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Dunks
24 minutes ago, JFK-1 said:

 

So who do you have in mind who wouldn't cost a large transfer fee?

 

Plenty out there :thumbsup:

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Taffin

It's funny how we never seem to sign one of these players who are in abundance out there.

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jonnothejambo
46 minutes ago, Fort Vallance said:

Snooker with a piece of string.

 

:lol:

 

aye. A banjo string. 

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jack D and coke

All day long.
Prove himself again until the end of the season. 
I think he’s suit Stendels tactics too. 

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JFK-1
1 hour ago, Mauricio Pinilla said:

 

There will be players out there. Surprisingly, the world is full of players who didn't previously play for Hearts. Someone raising concerns about a signing doesn't have to come with a specific player to replace him. 

 

Actually an alternative does help. Some mystery unknown alternative the big money clubs with their vast scouting systems haven't yet found is a bit too vague in comparison to an actual option going to be available on a free.

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wavydavy
2 hours ago, Pasquale for King said:

If we did sign KL would we need to relax Macphees house arrest to give him a cuddle every day?

 

It could be done via videolink a sort of virtual cuddle.

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Pasquale for King
7 minutes ago, wavydavy said:

 

It could be done via videolink a sort of virtual cuddle.

Or on his way home 😃

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wavydavy
3 minutes ago, Pasquale for King said:

Or on his way home 😃

 

Where does he live?

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tokyowalnut

He scored 1 goal in Norway, his contract has been finished a while and all this after sitting on his arse for a year at Ibrox. There is a weird obsession on here with going for previous players. He worked well for 1 season, but he had the carrot of Rangers dangling in front of him if he proved himself. He went there and couldnt be bothered training hard enough to play for 'his' team. I don't think we would get anything out of him. 

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merseyjambo

We all know that Lafferty’s reason for going along the M8 were two fold, the chance to play for Sevco again and the fact he needed one last large signing on fee and salary.

 

He is however the type of player we need at the moment. A motivator in the dressing room. So one who is not afraid to call out players.

 

January is notoriously difficult to get players in, especially when one of the players we need is a goal scorer. They either cost a transfer fee that is outwith our budget or they are in the last 6 months of a contract and are looking to weigh up their pre contract options. 
 

Getting a player who is proven at this level for 6 months to get us out of the predicament we are in at moment should be a no brainer. 

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JFK-1
57 minutes ago, tokyowalnut said:

He scored 1 goal in Norway, his contract has been finished a while and all this after sitting on his arse for a year at Ibrox. There is a weird obsession on here with going for previous players. He worked well for 1 season, but he had the carrot of Rangers dangling in front of him if he proved himself. He went there and couldnt be bothered training hard enough to play for 'his' team. I don't think we would get anything out of him. 

 

He was kept out of 'his' team by Morelos, they play with one striker. And when he did get a  chance he scored against quality opposition. Scored away from home in the Europa league at Villareal.

 

And given the money restraints I can think of no better alternatives in this emergency. The evidence suggests Naismith is not going to be fit on a regular basis. Naismith even when playing recently hasn't been able to play enough to get enough games to even reach top match fitness.

Lafferty has missed only 8 games total due to injury in the past 4 years. Naismith has already missed over 30 this year alone.

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John Findlay
6 minutes ago, JFK-1 said:

 

He was kept out of 'his' team by Morelos, they play with one striker. And when he did get a  chance he scored against quality opposition. Scored away from home in the Europa league at Villareal.

 

And given the money restraints I can think of no better alternatives in this emergency. The evidence suggests Naismith is not going to be fit on a regular basis. Naismith even when playing recently hasn't been able to play enough to get enough games to even reach top match fitness.

Lafferty has missed only 8 games total due to injury in the past 4 years. Naismith has already missed over 30 this year alone.

He's an arse, end of.

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JFK-1
3 minutes ago, John Findlay said:

He's an arse, end of.

 

Well in this situation I have the interests of the club in mind not my personal feelings about the character of a player. I'm looking for goals from a proven goal scorer, end of.

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John Findlay
6 minutes ago, JFK-1 said:

 

Well in this situation I have the interests of the club in mind not my personal feelings about the character of a player. I'm looking for goals from a proven goal scorer, end of.

