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2 hours ago, Sonoftherock said:

Kennedy, Ojo & McGeouch will all be on big bucks... would surely give us much more room to manoeuver if we could offload them. 

I can’t see Stephen Glass trying to offload Ojo when he’s started him in every game so far. 

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Happy to keep  Ojo & McGeouch , hopefully offload Kennedy and bring in another winger. We also need another striker and a CH. Not sure what the role Jenks is going to play , back up for JET maybe . McGinn has also not featured yet and there's the question over Devlin , wish we would just punt him and bring in someone decent . 3 very good signing and the squad would be looking great 

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Yeah, regardless of Ferguson sale… DC must be thinking 2 or 3 right moves here and fans will be very pleased. 

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26 minutes ago, ThomohawkKid said:

Yeah, regardless of Ferguson sale… DC must be thinking 2 or 3 right moves here and fans will be very pleased. 

Yes was thinking , depends what happens with Ferguson and Hedges , both very important to us 

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Requirement for a third striker shown up again yesterday.

A faster option up front would have been ideal for a ball over the top in the last 30 mins when we started to sit in a bit.

I was surprised we didnt give McGinn or McLennan a run out up front yesterday as laterly JET was giving us nothing as the furthest man forward.

 

It's actually becoming the number one priority despite us harping on about centre halfs, 10s and wingers before the games got underway.

 

I say its bigger priority than centre half because we havent even used Gallagher or Devlin (no laughing at the back) yet

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22 minutes ago, Tord31 said:

Requirement for a third striker shown up again yesterday.

A faster option up front would have been ideal for a ball over the top in the last 30 mins when we started to sit in a bit.

I was surprised we didnt give McGinn or McLennan a run out up front yesterday as laterly JET was giving us nothing as the furthest man forward.

 

It's actually becoming the number one priority despite us harping on about centre halfs, 10s and wingers before the games got underway.

 

I say its bigger priority than centre half because we havent even used Gallagher or Devlin (no laughing at the back) yet

Agree , very much need another out and out striker with pace 

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Would certainly keep Ojo and probably Mcgeouch also but would certainly let Kennedy go and we need a striker and Centre half

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42 minutes ago, Tord31 said:

Requirement for a third striker shown up again yesterday.

A faster option up front would have been ideal for a ball over the top in the last 30 mins when we started to sit in a bit.

I was surprised we didnt give McGinn or McLennan a run out up front yesterday as laterly JET was giving us nothing as the furthest man forward.

 

It's actually becoming the number one priority despite us harping on about centre halfs, 10s and wingers before the games got underway.

 

I say its bigger priority than centre half because we havent even used Gallagher or Devlin (no laughing at the back) yet

Even more so if we plan to play Ramirez & JET every week.

We have no options off the bench when JET inevitably tires after 60-70 minutes.

You could argue we need two, but that’s unlikely.

Ruth not rated too highly seemingly, as he’s not making the bench, although it’s harder now that it’s cut back to 6 outfield subs. 

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6 minutes ago, WesthillWanderersFC said:

Even more so if we plan to play Ramirez & JET every week.

We have no options off the bench when JET inevitably tires after 60-70 minutes.

You could argue we need two, but that’s unlikely.

Ruth not rated too highly seemingly, as he’s not making the bench, although it’s harder now that it’s cut back to 6 outfield subs. 

I think it told a story the subs he named for the three games so far.

He was able to name 12 subs for the first two games and it looked like he just choose to name what he considers the first team pool rather than filling the bench (added Ritchie for the away leg as presumably he'd brought three keepers on the trip).

I think Ruth will be away out on loan when we bring in a third striker

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We still look shaky at the back. We were lucky that United were shite yesterday or we'd have conceded a goal or two. It could just be down to having a completely brand new back 4, with the two young guys, a midfielder and Considine having hardly played more than a few games together as a unit. 

I really hope that we're not looking at Hendry as a backup striker though. I thought he did ok in his spell here, better than the others we brought in, but I don't think he'd be any better than playing McLennan up top. We need something different. I'd be open to the idea of bringing him in as a 4th striker, but certainly not the main backup to Ramirez and, to an extent, JET. 

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6 minutes ago, StandFree1982 said:

We still look shaky at the back. We were lucky that United were shite yesterday or we'd have conceded a goal or two. It could just be down to having a completely brand new back 4, with the two young guys, a midfielder and Considine having hardly played more than a few games together as a unit. 

I really hope that we're not looking at Hendry as a backup striker though. I thought he did ok in his spell here, better than the others we brought in, but I don't think he'd be any better than playing McLennan up top. We need something different. I'd be open to the idea of bringing him in as a 4th striker, but certainly not the main backup to Ramirez and, to an extent, JET. 

Agree.

The central defence will leak against a decent team. 

A combination of either poor positional play &/or a chronic lack of pace in Considine’s case. 

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Marc mcnulty would be a good option third choice striker, got pace.

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5 minutes ago, Dave Bus said:

Marc mcnulty would be a good option third choice striker, got pace.

The guy who was at hibs and D Utd?! The guy who was Bang average at both?! 
 

he's pish and slow as fuck

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23 minutes ago, DD1903 said:

The guy who was at hibs and D Utd?! The guy who was Bang average at both?! 
 

he's pish and slow as fuck

He absolutely terrorised us in the 0-3 game!  On that evidence, if we could get him on loan from Reading, he'd be a good option.  Maybe it was just our defence being slow - but he looked quick as fuck that day!

