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 Donaldson
Topic Originator: Parsman  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:05

Signed for Falkirk.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:14

Gutted tbh

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Sue Par Chew  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:15

Dear dear. One of the few we should`ve tried to keep and build a team around. Bad especially to a rival.
We have our work cut out.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:21

How hard did we try to keep him? Guess we will never know. But this is bad news especially to those tinks..

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:21

maybe we did try?

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:24

That`s a very good signing for them. He and Watson should be solid.

Hope we at least made him an offer.
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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:25

Disappointed and surprised we have not went all out to sign him. The fact he`s signed for them makes it even more hard to take. Hopefully McPake can make some fantastic signings. I know and get why he`s not coming out and saying we`ve got to go up this season, but if we don`t manage, this season will be deemed a failure.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:29

Who cares really? He was part of a team that got relegated and we need a clear out with fresh ideas and players

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: incognito  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:29

Criminal to let him sign for Falkirk! There should of been zero competition for us if he was happy to play in league 1 and absolute clanger from the club.

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It turned into a street!"
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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:30

Very bad news for us, I doubt we`ll sign a better centre back sadly!
Him and Watson you think would be a very good centre back pairing, I`m quite worried tbh.
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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:36

Watson did his cruciate around March i think so wont be playing any time soon.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:40

Many thought Connelly was irreplaceable when his loan expired and then along came Donaldson. There will be other centre backs available and maybe McPake has other targets. It wasn`t a case of us `trying to keep him`. He was a free agent and Falkirk would be able to make him an offer before we could even think about it.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:43

Aye, not great news this one.

Hopefully he reverts to the Donaldson that the Utd fans told us we were getting, or the one that played against Ayr.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:44

McGlynn has taken advantage of our situation and made a good offer.

He will be missed. He was far and away Hughes` best signing




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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:51

Raymie the Legend wrote:

> McGlynn has taken advantage of our situation and made a good
> offer.
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> He will be missed. He was far and away Hughes` best signing
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Hughes should have been gone the Saturday we lost to QP, they could have turned a new manager around within 7 days and then we might have been in a position to negotiate with the likes of Donaldson.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:55

and he could still have chosen Falkirk

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Thu 26 May 13:57

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Raymie the Legend, Thu 26 May 13:44

McGlynn has taken advantage of our situation and made a good offer.

He will be missed. He was far and away Hughes` best signing


That`s the way I read it, too. I`m sure James McPake would love to have kept him but he`s just in the door. You have to think Falkirk have offered him a good deal with maybe 24 hrs to take it or leave it.

A bird in the hand and all that......



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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Thu 26 May 14:16

I’d agree with that westies. I did post on here at the time that dithering would leave us behind the pack with signings. The club should have had a clear plan for relegation that involved Hughes leaving the club that day.

Spilled milk now tho but I’ve no idea why it took so long. Mcpake could have been in the door a week or ten days before he was and made an offer to Donaldson.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Thu 26 May 14:22

The Falkirk board must be able to flash the cash. Hopefully they will go broke.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Thu 26 May 14:22

Does anyone know for definite that he didn`t have an offer from us?

Falkirk have appointed McGlynn, are signing the likes of Donaldson and have stated that this will be the last season they can stay FT in League One. It might be that they`re pushing all their chips in the middle of the table.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Lucho_8  
Date:   Thu 26 May 14:31

Was nothing special. He was the best of a bad bunch which made him look better than he was. Bye!
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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Thu 26 May 14:35

I reckon Falkirk are definitely making a push to try and win the league this year. Good manager and a good couple of signings so far. It would be painful for them to finish above us.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Thu 26 May 14:47

Going by Mcpake interview he is going to build his own team. Far too many in that squad that should be out the door after last season. Donaldson prone to mistakes and he played his part in our relegation. Am sure Mcpake has others in mind.
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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Thu 26 May 14:49

I`m looking forward to us signing a centre back who doesn`t make mistakes.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Par-timer  
Date:   Thu 26 May 15:06

Coll gave his all for the Pars – even turning out when not 100% fit towards the end of the season, despite the fact that he was coming to the end of his RC contract and an aggravated injury could have scuppered any summer move. No wonder he looked more gutted than most of the others when the full-time whistle went against QP – he possibly knew that relegation would mean that he was off to Falkirk! Very shrewd piece of business from McGlynn.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Thu 26 May 15:12

Da-go, when do you think we can expect this perfect centre back who never makes any mistakes to arrive? If he never makes any mistakes he won’t be coming to a league one club any time soon. We’ll be hard pushed to sign better than Donaldson for the coming season.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 26 May 15:13

Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis like
Date: Thu 26 May 13:43

Aye, not great news this one.

