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  1. Linky

    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Ok - we'll wait and see I suppose. My original point wasn't that he would be a good signing (although I think Tommy could turn things around with him as he's done for others), but that I'd be very surprised if Tommy wasn't even asking McInnes about him. It's a formula that we've seen before: let someone leave for a bigger team, wait for their career to stall, take them back (with varying degrees of success). Having said that, there is no way the Chairman would pay a fee. But, a years loan? I wouldn't rule it out.
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Could you not have said the same for Swanson, O'Halloran, Craig, Watt, etc. etc. when they were signed for the club?
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Yes, but Tommy often goes for those he knows. Why wouldn't it happen this time? He picks up the unfashionable players who are having a sticky patch, and gives them another chance. Whether you think that's a good idea or not, he's done it before and he'll do it again. If there's a chance of getting May back to his best then it's worth it.
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    I think May will be Tommy's main focus, before anyone else. With Wright coming back from injury, and playing on the right wing, and Kennedy on the left, I'd be tempted to play O'Halloran just behind the main striker. I think it needs to be someone with a physical presence, to get the knock downs onto O'Halloran. If Alston goes, we'll need another centre midfielder. I'd be happy with Tony Andreu, if Hamilton don't take him or Mark Milligan from Hibs (he can also play as centre back). Gaël Bigirimana has been released by Hibs. He had a good season at Motherwell last year, but wasn't able to break into the Hibs first team.
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Fox would only be a back up. I wouldn't want him as number 1.
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Carl McHugh being released by Motherwell. Would be a good utility player - cover for left back, centre backs, centre midfield.
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Any less of a gamble than Watt was?
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Foderingham’s weekly wage would be about the same as our whole squad I imagine. no to Doolan & Couilibaly. They’ll be lucky to be playing in the a Championship next season. Aberdeen are looking to sign Curtis Main, where does that leave Stevie May?
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Eliot Parish - why are we looking at the Dundee 3rd choice 'keeper? I really really hope he is a back up and on a low wage.
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Boyd was the SPL top scorer last season. His record speaks for itself. The question is: why has he not played a full season? Are their injury concerns? Did he fall out with Clarke? I think, as we tend to play the lone striker, I'm not sure he's suited to that role. He tends to feed off knock downs from his striking partner. We need someone with a bit more energy who will be willing to chase after the ball.
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    Zander Clark

    If he's off, let's at least get a good price for him. It's hard to see who might replace him if so. Seny Dieng, the Dundee 'keeper, has been good behind a very poor defence. He is contracted to QPR though and I'm sure whether they'll want to keep him on after his performances. We could never afford Craig Gordon. If he's leaving, he'd surely end up with Hearts.
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    McGowan would be a good shout. Why are we offering a contract to Alston? Unless with Dundee going down he's willing to receive reduced terms rather than leave for them. I'd rather give someone like Tony Andreu a contract.
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Also, left back slot depends on how Easton recovers.
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    Player Contracts + Transfers

    Striker and central midfielder are the key positions to fill. Let Watt & Swanson go. Joe needs to be replaced at the back if he is leaving. I’d like to see a older, calm head at the back to help the younger players. Someone like Aaron Hughes from Hearts comes to mind. Tony Andreu is a player I’ve admired in the past, although hasn’t been good at Hamilton this season. Could he refind some form? I think the striker needs to be someone with a big presence. We need a bit more muscle up front for MOH to play off.
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    Have we underachieved this season?

    I think it's concerning that the season has been based on an excellent run, and a disastrous run. It suggests that our players are very sensitive in regards to confidence. Overall, I don't think we've underachieved. Staying up should be our aim each season. Any better than that is a bonus. Some signings did not work out, but showed potential at the start. Perhaps the change came when Joe signed a pre-contract (if that is what has happened). That must have hit morale. Then, I think a few players were told their contracts weren't being renewed perhaps (Watt? Alston?). Morale dropped even further maybe.