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25 Jul 2017 19:30:55
Shall we make a Fantasy Football league for Hibs rumours? Or does nobody play it here? Ha.

{Ed007's Note - There's a Liverpool fan that runs one across all the sites mate you're all more than welcome to join in. I've asked Ed033 to put the info up on the Scottish pages but if you want to start a Hibs one of your own go for it.}

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25 Jul 2017 19:02:43
It's seemingly done, Stokes thst is.

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25 Jul 2017 19:31:47
Said he had been offered a lucrative deal, which is worrying.

I'd offer him a basic wage with big bonuses for goals.

25 Jul 2017 19:46:47
That is apparently what he has been offered! £4K pw plus a goal bonus.

25 Jul 2017 14:02:44
If stokes signs eventually, I would be quite happy with transfer window and we would be ready to go, it would still leave time for a surprise striker signing towards end of window and commons later.

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25 Jul 2017 14:35:44
Hopefully if he takes it he's up for it.
Not liking Lennon feeling he openly has to convince him to come in the press though, suggests he still fancies the money.

If he comes we have what you said aye, I'd like a quality wide player in for the left hand side though for competition and to free Swanny up to play in behind and score more.

25 Jul 2017 17:27:43
If stokes signs there's no need for a "surprise striker" just signed the Lithuanian striker and there's Murray and shaw. That's plenty. I'd rather it be someone else but If stokes is the man then we'll have to just hope he's up for it.


I'd agree with 90 and say a wingers needed more than anything else right now. That's taking into account that stokes is a definite.

25 Jul 2017 18:16:16
I think Lennon will play with wing backs next season.

25 Jul 2017 18:59:15
He will have to play 3 at the back to accommodate all the CH's we have, which isn't a bad thing imo. I don't see us playing 2 wingers in a game and I'm more than happy with Boyle. Lennon says he's a striker but every time, he plays wide right! I think squirrel will have a great season given the chance.

25 Jul 2017 19:36:20
If Stokes can't score in Championship, whar makes you think he will score in Premiership?

We struggled badly for goals last season. Cummings isn't here, so even worse. We added Swanson but nothing to suggest Lithuanian will score loads.

Very worrying if we start the season without a goalscoring forward, as the midfield can't score except Swanson. P. s Boyle scored 8 in an easy league, so probably 4 or 5 in SPL.

23 Jul 2017 22:06:41
Reported on social media site that Slivka had a medical today. Hanlon played 60 mins yesterday and strolled thru the game. Lennons going to have a headache, who to drop at CH unless he goes to 3 at the back.

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23 Jul 2017 22:36:41
Probably a 1yr loan for Slivka, must have a contract with Juventus!

23 Jul 2017 22:39:36
Slivka a loan deal?

23 Jul 2017 23:15:02
May be wrong, but he's showing as a Juventus player and what's being said is that he is signing with us to 2018. Just an assumption on my part. If he's in the last yr of his Juventus contract, a yr with us will give him a chance to win a contract with us or put himself in the shop window.

24 Jul 2017 10:12:58
If it's not a loan, it's a strange one for Hibs to sign a player on a 1yr contract!

24 Jul 2017 12:21:33
Looked a player from what I watched - good touch, puts a challenge in, mobile, turn of pace and passing.

24 Jul 2017 17:31:24
If it's a year's contract it'll have an option to extend surely.
If it's a loan for his last year I'd expect a similar option.
He assisted Lithuania's goal at Hampden in the recent qualifier and scored for them against Slovenia so he has some quality and pedigree, I'm hoping we can get it done.

23 Jul 2017 14:58:04
Somebody call Lennon and mention Dundalk player . Mcmillan worth a shot looking at stats methinks.

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23 Jul 2017 15:53:22
See that Utd are looking at him, But won't pay a fee just now.
We should also wait until He's out of contract in January and Go for him then as well. Agree could well be worth a punt.

23 Jul 2017 20:33:23
If he's worth the punt why wait? Can't command much of a fee surely?

24 Jul 2017 09:22:16
With the scouting system that N. L. has in place I am sure he knows all about this player and most other players that will become available.

