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Jordan McGhee Signs

Post by billybairn » Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 04:18:22 PM

http://www.falkirkfc.co.uk/jordan-mcghe ... om-hearts/

One year deal, can play centre or right back.

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Post by Habib Utak Al Hansi » Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 04:30:37 PM

Got to say, I am pretty happy with this signing.

Anything that means we do not have to see Watson or Gaspa has to be a positive.

I'd give him the captaincy as well.
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Post by Kiddy » Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 05:55:55 PM

Completely underwhelmed.
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Post by Honest Al » Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 06:11:09 PM

Kiddy is 'completely underwhelmed '


Eh?
What did you want to happen?
To continue with a centre back pairing of Gasparotto and Watson would qualify for the definition of madness.
They've been a combined bombscare since paired for the playoff at home v Dundee Utd.

I haven't seen any suggestions on here, or indeed ITK rumours, offering up anything better than Balatoni and McGhee.

Please explain why you are underwhelmed.

ps in his welcome interview, Jordan describes himself as a centre back

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Post by Olaf Thom » Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 07:01:43 PM

As I have wrote countless times:

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Crap signed from Hearts would be better sized book and give you more nightmares than the scariest Stephen King novel.
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Re: Jordan McGhee Signs

Post by Brian Scrimegour » Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 10:03:48 PM

Olaf Thom wrote:
Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 07:01:43 PM
As I have wrote countless times:

Shortest book in the world = Great Falkirk Players Signed from Hearts.

Crap signed from Hearts would be better sized book and give you more nightmares than the scariest Stephen King novel.
Can only think of one name for your first book.

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Re: Jordan McGhee Signs

Post by John Markie » Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 10:35:53 PM

Brian Scrimegour wrote:
Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 10:03:48 PM
Olaf Thom wrote:
Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 07:01:43 PM
As I have wrote countless times:

Shortest book in the world = Great Falkirk Players Signed from Hearts.

Crap signed from Hearts would be better sized book and give you more nightmares than the scariest Stephen King novel.
Can only think of one name for your first book.
Thats one more than I can think of.....
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Re: Jordan McGhee Signs

Post by Habib Utak Al Hansi » Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 10:39:53 PM

John Markie wrote:
Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 10:35:53 PM
Brian Scrimegour wrote:
Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 10:03:48 PM
Olaf Thom wrote:
Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 07:01:43 PM
As I have wrote countless times:

Shortest book in the world = Great Falkirk Players Signed from Hearts.

Crap signed from Hearts would be better sized book and give you more nightmares than the scariest Stephen King novel.
Can only think of one name for your first book.
Thats one more than I can think of.....
Falkirk were the only club he wanted to play for.
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Re: Jordan McGhee Signs

Post by Brian Scrimegour » Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 11:32:37 PM

John Markie wrote:
Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 10:35:53 PM
Brian Scrimegour wrote:
Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 10:03:48 PM
Olaf Thom wrote:
Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 07:01:43 PM
As I have wrote countless times:

Shortest book in the world = Great Falkirk Players Signed from Hearts.

Crap signed from Hearts would be better sized book and give you more nightmares than the scariest Stephen King novel.
Can only think of one name for your first book.
Thats one more than I can think of.....
Mojo wasn't a bad player.

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Re: Jordan McGhee Signs

Post by grumpyoldman » Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 11:42:06 PM

Brian Scrimegour wrote:
Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 11:32:37 PM
John Markie wrote:
Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 10:35:53 PM
Brian Scrimegour wrote:
Thursday 31st 2017f August 2017 10:03:48 PM


Can only think of one name for your first book.
Thats one more than I can think of.....
Mojo wasn't a bad player.
George Miller was not a bad player in his time

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Re: Jordan McGhee Signs

Post by Falkirkbairn90 » Friday 01st 2017f September 2017 08:59:05 AM

I'm actually quite pleased with this. more so than Balatoni!

He seems like a definite improvement on what we have already and he's still young with a fair few caps for Scotland 21's. hopefully will shore up that leaky defence! no clue why he has just signed 2 centre backs right enough. Now we have 5 on our books not counting Muirhead. looks like he will play him at RB?

tbh I'm open to almost any change right now as I fear the worst for us...

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Re: Jordan McGhee Signs

Post by Duncan Freemason » Friday 01st 2017f September 2017 08:59:53 AM

There is an upside here, and it's the fact that McGhee still has time to improve, and we haven't signed another player who is on the slippery downward slope that is inevitable for thirty something players.
He has a bit of experience, and might (and only might) be one of the guys who sees his slide from a biggish club to us as a challenge where he wants to show a few people that they were wrong for letting him go. Who knows, even the law of averages would say that sooner or later, Houstie had to sign a good 'un.

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Re: Jordan McGhee Signs

Post by Dade » Friday 01st 2017f September 2017 10:55:24 AM

Duncan Freemason wrote:
Friday 01st 2017f September 2017 08:59:53 AM
There is an upside here, and it's the fact that McGhee still has time to improve, and we haven't signed another player who is on the slippery downward slope that is inevitable for thirty something players.
He has a bit of experience, and might (and only might) be one of the guys who sees his slide from a biggish club to us as a challenge where he wants to show a few people that they were wrong for letting him go. Who knows, even the law of averages would say that sooner or later, Houstie had to sign a good 'un.

I'd say that's a bit unfair. How many of Houstons signings have been thirty something's? Harris, Gasparotto, Kidd, Craigen, Austin, Hippolyte, Muirhead, Watson, Thomson? Fair enough Kerr, Miller, Baird and now Balatoni are/were experience pros when we bought them but so far as I can tell most are happy with Balatoni and certainly Kerr, Miller and Baird contributed well to our team. Unfortunately Houston kept them on longer than he should have.

