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    2018/19 Game 30: Hibs (A) March 16th 3pm kick off

    Looked like a decent defensive block. Was not there but we seemed to have given away a couple of soft goals. BBC stats have us edging possession and 1 more shot on target. So maybe not such a car crash but defo end of our top 6 hopes. Not the end of the world given where we were pre Xmas but a bit of a knock to our good run. Lets win bottom half trophy for 2nd season in a row....
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    2018/19 Game 30: Hibs (A) March 16th 3pm kick off

    Bummer.... we needed to win this game to have an outside chance of top 6 so to get 3 goals without reply is rather unrealistic. Take a draw now. I blame the weather. We are a silky skilful side. This cold rainy day messes with our tippy tappy football.... Barring a miracle looking to finish top of the bottom half.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I never heard any booing from my seat in the East Stand, albeit it is a few sections down from the Well Bois. That and when he was on the ball on the touch line nearest there were only chants of encouragement for the lad. It comes down to the fact if he goes to Rangers. Like it or not they are in my opinion a vile club. If he went down south it would still hurt but would make it more palatable. Of course he may be a Rangers fan and if I was offered 3 to 4 times money to play for Well I could imagine the pull.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Where does the £1m come from ? Mckinstry was reputedly up to £300k. No was would we get £700k for development fee for Hastie
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    The facts are that very few fans if any on here know the truth around Hastie. It could be as mentioned we did not have the money to offer contracts until after the last window when quite a number of players moved on inc Bowman and Bigi. Has the latter featured for Hibs yet ? Or it could be that as mentioned the club don’t rate Hastie as much as his recent performances suggest they should and are happy to get a decent development fee. Or we have very little money and could do with the Development fee. What I do find odd is that many red tops and now Kris Boyd are saying it is all but a done deal to Rangers and you have the lad himself saying that NO talks have taken place. How can anyone by offered a contract if no talks have taken place. Unless he means he has not held talks but of course his agent has. Maybe they are waiting until after the game today. It is a good distraction from Brexit, but it is starting to take as long to get a final resolution. I think we would all rather know one way or the other and just move on.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I agree with the final paragraph. I don’t blame Hastie if he decides to leave. He appears to have a multitude of options after a purple patch and most if not all will offer more money and security. Even if he does decide to go as looks likely he does not deserve any vitriol. It would be disappointing as we have nurtured him over the past 10 years. It is not bitterness but I simply would not play him. Play players that are coming through or in with a chance of being here next year. That in my humble opinion is more sensible option than what may end up being a bitter experience for both club and player. I have seen Robinson’s comments. So either the Sun has jumped the gun or someone is not telling him the whole truth. God knows which is true. Fun and games.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    That is an interesting take on matters. Perhaps being bundled out of the cup in the 1st round has forced our hand. The other aspect about development fee is that our previous owners are technically not due a cut whereas if it was a transfer..... It still seems v strange to me if the above is true. Why would the club offer less to Hastie than James Scott. Plus the fact it is Rangers means will we see all money due ! If he does continue at same pace and it is a big if, he would have gone for £1-£2m whereas now we will be lucky to get £3-400k. All supposition and as if to add insult to injury I see he has just picked up player of the month award......
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I suspect he is a lot more grounded than Slane. I also suspect if he has what it takes he will make it regardless of his next move. I don’t blame the lad if this is true and again I feel we have made a mess of not offering him a contact earlier whatever anyone says. Would I still play him. On current form hard to leave out, but I fear the fans may not take too it well... I would never boo him or anything like that, but nor would I be too unhappy if he was left out. still speculation of course but no smoke without fire as the saying goes.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    A lot of gullible people on these threads. At the end of the day money talks. He has probably been offered anything up to 5+ times the money we have offered him. I understand the argument that no one knew the impact he was going to have, but I still feel we left it far too late and would it have been such a gamble to give him a 1 or 2 year contract earlier in the year. If this one goes ahead then I hope the club have learned a valuable lesson. I am not bitter but if this move is all but done I am firmly in the play someone else camp until the end of the season. Not in the huff but unless it affects our compensation payment time to move on......
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    It would be easier to name the clubs that have not reputedly been linked with Hastie. Why would they be interested. Because even if we get £300k compensation that is peanuts for most clubs. Shame if he leaves and tbh I thought as soon as he started banging in 30 yarders there was every chance he would. Of course he would like to stay. But there are probably now far too many options and lots of money on offer. I know hindsight is a wonderful thing but I do tend to agree that we ought to have seen enough to offer him a 1 year deal a while ago. As has been rightly mentioned we have offered some extensions that are bewildering. Time will tell but not looking overly positive......
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    2018/19 Game 27: Celtic (A) Sunday 24th February 3.00pm Kick Off