23 Jul 2017 11:02:57
Stokes signing tomorrow £4K a week plus scoring add ons.

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23 Jul 2017 11:58:15
I thought they would have to get somewhere near £4K to have a chance of signing him. He certainly wasn't going to sign for less than the yams are paying Laughertty!

23 Jul 2017 12:40:33
Glad we never got Lafferty. He’s keek. Not a team player.

23 Jul 2017 14:39:13
Agreed on Laugh but neither is Stokes a team player.

23 Jul 2017 15:04:25
Hopefully he can settle in this time knowing he has tried elsewhere. Edinburgh is his home. I imagine being settled in an area makes quite a difference to morale on the pitch. Lennon won't take any nonsense either.

Moult and May would come for a season or 2 and move on. I'd prefer we lose the feeder team persona and have a team of Sir Lewis'.

23 Jul 2017 20:31:22
I'd love that we had a loyal squad too but we simply won't pay enough for a young talent's loyalty and never have.
The game breeds ambition and Scotland isn't at a high enough level to quench that thirst.

May might look to leave but Moult has been at Motherwell for a few seasons so far, almost been relegated and hasn't left yet.

24 Jul 2017 07:36:02
But 'Laugherty' has already proven me wrong by performing at a high level, scoring consecutively and has been playing good football. It's a shame you're not a big enough club for him to sign with you.
Enjoy Stokes- he really is a good player.

#WeeTeam.

24 Jul 2017 10:00:39
We will enjoy stokes even more so when he scores the winner against hearts laffertey hasn't scored against any decent sides enjoy your 7ft flute playing fraud.

21 Jul 2017 22:11:00
Lithuanian mid coming for talks tomorrow, name Slivka.

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22 Jul 2017 02:36:29
Big lad, technically good, puts a challenge in and passes the ball. From what I've watched he played central or wide right as a Juventus kid then was farmed out on loan a few times. Only 22.
Not a bad signing if he comes.

22 Jul 2017 08:57:58
At least his name is easier to pronounce than the his fellow countryman we signed!

22 Jul 2017 12:14:40
It would appear that Hibs have got some kind of scouting system going on in Lithuania. At least they will have no problem with OUR weather!

22 Jul 2017 23:40:17
Not really, Deivy came from Mouscron in Belgium and Slivka is/ was a Juventus youth that was on loan in Holland with Den Bosch then Ascona in Serie B.

However they've been found it looks like Lennon is making ties with people on the continent again and that could unearth a gem or two.

23 Jul 2017 01:09:01
Mb he can find romanovs submarine.

21 Jul 2017 21:54:48
Just witnessed a joke tonight. ridiculous pens and efe was shocking! If we want second place, then let's get the signings we need announced NOW! . Murray up front on his tod is no good! QUESTIONS Mr Lennon?

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21 Jul 2017 22:29:14
Efe's had no games till 2nite and very little pre season. Agree, not good! Lenny pinning his hopes on Stokes, hope he's got plan b just in case.

21 Jul 2017 22:29:14
Efe's had no games till 2nite and very little pre season. Agree, not good! Lenny pinning his hopes on Stokes, hope he's got plan b just in case.

22 Jul 2017 13:24:18
Efe was the same player last night from the first half of our Scottish cup semi defeat to Aberdeen. Wants to many touches on the ball in dangerous areas and tries to step out of position to much. His confidence is great to watch when he's able to pull it off however he will get caught a fair few times over the course of the season. A great defender if he applied a bit more no nonsense to his game.

22 Jul 2017 16:34:54
I get the impression theirs a lack of awareness of players round about him.

22 Jul 2017 19:44:48
Hahahaha. You, second in the premiership?

That's a good one.

22 Jul 2017 20:02:44
Take it yous just beat East Fife mate aye!?

23 Jul 2017 10:55:06
im surprised lafferty didn't go down in a heap when one of the east fife players stood next to him, i'm looking forward to the first tackle on him by simunovic this season lads, he will probably join miller in orbit lol.

