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Everything posted by gullane

  1. Sunderland interested in O'Donnell
  2. I agree. The policy of loans and short term contracts make business sense. We have also signed older players with experience. Roberts may not come with the best of reputations but he still has more experience than Hastie and Seedorf combined. How many points have we lost this season for failing to be streetwise, make silly mistakes or close out games. I think Smith, Lawless, Nolan and Foley offer what we have been missing.
  3. We have had numerous posts here about Long's poor attitude, which have led to calls to have him kicked out the door. It is also reported that he is injured. I'm not knocking anyone for repeating rumours but has there ever been any concrete evidence to suggest Long has no commitment to the club? I agree with recent comments about Cole improving by being played in the middle. Maybe Long's poor performances this season are down to his lack of confidence playing on the wing. I would like to see what he and GA make of one another before making further judgement calls.
  4. Great battling performance. My bum cheeks are aching with all that squeaking. Once the equaliser went in, I fully expected another couple to go in. I imagine I am one of many today, pleasantly surprised by the performance of Mugabe. He and Gallagher cleared loads of corners and crosses. I also noticed Lawless made a few good passes when he came on. It was nice to be able to have a quality, impact sub for a change.
  5. Welcome to Steelmen Blue3. If you want to find out more about Motherwell, look for Mark McGhee jogging about Brighton. He may not be a fan's favourite, but my son (who lives in Hove, and is Well daft) bumped into MMc a few weeks ago and had a great chat with him. He claims our 07/08 line up, with Clarkson, Porter, McCormack, was the inspiration for Klopp's Liverpool!
  6. All the strikers will have to work hard to get a place in the team. If Carroll and Dunne can regain fitness, I now see competition for for all places. Who else in the squad can play RB? That's my only concern now. Or can SR do a Tait number on Carroll or McGinley and swap them over to the other wing?
  7. For a pre-season test, I think last night's 0-4 drubbing from Rangers was far more useful than a 1-0 or 2-0 win over lower league opposition. They had to work hard and now know what level they need to reach to compete.
  8. gullane

    Season Tickets

    I calculate my refund entitlement to be £70+. Like many others, I consider this money already spent and can regard it as a donation to the club. However, watching the news, and foreseeing a gigantic economic depression ahead, I feel one of the lucky ones. I have been able to work from home on full salary and my employment looks secure for the time being. It's alarming to see an almost daily announcement of thousands of redundancies. So for anyone facing an uncertain financial future, loyalty to Motherwell FC is one thing, but I for one would never question your need to claim a rebate on your season ticket. Good luck everybody. Stay healthy.
  9. https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-transfer-news/scott-fox-join-motherwell-kilmarnock-22178570?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar&fbclid=IwAR3PP_63GyLZ0XgK3kK8WgjgUyxEm4Fo8I3EVs-xRnbzsKH4ky7J1T-0lGQ Motherwell have also agreed a new two-year deal with defender Yusuf Hussain.
  10. I hope for a comfortable afternoon but having watched The Well for 50 years, teams who can't buy a win, often end their ad run at Fir Park.
  11. Hi Fraser. Peter and I were at the crematorium to pay respects to your Dad this morning. You wouldn't notice us in the crowd - great turn out. He was clearly a lovely man. Deepest condolences again to you, your Mum and sister. We will be there on Saturday for you if you can make it.
  12. Colin is someone I have sat next to in the Cooper for 20 years + and shared in the banter. My heart goes out to his family - especially his son, who also comes to every game and has inherited his Dad's wit. I'm sorry I never knew him better. If anyone here knows the Anderson family well, it would be good to know about the funeral arrangements. Colin died tragically during a charity bike ride. His Just Giving page is now close to £6k. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/colin-anderson28
  13. James Scott. He worked hard throughout and took on defenders. I thought he demonstrated an ability to compete at this level and is ready for a regular start.
  14. gullane

    Vs Hibs

    I'm simply posting to try and balance the debate on Seedorf, Hylton and Long. They have been signed as potential talent - not matured! If they had already shown their potential, they would command transfer values of £Ms and multi thousand salaries. But they're at Motherwell as freebies on relative peanuts of a wage. This is how we operate as a club. I think it is great that we are seeing glimpses of skill from all three, and we should commend them for it. The mistakes, poor touches and dropping out of games will hopefully diminish as the weeks go by. This is not just my view - listen to Stephen Robinson's post match interview. James Scott looks like he is ready for a regular start. I'm glad he hasn't gone out on loan as many on here suggested.
  15. I always try to be a glass half full Well fan. So here's my take on current squad. Most of the signings have taken a big step up in level. They offer potential. I see the next two/three months are going to be tough, and some of the squad will progress whilst others won't. I hope to see us go on a winning run from November. Until then, Hylton, Seedorf, etc. will get my backing and encouraged to develop. Has anyone heard anything on where Casper Sloth is in terms of fitness?
  16. Are half season tickets available this year?
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  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.
  20. Louis Moult rumoured to be heading to Aberdeen. I hope he has a good pre-season and stays at Preston.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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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