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I don’t know if Shankland would make the step up or not. There is always a risk. But last season I watched him run Dundee Utd ragged at Tannadice in a game where they could not cope with his pace and movement. And I think he scored four? Only one game admittedly but he impressed me. And it’s no coincidence that Ayr fell away when he got injured and missed lots of game time. He is a goal scorer.

I don’t think he would be any more of a gamble than someone from non league down south. Like Robinson and Blyth who were tragic in how useless they turned out. Or some of the rehab projects we in indulge in. Like Taylor-Sinclair

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8 minutes ago, supermarv said:

Surely a signing today or tomorrow. Anybody know when the squad fly out to Ireland? First friendly over there is Thursday.

Midweek is it not? Crusaders before Linfield I thought it was so I'd imagine if they aren't already in NI it won't be long. I'm sure the club will have images of them training for you to spend your evening trying to identify the trialists from a leg here, raised arm there behind 15 other bodies! :rolleyes:

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27 minutes ago, Andy_P said:

Midweek is it not? Crusaders before Linfield I thought it was so I'd imagine if they aren't already in NI it won't be long. I'm sure the club will have images of them training for you to spend your evening trying to identify the trialists from a leg here, raised arm there behind 15 other bodies! :rolleyes:

Yes it is I got mixed up with Saturday and Thursday, I did edit it though.

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Surely a signing today or tomorrow. Anybody know when the squad fly out to Ireland? First friendly over there is Thursday.

I think they are going today on a ferry as James Scott posted a picture of the team on a ferryIMG_0161.jpg

 

 

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2 hours ago, supermarv said:

Surely a signing today or tomorrow.

I'm guessing there'll be a long line of new signings for a lot of clubs waiting on the equipment for medicals to be fixed first. 

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I would have been really impressed if the picture was taken on the wing of the plane.

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2 hours ago, supermarv said:

They got the ferry

Hey, maybe we're signing Dennis Bergkamp, the Non-Flying Dutchman? Even at 50, he's still going to contribute more than Ross McCormack managed.

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Personally I'm starting to look forward to the meltdown on here when the number 9 jersey is handed to an unproven trialist...

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1 hour ago, MelvinBragg said:

Personally I'm starting to look forward to the meltdown on here when the number 9 jersey is handed to an unproven trialist...

I’m not just want to know who they are so we can all talk about them and argue:D

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45 minutes ago, Ross said:

Laurence Shankland has been offered a contract by Dundee United


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Surely we could offer him similar money and he’d be willing to show some ambition to play as high a level.

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51 minutes ago, Ross said:

Laurence Shankland has been offered a contract by Dundee United
 

Apart from anything else how can they possibly afford a transfer fee and attractive wages? 

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Apart from anything else how can they possibly afford a transfer fee and attractive wages? 

Maybe they have heard there isn’t much interest for him but that’s just a guess


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11 minutes ago, Kmcalpin said:

Apart from anything else how can they possibly afford a transfer fee and attractive wages? 

Isn't he out of contract? Or am I mixing him up with someone else?

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New owners with big ideas. And Cash. As I posted earlier, those owners watched on as Shankland tore them to shreds last season at Tannadice. Their approach is no surprise. A striker that scores goals in that Division. 

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I'd be very surprised if Shankland stays in Scotland. I heard that Sunderland were supposed to be interested in him along with a whole host of clubs down south $$$.

It would be a massive coup for Dundee Utd or ourselves to get him. Don't see it personally

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3 hours ago, Kmcalpin said:

Apart from anything else how can they possibly afford a transfer fee and attractive wages? 

When I was watching the play-offs, the commentator mentioned the Utd owners were willing to continue to bankroll a promotion push for another season.

Didn't sound like very smart to me, but I suppose they must think the reward is worth the risk.

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20 minutes ago, Busta Nut said:

They have some mad American owner do they not?

An business man from Minnesota who made his money from oil and real-estate and owns the Sioux Falls Canaries baseball team and Sioux Falls Stampede ice hockey team.

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1 hour ago, weeyin said:

Sioux Falls Stampede ice hockey team.

Unrelated to anything, but that's a terrific, terrific name.

Apologies to Mufasa fans.

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