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Yep i remember the rumours
Brands had a deal lined up for Dumfries well before we signed Rafa. But as you say Rafa didn't fancy him, but then said he'd take him on loan only. And that was that.
because he does not fit his defend first fullback model. That as much as £ stopped any deal.
But i'm not sure he'd suit the way we set up.
...EVERYONE has seen this coming for years, He's known since his first day that we need a backup and eventual replacement for Coleman. This is definitely one of the issues that's squarely on him given the revolving door with the managers.
Think it was last January we looked and maybe even made an offer for Paterson are Rangers. He's by no means the finished article, given his age and experience. But looks another good Scottish wing back in the mould of Tierney and Robertson. Gets himself forward and involved in attacks with pace, better crosser than Coleman, scored at International level just the usual doubts about actually defending that most modern "backs" have these days. Upped our offer anothe million and we could have been developing him the last 12 months....but again missed opportunities and bad decision making behind the scenes.
He'll cost another few million now anyway given his Scotland performances alone.
And many areas can be blamed. Personally I think Brands has gotten off lightly thus far. Honestly donít think changing manager again will do anything.
We need a very quick improvement on the pitch and for what itís worth I think a new right back with pace and the ability to cross a ball/support on the break would massively improve both the defence and attack. Heard a Rangers player had been looked at. I am loathe to blame Seamus but he should be squad cover at best and this has been the case for 3 years at least.
They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.