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 Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 17:41

Pars have apparently offered Crawford a contract. He has been training with us.

Decent signing if it comes off.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 18:02

Is he another `holding` midfielder? He doesn`t seem to have scored a goal for four years.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 18:05

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wee eck, Wed 27 Jul 18:02

Is he another `holding` midfielder? He doesn`t seem to have scored a goal for four years.


Decent signing? Hardly played or scored in 3/4 seasons. Amazing how May .net experts know the abilities of other clubs players
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: rikaka  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 18:07

Another one that I don`t really know much about but he`s probably got more top flight matches under his belt then most in our squad.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 18:22

A guy that’s played majority of his career at championship/premiership level dropping to league one, on the face of it, it could be a decent signing

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 18:44

Today at least we are rumoured to be after players so that`s a positive.

Notice Mark Connelly has returned to Dundee Utd from his loan spell would love to see him back I honestly believe if we had kept him we might have stayed up
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 18:53

Quote:

parsfan97, Wed 27 Jul 18:22

A guy that’s played majority of his career at championship/premiership level dropping to league one, on the face of it, it could be a decent signing


Joe Chalmers, Dorrans, Todorov, Wighton are exactly they players
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 18:58

I’d rather give him a chance than write him off like you are trying to do

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 19:03

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parsfan97, Wed 27 Jul 18:58

I’d rather give him a chance than write him off like you are trying to do


I’ve no idea if he’s good or not. Simply saying he’s played premier league and championship level doesn’t work. Chalmers has an excellent record in games played at that level, far superior than this lad.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 19:14

As someone else stated a few weeks ago, if we`re bringing players like this in, it`s worth the wait. Always rated him at Ayr.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 19:21

Except we’ve seen Chalmers play here and he’s awful. If he’s behind Todd and Allan in the pecking order then it tells it’s own story imo

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 19:29

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parsfan97, Wed 27 Jul 18:58

I’d rather give him a chance than write him off like you are trying to do


Think you`re completely missing the point.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 19:47

Quote:

LEGEND85, Wed 27 Jul 18:44

Today at least we are rumoured to be after players so that`s a positive.

Notice Mark Connelly has returned to Dundee Utd from his loan spell would love to see him back I honestly believe if we had kept him we might have stayed up


Donaldson was better than Connolly IMO.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 19:52

Quote:

da_no_1, Wed 27 Jul 19:29

Quote:

parsfan97, Wed 27 Jul 18:58

I’d rather give him a chance than write him off like you are trying to do


Think you`re completely missing the point.


Some sense. Amazing the foresight our fans have, players at other clubs playing at a lower level than Chalmers are far better. 7 years at Ayr with part in league 1 and he’s good. Chalmers record stands up far better and he’s completely written off?

FWIW Chalmers has to step it up for me and I think he can and will when and if presented with a chance again
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 20:19

Well let’s hope someone comes in and wants Chalmers since his records absolutely brilliant, I’m sure they’ll be a string of clubs wanting him

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 20:51

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parsfan97, Wed 27 Jul 20:19

Well let’s hope someone comes in and wants Chalmers since his records absolutely brilliant, I’m sure they’ll be a string of clubs wanting him


Too far lad......too far

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 21:16

Can he play anywhere other than centre mid?

That position is not the most pressing to sign a player unless one from there is on the way out.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 21:22

Decent experience, he’s got to be a better option in there than Allan, todd and chalmers.

It’s another body in the door if it happened, hasn’t got a goal in him though and we need midfield to show up this year.

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

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 21:35

Cook talked yesterday about a smaller squad and the usual line of quality over quantity when it comes to signings, does Crawford have the quality? time will tell if he signs. McPake will continue with 433 but is 6 central midfielders right in terms of quantity in a smaller squad?

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 21:43

Don’t think 4-3-3 suits the players we have?
Better with a 4-4-2.




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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 21:45

Quote:

Raymie the Legend, Wed 27 Jul 21:43

Don’t think 4-3-3 suits the players we have?
Better with a 4-4-2.


4-4-2 with no wingers at all at the club, we had 3 last season. No way he can play with a system like 4-4-2 as we are. Must be the only senior club in the country with no wide player at all
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 21:53

What’s worse? Three centre forwards on the pitch or guys like Todd and Edwards deployed in wide midfield positions ?




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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: FRED1981  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 22:00

Am I missing something here it was obvious after Saturday it’s wingers we need .no more midfielders running into each other mon management get a grip.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Wed 27 Jul 22:30

Quote:

JamesAndrew74, Wed 27 Jul 21:45

Quote:

Raymie the Legend, Wed 27 Jul 21:43

Don’t think 4-3-3 suits the players we have?
Better with a 4-4-2.