He is a disruptive influence in the dressing room for being an arse. I too have the best interests of the club at heart and Kyle Lafferty is not in the best interests of the club.

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tokyowalnut
1 hour ago, JFK-1 said:

 

He was kept out of 'his' team by Morelos, they play with one striker. And when he did get a  chance he scored against quality opposition. Scored away from home in the Europa league at Villareal.

 

And given the money restraints I can think of no better alternatives in this emergency. The evidence suggests Naismith is not going to be fit on a regular basis. Naismith even when playing recently hasn't been able to play enough to get enough games to even reach top match fitness.

Lafferty has missed only 8 games total due to injury in the past 4 years. Naismith has already missed over 30 this year alone.

Lafferty admitted that he let himself down and didnt work and train as hard as he should have. Yes, Morelos was first choice, but Lafferty rarely made the bench.

 

He hardly scored against quality, 2 of his 4 goals came against Motherwell.

 

If money restraints are an issue, do you think he is going to be a cheap option?

 

Not sure why you are mentioning Naismith, that has zero relevance to my comment. 

 

 

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Paris 84
1 hour ago, JFK-1 said:

 

He was kept out of 'his' team by Morelos, they play with one striker. And when he did get a  chance he scored against quality opposition. Scored away from home in the Europa league at Villareal.

 

And given the money restraints I can think of no better alternatives in this emergency. The evidence suggests Naismith is not going to be fit on a regular basis. Naismith even when playing recently hasn't been able to play enough to get enough games to even reach top match fitness.

Lafferty has missed only 8 games total due to injury in the past 4 years. Naismith has already missed over 30 this year alone.


FFS..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,no, no, no!! 

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JFK-1
43 minutes ago, tokyowalnut said:

If money restraints are an issue, do you think he is going to be a cheap option?

 

When speaking of money restraints i'm talking about a transfer fee, Lafferty will be a free agent in 12 days. And given that a goal scorer is a must and given that they don't come cheap what's the alternative?

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martoon
2 hours ago, John Findlay said:

He is a disruptive influence in the dressing room for being an arse. I too have the best interests of the club at heart and Kyle Lafferty is not in the best interests of the club.

 

Tbf, John, neither is Levein and he's still hanging about like an eggy fart. 

 

We need goals. Asap. Lafferty, I believe, would supply them pretty much straight away.

 

True, he's a bit of a misfit of a footballer but Hearts, at the mo, are a misfit of a football team. 

 

We need a short term answer. Lafferty's swagger, and goals, could help us a lot. 

 

 

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Big Slim Stylee

Ffs this place is nuts.

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Pasquale for King
5 hours ago, wavydavy said:

 

Where does he live?

I don’t know, he doesn’t get out much these days.

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euan 10

Another player every window we are linked with now don’t get me wrong I was his number 1 fan when he was here I don’t blame him for going to newco a team here supported as a boy I would be exact same with hearts every player would want to play for the team they supported if we got big Kyle bk I would be over the moon he would get us goals but I don’t think Stendel looking for experienced players I think he looking at our loan players and hopefully a few good Germans To 

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merseyjambo
28 minutes ago, euan 10 said:

Another player every window we are linked with now don’t get me wrong I was his number 1 fan when he was here I don’t blame him for going to newco a team here supported as a boy I would be exact same with hearts every player would want to play for the team they supported if we got big Kyle bk I would be over the moon he would get us goals but I don’t think Stendel looking for experienced players I think he looking at our loan players and hopefully a few good Germans To 


if Stendel isn’t looking for experience to get us out of this, then we are well and truly Donald Ducked 

 

Right now this transfer window is about getting the right players in to fit his system and get us out of the relegation zone. I don’t care where we finish as long as it’s not 11 or 12.

 

To do that we need several players, an energetic midfielder, a winger who will take a player on and a goal scorer.

 

We probably can get the winger as a loan and depending on where we can get a loan from, the midfielder with energy. Trying to find a proven goal scorer without paying through the nose is more of a problem. Like it or not, Lafferty is a proven goal scorer at this level and is available for free in January. He is a regular scorer at SPL level and I’d be pretty confident that given the same game time as the rest of our strikers he would score more than them. We have zero threat up front at present and our only real proven goal scorer in Naismith is on the treatment table more than on the pitch. I’m not talking about giving him a 2/3 year deal, I’m talking about 6 months. 
 

