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Squad Rebuild - Episode 8
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05-17-2021, 02:13 PM -
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How many players do we need to sign to realistically challenge for a top 6 place?

Gordon, Smith, Souttar, Walker and Boyce should all get the job done. The rest on the other hand Eek

Jimmy Dunne is a free agent. Get him signed up on a 3 year deal pronto APRant
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05-17-2021, 02:15 PM -
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Walker will be emptied.
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05-17-2021, 02:16 PM -
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I'd take the punt on Ginnelly but we need another winger with pace. Could do with a box to box midfielder but i think i've been saying that every year since Hartley left Warnock
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05-17-2021, 02:22 PM -
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Callachan might be going cheap  Tony Hmm
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05-17-2021, 02:28 PM -
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A CB is badly needed, Souttar will get injured again and Halkett is pish at that level.

If don't think McEneff will be up to prem level next season so likely going to need a CM too, I don't think Gomis was ever truly replaced.

Up front we're a bit thin as well, Gnandulliet can finish but his overall play is a bit suspect.

So, just a whole new spine to the team which is only something we've needed since 2015. Sound
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05-17-2021, 02:31 PM -
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Halkett is good enough as the second CB but you can’t rely on him to be the main man at the back when the rest of your defence is out injured.

Souttar/Halkett would be a decent enough starting point but you’re just waiting on souttar getting injured again. I’d say we need 2 wingers, a striker, a CM and a CB.

Potentially need cover at RB as well depending on Brandon.
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05-17-2021, 02:34 PM -
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The club isn't aiming for top 6, so the players we bring won't be good enough to get us there. Even if they were, Robbie would have it coached out of them in no time Robbie Aye
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05-17-2021, 02:35 PM -
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(05-17-2021, 02:28 PM)Snake Plissken Wrote: A CB is badly needed, Souttar will get injured again and Halkett is pish at that level.

If don't think McEneff will be up to prem level next season so likely going to need a CM too, I don't think Gomis was ever truly replaced.

Up front we're a bit thin as well, Gnandulliet can finish but his overall play is a bit suspect.

So, just a whole new spine to the team which is only something we've needed since 2015.  Sound

S.O.S. to Kyle Lafferty please. 

- he's out of contract so fits our criteria
- knows the club
- proven at this level
- can score goals

Actually that last one might rule him our for us.
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05-17-2021, 02:40 PM -
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Should be going in for Lafferty. Him and Boyce will already have some sort of understanding having already played together not to mention his scoring record for us and at Killie this season.
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05-17-2021, 02:43 PM -
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I would’ve taken lafferty seasons before but surely not now he must be about 34.

We need to get younger guys into this squad because it’s auld as fuck.
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05-17-2021, 02:44 PM -
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Centre half should be number 1 priority like Warnock

An organiser, a brute, see it, heed it, kick it. Just a big stopper. Let Vile Tory scum Souttar do the passing out the back pish.

Don't get us a baller or a midfield wanna be, just get a big clarty carthorse who can organise and defend.

Centre mid, winger and striker always needed.
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05-17-2021, 02:53 PM -
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(05-17-2021, 02:43 PM)Morph Wrote: I would’ve taken lafferty seasons before but surely not now he must be about 34.

We need to get younger guys into this squad because it’s auld as fuck.

He’s got 12 goals in 11 games for Killie since February mate Warnock

Agree the squad generally needs to be younger but we need a goalscorer and we’re not going to pick up a boy in his early 20s who can score at that rate.
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05-17-2021, 02:56 PM -
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I’d take Laff but we can’t keep signing players that are going to need replaced the following year. Really need to start signing players who can improve and stay here for a reasonable length of time. 

Need a RB, CB, CM and another winger in addition to Gino if we’re signing him. If not then we’ll need two of them.
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05-17-2021, 02:59 PM -
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Jezza I was one of his biggest fans and was banging the drum to get him back seasons ago but I think it’s just one we need to let go.

He’s done the job for killie but he’s getting on now and just feel our squad is lacking legs more than anything else. I wouldn’t be seething if we brought him in but id rather we looked for other younger options. They don’t need to be early 20s but I don’t think we’re desperate for another one of these players who are coming to the end of their careers either.

The age of the squad has been criticised heavily on here, I don’t think that goes out the window when it’s lafferty who’s available.
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05-17-2021, 03:43 PM -
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(05-17-2021, 02:13 PM)Kashinda Wrote: Jimmy Dunne is a free agent. Get him signed up on a 3 year deal pronto APRant

I know the ex players thing gets done to death on all hearts fora but he would be a perfect fit for us, Halkett and Tory cunt Soapy would certainly benefit playing alongside him.

If he’s after money I’m sure he’ll get it down south but if he wants regular game time I’d be shocked if his agent hasn’t already approached us given he had his best spell of football at us from what I gather

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05-17-2021, 03:49 PM -
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In terms of Scottish teams you’d think we’d be a desirable team to play for but I’d imagine in football circles it’ll be well known that we are a shambles club these days,

not that it would stop half the mercenaries out there signing up

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05-17-2021, 05:01 PM -
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Probably need 2 quality players to get us into the top 6 - ideally a CB and CM. That should be enough for us to finish ahead of the likes of St J and Livi.

If we are serious about getting back into the top 4 we likely need about 5 quality players to come in this summer. 

If possible would like to see us spend the money to get Jason Kerr from St J. Looks like a great CB prospect.
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05-17-2021, 05:51 PM -
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Fucking loads.

2 CB’s
1 back up right back.
1 defensive midfielder
1 central midfielder
1 attacking midfielder
2 wingers
2 strikers

At least
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05-17-2021, 06:36 PM -
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Was going to go for the 'we need a new RB, CBx2, LB, RM, CM x2, RM and ST x 2' patter but I see Dred has just beaten me to it.

The squad needs major surgery and I don't like the noises Neilson is making about a few players here and there.
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05-17-2021, 07:29 PM -
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(05-17-2021, 06:36 PM)Austin MAGA Wrote: Was going to go for the 'we need a new RB, CBx2, LB, RM, CM x2, RM and ST x 2' patter but I see Dred has just beaten me to it.

The squad needs major surgery and I don't like the noises Neilson is making about a few players here and there.

Pretty concerning tbh, we stumbled over the line against part time teams and there was very few sublime performances-beating Dundee 6-2 was the exception but you have to take into account that they had Jack Hamilton in goals.
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