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Best of luck to the lad, I really hope everyones missed something here and he scores for fun for Swansea. The Scottish Championship is an awful level, Stevie May, Cummings and many more have blown clubs away at that level but not actually really carried that form over when they've went down south. 

 

Sincerely hope he hits the ground running so Mcleish might have options for striker for the national side 

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JackLadd

Going for the money to get splinters and maybe loaned up here. Par for the course. 

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Smithee
6 hours ago, Jenks said:

No you're right enough , I just would have like him to get more games. We could really do with him now to be fair.

I liked him for his attitude and workrate, I wish we could bottle that. I'm not sure he'd make much difference just now, but he's a funny one- I do have to agree we played better when he was in the team, mostly because of the space he created with his movement when attacking, and how much he harassed defences when they had the ball, but he neither created nor finished chances to any great extent with us.

 

For new players, I can accept most signings, because you never know how a player will work out. For contract renewals and players we already know in maroon I have a different process- is this a player I can see in a league winning squad? With Reilly, I'm afraid not. 

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been here before
On 29/08/2018 at 11:15, Armageddon said:

We have a squad that tells me we should never take a punt on any player - remember that Bikey lad, FFS scored goals for fun at a much lower level.

 

We never took a punt though. As I recall it cost us nothing to have him here after he decided Hibs were shite.. He spent a bit of time 'on trial' for want of a better phrase, being signed as an amateur. It didnt work out and both parties went their seperate ways.

 

Any arrangement along those lines isnt really a punt.

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Armageddon
29 minutes ago, been here before said:

 

We never took a punt though. As I recall it cost us nothing to have him here after he decided Hibs were shite.. He spent a bit of time 'on trial' for want of a better phrase, being signed as an amateur. It didnt work out and both parties went their seperate ways.

 

Any arrangement along those lines isnt really a punt.

 

Thanks. Been sitting waiting 3 months for a reply ???

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been here before
5 minutes ago, Armageddon said:

 

Thanks. Been sitting waiting 3 months for a reply ???

 

 

:lol:

 

Blame the Courvoisier.

 

Ive probably just got enough left for a hipflask tomorrow. If I can just find someone to create a diversion...

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Mikey1874
On 30/11/2018 at 20:29, buzzbomb said:

Off to Swansea, then loaned back to Ayr til end of season

 

Some papers today had Swansea making £400k bid 

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Cruyff Turn
17 hours ago, Bongo 1874 said:

 

Who is Ayr’s left winger? 

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buzzbomb
2 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

Some papers today had Swansea making £400k bid 

Btw I’ve watched him a few times and I’m not sure if he’ll make the step up. 

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buzzbomb
1 minute ago, Cruyff Turn said:

Who is Ayr’s left winger? 

Mcdaid..?

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Cruyff Turn
1 minute ago, buzzbomb said:

Mcdaid..?

Looks like a good player. The type we’re missing. 

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Sir Gio
23 minutes ago, buzzbomb said:

Mcdaid..?

Are we still game to sign wingers?

 

If Budge rifles her ISA we could end the season as victors and nothing Bobby can do to stop us

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Mauricio Pinilla
41 minutes ago, Cruyff Turn said:

Looks like a good player. The type we’re missing. 

 

A winger that actually creates chances 

 

:vrwow:

 

Ayr have randomly built a really good team. Loads of guys that were released from prem clubs put together and working really well. If they don't get promoted their team is just going to get ripped apart.

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Paulp74

Who knows if we went for him or not but even if we did, Swansea will no doubt be offering 3 or 4 times more than what we can offer. Moult got £13k pw apparently when he went to Preston. No way we can compete with that. 

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buzzbomb
2 hours ago, Cruyff Turn said:

Looks like a good player. The type we’re missing. 

Tbh I’ve never really seen much from him til the Utd game and I’m not sure if that was partly down to how bad Utd were.

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Masonic

lads a goal machine similar to robbo lethal as anything around the box

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Eddie

Nah he wouldn’t have cut it in the top quality premiership 

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innerjambo

Of course, we have far too many goal machines in our side, so it made sense not to take a chance on Shankland.

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Alex Kintner
25 minutes ago, Masonic said:

lads a goal machine similar to robbo lethal as anything around the box

 

Another goal? Impressive stuff. How many is that in the top flight for him now?

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Vlad Magic
4 minutes ago, To Be Frank said:

 

Another goal? Impressive stuff. How many is that in the top flight for him now?

 

Loads and likely to score more.

 

We should hire a hindsight coach. Levein out for not having the hindsight to hire a hindsight coach 👍

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TheOak88
10 minutes ago, To Be Frank said:

 

Another goal? Impressive stuff. How many is that in the top flight for him now?

Don’t understand why some are desperate to have a go at this lad. He can only score against what’s put in front of him. 

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Smithee
4 minutes ago, TheOak88 said:

Don’t understand why some are desperate to have a go at this lad. He can only score against what’s put in front of him. 

 

Personally, it's because I'm sick of the implied and actual criticism of Hearts and Levein that's accompanied any Shankland chat in recent months.

 

He's not a Hearts player so **** him

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TheOak88
5 minutes ago, Smithee said:

 

Personally, it's because I'm sick of the implied and actual criticism of Hearts and Levein that's accompanied any Shankland chat in recent months.