23 Jul 2017 19:58:52
Manky jambo? no need put yourself down cathro tryin his best to do that allready.

24 Jul 2017 07:38:29
Aye lads, we're well on our way to winning the cup. So are you, oh wait. Ooh a manly Hobo.

I never wanted to sign Lafferty but, so far he's been the best striker that Edinburgh has seen in years.

It's a shame you're not big enough for him and have to resort to a bench player (although, for wee teams Stokes will get plenty of game time)

#WeeTeam.

24 Jul 2017 15:06:55
Enjoy that slightly bigger pink bus shelter the fans are building for all the biddies to keep out the rain on their visit to that shiny new Tesco they're building.

Just 3 more crumbling stands the fans need to pay to replace before Tynecastle can ever see European football again.
I thought big teams made enough money on their own to do this kind of stuff?

24 Jul 2017 15:43:18
must have spent it on on their training centre . rent!

25 Jul 2017 16:34:45
You're insults are petty. just remember how long you were down for

25 Jul 2017 22:17:53
Manx-Jambo you alright mate aye?
Hahahahahahaha.

21 Jul 2017 18:55:13
Man ITK saying the Stokes deal could go right down to the wire, he's saying it's not done and dusted as some would have us believe! Non UK club/ s interested.

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21 Jul 2017 20:00:13
If that's true he's only going to drag out a contract offer here for more money. We can't afford to waste another few weeks on a player more interested in money than playing.

If it's done, fine - he's not my preferred choice but if he turns up and performs this time I'll back him.
If it isn't done and he's looking for more money then retract the offer and sign someone that wants to play for us.

21 Jul 2017 20:41:47
TBF he's looking at his last decent contract and their are clubs that are paying bigger bucks than us. I've always felt that strikers should be paid a good bit more than the rest. Seems to be the way down south.

21 Jul 2017 21:02:44
I would agree usually.

This one is dragging itself out and if it isn't happening I'd like them to have enough time to get someone else sorted so they're not taking half the season to settle.

23 Jul 2017 01:13:23
Dont think he wants to b here but his missus might tell him otherwise we might b what he needs right now regular footy pie pint and the other to calm him down.

23 Jul 2017 02:11:04
As L said he probably could command a bit more money but I can't see him getting it playing somewhere he feels he deserves to be since his form has been non-existent before and after 'that' cup final.

If he decides to sign I hope his head is right and he gets back to keeping himself fit and enjoying his football again.
He's got the ability to tear this league up when he really wants to play, he's done it for three different clubs already.

21 Jul 2017 17:25:27
surely time to start hetting rid of the deadwood like graham? any news on him being sold ed?

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21 Jul 2017 18:48:34
Other than Graham don't think we've got much deadwood left. Danny Handling possibly we've already put Stanton out on loan for the final year of his contract. The next player to be told he is no longer required in my opinion will be Liam Fontaine and that won't be until January or towards the end of the campaign. only due to Porteous progress.

23 Jul 2017 01:14:32
Gie ghm a break would u say no to hibs?

21 Jul 2017 13:58:51
Stokes left Blackburn.

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21 Jul 2017 14:17:04
Likely to be announced Monday. Really don't think he is what we need this time round.

21 Jul 2017 14:28:28
stokes will score a barrowload for you, lennon won't take any off field crap off him, he will get him motivated, are you forgetting his cup final performance against sevco already?

21 Jul 2017 14:50:40
Stokes is a done deal. I'm telling you. He was released a week ago and hasn't been announced yet due to other 'potential' signings that are on the cards. It's looking like there may be a Double announcement over the course of the weekend. Watch this space.

21 Jul 2017 15:10:50
Any idea who the second player will be.

21 Jul 2017 15:17:06
One proper cup final performance against Sevco doesn't quite negate the previous 4 months absence in the league (trying to beat Sevco to the title) .
Scored 5 in 14 games.
In the Championship.

If he signs he needs to bring at least his early Celtic form with him.

21 Jul 2017 16:21:29
stubbs had him playing wide, he needs to be played up front like he was with hooper to be scoring regularly, but even out wide he will do a job for you.

