Should we sign Shankland in January?

Should we sign Shankland in January?

  • Yes

    Votes: 199 30.7%
  • No

    Votes: 303 46.7%
  • Don’t need him

    Votes: 133 20.5%
  • Who?

    Votes: 14 2.2%

  • Total voters
    649
  • Poll closed .

Thornliebank_Bear

Well-Known Member
The boys 24. Provided we got him for <£100/150k then for me its a gamble that we should take.
Ship him down south for a loan spell, if he tears it up, we either have ourselves a player to come back into the squad, or we will recover way more than £100k for a proven goalscorer in the english leagues.
If he doesn't then its hardly a calamity inline with Herrera/Pena/Alves. I would rather we signed potential, than paid the wages of a 10 appearance a season loan move to bulk the squad
You dont seriously believe there is a chance of getting Shankland for 100k ?
 

Laudrup11Cooper

Well-Known Member
Thanks to all who voted.
Overwhelmingly it seems on this poll at least it’s a no.
Fair enough.Just hope you guys are right and it or he…doesn’t come back to bite us…later!
 

petepoto

Active Member
Haven’t really watched him but getting called up to the international squad from the 2nd tier is genuinely impressive no matter how bad Scotland are.
Not really when you see the shite that is in that squad. Full of cloggers and never will be’s.

Having seen Shankland a few times, I do not rate him as a player. Getting goals at that level is nothing to crow about and he would need to do it like he has in the top league for me to even think about it.
 

Thornliebank_Bear

Well-Known Member
Not really when you see the shite that is in that squad. Full of cloggers and never will be’s.

Having seen Shankland a few times, I do not rate him as a player. Getting goals at that level is nothing to crow about and he would need to do it like he has in the top league for me to even think about it.
When hes doing in the top league, id guess theres more chance now it will be a move to english 2nd level when the season ends, but anyway... if he scores in our league for Utd people will just say so what scottish football is crap anyway and start saying hes an Adam Rooney no more than that.

And not saying it was you but plenty of people on here laughed at the idea he would get called up and also the comments from McCoist on the lads performance/ability.

In a couple of years time the lad will get a mention on the serie a football podcast with massimo about a possible link with torino and then and only then can he be called a goalscorer and given credit.
 

biodoc

Active Member
Should have signed him in the summer for free and loaned him out to one of the better SPL sides to take points off the scum while not being able to play against us while establishing himself as an SPL level striker.
 

Haining84

Well-Known Member
Not sure why he annoys people but see when it comes to slagging the boy off id say this is the best one yet. Pound shop nice one.

More to follow though im sure.
He’s scored a load of goals for Ayr and Dundee Utd in the second tier of Scottish football against crap like Arbroath,Queens & Falkirk.

What else I’m I suppose to judge him on?
 

Thornliebank_Bear

Well-Known Member
He’s scored a load of goals for Ayr and Dundee Utd in the second tier of Scottish football against crap like Arbroath,Queens & Falkirk.

What else I’m I suppose to judge him on?
Never said i had a problem with it said it was best line yet.

You could judge him on being a Scotland player which im sure you will if he has a stinker.
 

Haining84

Well-Known Member
Never said i had a problem with it said it was best line yet.

You could judge him on being a Scotland player which im sure you will if he has a stinker.
I genuinely can’t get my head round the idea folk would consider a player like this as a decent option for Rangers.He’s a mid table SPL player playing in the 2nd tier of Scottish football at 24.
 

Thornliebank_Bear

Well-Known Member
I genuinely can’t get my head round the idea folk would consider a player like this as a decent option for Rangers.He’s a mid table SPL player playing in the 2nd tier of Scottish football at 24.
You were probably saying he wasnt premiership level a couple of weeks back.

So you think it would have been crazy for Gerrard to have signed him for free ? or you mean to spend money on Shankland ? i must admit hes gonna cost quite a bit now maybe too much.

24 ? whats wrong with that hes still quite young and without wanting to start on our own players we have signed quite a lot of young guys on loan or frees that are not exactly CL stars.
 

