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  1. superward

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    These two signings, return of Hastie and emergence if Scott in the managers eyes give us a huge amount of options - can't be sniffed it. For what it's worth I think we'll see 352 a lot less, a lot more of 442, 4231 and 451/433 in this second half season. It's also only the middle of January....there will be more movement.
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    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    I've heard a couple of other stories from a friend who is related to another Scottish player down south who knows him. He's some boy. He's settled down a bit apparently and beginning to get his head screwed on. But still a wild one.
  3. superward

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    All the best to McManus. Think it's been known for a while hence the line about a full review being taken place when Craigan left. I'm surprised he didn't leave in the summer after being essentially forced to hang up his boots by Robbo/the club. Same job, still u18 coach, Ex Celtic player, ex captain, most likely a lot more money, dedicated training complex, big club (like it or not)....can't really blame him. A few years ago this wouldnt even be news when our U18 coach left. I'm sure we'll be absolutely fine. Maybe even better.
  4. superward

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    McKinstry is on a pro deal. Not sure Leighton was (he's just signed one win Watford recently,). So maybe limits what we can/can't do.
  5. superward

    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    That's the point though surely....remove some of the reserves and enable the u18 to be more involved.
  6. superward

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Interesting comments from Craigan backing up what's been discussed in here. Now more free to speak his mind: MENU 8 hrs ago Stephen Craigan: Short-sighted agents should put long-term future of young players ahead of making “a quick buck” By Matthew Lindsay @MattLindsayHT 10/01/19.HAMPDEN PARK - GLASGOW.Premier Sports announces their new on-air presenting team for the upcoming William Hill Scottish Cup ties...Pictured: Stephen Craigan. FORMER Motherwell reserve team coach Stephen Craigan has accused some agents of jeopardising the careers of promising Scottish footballers in order to make “a quick buck”. 0 Stuart McKinstry, the 16-year-old winger who has been on the bench for the Fir Park club this season, has attracted the interest of English Championship contenders Leeds United in recent weeks. However, Craigan is keen for McKinstry remain in Lanarkshire and learn his trade by playing regular first team football before moving to a bigger club for more money. He also admitted that the reluctance of David Turnbull, the 19-year-old midfielder who has played 13 times and scored three goals for Stephen Robinson’s side in the 2018/19 campaign, had been “frustrating” for him. The former Northern Ireland captain feels young players’ representatives should be wary of the potential negative consequences of a transfer for their clients and should put their long-term development ahead of short-term financial gain. “There’s a bit of interest in Stu McKinstry,” he said. “He’s been watched in the under-18s. He’s a good talent, a wide player, wants to take men on, good in possession, can go both ways inside or outside. Has a good awareness of space, of where he should or shouldn’t be. “He’s also a Motherwell fan. I know it would be a big wrench for him to leave if he does. He always wanted to sign for Motherwell. “He’s quite a young 16. I think he’d need a few guarantees for it to be right for him. Living in the big city? I think he’s a home kid. Talent wise and football wise he can go a long way. 0:000:00 “But at 16 you can be the best in the world and by 20 you might not be. If he doesn’t go then Motherwell have a talent who, in the next couple of years, could be breaking into the first team. “He’s only played a couple of reserve games, not a lot of minutes. There’s a big jump to being up against guys who are 19, 20, 21. It is physically more demanding first and foremost. “The first six months in, they learn the habits. He’s been in for that. Now he’s settled, finding his feet in the environment and isn’t overawed training with the first team as a Motherwell fan. He’s got over that. But he’s one for the future. “If the opportunity is there to move to on sign for Leeds, that’s a big jump for him. I left home at 17 and I felt I was reasonably mature for 17. And I got over here and realised I wasn’t, I hadn’t a clue what was going on.” Craigan has now left Motherwell to concentrate on his media career, but he added: “David’s a frustrating one. His contract’s up in the summer. He has been offered a very good contract. There’s been four or five offers, I understand, from Motherwell to his representative. It looks like his representative wants him to go somewhere else. “Agents have to be careful what they’re doing with young players. David has played 15 or 16 games. Why not let him stay and get to the 50 mark? Suddenly his value gets greater. It’s easy to get lost as a 19 or 20-year-old. “There was a young central defender, Ben Hall, a few years ago played 30 or 40 games at Motherwell and then went to Brighton. “It was great financially for him in the short term. But he might look now and think: ‘I should have stayed for another year and got another 40 or 50 games under my belt’. He went to Brighton and has been on loan to Notts County. “I know the money might be there for the agent short-term, they think they can get a quick buck, but I think sometimes people have to look after the welfare of the player. Not every player’s the same. Not every player is at the same stage of development. “I think the agent has spoken to the manager before Christmas, when I was there, and spoken to the manager about David’s development. "Maybe that’s why he’s an agent and Stephen is a manager. We’re all in different businesses, all have different roles. I think sometimes you leave the management and development to coaches and managers. “David has been at Motherwell since he was nine years of age and he’s a fan. It would be a huge disappointment if the club lost a player of his calibre because the agent felt he could make a few quid or could move him on. “I’m saying that because I worked with him for three-and-a-half years. I know what a good kid his is and what a good family he comes from. I just think sometimes you need to careful who’s giving you advice and where you’re going to end up.” Premier Sports will screen the biggest games from the Scottish Cup for the next six years/ Available on Sky, Virgin Media and via the Premier Player, new subscribers can get their first month free. Visit www.premiersports.com for details. ort 11th January Gboly Ariyibi wants to make Motherwell home sweet home on his latest stop in football By Christopher Jack @Chris_Jack89Group Senior Sports Writer Gboly Ariyibi wants to make Motherwell home sweet home on his latest stop in football GBOLY ARIYIBI has had many stops in his football career. His latest one at Motherwell could prove to be his most important as he finally looks to establish himself. Continue
  7. superward

    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    Krones we picked up after his release from Rangers last May and gave him a 6 month deal. So, maybe some strategy behind it.
  8. superward

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    The link makes sense on the face of it - ex player who played a big chunk of his career there, captained the side at times, retired there etc. I wouldn't like to be left in the lurch manager wise but it could maybe turn his head if he is indeed offered.
  9. superward

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Interesting. Good wee player Allan. But, aye, surely we would need to be moving players out. Can't see it somehow. You'd think Hibs or Aberdeen would want him but perhaps a non starter as more direct challengers to Celtic.
  10. superward

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Over getting my Ross County tickets there and a few players coming out to their cars - Sammon and Bigi both still there. Dunne and McHugh both walking with boots and bags etc to so seem to be training
  11. superward

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    He's off to Sunderland.
  12. superward

    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    One good game at Tynecastle and that was about it from memory.
  13. superward

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    International loans don't have the cap. Just from within Scotland.
  14. superward

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Think you are right. SPFL rules read like only allowed 1 loan from another Scottish Premiership club at any one time (what a lovely read they are by the way)
  15. superward

    The Small-Medium Rebuild 2018'19

    Quite like Calvin Miller to be honest, but we don't need him and Celtic need left back cover themselves.

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