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Everything posted by David

  1. Nah, it was a hell of a finish for the goal. Not often you see them sneak in.
  2. Two good saves. They were literally seconds apart man, come on!
  3. That double whammy of saves at the very end stopped us from losing. He was the difference tonight between us getting a point or getting hee haw.
  4. Man of the match. Or least pish, if you prefer.
  5. The thing is, if we only opt to sign any striker who is better than Van Veen or Watt we could easily end up with no backup strikers. Roberts, to me, is a backup. As such I'd offer him the kind of money that reflects that. Football is a squad game, and although we don't need a huge squad, we do need a squad.
  6. He'll be on nothing come May when his contract is up, though. At that point we can maybe make him an offer and see what he says. If he's offered mental money elsewhere then fine.
  7. Yeah, you don't want to be doing that.
  8. This game will be like every other we play against the teams outside of the gruesome twosome and perhaps the Edinburgh two this season, which means it could really go a number of ways. We could stink the joint out in a draw or loss, or we could just as easily come out and put three past them and look amazing. We're still very much in the running for top six, which is all we can ask considering Rangers, Celtic, Hearts and probably Hibs have four places sewn up, while Dundee United, Aberdeen, St Mirren and St Johnstone will be competing with us for the last two slots. The league this season looks to be the most competitive it's been in a while, and I'm enjoying it. The fans are back, we're in the thick of the race for top six, and we've seemingly brought in some decent players this summer rather than the forgettable crap-shoots of recent seasons for the most part. What's not to like? Roll on Wednesday.
  9. We'll more than likely be offloading Mich'el Parker who's contract is up on January 3rd. He's done nothing since arriving.
  10. Perhaps a little early to be looking at it, but I wonder what will happen with Jordan Roberts? He's on loan with us until January 3rd, but his Hearts deal is up on May 31st. Would we maybe look to pay a small fee to secure his services permanently? We can sign him on a pre-contract in January anyway, can't we? Maybe an option, especially considering Tony Watt may not be staying?
  11. David

    Tony Watt

    It's easy to forget he's still only 27 years old. He's been around for what seems like ages. I'd offer him a five year deal and get him tied down and part of the club for the foreseeable.
  12. Vote on your man of the match, or least rubbish player.
  13. Seeing reports that the deal with Ross Tierney is pretty much done and dusted.
  14. He's the lad I mentioned in the Dundee United thread. 20 years old, Irish under 21 international, central midfielder who can also play on the left I believe. Played 30 games this season for Bohemians, scored 4 and notched 14 assists.
  15. It's happened in most of the games I've seen him in. Granted, he's still getting up to speed with Scottish football as mentioned, but he does have the look of someone who can read the game and actually play football. We signed him on a three year deal for a reason.
  16. A luxury player? I wouldn't say so, no. We need someone who can pick out a pass and read the game well. I think he's been brought in with the intention of giving him a prolonged run in the team, which is why he's been given a three year deal. Alexander seemed very happy to have brought him in, and claimed he'd been talking to him for a while.
  17. He's only played something like 9 games for us I think, but I've seen flashes of quality passing and vision that I like. He's not a "cover lots of distance" workhorse, but I'm hoping he comes good.
  18. On that front, I see we're being linked with Ross Tierney of Bohemians, who's out of contract on December 31st. He's a central midfielder, so perhaps the manager sees him as part of the answer to the problem there? Apparently he's got six goals and fourteen assists this season, from what I've read elsewhere. Him and Slattery in the middle from January onwards?
  19. We'll have to agree to disagree on that one. Positioning or not, O'Donnell doesn't have the pace to match that burst from Jota which created the space for the shot. It was a flash of quality from what is a quality player. Like I said, sometimes there's nothing that can really be done. Throughout much of the first half O'Donnell done well to keep tabs on the lad, but all it takes is one opportunity.
  20. No one said fans couldn't have opinions, did they? My opinion is that he's the club captain, a player with international experience, and that talk of dropping him in favour of a centre back is ridiculous. He's far from perfect, but very few at our club are. Otherwise, they likely wouldn't be at our club. Sorry to say, but there's no one in our squad who'd have stopped Jota scoring that. Sometimes we just need to hold our hands up and say "well, we got turned over by a player of superior quality." Jota's turn of pace took O'Donnell by surprise, that's for sure, but there was next to nothing he could have done about that. We were undone by two class finishes at the weekend. Coincidentally, I watched O'Donnell in the first half do a quite admirable job of containing that young lad. The thought of him going up against Mugabi down that flank gives me the fear.
  21. I don't understand why we're talking about O'Donnell as if he's some inconsistent roll of the dice type signing? He's the club captain, Scottish internationalist and pretty much a mainstay if he's fit. His inclusion isn't up for debate if he's fit and available I don't think.
  22. Well, if our current record so far this season is a result of us struggling against most teams, then long may it continue.
  23. Me too. I didn't think the Celtic game was the time to start him, in all honesty.
  24. There's an argument for Justin to come in for sure, I'm just saying that we can't judge Goss solely on his performance against Celtic.

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