    Main injured in training yesterday or something else if you believe the conspiracists....... Great that we have so many youngsters involved, but also worried that is too much inexperience for Parkhead against full internationals. Good to see Scott start and Hope we perform but I see Main missing as a negative.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I doubt it. I think that Hastie could command a much bigger transfer fee if he can maintain his current form even sporadically. It is true that we pay a hefty % of transfer fee to previous owners and that is not the case with a development fee or so I believe. But would be in all our interests to settle with previous owners ASAP. At least if he does not sign we will get a return for our investment but a much smaller one than could be the case. We shall see. But I almost want him to be anonymous v Celtic rather than him scoring the winner. Almost.....
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    There was also a scout for Birmingham City at game v Hearts. Sadly the chances are Hastie’s agent has had any one of a number of English and Scottish clubs offering him a deal. Based on his recent performances and type of goals he has scored he is the name on everyone’s lips at the moment. He has been offered a contract by us but that is now another week past and nada. He wants to stay but he will likely have more attractive and lucrative options by now. His agent is probably only doing his job by securing the best deal for Hastie. Whether we budge or not who knows. But the longer it goes unsigned the less optimistic I am.
  14. Perhaps more surprising than shocking. He is now full time at the SFA and not MFC. I knew there would be applause on 22 and 44 minutes but not the thunderclap. I thought it was a good tribute and it is just a real shame any tribute was required at all. As to the match itself. Delighted with the performance and effort from the whole team. Hearts are more experienced and more physical outfit, but for the most part we held our own and created some v good chances against a top 6 side with a big gap in resources. The winning goal when it came was just desserts for a couple of the narrow defeats we have had v Hearts this season. Turnbull free kick looked tame enough but from the angle behind the goal it was a swerving free kick and whilst it might not have had a lot of pace it sure had a lot of swerve and added with the windy conditions led to the goalie mucking up. It was a bad mistake but actually think Turnbull deserves a lot of credit apart from the fact he had a v good game. Hastie scoring another beauty is brilliant but worries me that even the old firm fans are now jumping on the sign him bandwagon. Robinson has said we have made him our best offer. I am quite sure his agent will have been inundated these past few weeks. He has said himself he wants to stay but one wonders why if that is the case the contract remains unsigned..... 6 wins in 6 is brilliant. Long odds against 7 given our next opponents but would settle for a draw or giving them a tough game and moving on. Again I think Killie away will be another marker of how far this team has come and potential for next season.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I hope Hastie does sign in fact I am praying he signs. I may be wrong but I think the last time was not that long ago and was with Erwin. We ended up getting a decent wedge from Leeds in any case. I know it is not an exact science, but my Q to the club is were u going to offer Hastie a contract extension even before his appearance in the 1st team. Surely we would have been in a position to do so for him, Scott and Maguire before now. The key point is we have made it a lot harder now that he has played a few games and starred. If you believe the articles I am reading there are now up to 6 to 7 English clubs watching him and I am sure his agent is well aware of this. We all agree and it has been proven that leaving to early has an adverse effect on your career. So hopefully we can get this sorted, but my concern is we have left it too late.

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