06 Jan 2017 14:02:46
when king and co came into power we were sold on the idea we would ign players who could be turned into potential money earners by getting good resale ees so far by mind that has not transpired barry mcay i the only player worthy o commanding decent fee he was already here we have dodo rossiter thompson forrester crooks windass then we have the no hoper senderos hill miller 2 o which are our better players tavernier and waghorn the jury is out compare that to signings at parhead there is no coparison so where do we go rom here
06 Jan 2017 16:27:18
The good thing is King might rein in his BS about 'over investment' etc etc as many bears have realized it's all just talk.
06 Jan 2017 16:27:38
The jury has returned its verdict on Tavernier and Waghorn. Guilty of being rubbish and need to be set free.
06 Jan 2017 17:54:48
King has until the end of the January transfer window to prove that he is nothing other than a 'Bullshitter". We are falling further and further behind celtic and there is no sign of things changing in the foreseeable future with this guy in charge!
06 Jan 2017 19:13:37
Disagree, tomusa, for the simple reason that in the January transfer window there's nothing of any real quality to buy. It's the January sales as other clubs clear out their rubbish and we don't want to get caught up in that again, dishing out three and four year contracts to unsuitable/ unstable/ unfit/ untalented players. We'll know by the summer what the real score is.
06 Jan 2017 22:16:11
Early January is the time when you start to pick up quality pre-contract signings for the following season, (and we should be combing the quality leagues for players that will make a difference for the coming season. Arguably, last season we could offer much more than SPL football but we should be able to offer European Football for next season! Of course there are no guarantees but if the manager is backed to sign the three players he wants then we should secure second place.
Let's see how good McParland and Warburton actually are at signing quality!, and let's look at how far King is willing to back his manager!
07 Jan 2017 01:25:12
Pre contracts are a different proposition from hard signings tomusa. There's never much in the way of quality in January that would enhance a team, that's why clubs are not only prepared, but are dying, to let guys go. We have no idea what three players (if indeed he actually wants three players) we wants to sign, and as far as pre contracts go, I doubt if I would let Warburton sign any, going by his track record. He signed a lot of players already that he believed would capture second place and the majority have been unplayable/ unfit/ unstable/ untalented. But he will be in charge until the summer at least, it seems, so I'd let him bring in one or two loan players and see if he can do enough to get us into Europe. As for the rest, I'd be keeping my hand in my pocket and waiting until things unfurl at the end of the season.
07 Jan 2017 13:24:41
The problem with Warbs going is that, unless we see investment, we will end up with a lesser manager, someone like the Aberdeen manager or, God forbid, Davies.
Celtic upped the stakes with the signing of Rodgers, a manager with a decent pedigree in the EPL. The timing of his removal by Liverpool was perfect from their perspective and they had a decent enough team and gave him funds to improve what was there.
If we are to challenge them for the title and establish ourselves as serious contenders for progress in Europe then we equally need a quality manager and we need to provide them with the funds to progress. Right now our better players are either injured or in their 30's or both! We don't have a decent quality team and the longer it takes to secure proper investment and better players the greater the problem will be. We need as many as five or six quality players to walk into the team and that assumes that Rossiter and Krancjar ever are fit again! On the basis that McKay signs a new contract and Windass develops that is about it in terms of midfield and attack, (excluding the raging Miller) . None of remaining players in those roles, (other than the names mentioned and our youth players), are good enough.
In defence and while open to debate we need a right back, cover at left back and at least one centre back and that assumes that Hill plays on for another season and either Wilson or Kiernan can come good when paired with a top quality centre back.
We won't raise much if any funds on selling any of the players not mentioned!