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23 Jan 2024 10:52:17
Speaking to a Vitesse season ticket holder, he said the Manhoef deal is very likely. He said the Vitesse were one of the many clubs around Europe owned by a Russian and have had sanctions imposed on them. They have found themselves in a financial crisis and need to offload assets. He thinks he will be playing for Rangers or Feyenoord come the end of this window.

Time will tell.


1.) 23 Jan 2024 12:29:25
I did see Vitesse have loaned a RW from Brighton now as well.

2.) 23 Jan 2024 13:42:49
I just posted about manhoef there before reading your post, the boy would rip up the spl. only watched videos on you tube of course but he's exactly the type of player we been crying out for especially that he's not scared to go past players.

3.) 23 Jan 2024 13:45:38
With Sima out long term we should be looking at bringing in Manhoef.

4.) 23 Jan 2024 14:27:57
Its now imperative we sign a winger for the starting 11. Sima out long term is a big blow. And we needed one even if he was available.

5.) 23 Jan 2024 14:36:53
if its owned by a russian with sanctions applied is anyone allowed to do business with them.

6.) 23 Jan 2024 15:04:27
I'd be shocked if Clement hasn't highlighted at least 1 wide player to come in, ideally 2 tbh.

7.) 23 Jan 2024 15:12:46
With sima out, Matondo will now be given his chance, especially as he was in the Europa squad and we can only drop 3.

I’d expect sima to drop out now and maybe come back in at a future round of changes if we make it.


All to drop out.

8.) 23 Jan 2024 15:25:11
Stevie drop as many as u want, can only bring in three.

9.) 23 Jan 2024 15:43:31
Doubt we're signing Diomante and Manhoef.

10.) 23 Jan 2024 16:13:43
Yeah but there’s no point dropping anymore than 3 John as u need to bring them back in when fit at a future date.

Obviously lammers is fine for the season.
Danilo and sima would hopefully be back so it’s weighing up who will be back first against who’s coming in this window. A complicated task for the manager I’d say.

11.) 23 Jan 2024 16:21:08
Gees, not sure but he did say that a wealthy businessman had been trying to buy the club for 18months but the acquisition has been problematic.

They are currently bottom of the league and their fans have been rioting, when I suggested they would want to hold onto him then to appease the fans he said no, that they really needed to raise funds.

12.) 23 Jan 2024 16:26:03
Balogun and Yilmaz take 2 spaces straight away and Fabio silva ….

13.) 23 Jan 2024 18:20:00
Danilo won’t play in Europe agin this season imo. More chance roofe imo

Gc I’d be surprised if yilmaz or Balogun make our euro squad.

14.) 23 Jan 2024 18:23:10
Defraz there completely different players, have you even looked at Doimante and Million?

15.) 23 Jan 2024 18:29:07
Gc three I’d like to see added would be silva Diomande and manhoef

Couple others need to wait for next year, however if u r signing players on four plus year deals, it’s not about, March imo.

16.) 23 Jan 2024 18:59:24
Why? Defraz.

17.) 23 Jan 2024 19:25:59
Yilmaz stays Barasic comes out for me John.

18.) 23 Jan 2024 19:30:25
Agree with John balugon won’t be added as he can’t play more than 1 game a week, Yilmaz I can’t see being added as have Barisic and Sterling can play lb. They will keep the 3 spaces for 3 new signings. No way we are signing a guy for 4.5m and not putting him in euro squad. I’d also imagine silva wouldn’t be coming here if he wasn’t getting to play in Europe.

19.) 23 Jan 2024 20:16:26
My star say we have smal manhoef Diamonde silva

Yes I agree what u say wish.

20.) 23 Jan 2024 20:16:44
Think yilmaz may be offski, would include balogun, if smal comes he goes in and diomande, but hey ho who knows what PC thinks.

21.) 23 Jan 2024 20:18:34
Doh forgot about silva? ach ah gie up trying to work this out.

22.) 23 Jan 2024 20:30:20
Yeah u can guarantee diomante and silva will take place of lammers and likely Danilo so it means manhoef if signed would replace sima imo.

There are further changes aloud later in competition I believe so any further sales/ injuries and signings can be swapped.
If I’m wrong I stand corrected.

As wishy says it’s about players for positions and we have 2 in squad for left back, can Devine and Fraser play there aswell under the homegrown rules?
No need to worry about yilmaz, he will likely be away.

23.) 23 Jan 2024 20:36:51
Stevie no further changes allowed unless it’s a goalie

Yes re Devine and Fraser.

24.) 23 Jan 2024 20:37:34
Can't see smal coming this window John unless Yilmaz or Barisic is away.

25.) 23 Jan 2024 22:51:11
My star I’d sign him on a bosman, then wait till summer.

