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  1. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Someone want to enlighten me as to what this means..?
  2. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Certainly a thin squad at the minute in terms of midfield and attacking options. Could name two back fours but would struggle to even name a front three. A lot of work to be done...
  3. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Club confirmed the departures of a few out of contract players. Only Cadden and Tanner offered deals. As always a few reserves moving on, only two that had made a first team appearance were Liam Brown and Shea Gordon. Only slight surprise was Mbulu leaving but with Gallagher coming in and Maguire returning, he'd be down the pecking order. Only three contracted players who I reckon we might try and move on are Hartley, Johnson and Carson. I can't see us retaining two first team goalkeepers for two seasons in a row...
  4. Anecdotal evidence maybe, but one of my colleagues informed me on Monday night that her daughter, having got a free ticket on Saturday, was now saying she wanted a season ticket. Only one person and the notion may wear off in the close season but suggests it's possible to have an impact. You have to wonder if doing it for the last day of the season is the wrong time to do it. Obviously I don't know if it's even possible but doing this for the league cup games in the summer or an early league game might have a more positive impact as there's another game right around the corner and therefore less of a cooling off period...
  5. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Like you, no idea if he would be good enough. Don't imagine he'd have been on a kings ransom though and at a point where our contracted midfielders next season are Campbell, Grimshaw, Turnbull and Polworth, could maybe have given him a year's contract and if in pre season and the league cup games, he didn't look up to it then loaning him out for next season til his contract ran out would have been an option. Certainly should be a lot of scope in the wage budget the way things are going...
  6. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Yes and no. Another season with us also gets him closer to the end of his contract...
  7. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Were there not a couple of games where we've had to bring a defender off the bench and Robinson has gone with McHugh? I don't remember the specific game but I remember thinking it said a lot about where the club captain was in the pecking order. With the signing of Gallagher and Robinson stating he expects Maguire to be competing for a first team place next season, you have to figure that Hartley is likely to be fourth choice at best next season. Obviously if McHugh, Donnelly and Mbulu move on then we don't have a lot of cover there but you'd have to think that Hartley is earning a fair amount for a fourth choice centre half. Probably in the club's best interests to try and move him on...
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    Obviously I'm being cynical here and haven't bothered to check if the statistics back this up, but much like the general population, most players probably support Rangers and Celtic. Likely to slant the voting for Old Firm players for the Players Award..?
  9. MelvinBragg

    Motherwell v St. Mirren 4th May 2019

    I wondered if Robinson might put Campbell in the Gorrin role, play Cadden in midfield and Semple on the wing. Certainly an option for later in the game..
  10. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    You have to hope it's similar to what happened with Chris Porter or more recently Charles Dunne where we were told the player wasn't up to much by fans of their previous team. Sometimes it just doesn't work for a player at a certain team for whatever reason. John Sutton at Hearts? Stevie May at Aberdeen? Let's just hope it's third time lucky in terms of left backs for Robinson...
  11. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Don't see Tanner featuring but Polworth might fit in somewhere there. Have seen worse starting elevens for us. Balance of the midfield isn't right but if Cadden, McHugh and Turnbull all leave you have to figure that we'd make at least one signing in that area. With a few players probably leaving, I reckon there will be some room in the budget for signing at least one winger, maybe two...
  12. MelvinBragg

    2018/2019 Game 35:Dundee (H) April 27th 3pm Kick off

    We've signed a new centre back on a pre contract and the manager seems to think Maguire will be a real option next season. So it is an area that he knows needs work. He's brought in two (three if you count Plummer) left backs in two seasons. Maybe this summer we'll find one that fits the bill. Pretty sure defence is an area we're working on...
  13. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Indeed. Particularly given Robinson's interview when he made it clear his system will always be dictated by the players he's able to bring in. Wouldn't be astounded to see a return to 352 next season....
  14. MelvinBragg

    2018/2019 Game 35:Dundee (H) April 27th 3pm Kick off

    It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest...
  15. MelvinBragg

    2019-20 Rebuild

    Can I say midfield...?

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