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  1. Shaka

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Its actually more a Business decision than a Football decision tho! We Knew Turnbull Maguire & Hastie were the 3 "Names" in the Under 20 Squad that were most likely to make an impact! We Knew we were gonna send them on loan to develop them for the first team! We knew all 3 were into the last 12 months of their contract We Knew these players have been previously courted by bigger clubs at younger age grades Now, giving what we knew, and the club ethos for developing youth, surely the men in charge should have been looking to protect the clubs investments? Offering all 3 of these lads a 12 month extension with an increase of £200-£300pw, on the proviso that the contract is reviewed again this summer should they meet their development targets, would have cost the club between £30k & £45k extra in total, and given the club security should 1 or all 3 of them make an impact. We got lucky with Maguire & Turnbull, but look to have lost Hastie, for the sake of potentially £10k! That is utter insanity and shows just how small time and amateurish our club is sometimes.
  2. Shaka

    2018/19 Game 30: Hibs (A) March 16th 3pm kick off

    I know for a fact, young Fraser Murray was pulled from Mondays reserve game to "prepare" him for saturday, dont know if thats because they are short in midfield or what? I think we could sneak a draw, but McNulty is in good form so I expect them to score 1 or 2. Would love to see a Well win to give us a shout of 6th!
  3. Shaka

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Id be amazed if Kent doesnt stay, guy is a cracking player, prob too good for Rangers, but not good enough yet for Liverpool. With the Gerrard connection I cant see them loaning him anywhere else. Hastie would be far better staying here then moving in a year or so, but then his agent makes less than with a free transfer this summer and another free when Rangers release him in a couple years
  4. Shaka

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Yeah I do see what You are saying Gaz, but have a different viewpoint personally. Its not all about end product in these loans, its about building experience. I heard many reports when Hastie was at Airdrie that he was fantastic on the ball, direct, technically good etc but he had little end product. I was actually speaking to a Dundee United supporting mate who mentioned Hastie after the Utd v Alloa game in Dec saying you could see he was a level above Championship as he was technically good and looked bigger and fitter than his teammates. Add those reports to our own U20 games and training that he will be doing, and I dont believe it would come as a shock for him to make an impact once in the first team, especially if he starts to provide more end product. Yes the level of impact is obviously above what most would have dreamed, but surely if the Manager is correct and Hastie was earmarked for promotion to the first team last summer and was first sent on loan to toughen up, then its not too much of a stretch for the club to offer him a 1 year extension last summer as insurance. As some have said, its less a Darren Smith, Marc Fitzpatrick, Dom Thomas situation, and more a Faddy,Pearo situation when it comes to perceived quality
  5. Shaka

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    There are 2 choices here and MFC should be supporting Hastie's development in either scenario! Either he signs a new Deal, stays in our first team and continues to develop to a point where he goes down south for a good transfer fee and a far higher wage in a year or so, or he signs his PCA with them and we can prepare him for life at Ibrox by having him sit in the stand for the next 3 months, nowhere near the first team!
  6. Shaka

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Yip, it opens the door for Stuart McKinstrey .................. oh wait.......
  7. Shaka

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Now Ive had time to think about it, If the PCA at Ibrox is true, then it maybe does show the lad himself doesnt think he has what it takes to make it and is grabbing a buck while he can. There can be no other reason to go there! Rangers arent gonna offer him life changing money, maybe a couple grand more a week, but for that he gets shipped off to Accrington Stanley for a couple years before getting released and having to rebuild his career at a Partick or a Hamilton. If that is what the boy wants, he has made his bed in the pigsty, let the cunt sleep in it, and give players that want to be here a chance
  8. Shaka

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Badly advised and will now fade into obscurity. But will make a decent wedge for 2 or 3 years. Middleton is twice the player Hastie is, Kent is light years ahead of him, they have signed Jordan Jones, then there is Grezda, Candeias, Murphy all still there. Career suicide, but his agent will be hapoy
  9. Shaka

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    What happened to our "boys in the know" Assuring everyone he was re-signing? Talking pish like the rest of us perhaps?
  10. Shaka

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Yip just saw that. Ridiculous move for the boy. And if true, I hope the cunt does not play another second for us,first team or reserves, this season, before he heads off to pick up his big paycheque and fade into obscurity
  11. Shaka

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    To be fair its all we deserve! We got lucky with Turnbull staying, but for a selling club, our "policy" when it comes to retaining young players is horrendous and amateurish at best. Stevie Wonder could see the 3 players from the 20's most likely to make an impact were Maguire, Turnbull & Hastie, so for the club to wait till the final 4 months of their contracts before bothering to offer a contract, (while sneaking through extensions for Shea Gordon & George Newell!) is laughable.
  12. I agree 100%, hybrid is the way to go! However I still maintain that the full 3G pitches are fine IF they are good quality and well kept. Unfortunately Killie, Hamilton and Livvy all seem to have gone for the cheap option when it came to buying their pitch a d they have shown to be pish
  13. There is no problem with "plastic pitches" , its just that we are cheapskates buying the shitest product in this country. Most of the worlds biggest and best clubs have at least one they train on in their academies. And you have dozens of teams around Europe that play on them, pretty sure the fucking champions league final in Moscow was a "plastic pitch" and no-one complained. The 2 issues with such pitches in this country are that we dont have much cash and so need to buy an inferior product. And the pathetic level of technical skill our players have!
  14. Gonna be a tough tough game. Killie have Power & Dicker back in Cm.
  15. I am dissappointed with Robbo's post match comments. He seems happy enough to throw his own players under the bus (Main & Livingston) but refuses to condemn opponent behaviour and deflect heat from his own 18 year old player who is getting roasted. I understand wanting to take the moral high ground but you dont need to make personal attacks to make a point. He could have muddied the waters by pointing out Edouard has left 2 of our players in the hospital and questioned if he should have been on the pitch to score his goals,just question tho and say he cant say for definate because he hasnt seen replays. And with Scott he should have just said it was inexperience but its happened before, funnily enough by a Celtic player! And is it worse than the blatant cheating we see with players diving to win pens and red cards? doesnt need to specify names/teams, and maybe praise Scott for his overall performance. You cant all out attack the Old Firm, the Media would never allow that, but just muddy the waters and open the debate then things specifically for James Scott die down quicker

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