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Just now, bluebruce said:

Current Crotian international is probably stretching the definition a little bit. Looks like he played 77 minutes for them in a game back in 2017, and got on for a single minute in June two games back. Didn't make the squad for any of the games in between the debut and second cap. Stayed on the bench for the last game. Technically, yes, current international, but still. Breaking in now, I guess.

Still good enough for championship level surely.

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8 minutes ago, Tormund said:

Bids rejected for Scott McKenna from QPR and Forest, good centre back. Wonder if we have looked?

The QPR and Forest bids were for £3 million according to the Scottish Sun. In the past they've rejected £3.5 million from Celtic, and a 'larger' offer from Villa.

Edit - christ, just read the full Scottish Sun article. A more recent Celtic bid of £5 million was also rejected last month (god knows why QPR and Forest thought they'd try 3 after that) and they're believed to value the player at £10 million!!! Dreamland for a young SPL defender surely.

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Just now, bluebruce said:

Current Crotian international is probably stretching the definition a little bit. Looks like he played 77 minutes for them in a game back in 2017, and got on for a single minute in June two games back. Didn't make the squad for any of the games in between the debut and second cap. Stayed on the bench for the last game. Technically, yes, current international, but still. Breaking in now, I guess.

Possibly mate yes but if he’d got 50 caps he’d probably be £25million .

lots of Europa games and captain of his club suggested bags of experience and know how . I paid little attention to it at the time but having had the stuff posted by Swanson I actually think this player could be a hell of a catch for us st the money .

wonder if Rich Sharpe has heard it?

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Did seem to have played the majority of the matches last season, whereas that Bormuth guy played 42 minutes of league football this year....

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Just now, TBTF said:

It just seems crazy that you could get a current Croatian international centre half for less than £2million when you look at some of the nonsense deals that go on . That’s a team with the likes of modric , rakatic etc so he’s not going to be crap . 

The Croatian league has been in political and economic chaos for a good while though, no clubs there are in a position to reject any decent offers. 

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Just now, Tormund said:

Still good enough for championship level surely.

Wasn't doubting him on account of it, just saying it's a slight stretch to refer to him as a current Croatia international, even if it technically applies.

I said earlier, the profile sounds about right to me. If we got someone like him and Tosin too, I'd feel a lot more comfortable going into the season. Would prefer an LB as well, but don't think that'll happen. TM seems comfortable with his options of Bell, Williams (eww), Hart and Downing for that slot. Most of the rest of us aren't, but we don't decide.

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Just now, Commondore said:

The Croatian league has been in political and economic chaos for a good while though, no clubs there are in a position to reject any decent offers. 

Sounds like a good place to make hay whilst the sun shines then!

Something just occurred to me though that makes me wonder about the veracity of the rumour. It sounds like our scouting 'network' has only really scoured Germany and Holland so far. Unless they're just the ones we've been thorough with. On the other hand, it's a very left-field link to be total balls.

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21 minutes ago, stinny1 said:

What pees me off on this board is the obsession with  what a player cost . Too me this doesn't  matter i just want the Rovers too be competitive on the field of play . And if a player is going for silly money  its the way the game has gone . I'm more concerned  with Tony getting  players in to the club and giving us some hope

We don't have any silly money left, hence the "obsession" with what has already been splurged.

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59 minutes ago, Tugay-is-God said:

What's the point in access if he never does anything with it though!

Really can't think of one transfer story he's broke this summer. If he's keeping his powder dry, we must be in for a massive scoop in the next week. 

Did he break Maher? Regardless, if he gets told off record we've bid for Player A, publishes it and then another team gets Player A cos they've become aware of availability, what good is that for Rovers or the LET? For the sake of traffic and reads for one article, they lose access to Rovers. Not worth it. 

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I hope its two new defenders  and lets leave the kid at Man city alone we need men at the back who will put there head in . I hope this comes off get them in Tony lad

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It seems that Skoric was rumoured heading to Besiktas back in May.

Not that I have any knowledge of either the Croat or Bormuth, I hope that we sign both, because we need defenders. Maybe we will get a new Samba, who knows. And hopefully we want pay too much money, IF they sign.

 

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Just now, Commondore said:

The Croatian league has been in political and economic chaos for a good while though, no clubs there are in a position to reject any decent offers. 

Yep, my current village in Malta knocked out Hadjuk Split away 3-1 then came down to earth with a 4-0 thrashing in Latvia.

