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  1. I think I read somewhere that the club are just checking out the quality and availability of the camera feeds tomorrow am before they open it up for sale in case it’s a dud.
  2. Reminiscing about Panathanaikos game in Athens a few years back and i think it'll be similar conditions. Game kicked off at like 10pm local time or something like that, and it was 28/29c even at that time. Team did alright and held their own just about in the first half, but fell apart in the second due to the heat. Difference being that Panathanaikos were clearly several steps above us in terms of squad, performance and experience - Hapoel are maybe only 1 step up on that one. I think if we put in a decent team performance, it'll all come down to how we adjust to the heat. I would certainly argue that our team is fitter than they were back then.
  3. Aye. Apparently he's got a new contract under his nose now - ball is in his court.
  4. Wonder what the clubs travel arrangements will look like. Presumably flying out tomorrow - but the situation with Israel lockdown at the minute probably makes an overnight unpalatable (not to mention expensive) - but I guess it’s too far to travel out and back in the day, players would be fucked. straight home after the match I’d think though.
  5. We haven't played anywhere near as many as them though - so the record could well be broken at some point. Of all the Scottish teams outwith OF - our ten year coefficient is better than all bar Aberdeen. That's respectable if you ask me. I suspect this may well be the end of the line - but I'd be feeling significantly more confident had it been a home tie, rather than necessarily the opposition themselves.
  6. I've also just seen the highlights from their last round. Looks like our mutual loathing of the defensive game is clear to see! Embdy's game! haha!
  7. Fuck it - go out there and give it our best shot. We're a fit team with decent legs, no denying that. They aren't world beaters, but are a good outfit nonetheless - and not playing in their own ground will remove some small element of advantage? Can we dae it? Aye. Do we need the rub of the green? Yup. Will we? Unlikely - but I have everything crossed!
  8. i thought we were outstanding on Sunday. Not just the early blitz, but we totally dominated the midfield and our defence were super comfortable under pressure. If every game was like that I'd be a happy man! Just the shot in the arm we need in time for the game in Tel Aviv.
  9. Promising sounding plans! Commercialisation of the platforms is key to them paying for themselves over time.
  10. am i right in saying we get 50/50 gate splits for revenue? This cup is showing signs of a nice little money spinner for us.
  11. Gaag

    2016/17 Ins & Outs

    Ainsworth oot - Akinfenwa in. Job done - can steamroller the rest.
  12. Scottish Cup Semi Final Replay in 1991 was my first ever game
  13. Beat 5th & 6th place teams and we'll finish 4th - sure of it.
  14. Gaag


    So it's down to UEFA Country Ranking now rather than club coefficient how many places we get? Or have I mis-read that
  15. I'm fairly confident we can get a point out of this one. That'll do me. A win would be dynamite though.
  16. Gaag

    The Well Society

    How much is he charging for his consultancy fee?
  17. Gaag

    The Well Society

    Whilst I'd be happy to donate some of my money on a regular basis to the WS - I would be much more confident in doing so if I knew more about how it was being used and more to the point, how it's communicated to the fan base. How about donating a bit of time to the cause, which in turn leads to a clearer understanding on my part... meaning I'm then able to put my money where my mouth is! The Well Society should be reaching out more for voluntary help from people in business who have a vested interest. There are no doubt a number of people in our ranks (myself included) that could offer help, a critique eye and potential solutions in areas such as: running a business, maintaining an effective P&L, new business development, audience improvement techniques and ATL/BTL marketing.
  18. blue sky and a full house? I would imagine so.
  19. Aye cos McGhee has shown his impartiality towards Celtic on dozens of occasions before now
  20. Gaag

    The Well Society

    The honest answer to the question you have posed incorporates my concerns. The fact that we don't know the details yet are being rallied into donating more because of some "your club needs you" approach sticks with me a little. I wouldn't pay for any service or invest money in any other walk of life unless i had some semblence of what I'm getting into. The fact that I care more about the club than I do for many other things I put money into is where it wrangles. It seems as though they are relying on peoples unconditional support to make an investment into something without giving them the respect or honesty to help them understand it better. My serious concerns at this stage are based on a mixture of prior knowledge, complete lack of communication (some may even see it as bordering on misinformation) and the timings/financials of a deal that we know next to nothing about. In my work when I am looking at new business acquisitions, there is a very distinctive, in depth and robust due diligence process that we go through - most often in situations where our employees or the public don't know anything about it. That's fine, no point in releasing information until you can speak with certainty. However the critical difference here is that we aren't asking our employees to put their hands in their pocket to pay for it. As many people have stated - we don't owe the club anything. The club owes us their existence, and at the very least should that should flow throughout both the club and the Well Society. Bravery, Passion, Integrity and Transparency. It's not too much to ask, right?
  21. Gaag

    The Well Society

    Not for me. Did my bit for 2 years - got fed up at the missed targets, lack of direction, terrible communication and poor outlook for the future. I have grave concerns about this deal and what it will mean for the future of Motherwell FC. Hopefully I've got it all wrong,

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