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  1. mfc88

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Ah that would make sense if thats the case. The way it's written is a bit misleading. I imagine if he's signed it would have been announced.
  2. mfc88

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Article mentions that cadden has signed a new deal? Did I miss that???
  3. Sit in the POD and personally felt a bit sick when i realised tavernier had stopped due to a missile being thrown. Don't want our club tarnished with that shite whatsoever. That said, Walsh failing to pull him up for stealing yards was ridiculous, it couldn't have been more blatant. On the football side, im surprised Robinson highlights Turnbull's part in the second goal. For me he was in no position to receive the ball, and Dunne should have played it up the line. He was facing our goal and didn't have much choice of what to do. I wouldn't have been pointing the finger at him for that. I much prefer that we are trying to play from the back, but as robbo mentioned post match you need to pick your moments. Hopefully it's a harsh lesson for the team. We still have all the teams around us to play so it shouldnt affect our final positioning anyway. On the plus side Scott looked lively when he came on, hope to see him get a bit of game time in the bottom 6.
  4. mfc88

    St Johnstone Man of the Match

    The double substitution changed the game so firstly credit due to the manager there - Cadden looked lively and frear should have had a second, but it could have been a different, and extremely ugly, second half had st johnstone scored the penalty..... Mark Gillespie!
  5. Belter . Sadly I don't think cadden will be though. Robust, great engine, proven at our level and international recognition. There will be some suitors down south unfortunately for us. Just hope we get decent compensation.
  6. mfc88

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I agree I'd love to see cadden in a more advanced role instead of the wing back role he's been forced to play for most of the time under Robinson. Great to see him back yesterday and I really hope we can retain him.
  7. mfc88

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Ah right, I thought bigi just was a 6 month loan. Makes sense why he's not on the squad list anymore then.
  8. mfc88

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    My thoughts: Main - unless we've someone lined up I'd want to keep. As poor as his goal return has been, he does some great work that we'd struggle to replace. We're weak for options up top, so unless we think Scott is going to make a breakthrough next season we need something. Even then we'd need someone else in. McHugh - Not a player who will want to sit on the bench, so thanks for the service but happy to move on. Cadden - would love to see him stay but could see a team in England fancying a punt on him. Aldred - would love to keep. Should be a priority. Hastie - offers there, all up to him. Just hope he wants to play regular football. Gorrin - keep. Frear - flashes of brilliance but agree that he's not got the physicality to perform consistently. Happy to move on. Tanner - would expect he'll be offered a years extension, and deserves that opportunity IMO. Adding in: Arriyibi - keep if possible! Love to watch this guy. Mbulu - was signs of a player there. Interested to see how he develops if his injury wasn't too damning. Donnelly - (is his contract up?). Jury is out for me. We've a few centre halves of his standing who I'd play ahead of him. Unsure. ATS, Newell, bigi, Gordon - surely will be away....? Maybe harsh on Gordon, been unlucky with injuries I guess?
  9. mfc88

    2018/19 Game 29: Hamilton (H) March 9th 3pm kick-off

    Both this game and the Livingston home game reminded me of the first McGhee era with the front 3 of McCormack, clarkson and porter, and we would blow teams away in a 15-20 minute spell. Great to witness.
  10. mfc88

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Agree with most of the posters. Surely the club have the foresight to identify which youngters are likely to break into the first team and these are the guys we sign up longer term before, not after, they make a name for themselves in the first team. If only 1 in 4 actually makes it, and the other 3 bench warm for the remainder of ther contracts then we'd probably still be looking at a good financial return. Not to mention the enjoyment of watching our own develop. We extended Barry macguires deal by 1 year so if he makes it into the team next season, which its looking like he might, we will find ourselves in the same position again. Why wasn't this at least 2 years to give us time to renegotiate if that happens? Out of interest, anyone know what macguire would now be on in comparison to, say, Donnelly or mbulu?
  11. mfc88

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Whatever way you spin it.... make a success of being a footballer and the money will follow. It doesnt necessarily work the other way around. All I'm saying is I hope he looks at those who have opted for the latter before him..... According to Wikipedia and Ben hall has played 11 league games since leaving us 2.5 years ago (edit to add: in league 2), he played 18 league games for us in the space of about half a season before that. I'm sure football-wise he'd be in a much better position had he stayed with us for longer.
  12. mfc88

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Andy robertson is the exception rather than the rule. And as weeyin says he was signed for the first team. I was in no way suggesting that any youngster signs, with a view to finishing their career at us, just to make a name for themselves at spl level - I probably didn't word that last bit so well. What I was getting at is, without a doubt, another year or two experience at our level will set them up better for the step up, with still plenty time left in their careers. Kennedy is a brilliant player IMO and I wonder where he'd be now had he done so - better salary than st johnstone can pay I'll bet. Yeah he's pocketed a few years worth of higher wages, but in my opinion, sacrifice that and he would have been more likely to set himself up for a much longer period on much better wages. Now at the age of 25 (ish?), after not making it in the EPL, such offers will be harder to come by. I do see the point you're making though, David. Above is just my opinion on the matter and largely hypothetical, I guess.
  13. mfc88

    Who Stays And Who Goes?

    Livingstone is a funny one. By the sounds of it, he's been a standout in a strong youth team, so naturally I'd like to see more of him.... yet he no longer seems to have much involvement with the first team. Is he injured just now or just not fancied by Robinson?
  14. mfc88

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I really hope hastie and all our other young talent for that matter look at the careers of lee erwin, ben hall, robbie leitch etc to see that chasing the money early on doesn't usually pay off. Another one is matt kennedy of st j, left killie after a few promising appearances and now, arguably, he's 5 years behind where he could/should be. I know, I know.... short careers, could get injured and so on..... but surely you'd rather make a name for yourself in the game?
  15. mfc88

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Fantastic news re turnbull. Seals his immediate future with us with the potential for decent income further down the line. Cant say i know much about rossiter but really don't see the logic in a potential deal there..... Decent pedigree but frankly untested at this level. Plus we've a generally bloated midfield and don't like the sound of a loan deal to get him fit for rangers next term. I think our transfer dealings are done for this window tbh and all things considered it's not looking bad. Turnbull extension, ariyibi looks the part so far and we all know what an asset a fit McCormack would be. A Hastie contract extension would be nice too!!

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