The New January Arrivals

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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Romaines of the Day » Thursday 03rd 2019f January 2019 01:11:54 PM

NEXT - Ian McShane & Ross McLean

https://www.falkirkfc.co.uk/2019/01/03/ ... -contract/
https://www.falkirkfc.co.uk/2019/01/03/ ... otherwell/

Both on 18 month contracts? Looking at the long-haul, I guess

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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Romaines of the Day » Thursday 03rd 2019f January 2019 03:56:54 PM

Kevin O'Hara has also been recalled

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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by rusty_nail » Thursday 03rd 2019f January 2019 06:09:23 PM

Mark Waddington arrives from Stoke City on loan.

Another midfielder by all accounts.

Announcements of more departures tomorrow?
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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Kiddy » Thursday 03rd 2019f January 2019 06:27:15 PM

rusty_nail wrote:
Wednesday 02nd 2019f January 2019 05:17:42 PM
I'm more interested in the outs than ins frankly.

Any scenario which leaves the opportunity for Major Disaster (Captain Muirhead) available for selection will ruin my January window!
Lewis, Bauben, Sammut & Russell, all gone.
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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by rusty_nail » Thursday 03rd 2019f January 2019 07:00:22 PM

I don't think we'll regret any of that lot leaving in the future.

Lewis to sign for non-league and Sammut to return to Chelsea to see out his contract in anonymity.

Bauben a gamble at the time which probably failed.
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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Pete » Thursday 03rd 2019f January 2019 11:51:00 PM

One of my kids has noticed that Andy Nelson has changed his Twitter banner to him in a falkirk top. Could be nothing, could be something but hopefully he signs.

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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by fuzzydunlop » Friday 04th 2019f January 2019 02:47:25 PM

holding out for a hero as someone once said...
i know Rays hands are somewhat tied and this transfer window isn't normally the best for picking up quality as its usually the players no one wants...that are either sh*te or out of our price league...but wouldn't it be nice if the board dug a little deeper and did try and get someone of proven quality.
Not talking anything away from the guys we have brought in so far...but i just think what we have been lacking for the past couple of seasons is that player that gets ars*s on seats...a bit of flair, someone who can change a game. I know options are limited but how much faith would it restore in the fans and surely begin to turn the tide of negativity...I mean I don't have kids but at the moment who would be the player you'd have on your bedroom wall if you were a kid? No one I can think of! You need that to get the kids interested and away from glory hunting. By spending a wee bit more cash it would generate more in the long run...if only we was a stephen dobbie wanting to come home!

failing all that wouldn't it be nice to know exactly(or near enough) what the team will be each week...some consistency...i think even going back to Housties last season we've not had a proper starting 11...I think back to the Jefferies era and you knew the team each week barring suspensions/injuries...

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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Pete » Friday 04th 2019f January 2019 05:24:38 PM

Lavery (striker) and McKenna (defender) sign on

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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Habib Utak Al Hansi » Friday 04th 2019f January 2019 06:10:13 PM

Pete wrote:
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Lavery (striker) and McKenna (defender) sign on
Hmm. Quite surprised that in our position we're going down the inexperienced kids route again. Though McKinnon would have been looking for players with experience of and exposure to Scottish football. We'll see.
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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Ricey » Friday 04th 2019f January 2019 06:42:37 PM

A little underwhelmed by a few of the signings and happy with others.

Safe

Dixon - proven at this level so positive
McShane - ditto

Small risk

Osmund - certainly was good enough for this level so hopefully retains that ability

High risk

McLean - not been setting the heather on fire at Morton who have been in free fall but ray knows him I suppose
Lavery - comes from Everton but as Sammut and Lewis showed us that’s no guarantee. A real roll of the dice
McKenna - not convinced this guy has been signed for the first team and so unfair he has been added to the signings if that’s the case. His dad runs an agency and he has returned after a tough time in the USA so could be anything
Waddington - assume signed on the back of a tip from lambert or Stuart Taylor who were at Stoke recently and are likely friendly with McKinnon? Could be anything

Worried that we have taken so many risks as wanted the signings to be weighted towards the safe end for all bar a Couple however we have to trust rays judgement.

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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Pete » Friday 04th 2019f January 2019 06:49:53 PM

Agree with those classed as high risk, especially on the evidence of Lewis, summut and dallison, although taking a little bit of comfort in that unlike Hartley, mckinnon has more than likely seen these guys play.

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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Romaines of the Day » Monday 07th 2019f January 2019 12:31:12 PM

Not an arrival but a departure many were hoping for:

https://www.falkirkfc.co.uk/2019/01/07/ ... n-departs/

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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Kiddy » Monday 07th 2019f January 2019 03:08:35 PM

Romaines of the Day wrote:
Monday 07th 2019f January 2019 12:31:12 PM
Not an arrival but a departure many were hoping for:

https://www.falkirkfc.co.uk/2019/01/07/ ... n-departs/
Apparently he's still waiting on his taxi arriving?
It's been sitting out front for months.
Think he's probably one of the poorest CH's I've ever witnessed in NB.
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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Pete » Wednesday 09th 2019f January 2019 03:16:51 PM

Rudden has been recalled and there's chat of nelson joining a team in league 1. Currently things are not looking good on the striker front

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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Falkirkbairn90 » Wednesday 09th 2019f January 2019 04:35:45 PM

Pete wrote:
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Rudden has been recalled and there's chat of nelson joining a team in league 1. Currently things are not looking good on the striker front
Not good at all. He will be sorely missed. I watched the highlights from Ayr and he has instincts that are hard to come by. Not many players in this league would've been so quick to react to the keeper's mistake. I know there has been debate whether he is good enough or not but the stats don't lie, we would be rock bottom by a great distance if it weren't for his goals. I hope we can replace him. This Shane Lavery is unknown but hopefully he can do just as good a job if not better.

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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Pete » Thursday 10th 2019f January 2019 12:14:49 PM

Davis kiellor Dunn signs on loan from Ross county.

He's quite a tricky attacking player if I remember correctly

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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Romaines of the Day » Thursday 10th 2019f January 2019 01:02:05 PM

Interesting that County would loan to another team in the same league but then:

a) It's not Caley Thistle they're loaning him to
b) We'll hardly be challenging for the top spot

We at least have a double-barrel name signing to replace the one that recently left

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Re: The New January Arrivals

Post by Kiddy » Thursday 17th 2019f January 2019 08:08:42 PM

Well we're not signing Andy Nelson. Dundee have paid cash for him, signing him on a 2&1/2 year deal! :shock:
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