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59 minutes ago, Cagey said:

Callum basically saying he will have to get 2 out to get 2 in.

Does Duffy & Ballantine count as I don't think their loan clubs will be paying their full wage.

 

 

I wonder if Kane is one.

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44 minutes ago, tucker said:

No chance it being Kane,sick of the stick that lad gets,he does all the dirty work all the others hate, would have him in my team every week

I like the 3 of them & would have them in my team but they were only given a 6 month contracts so would have thought they would be favourites to be allowed to go.

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2 hours ago, Cagey said:

I like the 3 of them & would have them in my team but they were only given a 6 month contracts so would have thought they would be favourites to be allowed to go.

Agree but all three are solid players so I'd keep them you won't get any better if imagine

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5 hours ago, tucker said:

No chance it being Kane,sick of the stick that lad gets,he does all the dirty work all the others hate, would have him in my team every week

Callum's opinion is all that matters. He has not been that tactful in his opinion of Kane. He is not a fan. 

To be honest he has stagnated for a while which is a shame. Some of his performances over the last 2 seasons have been way short of top flight quality.

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14 hours ago, tucker said:

No chance it being Kane,sick of the stick that lad gets,he does all the dirty work all the others hate, would have him in my team every week

Agree 100%! I just don't understand how anyone would seriously not want him in the team. He holds the ball up, pressurises defenders and runs himself into the ground. I'd start him every game.

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After getting the average age down under Tommy, it seems to me that Callum (allegedly) appears to think that we need to get some maturity in to help the young guns. Perhaps he should get his boots out again! Will Macca be next? 

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40 minutes ago, Saintdunc said:

After getting the average age down under Tommy, it seems to me that Callum (allegedly) appears to think that we need to get some maturity in to help the young guns. Perhaps he should get his boots out again! Will Macca be next? 

Macca could still show them

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13 hours ago, Havana Saint said:

Callum's opinion is all that matters. He has not been that tactful in his opinion of Kane. He is not a fan. 

Where have you seen that?

Only thing I saw in the Courier was: "“We need to make sure he’s right because he offers something different to our other strikers. There are aspects of the game he has to improve on and he knows that, but he’s someone I’m keen to get back."

Doesn't sound that negative to me.

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/sport/football/st-johnstone/1485265/positive-update-on-injured-st-johnstone-trio/

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https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/sport/football/st-johnstone/1583161/craig-bryson-is-a-st-johnstone-target-callum-davidson-confirms/

Craig Bryson is on St Johnstone’s radar, manager Callum Davidson has confirmed.

The 33-year-old midfielder was released by Aberdeen recently and Davidson is keen on bringing him to McDiarmid Park.

The Perth boss stressed, however, that there are other targets apart from the free agent.

“He’s one of many players I’m looking at just now,” said Davidson.

“He’s a good player and he’s obviously been released by Aberdeen. He’s definitely somebody we’re interested in, along with two or three others.

“Hopefully in the next couple of weeks we’ll get a couple in.”

Versatility is high on Davidson’s wishlist for any remaining recruitment business he can get done.

“There are certain areas I’d like to strengthen,” he said.

“As we go into a busy period of games we need to make sure the squad is big enough to cope with three or four injuries and there’s also the Covid issue as well.

“You’ve got to factor that into the equation.

“I have to make sure I’m covered and have players who can play two or three different positions.

“That’s what we’re looking at. If a player comes up who I think is too good to turn down, hopefully I’ll get the backing to do it.”

With coronavirus cases in the country on the rise again and the number of clubs being impacted by the pandemic following a similar curve, it remains a unique and ever-present threat to a manager’s pre-match planning.

“Having numbers and coping with it is a different story,” Davidson admitted.

“You don’t sign players just because of Covid. It’s such an unknown factor. But it’s always in the back of my mind that if I lose two or three players, all of a sudden my squad thins.

“With injuries you can try and alter things a bit and try and protect players in training but with Covid there’s nothing you can do. It’s a scary one.

“You look at the three goalies at St Mirren. It’s quite a scary situation and I wouldn’t like my club to find itself in it.”

