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  1. David

    2019-20 Rebuild

    So no one else coming in during this window. Let's hope we keep hold of our better players as well.
  2. A win or a draw from this is a good result for us, so I'll take either.
  3. David

    Robinson

    Because there's no fun in that, is there?
  4. It's a modern interpretation. Back in the 70's it was all about selling newspapers, today it's about clicks on websites and driving traffic to those websites, so it's essentially the same thing.
  5. David

    2019-20 Rebuild

    If a Championship club were willing to pick up his wages then I'd be all over that idea. He's contracted to us until May next year, so even if he did okay-ish in the Championship between now and January I'd be happy enough to let him go there permanently in the summer for next to nothing just to get him off our wage bill.
  6. Which is ironic, as he initially left West Ham for first team football. I guess at the age he is now he's happy to play backup and earn decent dough.
  7. I think that it's more to do with SEO and website hits to be honest. Articles with "Celtic" or "Rangers" in the title will appear in more internet searches than others as most of the Scottish football internet traffic centres around the both of those clubs. It's shit of course, but media outlets are all about the clicks, and journos need their articles to be getting "views" otherwise they could end up getting grief from those in charge.
  8. David

    Robinson

    If he's found guilty we'll likely see a few interviews where he'll talk about how he regrets his actions, how he doesn't condone such behaviour, how he knows he was wrong and apologises and so forth, with maybe some work with relevant charities chucked in as well. He's not getting sacked because of it.
  9. David

    Robinson

    No chance he gets bumped because of this.
  10. David

    2019-20 Rebuild

    It could be said that he "runs his socks off" for the team.
  11. David

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Can't believe we're starting with this line of chat even earlier this season than we did last season. Why spend money to bring in someone this window? Because the difference between finishing in 3rd and finishing 6th, for example, is half a million quid. We did this last season when we "had nothing to play for" except the prize money that would come in handy when we're all moaning about not being able to afford new players. We should be doing everything in our power to finish as high up the table as possible, from both a competitive standpoint and for the extra money we'd earn through doing so. When we find ourselves in a season where we could finish 3rd and we have a team that's clicked and doing well we need to capitalise on it, because there's every chance we lose players in the summer and find ourselves sitting in 9th this time next season.
  12. Not to mention the fact he's a complete fucking bampot. I doubt he'd have lasted much longer in the game regardless of where he'd ended up.
  13. As unfashionable as it is to say this in this day and age. Shit happens. Any time you see a crowd of mostly males that numbers into the thousands, or even tens of thousands in some cases, you're going to get some undesirables. That's just how it is. If they act up, the club bans them, identifies them to the police and allows the law to take charge of the situation. There isn't anything more that can be done by the football club, and it's certainly not a reflection on said club or the majority of its support. Same goes for racism. Human being have been racist since the beginning of time. That doesn't make it okay by any stretch, but there's always going to be wallopers out there who act like that. Again, clubs can identify, ban, and hand them over to the authorities. Each time we've faced any crowd issues of this type the club have acted responsibly in my opinion.
  14. He's even wearing official club clobber. That's a good sign, surely?
  15. David

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Nah, I didn't really think much of him prior to the purple patch with us, and I would be very surprised if he amounts to much beyond a serviceable SPL player in the future.
  16. David

    2019-20 Rebuild

    There's also the possibility that Scott won't learn how to use his size better, or really improve all that much. Maybe this is as good as he's going to be? Who knows? I felt the same about Hastie. He had a purple patch for us, but before that period of time he'd been pretty unremarkable from what I'd seen. He didn't seem that prolific at Airdrie or Alloa, so I didn't really see him making much of an impression with us. He was absolutely right to take the money and run when it was offered I think. If he does go on to be pretty anonymous in League One with Rotherham, and eventually sees out his Rangers deal before dropping down a level he'll have made some decent coin. I'm not aiming any of this at you by the way, it's more the viewpoint of some fans in general. This idea that a player can knock back good money on the basis that they'll improve and see better offers in the future is a risk. The old saying of "strike when the iron is hot" applies more often than not I think, and if you find yourself the subject of transfer offers on the back of some good form, you need to seriously consider it because things can just as quickly go south in a short football career.
  17. Now that we're into January it's probably best we just keep the main transfer discussion thread.
  18. David

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Aye, but Robertson and McGinn are more the exception than the rule I think. Players like Scott will be all too aware that all it takes is a slight dip in form for those lucrative offers to stop coming, and he's left behind. Players quickly move from being a "young prospect" to just being a player who's found their level. Let's be honest, unless his ability is nowhere near where is being touted, he'd undoubtedly go down south and even come back in three years or so a better player. The level of competition down there automatically means you're upping your game. If he's good enough to bounce around between Championship/League One level he'll make a very good living for himself.
  19. I'm not sure where Turnbull sits, but surely it should matter where members of our squad sit on matchdays, no? I mean, if the rule is that any player not featuring can don their own clobber and sit wherever they choose with whoever they want then fine, but if the rule is that the players are supposed to actually act as though it's still a day at work for them, for which they're still being paid, then it would matter if one player is behaving differently. What's being insinuated here from what I can see is that Turnbull has special dispensation from management that he doesn't have to follow protocol. True or not, I have no idea.
  20. David

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Again, if they've both been offered deals in the summer and not signed as yet it probably means they're looking to test the waters. Can't blame them for that, and it doesn't necessarily mean they're on their way. I guess we'll just need to wait and see.
  21. David

    2019-20 Rebuild

    The fact that a deal has been on the table since the summer for Gillespie and remains unsigned is slightly worrying. Maybe he's waiting to see what his options are? It would be a bit of a disaster if we went from having two first-choice level keepers to none.
  22. Has to either be a bit of a falling out, or someone else has become available who's considered worth the hassle and expenditure. If it's the latter, let's hope they wait until after we play them before appointing anyone.
  23. For a player we've sold? I may be losing my marbles, but I don't recall ever getting more than £2 million?
  24. Ordinarily I'd agree, but if the £3 million sum is correct then it's a no-brainer. This is "once in a lifetime" type money for the club, and could pretty much change how we stand financially for years to come.

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