23 Jul 2017 01:18:08
Naw he's up there wi keith skol cups ours and through the smoke stokes is on fire, we need abit more every week not just big games admitted.

21 Jul 2017 11:12:12
STV report that Commons to sign for hibs when fully fit 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬.

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21 Jul 2017 14:17:37
strong leader on and off the par. Him and whitty will be a big presence for the club.

21 Jul 2017 14:30:33
great signing, celtic's best player in the last 5 years.

20 Jul 2017 19:26:19
Kris commons hibs
P 5
Goals 2
50% fit
If we can get him bag to anywhere near full fitness wat a signing.

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21 Jul 2017 00:22:43
To be fair, when he is at his best, he barely runs anyway. So I'd take an injured Commons haha.

23 Jul 2017 01:19:49
From a guy wi history of back ops he's only ever going to be 70% what he was.

23 Jul 2017 14:50:07
His attitude and professionalism is worth taking on to have around the squad while he goes through his coaching badges.
If he recovers enough to play sling him a few grand a game and he'll contribute on the park as well as off it. You never know, if he gets fit enough he might help Stokes find some of his old form too.

20 Jul 2017 18:01:19
Commons signing.

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20 Jul 2017 18:29:19
Interview on TV saying he'll sign if his back surgery is successful and he recovers.

20 Jul 2017 18:51:03
If Commons can get fit what a player we would have on our hands. It would be folly to think at his age he will reach the heights of his Celtic glory days but what a player to be able to bring off the bench for the last thirty minutes of a game. His knowledge off the pitch could be even more important given some of the talented prospects we've got coming through, an older experienced winner he'll command their respect.

20 Jul 2017 19:13:33
Listening to him it doesn't seem likely, seems to have been thru a lot wi his back.

20 Jul 2017 19:53:46
Back surgery is a tough one.
He took less than 6 weeks to get close to fit on loan and by the end of that he was playing properly and getting involved tracking back etc as well as making the runs forward.

More than happy to take him on at that level in a few months or however long his recovery takes. He's a proper pro and the squad took to him in a short time, treats the fans the right way too - perfect mentor figure for Martin, Fraser Murray and any of the younger players coming through right now. Could even teach Simon Murray and Shaw a few things too.

20 Jul 2017 17:36:16
Looking at our new 6ft 3in striker and the way he plays he looks the real deal and a sturdy hard player like mixu was.

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20 Jul 2017 18:05:31
From what I watched on YouTube he's not massively mobile but he makes the right runs, looks strong and can attack a cross properly.

20 Jul 2017 10:27:51
Seen stokes leave why not night club last nyt with my own eyes, may just b a nyt out in Edinburgh but it's a hell of a coincidence.

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20 Jul 2017 11:45:10
His Mrs and kid live here!

20 Jul 2017 11:51:06
I would prefer Stevie May or Moult, before Stokes. I don't think he's as good as HE thinks he is.

20 Jul 2017 12:09:08
Stokes told people last nite that he would b at EM today to sign!

20 Jul 2017 16:14:43
Great way to start your new job - out on the lash the night before you sign when you haven't had any of a pre-season to get fit.

Not looking good already.

20 Jul 2017 16:52:19
How do you know he was on the lash? How do you know he has not had a pre season?

20 Jul 2017 16:53:12
havn a pint before train to Aberdeen today like everyone else.

20 Jul 2017 17:22:47
He's spent half of the last 8-10 weeks trying desperately to agree a severance deal with Blackburn while also travelling to Ireland for golf (with Lennon) and back and forth up to here.
Given how desperately he's been trying to leave Blackburn who has he trained with and where?

The lash comment may have been an assumption but it's a fair one given his past conduct off the field at every club he's played at. Infamous for it during both prior stints here and his whole time a Celtic.

20 Jul 2017 17:56:44
Why don't supporters like you give potential signings the benefit of the doubt and let them sign for our great club and prove that they want to play for us. If afterwards they let themselves down and us fair enough slate them but give these players a break. The wages Stokes is meant to be getting won't break the bank of T. F.

