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1 hour ago, underboyleheating said:

I’m sure Motherwell is listed as Gary’s first club, however, McClair’s first club is listed as Villa. 

He started his career at local side Motherwell before moving south of the border to Leicester City at the age of 20.

My bad! You are correct, he was rejected by Man Utd before he signed for the Well.

I knew there was some connection but my grey cells are not operating as well as they used to.

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Carson signs a new deal to 2022.Looks like Gillespie is off then?


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20 minutes ago, Ross said:

Carson signs a new deal to 2022.Looks like Gillespie is off then?


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Delighted to see one of them sign, nothing wrong with Carson.

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I’ve got to imagine that he’s at least been tipped off that Gillespie isn’t staying past this season. Will be interesting to see if this changes our selection going forward.

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Good news. Gillespie has been in on merit but I would imagine he has (for the time being) got more interest and exposure given his form. One wonders if anyone will come in over Xmas and / or he signs a pre contract elsewhere. 
This news certainly points to Gillespie moving on. One wonders whether as a result Carson regains the gloves when the season re starts ?

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4 minutes ago, Welldaft Mk1 said:

Good news. Gillespie has been in on merit but I would imagine he has (for the time being) got more interest and exposure given his form. One wonders if anyone will come in over Xmas and / or he signs a pre contract elsewhere. 
This news certainly points to Gillespie moving on. One wonders whether as a result Carson regains the gloves when the season re starts ?

I would certainly think it’s sensible given he’s likely to now be our number one from next season anyway. I don’t think there is anything between the two of them anyway.

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Good news.  I'd love to read more about it but as ever any time I try to open anything on the official site I get a lovely big white page full of nothingness.

As for  the current custodian for me it remains his position to lose until the point he loses form or we no longer have anything meaningful to play for and he has confirmed he is moving on.  Until then he remains firmly first choice for me.

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If Gillespie has plans to move then it would make sense to put Carson back in as the starting keeper. I think Carson is the better keeper but Gillespie certainly earned the right to keep his starting spot. Of course that now changes IF he plans to leave. 

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Great news re Carson. Would think that means Gillespie will make the move he has earned.

Kyle Semple ( U16 but plays U18) off to Rangers as I was told would happen. 5 figure fee but not sure of exact amount. Another outstanding youngster picked off by a bigger Club. Frustrating. But it’s what we do. 

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32 minutes ago, dennyc said:

Great news re Carson. Would think that means Gillespie will make the move he has earned.

Kyle Semple ( U16 but plays U18) off to Rangers as I was told would happen. 5 figure fee but not sure of exact amount. Another outstanding youngster picked off by a bigger Club. Frustrating. But it’s what we do. 

I hope the said 5 figure fee was upfront,  that bunch of tax Dodgers probably still owe us for Hastie

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5 minutes ago, Spiderpig said:

I hope the said 5 figure fee was upfront,  that bunch of tax Dodgers probably still owe us for Hastie

The regulations say money has to be paid within 30 days or, I think, the registration is cancelled. I don't know if they wrote them with that mob in mind, but it should mean we see the money pretty quickly.

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Excellent news regarding Carson signing on for another couple of seasons. He has proven to be both loyal and patient and certainly deserves a new deal, hopefully, for his sake, on improved terms.

With regard to Mark Gillespie, the ball is very firmly now in his court. I am pretty sure that is form will have attracted attention from other clubs, so he may get other offers. We may even get a bid or two for him in the transfer window which we would then Ben a position to accept. More likely that he will sign a pre contract deal, which is fine. It is how the system works. As with Carson, he has been great for us and we could not seriously begrudge either of them a move which improves their financial position or enhances their career. It will be interesting to see how long our offer to him stays on the table though, and what happens with selection after the break if he doesn't resign with us.

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24 minutes ago, Spiderpig said:

I hope the said 5 figure fee was upfront,  that bunch of tax Dodgers probably still owe us for Hastie

According to MFC the Hastie payment was in MFC Bank Account by the end of May, paid in full. Discussions between the Clubs were amicable and went well.  I believe they went that well that an add-on % was also agreed. If it had gone to Tribunal because the Clubs could not agree, then their would have been no such add-on . We did ok out of that move. And Rangers played it straight. 

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58 minutes ago, Spiderpig said:

I hope the said 5 figure fee was upfront,  that bunch of tax Dodgers probably still owe us for Hastie

Burrows made it clear on the latest podcast that the the fee for Hastie was agreed early and amicably, and it matched fifa requirements, with a sell on fee added.

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I don’t know if this is the right thread but has there been any mention of why hylton isn’t away with the squad


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2 hours ago, Andy_P said:

Good news.  I'd love to read more about it but as ever any time I try to open anything on the official site I get a lovely big white page full of nothingness.

As you say Andy good news. If, as seems likely, Gillespie moves on that might save a decent wage if we sign/re-sign a promising keeper like Ferguson.

I have the same problem as you with the Official site. It just doesn't load. I've given up trying to use it.

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Great that we have Carson on new deal, was outstanding before his problems but Gillespie been great also. Biggest fear was both leaving but at we least we have Trev on long term deal

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4 hours ago, Ross said:

I don’t know if this is the right thread but has there been any mention of why hylton isn’t away with the squad


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Guy has incredible skill and the making of a really good player. Has had a decent start to his Motherwell career so I hope he’s not offski.

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6 hours ago, dennyc said:

Kyle Semple ( U16 but plays U18) off to Rangers as I was told would happen. 5 figure fee but not sure of exact amount. Another outstanding youngster picked off by a bigger Club. Frustrating. But it’s what we do. 

Relation to Jamie?

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4 hours ago, Ross said:

I don’t know if this is the right thread but has there been any mention of why hylton isn’t away with the squad


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It’s nothing sinister. Apparently he’s just unwell and therefore unfit to travel. Burrows confirmed as much on twitter in addition to reassuring the worriers that business is ongoing in terms of transfers and renewals. 

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9 minutes ago, Stu92 said:

Relation to Jamie?

Younger brother. Rangers been after him for some time. Nothing we can do to keep him

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There isn’t too much the club can do, but it really is pointless getting excited about any youth prospect at Motherwell these days. 

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6 hours ago, fizoxy said:

There isn’t too much the club can do, but it really is pointless getting excited about any youth prospect at Motherwell these days. 

Pretty much the same for most clubs. I am quite sure Rangers would have liked to have kept Billy Gilmour as one such example. 

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