Hopefully he reverts to the Donaldson that the Utd fans told us we were getting, or the one that played against Ayr.

When he clearly playing with an injury that day........

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Thu 26 May 15:15

"When he clearly playing with an injury that day........"

I know that. I`m merely hoping that`s how he plays at Falkirk. Couldn`t much fault him otherwise.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Thu 26 May 15:21

The board dithering about getting rid of Hughes is going to cost us massively for getting players in

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 26 May 15:23

This is .net at its best. The board, who were criticised for not carrying out due diligence in recruiting Grant, are now criticised for taking too long over sacking Hughes and carrying out a rigorous recruitment process to find his successor which meant the new manager couldn`t make a timely bid for a player he may not have been interested in!

I would have been happy if we had signed Donaldson but he`s hardly irreplaceable.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Thu 26 May 15:31

Hardly need due diligence to know Peter grant would be a disaster. Same with Hughes, he should’ve been punted the day after we got relegated. Of course wee eck will defend anything the club do

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Thu 26 May 15:39

Good luck to him.

He was a loan deal, he wasn`t ours to keep.

Plenty other fish......

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Thu 26 May 15:49

"Of course wee eck will defend anything the club do"

And some will criticise everything, which is just as meaningless.

We lost against Queens Park on 7th May. By all accounts, McPake was a done deal on 24th May. They`ve moved reasonably quickly.

The transfer window isn`t even officially open yet, so we`ve hardly lost out on a bunch of potential players just yet. Yes, Falkirk have announced Donaldson, which is good business, but none of us know that he wasn`t offered something by us. We might have been outbid.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Thu 26 May 15:53

Topic Originator: wee eck
Date: Thu 26 May 15:23

This is .net at its best. The board, who were criticised for not carrying out due diligence in recruiting Grant, are now criticised for taking too long over sacking Hughes and carrying out a rigorous recruitment process to find his successor which meant the new manager couldn`t make a timely bid for a player he may not have been interested in!

How blinkered are you ? The 5 day turnaround they had on the new manager from the 19th to the 24th could have been done from the day of the Queens park game.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Thu 26 May 16:02

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Westies squint kicks, Thu 26 May 15:53
How blinkered are you ? The 5 day turnaround they had on the new manager from the 19th to the 24th could have been done from the day of the Queens park game.


You forgot to write FACT at the end.
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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 26 May 16:14

Here`s a few facts.

None of us actually knows when Hughes was sacked or when the recruitment process started. All we know is when Hughes departure was made public and when McPake`s appointment was announced. We also don`t know if McPake was interested in Donaldson.

How pointing this out is `defending anything the club does` is beyond me.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 26 May 16:21

I`d have liked him to sign as when he was at his best he was proper captain material. He did have a few sh1te games but he was in good company on that score.

Like someone else said he really looked like he cared but that should be a given & he`s hardly irreplaceable. Plus he wasn`t our player.

I think we`d be best trying to forget all about last season as there were massive problems within that squad for a number of reasons. If that means saying cheerio to the majority if not all of those on loan or out of contract I don`t have a massive problem with that.

In the wake of the QP game folk on here were screaming for huge clear outs & "they can all GTF" was a common theme......

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: GG4  
Date:   Thu 26 May 16:36

Would of liked CD to stay too but hey ho. The rest of Falkirk`s defence is mince. No biggy.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: PARadise  
Date:   Thu 26 May 16:48

Quote:

Par-timer, Thu 26 May 15:06

Coll gave his all for the Pars – even turning out when not 100% fit towards the end of the season, despite the fact that he was coming to the end of his RC contract and an aggravated injury could have scuppered any summer move. No wonder he looked more gutted than most of the others when the full-time whistle went against QP – he possibly knew that relegation would mean that he was off to Falkirk! Very shrewd piece of business from McGlynn.