As for this he’s a disruptive influence, the only people spouting this were the pro Levein camp. He admitted to having a gambling problem. I’m sure if the stories are to be believed, then our ex manager was in no position to talk about that. The phone flash story. Made the papers for 2 days then disappeared. It’s a criminal offence to send indecent images so why was he never charged by police over the matter. What else was disruptive. Was he taking the lads To the bookies or the pub? Was he having a sash bash in the changing room before the game? He worked hard for the team but more importantly he scored goals. 
 

Right now we are staring into the barrel of a possible disaster by being relegated. We need nasty horrible barstewards on the park who are going to scrap their way out of this mess that the previous incumbent has got us into. Lafferty fits into this mould. Horrible to play against and plays with heart and attitude. Oh and knows where net is

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munro9
6 hours ago, tokyowalnut said:

Lafferty admitted that he let himself down and didnt work and train as hard as he should have. Yes, Morelos was first choice, but Lafferty rarely made the bench.

 

He hardly scored against quality, 2 of his 4 goals came against Motherwell.

 

If money restraints are an issue, do you think he is going to be a cheap option?

 

Not sure why you are mentioning Naismith, that has zero relevance to my comment. 

 

 

Wish we had a forward who could score against Motherwell!

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blairdin

Looking at the way Stendel seems to want to play, I don't think Lafferty is an option. He doesn't work hard enough off the ball. 

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tokyowalnut
31 minutes ago, munro9 said:

Wish we had a forward who could score against Motherwell!

🙈 I know! 

 

If we signed KL, I'd be quite happy. If we didn't, I wouldnt be bothered. 

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tokyowalnut
6 hours ago, JFK-1 said:

 

When speaking of money restraints i'm talking about a transfer fee, Lafferty will be a free agent in 12 days. And given that a goal scorer is a must and given that they don't come cheap what's the alternative?

I'm sure there are alternatives, bit naive to think otherwise. If he signs I'd be happy with a short term deal, if he doesnt sign then I won't be bothered.

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vegas-voss

Question does he fit into the way Stendel wants to play ?

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Special Officer Doofy
2 hours ago, merseyjambo said:


if Stendel isn’t looking for experience to get us out of this, then we are well and truly Donald Ducked 

 

Right now this transfer window is about getting the right players in to fit his system and get us out of the relegation zone. I don’t care where we finish as long as it’s not 11 or 12.

 

To do that we need several players, an energetic midfielder, a winger who will take a player on and a goal scorer.

 

We probably can get the winger as a loan and depending on where we can get a loan from, the midfielder with energy. Trying to find a proven goal scorer without paying through the nose is more of a problem. Like it or not, Lafferty is a proven goal scorer at this level and is available for free in January. He is a regular scorer at SPL level and I’d be pretty confident that given the same game time as the rest of our strikers he would score more than them. We have zero threat up front at present and our only real proven goal scorer in Naismith is on the treatment table more than on the pitch. I’m not talking about giving him a 2/3 year deal, I’m talking about 6 months. 
 

As for this he’s a disruptive influence, the only people spouting this were the pro Levein camp. He admitted to having a gambling problem. I’m sure if the stories are to be believed, then our ex manager was in no position to talk about that. The phone flash story. Made the papers for 2 days then disappeared. It’s a criminal offence to send indecent images so why was he never charged by police over the matter. What else was disruptive. Was he taking the lads To the bookies or the pub? Was he having a sash bash in the changing room before the game? He worked hard for the team but more importantly he scored goals. 
 

Right now we are staring into the barrel of a possible disaster by being relegated. We need nasty horrible barstewards on the park who are going to scrap their way out of this mess that the previous incumbent has got us into. Lafferty fits into this mould. Horrible to play against and plays with heart and attitude. Oh and knows where net is


Worth pointing out that Levein is the guy who gave him the chance to sort his career out again. Doubt Lafferty would have too many bad words to say about him.

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pettigrewsstylist
2 hours ago, merseyjambo said:


if Stendel isn’t looking for experience to get us out of this, then we are well and truly Donald Ducked 

 

Right now this transfer window is about getting the right players in to fit his system and get us out of the relegation zone. I don’t care where we finish as long as it’s not 11 or 12.

