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 Still no Signings
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 13:18

Fair to say that our promotion push will be over if we have not added three minimum to our squad before the window shuts.........

Such a shame as I think we have the basis of a good team but the squad is so thin that we will never cope as the season progresses.

Ok we can still grab some loanees during September I believe but cant see that being enough to keep us at the business end of the league.

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 13:29

It`s only a shame if the situation doesn`t change come Friday morning

How many more posts do we need like this?

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Taxipar  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 13:32

Can’t help but think our Germans aren’t the real deal. No progress on the training ground and no investment on the playing squad

A par since 1985
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 13:33

Quote:

Taxipar, Tue 30 Aug 13:32

Can’t help but think our Germans aren’t the real deal. No progress on the training ground and no investment on the playing squad


😁😁😁

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 13:34

I`d rather take on 2 or 3 quality loan signings from Premier League teams than the alternative.

We`re not going to splash the cash on signing players that have contracts elsewhere - unless it`s a Shaun Byrne type situation. So we`d be looking at out of contract players if we are only looking at guys to sign on a permanent deal, and there can`t be too many free agents out there who fit the bill.

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 13:36

It was made pretty clear at last Wednesday`s supporters` meeting that the lack of signings was nothing to do with the board. Why do folk just make stuff up? We`re all supposed to be on the same side.

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 13:40

Topic Originator: da_no_1 like
Date: Tue 30 Aug 13:29

It`s only a shame if the situation doesn`t change come Friday morning

How many more posts do we need like this?

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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As many posts a we like.....surely ?

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 13:45

Fill your boots desperado. Quite a waste of your time tho. Just you keep ignoring those who try to explain how things are & cry yourself to sleep about something that hasn`t happened & that you have no control over.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 13:52

There`s a really good post doing the rounds on the socials from the Peterhead chairman, who talks at length about the difficulty in finalising squads.
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 14:41

I thought the window closed 31st?




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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: DJAS  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 15:21

Loan window ends end of September I think?





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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 15:35

opic Originator: da_no_1 like
Date: Tue 30 Aug 13:45

Fill your boots desperado. Quite a waste of your time tho. Just you keep ignoring those who try to explain how things are & cry yourself to sleep about something that hasn`t happened & that you have no control over.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"


" Cry myself to sleep " ....lol



I realise I have no control over signings, but I am entitled to ask about lack of signings as many times as I like, especially as it has been as bad ( lack of ) this year as I can ever remember......

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 15:35

Loan window runs for another month

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: ParfectXI  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 15:49

I’m confused as to why we’ve made no signings, our facilities are better than most and should be a draw itself. Ok we are in the 1st division but this ‘should’ be temporary and we ‘should’ be back challenging again for Premiership promotion. We should be a far bigger draw than the likes of Morton, QOS and even Arbroath when you look at the infrastructure, fanbase and facilities.

This makes me think there’s something more to our difficulties, do we not have or are reluctant to pay the money needed for established players contracts like Byrne and a few others we’ve been linked with? Or has the way the club treated certain players at the end of last season got round leaving potential signings in 2 minds about signing? Or is there something else?

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 16:04

What do you mean by `the way the club treated certain players at the end of last season`?

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 16:07

Think the problem is the current wage bill is high, we’ve cleared out everyone we could but we still have too many on higher championship wages and it’s hamstringing us.

We’ve done really well so far to ground out the points we have and the fans backing has been superb but everyone is expecting those 2-3 signings that turns a season of slogging away hoping to get enough low scoring narrow wins to make the playoffs into a season where we play some really good football with some exciting quality players and cuff a few teams along the way.

I worry we’ll end up adding a couple of raw youngsters from the prem to tide us over and that hasn’t worked well for us at all. We need some experience.

For me it’s the most important 2-3 players we’ve signed for a long time, we need to get out of this league this season.

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

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 16:22

Spot on Berkey.

If we don`t sign a couple of "good uns"........we are in the seaside league again next season.

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 16:46

Is that the same "seaside league" that includes Falkirk, Dunfermline, Airdrie, Edinburgh City, Clyde, Alloa, Queen of the South & Kelty?

Berkey doesn`t want "raw youngsters". No he wants "experience" - can he please name some suitable candidates as I`ve asked him to do before. We brought in plenty experienced players in January. Relegated.

He doesn`t want "ground out low-scoring wins". No he wants to "cuff a few teams" - are 3 points "ground out" worth any less?

He just opens his mouth & lets his @rse talk but if you think he`s "spot on" stating the bleeding obvious like "we need to get out this league this season" & "the next 3 signings are important" all the time, then bash on.



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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: KilsythPar  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 16:51

If we are still hamstrung by high wages to current players under contract, then whoever approved the contracts was badly at fault for not building in a clause for lower wage on relegation. Or were they too naive to think that we would not be relegated.

C`mon
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 16:55

When was it stated we are still "hamstrung by higher wages"?

Only on .net you say? So probably made-up unsubstantiated drivel then? Cool

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 16:56

Quote:

KilsythPar, Tue 30 Aug 16:51

If we are still hamstrung by high wages to current players under contract, then whoever approved the contracts was badly at fault for not building in a clause for lower wage on relegation. Or were they too naive to think that we would not be relegated.


How many players do you think would sign a contract like that? You’d have to be an idiot lol.
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: gthyde  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 17:28

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allparone, Tue 30 Aug 16:56

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KilsythPar, Tue 30 Aug 16:51

If we are still hamstrung by high wages to current players under contract, then whoever approved the contracts was badly at fault for not building in a clause for lower wage on relegation. Or were they too naive to think that we would not be relegated.


How many players do you think would sign a contract like that? You’d have to be an idiot lol.


That’s quite common in contracts nowadays
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 18:10

Topic Originator: da_no_1
Date: Tue 30 Aug 16:46

Is that the same "seaside league" that includes Falkirk, Dunfermline, Airdrie, Edinburgh City, Clyde, Alloa, Queen of the South & Kelty?

It is still known affectionately as the seaside league chum, regardless of who,is in it.

Are you saying you would still be happy to be stuck in it next year with some other “ big guns “ ? Cause the way things are shaping up…not… that’s exactly where we will be…

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 18:15

Players probably dont want to play on plastic pitches
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 19:02

If he`s directly asked about a lack of transfers then McPake kind of has to say it`s on him. He is hardly going to say `the board aren`t giving me what I need` as he`d pretty quickly find his coat on a shoogely peg.

In interview on Saturday Scott Parker said something like `we are not equipped for this division` which could be seen as a dig at his board about a lack of recruitment. He was sacked shortly after.

You can be sure that if McPake had enough budget then the quality of player he wants would be a lot easier to come by... at the same time though we blew a lot of cash last season on dross so he may be feeling the brunt of that with the board taking a more conservative approach.
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 19:11

Sheer speculation quickly becomes `fact` on here.

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 19:19

Quote:

desparado, Tue 30 Aug 18:10

Topic Originator: da_no_1
Date: Tue 30 Aug 16:46

Is that the same "seaside league" that includes Falkirk, Dunfermline, Airdrie, Edinburgh City, Clyde, Alloa, Queen of the South & Kelty?

It is still known affectionately as the seaside league chum, regardless of who,is in it.

Are you saying you would still be happy to be stuck in it next year with some other “ big guns “ ? Cause the way things are shaping up…not… that’s exactly where we will be…


Stop making stuff up like you do elsewhere. Not once have I said that

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 19:20

Quote:

wee eck, Tue 30 Aug 19:11

Sheer speculation quickly becomes `fact` on here.


It`s staggering how thick people make themselves look

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 19:24

Hey, maybe tomorrow we will pull some rabbits out the hat ? …………..

We can live in hope…..for a little while…

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 19:26

Quote:

desparado, Tue 30 Aug 19:24

Hey, maybe tomorrow we will pull some rabbits out the hat ? …………..

We can live in hope…..for a little while…


Christ it`s Berkeys brother

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 19:33

Your on a roll da no 1 .. I take it you were absent the day you were taught Manners.. humility.. respect .. and oh aye basic English

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: 13en  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 19:52

Shaun want released by Hamilton
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 19:55

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Buspasspar, Tue 30 Aug 19:33

Your on a roll da no 1 .. I take it you were absent the day you were taught Manners.. humility.. respect .. and oh aye basic English


I would take that on board if it weren`t for your first word in your post.

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Bazzler1981  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 19:59

Da_no_1 - nice to see yet again you’re being a total 🔔end

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 20:16

According to Tom English, for the last three years Dundee United`s wages have exceeded their turnover. Let`s hope we don`t take that route to promotion.

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: GG4  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 20:17

Nobby no 1 another Richard head on here.

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 20:37

Quote:

Bazzler1981, Tue 30 Aug 19:59

Da_no_1 - nice to see yet again you’re being a total 🔔end


Thanking you

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 20:38

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GG4, Tue 30 Aug 20:17

Nobby no 1 another Richard head on here.


What have I actually said that`s so wrong?

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 21:07

Taking everyone to task on almost every post.
Being opinionated is one thing but you take it to another level.
Unless it is just immaturity then you are excused if you are a teenager….

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: BA  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 21:13

Have no fear folks… wage thief Dorrans is still to come back from injury!

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Bazzler1981  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 21:15

Da_no_1 - desperado got it spot on you’re very confrontational and it seems you always try to belittle people or at least that’s the way it comes across

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Parfect69  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 21:17

DA, the irony in your posts. Where do I start. You really need to have a couple of months off and stop challenging every post that comes up. You are becoming very,very boring and very insignificant.
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 21:18

I think its more difficult to attract players to this league. I don`t think it has much to do with salaries but the club would have to be sensible in terms of wages and a wage structure. Add to this players agrnts then it gets more complicated especially if other clubs are in the market too.

Every problem brings opportunity so it may offer the fringe players an opportunity to step up.

I always thought going straight back up was not a forgone conclusion and can see us spending a couple of seasons in this league. Youth development may be the best way forward. Hopefully we have some talented players waiting in the wings.
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 21:43

So I`m not allowed to challenge or disagree with some of the points on here but it`s ok to call someone "nobby" and a "bell end"?

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 21:46

Quote:

Jeffery, Tue 30 Aug 19:02

If he`s directly asked about a lack of transfers then McPake kind of has to say it`s on him. He is hardly going to say `the board aren`t giving me what I need` as he`d pretty quickly find his coat on a shoogely peg.

