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18 hours ago, Coatsy said:

Who do you think Alexander will bring back Gallagher who is Club Captain and looks to be off in the summer or Mugabi who has committed to next season?

Hopefully the better of the two players, summer will deal with itself.

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14 minutes ago, ropy said:

You are forgetting all the games in our Cup winning run.

I've supported Motherwell a long time, learned never to count on European or cup games, league games are the only ones we are guaranteed to play in, though a run to the final would be nice :nod:

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36 minutes ago, ropy said:

Maybe cut a tall defender to make room for a midfielder starlet who can score goals from anywhere.....

No idea who you could be talking about..... :P

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46 minutes ago, Yorkyred said:

Hopefully the better of the two players, summer will deal with itself.

This.

Whatever his commitment levels are I’d have Gallagher in the team before Mugabi any day of the week. I think it’s a given that he’ll be away in the summer, but until then we’ve still got survival to secure and hopefully a Scottish Cup campaign to be played so our best players need to start.

From Gallagher’a point of view you’d expect/hope that if he’s serious about getting a bigger move and making the Scotland squad for the Euros then he’ll be desperate to play and prove his worth between now and the end of the season.

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After the defensive shit show against kilmarnock I would bring both mugabi and gallagher in today,this game in theory should be the ideal time to get both some minutes on the park.

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On 4/2/2021 at 5:36 PM, yosemite sam said:

Think about the sequence of events here.

Declan Gallagher has not been injured since joining MFC. Paper releases info about a supposed clause in his contract that will mean he would have to sign an extension to his contract after 25 games. 24 games into his career at MFC, Declan Gallagher is injured for the first time in his MFC career, meaning he won't reach 25 games, and trigger supposed extension clause. How convenient, if the clause is there. Gives him or his agent time to renegotiate the removal of said contract extension, and once done, injury can be cleared up and he can start to play again.

I don't want to know the ins and outs of his contract, just come out and say the paper information is incorrect, then end of story. We all move on, happily ever after.

Maybe a daft question but what can he offer in place of the extension?  

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18 hours ago, GazzyB said:

Can you show me where in my post I said I thought he was kidding on with an injury?

You said he was refusing to play? So he's either been kidding on he was injured, or he was just flat-out being unprofessional and treating the club and his team mates with utter contempt. So what it is?

And if he did "refuse to play" then what does that say about our manager, when he just said this over the past few days about Gallagher?

"He will never let his standards drop and his mentality drop. He got injured for us and he couldn't get back into the team, but his attitude to training around the squad has been absolutely top notch, and that's what I expect from a professional like him."

Anyone who's buying into these conspiracy theories about Gallagher aren't just accusing him of being unprofessional, they're also saying those who run our club and the manager are incompetent if they're still out there defending and praising someone who's apparently taking the piss like Gallagher is supposed to be.

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17 minutes ago, David said:

Anyone who's buying into these conspiracy theories about Gallagher aren't just accusing him of being unprofessional, they're also saying those who run our club and the manager are incompetent if they're still out there defending and praising someone who's apparently taking the piss like Gallagher is supposed to be.

Do you know for an absolute fact that they are conspiracy theories?

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Just now, Kmcalpin said:

Do you know for an absolute fact that they are conspiracy theories?

As stated above, if these claims are true then not only is the player himself treating the club and his team mates with utter contempt, but the club are a disgrace if they're constantly talking about his professionalism in the media knowing that he's acting that way behind the scenes.

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23 minutes ago, David said:

As stated above, if these claims are true then not only is the player himself treating the club and his team mates with utter contempt, but the club are a disgrace if they're constantly talking about his professionalism in the media knowing that he's acting that way behind the scenes.

It's entirely possible there was an issue with his contract and he was injured. It doesn't have to be one or the other.

If you think the club 'constantly' talking about his professionalism is proof he's not been at it, that's a reasonable assumption. I'd say their (and his) constant refusal to deny, or make any real comment on, the original story is reasonable proof there actually was some sort of clause. That's not a conspiracy theory, it's basic logic.

As long as the club haven't rolled over on this, I couldn't give a monkey's now. We could get to safety without him if need be, and he won't be here next season.

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On 4/3/2021 at 1:54 PM, ropy said:

He’s back!

Well, it is easter.... :P

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