20 Jul 2017 18:14:04
Is it unfair for 'supporters like me', after paying to watch 'the player in question' destroy squad morale and wreck a promotion tilt already FOR OUR CLUB, to question the potential signing of the player again?
After picking a fight with his new captain within 48hrs of signing last time and keeping fully fit in-form players out of the side while he took two months to get remotely fit or interested?

Forgive me for wanting players with the right attitude at the club I pay to watch and support.

I hope Lennon does magically return the form of his earlier career, and I will gladly apologise if it happens, but on balance of the evidence I've already paid to witness I don't think it will.

/ Endrant.

20 Jul 2017 18:30:37
I have to admit that I've got concerns about signing Stokesy, he gives me the impression that he is a bit of a jack the lad, and that he doesn't take his/ the game as serious as he should, unless he's playing gers! You won't see him chasing down defenders or back tracking looking for the ball. He murdered us in the cup final under Fenlon when he played the left channel for Celtic. he's not a no 9. His last spell was gash bar the cup final for which I will be eternally grateful. If anyone thinks we are signing a model pro then imo they are wrong. I hope Lennon can keep him in check and he does the business.

23 Jul 2017 01:23:57
Sou widnea take a balloteli a riordan an o conner a grififths cause their disruptive aye but youd take their 20 goals a season.

20 Jul 2017 00:48:25
hearts fans editing Deivydas Matulevičius info on twitter. patheic.

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20 Jul 2017 11:33:39
If I knew how to do that they'd have a team of pensioners and strikers that have never scored! I'm quite sure given time I could think up a number of malicious things to say about their playing squad and insignificant manager!

20 Jul 2017 16:15:48
That's just so Laugh's 66 in 307 over 12 years looks a bit better.

20 Jul 2017 00:34:53
Ed what's the latest with hibs.

{Ed001's Note - I don't have any info on Hibs sorry.}

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19 Jul 2017 16:19:49
Stokes has signed a 2 Year Deal@ £2'600PW. To be announced tomorrow.

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19 Jul 2017 17:55:16
That Dempster must be some negotiator, £2,600 a week is a lot less than I ever thought he would settle for. I thought they would be looking at £4K at least.

19 Jul 2017 19:24:02
Deivydas Matulevičius Signed today 6ft 3 28 years old Lithuanian striker with 33caps. Machine GGTTH.

19 Jul 2017 19:24:02
Deivydas Matulevičius Signed today 6ft 3 28 years old Lithuanian striker with 33caps. Machine GGTTH.

19 Jul 2017 19:24:28
Packman, no saying your wrong but I checked wi a couple of sources and they've heard nowt! Your info good?

19 Jul 2017 19:44:50
Think your right they've stared talks.

19 Jul 2017 19:45:29
His info is spot on 2yrs looks sound.

19 Jul 2017 20:47:17
Matulevicius 33 caps 29 goals, info from Wiki. If true that's some scoring rate at international leven or any level for that matter.

19 Jul 2017 21:01:23
Wiki also has him as 4 foot 10. Think people have been editing it.

{Ed007's Note - He's scored 5 international goals.}

19 Jul 2017 21:18:31
You know what they say " when it's to good to be true etc!

19 Jul 2017 21:41:44
Welcome big Deivy.

Stokes is a horrendous signing.
If he doesn't put the effort in I hope he doesn't keep Murray and Shaw out of the team.
I'm prepared to apologise if he somehow completely transformed since his last stint but I don't think he will have.

19 Jul 2017 22:58:55
mm that signing don't inspire me, looks like a championship level at best, holds ball up well and brings others into game, pity holt didny have a few more years in him, looks more like a keith houchen type still waiting on a proven cf 15-20 not holding breath tho.

20 Jul 2017 13:09:44
If current form is anything to go by we'll get 10 or more out of Murray.
We brought Swanny in and if he brought last season's form that could be another 10.

I'd be happy with a number 9 that'll score us another 10-15 but mixes it effectively with defenders - it'd keep them occupied and free up goals for the others too.

Watched a bit of Deivy on YouTube - the lad Fulop he played with at Botosani looked really useful from midfield.