4-4-2 with no wingers at all at the club, we had 3 last season. No way he can play with a system like 4-4-2 as we are. Must be the only senior club in the country with no wide player at all


O 'Hara and Wighton were miles off it on Saturday out wide in a 433.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Thu 28 Jul 13:59

Quality over quantity approach only works if your starting with a clean slate.

We have too many making up the numbers who have little quality and we don’t even have quantity to change things.

Feels like it will be next summer before we can actually implement a transfer policy.

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

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Thu 28 Jul 14:51

Raymie, I agree with you on the wide defenders part there. The modern game is suited to attacking full backs.

Playing a 4-3-3 with three strikers and zero wide players is absolutely bonkers. If we can sign Crawford and another centre half, then I think our squad would be suited more to a 5-3-2 formation, using Todd and Edwards as attacking wing-backs.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Steve mcgregor  
Date:   Thu 28 Jul 15:10

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Row_ZZ, Thu 28 Jul 14:51

Raymie, I agree with you on the wide defenders part there. The modern game is suited to attacking full backs.

Playing a 4-3-3 with three strikers and zero wide players is absolutely bonkers. If we can sign Crawford and another centre half, then I think our squad would be suited more to a 5-3-2 formation, using Todd and Edwards as attacking wing-backs.


I agree with the formation but why Matty Todd in the wing back role. He played well there last season but I feel he’s a better centre midfielder. He has improved over the break, certainly his fitness is top notch.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Thu 28 Jul 16:30

Quote:

Raymie the Legend, Wed 27 Jul 21:53

What’s worse? Three centre forwards on the pitch or guys like Todd and Edwards deployed in wide midfield positions ?


I`d be interested as Todd was RM in a 442, similar formation to the Jeffries era where we`d have one winger on one side with a wide midfielder on the other.

If we sign Mochrie I`d be interested in a 442, I think it would bring the best out of our strikers as well as benefiting our midfielders.

Alternatively I`d be interested in Todd as a CM, again as a two though.

I don`t think he has the creativity to play as a ten, or as the attacking mid McPake seems to say he is. He has however got an absolutely terrific engine and all his footballing skills are generally good, without any being particularly outstanding? That`s not an insult, but his skill set really lends itself to that box to box role where he can do a bit of everything. Put him alongside Hamilton and that`s a very good two IMO.


Are we though already playing a three in anticipation of Dorrans coming back?... I do worry.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Thu 28 Jul 18:31

he played a three or something like it most weeks with Dundee so no.

presumably it hasnt changed for this season but Crawford doesnt have to sign to be involved on Saturday, seeing as we are league one, you can use up to two trialists if you want.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Parsfangaz  
Date:   Thu 28 Jul 20:55

Quote:

Grant, Thu 28 Jul 16:30

Quote:

Raymie the Legend, Wed 27 Jul 21:53

What’s worse? Three centre forwards on the pitch or guys like Todd and Edwards deployed in wide midfield positions ?


I`d be interested as Todd was RM in a 442, similar formation to the Jeffries era where we`d have one winger on one side with a wide midfielder on the other.

If we sign Mochrie I`d be interested in a 442, I think it would bring the best out of our strikers as well as benefiting our midfielders.

Alternatively I`d be interested in Todd as a CM, again as a two though.

I don`t think he has the creativity to play as a ten, or as the attacking mid McPake seems to say he is. He has however got an absolutely terrific engine and all his footballing skills are generally good, without any being particularly outstanding? That`s not an insult, but his skill set really lends itself to that box to box role where he can do a bit of everything. Put him alongside Hamilton and that`s a very good two IMO.


Are we though already playing a three in anticipation of Dorrans coming back?... I do worry.


Dorrans will be back for 10 mins then out again , totally past it.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 29 Jul 00:03

Can`t say I know much about the guy to be honest but Ayr fans on P&B rate him in the main

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Fri 29 Jul 12:04

Mochrie and Crawford have been in and had discussions with McPake. Just the waiting game now. Both might get better offers elsewhere. Apparently there are two trialists from England in as well. 

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Fri 29 Jul 12:22

Just back from the walk & talk and clocked Robbie Crawford, bedecked in Pars training gear en route to the EEP gym.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Fri 29 Jul 13:50

Signings this afternoon would be nice
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Fri 29 Jul 21:42

My Ayr supporting family connections describe him as a “ ball playing centre mid” and provided someone else was doing the dirty work could prove very useful.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: obiwanyouknowme  
Date:   Sat 30 Jul 20:44

Spoke to him today hoping to get something sorted next week

He did at first keep his cards close to his chest though

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 4 Aug 13:01

Topic Originator: obiwanyouknowme like
Date: Sat 30 Jul 20:44

Spoke to him today hoping to get something sorted next week

He did at first keep his cards close to his chest though.




