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14 May 2019 14:18 - 14 May 2019 14:41 #1 by CCU

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14 May 2019 14:28 #2 by MerseysideBlue
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Need to keep these new signings coming otherwise the excitement will thistle out.

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14 May 2019 14:32 #3 by heilkmoon
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Hope he turns out to be Partick-ularly good.
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14 May 2019 14:32 #4 by cufcmike
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Glad this is sorted. We can now go Right Back to sorting out a striker.
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14 May 2019 14:35 #5 by munchymagic
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I would guess that he is still north east based unless he re-located to Scotland.

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14 May 2019 14:41 - 14 May 2019 14:42 #6 by CCU
Partick fans are gutted he’s going from his Twitter:


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14 May 2019 15:09 #7 by bejustandfearprokas
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Text from a Partick mate:

Bloody love Christie... So hard working! Plays anywhere you need him to. Strong, fast, committed, seems like a decent guy.
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14 May 2019 15:19 #8 by Zebby
Excellent signing, Tall,strong and quick can cover other positions in emergency and localish good age and experienced

Thumbs up from me

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14 May 2019 15:25 #9 by Taffy-P
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I’m waiting for the first negative comment !!

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14 May 2019 15:36 #10 by lummy8
The biggest positive...he is a geordie ;)
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14 May 2019 15:37 #11 by jelly
He's 28 and never played for anyone better than Partick Thistle (unless you count Whitley Bay and, let's be honest, it's a close call).

Reckon he'll play 8 games max next season.

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14 May 2019 15:38 #12 by crunchblue
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General opinion is he’s not the most gifted but is a nice guy, always gives 100% and works hard.

www.wearethistle.co.uk/forums/index.php?...13-christie-elliott/

Most seem sad to see him go.

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14 May 2019 15:48 #13 by Taffy-P
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jelly wrote: He's 28 and never played for anyone better than Partick Thistle (unless you count Whitley Bay and, let's be honest, it's a close call).

Reckon he'll play 8 games max next season.

didnt take long !!!!!!!!
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14 May 2019 16:00 #14 by 182blue
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Don't see enough Scottish lower league football to comment on the standard but I can say that the standard of English League 2 football is terrible.
I would have thought he is likely to be a regular starter.
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14 May 2019 16:16 #15 by Mullen103
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At least we will get to see if a Scottish championside side can compete in tinpot 2, probably be ok but not at the right end.

We're likely going to get the permanents - well one years - from Scotland because there are cheaper and the quality will come from the loan players. Time will tell whether its a recipe for success, i doubt it but should be more than enough to survive baring a castrophy.

At least we’re not Stockport

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14 May 2019 16:22 #16 by bluebry
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Looking at all those comments on Twitter from Thistle fans then he must be bloody decent, welcome aboard Christie, the Paddock just loves Geordies!!!!

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14 May 2019 16:26 #17 by Zebby
How long have we been saying we lack pace in side??

First two signings fullbacks with pace and height both supposedly strong aswell which you need in this league and coming from Scottish leagues I doubt they will be shrinking violets when it comes to the rough stuff that gets dished out at this level..

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14 May 2019 16:35 #18 by nobbyblue
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lummy8 wrote: The biggest positive...he is a geordie ;)

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Surely he's a Sand Dancer!
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14 May 2019 16:56 #19 by aberdeenblue28
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Saw this lad play for Thistle a few times against Queens and he's got pace but not sure he's that comfortable as a full back he used to be a striker or winger but converted to full back. I think that Tom Miller is probably a better player.

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14 May 2019 17:05 #20 by munchymagic
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Pressley is so dim that he probably will sign Pat Brough thinking that he has snared an undiscovered gem from Scotland that we haven't heard of before.

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14 May 2019 17:14 #21 by pedals

munchymagic wrote: Pressley is so dim that he probably will sign Pat Brough thinking that he has snared an undiscovered gem from Scotland that we haven't heard of before.


Ah, we're at the stage where we're criticising the manager for a hypothetical situation that hasn't occurred and won't occur. Had you heard of Tom Miller or Alex McQueen before Curle brought them in to play RB?
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14 May 2019 18:00 #22 by munchymagic
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pedals wrote:

munchymagic wrote: Pressley is so dim that he probably will sign Pat Brough thinking that he has snared an undiscovered gem from Scotland that we haven't heard of before.


Ah, we're at the stage where we're criticising the manager for a hypothetical situation that hasn't occurred and won't occur. Had you heard of Tom Miller or Alex McQueen before Curle brought them in to play RB?


There was humour in there but you are as dim as Pressley and didn't spot it - hardly my fault.

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14 May 2019 18:03 - 14 May 2019 18:04 #23 by Mush

nobbyblue wrote:

lummy8 wrote: The biggest positive...he is a geordie ;)

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Surely he's a Sand Dancer!


Aye you're only a Geordie if you're from Newcastle.
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14 May 2019 18:06 #24 by pedals
Ha - evidently there was 'your' humour in there as this was a made-up scenario based on your well advertised opinion of Pressley and players from Scotland. Had you heard of the players Curle signed then?

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14 May 2019 18:07 #25 by Wukkie
Is Lummy actually welcomed in Newcastle anymore given he turned out for Slumderland?

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14 May 2019 18:15 #26 by munchymagic
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pedals wrote: Ha - evidently there was 'your' humour in there as this was a made-up scenario based on your well advertised opinion of Pressley and players from Scotland. Had you heard of the players Curle signed then?


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14 May 2019 19:05 #27 by pacirv
Looks ok on u tube seems to be able to user both feet which isn't that common at our level. Also knows where the back of the net is for a full back.

