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8 minutes ago, Magic Monkey said:

I'm very much hoping/assuming Gus McPherson has compiled two lists of targets, one of which has now been binned.

Also bear in mind that the World Cup delayed things a lot last summer. Not that we're signing WC players, but we were scrapping around trying to get loans from clubs who didn't really know what their own squads were shaping up like. That's not excusing Stubbs, but it was a challenging market to be operating in from scratch.

This season, while our plans have been on ice for a couple extra weeks, we can't afford to miss a beat when it comes to getting our business done.

OF course the management team will have lists of players and we now know which budget we are playing with for next season.

There will be immediate targets and as usual some agents/players will be playing the field looking at their options. Some will be aiming higher than us, but we could be a fall back if other things don't work out for them. But some shrewd agents/players will suss out how we have been playing since February - we are on the up.

Motherwell have let 9 go and signed 4 already; Livi have signed 1 but lost their two best players ; Hamilton have let 8 go and signed 1.

Now it is time for action from us . . .   we are now all eagerly waiting to hear the news . . .as always it will come in fits and starts . . . but so long as it is as good as the January window… we will be delighted...

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5 hours ago, ALBIONSAINT said:

We need all our games to be played on a Sunday and a bigger stadium 

 

5 hours ago, faraway saint said:

:shutup

If attendance stays at the same growth rate of 20% over the next 5 years then yes we will need a bigger stadium. It’s not rocket science :whistle

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While Mckenzie has his share of injuries, a sore one today, how many game shave we lost when he's been in the team? 
IMO well worth another season, never lets the team down, a solid defender, even in this league. 
Agree. I wasn't sure if we'd ever see him back on the pitch this season given what with his injuries, but so glad we did.
I would retain him for next season.

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10 hours ago, ALBIONSAINT said:

 

If attendance stays at the same growth rate of 20% over the next 5 years then yes we will need a bigger stadium. It’s not rocket science :whistle

Massive IF.

We've sold out ONCE in 11 years, and that was in exceptional circumstances. :wink:

Dream on. :whistle

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2 minutes ago, TPAFKATS said:
11 hours ago, ALBIONSAINT said:
If attendance stays at the same growth rate of 20% over the next 5 years then yes we will need a bigger stadium. It’s not rocket science :whistle

If my belly keeps up its same rate of growth I'll need new trousers...

I would keep a careful eye on your wife/partner.

It's well known they shrink trousers in the wash to make males feel guilty/fat. :wink:

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3 hours ago, Magic Monkey said:

Ferdinand played an important role on Sunday. Going down to 10 and losing McKenzie could have seen us rattled, but he was so calm and read the game incredibly well. 

Quite a few times it was coming to him and I was expecting a hoof forward, but he calmly picked out a midfielder and we retained possession instead of handing it back.

Even though he's not played much, I'm very glad he stuck to his promise to stay around and help us stay up.

Here here

 

I thought young Rio (Anton) was immense when he came on.  He was the picture of professionalism and calm in a sea of strain, jadedness and pressure.

Also I hasten to add.....I noticed Rio (Anton) at the Hamilton game and on Saturday lingering on the pitch at half time instead of making his way straight to the dressing room.  Rio (Anton) then made a point (particularly against Hamilton) of speaking to each and every player as they re-took the field.  He tried the same on Saturday but was slightly less successful owing only to the order the players re-appeared. He is clearly a good guy who cares about the game, his colleagues and the team he plays for. 

 

Well done Rio (Anton), well done indeed

 

 

Edited by TediousTom

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Here here
 
I thought young Rio was immense when he came on.  He was the picture of professionalism and calm in a sea of strain, jadedness and pressure.
Also I hasten to add.....I noticed Rio at the Hamilton game and on Saturday lingering on the pitch at half time instead of making his way straight to the dressing room.  Rio then made a point (particularly against Hamilton) of speaking to each and every player as they re-took the field.  He tried the same on Saturday but was slightly less successful owing only to the order the players re-appeared. He is clearly a good guy who cares about the game, his colleagues and the team he plays for. 
 
Well done Rio, well done indeed
 
 
Rio ?

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2 hours ago, Dan Is The Man said:
2 hours ago, faraway saint said:

I would keep a careful eye on your wife/partner.

It's well known they shrink trousers in the wash to make males feel guilty/fat. :wink:

Wondered why the misses shrink my pants. :huh: 

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14 minutes ago, Callum Gilhooley said:

 


He is old . We have to make allowances emoji23.png

 

Doesn't he know that eventually the same old running gag runs out of steam and is no longer funny? Death of many a sitcom He should give its  rest as it it's just a pain now

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53 minutes ago, turrabuddie said:
1 hour ago, TediousTom said:
Here here
 
I thought young Rio was immense when he came on.  He was the picture of professionalism and calm in a sea of strain, jadedness and pressure.
Also I hasten to add.....I noticed Rio at the Hamilton game and on Saturday lingering on the pitch at half time instead of making his way straight to the dressing room.  Rio then made a point (particularly against Hamilton) of speaking to each and every player as they re-took the field.  He tried the same on Saturday but was slightly less successful owing only to the order the players re-appeared. He is clearly a good guy who cares about the game, his colleagues and the team he plays for. 
 
Well done Rio, well done indeed
 
 

Rio ?

Wahahahahahahahaha

 

Made a tadger of myself, a tadger of myself indeed

 

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30 minutes ago, Danny said:

Doesn't he know that eventually the same old running gag runs out of steam and is no longer funny? Death of many a sitcom He should give its  rest as it it's just a pain now

I have never noticed you before

 

 

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Would offer Anton a player/coach role if that is the road he wants to go down. 
Aye, he's been a calming helpful influence these last few weeks when he's been on the sidelines. Think his future may be back home closer to family though?

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1 minute ago, TPAFKATS said:
14 minutes ago, munoz said:
Would offer Anton a player/coach role if that is the road he wants to go down. 

Aye, he's been a calming helpful influence these last few weeks when he's been on the sidelines. Think his future may be back home closer to family though?

Whatever he and the club decide,  I'm sure he'll always be fondly remembered for his efforts this season. 

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3 hours ago, Danny said:
3 hours ago, Callum Gilhooley said:

 


He is old . We have to make allowances emoji23.png

 

Doesn't he know that eventually the same old running gag runs out of steam and is no longer funny? Death of many a sitcom He should give its  rest as it it's just a pain now

In your opinion ............of course. 😎

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We surely have enough coaches, and I don't think we can rely on Anton to play next season at this level. 

All money should be going in to the squad, next season is a chance to kick on and aim for 5th to 8th position and the prize money that goes with that. We really need to make some serious improvements to the squad to do that though.

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