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  1. As for negativity, there’s no problem with criticizing managers and players for their performances, and we all have favorites/least favorites, and venting online is a good avenue for that. However, a lot of folk make up their minds way to early then spend the next year or three looking for opportunities to justify it and others are just plain miserable. We generally accept that we are a club that has to pluck players from obscurity and develop them, which is a strategy that isn’t going to succeed every single time. Depending on your outlook you’re either going to rhyme off the list of success stories or the failures. But calls to get rid of players after a couple of months is just silly. Never mind the fact that terminating contracts costs money (both to pay up the contract then pay for a replacement) , and the player would have to agree to that, which would be a fucking dumb decision if they’re as shite as some folk think. Seedorf and Hylton showed they had something in the cup group stages, but are clearly not ready for league business. The problem is that there’s only one way to get them up to speed and that’s to get them involved. They both have attributes you can’t coach, I.e, pace, it’s up to our coaching staff to refine that and make it work for us consistently, and there are going to be some ups and downs in that process.
  2. Tait and Carroll had the same sickness bug that Gallagher had. So did Polworth but it was earlier in the week and he was passed fit.
  3. Terminate contracts? You’ve jumped the shark.
  4. We were better, Accies we’re terrible. Too easy.
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    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    Yess, money watch is back on track!
  6. Their red was harsh, but was a pen, and theirs was a pen too based on this shite new rule. We’ve been the better team, with Scott playing well on the left, but seedorf is terrified to take on his man and has got worse as the half has went on. His step overs are confusing no one but himself. .
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Hartley got the equalizer in that game and got us a point we probably didn’t expect, so I dont think his comments are a factor in his current status. In addition to his injuries he was unable to play alongside Aldred (as the left side of the 3) or force his way into the center. Then we went to a back 4 reducing his chances further. By all accounts he is training well, but it’s hard to see him replace Dunne since his distribution is worse and he’s slower. He hasn’t had a run of games in a long time, so it’s hard to judge his ability on the odd game he has featured in. He’s probably still good enough to do a decent job for us, but that might not be enough to justify his salary, which must be close to the highest on our books.
  8. Part of our model is signing players with raw attributes that can’t be coached (in this case pace) and hoping we can coach the rest. Sometimes it will work and sometimes it won’t. Saturday is going to be a terrible game, and it’s probably a good thing that it won’t be on the live stream. Despite all the chat after the hearts game, the only change will be Carroll in for Grimshaw. Did sloth enter fir park via the Holm Kraska door?
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    It’s the sun, so I’m guessing it is ours and killies turn to be drawn from the rumor box.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Going to be all over the papers tomorrow now that you’ve leaked that. If this link works it should show all the out of contract strikers on transfermrkt. I would like us to sign Norbert Balogh and Walter for their names. Norbert is also the tallest in the list. https://www.transfermarkt.us/spieler/vertragslosespieler/statistik/1/plus//galerie/0?ausrichtung=Sturm&spielerposition_id=14&land_id=alle&altersklasse=&wettbewerb_id=alle&seit=2019&yt0=Show
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    can we go back to making up transfer rumors now?
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    Reserves/Under 20's/Youths

    You’ll all stop whining when Reach and Engagement make their first team debuts, then we sell them to Bristol City for a couple of million plus add ons.
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    2019-20 League Cup

    Apparently Gallagher played the game with a 40 degree temperature which, although not too clever, makes me like him more.
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    2019-20 League Cup

    Unless we did some good things in the 10 mins I missed, we were terrible.
  15. I agree with the last point there, we are way better than at this point last year and there’s some optimism. Ultimately I think 6/7th is where we’ll end up, but it’s going to be fun.
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    Striker

    Everyone is missing a Higdon or a Moult, but we do need someone who offers the ability to win the ball and hold it up. We don’t have the midfield set up to rely on three quick guys trying to get in behind, and Scott is still raw. I’d have lafferty any day, but think it’s beyond us.
  17. We had a good first 25 minutes, but I was surprised that it took that long for Celtic to adjust tactically, and disappointed that we didn’t know what to do once they pressed us when Gillespie had the ball. I don’t think setting up defensively gets us anything, so was happy to see us try to play our own game. The pace of the front three caused them problems for much of the first half, but we couldn’t make anything out of it. Their first goal was terrible from us, Tait got roasted and Dunne couldn’t cover. Conceding from that free kick was also disappointing, and that’s the first bad game I think I’ve seen Gillespie have. If he’s unable to play the ball long when needed teams are just going to do what Celtic did and force him to go long, which is going to be fruitless with the forward options we have. After their third all bets were off, we were pushing to try and get back into it and they just picked us off. Polworth looks like he’s going to be a solid signing, but I still think we need a different option up front. For a defender/def mid, Donnelly really is composed in and around the opposition box, he has had some really good finishes this year and had a decent enough game. Overall I’m not going to make snap judgements for the season based on a game against Celtic. However from the two league games so far it is clear that the wingers aren’t going to run riot, and our defense isn’t as good as our record before this game suggests.
  18. Its a freebie. Take some bodies, get into their heads, then move on.
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    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    Cadds will be fine, Columbus is a big college town. If my experience is anything to go by, he won’t have any language issues as long as he never has to go through the captain d’s drive through or order water. He will get asked about haggis in his first interview.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    I think we’re pretty thin on wingers and strikers in the reserves/u18s, so this looks like a relatively low risk move to give us some depth in a key position. Johnson seems to be the odd one out, not being particularly quick or dynamic and unable to play up front alone. He’s a decent finisher, so will prob get some goals for someone.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Signing confirmed, 1 year with an option of second (like Gorrin), injured at the moment. https://www.motherwellfc.co.uk/2019/07/25/well-add-french-forward-christy-manzinga/
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    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    We took advantage of the rule being different for cross border transfers, as both coke and porter would have commanded a fee if they moved to an English club. I see the Cadden situation as similar in that clubs worked something out to their favour within the existing system.
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    Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    It would have been genius if we did the same. Seem to remembering us shafting an English team when we signed Chris Porter, and I’m sure a few more. We’ve had some good fortune on the transfer front recently (Heneghan, Kipre, Moult, Johnson), but this time we’ve lost out. Our development of Cadden wasn’t wasted, we got 100 games out of him. That’s a pretty decent return on investment.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    Think hearts would be more likely.
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    2019-20 Rebuild

    The dodgy Cadden deal with Oxford and Columbus is now official.

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