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bigmanandy

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Need a few more signings, currently think the midfield are weak and we don't have a consistent goalscoring striker, maybe a LB too.
 

The Family

Capital Radge
I’d let Dabrowski be the no. 2 mate saves us having to go and look for another keeper IMO. A wage that could be spent elsewhere!

Would be a risk especially if Rocky was to get injured, if the Smellies get in another keeper I would go for Bain or the St Mirren keeper. Have you seen Dabrowski do you think he is ready for the first team?
 

Hammi

Top radge
Admin
Would be a risk especially if Rocky was to get injured, if the Smellies get in another keeper I would go for Bain or the St Mirren keeper. Have you seen Dabrowski do you think he is ready for the first team?

Bain can go fuck himself, I had a meltdown on here because of him haha!

Dabrowski, by all accounts is a good keeper. You hardly ever hear of young keepers being shown the confidence to let them play.
I say we don't worry too much and let him be backup. He has to move upwards at some point.
 

Zab

Admin
Need a few more signings, currently think the midfield are weak and we don't have a consistent goalscoring striker, maybe a LB too.

We’ve just signed Nisbet and already have Doidge, both are surely considered consistent goal scorers?

Agree we need one more midfielder.

Not sure about left back, Stevenson seemed to be on the decline last season, but we have two young players in Mackie & Doig who deserve a proper chance.

We’ve got to remember the context of what’s going on financially, can only see us signing absolutely key players.

Think we’ll bring in 1 or 2 more at the most.
 

Greenmachine

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
Hibs made three very good signings yesterday and i'm sure they will all have been checked out for months before we went ahead with them. We have been trying to get Nisbet for a long time. To be honest I was really surprised we managed to get all three and it must have cost a fair amount of money in transfer fees and signing on fees. None of those players will be getting paid more than the current players are. Given the chairman's statement last month I anticipated a few fairly underwhelming additions just to tick us over, but the club have shown real intent for the season ahead. I expect a few players leaving and unfortunately I think Martin Boyle will be one of them.

I wonder if we will make any more additions ? The obvious one is Docherty for Kamberi, but I am not really anticipating this happening though I hope I am wrong. I worry a bit about our rather creaking back four and to be honest we could do with bringing in a full-back or a central defender. I also think we could do with an older heid in midfield. I wouldn't be surprised if Stephen McGinn (who has been training with us) was brought in for about a year. He was Ross's captain at St Mirren when they won the Championship and we need some real leaders in the team IMO.
 

The Family

Capital Radge
Hibs made three very good signings yesterday and i'm sure they will all have been checked out for months before we went ahead with them. We have been trying to get Nisbet for a long time. To be honest I was really surprised we managed to get all three and it must have cost a fair amount of money in transfer fees and signing on fees. None of those players will be getting paid more than the current players are. Given the chairman's statement last month I anticipated a few fairly underwhelming additions just to tick us over, but the club have shown real intent for the season ahead. I expect a few players leaving and unfortunately I think Martin Boyle will be one of them.

I wonder if we will make any more additions ? The obvious one is Docherty for Kamberi, but I am not really anticipating this happening though I hope I am wrong. I worry a bit about our rather creaking back four and to be honest we could do with bringing in a full-back or a central defender. I also think we could do with an older heid in midfield. I wouldn't be surprised if Stephen McGinn was brought in for about a year. He was Ross's captain at St Mirren when they won the Championship and we need some real leaders in the team IMO.

The chat is two deals being worked on as coming in, 1 Docherty & 2 O’Donnell ??
 

bigmanandy

Legendary Radge
We’ve just signed Nisbet and already have Doidge, both are surely considered consistent goal scorers?

Agree we need one more midfielder.

Not sure about left back, Stevenson seemed to be on the decline last season, but we have two young players in Mackie & Doig who deserve a proper chance.

We’ve got to remember the context of what’s
We’ve just signed Nisbet and already have Doidge, both are surely considered consistent goal scorers?

Agree we need one more midfielder.

Not sure about left back, Stevenson seemed to be on the decline last season, but we have two young players in Mackie & Doig who deserve a proper chance.

We’ve got to remember the context of what’s going on financially, can only see us signing absolutely key players.

