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1 hour ago, Cagey said:

It was the 51% for 17/18 that made me & maybe Tommy that made me think he wouldn't play much this season.

He did a great job this season in a position we couldn't fill but not sure he has the legs to fill that position for another season.

With the squad we have I can't think of a better captain though.

He also didn't seem to struggle playing the full 90 minutes more than once a week so I do think he has another season in him for us. 

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1 hour ago, Cagey said:

It was the 51% for 17/18 that made me & maybe Tommy that made me think he wouldn't play much this season.

He did a great job this season in a position we couldn't fill but not sure he has the legs to fill that position for another season.

With the squad we have I can't think of a better captain though.

The fact that he played only 51% wa snot down to his age but simply other choices in that area. He has this year changed his style and is playing superbly in that role.

I think the change in role to a central midfielder instead of sider has assisted him and another year is within his graps.  Worth pointing out a year younger than scott Brown who is playing more games at the same level at Celtic in a similar eentral midfield role. 

 

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2 hours ago, saintgscot said:

Just watching stv news showing highlights from weekend. Got to say that young Celtic striker Johnston looks a good player. Be worth trying to get on loan.

I think he will be well in the first team squad for next season and did play in the champions league qualifiers this season. 

Of the ones on show yesterday I think Dembela looks more likely to go out on loan. 

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On 5/20/2019 at 10:48 AM, Cagey said:

It was the 51% for 17/18 that made me & maybe Tommy that made me think he wouldn't play much this season.

He did a great job this season in a position we couldn't fill but not sure he has the legs to fill that position for another season.

With the squad we have I can't think of a better captain though.

Don't know why you think Liam Craig doesn't have the legs for another season. He did well for us this year, and him and Murray (or Callachan) were comfortably superior to the centre midfields of the other bottom six sides in most of the games we played against them this season. (The two poor showings against Accies excluded).

If you're saying possibly not good enough to compete with top six sides, then that's maybe more of a valid point.

He's only 31, and has been fairly injury free most of his career as far as I know.  There seems to be a feeling on here that over 30 and you are finished. Playing the way he did this season, he could do a job for a few years yet.

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In case anyone thinks I dislike Liam as a player or am saying he shouldnt be in the team . I think he should be in the team & of the squad we have would make the best captain. 

You have come up with stats to disprove my fears 're fitness .

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On 5/20/2019 at 8:34 PM, mainstand said:

I think he will be well in the first team squad for next season and did play in the champions league qualifiers this season. 

Of the ones on show yesterday I think Dembela looks more likely to go out on loan. 

I think Dembela will be part of Celtic squad next season,depending on who is manager.

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1 hour ago, Cagey said:

I think Dembela will be part of Celtic squad next season,depending on who is manager.

Probably right but the position he was playing on Sunday is the same as Forrest, so would be surprised to see him getting lots of game time.

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Dons sign Curtis Main  but I suppose Wilson will be going back south so not really a forward short. Can't see May getting a game next season but don't think we should go for him if he was for loan.

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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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8 hours ago, Linky said:

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.

May scored less goals than Chris Kane this season - that is in nearly 2000 mins of football - those stats are pretty comprehensive. 

The poor lad is a ahadow of what he was 6 years ago.  I woudl be pretty shocked if Tommy woudl be pursing him.

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10 hours ago, Havana Saint said:

May scored less goals than Chris Kane this season - that is in nearly 2000 mins of football - those stats are pretty comprehensive. 

The poor lad is a ahadow of what he was 6 years ago.  I woudl be pretty shocked if Tommy woudl be pursing him.

I would be pretty shocked if he's not pursuing him.

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As much as it's painful to say it, I don't really want May back at Saints either. 3 goals in all competitions all season and I don't think he's managed a single one from open play. McInnes was never able to get the best out of him at Saints and he's not always played up front, but we really need more of a sure thing than that. He's on a wage we wouldn't be able to afford and Aberdeen will probably want to recoup at least some of the money they've shelled out on him.

I love Stevie May and would love the 2014 version back but I don't think that exists any more. We can get better for the money it would take to bring him back now too.

Having said that, if he does signs I'll lose my shit with excitement no doubt.

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1 hour ago, blueheaven said:

I would be pretty shocked if he's not pursuing him.

I would. We wont be signing May permanently this Summer so even if we help him regain his form we're probably only likely to get 6 months out him. It could help us next season but overall I'd rather we focus on a striker who could improve us long term/earn us a fee.

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12 hours ago, Havana Saint said:

May scored less goals than Chris Kane this season - that is in nearly 2000 mins of football - those stats are pretty comprehensive. 

The poor lad is a ahadow of what he was 6 years ago.  I woudl be pretty shocked if Tommy woudl be pursing him.

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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3 minutes ago, Linky said:

Yes, but Tommy often goes for those he knows. Why wouldn't it happen this time? 

Because he's past it and will be too expensive. It would be very poor value for the risk involved, and TW is good at getting value.

Can we please just bin this talk as it's making me nervous.

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