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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by Liviforever on Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:31 pm

Well it is official now, Neil Alexander is our number one keeper this season.

Fantastic signing, when he was first mentioned as being available I didn't think we had a hope in hell of signing him, esp with our budget this season, what a signing.

He must be up there in the top 3 keepers we've had at Livi, alongside Broto and McKenzie.

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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by Durnford on Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:39 pm

Liviforever wrote:Well it is official now, Neil Alexander is our number one keeper this season.

Fantastic signing, when he was first mentioned as being available I didn't think we had a hope in hell of signing him, esp with our budget this season, what a signing.

He must be up there in the top 3 keepers we've had at Livi, alongside Broto and McKenzie.

And Culkin
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Post by Liviforever on Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:38 pm

Wouldn't be in my top list of Livi keepers, maybe Rab Douglas would get in though.
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by Bertie Bassett on Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:14 am

What no Ludo Roy???? scratch lol! jocolor affraid

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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by Durnford on Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:27 pm

Surely you cant have forgotten Colin Stewart?
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by LiviLion on Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:23 pm

Cardiff taking Matthew Knox and Danny Mullen on trial next week according to Sky Sports.
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by cptn_hooch on Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:29 pm

LiviLion wrote:Cardiff taking Matthew Knox and Danny Mullen on trial next week according to Sky Sports.

I hope hoppy has a solid back up plan if we lose Danny
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Post by orco on Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:37 pm

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11704/10946469/cardiff-to-take-livingston-strikers-matthew-knox-and-danny-mullen-on-trial-next-week

I thought both played well tonight. They would be a loss to the team and it's getting a bit near the beginning of the season to find replacements.
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by Liviforever on Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:56 pm

I think we'd get by without Knox as our midfield is pretty strong, but Mullen would be a huge loss up front. Unless we get a proven goal scorer to replace him we'd struggle to stay up this season. Hope to hell Cardiff don't sign him.
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by LiviCub on Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:25 am

I wouldn't get too hung up about it for now considering it's a trial. We've seen a lot of players in the past go on trial to English clubs and a transfer hasn't followed up. But Mullen deserves his chance if you consider that he's been a member of the first team squad for five years. He's definitely got potential to go on to bigger and better things.

And if we do sell them in this window then I'm sure the board will trust Hopkin to find as close to a replacement like Mullen (at least). The problem is though if you sign a player and his wages are any higher than members of the current squad, then they'll be knocking on the door asking for an increased wage.

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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by Durnford on Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:06 am

LiviCub wrote:I wouldn't get too hung up about it for now considering it's a trial. We've seen a lot of players in the past go on trial to English clubs and a transfer hasn't followed up. But Mullen deserves his chance if you consider that he's been a member of the first team squad for five years. He's definitely got potential to go on to bigger and better things.

And if we do sell them in this window then I'm sure the board will trust Hopkin to find as close to a replacement like Mullen (at least). The problem is though if you sign a player and his wages are any higher than members of the current squad, then they'll be knocking on the door asking for an increased wage.

I do hope you're not implying Cardiff is in England Shocked

Why do clubs keep taking our players for trials once the competitive season has started - it happened last season as well didn't it?

Ultimately though some transfer fees may be needed to balance the books this season.
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by Liviforever on Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:50 am

Are all our players on the exact same wage then, I doubt it, people in all businesses get different salaries, but we've prob set a limit. 

Yeah Knox has had several trials and not been sold, Sevco made an offer which was knocked back so depends what we're looking for. Whatever the magic number is though, if we do sell Mullen we'd better get a replacement like Andy Ryan or we'll be dicing with relegation, and that'll be a bigger disaster financially.
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by Liviforever on Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:07 pm

Apparently Crystal Palace are submitting a bid for Knox, Leeds Utd are after him too, lets get a bidding war started.
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by orco on Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:15 pm

There was a guy I didn't recognise sitting along from me taking notes on a sort of formatted team sheet the other night at the Sunderland game.
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by LiviLion on Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:32 pm

Sean Crighton has signed for Brechin.

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Post by forzalfc on Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:51 pm

LiviLion wrote:Sean Crighton has signed for Brechin.

Weird one this... thought he'd be part of our back 3 with Halkett & Gallagher. Can only think we've a couple of CB's lined up.. one first team and a backup.

Would've rather lost Lithgow than Crighton.
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Post by Liviforever on Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:03 pm

Hope that doesn't mean Cadden is on the way out too then, him and Crighton haven't featured in any pre season games.