Still nothing...............

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: obiwanyouknowme  
Date:   Thu 4 Aug 13:29

I am surprised, im not for making things up, he was defo at the game on Saturday and said he hoped to get something sorted.

Maybe today - Thursday used to be the days for news.

We can only hope

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Thu 4 Aug 13:45

Maybe. That Dundee Utd fan reckons Mochrie is done now and will be announced in the next 24 hours so maybe a double signing and photocall.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 4 Aug 13:50

here`s hoping

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: The Toun Clock  
Date:   Thu 4 Aug 19:24

Courier confirming JMcP has said Crawford has trained all week, done really well and he hopes to sign him. Hopefully get him in before the weekend!

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 4 Aug 19:33

I really hope so.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Ianoappar  
Date:   Fri 5 Aug 14:55

Taking too long to get this done other club Falkirk waiting on the outcome.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 5 Aug 15:43

Quote:

Ianoappar, Fri 5 Aug 14:55

Taking too long to get this done other club Falkirk waiting on the outcome.


How is it "taking too long"?

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: p4r5f4n  
Date:   Fri 5 Aug 16:00

The Pen Gif is up on Twitter now
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Ianoappar  
Date:   Fri 5 Aug 17:44

Aye that`s what I want to know too lol.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: FRED1981  
Date:   Fri 5 Aug 18:45

Not signed yet he must be wanting more cash .

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 5 Aug 20:43

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FRED1981, Fri 5 Aug 18:45

Not signed yet he must be wanting more cash .


You must be his agent, Fred, otherwise how would you know that? 🤔



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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: FRED1981  
Date:   Fri 5 Aug 22:35

Well it must be something when the manager is praising him he has been with us for a week .

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 5 Aug 23:24

Isn`t it more like two weeks he`s been training with us?

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sat 6 Aug 09:18

Might be wildly off the mark here but the lads possibly got a few potential options. Some dependant on other moves going through.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 6 Aug 09:26

If he`s got other options isn`t it odd that he`s been training with us for two weeks?
I`ve no idea how these things work but do players use one club to get themselves fit then go off to join another club which hasn`t offered them training facilities? It is frustrating that it seems to be taking so long to resolve though.



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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Sat 6 Aug 10:08

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wee eck, Sat 6 Aug 09:26

If he`s got other options isn`t it odd that he`s been training with us for two weeks?
I`ve no idea how these things work but do players use one club to get themselves fit then go off to join another club which hasn`t offered them training facilities? It is frustrating that it seems to be taking so long to resolve though.



I suppose another way to look at it, is that these players have been out of contract since May, they have had June, July and now we are well into August without getting paid. The vast majority of them will still be putting the hours in doing the required work (either alone or with a club) so that they are ready to play. To go the best part of 3 months without an income, especially at this level where the wages won`t be astronomical, must be very worrying for the players. I don`t blame them for trying to get themselves the best deal they can for them and their families.
The market does seem to be very slow this year, a lot of squads are still light and a lot of players are without work- I wonder if clubs are holding off at the moment to see how the current cost of living crisis is going to effect crowds etc
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 6 Aug 10:21

That`s a fair point, r-s-p. I suppose it depends how much a player has managed to stash away for a rainy day but it can`t last for ever.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 6 Aug 12:42

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wee eck, Sat 6 Aug 10:21

That`s a fair point, r-s-p. I suppose it depends how much a player has managed to stash away for a rainy day but it can`t last for ever.


Remember most footballers are very young and many of them "stash away" a good part of their income by paying monthly instalments for expensive cars. 🙁



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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sat 6 Aug 12:50

I get your point Eck but offering training facilities doesn`t cost anything and could be a good way to help persuade him to sign if he`s not sure. And while letting the manager and staff get a really good look at him. He might hit it off with the group and decide that, all things considered, it`s the right place for him to be.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 6 Aug 13:27

I`m not knocking it, JTH. I was just wondering if he would hang around for so long if there were other serious interested parties.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sun 7 Aug 12:29

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GG Riva, Sat 6 Aug 12:42

Quote:

wee eck, Sat 6 Aug 10:21

That`s a fair point, r-s-p. I suppose it depends how much a player has managed to stash away for a rainy day but it can`t last for ever.


