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#1 thefootygaffa

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 06:03 PM

Starting a new threads for Hearts as I'm as happy as Cathro that the disastrous 2nd half of last season is finally over.

 

January panic signings Alexandros Tziolis, Andraz Struna, Tasos Avlonitis, Lennard Sowah and Dylan Bikey are all leaving aswell as Moha Choulay who is returning to Stoke following his pish loan spell.

 

Paterson will also be off but we knew that.

 

​Christophe Berra is our first signing of the transfer window after agreeing a 3 year deal to return home!

 

Reckon we need at least another half dozen first team signings!

 

 



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 06:34 PM

As a Gers supporter i totally agree with your post gaffa.
Cathro thought he was onto a good thing in January but sadly things backfired and i seriously thought he was going to be sacked before end of season at 1 time.
He stuck it out and all credit to him, don't know what Anne Budge thinks of him but she seems to be sticking by him.
Berra back for you is a good thing, he knows your club inside out and like Kenny Miller at Rangers will be an example to your youngsters.
SPL is looking great for next season, the 2 Glasgow clubs (3 if you count the Jags), the 2 Edingburhg clubs and the 2 Dundee clubs (hoping Utd win promotion).

 

Only bad note, get shot of Levein.



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 08:35 PM

Berra is a great signing for the Jambos.

Talk of Patterson coming to Rangers. Is he out of contract?

Keeping a hold of Tom Daley... Sorry I mean Jamie Walker must be a priority for the Jambos.

Hopefully Rangers , Hearts and Aberdeen mount more of a challenge next season.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 08:40 PM

Berra is a great signing for the Jambos.

Talk of Patterson coming to Rangers. Is he out of contract?

Keeping a hold of Tom Daley... Sorry I mean Jamie Walker must be a priority for the Jambos.

Hopefully Rangers , Hearts and Aberdeen mount more of a challenge next season.

 

yup contract up and said he's not resigning



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:40 PM

Walker will be key to Hearts having a good season, already got an experienced CB in there and I'm sure Cathro will bring in more.
Wee Nicholson has to keep fit and really needs to kick on and show that potential he has.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:53 PM

Walker will be key to Hearts having a good season, already got an experienced CB in there and I'm sure Cathro will bring in more.
Wee Nicholson has to keep fit and really needs to kick on and show that potential he has.

 

I imagine Nicholson will go as well, his little spitting incident didn't go down well!

 

Berra, Souttar and Hughes are 3 decent CB's to have in the squad



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 02:31 PM

I hear Jamie Walker has asked for a transfer. Tapped up?


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:10 PM

I hear Jamie Walker has asked for a transfer. Tapped up?

 

yup seems that way, Jambos have been bitching about it all day. Apparently we are not offering him a good enough wage increase. He's one of the players if I was Levein I'd throw some cash at, I mean how is he going to replace a midfielder who scores 10+ from midfield in a season. Surely it would cost less to offer him a better deal and keep him rather than trying to replace him. 

 

Between Walker (12) and Paterson (8) thats 20 of the 55 goals we scored last season gone!



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:15 PM

yup seems that way, Jambos have been bitching about it all day. Apparently we are not offering him a good enough wage increase. He's one of the players if I was Levein I'd throw some cash at, I mean how is he going to replace a midfielder who scores 10+ from midfield in a season. Surely it would cost less to offer him a better deal and keep him rather than trying to replace him.

Between Walker (12) and Paterson (8) thats 20 of the 55 goals we scored last season gone!


If he goes to Rangers , as some media are saying, then getting MoH should be part of the deal. I still think there is a player there and he ll get you goals. It just hasn't worked out for him at Ibrox.

Walker in final year of contract so that affects value.

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 09:38 PM

He is a player that looks good any time I see him, would be a great signing if we could get him.

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 12:27 PM

Hearts have signed striker Cole Stockton who was at Tranmere Rovers

 

Never heard of him but seems he's a goalscorer, he scored 10 goals in 26 games last season when loaned out to Morecambe, the 8 goals in Tranmere's final 11 games of the season.



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 06:42 PM

Hearts have signed striker Cole Stockton who was at Tranmere Rovers

 

Never heard of him but seems he's a goalscorer, he scored 10 goals in 26 games last season when loaned out to Morecambe, the 8 goals in Tranmere's final 11 games of the season.

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Will the stadium works impact on his spending/wages budget?



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 07:29 PM

identified by Laptop?

 

Will the stadium works impact on his spending/wages budget?

 

there was a number of English and Scottish teams after him apparently

 

The new stand is funded already, so they say but to me it seemed we only actually had half the money to pay for it with the rest coming in soft loans from Budge presumably.

