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Just now, TediousTom said:

Ah so we havent signed anyone today

 

Well not yet anyway...unless we really have and your keeping it from me...

I didn't say we'd signed anyone today.

You've obviously made that up in your head.:)

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1 minute ago, djchapsticks said:

I never said they weren't doing their job, I said that questions should be asked over their respective roles in this window when their main priority was clearly to bring in at least one centre forward to improve the squad and we are less than 4 hours away from the window closing and not achieving that. 

There absolutely should be questions asked if it passes with so many new faces and not a single centre forward. What has Gus brought to our transfer dealings in this window that wasn't brought when we signed 10 players 2 seasons back? 

Why are we continually and very publicly announcing we are 'nearly there' with signings only for them to invariably fall through time and time again? 

If you don't think there is anything to be worried about, that's completely up to you but personally, I think it's quite concerning.  As is the public announcement of our signing strategy being that we are so far down the food chain so need to wait on other clubs doing their stuff and hope we get thrown scraps here and there.... Is THAT the much lauded scouting strategy we were promised?

Much more diddy clubs than us would never even f**king dream of saying that sort of thing publicly. 

I get what you are saying and much of it is bang on the money.

My suspicion is that Gus found 3 CF's who were agreed to be up to the mark and willing to sign - but each of them went elsewhere, even although we thought we were on a winner. The agents managed to get each of them a better deal than they had agreed with us.... we were used in at least 1 of these situations..

There were others who were Plan B, and a number of them have not worked out - but we were not so far down the road with any of them as we were with the Plan A guys.

To be honest a number of strikers others have signed I am glad we did not get them, but having said that getting no one is really bad. . . 

The BOD/Manager need to say less until things are signed and sealed, but are wanting to keep the fans in the loop in a positive way - it has backfired a bit though.

They have also been guilty of trying to play down things, because it doesn't always work out too. (food chain etc.) To avoid blame. But they will get that anyway - it goes with the territory. 

Keep the faith . .  :spud6

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46 minutes ago, Stu said:

This. The amount of folk I've seen whining about Ross shafting us again by giving these guys to Sunderland is incredible. How do we know they weren't offered to us and we said no? Maybe Kearney doesn't rate them or maybe we can't afford them.

Who knows, perhaps Ross has done us a favour by deliberately giving Dundee a couple of duds :lol: And if we had sign them they same folk moaning now would probably have been moaning about us signing players with sod all experience.

I'm not defending our transfer dealings and lack of signings today by any means, but there's plenty to be critical of without making stuff up.

I'm confused...

are we working furiously behind the scenes to bring in players, but often it all breaks down further back in the chain?

or

are we telling Jack Ross to do one! Each time he rings up to offer us a decent player on loan?

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2 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:

I'm confused...

are we working furiously behind the scenes to bring in players, but often it all breaks down further back in the chain?

or

are we telling Jack Ross to do one! Each time he rings up to offer us a decent player on loan?

An admission from you at last !   :D

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5 minutes ago, FTOF said:

I didn't say we'd signed anyone today.

You've obviously made that up in your head.:)

No he imagined a historical big shite he has previously had. Although... ah ha, did he have the big shite, or was he outbid by Dundee for it..? Eh, eh....

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2 minutes ago, Lord Pityme said:

No he imagined a historical big shite he has previously had. Although... ah ha, did he have the big shite, or was he outbid by Dundee for it..? Eh, eh....

you lookin in the mirror again ?  :fire

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9 minutes ago, FTOF said:

Maybe our striker targets were actually decent for a change, are in demand, and other clubs have outbid us at the last minute.

The Malec situation certainly sounds like that.

I'd rather we were pipped at the post, rather than panic buy someone who isn't better than our current crop of strikers.

IMO the type of striker we're after is a six foot plus target man. None of the signings that other clubs have made, fall into that category.

 

 

I do get that but mate, it goes back to the summer as well. 

Beltrame, Rooney, Hornby and the other 'marquee signings' in the summer. 

Malec and Hlohovsky. Mclaughlin. Fitzy telling everyone a few weeks ago that 2 strikers were 'just about done'. 

The public begging of Morgan to come back. 

I know it happens everywhere but it seems happens a lot more publicly and a lot more often with us than at other clubs. 