I agree, very easy for fans to point the finger at players for not pulling there weight in situations that could heavily impact their careers… Coll was outstanding and gave everything he had, makes it all the tougher to take he’s away to them
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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: vasco  
Date:   Thu 26 May 18:27

I was hoping that Donaldson would be a Pars player next season. He showed ability and attitude that was lacking amongst most of his team mates.
Maybe McPake can recruit better though. Time will tell.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: halbe  
Date:   Thu 26 May 19:03

He was ok but wont be losing any sleep over this one.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Thu 26 May 19:11

My own thoughts on this are, we got relegated, and a complete clear out is fine by me, we have plenty guys on another year we won`t be able to get rid of, so a new manager (like AJ did) doesn`t need to fret too much about re-signing anyone, he will have to build anyway, and there`s quite a bit of time to go.

Pybus and Donaldson did well for us, and are good League 1 players, but it`s a free market, and....we got relegated also with these players.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Thu 26 May 19:25

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neils, Thu 26 May 19:11

My own thoughts on this are, we got relegated, and a complete clear out is fine by me, we have plenty guys on another year we won`t be able to get rid of, so a new manager (like AJ did) doesn`t need to fret too much about re-signing anyone, he will have to build anyway, and there`s quite a bit of time to go.

Pybus and Donaldson did well for us, and are good League 1 players, but it`s a free market, and....we got relegated also with these players.


We wouldn`t have been relegated if every player had put in a similar shift to Donaldson and Pybus.



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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 26 May 19:33

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wee eck, Thu 26 May 16:14

Here`s a few facts.

None of us actually knows when Hughes was sacked or when the recruitment process started. All we know is when Hughes departure was made public and when McPake`s appointment was announced. We also don`t know if McPake was interested in Donaldson.

How pointing this out is `defending anything the club does` is beyond me.


It isn`t. Why do you let them get under your skin. Leave them to their thoughtless ill informed rants. Its obviously the highlight of their day.

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: alwaysaPar  
Date:   Thu 26 May 20:10

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GG Riva, Thu 26 May 19:25

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neils, Thu 26 May 19:11

My own thoughts on this are, we got relegated, and a complete clear out is fine by me, we have plenty guys on another year we won`t be able to get rid of, so a new manager (like AJ did) doesn`t need to fret too much about re-signing anyone, he will have to build anyway, and there`s quite a bit of time to go.

Pybus and Donaldson did well for us, and are good League 1 players, but it`s a free market, and....we got relegated also with these players.


We wouldn`t have been relegated if every player had put in a similar shift to Donaldson and Pybus.


Care to name which players you reckoned didn`t put in that shift ??
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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Thu 26 May 20:36

Paul Watson would probably be a good start to that list...

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Parfect69  
Date:   Thu 26 May 22:27

I would add Charmers and Polworth to that list maybe Dorans?
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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Thu 26 May 22:33

Wighton, definitely Wighton.
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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Thu 26 May 22:41

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Jeffery, Thu 26 May 22:33

Wighton, definitely Wighton.


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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Thu 26 May 23:38

Good signing for falkirk this.

Hopefully mcpake has some contacts as we really need a leader in there and now we have none. Expect Martin to leave too (although he may hang around for a preseason trial) so might need a whole new set of centre backs.

Things will be looking up……..now yogi is gone!

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 Re: Donaldson
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 27 May 05:20

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alwaysaPar, Thu 26 May 20:10

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GG Riva, Thu 26 May 19:25

Quote:

neils, Thu 26 May 19:11

My own thoughts on this are, we got relegated, and a complete clear out is fine by me, we have plenty guys on another year we won`t be able to get rid of, so a new manager (like AJ did) doesn`t need to fret too much about re-signing anyone, he will have to build anyway, and there`s quite a bit of time to go.

Pybus and Donaldson did well for us, and are good League 1 players, but it`s a free market, and....we got relegated also with these players.


We wouldn`t have been relegated if every player had put in a similar shift to Donaldson and Pybus.


Care to name which players you reckoned didn`t put in that shift ??


No, I`d rather let folk make up their own minds about that. I merely meant that if you were ranking last season`s squad, Donaldson and Pybus would be at or near the top for their contributions. Bearing in mind we were relegated, it`s not much of an accolade. I believe they would have been an asset for us in League 1 but what do I know?



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