 

He's not a Hearts player so **** him

Fans speculate over potential signings all the time. Don’t get why some on here almost take it as a personal insult every time the lad scores a goal. 

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Smithee
1 minute ago, TheOak88 said:

Fans speculate over potential signings all the time. Don’t get why some on here almost take it as a personal insult every time the lad scores a goal. 

 

Probably not much point in my explaining it again then!

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tokyowalnut
5 minutes ago, TheOak88 said:

Fans speculate over potential signings all the time. Don’t get why some on here almost take it as a personal insult every time the lad scores a goal. 

It's boring everytime he scores this thread pops up with certain posters having a go at the club. 

 

He hasnt signed. Nobody knows why we didnt go for him, but given he ended up in the same league as last season, there cant be many teams confident he can make the step up. People need to move on!

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Alex Kintner

Off to get my phone checked. Just came up that Shankland missed a penalty. Must be broken.

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The Spy Who Loved Me

Still shaking my head as to why Shankland is plying his trade in the Scottish Championship.

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JamboAl
3 hours ago, TheOak88 said:

Don’t understand why some are desperate to have a go at this lad. He can only score against what’s put in front of him. 

Why do you think no one else has signed him either?

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ri Alban
2 hours ago, To Be Frank said:

Off to get my phone checked. Just came up that Shankland missed a penalty. Must be broken.

He scored 2, but hey it's only the championship. 

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Alex Kintner
2 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

He scored 2, but hey it's only the championship. 

 

:spoton:

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ri Alban
Just now, To Be Frank said:

 

:spoton:

Better no tell anyone we won it then.

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ri Alban
3 minutes ago, To Be Frank said:

 

:spoton:

Also keeping Sow on the bench I see.

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Jambof3tornado

I assume he has an easy get out clause in his contract? He will hit 30 plus in that league.

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Zlatanable
18 minutes ago, Jambof3tornado said:

I assume he has an easy get out clause in his contract? He will hit 30 plus in that league.

I get why ppl, on here and presumably other clubs forums, go on about this, but Lawrence Shankland chose Dundee United. 

 

“When I spoke to the club and the manager, the way they were speaking for my personal development and the way the club wants to go, it just suited me at this time in my career.

“I had a lot to think about but this was the best place for me.”

 

https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/goal-machine-shankland-is-relishing-pressure-of-dundee-united-move/ 

 

Perhaps he needed a bit of contractual freedom, that higher up clubs can't give. 

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DETTY29

Apparently Sunderland also wanted him, but he turned them down.

 

He wants to play and play for a team where he knows he will be first choice.

 

Remember Nicky Clark scoring shit loads for QoS and just being ok elsewhere.

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skodef

I still can't believe we didn't sign  him 20 plus goals a season even  in the SPL.

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Coburg Hearts
1 hour ago, JamboAl said:

Why do you think no one else has signed him either?

A good question. This is from our friends in the East, but I'm sure most club forum's have similar threads.

 

 Originally Posted by #2 Double Tap 
I spoke about this a couple weeks ago, got me thinking there must be something more to it, maybe the guy has an attitude problem or an unhealthy obsession/addiction or the like,. Guess we will never know why it was only DU that seemed to offer him a deal, looks like a missed opportunity!

FilipinoHibs

Big time Charlie attitude from Don's days and bevy issues.

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Zlatanable
1 minute ago, skodef said:

I still can't believe we didn't sign  him 20 plus goals a season even  in the SPL.

dinny start me, Messi, Ronaldo, pele, maradonna and now shankland.

 

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DETTY29
3 minutes ago, skodef said:

I still can't believe we didn't sign  him 20 plus goals a season even  in the SPL.

Maybe we tried but the non financial side of the package didn't suit.....

 

He's got a 3 year deal at Utd and they should be promoted this season so if he stays, we'll find out next season if he's easy a 20 goals a season player.

Edited by DETTY29

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TheOak88
1 hour ago, JamboAl said:

Why do you think no one else has signed him either?

Can only sign for one club. 

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The Future's Maroon

This thread is a shambles and full of ****ing idiot trolls at the wind up.

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buzzbomb

No other team signed him either. He may do it at the top, he may not.

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Class of 75
1 hour ago, ri Alban said:

He scored 2, but hey it's only the championship. 

That is fair enough but the teams he is scoring against are not much worse than the bottom six in the SPL. Even if he struggled against the Old Firm he would have scored against the rest as his current stats show. He has 9 for the season already playing for Dundee Utd. Can you imagine what he would score for us? However this is all nonsense as he is not our player and we should move on. 

Edited by Class of 75

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OmiyaHearts

I see the old 'top level goals' being mentioned. He's got a good goals to game ratio against premiership teams in cups. 

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Mikey1874

Kilmarnock and St Johnstone must be raging they never signed him. 

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Biguche

anyone trying to convince themselves that he wouldn't have been a great signing for us is deluded

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Mauricio Pinilla

We are just doomed to be told how fantastic he is until the end of time. Incredible what a fuss is made over a lad we didn't sign. Makes a change from whinging about the ones we did sign I suppose. 

 

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PB21

He’s just another Dennis Wyness or James Keatings 

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Alex Kintner

I see Tino Kadewere has scored 8 goals in 5 matches for Le Havre in Ligue 2 in France. Why on earth didn’t we sign him in the summer? 🤬 Guaranteed to score at least 20 in the SPL!

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