In interview on Saturday Scott Parker said something like `we are not equipped for this division` which could be seen as a dig at his board about a lack of recruitment. He was sacked shortly after.

You can be sure that if McPake had enough budget then the quality of player he wants would be a lot easier to come by... at the same time though we blew a lot of cash last season on dross so he may be feeling the brunt of that with the board taking a more conservative approach.


I don’t think you are too far out with that ?




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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 21:50

Anyway. Let’s hope we get players in. Be pleasantly surprised if it signings before the window shuts. More likely to be two or three loans.
And for me that won’t get us out of this league….

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 21:52

It would be very disappointing if we haven`t strengthened by the end of the week. It`s unbelievable that we are second, as we have only been the outright better team against Edinburgh. We maybe just edged it against Montrose but the Alloa game could have gone either way, same with Airdrie. We desperately need someone who can finish with their feet and a few wingers/wing backs. The three up front doesn`t seem to be working and what surprises me more is that we only seem to have one in the box when our wingbacks get in a crossing position.

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: alwaysaPar  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 21:52

Quote:

da_no_1, Tue 30 Aug 21:43

So I`m not allowed to challenge or disagree with some of the points on here but it`s ok to call someone "nobby" and a "bell end"?


Any different from you calling people stupid or thick ??
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 21:54

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alwaysaPar, Tue 30 Aug 21:52

Quote:

da_no_1, Tue 30 Aug 21:43

So I`m not allowed to challenge or disagree with some of the points on here but it`s ok to call someone "nobby" and a "bell end"?


Any different from you calling people stupid or thick ??


No, not really. Point taken. I apologise for that remark. However I will not stop highlighting and disagreeing with some of the cr@p spouted on here on an almost hourly basis

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 22:29

Word is we`re in for Want.
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: bencrawfordd  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 22:34

Shaun Want signed for Larne

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 22:47

No, not really. Point taken. I apologise for that remark. However I will not stop highlighting and disagreeing with some of the cr@p spouted on here on an almost hourly basis


So everyone it seems talks cr@p apart from you ?

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 22:52

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desparado, Tue 30 Aug 22:47

No, not really. Point taken. I apologise for that remark. However I will not stop highlighting and disagreeing with some of the cr@p spouted on here on an almost hourly basis


So everyone it seems talks cr@p apart from you ?


Finally something we agree on!

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: par-91  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 23:04

Deleted - didn’t mean to post.

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 23:05

Topic Originator: bencrawfordd like
Date: Tue 30 Aug 22:34

Shaun Want signed for Larne

Pity as I heard he is a “ cracking “ player…….

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 23:34

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Tue 30 Aug 23:36

So now I have some sort of drink problem. That really is low.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 00:07

It`s no` really. Nobody forced you to take it that way.

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 00:13

Quote:

onandupthepars, Tue 30 Aug 23:34

Ref: da no 1
Tue 30 Aug 19:20

quote:

`It`s staggering how thick people make themselves look.`

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You said it da.

Sounds awfy like Bojo though. 🙂 Are you aiming to take over the Tory leadership sometime?

Likewise:

`I will not stop highlighting and disagreeing with some of the cr@p spouted on here on an almost hourly basis` (da no 1, 30 Aug 21:54) (Sounds like Bojo at PMQs)


You`re not really getting the picture. I wonder, is booze part of the problem? No shame if it is.


So because he’s normally an argumentative **** who makes a lot of very good points he’s a raging alkie? Even by your standards oh talking Colin nish that’s low

Come on ye pars ⚽️
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: thebear  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 00:18

squads not too thin, just needs someone to score
can’t kick a ball probably
too greedy
taking shots when only 10% success rate

sadly same as last years, it’s this single thing that will penalise us over whole year, sort this and we will win league leave alone and we might just make play offs
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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 00:26

Ref: back oh the net
Wed 31 Aug 00:13


Aye, another one.

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 08:21

Edited - can't be arsed

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 08:28

Ref: da_no_1
Tue 30 Aug 23:36

`So now I have some sort of drink problem. That really is low.`

and back oh the net
Wed 31 Aug 00:13

`So because he’s normally an argumentative **** who makes a lot of very good points he’s a raging alkie? Even by your standards oh talking Colin nish that’s low`

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 12:31

I know there is not much sentiment in football, but couldn’t our top scoring striker and centre half from days of yore take pity on us and send a couple of free loanees up?
Should I drop them a line?

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 Re: Still no Signings
Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 13:16

Transfer deadline day won’t apply to us. We can make another 2 loan signings, and I believe we have up until the end of September for that, as well as being able to sign out of contract players whenever we want as long, as they are registered before end March 2023.

You’d like to think clubs up in Championship/Premiership will get their business done today which will allow us to get a couple loans in to bolster the squad. We have a settled enough team, but need more bodies for subs/being able to change tactics etc as we can’t be stuck with young teenage boys forever. I highly doubt we’ll be able to afford anymore players out-with loans. The club will need to budget for an extremely bleak looking winter, when the cost of living crisis will take a massive bite out of our erse.

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 13:34

Row ZZ knows how this is going to pan out.

For most clubs not just us, this has been one of the most boring non-eventful close season/transfer windows in history but I`m certain it`ll come alive very soon and this forum will do the same.

Now..........where`s my Jack Daniels?

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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Topic Originator: neils  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 15:16

Rowzz hit the nail on the head, we will just have to wait, we are further down the food chain, and it`s very quiet down here.

After today, we will get a better picture, and better players if we are honest. We have no choice but to wait, players simply will not drop down to our division unless absolutely necessary.

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Topic Originator: AlterPar  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 15:33

Nice article in the courier talking about the areas we need to strengthen with a picture of mcpake and Liam Fontaine in Dundee gear!
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 16:26

Which areas were mentioned, AP?

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Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 16:38

the transfer window shuts tomorrow so we`ve plenty time to make 4 or 5 signings
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Topic Originator: LesliePar  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 17:01

Fontaine signed for FC Edinburgh weeks ago.

COYP!

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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 18:34

I`ve had my fair share of disagreements with Da_no_1, however those posts insinuating he has a drinking problem are absolutely horrendous.
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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 19:15

Another one o` the Merry Old Souls club trying fake outrage. It disny work though Grant, because most folk on here understand plain English. But have a go - put yer spin on it. Maybe ye`ve got a nice fixed spool reel - give it a good wind and let it go - wheeeeeeee!

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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 19:24

"You`re not really getting the picture. I wonder, is booze part of the problem? No shame if it is"

No fake or mock outrage, that is just absolutely rancid patter.
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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 19:45

It`s plain English, and you`re free to call it whatever you want. Anyway, the plain facts are, you`re wrong and boring, so all I can say is go suck a zube.





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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 19:50

Topic Originator: Grant like
Date: Wed 31 Aug 18:34

I`ve had my fair share of disagreements with Da_no_1, however those posts insinuating he has a drinking problem are absolutely horrendous.

Not really it’s just banter. The written word is soooo often taken with a large dose of wokishness in the modern world.

He even admitted to mis placing his bottle of Jack Daniel’s…..🤔

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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 19:56

Aye, an auld bottle he keeps his iced tea in - we`re a` TT here.

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Topic Originator: BA  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 21:08

DA no 1 has been a plonker for years - can’t believe people are getting upset about it now!

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Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 21:53

Quote:

desparado, Wed 31 Aug 19:50

Topic Originator: Grant like
Date: Wed 31 Aug 18:34

I`ve had my fair share of disagreements with Da_no_1, however those posts insinuating he has a drinking problem are absolutely horrendous.

Not really it’s just banter. The written word is soooo often taken with a large dose of wokishness in the modern world.

He even admitted to mis placing his bottle of Jack Daniel’s…..🤔


That`s not what woke means.
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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Wed 31 Aug 22:37

True but the so called woke generation are labelled as being easily offended….

Anyhoo. Have we signed anyone ????

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 06:13

Quote:

desparado, Wed 31 Aug 22:37

True but the so called woke generation are labelled as being easily offended….

Anyhoo. Have we signed anyone ????


You`re mixing up your Daily Mail-isms. Woke relates to be "awake" to racism. You mean "snowflake", which means to be easily upset. Anyway, best get back to reading about how everything was better when Britain was for the Brits and everyone knew their place.
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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 07:27

A quick google for woke and easily offended shows that they are considered synonymous , but I agree snowflake would have been more appropriate.

Anyhoo, have we signed anyone ????

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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 10:19

Quote:

desparado, Wed 31 Aug 19:50

Topic Originator: Grant like
Date: Wed 31 Aug 18:34

I`ve had my fair share of disagreements with Da_no_1, however those posts insinuating he has a drinking problem are absolutely horrendous.

Not really it’s just banter. The written word is soooo often taken with a large dose of wokishness in the modern world.

He even admitted to mis placing his bottle of Jack Daniel’s…..🤔


It`s absolutely ***** banter, which is why DA replied with this.

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So now I have some sort of drink problem. That really is low.


He`s perfectly capable of sticking up for himself, which is what he did but to try and just brush that comment of as banter is howlingly ***** patter.


Absolutely NAP that anyone who bangs on about "wokishness" and "snowflakes" are the most easily offended.
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Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 10:27

What an absolute state of a thread

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 10:50

To be honest that`s why I left the room.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 11:01

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da_no_1, Thu 1 Sept 10:50

To be honest that`s why I left the room.


But now you`re ear-wigging at the door 😉

Never ceases to amaze me how off-topic posts go on here.


Anyway, it sounds unlikely that we`ll get Stephen Kelly if Premiership clubs are keeping tabs. Of course, that could just be agent waffle trying to start an imaginary bidding war.
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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 11:42

I personally love the way topics go off on a tangent, especially if it is one of mine....I find it quite entertaining.

An OP could be about a specific player and 20 posts later we are discussing English grammar and political correctness. Fascinating insight in to the human condition.

It can be quite educational too.

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Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 11:48

Quote:

desparado, Thu 1 Sep 11:42

I personally love the way topics go off on a tangent, especially if it is one of mine....I find it quite entertaining.

An OP could be about a specific player and 20 posts later we are discussing English grammar and political correctness. Fascinating insight in to the human condition.

It can be quite educational too.



I agree, at times it`s a bit like watching Billy Connolly in his prime, where he would start telling a story about one thing, go off on one or more complete tangents before delivering a winning punchline on the original story just when we had forgotten all about it. Eddie Izzard could sometimes do something similar
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 11:50

All we`re missing is the winning punchline! 😊😊😊

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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 11:56

Topic Originator: wee eck like
Date: Thu 1 Sep 11:50

All we`re missing is the winning punchline! 😊😊😊

Oh there can be plenty of punchlines, but as expected one persons punchline is another persons opportunity to be offended.

