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  1. Neilwell86

    2019-20 League Cup

    As I said, he managed it just fine last season so I think I will judge his ability on that as opposed to a one off against celtic.
  2. Neilwell86

    2019-20 League Cup

    Don't agree with the Grimshaw point at all, he was a main stay at right back last season and certainly didn't cost us goals regularly. What has made you come to this conclusion?
  3. Neilwell86

    2019-20 League Cup

    hearts surely still favourites for this tie?
  4. Tying someone into a 3-4 year deal who may or may not turn out good is daft, this year it seems like a reasonable idea because it's Turnbull and Hastie, Different story if it's Luke Watt, Bob Mchugh, Craig moore we are referring to. 100 grand a year but for 3-4 years and it quickly adds up. Mazinga, Mbulu and Petra are 100% low risk, 1 year deals, Probably very minimal wages. if it works, we have landed on our feet, if not thank you, see you later. Granted you can apply the same logic to our own youngsters with regards to it working but why change something that doesn't appear to be broken, it's not an area we struggle in year on year, Hastie, Hall, Erwin from the top of my head are the only 3 I can think of that we could say would have done a job?
  5. It's not a risk worth taking though, Dundee utd are the perfect example of this. Had boys on 5yr contracts, brought in 10m plus on transfers and it still left them riddled with debt. Even now, contracts mean next to nothing the players and agents actually have so much power. If they want away, they will be away. Motherwell as a rule, don't do to badly on that front, from this years pool we lost Hastie, from a group of 5-6 players. The younger boys, Mckinstry and Mcalear we are pretty powerless with, as are most clubs in scotland, Rangers and Celtic included.
  6. Neilwell86

    2019-20 League Cup

    Glenn whelan, if he does sign, shouldn't be a worry for us, I would be very surprised if he was chucked in a day or two after signing without a pre-season.
  7. Neilwell86

    Reserves/Under 20's/Youths

    I think regardless of there start to the season, they are facing up against 16 and 17 year old boys, David goodwillie gave our first team the run around only last summer, in fact Clyde gave our first team a very nervous 90 minutes last summer. I understand the Jamie Semple point, but you would have to think there is a reason for this, cornelius as well wasn't in either squad however did Maurice Ross not mention last week that even at the early stages of there career these boys were training with the first team more often than not and weren't viewed as reserves/u21/colts despite there age?
  8. Neilwell86

    Reserves/Under 20's/Youths

    When you look at the difference in the teams between last night and last season, it's incredible. Last years team had Rohan ferguson, Jake hastie, David Turnbull, James scott, Barry mcguire, Liam Brown, Mbulu, we even seen Alex gorrin, and Jamie semple was the youngster, fast forward a year and it's a team of 16 year old boys. I personally think your review above is absolutely ridiculous.
  9. Neilwell86

    Livingston vs Motherwell 03/08/2019

    and Shaun Byrne went to dundee.
  10. Neilwell86

    Ticket prices for Motherwell fans at Hamilton Accies

    we charge £24.00, so this really doesn't bother me in the slightest. It is 100% more expensive than it should be but that won't change. You tend to find every club has the same band of supporters who will go regardless to most games so reducing ticket prices isn't going to all of a sudden bring thousands more through the gates to make it worth while..
  11. Neilwell86

    2019-20 Rebuild

    We more or less lost the spine of our team, Carson, Hartley, cadden, Moult and a few others, all at the same time after those 3 games against celtic.
  12. Neilwell86

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Jesus, I should have known better to be fair haha!!
  13. Neilwell86

    2019-20 Rebuild

    I was very much on the same boat, however after reading the article it kind of makes sense, first of all he was released by Ross county because they weren't entering a team in the reserve league but by all accounts I think he was rated. with regards to him taking the spot of Cornelius, he is being being signed to take Reece mcclears spot in the reserves, a one in one out style transfer.
  14. Neilwell86

    2019-20 League Cup

    Any streams?
  15. Neilwell86

    2019-20 League Cup

    see FWIW, I think Turnbull's delivery from set pieces can be a bit suspect at times, going to put it down to wanting to give the other team a chance. Other than that he will win the balon d'or by 2021.

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