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Just now, chaddyrovers said:

So why hasnt he moved then? 

Because he's under contract and Posh don't want to sell... not just up to the player. It's flat out factually incorrect that nobody has moved for him.

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5 minutes ago, JoeH said:

Because he's under contract and Posh don't want to sell... not just up to the player. It's flat out factually incorrect that nobody has moved for him.

He had release clause of 2.5 million pounds last summer. Bargain there for someone. 

We got have got him, a striker and centre back for the same cost of Brereton in transfer fee wise only

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7 minutes ago, tomphil said:

Yet another ex boro flop. some scouting network he has.

He was there as under 21's player. Had a good spell at Kilmarnock before moving to Rangers

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Well he's a left winger so worth a go if it's a cheap loan i suppose we've nothing to lose.

Just have very little faith now in this manager and his avenues of recruitment.  Any coincidence that the best player he signed wasn't an old boy or one of the usual supply lines as far as i'm aware.

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3 hours ago, JoeH said:

Another dinosaur, past his expiry date, who's finishing at the end of the season. He's not somebody we should be happy to the follow suit of.

no all those promotions that would be awful wouldn't it, but he's yesterdays man no doubt.

Edited by PeteJD13

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3 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

It's not like for like. I'm not saying get rid of Evans, in fact yesterday I said for the fee we would get it wouldn't be worth selling him. If we offloaded Smallwood I would take Whelan 

McNair is like Maddision, someone who was mentioned here before and now fans hold him up well above his ability. 

I certainly don't. He's Northern Ireland's best player imo. Would make a great partner for Travis, and he's also versatile.

 

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3 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

Dack was 22 or 23 when we signed him. Maddison is 26 now. Doesn't add up. Maybe he would be ok, but why hasn't anyone taken a chance 

And why did only lowly Hearts want Whelan.

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14 minutes ago, Vilesinner said:

And why did only lowly Hearts want Whelan.

Because he's 35 and his legs are gone. 

Edited by Bigdoggsteel

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17 minutes ago, Vilesinner said:

I certainly don't. He's Northern Ireland's best player imo. Would make a great partner for Travis, and he's also versatile.

 

The guy has NEVER played more than 20 games in a season. Do you want a replacement for Gladwin in the treatment room? 

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6 hours ago, Mr. E said:

Um if MGP is looking for a club and is training with us why the hell are we not offering him a temporary contract? I have no idea what shape he is in but anyone at this point will be better than playing our target man as a winger. 

His legs had gone when he left at the end of 12/13 season and struggled to reinvent himself centrally. Hes 38 now and just got relegated from the Norwegian second division.

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11 minutes ago, BlackburnEnd75 said:

His legs had gone when he left at the end of 12/13 season and struggled to reinvent himself centrally. Hes 38 now and just got relegated from the Norwegian second division.

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Agreed. It's like when people wanted Bentley back, then got their wish and he was rubbish. Nostalgia clouding rational judgement I'm afraid.

As far as Maddison goes, I wouldn't mind him on a free but also think it's valid to point out that he's 26 and still in League 1. He had a £2.5m release clause and if nobody felt that was worth activating then that says something. It's not like WBA or any of the other teams supposedly interested in him couldn't have afforded that. 

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31 minutes ago, BlackburnEnd75 said:

His legs had gone when he left at the end of 12/13 season and struggled to reinvent himself centrally. Hes 38 now and just got relegated from the Norwegian second division.

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In hindsight yes this is true. Unlikely, I realize, that he can regain stamina at this age. But we desperately miss someone good at set pieces who can put a proper cross in. If there is anything there, I just wish for TM to keep an open mind in the week of training.  

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He scored some cracking goals then he missed that head against  Chelsea  in semi final at old Trafford . But he had gone by 12/13  season he could be brilliant  and crap in the same movement  he was a good player but not a great player

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10 hours ago, JoeH said:

I don't like having a keeper too old as first choice, they start to not be able to get down to stuff. It becomes difficult. Both Raya and Walton may make awful mistakes, but shot stopping wise, they can't be too harshly judged. Bialkowski is good now, but it won't be long before he channels his inner Paul Robinson at the end of his Rovers career.

He's not too old. He's 32. Peak age for a goalie.

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8 minutes ago, bluebruce said:

He's not too old. He's 32. Peak age for a goalie.

Jones, Gennoe, Friedel, all well into their 30s and at the top of their game playing for us. Keepers don't (generally) get worse with age. Many keep getting better ;)EverySomeDogwoodtwigborer.webp

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6 hours ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

Linked with Glen Whelan again I read.Had a big fall out with Stendel at Hearts.  If we managed to offload Evans and Smallwood I would take him on a free, but he shouldn't be a starter, nor would he be. Great pro and good to have around with his experience. Would be relatively cheap at this stage and would allow us to focus cash money on other areas. Maybe with a view to coaching, we have a lot of young midfielders who could learn from him. He certainly has a pretty decent career behind him , in the last 15 years he has played 10 seasons at Premier league level and 5 at Championship level with almost 100 international appearances. 

Ha ha, I sound like his agent. He has gotten a rough time off Ireland fans over the years, myself included, but from reading from ex-managers it's clear now what he brings. He's still starting for Big Mick and probably will again against Slovakia in March. 

Christoph Berra is another one the Hearts manager has fallen out with and he's been told to train with reserves , I've no idea what shape or form is in and he's 34 now so obviously not a long term player but may do a job for 6 months or so should Lenighan leave 

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47 minutes ago, Amo said:

Anyone who wants MGP needs their head tested.

I can't believe it's been seriously suggested 🤣

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8 hours ago, Mr. E said:

Um if MGP is looking for a club and is training with us why the hell are we not offering him a temporary contract? I have no idea what shape he is in but anyone at this point will be better than playing our target man as a winger. 

No, he won't.

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52 minutes ago, Amo said:

Anyone who wants MGP needs their head tested.

Love guy from his time here but there is no way we should be signing him now.

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58 minutes ago, Amo said:

Anyone who wants MGP needs their head tested.

× 1000.

Like Evans, at some point either the fire in his belly went or he decided he wasn't going to put it in any more and was garbage for the final 5/6 years of his time here.

And that was years ago. Might as well see what Shearer's up to if we're playing silly buggers.

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