Anyhoo, Have we signed anyone ????

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Topic Originator: Hay Fever  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 13:50

Celtic sites saying James McCarthy to Sunderland and Liam Shaw to Dunfermline

We’ll see if it actually happens.

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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 15:20

From Twitter:
Craig Cairns from The Courier Sport
“🤐James McPake tight-lipped on any transfers at Dunfermline. He is hopeful some activity will be completed today. He again calls it a "strange" window and hasn`t found an answer why.”

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 18:10

He might need to start thinking about the answer if we lose on sat. Could end up 3rd or 4th and without a win in 3 games. Starts to look like a meh start instead of a good start and although a draw is reasonable we’ll likely lose ground to airdrie and falkirk.

Here’s hoping there’s at least 1 new face in and ready to play at the weekend…



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Topic Originator: obiwanyouknowme  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 18:31

Can’t believe we can’t attract any players.

On record that we would have put me of the biggest budgets in the league, appreciate we don’t want to waste money but if we don’t get out this league we are screwed.

As said above don’t win on Saturday and the start to the season is poor.

Falkirk starting to put a run together as well.

Deflating times

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Topic Originator: RMGpar  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 18:52

I heard we were speaking to Bobby Kanwa, who was on loan last season. Currently a free agent

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Topic Originator: Steve mcgregor  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 19:19

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RMGpar, Thu 1 Sep 18:52

I heard we were speaking to Bobby Kanwa, who was on loan last season. Currently a free agent


That’s inspiring if true!!!! NOT
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Topic Originator: doctordandruff  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 19:20

Think with the right management he could do brilliant in this league.
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Topic Originator: Angus_W  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 19:36

Bobby Kanwa - Yes I could see that working. He’s got the pace & with a bit of fine tuning.

“.........your on mute Jordan” 😀
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Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 19:45

Wouldn`t be a bad shout.
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Topic Originator: Dafc1996  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 19:47

He was never given the chance ....we never seen much of him or what he could do....maybe worth another punt

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Topic Originator: Row_ZZ  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 19:51

Topic Originator: obiwanyouknowme like
Date: Thu 1 Sep 18:31

Can’t believe we can’t attract any players.

On record that we would have put me of the biggest budgets in the league, appreciate we don’t want to waste money but if we don’t get out this league we are screwed.

As said above don’t win on Saturday and the start to the season is poor.

Falkirk starting to put a run together as well.

Deflating times



Some right proper knicker-wetting going on here.

We are a League 1 club, and it is going to be very difficult to attract FT players to join us. After the disaster last season, our finances will have taken an almighty hit. We are coming up to one of the most economically frightening winters in recorded history as well. Have a bit of perspective. Yes, it is disappointing, but not disastrous. We need to wake up and realise we aren’t immune to this situation. Every club is the same. This season was always going to be difficult, and McPake should be given at least 3 seasons to get us up, whilst the club fixes the finances that they wrecked on their own accord last season.

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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 20:08

it is difficult to attract the players you want the most no matter what league you are in but there comes a point when you have to move on and get the best available so you are not in as bad a situation where you are a couple of injuries from a "crisis" to quote McPake.

i doubt you would get the answers but questions need to be asked about the process McPake has talked about in terms of recruitment, who is involved in it, was this in place last season or is it only just come in, what planning was done preseason or before, was any planning actually done?

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Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 20:10

Bobby Kamwa! Haha, he was awful, he will be playing English 8th tier before we no it
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Topic Originator: Steve mcgregor  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 20:20

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red-star-par, Thu 1 Sep 20:10

Bobby Kamwa! Haha, he was awful, he will be playing English 8th tier before we no it


Now someone is talking sense here
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Topic Originator: Kessel  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 20:22

Bobby Kamwa? Haha. Club would be as well chucking in the towel now if that`s the standard folk would be happy with.
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Topic Originator: PARadise  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 20:33

Out of interest why are teams “across the board” struggling to get players in this summer?
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Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 20:36

The last time that we were in this league Alan Johnstone built an excellent team. Was he given a very large budget or were more players available?

matt forsyth
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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 20:38

At this level Bobby Kamwa would be a good shout.

He never got a look in when the imbecile was in charge but I remember him coming on during the Ayr game at home and he defo made an impact.

He never got a chance with JH.

I for one would welcome him back

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Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 20:47

Too big a gamble for me. Unproven hence he was sent up here last season.
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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 20:48

Can`t say with any conviction whether he would be any good or not seeing how he got about 15 minutes game time last season.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 21:03

I would say yes. He would be handful for defenders. However I doubt if he would come here, more likely to sign for a lower league English team.

matt forsyth
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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 21:28

There was no mention of Thomas Meggle at the last SC meeting despite the previous account being that he was to be heavily involved in the DoF role with re to signing potential players. In fact hardly any mention of the new owners at all at the SCM.

I sincerely hope there will be no one leaving EEP because of the lack of signings and in that respect I mean the manager. JMCP said he was responsible for not being able to get the right players in (at that time).

I like James McPake - imo he’s got his head screwed on right and knows his way around football both as a player and manager. I hope he can pull a rabbit out the hat soon and we can keep the momentum going this season.

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”
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Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 21:40

It would be extremely disappointing if we cannot attract anyone in on a permanent deal. I`m not a big fan of bringing in too many players on loan. That could well have been what led to our downfall last season - the players get to walk away and leave us a league lower without any affect to them. Hopefully we can get one or two in tonight.



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Topic Originator: pars4life1  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 21:43

“This season was always going to be difficult, and McPake should be given at least 3 seasons to get us up”

Nah **** that. We lost our winning mentality and it’s crucial we bring that burning desire for success back into the club. Which is something I think mcpake has began to do to his credit. No more acceptance of failure, let’s demand the highest standards from ourselves.

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Topic Originator: JamesAndrew74  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 22:06

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buffy, Thu 1 Sep 21:28

There was no mention of Thomas Meggle at the last SC meeting despite the previous account being that he was to be heavily involved in the DoF role with re to signing potential players. In fact hardly any mention of the new owners at all at the SCM.

I sincerely hope there will be no one leaving EEP because of the lack of signings and in that respect I mean the manager. JMCP said he was responsible for not being able to get the right players in (at that time).

I like James McPake - imo he’s got his head screwed on right and knows his way around football both as a player and manager. I hope he can pull a rabbit out the hat soon and we can keep the momentum going this season.


Do a bit research, he was at our game on Saturday and in hospitality etc. he made it clear he’s involved and I’m sure his presence in a DAFC club suit confirms that
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Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 22:15

Could you at least try to respond to my post in a less patronising tone JA74.

All your “research” proves is that he was in attendance at the game.

”Buffy’s Buns are the finest in Fife”, J. Spence 2019”

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Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 22:27

If everyone who runs about in club suits is involved at the club then we are in trouble…

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Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 23:50

Quote:

eastendalloapar, Thu 1 Sep 20:36

The last time that we were in this league Alan Johnstone built an excellent team. Was he given a very large budget or were more players available?


Were we not the only full time team in the league that season? Now at least 4.
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Topic Originator: Kessel  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 23:52

Quote:

da_no_1, Thu 1 Sept 20:48

Can`t say with any conviction whether he would be any good or not seeing how he got about 15 minutes game time last season.


According to Flashscores he got 121 minutes of football with us over 8 matches. More like 15 minutes per match.
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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 1 Sep 23:55

Quote:

Kessel, Thu 1 Sep 23:52

Quote:

da_no_1, Thu 1 Sept 20:48

Can`t say with any conviction whether he would be any good or not seeing how he got about 15 minutes game time last season.


According to Flashscores he got 121 minutes of football with us over 8 matches. More like 15 minutes per match.


I was being facetious. But you knew that.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 00:31

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fcda, Thu 1 Sept 23:50

Quote:

eastendalloapar, Thu 1 Sep 20:36

The last time that we were in this league Alan Johnstone built an excellent team. Was he given a very large budget or were more players available?


Were we not the only full time team in the league that season? Now at least 4.



Aye, aswell as that you had two part time sides in the tier above. There was quite simply less full time sides, and as such allot less competition.
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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 00:37

Also no Cove & QP splashing the cash. We`re a fair bit down the pecking order these days whether we like it or not

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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Topic Originator: The Boss  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 07:42

The sad thing is most fans can see we aren’t going to win the title with the squad we have. You’re just waiting for the run of bad results to happen.

I can’t believe we are so ill-equipped and this is now September. So much for this German investment.

I like black and white (dreaming of black and white)
You like black and white
Run run away
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Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 07:55

Germans apparently don’t care about promotion this year…unbelievable. We are so close to a title winning squad 2-3 signings would have put us in a strong position.
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Topic Originator: StevenPar77  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 08:06

Quote:

Bannockburn Par, Fri 2 Sept 07:55

Germans apparently don’t care about promotion this year…unbelievable. We are so close to a title winning squad 2-3 signings would have put us in a strong position.


I would argue it gets harder to win promotion for each season you spend in a division. Promotion has to be the priority.

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Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 08:20

I was never a fan or a believer in this German investment route, surely the main object was to put a half decent side on the park firstly yet their involvement seems to be negligible with the managerial appointments last season , now it seems to like we are going to see out this season with a threadbare squad,

G.B
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Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 08:22

I was never a fan or a believer in this German investment route, surely the main object was to put a half decent side on the park firstly yet their involvement seems to be negligible with the managerial appointments last season , now it seems to like we are going to see out this season with a threadbare squad,

G.B
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Topic Originator: Kessel  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 08:29

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da_no_1, Thu 1 Sept 23:55

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Kessel, Thu 1 Sep 23:52

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da_no_1, Thu 1 Sept 20:48

Can`t say with any conviction whether he would be any good or not seeing how he got about 15 minutes game time last season.


According to Flashscores he got 121 minutes of football with us over 8 matches. More like 15 minutes per match.


I was being facetious. But you knew that.


Because of the usual preciousness I actually didn`t know that. Thanks for clarifying though bud 👍🏿

Kamwa is absolutely honking though. Boy will be working in a call centre shortly.
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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 09:12

Well as the old saying goes.....you need to speculate to accumulate........the only speculation we have seen is regarding who we might sign.

Footy fans are fickle as we know and the Pars fans maybe even more so than most considering the dross - in the main - that we have had to watch for years.