26.) 23 Jan 2024 22:51:24
Is that right John? I thought maybe at semi final we’d have been aloud 1 or 2 due to injuries.

Cheers for info though appreciated as always.

With frazer and Devine I think we’re covered at fullback with sterlings flexibility and tav and bb.

Just need to see what it looks like at the deadline of squad being submitted.
We could still get some injuries, or some good news regarding sima.

Balogun could sneak into the squad if simas injury is t as bad as we think come next week.

27.) 24 Jan 2024 05:46:30
Diomande can't be registered for any more European competions, as the 1 cub rule takes effect from Uefa article 44.
Had he only played in the Europa qualifiers he would have been fine.
But he has played 3 full games in the Conference league proper.
That disqualifies him form being registered again at a 2nd club in any of the European competitions proper.

Same deal if we were to sign Batsman, he is not elligible for europe as he has already played in the Conference league proper.

Silva is ellegible to register, has not played in europe.
Yilmaz is elligible as he was not previously registered.
Manhoef if we get him is elligible as he has played in europe this season.

OUT - Danilo, Lammers, Sima.

IN - Yilmaz, Silva, Manhoef if we sign him.

If we do manage to get Michy on top of Diomande, they will oly be elligible for scottish competitions and games this season.

28.) 24 Jan 2024 08:58:00
I thought it changes laudrup after the groups goi g into knock outs? As long as it’s not same competition?

29.) 24 Jan 2024 11:03:01
Yes I have looked at Diomande (at least I know how to spell his name) . The reason we won't sign isn't because of the position they play it's because that's almost £8 million for 2 midfielders. If we've got that kind of money then we're buying a striker.

30.) 24 Jan 2024 11:15:09
I wasn't aware of the ammendment mate lol.



06 Jul 2022 07:43:35
Are charlton due anything from any aribo sale?


1.) 06 Jul 2022 07:51:57
I’d say no. Remember they were not happy only getting developed fee
If they r it will be factored in.
However remember 5% goes to previous clubs as standard.

2.) 06 Jul 2022 09:07:22
Ah ok, thanks John.

3.) 06 Jul 2022 09:25:10
John I am astounded it’s £6m plus add ons.

4.) 06 Jul 2022 09:45:52
Copland. So would u just leave it till January and let him sign a pre contract for nothing.

5.) 06 Jul 2022 09:54:17
No John but £6 million for Aribo who is a International footballer has got to be questioned.
I could understand if it was £10 million plus add ons.

6.) 06 Jul 2022 10:36:23
Copland go listen to Rangers Review about aribo to Southampton explains it very well. They talk about big sell on clause

Not on their site but the sell on clause coming out off Southampton is saying we want 30%. This would be incredible.

If and it’s a big if Southampton sold him for 25 million we gain another 5 million

Then come back please with what u think.

7.) 06 Jul 2022 10:59:05
Ok John will do and I will wait and see what details come out via the media. ?.

8.) 06 Jul 2022 11:12:18
Theoretically 30% of a 25 mill sale would be 7.5 million, which adding to the initial sale would be fantastic business if all true.

9.) 06 Jul 2022 11:32:30
Ger u normally take off what they pay us.

10.) 06 Jul 2022 11:42:23
Ger88 I'd imagine it would be 30% of profit do around 5.7m but still decent enough and that's a conservative fee Southampton would command if he has a good season or 2 there.

11.) 06 Jul 2022 12:04:41
He is only worth what a club is willing to pay unfortunately some people can say he is worth what ever they like but he can leave for nothing next season or you accept what the club is offering.

12.) 06 Jul 2022 12:10:20
It would only be 30% of the total over and above £6m initially paid. In this example £19m so close to £5.5m.

13.) 06 Jul 2022 12:17:06
It’s £10m plus 20% sell on clause not 30. It will all be revealed in due course….

14.) 06 Jul 2022 12:19:34
Correct storm.



11 Mar 2018 19:53:36
Very sore one today, but for individual mistakes we would have taken at least a draw from the match. Celtics second goal was a disgrace, you should never be beaten by a long hopeful punt up the park and what Goss was doing for their third was unbelievable.

He just let Edouard walk into the penalty area an have a free shot at goal. And Windass once again showed that he is far too often a passenger when we need him most. When you compare their middle 3 and ours it really is a no contest at the moment. I know a lot of fans are wanting us to sign Goss permanently but would he get in the Celtic team? I don't think so therefore we should be looking for better.

Murty should have changed it a bit sooner for sure.

Positives to be taken are we certainly are. Lot closer. Celtic can no longer just turn up and roll is over. And for me the biggest positive was the performance of docherty, I thought he was immense. If we could add a bit of muscle in beside him next season we will be in good shape.


1.) 12 Mar 2018 11:25:11
Zikos, one of your final comments (Celtic can no longer just turn up and roll is over) seems to be at odds with what say before it and what actually happened.

