signed 10 players. 5 were loan signings and 3 were on 6 month contracts in Todd, Fjelde and Stelios (2 of whom signed extensions after the season ended).

The only players we actually signed on anything other than an extended trial were McGinn and (I think) Eckersley who got 18 months each and even then, they both had relegation get out clauses.

You have to give up so many concessions in January to get what you want and need...no club who is doing well in January brings in 8-10 players so the ones that do have to make do and mend. That's just life when your summer window has been more or less FUBARed.

 

Too many facts in that posts for some. Which they'll no doubt ignore or try to twist to suit their warped agendas.

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I Think the only topic is 

( drum roll)

is the fact that Oran's judgement starts now

i like his thinking..i trust him because i have to...we all do

now we all just have to wait and see what happens

Telt ye a jurrney wie the Buds was..............

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48 minutes ago, djchapsticks said:

What isn't up for debate though is that the guys coming overall are playing either at higher standard of football, or crucially, more regularly over the last 12 months than those who arrived in the summer.

They also play in positions where we are weak, or we don't have that type of player   so I'm hoping our overall performance will improve. Especially with the added pace up front 

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1 hour ago, Ethan said:

With players coming in from europe they will be technically better than what we could get from Scotland. Just need to gel a side and get a couple more in to see us through. 

Add a striker and we can give it a real go towards staying in this league. 

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On ‎1‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 4:43 PM, St.Ricky said:

Where is Jack Ross when we need him?

Any Sunderland players we might take on loan and do a job for us?

He's nursing his wrath cos some team stole one of his players. A wee bit of karma for him , after he walked out on us !

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On 1/25/2019 at 4:43 PM, St.Ricky said:

Where is Jack Ross when we need him?

Any Sunderland players we might take on loan and do a job for us?

I am hearing from a Sunderland fan out here that fans don't like him. 

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42 minutes ago, StanleySaint said:

I'm hearing from many more that I work with quite the opposite what they don't like are the number of draws!

It doesn't matter what the majority believe, Eeyore usually will find a contrary viewpoint from somewhere.

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5 hours ago, StanleySaint said:

I'm hearing from many more that I work with quite the opposite what they don't like are the number of draws!

Unbeaten this year in all competitions.

Struggling to win tight games by all accounts. Failure to get promoted this year and I struggle to see a future down there for him.

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