A few bad results and it will all go sour.....again.

We better get at least 3 good loans in and soon.

Falkirk game on the horizon, one or two before then is a must...

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 09:16

`Boy will be working in a call centre shortly.`

Is that your idea of the ultimate put-down? Classy.

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Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 09:44

Loans don`t fill me with much confidence to be honest based on recent seasons.

McInroy had a couple of good games then disappeared likewise Keena from Hearts, laddie from Crystal Palace would have to go in same bracket as Kanwa in that he only made fleeting appearences with little to no impact. Kai Kennedy was a non entity and Ross Graham looked miles out of his depth albeit Grant did him no favours by not pulling him out of the firing line.

Lewis Mayo did OK to be fair, surely there were others who i cannot remember who were decent?

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 09:56

Euan Henderson (now with Hibs) was the best of the recent ones for me and Fraser Murray had his moments. I see Liam Polworth is now getting a regular start with Killie but he was a huge disappointment last season.

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Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 10:29

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wee eck, Fri 2 Sept 09:56

Euan Henderson (now with Hibs) was the best of the recent ones for me and Fraser Murray had his moments. I see Liam Polworth is now getting a regular start with Killie but he was a huge disappointment last season.


Lawless was dreadful for us as well but doing really well with Partick.

I will give a pass to all the players who signed and played under Hughes as it appears he is the common denominator in them being garbage for us.
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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 13:09

There is a very transparent and honest statement up on COWS.

Episode 2 of East End Tales is out with Jim Leishman!

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Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 13:11

All the statement said basically is we aimed far too high and no one wants to drop to league one

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Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 13:14

It surely can`t have come as a surprise that English Premier League clubs wouldn`t send players to our level!
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 13:20

Nothing ventured nothing gained.

I welcome that statement. At least we know exactly where we stand now. There might not be much movement until the end of September but freeing up Dorrans` wage might help financially.

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Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 13:40

I appreciate the engagement.
The statement is like an admission that they have been unrealistic with their targets.
The realistic comparison of how we did in the transfer market is the other full-time teams in this league. Whilst you might not think much of their signings, we`ll see come the end of the season whether they were justified or not. We spent 12 days after the Queens Park game reaching an agreement to end Hughes tenure other teams were already shuffling their packs.
It`s a very disappointing window for Dunfermline fans, a squad that needed an overhaul has had two outfield players, a goalkeeper and a loanee added to it, when you renew your season ticket and quickly at that it`s a fans understanding that he`s backing the club in the summer window, they have been shortchanged.

It all seems incredibly naive, they must get loans in and quick, the season has long since started and inevitably, suspensions and injuries will soon take it`s toll.

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Topic Originator: Toddyrov  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 13:44

I worry we are a few injuries away from disaster.

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Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 13:44

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Westies squint kicks, Fri 2 Sept 13:40

I appreciate the engagement.
The statement is like an admission that they have been unrealistic with their targets.
The realistic comparison of how we did in the transfer market is the other full-time teams in this league. Whilst you might not think much of their signings, we`ll see come the end of the season whether they were justified or not. We spent 12 days after the Queens Park game reaching an agreement to end Hughes tenure other teams were already shuffling their packs.
It`s a very disappointing window for Dunfermline fans, a squad that needed an overhaul has had two outfield players, a goalkeeper and a loanee added to it, when you renew your season ticket and quickly at that it`s a fans understanding that he`s backing the club in the summer window, they have been shortchanged.

It all seems incredibly naive, they must get loans in and quick, the season has long since started and inevitably, suspensions and injuries will soon take it`s toll.

100% agree with this
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Topic Originator: The moose  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 13:52

I back the previous statment.

BCM

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 13:52

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Westies squint kicks, Fri 2 Sep 13:40

I appreciate the engagement.
The statement is like an admission that they have been unrealistic with their targets.
The realistic comparison of how we did in the transfer market is the other full-time teams in this league. Whilst you might not think much of their signings, we`ll see come the end of the season whether they were justified or not. We spent 12 days after the Queens Park game reaching an agreement to end Hughes tenure other teams were already shuffling their packs.
It`s a very disappointing window for Dunfermline fans, a squad that needed an overhaul has had two outfield players, a goalkeeper and a loanee added to it, when you renew your season ticket and quickly at that it`s a fans understanding that he`s backing the club in the summer window, they have been shortchanged.

It all seems incredibly naive, they must get loans in and quick, the season has long since started and inevitably, suspensions and injuries will soon take it`s toll.


Good post, Westie.

Let`s hope we get a few quality loanees in. I don`t agree with fans who think that loan players can`t/won`t win us promotion because they`re not committed to the cause. If they`re smart, they`ll know their parent club will be looking out for their reports and if they play well consistently, it will help their career.



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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 13:57

i thought there would be a couple of changes this summer but there was never going to be an "overhaul" and more so with a new manager coming in.

aiming high is fine but reality has to set in at some point, that statement makes it sound like it still hasnt!

the free agent list up here is short and pretty dreadful to be honest.
we have two loans left when we need at least three players and attracting the "quality" they want will still be a problem.
foreign free agents, it could be 6 weeks or longer before they are granted a work permit, that should have been done months ago if going down that route.
free agents down south? how many meet the "quality" tag the club want?

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Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 14:00

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GJS93, Fri 2 Sept 13:57

i thought there would be a couple of changes this summer but there was never going to be an "overhaul" and more so with a new manager coming in.

aiming high is fine but reality has to set in at some point, that statement makes it sound like it still hasnt!

the free agent list up here is short and pretty dreadful to be honest.
we have two loans left when we need at least three players and attracting the "quality" they want will still be a problem.
foreign free agents, it could be 6 weeks or longer before they are granted a work permit, that should have been done months ago if going down that route.
free agents down south? how many meet the "quality" tag the club want?

Mate i think the foreign signing is just a fantasy for us just now so God knows how small the pool of players is we are now going to be trying to sign
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 14:04

Nitpicking maybe but we`ve actually brought in five players, not four.

There`s plenty criticism of the approach but no one has actually suggested an alternative one which would have guaranteed adding quality players to the squad. I thought the consensus was to go for quality rather than quantity? If players or their clubs knock you back what are you supposed to do? Break your budget in an attempt to entice them? Drop your standards and recruit dross instead?

The three players we recruited who have featured so far this season have been excellent. Maybe we can still find a couple up to that standard rather than go for bench-fillers.

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Topic Originator: GG4  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 14:16

Stephen Kelly signs for Livingston.

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Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 14:23

We definitely need players. However, we can`t quite write the policy off as a failure yet. It looks like we`ve held our nerve in a bid to retain a budget so that we can act if some quality becomes available.

There`s only 3 league games in September, and you`d hope we`d still be in touch near the top of the league by then. If we can pick up a couple of good loanees and the likes of Byrne and/or Craigen by the end of the month, things begin to look more promising with over three-quarters of the campaign remaining.

They`ve taken a risk though.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 14:32

They`d have taken a risk if they`d signed bench-fillers early on. Nothing`s certain in football.

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Topic Originator: Kaiser  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 15:10

ANYONE - JUST ANYONE...........

would have strengthened a team that included Dorrans, O`Hara and Wighton.

They`ve been working hard in the background for months on new signings.

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Topic Originator: gthyde  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 16:31

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Kessel, Fri 2 Sep 08:29

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da_no_1, Thu 1 Sept 23:55

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Kessel, Thu 1 Sep 23:52

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da_no_1, Thu 1 Sept 20:48

Can`t say with any conviction whether he would be any good or not seeing how he got about 15 minutes game time last season.


According to Flashscores he got 121 minutes of football with us over 8 matches. More like 15 minutes per match.


I was being facetious. But you knew that.


Because of the usual preciousness I actually didn`t know that. Thanks for clarifying though bud 👍🏿

Kamwa is absolutely honking though. Boy will be working in a call centre shortly.


You can go and get tae hell with that quote. See you next Tuesday!
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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 16:37

Ref: Kaiser
Date: Fri 2 Sep 15:10

ANYONE - JUST ANYONE...........

would have strengthened a team that included Dorrans, O`Hara and Wighton.

They`ve been working hard in the background for months on new signings.

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Love it Kaiser - you could say we`re stronger just to have one less o`they three - even withoot signin`anybody - should have a few bawbees to spend.



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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 21:50

Topic Originator: da_no_1
Date: Tue 30 Aug 13:29

It`s only a shame if the situation doesn`t change come Friday morning

How many more posts do we need like this?

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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So we agree then that it is indeed a shame or maybe even shameful…..?

Well over 120 comments on a post that we apparently did not need suggests that maybe it was needed and needs discussion……

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Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 22:14

We are dealing with the reality of playing in League 1. Problem brings opportunity. Some of the fringe players have the opportunity to push for a first team slot. Personally I dont see us going back up this year but we need to build a foundation for the following season.
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Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 23:07

In my own modest playing career there was a real benefit to myself and the team to know that the burden of responsibility for the season rested on our collective shoulders and that there were no plans to bring others in to take our places. That enabled me and the rest of the team to concentrate on the task in hand more effectively. Now that our players know for sure that the onus is now quite squarely on their shoulders to deliver the goods, that may best for all concerned.

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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 23:13

I understand that sentiment but with the inevitable injuries and suspensions we simply don’t have depth of squad. We are three short imo.

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Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 23:26

Correct me if I`m wrong but between now and Christmas there will be several weeks when play will be suspended for internationals and, I think world Cup. Then in January there is another transfer window. Together with the ability to take on loan players the requirement to bolster up the squad right now may be a bit of overkill. The present squad are currently top equal in the league and looking reasonably good. There is room for improvement but for any of us to start throwing in the towel and suggest that we can`t go on and win this league is ridiculous. We are as well set up as any of our competitors with a very sizeable home crowd and we definitely must be looking to win the league.

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Topic Originator: par-91  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 23:32

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Paralex, Fri 2 Sep 23:26

Correct me if I`m wrong but between now and Christmas there will be several weeks when play will be suspended for internationals and, I think world Cup.


You’re wrong. There’s no break at our level.
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Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 23:47

Hmm there`s only one game between 19 November and 17th December. Looks like a substantial break to me.

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Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 23:53

There`s 14 league games before the January transfer window opens.
Might be able to make it to that without adding to squad but it`s a risk.
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Topic Originator: par-91  
Date:   Fri 2 Sep 23:57

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Paralex, Fri 2 Sep 23:47

Hmm there`s only one game between 19 November and 17th December. Looks like a substantial break to me.


