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Retain or Release - Defenders

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  1. 1. Bevis Mugabi

  2. 2. Declan Gallagher

  3. 3. Stephen O'Donnell



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25 minutes ago, KirkySuperSub said:

Big Bevis signs on for another year.

looks like majority of fans will be happy with this one. Can't say Im that enthralled , not a starting 11 player for me but good luck to him. 

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5 minutes ago, wellsince75 said:

looks like majority of fans will be happy with this one. Can't say Im that enthralled , not a starting 11 player for me but good luck to him. 

Better the devil you know than the one you don't.

GA thinks he'll improve further and seems to be a good guy round the dressing room so that'll do for me.

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5 minutes ago, wellsince75 said:

looks like majority of fans will be happy with this one. Can't say Im that enthralled , not a starting 11 player for me but good luck to him. 

Certainly a tad underwhelming, but has shown glimmers of improvement under GA so maybe with a full pre-season, who knows. Possibly another sign that we shouldn't expect to see Charles Dunne back, either.

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This is the rebuild? When you saw the shortlist of candidates he seemed like the one who might have fresh ideas...

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If this season has proved anything it's that we need a minimum of 10 first team defenders in the squad to have a fighting chance that 4 are fit at any given time.

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I think Bevis can do a job for us at our level and he is still young enough to improve and develop with gametime. Given that it looks.like we will be replacing a lot of players for next season, getting some core business done early is sensible.

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Stephen O’Donnell signs a new two year contract. I genuinely did not see that coming.

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12 minutes ago, MJC_mkII said:

Stephen O’Donnell signs a new two year contract. I genuinely did not see that coming.

3 out of 3 for the Steelemen Online ‘should we sign them’ polls. Can someone put up a poll asking if we should sign Haaland?!

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Really surprised this isn't a bigger talking point on here.

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I'm 50/50 about this news. Stephen O'Donnell has been ok at best but prone to making errors. To be fair he's needed more midfield cover in front of him.

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4 minutes ago, Goggles & Flippers said:

75k UEFA appearance money right in the sky rocket

Assuming he doesn't end up out for a year with a training ground injury.....

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11 minutes ago, Kmcalpin said:

I'm 50/50 about this news. Stephen O'Donnell has been ok at best but prone to making errors. To be fair he's needed more midfield cover in front of him.

That's my thoughts too,he's been decent enough but hes definitely had more than his share of errors this season,saturdays game being a casing point.i think he's a good enough player at our level and to be fair we don't have many players that would get pass marks for this season so o'donnell isn't alone in having a fairly poor season,hopefully with the changes that will be coming over the summer we see more from o'donnell next season.

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27 minutes ago, Goggles & Flippers said:

75k UEFA appearance money right in the sky rocket

His?

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Regardless of how he's played this season, being as mince as everyone else, it can surely only be a positive retaining a current Scotland internationalist on a two year deal?

I can't imagine we'd be in any position to bring anyone in substantially better?!

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The team may set up differently next year and play to his strengths, whatever they are.

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Fantastic news. 

Like others mentioned can't see how we could expect to sign anyone better.

Personal view changing formation would see a significant difference in SOD.   Being able to get forward/being paired with a right sided midfielder will make a difference.

Being the only person to cover the right hand side of the pitch (other than a rotating forward) is something we should solve.

Delighted with this signing.

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I think if GA reverts to his favoured 4 4 2 next season we'll see the best of him.

He must have had other clubs sniffing about so I see it as being a bit of a coup for us to retain a Scottish International player.

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Fair play, that's a really good signing. We all know we've not seen O'Donnell at his best for us but you can say the same for just about every player in the last 16 months. Looking forward to seeing his performances in an Alexander styled team.

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I am happy with this...yes he has been very inconsistent but I actually think a 2yr deal might settle him and he can be more consistent.   And if he improves greatly and generates interest then we would be due a transfer fee for a guy we signed for hee haw

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Well, as has been said before me I didn’t see that one coming, never thought we would be able to hold on to SOD and a bit of a feather in GA’s cap as SOD would definitely had others with bigger budgets like Hibs, Sheep, Hearts sniffing about him but I’m pleased we have retained him and on a 2 year deal,

His inconsistency for us but so positive when in a Scotland top shows what he can do and we have to be pleased and positive to keep that type of talent on our budget and hopefully  GA can get the best out of him in the coming season and I’m sure GA will want to build his defence around him as Dec will be gone as fast as he can clear Lanarkshire as soon as the seasons over.

I can now only hope that GA has a few more rabbits in his magic hat that he can use to  sign Liam Kelly, a centre half, a left back, a couple of midfielders and resigning Cole!

Good signing Well, what’s/who’s next?

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