Think we’ll bring in 1 or 2 more at the most.
Hopefully get Docherty for that midfield position but not keen on just a loan would obviously rather it was permanent, Mickie got a chance at Dundee and did OK I think he really needs to prove he's good enough at this level next season. Like you I'd expect probably 2 more at the most anymore would be a bonus
 

Zab

Admin
Hopefully get Docherty for that midfield position but not keen on just a loan would obviously rather it was permanent, Mickie got a chance at Dundee and did OK I think he really needs to prove he's good enough at this level next season. Like you I'd expect probably 2 more at the most anymore would be a bonus

Agree mate Docherty on a permanent would be superb, not keen on a loan deal either.

I’d like to see Mackie get a proper chance at Hibs - so far he looked decent under Lennon and shaky under Heckingbottom - while playing in a pretty shite Dundee team probably didn’t do him any favours. A good run in a confident Hibs side and we’ll see what he’s got.
 

Zab

Admin
The chat is two deals being worked on as coming in, 1 Docherty & 2 O’Donnell ??

O’Donnell is a cracking player and would be another good addition.

Wonder what that means for Gray? McGinn is a bit of a utility player so can presumably fill in across the back line, but he’s primarily a right back as well.
 

Jack

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
I'm assuming, by the lack of comment, that the Squirrel has not been absent from training of late? i.e going for medicals anywhere.

And what's happening with the wannabe hun? Where's he been training?
 

Zab

Admin
I'm assuming, by the lack of comment, that the Squirrel has not been absent from training of late? i.e going for medicals anywhere.

And what's happening with the wannabe hun? Where's he been training?

Boyle’s been pictured in training, and Nisbet was asked what it was like meeting him... so I’m taking from that there’s no move on the immediate horizon.

No sure about Kamberi, but hopefully he’ll be out the door soon.
 

Green Sleeves

Well-Known Radge
Thread starter
Hopefully Ross will abandon playing 2 defensive midfielders in front of the back 4 now we have Gogic. That was eye bleeding to watch last season. Hallberg, Newell, Allan, Murray would give us midfield options further up the pitch. Mallan and Horgan probably surplus to requirements.

As Greenmachine mentioned earlier its our creaky old defence that worries me most.
 

hibs1875

Just A Radge
Anyone else feel like the team is still really unbalanced if we play with Allan?
We have to switch everything around to fit him in?
Great talent but think he needs a very specific formation and team around him to really get the best. Just a thought.
 
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Demonbarber6-2

New radge
4-1-3-2 (DIAMOND)
MARCIANO
MGINN JACKSON PORTO STEVENSON
GOGIC
ALLAN NEWELL
HORGAN
NESBIT. DOIDGE

Based on Boyle being sold

For me horgan is a more central player and should be given a chance there

Plenty of attacking threat in that team and definetly good enough to get 4th even 3rd as I think we have better players than dons but maybe I'm biased
Thoughts?
GLORY GLORY
 

westsidehibs

Well-Known Radge
Hopefully Ross will abandon playing 2 defensive midfielders in front of the back 4 now we have Gogic. That was eye bleeding to watch last season. Hallberg, Newell, Allan, Murray would give us midfield options further up the pitch. Mallan and Horgan probably surplus to requirements.

As Greenmachine mentioned earlier its our creaky old defence that worries me most.
I think hallberg could still be a player for us although I don't know what his natural or favoured position is .
 

Hammi

Top radge
Admin
Anyone else feel like the team is still really unbalanced if we play with Allan?
We have to switch everything around to fit him in?
Great talent but think he needs a very specific formation and team around him to really get the best. Just a thought.

I think he needs to adjust, not us.
Posted a thread a while back justifying why he should play from deeper in midfield instead of being an attacking mid.

He plays the best defence breaking passes in the league, he does them all from deep where he can see what's going on.
Drop him back, let him do his thing without running around. He could do unbelievable things.
 

Zab

Admin
I think he needs to adjust, not us.
Posted a thread a while back justifying why he should play from deeper in midfield instead of being an attacking mid.

He plays the best defence breaking passes in the league, he does them all from deep where he can see what's going on.
Drop him back, let him do his thing without running around. He could do unbelievable things.

Totally agree with this. Bringing Gogic in might help us achieve this, we simply didn’t have the other players to make it work last season.

Allan taking the ball on the half turn and driving with it or picking a pass is a joy to watch. At times he’s wasted floating around ahead of the midfield struggling to get on the ball.
 
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