2.) 12 Mar 2018 13:23:52
Zikos, we have better in Dorrans, Jack and McCrorie plus Rossiter, but sadly they are all injured!

3.) 12 Mar 2018 21:48:01
Styab - I just think that we could have got something out of the game if it hadn't been for a couple of (crucial) mistakes. I think we are a lot closer to them now and they can no longer just turn up and win, they actually have to put a shift in and like yesterday ride their luck.

Saying that - for us to be better than them we need to improve the midfield three. that's where I think the game (and most gasmes) was won/ lost.

Doherty was class, Goss just didn't perform and Windass was a passenger. I know he has scored a lot of goals lately but still don't think he is a number 10.

4.) 14 Mar 2018 12:02:17
Zikos one poor performance from Goss doesn't suddenly make him a bad player, also it looked like Murty asked him to sit back for more cover and that's not his strengths he is far better off as holding midfielder who likes to get forward.



07 Jan 2018 20:43:38
Forgive me if I'm wrong but didn't Cummings only play well in the championship, I can't remember him doing anything in the SPL. And so I don't get all the hype for what's essentially a really good championship player. If we get him on loan, then fine, but I wouldn't take a risk on him if we had to buy him as he has never performed at this level.


1.) 07 Jan 2018 22:43:45
Would b great signing hope we get him.

2.) 08 Jan 2018 07:25:19
Zikos, Cummings was only 18 when His got relegated and only broke into their team in the playoffs, where he scored their two goals against Hamilton.

3.) 08 Jan 2018 10:02:37
I'm not a fan of Cummings tbh. He comes across as a wee bed, much like Griffiths and would not want him near us. Anyway he hasn't kicked a ball down south. Also stories of late night drinking etc apparently. I think you guys are right when you say he stood out in the championship and not in the top flight. I think everybody remembers him lifting his game against us and assumed that was his normal form, which clearly is not the case. I'd leave well alone.

4.) 08 Jan 2018 11:52:08
If Cummings was half as good for us as Griffiths has been for them, it's a yes from me.

5.) 08 Jan 2018 14:43:45
I'm pretty sure Cummings only came into the Hibs team in the second half of the season where they were relegated, and even at that the majority of his appearances were from the bench. He was sold in the summer after the were promoted so he hasn't really had time to prove his ability in the SPL, however he hasn't exactly been lighting up the Championship down south. I reckon he would work well with Morelos up front for us but my preference would be to give MOH a shot through the middle with Morelos.




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1.) 05 May 2024 19:16:54
And goalie was off his line before kick.

2.) 05 May 2024 19:29:08
Don’t think there’s anything to complain about there if I’m honest.

3.) 05 May 2024 20:43:29
2 players inside the D before the ball is kicked. By the letter of the law they encroached.

4.) 05 May 2024 20:51:39
Var looked at it and no encroachment and keeper wasn't off line when he saved it.



05 May 2024 17:12:25
It was a great save for the penalty today, and I know it’s splitting hairs, but 2 killie players encroached.

It should have been retaken.


1.) 05 May 2024 19:03:19
Also a rangers player in the box.

2.) 05 May 2024 20:44:28
Only rangers player in the box was Tav.



28 Apr 2024 13:56:57
Also don’t see what this system gives us. We don’t have any wingers!

Would prefer and extra midfielder tbh.




28 Apr 2024 13:55:34
With the exception of Butland and dio, I would be happy enough to get rid of that entire team in the summer and that includes the manager. Absolutely shocking of late. Can’t remember a worse run since le Guen.

No l No up play, no style or identity. Simply huff and puff and hopefully something will come off.

Not good enough.

This coach has had more than 6 months to work with this team and we haven’t got any better?


1.) 28 apr 2024 14:14:35
nobody could really argue, clement is hindered by what he has so i'd leave him alone, but, he has definitel lost something these past few weeks.

2.) 28 Apr 2024 14:33:23
3pts but I think we stole them tbh. For me St Mirren were the better team for most of the game. And actually thought Dessers goal was going to get chopped off for a push on the defender.

I know any 11 players can be setup to be hard to beat but actually Thought they were better than us and with the amount of money on that pitch, that shouldn’t be possible.

Probably every rangers player earns more than that entire st mirren team put together and in some case twice as much. Hard to believe!

3.) 28 Apr 2024 14:38:45
Sorry guys, can't agree on Clement, what he's done so far is pretty incredible, all wingers injured and a big part of the team know they won't be here next year . In fact to say get rid of the manager because of a dodgy couple of weeks, I find ridiculous. No mention of that a few weeks ago.