The show must go on is the SPFL mindset as Jim Goodwin found out last weekend when he had to bring in a goalkeeper on an emergency loan. Davidson had sympathy for the St Mirren boss.

“Goalkeeper is such a specialised position that it’s a real hard one,” he said.

“You can do nothing wrong and that can happen.

“Smaller clubs obviously won’t have the capacity to deal with it as well.

“It’s a difficult question for me to answer and hopefully a situation I never have to deal with.”

The Betfred Cup gets underway at the start of next month, with lower league clubs returning to competitive football. The finer detail of coronavirus testing requirements for these sides has yet to be publicised.

Asked if he has been given any clarity, Davidson replied: “Not really, no. To be honest it’s not something I’ve thought about or looked at yet.

“The fixtures have come out but I’m not quite sure about all the rules with testing etc. We’ll cross that bridge when we get there. We’ve got three really important fixtures before then.

“I’ll let the Covid experts deal with it.”

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Do the goalies have to train together ?. You often see them together separate from the rest of the squad. Do we really need a goalkeeping coach. Our goalies are quite experienced & I sometimes think coaches restrict their natural instincts & take away what comes naturally. Zander seems to have regressed over the past couple of seasons.

We have enough backroom staff to punt high balls to goalies which seems to be all the coach seems to do.

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7 minutes ago, Cagey said:

Do the goalies have to train together ?. You often see them together separate from the rest of the squad. Do we really need a goalkeeping coach. Our goalies are quite experienced & I sometimes think coaches restrict their natural instincts & take away what comes naturally. Zander seems to have regressed over the past couple of seasons.

We have enough backroom staff to punt high balls to goalies which seems to be all the coach seems to do.

It's a specialist position, hence they train away from the other players most of the time. Of course they need a coach to work with, even if it's just to set up drills and tell them what to do. How else would a manager know who's been performing better out of the goalies if he doesn't have someone watching them who's an "expert". As for the comment about punting balls, sure that's what you may see pre-match, but to suggest that's all they do is pretty offensive to goalie coaches. 

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6 hours ago, Cagey said:

Do the goalies have to train together ?. You often see them together separate from the rest of the squad. Do we really need a goalkeeping coach. Our goalies are quite experienced & I sometimes think coaches restrict their natural instincts & take away what comes naturally. Zander seems to have regressed over the past couple of seasons.

We have enough backroom staff to punt high balls to goalies which seems to be all the coach seems to do.

A bit of an insult to goalkeeping coaches that. They do a lot more than just punt balls in pre match.

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1 hour ago, THE LARK SAINT said:

Bryson incoming 

I hope whoever comes in are better than Duffy & Ballantine. I think those guys are in the last season of their contact so I don't see the advantage of putting them out on loan. We could be short of numbers if the pendamic & injury hits us & I don't think these guys wages will not be breaking the bank.

What I have seen of Bryson has not impressed me.

All Tommy's good work being undone ?.

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8 minutes ago, Cagey said:

I hope whoever comes in are better than Duffy & Ballantine. I think those guys are in the last season of their contact so I don't see the advantage of putting them out on loan. We could be short of numbers if the pendamic & injury hits us & I don't think these guys wages will not be breaking the bank.

 

Tbf Ballantyne would be better served playing regularly than sitting on the bench, long term a loan makes sense.

Don't agree with the Bryson signing at all. Missed the vast majority of the past 2 years with recurring ankle knocks, and he admitted himself just 3 months ago that despite operations and injections the issue wasn't gone.

Makes zero sense to sign him.

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3 hours ago, Shaggy Jenkins said:

Bryson is a very poor signing and a very worrying trend IMO. See how it goes and hope I'm wrong 

We already have 3 over 30s in midfield. We don't need another one. Especially an injury prone guy who even when he was fit he was poor.

I don't get it. I am beginning to lose faith in Callum.

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49 minutes ago, Cagey said:

We already have 3 over 30s in midfield. We don't need another one. Especially an injury prone guy who even when he was fit he was poor.

I don't get it. I am beginning to lose faith in Callum.

**** sake the guys no even here yet and getting slated tae ****, what chance has he got ?

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