 

To do that we need several players, an energetic midfielder, a winger who will take a player on and a goal scorer.

 

We probably can get the winger as a loan and depending on where we can get a loan from, the midfielder with energy. Trying to find a proven goal scorer without paying through the nose is more of a problem. Like it or not, Lafferty is a proven goal scorer at this level and is available for free in January. He is a regular scorer at SPL level and I’d be pretty confident that given the same game time as the rest of our strikers he would score more than them. We have zero threat up front at present and our only real proven goal scorer in Naismith is on the treatment table more than on the pitch. I’m not talking about giving him a 2/3 year deal, I’m talking about 6 months. 
 

As for this he’s a disruptive influence, the only people spouting this were the pro Levein camp. He admitted to having a gambling problem. I’m sure if the stories are to be believed, then our ex manager was in no position to talk about that. The phone flash story. Made the papers for 2 days then disappeared. It’s a criminal offence to send indecent images so why was he never charged by police over the matter. What else was disruptive. Was he taking the lads To the bookies or the pub? Was he having a sash bash in the changing room before the game? He worked hard for the team but more importantly he scored goals. 
 

Right now we are staring into the barrel of a possible disaster by being relegated. We need nasty horrible barstewards on the park who are going to scrap their way out of this mess that the previous incumbent has got us into. Lafferty fits into this mould. Horrible to play against and plays with heart and attitude. Oh and knows where net is

Exactly. We need to put club first. Get the feeling some think we are simply too big to be relegated. We have been on a steady journey to there since last Nov.

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FarmerTweedy
10 hours ago, merseyjambo said:

We all know that Lafferty’s reason for going along the M8 were two fold, the chance to play for Sevco again and the fact he needed one last large signing on fee and salary.

 

He is however the type of player we need at the moment. A motivator in the dressing room. So one who is not afraid to call out players.

 

January is notoriously difficult to get players in, especially when one of the players we need is a goal scorer. They either cost a transfer fee that is outwith our budget or they are in the last 6 months of a contract and are looking to weigh up their pre contract options. 
 

Getting a player who is proven at this level for 6 months to get us out of the predicament we are in at moment should be a no brainer. 

Given that sevco binned him for not trying a leg in training, I've absolutely no idea how you've come to the conclusion you have on the bit in bold. He's actually likely to be exactly the sort needing called out!

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SuperstarSteve
2 hours ago, blairdin said:

Looking at the way Stendel seems to want to play, I don't think Lafferty is an option. He doesn't work hard enough off the ball. 

Correct and not only that, listen to how stendel tore in about experienced players like whelan.

Someone i’d say is much more professional than mr lafferty 

 

Stendel wants young bloody looking to prove themself. Lafferty won’t be an option. 

Edited by SuperstarSteve

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Jambojamie91

I miss lafferty more and more as every day passes. Exactly the player we need right now. 

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Fraggle

Wasn't keen on him coming back in the summer, but now ...... every day of the week 'yes'.

 

Couldn't care less if he is a disruptive force in the dressing room, maybe what we need more of to mix it up rather than the soppy, by the numbers,  'good character' pussies that have so far managed to drag us right to the edge this season. 

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jambodoug
18 hours ago, JFK-1 said:

 

Contract expires: 31.12.2019

 

I stand corrected.

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Henrysmithstaxi
3 hours ago, vegas-voss said:

Question does he fit into the way Stendel wants to play ?

I don’t think he fits into anything Stendel wants to do.

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Mr 3 Putt
12 hours ago, John Findlay said:

He is a disruptive influence in the dressing room for being an arse. I too have the best interests of the club at heart and Kyle Lafferty is not in the best interests of the club.

What did he do in the dressing room at Hearts to be disruptive?

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Henrysmithstaxi

As with any investment; past performance isn’t an indicator of future returns.

 

Any striker would be a risk. Some may feel Laff is less of a risk than other strikers available (or that we could afford/attract), particularly given the potentially lower investment required.

 

However, I just can’t see Stendel coming to the same conclusion regarding Laff, or even considering him, in fact. He just doesn’t fit the Stendel mould, I think.

 

 

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