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Offline RicoS321

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Re: January window
« Reply #440 on: February 01, 2019, 08:43:38 AM »
What that does show is an incredible lack of creativity still. Injury to either McGinn or GMS and we're fucked.  I get what you mean about getting rid of squad fillers Rico, but it just feels too lightweight in proven quality, all across the board except GK.  Highly reliant on good fitness and minimal suspensions between now and the end of the season.

None of those that left had proven quality though. It's a risk, but I'm actually quite glad to see the manager take one for once. I have no doubt his intention was to get another player in, but we've obviously failed. He'd probably made a decision that the players out the door weren't going to be good enough for the run in, and that shouldn't change just because we've not managed to get a replacement - they still wouldn't be good enough. For Wright and Anderson, we're sacrificing squad depth so that they can become better players by getting game time and I think that's the correct decision (should have happened sooner in Wright's case). Obviously, we'll get McGinn and GMS injured at the weekend and we'll be fucked, but that's life!

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Re: January window
« Reply #441 on: February 01, 2019, 09:34:13 AM »
IF we do get a Euro place we’re pretty fucked for the qualifiers.


Lewis

McKenna
Devlin
Logan

Ferguson
Gleeson
Campbell

McGinn
McLennan
Ross
Wright

May
Cosgrove
Anderson

We will definitely sign at least a couple of pre-contracts to cover any of ours that leave in the summer so isn't quite as desperate numbers wise as you portray. Quality wise who knows though?

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Re: January window
« Reply #442 on: February 01, 2019, 01:13:27 PM »
I’m really disappointed with our strategy during the window, our squad has become weaker at a time when the 3 teams above us have clearly strengthened. I understand the benefit (hopefully) of Anderson and Wright going on loan, but looking at the bigger picture from January it just looks like a massive cost cutting exercise. A quality signing of some sort would have given the fans a lift and our opponents a reminder we mean business, and the dna supporters would have got some reward for their investment.

Assuming McKenna and Devlin are both fully fit again now, otherwise I don’t see how we can cope with the limited options we have.  ???
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Re: January window
« Reply #443 on: February 01, 2019, 01:46:16 PM »
Don't think we will see either of Devlin or McKenna until mid February at the earliest. Devlin especially is a puzzler....club keep saying he's 10-14 days away from returning and this keeps getting extended. Facing Hivs and sevco with Consi and Hoban (if he stays fit!) Is hardly ideal but it is what it is so we just have to get on with it.

Punting Forrester, Tansey and loaning out Reynolds should save the club around £8k per week in wages so makes sense as none of them would have featured except in the forest of emergencies. Wright and Anderson will get regular game time at decent levels. With Ball and Gleeson ahead of him in the pecking order, I've liked to seen Campbell also head out to a Championship club to get a regular game as I think of the 3 mentioned, he has the biggest future ahead of him....could even be a regular pick for us by this time next year.

Disappointed the Barker rumour came to nothing. GMS has been underwhelming at best since retiring from injury and you have to wonder how big his committment will be going forward given that he will be offski in summer.

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Re: January window
« Reply #444 on: February 01, 2019, 08:05:54 PM »
None of those that left had proven quality though. It's a risk, but I'm actually quite glad to see the manager take one for once. I have no doubt his intention was to get another player in, but we've obviously failed. He'd probably made a decision that the players out the door weren't going to be good enough for the run in, and that shouldn't change just because we've not managed to get a replacement - they still wouldn't be good enough. For Wright and Anderson, we're sacrificing squad depth so that they can become better players by getting game time and I think that's the correct decision (should have happened sooner in Wright's case). Obviously, we'll get McGinn and GMS injured at the weekend and we'll be fucked, but that's life!

I don't disagree about not really losing any quality. But this was an opportunity to actually improve squad depth, don't think I really articulated that. Everyone knows we're lacking creative quality in the middle of the park and that's where my biggest concern is. As well as the wings now Wright, despite never being consistent, at least offered an option.

It's a bit deflating tbh.

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Re: January window
« Reply #445 on: February 03, 2019, 09:18:39 AM »
both wright and anderson scored yesterday..strange world
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