Remember most footballers are very young and many of them "stash away" a good part of their income by paying monthly instalments for expensive cars. 🙁


That’s a fine piece of stereotyping. I would have put it that a lot of players, like pretty much everyone else, expand their living costs into the level of income they have. I would also say that they are young so are typically less focused on the future so as you say probably don’t budget for the lean times as they don’t necessarily have the life experience yet.

I might add that footballers plying their trade in the club’s that are not the top couple in Scottish football probably aren’t cutting about in Ferraris and the like so if they spend their money on a suped up corsa with a farter exhaust then that’s up to them




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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 7 Aug 15:58

The car park at East End is more akin to Arthur Daly`s used car garage than a Ferrari one 😂

It`s usually the young lads signed to big clubs on silly money who go down the route of frittering it away on crap.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 7 Aug 20:50

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jake89, Sun 7 Aug 15:58

The car park at East End is more akin to Arthur Daly`s used car garage than a Ferrari one 😂

It`s usually the young lads signed to big clubs on silly money who go down the route of frittering it away on crap.


I haven`t looked at the cars in the East End car park, Jake, but I did raise an eyebrow or two when I noted the calibre of car some players drove on the school visits which I coordinated from 2014 until Covid put an end to them. That was over 2 years ago and it may be that the present squad are driving far less expensive models now.

P, I wasn`t looking to stereotype anyone, in fact I was making allowances by citing their age as a mitigating factor. Tbh, I`d have loved a flash car in my pleukey youth but couldn`t afford one. Now I can, I don`t see the point - I`m happy to drive a car that is reliable. Nor was I implying that all footballers drive expensive cars. I was merely rep.ying to wee eck who suggested that they might "stash away" some of their income. It should also be borne in mind that most footballers have agents who will happily relieve them of a significant percentage of their salary.



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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 7 Aug 20:57

We were discussing Robbie Crawford who is 28 and has had spells in the Premiership with Motherwell and Livi so he`s hardly a callow youth.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 7 Aug 22:43

Drives a 2006 Toyota Avensis. It`s old but bulletproof. Never let him down apart from a broken spring on a holiday to Flamingoland when he whacked it through a pothole.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Mon 8 Aug 12:13

With all the `fur coat nae knickers` leasing deals these days and the Instagram generation trying to look the part.

Few of the younger guys at my work have or have had car payments more than what i`d imagine most people would be paying on their mortgages; ie a BMW M4 at 24 year old to the tune of £860 a month......no prizes for guessing still living at home with mum & dad though ;-)

It`s a false ecomony these days so i wouldn`t read too much into what cars folk are driving correlated to how much they would allegedly be earning.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 8 Aug 12:32

£860p/m! That`s probably the equivalent of a 150-200k mortgage!

I suppose many young people may have given up on the notion of owning a home at any point. Prices are daft.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Mon 8 Aug 13:40

Quote:

jake89, Mon 8 Aug 12:32

£860p/m! That`s probably the equivalent of a 150-200k mortgage!

I suppose many young people may have given up on the notion of owning a home at any point. Prices are daft.


Owning a home is achievable if they can afford to spend that much on a car they don`t own. My girlfriends pal was spending 800 a month payments on a huge Range Rover, which made a couple of short journeys per week but looked good for the neighbours to see in the drive. At the same time she was sneaking ALDIs own brand coco pops into the Kellogs box and hoping the kids wouldn`t notice. I`ve no idea what makes people spend so much just on what people think of their image
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Mon 8 Aug 13:47

Has he signed yet though………?

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 8 Aug 14:40

Nah, he`s waiting for the Mercedes dealership opening at Halbeath before making his decision.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Mon 8 Aug 19:31

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jake89, Mon 8 Aug 14:40

Nah, he`s waiting for the Mercedes dealership opening at Halbeath before making his decision.


The previous Merc dealer made a few bob from our previous youth team along with their personalised number plates.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Mon 8 Aug 20:47

Should be a great signing at this level.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Mon 8 Aug 21:49

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EastEndTales, Mon 8 Aug 20:47

Should be a great signing at this level.


What makes you say that? Partick didn’t want to keep him. Played less premier league and championship games than Joe Chalmers? He an great signing at this level?

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: alwaysaPar  
Date:   Mon 8 Aug 22:08

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JamesAndrew74, Mon 8 Aug 21:49

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EastEndTales, Mon 8 Aug 20:47

Should be a great signing at this level.


What makes you say that? Partick didn’t want to keep him. Played less premier league and championship games than Joe Chalmers? He an great singing at this level?