 

It will no doubt curb or spend this close season



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 08:29 PM

there was a number of English and Scottish teams after him apparently

 

The new stand is funded already, so they say but to me it seemed we only actually had half the money to pay for it with the rest coming in soft loans from Budge presumably.

 

It will no doubt curb or spend this close season

 

Are the crowds staying at the level they were? I am sure i read somewhere Hearts were going to start giving Rangers the whole of the away stand from next season onwards.


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Posted 02 June 2017 - 08:32 PM

Yeah the reports were correct Trav although I don't know if they are following through with it...........depends on ST sales, if they sell enough then the allocation will be the same.



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 08:46 PM

I reckon for Cat A games the away team will get the whole of the Roseburn stand which is 3,000 I think

 

At the end of the day last season we were getting 16,500 tops and with the new stand its circa 20,000 

 

The general sale has not started yet, its still renewals at the moment.

 

There are a lot huffing and puffing about not renewing but everybody I know has, in fact we actually have another mate wanting one where we sit but he has to wait till they go on general sale to see if he can be beside us (prime in the new stand)



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:47 PM

Kyle Lafferty in talks with Hearts

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:51 PM

Kyle Lafferty in talks with Hearts


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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:04 PM

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 12:38 PM

Kyle Lafferty can realise international ambitions if he joins Hearts

 

Northern Ireland assistant boss Jimmy Nicholl has stressed the need for Lafferty to join a club where he will be a first-team regular

 

Jimmy Nicholl last night urged Kyle Lafferty to make Hearts his next club in order to snatch back a starting spot for his country.

 

Record Sport yesterday revealed the former Rangers striker is at the top of the club’s wishlist after his release by Norwich.

 

Talks between Lafferty and Hearts are expected to take place when the player returns from a summer holiday in Dubai.

 

And Northern Ireland assistant boss Nicholl has stressed the need for Lafferty to join a club where he will be a first-team regular, having started just 22 games in the last three seasons.

 

The marksman lost his place in the starting XI to ex-Ross County frontman Liam Boyce for Northern Ireland’s last two games against New Zealand and Azerbaijan.

 

With World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and the Czech Republic on the horizon, Nicholl said: “The Hearts interest doesn’t surprise me at all – I’m sure there are a lot of clubs who would love to have Kyle on board.

 

“The most important thing for Northern Ireland and Kyle himself is he finds a club quickly, starts getting games again and scores goals.

 

“He has found himself down the pecking order for Northern Ireland and I’m sure that is not where he wants to be.

 

“He needs to be careful another summer doesn’t bypass him where he doesn’t find the right club. Our squad is meeting up at the end of August for two vitally important games in September and he will need to be sharp and ready.

 

“We are trying to do something special and he will want to be a big part of that.

 

“It has been a very long time that Kyle has been unable to find a club where he will play regularly and he realises now he needs to make the right decision.”

 

Lafferty, who scored seven goals in qualifying on Northern Ireland’s way to Euro 2016, is likely to have more lucrative offers on the table with Ipswich among the clubs south of the border credited with an interest.

 

However, Nicholl believes the 29-year-old only needs to look as far as the man who has overtaken him in Michael O’Neill’s Northern Irish side for an example of how a return to Scotland could kickstart his career ahead of the World Cup.

 

The ex-Raith Rovers and Cowdenbeath boss said: “Michael gave Kyle a platform when he wasn’t playing much football at all during qualification for the Euros.

 

"That was his opportunity to show people what he could do and he certainly did that. But there comes a time when you need to be playing football every week. It would be a good move for Kyle if he went up to Hearts. He’s living up there and Hearts are a fantastic club.

 

“He’d be testing himself against Rangers and Celtic, playing and hopefully scoring against good players. If he does the business up there then I have no doubt he would go right up in Michael’s thoughts.

 

“Liam Boyce has proved if you are playing well and scoring goals in Scotland then you can grab the jersey.

 

“Now he has his move to England on the back of that. Josh Magennis is another one who has done that.”

 

Hearts’ bold move to tempt Lafferty back to the Scottish top flight could be boosted by the fact international colleagues Austin MacPhee and defender Aaron Hughes are already at Tynecastle

 

Indeed, Jambos No.2 MacPhee – who is on O’Neill’s coaching staff – flagged up Lafferty as an example of the type of maverick talent they’d be keen to recruit at a recent sitdown with fans.

 

Nicholl said: “Kyle obviously has financial commitments and needs to look after himself and his family.

 

“But I just want to see him playing football and doing well. Hearts really would fit the bill to give him that opportunity in terms of the standard of opposition, platform and the people around him.”

 


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