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Hammi

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How many external players have we signed this window that's improved our team? I'd say one. By close of play today it would be good to get that up! Otherwise there will indeed be meltdown!

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I think we'll be fine, we don't need a lot of players, a couple or 3, just to even things out around the pitch.
Already got Nathan Wood incoming to add competition at CB, £9m rated apparently.

The first team is good enough for the most part imo.
 

Smurf

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I'm only playing

I think we'll be fine, we don't need a lot of players, a couple or 3, just to even things out around the pitch.
Already got Nathan Wood incoming to add competition at CB, £9m rated apparently.

The first team is good enough for the most part imo.
Maybe too much to ask for but I'd like a goalscoring forward or midfielder. One that's known and proven to excite the fans.
 

Greenmachine

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I'm only playing

I think we'll be fine, we don't need a lot of players, a couple or 3, just to even things out around the pitch.
Already got Nathan Wood incoming to add competition at CB, £9m rated apparently.

The first team is good enough for the most part imo.
I think the squad lacks depth in one or two areas.
Defensively, we need at least one new central defender. Wood looks like he will be coming on loan and i'm sure he is a decent player but for me we really could do with a proven experienced central defender who knows the scottish game. I'm still not ruling out McCart arriving.
The manager has wanted three strikers in the squad for about a year now, so I would expect one to arrive by close of play tonight. The need is greater now with Doidge out till New Year and Murphy injured yet again. Another creative midfielder wouldn't go amiss either.
Hope to see two or three in, and no doubt we will see some fringe players either leaving altogether or going out on on loan.
 
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Hammi

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Maybe too much to ask for but I'd like a goalscoring forward or midfielder. One that's known and proven to excite the fans.

Me too, but I think with 1 central forward being the expected line up, it's gonna be hard to convince anyone of a standard to play second string to Nisbet.
 

stickyRicky

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I can’t help but look on a bit envious of Aberdeen’s business this window. They seem to have a plan and are acting decisively bringing in real quality. We on the other hand have been searching for a CB since the start of the window. The search goes on.

Aye said the same myself. They've brought in real quality and look to have went all out for 3rd.
 

Greenmachine

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Aye said the same myself. They've brought in real quality and look to have went all out for 3rd.
Hibs finishing third last season above Aberdeen was a disaster for them. They see themselves as the biggest challengers to the Old Firm and they clearly aim to rectify what went wrong last season. They also know with Hearts being back up it will be an even bigger challenge. Hibs face the same, and I have to admit I have been surprised and a bit disappointed by our lack of activity this summer as well given the task we will face this season. Remember though we had a crowd free season last season which has hit us hard financially and we don't have the regular financial income both Aberdeen and Hearts do from their fans.
 
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Hammi

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I think the squad lacks depth in one or two areas.
Defensively, we need at least one new central defender. Wood looks like he will be coming on loan and i'm sure he is a decent player but for me we really could do with a proven experienced central defender who knows the scottish game. I' still not ruling out McCart arriving.
The manager has wanted three strikers in the squad for about a year now, so I would expect one to arrive by close of play tonight. The need is greater now with Doidge out till New Year and Murphy injured yet again. Another creative midfielder wouldn't go amiss either.
Hope to see two or three in, and no doubt we will see some fringe players either leaving altogether or going out on on loan.

That's pretty much where I'm at.
We need some depth, replacements and back up, but not necessarily instant into the first team type players. If someone came about I wouldn't be saying no either mind.

Murphys injury could be clean and done by the end of the national break, if it was more substantial we'd have heard by now I think?
 

bigmanandy

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Have to say im not really expecting anything, weve had a whole window to do buisness and have done relatively little, squads short by a couple players.
 

Greenmachine

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That's pretty much where I'm at.
We need some depth, replacements and back up, but not necessarily instant into the first team type players. If someone came about I wouldn't be saying no either mind.

Murphys injury could be clean and done by the end of the national break, if it was more substantial we'd have heard by now I think?
If it is another hamstring injury (and I think it is) it will be 3 to 4 weeks anyway....and it will be recurring.
 

Hammi

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If it is another hamstring injury (and I think it is) it will be 3 to 4 weeks anyway....and it will be recurring.

It was definitely his hamstring, but it doesn't need to be a full injury, mightve felt a tweak and didn't want to risk playing on.

We do definitely need some faces in the door, but I dont think anyone needs to be at panic stations if we don't get the 4 we feel we need.
Hallberg to return to midfield, Allan hasn't moved yet and is being included in marketing imagery so he might be staying in the squad, he can only get fitter.

I think January will be more interesting, alot of out of contract players in the country.
 

Smurf

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Hibs finishing third last season above Aberdeen was a disaster for them. They see themselves as the biggest challengers to the Old Firm and they clearly aim to rectify what went wrong last season. They also know with Hearts being back up it will be an even bigger challenge. Hibs face the same, and I have to admit I have been surprised and a bit disappointed by our lack of activity this summer as well given the task we will face this season. Remember though we had a crowd free season last season which has hit us hard financially and we don't have the regular financial income both Aberdeen and Hearts do from their f

Hibs finishing third last season above Aberdeen was a disaster for them. They see themselves as the biggest challengers to the Old Firm and they clearly aim to rectify what went wrong last season. They also know with Hearts being back up it will be an even bigger challenge. Hibs face the same, and I have to admit I have been surprised and a bit disappointed by our lack of activity this summer as well given the task we will face this season. Remember though we had a crowd free season last season which has hit us hard financially and we don't have the regular financial income both Aberdeen and Hearts do from their fans.
My concern is that we've only signed one player this window that we would view as improving the team. One player that's a guaranteed starter. Obviously good that we don't actually need to rebuild a team but I'd have hoped for more than one.
 

greencol

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If we dont lose anyone, and Wood signs, then I reckon that's a decent outcome.
4 signings inward.
Like most folk on here I think it would be good to have another forward.
11 hours to go. Time yet.
 

stickyRicky

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My concern is that we've only signed one player this window that we would view as improving the team. One player that's a guaranteed starter. Obviously good that we don't actually need to rebuild a team but I'd have hoped for more than one.

What I wanted was a CB that is better than Hanlon and Porteous.
 

Hammi

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What I wanted was a CB that is better than Hanlon and Porteous.

I'm fine with the pair as long as they've got someone pushing them for the spot.
Their biggest issue is that the midfield allows runners and the fullbacks allow crosses.

No defender wants players being allowed to run at them and a cross is easier to deal with if there's been pressure applied to the crossing player. The forward should always get the jump on you.
Both have their flaws, which is why we need someone who's practically a first teamer pushing them for their space. They take all the flak for failings elsewhere imo.
Daz won more headers than anyone else in the league has to date at the weekend just passed, but he's back up, so he'll always drop out once either returns to the squad.
Wood sounds like a good addition, even if it is just a loan. I dont think there's much chance of us taking him full time after the loan though.
 
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