Well personally I`ve never heard him on the karaoke.........
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Mon 8 Aug 22:10

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alwaysaPar, Mon 8 Aug 22:08

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JamesAndrew74, Mon 8 Aug 21:49

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EastEndTales, Mon 8 Aug 20:47

Should be a great signing at this level.


What makes you say that? Partick didn’t want to keep him. Played less premier league and championship games than Joe Chalmers? He an great singing at this level?


Well personally I`ve never heard him on the karaoke.........


Sorted. Real good reply though…..
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: alwaysaPar  
Date:   Mon 8 Aug 22:19

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JamesAndrew74, Mon 8 Aug 22:10

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alwaysaPar, Mon 8 Aug 22:08

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JamesAndrew74, Mon 8 Aug 21:49

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EastEndTales, Mon 8 Aug 20:47

Should be a great signing at this level.


What makes you say that? Partick didn’t want to keep him. Played less premier league and championship games than Joe Chalmers? He an great singing at this level?


Well personally I`ve never heard him on the karaoke.........


Sorted. Real good reply though…..


Thanks I appreciate good feed back....
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Mon 8 Aug 22:28

If he doesn’t pen a deal by mid week then I guess he is off elsewhere. Taking too long.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Tue 9 Aug 07:29

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JamesAndrew74, Mon 8 Aug 21:49

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EastEndTales, Mon 8 Aug 20:47

Should be a great signing at this level.


What makes you say that? Partick didn’t want to keep him. Played less premier league and championship games than Joe Chalmers? He an great signing at this level?


The limited time I`ve seen him I think he`d fit in well to the system whilst offering a little more going forward.
Got a feeling if he comes, it`s one of those moves that really clicks for everyone.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Tue 9 Aug 07:36

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desparado, Mon 8 Aug 22:28

If he doesn’t pen a deal by mid week then I guess he is off elsewhere. Taking too long.


Has the club offered him anything except a trial? Perhaps the manager has decided he’s not going to sign him but let him still train. Happens a lot…..not always the players choice
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Tue 9 Aug 08:25

Perhaps Mcpake has other irons in the fire, seems strange he has been training for a few weeks yet no movement by us or any other clubs regarding a signing

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Tue 9 Aug 08:40

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gordi-b, Tue 9 Aug 08:25

Perhaps Mcpake has other irons in the fire, seems strange he has been training for a few weeks yet no movement by us or any other clubs regarding a signing

Well I think we must be getting to a stage where premier league clubs are finalising squads I noticed Aberdeen and Jim Goodwin saying he needs to move players on. That might include some younger players who we have a chance of signing.

I think over the next couple of week we will see more players signing.

I think two wins at the start of the season has helped to calm support minds in terms of just rushing out and signing anyone.

Saying that I`d like another centre half that should probably be priority
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Tue 9 Aug 08:57

I`m sure they want cover in but we`re near the bottom of the pile for full time loans, us being in League One.
Most clubs have found recruitment very difficult this summer, feel grateful to have Bene and Hamilton sorted so early or we would have been in even bigger trouble squad wise.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: The Toun Clock  
Date:   Tue 9 Aug 09:40

McPake said via the Courier (last week) that RC had been training with us and he wanted to sign him. I can`t work out the hold up but look at the Mochrie deal, it was rumoured for weeks before it happened. I think he`s just being cautious.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 9 Aug 10:30

Trouble getting in non-UK players is going to make it more of a fight. Good for UK players but difficult for clubs.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Tue 9 Aug 10:38

Looking at the bench on Saturday I wandered if our hand was forced to bring mochrie in. Otherwise we’d have only been able to put out 3 outfield players.

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

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Tue 9 Aug 10:44

As frustrating as it is waiting on signings, I’d rather wait than sign the ***** Falkirk have

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Tue 9 Aug 11:30

We`ve made a good start to the season. Yes, the squad is thin and we could do with more bodies, but I would much rather we took our time and get the right players in. We gave the utter dunce Peter Grant a blank cheque (pretty much) last season and look what happened. Falkirk are signing some amount of players, but they don`t seem to be setting the heather alight. Better to be cautious.

Falkirk`s signings look like they have been panic buys just to bulk up the squad. I`d genuinely rather give the young players a chance than do what they are doing.

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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Tue 9 Aug 14:41

Training with Dundee this week.

Looks like that boat has sailed.
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 9 Aug 15:10

Can`t blame the guy for trying to get a deal at the highest level to be fair.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Robbie Crawford
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 9 Aug 16:04

I would imagine his agent has set him up with these two trials?

If Dundee offer him a contract, then chances are he will join them. If Dundee don`t offer him a deal....




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