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  1. I mean really, I’m glad another charity case has been taken off our hands, before we did anything stupid. Dunne was ok when fit, benefitted greatly playing with stronger players in the back line when he went through his purple patch with us. But his injury record is simply atrocious, not a player we should’ve even been thinking about offering another contract too. Quite frankly St Mirren offering him 2 years is wild. If it pays off for them, fair enough. Wish him all the best and hopefully he has fully recovered and get a proper run of games.
  2. Tbf my point was to do with people talking about money from Scotland squads. As if it’s a given that they’ll make it. I think neither could be guaranteed a place due to playing for Motherwell and their form being far from great. Gallagher would be harder to replace than O’Donnell. But you’d be hard pressed to convince me on the showings O’Donnell has shown for us since he’s been here that he’s irreplaceable. The fact is both the players should be performing much better for us than they currently are doing. It doesn’t help when you’ve got leaked stories to the press about contract clauses and players signing a contract extension when the window shuts and for the second window in a row you’re here because there is no better offer. Both should be irreplaceable to Motherwell but it’s about time they showed that on the park.
  3. I wouldn’t be counting our chickens just yet. No guarantee that either will make the squad unless they seriously screw the nut over the next 4-5 months. You’d say on form that neither of them should be near the squad. That being said we’d all love for that to change, the good thing is even if their heads were turned, the window is now shut. We have some amount of players that need to get the finger out to secure them a decent next contract, wherever that may be. So hopefully that’s a benefit to us as a club and our position at the end of the season.
  4. So any news of potential incomings, my definitely not accusing you of being ITK friends? Feel free to be cryptic as you like, bored as hell.
  5. If its money to install a grass pitch I’m sure nobody will have any complaints....
  6. Would agree largely with this. I always wonder what Campbell brings to the position he plays. An advance midfield role where he isn’t that guy to find the pass. Isn’t particularly a great striker of the ball from distance (I know there’s a few exceptions to that). Campbell is a spoiler and grafter, I always seen his natural position would be a defensive midfielder who’d sit in front of the defence to mop things up. But when played in that position it’s not naturally his best and it hasn’t really worked. That being said, the start of the season he was by far our best player. Just on sheer effort alone. But I often wonder if the team would benefit from a more natural attacking midfielder played in his position? After years of watching him I still don’t really know what would be his best position? Feels like it’s a natural parting of ways that’ll happen fairly soon. Been a terrific servant for the club. But will inevitably end up at Aberdeen/ Hibs or Dundee United before long.
  7. It would appear so. But Mugabi was on the pitch so it gave Madden a decision to make apparently.
  8. Aye blame Mugabi, never touched him and didn’t even look a foul. Madden taking an age to work out if he could get away with giving a penalty for what was clearly nothing.
  9. Or alternatively, us activating a clause in his contract protecting the clubs financial interests. A club that has allowed him to build that platform. Nobody is denying him that move. But we all know they can afford to buy him if they want. Why bend over to Celtic? Gallagher signed the contract with us, clauses and all. Fuck him if he doesn’t like it. The last thing we should be doing is allowing him to walk for free. If they want him, pay for him. It really is that simple. We’re not a bloody charity club.
  10. Not another penny will be spent on PPV until the team sheets come out on match day. If Lamie plays will I fuck be paying.
  11. There is just no defending Lamie. He does that 3-4 times a match. Why he’s even on the pitch is an embarrassment to the coaching staff.
  12. Would normally agree with that sort of post. But last night wasn’t about being street wise. The Lang penalty claim early doors was exactly the same as he gave against Mugabi and sent him off for. In fact Lang was trying to be ‘street smart’ at the start of the game and got zero from the ref. Some of the heavy contact some of our players took and not so much as a foul. The ease of which we were carded for nothing yet there players again escaped punishment for some heavy tackles. Tommy Wright even mentioning that’s good refereeing for not carding the boy, that may be but not when it’s totally inconsistent with the way you’ve ref’d the other side. Sometimes in football the ref just seems to favour the underdog team. Last night was a shocking display from the officials. We can all talk and agree with the standards of our own teams performance 2nd half where I don’t think anyone on here will disagree with. But simply put, there would’ve been no come back last night without two non penalties given against us. The shouts that it was a stonewall penalty at the end because Mugabi got the wrong side are about as wild as I’ve seen on here. You don’t get penalised for being the wrong side. You get penalised for fouling an opponent. Which Big Bevis didn’t do.
  13. The players you mention all went onto better leagues and teams. With the exception of John Sutton who went to Hearts a lot later in his career most likely getting a hefty bump in pay. He wasn’t a world beater and nobody could deny that he should take that move. McKinstry has went to a team that’s looked like promotion contenders each year to reach the English Premiership. So again, these are examples of players showing actual ambition. Thinking that joining Rangers in this day and age is “ambition”? I think that’s where you lose a lot of people. They aren’t what they once were. You’re playing (or not in Hastie’s case) in the same league as Motherwell. The anger would still be there if he went to Hibs or Hearts or Aberdeen. It’s about Rangers and Celtic buying emerging first team talent from the same league and benching them, stinting development. Yes responsibility of these decisions lay with the players as well as those clubs. But people are perfectly entitled to call out these practices. Yes, people are angry because it’s Rangers, that doesn’t make them a bigot like has been mentioned in the past by another poster. Or some angry, irrational fan. They are just sick of the way that the old firm will hoover up young talent from our league and bench or farm them out on loan. Fans are right to call out in my opinion. That being said I’m sure Jake will get more support as the league start nears. People are just desperate to see the team play. A signing like this was always going to split the fans initially, after 4-5 months of no football this situation has probably been amplified a bit more. He’ll still get the support of the majority of the fans that aren’t happy with the saga when he’s on the pitch. Hopefully he comes with the mindset of proving these people wrong. If he screws the head, we’ll have a player on our hands.
  14. Assuming that we end up in the same half as Rangers post split. Before a ball is kicked, not withstanding any injuries, dips in form etc. A player won’t be eligible to play in over 10% of our league matches. That would indicate to me this isn’t a deal that is beneficial to our football club or building a team for the season. Also I am sure Hastie is no doubt good mates with many of the current team. But unfortunately like it or not will not be accepted by most likely at least 50% of the fan base. Just creates a poisonous atmosphere with team mates/ manager having to come out in the media to back their teammate etc. Puts the clubs fans in a bad light in the media and in the ground (whenever the crowds are allowed) etc. Would he improve the squad/ team?Perhaps yes. Worth the baggage? I would say a firm no! Perhaps the club gambling on the fact of a closed door start to the season. If he were to get off to a strong start before crowds are allowed back, it may have softened some people’s stance by then. Ultimately I think its a hard sell for all parties and I don’t think the lad is worthy of the effort.

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