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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Time now to kick this topic off.
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    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    Shea Gordon scores for Partick tonight.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    If Hastie departs for Ibrox, then the clubs will try to negotiate a figure. If that isn't possible it'll go to an SPFL trinbunal. I'm sure there's some kind of formula in place taking into account such factors as age, first team appearances, wages etc. It would seem that we've done internally this some time ago and arrived at a figure of about £350K which has been fairly well publicised since. In negotiaions we might acccept a lower figure in return for add ons. Expect Sevco's opening bid to be about £50k.
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    'well Sign Wishaw Wonderkid

    I also counted cup goals.
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    'well Sign Wishaw Wonderkid

    Vic Davidson did it two seasons in a row.
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    The Well Society

    Just a quick post to let everyone know that the Society will be organising a Bucket collection this coming Saturday at the Dundee game. They were looking for volunteers but I haven't heard any updates.
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    2018/2019 Game 34:Hamilton (A) April 20th 3pm Kick off

    Accies were given far too much leeway down both flanks today and that was from 3pm. As you've said switch Tait to right back and bring in a new left back. Maybe give Adam Livingstone some game time as long as he has a decent player in front of him. I'm not fussed about Frear's contract being renewed - he made little impact today. Ariyibi flattered to deceive. Teams have our wingers sussed now.
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    2018/2019 Game 34:Hamilton (A) April 20th 3pm Kick off

    A reasonable summing up. A share of the points was the right result today. Accies provided the commitment and work rate and we provided most of the skill on show. Apart from the first 10 minutes or so we controlled the first half but rarely threatened the home keeper. Some nice but ultimately sterile football without much punch up front. Had Aldred's header gone in instead of crashing off the bar then we might have taken all 3 points. We deservedly led at half time. The second half was pretty much a non event with Accies dominating the game. Maybe a mixture of Brain Rice booting Accies up the jacksie, making changes; us thinking the game was won and going into holiday mode. It became increasingly obvious to me that Accies would get a goal but maybe not the quite the way we gift wrapped it for them - a friendly neighbourly touch and I hope they appreciate that goodwill gesture come the end of the season. After they scored it was full panic mode for us as we completely collapsed. Still we held on for the draw. As Ya Beezer wrote above, our defence and defensive midfield looked uncomfortable all afternoon and we looked especially vulnerable down our right flank as Accies noticed from the off. Campbell and Gorrin weren't quite their usual combative selves. Turnbull had some nice touches in the first half but largely disappeared after the break. Our starting wingers did nothing of note and both were rightly hauled off. That said the much vaunted Hastie did nothing to enhance his reputation when he came on either. Scott looks a bit raw yet but in fairness wasn't helped by the service and lack of protection he received. I'm surprised he still had a shirt on his back after 45 minutes with the amount of jersey pulling he suffered. Referee was poor and made 2 game changing errors. Firstly he should have red carded MacKinnon but simply bottled it. Secondly he made a bad call when he yellow carded Campbell for simulation after he was clearly barged off the ball. Accies took full advantage of the wrongly called foul to score. At the end of the game maybe Robbo and his management team benefitted as few, if any, of the out of contract players did anything to impress watching eyes or them.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    After today's game I think its become clear , if it wasn't before, that we're going to need a whole new strikeforce. Sammon will leave at the end of his loan period. Danny Johnson just doesn't fit our current style of play. Main, who was unhappy today at being left out of the squad will be offski and James Scott is not ready for first team football yet - a spell out on loan in the Championship will do him a lot of good.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    It seems that Robbo is now playing hardball with our out of contract players. He's stated publicly that we won't wait forever for them to put pen to paper as we will have to find suitable replacements. Quite right too. From various sources I reckon the six we've offered contracts to are: Gorrin, Tanner, Cadden, Hastie, Aldred and McHugh. Frear may not be included.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    I suspect this saga has a wee bit to run yet.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Naivety maybe but I would think his agent would try to control what he says in public.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Perhaps a shift in emphasis at least in part. Other Scots clubs such as St Johnstone and Hamilton Accies have cast envious eyes over our recruitment from English lower leagues and have now turned their attention to this source of talent. Maybe hotter competition then this particular pool of players.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Yes, basically that. He didn't want to leave Fir Park and hoped to have a new deal signed with us within a fortnight (of the quote).
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Pretty much sums up a lot of previous discussion on here but like yourself didn't know the details. The club's general policy on this is pretty good but there will always be one or two it gets wrong. We were caught out with Hastie but few, if any, predicted his early impact on his return from loan. We all know he's had his head turned hence his apparent U turn on what he said publicly earlier. It wasn't wise to come out and say what he did. He's been made a very good offer, by our standards and its now up to him. He's quite entitled to move on but we can't wait on him forever though.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Thats my immediate thoughts too.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Its more likely that we'll receive bids that are in line with their contract clauses and their agents' valuations rather than the club's probably higher valuations.
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    'well Sign Wishaw Wonderkid

    Definitely a plumber. A family member was quoted a minimum of £136 per hour for a call out on Saturday morning plus petrol expenses (he only lived 3 miles away). Another plumber who came termed it killing the goose who laid the golden egg (or words to that effect).
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    'well Sign Wishaw Wonderkid

    £1.75 m for Phil O'Donnell. Seems like chickfeed these days doesn't it? A plumber's annual salary!
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    'well Sign Wishaw Wonderkid

    Rumours, and they are just that as far as I'm concerned, have been circulating for weeks now that David Turnbull will be offski in the summer. IF that comes to pass it wouldn't surprise me. Another big if; if bids are received I'd be looking at a club record transfer fee for him.
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    2018/19 Game 33: Rangers (H) April 7th 12.30pm Kick Off

    Rightly or wrongly, certain types of fan behaviour have now become a political issue and I get the feeling its now very much a tick box exercise by the clubs and understandably so. Punishments now seem to be out of line with those for misdemeanours in the wider community.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Declan Gallagher confirmed. At 6-5 he'll certainly give us some aerial power. https://www.motherwellfc.co.uk/2019/04/11/declan-gallagher-signs-pre-contract-agreement/
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Jamie Semple has just signed a new 2 year deal. Some good news.
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    2018/19 Game 33: Rangers (H) April 7th 12.30pm Kick Off

    Just to clarify "indefinite" simply means that the club has not defined the length of the ban. Its not a life ban. It could mean anything from 1 game to 60 years. Agree about anonymity.
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    2018/19 Game 33: Rangers (H) April 7th 12.30pm Kick Off

    The club has moved quickly to shut down the missile throwing incidents on Sunday and credit to it for doing so. The club used its CCTV and Sky Sports footage to investigate the incidents. Hopefully CCTV can be improved in quality although I suspect that it won't come cheap. The culprits need to be punished, although I'm not in a position to say what that should be without knowing more facts. Some kind of ban would seem to be in order. The bottom line is that we were keen to show the authorities that we had done all we can to address the problems, but have we? What about the thousands of Rangers fans in the South Stand chanting sectarian abuse. Could our CCTV and Sky footage not also be used to identify at least some of the culprits there and bans been issued and their pictures passed to the Police? Had it been racist chanting the public exposure would have been on an entirely different scale. Now I appreciate that it would be impossible to identify all the sectarian bigots but by starting a gradual process to weed them out a strong message would be sent out to the perpetrators, other clubs, including Rangers and Celtic, and last but not least the authorities. I don't condone missile throwing and sectarian bigotry in football but it seems to me that our sport is being treated as a whipping boy. These problems are far more widespread than that and Scottish society, including football, needs cleaning up.

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