If No Stokes.....

Smurf

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Then Lennon wants another forward and winger.

If Stokes then it's just Stokes.
 

Jack

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I reckon we've set aside a bloody good wedge for him.

If we don't get him then there's a decent amount for a couple of decent players, probably up to speed who can make an immediate impact, of a better standard than the Leithuanians.

Between Stokes and Commons if they were both to join us I'd wager Commons will do the business first.
 

SuperTortolano

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Long term I'd like us to go for Moult. Pay £300,000 or whatever the fee is and save one the wage that Stokes would command. A player like Moult could potentially be sold for a million plus a few years down the line. With Stokes your never getting that fee if he moves on again. If not Moult then Rooney.
 

EastMeetsWest

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Sounds like hibs putting the onus back on Stokes. As much would like to see stokes sign, does sound like money is there for another quality player. Make your mind up time.

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Green Sleeves

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Make a move for Moult or Rooney. League starts on Sat and the ginja ninja + young Shaw are our only fit through-the-middle strikers. Davy not quite there yet. Stokes if he comes may take ages to get back to peak form. This is questionable pre-season preparation.

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Steve20

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Make a move for Moult or Rooney. League starts on Sat and the ginja ninja + young Shaw are our only fit through-the-middle strikers. Davy not quite there yet. Stokes if he comes may take ages to get back to peak form. This is questionable pre-season preparation.

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It's poor preparation indeed. Rest of the team looks ready and while we've scored lots against lower league opposition, the one game against a Premier side we didn't score. We've known for ages that we've needed strikers, so to go into the league campaign with only what we have at the moment is not giving ourselves the best chance. Especially, as I say, the rest of the squad looks in place.

We can't afford Moult and no chance Aberdeen let their best forward come here.
 

Greenmachine

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It's poor preparation indeed. Rest of the team looks ready and while we've scored lots against lower league opposition, the one game against a Premier side we didn't score. We've known for ages that we've needed strikers, so to go into the league campaign with only what we have at the moment is not giving ourselves the best chance. Especially, as I say, the rest of the squad looks in place.

We can't afford Moult and no chance Aberdeen let their best forward come here.

Lennon wants Stokes and I still think there is a strong possibility we will sign him. At the Working Together meeting last night Dempster made it clear that the manager is very happy with the squad he has, but he has prioritised Stokes as our main striker signing and was still hopefull of getting him. If this does not materialise there are other quality striker options which we will pursue. Still 4 weeks left of the transfer window and no club of our size will have completed all of it's transfer business before the start of the season. I still think there will be a couple more coming in even if Stokes does sign, with possibly one or two going out before close of play. IMO Hibs have done exceptionally well in the summer transfer window so far as we are a very well run and highly professional outfit. The players who have been brought in have been tracked and assessed for a long time. The only player we have missed out on this summer was Luke Berry. Sometimes it takes a while to get in the quality players in that you want.
 
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NW

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How do you know the only player we have missed out on is Luke berry? Did we not want Lafferty?
Agree we have build a v good squad and had a good window so far
 

Smurf

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How do you know the only player we have missed out on is Luke berry? Did we not want Lafferty?
Agree we have build a v good squad and had a good window so far

We only invited Lafferty for a chat.
 

Greenmachine

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How do you know the only player we have missed out on is Luke berry? Did we not want Lafferty?
Agree we have build a v good squad and had a good window so far

Dempster said this at the Working Together meeting last night.
As I said at the time Lafferty was not a long term target....if he was a target at all. Lennon just wanted to speak to him when he was up here talking with Hearts whom he had been in negotiations with for several weeks. It might have happened, but it didn't as Lafferty had already committed himself to Hearts. He didn't have the courtesy to contact the Hibs manager or his agent to cancel the meeting, he just didn't turn up.
 

Green Sleeves

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The down side of this is that the fixture list - Huns away MAYBE excepted - gave us a decent chance of racking up lots of 3 points before we play the other Top 5 contenders. We'll need quality finishing to do that though.

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Hammi

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Murray is still scoring goals though.
He's proven that if given the chance he'll make a serious attempt or score.

I don't think we should be super worried up top. As long as the rest of the team do their job, he looks likely to do his.

We obviously need more, but in the short term we're okay.
 

The Family

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Murray is still scoring goals though.
He's proven that if given the chance he'll make a serious attempt or score.

I don't think we should be super worried up top. As long as the rest of the team do their job, he looks likely to do his.

We obviously need more, but in the short term we're okay.

I agree mate Murray is scoring goals but he hasn't at SPL level, although I really hope he does. He still will need somebody up with him and if Stokes doesn't give us his answer ASAP then I would move for Stephen Dobbie if Moult is out of our price range.
 

greencol

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I agree mate Murray is scoring goals but he hasn't at SPL level, although I really hope he does. He still will need somebody up with him and if Stokes doesn't give us his answer ASAP then I would move for Stephen Dobbie if Moult is out of our price range.

THE Stephen Dobbie?

How old is he?
 
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