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39 minutes ago, skygod said:

I think you need to look at “net” figures as well. 

Killie signed, including returns from loan, six and lost six. 

We also started the window with  the smallest squad in the division. 

We really needed to be net +3, at least. 

 

I don't think that there's any money. I've heard that Billy Bowie has recalled £800,000 in soft loans to pay for the hotel refurbishment. 

In addition, as part of the restructuring deal with the bank, we have no overdraft facility. 

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What would do now if Kabamba and Brophy both get injured at the same time? Only other 'forward' at the club is Cameron. Or is there some masterstroke to play Harry Bunn up front?

Quite honestly, an amateur team would have more than two strikers in their squad, let alone a Premiership side. The other two we had in Sow and Jackson admittedly looked pretty useless, so we let them go, but with absolutely no plan to strengthen that area of the team.

As others have said, the issue with Broadfoot isn't even whether or not he can do a job for us...he probably can until the end of the season, but to leave such a massive hole in the most important area of the team-scoring goals, is incredible.

As far as the creative midfielder is concerned, Kiltie might or might not add something there, but at the end of the day he was already part of the squad, so certainly isn't a 'new' player.

Money has clearly been directed into infrastructure-the hotel, the bar, some stadium improvements, and kept away from the playing squad. Bin one manager who was presumably on decent money and give it to a guy who I would imagine is being paid less. 

If Michael Johnston had been in charge over the last 6 months there would have been outrage...up until now the current board have hardly been questioned by comparison.

 

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Saturday 1st February 2020 and we have a massive game today against Ross County so whatever your emotions and disappointments in all this are we all need to remember first and foremost that WE as supporters of this great club have to  come together as one and show that off the  field that many of us are going to be around rugby park for a lot longer than many of the players ,manager or even the directors because together WE ARE KILLIE no matter how much we are hurting!

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13 minutes ago, Jedi2 said:

What would do now if Kabamba and Brophy both get injured at the same time? Only other 'forward' at the club is Cameron. Or is there some masterstroke to play Harry Bunn up front?

Quite honestly, an amateur team would have more than two strikers in their squad, let alone a Premiership side. The other two we had in Sow and Jackson admittedly looked pretty useless, so we let them go, but with absolutely no plan to strengthen that area of the team.

As others have said, the issue with Broadfoot isn't even whether or not he can do a job for us...he probably can until the end of the season, but to leave such a massive hole in the most important area of the team-scoring goals, is incredible.

As far as the creative midfielder is concerned, Kiltie might or might not add something there, but at the end of the day he was already part of the squad, so certainly isn't a 'new' player.

Money has clearly been directed into infrastructure-the hotel, the bar, some stadium improvements, and kept away from the playing squad. Bin one manager who was presumably on decent money and give it to a guy who I would imagine is being paid less. 

If Michael Johnston had been in charge over the last 6 months there would have been outrage...up until now the current board have hardly been questioned by comparison.

 

I'm not saying it's right, but rangers only had two strikers. Both got injured so they went and got Kamberi.

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41 minutes ago, All the Wine said:

More likely the players agent, can't see St Mirren scouting all over Europe

Fed up with my St. Mirren supporting mate WhatsApping me with their signings. Painful. 

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Doesnt appear to be any form of strategy going forward. 

Players not being signed up beyond the summer, temp manager who said he didn't want the gig initially. 

 

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57 minutes ago, kfc_superteam said:

A club with scouts

St Mirren have spent a whack of money on a data scouting solution and use it for most of their overseas signings 

At least they’re have a strategy 

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5 minutes ago, Killie_Damo said:

St Mirren have spent a whack of money on a data scouting solution and use it for most of their overseas signings 

At least they’re have a strategy 

Football Manager 20?

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Disappointing window to say the least. Traditionally a difficult window for most clubs. I think we were outbid on specific targets by other clubs. Not unusual as we can’t compete with any of the city clubs as they generally have larger attendances and hence deeper pockets. More worrying if we are now seeing this from a team like Motherwell who are a similar size. Can only hope we pick up decent free agents, extended contacts for our better players and have a plan(s) for the summer.

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2 minutes ago, Pompey Exile said:

Dyer must genuinely believe the squad is good enough.

If the squad is good enough - and most of them played under SC - the problem must be the manager.

 

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3 minutes ago, Pompey Exile said:

While disappointing from a fans view, Dyer must genuinely believe the squad is good enough. Let's hope to God he's right!

He is f**king delusional

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1 hour ago, All the Wine said:

More likely the players agent, can't see St Mirren scouting all over Europe

Disagree - st Mirren and gus McPherson in particular have had great success, identifying, pursuing and signing players from Easter Europe. 
 

hladky, popescu, Corbu and a few others over last 2 season. And also another 1 in this window. A clear strategy.

 

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3 hours ago, SlimStripey said:

I think everything points towards a total rebuild in Summer. If we don’t have any money because it has been squandered away somehow then we were probably only trying to get short term deals done which would have limited us a fair bit. Smells like we’re planning to try and scrape through this season and start with a blank slate next year. Depressing. 
 

We need to get behind them today though. A win is essential. Lose and we’re in deep trouble

So if it's a rebuild job why give a 35 y/o crock an 18th month contract? We would have been better served loaning players in with no commitment, instead we will have to build around Broadfoot who won't be on peanuts knowing us.

 

We will have a new squad to build in the summer, going by our last 2 windows we will struggle to field a team next season.

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2 minutes ago, Wee_Eck1979 said:

So if it's a rebuild job why give a 35 y/o crock an 18th month contract? We would have been better served loaning players in with no commitment, instead we will have to build around Broadfoot who won't be on peanuts knowing us.

 

We will have a new squad to build in the summer, going by our last 2 windows we will struggle to field a team next season.

My guess would be we’ve just taken over what remained of his contract at St Mirren. Goodwin suggested that was the case. He also said he was on a good wage

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I wonder if part of the problem was SC making diamonds out of turds. Therefore the club don't think the playing side needs much investment?

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55 minutes ago, LH31 said:

Doesnt appear to be any form of strategy going forward. 

Players not being signed up beyond the summer, temp manager who said he didn't want the gig initially. 

 

And still no one has read the "Kilmarnock Fc" player recruitment strategy document which i am sure cost £1000's

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