Haining84

Well-Known Member
You were probably saying he wasnt premiership level a couple of weeks back.

So you think it would have been crazy for Gerrard to have signed him for free ? or you mean to spend money on Shankland ? i must admit hes gonna cost quite a bit now maybe too much.

24 ? whats wrong with that hes still quite young and without wanting to start on our own players we have signed quite a lot of young guys on loan or frees that are not exactly CL stars.
A)I’ve always thought he was mid table SPL level.
B)He could be picked up for a relatively small fee.He’s playing for Dundee Utd in the Scottish Championship ffs.:)):oops:

c)Very very few players that are the age he is and have no previous at a higher level(which is still relatively poor)go onto make it big.

d)If Gerrard had of been targeting Ayr Utd’s striker in the summer I’d have been bloody worried about our scouting system and his sanity.
 

Thornliebank_Bear

Well-Known Member
A)I’ve always thought he was mid table SPL level.
B)He could be picked up for a relatively small fee.He’s playing for Dundee Utd in the Scottish Championship ffs.:)):oops:

c)Very very few players that are the age he is and have no previous at a higher level(which is still relatively poor)go onto make it big.

d)If Gerrard had of been targeting Ayr Utd’s striker in the summer I’d have been bloody worried about our scouting system and his sanity.
a/ im sure you have mate dont doubt its on the many threads about the lad.

b/ no chance, d utd need to get back and when they do he will prob have hit about 50 and id guess, only guess, they would value him at around 3m quid. even then.

c/ so what

d/ i was worried that we didnae it seemed one of the most obvious signings in recent years, maybe unfair to pick the lad out im not having a go at him just first one i thought of, whats the difference between signing someone like shankland and jordan jones
 

Haining84

Well-Known Member
a/ im sure you have mate dont doubt its on the many threads about the lad.

b/ no chance, d utd need to get back and when they do he will prob have hit about 50 and id guess, only guess, they would value him at around 3m quid. even then.

c/ so what

d/ i was worried that we didnae it seemed one of the most obvious signings in recent years, maybe unfair to pick the lad out im not having a go at him just first one i thought of, whats the difference between signing someone like shankland and jordan jones
No offence mate but If you think anyone is paying Dundee Utd £3m for Shankland you’re off yer nut!
 

Haining84

Well-Known Member
a/ im sure you have mate dont doubt its on the many threads about the lad.

b/ no chance, d utd need to get back and when they do he will prob have hit about 50 and id guess, only guess, they would value him at around 3m quid. even then.

c/ so what

d/ i was worried that we didnae it seemed one of the most obvious signings in recent years, maybe unfair to pick the lad out im not having a go at him just first one i thought of, whats the difference between signing someone like shankland and jordan jones
Ones proven in the top flight,the other isn’t.
 

Billiericky

Well-Known Member
Normally a 24 year old striker playing for Scotland should be attracting the eye of Rangers scouts.

However, we do not live in normal times. Not with the National team at least.
 

iaatpies

Well-Known Member
Would he have been a better option than giving Ryan Hardie or Zak Rudden their chance?

He's a really good lower league striker. He isnt going to be another Jamie Vardy who makes the jump from the lower leagues to the top flight and thrives.
 

Southside_shug

Well-Known Member
I was talking to a couple of guys int eh pub who told me he had a two week trial with Kilmarnock last year and Clark didn't fancy him then. Allegedly Boydie said at the time that he was a no-no too.

No one could work out , other than his 65 goals in the past 65 games why he was been selected!!! :D :D
 

Luca Stroppi

Well-Known Member
Don’t think he’s quite good enough and definitely not in favour of giving that diddy club any cash. We can get better and furthermore, we need to be more proactive in identifying talent at an early stage and not when they move to diddy clubs who want to hold us to ransom over the fee.
 

Sir Sasa Papac

Well-Known Member
I like him but I can’t think of one game he would have played for us this year, even as a sub. He wouldn’t get a chance at us and I don’t think a substitute appearance every few months would work
 
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