19 Jul 2017 13:59:15
Could we afford Ciftci and stokes or do you think it's a one or the other.

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19 Jul 2017 15:29:49
With the emergence of Porteous, Murray, Martin and Shaw so far proving to be more than adequate I don't think we need to strengthen anywhere else so surely we could stretch to two quality frontmen.

19 Jul 2017 17:36:35
we can afford both.

19 Jul 2017 23:04:43
If Stokes has taken the reportedly low wage to come then I don't see why we can't pay a percentage of Ciftci's and take him on loan too.

We need a wide player unless Lennon's now planning to work on Crane's attacking qualities and play Whittaker further forward.

19 Jul 2017 12:59:43
Bournemouth striker Joe Quigley linked with a loan move to The Hibees. 6ft 3inch 20 year old striker. doesn't exactly boast the best goalscoring stats but could be a possibly replacement for Graham.

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19 Jul 2017 10:27:56
Linked with Windass from Rangers.

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19 Jul 2017 11:15:58
Windlass has 3 years remaining on his contract? Earns far more a week where he is, hibs can't afford him and wouldn't buy out his contract anyway.

19 Jul 2017 11:58:50
Not saying that I want him but he has no Future under PC and the promise of regular playtime at Easter road could lure him to Edinburgh.

19 Jul 2017 12:08:32
Rumours please, not lies!

18 Jul 2017 18:55:15
According to TTSportsHQ, Hibs have taken 6 BrayWanderers players on trial following their administration. Don't know about this as the league they were in was very poor quality but in Lennon we trust.

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19 Jul 2017 12:51:44
If it's true then hopefully Tim Clancy isn't one of them.

18 Jul 2017 17:24:21
Anyone after McGinn, any less than 3million they can piss off! he's a Scotland capped player Cummings hasn't been called up and won't be unless he scores shitloads in England, so Super John is worth more.

Warbs will offer 900 grand plus magic beans from his hat.

In other news a pig flew over Easter Road when we signed a striker ;)

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18 Jul 2017 17:18:52
I hear Neil Lennon is far from happy he's identified two players lately, Berry / Church and the board have not supported him enough to get these players over the line, why appointment an ambitious manager and then not trust him?

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18 Jul 2017 17:58:10
You're actually wrong here. Berry didn’t meet Lebanon's high standards. And according to the EEN Church turned down Hibs deal. Obviously thinks he can earn more elsewhere. Fair enough really. No point this club busting a wage structure for a couple of fairly average players plenty others out there.

18 Jul 2017 18:56:40
Church hasn't been offered terms yet, supposedly he's still training for fitness before they decide on him.

The Berry one was a bit painful but without knowing his demands we don't know how realistic an option he was.
He could easily have been asking for 8k or more depending on other offers down south and we'd never have paid that.

If Petrie brings Stokes back to placate the fans I can see Lennon walking away within a year.
If he truly wanted him the deal would've been done by now.

18 Jul 2017 19:51:13
Think the church option is gone now for definite. It's a shame I think he would have suited us. If we get stokes I'm not going to lie I'll b disappointed, fair enough he had 2 good games but he made no other impact and that was in the championship. I'd be happier with cifti if I'm honest but even still we could do better surely?!

18 Jul 2017 20:00:32
Church actually said " the offer is not quite right " whatever that may mean.

18 Jul 2017 20:35:01
Thanks for the facilities, now I'm fitter I'm off to try for more cash?

Who knows, maybe he doesn't want to move up here.

If another SPL club signs him now there is definitely something wrong behind the scenes.

18 Jul 2017 23:31:02
LD has said that there is 2 possibly 3 players coming in soon.

18 Jul 2017 23:49:49
Oh the pr soundbite?

Yeah I saw that. It's good to finally see her make an appearance, I assume she's been busy trying to squeeze coppers out of Rod's sphincter for the past few weeks.

Didn't really say much, same as Lennon did last week and wasn't definite on the signings still just hopefull.

We'll make signings before the window definitely, it's the calibre of them that's the important part.

 


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