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  1. Delighted to get both games, but hopefully that doesn't equal shite season ticket sales.
  2. Good shout. I've had 12 quid taken out mine. Just need to find out which game I've got now.
  3. I'm not sure about that comparison. I thought Tanner left as he needed game time and knew he would never get it at the level of Motherwell. The fact he's now playing in the 6th tier in England justifies his decision. Carson on the other hand I think still wants first team games at a decent level - after 3 years on our bench / treatment table I imagine he'll be expecting to be number one at Tannadice.
  4. The official Michael Gove approved MFC season ticket scheme.
  5. Taking a guess, but maybe the way they are doing it is to try guarantee every season ticket holder at least the offer of a game? There's effectively 4000 seats split over two games, and less than 4000 ticket holders. The easiest way is to allocate everyone at least one game - which is how I hope they are doing it (rather than 2000 fans getting both games and the remaining fans getting none). To try work preferences into that system becomes really complicated..... I think?
  6. Makes sense. We can probably out-compete some of the equivalent budgets in England because we offer the chance to compete in national cup finals and the chance to play in front of 50/60 thousand a few times a season but I imagine the main reason is the exposure through our TV coverage. For an ambitious young player it's not a bad league to move to.
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    Stevie O'D

    Disagree. Put together a 5 minute highlight reel of why we went out and you'll have a couple of contributions from O'Donnell where he arguably could have done better alongside plenty from almost every other player on the pitch (who are all on 5/10 times his club wage) - the biggest culprits being our midfielders and forwards who missed plenty of half chances and a few absolute sitters that could have turned all three games in our favour. Likewise, put together a highlight reel of positive passages of play and chances created and you'll have O'Donnell playing his part there.
  8. Yep. 180'000 fans in attendance across the final three euro games at the start of July. Whatever logic they are using there should easily translate to accomodating 5k into Fir Park. Unless of course yet another massive error of judgement from the UK government. Which is highly likely.
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    Chris Long

    Yep. I think there's two things that led to that conclusion - one was his dour coupon when playing, and two was the fact he has clear qualities that only came through in patches. He drifted in and out of games / the first team as much as anyone else in the last 18 months but I think the weight of expectations coupled with his wee face led fans to think it must just be an attitude problem.
  10. Carson might disagree. The days of letting our players go for pennies is gone, for now at least.
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    Stevie O'D

    Starting tonight. Absolutely chuffed for the guy.
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    Stevie O'D

    Exactly this. There isn't a position in the first team that's under as much scrutiny as O'Donnell's for the simple reason that there's a 'Rangers wonderkid' who has played 8 senior games apparently waiting to take his place. He looked nervous in the first 20 but settled into the game and was no better or worse than anyone else.
  13. A goal every two games at every club he's played at, including Motherwell and Dundee. That's exceptional. He's one of those players that makes me think I must know fuck all about football if he's not been able to impress with those stats.
  14. We're needing to hire some better lawyers if he simply "reneged" on a deal....
  15. You're not mistaken. It did used to say May 2021.
  16. This talk of Lafferty signing got me thinking about who the biggest off-field arsehole to ever pull the claret and amber on is? Bob Malcolm? I suppose someone who skelps folk with baseball bats should be up there.
  17. Did we actually want Long to stay? I assumed we didn't offer him a new deal.
  18. Would much rather have Cole than Lafferty on the pitch. Would much rather have Cole than Lafferty off the pitch.
  19. We were great to watch for a 6 month spell. Physical aye, but plenty of teams had a worse disciplinary than us that season.
  20. Agree with the comments about Dunne, he's had a tough few years and the wages we've been paying were probably a fraction of what he was on. He was offered a trial with us or a two year contract with St Mirren. That offer probably wouldn't be on the table for long and so can't blame him at all for jumping at it.
  21. Just had to nip out for a can of coke after reading that.
  22. Both championship level players, just not in the same country.
  23. True, but looking at the actual standard - would a 27 year old with 90 appearances since 2018 at mid/ lower english league-one clubs seem like a decent signing? Most fans would say that sounds decent enough.
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    Stevie O'D

    Exactly. I think it's easy for fans to look at the shoutiest guy on the pitch and think that's what a captain needs to be. A captain is the one who is a often a go-between between the players and coaching staff and is someone who has influence in the dressing room. In any team it's often the calmer more mature head that gets the message across. O'Donnell might be that guy.

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