 

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Very strange this window. I am still hoping that we get a couple of quality players in. We had nothing good enough on our bench bar anton on Sunday yet we haven’t managed to get anyone in. I understand we have injuries but in my opinion we look lightweight all over the park and I feel tonight we need some good news or else we will probably be relegated. Jackson works hard but he has had no support and it’s hard to see us scoring the goals required to stay up. 

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Just now, djchapsticks said:

I do get that but mate, it goes back to the summer as well. 

Beltrame, Rooney, Hornby and the other 'marquee signings' in the summer. 

Malec and Hlohovsky. Mclaughlin. Fitzy telling everyone a few weeks ago that 2 strikers were 'just about done'. 

The public begging of Morgan to come back. 

I know it happens everywhere but it seems happens a lot more publicly and a lot more often with us than at other clubs. 

 

Oh I agree.

We need to learn not to trumpet about potential signings until everything is signed, sealed and delivered.

However, I can't help feeling that the club are pandering to the masses who demand instant gratification when it comes to news of our signings.

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27 minutes ago, djchapsticks said:

I never said they weren't doing their job, I said that questions should be asked over their respective roles in this window when their main priority was clearly to bring in at least one centre forward to improve the squad and we are less than 4 hours away from the window closing and not achieving that. 

There absolutely should be questions asked if it passes with so many new faces and not a single centre forward. What has Gus brought to our transfer dealings in this window that wasn't brought when we signed 10 players 2 seasons back? 

Why are we continually and very publicly announcing we are 'nearly there' with signings only for them to invariably fall through time and time again? 

If you don't think there is anything to be worried about, that's completely up to you but personally, I think it's quite concerning. 

Starting with the begging of Lewis Morgan to please come home by our own chief exec on his twitter account complete with praying hands. I love Fitzy but FFS, that was absolutely cringeworthy and was the moment I pinpointed that there was no chance Morgan would even give us a second thought again. 

As is the public announcement of our signing strategy being that we are so far down the food chain so need to wait on other clubs doing their stuff and hope we get thrown scraps here and there.... Is THAT the much lauded scouting strategy we were promised?

Much more diddy clubs than us would never even f**king dream of saying that sort of thing publicly. 

 

No doubt about it a striker is needed still 8 players in I think when they gel ( soon I hope ) we can make 10th. I'm a Saints fan with a glass half full. 

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4 minutes ago, Isle Of Bute Saint said:

No doubt about it a striker is needed still 8 players in I think when they gel ( soon I hope ) we can make 10th. I'm a Saints fan with a glass half full. 

Good for you - I am a Saints fan with the glass running over . . .  it takes all types   :spud7

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8 minutes ago, Isle Of Bute Saint said:

No doubt about it a striker is needed still 8 players in I think when they gel ( soon I hope ) we can make 10th. I'm a Saints fan with a glass half full. 

My glass is usually very full. But when I'm concerned I'll not cover over it. 

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1 minute ago, djchapsticks said:

My glass is usually very full. But when I'm concerned I'll not cover over it. 

Fine and dandy - I enjoy your input and am sure many others do too.

Hopefully next Hamilton and Dee games your glass will be very full ! 

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2 minutes ago, djchapsticks said:

Hmmm. 

Kyle saying a potential glimmer of hope. 

Striker.... Played in England and Abroad. 

Feed the Duck? 

DAFFY duck...................................aw naw  we`ve re signed Darryl Daffy

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https://www.gsp.ro/fotbal/liga-1/exclusiv-dinamo-a-mai-cedat-un-jucator-laurentiu-corbu-a-fost-imprumutat-la-st-mirren-558881.html

Put into Google Translate and you get:

 

 

Dinamo escaped an undesirable. Right-back Laurentiu Corbu, 24, was loaned until the end of the season at St. Mirren, in the first league in Scotland, where two weeks ago, and the late Mihai Popescu.

Although Laurenţiu Corbu is the defender of Dinamo who made the most mistakes this season in League One, Mircea Rednic announced that he did not rely on his services, so the defender did not travel to Antalya camp. In the last period, the right defender was trained separately in Săftica, under the command of the second Iulian Mihăescu, along with the other undesirable from the lot, Katsikas and Pesici. Laurenţiu Corbu is at Dinamo in 2015 when he was brought from Urban Titu. This season, Corbu scored 13 matches. St. Mirren is ranked last in Scotland's first league, with 12 points in 23 matches. Both Corbu and Popescu were brought to St. Mirren by FIFA agent Antonis Antoniou.

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