Weekend of 19th November - we have a league game
Weekend of 26th November - we enter the Scottish cup
Weekend of 3rd December - we have a league game
Weekend of 10th December - 4th round of challenge cup (next round, should we get past Celtic B)
Weekend of 17th December - league action again

There is no scheduled break for clubs at this level. At most, we have one weekend off - barring bad weather causing postponements.
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Topic Originator: Gadgie59  
Date:   Sat 3 Sep 00:34

I would say that it is a concern that there hasn‘t really been any significantly positive change to the squad since -
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we are only a couple of injuries away from a major crisis.

And …

After drawing 1-1 with Airdrie, from the camp -
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If we finish above them, we’ll be doing well.

Considering that we still have a substantial portion of the squad that, a little over a year ago, was considered Championship contenders and that over the last two or three seasons we have taken on, matched (and beaten) several teams that are now doing reasonably well in the Premiership (St. Mirren, Livingston, Dundee Utd).

Yet, here we are, admiring the quality of third tier Scottish football and wondering if we can compete?

Sad days to be a Pars fan :(



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Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Sat 3 Sep 08:56

Yes par-91 but we do what the big boys do and play our reserve team for the cup games and give the first team regulars a break. Main priority the league.

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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 3 Sep 11:58

We don’t have enough to fill a bench, never mind a reserve team..




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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Sat 3 Sep 12:08

Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend
Date: Sat 3 Sep 11:58

We don’t have enough to fill a bench, never mind a reserve team..



In a nutshell……….


If there are no significant additions by the end of September then we are up the creek.

And remember they have to be of the quality that will improve the team not just pad out the squad. Not my words by the way…. Mmmmmm ?

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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sat 3 Sep 12:32

Mmmmmm?

Episode 2 of East End Tales is out with Jim Leishman!

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Topic Originator: DrumRoad  
Date:   Sat 3 Sep 13:27

Topic Originator: Taxipar
Date: Tue 30 Aug 13:32

“Can’t help but think our Germans aren’t the real deal. No progress on the training ground and no investment on the playing squad”


Topic Originator: wee eck
Date: Tue 30 Aug 13:36

“It was made pretty clear at last Wednesday`s supporters` meeting that the lack of signings was nothing to do with the board. Why do folk just make stuff up? We`re all supposed to be on the same side”


Taxipar, didn’t the German consortium make it clear at the start of their tenure that the funds used to buy a majority shareholding in DAFC were not going to be used on the playing squad but rather the training ground, the facilities and the youngsters that would be brought in

wee eck, making up stuff is not just the domain of .netters

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 3 Sep 14:25

Are we the only team that are going to suffet from injuries and suspensions?

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Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Sat 3 Sep 14:27

PARrot wrote:

> Are we the only team that are going to suffet from injuries and
> suspensions?
>
>

No, but is our squad smaller or lacks the depth of our rivals , yes



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Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Sat 3 Sep 14:42

Team is set up like Grants, with absolutely no width to speak of. Only difference we have 3 centre backs and not the army we started last season with. Concern is rightly justified at this point
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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 3 Sep 18:04

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Andrew283, Sat 3 Sep 14:42

Team is set up like Grants, with absolutely no width to speak of. Only difference we have 3 centre backs and not the army we started last season with. Concern is rightly justified at this point


Yet we are at the top of the table.
Im not so concerned.

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Topic Originator: cfad  
Date:   Sat 3 Sep 23:00

A few yellow cards today (unjustified!) but suspensions and injuries could be in the post. Team / Squad were brilliant today, but we need some back up to take us through the Autumn/Winter seasons
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Topic Originator: Foxypar  
Date:   Sat 3 Sep 23:04

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da_no_1, Tue 30 Aug 13:33

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Taxipar, Tue 30 Aug 13:32

Can’t help but think our Germans aren’t the real deal. No progress on the training ground and no investment on the playing squad


😁😁😁


exactly what I said earlier!

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Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Sun 4 Sep 08:20

We are probably a couple of signings away from being able to wrap this league up fairly quickly, glad to see James not rushing into signing just anybody going to be free,s or loans now i am sure there are players out there that can do us a turn. As for our German investors , what is their actual purpose?

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 4 Sep 09:12

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gordi-b, Sun 4 Sept 08:20

We are probably a couple of signings away from being able to wrap this league up fairly quickly, glad to see James not rushing into signing just anybody going to be free,s or loans now i am sure there are players out there that can do us a turn. As for our German investors , what is their actual purpose?


You realise we`d likely not have flood light this season if it weren`t for their investment?
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Topic Originator: gordi-b  
Date:   Sun 4 Sep 09:27

Yes i like many other fans are appreciative of the cash investment , but they were part of the ridiculous managerial appointments that put us where we are at the moment

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 4 Sep 10:02

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gordi-b, Sun 4 Sep 09:27

Yes i like many other fans are appreciative of the cash investment , but they were part of the ridiculous managerial appointments that put us where we are at the moment


Yogi wasnt a ridiculous appointment. I think a majority on here were ok with it. Didnt work out though.
I still remember quite a few saying Grant would be a good manager with a decent budget.

They took far too long to get rid though.

The Germans have explained their plan and said it is a long term initiative, on many occasions.
They will not change it for some impatient fans who with the greatest of respect, may be very passionate about their club but are limited in business acumen.

Relegation was a setback but with steady heads and lessons learned, I believe they will get back on track.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 4 Sep 10:22

I can`t understand why some people are still harping on about the mistakes of last season. We can`t do anything about them other than trying to make sure they don`t happen again. We now have a new manager and a new CEO who are aware of that. Why not just let them get on with it?

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Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Sun 4 Sep 14:22

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gordi-b, Sun 4 Sep 08:20

We are probably a couple of signings away from being able to wrap this league up fairly quickly


Let`s not get carried away. Long season ahead. One game at a time.
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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sun 4 Sep 18:37

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fcda, Sun 4 Sep 14:22

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gordi-b, Sun 4 Sep 08:20

We are probably a couple of signings away from being able to wrap this league up fairly quickly


Let`s not get carried away. Long season ahead. One game at a time.


Wrapped up in time for Christmas, and we can put away the buckets and spades.

Episode 2 of East End Tales is out with Jim Leishman!

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Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sun 4 Sep 18:44

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EastEndTales, Sun 4 Sep 18:37

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fcda, Sun 4 Sep 14:22

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gordi-b, Sun 4 Sep 08:20

We are probably a couple of signings away from being able to wrap this league up fairly quickly


Let`s not get carried away. Long season ahead. One game at a time.


Wrapped up in time for Christmas, and we can put away the buckets and spades.


Remind me how many teams in the league are on the coast again?

It’s more like the taxi fare League for us this season


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Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Sun 4 Sep 19:12

It`s probably the Championship that has the best claim to being the "seaside league":
Arbroath, Ayr, Cove, Dundee, Morton, Raith.

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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Sun 4 Sep 19:16

Peterhead has a lovely beach.

Episode 2 of East End Tales is out with Jim Leishman!

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Topic Originator: eastendalloapar  
Date:   Sun 4 Sep 21:18

Dunfermline, Falkirk, Alloa and Edinburgh are all near the sea. Montrose, Peterhead are also close to the sea. Have I missed anymore seaside clubs?

matt forsyth
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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sun 4 Sep 21:45

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eastendalloapar, Sun 4 Sep 21:18

Dunfermline, Falkirk, Alloa and Edinburgh are all near the sea. Montrose, Peterhead are also close to the sea. Have I missed anymore seaside clubs?


This has to be a wind-up? Surely?!

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Sun 4 Sep 22:04

Every club in Scotland is near the sea actually.

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Mon 5 Sep 10:59

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da_no_1, Sun 4 Sep 21:45

Quote:

eastendalloapar, Sun 4 Sep 21:18

Dunfermline, Falkirk, Alloa and Edinburgh are all near the sea. Montrose, Peterhead are also close to the sea. Have I missed anymore seaside clubs?


This has to be a wind-up? Surely?!


Kelty has a beach.



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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 5 Sep 13:36

Still no signings? I demand (another) board statement.
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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Mon 5 Sep 16:26

I demand a signing.

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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Wed 7 Sep 14:14

One week down…….three to go….

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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Wed 7 Sep 14:30

three to go then it is free agents only.

its on pie&bovril, apparently McPake was at the Motherwell v Queens Park reserve game yesterday....

"It may have been entirely a coincidence or he was keen to beat the traffic but I noticed McPake pretty much up and left as soon as Shields was subbed off"

that would be Connor Shields, ex QOS forward. another possible might be Robbie Mahon, young Irish wide player there.

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Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 07:35

Nicky Low available for loan from Arbroath.

"Nicky Low

The club has been informed by Nicky Low that due to personal circumstances, he is now unable to train and play for Arbroath Football Club going forward due to the travelling distance between his home and the training ground/stadium and would prefer to play closer to home.

Talks have continued between both parties over the last few weeks to explore avenues to allow Nicky to remain an Arbroath FC player, unfortunately we are disappointed that both parties have been unable to reach an agreement, therefore Nicky shall now be added to our external loan list with immediate effect."
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Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 09:07

Nicky low Likely to join Morton, wants to play for hometown club and return to full time football.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 8 Sep 09:51

Is there a problem at Arbroath? In the last week James Craigen and Jason Thomson have left and now Nicky Low wants to go. Along with replacing his loanees every season Dick doesn`t really want to lose the nucleus of his permanent squad as well.

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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 12:14

from the Press:

"McPake added: “We’re still working very hard in trying to do that. I would echo everything David said.

“We’ve been in this game long enough and we know you get injuries and whatever. The big and the important thing, and I think David said it, is we want to add quality to the squad.

“We could’ve signed four, five, six people, and I’m not saying there’s not good players out there, but there’s a certain quality we’re trying to add, and we’ll continue to do that and we’ll see where it takes us.

“We’ve still got the full month of September to do that but it’s got to be the right player. To be fair, the club have been great with that, and we’ll continue to keep looking, and keep trying to find what will add and what will help us.”

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 12:52

In the last 10 days Airdrie have signed two players who were part of the Falkirk squad that didn`t make the play-offs last season. Are they panicking?

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Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 13:33

wee eck wrote:

> In the last 10 days Airdrie have signed two players who were
> part of the Falkirk squad that didn`t make the play-offs last
> season. Are they panicking?
>
>

I looked at the Airdrie squad a couple of weeks back they are as light as us, Falkirk and QOTS did a lot of business in the summer they are probably needing to lessen the wage bill.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 14:10

The crunch will come for JMcP as we get close to 30 Sep and no `quality` players have emerged. What does he do then?

