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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Seems a bit low for the time he’s been with us. Unless they have put in a sell on clause as compensation. If true then how low will Hastie’s be?
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    ££££££££'s

    Think they did, at one point they were the club offices but I believe they were sold back in the ‘90’s or early 2000’s
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Not a great fan of loan deals but the three players mentioned will improve whatever team they get loaned out to which will make them harder to beat, so in that respect I’d rather have one of them in our team while our youth develop than have them lining up against us.
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    Turnbull

    Rumoured 10K per week 4 year deal. If he stays he can’t be pissed off with Motherwell as - allegedly - when the price in his contract was reached he was allowed to talk to the club that made the offer, he or his agent knocked it back so he’s no reason to upset. Personally I think that if he stays he will only increase his value which should benefit the club long term.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Agree with you that we should only take a player if they are a good player and our youngest’s are not ready yet - which I think maybe the case or we would have seen them on the bench and getting game time towards the end of last season. someone like Johnston as a 1 year gap filler surely is better than some journeyman who might or might not be good enough.
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    ££££££££'s

    I’d rather stay in my current seat and see what a £1M upgrade can pay for on the park. Tie down a few of the younger players on decent long term deals and buy one or two more proven players with potential. Agree about upgrade but think it could be done in a couple of years with cash from further sales.
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    Turnbull

    If some of the cash is used to resign Gorrin, Ariyibi and a proven striker. Plus tie down the likes of McAlear then it’s money’s well spent that could see us move forward and pay dividends in the future. Bottom line is the long term future of the club must come first and unless one of us has a spare £2M to give the club to keep DT and buy the said players then we have to sell to the team willing to pay the asking price.
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    Turnbull

    Thank fuck we have a wise sage like you to keep us informed of the “truth”.
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    Turnbull

    You’re either being extremely naive or down right awkward to suggest that there won’t be a release clause in the contract
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    Turnbull

    No doubt we will find all that out eventually once/if the deal is done
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    Turnbull

    Agree with this. It’s very unlike Motherwell to announce thing publicly before it’s a done deal.
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    Turnbull

    Better be some fucking deal that no one else would match
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    The Well Society

    I know there is already a thread concerning the well society but given todays apparent attempts to sell players and the following two posts on the in/outs thread, I thought I'd start a new thread – Mods please feel free to merge this if you wish. "The Society simply has to work, we need to make it work cos frankly we have no other option. There are no buyers out there as already said, certainly none to be trusted, so it's up to us and no-one else. Do we want to effectively own our club or not? I'll struggle but I'll find the money to do my bit in keeping the club out of the hands of some fly by night in the future, if there are any out there." "A know it's off on a tangent, but does anyone know how many have signed up to the Well society so far? Someone on FPC said it was 100 afew days ago, which is a wee bit worrying." Both of these statements are 100% correct from what I've heard. My understanding of things is that if the society fails to reach its target the club will indeed be put up for sale. It's my belief that todays attempts to move players on were made in an attempt to give the society time to work I understand that by the end of march at the latest, they need to get either approx £300000 in the bank or have enough people signed up and paying that amount by instalments to cover the running of the club. Failure to do so will result in the board having to look for a buyer and remember whatever the sale price is, the money will go to JB - as was agreed when he gifted the shares to Motherwell to give the idea of a society run club the chance to work. At the end of last season JB could have washed his hands of the club, put it up for sale and taken any offer he fancied. Instead he gave us this chance to turn the club into something unique. I for one never wish to see collection buckets to stave off adminstration outside Fir Park again and although I've not yet signed up I will have done so before the end of Febuary. I'd urge everyone to think long and hard about whether they can afford it and if so, what kind of a future they want to see for the club – time is running out. We don't have 5 months - nevermind 5 years – to make a decision, it must be made now and as motherwell's supporters it is us and those who follow us that will have to live with the outcome of our decisions.
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    Turnbull

    If the price is right then it should be up to DT if he wants to move.
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    ££££££££'s

    As we’re not sure how much we could get for him it’s a bit hypothetical but if we take the top figure being quoted of £4M (and I’m not sure how much tax would be liable so I will leave that out) then id like the following option to be considered. Repayment of debt. If I recall correctly then 40% of transfer fees goes to LH & JB, so £1.6M - this should clear or all but clear that off. Of the £2.4M left £1M goes to the club for upkeep and other sundries. With the remaining money I’d set up a fund to be used over 3 to 5 years to be used to pay higher wages to 3 players - ie Alex Rodriguez Gorin - that we can sell on. So for talking sake if we say 2 players on 3K and one on 2K a week that works out at just over £400K a year. On selling the player, the fund would get back the amount that it has paid out in wages to that player followed by 40% of the remainder with the club receiving the other 60%. The same % cut would also go for any further fees received for the player in add ons / sell on clauses This could not only see the fund continuing longer but also potential growing - although we would have to take into account the fact that not all will prove successful but better quality signing should increase the chances. with the fund paying 3 players wages then the existing squad budget can be split between fewer players leading to a modest increase in wages to some others. If it’s done on a 3 year rolling cycle we could identify the next youngsters and encourage them to aim to be here on decent wages for longer. If this works then the Well society’s cash can be used more for academy development & crowd development rather that the day to day running of the club.
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    Turnbull

    Read that earlier - great piece well worth reading
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    Turnbull

    Yer getting yer knickers in a twist over something that is very unlikely to happen - go lie down
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    Turnbull

    He will get more caps than them in the long run.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    At 17 I very much doubt that he would feature much next year as he still needs to bulk out a bit but that said I think he will make it the following season, so a loan spell should be the next step in his development - away from the fir park FFS brigade - where he can learn his trade without added pressure.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Guy from work who’s a Celtic fan was at the game today with his kid and txt me to say he’d bite my hand off for Turnbull and says he’s worth +£2.5M.
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    Steelmen Online Motherwell Photo Thread

    Thankfully
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    Livingston Man of the Match

    Thought Cadden’s had his best game for while and could have got a goal. Chased everything today.
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    retro kits

    Watching QotS Raith game on Alba QotS away strip looks good.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Don’t know what it is but I suspect (if I’m reading things correctly) that if someone posted any allegations they would be in trouble - so those who think they know ain’t saying.
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    Motherwell v St. Mirren 4th May 2019

    Turnbull's substitution seemed sensible to me at the time, the guy wasn’t having his best game and was looking a bit jaded. He’s still a young guy and to avoid burnout needs his game time managed, so being 1 up, looking comfortable and with next weeks game at StJohnstone in mind I’d have done the same.

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