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Offline Fernhurst

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Rumours on the wires
« on: October 12, 2017, 10:07:11 AM »
Tom Cairney to return to our side on Saturday.

I'd love to think so (although it will take a few games for him to approach top gear).

Anyone have anything substantive or are these just BS rumours?
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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 10:10:36 AM »
Mate of mine spoke to TC after Boro game told my mate it would be a couple of weeks, so hopefully he's at least in the squad on Saturday.  049:gif
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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 10:11:23 AM »
Ali Mac said that his return was imminent during the FST meeting. Might be based on that.


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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 10:17:05 AM »
Ali Mac said that his return was imminent during the FST meeting. Might be based on that.

I was thinking the same

"Imminent" to an accountant like Mackintosh could mean in the next few years

Personally can't see him going straight back into the team without us seeing something public showing him back in training, and probably some minutes for the u23s

If he's in the squad for Preston that stinks of him being rushed back again

absolute best realistic case scenario IMO is him getting back into the matchday squad torward the end of the month (eg when we play those 3 games in 7 days) then first start in mid november (v. Derby) after the next international break

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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 10:19:24 AM »
Ali Mac said that his return was imminent during the FST meeting. Might be based on that.

Who oooo 😜😜😜😜 fancy having a player of Tom's class to come off the bench and finish Preston off.
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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 10:23:58 AM »
Ali Mac said that his return was imminent during the FST meeting. Might be based on that.
I was in that meeting and thats what he said, but I'd not take that as this Saturday, but hopefully over next couple of weeks. Still needs to be assessed. I'd rather not rush him back till ready as it seems thats what we did before. We dont need to panic, hes a good player but we are doing ok without him atm.
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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 10:31:59 AM »
Ali Mac said that his return was imminent during the FST meeting. Might be based on that.
I was in that meeting and thats what he said, but I'd not take that as this Saturday, but hopefully over next couple of weeks. Still needs to be assessed. I'd rather not rush him back till ready as it seems thats what we did before. We dont need to panic, hes a good player but we are doing ok without him atm.



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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 10:43:28 AM »
Whatever happens, let's hope that he is 100% fir this time. Last thing we need is for him to be rushed back and out for another month
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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 12:44:39 PM »
If he's fit I would like to see him in the matchday squad, doesn't mean he has to play. However if he is fit enough a 10 minute cameo at the end would do me.


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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 01:37:32 PM »
I understood the definition of "imminent" to be within the next two hours. Obviously it's not that so it could mean anything but hopeful anyway.

At least it's not the West Country "dreckley" which is a bit like the Spanish manana but without the same sense of urgency.
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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 02:56:02 PM »
Cairney is our most important player without a doubt. Fulham's biggest issue is missing too many goal chances. We won't suddenly turn into a clinical team in front of the goal overnight, but Cairney creates so many extra goal chances that lead to more goals by default. But please, don't rush him back! The Championship season is so damn long, we absolutely need him for the long haul rather than taking the risk of a setback! Cairney is the only player we have no true cover for. Fonte and Norwood are simply not in the same ballpark when it comes to creating chances.

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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 02:57:11 PM »
Ali Mac said that his return was imminent during the FST meeting. Might be based on that.
I was in that meeting and thats what he said, but I'd not take that as this Saturday, but hopefully over next couple of weeks. Still needs to be assessed. I'd rather not rush him back till ready as it seems thats what we did before. We dont need to panic, hes a good player but we are doing ok without him atm.

Mike, after the meeting, you must do things like pull Macintosh aside and ask for some "off the record' stuff?


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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 03:34:42 PM »
Whatever happens, let's hope that he is 100% fir this time. Last thing we need is for him to be rushed back and out for another month

agree with this but would not be adverse to seeing him play 10-15 minutes towards the end if the game is comfortable and there are no heavy tackles flying in. That said, I'd prefer to see him play some reserve minutes in the first instance.
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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2017, 03:43:23 PM »
Whatever happens, let's hope that he is 100% fir this time. Last thing we need is for him to be rushed back and out for another month

agree with this but would not be adverse to seeing him play 10-15 minutes towards the end if the game is comfortable and there are no heavy tackles flying in. That said, I'd prefer to see him play some reserve minutes in the first instance.

That I'd be fine with, ease him into it.
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Re: Rumours on the wires
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2017, 05:25:21 PM »
Ali Mac said that his return was imminent during the FST meeting. Might be based on that.

I was thinking the same

"Imminent" to an accountant like Mackintosh could mean in the next few years

Personally can't see him going straight back into the team without us seeing something public showing him back in training, and probably some minutes for the u23s

If he's in the squad for Preston that stinks of him being rushed back again

absolute best realistic case scenario IMO is him getting back into the matchday squad torward the end of the month (eg when we play those 3 games in 7 days) then first start in mid november (v. Derby) after the next international break
Sorry does not stink of him being rushed back, he has probably spent last couple of weeks intensive training, there has to be a starting point.
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