One such player who is often mentioned when the media try to identify unattached players is Dylan McGeouch. Normally I would have thought he was a player who was way out of our range but, as far as I can gather, he is training on his own and the only club which has shown an interest in him since he left Aberdeen is Mansfield Town. He`s only 29 and can play central midfield or in wide positions. It seems odd that no Scottish Premiership or Championship team has shown an interest in him.

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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 14:28

move solely to free agents and keep saying we are looking for quality.

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Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 15:43

Quote:

wee eck, Sun 11 Sep 14:10

The crunch will come for JMcP as we get close to 30 Sep and no `quality` players have emerged. What does he do then?

One such player who is often mentioned when the media try to identify unattached players is Dylan McGeouch. Normally I would have thought he was a player who was way out of our range but, as far as I can gather, he is training on his own and the only club which has shown an interest in him since he left Aberdeen is Mansfield Town. He`s only 29 and can play central midfield or in wide positions. It seems odd that no Scottish Premiership or Championship team has shown an interest in him.


Decent shout but expect wages would be too high for us.

On the lack of signings, it`s all well and good saying we`re looking for the `right quality` but we`re not too many injuries/suspensions away from having to chuck in some very inexperienced players.
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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 16:32

Free agents may well be training to keep fit but they will obviously not be match fit so that is another issue to consider.

Have a feeling after all the talk we will indeed “ panic “ buy two or three who may not necessarily be better quality than what we currently have. It is imperative that we get two or three in though and very very soon.

A new face before the Failkirk game would be a boost.

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Topic Originator: Steve mcgregor  
Date:   Sun 11 Sep 17:28

Quote:

Jeffery, Sun 11 Sep 15:43

Quote:

wee eck, Sun 11 Sep 14:10

The crunch will come for JMcP as we get close to 30 Sep and no `quality` players have emerged. What does he do then?

One such player who is often mentioned when the media try to identify unattached players is Dylan McGeouch. Normally I would have thought he was a player who was way out of our range but, as far as I can gather, he is training on his own and the only club which has shown an interest in him since he left Aberdeen is Mansfield Town. He`s only 29 and can play central midfield or in wide positions. It seems odd that no Scottish Premiership or Championship team has shown an interest in him.


Decent shout but expect wages would be too high for us.

On the lack of signings, it`s all well and good saying we`re looking for the `right quality` but we`re not too many injuries/suspensions away from having to chuck in some very inexperienced players.


Not necessarily if we offer him a deal until the end of January with the chance to put himself on show would it not be a win win scenario?
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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 13:43

Two weeks down……two to go…….pressure is building now to sign……the right type of player…….

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Topic Originator: Paralex  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 13:56

I think I`ve still got my boots in the bottom of the wardrobe. I might have lost a yard or two in pace but I`m sure I could have netted a couple of chances squandered by two of our front men at EEP this season.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 13:57

Have we had anyone on trial recently? The rumour mill seems to have ground to a halt.

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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 14:39

Panic signings will happen before end of month but I think we can safely assume that there will be no signings made that will get the fans even remotely excited.

A free agent, a youngster on loan or an obscure U23 signing from England is what we can expect.

Will any of them be as good or better than what we have ? Doubtful.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 15:00

He could have made that type of signing weeks ago. I can`t help comparing the negativity of your football posts with your certainty that things will improve politically, desparado. You virtually had us relegated before a ball was kicked!

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 15:27

Eck just donder over to P&B, specifically the Raith forum - you`ll find plenty like-minded desperados........

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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Topic Originator: Lambo1885  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 15:40

"A free agent, a youngster on loan or an obscure U23 signing from England is what we can expect."

It won`t be an `obscure U23 from england`. It`s only free agents and domestic loans.

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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 16:07

Topic Originator: Lambo1885 like
Date: Thu 15 Sep 15:40

"A free agent, a youngster on loan or an obscure U23 signing from England is what we can expect."

It won`t be an `obscure U23 from england`. It`s only free agents and domestic loans.

It’s worse than I thought then…..

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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 16:12

Topic Originator: wee eck like
Date: Thu 15 Sep 15:00

He could have made that type of signing weeks ago. I can`t help comparing the negativity of your football posts with your certainty that things will improve politically, desparado. You virtually had us relegated before a ball was kicked!


I certainly never had us relegated before a ball was kicked. That is an exaggeration of monumental proportions. I mean relegation from this league will take some doing !

I have said however that lack of signings will bite us badly as the season progresses.

If we don’t sign two or three good ones then we can kiss the league title goodbye…….that is my opinion. I hope I am wrong obviously.

I think most sensible fans realise that too. It’s called being a realist.

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 16:46

It`s also called being a repetitive bore. We all know we need signings. Every club at our level does.

Banging on about it won`t change that. Can I suggest concentrating your efforts on something more worthwhile, like counting your feet or cutting your grass with a pair of scissors?!



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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 17:03

Well way over 200 posts tells me it is still worthy of discussion and will indeed be discussed more and more as the days roll by.

Anyhoo. Have we signed anyone ?

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 17:06

It`s certainly better than going on and on about the OF.

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Topic Originator: EastEndTales  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 17:26

Time for a punt on some English non league nobody? Definitely. Scatter gun the whole English leagues!

Episode 2 of East End Tales is out with Jim Leishman!

https://eastendtales.buzzsprout.com/
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Topic Originator: Kessel  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 17:40

Quote:

EastEndTales, Thu 15 Sept 17:26

Time for a punt on some English non league nobody? Definitely. Scatter gun the whole English leagues!


Agreed, if they can get the day off the phones to come up on trial.
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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 18:19

"A free agent, a youngster on loan or an obscure U23 signing from England is what we can expect."

the last of the free agents up here, be lucky if there are 5 in total worth looking at and of those the chances of signing are probably slim to none.

free agent obscure U23`s down south (combining the two areas), thats where the most options are in terms of number last time i checked, how many meet the "quality" tag the club are looking for though?

a general point, if they are going to lower the levels of what they want now, that should have happened months ago.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 18:59

It`s easy to say the strategy`s wrong when you don`t actually know what`s going on. The situation could change very quickly. For example, I see St Johnstone added Gus McPherson to their recruitment team the other day. Presumably he`s going to be active in the next couple of weeks which may free up someone SJ deem surplus to requirements. Alternatively, JMcP may have been told a certain player will be available on loan from a club who are trying to negotiate an incoming deal.

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Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 19:06

It`s also kind of weird to repeatedly (and I mean REPEATEDLY) go on and on and on with the same negative stuff when we`re top of the league.
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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 19:33

Topic Originator: Rusty Shackleford like
Date: Thu 15 Sep 19:06

It`s also kind of weird to repeatedly (and I mean REPEATEDLY) go on and on and on with the same negative stuff when we`re top of the league.


I respectfully disagree.

Imo we won’t stay top if we don’t sign players. It is worthy of discussion and always will be as signings and/or lack signings are one of the most talked about aspects of any club apart from the games themselves.

So I will bring the subject up as often as I like. Nobody has to respond of course……..if they are bored with it.

7 more days till I come back on this particular thread……..unless we actually do sign someone before then of course.

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Topic Originator: k76  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 19:53

Agree desperado, we won’t win the league with this small squad that lacks any depth.

We may have a 1st eleven good enough to win the league but there is very little back up to cover injuries and suspensions and that is a worry.

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Topic Originator: AlterPar  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 20:02

Part of me hopes we make no signings and go on to win the league, as a big HAHA to this patter.
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Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 20:20

If we win the league, I won`t care if we`ve made no signings or if we`ve made 20 of them.

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 20:24

.

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 20:27

You`d think we`d only used eleven players so far the way people go on about how thin the squad is. We`ve actually been without Dorrans, Allan and Wighton at various times and Hamilton missed the first two games through suspension. Now that Dorrans has gone we have a first-team squad of 17 players and all but Little and Fisher have decent first-team experience. Of course we could do with strengthening it but it`s hardly threadbare. Oh, and the manager has never said he doesn`t think we need strengthening.

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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 21:15

Topic Originator: AlterPar like
Date: Thu 15 Sep 20:02

Part of me hopes we make no signings and go on to win the league, as a big HAHA to this patter.

I hope we win the league too obviously and will gladly take any flak if we do without signing anymore players.

That ain’t going to happen though.

Patter ? Opinion, surely ?

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 15 Sep 22:11

Knew it wouldn`t last......

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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Topic Originator: Bovril Man  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 00:56

I don’t know if he is interested in returning to Scotland at this time, or whether our wage structure could afford him, but Ziggy Gordon appears to still be a free agent after finishing up with WSW.

He consistently impressed me (far more than Dorrans) out here in Oz the last 2 years and would be a great pick up if available.

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 08:14

Would definitely sign him but not sure of his situation. Was.it the end of a contract? He`s got a wife/girlfriend over there so would she be willing to move?

I`d assume he`d be in a decent wage but living costs will be much lower here than in Sydney.
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Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 09:03

I think Ziggy Gordon is a high level chess player. Maybe there`s a more active Chess scene in Scotland that we can use to tempt him back?

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Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 11:25

The Dunfermline Chess Club meet every Tuesday and Friday at Bruce Street Hall. Best players in Europe apparently.*

*All of this may be untrue.
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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 15:52

meanwhile, at Peterhead...

https://www.peterheadfc.org/2022/09/16/peterhead-go-dutch/

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 16:08

According to the SPFL website Peterhead have already signed :-

Robbie McGale (Stirling University)
Conor O’Keefe (Elgin City)
Paul Dixon (Falkirk)
Ryan Dow (Dunfermline Athletic)
Ryan Strachan (Cove Rangers)
Danny Strachan (Dundee)
Ola Adeyemo (Cove Rangers)
Jack Newman (Dundee United, loan)
Cody McLeod (Motherwell)
Sandy Wood (Banchory St Ternan)
Jamie Redman (Banks O`Dee)
Craig Simpson (Unattached)
Max Gillies (Queen`s Park, loan)
Ewan Murray (Dundee, loan)
Jack Wilkie (Dundee, loan)
Robbie Scullion (Partick Thistle)
Prince Asare
Christian Kisuka (Yoker Athletic)
Ramez Hefzalla (Millwall)
Tom Ritchie (Aberdeen, loan)

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Topic Originator: bannerpar  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 17:08

Did somebody on here not suggest that we try for Anthony Stokes? He probably won`t commit to us at present as he is currently on the run from the police.