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14 May 2019 19:20 #28 by Waltero
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I'd be more upbeat if they announced a decent striker or two

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14 May 2019 19:28 #29 by Moylesey
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Never seen or heard of him before today.

On that basis I think it’s a great/shit signing.
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14 May 2019 19:41 - 14 May 2019 19:49 #30 by nobbyblue
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I doubt many would have heard of Hughie Neil or John Gorman when we signed them.
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14 May 2019 21:53 #31 by Urban Designer
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Partick have conceded 52 goals - only Alloa have conceded more in the Scottish Championship.

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14 May 2019 22:07 #32 by Arragorn
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They didn't get relegated though.
We signed Tom Parkes from Leyton Orient who did & he hasnt been a disaster.
So your point is?
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14 May 2019 22:10 #33 by newcarlislefan
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munchymagic wrote:

pedals wrote: Ha - evidently there was 'your' humour in there as this was a made-up scenario based on your well advertised opinion of Pressley and players from Scotland. Had you heard of the players Curle signed then?


Not bothered about any previous era anymore.

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You're all out of time, Munchy!
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15 May 2019 07:23 #34 by Markovitch
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The positives are that we have signed 2 quick, strong players who can cover centre back, full back, wing back and wide midfield. Both seem to have good attitudes, be good pros and will fit in, in the dressing room.
The downside is that both are reasonable players in a division that is the standard of the division below us. Let's see what he puts around them and whether he can get the best out of them.

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15 May 2019 07:54 #35 by pacirv
I would think that Pressley will want an experienced centre back to hold it all together. Really hope that the club are not going to repeat last seasons mistake of relying on half season loans for our strike force.

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15 May 2019 08:21 #36 by Southernblue
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Looks like a decent signing, played a good number of games for them in the Premiership as well so had experience of a higher level and standard than this season.

Whilst I understand we need a striker, perhaps its best to put it into context that its still only Mid May and we've already signed two players for next season, there is almost three months left before the season starts to go and find strikers and players for other positions.

We all moan that the club never sign players early enough and now that they are signing players early the moan is they aren't the right position, there is plenty to be critical of the club about but the fact we are getting deals done early surely isn't one of them regardless of what position those players play in. I cant remember us being a week and a half from the end of the current season and having two new players signed for the next season, it must be years since that last happened
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15 May 2019 08:25 #37 by Markovitch
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We need full backs as well, so I think they are the right positions. I think we are going to see a lot of loans. Nadesan, O'Hare, Sowerby, Thomas were the best quality players we had last season, all on loan. I think the core of the first team will be loanees

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15 May 2019 12:11 #38 by pacirv
Hope your wrong Marko it cost us dearly last season don't mind if they are full season loans tho.
A bit of a false economy having players that are not ours with no chance of profiting from selling them on if we can improve them.
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15 May 2019 14:08 #39 by carwash
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I think Marko is right overall. The only way to get quality above L2 standard is to take players on loan. I know Marko doesn't rate Jerry Yates but I felt he was the most skilful player we have had in a long time - again on loan and if he develops could be a very valuable player in the future. All League 2 clubs are the same. I watched a Cheltenham game and thought Jacob Maddox looked a classy midfielder. I looked him up on Wikipedia and he's on loan from Chelsea so he jolly well should look classy in a Cheltenham side!!

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15 May 2019 14:37 #40 by Markovitch
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I liked Jerry Yates, it was Tim from the other board who didn't like him.

To get a decent squad we still need another 7 or 8 players. For 150k a year we can get Devitt or 3 or 4 loanees. The effect of a few loanees will be greater on the team

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15 May 2019 15:08 #41 by CCU
Devitt, £150k a year?

Are you smoking crack?

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16 May 2019 12:14 #42 by CCU

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16 May 2019 12:37 #43 by thetashkentterror
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Be very surprised if by the end of the transfer window we don't have five or six loanees, with at least three or four in the starting eleven.
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16 May 2019 13:09 #44 by Markovitch
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If Devitt is looking at hibs he'll be asking for a good bit more than 150. If he really does have suitors from higher divisions then we'll be looking at, at least that to keep him. Or, more sensibly, just let him go and use the money elsewhere

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16 May 2019 13:17 #45 by nobbyblue
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Markovitch wrote: If Devitt is looking at hibs he'll be asking for a good bit more than 150. If he really does have suitors from higher divisions then we'll be looking at, at least that to keep him. Or, more sensibly, just let him go and use the money elsewhere


The average wage at Hibees was 1800 a week about a year ago. I don't think it'll have went up that much.
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16 May 2019 13:35 #46 by CCU

Markovitch wrote: If Devitt is looking at hibs he'll be asking for a good bit more than 150. If he really does have suitors from higher divisions then we'll be looking at, at least that to keep him. Or, more sensibly, just let him go and use the money elsewhere


Aye £150 would be a steal in fairness... ;)

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16 May 2019 14:06 - 16 May 2019 14:07 #47 by Markovitch
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According to the Evening News it was £1675 in 2017/18. But that number comes from the Global Sport salaries survey. They take the wage bill from the accounts and divide by the number of first team squad players. Hibs had 37 first team players including 5 goalkeepers according to Transfermarket in 2018 and of those 37 half a dozen were in on loan and half a dozen out on loan (so their cost will be much reduced). Even if you just take the average £1675 as the wage of the 19th player it means that is the wage for players not even sitting on the bench. Devitt will go straight into the first team you would think. First teamers will be on a lot more and you don't need to go far to get to £2900 a week
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16 May 2019 22:53 #48 by Flatcap
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It's ok signing loan players but you have to remember that the reason they go out on loan is because they are not going to make the first team squad of the team they belong to.

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