Seven down, how many more?

Aggieblue

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So here we are in what will effectively be an extended transfer speculation and window and with 7 now gone where we will have paid all or some wages, how many others do you think we will try to “move on” not from our starting 11 or transfer earners but from a bloated squad or some we probably should never of signed.
 

Yankeeger

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So here we are in what will effectively be an extended transfer speculation and window and with 7 now gone where we will have paid all or some wages, how many others do you think we will try to “move on” not from our starting 11 or transfer earners but from a bloated squad or some we probably should never of signed.
was it not 6
 

Oduwa

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Whilst it would be great to have quality and quantity, its a very fine line.

If we go for 2 or 3 great signings, we are a couple of injuries/suspensions away from issues we've repeatedly have.

For us to improve, the incomings just need to be better than those leaving which frankly, shouldn't be hard.
 

Saltire

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We've been saying that for almost 4 years now.

I still don't think the penny has dropped.
I'll be a tad dissapointed if we go with the usual squad bulking approach this summer. Yes, we may need to replace a few of these squad players but this could also be done by promoting a few on the fringes of the 1st team squad.
I'd rather we go for 2 or 3 players to instantly improve the first 11.
 

OohAhHuistra

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I'd loan Mcrorie out again next season and keep Docherty around as a squad player but yeah it's tough to see any of that list being here long term.

Signing Barker and Jones was a total waste of time and money.
I was over in Denmark for our qualifier when we signed Barker and I thought my mate was at the wind up. Told me give him a chance, seem enough at Hibs to know he was rotten
 

Cooper_11

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Of the group who’ve been released, the one I’m more concerned about replacing is Wes. He was a great back-up keeper and I never had any worries about him stepping in for Shagger.
A back-up left back is now a necessity, and as much as Andy and Flano gave their all when they were given game time, I feel we need much better quality for the times when Borna is not part of the first eleven.
 

Rule Britannia

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Barker
Jones
Docherty
McCrorie
Murphy
Stewart
Middleton

Wouldn’t be surprised to see any of them leave
I think Barker, Jones and Doc will be a cert. The rest should be given a preseason to impress.

I certainly wouldnt be looking to move on mccrorie. Murphy was fit and on fire on loan, he deserves a chance back here too. Middleton & Stewart will need to improve massively but i would give them one last chance.
 

OohAhHuistra

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I think Barker, Jones and Doc will be a cert. The rest should be given a preseason to impress.

I certainly wouldnt be looking to move on mccrorie. Murphy was fit and on fire on loan, he deserves a chance back here too. Middleton & Stewart will need to improve massively but i would give them one last chance.
Can see the view about Murphy mate it was really just a list of the top of my head of players we’d certainly listen to offers of any kind for imo
 

Rule Britannia

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Of the group who’ve been released, the one I’m more concerned about replacing is Wes. He was a great back-up keeper and I never had any worries about him stepping in for Shagger.
A back-up left back is now a necessity, and as much as Andy and Flano gave their all when they were given game time, I feel we need much better quality for the times when Borna is not part of the first eleven.
Mccrorie should be our number 2 goalie. Working hard with Greegs to get him ready to step in to his shoes in a year or 2 time. I'd give him cup games too.
 

MickF24

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I think Barker, Jones and Doc will be a cert. The rest should be given a preseason to impress.

I certainly wouldnt be looking to move on mccrorie. Murphy was fit and on fire on loan, he deserves a chance back here too. Middleton & Stewart will need to improve massively but i would give them one last chance.
I can see Jones staying, don't know why but I just have a hunch he'll be here next season.
 

Rule Britannia

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Mccrorie
Middleton
Docherty
Murphy
Barker
Jones
Polster
Stewart
Defoe
Davis
This time next season, i would hope all the above are away.
None are good enough to win a cup never mind a league.
Remember the other first team players who are better!! couldnt win us anything.
Bit harsh on Polster. He's never put a foot wrong in the limited time he's played. Hopefully with a season to settle he can kick on. Similar to Stewart who's never really had a proper run out either.
 

Commentator

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Whilst there are several who really haven't been persevered with enough IMHO if the manager isn't going to play them then they need to go.
However, the manager simply has to start managing the game actually playing out in front of him and not the one he's hoping to see.
 

Orange Man

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Bit harsh on Polster. He's never put a foot wrong in the limited time he's played. Hopefully with a season to settle he can kick on. Similar to Stewart who's never really had a proper run out either.
Fair shout, but you forget the quality needed to win a league.
Time to get ruthless i think.
The jacks, kamaras, goldsons etc couldnt win us anything , so i cant see how polster or stewart will.
 

Rule Britannia

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Fair shout, but you forget the quality needed to win a league.
Time to get ruthless i think.
The jacks, kamaras, goldsons etc couldnt win us anything , so i cant see how polster or stewart will.
We also cant replace a full squad and expect them to click and win titles straight off the bat. Where do we get the cash to fund that? You need to be realistic. We'll be lucky to have 1 or 2 players walking straight into the first XI.

Very harsh on Jack. Not even going to get into that one. Everyone has their own opinions i guess.
 

S English

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Mccrorie
Middleton
Docherty
Murphy
Barker
Jones
Polster
Stewart
Defoe
Davis
This time next season, i would hope all the above are away.
None are good enough to win a cup never mind a league.
Remember the other first team players who are better!! couldnt win us anything.
I'd keep McCrorie, Docherty and Davis to rotate with the first team, we can't just cut over half the squad yet again and expect to hit the ground running
 

Aggieblue

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Certainly a lot more time to plan than expected and I suppose number of quality in’s may depend on the number of quality out’s but that aside I expect 3 walk in first teamer’s and 3 better quality back up’s!
 

Orange Man

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We also cant replace a full squad and expect them to click and win titles straight off the bat. Where do we get the cash to fund that? You need to be realistic. We'll be lucky to have 1 or 2 players walking straight into the first XI.

Very harsh on Jack. Not even going to get into that one. Everyone has their own opinions i guess.
Fair shout, but the facts are there.
When you think we have an academy as well, when will the youngsters get a chance.
SG did say a year ago - quality not quantity.
Its went the opposite way, when you think grezda and lafferty got a pay off then we need the numbers down with better in.
We cant just have players who arent even average hanging around.
Ross wilson will be good at sorting it out.
 

tazzabear

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So here we are in what will effectively be an extended transfer speculation and window and with 7 now gone where we will have paid all or some wages, how many others do you think we will try to “move on” not from our starting 11 or transfer earners but from a bloated squad or some we probably should never of signed.
We’re those already announced not in their last year?
 
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