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1 hour ago, Ernie McCracken said:

Yup. Especially when you consider the starting points of the relevant squads, Hibs have done much better than us. 

And we allegedly have (or at least had) a bigger budget than them. Why are they beating us to the best talent in Scotland and now the US, a market where we're supposed to have our finger on the pulse more than anybody else? Its fucking criminal.  

Cormack said our budget would be competitive this season - this was after last season our budget was around £9m and Hibs around £7m.

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8 minutes ago, starryfish said:

Cormack said our budget would be competitive this season - this was after last season our budget was around £9m and Hibs around £7m.

Did he say who we'd be competitive with?

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11 minutes ago, starryfish said:

Cormack said our budget would be competitive this season - this was after last season our budget was around £9m and Hibs around £7m.

Yeah but what does competitive mean. He could reduce it to £6.9M and still argue that its competitive. 

Tbh  given they way things are going it would probably be more comforting to hear that our budget has been reduced, as that might at least provide an explanation for our transfer activity that doesnt involve us being shit at identifying players. 

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5 minutes ago, Ernie McCracken said:

Yeah but what does competitive mean. He could reduce it to £6.9M and still argue that its competitive. 

Tbh  given they way things are going it would probably be more comforting to hear that our budget has been reduced, as that might at least provide an explanation for our transfer activity that doesnt involve us being shit at identifying players. 

Tough one this. I don’t think we have had a particularly bad window on paper but a lot hinges on Jenks and Ramirez being any use. But what has killed us is Glass and Cormack promising big signings and spending to accumulate. I think brown is a big signing but the rest aren’t. Absolute no way you can class Ramirez a player that hasn’t been able to hold down a regular place in starting lineup a big signing. That’s not to say he’s not going to be good but it’s very risky looking at his pedigree last 2/3 seasons. If Ramirez isn’t a hit we are in a terrible position. 

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2 minutes ago, slippers said:

Tough one this. I don’t think we have had a particularly bad window on paper but a lot hinges on Jenks and Ramirez being any use. But what has killed us is Glass and Cormack promising big signings and spending to accumulate. I think brown is a big signing but the rest aren’t. Absolute no way you can class Ramirez a player that hasn’t been able to hold down a regular place in starting lineup a big signing. That’s not to say he’s not going to be good but it’s very risky looking at his pedigree last 2/3 seasons. If Ramirez isn’t a hit we are in a terrible position. 

I think they also consider Gallagher as a big signing being a current Scotland international squad member which is fair enough.

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2 hours ago, Ernie McCracken said:

This just makes Cormack's boasts look even more ridiculous especially given his US connections. And its Hibs that are signing this guy, meanwhile we get  Jack Gurr and 4 years out of date Rameriz. 

Maybe McInnes wasn't the problem behind our signing strategy. 

 

30 minutes ago, starryfish said:

Cormack said our budget would be competitive this season - this was after last season our budget was around £9m and Hibs around £7m.

This would fit with the Cormack snake oil bravado sales pitches as he would be a profitable find potentially.
Embarrassing af for him though if it’s Hibs that got him. 
 

Young player looking to make step up in Europe. 
 

 

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He might turn out to be complete shite but on paper it looks like a lad we should have been snapping up.

US international and that's the market that Glass, Apaloo and Russell have just came from. 

24yrs old.

He's only on £2k/week

We've worked the work permit system as recently as three weeks ago.

Atlanta partnership (meaning he has a simple route back to mls (and florida no less) if it's required for any reason)

 

Looks like we've dropped the ball on this one.

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A poor poor effort on our part one of our biggest realistic rivals who have last year and this consistently recruited better than us 

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4 minutes ago, Tord31 said:

He might turn out to be complete shite but on paper it looks like a lad we should have been snapping up.

US international and that's the market that Glass, Apaloo and Russell have just came from. 

24yrs old.

He's only on £2k/week

We've worked the work permit system as recently as three weeks ago.

Atlanta partnership (meaning he has a simple route back to mls (and florida no less) if it's required for any reason)

 

Looks like we've dropped the ball on this one.

Aye, I’d agree. 
 

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I'll wait and see what he's like before deciding if we've missed the boat on him.

Most of us have never seen or even heard of him, so not sure how so many can be gutted we've not signed him yet. 

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2 minutes ago, StandFree1982 said:

I'll wait and see what he's like before deciding if we've missed the boat on him.

Most of us have never seen or even heard of him, so not sure how so many can be gutted we've not signed him yet. 

Folk said the same about nisbet and now look at his sell on value 

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3 minutes ago, Redtaz2 said:

Folk said the same about nisbet and now look at his sell on value 

Nisbet only got 14 goals last season id be hoping Ramirez will smash that. 14 is pretty poor for a striker that’s meant to be on form 

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5 minutes ago, StandFree1982 said:

I'll wait and see what he's like before deciding if we've missed the boat on him.

Most of us have never seen or even heard of him, so not sure how so many can be gutted we've not signed him yet. 

True, but folk who know about the MLS, seen Orlando play & know the player seem to say it’s a good signing. 

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21 minutes ago, Tord31 said:

He might turn out to be complete shite but on paper it looks like a lad we should have been snapping up.

US international and that's the market that Glass, Apaloo and Russell have just came from. 

24yrs old.

He's only on £2k/week

We've worked the work permit system as recently as three weeks ago.

Atlanta partnership (meaning he has a simple route back to mls (and florida no less) if it's required for any reason)

 

Looks like we've dropped the ball on this one.

