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53 minutes ago, jack12895 said:

Would anyone take Kris Doolan? 

Bomber overloaded our striking options a bit last time round and it didn't hurt.

I certainly wouldn't want to be paying for him as the main man but if we had a few options signed up and he was available relatively cheaply on a one year day, I'd take a shot at him. Clarkson was probably quite similar at the time being unfancied by the rest of the league and on the scrapheap, didn't work out long-term but his contribution took us well clear of relegation.

I'm a wee bit worried about goals. For me, Nelson's past fitness and injury rumours mean that there's a chance he'll not contribute near as much as people are expecting - the crowd have been going berserk whenever he's been substituted but I think there must be a problem there and you often see him running off the pitch then almost collapsing in a heap, he's had a lot of surgery for someone that age and you worry about inflammation etc. Curran is a target man and then Kenny Miller is older and has uncertainty about him.

We really need to find a new version of Peaso going into this season. It doesn't matter if they are older, we just need someone to hit that 15-20 league goal mark if we've got any chance of a good title challenge. For me, Billy McKay has to be our top priority signing. He's a natural goalscorer at that level and I don't think we'll be able to find someone who has delivered as consistently as him - 17 goals in 24 games this season and you'd imagine that if he hadn't broken his arm, he'd have netted a fair few more than that. He's out of contract and although you'd think he's likely to stay there, it's definitely worth making an offer now IMO.

I'd also think about Alan Trouten. He's 33 now and has played most of his career as a part-time player but he's consistently scored goals and he showed that he could do it in the second tier for a side that were struggling. It might be hard to tempt him if he's got other things going on in life but a years deal would be worth it if he could similarly match his goal return as this season. He's went under the radar a wee bit but he's been a consistent goalscorer for years and managed it in some very average sides. He could maybe be our Monti type gamble.

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34 minutes ago, jack12895 said:

He only got 6 in the championship for partick this year but that was in a poor team and we all know he's better than that. 32 though, i'd give him a year at that level 

Not unreasonable- suspect he’s settled in the west tho

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3 minutes ago, DarkBlueKnight said:

Not unreasonable- suspect he’s settled in the west tho

Been released mate and unless a Hamilton, Livi or St Mirren in league above come in for him he isn't gonna get close to his wage from Partick at any other club in the west 

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3 minutes ago, jack12895 said:

Been released mate and unless a Hamilton, Livi or St Mirren in league above come in for him he isn't gonna get close to his wage from Partick at any other club in the west 

You could be right 

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On 07/05/2019 at 22:35, Wattie Rojas said:

Andy Murdoch is contracted to Ayr too.

Im sure his contract runs out at the end of the season. 

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59 minutes ago, DFC123 said:

Im sure his contract runs out at the end of the season. 

I had a look on Ayr forum which suggests he's signed for another year.

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9 minutes ago, Wattie Rojas said:

I had a look on Ayr forum which suggests he's signed for another year.

Correct. Some of the press/transfermarkt haven't updated it but he signed a few weeks ago.

 

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3 hours ago, harry94 said:

Bomber overloaded our striking options a bit last time round and it didn't hurt.

I certainly wouldn't want to be paying for him as the main man but if we had a few options signed up and he was available relatively cheaply on a one year day, I'd take a shot at him. Clarkson was probably quite similar at the time being unfancied by the rest of the league and on the scrapheap, didn't work out long-term but his contribution took us well clear of relegation.

I'm a wee bit worried about goals. For me, Nelson's past fitness and injury rumours mean that there's a chance he'll not contribute near as much as people are expecting - the crowd have been going berserk whenever he's been substituted but I think there must be a problem there and you often see him running off the pitch then almost collapsing in a heap, he's had a lot of surgery for someone that age and you worry about inflammation etc. Curran is a target man and then Kenny Miller is older and has uncertainty about him.

We really need to find a new version of Peaso going into this season. It doesn't matter if they are older, we just need someone to hit that 15-20 league goal mark if we've got any chance of a good title challenge. For me, Billy McKay has to be our top priority signing. He's a natural goalscorer at that level and I don't think we'll be able to find someone who has delivered as consistently as him - 17 goals in 24 games this season and you'd imagine that if he hadn't broken his arm, he'd have netted a fair few more than that. He's out of contract and although you'd think he's likely to stay there, it's definitely worth making an offer now IMO.

I'd also think about Alan Trouten. He's 33 now and has played most of his career as a part-time player but he's consistently scored goals and he showed that he could do it in the second tier for a side that were struggling. It might be hard to tempt him if he's got other things going on in life but a years deal would be worth it if he could similarly match his goal return as this season. He's went under the radar a wee bit but he's been a consistent goalscorer for years and managed it in some very average sides. He could maybe be our Monti type gamble.

What about Bobby Linn Harry - you reckon he could come back to full time and score in the championship? Been outstanding for Arbroath by all accounts.

