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  1. #161
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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobydufc View Post
    Durnan should have been kept, His contribution has been under rated
    Defensively he can defend and a good threat in the oppositions box on corners and wide free kicks
    He's not the little dribbling type of player but with the proper partner alongside him in the rear guard reckon he could have excelled
    A few good wins under our belt the confidence would grow all through the team
    Durnan would have probably wanted a 2-3 year contract though so I'm happy he's away . If he was still under contract and had say a year left then I'd have also been ok with him still being with us for 1 more season in this league but we can't be giving contracts to players we know are limited and wouldn't be any good to if we get back up.

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    I think we should have kept durnan and no problem giving him 2 years.

    Not the most attractive footballer but he is effective.

    He’s one of our most reliable performers of last couple of years.

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    I hate all this "with a good player beside him" chat. Why can't we just get 2 good ****ing centre halves instead of one good and one ****e who can only play good with the right partner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tHeArAb View Post
    I hate all this "with a good player beside him" chat. Why can't we just get 2 good ****ing centre halves instead of one good and one ****e who can only play good with the right partner.
    Agreed. And if the signings so far are anything to go by I think we will.

    ps how come we've not signed anyone today? Not good enough imo

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    Honestly canny believe what I'm reading here, Durnan good at defending? He can't header the f*cking ball plus thinks it's acceptable to let the ball bounce in the penalty box, 2 year extension!! Where have you guys been the last 3 years?
    Good riddance to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arab81 View Post
    Honestly canny believe what I'm reading here, Durnan good at defending? He can't header the f*cking ball plus thinks it's acceptable to let the ball bounce in the penalty box, 2 year extension!! Where have you guys been the last 3 years?
    Good riddance to him.

    He puts in a shed load of headers. He’s main defender we have had. He’s not perfect but where is the better centre half? He’s better than murdoch, Edge or scobbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSArab View Post
    He puts in a shed load of headers. He’s main defender we have had. He’s not perfect but where is the better centre half? He’s better than murdoch, Edge or scobbie
    Quit when you're losing LS What the lads are saying is he's not good enough overall and we need better.
    Being better than Murdoch Edge and Scobbie does not make a player good enough to be a mainstay at CB for us in a promotion winning season. Csaba actually will know this, Luggy will know it, so wait on the new players coming in

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    LS, I believe Murdoch, edge and Scobbie should follow durnan out the door, the positions of GK and CB's over the last 3 years have been nothing but shocking.
    We need to get these positions right or we'll never get out this league, pity Mohsni isn't signing but it is what it is, keep looking, don't settle for the utter dross we have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arab81 View Post
    LS, I believe Murdoch, edge and Scobbie should follow durnan out the door, the positions of GK and CB's over the last 3 years have been nothing but shocking.
    We need to get these positions right or we'll never get out this league, pity Mohsni isn't signing but it is what it is, keep looking, don't settle for the utter dross we have.
    WTAF - penny has dropped Edge has another year left on contract? wholly phuck so CB wise we have him, murdoch, scobbie and Toshney. No need for reinforcements chaps

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedboy71 View Post
    WTAF - penny has dropped Edge has another year left on contract? wholly phuck so CB wise we have him, murdoch, scobbie and Toshney. No need for reinforcements chaps
    Just because they have contracts doesn't mean they're all staying? I hope

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    Quote Originally Posted by stokearab View Post
    Just because they have contracts doesn't mean they're all staying? I hope
    Scobbie and the Edge have been told to find new clubs..

    https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/spor...ive-clear-out/

    Was Durnan part of the malaise that’s effected the club recently? It’s been reported on here “Arabdad” reporting on Scott Macdonald’s attitude to Csaba and we also saw Flood’s reaction at his red card.