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18 minutes ago, bluebruce said:

Ugly bastard. Perfect! Won't be afraid to shove his face in front of a foot or get punched for being a git. Might be hoping for it, to accidentally improve his face!

28, which I tend to regard as a CB's typical peak. Couple of Croatia caps, captain of his side, who finished 3rd in the Croatian league. Hardy lot those Eastern Europeans. Tall enough without being a giant, at 6 ft 1 and a half according to Wiki. Shorter than Mulgrew but unlikely to be worse in the air. Profile sounds alright to me.

I watched the game where they played Rangers last year.  I thought at the time that both the CBs for Osijek looked decent.  No nonsense, physical 'kick your granny' types.  Would be happy with Skoric. Experienced but a few years left in the tank.  Cant imagine he will cost anywhere near £2 million either. 

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Brutal, ugly Croatian paired with ruthless, tough German at centre back sounds good to me.  Stereotypes are always the best

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8 minutes ago, Wing Wizard Windy Miller said:

I watched the game where they played Rangers last year.  I thought at the time that both the CBs for Osijek looked decent.  No nonsense, physical 'kick your granny' types.  Would be happy with Skoric. Experienced but a few years left in the tank.  Cant imagine he will cost anywhere near £2 million either. 

Looks like a proper defender. Can head and likes a tackle

 

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Just now, briansol said:

Looks like a proper defender. Can head and likes a tackle

 

Have we been linked? Looks like what we need! 

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Just now, Vilesinner said:

Have we been linked? Looks like what we need! 

@TBTF  posted earlier that he had heard we were looking to sign him after this week's Euro League matches. At least seem like the type we need, not confirmed by the "official sources" so wait and see rumour. Fits the profile and market we should be looking at.

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2 minutes ago, briansol said:

Looks like a proper defender. Can head and likes a tackle

 

One thing is for sure. He doesn't fuck around! Might be a little on the rash side potentially. Without seeing the times he gets it wrong, it's hard to tell whether he has terrific instincts for when to stick a foot in, or if he is a bit over-eager to do it and might come undone against a quick or silken-footed striker in this league.

Definite no-prisoners type. Actually decent technique as well by the look of it. Being captain suggests he is a leader, precisely what our defence needs (then again, Mulgrew is our captain...). I'd take him based on what I've seen so far.

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14 minutes ago, briansol said:

Looks like a proper defender. Can head and likes a tackle

 

Been a long time since we've had any players who like to put a tackle in..been too soft for too long...miss the days when Rovers were known for physical play...sign him up!

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1 hour ago, bluebruce said:

One thing is for sure. He doesn't fuck around! Might be a little on the rash side potentially. Without seeing the times he gets it wrong, it's hard to tell whether he has terrific instincts for when to stick a foot in, or if he is a bit over-eager to do it and might come undone against a quick or silken-footed striker in this league.

Definite no-prisoners type. Actually decent technique as well by the look of it. Being captain suggests he is a leader, precisely what our defence needs (then again, Mulgrew is our captain...). I'd take him based on what I've seen so far.

But, if I remember rightly, wasn't Hanley 'club captain' of Norwich City last season, despite not playing too often for them in the Championship?

What's to stop Mulgrew being our Club captain with this feller being our team captain? Sorry to be a bit brutal but I like the sound of him & Linehan being the first choice centre-half pairing.

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2 hours ago, briansol said:

Looks like a proper defender. Can head and likes a tackle

 

 

2 hours ago, Fraserkirky said:

Looks like he eats people in his spare time. Exactly what we are looking for, will be perfect!

If we sign him I'm getting a shirt with his name on the back, he looks an animal!

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1 hour ago, m1st said:

But, if I remember rightly, wasn't Hanley 'club captain' of Norwich City last season, despite not playing too often for them in the Championship?

What's to stop Mulgrew being our Club captain with this feller being our team captain? Sorry to be a bit brutal but I like the sound of him & Linehan being the first choice centre-half pairing.

No what I was getting at is that although being captain for his club implies this guy is a leader on the pitch, Mulgrew is our captain and is rather shit at leading on the pitch. So it doesn't necessarily mean that.

The footage looks like that of a leader to me though. In deed at least.

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I'm clearly still sleeping 😴

2 CBs (although one more rumour) linked, one a commanding brute with international & European experience, the other quick and strong in the air?

Sounds like a dream 👍

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