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 16 Sep 17:28

Quote:

wee eck, Fri 16 Sep 16:08

According to the SPFL website Peterhead have already signed :-

Robbie McGale (Stirling University)
Conor O’Keefe (Elgin City)
Paul Dixon (Falkirk)
Ryan Dow (Dunfermline Athletic)
Ryan Strachan (Cove Rangers)
Danny Strachan (Dundee)
Ola Adeyemo (Cove Rangers)
Jack Newman (Dundee United, loan)
Cody McLeod (Motherwell)
Sandy Wood (Banchory St Ternan)
Jamie Redman (Banks O`Dee)
Craig Simpson (Unattached)
Max Gillies (Queen`s Park, loan)
Ewan Murray (Dundee, loan)
Jack Wilkie (Dundee, loan)
Robbie Scullion (Partick Thistle)
Prince Asare
Christian Kisuka (Yoker Athletic)
Ramez Hefzalla (Millwall)
Tom Ritchie (Aberdeen, loan)


1 point from 6 games. Signing randoms clearly works

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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sun 18 Sep 14:48

it might be random but its another foreign signing for a Scottish club, considering the "quality over quantity" line the club is still using, there isnt or hasnt been a single foreign player that fits that tag and was willing to sign etc assuming we have even been looking abroad?

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Topic Originator: bannerpar  
Date:   Sun 18 Sep 17:47

I see Stevie Crawford has taken on another young guy from St Johnstone, that makes three he`s taken from them so he must be using his link with Calum Davidson. They`ll not be the standard that we are looking for but despite it not ending that well for Stevie here, he did bring a few decent players to the club and his loan signings were also decent. I don`t know if that was down to him or was it our scouting system. Does anyone know if we have a scouting set up and, if so how many folk are involved.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 18 Sep 18:44

I see Arsenal blooded a young lad who is only 15 years and 181 days old in added time in their game against Brentford today. Last week Northern Irish schoolboy Christopher Atherton became the youngest senior footballer in the United Kingdom aged 13 years and 329 days when he played for Glenavon. Maybe we should be giving some of our under-18 squad a run in the first team.

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Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Sun 18 Sep 20:58

I would say so Wee Eck. Get Andrew Tod some game time for a few minutes here and there whenever the result is beyond doubt, then get him punted for a few hundred thousand at the first opportunity, whenever the English clubs become interested for their Academy
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Topic Originator: parsfan97  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 12:34

The academy players haven’t been given game time as they aren’t ready for it, Mcpake said that himself. Why should they just be chucked in?

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 13:20

Tod, Beagley and Rennie all got game time in the League Cup ties against East Fife and Buckie Thistle so he must have contradicted himself.

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Topic Originator: NikNakPar  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 13:31

If they ain`t ready then they shouldn`t be in the squad. Was it not sheilds who told mcpake they were ready for first team football. Yesterday`s game maybe wasn`t the right game for any of them but if we take a lead in a league game and are fairly comfortable then don`t see why he doesn`t put them on and see how they get on. It`s the only way of knowing if they are ready or not.
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Topic Originator: Kdy Par  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 14:05

Is it not mainly because they play their games on a Friday night.
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Mon 19 Sep 15:46

Yes, that can`t help, KP, but for some reason the SFA schedules all these games for Fridays. We have a Reserve Cup tie at Livingston tomorrow and I`d imagine our team would mainly be made up from the under-18 squad. That should be a good test for them.

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Topic Originator: par-91  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 14:31

The reserves starting 11 today includes guys who played 90 mins on Saturday. Presumably because we don’t have enough players, so need first team starters to make up the numbers for the reserves. Easy to see why we didn’t enter the reserve league now!

Very strong Livi team. Most of those players would walk into our first team. So it should be a good test. Certainly a chance for some of the youngsters to show what they can do and move themselves into consideration for first team minutes.
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Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 14:44

If that`s Livi`s true reserves maybe a few of them may be available for loan. As you say that`s a very strong line up.
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Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 14:49

Ex-Pars player/loanee Jackson Longridge and Bruce Anderson in the Livi team.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 15:01

1-0 Pars at half-time` Taylor Sutherland with the goal. I see we have a trialist on the bench...

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Topic Originator: Bannockburn Par  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 15:20

4 on the bench including the keeper at the reserve match today. Is there a lack of available funds to bring new players in?? Time the CEO told the fans why we haven’t brought players in.
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 15:30

1-1 now. Comrie and Chalmers replaced by Beagley and Hoggan. Hoggan wasn`t a named sub so maybe he`s the trialist.

There was a statement on COWS at the end of the transfer window explaining the lack of signings; nothing to do with lack of funds.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 15:31

2-1 Pars; Jake Rennie. (Rennie came on for Wighton).



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Topic Originator: par-91  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 15:35

Craig Cairns of the courier reporting Liam Hoggan is another youngster. Turned 16 two days ago. Even if they don’t hold on, sounds like a very encouraging performance from the youngsters.
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 15:37

This`ll be a test now with three experienced players subbed.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 15:48

2-1 Pars FT!

By my reckoning Hamilton and McCann were the only first-team regulars who finished the game. Subs were made with about 30 and 20 minutes to go. The final XI was Little, Hoggan Fisher Young Fenton Beagley Hamilton Sutherland Tod Rennie McCann



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Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 15:57

Tremendous effort from the boys certainly score wise, Livingston appeared to have quite a strong team.
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Topic Originator: par-91  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 16:21

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2-1 Pars FT!

By my reckoning Hamilton and McCann were the only first-team regulars who finished the game. Subs were made with about 30 and 20 minutes to go. The final XI was Little, Hoggan Fisher Young Fenton Beagley Hamilton Sutherland Tod Rennie McCann


Yep. Worth noting that Wighton, Chalmers and Comrie all came off at 1-1 as well. So at 1-1, McCann was our most senior player. It’s only reserved football etc but for me, that result has to be seen as a positive. I’d still prefer us to get players in with some senior experience, but hopefully some of the kids have worked their way into contention for some first team minutes.
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 16:46

From the `Courier` report :-

`The Pars first-team players who turned out, with pretty much the rest of the squad watching from the stand, all put in good performances – especially Lewis McCann.

It was the younger players who stood out, though, including Sutherland who opened the scoring with an excellent run and finish after cutting in from the right.

On the other side, Tod caused the home side issues while Miller Fenton impressed at full-back – as did the young centre-back pairing of Sam Fisher and Sam Young.`

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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 18:16

"If that`s Livi`s true reserves maybe a few of them may be available for loan. As you say that`s a very strong line up"

probably not with the ability to use 5 subs from 9 listed who all started today, 3 players didnt make the bench at the weekend in Brandon, Boyes and Bitsindou but they might be kept around as cover and that goes for all of the top flight teams.

it was a good workout for the young ones against that level of opposition, liked what i saw in Sutherland. only disappointing things today were the goal conceded which im not sure how it got past Little and while this thread is about signings, no trialist being looked at.



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Topic Originator: obiwanyouknowme  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 22:15

See they will now play Dundee United in the next round on the 18th October - the same day we will play Clyde in the rearranged league game.

That will be a push for their squad

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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Tue 20 Sep 22:21

They will need to change dates as we don’t have enough players to fulfill two fixtures on same day…’…

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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 13:20

Three weeks down…..one to go.

Panic stations next week I would think…?

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 13:38

You mean this last few weeks is you NOT panicking?

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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 14:03

Me ? Not in the slightest. I will be very disappointed though to put it mildly…

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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 15:45

For anyone who isn’t worried, then they should be ?




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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 15:58

I will be quite concerned if we don`t sign anybody within the next week, I reckon we`ve shown so far this season we have a team capable of challenging for the title, do we have the squad depth? I don`t think so.
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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 16:07

Topic Originator: Grant like
Date: Fri 23 Sep 15:58

I will be quite concerned if we don`t sign anybody within the next week, I reckon we`ve shown so far this season we have a team capable of challenging for the title, do we have the squad depth? I don`t think so.


Grant, we don’t and we won’t…….unless……

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Topic Originator: RossF  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 16:23

Still think we need another 3 players to add depth. I`ve seen a few posters on pie and bovril say that McPake has been to a few Motherwell reserve games watching Connor Shields. I`d like to see some more pace in the team.



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Topic Originator: dd23  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 16:57

I think there will definitely be signings but the inability to get the quality he wants means he will be forced to add squad players as a compromise to get us through till January.
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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 17:59

Hopefully a triple signing soon will confine this thread to the bin once and for all.....

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Topic Originator: AlterPar  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 19:04

How many signings would it take to confine you to the bin?
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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 19:40

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AlterPar, Fri 23 Sep 19:04

How many signings would it take to confine you to the bin?


Top banter

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Topic Originator: k76  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 20:19

Personally I don’t think we will make any and gamble on the squad we have until January.

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Topic Originator: LEGEND85  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 21:36

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k76, Fri 23 Sept 20:19

Personally I don’t think we will make any and gamble on the squad we have until January.

If we do that our season could unravel very quickly
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Topic Originator: Rigger Al  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 21:48

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k76, Fri 23 Sep 20:19

Personally I don’t think we will make any and gamble on the squad we have until January.


Tend to agree
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Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 22:09

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AlterPar, Fri 23 Sep 19:04

How many signings would it take to confine you to the bin?


😂

But seriously, the content crowd confuse me. Not a chance this team can win the league. Its barely 15 senior players and then bloody children. Teens should be slowly introduced, not be half the subs bench imo
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Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 22:30

Topic Originator: da_no_1 like
Date: Fri 23 Sep 17:59

Hopefully a triple signing soon will confine this thread to the bin once and for all.....

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"



Easily the most commented on thread in recent weeks suggests that most fans are quite happy to discuss the lack of signings.

You don’t obviously, so why do you keep popping up on it then?

Just ignore it if you are not happy with it…..

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Topic Originator: onandupthepars  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 22:33

On the one hand, it`s a keech not having signings, but on the other, I think well of our gaffer for doing it his way.

It seems he doesn`t want to fall into the old routine of filling up the squad with players that can`t easily be moved on, should they fall short. And if it means he`s going to have a bigger pot to spend, and may be able to offer better terms to better players come January, then I`m with him.

He seems to be holding his aim steady - and that might be the way to make solid progress out of this division and beyond, for years to come - although it might mean promotion is not seen as an absolute necessity this season. I think it`s better that he`s being careful and setting his standards high.