Ok Rankine didn't work out but by and large I think most of Houstons signings have been understandable if not brilliant. Harris is the biggest one in recent times that I've been underwhelmed with but he still might come good. He has actually contributed a few assists already without being great. The rest of the younger ones had good seasons with their previous clubs and are the signings I would expect us to be making.

The one thing is that Houston has amassed a fairly imbalanced squad and what is most worrying is that he doesn't seem to have an idea of his best team and is no longer getting the best out of the players. He's also become a bit more defensive minded rather than go for the juggular towards the end of matches as we did in 15/16.

These new signings are probably required but I wish we would still address our lack of width or at least adopt a formation that best suits the players we have at our disposal instead of playing people out of their natural positions.

Also what I really don't understand is why are we making these signings now instead of 1 month ago?

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Post by Honest Al » Friday 01st 2017f September 2017 11:04:46 AM

I hope McGhee and Balatoni do well for the team, but it's tinged with a degree of sadness that Grant and Luca are not our chosen centre backs for seasons to come.
Peter seems dogged by injury which may be caused by the dreaded 4G pitch.
Luca is dogged by a far from healthy appetite, not quite Fultonesque but a detriment to any professional sportsman, leading to sluggish, immobile performances. He's paid the price and will be used sparingly, I think.

Paul Watson is an honest pro (I refrain from using the j word), more suited to a SPFL seaside team.

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Re: Jordan McGhee Signs

Post by rusty_nail » Friday 01st 2017f September 2017 01:14:05 PM

We're all assuming these two will walk into the team but Houston has form for signing and benching players like he did with Rankin and sticking with players who are under-performing.

McGhee could be a right good player as I remember he was one of the stand-outs in Hearts Championship winning season but seems to have lost his way since.

In the Leahy mould of an attacking full-back with eye for goal but that only happens in attacking, confident teams of which I'm not sure we can claim to be right now.
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Re: Jordan McGhee Signs

Post by Duncan Freemason » Friday 01st 2017f September 2017 01:21:54 PM

Dade wrote:
Friday 01st 2017f September 2017 10:55:24 AM
Duncan Freemason wrote:
Friday 01st 2017f September 2017 08:59:53 AM
There is an upside here, and it's the fact that McGhee still has time to improve, and we haven't signed another player who is on the slippery downward slope that is inevitable for thirty something players.
He has a bit of experience, and might (and only might) be one of the guys who sees his slide from a biggish club to us as a challenge where he wants to show a few people that they were wrong for letting him go. Who knows, even the law of averages would say that sooner or later, Houstie had to sign a good 'un.

I'd say that's a bit unfair. How many of Houstons signings have been thirty something's? Harris, Gasparotto, Kidd, Craigen, Austin, Hippolyte, Muirhead, Watson, Thomson? Fair enough Kerr, Miller, Baird and now Balatoni are/were experience pros when we bought them but so far as I can tell most are happy with Balatoni and certainly Kerr, Miller and Baird contributed well to our team. Unfortunately Houston kept them on longer than he should have
Ok Rankine didn't work out but by and large I think most of Houstons signings have been understandable if not brilliant. Harris is the biggest one in recent times that I've been underwhelmed with but he still might come good. He has actually contributed a few assists already without being great. The rest of the younger ones had good seasons with their previous clubs and are the signings I would expect us to be making.

The one thing is that Houston has amassed a fairly imbalanced squad and what is most worrying is that he doesn't seem to have an idea of his best team and is no longer getting the best out of the players. He's also become a bit more defensive minded rather than go for the juggular towards the end of matches as we did in 15/16.

These new signings are probably required but I wish we would still address our lack of width or at least adopt a formation that best suits the players we have at our disposal instead of playing people out of their natural positions.

Also what I really don't understand is why are we making these signings now instead of 1 month ago?
I meant that I would rather have a McGhee type than an "auld heid". Houston hasn't signed loads of old duds. His duds come from every age bracket (near enough). Thing is, they might have been perfectly reasonable players under different conditions, but with us, it just isn't happening.
As for why now and not a month ago.........these guys were never ever part of a thought through signing policy. They are the result of a manager and BoD suddenly understanding that what they had a month ago not only won't win the league, it might even struggle to stay in it. It's a panic measure pure and simple.

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Re: Jordan McGhee Signs

Post by Brian Scrimegour » Friday 01st 2017f September 2017 02:59:29 PM

I'm hoping that Balatoni will be a decent organiser if nothing else. We're crying out for leadership at the back and someone who'll bark orders at the eedjits next to him.

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Post by John Markie » Tuesday 05th 2017f September 2017 10:06:26 AM

A classic panic buy. We now have enough centre backs at the club for about three teams, and I wouldn't say any of them are worth a fcuk. Maybe these two will be marginally better, but as they are Hearts rejects, I expect the worst. At least they will know how to dive and cheat, so always an up side I suppose. :(
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Re: Jordan McGhee Signs

Post by billybairn » Tuesday 05th 2017f September 2017 12:25:07 PM

Honest Al wrote:
Friday 01st 2017f September 2017 11:04:46 AM

Peter seems dogged by injury which may be caused by the dreaded 4G pitch.
To be fair, big Peter had his foot stood on during the warm ups against QoS, nothing to do with the pitch. Think it was Watson or Muirhead.

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