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  1. We all see thinks differently so no problems with your view, personally I think he could still make it and is a premiership player who, especially on our budget, could play a part without being on to high a wage, freeing up money for a more “classy” player. On Davis, I think him or a similar guy who can play a pass or drop a cross onto a running forward would be a great addition. I could see him setting Shields off on a run who could either try and finish himself or in turn set up KVV. He doesn’t have a sell on value but he could get us a good fee for others.
  2. If we could get McAlear for less then all the better. As for who’s better between him and Dean, sadly I’d disagree with you. Dean is good but still has a long way to go- so has McAlear but I think he’s further along. The much maligned McGuire - I thought - was coming along nicely before his injury so we will have to see how he comes back. Those 3 could form a core of our midfield in a couple of seasons but we would need to give them support and time with other more experienced players in the mean time. As for the other players I would like us to try and lure someone who has a proven record rather than three or four players who might do something.
  3. I’m hoping that another 2 or 3 more can be moved - hopefully getting rid of 12 players should mean freeing up around £450 to £500K minimum - then add to that money some of the extra for our higher league position - possibly £400K - and invest some of our future income from European games - say £300K - ( Hibs got £640K for getting knocked out at Q3 last season so we should be looking to at least aiming get that far with a decent squad), giving a potential £1M to £1.1M to spend on 5 or 6 players and increase KVV & Kelly wages to extend their contracts. If better players gets us to the knock out round in Europe or a decent cup run and a higher than 10th league position then the club would make more money that can be used to pay these players wages the next season. I’d happily pay S.Davis £2500 to £3000 a week along with £3000 for McAlear then add the same or up to £4000 for 2 defenders and a striker that have a good chance of being sold on at a profit. £1m in wages that should see us, the fans, watching a better team that could secure us a decent season and possibly a good cup run - if only the board could be so adventurous.
  4. Had a look into this and it appears in Q2 there are 90 teams 3 teams who drop in from CL preliminary qualifying round and 15 teams who drop in from CL first qualifying round - this is known as the champions path. From what is called the main path 41 teams - including us - who enter at this stage from either their countries league position or cup/play off winners. A further 31 teams who have qualified from Q1. Seeding appears to be the 18 from the champions path and the top 27 teams entering at Q2 using there European coefficient. Our coefficient of 7.34 puts us in 22nd place on that list meaning we are seeded. Edit: of the 62 teams in Q1, from the teams known so far, only 5 have a higher coefficient than us but - if they qualify - as they come from Q1 I don’t think their coefficient is taken into account. Not a statistical nut but managed to check this while waiting for stuff to download at work nightshift. Maybe someone more into this stuff could correct me if I’m wrong
  5. We should know which 2 teams it could be - unless we get one of the teams that join at this stage ie who finishes 7th in the English PL.
  6. From what I’ve seen - so may not be 100% correct - being seeded in Q2 means we don’t get drawn against any other team joining at the same time so we will get a team from Q1. The draw also decides who home first leg but could be reversed if the game clashes with another from the same city being the same day. If we get through then at Q3 & the play off round we would get seeded teams that have just came into the competition but not one from Scotland. As previous round a draw decides who’s home first leg. The draw dates are Q2 -15th June where we will find out which 2 teams in Q1 we could meet (Q1 games played 7th & 14th July) Q2 game dates 21st & 28th July Q3 - 18th July where we will find out who we would meet if we qualify. Q3 games dates are 4th & 11 Aug Play off draw - 1st Aug
  7. If robbo’s boy follows mfc’s advice…
  8. Don’t understand how you can pick and choose your games, how do you know what will be a good game and what will be dreadful? If you’re going to go with what you think we might win then you could potentially miss out on a few crackers and end up walking out of games you’ve chosen disappointed.
  9. GA target for next season - avoid getting fucked by more that 3 goals by the OF.
  10. Shite ball from Slattery put us under pressure
  11. Thankfully we made it but now we’re there so here are the dates for Q2 , Q3 Q2 - July 21st & July 28th Q3 - Aug 4th & 11th I believe the final qualifying games are the 18th & 25th Aug. Going in at either stage will be tough as it could be difficult to get players signed up in time as some may want to wait for other options but Q3 gives us more time and should give GA a better chance to have a bit of a pre season.
  12. I see it the opposite way around, the game tomorrow will be their players last chance to claim a place in the final as the last game on Saturday against Rangers will be one that both managers will play weakened teams so as not to give the other a look at set up/tactics for the final. going to be a difficult game for us but hopefully their players will look to avoid injuries that could rule them out of the final.
  13. Not having a go at you just giving my thoughts on what you said, Point 1: GA and others have said that the squad is to big but that was a necessity due to Covid and with that - hopefully - behind us, there will be a reduction in the summer. Similarly other clubs north and south of the border will be doing the same so who knows who will become available. Point 2: A smaller squad should hopefully see an increase in wages and with the club posting a profit last season there maybe a small increase in the budget but this needs the board to show some ambition - I’m slightly optimistic on this. Our final placing will also impact our budget along with the board’s ambitions as reaching the group stages of the europa conference league is worth a couple of million if you take in prize money and gate receipts etc - hopefully the board will realise that they missed an opportunity last time and won’t make the same mistake again. Point3: We are developing youth from the academy who are still with us, ie Maguire & Cornelius, while Johnston & Devine have been out on loan and hopefully have benefited from that. Also we have been trying to bringing in youth and develop them - Shields, Teirney and Mahon to name 3. These guys will all take time to prove their worth but until his injury I thought that Barry Maguire had started showing that he could become a regular.
  14. McCart would be an upgrade at the LB/CLB positions. Think he might be tempted down south.
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    David, Agree that Burrow will be in contact with him but I’m not sure about the rest of the board. as I said I’d expect a review at the end of the season - and fully expect him still to be here next - but if his answers don’t come up to scratch, I’d also expect the board to move if they don’t have confidence in him rather than wait. That’s what they’re there for.

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