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For everyone who writes off Shankland and his goal statistics, I wonder what you all said when Tony Watt signed. Might bring back some of those posts while you all hastily delete them. 

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1 minute ago, wunderwell said:

For everyone who writes off Shankland and his goal statistics, I wonder what you all said when Tony Watt signed. Might bring back some of those posts while you all hastily delete them. 

while you are doing that bring back the 100s of posts that just about greet every signing as "terrific signing for us" and they turn out to be pish. Everyone gets it wrong at times , I dare say you do too.

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I’ll stick to judging them when they sign. Only guy I ever berated was signing Carroll which probably taught me the line above. 
Leave everyone else to say Shankland’s done. 
There are some posts that say he may not fit into the system or that he would be too expensive but I firmly disagree he is a championship level player. 

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I'm one of those saying no to Shankland. He's just not very good. You make the Watt companion. There was never really a question of Watt's ability, just application and attitude. For me, there are huge question marks over all three with Shankland...

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7 hours ago, MelvinBragg said:

I'm one of those saying no to Shankland. He's just not very good. You make the Watt companion. There was never really a question of Watt's ability, just application and attitude. For me, there are huge question marks over all three with Shankland...

There was always question marks over Watts ability to stick the ball in the back of the net. As much as we could all see his football brain and technical skills, did any Motherwell fan seriously think Watt would be hanging around the top of the goal scorers chart?

That doesn't mean i disagree with you on Shankland by the way

 

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7 hours ago, MelvinBragg said:

I'm one of those saying no to Shankland. He's just not very good. You make the Watt companion. There was never really a question of Watt's ability, just application and attitude. For me, there are huge question marks over all three with Shankland...

I actually think Shankland is pretty much in the same place as Watt was when he came to us, namely a problem with application and attitude not ability. I seem to remember he scored a ridiculous goal for United from half way, no problem there with ability. However at the moment I think his head is up his arse and if someone can get it out of there they would have a player the same level as Watt.

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Look … … … Let’s get this Shankland pish hit on the head. He was on £4k a week at United which I think was one of the main reasons that they wanted to offload him.

No way are we going to pay anywhere near that amount of money !!!! 

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36 minutes ago, wellwell91 said:

Look … … … Let’s get this Shankland pish hit on the head. He was on £4k a week at United which I think was one of the main reasons that they wanted to offload him.

No way are we going to pay anywhere near that amount of money !!!! 

He also can't play for another club this season due to the registration/transfer rules unless they are on a different calendar like Scandinavia or Ireland etc. Only allowed to turn out for 2 clubs which he has already (same situation for Jordan Roberts, due to 1 League cup appearance for Hearts)

So if Shankland wants to come back to Scotland this window, Dundee Utd are his only option.

So he's not coming to us right now. Thankfull in my opinion - not a fan.

Looks more and more like Watt will stay which I'm fine with. I'm sure he will give it his all.

(Edit: As si91 mentioned earlier in the thread)

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Great ……..  showing the players his commitment to the club. 

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A good decision. GA has turned our club around since coming in and you can see progress. This will give us continuity going forward and hopefully convince out of contract players to commit.

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36 minutes ago, Kmcalpin said:

A good decision. GA has turned our club around since coming in and you can see progress. This will give us continuity going forward and hopefully convince out of contract players to commit.

Agreed, and should secure us a wedge if he is poached.

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As an owner of the club, I approve this signing.

 

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Great news.

We've often had managers living outside Scotland or away with international squads but Alexander seems committed to doing the job properly and it is getting us results. 

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3 hours ago, Kmcalpin said:

A good decision. GA has turned our club around since coming in and you can see progress. This will give us continuity going forward and hopefully convince out of contract players to commit.

Not being a fan of his appointment and still having serious doubts until  October it would be churlish not to acknowledge there is most definitely been improvement as the season has progressed long may it continue .... he has to be congratulated for securing the club financially should someone wish to take him. Not many players or managers do that. Even if TW had signed a contract he'd have got bigger wages and he'd still have got a move.  

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Interesting that after this window we could see a team with 9 out of 11 starters being players GA has brought in.

Kelly 

O'Donnell Solholm Ojala McGinley 

Slattery Goss Shaw

Woolery KVV Shields

Imagine that won't be far off the team that starts against County and only the full backs were here in Dec 2020.

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Great news mixed with the realisation that he will be picked off by another club should he carry on being relatively successful with us, we just receive a little more in compensation. We’re heading in the right direction and hopefully regardless the model we have adopted continues.

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Hi everyone hope you are all good.  I am currently studying business and I am writing a report on the transition to fan ownership at the club.  As part of the report I have to include the opinions of other fans of the club as I am not allowed to use my own opinions.  I have made a survey to get responses on the subject and would really appreciate if anyone is able to help me out, the survey will only take a couple of minutes so it won't be too long.  I will post the link here if anyone has time to complete it, thanks again.  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/867RBRX

I am new to this page so apologies if this kind of post isn't allowed and I will take it down no problem.

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4 hours ago, steelboy said:

Great news.

We've often had managers living outside Scotland or away with international squads but Alexander seems committed to doing the job properly and it is getting us results. 

I was trying to figure out who our last manager was that was resident in Scotland rather than commuted home to England/N. Ireland at the weekends. I think it might have been Craig Brown.

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9 hours ago, weeyin said:

I was trying to figure out who our last manager was that was resident in Scotland rather than commuted home to England/N. Ireland at the weekends. I think it might have been Craig Brown.

Brown lived in Troon.

McGhee, McCall and Robinson all lived outside Scotland. Robinson eventually moved to Scotland for personal reasons. Not sure about Barraclough. Malpas commuted from Dundee.

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10 hours ago, steelboy said:

Brown lived in Troon.

McGhee, McCall and Robinson all lived outside Scotland. Robinson eventually moved to Scotland for personal reasons. Not sure about Barraclough. Malpas commuted from Dundee.

Malpas lived on the moon.

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I was having beers with a mate of mine in Manchester the other day and his brother was there. He spent a season with Caley Thistle whilst Malpas and Butcher were there, I told him what Motherwell fans thought of Malpas in particular, his dour demeanour and his infamous "that's just your Donald Duck" quote. He was quite surprised by it and said that Malpas was an absolute character, always cracking jokes and keeping morale up, but at the same time was far scarier than Butcher overall, although he did tell me a story about Butcher having to be held back from ripping one of his players to pieces at half time once.

 

Also apparently Richie Foran loved a pint, who knew?

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12 hours ago, steelboy said:

Brown lived in Troon.

McGhee, McCall and Robinson all lived outside Scotland. Robinson eventually moved to Scotland for personal reasons. Not sure about Barraclough. Malpas commuted from Dundee.

Thought McCall stayed in Strathaven 

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