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Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by kent brockman » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 09:30:16 AM

According to the Daily Express, Falkirk will sell their highly rated young left back to Swansea this week in order to balance the books.

Falkirk are also expected to announce the signing of a right back and a left back on loan from SPL clubs.
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Re: Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by Olaf Thom » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 09:52:01 AM

Complete and utter disgrace if true.

Balance the books? With a wedge coming from Kingsley and only 3 signings to replace the 6 that left. But we can spunk over 100k on feasibility studies.

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Re: Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by rusty_nail » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 10:01:10 AM

One for the Rumour Factory surely but here is a source confirming.
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Post by Dade » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 11:47:47 AM

I agree with Olaf(again!).

If this is true then there must be action against the BoD. Gallagher may have got off to a bad start but why should an EPL club be able to realise his potential while we can't. I can only imagine how little they'll be willing to accept.

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Post by dumbairn » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 12:02:05 PM

75K probably.

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Re: Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by Pete » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 12:36:31 PM

The figure quoted is £700k. The guy currently looks out his depth so personally i think this is pretty decent.

Whether a different manager would be able to develop him more and in turn increase his value i dont know.

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Re: Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by havenbairn » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 12:44:28 PM

Pete wrote:
Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 12:36:31 PM
The figure quoted is £700k. The guy currently looks out his depth so personally i think this is pretty decent.
Don't be fooled by these figures. That's how much it could be worth if all the add-ons were to be achieved.

The up front figure is likely to be in the region of £250k/£300k.

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Post by ellonbairn » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 12:53:30 PM

Pete wrote:
Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 12:36:31 PM
The figure quoted is £700k. The guy currently looks out his depth so personally i think this is pretty decent.

Whether a different manager would be able to develop him more and in turn increase his value i dont know.
He only looks like out he's out of his depth as he's got utter dross alongside him and he's playing in a team which has no desire and no fight, and with a club which clearly lacks ambition. Time will tell whether he succeeds or not. The only recently sold player playing most weeks in the Premier League is Arfield.

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Re: Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by Brian Scrimegour » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 01:04:59 PM

havenbairn wrote:
Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 12:44:28 PM
Pete wrote:
Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 12:36:31 PM
The figure quoted is £700k. The guy currently looks out his depth so personally i think this is pretty decent.
Don't be fooled by these figures. That's how much it could be worth if all the add-ons were to be achieved.

The up front figure is likely to be in the region of £250k/£300k.
Id bite their hands off for that Maybe they'll teach him about tackling.

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Re: Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by Dade » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 02:37:23 PM

Brian Scrimegour wrote:
Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 01:04:59 PM
havenbairn wrote:
Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 12:44:28 PM
Pete wrote:
Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 12:36:31 PM
The figure quoted is £700k. The guy currently looks out his depth so personally i think this is pretty decent.
Don't be fooled by these figures. That's how much it could be worth if all the add-ons were to be achieved.

The up front figure is likely to be in the region of £250k/£300k.
Id bite their hands off for that Maybe they'll teach him about tackling.
If we got £700k then it's a no brainier but I doubt very much that it's anywhere near that kind of money up front.

Feel we're making very harsh judgements on a kid who's been thrown in to regular first team football in a team that is vastly underperforming with no senior players showing any kind of leadership on the pitch to help young guys like him.

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Post by Ranaldo Bairn » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 02:47:17 PM

I watched the team troop off at the end of the game on Saturday, and spotted Gallacher looking up towards the South Stand, looking like a dog that had just been thumped. Heartbreaking stuff to see young guys getting their confidence drained so soon.
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Re: Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by ellonbairn » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 03:05:31 PM

Ranaldo Bairn wrote:
Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 02:47:17 PM
I watched the team troop off at the end of the game on Saturday, and spotted Gallacher looking up towards the South Stand, looking like a dog that had just been thumped. Heartbreaking stuff to see young guys getting their confidence drained so soon.
Totally agree - its awful. He will turn out to be a good player - not in the English Premier, but a decent level

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Re: Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by Brian Scrimegour » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 03:07:25 PM

Dade wrote:
Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 02:37:23 PM
Brian Scrimegour wrote:
Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 01:04:59 PM
havenbairn wrote:
Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 12:44:28 PM


Don't be fooled by these figures. That's how much it could be worth if all the add-ons were to be achieved.