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Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 23:20

I`d say we have 17 senior players. The starting XI on Saturday plus Little, Fisher, Allan, Hamilton, Wighton and O`Hara.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Fri 23 Sep 23:37

The fact that you can now name 7 subs persuades some fans that you need a bigger squad but do you really need 7 senior players on the bench? I think it was fine with 5 and a maximum of 3 used. If you use more than 3 outfield subs you`re liable to create more problems than you solve.

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Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 02:44

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wee eck, Fri 23 Sep 23:37

The fact that you can now name 7 subs persuades some fans that you need a bigger squad but do you really need 7 senior players on the bench? I think it was fine with 5 and a maximum of 3 used. If you use more than 3 outfield subs you`re liable to create more problems than you solve.


Aye, but you`d be fine with a polished turd on a stick tbf.

Genuine question, are you happy to go into this season with our current squad?
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 05:14

Thanks for the gratuitous insult. I don`t understand your question. The season started about three months ago and it`s still possible to add to the squad. The more quality we can get in it the better but what`s the optimum number considering we have very few reserve games?

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Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 07:41

I can be a right d1ck on here but I tell you this I`m in good company

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 10:08

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da_no_1, Sat 24 Sep 07:41

I can be a right d1ck on here but I tell you this I`m in good company


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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 11:09

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wee eck, Fri 23 Sept 23:37
If you use more than 3 outfield subs you`re liable to create more problems than you solve.


What?
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 11:22

When has making multiple subs ever worked? It`s usually done out of desperation when a game is virtually lost or to give a few players some game time when a game is effectively won. No doubt this view will offend the master tacticians in our midst.

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Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 11:45

You can maybe name 7 on the bench but I`d still be saying 20 os probably the minimum number of players you need in a squad. Allows for almost 2 players per position with some being more utility players. A squad of only 16/17 means you`re going to really have a big drop off if one or two players get injures or suspensions.

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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 12:09

its 9 on the bench.

we need 3 players to complete the squad, add in O`Hara`s injury you might need 4? that is a ridiculous situation to be in at this point!

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 12:25

I`m still not clear what exactly the criticism of McPake`s approach is. Are we saying he is wrong to prioritise quality over quantity or are we criticising his failure to secure quality players in the third tier of Scottish football? I`m sure we`re all frustrated that the squad has not been finalised by now but the manager has to operate in the real world where he has to negotiate with players, their agents, clubs possibly and sometimes deal with rival clubs.

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Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 15:40

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wee eck, Sat 24 Sep 12:25

I`m still not clear what exactly the criticism of McPake`s approach is. Are we saying he is wrong to prioritise quality over quantity or are we criticising his failure to secure quality players in the third tier of Scottish football? I`m sure we`re all frustrated that the squad has not been finalised by now but the manager has to operate in the real world where he has to negotiate with players, their agents, clubs possibly and sometimes deal with rival clubs.


I don`t think anyone can criticise McPake. He wants quality over quantity. He`s obviously given the Board a "wishlist" of players he would have liked the Pars to sign. For whatever reasons, these have not materialised. I don`t see how anyone can blame the manager for that.

There`s no point bringing in bench warmers who are not going to improve the squad, or make a difference when they start or come on as subs.



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Topic Originator: Indiapar  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 16:59

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GG Riva, Sat 24 Sep 15:40

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wee eck, Sat 24 Sep 12:25

I`m still not clear what exactly the criticism of McPake`s approach is. Are we saying he is wrong to prioritise quality over quantity or are we criticising his failure to secure quality players in the third tier of Scottish football? I`m sure we`re all frustrated that the squad has not been finalised by now but the manager has to operate in the real world where he has to negotiate with players, their agents, clubs possibly and sometimes deal with rival clubs.


I don`t think anyone can criticise McPake. He wants quality over quantity. He`s obviously given the Board a "wishlist" of players he would have liked the Pars to sign. For whatever reasons, these have not materialised. I don`t see how anyone can blame the manager for that.

There`s no point bringing in bench warmers who are not going to improve the squad, or make a difference when they start or come on as subs.


Agreed. I suspect we will bring in a couple but opportunity there for the fringe players
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Topic Originator: Grant  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 17:25

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wee eck, Sat 24 Sept 11:22

When has making multiple subs ever worked? It`s usually done out of desperation when a game is virtually lost or to give a few players some game time when a game is effectively won. No doubt this view will offend the master tacticians in our midst.


Absolutely loads... Watch Brentford this season and Thomas Frank has utilised his five subs superbly, multiple times this season.
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Topic Originator: alwaysaPar  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 17:42

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GG Riva, Sat 24 Sept 15:40

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wee eck, Sat 24 Sep 12:25

I`m still not clear what exactly the criticism of McPake`s approach is. Are we saying he is wrong to prioritise quality over quantity or are we criticising his failure to secure quality players in the third tier of Scottish football? I`m sure we`re all frustrated that the squad has not been finalised by now but the manager has to operate in the real world where he has to negotiate with players, their agents, clubs possibly and sometimes deal with rival clubs.


I don`t think anyone can criticise McPake. He wants quality over quantity. He`s obviously given the Board a "wishlist" of players he would have liked the Pars to sign. For whatever reasons, these have not materialised. I don`t see how anyone can blame the manager for that.

There`s no point bringing in bench warmers who are not going to improve the squad, or make a difference when they start or come on as subs.


There is a point in bringing in players who will keep the level of the performance the same though, so they don`t necessarily have to improve or make a difference, the need to be there to make sure our team can keep playing the way they have
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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 17:52

you should always aim high but you have to be realistic and adapt to the situation and what is or isnt available so you are not left short, McPake said something similar himself before the league started.

this month should have been about a bonus signing or adding possibly someone too good to turn down not trying to finalise a squad so short of numbers that they are one injury from a "crisis" in McPake`s words.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 18:12

That`s easy to say but at which point do you decide to switch the emphasis from `quality` to `quantity`?

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Topic Originator: Pars For Europe  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 21:12

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wee eck, Sat 24 Sep 18:12

That`s easy to say but at which point do you decide to switch the emphasis from `quality` to `quantity`?


3 weeks ago?

With the fitness levels on show so far this season we need all subs available to keep the momentum up in the second half.

Every home game we have had players out on their bottom , necking multiple energy shots, cramping up well before full time or playing out of position to cover/defend deeper as a result.

We have rode our luck so far, in my opinion.

Having a player(s) who McPake will trust to come on could get a few extra points over the season and make the difference between winning the league or the prospect of the play off lottery.
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 21:29

`A player McPake will trust to come on...`

I`m not sure if you`re favouring quality or quantity.

The fitness thing is a curious one. I wonder if the multiple ball system contributes to this. There aren`t as many natural breaks in the game as there used to be.

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Topic Originator: Pars For Europe  
Date:   Sat 24 Sep 22:06

By trust I mean having only kids he is not willing to bring on as they are not in his opinion ready or who have played the day before and in his opinion are at risk of injury.

At this point I don’t think McPake can afford to be holding out, or as fans hoping for someone who could walk into the team.

Three players to add to our current subs who can do a job for a 30 minute shift in place of players who are unfit, have run themselves into the ground or have taken a knock would do me.
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Topic Originator: GJS93  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 11:59

"3 weeks ago?"

or before the league cup started?
or before the league started?

when you keep doing the same thing all summer and getting the same results, something has to change if there actually is money available. there are far too many things that dont seem to make any sense even going back to last summer with the comments on Brexit.

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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 12:20

`...when you keep doing the same thing all summer and getting the same results,...`

You mean being top of the league after 7 games?

I`m still waiting to hear someone tell us what else we could have done to attract quality players to League 1 during the transfer window.

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Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 12:30

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wee eck, Sat 24 Sept 21:29

`A player McPake will trust to come on...`

I`m not sure if you`re favouring quality or quantity.

The fitness thing is a curious one. I wonder if the multiple ball system contributes to this. There aren`t as many natural breaks in the game as there used to be.


Last year there was a survey that showed the ball was in play in the EPL for the least time in a decade-54 mins.I also saw a survey fairly recently of 37 European leagues and Scotland was 36th with ball in play for 52.7% of the time-only the Portuguese league had less.
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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 12:57

I must say I find these results surprising. My impression from watching games in League 1 this season, particularly at EEP, is that the ball is in play a lot more than previously. Maybe the ball boys/girls are just a bit more efficient than they used to be. Before the multiple ball system was introduced in international/UEFA games I thought the ball was generally in play for about 60 minutes in a game so I would have thought the average would be more than that now.

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Topic Originator: Benny74  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 13:54

The lack of signings is starting to worry me now the injuries are stacking up. I totally get the quality and not quantity argument, however there may have to be some league 1 signings to help us along. JM has been clear that he will give youth a chance but he doesn`t want to rely on the young boys this season and his substitutions have shown that to be the case. Again, I agree with that as it has to be what`s best for them and if they struggle you have to be able to remove them depending on their age, personality attitude etc which the manager is best placed to judge. Unfortunately, without signings we are a couple of injuries away from having to throw them in which could derail our promotion hopes. I think we need players that are good enough to bridge the gap between 1st team and young lads, yet to make their debut. I also think we need to end our interest in the reserve cup and that other one we were meant to play this weekend.

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Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 15:06

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GJS93, Sun 25 Sep 11:59

"3 weeks ago?"

or before the league cup started?
or before the league started?

when you keep doing the same thing all summer and getting the same results, something has to change if there actually is money available. there are far too many things that dont seem to make any sense even going back to last summer with the comments on Brexit.


Agree with all of this.
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Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 17:05

Lack of players is also dangerous to the first 11. Grand when you`re playing once a week but God help us when cancelled games start piling post winter. Injuries will pile up
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Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 17:40

It’s not quality over quantity now. The need is actually for quantity.
We can’t rely on teenagers to see us through. It’s not fair on them




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Topic Originator: Ladswell_Thistle  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 18:10

Hopefully there won`t be too many matches postponed with the amount of astro pitches in the league.



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Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 25 Sep 18:10

Whatever happened to `If they`re good enough they`re old enough`? I remember Alex Edwards making his debut for the Pars when he`d just turned 16 and that was 60 years ago when the game was a lot more physical than it is now. The current Scotland under 21 team has at least a couple of 16 year olds in the squad.

I`m not suggesting our young lads should become an integral part of the squad but there must be scope for gradually introducing the best of them into the first team if the opportunity arises. Is that not how a youth scheme works?

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