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Another reject has just scored his second for hibs tonight,60 plus goals in his last 80 odd senior games that's a bit special,not many in senior football with these stats,well done Kevin nisbet.

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Football is odd at times. McLaughlin was the better of the two players (him and Nisbet) but Nisbet who was a lazy thought he had made it as a player but  to his credit dropped down the leagues and stepped up his game where McLaughlin went to Stirling and never set the heather alight and is now in the lowland league and maybe on that hat trick and his chunk i will be generous could be a league 2 player. Nisbet to his credit became the player Thistle thought he could be, but it took us telling him to bolt for him to be who he is today. Don't look back in anger at us letting him go because it has made him who he is today.

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9 hours ago, Pinhead said:

Football is odd at times. McLaughlin was the better of the two players (him and Nisbet) but Nisbet who was a lazy thought he had made it as a player but  to his credit dropped down the leagues and stepped up his game where McLaughlin went to Stirling and never set the heather alight and is now in the lowland league and maybe on that hat trick and his chunk i will be generous could be a league 2 player. Nisbet to his credit became the player Thistle thought he could be, but it took us telling him to bolt for him to be who he is today. Don't look back in anger at us letting him go because it has made him who he is today.

Agree there. I was really surprised when we released McLaughlin but was hardly startled when we let Nisbet go. Neil even had the opportunity to train and play alongside Peter MacDonald, who I believe is a respected striker coach and also a kinda similar type of striker in stature to McLaughlin. The lad's still quite young (22 next month) so he's maybe got an outside chance of playing full time football in the future. That's if there is enough full time football in the future.

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On 10/3/2020 at 12:37 AM, Pinhead said:

Football is odd at times. McLaughlin was the better of the two players (him and Nisbet) but Nisbet who was a lazy thought he had made it as a player but  to his credit dropped down the leagues and stepped up his game where McLaughlin went to Stirling and never set the heather alight and is now in the lowland league and maybe on that hat trick and his chunk i will be generous could be a league 2 player. Nisbet to his credit became the player Thistle thought he could be, but it took us telling him to bolt for him to be who he is today. Don't look back in anger at us letting him go because it has made him who he is today.

I hope Nisbet, during a moment of reflection, recognises the big favour we did him by letting him go! 

My one concern though is how Raith Rovers and Dunfermline managed to  persuaded Nisbet to change his approach to football and we couldn't! 

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On 10/1/2020 at 3:52 PM, elevenone said:

How cynical of you, whatever do you mean? :D 

I just remembered that Dundee's change of mind to vote yes to call the season (instead of honouring the agreement with ICT and us to vote no) in effect gave Celtic their 9th consecutive League Title! 

But then you knew that already! 

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7 hours ago, exiledjag said:

I just remembered that Dundee's change of mind to vote yes to call the season (instead of honouring the agreement with ICT and us to vote no) in effect gave Celtic their 9th consecutive League Title! 

But then you knew that already! 

From what I can see Celtic only loaned out 4 players.  To Cove Rangers; Dunfermline; Dundee & Ross Co.

Trick question  - How many of these clubs were keen to end last season on Black Friday?

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4 hours ago, East Kent Jag II said:

From what I can see Celtic only loaned out 4 players.  To Cove Rangers; Dunfermline; Dundee & Ross Co.

Trick question  - How many of these clubs were keen to end last season on Black Friday?

Three.  Dundee voted "yes".

Wait a minute.......there's been a glitch in the SPFL  "in" folder??

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Not sure if this is true, but I just got told that Glass has done his ACL and is out for the season. We're apparently after Blair Spittal as his replacement. If true I assume loans are allowed outwith the transfer window?

 

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24 minutes ago, jaggy said:

Not sure if this is true, but I just got told that Glass has done his ACL and is out for the season. We're apparently after Blair Spittal as his replacement. If true I assume loans are allowed outwith the transfer window?

 

2nd part is true, so maybe the first part is as well

https://ptfc.co.uk/ptfc-news/loan-news-blair-spittal-joins-on-loan/

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9 minutes ago, Sizzle said:

Lets hope he is more up for it this time

I always thought Blair gave his all in most games he played for us. Sure his performances were poor in some games but don’t think he ever hid too much. Great signing at this level and sure he will chip in with a fair few goals.

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Yeah I agree. Def talented player and scored some good individual goals for us but seemed to drift out of games we really needed to win. Perhaps too much dependence placed on him. Should make a diff

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Shame for the lad, Glass. Especially at this time in his career.

Never understood the "marmite" thingy re fans opinion about Spittal. Like loads of wingers (or wide-ish type players) he ran hot and cold. Most likely won't be the most consistent of players even at third tier level but a decent addition (replacement) all the same.  Blair at least will be useful for free kicks.  

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The problem I had with Spittal wasn't so much him blowing hot and cold during games as most players will do that at our level. He was never great at doing anything doing his defensive duties and wasn't keen on going in for a challenge both of which are fairly essential for anyone wanting to play in midfield. He orginally came in as a recognised specialist when it came to deadball situations and in his early days his threat from free-kicks and delivery from corner kicks offset his defensive weakness.My main problem was that in his final few months he stopped wanting to take responsibility for free-kicks and corners which gave the impression of someone in general who wanted to dissapear when the going got tough.

It was noticeable towards the end of season 18/19 that we looked a more competitive and better defensive unit when he was on the bench. The away game at Ayr mid-week we won 1-0 and we looked a stuffy team with him on the bench. Fast forward to the weekend we play the same Ayr team at home Spittal starts and to my mind Ayr exploited his defensive lapses to get their first in a 2-1 loss.

That been said he should be a stand out at this level and he's probably also the type of player that look good in a team thats used to winning but not the character you need for a relegation battle. Hopefully this season we'll be nearer the top of the league and winning more than we lose so perhaps this time around it will more suit him.

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2 hours ago, laukat said:

The problem I had with Spittal wasn't so much him blowing hot and cold during games as most players will do that at our level. He was never great at doing anything doing his defensive duties and wasn't keen on going in for a challenge both of which are fairly essential for anyone wanting to play in midfield. He orginally came in as a recognised specialist when it came to deadball situations and in his early days his threat from free-kicks and delivery from corner kicks offset his defensive weakness.My main problem was that in his final few months he stopped wanting to take responsibility for free-kicks and corners which gave the impression of someone in general who wanted to dissapear when the going got tough.

It was noticeable towards the end of season 18/19 that we looked a more competitive and better defensive unit when he was on the bench. The away game at Ayr mid-week we won 1-0 and we looked a stuffy team with him on the bench. Fast forward to the weekend we play the same Ayr team at home Spittal starts and to my mind Ayr exploited his defensive lapses to get their first in a 2-1 loss.

That been said he should be a stand out at this level and he's probably also the type of player that look good in a team thats used to winning but not the character you need for a relegation battle. Hopefully this season we'll be nearer the top of the league and winning more than we lose so perhaps this time around it will more suit him.

The whole team went into hiding the 2 years he was there.  He contributed far more than many of the others, despite being one of the younger players.

Given he Deservedly won player of the year I don’t recall much hiding from him at all in his last season 

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