The up front figure is likely to be in the region of £250k/£300k.
Id bite their hands off for that Maybe they'll teach him about tackling.
If we got £700k then it's a no brainier but I doubt very much that it's anywhere near that kind of money up front.

Feel we're making very harsh judgements on a kid who's been thrown in to regular first team football in a team that is vastly underperforming with no senior players showing any kind of leadership on the pitch to help young guys like him.
I know what you mean and its not ideal but if I was him I wouldn't be worrying about what the rest of the team are doing and would just be concentrating on my own area of the pitch and whats happening there. Make sure the right winger is kept quiet and keep it simple. He needs to get a bit dirtier and far more physical. The one thing about Kingsley when he came in at first was that he wasnt frightened to get stuck in even when he was struggling. Gallacher needs to start putting himself about.

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Re: Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by Bridge of Allan Bairn » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 06:23:20 PM

I think this guy is a real prospect and am just completely disillusioned with what our strategy is now.
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Post by Kiddy » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 06:51:50 PM

I've seen absolutely nothing to justify such a bid.
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Post by rusty_nail » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 07:16:30 PM

Kiddy wrote:
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I've seen absolutely nothing to justify such a bid.
Swansea have the resources to hoard promising young players in the hope they'll make the grade so can take a punt on a player who might not be ready but is a top-prospect e.g. Biabi.

Unfortunately, it seems the board is running the club on a shoestring if the statements in the press are true and will accept the 1st reasonable offer made.

Frankly to have a budget cut whilst we have reached a cup final, finished in the play-offs in each of the years since they were introduced, sold players and lost high earners I do have a tinge of sympathy for Houston even if he has wasted what he's been given in our opinion.
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Re: Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by Pete » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 07:52:24 PM

Daniel Harvie to replace him???

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Re: Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by Kiddy » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 07:55:22 PM

rusty_nail wrote:
Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 07:16:30 PM
Kiddy wrote:
Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 06:51:50 PM
I've seen absolutely nothing to justify such a bid.
Swansea have the resources to hoard promising young players in the hope they'll make the grade so can take a punt on a player who might not be ready but is a top-prospect e.g. Biabi.

Unfortunately, it seems the board is running the club on a shoestring if the statements in the press are true and will accept the 1st reasonable offer made.

Frankly to have a budget cut whilst we have reached a cup final, finished in the play-offs in each of the years since they were introduced, sold players and lost high earners I do have a tinge of sympathy for Houston even if he has wasted what he's been given in our opinion.
There were 36 players & 9 coaching staff in the team photo, IIRC. Probably costing the best part of £1.3m!
High earners who haven't been justifying their wages should be moved on!
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Re: Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by rusty_nail » Wednesday 30th 2017f August 2017 08:19:06 PM

There were 36 players & 9 coaching staff in the team photo, IIRC. Probably costing the best part of £1.3m!
High earners who haven't been justifying their wages should be moved on!
I don't disagree and on further reflection, to have had a marketing campaign based around it being "Our Time" but not backing it with cash is stupidity.
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Re: Tony Gallagher to be sold

Post by Sir Jones » Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 07:06:46 AM

I see something in the lad. It's rare to see a young full back who is as excellent going forward as he is. Simply put, he's a modern full back. Tackling can be worked on but you've either got that burst of pace or you don't. Kingsley had plenty of gaps when he broke into our first team.

I think it's right for the lad to move on now if he can. The squad around him won't push him on. I noticed during the Dumbarton game he was getting pelters from some (for kicking it out when a Dumbarton player was injured ffs). This is a season that could set him back rather than push him on to the levels he's capable of.

What worries and f*cks me off is the whole "balance the books" chat. If Houston or, preferably, his successor doesn't see a chunk of any cash then we're as well jacking it in and doing something else with our Saturday afternoons.
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