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I'd be sounding out Brian Graham of Ross County. He's Glasgow based so less travelling and I reckon County might decide to let him go as the SPL, imo, isn't his level. Big Steve McCormick done us a turn many moons ago in the First Div and I reckon BG could do similar, if not even better.

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11 hours ago, harry94 said:

Bomber overloaded our striking options a bit last time round and it didn't hurt.

I certainly wouldn't want to be paying for him as the main man but if we had a few options signed up and he was available relatively cheaply on a one year day, I'd take a shot at him. Clarkson was probably quite similar at the time being unfancied by the rest of the league and on the scrapheap, didn't work out long-term but his contribution took us well clear of relegation.

I'm a wee bit worried about goals. For me, Nelson's past fitness and injury rumours mean that there's a chance he'll not contribute near as much as people are expecting - the crowd have been going berserk whenever he's been substituted but I think there must be a problem there and you often see him running off the pitch then almost collapsing in a heap, he's had a lot of surgery for someone that age and you worry about inflammation etc. Curran is a target man and then Kenny Miller is older and has uncertainty about him.

We really need to find a new version of Peaso going into this season. It doesn't matter if they are older, we just need someone to hit that 15-20 league goal mark if we've got any chance of a good title challenge. For me, Billy McKay has to be our top priority signing. He's a natural goalscorer at that level and I don't think we'll be able to find someone who has delivered as consistently as him - 17 goals in 24 games this season and you'd imagine that if he hadn't broken his arm, he'd have netted a fair few more than that. He's out of contract and although you'd think he's likely to stay there, it's definitely worth making an offer now IMO.

I'd also think about Alan Trouten. He's 33 now and has played most of his career as a part-time player but he's consistently scored goals and he showed that he could do it in the second tier for a side that were struggling. It might be hard to tempt him if he's got other things going on in life but a years deal would be worth it if he could similarly match his goal return as this season. He's went under the radar a wee bit but he's been a consistent goalscorer for years and managed it in some very average sides. He could maybe be our Monti type gamble.

Got to rethink our long term strategy rather than focus on knee jerk reactions... 

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1 hour ago, eyeothedug said:

Got to rethink our long term strategy rather than focus on knee jerk reactions... 

Why would signing some like billy McKay be a knee jerk reaction? He is a proven goal scorer at that level and has just won that league with Ross County. He is the type of player we should be crying out for. 

Im not being funny mate but if you think we are going to fill the team with young boys and succeed in that league then you are deluded. That league is brutal and needs the right blend of player and boys like McKay are what we need. 

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13 minutes ago, Dundeefc1783 said:

Why would signing some like billy McKay be a knee jerk reaction? He is a proven goal scorer at that level and has just won that league with Ross County. He is the type of player we should be crying out for. 

Im not being funny mate but if you think we are going to fill the team with young boys and succeed in that league then you are deluded. That league is brutal and needs the right blend of player and boys like McKay are what we need. 

You need to think differently I think. We may go down another league before coming up again. 

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4 minutes ago, eyeothedug said:

You need to think differently I think. We may go down another league before coming up again. 

No thanks championship is mediocre enough. 

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6 minutes ago, eyeothedug said:

You need to think differently I think. We may go down another league before coming up again. 

I think the chances of that happening are very slim, with all due respect maybe you are hoping for that as a way of I told you so?

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20 minutes ago, eyeothedug said:

You need to think differently I think. We may go down another league before coming up again. 

Fascinating that you're now trying to convince folk that it would be good for our future if we slipped into the third tier of Scottish Football - jeopardising our very existence. Doubtless you'll be extolling the virtues of slipping into the fourth tier and then into non-league football, all for some fanciful idea.

Looks like we'll need to think differently right enough if that's what we can "look forward" to. 

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34 minutes ago, Dundeefc1783 said:

No thanks championship is mediocre enough. 

Short term thinking. 

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32 minutes ago, TheDarkBlues said:

I think the chances of that happening are very slim, with all due respect maybe you are hoping for that as a way of I told you so?

No of course not but it coyid happen if we adopt a new strategy. 

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12 minutes ago, barkblue said:

Fascinating that you're now trying to convince folk that it would be good for our future if we slipped into the third tier of Scottish Football - jeopardising our very existence. Doubtless you'll be extolling the virtues of slipping into the fourth tier and then into non-league football, all for some fanciful idea.

Looks like we'll need to think differently right enough if that's what we can "look forward" to. 

Ha ha. I am not trying to convince anyone. You seem quite negative. I said it could happen if we adopt a new strategy. 

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It's funny. Coming up with good ideas and being positive seems to result in negative posting. Strange one. 

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2 minutes ago, eyeothedug said:

It's funny. Coming up with good ideas and being positive seems to result in negative posting. Strange one. 

Advocating that we should drop to the 2nd division isn't negative for you?

Personally I hope that we bring in a new manager, get a mixture of youth and age, get to winning games and come right back up.

 

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