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  1. middleeastdave

    scotland u21s

    Sorry I am happy no players from us are in the big team, I hate to say all the players are getting tarred with the same brush at the moment and don’t think it will doing the players confidence any good.
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    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    I don’t know if anyone seen the goal, but it was supposed to be a cross into the box but was missed by everyone and into the net, any goal still counts. Any news on Getting compensation?
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    The 'Magnificent' David Turnbull Discussion Thread

    I originally asked if Gallagher would be good enough to play for Scotland and not sure myself but I think he is our best signing for a long time, I think he reads the game very well, his only question mark is his pace and can be caught out, but on saying that he is no worse than McKenna (who I don’t rate) or any other Scottish centre back that I have seen recently.
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    The 'Magnificent' David Turnbull Discussion Thread

    Don’t you think that Gallagher could do a job for Scotland?
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    The 'Magnificent' David Turnbull Discussion Thread

    After watching that shambolic (apart for first 15 mins) performance of Scotland last night, I was just thinking that the values of the “so called” superstars for us namely McBurnie £20m, Fraser supposed to be valued between £30-£40 m and even Robertson and I hate to think what his value is nowadays, so I am thinking that DT’s value of £3.25 m is a steal, I am probably biased but I just hope is value will be worth more when he returns?
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    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    Well that’s Killie snookered now!!
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Do we really think he is that good? Hopefully I will be proved wrong, but I have to say his first 6 games were excellent, but clubs sussed him after that by out by putting two defenders on him which ended his threat, but to assess him on half a dozen games, I even think Sammon was supposed to be a class player when he started at Kilmarnock!! i still think we have signed the most potential player in David Turnball, so I am happy with that
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    As long as we are compensated handsomely I have no problem with Hastie taking Sevco deal, according to reports he has been offered £14,000 /week which we certainly could not even come close to match and is a no brainer for Hastie, especially for playing reserve games!!!
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    Carson or Gillespie

    Very unfair question as Trevor has been a good keeper for us and through no blame on him he has this horrible DVT, but has to be said Mark has been just as good if not better in recent form. Rumour control reckons Trevor will not play again?
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Have to agree Bigi I don’t think he will be greatly miss him and with us out the cup and a very outside chance of top 6 and hopefully relegation eliminated, we are quite rightly trimming the squad. What we need to do is get McGuire street wise as if Aberdeen rejected an offer of £5million for McKenna, McGuire potentially must be the same as can someone tell me why they value him over £5million as anytime I have seen him I didn’t think he was that good, although he did get picked for Scotland and had a decent game, so I assume his valuation is based on playing for Scotland!!
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    It will be interested to see how Dundee do now under JimMcIntyre, there is no doubt that McCann had lost the dressing room according to the rumours, I am also hearing that there is also some rumblings in our dressing room as well, from a pretty good source, but I wouldn't expect anything else the position we are in at the moment.
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    Reserves/Under 20's/Youths

    Both of them haven't been playing in the reserves (the Iron Bru Cup the exception) for a few weeks as they have been training with the first team, and that still didn't get them into the first team!!!!
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    2018’19 Game 9: St Johnstone (H) Saturday 20th October 2018

    I would imagine SR is under severe pressure at the moment and cannot see him taking any chances with any of our younger inexperienced players at the moment, but that may change especially if we get beat on a Saturday.
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    Reserves/Under 20's/Youths

    I agree entirely with your statement Casagolda, I have been campaigning for most of this season saying we need to get some of our reserves involved with the first and I mean playing as it's only SR thinks he has brought in better players in the summer than in the reserves, it baffles me why Donnelly, Sinclair will get games before Livingstone, I don't care it would be a big step up from the reserves to first team....or is it!! Everyone around us also commented it was probably the best game of football seen at Fir Park for a while as they did try and play football and I thought every player played their part in the TEAM and have to say Christian Mbulu improves immensely in every game he plays. I take it SR attended the game today, so maybe (fingers crossed) that he might be impressed enough to give one of them a start, I am not asking to drop the first team for our reserves, but surely one of them will break into the first team....if they get a chance Lastly Stephen Craigan no wonder you were proud of the team today, they certainly did the supporters very proud, well done
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    Robinson... How Do We Think He's Doing ?

    SR not doing too good in my opinion, but willing to keep him a bit longer although not too long to see if any improvemnt, have to say I am getting a bit fed up of pre and post match comments as it sounds like a broken record, I realise we are on a small budget compared to other teams in the division, but his signings this season have been awful in my opinion, I would have preferred to sign say two half decent quality players rather than the four numpties we have signed namely Donnelly, Taylor Sinclair, Sammon and Goring, ok Gillespie and Johnson might be OK (jury is out on them) but they will not be superstars like Kipre or Moult. Not sure about his youth policy as well, as he very reluctant to put any of them into the first team, I know it's a big jump from reserves to first team but I am sure Turnball/McGuire/Livingston would not be out of place in the first team, let's face how much worse could they be than their first team counterparts, I am not asking for the 3 of them to jump into the first team, but I am sure one of them could be used, even McGhee managed to put Hutchison in at centre half at a very young age and he was a revelation I ponder to think what division Partick Thistle would be playing if they had sacked Alan Archibald 9 months earlier?

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