Not to sound tin pot, but we’re not going over to Lyon and winning even with a strong side.
And if we get any kind of result over there it’ll come from our players running themselves into the ground. I’d be sending the kids. Hearts is the game we need to win.
This Goldson situation is a perfect example of why we can’t allow players to go into the final year of their deals.
The top end of our wage structure is still a low to average wage in England and we can’t compete with that financially without breaking our wage scale, as Wilson has said today. More and more players are going to start holding out to see what they might get from down south first before they commit to a new deal up here (we seen it across the city with Christie and Ajer) and that just leaves us in too much limbo to allow it to happen.
It’s poor foresight that we have allowed it to get to this position (and I’ll hold my hands up and say I was one of the one saying what he offered us on the pitch was worth more than what we would get for him in terms of a transfer fee last Summer) and it’s one we have to avoid happening again in the future.
If a player is coming into their final 18 months and they haven’t signed a new deal then we have to start making plans to sell and replace them going forward.