4.) 28 Apr 2024 15:00:54
Awful performance again but dug out 3 points, for me the lundstram and diomande partnership isn't right, they are too negative and similar, doesn't help that one seems to want away, we have completely lost the intensity we had the first few months under clement, yes injuries have played a part but any team with silva and dessers in it regularly will struggle, and yes dessers got an important goal but his overall performance yet again was dire-in truth butland dug us out a hole with a couple of great saves or we wouldntve won today, we have players playing who are disinterested when they should be busting a gut at the business end of the season-maybe the rumours of serious disharmony behind the scenes are true but that team playing that way cannot win at parkhead.



14 Apr 2024 13:43:25
I said at the start of the season, Dessers wouldn’t get a game for Ross county, got ridiculed at the time.


1.) 14 Apr 2024 14:13:32
Zikos you can't win a league with a centre forward that bad, a journeyman like simon murray showed him up today, eventually it will bite you, can't defend like that either obviously.

2.) 14 apr 2024 14:16:03
i think dessers is awful mate, but they were all awful, i can't watch anoth tavernier corner, or goldson flapping about like a demented clown, , time to move them on and start again, but i have to say, i'm concerned that clement couldn't change anything and allows tav to simply punt high balls to nobody, theleague was there to be won, today should have been attack, get scorers in the box and get out, instead we had dessers needing a minute to compose himself and silva running circles around himself, no connection with cantwell who ran around and done nothing yet again, we should have been prepared for this game, we were outplayed and clement was totally outfoxed.

3.) 14 Apr 2024 14:21:09
He wouldn't get a game for my local team and they play in the National league. that said, I doubt Goldson would either!

4.) 14 Apr 2024 14:24:28
Yeah it’s his fault we can’t defend and keep clean sheet and he would walk into the Ross cty team.

5.) 14 Apr 2024 14:28:27
Dessers had nothing to do with losing 3 poor goals In 19 minutes.

6.) 14 Apr 2024 14:29:58
Zikos I said about
Tav defending lack of everything
Souttar lack positional sense
Borna would go on free
Dessers wasn’t good enough
Dowel injury prone
Raskin I only seen average spl player
Was rubbished by so many here

Sorry but when it’s the same problems biting you every time unless you deal with them tav goldson left cb it was just keep repeating as it is today.

7.) 14 Apr 2024 19:27:01
Wow what a compliment he would walk into the ross county team! dear oh dear- and no he didn't ship the goals but if he did his job he'd have had us 2 up and no way we drop points from there.




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12 Jun 2024 16:33:28
John27, because he’s better than what we have. He might not be world class but definitely better than wright and macausland.

I would be happy enough with this signing. Not as a starter every week but someone that can contribute over a season and pitch for n with goals and assists. Also a good sub to bring on as his delivery into the box is excellent.




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07 Jun 2024 12:08:35
Hagi doesn’t have the pace to be a 10. I thought he looked really good in the friendlies last year playing as an 8. But didn’t get a chance to play there in any competitive matches. Good luck to the lad and wish him the best.




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29 May 2024 12:02:07
Tbh, I didn't think he was going to be a starter anyways. Looks very rough round the edges.

We need players that are going to improve the starting 11.




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26 May 2024 12:12:28
We don’t need strikers that know the league, that’s just nonsense.

We need strikers that can link up play and stick the ball in the back of the net.

Mols, Jelavic, Wallace etc etc didn’t know the league.




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17 May 2024 14:13:40
I know he didn’t want him in January, due to his lack of pace. Can’t imagine he would have changed his mind since then but you never know.





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11 Jun 2024 17:07:24
Don’t have a particular view on this one tbh, just find it strange that our new dof is signing young, foreign, prospects and McLean is being touted.

Personally if we’re going down this route, would prefer Armstrong.




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08 Jun 2024 18:42:06
Need to ask Walter, you’ve said you like the look of Rahmani. How many full games have you seen him play? For me he looks like Dessers Mk2. His highlight reel (remember that’s his good bits) is awful. Most shots are scuffed and hit directly at the GK. looks quite poor tbh.

Think we would be better going Miovski tbh, and pay the going rate for him. Yes it’s pricey. But little to no gamble. Same could have been said for Shankland (who would have probably won us the league) but PC thinks he’s too slow ?‍♂️.




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07 Jun 2024 16:09:06
You’re missing the point. We have a limited budget and won’t want to spend it on areas of the pitch we’re well covered. If Lammers
Goes like John has said, then it would free up some cash. But personally think it’s more likely to be a loan deal. Unless we can sell Dessers as well ?

Priority for me will be to replace what’s left with better and also a goal scoring RW.




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07 Jun 2024 14:19:01
Unless PC is able to sell what we have - I do t think we’ll be signing another striker unless it’s a loan deal.

We already have Danilo, Dessers and potentially Lammers and Lovelace vying for 1 position.




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05 Jun 2024 10:35:57
I would sell all day long, the problem is who would buy him? Might have to put him on loan like Lammers.




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