Lithgow has done ok, got caught when pressed in the Sunderland game but he did well most of the game. Crighton was good getting up the wing to put crosses in but we look like going with a back 3 this season and leaving the wingers to do the job as wing backs. As I mentioned on the match thread, the trialist that came on for Gallagher looked decent, he'd do as a back up, and pushing for a starting place.
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by orco on Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:09 pm

That's disappointing. I'd rather he'd not gone to one of our rivals.
After a rush of players coming in not that long ago it's all been about players potentially leaving this week. Sad
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by Liviforever on Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:48 pm

Didn't really need both Lithgow and Crighton, we shoehorned 4 CB's into our defence last season but we wouldn't have gotten away with that in the Championship, nippy wingers would've ripped us apart. Will prob have to sign a replacement back up CB though, Crighton obv wasn't wanting to be 2nd choice to Lithgow.

Maybe JGT could be worth a punt, I think he's still available.

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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by forzalfc on Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:05 pm

Reckon we need 2 CBs now, especially if we're playing 3 at the back, which is looking most likely. Worried for St Mirren next week... guessing Knox & Mullen won't feature with them being away down south as well.

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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by forzalfc on Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:06 pm

Also just seen we've released the young boy Craig Reid as well... guessing he wouldn't have featured with so many centre mids.
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by Bertie Bassett on Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:02 pm

Durnford wrote:
LiviCub wrote:I wouldn't get too hung up about it for now considering it's a trial. We've seen a lot of players in the past go on trial to English clubs and a transfer hasn't followed up. But Mullen deserves his chance if you consider that he's been a member of the first team squad for five years. He's definitely got potential to go on to bigger and better things.

And if we do sell them in this window then I'm sure the board will trust Hopkin to find as close to a replacement like Mullen (at least). The problem is though if you sign a player and his wages are any higher than members of the current squad, then they'll be knocking on the door asking for an increased wage.

I do hope you're not implying Cardiff is in England Shocked

Why do rclubs keep taking our players for trials once the competitive season has started - it happened last season as well didn't it?

Ultimately though some transfer fees may be needed to balance the books this season.

For the purposes of football Cardiff, Swansea, Newport & Wrexham are "English" clubs and would represent England in European competition if the won English competitions or finished high enough in the league. In years gone by they used to compete in the Welsh Cup to gain access to the European Cup Winners Cup but that was knocked on the head, possibly before the ECWC "died" itself.
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by Bertie Bassett on Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:08 pm

forzalfc wrote:
LiviLion wrote:Sean Crighton has signed for Brechin.

Weird one this... thought he'd be part of our back 3 with Halkett & Gallagher. Can only think we've a couple of CB's lined up.. one first team and a backup.

Would've rather lost Lithgow than Crighton.

It was patently obvious towards the end of last season that Hoppy preferred Lithgow to Crighton. The former started a lot more matches than the latter after we switched to a back 3 regularly; so I wouldn't say it was weird in the slightest.

I fully understand his reasons for leaving & wish him well but I hope we give Brechin 4 pastings (again) in the season ahead
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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by Liviforever on Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:57 pm

Feck me Brechin are taking all our fringe players. http://www.brechincity.com/bcfc/servlet/BCFCFrontControllerServlet?action=News&page_id=1905&category=2

Thought Sinclair looked quite good any time he got a game but he was never getting a regular sub appearance never mind a starting place, good signing for Brechin.

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Re: Next Season/Ins and Outs Thread

Post by Durnford on Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:28 pm

Bertie Bassett wrote:
Durnford wrote:
LiviCub wrote:I wouldn't get too hung up about it for now considering it's a trial. We've seen a lot of players in the past go on trial to English clubs and a transfer hasn't followed up. But Mullen deserves his chance if you consider that he's been a member of the first team squad for five years. He's definitely got potential to go on to bigger and better things.

And if we do sell them in this window then I'm sure the board will trust Hopkin to find as close to a replacement like Mullen (at least). The problem is though if you sign a player and his wages are any higher than members of the current squad, then they'll be knocking on the door asking for an increased wage.

I do hope you're not implying Cardiff is in England Shocked

Why do rclubs keep taking our players for trials once the competitive season has started - it happened last season as well didn't it?

Ultimately though some transfer fees may be needed to balance the books this season.

For the purposes of football Cardiff, Swansea, Newport & Wrexham are "English" clubs and would represent England in European competition if the won English competitions or finished high enough in the league. In years gone by they used to compete in the Welsh Cup to gain access to the European Cup Winners Cup but that was knocked on the head, possibly before the ECWC "died" itself.

Sorry but I used to live in Mid Glamorgan and went to the Bluebirds on several occasions. I can absolutely guarantee that if you go and choose to call them Eglish you will receive a far far worse reaction than if you tried the same with Glasgow Celtic.

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