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6 minutes ago, Sonoftherock said:

He absolutely terrorised us in the 0-3 game!  On that evidence, if we could get him on loan from Reading, he'd be a good option.  Maybe it was just our defence being slow - but he looked quick as fuck that day!

I'd look quick when up against andy considine

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34 minutes ago, Dave Bus said:

Marc mcnulty would be a good option third choice striker, got pace.

No

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I'd like to hope we sign a third striker with more upside than McNulty.

 

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Guessing a couple will need to be offloaded before we get anyone else in, Cormack already mentioned about the wage bill.

If we beat this Icelandic lot then surely we can get someone (decent) in before the end of August

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We are definitely short in numbers, we are a couple of injuries away (in key areas) to seeing a potentially decent season turn into a poor season. 

In my opinion we need 3 signings before the end of the window and that's assuming we don't loose anyone that was in yesterday's squad.

A striker

A centre half

A right winger

 

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18 minutes ago, Bournemouth Gee said:

Guessing a couple will need to be offloaded before we get anyone else in, Cormack already mentioned about the wage bill.

If we beat this Icelandic lot then surely we can get someone (decent) in before the end of August

Easier said than done offloading contracted players.

The likes of Kennedy & McGeouch will be unlikely to earn what they do at Pittodrie at any team in Scotland that’s potentially interested.

We’d probably have to make up the shortfall for the duration of their current contract. 

 

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2 hours ago, DD1903 said:

The guy who was at hibs and D Utd?! The guy who was Bang average at both?! 
 

he's pish and slow as fuck

Not saying I want him but at Hibs he scored goals and got into the Scotland squad and did well against us for United. 

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6 minutes ago, thurso said:

Not saying I want him but at Hibs he scored goals and got into the Scotland squad and did well against us for United. 

Why suggest him then!? 
 

He scored 8 goals in his 21 appearances for hibs (over two loans). 3 in over 20 off for utd. Bang average record
 

Also, a couple of good games against us last year isn't a reason to sign someone...

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45 minutes ago, Bournemouth Gee said:

Guessing a couple will need to be offloaded before we get anyone else in, Cormack already mentioned about the wage bill.

If we beat this Icelandic lot then surely we can get someone (decent) in before the end of August

You can never guarantee any other sides will actually want any of our surplus players, either on loan or permanently. But we do have glaring needs that require to be addressed and Cormack did say last week that we were talking to other clubs with a view to bringing new players in so my feeling is that it won't necessarily be the case we need to offload anyone first.

Getting through the Breidablik tie will  certainly help

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14 minutes ago, Ten Caat said:

You can never guarantee any other sides will actually want any of our surplus players, either on loan or permanently. But we do have glaring needs that require to be addressed and Cormack did say last week that we were talking to other clubs with a view to bringing new players in so my feeling is that it won't necessarily be the case we need to offload anyone first.

Getting through the Breidablik tie will  certainly help

About another €300,000?

I think the jump is €550k which is what we have up to the €850k. 

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I hope we can be a bit more creative in signing a striker than going for someone like Calum Hendry or Marc McNulty... if we get through to the Conference League stage then some of the better sides in England might be willing to loan us a proper prospect... I'm not convinced Jenks is going to do much. There must be someone in the Championship who's in his early 20s and has banged in a decent amount of goals in the last couple seasons that we could pick up for a small fee and develop (similar to Nisbet at Hibs)

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1 hour ago, DD1903 said:

Why suggest him then!? 
 

He scored 8 goals in his 21 appearances for hibs (over two loans). 3 in over 20 off for utd. Bang average record
 

Also, a couple of good games against us last year isn't a reason to sign someone...

I didn’t suggest him I’m just saying he’s not as bad as you made out.
8 in 21 isn’t that bad a record for someone. 1 in 3 sane as Ramirez id say. 
 

Is that not why glass signed jet. He’s working out ok id say 

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5 minutes ago, thurso said:

I didn’t suggest him I’m just saying he’s not as bad as you made out.
8 in 21 isn’t that bad a record for someone. 1 in 3 sane as Ramirez id say. 
 

Is that not why glass signed jet. He’s working out ok id say 

Not sure what folk are hoping for, as a third striker!  I thought he moved very well and had a decent turn of pace.  Different to our other options upfront.  Would sooner have a risk-free loan like McNulty, than buying someone like Callum Hendry.  I thought he ran us ragged last season.

With the budget we have available, we can and probably will do worse, in our search for a bench warming striker.

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5 hours ago, Dave Bus said:

Marc mcnulty would be a good option third choice striker, got pace.

 

1 hour ago, thurso said:

I didn’t suggest him I’m just saying he’s not as bad as you made out.
8 in 21 isn’t that bad a record for someone. 1 in 3 sane as Ramirez id say. 
 

Is that not why glass signed jet. He’s working out ok id say 

Aye you did

 

'JET' has played 3 games - one good one, one meh and one average one. So the jury is still out 

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1 hour ago, thurso said:

I didn’t suggest him I’m just saying he’s not as bad as you made out.
8 in 21 isn’t that bad a record for someone. 1 in 3 sane as Ramirez id say. 
 

Is that not why glass signed jet. He’s working out ok id say 

*2 in 3 for Superman 😄

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