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  1. The only way to play Celtic is to run at their dodgy defence, force them into errors and subsequently un-nerve the whole team. We've done it before. Hastie, Ariyibi and Main have the ability to do this. Campbell and Turnbull can feed them. Alternatively, sit back, admire McGregor and Forrest, and concede 3-4.
  2. I think Main deserves lots of credit for his graft. He isn't banging in the goals but he chases every ball and gives centre backs a nightmare. Only an online clearance denied him a goal today.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Is there not a FIFA rule that bars players for signing for more than 2 clubs in a season? I think Erwin is either has to fly back to Iran or return to Killie. If that's not the case, I would have him as a replacement for Bowman.
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    Cédric replacement

    Zak Jules!
  5. gullane

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Is this a rumour or a report?
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    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    Louis Moult rumoured to be heading to Aberdeen. I hope he has a good pre-season and stays at Preston.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    SR's statement of the creative midfielder's signing being 99.9% done suggests to me it's not Crawford. With Blackpool rumoured to be interested already, I think Crawford will still be considering his options - and ambitions. Another media story I don't see happening anymore is Kenny Miller. With the signing of Johnson, and SR stating he is interested in a winger/striker, I don't see where Miller fits in the team. Also Aberdeen and His are likely to offer higher wages. Livingston could add in a manager's salary too. For me, I'm anticipating two more unknowns to the squad.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I think Ciftci and a striker/winger with pace is all we need to have a creative attack. We still have Bigi, Tanner and Turnbull as options. If we then add a left sided defensive player to the squad, I would feel fairly confident for the season ahead. That would be five new signings in total.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Whoever we sign up front has to offer something different to Main and Bowman, especially pace. Can this Danny Johnston sprint?
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Motherwell are ready to make a move for midfielder Ali Crawford, the midfielder who has rejected a new deal at neighbours Hamilton Academical, if the 26-year-old fails to secure his preferred option of a move to English football. (The Herald) On the one hand I wonder how he will feel if he doesn't get the move down south he preferred. On the other, Robinson may offer him a new lease of life and he could be the creative force we currently lack. Spells the end of Bigi though. Donnelly sounds a good signing. Last year proved we can't go into a season with just three recognised central defenders. It will be interesting to see if he has the pace to play wing back as well. However, I don't think we should just depend on him filling the left wing vacancy. Sounds like O'Halloran is not coming our way. Hope we find someone similar with pace.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Like Curtis Main, both fall into the category of talent players that are normally well above our price league, but dropped back through lack of form or fitness. Ciftci is not an unknown quantity to SR and if he believes he can bring the best out of him, I'm all for it. Ciftci certainly offers skill and vision we don't have. O'Halloran has been on our radar for a while. He offers pace and goals. My only query is are they prepared to take a big drop in wages for regular football and resurrect their careers?
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I could see SR doing this with Bigi and Frear. It would be a huge call to take McHugh one side and tell him to go. Perhaps offering the captaincy to someone else might help McHugh. Hartley seems to have the character to lead the team on the park.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Two qualities we need to improve on is quality and pace. A Marvin Johnstonesque forward/winger playing alongside Main/Bowman might allow for a bit more creativity from the likes of Bigi, Cadden and Turnbull. Regardless how long Carson and Kipre remain, I think we all know there will be another keeper, left sided defender and striker.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    The biggest name missing off your list is Aldred (loan return). Petravicius contract ended - doubt it will be extended.
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    The Great Rebuild 2017'18

    Should we close this thread now and start an In and Outs 18/19? That's the season ended now and I don't see a need for another great rebuild.

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