Atlanta is in Georgia, not Florida, that apart I agree with you 

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11 minutes ago, thurso said:

Nisbet only got 14 goals last season id be hoping Ramirez will smash that. 14 is pretty poor for a striker that’s meant to be on form 

We would have loved a striker that had scored 14 goals  for us last season ??

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7 minutes ago, Redtaz2 said:

We would have loved a striker that had scored 14 goals  for us last season ??

Aye Nisbet had a good season by anybody's reasonable measurement and set up a good few goals as well. 

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17 minutes ago, Redtaz2 said:

We would have loved a striker that had scored 14 goals  for us last season ??

I agree we would of but a lot of people here said Lewis Ferguson was poor last year and from midfield he only scored 4 less I think. 

Im not trying to say he’s rubbish I just don’t think Hibs were that much better than us

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26 minutes ago, Parklife said:

Atlanta is in Georgia, not Florida, that apart I agree with you 

is it nae commutable like? cormack does it

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4 hours ago, BonnieDon said:

Nobody will ever convince me Hibs were decent last season. We were complete shite and yet only finished a handful of points behind them.

Ross is a disciple of the McInnes chronic style of football.

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1 minute ago, sooth_stander said:

Hibs know they will be selling at least one of Doig, Porteous ( no laughing at the back) Boyle or Nisbett for serious money so will have cash on the hip to make at least one major signing.

Looks like they will get good money for Doig. Some decent clubs linked 

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29 minutes ago, Tord31 said:

is it nae commutable like? cormack does it

438 miles Orlando to Atlanta by road. 7 hours or so.....one way

Or a choice of 4 airlines flying direct. Published times around 90 minutes each way, but more likely at least 15 minutes quicker. I suppose not much different time wise to players for the Dundee teams commuting from the Glasgow area

 

 

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1 minute ago, Donmacca said:

Just a thought that we would have been well aware of this lad's situation while expressing an interest in Ramirez, so either Glass rated Ramirez more or we were priced out

Or we weren't interested in the first place. 

 

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Just a thought that we would have been well aware of this lad's situation while expressing an interest in Ramirez, so either Glass rated Ramirez more or we were priced out

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1 hour ago, StandFree1982 said:

I'll wait and see what he's like before deciding if we've missed the boat on him.

Most of us have never seen or even heard of him, so not sure how so many can be gutted we've not signed him yet. 

No that’s not how it works. Because we haven’t signed him, he will be guaranteed to be a good player. How do I know? Poorly endowed middle aged men on here say so. 

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2 minutes ago, Studebaker-90 said:

No that’s not how it works. Because we haven’t signed him, he will be guaranteed to be a good player. How do I know? Poorly endowed middle aged men on here say so. 

If any player from the USA signs for a club outside the States for anything less than £1m Cormack and Glass will get pelters on here. 

From the same people that were moaning about us signing players from the MLS in the first place. 

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16 minutes ago, aberdeen1970 said:

If any player from the USA signs for a club outside the States for anything less than £1m Cormack and Glass will get pelters on here. 

From the same people that were moaning about us signing players from the MLS in the first place. 

No. What makes you think the issue is any player less than a million being signed from the states? Are you deliberately misinterpreting the criticism in order to try and dismiss it or gloss over it. 

It's not about players being from the MLS, the issue is in the quality of player. The MLS is being brought up because

1.that is where the player is from,

2. We've allegedy got a working knowledge of and connections to the MLS so should have been aware of him

3. We've signed players from the MLS who don't appear to be as good. Why is that, when our budget is allegedy comparable to or perhaps bigger than Hibs?

 

All of the above feeds into existing concerns within the fans that the club is poor at identifying quality attacking players. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Ernie McCracken said:

No. What makes you think the issue is any player less than a million being signed from the states? Are you deliberately misinterpreting the criticism in order to try and dismiss it or gloss over it. 

It's not about players being from the MLS, the issue is in the quality of player. The MLS is being brought up because

1.that is where the player is from,

2. We've allegedy got a working knowledge of and connections to the MLS so should have been aware of him

3. We've signed players from the MLS who don't appear to be as good. Why is that, when our budget is allegedy comparable to or perhaps bigger than Hibs. 

We'd never heard of this guy until this morning. 

Now we've apparently missed out on a great player because Hibs have signed him and folk are shitting themselves. 

Folk are just getting worked up for no reason. 

Some perspective is needed. 

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13 minutes ago, aberdeen1970 said:

We'd never heard of this guy until this morning. 

Now we've apparently missed out on a great player because Hibs have signed him and folk are shitting themselves. 

Folk are just getting worked up for no reason. 

Some perspective is needed. 

Age and statistics. That's it. Whether the player is a complete unknown or is famous (James Wilson anyone?) it doesn't matter a fuck.

Time and time again del tried to be a smart ass with players aged 24 and over who may have looked good but had unimpressive track records, because once they got in the door at Pittodrie they would suddenly defy all the evidence that was there before, but they never did.

We've had years of perspective of this failed model.

 

Age and statistics is what the club should be looking at for attacking players. 

Does he have a record of scoring and/or creating? Yes or no? 

If the answer is no, then he should not be signed unless he is 21 (22 max) and does actually have a reasonable opportunity for development or growth. 

It doesn't matter that none of us had heard of him - this guy ticks all the boxes. But we're not signing him. No we're sticking with Matty fucking Kennedy. 

 

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