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5 minutes ago, Desperately Seeking Susans said:

With these foreign players coming in let's hope the board have ditched their anachronistic concept of 'Scottish Football' (whatever that was) upon which Stubbs was hired.

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30 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:

How many first team games has big Lavvie actually played this season and last?

9 this season.

And I actually saw him in one of them. ***1-1 draw with Bohemians Prague back in August***

Can't say I really paid much attention to him. I follow Bohemians over here.

But, that probably is not a bad thing if a Goalie doesn't catch your eye.  ie, he didn't make any blunders.

From what I read over here, he was always the back up keeper. N'Guyen is there number one. 

Hladky was at Liberec for 4 seasons.

9 matches this season (Lost his place when N'Guyen came back from injury)

17/18     15 games

16/17      2 games

15/16       5 games

 

https://isport.blesk.cz/clanek/fotbal-1-liga-rocnik-2018-19/342727/sestrih-liberec-bohemians-1-1-hoste-vedli-a-neuznali-jim-mylne-gol.html

Here is a link to the match I was at. Just scroll down through the match report and press play on the video. (First video is the full highlights)

A couple of decent saves from Hladky. Make your own mind up about the goal. I think he didn't do too much wrong though.

 

Also, a certain Milan Baros was his team mate a couple of seasons ago (16/17)

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Prague Buddie said:

9 this season.

And I actually saw him in one of them. ***1-1 draw with Bohemians Prague back in August***

Can't say I really paid much attention to him. I follow Bohemians over here.

But, that probably is not a bad thing if a Goalie doesn't catch your eye.  ie, he didn't make any blunders.

From what I read over here, he was always the back up keeper. N'Guyen is there number one. 

Hladky was at Liberec for 4 seasons.

9 matches this season (Lost his place when N'Guyen came back from injury)

17/18     15 games

16/17      2 games

15/16       5 games

 

Also, a certain Milan Baros was his team mate a couple of seasons ago (16/17)

 

 

Not a bad appearance rate in recent times for a Czech top flight team rated at a similar level to Everton in the UEFA rankings.

I'm sure the 'keepers that are playing for our competitors haven't been playing as regularly as at this level.

 

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3 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:

It's worth considering who it is that is/has actually seen the new recruits play?

No one has seen Tansey play, and I wonder if anyone saw the foreign recruits in action?

 

 

What makes you say this LPM? The rationale given on signings since GM was appointed included the monitoring of players with OK seeing them before signing. 

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Apparently Gus travelled to these countries and went to the pub, rather than watching the players we were intending to sign.

He decided to recommend signing Hladsky after his tenth pint of Budvar whilst in a strip club in Wenceslas Square.

However in the real world that most of us live in...……………………………………………..

Maybe Stubbs should have tried this method. He might have signed better players than he did.

 

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Overall the Czech league is a better standard than ours. No question!

 You just have to look at the results of their teams in Europe compared to ours for proof. 

17/18 ........  3 teams in Europa Lge group stage (Plzen, Slavia & Zlin).........................Plzen made it to the knockout stage

18/19.......... 1 team in Champions Lge group stage (Plzen) who dropped into the Europa Lge KO stage.

2 teams in Europa Lge groups stage (Slavia & Jablonec).........Slavia qualified for the KO stage beating Zenit St Pburg 2-0 on the way.

I have no doubt Hladky will do well. Liberec are a strong team here.

I would say that it wouldn't be at bad thing to look at more guys from this league.

If you exclude the guys at Plzen, Slavia and Sparta. Most of the other teams players would be coming to Saints for a much higher salary.

I could easily put together a decent list of players I've seen over here that could do a great job for us and up their salary in the process.

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16 minutes ago, div said:

The goalkeeper trained with us all week before signing.

Lyons trained with us Thurs & Friday.

The two Slovakian lads both trained and played in a bounce game yesterday.

I believe Gus has also been out to see players in Eastern Europe, as is his remit.

I don't think we're signing players blind.

There's never any guarantees though, particularly bringing players in from outside of Scotland. Every signing is a risk!

And an opportunity

 

Welcome to big thingmie

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8 minutes ago, Prague Buddie said:

Overall the Czech league is a better standard than ours. No question!

 You just have to look at the results of their teams in Europe compared to ours for proof. 

I have no doubt Hladky will do well.

I would say that it wouldn't be at bad thing to look at more guys from this league.

If you exclude the guys at Plzen, Slavia and Sparta. Most of the other teams players would be coming to Saints for a much higher salary.

I could easily put together a decent list of players I've seen over here that could do a great job for us and up their salary in the process.

Maybe you already have and that's why we're bring so many Czech and Slovakian lads over! :P 

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1 hour ago, Lord Pityme said:

It's worth considering who it is that is/has actually seen the new recruits play?

No one has seen Tansey play, and I wonder if anyone saw the foreign recruits in action?

 

 

St Mirren have spies all over the world. They dont miss a trick . :P

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5 minutes ago, St.Ricky said:

Are LPM,  Elvis and Whydowebother one and the same? 

Can’t be.

I can’t help but agree with elvis most of the time. He’s pessimistic but it doesn’t mean he wants us to fail.

LPM is in the Dickson field of turn any positive into a negative, while if most people find a negative he’ll defend it. This is where they differ, elvis is just glum because we are usually shite whereas LPM will see the majority view and go against it whatever the case.

WDWB is mainly known for the FFS response on your threads and I can’t see any connection.

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