    It appears that Luggy’s influence is starting to take bite. I remember reading he had trouble at St Johnstone with players & Fergie’s advise was to punt the troublemakers and bring in players who listened to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stokearab View Post
    Quit when you're losing LS What the lads are saying is he's not good enough overall and we need better.
    Being better than Murdoch Edge and Scobbie does not make a player good enough to be a mainstay at CB for us in a promotion winning season. Csaba actually will know this, Luggy will know it, so wait on the new players coming in
    That kinda sums things up for me. I was one of Durnans biggest fans for the level we are at, but if there is better coming in and are able to prove that, then it will be, Mark Who? at the end of the season.

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    Is it fair to say that Csaba has probably cleared house of all those that stood against him last season? Might explain why Durnan was allowed to go without much of a struggle

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    Not sure Durnan was one of the dissenting figures - it was probably just time

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    Heard tonight that Callum Morris has been offered a contract from us. Only what i have heard, dont shoot the messenger

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    Quote Originally Posted by wardy13 View Post
    Heard tonight that Callum Morris has been offered a contract from us. Only what i have heard, dont shoot the messenger
    Supposedly in leaving Dunfermline he wanted to pursue contacts down in England.

    Great signing IMO if we can get him

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    Great defender for us, especially with big Jaro beside him, but very injury prone. Was gutted we missed out on O’Ware think he would of been a better signing than Morris. But a Morris Moshni pairing would fix that.

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    Unless we have three quality centre-halves lined up I'd have been keeping Durnan ahead of the others that are left. Not all the signings we have made the past couple of seasons have been dire, but they have been made to look a lot worse by McKinnons dreadfully imbalanced squads, the first season having virtually no pace or width or a target man, and last season building a leightweight squad that could only play one style of football, and again without a targetman or right back.


    Have to admit I'm underwhelmed by our signings so far, partly because I can't really recall any of them, plus they have all come from either sides that we finished above or have been relegated, and they all just happen to be available, which doesn't necessarily show much imagination or suggest we have better options.

    I'm not writing them off either though, as said I don't know the players well enough (the right back sounds encouraging), and a team is the sum of its parts. If we can get a balanced squad and supplement these signings with some quality then we might be ok, but given our inability to get even the basics right in our squad building the past couple of seasons (please don't have Murdoch lining up centre half on the first day of the season), I am very much wait and see at the moment.


    I like the appointments of Sturrock and Easton, although perhaps limited as a player Easton always had a good attitude and struck me as fairly intelligent guy who cared when he played for us, and didn't come out with the football clichés when interviewed. The Bowman appointment I'm not so sure about, and it's a fairly important role.

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    recruitment in the last few years has been beyond shocking! going all the way back to the relegation season.

    signings for the last years have either been past it players coming for a last pay day before retiring, players who "were decent at other clubs" or signed for the sake of signing. We've had no real strategy in place for signings. Taylor was brought in to improve this but ended up with similar type of signings who no real improvement to the squad.

    the signings so far seem to suggest a different approach is being taken. getting in players who are still young enough, needing to prove people wrong or know all about the division. if we can add a few more similar types of signings im confident of seeing a different united under CL.

    Easton coming in as Under20s is great piece of business imo. highly respected not just in scotland plus has a connection to the club. done a good job with raiths youth so should be a decent appointment. tbh moving Bowman away from coaching is a good move as he isnt exactly got a great Reputation for being a good coach.

    Happy enough with the business so far hope it continues and shows on the pitch!

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    Well we seem to be in pre-season now with a squad that looks like this which i will base on the 2 player per position comment.

    GK, Rakovan, Siegrist.
    LB, Booth, Robson.
    RB, Wardrop, Murdoch(may be a CB?).
    CB, Frans so 2/3 more needed.
    CM, Stanton, Rabitsch, Allardice so 1 more needed.
    L/RW, Aird, McMullan, King so 1 more needed.
    FW, Curran, Clark, Keatings, Smith.

    Deniz is player 23 and on the injured list and i see Toshney is still considered as injured but i dont know where to fit him into the squad. Fyvie is i think being considered as having a place, although i think this is a mistake and would be happy with a 6m/year loanee that could fill that position.

    I also wonder if Edje and Scobbie are taking up a position in the squad, although i doubt we will be having to move them out to get others in as yet!

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